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me | 2/20/04 | me

Posted on 02/20/2004 10:32:06 AM PST by NotchJohnson

How do you use all the information gathered on Free Republic? I never becaome proficient but I do not know if anyone can keep up or even make a dent as posting go by so fast. Blink and there are 5 new stories. Help.


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1 posted on 02/20/2004 10:32:06 AM PST by NotchJohnson
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To: NotchJohnson
Two monitors. Caffeine. Etc...

2 posted on 02/20/2004 10:33:04 AM PST by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: NotchJohnson
Anything you might want to revisit later just respond with a "bump" to the thread. That will place it in the "your comments" header at the top.
3 posted on 02/20/2004 10:33:44 AM PST by steve50 ("Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -H. L. Mencken)
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To: NotchJohnson
Set your pagination to 250....
4 posted on 02/20/2004 10:33:54 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: Spiff
I second the nomination for Caffeine.

Also, a quick finger on the F5 key helps, too.
5 posted on 02/20/2004 10:34:06 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: NotchJohnson
It's almost like being with a woman; start at the top and work your way down slowly.
6 posted on 02/20/2004 10:34:58 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: NotchJohnson
Login in after midnight. :^)
7 posted on 02/20/2004 10:35:28 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS
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To: NotchJohnson
Don't blink as often... ;-)

Series, you just have to decide what to respond to and what not to. Also, don't read the posts completely, skim them. Of course, if you think you're going to need to repsond, reading the post is encouraged...
8 posted on 02/20/2004 10:35:43 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: NotchJohnson
Just ready only the stuff I post and you'll do just fine.
9 posted on 02/20/2004 10:35:54 AM PST by dirtboy (John Kerry - talking out both ends of the horse since 1970...)
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To: NotchJohnson
Print every article you want to read, and then read them when you are using the "little boys room."
10 posted on 02/20/2004 10:36:23 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: NotchJohnson
1. Hit refresh and scan down visually until you see something interesting.

2. Read it and reply if you so choose.

3. Hit back button to return to list of posts.

4. Continue scanning down visually.

5. When you get to the last post, go to step 1.

11 posted on 02/20/2004 10:36:37 AM PST by bankwalker (Sow in the spring or beg in the fall.)
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To: TomServo
I would if I knew what that ment. I'm just a caveman . . .
12 posted on 02/20/2004 10:36:38 AM PST by NotchJohnson
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To: NotchJohnson
Amphetamines.
13 posted on 02/20/2004 10:37:03 AM PST by Timesink (Smacky is power.)
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To: NotchJohnson
I tend to make use of the google search engine
I go to the www.google.com site and in the search field I type something like:

Hillary Unreconstructed Bolshevik Communist Clinton site:www.freerepublic.com

Usually gets some hits
14 posted on 02/20/2004 10:37:15 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (Pacifism by its nature invites escalating acts of war on anyone who practices it.)
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To: NotchJohnson
Lots of cheese usually helps...
15 posted on 02/20/2004 10:38:05 AM PST by Fury
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To: So Cal Rocket
What's so special about the F5 key? (I'm on a Mac.)
16 posted on 02/20/2004 10:38:12 AM PST by Timesink (Smacky is power.)
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To: NotchJohnson
Click your nick in the upper right corner - go to preferences....I'd also set your thread browsing to 250, also...
17 posted on 02/20/2004 10:38:49 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: Timesink
Oh yeah - gotta get yer alien implant, too...
18 posted on 02/20/2004 10:40:45 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: NotchJohnson
It's hopeless. Give up, before you get addicted....don't wait until you're like the rest of us...
19 posted on 02/20/2004 10:41:06 AM PST by Judith Anne (Is life a paradox? Well, yes and no...)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Also, a quick finger on the F5 key helps, too.

Hey.. thats cool.. didn't know 'bout that

Jeeze ya learn something every day

Hey Notch.. for pete sake don't mention anything about MOOSES !!!!!!!!

20 posted on 02/20/2004 10:42:34 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire with meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: NotchJohnson
Quit your day job

Serioulsy though, I use Latest Articles under Forum/Topics on the FR home page. Then bump (and bookmark) threads you want read later.

21 posted on 02/20/2004 10:43:14 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: TomServo
Set your pagination to 250....

I do the opposite: set it to 20 so I can hit shift-Refresh without having to suck down 250 posts. Figure I'm saving myself and FR bandwidth.

Another tactic I use is to do a check everyso often on the latest article page and then open up a new tab (in Opera or Mozilla, IE doesn't have this ability) with each article I'm interested in. So I can browse at my leisure.

I also try and put in appropriate keywords for all the stories I find interesting so that I can find them later on.
22 posted on 02/20/2004 10:43:14 AM PST by lelio
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To: NotchJohnson
One thing I've found helpful: If you have some particular subject or issue that really interests you, read threads on those topics to see if anyone posting there is using a "ping" list. Post a reply to them asking that they add you to their ping list. That way you will always find threads about your topics of interest in your "my comments" section.

Also, frequent checking in the "breaking news" section of the sidebar will help you make sure you don't miss any major breaking news stories.
23 posted on 02/20/2004 10:44:10 AM PST by lonevoice (Some things have to be believed to be seen)
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To: NotchJohnson
LOL! Listen to Judith Anne - go back before it's too late!

What you can do that helps is to open multiple browser windows. And ditto on the caffeine.

24 posted on 02/20/2004 10:44:30 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: NotchJohnson
1.Get on several people ping lists to information you are interested in.

2.Peruse the intro to the thread, and just read the one you are REALLY interested in.

3.Use the search for areas you really want to know more about.

4. Use side bars on opening page. (Breaking news etc) then subscribe to that areas if it "floats your boat"
25 posted on 02/20/2004 10:44:33 AM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: lelio
Well - I'm on broadband. It helps. ;-)
26 posted on 02/20/2004 10:44:49 AM PST by TomServo ("What a day. I invented Gainesburgers and I didn't even mean to!")
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To: NotchJohnson
Try tabbed browsing, for example with the Mozilla Firefox 0.8 browser. You can keep lots of pages open in one window, so it doesn't crowd your taskbar.
27 posted on 02/20/2004 10:45:57 AM PST by non-anonymous
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To: EdReform
Use spell check, too....
28 posted on 02/20/2004 10:46:08 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: So Cal Rocket
My F5 key doesn't do squat. What's it supposed to do?
29 posted on 02/20/2004 10:46:10 AM PST by BykrBayb (Temporary tagline. Applied to State of New Jersey for permanent tagline (12/24/03).)
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To: NotchJohnson
Visit the General Interest (Chat) Forum. Things move much slower over there.
30 posted on 02/20/2004 10:47:12 AM PST by socal_parrot (Howard Dean, contact your career counselor.)
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To: BykrBayb
It's an instant refresh.... I wonder what the other "F" thingies do?
31 posted on 02/20/2004 10:47:43 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire with meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: NotchJohnson
The best thing I learned is to open a separate browser window with the following url. http://mywebpage.netscape.com/Wootsey/freepertips.htm. It has everything you need to post links, photos, special fonts, etc. And it's real easy.
32 posted on 02/20/2004 10:49:18 AM PST by BykrBayb (Temporary tagline. Applied to State of New Jersey for permanent tagline (12/24/03).)
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To: Robe
F13 will stop any filibuster in Congress.
33 posted on 02/20/2004 10:49:22 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: NotchJohnson
Blink and there are 5 new stories. Help.

I believe it was Heraclitus who first observed this phenomenon.

Relax - just go with the flow.

You are a child of the Universe, and etc.

;^)

34 posted on 02/20/2004 10:49:27 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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Blink and there are 5 new stories. Help.

I believe it was Heraclitus who first observed this phenomenon.

Relax - just go with the flow.

You are a child of the Universe, and etc.

;^)

35 posted on 02/20/2004 10:50:17 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: NotchJohnson
It's like being in a crowded party. Eventually you will wind up with people who interest you. If you try to follow everything, you'll wind up drooling in the corner.
36 posted on 02/20/2004 10:51:09 AM PST by bondjamesbond
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To: Robe
f1 help
F3 will bring up the search window
F4 will drop down your url address listings
F5 refresh page
F6 highlights the url address
37 posted on 02/20/2004 10:51:30 AM PST by boxerblues (If you can read this.. Thank a Teacher..If you can read this in English ..Thank a US Soldier)
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Hey Notch.. for pete sake don't mention anything about MOOSES !!!!!!!!
 
Sigh... the term is MEESE, and why don't you try logging in first?

Owl_Eagle

"Guns Before Butter."

38 posted on 02/20/2004 10:51:37 AM PST by South Hawthorne ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;" –Thomas Paine)
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To: So Cal Rocket
F13 will stop any filibuster in Congress.



Don't cha wish !!!!!
39 posted on 02/20/2004 10:51:45 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire with meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: NotchJohnson
Don't read everything.

You should scan the first paragraph of any new article posted to see if you might find anything interesting there, or if you might want to comment on that subject.

Then move on.

Only God knows what's going on in the whole world. We humans have to concentrate on a few items.

40 posted on 02/20/2004 10:52:36 AM PST by george wythe
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To: Robe
Maybe in your browser (Inernet Explorer?) but not mine (Netscape).
41 posted on 02/20/2004 10:54:41 AM PST by BykrBayb (Temporary tagline. Applied to State of New Jersey for permanent tagline (12/24/03).)
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To: Timesink
"What's so special about the F5 key? (I'm on a Mac.)"

Don't let Brock Lessner give you a F5 and you will be okay...

42 posted on 02/20/2004 10:55:53 AM PST by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: NotchJohnson
No.1...try not to take it too seriously.
No.2...to keep it in perspective, always remember...we're all anonymous
43 posted on 02/20/2004 10:56:35 AM PST by stuartcr
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To: NotchJohnson


Ask Jamaica, BJ or Kimberlee! (Chip won't know. Trust me.)
44 posted on 02/20/2004 10:56:44 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: NotchJohnson
Make some basic decisions. Do you really need a life? A job? Friends? Family? Sex? Cooked food? All these have been known to interfere with freeping.
45 posted on 02/20/2004 10:58:08 AM PST by per loin
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To: BykrBayb
Works with my version of netscape.

46 posted on 02/20/2004 10:58:14 AM PST by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: NotchJohnson
Do what I do. Read the headline only. Make an off base comment. Get flamed. Apologize for not reading first. Go to next thread repeat. Mispell words whenever possible.

CG
47 posted on 02/20/2004 10:58:29 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I'm not stupid. I just act that way.)
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To: NotchJohnson
Truthfully, there are only two rules here:

1. Don't.

2. Be sure to.
48 posted on 02/20/2004 10:59:59 AM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: BykrBayb
Ctrl R should work for netscape to refresh the page
49 posted on 02/20/2004 10:59:59 AM PST by boxerblues (If you can read this.. Thank a Teacher..If you can read this in English ..Thank a US Soldier)
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To: george wythe
DON'T READ EVERYTHING????

Why didn't somebody TELL ME????

;-D
50 posted on 02/20/2004 11:00:14 AM PST by Judith Anne (Is life a paradox? Well, yes and no...)
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