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Posted on 02/03/2005 11:21:36 AM PST by Admin ModeratorEdited on 05/17/2005 10:09:50 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
We've had a lot of new folks join up recently. Welcome aboard, this thread is a gentle reminder of some basic posting guidelines. (And for some of you old timers as well) Please read the follow, and ask any questions. We will all try to help you out.
If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted.
To avoid duplicate posts, please search before posting. Use the published article title to prevent duplicates. The best method to search is to pick a key word or two from the title. If the article you are posting is, "Dan Rather Memo", start with 'Memo' for the key word. If it is a hot topic, you might want to use two or more keywords, in this case, try 'memo rather'. For an effective search, select 'match all words' and select 'order by post time'.
All non-sourced non-news threads are posted here. This doesnt mean your one thought is a thread by itself. Lately, we have been seeing articles posted that should be comments made on the main article. Your comment/vanity article will be pulled or moved to General/Chat. Vanities should be limited to the mission of Free Republic.
Bloggers & Personal
For all of you who have blogs or personal web sites or personal news or opinion or forum sites that you would like to discuss or promote on Free Republic, here's the place to do it.
Our new Bloggers & Personal forum is for:
- Posting from your blog.
- Posting from other peoples blogs.
- Posting your from your personal web site.
- Posting from other peoples personal web sites.
- Promoting your blog.
- Promoting other peoples blogs.
- Promoting your personal web site.
- Promoting your favorite web sites.
- Posting from your favorite outside forums.
- Posting from your favorite lefty forums or sites (DUh and the like).
Click on the "Bloggers & Personal" forum link on the Forums sidebar of the latest posts pages.
Hopefully, this will become a very popular forum for promoting and or discussing blogs and personal opinion/news/forum pages.
Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints
We will pull unlinked threads that might violate the excerpt rules. Don't try to get around it by not posting a link. Please follow the rules so Jim doesn't have hassles.
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Shouldn't this be breaking news?
It's Bush's Fault.
I question the timing of this thread.
Great, another vanity post :-)
TIP: If you are from Ireland and you've been banned 17 times before, it's probably a good idea to wait a few weeks before signing up again.
aynrand don't try to pull seniority (7/18/2001)
the admin moderator has only been here since 9/3/2001, which might explain the oversight (ha ha)
I'd rate it a 10, other than the fact that there are no moose or cheese references.
I mean...I like cheese...do you like cheese?
I'm on the right.
To quote you, it's been "scarambled"
Also I believe you must post pictures of Catherine Zeta Jones in any Maureen Dowd thread.
(hey, where are the pics for us ladies?)
Sometimes I feel I am "hijacking" thread by including somewhat related, but possibly off-topic, thoughts on someone else's thread. But I don't post vanities anymore. Maybe if something really, really needs it I will.
I doubt little ol' me could cause much of a ruckus here anyway. :)
Thanks for reminder, though.
Check out our page for moose.
Also when posting articles about Protest Warrior please post the Belly Girl picture.."
As an aside, we DON'T need pictures of hillary or helen thomas.
Thank you for adding that..
*jaw hits floor*
I am your servant...
Don't believe the admin mod.....that's a photo of me and Nord.....
From this thread:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1318595/posts
[insert glib smart-alecky BS blurb here]
[marvel at my wit and creativity here]
Oh yes, thank you.
I agree, yuck.
Not enough moosen. I'm series. If your sister had been bitten you'd be as stuned as I was, 'cuz the beebers were supposed to go off even in the shower, especially since I never get to the zots in time.
Yeah, I was lookking for it to try to get the "right" spelling, but couldn't find it, thanks.
Can I just see the belly girl one time
1. How do you attach pictures, etc.? Cut, copy and paste commands don't seem to work when posting things.
2. What does "ZOT" and "LOL" mean? Is there a glossary out there somewhere?
Click on the admin mods name and you will find a history of zot (click on most peoples name and you can see their "about" page)
Fiddlstix has a great post for teching how to post pics, stand by.
If we were in Europe, that would be March 9, 2001. Thus the Admin Mod would have seniority. ;o)
LOL = Laugh out loud
ZOT = (stolen from moderators site)
The history of "Zot".
There are one or two individuals who, for whatever reason, enjoy signing up new accounts here every single day to post leftist drivel. Sometimes they are vanities from DemocraticUnderground. Sometimes they are articles from other far-left sources. Sometimes they are nothing but vile doctored images or profanity laced tirades. Sometimes they are from legitimate sources but happen to strike the eye of the poster as being something that would infuriate conservatives.
The posters in question always post the articles, and then don't reply. They then post other articles, again not replying. This was going on for months. Jim would confirm by looking at the IP addresses and other aspects of the user's 'footprint' that it was the returning troll, and we would nuke the accounts. This went on for months.
Then some of the opportunists who wanted to harm the forum started a whispering campaign, complaining about articles being deleted. They would play off of the fact that the trolls' articles were being pulled to complain that there was some sort of agenda of squelching legitimate conservative postings going on by the moderators.
One day I decided to try something new. I decided, instead of letting the trolls get what they want and have their posts up as flame bait, and instead of pulling the threads outright, I would move their post aside and replace it with something that hopefully others would find humorous. I would do this out in the forum for all to see. The original piece would be available through the history link for the curious, who could see if there was some sort of censorship campaign going on. And the freepers could have fun mocking the troll if they so liked.
It so happens that the way I did it the first time was using a screen shot from Caddyshack, where the pastor gets hit by a lightning bolt. Being a bit of a fan of the comic strip "B.C." I captioned the photo with the lightning bolt sound that Johnny Hart used in his strip- ZOT! That is where the term Zot originated.
Now, sometimes we "zot", and sometimes we simply pull it. It depends on a number of factors, including how busy we are at the time. But whenever you see a Zot, you can be sure that the user was a 'newbie' who was doing their hit-and-run posting, and that if you as a well-established freeper thought the article would have made an interesting discussion, then you could probably post the same piece yourself without incident (although the most vile of the stuff probably would get pulled, and Jim reserves the right to remove anyone who he feels is constantly trying to push leftist propaganda on the forum). Anyway, that is the history and background behind zotting.
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I hope you are bending my mind from home and not pretending to be working in a place of employment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol
Thanks, your link is newer than mine. I'll update my thread.
That's what makes it special and unique.
I have found that opinions are 90% junk, and blogs have their place. Just not here.
Ey ey, 2nd in command.....