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The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature

Posted on 09/20/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

Edited on 09/20/2006 6:54:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Free Republic keyword feature serves a valuable purpose, it alerts posters to topics that they are interested in and supplements those topics which aren't already listed as available topics.

1. Please do not add words like "and" and "the" to the keywords. And PLEASE do not add every word from your title to the keywords, that's just plain annoying.

2. Please do not use keywords to troll posters. The mods can see who adds keywords and you're only going to get yourself in trouble.

3. Please do not add keywords to bump old theads. The purpose of keywords is to alert posters to current threads about the topic they're interested in. Adding a keyword to a thread from 2003 defeats that purpose.

4. Keywords on troll threads are exempt unless they contain profanity or an obscenity.

5.We are aware of several posters who abuse the keyword feature and we would appreciate it if they would stop.

Thanks.


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To: Admin Moderator

Almost as annoying is LACK of keywords, like the county and state an article refers to.
People still don't know this is an international forum??


21 posted on 09/20/2006 6:38:27 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Admin Moderator; wagglebee
Use words that you think might be helpful in finding the article by someone doing a search on an appropriate keyword

That's how a few of us find threads for and from our ping lists - ex: MALKIN, PROLIFE, etc. :) It's VERY valuable IMHO!

22 posted on 09/20/2006 6:38:29 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Gah... huh? But that was number three in your post. And there was no number four. There's foul play afoot here...


23 posted on 09/20/2006 6:38:43 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: Fresh Wind; Dog Gone

YOW. WTHeck???

...LOL!


24 posted on 09/20/2006 6:39:39 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: BunnySlippers
"This account has been banned or suspended."

Sorry, dude. Looks like you paid with your life.

j/k

25 posted on 09/20/2006 6:40:06 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: Gordongekko909

Ack! My error.


26 posted on 09/20/2006 6:41:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Think about it. How many other articles are likely to have those keywords?

Quite a number of them!

hatewhenthathappens
yoots

27 posted on 09/20/2006 6:41:24 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("Martyr" - Arabic for "cannon fodder")
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To: Admin Moderator
There have been some really clever Keyword additions to my posts, although I have never added Keywords myself to other's articles.

I'll try one on yours, tho. I'll add "0Keyword", using a zero to see if the digit prevails in the queue. I believe in experimentation, AM.

28 posted on 09/20/2006 6:41:26 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Gordongekko909

4. Fill in the blank.


29 posted on 09/20/2006 6:42:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
But... but I thought that the mods did not commit errors!

IMPOSTOR!

30 posted on 09/20/2006 6:42:13 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: Admin Moderator
Guess what.

Zero prevails

Now the question is whether you have the capability to delete "0Keyword".

31 posted on 09/20/2006 6:42:43 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Fresh Wind

And it's almost 700 replies long!

Freepers are nutz!


32 posted on 09/20/2006 6:43:49 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: dighton
I cannot tell a lie. The cat did it.


33 posted on 09/20/2006 6:44:25 PM PDT by MrEdd (It's not funny anymore.)
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To: Admin Moderator
You can't be the same Admin Moderator! The last one admitted error, and you responded with a witty and sarcastic jab! OH MY GOD, THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!

::is devoured by mods as they break through the barricades Gordongekko909 has set up to protect himself in the farmhouse::

::rises from the dead as a mod::

Troooooooolllls...

::looks for survivors to zot::

34 posted on 09/20/2006 6:45:01 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: cgk; Admin Moderator

Perhaps a list of common and accepted key words would be helpful. I wish that abortion and/or pro-life were in the "topic" section to be checked off (although they probably belong under keywords); however, I definitely think that Iraq, Afghanistan and China should be added to the topic section, they seem to be used far more than Japan or Germany. Also, why is "anthrax" still in the topic section (it really hasn't been an issue in almost five years)?


35 posted on 09/20/2006 6:45:06 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: cgk

Gee. Why would anyone suspect little old me of putting in keywords needlessly? Me? You mean me? Oh, the humanity!


36 posted on 09/20/2006 6:45:51 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I've been good....SmileyCentral.com
37 posted on 09/20/2006 6:46:46 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: Admin Moderator

Okay. I guess Snork Weasel is out then, huh?


38 posted on 09/20/2006 6:47:03 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Now the question is whether you have the capability to delete "0Keyword".

Check it out!

39 posted on 09/20/2006 6:47:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Fresh Wind

Yep, I remember that thread like it was yesterday.....


40 posted on 09/20/2006 6:47:38 PM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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