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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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1 posted on 09/20/2006 6:06:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
PLEASE do not add every word from your title to the keywords, that's just plain annoying.

LOL. It can be funny at times, but yes, it's mostly annoying. :)

2 posted on 09/20/2006 6:08:09 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: cgk

There have been a few times when I joined in to load the keyword feature of certain threads. I guess it's not something we should be doing, but there are times when a Clinton thread comes along and it's hard to take a pass once the chum is in the water.


3 posted on 09/20/2006 6:19:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Now, let's see who ventures to add keywords to this thread!


4 posted on 09/20/2006 6:22:12 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Admin Moderator

I guess I need to learn how to use that feature. Hydroshock used to complain about people loading it. I don't get it. I've never used it although I use the serch feature often.


5 posted on 09/20/2006 6:22:18 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is more dangerous to the world now that Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: cgk

I picked a random keyword

blows

Here are the results

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=blows

Now, is that a useful keyword?


6 posted on 09/20/2006 6:23:18 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Admin Moderator

Just for clarification, are "hatewhenthathappens" and "yoots" acceptable?


7 posted on 09/20/2006 6:24:42 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("Martyr" - Arabic for "cannon fodder")
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To: 2dogjoe; 351 Cleveland; 4Freedom; ajolympian2004; alisasny; AmericanMade1776; askrenr; at bay; ...

Massive Ping to ALL my lists for Another EXCITING (and IMPORTANT!) Edition of the ADMIN LECTURE SERIES!


8 posted on 09/20/2006 6:26:25 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: Dog Gone

LOL.. I suppose it could be to certain uh, people, like... saxophonists.

I saw an example of this the the other day that had EVERY word in the title, (and it was a LONG title) in the keywords. Those are the ones that make me laugh. But the really annoying ones (to me, so this means every thread I post will have this) are the ones where they say things like "ALREADYPOSTEDMORON" and "CANTYOUREAD" and "CANTUSESEARCHFUNCTION", "SAMEOLD(insert FReeper name)CRUD", etc.


9 posted on 09/20/2006 6:29:56 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: Cicero

...I see "and" and "the" on there already.


10 posted on 09/20/2006 6:30:36 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: thoughtomator
Just for clarification, are "hatewhenthathappens" and "yoots" acceptable?

Think about it. How many other articles are likely to have those keywords?

The original purpose of keywords was to allow anyone to search for articles that had those keywords. If everyone adds keywords that are only meaningful to them, that's not helpful to the next guy.

Other than no profanity or personal attacks, ther are no real 'acceptable' keywords. Use words that you think might be helpful in finding the article by someone doing a search on an appropriate keyword

11 posted on 09/20/2006 6:32:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Gordongekko909

It's likely someone's idea of humor.


13 posted on 09/20/2006 6:33:49 PM PDT by Terpfen (And in the second year, Nick Saban said "Let there be a franchise quarterback...")
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To: Gordongekko909

I cannot tell a lie. The cat did it.


14 posted on 09/20/2006 6:34:06 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Admin Moderator

Hmm, I wasn't aware that adding a keyword bumped a thread.


15 posted on 09/20/2006 6:35:27 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: Dog Gone; Admin Moderator

There's an eclectic collection of keywords on this thread, for a recent one.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1704895/posts

Oh, and this one too (from the smokey backroom):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1620250/posts


16 posted on 09/20/2006 6:35:34 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: Gordongekko909

I put "HARUMPH" ... Am I still logged in?


17 posted on 09/20/2006 6:36:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: Gordongekko909
Hmm, I wasn't aware that adding a keyword bumped a thread.

I wasn't either..... thanks!

18 posted on 09/20/2006 6:36:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Keywords? It's all politics, Joe.

19 posted on 09/20/2006 6:36:57 PM PDT by MrEdd (It's not funny anymore.)
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To: cgk

This one might be the mother of all keyword abuse threads:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/734316/posts


20 posted on 09/20/2006 6:37:13 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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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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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Append keyword "0keyword"
Zuben Elgenubi
09/20/2006 8:41:37 PM CDT

I removed it but another mod put it back. He will be hearing from me soon.


41 posted on 09/20/2006 6:47:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

FOODFIGHT!


42 posted on 09/20/2006 6:49:06 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: wagglebee
Also, why is "anthrax" still in the topic section?

In case some one lights the Grail-shaped beacon.

43 posted on 09/20/2006 6:49:24 PM PDT by MrEdd (It's not funny anymore.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Holey moley. You control the digits.


44 posted on 09/20/2006 6:49:34 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Admin Moderator

I used to enjoy creating oh-so-clever keyword lists until I got put in time-out for keyword spamming a morfordite thread. I've mended my wicked, wicked ways, but it sure is fun to see what other FReepers can come up with.


45 posted on 09/20/2006 6:50:11 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: Admin Moderator
I removed it but another mod put it back. He will be hearing from me soon.

What's this HE business, your profile indicates it's a bunch of hot chicks!

46 posted on 09/20/2006 6:50:35 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: Publius6961
FOODFIGHT!

Cannot be used as a keyword.... ;-)

47 posted on 09/20/2006 6:52:21 PM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: Admin Moderator

3. Please do not add keywords to bump old theads.


Threads= Spell check is our friend.


48 posted on 09/20/2006 6:52:24 PM PDT by WKB
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Someone put FAQ as as a keyword....Is the last letter a "G"?


49 posted on 09/20/2006 6:52:32 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: WKB

Oh, WKB, we hardly knew ye... ;)


50 posted on 09/20/2006 6:54:09 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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