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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

Ah, I understand. They work like Joe Biden's hair plugs.


81 posted on 09/20/2006 7:18:33 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Fresh Wind
This one might be the mother of all keyword abuse threads:

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

Dayum!

82 posted on 09/20/2006 7:19:11 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: DoughtyOne

I'm guilty and I confess to this as well. Can't resist on certain threads with certain topics (mainly the clintons).


83 posted on 09/20/2006 7:19:45 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Admin Moderator
The mods can see who adds keywords

Ruh Roh!

84 posted on 09/20/2006 7:20:55 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Admin Moderator

Actual substantive question. In the campaign to archive state-by-state threads of armed citizenry, I have been adding keywords such as Florida Armed Citizen ("FLARMEDCITIZEN") to threads. So far, I think the oldest one is from 2005, so that's not very old.

Is it the preference of mods that I do not continue this process?


85 posted on 09/20/2006 7:21:18 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

Speaking of Clinton:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1654641/posts

I swear I'm not responsible for any of those keywords. Nope.


86 posted on 09/20/2006 7:22:06 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: cgk

Now that you bring that up, cgk, I must say that I will miss the keywords that make me laugh. Many of them do and so many are creative. Even the key words you cite make me smile.

I hope this admin warning won't stop us from being funny.


87 posted on 09/20/2006 7:22:22 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Publius6961

Exactly, thanks for saying that.


88 posted on 09/20/2006 7:22:28 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Gordongekko909

We can do that, but if we do, it's a pretty good sign that we haven't just removed the post, we've removed you to somewhere distant in the cosmos.


89 posted on 09/20/2006 7:22:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Fresh Wind

That's a beauty. Quite nervewracking.


90 posted on 09/20/2006 7:24:04 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Dog Gone

Yes. I missed the article about the teenage boy and the deodorant before and I am really glad I had the opportunity.

Thanks!


91 posted on 09/20/2006 7:25:16 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Fresh Wind

LOL. Well, I proudly admit I am responsible for using some of those same keywords but in other clinton threads. It is simply irresistable.


92 posted on 09/20/2006 7:25:56 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Our preference, which we will enforce, is that keywords will not be added to older threads. By older, we mean inactive threads.

Most threads stay active for a day or two. If you add a keyword to a thread that has not been posted to for a month, you're going to attract our attention for sure. Don't do it.


93 posted on 09/20/2006 7:26:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

You can be funny when it's appropriate, and we won't mess with that. We get our own giggles and the bad mods might even add their own.

But read the guidelines. There's a big difference between abuse and fun. Besides, the function was designed for a serious purpose.


94 posted on 09/20/2006 7:30:00 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: wagglebee; Admin Moderator

I have often wondered the same thing, why anthrax is still there.

And for my two cents, I will second the motion that some new countries be added.


95 posted on 09/20/2006 7:32:04 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I'm laughing hysterically looking at those keywords on the thread you linked. I'm also making a list so I can use some of them. NOSELIKEVACUUM BJWHILEONPHONE GRABBEDKATHLEEN

LOL!

Hell, my only complaint about keywords is the restriction on the number of characters!


96 posted on 09/20/2006 7:32:12 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Oh! One time a person flamed me and I hit "abuse" and the post was gone - but it was the whole thing.

The number, the date, everything. Just blank. Skipped that number completely. I asked a Mod how that happens, but never got a reply.

So, it's like deleting something in a jpg or something? Just erase that line completely? OK.


97 posted on 09/20/2006 7:32:16 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Admin Moderator

I must admit I only try to use sensible keywords when it's not a zot thread, something useful, and normally if I am only posting the thread, but this time I couldn't help myself....


98 posted on 09/20/2006 7:34:14 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Admin Moderator

Oh, dear. I have definitely done that, for my link roundups. Sorry.


99 posted on 09/20/2006 7:35:05 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Admin Moderator

Good. Hope we can continung piling on the clinton threads because I think that is always appropriate and it is usually the most fun I have when using the keyword function. ;)


100 posted on 09/20/2006 7:35:23 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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