Skip to comments.The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature
Posted on 09/20/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT by Admin ModeratorEdited 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.
Ah, I understand. They work like Joe Biden's hair plugs.
I'm guilty and I confess to this as well. Can't resist on certain threads with certain topics (mainly the clintons).
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?
Speaking of Clinton:
I swear I'm not responsible for any of those keywords. Nope.
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.
Exactly, thanks for saying that.
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.
That's a beauty. Quite nervewracking.
Yes. I missed the article about the teenage boy and the deodorant before and I am really glad I had the opportunity.
LOL. Well, I proudly admit I am responsible for using some of those same keywords but in other clinton threads. It is simply irresistable.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hell, my only complaint about keywords is the restriction on the number of characters!
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.
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....
Oh, dear. I have definitely done that, for my link roundups. Sorry.
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. ;)