Skip to comments.Merry Christmas from Olive, and the rest of the herd
Posted on 12/17/2006 9:55:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator
Hi everyone, Olive here, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. Santa says hi, and we're all looking forward to a great new year!
We've had a lot of newbies sign up! Welcome Aboard! The more the merrier! And it doesn't hurt you longtimes to re-read this. As always, we're here to help. Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer.
Let's talk about profanity, your f**k and s**t and other posts will be pulled. We are not a gutter site, so don't treat us as such. We all get what you're saying, same as STFU, it's really not necessary. Also, graphic pictures with those kinds of words will be pulled. Got a problem with that, see the boss, I'm sure Santa agrees with me. Keep it clean.
Talking about keeping it clean, way too many flame wars lately, we hate giving out coal (suspensions). So, please try to tone that down. Keep your discussions to factual information. Calling someone an idiot or a moron really does not add to the intellect discussion we are striving for. Free Republic prides itself upon facts and the discussion of them, we aren't a cute, one liner, bash forum. (Lately that can be argued, but let's get back to our roots and discuss the issues). Idiot, bushbot, weiner, etc really lowers the discussion to that of DU, and as conservatives, we should aspire to a higher level of discourse.
So, with that, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From the mod staff, we are all wishing you whirled peas.
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Merry Christmas BTTT
Thanks for the valuable information here. Keep up the great work, Mods! Y'all certainly deserve a pay raise!
Thanks and Merry Christmas to all.
Thanks for the info and the hard work you all do!....and a Merry Christmas to you also.
Ok, so how do I save this puppy?
(Freep makes the best forum for daddy - daughter dates.)
Merry Christmas, Ho, Ho, Ho!
Go to post number one. Click BOOKMARK (it's in blue letters).
Under the main article (just above post #1), hit bookmarks, it'll save in your links page.
Vulgarity/Profanity Prohibition BTTT! Thanks.
And while we're at it, OMG is taking the Lord's name in vain, also a form of profanity.
Three years a FReeper. Whoda thunk? Tanks. Weely. I'm series. =)
I've seen OMG is "Oh My Gosh".
This is most welcome...hugh sigh of relief...and Merry Christmas.
You're welcome. When you want to access it, just go to your FReeper page and click LINKS.
Now I just gotta find my links page! LMAO! (Oh, dear. Was that vulgar?)
That's a bit puritanical, dontcha think? I'll go along with the real profanity prohibition, but jeez, banning OMG is loopy.