Skip to comments.Recent Changes to Free Republic
Posted on 03/06/2008 7:53:34 PM PST by John Robinson
What do you think? Suggestions, comments, complaints?
I don’t have that problem. Mine still opens the article like FR always has.
Works fine for me also. Using the Mac Safari browser
Is RRS only available with Firefox?
I can’t read the sidebars. Fonts too tiny.
Jump right in!
Most visitors to Free Republic are attracted to our very popular (and, warning: addictive) conservative news and discussion forum which can be found by clicking here or following any of the forum links in the sidebars.
I’m staying on Forum or Articles where I won’t get lost. ;)
I found it....go to the topic, and click full.
lol... So far it looks OK to me... Only, I was wondering at first if I was in the right place.
I just answered my own question about the page leaping problem...if you click on the # Replies, it will take you to the last post. So it’s best not to do that...unless you like to read the last post first. ;)
The functionality is there, but it just hasn’t been spelled out how it works on the site.
Check post 487 in this thread for an idea.
Missing a few typos is nothing compared to changing entire posts. Eventually, nothing could make sense if enough is "edited."
Well I read the wiki (which I have read before, but since you need to download a RSS reader I passed on the idea. The wiki still doesn’t mention what it does specifically. Is it like a crawl across your browser that will display (in the case of Free Republic) news headlines? CUrious really, but honestly it would seem useless for Free Republic if that’s what it does, as going to FR in itself is like a RSS in that the most relevant headlines are listed on the sidebar.
You should be able to get to everything from the home page. All the Forum links are on the left side of the center screen.
Bloggers & Personal
General Interest Chat
All of the above
Front Page News
Plus many more below this area.
Thank you for your reply and support. This thread has grown into a monster [this post might be 764]. Have to feel a bit sorry for John R.
Thanks, Arrowhead. I usually just stay on the News/Activism page & use it as a base. The Home page does look rather familiar after all the changes.
A case of Obamaitis
I AM LOVIN IT!
Keep up the good work!
Just please -— please — have a ‘search’ tab no matter what page you are on. A ‘search’ tab/link/button/whatever —— that is easily seen —— just as it was before the renovations.
I am referring to the ‘search’ that gives the choice of ‘post time’ or ‘relevance’. Not the ‘’keyword’ or ‘posted by’ one.
I like the new format, too, and will like it even better when I get used to it.
I was able to login, so today is a success. lol
In your browser menu click View/Text Size/Larger/Largest. I know it works for FR. It won't work on all websites.
See post #770.
It's an awkward design; very unusual for FR.
How about those who claim to never hit abuse?
No more of that, either.
Change is good! Trust me, I know allot about it these days.
Very hard on the eyes, but then again I dislike change and am colorblind.
While I understand that we are all activists by nature, I would like to see breaking news at the top followed by activism threads.
Unless there is a call to action where we are urgently needed. (Read tag line)
and you get this
You can click on “full” and get the comments instead of just the posts title
Please include a search function that can search by keyword, subject, post time, and user on every page.
Also a link to the main page from the locale site.
Other than that—looking good!
If you are in the news/activism comments page, and click on rss: add to sidebar
On the sidebar will appear all the threads that have been posted to most recently
It changes rapidly, but if a poster wants to see what is being posted to at the moment, there it is
It’s at the bottom of every thead
It has the features you just mentioned
Add this “r” to thead in my last post...
yes, I have only seen Jim Robinson post and read about him on this site, I guessed John was his brother?
Can you allow [img] codes? It’s just easier to copy them that way from Photobucket rather than having to add<img src= etc
And embed codes for YouTube?
Still can’t drive down sixth street eh.........:o)
That was sort-of a joke, but not completely. I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have the prayer warriors and my canteen friends. There are others, but those are the ones that will make me crazy :)
I guess the thing I always loved about FR was the clean design and the functionality of the software.
The font in the sidebar is smaller and has some new color — sort of a navy/charcoal. Then the followed link color is black, so there is very little contrast. There is also less space between each headline, making them hard to scan. It just looks like a column of text rather than a list of headlines. I have to say it is very annoying.
I also vote to have the search text box moved back to its top right position, because no one can miss it there. I don’t even see the word “search” on the top of the page near the text box.
I don’t mind the folder-type tabs at the top (although I will never use them because I don’t need them), but I’m not sure what was wrong with the other sidebar font size/color/followed link color setup you had before.
I am not resistant to change. I just don’t see a reason for it in this case.
But since you have now read through 700+ replies, I guess it isn’t going to change.
I agree with your comments on the sidebar - that is just what I was about to post.
It is almost impossible for me to see the color difference between the stories I’ve already clicked on and the new stories, and it has a crowded look to it.
Not that it matters what I say, but, I think the “Browse by Forums” section is cool.
Hey I just realized there is no “Post” link at the top of the page. (I am on latest) How are people posting new threads? I must be missing something, but all I see is Home Forum Pings Mail More. (And it’s not at “More”, either.)
Now I see that the “Post Article” link is still on all the thread pages (top and bottom) but I don’t see it on the “Latest” page. I guess you have to go into an existing thread to post a new one.
Niggly stuff aside, this is still the easiest and best laid out forum for following and exposing the news we should be getting from the Lamestream Media, so here's a great, big
I used to be able to use keyword search for articles of a certain subject and then you could also use it to search what certain posters were saying in a thread.
I don't know about you, but I do not like this format.
Actually John is Jim's son.
In the search area in the right hand side of a page that has it, such as news/activism, type in
I did it with keyword:berkeley and got this
From there, you can type in any keyword and find what you want hopefully
On the problem of finding someone's posts on a thread, you can, when on the thread, click on “edit” on the top left
Then click on find (on this page) and then type in the user name of the poster whose posts you want to see.
It will go from one to another until they all are shown to you
I hope this helps, if it doesn't well
Here's a BUMP to this thread!
I don’t ‘cotton’ to change much at all. I can’t even pull up my own comments by putting my own name in the search box and clicking ‘find user’!
AND, what I really hate is if you are doing a ‘way back’ search’ on someone’s comments and try to put it on ‘full’ to see their graphics it brings you back to their present comments page!
REALLY disappointing to me.
Hope so for you. I don’t like some things.