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Posted on 01/02/2012 10:56:08 AM PST by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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I took notice of this post from JimRob yesterday in response to a RP supporter on the FReepathon thread who asked him if RP supporters were welcome on FR:
"Obnoxious flaming Paul spambots who cant control themselves often get the boot from FR."
I took that to mean that JimRob sees Ronulans as distinct from obnoxious Paulbots, which certainly makes him a much more even-handed wielder of power than I might be. That's probably a good thing.:-)
Do you think Jim Thompson would mind if we hit the "abuse" button on those we think might qualify as "obnoxious flaming Paul spambots who cant control themselves"? Or would it appear too close to the doctrine of unclean hands since we're part of the buck a zot paulbot gang?
(Courtesy ping to Mr. Robinson since I'm posting about him)
Aha, my understanding grows. If I find someone who might qualify as an obnoxious flaming Paul spambot, I will alert you. Absolutely Nobama would be better than me and so I ping him thusly.
Wave bye bye to JakeS here:
That brings our Freepathon pledge to $12 each, for a combined total of $96 for the month of January...so far.
Ping away, LJ!!
Wonder if we’ll make it to $20 each by the 31st.
You were right - this IS fun!
Possibly the first time ever that Paulbots have been useful too.
It looks like a promising thread to catch another Paulbot in our zapper. Gosh, I hope so! We only have 4 days left in the month to get us over the $100 hump. Pickings have been pretty slim this week.
Just damn. The one guy I was pretty sure might get a zot had 3 of his posts deleted, but he lived to tell the tale. Maybe the thread can snare another Paulbot though. I just bumped it, trying to wave a shiny object in their direction.
“Just damn. The one guy I was pretty sure might get a zot had 3 of his posts deleted, but he lived to tell the tale. Maybe the thread can snare another Paulbot though. I just bumped it, trying to wave a shiny object in their direction.”
I’ll go to the thread and look around. This is like fishing. My husband bought me a rod and reel and put a weight on the end and said I should go outside and practice throwing the line. I said I didn’t need to practice. So, we go fishing and he says I need to throw the hook in a certain spot “over there”, fairly long way away. Then he said, “but you won’t hit it”. Sooo, I kept my eye on that spot and throw that hook and it went exactly in the middle of that spot. Husband said, “Damn, I had to practice years to do that.” My hand/eye coordination has always been excellent.
So. have my rod and my eye and will go there and hunt.
I found another guy who hadn't made a single post in six months, then showed up this week and posted four posts actually telling people they need to vote for RuPaul. I'm pretty sure that is a zotting offense, right? For the first time I can remember, I actually pinged The Boss on a reply to the guy, hoping this might get us over the $100. :-)
Check out his posting history
Yep, that’s a Paulbot. Wonder how he got through our fishing net?
THanks for the ping. Glad JakeS got the boot. So I owe $10 for the departed Ronulans?
Still 3 days to go - lets hope some more pop up by Fl polling day.
Some pretty good zot material in that thread, but it closed down pretty quickly. I think he saw the writing on the wall and backed off. His time will come...
Already three posts this morning (Saturday). I think Marcella has some fishing to do...
Okay, PaulBot Zot folks, if we don’t get a PaulBot Zot out of the guy who started and is posting on this thread, then abandon all hope ye who enter here:
LOL. Okay! I’m lost whenever it’s this late at night. You all just keep me updated.
Well rats, onyx. Apparently it’s too late for me to be anything but lost, too. I have to retract that last PaulBot Zot. It appears the guy actually was already zotted on Dec 27th, before I commented to him and pinged Jim on the thread tonight. *blush*
Sad to say, we haven’t made it to $100 yet.
I am willing to count it as a valid zot.
LOLOLOL. God bless you!
We’ll get there. If not, let’s say we did.
We have roughly 36 hours remaining before our end-of-the-month $$ tally and January donation to the FReepathon for the PaulBot Zot pledge. As you know, we only need one more PaulBot Zot to bring our total over $100.
Marcella made a valiant lage-night effort to get us over the hill here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2839738/posts?page=209#209. Thanks, Marcella, for being a tireless hunter for the cause.
Little Jeremiah has also pinged to some threads that looked so promising, but sadly we didn't get our zot, and not for lack of trying. Thanks, LJ.
Keep your eyes open for the next 36 hours, gang. Will the illusive Paulbot surface from his hidey hole and poke his head up just long enough for us to get it zotted? Stay tuned.
Special thanks to Marcella for bringing it home in style, hunting up a rare twofer, and sending our total over the $100 goal.
Wave bye bye to CGalen here:
And wave bye bye to Acadiunus here:
So, here are our final January recipients of the coveted PaulBot Extraordinaire Award:
Thats 14 Paulbot Zots at $1/each = $14 per each of us, for a combined total of $112 between the eight of us for the month of January. Go, us!
Could you guys weigh in on how youd like to acknowledge your pledge on the FReepathon thread? Here are three options:
1. We could post one collective acknowledgement of the $112 donation, with individual credit given to each donor in the acknowledgement
2. Each of us could post our individual $14 donation on the FReepathon thread, acknowledging that were a part of the PaulBot Zot pledge
3. We could combine the above two options. One post tonight for the collective $112 donation, then each individual could post his $14 donation on the Freepathon thread at the time he process his contribution
Your thoughts and preferences are invited.
The quarterly FReepathon is still ongoing, with the meter currently sitting at 42%. Theres always the choice that we could re-set our reader board to zero and start our PaulBot Zot pledge over again for the month of February. Im up for that, with the understanding that everyones financial situation and enthusiasm level is different. If you would like in or out for continuing the PaulBot Zot pledge for the month of February, beginning anew at zero dollars, please let me know (either here or by FReepmail) and well go from there.
Finally, in honor of our grand achievement, I fixed up a graphic to commemorate the occasion. I hope you dont mind!
I’m going to go ahead and put in my $14. And just state it’s part of PaulBot Zot pledge.
I’m all for another, or maybe a RomneyBot Zot pledge, lol.
You all go ahead as you wish. I will hold mine to see how our FReepathon goes along. I already sponsored Round #1 of our New Monthly Donor Campaign for $100, and if I’m needed again, I might add to the $14 to sponsor another Round or Half Round. Well done Marcella!!! and everyone!!!!
I need to send in my pledge and I’ll add $14 as a PaulBog Zot addition. Keep me informed of any more.
I am in for continuing the game in February.
Will send my $14 on Friday.
Wave bye bye to KalGal here.
There are now six of us in this round of the buck a PaulBot Zot pledge, bringing this month's FReepathon pledge to a combined total of $6 so far.
Oops, I just sent in $12 for my Ronulanzotfest pledge, so next month I’ll add $2 to the total.
Now, on to celebrate KalGal's demise with a little fun and music...
BTW, I posted mine on the Freepathon thread, indicating it was for the Paulbot ZOT pledge. That was last week. But, whatever way is decided on is fine by me.
That works for me. It didn’t formally get decided on, but the donors generally posted their pledges individually on the FReepathon thread as part of the PaulBot Zot group. Satchmo zot...LOL!
I just happened to be humming that song the other night (Sleepy Time Down South) and it hit me when I got to the end. Got up the next morning and added it to my Zot post.
Youll find both of them on this thread. If you need a good laugh today, one of the PaulBots begged admin mod to ban him, and had a very special request as to where he wanted to be sent. These PaulBots are into some pretty kinky things, my goodness!
Wave bye bye to bobbyw24 here
And wave bye bye to his super freaky little friend, flyfire here. (The replies back to flyfire are not to be missed)
This gives us 3 PaulBot Zots so far. At $3 per each of us, the combined total donation for this months FReepathon pledge is currently $18.
We've only had three PaulBot Zots for the month of February, and none since February 12th.
At this time, unless any of you object, I move to suspend our PaulBot Zot Team and get our pledges into this quarter's FReepathon before it closes.
Our February pledge currently only amounts to $3 each (unless you joined those of us who decided to kick in an extra buck for PaulBot flyfire for the bonus entertainment value of the replies to his zotting.)
I'm also going to propose that we each consider tossing in an extra buck or two to round our individual pledges up to $5. Of course, any donation at all helps keep the lights on, and whatever amount you donate will be appreciated.
As per last month, it worked well just to have each of us post our individual PaulBot Zot donations on the FReepathon thread.
Thanks to all of you for helping to make it fun to rid FR of a lot of its PaulBot infestation, and for sending the rest of them scurrying underground like cockroaches!
Rounding mine up to $5.
Next FReepathon, same game?
I'm in for another game for the next FReepathon. By then, I'm betting a lot of the quieter (smarter) PaulBots will be emboldened all over again and come out of hiding. :-)
My brain just melted trying to process the idea of a smart PaulBot ....
OK, $5 it is for this month. Will do it now.
Sorry for being late to the party. Major Internet access problems here yesterday. Never got up-and-running consistently until 5 PM or so. And by then it was dinner/leisure time with my lovely wife. (And, watch NCIS I might add...)
Just donated $10 in honor of the PaulBot Zot ping list. It’s been a fun time.
HAha. You’ve definitely got a point there! I don’t think anything will ever top the one that begged the moderator to ban him to, well, you know.
We’ll give you a ping at the start of next quarter’s FReepathon when we start a new game of buck-a-zot.