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What Freerepublic.com looked like in 1996
The Way back Machine ^ | 04/03/2002 | b.b.e.b.

Posted on 04/03/2002 2:05:39 PM PST by big bad easter bunny

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I thought all those who have been moaning and graoning she see what this place looked like 6 years ago.
1 posted on 04/03/2002 2:05:39 PM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: big bad easter bunny
Whew! Thank gosh the dark background was DITCHED!
2 posted on 04/03/2002 2:06:59 PM PST by summer
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To: big bad easter bunny
Should! whoops
3 posted on 04/03/2002 2:07:19 PM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: big bad easter bunny
Hey! I tried the link, but it wouldn't let me login! What's the deal...wa wa wa wa wa...      =;^)
4 posted on 04/03/2002 2:08:43 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: big bad easter bunny
Ok Ok I submit....may I have another beta please Sir!!!!
5 posted on 04/03/2002 2:09:56 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: big bad easter bunny
Check out those links for the ComPost and Slimes right at the top! Arrrrrggghh!

The scumbags didn't know what a good thing they had going. {;^)

6 posted on 04/03/2002 2:10:08 PM PST by Henchster
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To: big bad easter bunny
It was actually pretty cool looking, except for the frames of course. I like the flag background image along the top. Those horrid frames bring me right back to, well, 1996.

Here's the best part:
Version 1.0-R
This software is optimized for use with Netscape Navigator 2.0

LOL!

7 posted on 04/03/2002 2:16:12 PM PST by Semper911
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To: big bad easter bunny
What Freerepublic.com looked like in 1996

Outstanding! Can we have it back?

8 posted on 04/03/2002 2:24:51 PM PST by Black Powder
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To: big bad easter bunny
It was so easy back then.

Everything was black and white. Ah the good old days.

9 posted on 04/03/2002 2:26:38 PM PST by TAP ONLINE
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To: big bad easter bunny
Very cool. If you click on the NEWS link on top, my old website will pop up. During that time, I attempted a Drudge knockoff site and JimRob was kind enough to make it his News link in the early days. After a while, I gave up the site because I just didn't have enough time in the day to do it justice.
10 posted on 04/03/2002 2:27:39 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Did you have a hat like Drudge?
11 posted on 04/03/2002 2:43:14 PM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: SamAdams76
I remember your site. I had it bookmarked.
12 posted on 04/03/2002 2:48:41 PM PST by VinnyTex
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To: big bad easter bunny
that must have been Nov Dec 96... Cause by Feb of 97 something similar to what we have now was up and running. I remember trying to post an article without knowing a lick of HTML.. It was a disaster. Maybe 15 regulars and they were mostly prodigy refugees.

But I do remember that look.

13 posted on 04/03/2002 2:54:41 PM PST by VinnyTex
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To: big bad easter bunny
Wow. Conspiracy theorists were encouraged back then. Where art thou Michael Rivero?
14 posted on 04/03/2002 2:56:08 PM PST by buccaneer81
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To: VinnyTex
Maybe 15 regulars and they were mostly prodigy refugees.

I remember posting a vanity once way back when and there weren't even enough people to flame it.

Jim Rob was kind enough to provide a reply to soothe my sore feelings...

15 posted on 04/03/2002 3:05:52 PM PST by IncPen
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To: big bad easter bunny

Yeah, but it didn't go over quite as well.

16 posted on 04/03/2002 3:24:44 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: big bad easter bunny
This quote should read---mean...

"That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the constitution(people), by the constitution(people), for the constitution(people), shall not perish from the earth."

The constution is being changed---engineered incrementally by devilcrats!

17 posted on 04/03/2002 3:31:06 PM PST by f.Christian
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To: VinnyTex
I say to my wife every so often that it is hard to remember when we didn't have kids and we could just go off wherever we wanted on the spur of the moment. In a way, I can say the same about Free Republic. It's hard to remember coming home at night and looking for something to do. Flipping the channel on TV to see what's on. I haven't known that feeling in five years. Thank God!
18 posted on 04/03/2002 3:37:16 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: big bad easter bunny

Was he a regular contributor back then?
19 posted on 04/03/2002 3:40:30 PM PST by riley1992
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To: Black Powder
>>

Last Updated December 15, 1996

"That this nation, under God, shall have a new
birth of freedom, and that government of the
people, by the people, for the people, shall not
perish from the earth."

-- Abraham Lincoln
-- Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863.

<<

I like it. The Lincoln-hating RINOs hadn't arrived on the forum yet to disrupt posts with their pro-southern Democrat drivel. Can we have the OLD old forum back too? We'll compensate the RINOs by giving them a nice spot on Ebony.com so they can try to convince blacks to support their frineds at the DemocRAT plantation.

20 posted on 04/03/2002 3:49:19 PM PST by BillyBoy
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To: big bad easter bunny
I was a regular lurker then. No computer at home, could read but not post from work. Fone memories of the old crew, no one could make me laugh like then. Something about one Debs .38s vs. another Debs .44s and some Pharmer named Phil)

To those naysayers of the new format-I have the same thing to say to you that I have to say to Deep Purple fans that say Purple will never be the same with out Blackmore-Get over it and enjoy something new.

21 posted on 04/03/2002 3:51:01 PM PST by 5Madman2
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To: big bad easter bunny
Neat-O

Archival BUMP

22 posted on 04/03/2002 5:38:13 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: SamAdams76
My wife and I started lurking on the WhiteWater thread. What year was that ? It ran a long while.
23 posted on 04/03/2002 5:47:38 PM PST by tubebender
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To: tubebender
I think 1997-98 was the heyday of the Whitewater topic. Don't forget, for most of us at that time, the discussion was a continuation of the discussion from the Whitewater topic on the old Prodigy News BB where we were going strong since 1993. Jim Robinson provided us a forum where we didn't have to worry about moderators, and one by one, we all made it over here. Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Now we got these pesky moderators running about again!

Of course, they are not half as bad as those Prodigy hallway monitors used to be. And I'm afraid they are a necessary evil now that the forum has gotten so large and successful.

24 posted on 04/03/2002 5:55:01 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: big bad easter bunny
What Freerepublic.com looked like in 1996

What I looked like in 1996.


25 posted on 04/03/2002 6:01:25 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot
And this was me in 1996

Is he buying it?...I don't think he's buying it...;)

26 posted on 04/03/2002 6:41:25 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: big bad easter bunny; Jim Robinson
I like the picture they had Lincoln too wonder what the neoconfederate morons here would think if JimRob did that. I like the old look bring it back.
27 posted on 04/03/2002 7:29:56 PM PST by weikel
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To: BillyBoy
Ditto dude they make Lincoln out to be like Hitler it wasn't Lincoln who butchered freedom here it was Wilson.
28 posted on 04/03/2002 7:34:44 PM PST by weikel
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To: big bad easter bunny
Thank you. I didn't find FR until October '98 through the Whitewater link on Drudge's site.

Had I known about it in '96, I would've have only had a 2yr. head start to my present addiction!

29 posted on 04/03/2002 7:45:50 PM PST by catfur
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I'm not buying it! No way you're bald!

Me now.

30 posted on 04/03/2002 8:24:43 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: weikel, WhiskeyPapa, Justshutupandtakeit, #3Fan, muawiyah, nofriendofbills, Burkeman1, Ditto, s
As long as we are going through forum changes, shall we petition Mr. Robinson to put Honest Abe back on main page for our Neo-Confederates? They do, after all, choose to post all their drivel about the "evil yankee Republican" on a site run by a California GOPer. This is Reagan, Lincoln, and Keyes country. Maybe they should start their own forum for people with their POV....maybe Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson, Gale Norton?? ;-)
31 posted on 04/04/2002 12:35:35 AM PST by BillyBoy
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To: BillyBoy
Agreed.
Bring back Honest Abe
and and make the RINOs swear allegiance to his memory.
32 posted on 04/04/2002 12:40:02 AM PST by ppaul
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Of course, I am partial to Stonewall Jackson.
33 posted on 04/04/2002 12:41:14 AM PST by ppaul
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To: ppaul
We can always post a photo of Robert E. Lee on the site...along with the quote of his where he praises Lincoln. It's funny the Neo-Confederates scream about "history revisionism". They choose to ignore that most of their "heros" came to highly respect Lincoln's leadership skills and southern background.
34 posted on 04/04/2002 1:02:30 AM PST by BillyBoy
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To: BillyBoy
It's all just lack of understanding really.
It would be great if they could spend some time at Lincoln's home in Springfield.
Tour his tomb. Visit New Salem.
Eat at the diner near the railroad station in Lincoln.
With some ed-jee-cashun, they'd come around, I am sure.
35 posted on 04/04/2002 1:07:01 AM PST by ppaul
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To: BillyBoy
Woodrow Wilson LOL now he was the communist totalitarian traitor they always make Lincoln out to be.
36 posted on 04/04/2002 7:05:16 AM PST by weikel
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To: BillyBoy
I like most Southerners personally its just the revisionist history of the more militant neoconfederates really pisses me off.
37 posted on 04/04/2002 7:10:33 AM PST by weikel
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To: IncPen
I remember posting a vanity once way back when and there weren't even enough people to flame it.

Reagan joked that his Social Security number was "3". Would your Free Republic number (if we had one) be in the single digits? :^)

38 posted on 04/04/2002 7:43:18 AM PST by #3Fan
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To: BillyBoy
As long as we are going through forum changes, shall we petition Mr. Robinson to put Honest Abe back on main page for our Neo-Confederates?

That would be funny. :^)

They do, after all, choose to post all their drivel about the "evil yankee Republican" on a site run by a California GOPer.

Yes, I've pointed that out to them. Most FR members fit the profile of the types of Americans they despise. LOL

The point about the participants in the Civil War having respect for one another is a good one. I wonder what General Lee would think about someone who calls the brave men of the 1860s scum, trash, and all the other names they come up with, after 140 years, no less. I don't think Lee would have much in common with them.

This is Reagan, Lincoln, and Keyes country. Maybe they should start their own forum for people with their POV....maybe Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson, Gale Norton?? ;-)

That's probably what they tried to do just like some of the one-issue conspiracy cases we had here that tried to start their own site, and didn't get very far. Why run your own revisionist site with just a few members when you can flood an established conservative news forum, with hundreds of thousands of hits per day, with your one-issue agenda BTTT as much as possible. The separation of "New/Activism" from "General Interest" has alleviated some of this. I suppose they'll start posting their 140 year old subjects on News/Activism though. LOL

They've done such a good job mariginalizing themselves with their extreme language that I quit debating them (and in so doing, quit bumping their threads to the top). I don't want to get in the way of them hanging themselves with their own rope. :^)

39 posted on 04/04/2002 8:09:25 AM PST by #3Fan
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To: #3Fan
Reagan joked that his Social Security number was "3". Would your Free Republic number (if we had one) be in the single digits? :^)

We do have numbers.

Mine's 176.

Yours is 40,251.

Check it out...

40 posted on 04/04/2002 8:26:06 AM PST by IncPen
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To: IncPen
We do have numbers. Mine's 176. Yours is 40,251. Check it out...

Cool! Hey, mine would be a lot lower if I hadn't just lurked for two years. :^)

Who's 666?

41 posted on 04/04/2002 9:17:05 AM PST by #3Fan
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To: IncPen
Not to be a smart-alect, but yours is 179. :^)
42 posted on 04/04/2002 9:19:27 AM PST by #3Fan
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To: #3Fan
Not to be a smart-alect, but yours is 179. :^)

My reach exceeds my grasp.

By the way, #666 is someone named "Toros"...

And further, we're neighbors, I live around Chicago...

FRegards...

43 posted on 04/04/2002 10:18:54 AM PST by IncPen
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To: IncPen
My reach exceeds my grasp. By the way, #666 is someone named "Toros"...

We'll have to keep an eye on him/her. :^)

And further, we're neighbors, I live around Chicago... FRegards...

I used to go up there about once a year to hit the club scene. Payton's 34s club will always be by favorite bar I ever went to. Went to a Cubs/Mets double-header in '98 when I was getting my passport. Was wanting to see a Bears game before Soldier Field got renovated but didn't make it. Great city.

44 posted on 04/04/2002 10:26:49 AM PST by #3Fan
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To: big bad easter bunny
That was about the time I first stumbled upon FR while looking for the Clinton Death List. I had all kinds of time on my hands because my employer pretty much paid me to sit at my apartment and wait for my next job. I ended up working about 1 out of 3 weeks--still trying to remember why I gave that up.
45 posted on 04/04/2002 10:28:28 AM PST by Equality 7-2521
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To: SamAdams76;lazamataz;TheRightGuy;usconservative;GRRRRR
Yowza! 3 O'clock man, 3 O'clock!!!!!!!!!
46 posted on 04/04/2002 10:34:10 AM PST by RedWing9
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To: IncPen
By the way, #666 is someone named "Toros"...

Is there a way you can access a numerical list of Freepers? It would be fun to see who the first ones were and see if I remember them. I'd like to see what number my original screen name was. I changed it in December 1997 but I was here pretty much from Day one. I remember getting a call from Jim Robinson to check it out the day it went live.

47 posted on 04/04/2002 1:27:48 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: #3Fan
So just HOW do you figure out your member number?

GRRRRRRRubbin' IS Racin'

48 posted on 04/04/2002 3:01:48 PM PST by GRRRRR
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To: GRRRRR
So just HOW do you figure out your member number?

Hover your pointer over your name on a thread and look in the bottom of the browser window line.

Your number appears to be 7,660

49 posted on 04/04/2002 5:41:53 PM PST by IncPen
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To: SamAdams76
Is there a way you can access a numerical list of Freepers?

I don't know of any way to access a numerical list, but I have to believe that John Robinson could if he wanted to.

One way to check (tedious, yes) is to simply clock this URL up or down in a browser window:

http://freerepublic.com/perl/profile?u=400

Just change the 400 to any other number and view the page that comes up.

50 posted on 04/04/2002 5:44:54 PM PST by IncPen
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