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Welcome, and Thanks (Repost) [New Users Especially Read This Thread]
March 19, 2003

Posted on 03/19/2003 4:58:59 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Edited on 03/19/2003 5:37:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Yesterday was, by the measure of distinct posters, the busiest day ever in the history of Free Republic, as 4,282 distinct usernames posted. Fan-freepin'-tastic. This beat the previous record by a dozen or two.

Even more impressive, yesterday was the busiest day in the history of Free Republic as measured by total articles + replies, with a whopping 31,153. The previous record was somewhat below 30,000.

Signups had their 8th highest day ever, behind 7 consecutive days after the 2000 elections.

I would like to thank everyone on behalf of the rest of the staff for everyone's help in making things continue to run smoothly, for pointing out disruptors, and for keeping the discussion lively but (for the most part) civil. Abuse has not increased with load, and for that we are grateful.

To all the new posters, welcome. If you have questions about how things work, feel free to ask them on this thread. I am sure many freepers will be happy to chime in with help.

Some recent threads which might be helpful to newbies:

HTML help can be found on this thread and this thread.

At one time, someone had started collecting information for a Free Republic FAQ. The effort died, but there is some good information on that thread here.

Some information about graphics etiquette can be found on this thread.

The site's owner, Jim Robinson, has asked for some consideration regarding posting articles to the sidebars. More here.

Speaking of sidebars, this thread has all you need to configure which topics show up for you as sidebars, and in what order. More here.

What are vanities? They are posts that start threads, where instead of being an article from another source, the article is written by the person posting the thread. What do you need to know about vanities? This thread should help. It also has some words on types of posts that are not welcome here.

I forgot to add one of the most important things. Be careful about Loose Lips posts. Sometimes this gets controversial and some don't see the point, but we would rather err on the side of caution when it comes to our military. Thanks.

We are enjoined, due to a settlement reached in a lawsuit, from having postings of anything more than brief excerpts from the Washington Post or LA Times or anything they own. See this thread for more information.

Welcome aboard, and God Bless our troops!

PS: Search before posting.


TOPICS: Announcements; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: adminlectureseries; faq
To: All

Some Help for the Newbies J


29 posted on 03/19/2003 9:55 AM EST by Fiddlstix

1 posted on 03/19/2003 4:58:59 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
A bump and a bookmark! Thanks for the links, AM.
2 posted on 03/19/2003 5:02:06 PM PST by GaltMeister
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To: Admin Moderator
You didn't tell 'em about the Viking Kitties.
3 posted on 03/19/2003 5:16:18 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: GaltMeister
El bumpo!
4 posted on 03/19/2003 5:16:43 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Leave the monkeys alone.)
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To: JennysCool
They have to read the Admin Moderator's profile to get that. Thanks, AM
5 posted on 03/19/2003 5:17:54 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Newbies and oldbies alike, click on Admin Moderators name, to go to his very cool page. Series.

It's so worth it!
6 posted on 03/19/2003 5:18:55 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Leave the monkeys alone.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I sent two more people to FR today. I warned them how addictive it is, and to not blame me when they got caught up in FR.
7 posted on 03/19/2003 5:19:04 PM PST by RikaStrom (Just doing my small bit to spread the good word....)
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Hmm...You know, I'VE never even read the Admin Moderator's profile. Better remedy that right now. Thanks! :-)
8 posted on 03/19/2003 5:19:21 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: Roddy104; mikehunter00; cajunangel36; Drew_Krow35; Libertys_price; coyco; Jasocal; MOABMIKE; ...
Welcome. Hopefully this thread will be of some use to you.
9 posted on 03/19/2003 5:20:21 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: JennysCool
You didn't tell 'em about the Viking Kitties.

Shhh....they're on "special assignment".

10 posted on 03/19/2003 5:20:57 PM PST by ErnBatavia ((bumperootus!))
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To: Admin Moderator
Admin Moderator profile spectacular!
11 posted on 03/19/2003 5:21:22 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: CaseyDog; butcherbill; Face2Face; gap7155; travismartin120; JRICKM; Clearsong; rsnook; ...
Welcome. Hopefully this thread will be of some use to you.
12 posted on 03/19/2003 5:23:45 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Josefi_USA; Gityergun; dulos; RDoble; dioceseaj; smdijohn; wtcamb; anarchyrules; ...
Welcome. Hopefully this thread will be of some use to you.
13 posted on 03/19/2003 5:25:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
A ready reference to LATimes/WashPost related sites:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/705427/posts
14 posted on 03/19/2003 5:34:41 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
How could I have forgotten that? Thank you very much.
15 posted on 03/19/2003 5:35:29 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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I have been a FReeper for a while, I have been trying to print out the "Sand Box" instructions for a while and it keeps loading and loading. I have a cable modem, should not take 20 min to load to the printer. Is it trafic on FR or an issue I need to address, it will not let me respond so I can save it on my coments. Your imput needed. Tom
16 posted on 03/19/2003 5:39:07 PM PST by tall_tex
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To: MonroeDNA
That explains the rubber sheets!
17 posted on 03/19/2003 5:39:35 PM PST by tacticalogic (Controlled application of force is the sincerest form of communication.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Frankly, I'm not sure whether to take a shower, ignore this thread, or strap on my moose bite protection pads.

So I'll just BTTT!
18 posted on 03/19/2003 5:40:11 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (I feel a song coming on...)
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To: tall_tex
If it doesn't take 20 minutes for the thread to load in your browser, then it is not a traffic issue when you try to print it. When you try to print it, all the files and images are already on your computer. Thanks, AM
19 posted on 03/19/2003 5:41:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: BossLady
Bump for safe keeping!
20 posted on 03/19/2003 5:41:29 PM PST by BossLady (Member of FreeRepublic.com.......an extreme right wing internet group......:o)
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To: Admin Moderator
If two AM's hold hands, are they series?
21 posted on 03/19/2003 5:45:32 PM PST by tacticalogic (Controlled application of force is the sincerest form of communication.)
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To: tacticalogic
Ever shuffle your feet across the carpet, and then when reaching for a doorknob have it dawn on you what might happen if you touch the metal?

Now you know why we don't hold hands. Thanks, AM

22 posted on 03/19/2003 5:55:50 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: tall_tex
Personally, I like this site for html. Give it a whirl....

Merchant's Encyclopedia of HTML

23 posted on 03/19/2003 6:28:03 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Bet John doesn't let you guys anywhere near the servers, either.
24 posted on 03/19/2003 6:30:06 PM PST by tacticalogic (Controlled application of force is the sincerest form of communication.)
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Ack! What happened to the Viking Kitties?
25 posted on 03/19/2003 6:34:45 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages)
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Truly, FR is taking off - I was unhappy tonight when our local TV channel cut their usual 7:00 showing of a replay of "Frasier" to carry an extended session of Brokaw's NBC News - until near the end of that half hour when Brokaw did a brief story on the internet being used to organize anti- and anti-anti-war protests. They did a brief interview with some pacifist type and then cut to a gent sitting in front of his computer with a big red "FreeRepublic.com" sign on it. Sorry I missed his name, but he talked of how efficient it was to be able to organize demonstrations through pre-established net sites. Proud to be a Freeper!
26 posted on 03/19/2003 8:36:49 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Admin Moderator
bump!
27 posted on 03/19/2003 9:01:08 PM PST by OperationFreedom (Push your own buttons for a change!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks for the information! First time poster, short time lurker here. I love this site and will probably waste countless hours here in the future.
28 posted on 03/19/2003 9:07:01 PM PST by VegasCowboy
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