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  • What's with the weird thing going on with FR now?

    08/20/2016 9:53:20 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 75 replies
    8-21-16 | Me, Myself, & I
    What's going on with the postings at FR? The last comment of every thread is being posted instead of the original post.
  • What happens to deleted threads and why are they deleted? At the discretion of whom?

    08/20/2016 7:32:43 PM PDT · by irishMN · 164 replies
    So I had commented on an article where the nyt I think, was picking apart trumps debt and insinuating that his acceptance of loans from box/GS was somehow a horrible thing for a presidential nominee to do. I surfed for a bit and wanted to read what others had written. The topic is completely gone, my comment isn't listed in pings.(my comment was 'and if it was Hillary they'd say the 950 million annual debt from boc/GS was covered plus xx% by annual leases' and then 'remember when Hillary stole priceless antiques from the wh so she could eat like...
  • Please, how do I delete my account?

    08/09/2016 8:06:26 PM PDT · by LayoutGuru2 · 108 replies
    The InterWebs | Today | Self
    I've looked all over and I cannot find a way to be banished from this site.
  • Did Everyone's Sidebar Disappear or Just Mine? VANITY

    08/09/2016 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    myself | 08/09/2016 | me
    Anyone else lose their sidebar? Mine disappeared, can't get it back.

    08/08/2016 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 111 replies
    ME | August 8, 2016 | Gargantua
    I turn off CNN or FOX when they get nauseatingly anti-Trump. I just don't have time for the bullsnot. So I come to FR for relief. A bastion of conservatism in the heart of America. But there's a problem. I'm starting to see more Anti-Trump stuff here than I see on FOX or CNN or anywhere else. This will hurt FR, badly, if JR doesn't fix it. Thinking people come here to avoid the urine and feces everywhere else. Let's not latrine this place up too much, especially in obeisance to the false god of "publishing the news..." If it's...
  • How Many Free Republic Threads Have You Started and How Many Replies Do You Have?

    08/03/2016 6:17:48 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 148 replies
    8/04/2016 | Nikos1121
    I'm curious to know the number of threads and replies of our Free Republic audience. I wager that there are many amongst us who have started over 500 threads or have logged over 100,000 replies. There might be some who have exceeded 1000 threads and some with over 200,000 replies.
  • Test Jim Robinson All Others Please Ignore. Nothing To See Here.

    07/09/2016 6:56:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 226 replies
    Working with Jim to find out why I am having a problem staying logged in.
  • Are all post to FR being reviewed

    06/29/2016 8:47:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Are all posts to FR being reviewed ..comments also
  • How can I filter Free Republic using keywords?

    06/24/2016 10:59:22 AM PDT · by blessu · 57 replies
    June 24, 2016 | Bless
    Anyone know how to filter Free Republic using keywords? There are some topics and articles I never want to see.
  • Do I need an intervention? I'm addicted to Free Republic.

    06/23/2016 11:52:04 AM PDT · by 1raider1 · 65 replies
    One of the ridges in my brain | June 23, 2016 | Moi
    While there are many posters here who enlighten and inform me, the thing that has me unable to tear myself away from Free Republic are the rantings and ravings, on sociopolitical issues, by a host of keyboard warriors who frequent this site.
  • HTML SandBox 2013

    01/01/2013 9:31:56 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 168 replies
    Free Republic | 01/01/13 | Free Republic
    It's time for a new HTML reference so you can make your posts look cool. HTML means Hyper Text Markup Language. It's a set of simple commands used to format the text of your posts, add images, or links, or change the appearance. URL is Uniform Resource Locator. It's the name of the page or the picture that you see, the www.http:// stuff. You'll need to use the URL to make links and post pictures. Quotation Marks Quotes have to be used around the URLs for web pages and images on Free Republic. Some systems do not require this. Ours...
  • How about Like or Dislike

    05/27/2016 1:14:56 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 62 replies
    4/27/2016 | Self
    How about in addition to public and private Reply a Like or Dislike or an Agree of Disagree button?
  • FR keeps logging me out

    04/21/2016 1:18:26 PM PDT · by Huntress · 25 replies
    4/21/16 | Huntress
    I have a new computer, on which I'm running Windows 10 and using Firefox version 45.0.2 as my browser. My FR account is set to "convenient," which is supposed to mean that I remain logged on even when I close my browser. But I keep finding that I'm logged when I close and later reopen Firefox. I don't have this problem on my other computers or my smartphone, so I'm thinking this is a Windows 10 or Firefox issue. Any ides as to what Firefox or Windows settings I need to adjust? Thanks.
  • What happened to FR this morning?

    04/17/2016 12:36:14 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 45 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 16 APR 2016 | Self
    Anyone know what happened to the site this morning? A DDOS attack perhaps?
  • How do I change my settings to a show an except of the article, I'm only getting headlines now?

    04/14/2016 4:42:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    I must have hit a setting somewhere that means I only see headlines.
  • We're baaaaack!!

    04/05/2016 5:23:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    The DNS server should be working now. Woo hoo! Dumb-dumb out of date records error led to administrative hold. John finally got them to update and release the hold. Long convoluted story, but that's not important. What's important now is that we're up and running just in the nick of time for Wisconsin.

    04/05/2016 5:29:24 PM PDT · by Rapscallion · 54 replies
    April 5, 2016 | Rapscallion
    Access to Free Republic through Yahoo, Verizon, Comcast and ATT was blocked today for some number of hours. Any additional information will be appreciated
  • (Vanity) Frontier Communications Blocking FreeRepublic?

    04/04/2016 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 54 replies
    Self | bushbacker1
    Our internet service was switched from Verizon to Frontier Communications on April 1st. Since then I've had nothing but trouble. Now the worst has happened. It seems to be blocking access to FreeRepublic. Anyone else in Florida, Texas or Kalifornia experiencing the same?
  • Free Republic DNS entry seems to be gone

    04/04/2016 2:27:46 PM PDT · by Pox · 284 replies
    N/A | 04/04/2016 | N/A
    I was surfing FR this afternoon and suddenly was unable to access any page on FR and the error stated the server could not be found. I located the IP address,, of the server and then added an entry into my PC's host file and I can now see FR again. I still do not see a DNS entry for FR, and that is interesting.
  • Malware Blocking .gov Websites When Visiting Free Republic (Vanity)

    03/28/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 22 replies
    None | 3/28/2016 | Pete
    There's no link associated with this post. A few times now I've clicked on my Free Republic book mark and as soon as the page loads, my Malware reports "Malicious site blocked;" Anyone have any ideas or insight on that? I wouldn't alert on it were it not for the .gov domain.
  • * In the Search Box

    03/25/2016 8:36:38 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 30 replies
    None | None
    I've been here since 2000 and have always wondered why there is an asterisk in the Search box. I always delete it before I type in my search. Why is it there? Should I be leaving it there when I do my search?
  • Need a little FR help

    03/17/2016 11:49:09 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 42 replies
    I have some great Conservative-related pictures emailed to me on a regular basis. How do I post them to FR? Please understand, though. I am a computer nummie. I'm on Windows 7 now, but my first computer was a TRS Model 80. It was steam powered.... and part of me wishes I still had it. Please walk me through this thoroughly (and "gently"), and understand my computer knowledge ends at about at how to spell "DOS," Thanks,
  • When did Free Republic posters turn on Ted Cruz?

    02/19/2016 6:03:16 PM PST · by hardspunned · 318 replies
    I've come to this site every day since Ted Cruz became a national political figure. Perhaps I'm just getting old with a failing memory but I can't recall any derogatory posts about Cruz until Donald Trump began his ad hominem attacks on him. I don't remember Freepers attacking him as he built a record in the senate. Can someone direct me to the threads and posts by the Freepers who now hate Cruz that were made prior to September of last year?
  • Apostrophe Catastrophe

    02/15/2016 7:18:13 AM PST · by Right Brother · 68 replies
    Seriously, what is the deal with the gibberish that substitutes for apostrophes when cutting and pasting text? Why can't it be fixed? It makes many posts virtually unreadable. Sorry for the rant, but I have not seen it discussed to any degree and it just seems to be accepted. Can someone please explain this issue and why there is no resolution?
  • Has FreeRepublic Jumped The Shark With Trump?

    02/14/2016 9:47:13 PM PST · by OneVike · 621 replies
    2/14/16 | OV
    I have been a member of FreeRepublic since February 1998, and in all my years I have ever seen so many Freepers support, and defend such a leftist candidate as Donald Trump. In the old days, any candidate that spouted the rhetoric coming out of his mouth would have been received with unanimous hatred from Freepers. Mitt Romney was met with scorn when he claimed to have changed and was more conservative than his record showed. However, The Donald says the same thing and he is allowed to wear his liberal record as badge of honor, because he has been...
  • Vanity: Can we stop the Vanity Posts

    02/14/2016 5:41:28 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 77 replies
    2/14 | Vanity
    Can we slow down on the Vanity posts. There is so much chaff on the site now it takes forever to get through the real news articles. The vanities lately have become screeds, responses to screeds, or simply horrible blog posts. I understand the irony of using a vanity to kill vanities. But, this junk has got to stop. That is all. Flame away.
  • When did Freepers turn so nasty? (vanity)

    02/12/2016 10:04:27 PM PST · by Optimist · 346 replies
    vanity | 2/12/2016 | Optimist
    Over the past several months, Free Republic has begun to show an ugly side of its members. Although admittedly comprised of many strong-willed, opinion-charged individuals presenting thoughtful, conservative insights into the topics of the day, this forum has begun to show a seamier side as the Trump-Cruz-Rubio-Carson 2016 Primary heated up. You all know what I mean. Many of you have either been at the giving or receiving end of EMOTIONALLY-charged attacks against various candidates or even individuals as their supporters. Herewith a few thoughts I would like to share: Passion for a candidate and buying into the campaign is...
  • Will it every be repaired?

    02/01/2016 6:52:15 PM PST · by A_Tradition_Continues · 38 replies
    Vanity | 02/01/2015 | politicalwit
  • Is there a keyword "deny" on FR.

    01/28/2016 8:31:18 AM PST · by Pit1 · 24 replies
    Hi Freepers. Is there a way to "not see" posts that I'm not interested in. Such as "Pope" or "Cologne Sex". Half of the posts I'm not interested in and would like to disregard with a keyword. Just a thought like a news clipper. Thanks for your response. Swen
  • do you upload a photo, video or an image to a FR post?

    01/28/2016 9:28:44 AM PST · by Be Careful · 27 replies
    any handy dandy helpful hints would be appreciated
  • ’’’ Anyone else getting these all the time?

    01/07/2016 9:06:36 PM PST · by Boomer · 98 replies
    Self | 1/7/2016 | Boomer
    Just wondering if this is just on my computer or not. It has been going on for several months now. I use Firefox on Win7. I couldn't find a tech support link.
  • Answering liberal "Frequently Asked Questions" about gun control

    12/08/2015 7:01:22 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    The following is an imagined conversation between a liberal and conservative about guns, gun violence, and gun control that is meant to answer and address common questions and arguments liberals have on this subject. Liberals will look at this and say all I'm trying to do is make them look bad. I want to be very clear that I'm not trying. --- Liberal: Isn't it time to stand up to the NRA?Conservative: Name one mass shooter that was one of its members. Spoiler alert, there aren't any. The NRA fights to preserve the second amendment, and it promotes responsibility, so...
  • Seeing strange characters on the forum under Firefox 42

    12/04/2015 5:12:41 PM PST · by CatOwner · 53 replies
    Seeing a lot of strange characters in some of the posts. Quotation marks, apostrophes, etc., are showing up as strange characters. I am currently using Firefox 42. Until the Source URL, I have linked a page here that displays the issue. For example, “ appears to be an open quote.
  • Strange characters showing up in FR posts -- here's a workaround

    11/11/2015 6:35:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    I don't know if this has impacted anybody else, but in recent weeks, I've noticed that HTML special characters are not rendering properly in HTML posts. For example, the character “ is rendering as “, the character ” is rendering as ”, and so on. A screenshot of a typical thread is here: Needless to say, that is really irritating. There is a workaround for this: replace these special characters with their corresponding HTML codes. The ones that FR is currently having problems with are as follows: ‘ "left single quote" ‘ ’ "right single quote" ’ “ "left double...
  • Vanity: Can Someone Address the Quotation Mark Problem?

    11/10/2015 11:06:41 AM PST · by Yaelle · 69 replies
    Frustration ^ | 11/09/15 | Self
    It is as if Free Republic were typed on a typewriter missing an important letter. It hurts the eyes and is hard to read. Has it been addressed? Is it difficult to fix? What up with that?
  • FR Advice please

    11/04/2015 6:34:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    I'm being inundated every time I sart up internet by my internet provider to upgrade to MSIE10, Google, FireFox, Chrome, or Safari. Before I pick one to upgrade to or curse out my provider for annoying me, please adise which internet. I'm curresntly using MS I.E.9 and very happy with that.
  • Regarding Google's malware database and malware "attack site" warnings on FR [Thread II]

    10/28/2015 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    October 28, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Basically, google's full of crap. Apparently, they have two issues with FR. One is that a user (a long-time user not a hacker) posted a link to an image that (unknown to him) resides on a site google has registered in their database as a malware site. We've pulled the post and notified google. Have no idea when they'll stop flagging us. The other is that we have links to NSS! Aim (Accuracy in Media) is a well known conservative site. Have no idea how many, but I'm sure we've had hundreds or even thousands of links posted to...
  • Jim Robinson, you need to know this

    10/28/2015 2:02:06 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 17 replies
    10/28/2015 at 5:03PM EST | Self
    Jim, When I post I get a warning saying this is an attack site. I tried ot fix it, it sent me here:
  • Free Republic "Badware" Attack Site Designation Revisited

    10/28/2015 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 64 replies
    Google/Stop Badware ^ | 10/28/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    After getting another attack site warning subsequent to telling Firefox to allow Free Republic, I went to the "Submit Badware" page and attempted to post the below wake up call. The site refused to let me post, saying my Captcha spam filter entry was incorrect a dozen times after I typed it in correctly a dozen times. This attack on Free Republic may be an illegitimate or Google rogue operation and should be looked into. ===== There is NO malware at this site. Take it off your badware list. Your miscategorizing of this conservative news site can be construed as...
  • [Vanity] Free Republic Identified as "Attack Site"

    10/28/2015 9:40:56 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    Using Firefox, something has triggered the launch of a page declaring that the site is on a list of "reported attack sites." Cancelling this dialog box page takes me to a page claiming to be that of some web public service organization tracking Google's listing of pages "reported" as "attack sites." Has happened twice. Here is the initial page which appears: Not shown here it the follow-up page with claims about Google's detection of these things.
  • My FireFox just blocked FreeRepublic saying FR is an "Attack Site"

    10/27/2015 11:27:54 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 206 replies
    Oct 27, 2015 | self
    What gives?
  • Can I change my FR username without losing my history?

    10/20/2015 4:51:56 PM PDT · by HonorInPa · 63 replies
    I've had my user name for long time, going back to when GW Bush was running fro president. I've been an active user but no longer want to be associated with that username for obvious reasons. Is it possible to change it to something new without losing my history or being seen as a newcomer?
  • [vanity] Is there any way to see a list of all existing FR keywords/tags?

    09/11/2015 12:16:54 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Just wondering ...
  • How do you ADD / Change tagline (Vanity)

    08/12/2015 5:50:29 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 45 replies
    For some reason the tagline I created long ago no longer shows up. How do I create a new tagline? It's been a long time since I did this.
  • How do I post pictures on FR????

    08/01/2015 1:31:17 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 77 replies
    Aug 1, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    How do I post pictures from my picture library to FR????
  • Free Republic Tech Support HELP!

    07/25/2015 11:50:23 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    25 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all my desktop(Gateway) died last week and it will be awhile before I will be able to get a replacement(we are looking a Dell Desktop), anyway we have an ASUS Laptop that will have to do for now and I am looking at either a Print Server for printing or getting a whole new wireless Printer, any suggestions/recommendations?
  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    07/25/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 478 replies
    one man's opinion...
    On 4/23/2007, Jim Robinson posted a manifesto, "Giuliani as the GOP presidential nominee would be a dagger in the heart of the conservative movement" (and a knife in the back) . The thread was subtitled, "The only difference in a Liberal Rudy Giuliani and Liberal Hillary Clinton is the fact of which bathrooms they select to use and there are some who are willing to even question that.
  • The Mystery of Disappearing Threads [vanity]

    06/08/2015 10:10:27 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 58 replies
    An observation about legitimately deleted threads, and the propensity for such thread starters to complain about deleted threads: When a thread is deleted, the only information about the deletion is by following a link to it - usually available only because the link was up just long enough to appear somewhere. Thing is: the thread creator is not notified, s/he just notices it's not there anymore - and if hadn't kept a link, it just disappears. So... can I suggest that when a moderator deletes a thread, the thread creator be notified (PM or Ping) of the fact and a...
  • Has Anyone Had This Problem With Posting Links?

    06/02/2015 2:19:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 48 replies
    Self | 6/262015 | conservativejoy
    I am having a problem posting Links. I am following Sandbox 2015 instructions to the letter. I get this message: Source URL must be a valid Internet URL (must begin with http://). There Is a valid Internet URL entered, copied and pasted from the address. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • Easiest way to post images in a reply.

    04/25/2015 5:38:19 PM PDT · by Bibman · 129 replies
    self | Bibman
    I can build any house, high rise, tear a truck apart and put it back together, but I just can seem to understand the HTML in the help sectiin Can some one show me the text how to post a jpeg easy? Thank you