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  • Forum Viewing Preferences on FR

    02/28/2010 3:41:07 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 93 replies · 1,734+ views
    FR | Admin Moderator
    This is for posters who don't want to view the chat, religion or any other forums besides the news forum. You have the option to view all topics or only one topic. In the sidebar on the right, look for "Browse by Forum". You have two options, "Everything" or you can choose only one topic to view as your default setting. Most who want to view only one forum choose news. Currently these are your only two options. Most posters choose all because they know how to sort through the comments that they want to read. AM
  • Noob Thread

    02/12/2010 9:28:06 AM PST · by wizard1961 · 117 replies · 1,528+ views
    OK, I am an idiot. Where do I go to read about things such as: how do I set up a ping?
  • Noob Forum?

    02/11/2010 10:09:01 AM PST · by wizard1961 · 324 replies · 3,142+ views
    Would a forum to invite newbies to ask questions help increase participation?
  • Why isn't Free Republic easier to read on my iPhone and iTouch?

    02/08/2010 7:42:53 AM PST · by blessu · 60 replies · 1,186+ views
    Blessu | 2/8/2010 | blessu
    Why isn't Free Republic easier to read on my iPhone and iTouch? When I click on a thread, the type spreads out and it's so small I cannot read it. Why doesn't it format in a narrower column so the font is larger and readable?
  • It would be nice if more FReepers filled in their "About Me" page.

    02/03/2010 8:54:24 AM PST · by CalvaryJohn · 97 replies · 1,170+ views
    02/03/2010 | Self
    I've been here since late 2002. Many times I would like to know a little about a poster, but they haven't created an About Me page. It sometimes helps to frame the context of a comment, and besides, this forum feels like family. So please, take ten minutes or so and let the rest of us know a thing or two about you. I think it might help if there were several page templates for people to use.
  • Is Someone Playing Games with FreeRepublic?

    02/02/2010 5:29:26 PM PST · by ml/nj · 64 replies · 1,749+ views
    Access to FreeRepublic has been spotty for me for quite some time now. But tonight I saw something I haven't seen before. At 8:04 PM ET, I tried to refresh FR three times. Each time the page came up reasonably quickly, but the most recent post was from 7:34 PM. (No. I'm not "working offline"!) Now I see that there were the usual number of posts during that half hour. What's going on here? (Usually when FR fails, it fails to load for a while. I don't get anything back at all; and then I see a gap in the...
  • Why is FR so hard to access these days??

    02/03/2010 7:06:09 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 62 replies · 1,856+ views
    February 3, 2010 | self
    Every day it gets harder and harder to use FreeRepublic. For some reason the site is suffering from unspecified "server" problems that are rarely explained in a way that longstanding members such as myself can even find. The only reason I know there is a server problem is because someone finally posted a comment from FR Staff over on the Alternate Free Republic site; a place I find myself turning to more and more frequently while waiting for the latest daily problem to be resolved. To say this is merely frustrating is the understatement of the year. I grant you...
  • What's the best way to freep on a cellphone ?

    02/01/2010 6:40:00 PM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies · 345+ views
    Is there an interface or utility that is available that would make this easier?
  • Is Free Republic under attack? (Updates at #72 and #80)

    02/01/2010 5:56:30 AM PST · by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY · 96 replies · 3,272+ views
    If this issue has already been addressed; my apology. I did a search for the subject, but found nothing. Is anyone else having problems accessing Free Republic lately? Ever since the SOTU address, it's been almost impossible to access the site. Usually, I just get sent back to my orginal website instantly. At other times, after a several minute delay, I'll get a "connection could not be made/server proxy error; site down for maintenance or heavy traffic. I don't think it's a problem with my computer because I can get to any other site in a snap.
  • FR Technical Problems

    01/31/2010 11:33:33 AM PST · by Minn · 79 replies · 2,261+ views
    Is it just me, or have FR's servers had a real tough week?
  • Where did all my pings go?

    01/24/2010 1:43:24 PM PST · by don-o · 90 replies · 1,611+ views
    Little House on Unaka | January 24, 2010 | don-o
    Just FReeping along and all my pings got gone. Everyone check yours.
  • Why are number of views on each article not showing.

    01/15/2010 5:07:38 AM PST · by navysealdad · 24 replies · 764+ views
    Why are number of views on each article not showing??
  • Mod Lecture Series- Filtering Content on FR

    01/12/2010 12:41:22 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 39 replies · 1,453+ views
    Darth Mod
    <p>FreeRepublic has many options that allow all users to view specific topic categories the way they want.</p> <p>Speaking of mobile devices, we’ve had a lot of reports from members that the architecture of this site allows it to work far better on most mobile devices than other forum platforms.</p>
  • Help!

    01/08/2010 5:25:44 PM PST · by celticfreedom · 9 replies · 406+ views
    How do I post a video on this site????
  • I need help!!!!

    01/07/2010 5:07:22 PM PST · by florm15 · 22 replies · 848+ views
    I don't know how to include pictures on a thread. I'm dumber than 0bama, Pelosi, Reid, and Frank -- combined!
  • VANITY: Introducing the Viking Kitties

    01/02/2010 7:06:29 PM PST · by Atom Smasher · 231 replies · 6,299+ views
    Jan 2, 2010 | Atom Smasher
    I had encountered a thread yesterday where there was actually a 6 month old FReeper who did not know who the Viking Kitties were, and appeared distressed over what being ZOTted meant. I have been a lurker since 2000, & only recently myself started posting. So, if its alright with the other FReepers, I would like to give a brief introduction of just a few of the Viking Kitties for the benefit of legitimate newcomers: There's a certain FReeper named Darkwing, ZOTTING a troll is his thing, If you put yourself on the spot You'll get the ZOT And then...
  • You've posted a total of 54 threads and 17,495 replies.

    12/31/2009 11:36:13 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 148 replies · 2,938+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1 January 2010 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    Have not done this in a while and I know we all love it lol. I have been posting this every now and again, but don't believe I have seen one this year. :) Let's just have a fun post today.
  • pings

    12/25/2009 5:49:38 AM PST · by weldAllday · 13 replies · 450+ views
    Im not sure if im in the right place to ask this question but i dont know where else to ask i guess. How do I clear my pings under my account. any help would be appreciated. Merry Christmas to all.
  • How do I add a signature?

    12/23/2009 4:56:48 PM PST · by 3boysdad · 86 replies · 1,529+ views
    Most have a signature after their screen name in their posts. I can't figure out how to do this and I am not new to forum formats and basic computer skills, but I must admit that FreeRepublic is unique. Can someone please tell me how to do this... 3boysdad (signature line here) ?
  • FR Technical Support Needed - Help Please

    12/16/2009 3:43:50 PM PST · by Brytani · 43 replies · 880+ views
    Self | 12/16/09 | Brytani
    I am in need of technical support. I am registered on my State Board, Florida, and have always received forum messages at the top of my Latest Articles page. Without having made any changes, I am no longer receiving Local/Florida messages anywhere. Is anyone else having this same problem or can someone assist me in figuring out why I'm not longer receiving these messages?
  • Anyone having trouble with spell check? (A ghost in the machine Vanity)

    12/13/2009 12:27:19 PM PST · by fanfan · 95 replies · 1,387+ views
    FR spell check ^ | Dec. 13, 2009 | fanfan
    Sometimes when I use spell check, every word is highlighted as being incorrect. It just happened again, so I looked at the properties of the page, but I don't know what any of it means. Are there any technical people who could tell me what it says? Also, does this happen to any of you? Are you having any other strange problems?
  • Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site

    12/11/2009 5:57:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 3,107 replies · 45,595+ views
    12/11/2009 | Jim Robinson
    Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site... or so they say... and they might even be right. We don't go for any of that godless left-wing big government socialist malarkey. And we do put our faith and trust in God, not government. We are pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Family, pro-Country and pro-Liberty. We do not believe that government or science knows what's best for us or our children. We will make our own decisions thank you very much. Every once in a while some group of posters get together and try to bend Free Republic to their will. Now, we...
  • VANITY: Help...can't find my bookmark?

    12/04/2009 8:36:04 AM PST · by Mama Shawna · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Clicked on 'bookmark' in a thread I wanted to refer back to (about a bunch of free software) and now I can't find it? where do I look? Thanks everyone!
  • Inconsistencies in Freerepublic search function

    12/04/2009 12:57:26 PM PST · by RobRoy · 19 replies · 500+ views
    12/4/2009 | vanity
    Every now and then someone will post an article only for others to tell them it was already posted, and the OP swears they did a search and didn't find it. I have a concrete example of one way this is happening for me. There is an old article on Freerepublic called "VIOLENCE IN THE KORAN AND THE BIBLE (very long, but, worthwile)" Every now and then I email it to someone or otherwise want to access it. However, the only way I can find it is to search on google. Here is the search based on violence+koran+bible: It's...
  • Why Does Every Thread (apparently) Start with an ant-Romney Ad? (a vanity post, but sincere)

    12/01/2009 8:38:13 AM PST · by Clique · 375 replies · 6,716+ views
    clique | clique
    Let me be clear: I don't like Romney. I wouldn't vote for Romney. I hope he never runs for President, and if he tries, I hope he never gets the nomination. In other words -- I don't like Romney! However, -- I am tired of having to scroll past an anti-Romney ad as the #1 entry on every article lately. Why does every post start with an anti-Romney ad? As far as I know, he isn't even running for anything right now. In fact, why should every article begin with an anti-Anyone ad? I've always considered most Freepers to be...
  • How Do I Change The Posted Time From Pacific Time To East Coast Time?

    11/21/2009 8:42:58 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 991+ views
    Nov. 21, 2009 | Me
    I just got a new lap top and all of the FR posts are in Pacific time. How do I change it to East coast time? I'm going to shower and eat cheese and will be right back.
  • Do NOT respond to the freepmail spammer!

    11/17/2009 11:17:51 AM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 76 replies · 2,318+ views
    FR ^ | 11/18/09 | nadi001
    A reknowned spammer just hit FR, he is probably from Senegal, and has been one of those "A rich uncle has to get $10 million out of senegal, if you give me $10k i can split the money with you" scammers. DO NOT give him your email address, he will sell it to dozens of email spambot networks. I hope this was self evident to the FR community, but would rather be seen as a bit pedantic than have FR be the vector for someone to lose their life savings from a African email scam.
  • Strictly Vanity

    11/15/2009 11:34:05 AM PST · by SuItan · 88 replies · 1,681+ views
    Can someone explain logging on to this forum?? Been lurking for years and now it's time to speak up...
  • How do I contact the Moderator?

    11/04/2009 9:31:11 AM PST · by Hildy · 66 replies · 2,091+ views
    I need to talk to whomever is the administrative moderator today. You'd think with as many times as I've been banned I'd know how to do this!!! LOL! Thanks!
  • The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME!

    09/16/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT · by batter · 156 replies · 5,178+ views
    Batter's Profile ^ | 16 September 2009 | FReepers
    The 2009 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed, especially Bugbear and Risky Schemer, the originators of the first lexicon! (see also The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please...
  • Mod Lecture Series- Freeper Community Update

    10/26/2009 4:32:01 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 2,621 replies · 24,150+ views
    This is a public service announcement from your friendly neighborhood Admin Moderators (Sidebar gave us some attitude so we shoved him in the closet for a while. He never recovered from the Yacht incident) For a while, we have noticed some things happening that we need your help with. The Free Republic community is strong; we are almost a family, albeit very dysfunctional at times. Like any community, we have new members joining us daily. Unfortunately, the air of suspicion and the desire to keep things “the way they are” has fostered a feeling of distrust with new members. Almost...
  • How addcted to Free Republic are you?

    10/25/2009 1:40:23 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 254 replies · 4,552+ views
    I just realized I have a serious addiction problem. I am addicted to Free Republic. Here are my stats You've posted a total of 706 threads and 42,891 replies. How much of an addict are you?
  • Are you having trouble with FReep mail? [Update:FIXED]

    10/19/2009 10:16:57 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 110 replies · 2,331+ views
    I can get into FReep mail but when I click on the item, it does not open.
  • Is there an easier way to post photos?

    10/11/2009 5:10:17 AM PDT · by CalvaryJohn · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    I was wondering if there is an easier way to post photos here. Every time I want to post one of my own photos, I have to upload to Photobucket and grab the HTML code. Is there a program or Firefox add on that can assign HTML code when the file is saved?
  • “Do not post to me” - Repost

    10/06/2009 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 557 replies · 10,275+ views
    Free Republic | 10/06/09 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...
  • Singles Thread coming back soon???

    09/27/2009 11:57:42 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 102 replies · 2,045+ views
    With the holidays fast approaching, is the "Singles Thread" coming back. It was a good thread with a lot of interesting people. What say we bring it back???
  • Happy Birthday FRee Republic(13) Thanks JimRob!

    09/22/2009 10:18:28 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 189 replies · 4,801+ views
    Little birdie | 23 September 2009 | Dolly Howard
    Happy BirthdayFree Republic(13) Thank you JimRob (or is it that Thompson fella?)for the memories, frustrations with friends & foe, love, and friendships forged over the years.
  • Can we please have an early warning for forbidden sources?

    09/12/2009 10:26:16 PM PDT · by altair · 6 replies · 637+ views
    Vanity | Sept. 12, 2009 | Altair
    May I please make a humble request? Is there any way you could add a button or something on the submission screen to warn of us forbidden sources before we spend the time preparing an article for posting?
  • Who is your favorite FReeper of the year?

    12/29/2001 10:29:12 PM PST · by nunya bidness · 406 replies · 785+ views
    Lately | Various
    I nominate Uncle Bill
  • Is FR under DOS attack again?!? (vanity)

    08/26/2009 3:40:03 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 19 replies · 1,351+ views
    Is FR under DOS attack again? When I am replying to posts and I hit the refresh button I'm getting ALL sorts of weird stuff--'document does not exist on server', page reloads back to original with no replies, blank pages...[cue twilight zone music while waving at WH flunkies in charge of DOS attack]...
  • Is FR having technical issues this evening?

    08/26/2009 4:17:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies · 1,101+ views
    vanity ^ | August 26, 2009
    Please pardon the vanity. Is anyone else having weird issues with the forum this evening when trying to post a new thread or a reply?
  • Does Free Republic give out email addys???

    08/25/2009 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 55 replies · 2,195+ views
    I wrote a response to somone about Islam being a cancer on the world. I opened two rather nasty emails from people who got my email address quoting me word for word. I dont mind defending my beliefs, but I was wondering how they got my email address....
  • What's up with the Freepathon

    08/24/2009 2:11:54 PM PDT · by staytrue · 77 replies · 6,414+ views
    fr | 8-24-09 | self
    Ok, this Freepathon, like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going on and on. What's up with that ? So here are a few reasons why this is so and I'm curious to what the problem is. Please chime in if any apply to you. 1) The economy stinks and so does my finances. 2) I got banned too many times. 2a) People who I want banned, did not get banned. 3) There are too many people who disagree with me on this forum. 4) There are too many annoying people on this forum. 5) I've been called "rino" too many...
  • Why does state news always post 11 days late @ frepper??

    08/21/2009 9:50:19 AM PDT · by CHICAGOFARMER · 17 replies · 813+ views ^ | aug 21 2009 | chicagofarmer
    New Message on Illinois Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:55:12 AM SERKIT How about starting the Center for Righteous Fearmongering (CFR). All it takes is a FAX machine, some cardboard, magic markers......some quotes directly from HB3200 and maybe a website which would have a link to directly send emails to Attention: Snitch B!tch. More Announcements / Options Forum: News/ActivismArticlesActivityCommentsBrevity: « Headers » | Text
  • Vanity: Who is your Favorite Freeper?

    08/17/2009 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Jean S · 912 replies · 22,753+ views
    A thread with this title was posted about 10 years ago. The top choices were JohnHuang2 and kattracks (who sadly died of cancer a couple of years ago). My current favorites are governsleastgovernsbest for posting his great commentaries from newsbusters here (this is NOT an ad). I also like RobinMasters, he finds great articles to post. Also, kudos to Cindy for her relentless research. And of course, Jim Robinson who makes this all possible. This thread is dedicated to kattracks, a true friend of FR. May she rest in peace.
  • Is there a list of banned sources on FR?

    08/18/2009 2:10:35 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 5 replies · 1,062+ views
    I've found the sources that must be excerpted but not the banned ones. A link would be appreciated. Thank you.
  • Is FreeRepublic having server problems

    08/12/2009 2:03:52 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 54 replies · 1,657+ views
    Been having a LOT of problems with connectivity with FreeRepublic. Runs very slow, sometimes drops off. Is FR getting slammed and getting overloaded, or (black helicopter time) is it a conspiracy to interfere with FR?
  • [Vanity] "Service Temporarily Unavailable"

    08/12/2009 4:43:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 62 replies · 2,274+ views
    self | 08-12-2009 | self
    I've been getting a lot of "Service Temporarily Unavailable" pages this morning - and noticing the number of double- and even triple-posts, others are getting it too....
  • HELP! How can I delete my account??

    08/10/2009 7:17:47 AM PDT · by AL_76 · 291 replies · 7,770+ views
    Can someone please tell me how to delete my account? A friend talked me into creating an account, but I have found this just really isn't for me. I've looked everywhere I can think of, but have yet to find a way to disable/delete my account. Any help would be appreciated.
  • How do I add a video properly to a blog post?

    08/07/2009 8:43:48 PM PDT · by It hits the fan · 15 replies · 531+ views
    08/07/09 | It hits the fan
    How do I add a video to my blog posts so that they show up? I have seen some posts with videos I can watch but when I look at my previews I cannot tell if they work or not.