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  • 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 · 65 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 · 25 replies
    Just wondering ...
  • How do you ADD / Change tagline (Vanity)

    08/12/2015 5:50:29 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 38 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 Robinson banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did in 2007 with Giuliani advocates?

    07/25/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 431 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
  • Is it just me, or has there been a resurgence at FreeRepublic.

    03/25/2015 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 193 replies
    Me | 03/25/2015 | Zeneta
    I have noticed that there seems to be more and more posters on FR that have accounts from the 1990's or early 2000's, that are posting a lot more frequently. I can't be the only one that has noticed this. Maybe it was Ted Cruz, I don't know, but I'd like to know that I'm not alone here.
  • anyone else have a problem with pages loading???

    03/18/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 40 replies
    FR | 3/18/15 | self
    Okay, for at least 3 weeks now, pages wont load fully, and it is only this website
  • It Appears There Are Hijacked Freeper Accounts

    03/01/2015 2:25:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 307 replies
    I found three Freepers (in the last 24 hours that prior to a few days ago (10 days at the most) have not been active in a very long time...... At least a year and a half or more. The other two Freepers have no posts for 7 years and 3 years. Now prior to that time gap all would have maybe 1 or 2 posts a years several years ago. Yet in the last few days they are posting a lot. I find that very odd? I think these accounts have been hijacked by the opposition? For those that...
  • Need Posting Help

    I just re-joined FR and I would like to post to my local NC state board but I am not able to. How do I get the ability to do that?
  • How do you repeat a Freeper post?

    01/04/2015 7:54:04 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 33 replies
    Duck Duck Go ^ | 1/4/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Can't see how you would repeat an already posted article on Free Republic.
  • How do you repeat a Freeper post?

    01/04/2015 8:33:58 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 114 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/4/2014 | By Laz and CharlesOConnell
    Can't see how you would repeat an already posted article on Free Republic.
  • Mod question

    12/02/2014 12:43:12 PM PST · by jyro · 155 replies
    will a mod please send me a pm, I have a question
  • A word about posting satire

    09/29/2014 3:38:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 230 replies
    September 29, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    No, FR is not trying to quash satire. However, it should be clearly labeled as such in the title. Some people seem to think it's great trickling our readers into falling for satire. It's not. A lot of people come to FR and scan the headlines clicking on articles of interest. If they're not familiar with the author or source, they may be misled and may even pass it on to others. No thanks. If you post satire, please label it as "satire' in the title. Thanks
  • SmarterPower? Hi-Jacking FR?

    09/23/2014 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 35 replies
    Vanity | 09/23/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    The collapse of XP support by Microsoft has led to a proliferation of disruptive internet advertising. These "SmarterPower" thugs are wrecking my FR access. Is this a plot? How do does one keep these ani off one's computer? They "pop-up" at every keystroke. And they have sound!Who needs this? Why pay an ISP or a cable company if they are selling us to every internet advertiser. Of course, the main issue is security and KGB-like surveillance by the Alinskyites. WTF are these people?
  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/17/2014 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 915 replies
    Vanity | 9/17/2014 | Vanity
    A very disturbing number of Freepers are openly advocating, on Free Republic threads, for the defeat of Senator Pat Roberts and other good Conservative Republicans. Greg Orman, in Kansas, is a pro abortion, anti gun, tax and spend Liberal Democrat who has given tens of thousands of dollars to Obama and Pelosi and the Democrat Party and Harry Reid. I am called an "idiot" for supporting Roberts. However, I think that those on Free Republic who support Harry Reid and Greg Orman should be ZOTTED, kicked off the site. I have had enough of there hate filled, vindictive, misguided trash.
  • Vanity It would be nice if you could explain why you take threads down.

    08/06/2014 6:19:44 PM PDT · by DManA · 70 replies
    Nw ^ | 8/6/14 | Me
    So there was a thread discussing an Ann Coulter article. It just disappeared. I would humbly suggest that FR should have some way of communicating to people why they decided to do this. Maybe an on going tread explaining these actions. Just a suggestion.
  • What makes the Free Republic on Facebook group Official?

    04/24/2014 1:53:13 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 53 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/24/14 | TankerKC
    Im curious what make the Free Republic on Facebook group Official? I see a note from Jim on the page, but Im not sure that anyone is monitoring the site. It seems to me, that theres a good amount of kooky crap on Facebook that would never be allowed on FR proper. Who owns the facebook site?
  • HTML Sandbox 2014

    01/01/2014 8:01:39 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 186 replies
    Free Republic | 01 January 2014 | FR
    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...
  • FR acting up?

    10/13/2013 6:39:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    October 13, 2013 | don-o
    Earlier today, it was white screens that responded to refresh for page to load. Now, I am getting logged off. After a reboot, I could log back on. Is it just me?
  • Looks like FR just went pear shaped

    10/03/2013 9:19:47 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 57 replies
    Yo, JohnRob, the sidebars vanished. Got fix?
  • Strange email from FR (vanity)

    09/16/2013 12:19:09 PM PDT · by Bob · 47 replies
    Free Republic | 09/16/13 | Me
    I received an unusual email from FR today: On Mon Sep 16 12:23:52 2013 somebody at the Internet address requested this information to be sent to you. Your screen name is: Bob Your password is: ----------- (removed) To log into your account, please visit: When I looked up the requesting IP address, this is what was returned: Overview for Updated 0 seconds ago NetRange: - CIDR: OriginAS: NetName: NMCI-NET-ORF NetHandle: NET-138-162-0-0-1 Parent: NET-138-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Assignment RegDate: 1990-05-07 Updated: 2011-02-23 Ref: OrgName: Navy Network Information Center (NNIC) OrgId: NNICN-1 Address: 2465 GUADALCANAL ROAD...
  • That reminds me....who keeps the Ping me when the internet goes down list?

    09/03/2013 7:45:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Somebody here said they are making up a list.
  • How much does it cost to post in Front page and STAY there more than an hour???

    08/30/2013 9:41:04 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 93 replies
    American Dream 246 ^ | 8/31/13 | American Dream 246
    I am pretty upset right now. I posted Sarah latest Facebook in the frontpage news around 9pm - and it's gone again - and some stupid posts stay there for a week!!! What is the problem??? Jim, why an important post from Sarah concerning obama and Syria - cannot be more news than that - could not stay in frontpage news for more than an hour when here is no new major news??? I want to know how much we must pay to stay there more than an hour? I regret my $10!
  • Glich we go again

    08/29/2013 3:04:20 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 23 replies
    Here we glitch again. Glitching like we use to do often. It's glitching and the display's short. OK, so I'm being punny,'s baaaccckkk.
  • Posting glitch with Chrome on Android? (vanity)

    08/24/2013 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Bob · 19 replies
    me | 8/24/2013 | me
    Has anyone else run into a posting glitch using Chrome on an Android device? After receiving a Chrome browser update yesterday, I can no longer post to FR from my phone. (I had never encountered any difficulties before this update.) The first word that I enter as a reply to a thread gets repeated when I hit the space following it. Trying to position after the repeated word to delete it just repeats that same first word over and over. I've tried logging out of FR and back in again with no change. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Bob.
  • Why cant you fix this site?

    08/18/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 103 replies
    Why is FR repeatedly having this problem? Over & over.... Why cant it be solved once and for all?
  • Facebook, twitter, FR Screen name security risk

    08/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 179 replies
    Aug 14, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Dear FRiends, A FReeper sent me a short list of names this morning that he says he found on an internet site that matched up freeper names to their real names. He says he managed to get the site owner to delete it and we can thank him for that. But in the message he sent me there was also an accusation that the list was provided to a third party by John Robinson. That's bullshit. John would never do such a thing. On a hunch, I looked up the listed names on FR's facebook page and sure enough all...
  • FR glitch returns

    08/07/2013 11:42:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 89 replies
    Little House on Unaka | August 7, 2013 | don-o
    As I was settling in to read a 500 post thread, the gremlin came back.
  • How to send Private Mail to Moderator?

    07/31/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT · by Portcall24 · 61 replies
    Sorry for the use of bandwidth but can someone please tell me how to send a private email to a moderator. I've tried a couple addresses but don't think they are going through. Thanks
  • Uh-oh, the Free Republic thread amputation glitch is back

    07/27/2013 8:54:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Me | July 27, 2013 | Me
    What's an FR enthusiast to d
  • What Happened To The Sidebars

    07/16/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 56 replies
    7/16/13 | bushbacker1
    The Sidebar is missing!
  • Can someone FReepmail me when pings work again?

    07/16/2013 11:17:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    July 16, 2013 | 2ndDivisionVet
  • Where do I turn to for help in deleting my account

    07/10/2013 1:59:57 AM PDT · by dswyndon · 78 replies
    July 10 2013 | self
    I'm needing a bit of advice here and hoping someone could possibly answer my question. I want to delete my account and need to know what the procedure is . Thanks!
  • FR software short-sheets pages again.

    07/05/2013 9:02:38 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | Heute | Self
    Looks like a realatively high volume of page requests is overwhelming FR yet again. Perhaps it's past time to call in some FR code jockeys to get this straightened out?

    06/22/2013 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 55 replies
    (no source) | 6/22/13 | (senseless vanity)
    OK now I've watched several posters in the last few minutes, post articles. The article titles, are in all-caps.
  • FR Pages not fully displayed (workaround)

    05/31/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 64 replies
    Is anyone else noticing problems with pages on FR today. Main forum page and threads are not showing fully for me in either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
  • Temp workaround for problem with FR's pages and sidebars not loading

    Hopefully, John will check his messages soon and get the problem fixed, but until then, the temporary workaround is to go to Account (located at the top of the latest posts page) and then My Preferences and set 20 messages per page and 20 results per page: Sorry about the recurring problem and hoping John gets a permanent fix soon. Jim
  • How do I get sidebar to display on FR page?

    04/23/2013 7:39:51 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 36 replies
    Sidebar is no longer on my FR page. How do I get it back?