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  • I am getting a not secure at the top of the page

    10/21/2018 4:31:17 PM PDT · by fatima · 76 replies
    When I click the link for freerepublic on Yahoo I get a Not Secure at the top of the page in the address bar when I click on it..
  • MRC TechWatch Interviews Dr. Epstein on Dangers of Gmail

    10/12/2018 12:05:45 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 9/20/2018 | kyoder
    Dr. Epstein : I can't even begin to emphasize how important it is to you, to NOT use GMail. The problem is so extensive, its hard to condense into a sentence or two. But the point is, they're taking that information, not just from the emails you send, but even from the drafts, those crazy drafts, that you just decide not to send, that all becomes part of your personal profile. If you're mentioning other people, that goes into THEIR personal profiles. If someone writes back to you from some other email service, well it doesn't matter, they're monitoring that...
  • Use rel="nofollow" for specific links

    08/17/2018 3:53:34 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 10 replies
    "Nofollow" provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines "Don't follow links on this page" or "Don't follow this specific link." *** it lets you easily instruct robots not to crawl a specific link. For example: sign inHow does Google handle nofollowed links? In general, we don't follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web. However, the target pages may still appear in our index if other sites link to them without using nofollow,...
  • Problem when password changed

    08/10/2018 2:13:59 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies
    August 10, 2018 | Vanity
    I changed my password. When I entered by new password for logging in, it rejected it. What happened is that my password was too long, and it truncated when I changed. But it did not warn me. I use a 'robot' for passwords, so I can have 'long passwords'. I figured out how the password was truncated (the length it needed to be). When I truncated the password, the new password worked. It is my opinion that the 'focus' software should have warned me that the password was too long.
  • FR Feature - Hover over posters ID

    03/06/2018 5:43:10 AM PST · by super7man · 47 replies
    self | 3/6/2018 | Super7man
    I just noticed that if you hover over a posters ID, it shows you how long they've been here. Cool! Is this new?
  • FReepmail bug: sending to multiple recipients doesn't work

    11/24/2017 10:47:35 AM PST · by NobleFree · 13 replies
    Nov 24, 2017 | self
    I and at least one other FReeper are finding that if one adds multiple semicolon-separated recipients to the To field, the first one gets dropped and doesn't receive the message. Is this a known issue? Anyone else seeing this?
  • Microsoft Outlook (General Computer Question)

    11/17/2017 3:36:44 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 22 replies
    I have a general software query I'm hoping someone can help me with. I'm trying to find, if something even exists, a plugin or add-in for Microsoft Outlook that I can use that can give me a "File Explorer" -ish look and feel to the program. I have lots of emails I'm trying to go through and if I had something that made navigating the thousands of emails I got more easily it would make my job a lot more pleasant. And please, this is a serious request, so no snarky remarks about using other programs and no Microsoft haters....
  • *VANITY* Thank You John Robinson *VANITY*

    05/19/2017 2:45:53 PM PDT · by knarf · 46 replies
    Cast of Thousands ^ | May 19, 2017 | knarf
    A superb job well done !
  • What's wrong with "smart quotes" and possibly how to fix it (Vanity)

    11/19/2015 10:34:21 PM PST · by some tech guy · 47 replies
    So, I'm still seeing smart quotes mess up. There was a thread a little while ago whereby I said what the problem was, but it's still extant. Here's the problem: All the web-tier stuff is using UTF-8 (which is a great idea), but *something*, probably the database tier, is using CP-1252. I suspect either: a) Database table for posts on SQL Server is set to collate and/or store the windows-1252/CP-1252 character set. or b) something between the web level and the DB level is doing character set interpretation in an incorrect way. There's 1252 in there somewhere, and that's what's...
  • Some HTML tips (VANITY)

    11/12/2015 3:13:23 PM PST · by Montana_Sam · 14 replies
    Quick help note about posting comments.
  • The model minority is losing patience

    10/07/2015 2:13:41 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 35 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/07/2015
    MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration; he got third place in a national piano contest; he was in the top 150 of a national maths competition; he was in several national debating-competition finals. But when it came to his university application he faced a serious disappointment for the first time in his glittering career. He was rejected by six of the seven Ivy League colleges to which he applied. “I saw people less qualified than me get better offers,”...
  • Is it time for "Free-nux"?

    04/18/2015 11:24:45 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 49 replies
    Apple supports Homo-Fascism. Microsoft supports Homo-Fascism. As Freeper "Star Traveler" has pointed out, if you work with computers, you are going to end up sending money to a company that supports Homo-Fascism. It occurs to me that we need a way to use computers that does not put money into the pockets of companies that support Homo-Fascism. (And other Liberal causes.) How about a version of Linux that people who believe in Freedom can use to fight back against the Homo-Fascist tech companies? We could call it "Free-nux." Someone needs to start a company that pushes this idea and provides...
  • adware removal

    03/20/2015 5:50:38 AM PDT · by garykfd · 21 replies
    where is the best source for downloading removal tools
  • Greasemonkey script for FR posting tool still avalailable?

    05/30/2014 12:24:42 AM PDT · by JSteff · 12 replies
    Just a thought and question from a forment user of the lool. | 5/30/2014 | John (JSteff)
    The Script for posting on FR made it so nice and easy to properly post to thread on FR.
  • What's wrong with FR index page... Won't finish loading?

    08/24/2013 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    8/24/2013— 10:29am | Swordmaker
    The index page of FreeRepublic randomly stops loading in mid sentence in the middle of a thumbnail article of the body. . . And re-loading just finds another random stopping place. Not good fellows. I see you're having issues on pagination in the threads, but this is on the first page of the index.
  • ODD: FreeRepublic not displaying all posts? (Only 18 of 80 getting listed)

    03/03/2013 2:08:54 PM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 72 replies
    Self ^ | 3 March 2013 | RACookPE1978
    Odd observation, but it has been seen in six different threads the past few minutes: The thread title, and the usual FreeRepublic title block will display. But only 14 to 18 replies are displayed, and no end-of-thread links nor the usual FreeRepublic lower page links.
  • Just Deleted all old FReepMail

    02/10/2013 7:27:46 PM PST · by mojo114 · 44 replies
    I never thought to delete old FReepmail
  • Problems with viewing longer threads....anyone else?

    01/29/2013 12:02:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Posted on January 29, 2013 | myself
    Can't get beyond the first 17 replies in a thread.....
  • Free Republic Worked Well on Election Night (so I am donating today!)

    11/07/2012 10:19:57 AM PST · by Yaelle · 17 replies
    Self ^ | 11/07/12 | Self
    Not being able to read and share thoughts during the three presidential debates was painful for me as a longtime FReeper. I really counted on being here with you all, and I did waste an hour for the first two debates attempting to connect. It was frustrating and sad. We were not getting clear responses from Jim either on what was going on. Perhaps no one knew. But with pressure building over the last month, somehow we got them to discover the flaw and just in time. If it were not for Free Republic last night -- and today and...
  • Latest Articles and Forum Links not refreshing

    06/30/2011 8:06:56 AM PDT · by dila813 · 6 replies
    today | me
    link:*/index isn't working, it appears like the page / server isn't telling my cache server that the page has been updated and therefore hasn't been pulled/pushed to any downstream browsers the last 2 days. If I go to comments, activity, mail, everything else appears to be working normally.