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  • DNS error back again [update: We're good to go again]

    04/15/2016 12:26:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Sorry, folks. Looks like the DNS error problem is back. Thought we had the out-dated record business all straightened out with the registry people, but I see they put us on hold again this morning. Hope John gets it all straightened out for good this time... and soon.
  • 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 Dumb-dumb out of date records error led to administrative hold.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.
  • Suddenly cut off Free Republic (vanity)

    04/05/2016 2:04:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 94 replies
    myself | myself
    I am unable to access this website with Suddenlink, my WiFi provider. The only way I am accessing it now is on my tablet, I had to turn WiFi off and use AT&T. Anyone else being censored?
  • Tech Support: How to log in during FreeRepublic DNS problem (3 easy steps on Windows)

    04/05/2016 11:54:27 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 77 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/5/2016 | Self
    So I noticed a bunch of people have been able to find the trick to getting to FR using the IP in their browser, but can't log in. Here's a step-by-step guide for Windows on how to log in. NOTE: You need to be an administrator on your machine. You don't have to do anything scary, but you need admin privileges to do the following simple task in step 1. Step 1: Open Notepad as Administrator Navigate to Notepad. If you don't have a shortcut handy you can just click the Windows Start button (or in Windows 8+ just press...
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Freerepublic link errors???

    09/27/2015 7:16:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    A Grunt ^ | 27 sept 2015
    First link upper left; malware notice! Link at end of excerpt; OK.
  • Vanity: Temporary Fix for the Malware warning page that is plaguing FR today

    09/27/2015 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Maceman · 69 replies
    I am finding that I got the malware page warning now every time I click on a link to the original source page. However, I am finding this doesn't happen if you click from the link to the story from the main Forum page, rather than clicking on the link to the FR story page and then clicking to the original source link from there. I'll be interested to know whether this solution works for anybody else.
  • Everytime the screen refreshes I am logged out of FR

    12/12/2014 6:30:40 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 83 replies
    12/12/14 | chickensoup ( THE Soup)
    Everytime the screen refreshes I am logged out of FR I log out constantly . Frustrating. New behavior. Not logging out of other sites on screen change. Do you not love me anymore?
  • 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...
  • Stupid truncated page

    08/29/2013 7:05:16 PM PDT · by The_Victor · 107 replies
    8/29/13 | The _Victor
    When is Free Republic going to fix this bug that truncates the forum page?
  • FR not loading -- caused by Java update?

    06/29/2013 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 74 replies
    Vanity | 6/29/2013 | pearls before swine
    About an hour ago someone complained that FR wasn't fully displaying on his computer. I checked on some longer threads as well as the comments display, and it was working fine for me. I'm using Firefox Beta 23 on Win 7. Then, I happened to update my Java to Java 7 Release 25. Lo and behold, the partial display bug appeared for me when I checked back into FR. The same problem exists when I use Chrome, so I presume it's the Java update that's causing the problem. Has anyone else noticed this behavior?
  • Woo hoo!! Search works!!

    11/14/2012 6:32:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Received a message from John. Not the final solution, but he's installed a work around to the immediate problem. Search works!! Woo hoo!
  • Anyone Else Having Trouble Using "SEARCH"? [Vanity]

    11/11/2012 9:24:35 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 19 replies
    11-11-12 | bimboeruption
    When I type a word in the SEARCH box, this is where I'm taken:;o=time;q=quick;s=romney
  • Search doesn't work [Vanity]

    11/09/2012 10:40:59 PM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    expat | Nov 9,2012 | Me
    Search doesn't work. I reported it to the Administrator several days ago and as usual didn't even get the courtesy of a reply. I get an error in several different browsers similar to: You are not authorized to access the webpage at;o=time;q=quick;s=Muslim%20man%20chops%20off%20his%20daughter%27s%20head%20and%20shows%20it%20off%20around%20the%20city. You may need to sign in Is it just me?
  • (Vanity) Thanks to Jim Robinson & John Robinson

    11/06/2012 8:20:56 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 60 replies
    ] ^ | 11-06-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Just wanted to say, Mega THANKS for whatever you did to fix the servers yesterday. We were all worried about access to FR threads on Election Day, but it looks like you solved the problem. Let's all give them a hand -- and contribute to the Freepathon!
  • (vanity) Has Search been disabled on FR for today?

    11/06/2012 7:31:26 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 34 replies
    Nov 6, 2012 | (self)
    When I click the Search link, I get a blkank page (Firefox) or an HTTP 403 Forbidden (IE). Has Search been disabled to cut down on server strain? (There may already be posts about this, but I can't find them because I can't search. ;D)
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Possible good news regarding our server

    11/05/2012 11:20:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 159 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Some good news perhaps. John says he has found a problem with one of the servers and he's going to try to configure around it. But it'll take him a couple hours or more before he's ready to test it. Hang in there. Prayers up that it works!
  • What The Hell Is Wrong With Free Republic!?!?!?

    11/04/2012 7:10:42 PM PST · by CWW · 228 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2012 | Cww
    This site has been a frustrating disaster for the last week. What the he'll is going on? I can't get the page to load but 1 of 4 attempts. I'm about to give up, and I've been a member since 1998. Please tell me this will be fixed before Tuesday!!
  • VANITY: FR -- slightly ahead of its time?

    02/10/2012 10:28:46 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 20 replies
    my beady little brain | Feb 11, 2012 | HTRN
    It's been several weeks, I think, and the timestamp which gets put on my postings (and other fresh postings) seems to be about ten minutes or so ahead of the actual time. This can't be a time zone issue. What gives? Or is Illinois so retarded that even all its clocks are slow?
  • Anyone else find FR to be really screwed this weekend?

    06/19/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Spartan79 · 90 replies
    How about a post from FR on what the h**l is going on. Page loads are erratic and more often than not fail. How long until we can expect resumption of normal service? What gives. (I've seen several comments to posts also complaining about problems. I'm not having problems with any other sites, just Free Republic.)
  • Is the Freep clock off?

    06/01/2011 6:40:00 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 33 replies
    june 1, 2011 | beebuster2000
    looking at posts that show a time that is 15 minutes in the future. wondering if the clock that time stamps posts is off.
  • Free Republic Activity Tab

    11/06/2010 7:36:35 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 41 replies
    Me | Self
    For months now when I vist Free Republic I get an error message when I click on the Activity tab. The error reads: Your query returned no results. I have tried numerous settings, flushing my cache, etc. What causes this and how do I fix it?
  • Will the "views" feature ever make a comeback?

    10/08/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    10/8/2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Just asking. Liked seeing how many people had viewed a particular thread.
  • Activity Tab returns no results

    09/18/2010 9:13:45 AM PDT · by altair · 12 replies
    vanity | 18-Sep-2010 | self
    We have three tab buttons on our account page - Articles, Activity, Comments. The (Activity Button) never shows anything. It used to.Have I mucked up some of my settings?
  • Activity Tab? (vanity)

    09/15/2010 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Westbrook · 29 replies
    When I click on the FR "Activity" tab, rather than listing the posts in order of most activity, I get the following error message. Your query returned no results. What am I missing?
  • "Your query returned no post."

    09/06/2010 6:23:51 AM PDT · by fuente · 12 replies
    Can someone tell me what is happening. Every computer I use now give this as a response to log on. Did the software change a few months ago?
  • Why doesn't my "Activity" tab show anything under it anymore?

    08/26/2010 8:37:55 AM PDT · by 3boysdad · 26 replies
    Lately I haven't been able to monitor activity using the "Activity" tab option. Does anyone happen to know why? I thought mayber there was a change that I missed but I've querried the keyword activity and nothing comes back.
  • Views/Hits are gone...Suggestions? (FR Help)

    09/20/2008 3:53:19 AM PDT · by jilliane · 19 replies · 386+ views ^ | 9/20/2008 | Jilliane
    Any ideas why the Views: stat is missing? I like the stat so I can see when a topic has had a lot of FR interest even if replies aren't high. I checked computers in 3 locations and none of them showed views. I did a search for "views" and find 1 posting from 3/05 about Views - it vanished before and may not be a universal problem. Also, tried clicking on "Activity" as someone there indicated and some threads have views and others don't.
  • Thread views not displaying?

    07/26/2009 6:37:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies · 324+ views
    Little House on Unaka | July 26, 2009 | don-o
    Today, I notice that the number of thread views is not displaying. The number of replies is. I like to see the number of views because it indicates what subjects are of most interest to FReepers at any time. For example, Palin posts get many views and gets them quick. My posts about Honduras, not so much. Did the recent outages cause the elimination of the "views" data?
  • Where are the Number of Views?

    06/08/2010 7:36:35 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 50 replies · 61+ views
    Tonight the number of views for posts disappeared and all that displays is the number of comments. What's up with that? I LIKE seeing number of views, using it as a barometer of interest in a post.
  • Was Free Republic Website down Today?

    03/07/2010 9:20:35 AM PST · by factmart · 73 replies · 312+ views
    Was Free Republic Website down Today?
  • Slow Response on FreeRepublic?

    06/21/2010 4:19:22 PM PDT · by Laserman · 38 replies
    Laserman (Vanity)
    FR was out for me on Sunday and now it is responding very slowly except when I select a topic. The main page loads VERY SLOWLY. Is anyone else experiencing problems with FR? All other internet sites are normal.
  • (vanity) Is anyone else noticing that Freerepublic is loading very slowly?

    06/21/2010 10:25:36 AM PDT · by hecht · 59 replies · 3+ views
    for the last week or two it is taking a long time to load ( if at all) What gives?
  • Please FreeRepublic Admin and IT people FIX this site!

    06/22/2010 10:59:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies · 1+ views
    6/22/2010 | US Navy Vet
    Please Admins and IT Folks fix this site. The way it is operating now is tantamount to a DOS Attack.
  • Lag time on Free Republic

    06/22/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 83 replies · 1+ views
    6/22/10 | antidemoncrat
    For the last few days, both my computers started having trouble loading Free Republic pages, sometimes taking several minutes. I've noticed more than usual multiple postings for the same Freepers which tells me they are having the same problems. Has this been a problem with other users or it it just my problem? Thanks
  • Vanity -- is anyone else having trouble seeing state flag images on FReeper pages?

    06/26/2010 8:30:16 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 28 replies
    June 26, 2010
    Since the recent to-do with the change of FR's IP address, I've been having problems seeing the state (or region) flag images on FReeper pages. They all come up as broken links, although if clicked they still go to the blog for the appropriate state. What gives?
  • When will number of views be coming back to threads?

    06/30/2010 1:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vanity | June 30, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Like to know how many people have viewed a particular thread, whether mine or someone else's, so I'm curious if we'll see that feature return.