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  • Church-Speak: Strange things Church people say

    08/04/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 3, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a tendency that any group has to use words that make sense to some of its members, but are often unintelligible to outsiders. I have sometimes had to coach recent converts in “Church speak”.For example I may proudly announce that “RCIA classes will begin next week….so if you know anyone who is interested in attending, please fill out an information card on the table just outside the sacristy door.” Thinking I have been perfectly clear, a new member approachs me after Mass to ask what “RCIA classes are….and also what is a sacristy?”I have had the same reaction...
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. Its not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not. >Snip< All of that...
  • AP Under Attack for Removing Islamophobia, Homophobia from Stylebook

    11/28/2012 11:35:11 AM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 28NOV12 | Daniel Greenfield
    First the Associated Press announced that it would continue using Illegal Alien instead of Undocumented American, Accidental Border Crosser or Beautiful Dreamer on the grounds that it was well technically accurate. Now the AP is throwing out Homophobia and Islamophobia on the grounds that they are inaccurate and conflate prejudice with mental illness. And that has led to outrage hysteria from the usual organs of the left who like sticking to their politicized words once theyve made enough people aware of them. Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for...
  • Evangelical' Is the Most Abused Term in Religious Lexicon, Says Ministry Leader

    10/20/2012 1:41:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2012 | Lillian Kwon
    The term "evangelical" is likely the most abused term in the entire religious lexicon, says one Christian leader. Phil Johnson, executive director of Grace to You, which is led by Pastor John MacArthur, believes "evangelical" has been so abused that he wonders whether its original meaning can ever be recovered. "These days it's been redefined in sociological terms, political terms; everybody seems to have their own concept of what it means," he said on the "Janet Mefferd Show" this week. A few years ago, best-selling author Rob Bell defined (to The Boston Globe) "evangelical" as a belief in working together...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration." "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News "Our strategy...
  • Our Ever-Shrinking Lexicon (There seems to be so many code words for "racism" nowadays...)

    08/31/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2012 | Carol Brown
    Conservatives cannot talk about "food stamps" because it's code for some evil racist message. In a refreshing, much-needed moment, Newt Gingrich smacked that one down quite nicely. Conservatives cannot talk about "Chicago" because that's also racist. Conservatives must not say the word "angry" when referring to the president, because, well, by now we all know where this leads....racism! Conservatives cannot talk about the president and "golf." Because, apparently, when you think about Obama and golf you think about Tiger Woods and sordid sex and it's all very demeaning and, well, you know the rest. Who would have guessed? There are...
  • Obama's Misleading Vocabulary

    07/04/2011 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Independence Day provides all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate the many freedoms that make our country both great and unique. Our Declaration of Independence was breathtaking in scope and written in precise, plain, unequivocal language. When read in townships across the Colonies, crowds listened in hushed silence and then broke out in applause when the reading was complete. Our Founding Fathers felt no need to dilute or cloak their intentions to form a government. As you celebrate the 4th, it might be appropriate to contrast the straightforward language of our founders and other great American leaders with the weasel...
  • TURN YOUR BOLD ITALIANS OFF!

    05/27/2011 4:35:36 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 90 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 27 May 11 | dcbryan1
    Whats up with the bold fonts size 4?!
  • Proposed Rule change to FReeper Lexicon (RE: Helen Thomas)

    06/07/2010 10:40:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 66 replies · 123+ views
    07 JUNE 10 | dcbryan1
    Whereas, being a pre-millenial freeper, do propose the following changes to The 2010 and subsequent FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) Pic Rule - Unofficial, but strictly enforced rule that pictures of unpleasant liberal women must be accompanied by pictures of beautiful women; if beautiful women are mentioned a picture must follow (and inevitably controlled by Helen Thomas) (thanks NonLinear and dinasour). Specific rules follow: 1. If your post mentions Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin, you must post a pic of her. Example: ......"Ann Coulter"=..."Michelle Malkin"= 2. Female equivalent to the Ann Coulter rule. The Bibi (Netanyahu) and Bill Sammon's...
  • Mean spirited, arrogant, MISANTHROPIC liberals

    03/27/2010 5:34:56 PM PDT · by wendy1946 · 14 replies · 739+ views
    This is about the use of language in politics and political activism. Consider the two words, "misanthrope" and "populist". For instance Sarah Palin is a populist but the hell of it is, at least as far as I can discern, so was Eva Peron whom Most would consider a leftist. There were both left and right wing Peronistas; a populist is somebody who wishes to aid and help his fellow man and there are those who would try to do so via left and right political ideas. A MISANTHROPE on the other hand is somebody who hates humanity and the...
  • The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME!

    09/16/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT · by batter · 149 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...
  • Religion

    06/25/2009 9:54:08 AM PDT · by missi0ns · 36 replies · 968+ views
    Authored by registrant ^ | 25 June 2009 | John R. Hubbard
    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. BEHOLD MY SERVANT (Isa. 42:1). Isa 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. . 1:18 THE FORERUNNER 1:911 THE BAPTISM: WITH WATER 1:12, 13. THE TEMPTATION: (WILDERNESS) 1:1420 THE KINGDOM } PROCLAIMED 1:218:30. THE KING 8:3110:52 THE KING } REJECTED 11:114:25 THE KINGDOM 14:2642. THE AGONY: IN THE GARDEN 14:4316:14. THE BAPTISM: OF SUFFERING (DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION). 16:1520. THE SUCCESSORS. (This Gospel outline wi8ll...
  • Buzzwords: Rephrasing Obama's lexicon

    05/11/2009 3:50:26 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 13 replies · 1,010+ views
    LATimes ^ | May 11, 2009 | Peter Nicholas and Jim Tankersley
    In the debate over his top environmental goals, President Obama is backing away from "cap and trade." Not the policy. It's the phrase itself, deemed confusing by Democratic pollsters, that has all but disappeared from the president's vocabulary of late. Now when Obama talks about forcing companies to bid at auction for the right to emit greenhouse gases, he is more apt to mention "market-based" proposals and "clean energy jobs," hinting at a rich new employment source. Control the language, politicians know, and you stand a better chance of controlling the debate. So the Obama administration, in its push to...
  • The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    09/08/2008 10:37:49 AM PDT · by batter · 90 replies · 5,137+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 8 September, 2008 | FReepers
    The 2008 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! (see also The 2007 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 understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • The FreeRepublic Lexicon - 2008 Update Time!

    09/03/2008 7:02:35 AM PDT · by batter · 82 replies · 2,109+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 3 September 2008 | FReepers
    The 2007 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! (see also The 2007 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 understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Homeland Security's Muslim advisors contradicted new terror lexicon

    05/04/2008 11:50:09 AM PDT · by givemELL · 8 replies · 304+ views
    www.americanthinker.com ^ | May 4, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    American Thinker publishes today Joseph Myers' critical assessment of Homeland Security's new terror lexicon, "Strategic Collapse in the War on Terror", as it published my own analysis, "Flying Blind in the War on Terror", last week. This new lexicon adopted by both Homeland Security and the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center, directs government employees to cease using the terms "jihad", "jihadist", and "mujahedeen" to describe Islamic terrorists. The memos were publicly released by Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Friday, but inquiries by Emerson about which Muslim leaders exactly advised Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff on this widely criticized...
  • J.K. Rowling, Lexicon and Oz (Orson Scott Card Smackdown!)

    05/02/2008 7:19:09 AM PDT · by dr.zaeus · 38 replies · 417+ views
    Linear Publishing ^ | 04/24/2008 | Orson Scott Card
    Can you believe that J.K. Rowling is suing a small publisher because she claims their 10,000-copy edition of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a book about Rowling's hugely successful novel series, is just a "rearrangement" of her own material. Rowling "feels like her words were stolen," said lawyer Dan Shallman. Well, heck, I feel like the plot of my novel Ender's Game was stolen by J.K. Rowling. A young kid growing up in an oppressive family situation suddenly learns that he is one of a special class of children with special abilities, who are to be educated in a remote training...
  • Vanity ---- Listing of Common Phrases Used on Free Republic

    12/31/2007 6:52:45 PM PST · by racing fan · 114 replies · 928+ views
    various | 12/31/2008 | me
    I was trying to think of all the common phrases that are posted on virtually every thread. I am not sure if there is even a listing on here. Maybe they could be listed here. Here are some examples: We are doomed!!! It's Bush's Fault! It's Global Warming. Search is your friend. (I think this is one)
  • Do not post to me

    08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 3,059 replies · 26,248+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/07 | 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...
  • What Makes a FReeper a FReeper?

    08/21/2007 9:43:30 AM PDT · by Bob J · 266 replies · 5,249+ views
    FR | 8-21-07 | Bob J
    I often wondered what exactly makes a FReeper a FReeper? Is it the simple act of reading articles on FR? Do you have to post articles or replies? To call yourself a FReeper do you need to engage in effective activism like writing letters to politicians, getting out in the street to carry signs, or, is being a FReeper an attitude. If so, what attitude is that? Knock yourself out.
  • The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    08/06/2007 2:06:00 PM PDT · by batter · 122 replies · 10,634+ views
    FReepers ^ | 6 August 2007 | FReepers (batter)
    The 2007 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! (see also The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconI 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 understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all the...
  • The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)(Draft)

    07/31/2007 10:29:07 AM PDT · by batter · 156 replies · 4,865+ views
    FReepers (batter) ^ | 31 July 2007 | FReepers
    The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Draft)AKA "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! (see also The 2006 FreeRepublic LexiconI 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 understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Language Changes

    04/26/2007 8:54:03 PM PDT · by Grizzled Bear · 52 replies · 1,281+ views
    Today | Me
    Language changes. This cannot be denied. Due to one person's brave words we have a new change to our lexicon. Sheryl Crow, the 'one square wonder' has single handedly wiped the way clear the future of our communication. For instance; when things are getting shakey at work you should state that if everyone doesn't work together the "Crow's really gonna hit the fan." When someone startles you, tell them you nearly "Crowed your pants." Suppose you are playing poker. Your friend fails to disguise his glee at the hand you dealt to him. While holding your chips closer than your...
  • HTML Sandbox

    01/10/2006 7:29:56 PM PST · by TPartyType · 825 replies · 24,255+ views
    self | 10 Jan 06 | TPartyType
    Welcome Newcomers! This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML, and to get some coaching. So, first things first: Go to michigander's [ HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)] and learn there how to change font color, font size, font face, and the like. THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THERE NOT COVERED HERE (so as to avoid duplication). Learn there also how to post a link and an image, then come back here to practice. If you're having problems, folks will drop by occasionally to give you pointers and help you troubleshoot. Boring posts are...
  • A Message to All the Cut and Run Freepers Currently Polluting Free Republic

    11/24/2006 6:46:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 2,144 replies · 32,002+ views
    Friday, November 24, 2006 | Kristinn
    I'm reading an astonishing number of comments on Free Republic these days by posters who have joined the ranks of the anti-American left in calling for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq. Some claim to have military experience, some claim to be patriotic Americans and some claim to be smarter than the rest.These posters are joining the Murtha-Rangel-McDermott treason caucus. Oh, they say they love the troops, but their decision to abandon them in the field speaks otherwise.Three years ago, the United States led an international coalition to rid the world of one of the worst regimes on the planet. Saddam...
  • Welcome, and Thanks [Newbies Especially, Please Read]

    03/20/2003 4:30:30 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 39 replies · 1,270+ views
    Welcome to Free Republic!Yesterday, I had the pleasure of writing the following:Yesterday was, by the measure of distinct posters, the busiest day ever in the history of Free Republic, as 4,282 distinct usernames posted. Fan-freepin'-tastic. This beat the previous record by a dozen or two.Even more impressive, yesterday was the busiest day in the history of Free Republic as measured by total articles + replies, with a whopping 31,153. The previous record was somewhat below 30,000.Signups had their 8th highest day ever, behind 7 consecutive days after the 2000 elections. I am happy to say that yesterday was even busier,...
  • Email: The Future of Free Republic

    06/25/2002 3:42:21 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,368 replies · 18,115+ views
    Email | 06/25/02 | Jim Robinson
    The following email is being circulated to our members by various disgruntled former FReepers: Subject: The Future of Our Free Republic Dear Fellow Free Republic Member, Many of us at Free Republic are distressed by the extraordinary level of censorship that has been so obviously going on. It is very obvious that individual posts, entire threads, and the entire work of members who have been highly regarded are disappearing into a Memory Hole. Scores of us have organized an e-mail network that is independent of the communication controls presently, and sadly, being used at our Free Republic. We have carefully...
  • History of FreeRepublic

    10/30/2003 12:14:39 PM PST · by dakine · 182 replies · 5,180+ views
    Free Republic and Jim Robinson's Finances Miscellaneous Free Republic Source: Free Republic Published: 07/15/99 Author: Jim Robinson Posted on 07/15/1999 01:02:53 PDT by Jim Robinson Just trying to set the record straight. Even though it's boring, I'll have to go back a few years to lay the groundwork for the story. Warning: it's boring so you might just want to skip this whole thing and go on to a real article... but for those of you who are spreading the gruesome rumors of Jim Robinson ripping off the FReepers, here's the real accounting of Free Republic. During the 70's and...
  • Breaking News Abuse

    11/20/2003 9:52:43 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 245 replies · 950+ views
    Admin Lecture Series ^ | November 20, 2003 | Admin Moderator
    There are way too many non-breaking news stories being placed in breaking news. It's gotten so bad, this is in breaking news. Please, if the story has been posted once in breaking news, it doesn't belong there again unless it's a critical update. Also, don't abuse topics. A story does not need to be posted in every single topic. It does not generate more hits to your thread. Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson, etc, are not breaking news, unless convicted. This is tabloid journalism, we are a conservative forum. Related threads can be found here.Posting Guidelines
  • Here we go again, way too many vanities.

    12/12/2003 6:13:33 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 450 replies · 1,135+ views
    Admin Moderator | December 12, 2003 | Admin Moderator
    There have been way too many vanities. We have asked numerous times to please limit your vanities to either the General Interest (Chat) forum or to post your one line vanities on an already existing thread. Guess what, didn't work. So, we will be deleting one line vanity threads, unless it is truly news as reported by a major media outlet. We will be deleting threads misposted to news that clearly belong in the General Interest (Chat) forum. Remember, this is a conservative news forum. So, get ready, your vanity posts will be removed if you can not follow these...
  • Moderator Q & A. Ask Your Questions.

    12/26/2003 5:08:02 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 1,436 replies · 5,918+ views
    Admin Moderator | 12-26-03 | Admin Moderator
    Ask your questions. Anything goes. We can always default to Jim.
  • History of FR

    12/13/2002 5:13:49 AM PST · by dakine · 428 replies · 10,707+ views
    7/15/99 | JR
    Free Republic and Jim Robinson's Finances Miscellaneous Free Republic Source: Free Republic Published: 07/15/99 Author: Jim Robinson Posted on 07/15/1999 01:02:53 PDT by Jim Robinson Just trying to set the record straight. Even though it's boring, I'll have to go back a few years to lay the groundwork for the story. Warning: it's boring so you might just want to skip this whole thing and go on to a real article... but for those of you who are spreading the gruesome rumors of Jim Robinson ripping off the FReepers, here's the real accounting of Free Republic. During the 70's and...
  • It's time for a posting refresher course - Volume 2 (Welcome Newbies)

    01/08/2004 2:06:20 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 100 replies · 3,071+ views
    <p>It's time again for another posting refresher course. Thanks for your cooperation.</p> <p>FYI: The New York Times is not part of the lawsuit.</p> <p>Only one these topics will show up in the sidebars, posting to multiple topics will still only show one topic.</p>
  • It's time for a posting refresher course (Welcome Newbies)

    10/27/2003 10:41:53 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 165 replies · 1,927+ views
    Admin Moderator | October 27, 2003 | Admin Moderator
    Hi all, It's time again for another posting refresher course. Thanks for your cooperation. Only one these topics will show up in the sidebars, posting to multiple topics will still only show one topic. Activism/Chapters - Activism, protests, news and business of Free Republic Chapters. Freep this poll should be placed in vanity. General news stories about activism should be place in news. After action reports from Freeps are allowed here. Announcements Notifications of Activism events, FR business Breaking News - Not every story is breaking news. Breaking news should be news that affects most of us. There are...
  • GOOD NEWS - BAD NEWS (Don't Say You Weren't Warned)

    01/22/2004 6:34:29 PM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 1,002 replies · 2,698+ views
    Self | 1-22-04 | Sidebar Moderator
    GOOD NEWS - BAD NEWS (Don't Say You Weren't Warned) The bad news is that I am the newly designated moderator of Free Republic's Religion Forum. The good news is that I am the newly designated moderator of Free Republic's Religion Forum. First, let's discuss why this is bad news. I have no doubt that everyone who participates in this forum is aware of the general posting guidelines of Free Republic; they've been in effect as long as Free Republic has been in existence. Just for clarity, here they are again: "NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence...
  • Statement by Jim Robinson Regarding the State of our Free Republic

    10/20/2003 4:53:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,270 replies · 14,102+ views
    October 20, 2003 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I happen to believe that Bill and Hillary Clinton were the worst presidents in our nation's history. Corruption, government abuse, treason and daily scandal were the norm under their rule. Bill is a useful idiot who can't keep his mouth shut or his zipper up and Hillary is an America hating godless communist power monger. These are my personal opinions.</p>
  • Vanity Post on Vanity Posts, Duplicate Posts, Trash Posts, Commie Propaganda, etc., Vol V, No. 1

    01/28/2002 9:45:37 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 150 replies · 1,884+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1/26/02 | Jim Robinson
    Way too many vanity threads lately. And way too much trash being posted. Please try to stay on topic (politics). Also, please do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting. This will reduce the number of duplicates. And, along these same lines, please use the original titles on your article posts. Do NOT edit the titles. Do NOT use &quot;My Title&quot; titles. This will also help to reduce the number of duplicates. And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free ...
  • Vanity Post on Vanity Posts, Duplicate Posts, Trash Posts, Commie Propaganda, etc., Vol V, No. 1

    01/25/2002 9:38:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 912 replies · 9,547+ views
    Free Republic | Jan 25, 2002 | Jim Robinson
    Way too many vanity threads lately. And way too much trash being posted. Please try to stay on topic (politics). Also, please do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting. This will reduce the number of duplicates. And, along these same lines, please use the original titles on your article posts. Do NOT edit the titles. Do NOT use "My Title" titles. This will also help to reduce the number of duplicates. And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free ...
  • Vanity On Duplicate Threads

    03/01/2004 10:13:46 AM PST · by Preech1 · 74 replies · 3,616+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/1/04 | Admin Moderator
    This is just a reminder that before one posts an article, one should check to see if the article has been previously posted in order to avoid duplication. Duplication causes several problems. Just like the old Monty Python skit about spam, if the same thing is posted over and over, it can drown out other valid posts. It needlessly consumes system resources. It fragments discussion. In general, moderators will pull duplicate postings when we are alerted to them or when we notice them. This has the benefit of eliminating the "spam" effect and it helps keep discussion from being fragmented....
  • Get Yer Ya-Yas Out [FR Moderating Gripe Thread]

    03/15/2004 11:01:45 AM PST · by I Am Not A Mod · 1,419 replies · 1,992+ views
    <p>It's been a while since we had a thread along these lines.</p> <p>I can tell from comments I am seeing in threads, on abuse reports, and in Freepmail that some people are unhappy with various policies and their implementations by the staff here.</p>
  • Regarding Democrats Underground and other such liberal cesspools

    11/25/2002 2:26:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 200 replies · 3,512+ views
    Free Republic | Novemeber 25, 2002 | Jim Robinson
    It's no secret. They don't like you and they will ban you whenever they catch you posting to their forums. Who cares? We ban them anytime they register here. It's a fact. Very few people here are interested in reading the DU style spin and regurgitated propaganda. Those of you who want to rattle their cages are welcome to it, but please do not drag any of their garbage back to FR and please do not bother posting vanities about your experiences with them. It's not wanted here and will be deleted. Thanks, Jim
  • More copyright complaints

    04/08/2004 9:19:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 476 replies · 2,308+ views
    Free Republic | April 8, 2004 | Jim Robinson
    As most of you are aware, we've recently received several copyright complaints. In the last few weeks, we've received complaints from the SJ Mercury News, Independent (UK), SF Chronicle and The Boston Globe. Just a couple days ago the Post-Gazette send a cease and desist notice and yesterday I heard from the Tribune-Review. Tonight, I got a call from Amy and there were two more registered letters at our PO Box. The McClatchy News (Sacramento Bee) and USAToday are now added to the list of publications that have complained about copyright violations. Well, folks, the handwriting is on the wall....
  • The New Free Republic Bloggers and Personal Web Sites Forum

    04/12/2004 12:07:16 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies · 2,929+ views
    Bloggers and Personal Web Sites Forum ^ | 04/11/04 | Jim Robinson
    New Forum for Bloggers and posters with personal web sites! For all of you who have blogs or personal web sites or personal news or opinion or forum sites that you would like to discuss or promote on Free Republic, here's the place to do it. Our new Bloggers & Personal forum is for: Posting from your blog. Posting from other peoples blogs. Posting your from your personal web site. Posting from other peoples personal web sites. Promoting your blog. Promoting other peoples blogs. Promoting your personal web site. Promoting your favorite web sites. Posting from your favorite outside forums....
  • Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

    04/05/2004 3:53:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 737 replies · 202,406+ views
    April 5, 2004 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Note: Don't post anything at all from the Las Vegas Review Journal or anything from organizations run by Stevens Media, LLC or RightHaven, LLC until the lawsuit brought against us by them is resolved.</p>
  • Articles indexed to Breaking News AND Technical (in order of time indexed.)

    07/26/2004 6:11:21 PM PDT · by John Robinson · 22 replies · 1,985+ views
    I've introduced a new feature. If it works without killing us all I'll extend it to keywords.
  • Posting refresher course - Please read

    02/09/2005 6:25:49 PM PST · by Tarpaulin · 49 replies · 1,731+ views
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    We've had a lot of new folks join up recently. Welcome aboard, this thread is a gentle reminder of some basic posting guidelines. (And for some of you old timers as well) Please read the follow, and ask any questions. We will all try to help you out. SEARCH If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted. To avoid duplicate posts, please search before posting. Use the published article title to prevent duplicates. The best method to search is to pick a key word or two from the title. If the article you are...
  • Posting refresher course - Please read

    02/03/2005 11:21:36 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 184 replies · 14,843+ views
    Admin Lecture Series ^ | February 3, 2005 | Olive
    <p>We've had a lot of new folks join up recently. Welcome aboard, this thread is a gentle reminder of some basic posting guidelines. (And for some of you old timers as well) Please read the follow, and ask any questions. We will all try to help you out.</p>
  • You all need to read this

    09/11/2004 12:24:17 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 268 replies · 16,832+ views
    Admin Lecture Series ^ | 9-11-04 | Friendly Neighborhood Mods
    <p>We've had a lot of new folks join up recently. Welcome aboard, this thread is a gentle reminder of some basic posting guidelines. (And for some of you old timers as well) Please read the follow, and ask any questions. We will all try to help you out.</p>
  • The Science of a Zot: Intel Brief #0804 (LOOSE LIPS! Don't anybody look.)

    08/28/2004 6:46:17 AM PDT · by wolicy_ponk · 167 replies · 7,369+ views
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  • Way too many duplicates and vanities. Please read - again. (Welcome Newbies)

    07/27/2004 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 250 replies · 42,992+ views
    Volume 3 ^ | 7-27-04 | AM
    We are asking that you all follow these simple posting rules, search before posting, use links and sources when possible, and excerpt as required. Please take a moment to read. We need your cooperation. Only one of these topics will show up in a sidebar, posting to multiple topics will still only show one topic. Activism/Chapters - Activism, protests, news and business of Free Republic Chapters. Freep this poll should be placed in vanity. General news stories about activism should be place in news. After action reports from Freeps are allowed here. Announcements Notifications of Activism events, FR business...