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  • How to post a thread and other interesting facts. (Welcome Newbies)

    02/01/2006 2:00:18 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 194 replies · 13,410+ views
    Admin Lecture Series ^ | February 1, 2006 | Olive
    <p>Hi everyone, Olive here, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. We've had a lot of newbies sign up! Welcome Aboard! The more the merrier! And it doesn't hurt you longtimes to re-read this. As always, we're here to help. Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer.</p>
  • What are the rules for newbies?

    03/28/2013 7:13:17 PM PDT · by catnipman · 180 replies
    3/28/2013 | self
    I have a friend who recently joined Free Republic after an epiphany of realization that lead her to convert to a conservative virtually overnight, and now she's getting quite an education by reading FR. But she's frustrated because she can't join ping lists or send messages to people. Apparently newbies are blocked from doing a lot of things, but I can't find the rules written down anywhere. What are newbies forbidden to do, and for how long, and how do the restrictions get lifted?
  • HTML Sandbox 2012

    01/01/2012 5:09:33 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 125 replies
    Free Republic | 01 January 2012 | Free Republic
    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...
  • Police Officer Holds Hand of Woman Pinned Under Bus

    12/17/2011 7:58:50 AM PST · by no gnu taxes · 45 replies
    Neal Karlinsky reports on one officer's act of kindness in an emergency.
  • HTML Sandbox 2011

    01/01/2011 8:30:03 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 154 replies · 5+ views
    FR | 01 January 2011 | Various FR Members
    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...
  • Crist – Rubio – Palin - Bachmann

    03/28/2010 11:05:31 PM PDT · by TLittlefella · 83 replies · 1,721+ views
    For those who watched the debate between Crist and Rubio on Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace, you just witnessed the reason why career politicians need to be flushed out of our government. The Obama loving Crist freely admits he would sellout his fiscal conservative values for a hunk of Obama’s spendthrift stimulus goldmine. If Crist wins the Senate race there is little doubt he will participate in vote trading and selling. Crist gets the infamous RINO award of the debate. On the other hand Rubio speaks with fork tongue. He can’t be trusted. When confronted with his using funds...
  • Has anyone noticed that almost all entries on breaking news sidebar are newbies?

    10/30/2008 6:04:38 PM PDT · by timsbella · 37 replies · 603+ views
    Freep Republic Sidebar ^ | Today | Bella
    VANITY - Is it just me or do we have a disproportionate number of newbies posting today?
  • The Trolls Among Us

    08/01/2008 12:50:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies · 512+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2008 | Mattathias Schwartz
    ... In the late 1980s, Internet users adopted the word “troll” to denote someone who intentionally disrupts online communities. Early trolling was relatively innocuous, taking place inside of small, single-topic Usenet groups. The trolls employed what the M.I.T. professor Judith Donath calls a “pseudo-naïve” tactic, asking stupid questions and seeing who would rise to the bait. The game was to find out who would see through this stereotypical newbie behavior, and who would fall for it. As one guide to trolldom puts it, “If you don’t fall for the joke, you get to be in on it.” Today the Internet...
  • Rumor: McCain will pick Colin Powell as his Vice Presidential Nominee

    07/28/2008 4:24:07 AM PDT · by MikeFrancesa.com · 105 replies · 430+ views
    www.mikefrancesa.com ^ | 07/28/08 | www.mikefrancesa.com
    I emailed the owner of this website and he told me a high ranking source said there is some buzz in Washington D.C. that John McCain will announce on Monday that Colin Powell has accepted his invitation to be his Vice-Presidential Nominee http://www.mikefrancesa.com/wordpress/?p=946
  • Stop adding your comments to the title thread (Shrillary Vanity Alert!!)

    03/31/2007 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies · 709+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC | 31 MARCH 2007 | EEE
    What part of "Body of Comment" underneath the "Body of Thread" when you're posting an article don't you understand? How many times have I logged onto FR and see the main page, only to be greeted with threads such as "Democrats challenge Bush on Iraq" (Thanks again cut-and-run conservatives!) or "Giuliani addresses crowd in California" (GO RUDY! THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN BEAT HILLARY!)? Isn't it annoying? (Expected FReeper responses: "Then don't click on the threads then moron!" or the "Aw Geez, not this s--t again picture.") OFFICIAL USE OF PARENTHESIS IN THREAD TITLE ETIQUETTE (1) Location. Listing the...
  • How to post a thread and other interesting facts, part II. (Welcome Newbies)

    04/07/2006 2:12:34 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 106 replies · 13,646+ views
    April 7, 2006 | Olive
    Hi everyone, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. We've had a lot of newbies sign up. Welcome Aboard! The more the merrier! And it doesn't hurt you longtimes to re-read this. As always, we're here to help. Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer. Are you ready maggot? SEARCH If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted. Check the breaking news sidebar first. Don't try to be the first one with the story, you've already been beaten by about eight threads. To avoid duplicate posts, please...
  • 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...
  • Welcoming Newcomers

    01/10/2006 6:34:01 PM PST · by TPartyType · 82 replies · 1,458+ views
    10 Jan 06 | TPartyType
    Alamo-Girl used to have a super Newcomers Welcome Desk and Information Center. I've been on extended leave from FR. Is there still a place where newbies can go to get oriented, pick up some lingo, learn etiquette, get questions answered without getting flamed, etc.? My sister just registered, so I'm trying to help her out. Thanks!
  • A STUPID NEWBIE QUESTION

    08/16/2005 4:32:53 PM PDT · by BIRDS · 56 replies · 1,352+ views
    08/16/05 | BIRDS
    I've been participating on FR in comments only a short while now but I learn (mostly) quickly (self promotion!). My one delay on the FR Learning Curve is whattheheck does "bttt" mean? I see it often on threads but I don't understand: (1.) what the acronym (please tell me it's an acronym) means; and, (2.) what purrpose it serves to type it. So, oh wise learned Freepers, please explain. I thankyew.
  • NEWCOMERS: Welcome Center and Information Desk

    10/07/2001 7:26:03 AM PDT · by tomkat · 322 replies · 5,355+ views
    Various FR Posters | Alamo-Girl and Various FR Posters
    Welcome to Free Republic! .......... Our heroes seem to like white hats.... but .... Don't mess with U.S.! If you are already feeling warm and comfortable - that's a good sign you've found a home in cyberspace. Welcome!!! The posters here are scratching their heads and digging in their bookmarks trying to find just exactly the right links, pictures and information that might be useful to you as you unpack and settle in. So please be patient with us while we try to get this thread better organized for you. Here are some things the posters (called "Freepers") believe you ...
  • Freeper Poll: Should new sign-ups be frozen until after the election?

    10/29/2004 4:52:01 PM PDT · by ambrose · 52 replies · 842+ views
    Freeper Poll: Should new sign-ups be frozen until after the election? We're being flooooooooooded with trolls, as well as newbies who keep posting the same articles over and over.
  • Are we ready to spin tonight?

    09/30/2004 12:01:08 PM PDT · by Cucullain · 7 replies · 683+ views
    Polipundit ^ | 30 09 2004 | Polipundit.com
    Terry McAuliffe has issued instructions for his troops to spend the first 10 minutes following the debate tonight voting in online polls, emailing media outlets and calling talk radio stations to “spin” the outcome. Power Line provided the following text of McAuliffe’s letter: Tonight, don’t let George Bush’s henchmen steal another victory. We need your online help immediately after the debate, so save this email, print it out, and have it ready with you as you watch the first Presidential debate tonight. We all know what happened in 2000. Al Gore won the first debate on the issues, but Republicans...
  • Name-calling of tourists a century-long tradition on New Jersey's coast

    07/17/2004 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 58 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 17, 2004 | CHRIS NEWMARKER -- Associated Press
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- They're terms that Jersey Shore residents have used every summer to describe the tourists lining beaches and boardwalks and filling hotels and restaurants. If you are one of these tourists, it's possible you've never heard of the derogatory nicknames whispered behind your back. In other words, you might be a "bennie" or a "shoobie" and not even know it. Almost everything about the words, from their origin to the frequency of their use, is a subject of disagreement. Yet their existence is undeniable. Even as their region has cashed in on summertime visitors, every generation of...
  • The Command Line - The Best Newbie Interface?

    03/09/2004 7:26:01 AM PST · by zeugma · 100 replies · 335+ views
    OSNews ^ | 3-8-2004 | Richard Wareham
    Command Line is your friend, Page 1/4 Introduction Around 2001 I spent some time working part-time at a local adult-education centre teaching CLAIT, a beginners computing course, to a wide variety of people. These were complete beginners; many had never turned on a machine before. It was as much an education to myself as it was to them. The key thing to remember about these newbies that I taught is that they were not in any way stupid or slow. Many of them had mastered complex technical jobs and excelled in their chosen field. All these people felt that...
  • Goose Hunts

    01/22/2004 7:41:38 AM PST · by ExGeeEye · 16 replies · 251+ views
    Have you ever been in one of those jobs where the old hands amuse themselves during slow time by sending the newbies out on wild goose chases or meaningless tasks? Examples: in an Army motor pool, sending a newbie out with a ball peen hammer to check for soft spots in a tank's armor...or to find a box of ground guides... ...in a photo lab: "these are blurry, go get me some focussing fluid..." ...in the Air Force: "a roll of flight line..." Add your own!
  • HTML Sandbox

    10/31/2003 3:27:25 AM PST · by TPartyType · 425 replies · 17,136+ views
    Various FReepers | refreshed 10/31/03 | Various FReepers
    Welcome Newcomers! This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML without getting flamed when you make a mistake, 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...
  • 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...
  • OK, What's up with all these newbies bashing Rush?(Vanity)

    10/10/2003 9:36:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 212 replies · 383+ views
    Today | RandallFlagg
    OK, FReepers, I understand that we're all not just a bunch of mind-numbed robots. But, I just did a quick search on certain people's profiles and discovered a lot of these people slamming Rush Limbaugh seem to have just registered on FR this month and every one of their three to five posts are anti Rush, anti Bush and completely out of the norm for our favorite site in the world. Did the losers at DU finally decide to go on the offensive and infiltrate our space? I understand that there are a few folks here who really don't like...
  • Rush: "Liberals Orgasm Over Web Pipe Dream" (Hot Link to Free Republic from his web site tonight)

    07/07/2003 7:46:59 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 117 replies · 416+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Web Site ^ | July 7, 2003 | Rush Limbaugh
    After 15 years of saying they needed to find a liberal answer to me, the left has decided that they don't need talk radio because they "own" the Internet. Ronald Brownstein of the Los Angeles Times picks up this latest Democrat talking point in a piece headlined: "With Click of a Mouse, Liberals Find Answer to Limbaugh." Whenever one of these ideas germinates in the liberal wing of the party, it's all over the press. Liberals pass on whatever absurd talking point they hear without analyzing whether it's true or not; they don't think for themselves. Brownstein distorts the tiny...
  • HTML Sandbox

    07/01/2003 9:34:44 AM PDT · by TPartyType · 1,149 replies · 30,068+ views
    Refreshed 1 July 03 | Various FReepers
    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...
  • These Bills Aren't Due - (McBride and Simon) Novice candidates flounder in CA and FL ~ John Fund

    10/24/2002 6:58:02 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 12 replies · 368+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | October 24, 2002 | John Fund
    <p>Neither Democrat Bill McBride in Florida nor Republican Bill Simon in California had ever run for office before. But both managed to overcome long odds to defeat party favorites, former attorney general Janet Reno and ex-mayor Richard Riordan of Los Angeles, in their primaries for governor. Both still have a chance to win Nov. 5, but their campaigns have shown how tough it is to start in politics at the top.</p>