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  • [Vanity] How can I post an article if the title is too long to fit?

    10/24/2016 1:34:20 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 11 replies
    Self | 10/24/16 | Paul R.
    I tried to post an article about the death of Tyson Gay's daughter, and it was apparently pulled because the title of the post was only a portion of the original. Trouble is, the original title was too long to fit (way over 100 characters). What the heck? Can it only be posted as a vanity that will be largely ignored? Mods or others PLEASE advise!
  • What happens to deleted threads and why are they deleted? At the discretion of whom?

    08/20/2016 7:32:43 PM PDT · by irishMN · 164 replies
    So I had commented on an article where the nyt I think, was picking apart trumps debt and insinuating that his acceptance of loans from box/GS was somehow a horrible thing for a presidential nominee to do. I surfed for a bit and wanted to read what others had written. The topic is completely gone, my comment isn't listed in pings.(my comment was 'and if it was Hillary they'd say the 950 million annual debt from boc/GS was covered plus xx% by annual leases' and then 'remember when Hillary stole priceless antiques from the wh so she could eat like...
  • Trump’s Virtual Lynch Mob

    04/12/2016 6:51:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 140 replies
    National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Call it a high-tech lynching. In the wake of Donald Trump’s being shut out in Colorado — final delegate count: Ted Cruz, 34; Trump, 0 — his fans have formed virtual mobs, and on Sunday a particularly passionate Twitter user tweeted out the home address and phone number of Steve House, chairman of the Colorado GOP. House’s personal information has been retweeted more than 1,100 times. He says he’s received some 3,000 phone calls, most of them uncomplimentary: Meanwhile, the same Trump partisan also tweeted information for the state’s national committeewoman, Lily Nuñez, and committeeman, George Leing. Of course, the...
  • NYT Hitpiece: In Donald Trump's Worldview America Comes First and Everyone Else Pays

    03/26/2016 12:15:47 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 64 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 3/26/2016 | NYT
    Anyone else see this as THE MAIN REASON Trump is kicking butt?
  • * In the Search Box

    03/25/2016 8:36:38 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 30 replies
    None | None
    I've been here since 2000 and have always wondered why there is an asterisk in the Search box. I always delete it before I type in my search. Why is it there? Should I be leaving it there when I do my search?
  • Can I post my own letter to the editor if it was published in a Gannett paper?

    03/04/2016 7:55:43 AM PST · by JimRed · 19 replies
    self | March 4, 2016 | self
    Admin Moderator- My local Gannett newsrag published my opinion letter a couple of days ago. Does that mean I have to link them rather than posting my own letter from my database?
  • Your opinion

    02/15/2016 11:48:20 AM PST · by repthepeople · 39 replies
    Hello everyone, Let me be the first to say i don't agree with some of the ideas of the GOP candidates, but i want to try to understand your standing on some issues. I hope we can keep it civil. Here are some points i want your input: 1.) When i hear the phrase "fewer regulation" from the GOP presidential candidates that are taking money from the Koch brothers there is the image of toxic waste being poured into the river and finding its way to the tap in your house. What do you understand by fewer regulations and why...
  • [Vanity] Can We Fix the System, Please?

    12/18/2015 10:39:16 PM PST · by TBP · 44 replies
    Today | TBP
    Can we please fix the system here so that when you copy material, you don't have to go through and change all the special symbols? It's getting cumbersome.
  • Levin issues warning to Trump and Rubio

    11/14/2015 5:25:02 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 125 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 11/14/15 | Mark Levin
    From Friday's program: (11/13/15 13:40) I want to say something briefly and then I'll move along. If Donald Trump continues to attack Ben Carson the way he is currently attacking Ben Carson, I have to affirmatively oppose him. I like the man very much, but the absolute reckless, personal assaults on Ben Carson, who's one of the most decent men you could possibly know. And I only know him from the public airwaves --a truly accomplished man, is simply unacceptable to me; unacceptable to me. I've never heard this kind of slurring of a man of great integrity. That's number...
  • [Vanity] Signature

    11/10/2015 1:45:39 PM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    NOW! | Me
    Question: Somehow, my sig got messed up and I can't figure out how to change it to what I want. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you.
  • Changing the default Free Republic search option

    10/26/2015 3:10:01 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 36 replies
    Free Republic | 10/26/2015 | Crazieman
    Just throwing out an idea based on an observation. In all my years on FR, watching the duplicate threads show up, and the users insisting they searched for existing articles. I believe them. The problem lies in the default searching option in my view. Change it from keywords to title. The title search is vastly more useful and is what I use to detect duplicate articles, and I suspect the same to many of those that enjoy pointing them out. In my observation, many duplicate articles are a result of inaccurate or incomplete keyword lists that don't quite literally have...
  • 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: does anyone else using CHROME have problems loading pages?

    10/04/2015 9:45:08 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 20 replies
    self | 10/4/15 | RaceBannon
    This keeps returning as a problem I run antivurus, once in a while, that fixes it I run scandisk, defrag, microsft security essentials, avast, avg, cccleaner and I still have issues loading pages I click on I have reuced the number of posts to 20, that doesnt affect it
  • A major maritime disaster is underway in the Atlantic and it is subject to a media blackout?

    10/04/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by cll · 146 replies
    10/04/2015 | cll
    An 800 ft. cargo vessel sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan in the vicinity of a major hurricane with 33 crew on board loses power, starts listing, sends a distress signal and goes missing now for four days. Drudge has a link to the story just as a side of other hurricane stories. The story goes largely ignored by the mainstream media. Even Free Republic has taken it down from Breaking and Front Page news. That's 33 souls, 28 of which are Americans, possibly lost at sea or struggling to survive. A major U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue effort...
  • What's up with search?

    09/11/2015 2:25:46 PM PDT · by Hugin · 20 replies
    Search used to let you select Title to search for a particular word in the title of the article, which was the best way to find it. The default Keywords is unreliable. It no longer has that option.
  • [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 · 26 replies
    Just wondering ...
  • vanity

    08/28/2015 2:13:39 PM PDT · by late bloomer · 32 replies
    Fox News show, "outnumbered" | self
    Am Wonderfully impressed with the intelligence,personality,political and ethical acumen of Mz Harris Faulkner hostess of the Fox News show "Outnumbered" and can envision her as a superb candidate for Secretary of State under Cruz. and at the least a wonderful replacement for Megeyn Kelly...
  • Calling an Admin Moderator

    04/18/2015 1:09:12 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 124 replies
    Would the Admin Moderator who left me the message:This thread has been pulled. on 04/18/2015 12:28:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason: You post a lot of crap
  • Just took The Freepathon over the top. . . but that doesn't mean YOU have to stop giving!

    03/04/2015 3:56:38 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    March 4th at 3:50PM | Swordmaker
    HOORAY!!!! Freepathon now at $80,002 and it's OVER THE TOP. . . but don't stop giving. JimRob needs every penny, dollar, and c-note to keep our favorite site going strong.
  • Getting the Wrong Story with the Headline on the Latest Post thread

    02/21/2015 11:59:53 AM PST · by dila813 · 5 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | Today | me
    West Coast ports negotiators reach settlement 2/21/2015, 11:48:58 AM · by Citizen Zed San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2-20-2015 | Pete Carey GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop. Calling themselves Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, they rap in the ancient Mayan Tz'utujil language with the goal of making it cool for kids and teaching them their ancestors' stories and ways. Their debut album, "Tribute to the 20 Nawuales," or spirits, is set...
  • FREEPER HANDLES (vanity)

    01/09/2015 12:16:22 AM PST · by eastforker · 34 replies
    eastforker ^ | 01/09/2015 | me
    I have been here going on 15 years. I have seen many freepers come and go, including myself a time or two. I have always retained my handle yet I see names dated from way back when I do not remember ever seeing back then. Is it possible to change your handle and yet keep your sign up date?
  • How do you do a self search for only articles you have posted?

    12/13/2014 1:17:37 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 18 replies
    Thanks in advance.
  • Free Republic's Facebook Page: Out of Control

    11/25/2014 12:12:57 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 48 replies
    I'm appealing to Jim, John or any of the mods to come clean things up a bit on the Facebook group. We have a large number of unrestricted trolls posting spam, conspiracy theories and nonsense. I run one or two groups as large as this, and would be happy to be a moderator, but a lot of the members are getting pretty frustrated with the lack of moderation. A little help? Thanks.
  • What Executive Orders Will You Impose? Should This Now Be The #1 POTUS Debate Issue?

    11/22/2014 11:03:13 AM PST · by zencycler · 49 replies
    self | 11/22/2014 | self
    Maybe the best way to fight the Obama power grab is to show how it opens up the floodgates. So maybe all the GOP candidates should now start talking about what executive orders they would impose. After all, if we establish the precedent that the POTUS can flout the will of Congress by using EO's, then we would naturally start expecting presidents to use that to pursue their agenda, and we would want to know in advance for which issues they would likely consider using that new found power. So let's put that out there! If this precedent gets established,...
  • Fighting Obama's Immigration Action - What Can Red States Do?

    11/21/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by zencycler · 23 replies
    self | 11/21/2004 | self
    Everyone's talking about what Congress might be able to do to fight Obama's recent executive order, but I was wondering whether any of the Red states could do something at the state level. For example, Hawaii's used to have a residency requirement for anyone who wanted to work in that state, which got thrown out because it put an unconstitutional restraint on the right of citizens to freely travel between the states. But such protection is not afforded to non-citizens. So how about a residency requirement that said only those who were qualified to work in the country - under...
  • Where do I post a thread asking for help? (vanity)

    10/12/2014 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Great White Buffalo · 103 replies
    I remember reading this site 10 years ago and the format has changed completely. I want to ask about buying a Ted Nugent t-shirt. Which forum and which topic do I post to? TIA.
  • Google reporting malware Free Republic thread re:ussjallao site US Submarine site ??

    09/18/2014 2:33:04 PM PDT · by free_life · 49 replies
    Got a google malware report when I opened a FR thread on 'U.S. Submarines: Run Silent, Run Deep...On Diesel Engines?' Never seen a warning like this before. Was using Chrome browser. Malewarebytes and Avast did not warn me of this. False positive maybe? Malware on FR or Google playing nasty with us or what? Went to thread in Pale Moon just now and no warning.
  • 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.
  • FR side bar too wide

    08/29/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT · by knarf · 41 replies
    self | August 29, 2014 | knarf
    different computer with W7 , Chrome, FR sidebar is too wide and I cant "catch" it to shrink the widthSide bar covers a lot of text unless I shrink font to 90% ... waaayyy too small for me
  • Help in configuring FR

    08/25/2014 12:46:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    May I have some advice on how to set it up to show more than the Article Headline on there forum grouse page.
  • Anyone else seeing ads on FR?

    08/14/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 127 replies
    8/14/14 | Self
    Tonight for some strange reason ads began popping up in the upper right corner of the main index page. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Just Has A Post On 10 Commandments Declared Unconstitutional Pulled With No Reasons Given

    08/08/2014 3:31:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    August 9, 2014
    This keep occurring with increased frequency.
  • Are FreeRepublic jackets still sold?

    07/30/2014 11:49:04 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 11 replies
    Varmint Al Hunting Page ^ | 7/30/2014 | Al Harral
    The zipper finally gave out on my FreeRepublic jacket and I would like to buy a new jacket with a "Varmint Al" patch.
  • [Vanity] Why was the "Cruz to meet Beck at the Border" thread pulled?

    07/18/2014 5:42:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    Why was this thread pulled?
  • Amnesty at Free Republic?

    06/18/2014 8:50:05 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 246 replies
    Whoa, I've been banned at FR since...what was it, 2011? I take a glance at FR to see if there are any interesting articles posted, and it says I have mail, which I don't think I had access to. No messages to me from FR. But when I go to post, no more rude comment informing me my posting privileges are revoked. Was there a general amnesty or something? I was banned (apparently) for my stubborn backing of the the eventual 2012 GOP Presidential nominee.
  • A Serious Question

    04/22/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 52 replies
    Self | Self
    Just wondering...many websites,it seems,allow posters to amend their posts after hitting "submit".I know FR offers the spell check feature (which is great) but why not offer an "amend" feature as well? Not being a web designer I don't have the first clue how difficult,or expensive,it is to install and maintain such a feature.If it *is* difficult and/or expensive that's surely a good reason not to do it.But if,by chance,it's not...why not give it a try? If that happens I know that some of *my* posts will be more coherent.
  • BLM 444

    04/19/2014 7:03:35 AM PDT · by gd8man · 1 replies
    Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone Technical Note 444 is a farse...... Why you ask? Because it doesn't answer a simple question....what happens when the "Dry Lake" is no longer dry????
  • Would you know of the thread re a former CIA Agent?

    03/25/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 12 replies
    He was talking about the systematic destruction of America by seen and unseen forces. Thanks.
  • What happened to 2ndDivisionVet?

    03/25/2014 7:35:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 218 replies
    (just wondering) | 3/25/14 | Me
    Hi sorry I just realized, 2ndDivisionVet was banned? What happened?
  • Possible Theory on Flight 370 Location.

    03/13/2014 8:59:02 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 123 replies
    Vanity | 3 March 2014 | Trueblackman
    I have a possible theory on why no one has found flight 370. Several years ago before enlisting in the NAVY, I remember talking to a A-6 Navigator about one of the pilots in his squadron crashing into the Med after losing his awareness at night. Now come word that 4 hours after losing radar contact that the engines on Flight 370 were still transmitting data to satellites, so my theory is that the flight was in fact hijacked and the transmitters turned off as the terrorists flew the jet at very low attitude until the terrorists lost their awareness...
  • What is the Problem with Posting comments?

    03/03/2014 10:02:02 AM PST · by Shery · 63 replies
    3/03/2014 | vanity
    Why are some articles posted, but there is no way to add a comment?
  • Is there a 'do not post' list of writers & websites?

    02/15/2014 8:37:25 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 32 replies
    self | 2/15/2014 | me
    I came across a thread that had been pulled. When I clicked on the story and read it and further researched the author, I'm confused. The author/writer seems pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-conservative (and seemingly Conservative himself), anti-big-government & on and on, but the thread was pulled specifically citing the author's name, Warner Todd Huston. Even his Facebook page & web search didn't turn up anything I found to be anti-conservative (though I will cite a lack of religion in his publications...just an observation given the topic). I looked & looked (adminlectureseries, etc., including "How to post a thread and other...
  • I will be on RT's Thom Hartmann Show tonight at 7pm EST

    02/14/2014 2:40:04 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 20 replies
    Vanity | 14 Febuary 2014 | Trueblackman
    I will be a guest of the Progressive Host Thom Hartman on the RT Network this evening at 7pm EST.
  • Why are my posts being deleted?

    02/09/2014 7:09:17 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 77 replies
    Vanity | February 9, 2014 | Mutt the Hoople
    Why are my posts about Maureen Dowd being deleted? Was posting a picture of Katherine Zeta-Jones now forbidden?
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...

    01/26/2014 8:18:53 PM PST · by Howie66 · 82 replies
    Self | 26 January 2014 | Self
    Okay, who gives a Rats Arse about the 2014 Stupor Bowl? I sure don't.
  • How many of you knew there was a "four hour rule"?

    01/20/2014 8:04:42 PM PST · by DManA · 70 replies
    How many of you knew there was a four hour rule? It is a duplicate thread. You must wait 4 hours to re-post the same article for it not to be automatically pulled as a duplicate. Find a similar article or wait 4 hours.
  • DOJ tells schools to ease up on discipline, especially for black students

    01/09/2014 7:35:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 83 replies
    January 9, 2014
    I see where this was removed from FREE Republic with the reason given by the 'moderator' as it being a rip off. That's just not true. In fact it's a barefaced lie! Do you people do any research before your arbitrarily remove an article of importance? This was posted on GOP's site and credit was given to AP for writing the artucle, it then excerpted. I'm developing an opinion that some of you faceless censors qualify for a position with the central socialist government.
  • Since when does a chat item need a link?

    01/03/2014 2:33:06 PM PST · by djf · 41 replies
    Some info has come out just recently and I posted it to chat. It got pulled with a comment by the Admin Moderator "No link, no dice" Since when does a chat item require a link? If all a sudden, an earthquake happens, can we not post it because of no link yet? Honestly I can't see posting any breaking news with these types of undefined rules. But it's ok if some Korean guy gets eaten by dogs and we get 14 threads about it... Comments? Does anybody know the rules?
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on C-SPAN

    10/25/2013 5:12:38 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 32 replies ^ | 10-25-2013 | S-SPAN