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  • Why was a thread locked? Vanity

    08/01/2010 4:46:58 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 14 replies · 3+ views
    08/01/2010 | rnmomof7
    There is a thread on a Catholic Priest that left the church . In it the man was slandered and called a liar and fraud.. I know that man and sent him the thread to read.. He responded with an email and gave permission for me to post it A RM knew of this thread and even posted a note on it within a short time of its posting Why is it suddenly locked calling it a duplicate? The man deservers to correct the slanderous things posted about him
  • News Hot Topics: Should FreeRepublic add 'TeaParty' to the Hot Topic list

    07/26/2010 11:29:11 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 6+ views
    July 26, 2010 | Vanity
    The FreeRepublic News group has two entries: Anthrax and the War on Terror. What about a third category -- Tea Party. I really want to send some folks in Washington, DC packing -- packing their bags and going home. I believe that Teaparty has earned the right to have its own Newsgroup on Along that lines, maybe there could be something special set up for the Fall Elections. Since we always seem to have Fall Elections, why not a Fall Elections News Group. This is not to say that keyword searches such as TEAPARTY or ELECTION2010 is wrong, it...
  • Sen. John Kerry in Violation of the Jones Act?

    07/25/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 25, 2010 | Bon Mots
    John Kerry was busted for trying to evade high Massachusetts taxes for his new luxury yacht by berthing it in Newport, RI - very far from any of his residences, and surely a tax cheating ploy by this tax & spend Democratic sanctimonious hypocrite. The part of this story that people seem to have missed, comes when his Chief of Staff, David Wade denied that the old poodle was berthing his boat out of state to avoid paying his own taxes to his own tax-ridden state. “The boat was designed by and purchased from a company in Rhode Island, and...
  • Tech Thread Flame War Cease Fire Declared (vanity)

    07/24/2010 5:49:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 203 replies · 2+ views
    (self) ^ | 2010-07-24 | Dayglored
    Jim Robinson has laid down the law with regard to tech thread flame wars. I am motivated to make sure we tech-thread-heads are aware of this. This vanity is a heads-up with regard to Jim's comments last night, and I've added a few thoughts of my own as an observer. Here's what Jim said: To All: [That goes for everyone.] I don’t see any reason whatsoever to be having flamewars on FR over computer products. Those who have a problem with Apple should just not buy the product and that takes care of that. Don’t come to FR to flame...

    07/16/2010 6:22:04 AM PDT · by GailA · 22 replies · 2+ views
    7/16/10 | Gail A & socialismisinsidious
    Jim Rob and Moderators with Obamacare being a very big topic, and a big issue in the November elections socialismisinsidious and I would like to request a separate Forum Topic that says SOCIALIZED MEDICINE to make the article easier to find and catalog for the users of Free Republic. The Culture forum is to broad of a topic. Thank you GailA & socialismisinsidious
  • Vanity: Swastika on my Freerepublic URL window

    07/10/2010 1:25:14 PM PDT · by conservativeharleyguy · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Self | N/A | N/A
    A tiny swastika appears on my "URL window" when I'm on Freerepublic.
  • 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.
  • I just found out that Free Republic is on Facebook!

    06/23/2010 12:42:44 PM PDT · by gimme1ibertee · 21 replies
    Facebook | 6/23/10 | me
    Anyone checked it out?
  • 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
  • What's wrong with FR system?

    06/22/2010 1:16:02 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 58 replies
    Ever since Saturday, 19Jun2010, I've been having a heck of a time accessing FR. I was unable to get on at all over the weekend, despite multiple attempts. Are we under attack by the Obamabots?
  • Mods, FR geeks and newbies, over here please! (FR technical Q&A)

    06/21/2010 2:59:11 PM PDT · by Miztiki · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Since there are plenty of folks who find FR confusing to navigate, especially newbies, how about some technical links to help us out?
  • Free Republic Will Not Load on PC just MAC

    06/21/2010 10:36:47 AM PDT · by honestabe010 · 53 replies
    Is anyone else having a problem getting on Free Republic or know why Free Republic will not load on my PC. I can only get to the website on my MAC. Everything other website working fine on my PC. Anyone who is experiencing difficulty is probably not able to get on to respond so this may be futile. But if anyone has an idea let know.
  • Denial of Service Attack on FR?

    06/21/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Alexa Internet Stats ^ | 6/21/2010 | Alexa
    "A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely." Just asking... Plenty of articles on here lately like the gentleman who painted a sign on a truck in his cornfield, and someone who didn't like the message set it ablaze. If...
  • Disappearing Postings

    06/18/2010 8:57:28 PM PDT · by doc1019 · 90 replies · 1,504+ views
    Over the many years that I have been a member of FR, I have been assured that no thread is dumped without an explanation given. In the last hour, I have watched sever posted threads disappear without explanation. What the heck ... Mods on a rampage? This posting will disappear in 3 ... 2 ... 1
  • Regarding all these cheatin' Algore threads

    06/15/2010 1:21:26 PM PDT · by BubbaBasher · 7 replies · 764+ views
  • Regarding all these cheatin' Algore threads

    06/15/2010 1:12:54 PM PDT · by cll · 10 replies · 807+ views
  • Where Was Reid&Pelosi During Oil Spill? Why Didn't MSM Bring Up There Whereabouts?

    06/11/2010 4:38:18 AM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 7 replies · 228+ views
    Lets Go Back To The Summer Of 2009.Obama,Reid&Pelosi were rushing every Senator to SIGN THE BILL!!! Or the world will end as we know it. But now with the gulf in peril and eastern shores waiting for their share of the Obama/BP Oil Spill,NOT ONE PEEP OUT OF REID/PELOSI!!. Can we all just assume that their paychecks&living off our tax dollars is their priority and want nothing to do with this oil spill?Just blame Bush&Cheney? These are our leaders?
  • 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...
  • Enhancement Request for the ability to examine various sets of metrics for a single thread?

    06/05/2010 11:29:16 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies · 438+ views
    Free Republic software focus group ^ | 06.06.2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Dear JimRob and JohnRob: It would be extremely helpful to have a new feature in-thread to provide us with the ability to examine some of the following metrics-like data for a single thread. - the number of unique freepers commenting to the thread. - a list of the top three to five freepers who posted on the thread, measured by # of posts. - an easy link to retrieve the comments posted in-thread by a user-specified freeper. For those threads with a large number of comments, it is sometimes tedious and difficult to calculate such metrics on one's own. Such...
  • 4 more sites sued over alleged R-J copyright infringements.

    05/20/2010 6:10:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Published Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 9:27 a.m. | By Steve Green
    Four more website operators were hit with copyright infringement lawsuits Wednesday and Thursday alleging they copied and displayed Las Vegas Review-Journal stories without authorization. In one case filed in Las Vegas federal court, Righthaven LLC sued Portside Inc., a New York City nonprofit, and Portside official Barry Cohen, alleging that in February they posted on Portside's website a Review-Journal story about layoffs. Righthaven is a Las Vegas company that this year obtained copyrights to Review-Journal stories and has now sued 18 website operators claiming they infringed on those copyrights by posting -- without authorization -- R-J stories.