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Why do I have to tolerate bloggers
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Posted on 01/11/2010 9:58:22 AM PST by VaRepublican

sick of bloggers


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bloggers; blogpimp; robot; vanity; weblogs; why
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Ok I have looked and after getting slammed by an admin moderator I must ask, I hit on forums everything but how can I do everything minus bloggers. I dont mind personal but I'm so tired of bloggers. Youre stuff is not copyrighted post the GD article and stop forcing me to go to youre "page"
1 posted on 01/11/2010 9:58:22 AM PST by VaRepublican
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To: VaRepublican

Ok Im I’m not to bright. How can I see all stuff minus bloggers?


2 posted on 01/11/2010 10:00:45 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: VaRepublican

I don’t pimp my blog here, but I don’t mind as these bloggers are MURDERING the MSM.

Put up with it.
The good ones will survive and are really hurting the MSM.


3 posted on 01/11/2010 10:00:49 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: VaRepublican

I’m going to blog about this post and put a teaser into Breaking News.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 10:00:54 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("Free" Healthcare + Citizenship for Lawbreakers = Democrats Forever! Buenos Dias!)
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To: VaRepublican

1. Aer u loged inn?


5 posted on 01/11/2010 10:01:45 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: VaRepublican

Actually, everything written by a blogger (or anyone) is copyrighted. They just own their own copyright and can do whatever they wish with it.


6 posted on 01/11/2010 10:03:23 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: VaRepublican

You would get more hits on this post if you only put a link to your blog.

http://vikingkitties.blogspot.com


7 posted on 01/11/2010 10:03:50 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Bon mots

ya know what?.... thats fine but I dont want them showing up on MY SCREEN!!!!! you can read them and give them “hits” all you want but pulease enuf!!!!!


8 posted on 01/11/2010 10:04:51 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: VaRepublican

The one word blog pimps are tiresome. Especially since so many of them don’t participate in any other fashion.

I think a “reverse excerpt” rule should apply. There’s plenty of sites that FR only allows the first 300 words or less of the story to be posted. I think bloggers should be required to post a minimum of 100 or so words of their “stuff” so we can judge if it’s worth going to their site.

I think that would cut down on the pimps.


9 posted on 01/11/2010 10:04:55 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: MediaMole

Fine... You win all bloggers all the time.


10 posted on 01/11/2010 10:07:06 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: MediaMole

Oh and hello I did not say get rid of tyhem I just asked about me not seeing them!!!!!


11 posted on 01/11/2010 10:08:30 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: VaRepublican

Do this:

Copy EVERYTHING they excerpt.

Post it as a reply. Now no one needs to click their blog.

It pisses them off - big time.


12 posted on 01/11/2010 10:08:42 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

sorry back to work, I will look at later


13 posted on 01/11/2010 10:10:05 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: VaRepublican
Youre stuff is not copyrighted post the GD article and stop forcing me to go to youre "page"

Actually, their stuff IS copyrighted. According to US law, as soon as original written material is transcribed into any sort of "permanent" form, it becomes copyrighted to the author, even if it is not "officially" registered with the FedGov's copyright office, and even if the author doesn't put up one of those copyright symbols.

14 posted on 01/11/2010 10:10:47 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("A politician who is poor is a poor politician." - Hank Gonzales)
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To: VaRepublican; Bon mots; Uncle Miltie; MediaMole; 109ACS; Tijeras_Slim

This! Thread! Could! Go! All.... The..... Way!!!!!!


15 posted on 01/11/2010 10:10:47 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
Just because I think its funny.

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16 posted on 01/11/2010 10:15:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: VaRepublican

I am with you. I like news. I like opinion. But IMO the blog thing is getting out of hand.

I click on articles thinking they are intelligent opinion, only to find out it is simply some guy ranting about one thing or another.


17 posted on 01/11/2010 10:16:41 AM PST by earlJam
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To: cripplecreek

Dude!


18 posted on 01/11/2010 10:17:47 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
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19 posted on 01/11/2010 10:19:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: earlJam; VaRepublican

Ditto


20 posted on 01/11/2010 10:19:14 AM PST by mowowie
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To: VaRepublican
Maybe this will make you feel better

Guy goes into a bar, there's a robot bartender.

The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini." The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "168". The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says," What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini". Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "100." The robot then starts to talk about NASCAR, Budweiser and John Deere tractors.

The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini", and the robot brings him another great martini. The robot then says, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "Uh, about 50." The robot leans in real close and says, "So, you people still happy you voted for Obama?"

21 posted on 01/11/2010 10:19:48 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: cripplecreek

You’re not really a waterway with a handicap, are you.


22 posted on 01/11/2010 10:23:09 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

To be honest I don’t golf.


23 posted on 01/11/2010 10:24:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: don-o

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher who’s hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually, the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our president.
The old rancher said, ‘Well, ya know, Obama is a ‘Post Turtle’ ‘.
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.

The old rancher said, ‘When your driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘post turtle’ ‘.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain, ‘You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, and he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumbass put him up there to begin with.


24 posted on 01/11/2010 10:25:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Actually, their stuff IS copyrighted. According to US law, as soon as original written material is transcribed into any sort of "permanent" form, it becomes copyrighted to the author, even if it is not "officially" registered with the FedGov's copyright office, and even if the author doesn't put up one of those copyright symbols.

This is true.

25 posted on 01/11/2010 10:28:38 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

heard any good jokes lately?


26 posted on 01/11/2010 10:30:31 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: earlJam

First, I hate the blogs that are posted as “news/activism”, mostly it’s the financial stuff from various blogs like ZeroHedge.

Second, I hate the bloggers who take a real news story, excerpt it on their blog, and then post their blog’s excerpt here, inviting people to go to their blog, where they just have the excerpt from the news site. That’s fine if you want your blog to be a news site excerpt, but why not just post the actual news link here? (we know the answer, trying to drive up google ad revenue).

Third, I hate the bloggers who post excerpts from their blogs that tell you nothing about what the story is, hoping to trick you into going to their blog to read the full entry.

Fourth, I have a true disdain for bloggers who put the source as a real news source, but the link is really to their blog, so you think they are sending you to a news site and you end up on their blog.

Last, I have contempt for the bloggers who specifically ask you to respond IN THEIR BLOG, and worse who will never respond to anything you post in their threads here, as if it is too hard for them to read responses to what they have written.

However, for most of these, I think you just need to de-select “bloggers and personal” from the list of things you want to look at. Having never done this myself, I don’t know exactly how it is done.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 10:34:04 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cripplecreek

I prefer gandalf instead.


28 posted on 01/11/2010 10:35:17 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: VaRepublican

I totally agree with you. All sorts of bloggers who are on FR simply to pimp their blogs and increase ad revenue. And they typically only include excerpts from their blogs.

I’ve called a couple of them out on it, and they rebuke ME, calling ME names!

Yes, VaRepublican — self-serving bloggers are taking from FR more than they are giving to FR.


29 posted on 01/11/2010 10:35:18 AM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: sam_paine

Grey or white version?


30 posted on 01/11/2010 10:37:35 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: VaRepublican

Just make
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/news-forum/index
your default bookmark for FR and you shouldn’t see the blog posts.

If people would stop clicking or responding to them they would disappear off the forum page pretty quickly most of the time.


31 posted on 01/11/2010 10:38:58 AM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: smokingfrog

But then I’d lose out on the childish pleasure I have of posting the blog they want us to click upon in the thread...


32 posted on 01/11/2010 10:41:00 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Bon mots

What usually happens is the article comes out on Drudge and the MSM. Then the blog pimps change the title and regurgitate [in more ways than one].

I’m sick of them. There should be some controls.


33 posted on 01/11/2010 10:41:48 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Theo

Not onyl the blog pimps call you names but some Freepers do as well.

Apparently they don’t mind being a party to the pimping.

We’re not allowed to advertise on FR in our taglines or otherwise. Why is it okay to blog pimp? It is advertising.


34 posted on 01/11/2010 10:43:45 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m going to start doing that.

We need to be more aggressive in combating them.


35 posted on 01/11/2010 10:44:46 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; VaRepublican

Absolutely ~ everything I write is copyrighted and I know it. Being a part time non-Islamic Jihadi it’s a good idea to avoid violating my copyright ~ except FR has a special exception ~ which I granted to them when I signed on to post stuff here.


36 posted on 01/11/2010 10:46:26 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: VaRepublican
I generally skip articles which were posted by the authors unless something in the blurb draws me in, or if it has 100+ replies or something.

Otherwise, I'm probably going to find the same content on another thread.

37 posted on 01/11/2010 10:46:41 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Along that same line, I wish people here would learn how to exerpt.

For example, the headline says, “Harry Reid Has Long List of Racist Comments.”

Then the poster here includes only the first two introductory paragraphs of the NY Post article. But he does not post the actual meat of the article. You don’t get to read the other racist comments unless you go to the original source. UGH!!!!!

/rant


38 posted on 01/11/2010 10:49:36 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Black and Blue.


39 posted on 01/11/2010 10:52:46 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Childish?

Me too.

See post 12.


40 posted on 01/11/2010 10:53:57 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Alright!!!! High fivin’ ya on that!


41 posted on 01/11/2010 10:55:51 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: earlJam

We have rules about sources that MUST be excerpted. Hope this helps.


42 posted on 01/11/2010 11:28:55 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: VaRepublican
I dont mind personal but I'm so tired of bloggers.

I'd love to filter the blog pimps too.

43 posted on 01/11/2010 11:31:29 AM PST by TankerKC (But I used spell cheque.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I think bloggers should be required to post a minimum of 100 or so words of their “stuff” so we can judge if it’s worth going to their site.

Amen!

44 posted on 01/11/2010 11:33:26 AM PST by TankerKC (But I used spell cheque.)
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To: VaRepublican

You really really really have to see this blog:

http://bunnywithapancakeonitshead.blogspot.com/


45 posted on 01/11/2010 11:39:55 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: BunnySlippers; mike48
Then the blog pimps change the title and regurgitate [in more ways than one].

Some don't even change the title or regurgitate. They just link the original MSM page.

46 posted on 01/11/2010 11:54:31 AM PST by TankerKC (But I used spell cheque.)
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To: TankerKC; Shellybenoit

Here is an excellent example. And it’s done repeatedly.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2425952/posts


47 posted on 01/11/2010 12:03:19 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers; Responsibility2nd; VaRepublican
You were saying ...

I’m going to start doing that.

We need to be more aggressive in combating them.

That's a good idea. I don't do it all the time, because sometimes I don't want to take the effort, but I do it now and then... :-)

Besides, whatever is on a website will disappear later on, but here on Free Republic (as long as we keep it going) having it "documented" on the thread, keeps it up and visible, even after the blog dies and goes away, which is useful for us documenting stuff...

48 posted on 01/11/2010 12:10:56 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: don-o

But not that you have to leave out the important parts.

When I excerpt something, I try to choose the most important 300 words. It’s more work, but that way the information is here, and you don’t have to go to the other source that might change their links or might be blocked for some sites.


49 posted on 01/11/2010 12:13:57 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: don-o

I understand the exerpt rules.

But why not exerpt the MEAT of the article, in place of the first paragraph that usually has little or no details?

In other words, if you are going to post an article, make sure that your exerpt matches the headline.

That’s all I am saying.


50 posted on 01/11/2010 12:17:26 PM PST by earlJam
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