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[Vanity] Does Anyone Search Before Posting Anymore?
minds of FReepers everywhere | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | SunkenCiv

Posted on 03/26/2014 10:53:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The search engine gives unpredictable results, but we also have "Latest Topics" which list from newest to oldest and has "Next page" at the bottom of each page; there are keywords and topics; and as a last resort there is Google and Bing.


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I would say it's been driving me nuts lately, but I was already nuts.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 10:53:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

I was nuts.

I tried. I gave up.

I just post them if I did not see it yet.

Let Mods sort it out.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 10:56:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Monkey Face; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

G’night all. Why do I have the lurking feeling that this will become the next Undead Thread?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 10:56:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Jet Jaguar

:’)


4 posted on 03/26/2014 10:57:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: SunkenCiv

They claim that they do, but they don’t do it properly. They search on the entire title instead of just a key or unusual word from the title.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 11:03:44 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Dupe
6 posted on 03/26/2014 11:04:33 PM PDT by adaven
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To: SunkenCiv

I do. But I’m an old dog who learned that trick along time ago.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 11:08:22 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: SunkenCiv; BlessedBeGod

This has already been posted several times...

VANITY http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3120472/posts

VANITY http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3125292/posts

VANITY http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3024654/posts

VANITY http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3024654/posts


8 posted on 03/26/2014 11:09:12 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

I always search before posting, but like you, I have noticed an abundance of duplicates recently.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 11:09:31 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve been searchin’, for so long...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA4xQPfVopI


10 posted on 03/26/2014 11:11:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SunkenCiv; shibumi

Ah ... was this a planned event? If was a planned event, I like it.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 11:13:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Serendipity


12 posted on 03/26/2014 11:14:57 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

and a zippy do da ... zippy da a .... LOL


13 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:28 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Is there enough room in here for the UT?


14 posted on 03/26/2014 11:24:24 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Never use the search function.

However, have learned to look at a profile before posting a comment which to mind is far more valuable..I do know what RA means as mine starts the same..


15 posted on 03/26/2014 11:26:15 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: SunkenCiv

Kind of deficient at the eye function also as the above comment was meant for the first post on the subject ::))


16 posted on 03/26/2014 11:30:42 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: moose07; Darksheare

Moose ... I pinged Darksheare. Have a thought though that Darksheare is going to be confused and I will not be able to explain this. So it will an SOP situation.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 11:40:13 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: montanajoe

At Fort Leonard Wood Missouri in the Spring of ‘69 it made a lot of difference, at least in my company.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 11:42:23 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: no-to-illegals; Darksheare

Roger that.
Darks confused. ?...no chance. :)


19 posted on 03/26/2014 11:47:33 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: shibumi
At Fort Ord to..
20 posted on 03/26/2014 11:50:35 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: moose07; Darksheare

That’s true. You are correct. I’m confused!


21 posted on 03/26/2014 11:51:35 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: montanajoe; SunkenCiv

Isn’t it amazing?

You posted to SunkenCiv about an item on my “about” page and I responded from the “other” thread.

But it showed up here.

Color me Cornfused.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 12:23:24 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, One Three, with pride, Drill Sergeant!


23 posted on 03/27/2014 1:06:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SunkenCiv

24 posted on 03/27/2014 1:25:03 AM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Thank you!

While the search isn’t the greatest, anyone paying attention knows that works.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 1:27:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: onyx

I usually do a web-search: “host:freerepublic.com blah blah blah”

It usually finds any posts on the blah blah blah.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 2:36:30 AM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Already posted here. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION!
27 posted on 03/27/2014 2:38:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SunkenCiv; shibumi

Sadly, 13 minutes later, shibumi posted almost the same thread. In other words, no, we don’t search before posting.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 2:50:26 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I was told that there is now an unofficial 4 hour rule on threads. If a new thread is a duplicate but 4 hours old or more, then it slides. I wasn’t told that applies to really hot breaking news, but it sometimes appears to. I can see how it would be burdensome to police duplicate low hit (< 100) threads.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 2:56:19 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did you search before posting this?


30 posted on 03/27/2014 3:09:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It is too hard to post, I am surprised we get any at all, much less figure out if it’s been posted


31 posted on 03/27/2014 3:20:44 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SunkenCiv
I suspect that typing a complete article title (+/- with typos), and searching by the default option keyword, rather than using the dropdown box and choosing title, locates approximately zero of the previously posted articles.
32 posted on 03/27/2014 3:49:51 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Do you need to be logged in?


33 posted on 03/27/2014 4:04:05 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The problem is that nobody actually READS FreeRepublic anymore. They go to Drudge and then they start posting, believing that they actually are the first person to see the story. FR first. All other sites second!


34 posted on 03/27/2014 4:23:02 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“No”, with an extra helping of “ not likely”.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Umm...because it is information that can be helpful?


36 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SunkenCiv
There are several problems that I see happen. An AP article (for example) may have ten different titles on ten different web sites, so four people post the exact same article with different headlines.

Second a website might change the title, especially for fast developing stories. I had a mod chew me out once for changing the title when if you looked at the URL the original title was still embedded in it.

Sometimes I search for a news story and find it posted from a different source. Then I've got to decide if the story I found contains enough new information to make it worth reposting.

Last of course people are just lazy. If you found a story about where Palin ate for lunch chances are it has already been posted twelve times from seven different sources in Bloggers, Vanity, News/Current Events, Front Page and Religion. You need to check.

If you are posting a story about Burkina Faso or Tajikistan you probably don't need to search as closely.

37 posted on 03/27/2014 4:47:02 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve noticed the same thing. Over the course of a day or so, you will see the same article posted at least 3 or 4 times. I’ve noted that it was previously posted and then will get jumped on by some other Freeper about not everyone seeing the original, blah, blah, blah.....


38 posted on 03/27/2014 4:47:11 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: SunkenCiv

No. I figure somebody missed the story and everybody likes to hear a good story at least twice.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 5:02:13 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: F15Eagle; SunkenCiv
Searching
40 posted on 03/27/2014 5:03:57 AM PDT by blam
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To: xzins

I’m disappointed as I’d been long arguing for a 3.9 hour limit. Whatevuh.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 5:06:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

Since titles change publication to publication, an author search would be a great help


42 posted on 03/27/2014 5:19:00 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SunkenCiv
*groaning!*
a zombie ping?
is the 'puter on?

43 posted on 03/27/2014 5:26:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: SunkenCiv

I use a Bing search for the title + Free Republic.

If the title hasn’t been changed too much Bing can usually pick it out.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 5:39:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: xzins

They oughta make it a 4 week limit.


45 posted on 03/27/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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46 posted on 03/27/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight of Faith")
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To: Jet Jaguar
I was nuts.

I tried. I gave up.

I just post them if I did not see it yet.

Let Mods sort it out.

I tried. I tried again. I tried with the whole title. I tried with a partial title. I tried with a single word from the title. I gave up.

I just post them if I did not see them yet.

Let The Mod Squad sort it out.

I'm too nuts to do it m'self...

47 posted on 03/27/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Search works so poorly I don’t even try it anymore.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 7:13:22 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: BlessedBeGod

And the entire title doesn’t match a search because??????????


49 posted on 03/27/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Unless you are searching a four or less letter word.


50 posted on 03/27/2014 7:15:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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