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Improper Use of the Breaking News Tab
Me ^ | 12/31/2004 | by Lazamataz

Posted on 12/31/2004 6:23:50 AM PST by Lazamataz

I've noticed a lot of improper use of the Breaking News tab.

There have been a lot of Freepers posting threads celebrating their 3 year, 5 month, 2 day, 7 hour, 19 minute and 27 second anniverseries. YET NONE OF THEM ARE IN BREAKING NEWS!

Listen: The Breaking News tab is for every miscellaneous and random thought you might have, ESPECIALLY announcements of anniverseries. If we don't put these important announcements in one place, where we can find them, how can we have complete knowledge of current events?

PLEASE PEOPLE: USE THE BREAKING NEWS TAB PROPERLY. Post well, and post often.


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1 posted on 12/31/2004 6:23:50 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

I never thought that I would see the day that Laz posted a series thread!


2 posted on 12/31/2004 6:24:42 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Lazamataz

Then why isn't this is breaking news?


3 posted on 12/31/2004 6:25:09 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Lazamataz

Ok, already, I'm working on mine. Just can't find my calculator.


4 posted on 12/31/2004 6:26:11 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Lazamataz

Since JimRob is on the WEST coast...count your blessings that he hasn't pulled this yet! snicker snicker


5 posted on 12/31/2004 6:26:28 AM PST by AReaganGirl (In whom do we trust? Should we trust man to watch over us? No! Let us trust the Lord!)
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To: Lazamataz

Feel better? :-)


6 posted on 12/31/2004 6:26:43 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lazamataz

You know whose fault it is.


7 posted on 12/31/2004 6:27:21 AM PST by secret garden (Gig'em Aggies!)
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To: Lazamataz
Lazamataz I was born a poor black child

8 posted on 12/31/2004 6:28:10 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Always Right

Actually, this belongs in Broken News. It's often referred to as 'Broken Noose' (which is often referred to by it's imperfect tense-- 'Broken Nose')....


9 posted on 12/31/2004 6:28:45 AM PST by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Basketball! Beat Palo Alto!)
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To: Lazamataz

Howard Dean agrees!!
10 posted on 12/31/2004 6:29:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Lazamataz

roflol here

You're about the only guy here with a chance of getting away with this.


11 posted on 12/31/2004 6:29:42 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: freebilly

This thread should be posted as 'Breaking Wind'....


12 posted on 12/31/2004 6:31:18 AM PST by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Basketball! Beat Palo Alto!)
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To: Admin Moderator
I can't believe you did that.

LazamaLOL!

13 posted on 12/31/2004 6:31:31 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz

Already posted. Try doing a search next time, buster.


14 posted on 12/31/2004 6:31:38 AM PST by Sam's Army (No witty taglines currently come to mind)
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To: Lazamataz

You nearly stuned my beeber with this thread!

I'll be sure to post that thought in breaking news....(<;

Happy New Year everyone!


15 posted on 12/31/2004 6:31:56 AM PST by mplsconservative
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To: Always Right
Admin Mod promoted this to Breaking News.

Always a joker somewhere. ;^)

16 posted on 12/31/2004 6:32:29 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz; anniegetyourgun; dansangel; William Terrell; Fierce Allegiance

A paltry 6. Four credit points for actually being a stealth "FreeRepublic Vanity Curmudgeon Rating System" post. Not particularly well disguised, mind you, but also not a particularly subtle poster.


17 posted on 12/31/2004 6:32:32 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: FreedomPoster; Lazamataz

lol, the Dicky Smothers of FR. Mom always liked him best.


18 posted on 12/31/2004 6:32:47 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: cyborg
Feel better? :-)

No, but you could help. :o)

19 posted on 12/31/2004 6:34:11 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz

Is there some way we could ping all members numbered 100,000 and higher in one ping?


20 posted on 12/31/2004 6:34:25 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: michigander

LOL!


21 posted on 12/31/2004 6:34:31 AM PST by jocon307 (Jihad is world wide. Jihad is serious business. We ignore global jihad at our peril.)
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To: Lazamataz

So which tab would appropriate to post news of my puppies?


22 posted on 12/31/2004 6:34:46 AM PST by wolfpat
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To: freebilly

By the way, SC defeated the previously unbeaten PA 70-58. I should have posted it as Breaking News, but I'm having trouble resizing all the pictures....


23 posted on 12/31/2004 6:34:49 AM PST by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Basketball! Beat Palo Alto!)
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To: Lazamataz

*ahem* ;-)


24 posted on 12/31/2004 6:34:55 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: johniegrad
A paltry 6.

The East German judges are always unnecessarily harsh.

25 posted on 12/31/2004 6:35:17 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks. This post looks great in the Breaking News column with "Microchips put into 1,000 unidentified bodies (Thailand)" headline right above it.


26 posted on 12/31/2004 6:36:18 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (Pave the Rainforest!)
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To: Lazamataz

Where are the posting police when you need them?


27 posted on 12/31/2004 6:36:24 AM PST by cynicom (<p)
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To: Lazamataz

I think some people use breaking news to get persistence for their post. I've been tempted myself a few times to make a post "breaking" when it was just something I wanted to be viewable for a while because I knew it would be of interest to a lot of people. I think FR needs a "hot topic" list where posts that receive a lot of comments over some period of time (minutes or hours perhaps) stay there for a spell until interest drops and they finally scroll off. That way "BTTT"s could be used to keep them visible. There'd probably have to be some sort of governor on how many times a particular individual could BTTT something in order to keep it from being abused, but otherwise it seems like something FR could use.


28 posted on 12/31/2004 6:36:27 AM PST by John Jorsett
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To: Lazamataz; cyborg
*ahem* ;-)

Don't clear your throat like that. You'll get him all worked up. He's in the midst of one of the greatest droughts of all time.

29 posted on 12/31/2004 6:36:55 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: secret garden
You know whose fault it is.

(secret garden and Lazamataz in unison)

JEWS!

30 posted on 12/31/2004 6:37:45 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: johniegrad

LOL


31 posted on 12/31/2004 6:38:23 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lazamataz

Improper use of the Breaking News tab can give you a nasty rash.

Don't ask me how I know.


32 posted on 12/31/2004 6:38:57 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen (#40)
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To: johniegrad
He's in the midst of one of the greatest droughts of all time.

No I'm not, and it's spelled draughts.

(waves to the Clowns)

33 posted on 12/31/2004 6:38:58 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz
The East German judges are always unnecessarily harsh.

Achtung, muhfuh.

34 posted on 12/31/2004 6:39:31 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: Lazamataz
For improper use of the Breaking News tab:

    

35 posted on 12/31/2004 6:39:34 AM PST by RebelTex (Freedom is everyone's right - and everyone's responsibility!)
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To: John Jorsett
I think some people use breaking news to get persistence for their post. I've been tempted myself a few times to make a post "breaking" when it was just something I wanted to be viewable for a while because I knew it would be of interest to a lot of people. I think FR needs a "hot topic" list where posts that receive a lot of comments over some period of time (minutes or hours perhaps) stay there for a spell until interest drops and they finally scroll off. That way "BTTT"s could be used to keep them visible. There'd probably have to be some sort of governor on how many times a particular individual could BTTT something in order to keep it from being abused, but otherwise it seems like something FR could use

You've put a lot of thought into something that could just be solved by posting to Breaking News willy-nilly.

36 posted on 12/31/2004 6:40:36 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: wolfpat
So which tab would appropriate to post news of my puppies?

*************

This one is fine. Pictures?

37 posted on 12/31/2004 6:40:38 AM PST by trisham
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To: Lazamataz
(secret garden and Lazamataz in unison)

JEWS!

You misspelled that - it's "JUUWWWS".

38 posted on 12/31/2004 6:41:35 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Admin Moderator
ARGH.

Sentenced to Death-by-Chat.

You are a fickle, but just, Admin Moderator.

39 posted on 12/31/2004 6:41:44 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: michigander
Lazamataz Sarcastic, ain't he?

40 posted on 12/31/2004 6:41:54 AM PST by Petronski (Thank God I'm only watching the game....controlling it....)
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To: Lazamataz
He's in the midst of one of the greatest droughts of all time.

No I'm not, and it's spelled draughts.

Well, I'm glad to hear your fortunes have changed. It wasn't all that long ago that you were bemoaning your lack of skill bad luck here at FR.

41 posted on 12/31/2004 6:42:19 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad
Well, I'm glad to hear your fortunes have changed.

Fortunes come and go.

42 posted on 12/31/2004 6:43:08 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: nina0113

I thought it was Jooooooooooooos.


44 posted on 12/31/2004 6:45:28 AM PST by Petronski (Thank God I'm only watching the game....controlling it....)
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To: Lazamataz
"TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Dimensional Doorway; Gardening; Test Topic, Ignore It; The Hobbit Hole; UFO's"

An interesting set of topics... poor Laz.

45 posted on 12/31/2004 6:47:55 AM PST by demlosers
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Post well, and post often.

We do, thankyouverymuch.

46 posted on 12/31/2004 6:49:16 AM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: Petronski

Jews
Joos
Jooz
Joooooooooooooooooooooooooooooz
Juwish according to jjfate


47 posted on 12/31/2004 6:50:03 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: John Jorsett

Did you play the accountant who lived down the hall from Sigourney Weaver in the movie "Ghost-Busters?" / just kidding


48 posted on 12/31/2004 6:50:46 AM PST by bd476
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To: cyborg

The Mods are juwish, I've heard. And they're cool.


49 posted on 12/31/2004 6:51:45 AM PST by Petronski (Thank God I'm only watching the game....controlling it....)
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To: Lazamataz
Hmmmm. Inconsistent capitalization, a vanity, and look, what's that below?! It's your sign up date...

Hark! I hear the faint sound of Valkyrie singing...

Happy New Year Lazamataz!


Lazamataz
Since May 21, 1999

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50 posted on 12/31/2004 6:58:48 AM PST by bd476
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