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What is a "ping" list and how does one get on it?

Posted on 08/11/2006 9:16:40 PM PDT by silentknight

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1 posted on 08/11/2006 9:16:42 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: silentknight

I'd tell you, but then I'd have to ping you.


2 posted on 08/11/2006 9:17:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

hmm


3 posted on 08/11/2006 9:17:26 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: silentknight

hehe...


4 posted on 08/11/2006 9:17:50 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: silentknight

You have to know the secret handshake.


5 posted on 08/11/2006 9:18:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: silentknight

Go ping yourself!


6 posted on 08/11/2006 9:18:20 PM PDT by ForOurFuture
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To: silentknight

I've got a "What's a ping list" ping list. Freepmail me if you want on.


7 posted on 08/11/2006 9:18:46 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: silentknight

The bigger trick is to figure out how to get off a ping list.


8 posted on 08/11/2006 9:18:48 PM PDT by umgud (Gov't needs a Department of Common Sense)
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To: silentknight

PING!... there ya go!


9 posted on 08/11/2006 9:18:54 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: silentknight

A group in which a person sends you a message on the relavent topic. EX.-You ask the Satire person to add you to the ping list. They'll send you a message every time they find a satire on FR. Hope someone hasn't already posted...


10 posted on 08/11/2006 9:18:59 PM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: silentknight

We could tell but then.....


11 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:27 PM PDT by msnimje ("Beware the F/A - 22 Raptor with open doors" -- Unknown US NAVY Raptor Pilot)
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To: silentknight

Just tell the person with the ping list that you want to be added to their ping list.


12 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:32 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: silentknight

You do know that now you will be on EVERYONE'S ping list

Have fun *L*


13 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:33 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: onja

Yeah, I spoiled all the fun. Sorry guys :(


14 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:34 PM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: silentknight

In Before The Ping!


15 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by fleeing the scene of an accident)
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To: silentknight
FNORD!!

You Are Not Cleared For That!

16 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:59 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: silentknight

Are you logged in?


17 posted on 08/11/2006 9:20:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: silentknight

First you need to stune your beeber.


18 posted on 08/11/2006 9:20:08 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (I'm series.)
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To: silentknight; Arthur McGowan

You need to ask the resident FR ping expert, Authur McGowan. He knows all about pings.


19 posted on 08/11/2006 9:20:31 PM PDT by xJones
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To: onja

noob


20 posted on 08/11/2006 9:20:52 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by fleeing the scene of an accident)
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To: onja

Just don't send mail to get on the FReeper Book Club list because that list is outdated and on my old PC and I haven't pinged anyone since last summer becuase of that. I didn't even start a Summer Reading Thread. (Plus, I'm clueless as to how to run a Book Club, but I suggested it and someone else said that I should run it because I opened my big mouth and . . . . . . . . . . . what, you're still reading this? scroll down already.)


21 posted on 08/11/2006 9:22:15 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: silentknight
Sometimes there may be a subject of interest to you that another poster specializes in, like the Middle East. When a post comes up, that poster will send you a message that directs your attention to the article. It is the same process as responding to another poster, only he types your name in the reply area, and instead of a message he types in ping.

Otherwise, other posters that you get to know might also alert you to a subject that they believe you share a mutual interest in, and similarly, instead of giving a comment, they type in the word ping, and it lets you know about the article. I'll demonstrate with another thread in a second.

22 posted on 08/11/2006 9:22:25 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: elkfersupper

Damn! You ripped off my response! :-)


23 posted on 08/11/2006 9:22:34 PM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: silentknight

Currently, beware the Israel/middle east pinglist. My lord those pingers been busy.


24 posted on 08/11/2006 9:22:45 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: fieldmarshaldj

now THAT's funny....


25 posted on 08/11/2006 9:22:58 PM PDT by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: silentknight

This is serial.....Maybe you should take a shower first. This could be hugh! If you ping them, they will come.


26 posted on 08/11/2006 9:25:05 PM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: silentknight; mikrofon; martin_fierro

You need tons click "co-ordinating"


27 posted on 08/11/2006 9:25:15 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Free Republic - The conservative click Guerilla)
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To: silentknight
Um, if Arthur McGowan isn't around tonight, I should offer you some helpful tips.

You see, joining a ping list is like choosing a fraternity or sorority. You have to drink a lot, strip naked, and then do weird things like the Chicken Dance in your local Walmart parking lot.

After that (it must be proved by videotape) the different ping list masters will decide if you are worthy enough for their lists.

28 posted on 08/11/2006 9:28:02 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Charles Henrickson

I see :)

I think I will avoid PINGS

What about Pongs????


29 posted on 08/11/2006 9:28:21 PM PDT by silentknight
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30 posted on 08/11/2006 9:29:01 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.redeploymurtha.com)
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To: silentknight

Oh dear...

Please remove me from all of those ping lists :) It is messing up the threads I am watching :) LOL

NOW I SEEEEEEE


31 posted on 08/11/2006 9:29:18 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: onja

There's always one know it all sho spoils a thread.


32 posted on 08/11/2006 9:29:55 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (The cockamouse is REAL... and AWESOME ... and it can FLY! ... Fly, cockamouse! Be free!)
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To: silentknight

To know the answer, you must first catch a spork weasel...


33 posted on 08/11/2006 9:31:07 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Well, I'd be glad to help, but I do not know how to read...


34 posted on 08/11/2006 9:32:08 PM PDT by GSlob
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35 posted on 08/11/2006 9:32:38 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Duck!)
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36 posted on 08/11/2006 9:33:25 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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To: silentknight

Here's an example of how to get on a ping list. Open one of the "Gods, Graves, and Glyphs" threads (anything dealing with archaeology, history, and cultural issues, usually ancient or medieval). Respond to the person who posted the thread with the request, Please put me on your ping list. GGG is a high-volume ping list and for easy reference, often you can find GGG listed under Topics on the sidebar.


37 posted on 08/11/2006 9:33:39 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Leaning on the everlasting arms.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

:Looks dejected: I made the mistake of trying to be informative. Still a remnant of my newbness. I'll try hard to shed it now. Please pray for me.


38 posted on 08/11/2006 9:33:53 PM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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39 posted on 08/11/2006 9:34:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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To: xJones

LOL! I was wondering how many replies it would take before he was pinged!

That's very naughty.


40 posted on 08/11/2006 9:35:40 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: onja

Depart this FReeper, you spirit of N00b!!


41 posted on 08/11/2006 9:35:44 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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42 posted on 08/11/2006 9:36:38 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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To: silentknight

Well, a "pinger' is a slang for an electromagnetic pulse generator. Pretty sizable and heavy capacitor battery, tuning inductance, a spark gap switch plus a parabolic antenna and a few more parts. You "ping" - and fry all the unprotected electronics in vicinity. Those with pacemakers should avoid it like plague.


43 posted on 08/11/2006 9:38:21 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: JRios1968

Thank you doctor. I'm healed. I'll put in a good word with God for you.


44 posted on 08/11/2006 9:40:09 PM PDT by onja ("The government of England is a limited mockery.") (France is a complete mockery.)
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To: onja

No problem!


45 posted on 08/11/2006 9:41:37 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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To: silentknight; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Be gentle.


46 posted on 08/11/2006 9:42:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Visit www.greenhelmetguy.com! We'll put a corpse on the rubble for you.)
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To: silentknight; rzeznikj at stout; N3WBI3; MikefromOhio; FLAMING DEATH; Petronski; antiRepublicrat; ..


Thread Jester Ping

A low-volume pinglist dedicated for all the thread jesters out there--you know who you are...8^)

FReepmail rzeznikj at stout or MikefromOhio to be added or struck from the list...

47 posted on 08/11/2006 9:47:01 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (II Computers 3:14))
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To: Incorrigible
LOL! I was wondering how many replies it would take before he was pinged!

That's very naughty.

There was nothing naughty about it, except that in the medieval times your computer would crash trying to keep up with everyone pinging Arthur McGowan that night.:)

48 posted on 08/11/2006 9:48:24 PM PDT by xJones
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49 posted on 08/11/2006 9:50:17 PM PDT by JRios1968 (That gal knows how to shake a possum...)
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To: rzeznikj at stout; silentknight

Pong.
It is the appropriate reply to a ping, you see.


50 posted on 08/11/2006 9:51:29 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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