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(Vanity) Info on starting a ping list

Posted on 11/30/2007 7:54:06 PM PST by Dan Middleton

Alright, silly question here, I admit. I've been an occasional lurker/poster on FR for close to four years now, and while I'm on several ping lists, I've never managed one. I was hoping to get a little advice on the logistics of getting one rolling. Any help would be appreciated.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Free Republic Policy/Q&A; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arthurmcgowan; faq; pinglist; soberupharry

1 posted on 11/30/2007 7:54:08 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: Dan Middleton
paste the usernames you want on each list (separated by ;) on a word doc or even on your home page - and then highlight, copy, paste them all when you want to ping them
2 posted on 11/30/2007 7:58:11 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Dan Middleton

If you are starting a ping list to alert us to threads about ping lists, consider me pingworthy.


3 posted on 11/30/2007 8:01:04 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 15 days away from outliving Walter Payton)
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To: RDTF

RDTF, thanks for the information. I know how to ping multiple people as you describe already. I guess what I’m looking for is advice on the best way to make people aware of a new ping list and gain subscribers so the list is useful. Nothing to be done except post, “I’ve started a ping list” in thread related to the subject, I suppose.


4 posted on 11/30/2007 8:02:02 PM PST by Dan Middleton (Radio...Free...Mars)
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To: Dan Middleton

what I see people do here is ping people to an active thread of interest and in th ebody of that ping say ‘freepmail me to get on or off this ping list’

You can do a keyword search to see who has shown interest in certain topics to get your initial ping list.


5 posted on 11/30/2007 8:05:18 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Dan Middleton

After you post the article or the ping to the article,

Put a “If you would like to be on/off my misc. ping list please FReepmail me”

JJ


6 posted on 11/30/2007 8:05:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: RDTF

Thanks very much for the advice, everyone.


7 posted on 11/30/2007 8:30:45 PM PST by Dan Middleton (Starting an anti-Ron Paul ping list, FReepmail me to be added or removed.)
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To: Dan Middleton; aculeus; Charles Henrickson; dead; dighton; Lazamataz; mikrofon; Petronski; ...
Alright, silly question here, I admit. I've been an occasional lurker/poster on FR for close to four years now, and while I'm on several ping lists, I've never managed one. I was hoping to get a little advice on the logistics of getting one rolling. Any help would be appreciated.

Sorry, I have no idea.

8 posted on 11/30/2007 9:54:33 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SamAdams76

If I see any new "not a ping list" ping lists pop up, I'll ping 'ya, just to help keep you fully pinged, and up to date!

9 posted on 11/30/2007 10:00:30 PM PST by BlueDragon (4 Dallas Cowboys ridin' in a car, which one of 'em is drivin'? None. The Poh-leece is drivin'...)
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To: martin_fierro
Sorry, I have no idea.

Go to your room!

10 posted on 12/01/2007 4:55:03 AM PST by aculeus
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To: Dan Middleton

First rule: Do not add people to your ping list without them asking to be added.

Many ping-list holders are doing that now, and it’s aggravating to be pinged when you haven’t requested it.


11 posted on 12/01/2007 6:59:09 AM PST by trussell (I'm a FREDeralist!)
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To: martin_fierro

BTW, who is the listmeister of the “Do Not Ping Me Under Any Circumstances If You Know What’s Good For You” ping list?


12 posted on 12/01/2007 7:55:19 AM PST by mikrofon (I have no idea)
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To: mikrofon; aculeus; southernnorthcarolina
BTW, who is the listmeister of the “Do Not Ping Me Under Any Circumstances If You Know What’s Good For You” ping list?

My guess is that it's SNC

13 posted on 12/01/2007 9:28:18 AM PST by martin_fierro (Epic Thread)
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Dang, five years really flies when you’re having fun.


14 posted on 12/06/2007 5:59:51 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.)
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To: Dan Middleton
Nothing to be done except post, “I’ve started a ping list” in thread related to the subject, I suppose.

That tends to be most effective. There is also a FReeper who keeps the list on ping list pingers (but I have forgotten who it is).

But from my experience with the Traditional Anglican, Undead Thread (sort of an exception), FreeRepublic Pipes & Drums, Geezer Geek and (as of a few minutes ago) the Liturgical Music ping lists, just start pinging the list on relevant threads, even if it's just you yourself. People will see it and ask.

A graphic to go along with it doesn't hurt one bit, for example:

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting   Liturgical Music Ping!

  This is a low-volume ping list (typically days to weeks between pings).
 FReepmail Huber and/or sionnsar if you want on or off this list.


15 posted on 12/26/2007 2:00:26 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: trussell; Dan Middleton
First rule: Do not add people to your ping list without them asking to be added.

I second that!

16 posted on 12/26/2007 2:01:28 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Dan Middleton; nobdysfool; TonyRo76; alpha-8-25-02; Larry Lucido; Dr. Eckleburg

A ping list requires a lot of work and starting one should not be taken lightly. It requires dedication, hardwork and it is a thankless job.

I do not reccomend you that you start one unless you are willing to spend sleepness nights managing the ping list and seaching the web for appropriate material to post.

You will be scorned and ridiculed and for what? Not one red penny!

You have been warned.


17 posted on 01/09/2008 3:37:29 AM PST by Gamecock (Aaron had what every mega-church pastor craves: a huge crowd that gave freely and lively worship.)
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To: Gamecock; Dan Middleton; nobdysfool; TonyRo76; alpha-8-25-02; Larry Lucido; Dr. Eckleburg

I was told in an e-mail that Bill Gates will send me a dollar for every person on my ping list each time I ping them. I’ll be rich soon!


19 posted on 01/09/2008 12:45:17 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: TonyRo76

I am looking for NC ping lists.


21 posted on 04/21/2011 9:06:54 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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