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Is it time to dump Free Republic?
FR | January 28, 2009 | Me

Posted on 01/28/2009 10:46:53 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican

Repeatedly, FR moderators have moved TOP postings related to current NEWS and calls for conservative ACTIVISM from the News and Activism section, over to "blogger's and personal" which has no traffic by comparison.

I fully understand Jim Robinson's original purpose in launching FR, to provide a community in which conservatives could get TRUTH not available in the MSM, information not available in the MSM and access to fellow conservatives so that we could work together towards a conservative agenda.

Yet time after time, FR moderators bury this information over in "blogger's and personal" and kill story after story, vital to the conservative movement.

Why?

Without a change in this policy, I am through posting to FR. The moderators on FR have less sense than the moderators on DU, where they at least work to bury the opposition, instead of themselves.

What gives? Anyone understand this self-defeating policy?


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1 posted on 01/28/2009 10:46:53 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
NO !

ML/NJ

2 posted on 01/28/2009 10:49:47 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: PlainOleAmerican

No way !


3 posted on 01/28/2009 10:50:12 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite (/s)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Like moving this to General Chat? Hmm. Havent noticed but I will start checking Bloggers


4 posted on 01/28/2009 10:50:24 AM PST by GoCards
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To: ml/nj
I.e., NO, it's not time to dump FR.

ML/NJ

5 posted on 01/28/2009 10:50:32 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Repeatedly, FR moderators have moved TOP postings related to current NEWS and calls for conservative ACTIVISM from the News and Activism section, over to "blogger's and personal" which has no traffic by comparison.

I don't find this to be the case at all. If the thread is popular, then it is popular wherever it is posted.

And without you giving us an example of this "self defeating policy," then you come-off as somewhat of a whiner.

6 posted on 01/28/2009 10:50:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Indian_Fighter_Kite

..and knock it off with spamming Front Page, too.. my mail


7 posted on 01/28/2009 10:50:38 AM PST by shielagolden
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To: PlainOleAmerican

In the upper right screen there is a cool “everything” link.


8 posted on 01/28/2009 10:50:41 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: PlainOleAmerican

After FR’s apparent suspension of all rules (especially vanities) during the last election, I have no idea what the current rules are.

That said, I still love FR and I’m not going nowhere.


9 posted on 01/28/2009 10:51:28 AM PST by WackySam (Is the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on- or by imbeciles who really mean it?)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Who licked the red off your candy?

Care to give an example of these “TOP postings related to current NEWS and calls for conservative ACTIVISM”...

I bet they’re incoherent Orly Taitz posts.


10 posted on 01/28/2009 10:52:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Well I think you should. Absolutely, it’s time for you to move on.


11 posted on 01/28/2009 10:52:43 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Let me guess you have some artbell information you wish to share.
12 posted on 01/28/2009 10:52:49 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Except for the occasional Opus, vanities are boring and belong outside of the “News & Activism” category.
13 posted on 01/28/2009 10:52:55 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I hate it when a complaint is made but doesn’t show us why you are angry.

FR should stay.


14 posted on 01/28/2009 10:53:10 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Select all categories. That’s what I do. Of course I read fast ~ particularly the big words@!


15 posted on 01/28/2009 10:54:10 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: CindyDawg; Indian_Fighter_Kite; PlainOleAmerican
In the upper right screen there is a cool “everything” link.

Exactly...it's what I use all the time.

FMCDH(BITS)

16 posted on 01/28/2009 10:54:34 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I don’t see what the problem is. I just click on the link on the main page and get everything (all categories). I just keep refreshing so nothing is missed.

Give up FR? No way!


17 posted on 01/28/2009 10:54:34 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

For one thing, it would be nice to get the very accurate foreign news reports from our retired border agents in news instead of bloggers. Articles not in the ‘news’ section, do not get any notice.


18 posted on 01/28/2009 10:55:20 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Let's see, you post a link from a blog, then get PO'ed when the Mods move it to Blogs?

Doesn't seem like FR with the issue here...

19 posted on 01/28/2009 10:55:37 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Use this page which shows all the postings in all categories:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index


20 posted on 01/28/2009 10:56:03 AM PST by deks ( t)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
No! It is a private site. How hard is it to get the word out to check the blogs and personals?

Yes, it will be a constant informing. Still this has more traffic than many, many others and well worth staying here. It is the best IMO!

Get over yourself. No, you do not make the rules, nor do I, as it should be.

21 posted on 01/28/2009 10:56:14 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Obama’s gonna save us.


22 posted on 01/28/2009 10:56:21 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: PlainOleAmerican

If you dump FR, where you gonna go? And if you do make sure you write a soaring opus the mods can place in chat.


23 posted on 01/28/2009 10:56:44 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Would you like some cheese with that whine?


24 posted on 01/28/2009 10:57:40 AM PST by pabianice
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To: PlainOleAmerican

bah bye


25 posted on 01/28/2009 10:57:55 AM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Hackers Crack Into Free Republic, Warn of Zombies Ahead


26 posted on 01/28/2009 10:58:00 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Grace = unmerited favor; Mercy = punishment withheld)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

It’s OK, i won’t be pissed if you were to quit FR. I don’t really like thin-skinned sissy whiners anyway.


27 posted on 01/28/2009 10:58:21 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: numberonepal
And if you do make sure you write a soaring opus the mods can place in chat.

I assumed this was it.

28 posted on 01/28/2009 10:58:46 AM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican; Admin Moderator
You're talking all wrong about the FR Moderators.

It's the wrong tone.

You have NO idea how much crap they have to wade through.

29 posted on 01/28/2009 10:58:59 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

View all categories at once:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index


30 posted on 01/28/2009 10:59:28 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
I blame Bush Obama!
31 posted on 01/28/2009 11:00:18 AM PST by Sir Gawain (Dear President Obama, where's my free stuff?)
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Want to chime in?


32 posted on 01/28/2009 11:00:32 AM PST by ken5050 (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin!!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Go start your own and run it your way!


33 posted on 01/28/2009 11:00:43 AM PST by lonestar
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To: PlainOleAmerican
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34 posted on 01/28/2009 11:01:15 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: geologist
No, you do not make the rules, nor do I

I do! Off with his head!

35 posted on 01/28/2009 11:01:33 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Um... Click the “everything” link and look at latest posts.

Free Republic is still the best source for news. It has been since I signed up.

Have you donated yet this quarter?


36 posted on 01/28/2009 11:01:58 AM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Let’s look at it like this...

If you come here to troll your own website, whether you got somethin to say or not, it should be over in bloggers and personal... You folks who come in here and post your own action, it is irritating to some because we don’t feel we have to read the fine print in an articles header. We come here for reputable news and it’s discourse.

Become famous and reputable... Then your stuff will be left up with the big guys...


37 posted on 01/28/2009 11:02:35 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Travis T. OJustice
I bet they’re incoherent Orly Taitz posts.

I don't know why, but that name makes me think of something Karl Childers would say.

Like...

She shore has some orly taitz!

I reckon she cooks some mighty good french fried potaters.

MMMMhmmm.

38 posted on 01/28/2009 11:02:41 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: Billthedrill

He should have posted the title alone then linked to his blog for the rest, then posted it in the sidebar.


39 posted on 01/28/2009 11:02:57 AM PST by Sir Gawain (Dear President Obama, where's my free stuff?)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

NO. It is my lifeline to other conservatives.

But then maybe you don’t belong here.

BA


40 posted on 01/28/2009 11:02:57 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
All you got to do is hit the "everything" link on the right.

That lets you see ALL the posts, not just news and activism.

As for dumping Free Republic, go ahead and dump it if you would like.
It's still the 800 lb gorilla.

41 posted on 01/28/2009 11:03:21 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I like FR, but I will admit it is harder for those of us who work all day to organize and become “activists” than it is for the opposition.

The upside is, we pay taxes and they don’t. Got to be some leverage there somehow, within the boundaries of the law. Trouble is, there are starting to be more voters who pay no taxes and/or are on the government dole than otherwise.

In summary - yes to FR, yes to more activism, no to tax moochers.


42 posted on 01/28/2009 11:03:32 AM PST by Puddleglum (this space for rent)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
My reply to you...

WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

43 posted on 01/28/2009 11:04:11 AM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: Constitution Day

LOL!


44 posted on 01/28/2009 11:04:40 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Oh noes! My efforts to pimp my own blogsite have been thwarted by the evil FR admins, must whine and complain!!!!


45 posted on 01/28/2009 11:04:50 AM PST by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Constitution Day

snort


46 posted on 01/28/2009 11:05:55 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PlainOleAmerican

FreeRepublic. The sanest site for an insane world.


47 posted on 01/28/2009 11:05:59 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
I have no complaints with FR and I think the mods do a decent job of wading through the crap....I know they can't please all of us.

My only complaint about FR are the posting police....smugly pointing out that an article has been posted before....

48 posted on 01/28/2009 11:06:14 AM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: 1rudeboy
Less than an hour ago, I posted this column in News and Activism, for what will be obvious reasons if you read the column.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2173546/posts

Within moments, it had hundreds of hits and was fast climbing with people beginning to comment. Moments later, the traffic died instantly, and then I noticed it had been removed from News and Activism and dumped into Bloggers and Personal where all traffic has since died.

I then ran an FR search and see where someone else posted the same column for a different publication here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2173565/posts

I don't know if they posted it in news first, or just went straight to bloggers. But I do know that a growing number of conservative news sites are frustrated by the fact that their works are dumped into “bloggers” and MSM leftist drivel is considered “news” on FR....???

I have had this experience over and over again... Why? As for sounding like a “whiner” - your screen name is appropriate... "one rude child"

49 posted on 01/28/2009 11:06:53 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
I use this link and get everything (at least I think I do).

All FR latest posts

50 posted on 01/28/2009 11:07:41 AM PST by Bob
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