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What does "Ping" mean?

Posted on 07/02/2006 7:57:20 AM PDT by maineman

I see so many people asking to be put on the 'ping list', what does that mean?

I also see that you can be 'pinged' if something you are interested in is posted. Are you notified someway?

Thanks


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1 posted on 07/02/2006 7:57:21 AM PDT by maineman
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To: maineman

Are you logged in?


2 posted on 07/02/2006 7:58:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: maineman

I don't "ping". I "pong"


3 posted on 07/02/2006 7:58:28 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: maineman

yes


4 posted on 07/02/2006 7:58:46 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: maineman

BTTT


5 posted on 07/02/2006 7:59:31 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: maineman

This is HUGH.


6 posted on 07/02/2006 7:59:56 AM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: onyx

Nump!


7 posted on 07/02/2006 8:00:02 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: maineman

Ping=All your bases are belong to us.


8 posted on 07/02/2006 8:00:04 AM PDT by black_diamond
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To: maineman

Ping


9 posted on 07/02/2006 8:00:08 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (Just a Washington State resident living the liberal Rat bastard nightmare)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Bookmarking


10 posted on 07/02/2006 8:00:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (NUTS!)
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To: maineman

Ping = Packet InterNet Groper

Really.


11 posted on 07/02/2006 8:00:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: maineman; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...



12 posted on 07/02/2006 8:02:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: maineman

It's from Monty Python:

http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Sounds/MeaningOfLife/Bing.au


13 posted on 07/02/2006 8:02:59 AM PDT by poindexter
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To: maineman
Everything you ever wanted to know...


14 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:05 AM PDT by mikrofon (AntiBump)
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To: maineman

You have been here since '03. You're kidding, right? Slow learner? Less alert? Asleep at the wheel?


15 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:22 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: maineman

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16 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:33 AM PDT by theophilusscribe
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To: maineman

17 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:38 AM PDT by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: maineman
Have you learned nothing since Since Nov 3, 2003?

;^) = playful kidding


18 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:49 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: All

"Re-verify our range to target...one ping only."
19 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:49 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: maineman

You've been here since 2003 and you're just now asking? If you are for real, freep mail me and I will try to explain.


20 posted on 07/02/2006 8:03:56 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Destroy the New York Times, boycott their advertisers.)
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To: maineman

On the top right corner of the main page, you'll see either "pings" or "New Posts to you" (in red). When you just see "pings", that means you have already looked at the responses to you, when you see "New Posts to you" that means someone has responded to you since the last time you refreshed the main page.

That's a "ping". When you get the "New Posts to you" message. It's called a ping because it's a way of notifying someone that they have a response waiting. A ping list is a list of screen names some people have that they use to "ping" a large group of people at once, to notify them of something interesting in a thread. They post that list of names, separated by semi-colons, in the "To" box when they post a comment.

Hopefully that helps!


21 posted on 07/02/2006 8:04:09 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What does "Not-a-Ping" mean? :-P


22 posted on 07/02/2006 8:04:47 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: maineman

23 posted on 07/02/2006 8:04:54 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SIDENET
"This is HUGH"

And very SERIES.

24 posted on 07/02/2006 8:05:19 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: maineman
It's from "Ping Pong". They're putting the ball in your court.

Sounds good!! :-)

25 posted on 07/02/2006 8:05:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: maineman

By adding a name to the "to:" reply box, the post turns up in that person's list of "Pings," alerting them to the message sent.

It's a way to alert another member of a certain thread or post.

As for its origin, I can only suspect it is from "Hunt for Red October," when Ryan is communicating with Ramius via morse code and tells Ramius to reply with a sonar ping:

Captain Ramius: Re-verify our range to target... one ping only.
Capt. Vasili Borodin: Captain, I - I - I just...
Captain Ramius: Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.
Capt. Vasili Borodin: Aye, Captain.


26 posted on 07/02/2006 8:05:30 AM PDT by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: maineman

Ping delivers Chinese food to Jerry Seinfeld's apartment.


27 posted on 07/02/2006 8:05:40 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: poindexter

I got the ping thing down...what is the FReep etiolgy of "zot"?


28 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:02 AM PDT by Canedawg (In God We Trust)
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To: SIDENET

It's not just HUGH, it's SERIES!!


29 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: maineman

Perhaps the question you should ask is; what is the difference between a ping and a bump? ;)


30 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:33 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: FreedomPoster
Ping = Packet InterNet Groper

Really.


Wow. I guess that shoots my theory to hell. ;O)

31 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:36 AM PDT by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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Yes, maineman. If you want to know about certain topics of interests you can be added to a list (ping list) and you will be given posts of such interests. Daily Rush Limbaugh is one, Daily press briefings another. Hannity, even "24". Its up to you to sign up to those who will happily ping you. I get lots of middle east news that I might miss otherwise. It shows up directly to you on your list.


32 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:39 AM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: maineman

I have a feeling you are going to regret posting this thread!


33 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:45 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The media and the democrats are the biggest supporters of the terrorists.)
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To: maineman
The opposite of
34 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:47 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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35 posted on 07/02/2006 8:06:59 AM PDT by new cruelty
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What does "Not-a-Ping" mean? :-P

The negation of "a-Ping".

36 posted on 07/02/2006 8:07:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: mikrofon

37 posted on 07/02/2006 8:08:13 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (NUTS!)
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To: All

38 posted on 07/02/2006 8:08:40 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: maineman
Most at FR are golfers.


39 posted on 07/02/2006 8:09:01 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

40 posted on 07/02/2006 8:09:44 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: jackv

Giving a correct, coherent answer? You must be loosing it!


41 posted on 07/02/2006 8:09:48 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Canedawg

Maybe zot is the past tense of zit.


42 posted on 07/02/2006 8:09:56 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam Tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The AntiPing?


43 posted on 07/02/2006 8:10:03 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: maineman

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44 posted on 07/02/2006 8:10:16 AM PDT by faq
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To: All

45 posted on 07/02/2006 8:10:47 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: maineman

Maineman,
Don't mind all those people teasing you... it's only in fun and FReepers love to tease goodnaturedly (unless you are a troll). Assuming that you are not a troll but just a newbie, here's your answer:

If you are logged in, you can click on the "ping" link in your login menu and see links to all the posts you have made or to posts that people have made in answer to your posts. That gives you a handy way of finding your past posts or knowing when someone answers you. Unlike some other forums, nothing comes to your email box, you just have to keep checking your ping list.

Another use for pings is that it is a way for FReepers to point out good articles or posts to friends. A FReeper can amass a "ping list" or a list of other FReepers who have asked to be on their list.... then when they want to announce something or point to something, they do a post to all the names on their "ping list". That post will then show up in your pings if you are on the list because someone has put your name on the post. Many ping lists are set up by subject matter.... for instance you can be on a "UFO ping list" , the FReeper who has that list will alert you to posts about UFOs.

Hope this helps.... HAPPY PINGING


46 posted on 07/02/2006 8:12:25 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: maineman

47 posted on 07/02/2006 8:12:39 AM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: maineman; COEXERJ145; microgood; liberallarry; cmsgop; shaggy eel; RayChuang88; Larry Lucido; ...

Mega Ping!


48 posted on 07/02/2006 8:13:42 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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49 posted on 07/02/2006 8:14:01 AM PDT by mikrofon (Sha-bappa-lupa)
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To: FourtySeven
Thanks alot!

Most people only want to be jerks!

50 posted on 07/02/2006 8:14:03 AM PDT by maineman
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