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"If FR dies, thatís that." - Jim Robinson [Jim's reply at post # 588]
freerepublic.com ^ | 1/11/11 | paulycy

Posted on 01/11/2011 5:28:06 AM PST by paulycy

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To: Albion Wilde

Socialist generation? Silly Albion. All I asked for was truth-in-posting. Jim actually addressed my question quite professionally, and at no time did I say he shouldn’t get any money out of the deal. I just wanted to know what in-the-know poster was correct, and who was wrong.

This is what gets people ticked off - posters such as you who insult others for asking questions. (Now, if you didn’t mean to insult me, let me apologize for assuming that.)

Besides, you ask for a donation, you get questions. It’s an American thing,ya know, not a socialist thing.

If he was saying that there would be a charge, I wouldn’t argue with him since it’s a business and he’d be selling his service. I didn’t ask for the ability to micromanage (as evidenced by my comments about paperclip pricing). I just asked for him to clear the air about the ‘facts’ being bandied about.

Now since he didn’t seem all that offended, why are you?


1,561 posted on 01/12/2011 4:40:36 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: paulycy

Were you on some of the FB threads? Freepers do NOT trust FB. They have that GPS stuff hidden that tells others where you are. We’ve had some Freepers stalked by lefties and had addresses and phone numbers published on leftist sites. It really is a concern.


1,562 posted on 01/12/2011 4:41:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: paulycy; Albion Wilde

Sorry paulcy, Albion is using a straw man here. Neither you nor I asked for ‘every detail’. In fact, from the comments I reviewed (and I gave up after several pages), most people haven’t asked for every detail either.


1,563 posted on 01/12/2011 4:43:32 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Mashood; jimrob

imho

There have been enough suits . . .

that it’s just a huge hassle and potential to probable expense to protect those rights and boundaries.

I think Jim made the right call on that issue.

Please put yourself in Jim’s shoes and wheel chair as best you can.

FR is his baby and his life in a lot of respects.

He’s not a teenager any longer.

He likely would prefer to preserve his precious bodily fluids for battles that matter most.

Wasting time, energy, resources, hassle, blood, sweat, tears and sheer aggravation on battles that are not automatically central to FR’s priorities

is a waste

he’s likely not willing to bother with.

I don’t blame him. I think that’s wisdom.

His current category cuts out a lot of frustration, hassles and entanglements that are just not worth it to begin with.


1,564 posted on 01/12/2011 4:44:30 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: paulycy

Congratulations! Your Website is Worth $1,950,175.
report: www.freerepublic.com

http://www.valuemyweb.com/value_report/97725-report777d21d980f82aa8b4f26f4a4d3dda1d

One report put its value at almost $7 million!!


1,565 posted on 01/12/2011 4:47:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course, that assumes a willing buyer and a willing seller. Jim seems uninclined to sell. And I’ve seen a forum site lose 90% of it’s users due to unwise changes by a new buyer. It was a textbook example of how to pee off a user community and lose most of the value of a web site.


1,566 posted on 01/12/2011 4:53:29 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I don’t necessarily trust facebook. I was only mentioning a new FR feature that Jim himself had experimented with. Jim is obviously looking to the future himself. The whole point of my thread is simply to talk openly about current limitations and future solutions to FR’s technology and funding. That’s all.


1,567 posted on 01/12/2011 4:54:33 PM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: paulycy
I got the point of the thread. It worked out.

I'm just saying that we need to use caution when upgrading. Not everything is suitable for FR. Or even safe.

1,568 posted on 01/12/2011 4:59:14 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That FR is valuable is pretty much beyond question. But FR’s inherent cash value seems like something that Jim would want to pass down to his family, or borrow against in a family emergency. That could explain why he merely says he hopes they carry on with FR when he is gone.

We might need to stay focused on the only way Jim wants money to flow into FR and that is donations.

FReeper Albion Wilde suggested a separate and independent Foundation that can raise money and donate it FreeRepublic.com. I like that idea a lot.

I suppose we could raise money and then Jim could spit in our eye and tell us no but I bet he wouldn’t... ;0)


1,569 posted on 01/12/2011 4:59:59 PM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
we need to use caution when upgrading. Not everything is suitable for FR. Or even safe.

Agreed. These things need to be done by knowledgeable professionals who have the best interests of Free Republic in mind. So far we are not at the point of picking those people yet, except for Jim and John of course, so you needn't worry. Jim will always be in charge and have veto power. It's his baby. :0)

1,570 posted on 01/12/2011 5:03:06 PM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: paulycy
And what a baby it is!

Did you ever get to read the history of FR? It's just amazing how it grew.

1,571 posted on 01/12/2011 5:04:43 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Did you ever get to read the history of FR? It's just amazing how it grew.

Yes, I did. Thanks for that link.

1,572 posted on 01/12/2011 5:07:52 PM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: tarheelswamprat; reaganaut; glock rocks; greyfoxx39; SZonian

I saw my shiny new tagline on a t-shirt in the adhd sectio... wait, do you like waffles?


1,573 posted on 01/12/2011 5:59:18 PM PST by glock rocks (I am Dyslexis of Borg. Your ass will be laminated.)
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To: paulycy

What is up with FR?

We can’t seem to handle live events anymore?

Which is ok I guess, I would still come here, but the live threads/breaking news threads are really where FR used to shine.

Anyone know what is going on that is different?


1,574 posted on 01/12/2011 11:22:32 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Do you have any issues getting on FR?

Yes. I just had several hours of not being able to access FR from my home office computer.

1,575 posted on 01/12/2011 11:41:15 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I know he doesn’t. It was making a put up or shut up point.


1,576 posted on 01/13/2011 4:05:11 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Tainan

So did everyone else smarty pants.


1,577 posted on 01/13/2011 4:34:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: roses of sharon; onyx

onyx said it might have been a logjam in the router but wasn’t sure.


1,578 posted on 01/13/2011 4:36:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: roses of sharon
Anyone know what is going on that is different?

That's what we're trying to find out on this thread.

1,579 posted on 01/13/2011 4:44:23 AM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: ejonesie22

I know that you know. :-)


1,580 posted on 01/13/2011 6:36:57 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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