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DID I ASK TO BE ON YOUR PING LIST?
vanity | December 20, 2002 | southernnorthcarolina

Posted on 12/20/2002 3:57:53 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina

Apologies for the vanity post. But I want to rant a bit.

In the past few months, ping lists have proliferated to the point of annoyance. And it is especially irksome to find oneself on a list without having requested inclusion.

There's a word for this: .

Ponder this question, Chester: Did I ask to be on your #%&@ing ping list? No? Well, then. Draw the logical conclusion. If I wish to be on your ping list, rest assured you'll be the first to know. But while you wait with bated breath for my entreaty to be a party to your wisdom, I'll thank you not to make the assumption that I consider your blog indispensable.

Personally, I'd like to see pinging stopped entirely, via the placing of a limit on the number of people a post may be directed to -- preferably one, but no more than five, in my opinion. But failing that, it should at least be the case that unsolicited spam has no place on Free Republic.


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To: jmc813
***I will agree that the My Comments page can take a while to load, even via
cable modem. I would suggest that for a future upgrade of the software, one
has the option of turning off graphics on the My Comments page.***

I've often thought that graphics on the My Comments page are a waste of bandwidth. We can see the graphics if we decide to look at the thread. Good thought, jmc.

One other thing that wastes a lot of our time is TRYING to find out who pinged us on a long thread because a long ping list ends with "..." and you can't tell which one has your name on it.
151 posted on 12/20/2002 6:42:28 PM PST by kitkat
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To: AntiJen
Oh, wow! Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope that 3-6 month prognosis is just the "standard" time they usually say, and that he hangs tough a lot longer.
152 posted on 12/20/2002 6:43:17 PM PST by wimpycat
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To: Mr_Magoo; Free the USA
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153 posted on 12/20/2002 6:44:09 PM PST by Jen
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To: AppyPappy
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154 posted on 12/20/2002 6:44:43 PM PST by Jen
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To: Doomonyou
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155 posted on 12/20/2002 6:45:43 PM PST by Jen
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To: AntiJen; SAMWolf
For what it's worth, I'll throw a fit if you take me OFF the FReeper Foxhole list. Thanks for your good work.
156 posted on 12/20/2002 6:46:39 PM PST by dighton
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To: Jhoffa_
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157 posted on 12/20/2002 6:47:29 PM PST by Jen
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To: southernnorthcarolina
How about an alternative idea, perhaps the ops could code in an option that allows people to ignore msgs pinging them if they have more than X recipients. That would allow people who hate pings lists to completely opt out while still preserving the feature for those who might find them useful.

I think Ping lists have some use for some people, but they should send a private freepmail first asking if the person would find it useful to be pinged for posts on specific topics.

158 posted on 12/20/2002 6:48:25 PM PST by Godel
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To: dighton; AntiJen
Thanks dighton. We didn't intend to start any Ping Wars.
159 posted on 12/20/2002 6:48:29 PM PST by SAMWolf
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To: bribriagain
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160 posted on 12/20/2002 6:48:43 PM PST by Jen
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To: dighton
Thanks so much for your kind comments about the Foxhole. (Especially on THIS thread.)
161 posted on 12/20/2002 6:50:03 PM PST by Jen
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To: wimpycat
Thank you. I hope so too.
162 posted on 12/20/2002 6:50:59 PM PST by Jen
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To: SamAdams76
Great post! I get a kick out of the Onion's polling of these dummies! Your comments were as good (or better)than their writers. ROFLMAO! :-D
163 posted on 12/20/2002 6:51:26 PM PST by FBD
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I'll second this for about the 10th time. I posted once or twice to one thread and was on 2 ping lists within 24 hours. If I want to be on them, I'll ask. In the meantime, assume that I don't.
164 posted on 12/20/2002 6:54:00 PM PST by MtHLancerFan
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To: AntiJen
Please do Not remove me from your Foxhole ping list either.
165 posted on 12/20/2002 6:54:52 PM PST by katnip
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To: alisasny
The point is- don't add anyone to a ping list unless they SPECIFICALLY ASK TO BE ADDED.

Otherwise, un-requested pings are no better than SPAM.
166 posted on 12/20/2002 6:56:41 PM PST by TheBattman
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To: MtHLancerFan
I'll second this for about the 10th time. I posted once or twice to one thread and was on 2 ping lists within 24 hours. If I want to be on them, I'll ask. In the meantime, assume that I don't.

Amen

167 posted on 12/20/2002 6:59:06 PM PST by Riley
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To: AntiJen
Please take me off your ping list as well. Nothing personal - just on a few too many lists lately.
I have read and will continue to read The FReeper Foxhole daily. It's great. Thanks...
168 posted on 12/20/2002 6:59:52 PM PST by Route66
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Freep mail that special someone and tell him/her you want off the ping list. Voila (that's French you know) problem solved.
169 posted on 12/20/2002 7:03:30 PM PST by dennisw
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To: AntiJen
I'd also request to be removed. I appreciate the subject, certainly, but in the little time I'm able to spend at FR daily, I prefer being able to quickly find responses to my own posts. Thanks,
170 posted on 12/20/2002 7:04:08 PM PST by Objective Reality
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To: SamAdams76
Hahahaha. I've put you on my Christmas humor ping list.
171 posted on 12/20/2002 7:06:43 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw
Freep mail that special someone and tell him/her you want off the ping list

Why should the pingee be responsible for being taken off of lists they don't want to be on in the first place? I'd say the pinger should initiate the contact rather than just putting my name on the list and when I ask in the open forum to be removed, they get all pissy about it.

172 posted on 12/20/2002 7:07:15 PM PST by MtHLancerFan
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To: SamAdams76
I'm impressed! Best post I've seen in a while.

LOL at the LOTR lady :)
173 posted on 12/20/2002 7:07:34 PM PST by shattered
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To: SamAdams76
FUNNIEST POST EVER!!! YOU ROCK DUDE!!

btw, do you like Howie Carr?

174 posted on 12/20/2002 7:07:57 PM PST by MatthewViti
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To: AntiJen
Thanks jen... but I asked you privately to remove me... the above comment was more appropriately directe towards a whole PILE of pinger lists I have been involuntarily subscribed to...

The freeper foxhole is a GREAT project. I visit it often. And will continue to. thanks for removing me from the automatic ping list because I visit without a ping... and expect to see it every day.

Keep up the good work. and have a very wonderful Christmas. LOVE your webpage...
175 posted on 12/20/2002 7:12:56 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: TheBattman
And that is fine however the suggestion to do away with the ping list or limit it to 5 names does not sit well with me.
176 posted on 12/20/2002 7:13:07 PM PST by alisasny
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To: SamAdams76
ROFLOL!!! Ohhhhh. That_is_funny! Another clever post! Hahahahahahahahaha!
177 posted on 12/20/2002 7:13:35 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Route66
You've been removed. Thanks for your polite note. I'm glad you enjoy the Foxhole and visit regularly!
178 posted on 12/20/2002 7:16:18 PM PST by Jen
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Thanks for your kind note. I'm glad you like the Foxhole and visit often!
179 posted on 12/20/2002 7:18:05 PM PST by Jen
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To: katnip
Gladly! Thanks.
180 posted on 12/20/2002 7:20:14 PM PST by Jen
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To: Riley
Removed -Foxhole.
181 posted on 12/20/2002 7:20:57 PM PST by Jen
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To: MtHLancerFan
Why should the pingee be responsible for being taken off of lists they don't want to be on in the first place? I'd say the pinger should initiate the contact rather than just putting my name on the list and when I ask in the open forum to be removed, they get all pissy about it.

My opinion is you have grounds to sue the pinger for creating your post ping traumatic stress disorder.

182 posted on 12/20/2002 7:21:03 PM PST by dennisw
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Spam? I didn't ever spam!

Ok, I've spammed. I want to apologize to anyone that was offended by my spamming. It was insensitive and I should've known better.

I'm not proud of it.

But I didn't know I was spamming at the time.

It was innocent.

Alright, I've always been a spammer and I've hung out with spammers..heck, some of my best friends are professional spammers.

In fact, I want to help stamp spamming from the planet. Shoot, we're all spammers.

If this doesn't blow over by tomorrow, I'll have a more complete statement and apology.

If that doesn't work, I'm still not leaving.

Ok, I'll leave.
183 posted on 12/20/2002 7:21:23 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Objective Reality
OK, thanks for letting me know. You've been removed.
184 posted on 12/20/2002 7:22:25 PM PST by Jen
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To: dennisw
My opinion is you have grounds to sue the pinger for creating your post ping traumatic stress disorder.

In Soviet Russia, you ping the ping list!

(with apologies for the gratuitous slashdot reference)

185 posted on 12/20/2002 7:24:14 PM PST by Objective Reality
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To: AntiJen
I just want to thank you for adding me to your list, AntiJen !

And, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad - you have my thoughts and prayers.
186 posted on 12/20/2002 7:24:26 PM PST by JLO
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To: ApesForEvolution
I don't post "LOL" messages often, but LOL.
187 posted on 12/20/2002 7:25:19 PM PST by Objective Reality
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To: SamAdams76

NOBODY SAYS IT BETTER THAN...

Ole Sammy Adams...

... aint that right sam?

188 posted on 12/20/2002 7:26:54 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: ApesForEvolution
I just snorted Mountain Dew through my nose...
189 posted on 12/20/2002 7:28:01 PM PST by Poohbah
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To: general_re
Okay. I've taken the liberty of putting you on my "I don't want to be on your ping list" ping list...

But I WANT to be on your ping list. I wish I was sensible enough to have a ping list...I try to remember everyone I know on the boards name and then ping them, and then leave out the person I meant to ping in the first place. Jaysis...It's tough being Irish and blonde!!!

190 posted on 12/20/2002 7:29:45 PM PST by Happygal
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To: JLO
Thanks for your note JLO. The vast majority of people love the Foxhole and appreciate being notified about it. One person's Spam is another's filet mignon, I suppose.
191 posted on 12/20/2002 7:29:52 PM PST by Jen
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To: Wrigley
good boy:>)
192 posted on 12/20/2002 7:31:32 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Every time I ping a list I give them the option to let me know if they want on or off it.

There's a way to do it that is polite not rude.
193 posted on 12/20/2002 7:34:23 PM PST by Salvation
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Ping!
194 posted on 12/20/2002 7:34:39 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Must be Friday night,I will take you off my ping list.Do I have a ping list?southernnorthcarolina you have been removed.
195 posted on 12/20/2002 7:36:59 PM PST by fatima
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To: AntiJen
AntiJen,Merry Christmas ting.
196 posted on 12/20/2002 7:41:56 PM PST by fatima
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To: M Kehoe
Hey! Long time no see. Have a Merry Christmas, if I don't see you.
197 posted on 12/20/2002 7:43:01 PM PST by Utah Girl
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To: SamAdams76
That was good Sam.
198 posted on 12/20/2002 7:44:53 PM PST by fatima
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To: hellinahandcart; gonzo; Yakboy; My Favorite Headache; Fearless Flyers; shetlan; ...
Well ... 'Ya just have to meet him . He is quite the lively fella ! Hells belles I wish I could make it this year . Gonzie ~ I've already cemented a prior , but I'll always remember meeting all of you terrific people in Boca .

Florida has some terrific representation here & you people are a stand up bunch .

199 posted on 12/20/2002 7:45:07 PM PST by Ben Bolt
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To: southernnorthcarolina; SheLion; Just another Joe; Gabz
Maybe because I haven't personally been overpinged, I'm on the pro-ping side, with the caveat that the pingee has the right to be depinged and the pinger should graciously oblige. Accommodation for all in this land of the free!
200 posted on 12/20/2002 7:45:52 PM PST by Max McGarrity
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