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  • List of Authors Who are Banned in Free Republic

    01/20/2018 6:48:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Myself | 01/20/2018 | Self
    I have a question to FReepers out there,and also the Moderators. I was recently suspended from posting for several days, TWICE for the reason that I was posting the article of authors who are banned from this site. Being suspended means you cannot even send a message to the moderator, so I was unable to ask for clarification. Had I been allowed to send a message, I would at least know the name of the author whose article was not welcome. I learned that the article of one such writer -- C. Edmund Wright ( who used to be a...
  • Need FR help. Can't get to the Forum page.

    12/01/2017 3:38:58 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Dec. 1, 2017 | vanity
    Need FR help. Yes, I am logged on. When logged on, FR loads onto the general latest comments page rather than the latest articles/forum page. When I click on the Forum tab at the top, it loads the latest comments page. Can't load the Forum page no matter what. When I log out and go to FR, the Forum page automatically loads as it should. But when I log on, it goes back to the latest comments page and I still can't get to the Forum page not matter what. Scanned through my account page but don't see anything helpful....
  • FR Login problem (vanity)

    10/28/2017 11:52:00 AM PDT · by RebelTex · 37 replies
    Currently using Firefox to login and post because, today, I can no longer login with IE9 as I have for 15 years. I reach the main forum page, nut not logged in as usual (convenient was selected). Tried to login and got: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" What's up with that? My system info: IE-9 (both 32 & 64-bit) Version: 9.0.8112.16421 Update Version: 9.0.59 (KB4012204) Cipher Strength: 256-bit Product ID: 03553-997-7332157-00141 Windows Vista HP SP2 64-bit AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core Processor 2.30 Ghz Ram: 4.00 GB (browser used for this post: Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (32-bit)) I prefer IE for...
  • How do you post a photo on this site..

    10/22/2017 1:01:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    How do you post a photo on this site..
  • Heavy Fire! Under a Coordinated Denial of Service Attack

    08/13/2017 9:48:50 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 129 replies
    <p>The illiberal progressives are trying to knock us offline. We're fighting the good fight and will not succumb. I'm sniping the most annoying ones by hand, then two more show up to replace him. Going to experiment with an automated system to nuke 'em. SkyNet lives.</p>
  • VPN and

    08/12/2017 8:11:35 AM PDT · by Venkman · 50 replies
    Venkman | Venkman and VPN
  • Sorry about the continued lousy response time, but FR is still under a DOS attack

    07/29/2017 10:09:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 243 replies
    Wanted to avoid running a thread on this, but seeing as how it continues dragging on, guess I'd better. The DOS attacker obviously knows by now that he's hurting us. Have no idea when he/they started the attack, but we discovered it a few days ago. And John has been fighting it ever since. Says it's like whack-a-mole. Every time John gets him blocked or knocked out, he pops up again with a new modified attack. John thought he had a good solution a couple days ago, and we did enjoy one night and most of the next day with...

    07/27/2017 12:12:39 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    7/27/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    FR has been completely down for a few minutes. I checked it with a "Is It Down?" website or two. Now supposedly it's up, but you can't move from one link to another. Or if it manages to get to that other link, it's after you've knit a sweater starting with a ball of yarn. What's up with FR today?
  • FR Very Slow and Broken

    07/27/2017 12:12:25 PM PDT · by Boomer · 29 replies
    FR ^ | 7/27/2017 | Self
    Super slow today; even times out with the message below. Is there not enough bandwidth or computing power? It's practically unusable when it's like this.
  • Uh-Oh; FR is Down Again

    07/23/2017 11:09:59 PM PDT · by Boomer · 46 replies
    FR ^ | 7/23/2017 | Self
    Apparently the security (https) is having trouble with the name resolution or something
  • What's The Story Behind Your FR Handle?

    07/23/2017 5:19:36 AM PDT · by Windflier · 433 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 23 July 2017 | Windy
    I've always wondered about the origins and meanings (if any) behind others Freeper handles. Its a quiet Sunday morning, so I thought it would be an interesting topic to start the day. What's the story behind your handle?
  • Response time seems to be back to normal (for now). Prayers up.

    07/16/2017 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Response time seems to be back to normal (for now). Sorry, don't know why. The system was dragging all day, but started working normally for the past hour or so. Thought maybe John had found and fixed the problem, but he said no. He doesn't know either. We have several servers running at the data center and most of them have been running fine. Could be the network switch or the front-end router/server (but it seems to be working fine). The database server isn't even breathing hard. The webservers are getting bogged down occasionally, but don't know yet if that's...
  • Possible temporary workaround for our recurring response time problem. Also, John has checked in!

    07/14/2017 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    I'm very sorry (again), but our recurring response time nightmare is back (again). The good news, though, is John has finally checked in. He's been out of town a lot in the last couple weeks dealing with some urgent family issues regarding his other half's adopted child. Praying that works out soon. He also says his phone needs to be replaced and has not had time to get it done. The bad news is, he has not been able to resolve our server issue yet. He suspects it's some kind of intermittent error in our network switch or router and...
  • server problem

    07/12/2017 8:38:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Hoping John checks-in soon to fix it, but it seems to load pages better right now with preferences set to 20: Sorry.
  • Free Republic Slow?

    07/09/2017 11:44:30 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 123 replies
    self | 07/09/2017 | ealgeone
    Is anyone else seeing a very slow response from Free Republic?
  • Free republic blocked

    06/24/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by George from New England · 190 replies
    Site is blocked fromisp
  • HTML Sandbox

    12/06/2002 9:33:54 AM PST · by TPartyType · 277 replies · 12,600+ views
    various freepers | Refreshed 6 Dec 02 | various freepers
    Welcome Newcomers! This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML, and to get some coaching. So, first things first: Go to michigander's [ HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)] and learn there how to change font color, font size, font face, and the like. THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THERE NOT COVERED HERE (so as to avoid duplication). Learn there also how to post a link and an image, then come back here to practice. If you're having problems, folks will drop by occasionally to give you pointers and help you troubleshoot. Boring posts are...
  • Sources not postable on FR

    06/23/2017 2:08:31 PM PDT · by rey · 20 replies
    23 June 2015
    Is there a list of sites that we are not supposed to post from on FR? Usually if I try to post something from a restricted source, it prevents me from doing so immediately. I just posted something from USA Today that was removed. Is USA one of those sources that we may not post from? It was a story on trucking. Also, we used to get something from the mod citing our offense. That doesn't seem to happen any longer. Thanks
  • What are the rules for new sign-ups on Freerepublic?

    06/19/2017 3:58:09 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 92 replies
    I signed up in 1998 and posted a few minutes later, I have encouraged others to do so lately and all they are experiencing are roadblocks. What are the current rules for new sign -ups as for responding and posting? Thanks
  • We have installed a new SHA-256 secure server certificate on and NEW donate link

    05/31/2017 2:41:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    ANNOUNCEMENT: We have installed a new SHA-256 secure server certificate on our domain and we have a NEW donate link: FR is now more secure than ever! Google, Firefox, et al, were flagging our old SHA-1 secure server as "not secure" even though our certificate was paid-up, still valid, still in force and our secure server was still encrypting our donation transactions as securely as always to the SHA-1 standard. You should see a green "Secure" padlock now when you click on our new donate link and that signifies that your transaction will be encrypted by the newly...