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Merry Christmas from Olive, and the rest of the herd
Mod Squad ^ | 12-17-06 | Olive

Posted on 12/17/2006 9:55:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Hi everyone, Olive here, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. Santa says hi, and we're all looking forward to a great new year!

We've had a lot of newbies sign up! Welcome Aboard! The more the merrier! And it doesn't hurt you longtimes to re-read this. As always, we're here to help. Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer.

Let's talk about profanity, your f**k and s**t and other posts will be pulled. We are not a gutter site, so don't treat us as such. We all get what you're saying, same as STFU, it's really not necessary. Also, graphic pictures with those kinds of words will be pulled. Got a problem with that, see the boss, I'm sure Santa agrees with me. Keep it clean.

Talking about keeping it clean, way too many flame wars lately, we hate giving out coal (suspensions). So, please try to tone that down. Keep your discussions to factual information. Calling someone an idiot or a moron really does not add to the intellect discussion we are striving for. Free Republic prides itself upon facts and the discussion of them, we aren't a cute, one liner, bash forum. (Lately that can be argued, but let's get back to our roots and discuss the issues). Idiot, bushbot, weiner, etc really lowers the discussion to that of DU, and as conservatives, we should aspire to a higher level of discourse.

So, with that, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From the mod staff, we are all wishing you whirled peas.

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To: Uneasy Rider


41 posted on 12/17/2006 10:31:36 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * Allen for U.S. Senate in '08)
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Just Lori

"Are you two related, perhaps? =)"

We were separated at birth of our nation.... ;^)

42 posted on 12/17/2006 10:32:57 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Nah, that'd be froot loopy.

43 posted on 12/17/2006 10:33:01 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: burzum

Bookmark self ping.

44 posted on 12/17/2006 10:33:19 PM PST by burzum (Despair not! I shall inspire you by charging blindly on!--Minsc, BG2)
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To: Uneasy Rider

Yeah that! Posting the helen thomas pic, especially on thread with hot bikini pics should be grounds for a 24 hour suspension, and limb removal for every time thereafter.

46 posted on 12/17/2006 10:34:50 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Uneasy Rider
She is, but, it's boundary crossing. This is a good example of self policing.
47 posted on 12/17/2006 10:35:22 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: quantim
It is said that there is no 'I' in 'team.'

But there is a me!

48 posted on 12/17/2006 10:35:50 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you Admin Moderator and Christmas blessings to you and all the moderators. I appreciate you all.

49 posted on 12/17/2006 10:35:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you, thank you, thank you. FR is starting to look alarmingly like DU only with strategically placed asterisks.

50 posted on 12/17/2006 10:39:01 PM PST by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Admin Moderator

Merry Chrismas!

51 posted on 12/17/2006 10:39:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Uneasy Rider

Yeah! I'm definitely with THAT!

52 posted on 12/17/2006 10:47:43 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Just Lori

I'm glad you asked, cuz I've been here longer than you & I didn't know. :o)

53 posted on 12/17/2006 10:51:46 PM PST by GoLightly
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Merry Christmas, Ho, Ho, Ho!

According to Larry the cable guy To be PC it's:
Lady of the evening,Lady of the evening,Lady of the evening,

54 posted on 12/17/2006 10:55:00 PM PST by Uneasy Rider
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To: Admin Moderator

What is "more keyword abuse" and why isn't there any explanation about it above?

55 posted on 12/17/2006 10:58:22 PM PST by newzjunkey (Enjoy your retirement, Rummy.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance


56 posted on 12/17/2006 10:58:33 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: Old Seadog

Read on, gosh & jeez are profanity, too. LMFAO!

57 posted on 12/17/2006 11:01:20 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Uneasy Rider


58 posted on 12/17/2006 11:02:13 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Admin Moderator
"Hi everyone, Olive here, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines..."

Olive? As in Olive Your Base Is Belong To Us?
59 posted on 12/17/2006 11:03:19 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Hunter/Rumsfeld 2008!])
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To: Uneasy Rider
Goodnight everyone, us reindeers need to bulk up for the big trip next week, so I need some shut eye. If you have a question, Dasher or Dancer or Prancer or Vixen, Comet or Cupid or Donner or Blitzen will help out, and don't forget Rudolph. But, if Olive or Rudolph fail, the big guy, Santa, will lay down the laws. I'll be back in the morning to check up on this thread,

Love, Olive, the other reindeer.

60 posted on 12/17/2006 11:03:56 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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