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FreeRepublic | 1/17/2021 | tarpit

Posted on 01/17/2021 8:42:08 PM PST by tarpit

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To: caww

Thank you for your insights. I greatly appreciate.


41 posted on 01/17/2021 10:08:41 PM PST by tarpit
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To: gundog
I’m an ex-Dem. I’ll never go back.
42 posted on 01/17/2021 10:09:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

I hear ya. I’m done with both parties as of ‘95.


43 posted on 01/17/2021 10:10:51 PM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: caww
In certain cases, however, I think it incumbent on the moderator to determine if "blog" is the appropriate focus. For example, if DJT posted a story should it be classified "blog" or should it be "breaking news?".

This is where a stated policy would be helpful.

44 posted on 01/17/2021 10:12:26 PM PST by tarpit
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To: Deaf Smith

No invite from ebb tide, you are booted..

The song Ebb Tide?


45 posted on 01/17/2021 10:16:13 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

FR has been doing cancel culture long before it’s cool


46 posted on 01/17/2021 10:16:23 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan. )
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To: tarpit
Why in the world do you want to link to Twitter, give recent events?

Twuck Fitter!

JUST. SAY. NO.

47 posted on 01/17/2021 10:17:34 PM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.")
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To: MercyFlush

Rules on FR sometimes come in the form of customs, traditions, and tribal knowledge. You learn them over time.

I’ve been here since 1998 and I don’t know the rules!!


48 posted on 01/17/2021 10:19:08 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: tarpit

Twitter comments shouldn’t be under Breaking News. ...if it’s breaking then their are other sources to check before posting twitter as a source....and better that it be confirmed.


49 posted on 01/17/2021 10:22:04 PM PST by caww (Our God Reigns.....)
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To: tarpit
I think you'll agree ‘exceptions’ were made pretty much on everything if Trump was behind it....especially given the block out by the media of anything favorable.
50 posted on 01/17/2021 10:24:01 PM PST by caww (Our God Reigns.....)
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To: dayglored

Right. All twitter accounts don’t count.Except we used to link to Trump’s twitter account. So what you are really suggesting is that nobody else’s twitter account counts. OK, if that is how you want to see things, you have that right.


51 posted on 01/17/2021 10:24:11 PM PST by tarpit
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To: dayglored

Some are addicted to twitter and frankly believe it’s where they need to get their news.....which it isn’t a good source at all. Pres. Trump was the exception as we all knew that was his means of communicating what he wanted us to know


53 posted on 01/17/2021 10:26:56 PM PST by caww (Our God Reigns.....)
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To: caww

They don’t want Twitter anymore even if it is in blogs.


54 posted on 01/17/2021 10:29:45 PM PST by conservative98
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To: tallyhoe

I started at FR in 1997 I still do not know the rules. Again, I am guest so it is incumbent upon me to learn the rules, I just wish they were posted somewhere. This is not a reflection on the Robinson family, Jim and John are awesome! This is more directed at the arbitrariness of the admin moderators.


55 posted on 01/17/2021 10:29:47 PM PST by tarpit
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To: proust

That’s what it’s beginning to do with Twitter postings.......

If you take a current event....like an earthquake or natural disaster event....Twitter can be helpful as people post what’s going on at the time often with photos to substantiate. Otherwise it’s not a good information source.


58 posted on 01/17/2021 10:42:45 PM PST by caww (Our God Reigns.....)
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To: tarpit
> ...what you are really suggesting is that nobody else’s twitter account counts...

No, you miss my point. It's the medium, not the person or their message.

Twitter is a festering cesspool and getting worse by the day. No matter who writes something, no matter how wonderful or revelatory or important it is, if they write it using poo-logs floating in a cesspool, we shouldn't link to it here.

If someone has an important message to convey, they have numerous other less repugnant ways to get that message published, and we can link to those here. There is no reason or justification to use Twitter-borne messages.

How the heck are we ever going to cut loose from this crap if people keep using it just because other people are using it? We should be striving to find and use something better, and demonstrate that folks should leave Twitter behind in the trash-heap..

59 posted on 01/17/2021 10:46:36 PM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.")
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To: caww
> Some are addicted to twitter and frankly believe it’s where they need to get their news.....which it isn’t a good source at all. Pres. Trump was the exception as we all knew that was his means of communicating what he wanted us to know

I believe that the only reason President Trump used Twitter was because it gave him an end-run around the WH and MSM filters. Fine, and that started out as a great idea. It was worth putting up with the 99% of Twitter that is total crap, just to be able to hear the President's words direct.

Unfortunately it was dependent on Leftists, and they eventually shut him down. No one should be shocked or surprised by that, it's what Leftists do.

So we should take a lesson from that and avoid Twitter.

60 posted on 01/17/2021 10:51:14 PM PST by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.")
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