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  •  Question - I "Freeped" every poll (3+ / 0-)
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    BlueStateRedhead, ParkRanger, elwior

    I found - but what does "freep" mean?  

    Somebody on FB chat asked me what I was doing and I said I was freeping polls - then they asked me what it meant and I said "I dunno, I'm just voting in every poll I can find, because My President is the best!"

    So now I'm wonder what FREEP means :)

    "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

    by Ricochet67 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:48:05 PM PDT

    •  It is short for Free Republic...the rightwing (2+ / 0-)
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      Ricochet67, elwior

      paper that started it all.

      •  Oh, thank you - I was feeling stupid (2+ / 0-)
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        ParkRanger, elwior

        still don't know what some of the acronyms and shorthand means on here some days.  

        DK needs a glossary / vocabulary list :)

        "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

        by Ricochet67 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:55:21 PM PDT

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    •  From free republic, the RW site, which... (2+ / 0-)
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      Ricochet67, elwior

      invented the trolling of internet opinion voting. So used ironically on dkos.

      urban dictionary:

      To slew or cheat an online poll by repeatedly voting (clearing cookies, using proxies) or to make a blog appear to be commented by numerous posters by the same means. (From the practices of the Free Republic or "freepers")

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:54:15 PM PDT

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