About the FreeRepublic Alternate Forum

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This forum is offered as a temporary forum for http://www.freerepublic.com whenever it is down, the linear discussion threads are much better than the Yahoo backup site at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/freerepublic. I opened this forum just to get it started, and will be more than happy to turn over the administrative "keys" to the administrators of the www.freerepublic.com site - email enlightiator@yahoo.com

How this System Works

This bboard software was written by Philip Greenspun and hosted for free by him started in 1995. Anyone could come in and create a forum and moderate the discussion. Most of the thousands of forums on this server were and are publicly searchable by Google and other Web indices.