A Proposal to Improve RedState “Stateability”

    As a follow on to Time To Get Local, I wanted to make a proposal to improve the “State” functionality of RedState. I believe my statements that I can’t promote state issues here wasn’t true, if a few improvements could be made. Since the powers that be at RedState seem to be in the mood to improve the site, I’d like to suggest the following:

    Today is my 4th birthday at RedState

    In the middle of 2004, I was told about this new blog called RedState. I was an avid reader of “Daly Thoughts” and Gerry linked here. I didn’t quite get the concept of a group blog back then. I read the front page and that was about it. I started reading the diaries and the comments and then registered on this date 4 years ago, | Read More »

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    A few words on the RedState Community

    IF YOU ARE NEW TO REDSTATE, GO DOWN TO THE HIGHLIGHT. IF YOU ARE A PRE-EXISTING USER, READ THIS:Friends, having posted this before, I want to post it again. I want to ask a favor.I want to ask you to remember that RedState is a community. Sometimes, new people move into a community. Lately, we have a lot of new users.In normal communities, when a | Read More »

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    On Diaries and Recommendations

    At RedState, the user community is a big part of why we’re here. Our goal is to bring people together and push the Activist button, so when our most active readers have complaints, we pay attention, because if this site isn’t able to bring together potential activists, we’re not going to accomplish our mission.Some, however, have gotten the impression that because there hasn’t been action | Read More »

    It’s been a pleasure to “know” you all

    As I informed Erick, Ben, and Mike several weeks ago, and as I decided myself several months ago, my long stint with RedState will come to an end now that the election cycle has concluded.Like many others after me, I found RedState as a random internet reader, way back in 2004. I was not politically active, but politically interested. Picked out of a crowd by | Read More »

    Recieved in my personal email account

    f#ck you mormonFriday, November 7, 2008 7:05 PMFrom:”Gerard Obnoski” gerardobnoski@live.comFound your sh^^^y f<

    RedState Needs To Change

    This site is a mess. It is laid out poorly and functions like a Model T in sub-zero weather. All the error messages are inexcusable. The “editing” is hit or miss and seems to be more a function of who is awake and feels like doodling with the site than any coherent policy or strategy.But my concern goes well beyond that.Any site whose “managing editor” | Read More »

    Tips for Redstate Writers

    What makes a good diary?I’m hardly John Steinbeck when it comes to writing here on Redstate, but I do a bit of it in my job. A RS diary doesn’t really bear much resemblance to geeky I/T books and papers, but the thought process is somewhat similar. In addition, there are some “dos and don’ts” for RS blogs diaries in particular. Let’s visit some of | Read More »

    Is RedState.com getting undermined, or just real busy?

    I don’t see anything on the front page saying anything about website issues. Is it just me?

    Is RedState.com getting undermined, or just real busy?

    I don’t see anything on the front page saying anything about website issues. Is it just me?

    Welcome back, Redstate

    So, was it a denial of service attack because of the anonymous poster that Rush pointed out today?You guys really need to figure out a way to plan for those Rush hat tips. :)

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    Is it just the increase in traffic that’s slowing up Redstate?

    **Feels like someone threw a switch and it can take hours for me to get on the site now. I have High Speed and a hot-rod computer, but it is taking a very long time to navigate through signing on or making responses.Just the volume of traffic?

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    OBAMA’S QUALIFICATIONS

    **IMPORTANT MESSAGE:October 23, 2008If Barrack Obama applied for employment as a Police Officer anywhere in Texas, he would surely be disqualified during the initial background check. If he applied for employment as a Border Patrol Officer, or any other Federal Government employment, he would be disqualified during background investigation, considered a security risk due to past associations and interests detrimental to the best interests of | Read More »

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    Kudos to Erick Erickson & Redstate

    I have a profound respect for men like Rush Limbaugh. His combination of wisdom, wit, and humor often put him on the frontlines. It was a high note of my day to hear him mention Erick Erickson’s article here on Redstate.I know many other influential people come here to Redstate as well to sample from the pool of well thought-out contributions about life principles, America, | Read More »

    Our beloved gamecock and Redstate got a lot of discussion on PBS’s website!

    I had the pleasure of reading about RedState and one of my top 5 diarist here…the irrepressible gamecock. The article also chats with a Redstate front pager Soren Dayton and it was exciting to put faces to names.If you have spent anytime here you know if a diary is coming from gamecock it is first off intellectually stimulating but it is usually provocative and makes | Read More »