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Conservative blogging and news sites are moving to a subscription model. Ricochet led with that, and now both National Review and the Townhall media group (PJMedia, RedState, HotAir, etc.) have followed. In these days of big-tech-dominated advertising, subscription-based membership is probably sensible; it certainly seems to be the future for issues-focused sites. Wouldn’t it be […]

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We’re about to embark on an ambitious social media campaign for our annual (OK, continuous) membership drive. But sometimes we’re too close to the forest to see the trees. Let’s say you were trying to convince a friend to join and they looked at you as said, “Why would I do that?” what would you […]

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Yes, I see I have a private message. Sorry but the system is glitching and I cannot access it. Instead, as earlier in the week, both the “Groups” and “Messages” links redirect to the subscription/change subscription level page. Meanwhile, comments on Member and Main Feed still work, as does the new post function, as evidenced […]

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Tee hee! The two top vote-getters are Old White Men. More

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We just finished our two-hour daily news and commentary show at AmericasVoice.Live and did 2 segments on the Project Veritas piece that Google is blacklisting and blocking conservative websites including Ricochet.com. Google whistleblower Zachary Vorhies is interviewed by PV in segment 1 and I interview MRCTV’s Dan Gainor in segment 2. Seg. 1 (GO TO […]

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Four and a half years ago our erstwhile editor, Claire Berlinski, laid out some rules for us amateurs in How to Write a Great Post: 11 Tips. While I would never suggest anyone not aim for greatness, let’s lower the bar a little. Here’s the Berlinski melody, with an EJHill jazz riff… 1. Don’t be […]

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There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it. I’ve accepted a full-time job writing and creating content for Ammoman.com, and one of the stipulations of the deal is that I write for them and no one else. Thanks to my old and dear friend Jon Gabriel, @exjon, for giving me the chance […]

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Mad Max Ledoux responded to a suggestion of mine in the direct and unambiguous style I so appreciate about the fellow. However, he didn’t agree with me. In fact, he emphatically disagreed with me. Now, agreeing with me isn’t as important to me as is having an open and honest conversation, but in this particular case I […]

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I’m coming up on my two-year Ricochet anniversary next month, and that has me thinking about the platform and how it serves my interests. I joined Ricochet for two reasons. First, I want to communicate with thoughtful conservatives. Secondly, I want to make a difference, to help, however slightly, to nudge the country to the […]

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Glad to join the Ricochet Revolution. Keep me amused, informed, and thinking straight. Thanks for all you think, all you do, and all you think you do! More

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I love the Ricochet community but I just canceled my membership (effective Jan 15) for now. This is the Tweet that pushed me over the edge: More

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Just a simple guide to The Powers That Be on Ricochet Founders: Rob Long and Peter Robinson More

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Reading the latest news, it seems that it may- at times – become important to erase one’s social media history. That made me think – in case of an emergency, how would I quickly erase my Ricochet history? Asking for a friend. More

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This is a good pitch. In order to make this happen, (& I think the founders have acknowledged this) Ricochet needs to expand the style of programming available. And in order to make THAT happen, Ricochet needs more money coming in (hence, this pitch to those not already members). More

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As an official Ricochet Moderator,™ some days I despair for the grand experiment in civil, right-wing community building that is Ricochet. So much of my energy on the site is spent dealing with sniping and griping that I start to wonder if anyone actually wants to have a conversation.

Too many times it feels like members are here to repeat the same arguments like a Groundhog Day from Hell, burn acres of strawmen, gloat over the fellow Ricochetti they consider their enemies, and bring up every less-than-complimentary thing anyone has ever said to them as justification for their own bad behavior, like a half of a couple that wants a divorce but wants to force the other party to be the one who actually files. Two things have happened in the last few days though that have rekindled hope that this community can actually work as intended.

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Infowars represent Conservative media in the same way McDonald’s represents vegan health food. Alex Jones’ brand of “journalism” is anything but. Infowars purport tinfoil-hat conspiracies that are not only discredited and insulting to our intelligence but hurtful to those impacted by their clickbait headlines, such as calling the murders of Sandy Hook Elementary school children in Newtown, CT “fake”. It beggars the mind how this man and his organization can publish such drivel.

Today Infowars has been officially purged by Apple, Facebook, and Spotify. IW is still able to stream directly from its own servers, but these three major distribution channels succumbed to public pressure to have them removed. The reason: unspecified “hate speech.” Most everyone won’t miss something they never wanted to listen to, but this is where my disdain for Infowars yields to my greater concern over who is the arbiter of what is defined as hate speech and what is and isn’t allowed.

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There was a recent post (apologies to the author, I can’t seem to find it or I would link) about what products Ricochet members purchase that are made in America. I know we have a pretty diverse group of people here and this got me wondering what my fellow members have with them on a […]

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How can Ricochet users get the most out of Ricochet moderation? That’s a question many users seem to have, and [email protected] is a key part of the answer. The [email protected] account is a joint account shared by all the Ricochet moderators and administered by Ricochet super-admin, Max Ledoux. This account also ties directly into Ricochet’s […]

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So, I just have to ask. Ricochet is a center-right social media platform, with editors curating the public-facing, main feed between members’ and contributors’ posts. More

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Yesterday at the supermarket, I saw a car with a “Resist Trump” bumper sticker. And then it hit me-why not use that phrase, with just a little change. How about a bumper sticker that says: Resist Liberalism, with the Ricochet “R” and arrowhead. Second line says Ricochet, home of center-right conversation. That might also make […]

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