It will take a while before you see a lot of these players over and over. I've kept notes for almost 2 years on Stars and a few are just now starting to appear again.
It's time consuming and can be game distracting, so I use my own shorthand and abbreviations, along with the game and date (mo/yr) that way I also have a time frame when I see the notes again.
I don't make any notation about it being a FR when that applies, but do note what the game is if it's cash. I have noticed there is not a lot of cross-over players. When I see a cash player note, it's in the ring games or buy-in tourney and very seldom ever see them in a FR.
With any of these large poker sites
, you won't be seeing that many very often. Another note I do keep is if I've played in a forum tourney with them so I might recognize them in a regular non-forum game.
Last suggestion - you might want to start your FR notes after the first hour. Keeping track in the early freeforalls is useless, IMO.
GL on the flat screen felt.