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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:53 PM

Say hello to our new MIR Team!

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the Announcements group).

The job of the Malicious Intruder Removal Team is to ban people who join DU with the intent to disrupt. MIR Team members are volunteers, and they serve for a three-month term. The members serving on the current team were selected on a first-come-first-served basis. (Note that we do not select anyone whose Transparency page is displayed.)

If you are a member of the MIR Team, you should have access to the access-restricted Malicious Intruder Removal Forum. It should appear as a red folder on your Forums & Groups page, and in the left column of any page (if you view DU in "Standard" mode).

Thank you to everyone who volunteered!

The MIR Team, July-October 2012

NEW THIS TERM

aintitfunny
Behind the Aegis
Bobbie Jo
CaliforniaPeggy
Control-Z
dmr
EvolveOrConvolve
Fearless
fishwax
Grateful for Hope
Hassin Bin Sober
Hatchling
hlthe2b
Kali
kdmorris
LiberalLoner
libodem
Little Star
Neoma
tammywammy
Texasgal
The empressof all
tkmorris
TriMera
Vanje
Warren DeMontague
zappaman
ZombieHorde

RETURNING FROM THE PREVIOUS TERM

Broderick
DURHAM D
LeftishBrit
PassingFair
Paulie
pinto
Ruby the Liberal
ScreamingMeemie
tjwmason
UrbScotty
Vincardog
Violet_Crumble

Retiring members

cbayer
cyberswede
dixiegrrrrl
Douglas Carpenter
gkhouston
greatauntoftriplets
greyl
hootinholler
Jazzgirl
La Lioness Priyanka
Lone_Star_Dem
maddezmom
MaineDem
mopinko
Morning Dew
msanthrope
NRaleighLiberal
OKNancy
one_voice
ornotna
pacalo
Scout
Stinky The Clown
TBF
uppityperson
WhollyHeretic
William769
yardwork

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Reply Say hello to our new MIR Team! (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2012 OP
cyberswede Jul 2012 #1
USD79 Jul 2012 #28
uppityperson Jul 2012 #2
Auggie Jul 2012 #3
Firebrand Gary Jul 2012 #4
William769 Jul 2012 #5
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2012 #7
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2012 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #35
maddezmom Jul 2012 #8
one_voice Jul 2012 #9
rhett o rick Jul 2012 #10
tjwmason Jul 2012 #11
Kolesar Jul 2012 #12
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2012 #14
Kolesar Jul 2012 #31
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #13
cyberswede Jul 2012 #15
uppityperson Jul 2012 #20
cyberswede Jul 2012 #22
uppityperson Jul 2012 #23
cyberswede Jul 2012 #26
Scout Jul 2012 #16
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #17
ncrainbowgrrl Jul 2012 #18
cbayer Jul 2012 #19
ornotna Jul 2012 #21
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #24
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #36
Aerows Jul 2012 #25
pacalo Jul 2012 #27
JNelson6563 Jul 2012 #29
Morning Dew Jul 2012 #30
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2012 #32
Control-Z Jul 2012 #33
gkhouston Jul 2012 #40
Control-Z Jul 2012 #42
kdmorris Jul 2012 #34
Paulie Jul 2012 #37
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2012 #38
gkhouston Jul 2012 #41
mopinko Jul 2012 #39
sports2012 Sep 2012 #43
woofwoof01 Sep 2012 #44
grantcart Sep 2012 #45
Kali Sep 2012 #46
William769 Sep 2012 #47

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. WooHoo! Welcome new MIRTers!

Last edited Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:02 PM - Edit history (1)

I hope you enjoy your tenure as much as I did!

You have some great alumni to show you the ropes, too!

Kick some troll ass, please!!



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Response to cyberswede (Reply #1)


Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:56 PM

2. Congratulations! Good luck, have fun and please read the 2 comprehensive threads in MIRT

Know your Troll and How to MIRT, culled from past MIRT and moderator's experiences.

Have fun and go get them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:56 PM

3. Thank you, everybody

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:01 PM

4. Thanks for all you do and continue to do! Love ya'll!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:02 PM

5. Good luck to the new team.

From a retiring Team Member.

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Response to William769 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

7. I've never known you to be retiring?!





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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:05 PM

6. Whoosh....the red folder vanished! Good luck to the new members and returnees. DU is in great hands

Got to go remove my MIRT uniform and get my civvies back on!



Fare thee well, my MIRT friends whom I enjoyed working with so much!

Watch out, DU...here I come!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 12:22 PM

35. It will weird to read posts without a "hunting eye".

Think we can adjust? :evil grin:

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:11 PM

8. Good luck and

Happy Hunting.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:28 PM

9. Welcome to all the new members...

and good luck. Welcome back to the returning members. Happy hunting.

And to the retiring/returning members, it was really a great experience serving with all of you! I would do it again in a heartbeat. See ya in the halls of DU.

To Skinner/Elad/EarlG thanks for the wonderful opportunity! I'll be signing up again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:30 PM

10. Thanks for your service to the outgoing and welcome to the incoming. nm

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

11. Many thanks to the retirees

You were invaluable teaching us newbies a few short months ago, and it's been a pleasure learning from you and serving alongside you.

Welcome to the new folk - good to see you on board.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:39 PM

12. How does MIR work?

If I understand correctly, the "alert" link is not used. How do I MIR-alert?

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:43 PM

14. When you send a post to a jury

there is an option to check off "TOS alert" when you select the Community Standards option.

Admin gets the jury results on all TOS alerts and MIRT, when the post is hidden by the jury.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 01:29 PM

31. thanks...eom

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

13. Happy Hunting to all the new MIRT members!

To all the other retirees . . . . Wow! Just like that the red folder is gone. I can see all my old posts in MIRT on my My Posts list but can't access them any more.

Odd feeling . . . . .

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 03:04 PM

15. And here I thought I could clean out my inbox now...

but I can't unless I want to delete everything.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:23 PM

20. click, delete, click, delete, click, delete, click, delete. Odd having no new msgs today

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:17 PM

22. I know! I'm lonely!



not really

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:23 PM

23. Well....

Hi

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:08 AM

26. Oh you...

thanks for making me LOL!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:00 PM

16. reread the old announcement, i was confused

i was looking forward to continuing, now that i am at home instead of at work for a while, and could spend more time online.

also looking forward to participating with NEW members.

oh well, next time i will read the announcement better the first time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:14 PM

17. Welcome to the new members and a salute to the continuing ones!

MIRT Forum is the most supportive place I have found on DU.
I really enjoyed being a member and will probably volunteer again at a later date.

go get those spammers!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:44 PM

18. Congrats, and good luck all!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:57 PM

19. I am really going to miss a couple of things.

First, and most importantly, the camaraderie and respect that, for the most part, were the hallmarks of the mod forum and the MIRT team. It is replicated in few other places on the site and has been an incredibly valuable and rewarding experience.

Second, troll hunting. Having been one of the resident experts on a couple of repeating trolls, it is going to be an interesting experience to not be able to nuke them.

What I won't miss from MIRT is the pm's. Way too many and, with my current horrendous internet question, taking up way too much of my time deleting. I hope you find a way to fix that soon.

It has been my distinct pleasure to work with you, Skinner, elad and to have hopefully assisted you in achieving your goals of electing democrats. It has been very meaningful to me.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:30 PM

21. Good luck to the new team

I think you're going to find this a most rewarding experience.

Looks like DU is in good hands.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:30 PM

24. You Guys Have Fun!

Troll Hunting. It Just Sounds like so much FUN.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 12:29 PM

36. It's easy..you just have to be vewy vewy quiet.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:38 PM

25. Count me in

if someone drops out. I love DU.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:09 AM

27. Good luck to you all!

You'll be enlightened by the amount of work that goes into monitoring & will gain a lot of perspective on newbie trolls.

Real life prevents me from continuing on at this time, but I will definitely sign up again when the time is right.

Give one a swat for me:

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 08:11 AM

29. Hail MIRT!

Success to you all! I even see a few names I have serious respect for!

Rock on everyone!

Julie

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:41 PM

30. Congrats and good luck to the new members

You have a great group of returning members to help you learn the ropes.


some trolls !!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 11:06 PM

32. So howzit going, MIRT volume 3? I am having wicked withdrawl...retirement is tough!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 01:31 AM

33. I'm feeling a little useless

at the moment. Tomorrow's another day. I'll get the hang of it (hopefully).

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:25 PM

40. You will. I felt pretty lost and useless the first week, too, but it got better.

Hang in there.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #40)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:30 PM

42. Thanks, gkhouston. n/t

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 01:31 AM

34. I think that

"hold on to your seat" is a good description of how I'm feeling right now. I'm sure I will get used to it one day, but right now... I'm a wee bit lost.

I can say a hearty thank you to those of you who went before us and left such incredible documentation!!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 01:09 AM

37. Just another day in the MIR forum

You should see all the self deletes for dupe threads.

Good times and good works continue, and the new crew are doing a fantastic job!

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Response to Paulie (Reply #37)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:20 AM

38. just as I suspected. Keep having fun, all! I've sent just a few alerts....

and they've been hidden - so I do watch from "afar"!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:27 PM

41. Mmhmm. Better limit yourself to "watching" or the admins will have to add a new button.

"Overripe tomato attack".

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

39. right?

ugh. totally do not know what to do with myself.
get some work done for a change? nah, that couldn't be it.
what to do, what to do.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 12:57 PM

43. Spam deleted by fishwax (MIR Team)

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 08:00 PM

44. hello

 

everyone!!!!

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Response to woofwoof01 (Reply #44)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 06:57 AM

45. snort



sit

fetch

go run after that car

lol

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 06:14 PM

46. really lame question -

are we on THROUGH October? I can stay (not that I do much) but for some reason I thought it was a 90 day thing and was wondering why there hadn't been a new call for volunteers.

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Response to Kali (Reply #46)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:12 PM

47. If my calculations are correct

The term expires on or about October 6th. But since it was your first term, you are allowed to serve two terms in a row if you so desire unless things have changed.

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