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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:08 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, October 2012-January 2013

NEW THIS TERM

AtomicKitten
Autumn
azurnoir
bluesbassman
cbayer
Chemisse
cyberswede
gkhouston
hunter
JTFrog
Lucy Goosey
madrchsod
Ms. Toad
Nostradammit
NRaleighLiberal
OKNancy
one_voice
petronius
rug
seabeyond
SidDithers
Stinky The Clown
Terra Alta
uppityperson
William769

RETURNING FROM THE PREVIOUS TERM

Behind the Aegis
Bobbie Jo
EvolveOrConvolve
fishwax
Grateful for Hope
Hassin Bin Sober
Hatchling
hlthe2b
Kali
kdmorris
Texasgal
tkmorris
Vanje
Warren DeMontague
zappaman

Retiring members

aintitfunny
Broderick
CaliforniaPeggy
Control-Z
dmr
DURHAM D
Fearless
LeftishBrit
LiberalLoner
libodem
Little Star
Neoma
pinto
tammywammy
PassingFair
Paulie
Ruby the Liberal
ScreamingMeemie
The empressof all
tjwmason
TriMera
UrbScotty
Vincardog
Violet_Crumble
ZombieHorde

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Reply Say hello to our new MIR Team! (Original post)
EarlG Oct 2012 OP
William769 Oct 2012 #1
onehandle Oct 2012 #2
geckosfeet Oct 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #12
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #23
Wait Wut Oct 2012 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #24
one_voice Oct 2012 #28
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #27
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #35
uppityperson Oct 2012 #5
freshwest Oct 2012 #34
Ruby the Liberal Oct 2012 #6
cyberswede Oct 2012 #13
Ruby the Liberal Oct 2012 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #15
Ruby the Liberal Oct 2012 #16
Paulie Oct 2012 #25
sarahedson Oct 2012 #39
hunter Oct 2012 #18
Ms. Toad Oct 2012 #20
kdmorris Oct 2012 #31
cgi5299ffg Dec 2012 #47
cgi5299ffg Dec 2012 #48
cgi5299ffg Dec 2012 #49
cgi5299ffg Dec 2012 #50
cgi5299ffg Dec 2012 #51
cgi5299ffg Dec 2012 #52
jberryhill Dec 2012 #53
uppityperson Dec 2012 #54
jberryhill Dec 2012 #55
uppityperson Dec 2012 #56
Ms. Toad Dec 2012 #57
Paulie Oct 2012 #22
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #7
TBF Oct 2012 #40
livetohike Oct 2012 #9
flamingdem Oct 2012 #10
Liberal Veteran Oct 2012 #11
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #17
rrneck Oct 2012 #29
pinto Oct 2012 #30
DURHAM D Oct 2012 #32
tammywammy Oct 2012 #33
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #36
cyberswede Oct 2012 #37
ornotna Oct 2012 #38
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #41
cbayer Nov 2012 #42
cyberswede Nov 2012 #43
jacklin Nov 2012 #44
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #45
samaiden89 Dec 2012 #46

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:09 PM

1. ...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

2. They'll never get me. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. "hello to our new MIR team!"

Yes hello - and thanks for riding herd. This promises to be a wild election cycle.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:12 PM

4. Welcome to the team, new MIRT folk! And thanks to those who are continuing!

DU is in very good hands!

I enjoyed my term so much. It was truly eye-opening...

Go get 'em, everybody!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:14 PM

8. My dear, your wisdom on MIRT shall be missed.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:28 PM

12. Now you've gone and done it...

I was feeling OK about not being on MIRT...

And your beautiful remark just made this old lady tear up.

Maybe I'll do another term one of these days...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:44 PM

19. Thank you for serving CP!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:20 PM

23. It was really a good time, my dear ohiosmith!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:12 PM

21. Funny thing is...

...I've always imagined MIRT to be a bunch of cranky old farts who hate people.

Not one of the sweetest DUers ever.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:22 PM

24. My dear Wait Wut...

Nobody on MIRT hates people......we just hate malicious intruders!


Aw, thanks, sweetie......

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:04 PM

28. Well, there's me.

if you're looking for cranky semi-old farts that hates people.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:42 PM

26. Thank you. I was on MIRT for a short while until I fucked up and Skinner threw me out of it.

 

Somebody has to do it.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:56 PM

27. I'm sorry that happened to you, my dear HopeHoops...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:50 AM

35. I made a seriously bad call. He was polite about it, but still threw me out.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:12 PM

5. Thanks again. And thank you to all present, past and future MIRTers

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:10 PM

34. +1,000.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:13 PM

6. Yay! Go get 'em y'all!

And one word of advice - Stay on top of your inbox! Trust me on this one.

Edit to add screen shot:

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:29 PM

13. Sorry to see you go!

Have fun out there!

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:30 PM

14. I'll be thinking of you all next week

and the 6th.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:31 PM

15. It was really fun working with you, my dear Ruby...

Maybe someday we'll do it again.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:32 PM

16. Yes, AFTER the election!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:22 PM

25. Exactly!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:50 AM

39. Spam deleted by cyberswede (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:36 PM

18. Oh...


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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:44 PM

20. Yeah - I just signed on and got the yellow DUmail flag...

Thinking someone wanted to chat. Opened it up & 5 pieces of mail...still thinking some jury nonsense went haywire.

Oh yeah...that MIRT thing. Here we go!

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:11 PM

31. LOL I've been on vacation since last Tuesday

My inbox was up to 378! I have no idea if anyone actually sent me real mail

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:23 AM

47. Spam deleted by Ms. Toad (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:24 AM

48. Spam deleted by Ms. Toad (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:24 AM

49. Spam deleted by Ms. Toad (MIR Team)

 

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:24 AM

50. Spam deleted by Ms. Toad (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:24 AM

51. Spam deleted by Ms. Toad (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:37 AM

53. Wow!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:41 AM

54. Yup. One of the joys of being on MIRT. Fighting spam.

and him.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #54)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:43 AM

55. You guys make some interesting friends

Jaysus.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:45 AM

56. He has done this for years on DU and all across the internet.

Gets perturbed sometimes.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:06 AM

57. At least I was expecting it.

Without MIRT, those same two longer tirades would wind up more frequently in the DUmail of relatively randomly selected members.

Wanna join MIRT? I hear there will be a MIRT turnover soon!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:20 PM

22. I'm only at 78 new. Since Monday.



Best to you all on the new term!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:13 PM

7. How many people from the "new" list have previously served on MIRT in either of the

first two terms?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:01 AM

40. At least 10 of them and sorry if I've forgotten any from the first 2 terms -

these are excellent, thoughtful folks who will get us through the election.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:16 PM

9. Thanks everyone!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:23 PM

10. Nice to Mir you

and good luck with the next few weeks

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:24 PM

11. Thank you all for volunteering.

I don't have what it takes to do the job, but the good work you do does not go unnoticed.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:32 PM

17. Welcome new members

It is an eye opening experience, I promise you that.
And thanks to ALL of the retired and the returning members who have done such a good job.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:09 PM

29. Go git 'em! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:38 PM

30. Good luck returning / new members!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:27 PM

32. Have fun everyone.

Serving on MIRT will be the most rewarding experience you will have on DU because the emphasis is on the T - Team work.

You will come to appreciate the people you work with that you may have never even noticed before. Also you will learn to respect others that you might, in the beginning, think you won't agree with or perhaps don't even care for. I know that I will never again see a MIR team member out on greater DU without thinking about the experience and smiling a little. The truth is that the team members cease being posters and they become people.

Take Ruby's advice and keep up with your purging or you will be overwhelmed. I look forward to getting more sleep because going forward if I wake up in the middle of the night I will no longer feel compelled to check DU to see if we have had an intruder invasion.

Be kind to each other.







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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:30 PM

33. Good luck to the new and returning members!

My advice to the new members...keep on top of your DU mail, if you don't delete at regular intervals it'll really pile up.

I hope to serve again in the future when my real life isn't so busy. It's a great experience.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:02 PM

36. Good luck to all of you!

I have enjoyed MIRT and working on a great team, and have learned a lot about DU and about the various species of trolls! All the best to all current MIRT-ers in keeping the trolls from the door, especially during election week!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:22 PM

37. I'll miss seeing you in there!~

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:28 PM

38. Welcome to the new team

Another good team goes into the fray.
Gird your loins, you guys are going to be busy.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:17 PM

41. Best wishes to you all for the next couple of days!

While I was on MIRT, my Inbox sometimes went 'KABOOM!' for reasons far less important than a major election.

Thank you all for keeping the trolls from the door!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:21 PM

42. Thanks LB. This MIRT team is really good and I think it's going to be very effective

and fun, to boot!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:25 PM

43. Thanks!

Some of the "high traffic" levels will probably help!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10132252

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:22 AM

44. Spam deleted by Behind the Aegis (MIR Team)

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:18 AM

45. Ah, thanks!

Much appreciated. I was on a jury last night, and was a bit at a loss as to what to do about a horrible, possibly illegal post (containing at least a strong insinuation of a death threat), other than vote to hide it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:33 PM

46. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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