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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:05 AM

Would you like to serve as a Host of a Group? And does your Group even need a Host?

Again, this is an announcement about Group Hosts, not Forum Hosts.

During the testing period this last week, we assigned a number of people to act as temporary hosts in various Groups around the site so we could test the software. To those of you who volunteered, thank you. But, as promised, now that the testing period is over we have wiped the database of Group hosts. If you were a Group Host during the testing period, you are no longer assigned as a Group Host. As I write this, none of the Groups have Hosts assigned. (Note that Forum Hosts from the testing period are still assigned.)


Does your Group need a Host at all?

The first thing that needs to happen in any Group before someone is assigned as a Host, is that the regulars in that group need come to some general agreement that they want a Host at all. The position of Host (especially the most senior Host) holds a significant amount of power in a group -- with the abilities to lock threads, hire and fire other Hosts, and block people out of the group. Are you sure you want to hand that power over to anyone?

Keep in mind that if you do not choose to have a Host, your group will still enjoy some amount of protection. No matter where they are posted, violations of our Community Standards are handled by the random member juries. So even if your group does not have a Host, there is still a system in place that will be able to handle disruptive posts in the group.

With that in mind, there may be some Groups where it might make sense to leave the position of Host vacant:
  • If your group is dedicated to a non-controversial topic, then there is probably no harm in assigning someone as a Host. You are unlikely to need someone to lock threads or block people out of the group, but it might be useful to have someone who can take ownership of the group.
  • If your group is a "Safe Haven" where only one viewpoint is welcome, then you should probably assign a Host to help run the group. It is likely that you will need a Host to lock off-topic threads and block out people who disagree with the purpose of the group.
  • If your group plays host to open debate on a particular topic, and welcomes a wide range of viewpoints, then the choice might not be so simple. If you select a Host, it needs to be someone who is trusted to be fair by people holding a wide range of viewpoints. You may decide that it is better not to assign anyone as the Host of your group, to avoid the risk that that person might use their power to benefit a particular viewpoint.
If you decide that you do wish to have someone assigned as the Host of your group, the next step is to pick someone. The first person selected as Host holds the most power in the Group. The first can add and remove other Hosts, but no other Hosts can remove the first Host. In short: Choose someone you trust.


What to do if you want to serve as a Host? (THESE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE CHANGED)

If the members of your group decide to select a Host, then you must decide who will serve as the first Host. The DU Administrators will assign ONLY ONE host to each Group, and then it is the responsibility of that Host to select other members of the Host Team (if anyone else wishes to serve).

Hopefully in most Groups, selecting a first Host will be a simple matter of awarding the job to the first person who posts in the Group to volunteer for the job. If more than one person is interested, then you need to discuss the choice of Host amongst yourselves until you come to some sort of consensus regarding who should have the job.
  1. If you want to serve as a Host of a particular Group, the first thing you need to do is post in that group to let the members of that group know you are interested in serving as the Host. If a consensus is reached and you are chosen for the job, then -- and only then -- you can report back to this thread and let me know.
  2. Post a reply in this thread telling me which group you have been selected to Host. Include a direct link to your post in the group where you want to serve. I need that link in order to give you host powers.
  3. I will only assign ONE host to each group. After that first host has been assigned, then that first host has the power to grant host status to anyone else. So, if a host is already assigned to a group, then you need to contact that host to become a host.
Good luck selecting your Hosts.

Skinner
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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:22 AM

1. I would like to apply to be a host in the fiction group.

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 02:33 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/119388

Thank You, LS


edited to add the following

Here is where I asked the group:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1193107

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Response to Little Star (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:37 PM

39. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:23 AM

2. I'd like to continue on in the Gaming group

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:16 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1211104

Ediot - You would probably prefer the type of link you asked for, heh

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1211114

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:37 PM

40. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:24 AM

3. I would like to the campaign group

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:43 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10906

Here is where I asked the group:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/109010

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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:38 PM

41. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:25 AM

4. I'd like to continue Netflix

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Response to jannyk (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:21 AM

11. There's a Netflix group!

That amuses me.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:31 AM

18. Laugh while ya can. At the rate the stock is tanking..............

And yes, I am a frequent visitor to that group.

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Response to jannyk (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:39 PM

42. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:27 AM

5. Gardening for me....getting unanimous support - see link below

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:34 PM - Edit history (2)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/115972

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:39 PM

43. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:49 AM

58. Thanks, Skinner. n/t

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:30 AM

6. I volunteer for the Native American Group

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:29 AM

65. I was a little confused by the thread.

Based on the discussion, I made Broken_Hero the host. Was that the correct thing to do?

He can assign you as a host.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:19 PM

110. oh yes, that is fine. I did not know that he had already volunteered. Thanks, Skinner.

The Home Page is taking shape! Looking good

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:44 AM

8. I received a notice that I was being contacted for the Utah group...

This is fine by me, but I'm not a regular visitor to that site. I know your extremely busy, and I hate to bother you, but I'm not sure how to verify this request. Thanks...

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Response to midnight (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:40 PM

44. What notice is that?

I don't know what you are referring to.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:56 AM

9. I have recieved "unanimous conset" for...

the hosting of the following groups:

Democracy for America (it's been dead on DU2 for a year): http://www.democraticunderground.com/11059
Hawaii (I know just about every Hawaii DUer): http://www.democraticunderground.com/104716

Mahalo,

Skinner

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:41 PM

45. Done and done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:06 AM

10. I'd like to apply to host the world history group

 

Here's my post stating the reasons why.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/116616

Thanks!

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Response to RZM (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:32 AM

66. Done. (nt)

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:33 AM

67. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:34 AM

13. Fiction: Books

Don't know if we really need a host. We don't throw anybody out if they post about non-fiction, movies, tv programs, whatever, so long as it's within a mile of a book...

There are so many people who are qualified and are post regularly - maybe they can either suggest someone or suggest no one. No one has been doing an excellent job.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:40 AM

14. Socialist Progressives

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 11:49 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/102479#post7

I'm in the process of asking, but didn't want to lose the location of this thread.

edit to update: It looks like I have a quorum, and would like to be the host of Socialist Progressives, please. Thank you for the opportunity to apply! And thank you to everyone who supported me.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:34 AM

68. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:33 AM

16. Computer help and support group

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:28 PM - Edit history (1)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/109512#post8

On edit: Pls ignore. Didn't read all instructions. Will repost.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:28 AM

17. I have been "nom'd" by 5...no, make that 7 now, people in the Economy group, if you please.

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:04 PM - Edit history (2)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/111620

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:45 AM

69. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:02 AM

19. Skinner, this is the consensus of the regular active members of The LGBT group.

Last edited Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:02 PM - Edit history (2)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137428

I asked to be the main host with other hosts to help. Everyone is in agreemnent.

Thanks for your time in this matter.
William 769

EDIT: to add this thread http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137519

Also Please read through both threads. I would still like the position but if you deem someone other more worthy, i'm also fine with that.

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Response to William769 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:28 PM

30. No consensus.

 

I demand a vote on this matter.

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Response to William769 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:55 PM

34. Vote

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Response to William769 (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:27 PM

35. William should be disqualified for two reasons.

 

(1) Hateful rubbing of Vanje's nose in the fact that the poster who committed a personal attack on here in DU2 was allowed back into the forum and

(2) Hiding the thread pointing that fact out from the new LGBT forum.

This man in unfit to serve as host in LGBT. Period. He does NOT operate with "consensus" and there are some of us who disagree strongly with him being given such a position.

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Response to William769 (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:26 AM

54. Skinner, we're working on getting through complications and come up with a concensus on a host.

It's going to take a little time with the hurt feelings still around in the LGBT group.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #54)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:47 AM

71. Understood.

While it looks pretty painful, I think this might be good for everyone to hash this out. The DU3 system is supposed to be resilient enough to permit these discussions to occur, while dealing with the most toxic comments. Good luck, and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #71)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:59 PM

108. Update:

We are conducting a ballot vote currently. I set up the thread and added all the nominees that have been made... People seem to be responding well enough. The voting closes at 1:16pm EST Wednesday. If there is a tie there will be an immediate 24 hr run off, on a thread I will also create.

Is it possible to pin the ballot thread to the top of the LGBT forum for the time being so that we can get as many people to vote as possible?

If yes, this is the thread... http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720

Thanks for your help and sorry about all the complications!
-F

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Response to Fearless (Reply #108)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:06 PM

109. Pinned. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 11:38 AM

20. i would like to stay on in mental health

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Response to mopinko (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:48 AM

72. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:13 PM

21. Slow group in the beginning... is this a consensus?

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:48 AM

73. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:36 PM

22. I would like to be host of the Baby Boomer group

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:49 AM

74. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:37 PM

23. Oklahoma group

only two responses but I don't figure there will be objections

http://www.democraticunderground.com/107227

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:49 AM

75. Done. (nt)

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:49 AM

76. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:48 PM

25. OK, I will continue as the West Virginia Group Host.

We have reached a consensus among half the participants there.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/108312#post1

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Response to Lasher (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:51 AM

77. Done. BTW: I lived in Parkersburg for one year when I was a kid.

I was only 4 at the time, so I don't really remember much. But I do have a West Virginia connection.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:40 PM

26. Weight Loss and Maintenance Group

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Response to auntAgonist (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:51 AM

78. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:41 PM

27. Travel Group

Non-controversial group, would like to take ownership and grow the group (will be appointing cbayer as co-host to help). thanks!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/121627

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Response to TBF (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:52 AM

79. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:20 PM

28. I would like to continue being host in E/E.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:53 AM

80. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #80)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 08:45 AM

123. Can I ask if you followed the argument thread about the E&E hosts?

It seems to have cut off the argument (and it was an argument, not just a discussion) a bit prematurely, to me. No-one had said "everyone vote now", for instance, or "voting will close at XXXX EST".

Links:
Argument thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/112774

Thread expressing doubt that consensus had been found (also locked): http://www.democraticunderground.com/1127444

and, inevitably, thread annoyed at the latest lock (also locked): http://www.democraticunderground.com/1127529

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #123)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:34 PM

145. I didn't. I'm going on the honor system here.

If you all want me to do something else, just tell me what to do.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #145)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:41 AM

169. It seems evident that the honor system was abused

There was a discussion underway where the emerging consensus certainly looked to be no host.
Knowing that, one participant in that discussion posted the request to be host to you, deliberately not linking to the discussion thread.

I think to any fair minded person that is evidence of an approach to ethics that disqualifies the person from serving in that capacity.

EE is different from most other groups in two important ways;
1) there is an active global "war" between the present fossil/nuclear based system and the use of renewable sources,
2) the content of the postings is largely based on independently verifiable information far more than opinion.

What that *means* is a matter of opinion, but your approach to selecting a host will determine whether the group is a prolific source of misinformation, an unreadable pit where frustrated propagandists dedicate themselves to disruption, or a platform for meaningful, fact based discussion of some of the most pressing problems ever to face humanity.

The manner in which you choose the host will determine that path IMO.

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Response to kristopher (Reply #169)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:50 AM

170. As I said in my post above.

If you all want me to do something else, just tell me what to do.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #170)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 01:40 PM

172. Do we have your dispensation to open it back up for discussion within the group.

It is being treated as done deal there.

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Response to kristopher (Reply #172)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 01:41 PM

173. Go for it. (nt)

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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 03:37 PM

174. Tried but not allowed.

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Response to kristopher (Reply #174)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 03:44 PM

175. A disingenuous whiny post on your part.

I was the first person to say that I didn't think that E/E should have a host (but that I thought Xemasab would be a fine choice should we need one). At this point you should wait until there's actually a few host decisions worthy of concern before you try to waste admin time.

You're suffering from a serious case of projection. It was clear from the beginning that you very desperately wanted to be the host and not so that we would "all start getting along", but so that you could block posts from anyone who disagreed with you. You have a long history of labeling any such posts/threads as "disruption" (and you make that prejudice clear again in this thread). You really don't want the debate (and this latest segregation proposal makes that clear). You want to control the discussion.

So, of course, you fear that anyone on the other side of the debate would do the same thing to you that you have planned for them. The problem is that there isn't any evidence that it's true.

I cannot see how the same people that have attempted so vociferously to silence nuclear critics could be expected to do anything other than act true to their nature.

Obviously you can't. What you also apparently "can't" do is wait for actual evidence that this is occuring... when a thread like this would be meaningful. It doesn't appear that a group host will have any eternal super powers. If they block multiple threads that are clearly E/E related (and don't otherwise violate DU rules)... or if they ban regular posters who aren't vulgar (etc) but merely disagree with them... this will be clear enough and easy to appeal. And from what I can see, Xemasab quickly expanded the list well beyond any group that can reasonably be called "pro-nuclear".

xemasab has attempted lately to portray herself as pro-renewables, however her historical position is one that is *extremely* critical of both wind and solar - the backbone of a renewable system.

You've been making this error from the beginning. Thinking that the host has to have the "right" position on a given issue... so that contrary positions don't get too much weight in the discussion. That isn't the role of a host.

And while we're at it, you continually (falsely) claim that anyone who is pro-nuclear is necessarily anti-renewables. This is demonstrably false. As is your claim in your note to Skinner that there's a global war between fossil/nuclear and renewables. Thus your #1 directly contradicts your #2.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #170)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:28 PM

178. I'm happy with our hosts.

I counted the votes and the Host you chose got most of them (I can link you to the data). I do not believe it should've been allowed to go on for long as most of the participants are E&E regulars, and votes from others elsewhere on DU would not represent the primary posters in that forum, which is why I am fine that the Host was chosen before some "set period" of voting was done.

The Hosts are doing a very good job, as there are more anti-nuclear Hosts than pro-nuclear Hosts, and none of them are hardliners or known disruptors.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #178)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:47 PM

179. "others elsewhere on DU would not represent the primary posters in that forum

You wrote, "...I do not believe it should've been allowed to go on for long as most of the participants are E&E regulars, and votes from others elsewhere on DU would not represent the primary posters in that forum, which is why I am fine that the Host was chosen before some "set period" of voting was done."

That is one of my central points. Those who oppose nuclear power are inclined to avoid EE because of the abuse from nuclear supporters that goes along with posting there. The only reason I've persevered is the fact that I've been doing research on the methods used by the nuclear industry to promote their product to an unsuspecting public.

So when you point to the hand you've helped deal from a deck you helped stack, it is a less than persuasive argument.

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Response to kristopher (Reply #179)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 08:13 PM

180. I've seen no evidence of abuse.

Could you link examples of abuse?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:22 PM

29. When will you be granting host rights to the groups that have decided who they want?

Some pinning is necessary for the group agreements on group process, defintions.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:46 PM

31. I would like to be host of the Photgrpaphy Group.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1036192


Oh and to be difficult. When we run the photo contest we usually have the submission thread locked at 30 photos or the date/time given to end them. We can keep looking for someone to lock them like we did on DU2 or if it is easier let hosts lock them if it is alright with the Admins. I'm good and thinking the group is good with whatever you decide. Just being able to pin the thread will help lots with people finding where to add entries.


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Response to CC (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:53 AM

81. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:57 PM

32. I think there is maybe a need for

An Asian Cultural and News group. I might be willing to host it.. the thing is I am wondering if there might be an interest in this. I am not even sure how many of us are on DU. But.. I run a large group on another website, with over 7600 members. I think if might be fun, and great to have an Asian group under the topic of Race and Ethnicity.

Thank you! Arigatou gozaimasu!


Kimiko ~yori.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:38 PM

33. The ability to create Groups is coming soon

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:55 AM

83. I'm happy to set one up.

If you can round up 10 people interested in joining, let me know and I'll set it up.

(In case there is any confusion, you have my permission to post in the General Discussion forum to gauge interest. Just include a little note in your post indicating that Admin said it was okay.)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #83)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:08 PM

104. Thank you Skinner sama

arigatou!


Kimiko

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Response to Skinner (Reply #83)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:43 PM

120. I believe we have more then ten now!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:31 PM

36. Repost, with consensus

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Response to canetoad (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:56 AM

84. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:47 PM

38. I would love to host pro-choice

I sent an email also, before I saw this. Thanks for considering me. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1152

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #38)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:56 AM

85. Talk to PeaceNikki.

She is a host there, and she can set you up.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #85)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:10 PM

113. Done and thanks.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:58 PM

46. I'd like to host North Carolina

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #46)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:57 AM

86. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:11 PM

47. I'd work in the Missouri group, if needed.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:57 AM

87. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:21 PM

48. I would like to be a host

of Native American Group, Comics, and Gun Control and RKBA

eta:also I could do the Missouri state forum.

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #48)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:59 AM

88. I think I already set you up in the Native American group.

Could you give me a link to a post in the Missouri group?

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Response to Skinner (Reply #88)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:24 PM

114. nah ,its okay

I'll stick with the NA group for now, there seems to be a lot of people interested so I'll just stay with the NA and let others have some fun.....

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:49 AM

50. I would like the Jewish group again.

Given there are only a few members, and I don't know who, I don't know how to reach a consensus. However, I have participated in the group for a long time and, well, remember this thread: DU group proposal Jewish group?

I don't think there will be a huge need, but one never knows.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:00 PM

89. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:03 AM

51. I officially apply to be a General Discussion host

I love the new site and am not afraid to step up to the plate again. I'd also like GLBT duties.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:01 PM

90. General Discussion is a Forum.

Go to that forum and click the "About this Forum" button. Instructions to become a host are in there.

As for the GLBT Group, I believe they are currently discussing who will be their host.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:26 AM

52. I'd like to host Propaganda Debunking

thread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/102211

Oswego "Debunker buster" Atheist

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Response to OswegoAtheist (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:01 PM

91. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:30 AM

53. There's a consensus in the Australia group, though there aren't many of us at the best of times...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:01 PM

92. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:11 AM

55. I'd like to continue on 'Rural/Farm' - please. Here are the replies:

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Response to jannyk (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:02 PM

93. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:24 AM

56. I have been asked to host the Ancient Wisdom and Pagan Spirituality group.

If so granted, I would accept this as an honor.

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Response to icymist (Reply #56)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:02 PM

94. Link, please? (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #94)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:29 PM

105. Oh, Sorry about that. Here it is:

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Response to icymist (Reply #105)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:32 PM

106. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:58 AM

57. I would like to host the Skepticism, Science and Psuedoscience group

Here is the link with approval:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/123143#post16

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Response to TZ (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:03 PM

95. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:56 AM

59. Bereavement Group

Here is my OP with replies

http://www.democraticunderground.com/123420#op


aA

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Response to auntAgonist (Reply #59)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:03 PM

96. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:31 AM

60. I believe that we have consensus in the Sports group.

And I would like the opportunity.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1204161

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #60)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:03 PM

97. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:36 AM

61. I'd like to host the Health Forum

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:04 PM

98. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:41 AM

62. How do you know a "concesus has been reached"?

 

I posted a notice in Computers, Help, and Support: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1095117 as well as in Web Site, DB, and Developers: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10989 so what do I do now?

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #62)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:04 PM

99. Done and done. (nt)

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #63)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:05 PM

100. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:26 AM

64. TV Chat...

I would like to be a host in this group.

Don't know if this is a consensus, if not I will give it a few more days.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1037107

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Response to one_voice (Reply #64)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:05 PM

101. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:46 AM

70. Got approval from the Open Source and Free Software group to be a host.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #70)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:06 PM

102. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:54 AM

82. Approval as host for Cooking and Baking.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #82)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:06 PM

103. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:42 PM

107. Astrology, Spirituality & Alternative Healing

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #107)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:35 PM

146. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:21 PM

111. I would like to Host the Maryland Group

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #111)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:36 PM

147. Done. (nt)

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #112)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:36 PM

148. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #148)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 08:30 AM

167. Thanks, Skinner! :) nt

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #115)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:37 PM

149. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:05 PM

116. Could you make me the Host of the Atheists and Agnostics group?

Link to our discussion about Hosts:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1230103#post40

Direct link to the group:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1230

Thanks!

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #116)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:37 PM

150. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:26 PM

117. How do OPPOSE

someone who wants to be a "Host"?

Without doing it in public and causing more hard feelings.

Some of these people "mean" well, but well, really - they just aren't suited. Or they have a particular axe to grind and I'm not entirely sure they can maintain an "open mind". If you know what I mean.

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Response to mzteris (Reply #117)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:38 PM

151. I would argue that the group doesn't need a host.

Or I would throw my support to someone I trust.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:52 PM

118. I'd like to host the Gungeon

Last edited Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:27 AM - Edit history (1)

I wish I could point to a thread that shows some form of solid consensus on this, but the quote about Democrats and herding cats comes to mind.





I can state that the residents of the Gungeon seem relatively happy with the idea of me being a host; however, my attempts to get a process going was something of a failure. I don't know if it's because many DU regulars are still on DU2 or people are ambivalent about the new system or what.

Anyway, my attempts to figure out what we're going to do are chronicled in these threads:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172109

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172232

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172298



I await your opinion on whether this counts for consensus or not.



On edit:

I started another thread to try to clarify this, here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172516

In my opinion, the consensus of the participants can be summarized thus:

that we need at least one Host;
that the lead Host should initiate and pin a discussion of Gungeon community standards;
that the Host(s) should abide by the standards hammered out in the pinned thread;
that there is general approval and no dissent to me being the lead Host;
that any future Hosts should be discussed among and approved by the Gungeon community

Thank you.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #118)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:39 PM

152. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:15 PM

119. I would like to be the host of the new Buddhist group I proposed, if possible.

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Response to oxymoron (Reply #119)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 03:40 AM

121. What a good idea for a new group...

I will plan on visiting there.

L-

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Response to Lithos (Reply #121)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:26 AM

126. Thanks, Lithos

I look forward to seeing you there. I think it will be an interesting group. All flavors of Buddhists are welcome. _/l\_

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Response to oxymoron (Reply #119)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 04:55 PM

130. I hope you get your group (or groups, as I think were requested)

I'm kinda interested, I'd visit.

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Response to oxymoron (Reply #119)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:40 PM

153. I'll try to set this up soon. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:01 AM

122. I would like to host the Science group.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/122833

Science is a pretty quite group, but occasionally someone needs to block the Pseudoscience posts, or at least recommend they be moved to SSP, as they tend to draw a lot of posts from people who don't normally post to Science, or pay much attention to the Statement of Purpose.

Apologies for not posting to this thread earlier; an earlier link just took me to the admins' email addresses.

ESM

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #122)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:41 PM

154. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 08:56 AM

124. I requested to be a host in the Pennsylvania group and got positive replies.

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:03 AM

125. General consensus in Cooking & Baking is it would be okay for me to host it.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #125)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 03:53 PM

128. Actually HH That is not the case

The general clear consensus if for Lucinda to be the "first" host. There are co host spots ....You should be asking her.

I'm not sure why there is confusion here. It's been discussed to death in the kitchen.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #125)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 04:03 PM

129. I think it's a stretch to call that a "consensus"

I stated that I had no reason to say "no" and and then went on to strongly support someone else. Someone who's been a frequent poster and contributor to the group for 2 or more years. Someone we all know and who knows us and the workings of our group.

C&B has been probably THE number one LEAST contentious group in all of DU. Yet all of a sudden you, who didn't even know C&B existed until 2 days ago, show up after contacting Skinner and getting yourself appointed host without the knowledge or consent of anyone in the group, and your first post is "I want to be the host of this forum". Now you come here TODAY asking to be made host again, even though the group has selected someone else YESTERDAY.

Frankly, I don't understand your actions. I understand that you are hosting/co-hosting some other groups. Wouldn't you like to spend some time in C&B, get to know us and figure out how the group works and decide whether you even like us or not before committing to host? And whether you have the time to host/co-host multiple forums/groups? So far, the only discussion you've participated in at C&B has been about you yourself, nothing that's cooking or baking-related.

Please explain.

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Response to housewolf (Reply #129)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:12 AM

138. I've tried in other posts, but again, I didn't realize there was a preferred member already...

 

...and just wanted to be A host - not necessarily the LEAD host. When I saw that Lucinda had applied, I gave my vote for lead host to Lucinda. Apparently she is the "obvious" choice for the group and I'm not going to argue with that. Co hosting is fine by me.

As for the posts "about me", that was simply to introduce myself and supply credentials for wanting to be a host. If all I knew how to do was grill hot dogs, that wouldn't really qualify me now would it? There's no malicious intent. I think this is a great group and one of the more valuable "go to" spots for when you screw up - things like "I'm out of baking powder, what do I do?" - "use baking soda with cream of tarter".

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #138)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:26 PM

141. Thanks for your reply

I still don't understand why you wanted to host C&B when you're already hosting a bunch of other groups and you've never visited C&B before, had no idea what we're doing there, don't know any of us and don't know whether you'll like it there or not, Frankly, it rather felt to me as though an intruder had come in and was trying to bully his way into taking over. So be it. I saw that you decided to not compete with the group's choice and I applaud you for that.

Peace, brother!

I hope you have fun in C&B. It seems you have a lot of knowledge and experience and much to contribute. I look forward to your participation.


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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #125)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 06:42 PM

131. I believe that the general consensus is actually for Lucinda to do it.

She can add you as a host after Skinner makes her the host of the group, if that is her wish.

Edited to add the link to the consensus for Lucinda:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1157635

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #131)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:05 AM

137. Upon closer reads, I agree - the concensus is for Lucinda (and I threw my weight behind her too).

 

I'd just like to be A host.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:22 AM

127. Here is the thread from the HIV/AIDS Support (Group)

I'll let you be the judge.

EDIT: to add link. http://www.democraticunderground.com/115013

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Response to William769 (Reply #127)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:42 PM

155. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:23 AM

132. I would like to host the Veterans Group

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Response to denbot (Reply #132)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:42 PM

156. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:39 AM

133. Ancestry and Genealogy - I would like to serve as host

We feel we need a host to allow someone to pin posts. The nature of doing Genealogy means that there is tons of information in links and other sources of information (addresses, etc).

Here is the link to the post. Not a whole lot of people have responded yet, but those that have have been yes votes.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/115657

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #133)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:43 PM

157. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:34 AM

134. Regarding the request for the Asian Group

Skinner ~sama:
We have over ten people now who would be interested in an Asian Group
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10029798


Doumo arigatou gozaimasu!

Kimiko yori.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #134)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:44 PM

158. I'll try to set this up soon. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #158)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 12:43 PM

171. YATTA!! ARIGATOU!!

Yay! Thank you!

Kimiko!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:51 AM

135. Posted a request to host the eBay, etc. group and got a positive reply.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #135)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:49 PM

159. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:01 AM

136. Posted a request to host the crafts group and got 3 positive replies.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #136)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:50 PM

160. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 02:07 PM

139. I have been chosen to host the LGBT

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11371155

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1137720

I am leaning toward just having all the other people who were voted on in that thread as co hosts.

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Response to dsc (Reply #139)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:51 PM

161. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:01 PM

140. Posted a notice to the Science Group and got 8 positive replies ...

also, n2doc replied in that thread that he is not interested, for reasons of time constraints.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/122833

One negative vote, later rescinded, 125 views.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #140)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:52 PM

162. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:09 PM

142. Cancer Support Group

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Response to dmr (Reply #142)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:52 PM

163. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:33 PM

143. Host for the 'Democrats' group

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #143)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:53 PM

164. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 03:50 PM

144. I would like to serve as host for the Arizona group

here is the thread discussing the matter, as per your instructions

http://www.democraticunderground.com/103832

oh and my star should be good for at least the next year

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Response to Kali (Reply #144)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 08:53 PM

165. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 12:56 AM

166. American History Group....

Apparently the group has lost its collective mind and wants me to be its host. Since I'm not very smart I agreed.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/116373

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #166)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 03:55 PM

176. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 10:44 AM

168. Religion

We're going to give it a go and see what happens. I'm the lead.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12181110

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #168)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 03:56 PM

177. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 12:36 AM

181. Self delete. No longer interested

Last edited Sun Dec 18, 2011, 06:52 PM - Edit history (2)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 03:37 AM

182. The Wyoming group please.

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Response to Change has come (Reply #182)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:00 PM

191. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 07:53 AM

183. I would like to host New Hampshire.

Here is my (meager) support thread.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/106520#post3

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #183)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:01 PM

192. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 03:16 PM

184. I would like to host California

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Response to petronius (Reply #184)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:02 PM

193. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 09:59 PM

186. I'd like to host North Dakota

I put a thread up for a few days and nobody complained.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10704

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Response to CatholicEdHead (Reply #186)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:02 PM

194. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 10:38 AM

187. I'd like to host Georgia.

Our state forum doesn't appear to be as active as others, so take this thread for what you will. There are no objections, at least.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/104614

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Response to racaulk (Reply #187)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:03 PM

195. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 07:10 PM

188. I've had a couple of posters request that I host in the Liberal Christians group.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1222

I'm already a host in the Missouri group. I'll host the group if it's ok with you, otherwise they will probably need someone over there soon. It's an area that can become heated at times.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #188)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:04 PM

196. Give me a link to one of your posts in the group and I'll set you up. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #196)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 06:20 PM

199. Here's the thread.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/122290#post5

Initially someone else stated they'd cohost but no one heard back from them. I said I'd host if needed, since my other group isn't busy right now. Critters2 stated they'd appreciate it if I did so and regnaD kciN stated they'd cohost if I hosted, which I agree.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #199)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 06:24 PM

200. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 12:19 AM

189. I would like to serve as host of the Pets group

This came about in this thread from that group: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1161329

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #189)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:04 PM

197. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 09:26 AM

190. I can't think of anything, Skinner, except that maybe I am one of the four!!

No group host response, no Oily Bubbles thread response (ripe for duzy comments), no Hillary Clinton for President thread...alas..my mind is focused on only one thing. I must know. Am I one of the four? Skinner can you see me?

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #190)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:06 PM

198. I can see you.

As far as I can tell, this is your first post in this thread. What group do you want to host?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 04:40 PM

201. Any thoughts on a Political Cartoons group?

These may fit in a few of the forums, but do get buried quite quickly.

n2doc's feedback thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/124021736

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:45 AM

202. I'd like to serve as the host of the Feminists group.

After we in the forum had spent a while discussing the issue, I put up this thread declaring my intent.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11391020

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Response to redqueen (Reply #202)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:05 PM

203. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 08:39 PM

204. African-American if there isn't a host yet...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #204)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:00 PM

205. Give me a link to one of your posts in the group. (nt)

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #206)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:34 AM

207. Done. (nt)

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #208)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 09:47 AM

209. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:04 PM

210. Screw it. I'm resubmitting myself as Host of the AA Group

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1187

Seeing the drama in the other forums and knowing that we keep getting repeat racist trolls has made me rethink my decision that our group doesn't need hosts.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #210)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 01:28 PM

211. Blue_Tires is already a host of the AA group.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:59 AM

212. I'd like to be the Women's Rights and Issues host.

See here for the discussion in the group:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1138190
and the earlier discussion on whether we even wanted a host here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1138151

Please note: I had sent you a PM on this same topic because I had forgotten about this thread. Ignore the PM!

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #212)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:22 PM

213. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 04:20 PM

214. I DONT NO

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 07:40 PM

215. Can I be on Mirt again???? firgive the primitive typing----mobile until new laptop

Is delivered this weekend.

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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:54 PM

217. I'd like to be host of the non-fiction group.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:09 PM

218. Uhm, I'd still like to be host of the non-fiction group.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #218)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:01 AM

220. Done. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:30 PM

219. I'd help with the PC Gaming group

With such awesome games as Guild Wars 2 looming on the horizon, and other greats on the way, I'm sure that it can use the help . I'm already a member.

Link to a post in the group:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12111129#op

Oh, and I made us a vent channel, too - I made it when we were all playing Diablo 3. It's only a 15 person at a time subscription, but it's very cheap so I've kept it up. Hoping to really use it for GW2

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Response to Aerows (Reply #219)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:01 AM

221. You need to ask one of the Hosts of that group to set you up.

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