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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:31 PM

This group now has an official host! And, onto the next step:

Skinner has approved the group's nomination of me as host.
Thank you for your trust.

Reminder: the host's role is enforcing a group's Statement of Purpose...Period.
While locking threads is one option, there are non-locking options also available.
Personally, a locked thread is so traffic-stop screaming yellow on the thread line,
I would hope to avoid it if possible.

I see 2 issues that need deciding at the moment:

1. Statement of Purpose:
This is the one Admin wrote for this Group:
"Discuss fiscal and economic policy. Budget, taxes, spending, etc."
This broad statement is fixed, but we can clarify the specifics in it.

In an earlier thread, we discussed defining what we wanted clarified in the above general statement.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1116115

From that , I heard we want the group to be
"welcoming, inviting, broad and inclusive, and covering national/international issues related to
and affecting our economic well being"
or something close to that.
Whatcha think? Whatever we come up with should be pinned, I should think, for folks joining us to be able to see, yes?

2. Who else would like to share the hosting duties?
It would be best to read up on how the host system works before raising your hand.

"Group Hosts perform a similar role to forum Hosts, but they have additional powers.
1) They can lock threads which they believe violate their group's stated purpose;
2) they can pin threads to the top of their group;
3) they can block out members whom they believe are not adhering to their group's purpose;
4) they can make other members Hosts of their group; and
5) they can remove any Host of their group that became a Host after they did.

If a group already has Hosts assigned, members who wish to become a Host must contact one of the current Hosts. Current Hosts may select any other member to become a Host, without restrictions."

( Group hosts do not have to be Star members.)

Just give a shout out in this thread if interested, pls.

Lastly, here is the link to the whole page of how DU3 is being moderated.
Well worth a refresher read, I think.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=modsystem







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dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 OP
Hugin Dec 2011 #1
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #5
Hugin Dec 2011 #6
Autumn Colors Dec 2011 #2
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #3
Autumn Colors Dec 2011 #4
Owlet Dec 2011 #7
NMDemDist2 Dec 2011 #8
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #9

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:44 PM

1. I would like to be an additional Group Host. pls.

I think I would be a good backup to yourself. I will say upfront that I am very tolerant of views other than my own. But, I have zero tolerance for disruption or intentional attacks on others. I will observe the SoP of the Economy Group.

Oh, and the SoP you suggested sounds like a winner.

Thanks for your consideration,
Hugin.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:11 PM

5. "disruption or intentional attacks on others."

in any post is an alert function, which any member of the group can do.
the alerts are handled in one of 3 ways, depending on the nature of the alert.
If you have not already, push the alert on this post and see what choices pop up..you can always cancel the alert button.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:27 PM

6. Okay, it came through.

Thanks dixiegrrrrl.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:47 PM

2. Regarding the statement

You suggested:
"welcoming, inviting, broad and inclusive, and covering national/international issues related to
and affecting our economic well being"

I would tack on: ", both individually and collectively" at the end so individuals could feel comfortable about making posts about their own personal experiences and not feel like it wouldn't be welcome since it's not about policy or affecting the nation as a whole in a big way... if you get my drift.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:08 PM

3. How about

"covering national/international issues related to
and affecting our personal and collective economic well being" ?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:09 PM

4. Sounds perfect to me (nt)

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:59 PM

7. Me too.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:20 PM

8. i like that

you've got my vote on that phrasing

and congrats!

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:42 PM

9. see the pinned Welcome! note at top of threads.

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