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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:36 PM

Our hosts have done a great job. Let's thank them by giving them some relief.

They have served honorably for several months now and have all done a great job, so let's give them a break and elect a new crop of hosts. Otherwise, we run the risk of having them become like career politicians, where maintaining the office is more important than doing the job they were elected to do. I suggest that we have term limits as well, and some fresh blood in the seats just may do this group some good.

Changing the hosts will also allow other DU members a look at the inner workings of DU, something we should ALL be privy to one time or another.

No one that regularly posts here should be excluded from consideration, and I think we should keep the lead host as a non-partisan, non-group regular participant. (I would be ok with keeping Renew Deal as lead host).

Your thoughts?

12 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Time expired
Elect new hosts and set term limits
7 (58%)
Keep existing hosts and set term limits
1 (8%)
Elect new hosts w/o setting term limits
0 (0%)
Keep hosts w/o setting term limits
3 (25%)
I have a better idea (with your idea in the subject line of your comment)
1 (8%)
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Reply Our hosts have done a great job. Let's thank them by giving them some relief. (Original post)
cleanhippie Apr 2012 OP
rug Apr 2012 #1
cleanhippie Apr 2012 #3
teddy51 Apr 2012 #2
rrneck Apr 2012 #4
rhett o rick Apr 2012 #5
cleanhippie Apr 2012 #6
oilpro2 Apr 2012 #7
cleanhippie Apr 2012 #14
Nihil Apr 2012 #16
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cleanhippie Apr 2012 #17
laconicsax Apr 2012 #18
cleanhippie Apr 2012 #20
laconicsax Apr 2012 #21
Dorian Gray Apr 2012 #19
oilpro2 Apr 2012 #22
Starboard Tack Apr 2012 #8
Angry Dragon Apr 2012 #9
cleanhippie May 2012 #23
ZombieHorde Apr 2012 #10
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laconicsax Apr 2012 #11
opiate69 Apr 2012 #12
LeftishBrit Apr 2012 #13
Dorian Gray Apr 2012 #15

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:38 PM

1. Lol!

Cute.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. Thanks. And you should be one of the hosts, too.

Seriously. We should all take a turn.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:42 PM

2. I'm voting to elect new hosts, only if those that are there want that to happen. If some

 

want to stay on, then I would say let them by all means. Yes they are doing a fantastic job and so is the MIR Team.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. What do the hosts think?

Things seem to be running along just fine.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:55 PM

5. My thought is that you just found out you can make a poll here, and you couldnt think of

anything interesting to poll.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:50 PM

6. Actually, it wasn't until after I wrote the post did I realize a poll was available.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:14 PM

7. When these hosts volunteered was there a time set?

 

I just got here last week. Usually people volunteer for a few weeks or months to do something.

Did any of our hosts volunteer for a time specified? Or were the rules so open that no time limits were set?

If any of you know something about this, I'd love to know the answers to my questions.

Time limits? Surely a year would be the maximum, right?

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Response to oilpro2 (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:48 AM

14. I'm unsure about that. Maybe a host can answer that.

Other groups have set limits such as 4 months (one Quarter). I would think that would be a good timeframe.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:19 PM

16. Which calendar are *you* using?

> Other groups have set limits such as 4 months (one Quarter).


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Response to Nihil (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:14 PM

17. .

Im pretty sure that in A&A, a 4 month limit was set, not sure just when that time started though.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:02 PM

18. It was 90 day, now it's meh.

 

We thought that since forum hosts have a 90-day term, we should try that out to keep fresh blood in the mix. 90 days came along and everyone voted to keep the current hosts and do away with the 90-day term.

BTW: There are 3 months in a quarter

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:08 PM

20. Damn algebra...... Again.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:13 PM

21. That isn't algebra...

 

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:22 PM

19. I think the joke was that there are 3 months in a quarter.

Funny (and easy to make) mistake!

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Response to Nihil (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:23 PM

22. You and I must have failed math, (I did in Freshman Algebra)

 

But four months isn't a quarter, I know that.

But the bottom line: no one has answered my question with a clear link or rule about hosts and term limits.

I would think the hosts could do that with a direct answer to my question.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:14 PM

8. I think it should be noted that 13 people are ignoring you and won't see this poll.

How many do you think would be likely to vote in your poll if they knew it existed?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:02 PM

9. Let the gods sort it out

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:26 AM

23. Might as well just pray about it.

You'll get the same result.... Nothing.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:11 AM

10. After a brief discussion with the other hosts, we have decided to ban the following people...

WCGreen, alittlelark, ButterflyBlood, oilpro2, rexcat, teddy51, opiate69, EvolveOrConvolve, Rob H., Hassin Bin Sober, and Metatron.

(just kidding)

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:14 AM

11. !

 



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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:08 AM

12. hey now!!!!!!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:21 AM

13. Set term limits but for something like a year, not just a few months

If it's only a few months, then people will be kicked out as soon as they've learned the ropes.

But it's a good idea to get new blood from time to time, so something like a one-year term would be good.

I really don't think that anyone is going to regard being host of the Religion group as their career!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:50 AM

15. I voted to let them keep it

because, in all honesty, who else in their right minds would want the job?

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