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General Discussion (Forum): About This Forum

Discuss politics, issues, and current events. Posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports are restricted in this forum. Conspiracy theories and disruptive meta-discussion are forbidden. For more information, click here.

Forum Hosts are regular DU members who meet certain eligibility requirements. Any DU member who meets these requirements may volunteer to serve as a Forum Host. If no Hosts are assigned to a particular forum, the DU Administrators serve as Hosts. Forum Hosts have one responsibility: They lock threads which they believe violate a forum's Statement of Purpose.

There is a maximum quota of 30 Hosts. Hosts cannot serve for more than 90 consecutive days and must maintain a 100% chance of serving on a jury.

Current forum Hosts, in the order they were added:

Number Hosts Days served
1 boston bean 85
2 discntnt_irny_srcsm 76
3 Sissyk 72
4 geardaddy 68
5 Warren DeMontague 67
6 maddezmom 62
7 azurnoir 48
8 Scurrilous 48
9 DonViejo 48
10 aikoaiko 48
11 Terra Alta 48
12 LeftishBrit 47
13 hibbing 45
14 Rhiannon12866 41
15 bluesbassman 39
16 Go Vols 36
17 sarisataka 35
18 greatauntoftriplets 31
19 etherealtruth 29
20 Douglas Carpenter 29
21 defacto7 26
22 ScreamingMeemie 25
23 Renew Deal 22
24 Raffi Ella 20
25 ismnotwasm 16
26 Ptah 16
27 Bobbie Jo 14
28 cbayer 12
29 hlthe2b 11
30 NRaleighLiberal 3

Currently there are no vacancies so additional volunteers must join the Wait List.

If you are interested in serving as a Forum Host, click here.

Forum Hosts have the following abilities in their assigned forums:

Type (Forum or Group): Forum

Relevance (Political or Non-political): Political

Status (Active or Pending): Active

RSS feed: RSS /?com=rss&forum=1002

Primary Category: Main
Secondary Categories: N/A

Number of posts, 30 days: 147,954
Number of posts, All time: 5,536,951

Number of subscribers: Members cannot subscribe to forums.
Number of people trashing: 9

Created: N/A (This forum was created on a previous version of the DU software.)

No members are blocked from this forum.

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