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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 Sissyk 88
2 geardaddy 84
3 Warren DeMontague 83
4 maddezmom 78
5 Terra Alta 64
6 azurnoir 64
7 DonViejo 64
8 aikoaiko 64
9 LeftishBrit 63
10 hibbing 61
11 Rhiannon12866 57
12 bluesbassman 55
13 Go Vols 52
14 sarisataka 50
15 greatauntoftriplets 47
16 etherealtruth 45
17 Douglas Carpenter 45
18 defacto7 42
19 ScreamingMeemie 41
20 Renew Deal 38
21 Raffi Ella 36
22 ismnotwasm 32
23 Ptah 32
24 Bobbie Jo 30
25 cbayer 28
26 hlthe2b 27
27 NRaleighLiberal 19
28 petronius 11
29 octoberlib 7
30 fishwax 2

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: 135,676
Number of posts, All time: 5,603,739

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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