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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 pinto 83
2 Kali 82
3 NutmegYankee 79
4 zappaman 78
5 boston bean 62
6 discntnt_irny_srcsm 53
7 Sissyk 49
8 geardaddy 45
9 Warren DeMontague 44
10 maddezmom 39
11 mtnester 30
12 Terra Alta 25
13 one_voice 25
14 azurnoir 25
15 Scurrilous 25
16 aikoaiko 25
17 DonViejo 25
18 LeftishBrit 24
19 hibbing 22
20 Rhiannon12866 18
21 OKNancy 18
22 bluesbassman 16
23 Go Vols 13
24 sarisataka 12
25 greatauntoftriplets 8
27 etherealtruth 6
28 Douglas Carpenter 6
29 defacto7 3
30 ScreamingMeemie 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: 152,610
Number of posts, All time: 5,431,489

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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