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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 Baitball Blogger 88
2 NYC_SKP 84
3 Autumn 83
4 libodem 79
5 In_The_Wind 77
6 greytdemocrat 74
7 Agschmid 73
8 X_Digger 73
9 Systematic Chaos 72
10 Hassin Bin Sober 70
11 kristopher 69
12 cyberswede 68
13 pinto 59
14 Kali 57
15 NutmegYankee 55
16 zappaman 54
17 boston bean 38
18 discntnt_irny_srcsm 29
19 Sissyk 25
20 geardaddy 21
21 Warren DeMontague 20
22 maddezmom 15
23 mtnester 6
24 Terra Alta 1
25 azurnoir 1
26 one_voice 1
27 Scurrilous 1
28 DonViejo 1
29 aikoaiko 1
30 uppityperson 1

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: 142,595
Number of posts, All time: 5,307,986

Number of subscribers: Members cannot subscribe to forums.
Number of people trashing: 8

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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