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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. Posts about the Democratic primaries, 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 zappaman 87
2 Chemisse 84
3 CreekDog 79
4 X_Digger 79
5 TexasTowelie 76
6 Cali_Democrat 68
7 Raine1967 59
8 fishwax 56
9 pinto 55
10 In_The_Wind 54
11 Hassin Bin Sober 53
12 Autumn 53
13 aikoaiko 52
14 NutmegYankee 52
15 Sissyk 45
16 rhett o rick 45
17 Violet_Crumble 39
18 one_voice 38
19 Purveyor 31
20 greytdemocrat 29
21 libodem 25
22 petronius 21
23 cwydro 20
24 etherealtruth 14
25 discntnt_irny_srcsm 11
26 azurnoir 11
27 Go Vols 8
28 Renew Deal 8
29 DonViejo 5
30 MineralMan 4

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

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Type (Forum or Group): Forum

Relevance (Political or Non-political): Political

Status (Active or Pending): Active

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Primary Category: Main
Secondary Categories: N/A

Number of posts, 30 days: 166,674
Number of posts, All time: 6,938,716

Number of subscribers: Members cannot subscribe to forums.
Number of people trashing: 12

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