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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 NutmegYankee 90
2 zappaman 88
3 boston bean 72
4 discntnt_irny_srcsm 63
5 Sissyk 59
6 geardaddy 56
7 Warren DeMontague 55
8 maddezmom 50
9 DonViejo 35
10 Terra Alta 35
11 Scurrilous 35
12 aikoaiko 35
13 azurnoir 35
14 LeftishBrit 34
15 hibbing 33
16 Rhiannon12866 29
17 OKNancy 28
18 bluesbassman 26
19 Go Vols 23
20 sarisataka 22
21 greatauntoftriplets 18
22 etherealtruth 17
23 Douglas Carpenter 16
24 defacto7 14
25 ScreamingMeemie 13
26 Renew Deal 10
27 Raffi Ella 7
28 ismnotwasm 4
29 Ptah 4
30 Bobbie Jo 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: 148,417
Number of posts, All time: 5,478,208

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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