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Good Reads (Forum): About This Forum

Post excerpts from articles, blogs, and other recently-published material related to politics, issues, and current events. No posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports unless there is really big news. No conspiracy theories. No whining about DU.

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 90
2 NutmegYankee 86
3 zappaman 85
4 boston bean 69
5 discntnt_irny_srcsm 60
6 Sissyk 56
7 geardaddy 53
8 Warren DeMontague 51
9 maddezmom 46
10 mtnester 38
11 DonViejo 32
12 Terra Alta 32
13 Scurrilous 32
14 aikoaiko 32
15 azurnoir 32
16 LeftishBrit 31
17 hibbing 29
18 Rhiannon12866 25
19 OKNancy 25
20 bluesbassman 23
21 Go Vols 20
22 sarisataka 19
23 greatauntoftriplets 15
24 etherealtruth 13
25 Douglas Carpenter 13
26 defacto7 10
27 ScreamingMeemie 10
28 Renew Deal 7
29 Raffi Ella 4
30 ismnotwasm 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=1016

Primary Category: Main
Secondary Categories: N/A

Number of posts, 30 days: 2,279
Number of posts, All time: 101,172

Number of subscribers: Members cannot subscribe to forums.
Number of people trashing: 6

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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