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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 Terra Alta 84
2 aikoaiko 84
3 DonViejo 84
4 azurnoir 84
5 LeftishBrit 83
6 hibbing 81
7 Rhiannon12866 77
8 bluesbassman 75
9 Go Vols 72
10 sarisataka 70
11 greatauntoftriplets 67
12 etherealtruth 65
13 Douglas Carpenter 65
14 defacto7 62
15 ScreamingMeemie 61
16 Renew Deal 58
17 Raffi Ella 56
18 ismnotwasm 52
19 Ptah 52
20 Bobbie Jo 50
21 cbayer 48
22 hlthe2b 47
23 NRaleighLiberal 39
24 petronius 31
25 octoberlib 27
26 fishwax 22
27 Raine1967 18
28 uppityperson 14
29 Little Star 13
30 Autumn 8

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: 2,200
Number of posts, All time: 104,973

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.)

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