# Announcements

Related: About this forum# Be a hero! Join the Malicious Intruder Removal Team today!

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the Announcements group).

Last edited Sat Dec 10, 2011, 05:58 PM - Edit history (1)

Volunteers who wish to help keep DU running smoothly should consider joining the Malicious Intruder Removal Team (MIR Team). The role of MIR Team members is simple: they are empowered to revoke the posting privileges of people who show up at DU with the intent to disrupt.

Members of the MIR Team are NOT responsible for removing posts, locking threads, or dealing with violations of DU's Terms of Service wherever they may occur. To repeat: the MIR Team is *solely empowered to revoke the posting privileges of people who show up at DU with the intent to disrupt*.

If you are a DU member with at least six months of membership, at least 1,000 posts, and proof of identity (ie. you are a current DU2 donor and made the donation in your own name) then you can apply to be a member of the MIR Team.
**How do I apply?**

Simple: just post in this thread to let us know that you'd like to give it a try, and you could be selected by the Admins. There is no application form to fill out, and no confidentiality agreement to sign. MIR Team members do not have access to any privileged information about other DU members.

Members can serve on the MIR Team for no more than 90 days, and can resign at any time without penalty. For much more information about the MIR Team, click here!

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#### krispos42

(49,445 posts)#### EarlG

(22,019 posts)You can check by clicking the "My Account" link at the top-right of the page and taking a look in the Preferences section.

It was set at "GMT -4", which we stopped a months ago.

I figured it was set at "Eastern", because that's where you are and where I am.

I fixed it.

Related: will we be able to upload our own avatars?

#### Renew Deal

(81,922 posts)#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)#### Ian David

(69,059 posts)Please, consider this my application to the MIRT!

I want to apply for the MIR team.

#### Renew Deal

(81,922 posts)#### Jazzgirl

(3,744 posts)How do I add my avatar back?

#### William769

(55,153 posts)#### denverbill

(11,489 posts)Sounds interesting.

#### Morning Dew

(6,539 posts)But I'm here at odd times and generally not during the busiest DU times. Sometimes I'm here for hours on end and other times only briefly. I don't know how well that would work but I'm definitely interested.

#### EarlG

(22,019 posts)We would need people here at all times of day, not just during the busiest times.

#### hootinholler

(26,449 posts)#### NRaleighLiberal

(60,044 posts)#### Viva_La_Revolution

(28,791 posts)I volunteer as long as it's not my last few stars that count. I bought the first ones for myself tho...

#### maddezmom

(135,060 posts)#### La Lioness Priyanka

(53,866 posts)#### TBF

(32,185 posts)nt

#### October

(3,363 posts)#### HopeHoops

(47,675 posts)#### vaberella

(24,634 posts)#### The empressof all

(29,098 posts)I've had some experience.

#### Grateful for Hope

(39,320 posts)#### mopinko

(70,415 posts)#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)#### Stinky The Clown

(67,852 posts)#### Luciferous

(6,090 posts)#### Ptah

(33,062 posts)Excellent design!

#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,784 posts)Please sign me up. Thanks.

#### patrice

(47,992 posts)#### OKNancy

(41,832 posts)so does that make me a good candidate? LOL

FWIW... I am totally lost in the new DU. Lost in a good sense. I just keep exploring! I can't stay away.

#### uppityperson

(115,681 posts)I would like to try it.

#### madaboutharry

(40,249 posts)#### cliffordu

(30,994 posts)My last donation was from someone else, but I believe all previous donations were mine alone....

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Are you stucking me?

#### rucky

(35,211 posts)It's the perfect way to do my DUty and to satisfy my morbid curiousity.

#### cyberswede

(26,117 posts)#### WhollyHeretic

(4,074 posts)#### one_voice

(20,043 posts)#### ornotna

(10,819 posts)I'll give it a try.

#### Matariki

(18,775 posts)We're still using the terms 'casting asparagus' and 'screwn' in my household - garnered from some pure-gold threads by MIs of yore.

I would like to apply, but I thought it fair to give the above warning.

#### ProfessionalLeftist

(4,982 posts)#### Fire Walk With Me

(38,893 posts)Mine is very large, so I can focus only upon the constructive.

#### Douglas Carpenter

(20,226 posts)I assume this has nothing to do with whether one agrees or disagrees with a particular poster or thinks that a certain poster is out of bounds - but to spot those who are intentionally trying to disrupt.

#### greyl

(22,990 posts)#### Hutzpa

(11,461 posts)anything to keep the civility of this new board will work for me.

#### WheelWalker

(8,960 posts)Blessings.

#### ncrainbowgrrl

(18,968 posts)I'm good at Whack a troll

#### Fearless

(18,421 posts)#### Lyric

(12,675 posts)#### cbayer

(146,218 posts)#### Terra Alta

(5,158 posts)I'd be glad to give it a try

#### EarlG

(22,019 posts)I think we have plenty of volunteers here for our first MIR Team. We're going to assign people tomorrow morning so that we can do some testing -- for now, I'm going to lock this thread.

Thanks again.