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EarlG

(22,019 posts)
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:02 PM Dec 2011

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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Be a hero! Join the Malicious Intruder Removal Team today! (Original Post) EarlG Dec 2011 OP
Question: how did you post this 21 minutes in the future? n/t krispos42 Dec 2011 #1
Is your time zone set correctly? EarlG Dec 2011 #2
Ha ha, no. krispos42 Dec 2011 #4
This worked for me as well. Renew Deal Dec 2011 #8
Me!!! Me!!! (Raises hand!) Please. nt msanthrope Dec 2011 #3
I want to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and hear the lamentations of the Freepers! Ian David Dec 2011 #5
Yes! katsy Dec 2011 #6
I'm on board for MIR Duty Renew Deal Dec 2011 #7
I would like to be an MIA errrrr.....MIR. Jazzgirl Dec 2011 #9
I would be happy to give this a go. William769 Dec 2011 #10
I'd give it a try. denverbill Dec 2011 #11
I am interested Morning Dew Dec 2011 #12
No problem with that EarlG Dec 2011 #13
Yes please. hootinholler Dec 2011 #14
Sign me up! Would love to be on MIR! n/t NRaleighLiberal Dec 2011 #15
Jury duty was fun, altho it took me a few to figure it out... Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2011 #16
I'm interested maddezmom Dec 2011 #17
ok La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2011 #18
Yes - I'd love to be on the troll patrol :) TBF Dec 2011 #19
I love that! Troll Patrol! lol. Thanks for the laugh. /nt October Dec 2011 #44
MIR is Russian for "world" and "peace". Sounds good to me. HopeHoops Dec 2011 #20
I'm in!!! n/t vaberella Dec 2011 #21
Add me to the list The empressof all Dec 2011 #22
I am onboard, EarlG Grateful for Hope Dec 2011 #23
reporting for duty sir. mopinko Dec 2011 #24
I would like to be a member of this secret alliance, also, too, please. PeaceNikki Dec 2011 #25
I'm happy to help with a worthy cause. This seems a worthy cause. Stinky The Clown Dec 2011 #26
Sure, I would give it a try. Luciferous Dec 2011 #27
I'd like to be a part of this Team. Ptah Dec 2011 #28
Me! greatauntoftriplets Dec 2011 #29
I'd like to be considered for this. patrice Dec 2011 #30
I hate trolls OKNancy Dec 2011 #31
sounds great. uppityperson Dec 2011 #32
I would like to serve a term on the MIR team. madaboutharry Dec 2011 #33
Me too! TrogL Dec 2011 #34
I am soooooo farking ready to serve in this capacity..... cliffordu Dec 2011 #35
haha Hutzpa Dec 2011 #49
I wanna be a MIR rucky Dec 2011 #36
In! Robb Dec 2011 #37
I'm game, if it's not too late. n/t cyberswede Dec 2011 #38
I'm interested WhollyHeretic Dec 2011 #39
I'm interested. n/t one_voice Dec 2011 #40
I'm interested ornotna Dec 2011 #41
I find a certain joy in seeing some MIs removed *slowly*. Matariki Dec 2011 #42
Interested. N/t ProfessionalLeftist Dec 2011 #43
Speaking of intruders, will our Ignore lists be imported? Fire Walk With Me Dec 2011 #45
sure, that sounds like fun Douglas Carpenter Dec 2011 #46
I'm interested. nt greyl Dec 2011 #47
I'm interested Hutzpa Dec 2011 #48
You can try me in your rotation. WheelWalker Dec 2011 #50
Sounds interesting. ncrainbowgrrl Dec 2011 #51
Happy to help if you're still in need. Fearless Dec 2011 #52
I'd be glad to volunteer. nt Lyric Dec 2011 #53
Count me in, EarlG cbayer Dec 2011 #54
If you still need some help Terra Alta Dec 2011 #55
Thank you everyone! EarlG Dec 2011 #56

krispos42

(49,445 posts)
1. Question: how did you post this 21 minutes in the future? n/t
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:41 PM
Dec 2011

EarlG

(22,019 posts)
2. Is your time zone set correctly?
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:43 PM
Dec 2011

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

krispos42

(49,445 posts)
4. Ha ha, no.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:53 PM
Dec 2011

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)
8. This worked for me as well.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:07 PM
Dec 2011
 

msanthrope

(37,549 posts)
3. Me!!! Me!!! (Raises hand!) Please. nt
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:50 PM
Dec 2011

Ian David

(69,059 posts)
5. I want to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and hear the lamentations of the Freepers!
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:54 PM
Dec 2011

Please, consider this my application to the MIRT!

katsy

(4,246 posts)
6. Yes!
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:56 PM
Dec 2011

I want to apply for the MIR team.

Renew Deal

(81,922 posts)
7. I'm on board for MIR Duty
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 01:59 PM
Dec 2011

Jazzgirl

(3,744 posts)
9. I would like to be an MIA errrrr.....MIR.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:07 PM
Dec 2011


How do I add my avatar back?

William769

(55,153 posts)
10. I would be happy to give this a go.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:11 PM
Dec 2011

denverbill

(11,489 posts)
11. I'd give it a try.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:12 PM
Dec 2011

Sounds interesting.

Morning Dew

(6,539 posts)
12. I am interested
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:23 PM
Dec 2011

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)
13. No problem with that
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:26 PM
Dec 2011

We would need people here at all times of day, not just during the busiest times.

hootinholler

(26,449 posts)
14. Yes please.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:35 PM
Dec 2011

NRaleighLiberal

(60,044 posts)
15. Sign me up! Would love to be on MIR! n/t
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:38 PM
Dec 2011

Viva_La_Revolution

(28,791 posts)
16. Jury duty was fun, altho it took me a few to figure it out...
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:42 PM
Dec 2011

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)
17. I'm interested
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:47 PM
Dec 2011
 

La Lioness Priyanka

(53,866 posts)
18. ok
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:54 PM
Dec 2011

TBF

(32,185 posts)
19. Yes - I'd love to be on the troll patrol :)
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 03:02 PM
Dec 2011

nt

October

(3,363 posts)
44. I love that! Troll Patrol! lol. Thanks for the laugh. /nt
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 10:42 PM
Dec 2011
 

HopeHoops

(47,675 posts)
20. MIR is Russian for "world" and "peace". Sounds good to me.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 03:04 PM
Dec 2011

vaberella

(24,634 posts)
21. I'm in!!! n/t
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 03:36 PM
Dec 2011

The empressof all

(29,098 posts)
22. Add me to the list
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 04:43 PM
Dec 2011

I've had some experience.

Grateful for Hope

(39,320 posts)
23. I am onboard, EarlG
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:34 PM
Dec 2011

mopinko

(70,415 posts)
24. reporting for duty sir.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:43 PM
Dec 2011

PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)
25. I would like to be a member of this secret alliance, also, too, please.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:46 PM
Dec 2011

Stinky The Clown

(67,852 posts)
26. I'm happy to help with a worthy cause. This seems a worthy cause.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:49 PM
Dec 2011

Luciferous

(6,090 posts)
27. Sure, I would give it a try.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 06:48 PM
Dec 2011

Ptah

(33,062 posts)
28. I'd like to be a part of this Team.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 07:14 PM
Dec 2011

Excellent design!

greatauntoftriplets

(175,784 posts)
29. Me!
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 08:37 PM
Dec 2011

Please sign me up. Thanks.

patrice

(47,992 posts)
30. I'd like to be considered for this.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 08:46 PM
Dec 2011

OKNancy

(41,832 posts)
31. I hate trolls
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 08:55 PM
Dec 2011

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)
32. sounds great.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 10:45 PM
Dec 2011

I would like to try it.

madaboutharry

(40,249 posts)
33. I would like to serve a term on the MIR team.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 10:56 PM
Dec 2011

TrogL

(32,822 posts)
34. Me too!
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:52 AM
Dec 2011

cliffordu

(30,994 posts)
35. I am soooooo farking ready to serve in this capacity.....
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 02:37 AM
Dec 2011

My last donation was from someone else, but I believe all previous donations were mine alone....

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Hutzpa

(11,461 posts)
49. haha
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:45 AM
Dec 2011

Are you stucking me?

rucky

(35,211 posts)
36. I wanna be a MIR
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 04:58 AM
Dec 2011

It's the perfect way to do my DUty and to satisfy my morbid curiousity.

Robb

(39,665 posts)
37. In!
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 09:00 AM
Dec 2011

cyberswede

(26,117 posts)
38. I'm game, if it's not too late. n/t
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:26 PM
Dec 2011

WhollyHeretic

(4,074 posts)
39. I'm interested
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 02:17 PM
Dec 2011

one_voice

(20,043 posts)
40. I'm interested. n/t
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 04:48 PM
Dec 2011

ornotna

(10,819 posts)
41. I'm interested
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 07:07 PM
Dec 2011

I'll give it a try.

Matariki

(18,775 posts)
42. I find a certain joy in seeing some MIs removed *slowly*.
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 07:48 PM
Dec 2011

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)
43. Interested. N/t
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 09:28 PM
Dec 2011
 

Fire Walk With Me

(38,893 posts)
45. Speaking of intruders, will our Ignore lists be imported?
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 03:41 AM
Dec 2011

Mine is very large, so I can focus only upon the constructive.

Douglas Carpenter

(20,226 posts)
46. sure, that sounds like fun
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 07:30 AM
Dec 2011

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)
47. I'm interested. nt
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 08:21 AM
Dec 2011

Hutzpa

(11,461 posts)
48. I'm interested
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 09:40 AM
Dec 2011

anything to keep the civility of this new board will work for me.

WheelWalker

(8,960 posts)
50. You can try me in your rotation.
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:16 PM
Dec 2011

Blessings.

ncrainbowgrrl

(18,968 posts)
51. Sounds interesting.
Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:27 PM
Dec 2011

I'm good at Whack a troll

Fearless

(18,421 posts)
52. Happy to help if you're still in need.
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 12:29 AM
Dec 2011

Lyric

(12,675 posts)
53. I'd be glad to volunteer. nt
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 10:29 AM
Dec 2011

cbayer

(146,218 posts)
54. Count me in, EarlG
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 12:29 PM
Dec 2011

Terra Alta

(5,158 posts)
55. If you still need some help
Sat Dec 10, 2011, 12:19 AM
Dec 2011

I'd be glad to give it a try

EarlG

(22,019 posts)
56. Thank you everyone!
Sat Dec 10, 2011, 01:53 AM
Dec 2011

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.

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