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Mon Jul 21, 2014, 12:17 PM

We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from July - October 2014

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

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 provided with tools to delete spam posted by people who have had their posting privileges revoked, but they are NOT responsible for removing community standards violations, locking threads, or dealing with violations of DU's Terms of Service wherever they may occur.

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 Star member) then you can apply to be a member of the MIR Team. (Please note that if your Transparency page is displayed, you are disqualified from serving on 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.

We plan to introduce the new MIR Team on Monday July 28.

For much more information about the MIR Team, click here!

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Reply We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from July - October 2014 (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2014 OP
petronius Jul 2014 #1
bluesbassman Jul 2014 #2
LeftishBrit Jul 2014 #3
noiretextatique Jul 2014 #4
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #5
Bobbie Jo Jul 2014 #6
one_voice Jul 2014 #7
intheflow Jul 2014 #8
uppityperson Jul 2014 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #10
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #19
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #21
Violet_Crumble Jul 2014 #11
Dragonfli Jul 2014 #12
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #13
cbayer Jul 2014 #14
UrbScotty Jul 2014 #15
Sissyk Jul 2014 #20
RiffRandell Jul 2014 #22
In_The_Wind Jul 2014 #23
bluesbassman Jul 2014 #24
In_The_Wind Jul 2014 #25
arcane1 Jul 2014 #26
In_The_Wind Jul 2014 #27
uppityperson Jul 2014 #28
In_The_Wind Jul 2014 #29
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2014 #35
RiffRandell Jul 2014 #36
rug Jul 2014 #30
newcriminal Jul 2014 #31
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jul 2014 #32
Terra Alta Jul 2014 #33
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2014 #34
icymist Jul 2014 #37
Ohio Joe Jul 2014 #38
mtnester Jul 2014 #39

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 12:49 PM

1. I would like to volunteer for another round... (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:31 PM

2. I'll volunteer for another term.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:37 PM

3. I'd like to volunteer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:39 PM

4. interested eom

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:41 PM

5. I'd like to volunteer again.

Thanks, EarlG!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:45 PM

6. Please sign me up!

Would love to do another term, it's been awhile.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:47 PM

7. I would like to do it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:56 PM

8. I'll take a go at this.

Always happy to serve my favorite website.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:58 PM

9. I would be happy to give it another go, if you'd have me.

If it gets too full, I will try again in the fall. Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 02:13 PM

10. I would like to volunteer for this term. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:03 PM

16. I decided to, also...

 

Good luck, my dear Peggy.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:22 PM

17. Thanks, my dear awoke_in_2003, and to you as well!

I did serve once before, so I hope that will help.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:23 PM

18. I did 3 mod terms

 

back in the day. It was enlightening to say the least

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:26 PM

19. I did one, as a Lounge mod...

It was crazy!

WillPitt had a post up on my first day: CaliforniaPeggy is now a Lounge mod.

Everyone look busy.




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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:24 PM

21. I did LBN...

 

so most of my functions there were acting as editor- making sure people complied with the rule that thread title must match headline, moving things that weren't LBN, combining duplicates, etc. What was enlightening was hanging in the mod lodge and seeing all the bad things like personal attacks, etc. Then there was the fun part where a mod who shall remain nameless accidently tombstoned themselves several times In all seriousness, that was pretty easy to do. I think someone even nuked Skinner once.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 03:46 PM

11. I'd like to volunteer n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 04:03 PM

12. I have never volunteered, I think it's time I did

After ten years I feel I owe something to this community, time to make the effort.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 04:08 PM

13. Sure, I'll throw my hat in the ring...

 

it has been a while since I have been able to give back to DU.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 04:23 PM

14. Just cause I love to break a trend, I'm not interested.

And no amount of begging and pleading is going to change my mind.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 04:40 PM

15. Stepping aside this time - looking like a busy few months for me.

I know I'm allowed to go for another term, but I'm going to have to go on hiatus for now.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:10 PM

20. i would like to volunteer if a position is still available.

Thanks, EarlG!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:31 PM

22. I think it's about time I took the plunge if positions are still open and

if you'll have me.

My children go back to school 2 weeks from tomorrow and I'm truly going to miss them...99% of the time.

DU has been so good for me over a decade, especially since I'm from a very blue part of the country, relocated and have been living in a red state hell all of that time....still am.

Thanks!

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 06:11 AM

23. It'll be a real eyeopener.

Good luck

IMO: There are some wonderful volunteers for the next term.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 01:01 PM

24. Yes it is.

And I agree, there is a good group volunteering and there is a good group eligible for a second term. Should be a great team to work with leading up to the midterm election cycle.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 02:01 PM

25. MIRT is teamwork at its best.



It's great to see you heading back to the war room in the penthouse.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 03:44 PM

26. It is by far the most civil place in all of DU

 

In fact, in many ways MIRT restored my slightly lost faith in this place

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 04:00 PM

27. I love DU more after being a part of MIRT 3 times more than I did before.

I made some wonderful friends there.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #27)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 04:37 PM

28. +++++

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 05:09 PM

29. I'm truly happy that I got to know you!

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:40 PM

35. serving on MIRT is a great experience...and quite addictive!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:39 AM

36. Thanks!

I've heard that from several people. Hope your crops are having a good year, TG!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 05:11 PM

30. I volunteer.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 06:07 PM

31. I would like to try it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 06:41 PM

32. I would like to serve

I've never done it and was waiting for the next posting offering a chance.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:24 PM

33. I'd like to serve another term. nt

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:39 PM

34. you need to let EarlG know in the thread in MIRT.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 08:31 PM

37. I would like to give this a try.

I never did anything like this before and it sounds to be a bit of a challenge.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:47 PM

38. I would like to go another term...

If you still need people i'm up for it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:41 PM

39. I'm in...probably a little late though

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