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Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:05 PM

Say hello to our new MIR Team!

The job of the Malicious Intruder Removal Team is to ban people who join DU with the intent to disrupt. MIR Team members are volunteers, and they serve for a three-month term. The members serving on the current team were selected on a first-come-first-served basis (provided they met the eligibility requirements).

If you are a member of the MIR Team, you should have access to the access-restricted Malicious Intruder Removal Forum. It should appear as a red folder on your Forums & Groups page, and in the left column of any page (if you view DU in "Standard" mode).

Thank you to everyone who volunteered!

The MIR Team, July-October 2014

NEW THIS TERM

petronius
bluesbassman
LeftishBrit
noiretextatique
greatauntoftriplets
Bobbie Jo
one_voice
intheflow
uppityperson
CaliforniaPeggy
awoke_in_2003
Violet_Crumble
Dragonfli
Sissyk
RiffRandell
rug
newcriminal
ProudToBeBlueInRhody
icymist
mtnester

RETURNING FOR A SECOND TERM

Agschmid
arcane1
cyberswede
discntnt_irny_srcsm
hrmjustin
maddezmom
NRaleighLiberal
octoberlib
Ptah
Rhiannon12866
Terra Alta
Warren DeMontague
William769

Retiring members

Autumn
Baitball Blogger
Behind the Aegis
CreekDog
Democracyinkind
hunter
irisblue
ismnotwasm
Kali
Kingofalldems
libodem
MineralMan
OKNancy
opiate69
pinto
SidDithers
UrbScotty
X_Digger
zappaman

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Reply Say hello to our new MIR Team! (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #1
Agschmid Jul 2014 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #20
fadedrose Jul 2014 #22
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #2
uppityperson Jul 2014 #3
MineralMan Jul 2014 #4
Kingofalldems Jul 2014 #6
TBF Jul 2014 #7
Kali Jul 2014 #8
In_The_Wind Jul 2014 #9
longship Jul 2014 #10
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jul 2014 #11
RiffRandell Jul 2014 #12
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #13
steve2470 Jul 2014 #14
UrbScotty Jul 2014 #15
hunter Jul 2014 #16
Baitball Blogger Jul 2014 #17
opiate69 Jul 2014 #18
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #19
libodem Jul 2014 #21

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:07 PM

1. Greetings to my fellow MIRT members, and thank you to the retiring team!

I feel very honored to have been chosen.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:18 PM

5. Excited to have you and everyone else new on our team!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:46 PM

20. Woo hoo...

 

congrats, my dear Peggy

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 08:55 PM

22. And I bet they're honored to have you...

and good luck to you and all the new members...........

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:08 PM

2. Thanks to the wonderful members who are standing down and welcome aboard to the new members.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:10 PM

3. Welcome to those coming on, thank you for your hard work volunteering for mirt to those retiring.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:11 PM

4. Best of everything to the new members.

Especially those who haven't served on MIRT previously. It's a very interesting part of DU, and performs important services. In my two terms, I learned a great deal and worked with a great group of DUers.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:23 PM

6. Good luck newbies.

Say hi to Library Girl.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:25 PM

7. A nice-looking group

good luck in the working up to elections period. You will be needed!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:28 PM

8. good luck and have fun!

and heed this advice: keep your inbox cleaned out.

when DU3 was first launched MIRT got SO much DUMail it was insane - like hundreds in a 24 hour period (at least it seemed like that) and with some of the improvements/automated functions it became very reasonable. But it seems like this last session, the trolls and intruders really out did themselves. it felt like I was deleting a hell of a lot of messages the last few months!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:29 PM

9. It looks like a wonderful group of DUers. Good luck on this MIRT term!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:36 PM

10. Lots of good people there.

As always. Keeping DU neat and clean, the often unsung heroes.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:40 PM

11. Looking forward to it....

Game on!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:44 PM

12. Greetings!

Glad to be part of the team!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:47 PM

13. Hello and Thank You!

Goooo MIRT!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:54 PM

14. Hey MIRT people, keep up the good work ! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:01 PM

15. Good luck! Hope to see you in a few months!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:13 PM

16. One meets some awesome people on MIRT.

It astonishes me every time I serve how skilled some people are at sniffing out trouble before it escalates.

By the time I amble by the work is often done.

Some of it is a time zone phenomena, but mostly it's because there are so many very quick, sharp, and intelligent people here on DU.

Best wishes to the new team! The first-timers among you are about to discover how important the job is to DU.

Without MIRT and jury service this place would be full of spam, vile misogyny, racism, homophobia, and the lewd comments of lonely guys drooling over videos of buxom braless women firing big bump stock guns.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:16 PM

17. Good luck everyone!

You have a good group to start with.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:39 PM

18. Good luck, all. It was a pleasure serving.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:45 PM

19. Wow, thanks for the honor...

 

I will check in a bit and start getting myself educated. Congrats to the other new members, and thanks to the returning and retiring members.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 08:10 PM

21. Somebody may have

My big net and the heavy gloves. Sometimes people try to bring mixed animals into the lounge. Tie your hair back. You need to get them by the back of the neck if you touch one at all. It's best to leave live traps from the Humane Society. Trolls are much the same but worse in may ways, particularly smell.

Many brave catchers and dispellers of trolls have fought bravely Some will leave, some will dispatch on. New mirters, will figure out what I never quite got, about hunting them down, and booting them out. Good luck.

I watched it happen and you guys and gals are good!

Good luck new team.

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