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Tue Jan 27, 2015, 12:28 PM

We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from February - May 2015

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 Tuesday February 3.

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

[font color="red"]NOTE: If you are a current MIR Team member who is eligible to serve next term, please do not state your intentions in this thread. Instead, use the thread in the MIRT forum. Thanks.[/font]

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Reply We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from February - May 2015 (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2015 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2015 #1
Terra Alta Jan 2015 #2
GP6971 Jan 2015 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2015 #4
uppityperson Jan 2015 #5
William769 Jan 2015 #11
arcane1 Jan 2015 #29
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #6
rbrnmw Jan 2015 #7
zappaman Jan 2015 #8
William769 Jan 2015 #9
Ptah Jan 2015 #10
cyberswede Jan 2015 #12
icymist Jan 2015 #13
UrbScotty Jan 2015 #14
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2015 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #17
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2015 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #20
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2015 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #23
arcane1 Jan 2015 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #28
arcane1 Jan 2015 #31
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #33
arcane1 Jan 2015 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2015 #35
arcane1 Jan 2015 #36
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2015 #40
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #16
cyberswede Jan 2015 #18
Scootaloo Jan 2015 #21
Raine1967 Jan 2015 #24
CreekDog Jan 2015 #25
arcane1 Jan 2015 #26
cyberswede Jan 2015 #30
arcane1 Jan 2015 #32
GP6971 Jan 2015 #37
arcane1 Jan 2015 #38
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2015 #39
Goblinmonger Feb 2015 #41
boston bean Feb 2015 #42
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2015 #43

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 12:34 PM

1. Wow...I am first in line! I'd love to MIRT once more, if you'll have me!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 12:41 PM

2. I'd like to give it a try again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 12:42 PM

3. I'd like to volunteer n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 12:58 PM

4. I'd be happy to do it again

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 01:14 PM

5. I would be happy to volunteer and honored if you'd have me. Thank you.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 02:35 PM

11. The honor would be having you serve.



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Response to uppityperson (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:21 PM

29. You'll LOVE it, if you haven't already.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 01:31 PM

6. I'd like to serve again, if you'll have me.

It's really eye-opening to see how many disruptors batter the walls every single day.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 01:49 PM

7. I would like to try it

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 02:22 PM

8. Sure, would love to serve again. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 02:27 PM

9. I would be honored to have the opportunity to contribute to serve again if you'd have me.

Thank you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 02:34 PM

10. I volunteer.

Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 04:20 PM

12. I'm game

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:58 PM

13. I would love the opportunity to serve again!

If you would have me, it would be an honor.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 02:31 AM

14. I'd be happy to jump back in! (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 04:20 AM

15. I'd very much like to serve again!

Thanks, EarlG!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:50 PM

17. My dear Rhiannon!

How much fun it would be to work with you again!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 04:11 PM

19. And I'm so glad to see you here, my friend!

I'd love to work with you again, too! From what I can see on this list, looks like another terrific group!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 04:13 PM

20. It does look like a great group!

We'll have NRL too! I love having smart people to work with!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 04:20 PM

22. He's my favorite, too! Taught me most of what I know here, LOL.

I've really missed being able to weigh in on some of the trouble spots I've observed recently, but the time went by surprisingly fast. But, most of all, I've missed the people.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 04:58 PM

23. I've missed the people too, and the opportunity to throw out some trolls, lol!

I saw a trouble spot last weekend and I was just itching to get in there!

I hope they will take us both!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:20 PM

27. Same here, to both of ya!

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:21 PM

28. It'll be like old times!..........or something!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:25 PM

31. It will definitely be like times of some kind.

 

This past two weeks especially, I've been itching to be back on the team!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:28 PM

33. Yeah, me too.

I saw one incident over the weekend that made me realize I still have things to contribute to MIRT.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:32 PM

34. Probably the same incidents :)

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:44 PM

35. Might have been...

I think it was Sat night, and LG was on the loose, posting like mad.........and nobody around that I could see!

I alerted but it was allowed to stand. Damn!

It was then that I realized how much I still have to contribute!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 07:08 PM

36. I also realized how fun it is!

 

Plus, MIRT seems to be the only area where everyone is mostly rational and polite

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 07:34 AM

40. You're certainly right about that!

Maybe it's because MIRT often has to deal with such loathsome disruptors, it's probably the most civil and friendly corner of DU...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 09:27 AM

16. I'd like to volunteer

At the request of some current and former MIR members.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 02:26 PM

18. I think you'd be a great asset on MIRT

If you've never done it before, I think you'll find it an eye-opening experience.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 04:18 PM

21. I'll give it another shot, yeah

 

I'll have to watch that i don't snark at the wrong people this time around, but what the heck

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 08:22 AM

24. I would like to volunteer if there is room!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:17 PM

25. I volunteer

Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:18 PM

26. I'd LOVE to serve again, if I'm eligible!

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:25 PM

30. Hey!

You're a good MIRTer!

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 06:26 PM

32. Thanks, and right back at ya!

 

Hell, MIRT restored my faith in DU!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 01:30 AM

37. So how does it work?

Do you do it at your own time? Or hours established that we "patrol". I'm looking forward to it and hope I'm selected. Retiring next month so I'll have some time.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 01:45 AM

38. Yes! For me, it was another new thing to do whenever I'm on DU: Check MIRT

 

It helps that I'm still defensive about this place after all these years

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 07:31 AM

39. It's an ongoing process, check in whenever you're here

And it's a bit addicting, since you'll want to know what's happening with whatever MIRT is dealing with at the time. It is an eye opening exercise, as many have said, a look behind the scenes, gives you a new appreciation of what a user friendly place DU really is, mainly due to the efforts of MIRT...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 01:31 PM

41. I'd give it a shot.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 08:32 AM

42. I would like to serve, if possible.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 02:37 PM

43. I would like to serve.

 

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