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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:07 AM

We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from June - September 2018

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.

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 Wednesday, June 20.

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.

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Reply We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from June - September 2018 (Original post)
EarlG Jun 13 OP
Brother Buzz Jun 13 #1
bettyellen Jun 13 #2
uppityperson Monday #17
In_The_Wind Jun 13 #3
oxymoron Jun 13 #4
GP6971 Jun 13 #5
fleur-de-lisa Jun 13 #6
Yonnie3 Jun 13 #7
LostOne4Ever Jun 13 #8
tenderfoot Jun 14 #9
CreekDog Jun 15 #10
WePurrsevere Jun 15 #11
Rollo Saturday #12
uppityperson Saturday #14
rzemanfl Saturday #13
uppityperson Saturday #15
icymist Sunday #16
Mosby Tuesday #18
KelleyKramer Wednesday #19
Demsrule86 Wednesday #20
marble falls Wednesday #21
greatauntoftriplets Wednesday #22
rusty fender Wednesday #23

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:12 AM

1. I'd like to serve again

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:17 AM

2. Would love to help again, thanks!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 07:46 PM

17. It looks like your star expired.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:18 AM

3. Thanks to everyone ... It was a great experience when I was part of MIR Team.

My old computer isn't up to the job.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:24 AM

4. I'd like to volunteer

Thanks!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:36 AM

5. I'd like to volunteer

Thanks!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:10 PM

6. I would like to serve.

Thanks. - FDL

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:08 PM

7. I would like to volunteer. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:26 PM

8. I would like to voluteer too if that is okay. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:30 PM

9. I'm in...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 08:24 PM

10. I'll volunteer

thanks!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 09:06 PM

11. I'd like to again as well, thanks. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 12:35 AM

12. A bit of advice to new MIRT members...

If I might, I'd like to share some hints for new MIRT members.

March-June was my first stint on the MIRT team. It was a good experience. But it took me a while to get my feet wet. And I soon realized it would take more time than I expected. But nobody got on my case for my participation level, and I even got to do some of the nitty gritty of why MIRT exists in the first place.

What I'd like to suggest to newbies is to check out the orientation threads as they become available. Maybe save a copy to your local computer, because they may scroll off. Or at least bookmark then. If you're like me, you'll want to refer to them later and they can be difficult to find.

Some MIRT members are very knowledgeable and all seem willing to help. But it probably will take some time to learn the ropes.

I will miss MIRT for the coming term, but I just have too much on my personal plate right now to give it the attention it deserves. I hope to rejoin the team later, maybe in Fall or Winter. I think I learned a bit so I will be more useful next time.

I hope this doesn't scare anybody off. In a lot of ways MIRT was an eye-opener. I didn't realize ... well, the less said the better. You'll see! And remember: you're doing a good thing.

Note to Earl: if this post is too off topic, I would not be offended if it disappeared... LOL...

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Response to Rollo (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 02:55 PM

14. Thank you for serving and for bringing up those threads

Lots of good info in them

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 08:13 AM

13. Please consider me for this term. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 02:57 PM

15. K&R I recommend a term on MIRT, it is educational and a good way to help out

I will volunteer maybe in the fall again when I've more time. Thank you all who do volunteer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 02:58 PM

16. I would like to volunteer for this one as I currently have lots of time on my hands.

It was a honor to do this in the past and I would greatly appreciate serving again. Thank you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 02:46 PM

18. I would like to help out in MIRT

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:42 AM

19. I'll volunteer


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 10:52 AM

20. if you need someone, I will serve. Never done it before but I will do the best job I can.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:45 PM

21. If you're short, I'd sit in another term.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:12 PM

22. So will I!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:17 PM

23. I'll volunteer!

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