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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:48 AM

We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from May - August 2019

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, May 1.

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 May - August 2019 (Original post)
EarlG Apr 2019 OP
GP6971 Apr 2019 #1
JimGinPA Apr 2019 #2
jrthin Apr 2019 #3
samnsara Apr 2019 #4
Javaman Apr 2019 #5
Chin music Apr 2019 #6
DesertRat Apr 2019 #23
Chin music Apr 2019 #32
louis c Apr 2019 #7
Hobo Apr 2019 #8
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #9
CentralMass Apr 2019 #10
tenderfoot Apr 2019 #11
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #12
namahage Apr 2019 #13
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2019 #14
moriah Apr 2019 #19
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2019 #20
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #22
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2019 #24
mitch96 Apr 2019 #15
DesertRat Apr 2019 #25
moriah Apr 2019 #16
The Mouth Apr 2019 #17
Post removed Apr 2019 #18
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #21
ehrnst Apr 2019 #54
defacto7 Apr 2019 #26
mgardener Apr 2019 #27
patricia92243 Apr 2019 #28
Soph0571 Apr 2019 #29
canetoad Apr 2019 #36
Soph0571 Apr 2019 #39
canetoad Apr 2019 #41
Soph0571 Apr 2019 #42
titaniumsalute Apr 2019 #30
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2019 #31
GP6971 Apr 2019 #34
pandr32 Apr 2019 #33
canetoad Apr 2019 #35
DesertRat Apr 2019 #40
canetoad Apr 2019 #43
DesertRat Apr 2019 #49
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #62
canetoad Apr 2019 #65
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #67
PatrickforO Apr 2019 #37
my2sense Apr 2019 #38
pbmus Apr 2019 #44
Pachamama Apr 2019 #45
geardaddy Apr 2019 #46
bluescribbler Apr 2019 #47
ProudProgressiveNow Apr 2019 #48
emulatorloo Apr 2019 #50
lillypaddle Apr 2019 #51
The Polack MSgt Apr 2019 #52
samplegirl Apr 2019 #53
keopeli Apr 2019 #55
DownriverDem Apr 2019 #56
AlwaysRandy Apr 2019 #57
icymist Apr 2019 #58
Blecht Apr 2019 #59
benfranklin1776 Apr 2019 #60
Galraedia Apr 2019 #61
sharedvalues Apr 2019 #63
angrychair Apr 2019 #64
Different Drummer Apr 2019 #66
KelleyKramer Apr 2019 #68
proud patriot Apr 2019 #69
AdamGG Apr 2019 #70
greytdemocrat Apr 2019 #71
C Moon Apr 2019 #72
rusty quoin Apr 2019 #73
Cetacea Apr 2019 #74
VOX Apr 2019 #75
populistdriven Apr 2019 #76
RainCaster Apr 2019 #77
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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:02 AM

1. I'd like to volunteer.

Thanks

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:18 AM

2. I'd Like To Volunteer

Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:34 AM

3. I'd like to volunteer.

Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:43 AM

4. I would love to give this a try!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:46 AM

5. I'll throw my hat in the ring. :) nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:46 AM

6. Not too sure how to do any of it. I'd be glad to help keep the redness...out.

I'm open to hearing more if I can contribute.
Thanks for the email.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:27 PM

23. You need to be a Star member with at least 6 months of membership

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.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:15 PM

32. Right on. It's ok. I don't really need the grief. I thought they needed vollys.

I was thinking earlier, why not let people serve and get their star? Like getting deputized. Surely if a MIRT member is out of control it would be revoked (the mirt status). Like...earning your wings or rank. I'm ok where i am i guess. TY for asking.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:52 AM

7. I'll give it a try, if you'll have me...

 

and also, as a member of this team, I will pledge to tone down my posts and replies in my passionate support of my candidates and my positions.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:54 AM

8. I'd like to try it

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:54 AM

9. Yes please. Count me in.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:55 AM

10. I'd like to volunteer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. I'd like to volunteer

Thank you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:02 PM

12. I'd like to volunteer again

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:03 PM

13. I would like to volunteer. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:04 PM

14. This is sort of like wanting to be a member of a SWAT team, isn't it?

The types of people who want to be on it the most are exactly the kinds that shouldn't be.



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:19 PM

19. Well, I did a stint and it was years ago.

Essentially all MIR did then is try to get OBVIOUS trolls out.

And there are enough truly Malicious Intruders that they were darn busy. I mean my inbox still has 1200 messages in it from my last stint.

It isn't about policing rules/content. People who get enough posts hidden get their PPRs by Higher Authorities/the system itself.

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Response to moriah (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:23 PM

20. I've done a stint myself a couple years back.

I was being a bit tongue in cheek.


But just a bit!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:26 PM

22. MIR Team members provide a public service

MIR Team members don hip boots and patrol the sewers under DU 24/7, dislodging turds before they backup into DU.

MIR Team member extraordinaire, Ed Norton, learned all about politics after working under city hall for three weeks (one of the perks of the job).

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:28 PM

24. Thanks for the tip.

I just joined DU last week, and I had no idea how things work.

"Preciate it.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:08 PM

15. question:

Is there a minimum amount of time or # of posts to qualify?
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:30 PM

25. It's in the OP

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.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:14 PM

16. I'm willing to do another stint but it's been years!

So I may need to observe/pay atention to how things are done!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:14 PM

17. I'm up for it

Thanks. not quite to 1000 posts, though. Perhaps that criteria should be about quality and not quantity? I've seen intelligent things by very low post-count individuals.

anyway, thanks for all you do.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:24 PM

21. Yes, I'm willing to volunteer.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:29 PM

54. .....


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:31 PM

26. I'll throw my name in the hat.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:42 PM

27. Like to volunteer

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:42 PM

28. Yes

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:46 PM

29. I'd be interested

Depends on time commitment though?

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #29)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:32 PM

36. Time spent

Is up to yourself - as much or as little as you can manage. It's kind of addictive though.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #36)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:51 PM

39. I could do the night shift.... your night my morning:-)

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #39)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:53 PM

41. LOL, I usually get the night shift

Being in Australia and 15-18 hours ahead of the US. Are you in the UK?

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Response to canetoad (Reply #41)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:54 PM

42. Hehe - us furghners gotta stick together

I am in London

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:07 PM

30. I would be happy to volunteer

Knocking off some Russian bots and MAGA nutters would be rewarding.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:09 PM

31. It's a great job (but the pay stinks!). Good luck to all who join the team!

I will be on a forced break, but hope to be back again soon.

Enjoy and happy troll hunting!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:29 PM

34. Enjoy your break!!

Hope to see you next time!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:27 PM

33. Volunteering to help

I would be happy to.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:30 PM

35. Count me in

Big time difference - good for the graveyard shift!

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Response to canetoad (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:53 PM

40. graveyard shift volunteers are always needed!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #40)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:55 PM

43. Looking forward

To seeing you in the hot tub.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #43)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:41 PM

49. I won't be serving this term

My two terms are up next week , but I'll hopefully join you in 3 months.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:39 PM

62. Yay! Welcome back!

It's been lonely at night - though this term I'm timed out, but we really need late night MIRT members! Hope to see you in three months!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #62)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:01 PM

65. Hey there!

You're such a glutton for punishment.

I'll see you on your next tour of duty. In the meantime, Soph, upthread looks like a good late-nighter.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #65)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:47 PM

67. Hey back!

So glad to see your name here! Since the primary discussions started, we've had all manner of new signups - some for the 100th time, if you know what I mean - and they don't necessarily keep regular hours!

And yes, I keep stepping up even though I should know by now what to expect, LOL. I'm always driven crazy when I suddenly can't see what's going on, but at least I may get more sleep! And we have an early bird that is just terrific, so you'll be in good company - see you next time around and best of luck!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:48 PM

37. I volunteer

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:51 PM

38. I'll volunteer

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:58 PM

44. Love to get rid of trolls...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:05 PM

45. I am ready to serve....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:15 PM

46. I'd like to volunteer. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:19 PM

47. Sign me up

Whatever I can do to help DU.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:35 PM

48. Me! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:07 PM

50. I'd like to volunteer as well

Thank you

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:30 PM

52. If there's room I'd like to go again

Sign me up.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:58 PM

53. I'm willing to try it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:59 PM

55. I am willing to volunteer for the MIR Team.

I have been a member since 2002. My post count is relatively low, but I am present on DU at least 4 times per day.

Thank you DU!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:14 PM

56. I'll give it a try

It's important to not have disrupters.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:32 PM

57. I would like to help

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:52 PM

58. I would like to volunteer.

It looks like I'll not have much to do while my cardiac doctors and the insurance doctors try and agree on something.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:52 PM

59. I raise my hand

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:58 PM

60. Sign me up!

I love taking out the trash!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:25 PM

61. I'd like to volunteer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:05 PM

63. I'd do it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:15 PM

64. I'd volunteer

Thank you

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:31 PM

66. I am hereby volunteering. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:19 PM

68. I'd Like To Volunteer


Thanks

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:20 PM

69. hmm .. seriously considering

but I need to renew star membership .. Next time , I think <3

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:27 PM

70. To assure that trolls crash to earth like old space stations

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:46 PM

71. Will do if needed!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:10 AM

72. I would love to, but I get paranoid and think too many posts are by MI's.

To such an extent, that I'd probably end up reporting, and deleting an entry by MineralMan.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:23 AM

73. Sure. I'm in

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:10 AM

74. Sure. I'd love to

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:13 AM

75. 17-year DU vet stands ready to serve on MIR Team.

Would appreciate the chance to serve DU.

Thanks so much for your consideration.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:21 AM

76. Time to give back again, yes

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:34 AM

77. I could do this, please consider me

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:37 AM

78. I am able to volunteer ...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 10:00 PM

79. Earl---I did volunteer on the other user name/ account

but please sign me up and I would be glad to help--

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