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http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6777566
Posted by uppityperson | Sat Jun 6, 2015, 01:37 AM (1 replies)

Protesting unfairness and DU's moderating system

One thing the last couple days has shown me is how many here do not understand how DU's moderating system works.

Or how to protest what they see as unfairness, whether it is banning or not banning a poster, hiding or not hiding a post, locking or not locking a thread. There are ways to protest that help, and ways that just cause more problems.

Protest what you see as unfairness, whether is is a poster, a post, a lock, a hide. We need to continue to provide input into DU, but please, please, try to do it in a way that causes fewer issues, not create more.

Let me make it simple.

1) At the bottom of EVERY page on DU is a Contact link. That is the best way to contact Admin, or use Ask the Admin forum if you do not mind your questions/comments becoming public once they answer there. Posting in other forums will not get a message to them as they, like the rest of us, do not read everything here. Notice how little they post? Don't assume they would read anything except that which is sent directly to them.

2) DU no longer has Moderators named that. They do, however, have a moderating system.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=modsystem

Instead of utilizing a single group of all-powerful moderators whose job is to handle every aspect of forum moderation (deleting posts, locking threads, banning troublemakers, etc.), we recruit different groups of people to handle different pieces of the system.

DU Juries are made up of discussion forum members who have opted to allow themselves to be selected at random whenever a Jury is needed. Juries handle potential violations of Democratic Underground's Community Standards. For more information see the DU Juries section below.

Forum and Group Hosts are discussion forum members who volunteer to serve in a particular forum or group. Their role is to deal with posts which may violate a particular forum or group's Statement of Purpose. Forum hosts cannot serve for more than 90 days at a time. Group hosts may serve indefinitely. Members must meet certain criteria before they are permitted to serve as Hosts. For more information see the Forum and Group Hosts section below.

The Malicious Intruder Removal Team (MIR Team) is made up of discussion forum members who volunteer to serve. Their role is to keep the discussion forum clear of conservative trolls, spammers, and other undesireables. MIR Team members cannot serve for more than 90 days at a time. Members must meet certain criteria before they are permitted to serve on the MIR Team. For more information see the Malicious Intruder Removal Team section below.

The DU Administrators oversee the operation of the website. They enforce the website Terms of Service, occasionally review decisions made by the MIR Team or Forum Hosts, and deal with long-term members who cause problems. There are three Administrators and they can be contacted here.


There are links within that that lead to more explanations if you so chose to learn about them. Please take time to look through at least this basic information as the more we learn about how this site works, the better for us all.



Thank you.

Question submitted by uppityperson

The text of this question will be publicly available after it has been reviewed and answered by a DU Administrator. Please be aware that sometimes messages are not answered immediately. Thank you for your patience. --The DU Administrators
Posted by uppityperson | Thu Jun 4, 2015, 07:43 PM (0 replies)

How to notify MIRT about a potential MI, troll

If you see a troll, a MI, or serve on a jury and think MIRT should get notice you have a couple options to let them know.

1. If a post is hidden by 4/3 or more of a jury and the poster has under 100 posts, MIRT will get notice. If a post is not hidden, they will not. If the vote is Leave, MIRT will NOT get notice.

Simply writing in the comments things like this and leaving will not necessarily get notice to MIRT unless enough others vote to hide or someone sends a team member a pm.
"If it's a troll leaving then the troll will be dealt with by MIRT."

2. Send a MIR team member a message. There is always a link to the current team in Announcements forum.

Thank you.

ETA, MIRT takes care of those under 100 posts so for those worried about trying to get rid of long term DUers, that is up to Admin.

Persuade me why Martin should the democratic candidate without



posting negatives about anyone else. I would like to know why I should support him, without using drawbacks or flaws of any other candidate.

Why should I support him?

This request was inspired by another thread. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026743902

Thank you in advance.

Persuade me why Bernie should the democratic candidate without

posting negatives about anyone else. I would like to know why I should support him, without using drawbacks or flaws of any other candidate.

Why should I support him?

This request was inspired by another thread. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026743902

Thank you in advance.

Persuade me why Hillary should the democratic candidate without

posting negatives about anyone else. I would like to know why I should support her, without using drawbacks or flaws of any other candidate.

Why should I support her?

This request was inspired by another thread. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026743902

Thank you in advance.

"Have a wonderful evening"

I picked up a pizza for supper last night and almost had to leave the store without it. Everyone was so cheerful.

"Hi! how are you doing?" (well, my dad just died)
"Welcome to pizza store. What can we get for you?" (happiness?)
"It'll be right up!" ( )

I stood at the edge of the store, arms crossed over my chest, hands under my arms, waiting rather than running because I really wanted to take a pizza home for my husband.

"Here's your pizza. Hope you have a great evening" ( )

However, progress was made in that I ate a piece and my stomach didn't hurt.

For history, it was expected, he was old, I'm a nurse who does in home care, home health, hospice and had to play it out as a family member letting someone I love die.

It's been a month. Steps forward, steps back, steps forward.

Best wishes to you all.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston Marathon bombing live

Source: Guardian

This first link is updating as things happen. The second link has more of an article.

Those counts for which Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death:

The use of a weapon of mass destruction (pressure cooker bomb #2) resulting in death
Possession and use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, resulting in death
Bombing of a place of public use (pressure cooker bomb #2), resulting in death
Possession and use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, resulting in death
Destruction of property by means of an explosive (pressure cooker bomb #2), resulting in death
Possession and use of a firearm (pressure cooker bomb #2) during and in relation to a crime of violence, resulting in death


Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2015/may/15/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-boston-marathon-bombing



http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/boston-bombing-trial/boston-bombing-trial-jury-reaches-verdict-penalty-phase-n359731
(Clip)

The verdict was delivered by the same jury that on April 8 convicted Tsarnaev of all 30 criminal counts against him, covering the bombing and its violent aftermath, including the killing of an MIT police officer and a shootout with police in which Tsarnaev's co-conspirator older brother was killed.

Of those counts, 17 carried the possibility of execution. The jury needed to reach a unanimous agreement in at least one of those counts to send Tsarnaev to death row. The verdict did not indicate which of those counts the jury agreed on.

The verdict came despite a distaste for capital punishment in Boston and across Massachusetts. The death penalty was banned in the state 1984, and a convict has not been executed there since 1947.

A Boston Globe poll published last month showed that fewer than 20 percent of state residents favored death for Tsarnaev, down from 33 percent in September 2013......(more)

For those of us whose mother's are no longer with us, with love

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