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Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:44 PM

We are now accepting new volunteers to serve on the MIR Team from December 2020 - March 2021

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, December 9.

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 December 2020 - March 2021 (Original post)
EarlG Dec 2020 OP
marble falls Dec 2020 #1
DesertRat Dec 2020 #2
Ptah Dec 2020 #3
ismnotwasm Dec 2020 #4
angstlessk Dec 2020 #5
The Polack MSgt Dec 2020 #6
angstlessk Dec 2020 #7
DashOneBravo Dec 2020 #33
onecaliberal Dec 2020 #8
Lasher Dec 2020 #9
William769 Dec 2020 #10
Cadfael Dec 2020 #11
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2020 #12
maxrandb Dec 2020 #13
LiberalArkie Dec 2020 #14
MontanaMama Dec 2020 #25
COL Mustard Dec 2020 #26
wryter2000 Dec 2020 #15
Spazito Dec 2020 #16
ok_cpu Dec 2020 #17
spicysista Dec 2020 #18
tiredtoo Dec 2020 #19
Soph0571 Dec 2020 #20
Disaffected Dec 2020 #21
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2020 #48
abakan Dec 2020 #22
COL Mustard Dec 2020 #28
abakan Dec 2020 #29
COL Mustard Dec 2020 #30
StarfishSaver Dec 2020 #23
GB_RN Dec 2020 #24
MontanaMama Dec 2020 #27
LeftishBrit Dec 2020 #31
DinahMoeHum Dec 2020 #32
angstlessk Dec 2020 #34
mgardener Dec 2020 #35
mn9driver Dec 2020 #36
meow2u3 Dec 2020 #37
Chin music Dec 2020 #38
flibbitygiblets Dec 2020 #39
littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #40
SheltieLover Dec 2020 #41
egbertowillies Dec 2020 #42
Throck Dec 2020 #43
PatrickforO Dec 2020 #44
whopis01 Dec 2020 #45
Dream Girl Dec 2020 #46
backtoblue Dec 2020 #47

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:01 PM

2. I'd like to volunteer again. Thanks!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:01 PM

3. I'd like to be on the MIRT.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:04 PM

4. Would love to go again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:17 PM

5. Is it possible to become a tentative member?

I what are the hours expected per day?

If I find I cannot decide on enough cases, should I resign, or would I be kicked off?

I have only reported a few folks in all my time here, so not sure how well I will do?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:31 PM

6. There are no minimum mandatory requirements for the MIR Team

Some team members spend several hours daily "MIRTing" others pop in and out occasionally.

There are old heads on the team who've done this for a while that are willing to assist noobs.

Some of these folks have the patience of all the Catholic Saints and Bodhisattva Never Disparaging, combined.

You'll learn a lot about DU and (virtually) meet some good people

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:36 PM

7. Thanks for the informative reply.

Sounds like I may be able, I am certainly willing.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 07:02 PM

33. I've made good friends

On that team. People I didnít normally interact with and itís been nice.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:42 PM

8. Interested.

Is there a time requirement?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:45 PM

9. OK, I'd like to give it a try

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 02:47 PM

10. I would like to serve again after being absent for awhile for health reasons.

Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:00 PM

11. Not sure if I qualify

I have way more than 6 months of membership, and am a star member, but Iím not a prolific poster, so I still havenít gotten to 1000 (though I am closing in on it)

Iíd like to help out if Iím allowed...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:10 PM

12. go for it, folks...important, fun DU task. I always find it fulfilling!

my term is over, but I'll be back;

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:12 PM

13. I would be happy to help if needed.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:20 PM

14. I would, but I do not think I would fit in.

I am a firm free speech advocate. I believe even the most firmly rabid right wing might actually have a valid point to make and a person who is far to the left of me, might be wrong on a particular topic.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:39 PM

25. You'll know when to step in or

when to rally fellow MIRT members. There's a difference between strong opinion in a post and a troll. MIRT has a wealth of knowledge and experience. There is a lot of support there.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:41 PM

26. As A Relative Noob....

I think you'd do well! The issues that I've seen over time (lurking, then as a free member and later as a star member) are that people from (that other site that need not be named) come over with an eye toward disruption. They're pretty easy to spot, I think.

Apply, and good luck!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:41 PM

15. I'm willing to try

I was a mod for quite a while back in the olden days. I spend a fair amount of time on DU. However, if you don't select me, my feelings won't be hurt.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:41 PM

16. It's been a few years but I would like to help again...

if I still qualify.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:50 PM

17. Available if needed

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:51 PM

18. I would like to give it a try.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:55 PM

19. Sign me up for mir

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 03:56 PM

20. I am happy to do another quarter

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 04:00 PM

21. I'd like to volunteer but am not quite clear on how it works:

The OP states:

"Members of the MIR Team are provided with tools to delete spam posted by people who have had their posting privileges revoked,.."

Question - how can people who have had their posting privileges revoked post anything? Do they try to sneak in under a new user name or use some other sort of subterfuge? If so, how would a MIR member detect it?

The OP also states MIRs are empowered to revoke posting privileges for disruptive folks which I understand but am wondering if it is done by majority vote or some other procedure?

Thanks

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:19 AM

48. Not sure about that statement, but it's pretty straightforward

If someone joins to Spam the board (selling/promoting a product), they're not allowed to stay. Those are usually obvious.

And yes, MIRT works by consensus. It's a team effort.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 04:05 PM

22. I'll give it a shot

Sounds like a good thing to do during the shutdown I think is coming

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Response to abakan (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:42 PM

28. Are You A Govvie?

I don't think Congress is going to pass an extended CR that Doofus will sign by 12/11. Extended holiday break???

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:48 PM

29. I don't think it has anything to do with the Federal gov.

I read yesterday our Governor is threatening to put in another stay in place order for California.
That is what I was referring to.

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Response to abakan (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:52 PM

30. Ah, I Misunderstood

Shutdown has a whole 'nother meaning for me!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 04:47 PM

23. I'm interested in serving on the MIRT Team

Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:37 PM

24. I'm interested

While I have only been a registered member for a little while, and donít have a ton of posts, Iíve been a lurker here since the early 2000s. Iíve also been an admin in a couple of sites before.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:41 PM

27. I would like to serve again if you'll have me.

Thanks for the opportunity.

-MM

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:56 PM

31. I'd be interested!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 06:13 PM

32. OK I'll bite and volunteer for this.

Thanks for asking.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 07:16 PM

34. I am willing to become a part if the MIR team. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:02 PM

35. Like to

Volunteer again

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:28 PM

36. Sure, sign me up.

I expect MIRT will be busy over the next several months.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:30 PM

37. I'm a bit rusty, but I'd like to volunteer

I haven't been on MIRT for quite a while. Thank you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 10:11 PM

39. Happy to volunteer

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 02:50 AM

40. I would like to serve again. ❤ nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:30 AM

41. I would be honored to serve, if needed

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:18 AM

42. I am interested

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 08:37 AM

43. Interested

I'm up at 3am with insomnia. I can cover the midnight shift. Rookie has to start somewhere.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 11:28 AM

44. I will serve again if approved - I have done once before.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 12:15 PM

45. I would like to be on the MIR Team. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 01:57 PM

46. I'm willing to do it!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 05:25 PM

47. Id love to if I'm not too late!

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