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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:12 PM

 

What does it mean to be asked to be a DU jurist?

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:14 PM

1. Nothing but that your name has come up;

happens to most of us.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:15 PM

2. You get to assess a post that someone else reported

Something they believe violated the terms of service here at DU. A panel of fellow forum members will vote on whether there was an infraction. If enough agree that there was an issue, then the post will be hidden and the poster will get a warning.

If not, things carry on as per usual.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:21 PM

3. If you don't want to, just say no and nothing happens

Usually you are asked to evaluate a series of posts that end with one being questioned about a rules violation. You are clearly told which rule is possibly being violated. You read the posts and see if the last one was out of bounds. I have noticed about half of them are one poster seeking revenge on another who have a disagreement. Most are real violations and you vote to hide the out of bounds post. I think I have seen one or two who were Freepers here to disrupt.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:23 PM

4. After you click to accept being a jurist, you will see the post in question and probably a few other

posts for context. If after accepting being on the jury, you feel like you cannot properly vote on whether the post violated the rules, you can opt out at that point. So, don't be afraid to accept being a juror.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:30 PM

5. I passed for now cause wasn't sure. Thanks to all.

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:36 PM

6. If there's anything more you need to know

it's all explained here:




Don't let it intimidate you, Kajun Gal!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:49 PM

7. Lol! Don't wanna be a regular jury member! Looks like a good book. But I ain't no judge

 

of anyone. Judge not lest you be judged. Right?

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:58 PM

9. I look at it as judging the post, not the poster

The name of the poster isn't divulged. I kind of feel like it's paying back DU for all I get from the site. DU has been my refuge a lot of the time. I read way more than I post. I feel like it's a very fair system to have a jury here.

(I do make monetary contributions, too. I think I get more out of DU than I get out of other things I pay for, so it's only right that I give when I can.)

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 06:50 PM

8. You're not making any commitment by accepting

There are times I think I can't make a fair assessment after reading the post, so I opt out.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:18 PM

10. I think DU jury duty is important.

If the Terms of Service aren't enforced, DU will become unreadable.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:26 PM

11. Maybe I'll accept nxt time it's offered.

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:30 PM

12. I always try to accept.

It can be frustrating when you simply cannot parse-out what the challenged post is talking about. However, I have been be asked for jury service on posts by obvious trolls. On the other side, there have been posts challenged without cause. So, on balance, I remain willing to serve.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:25 PM

13. I always accept. I rarely vote to hide unless the post is really egregious.

Sometimes it is really difficult to figure out context.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 04:31 PM

14. I always try to accept too because without moderation, DU could be an ugly place

Plus, serving an a jury is such an inherently democratic thing to do. Instead of having some supreme leader decide who can and can't say something, we let people who've been around for a while help keep others from stinking up the place.

But I do have to say, sometimes it's hard to enforce the "no bashing Democrats" rule. I know it's there to prevent trolls from taking over, but are we really supposed to sit idly by and say nothing when a Democrat acts like a jackass?

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