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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:03 PM

 

We need hosts!

This discussion thread was locked by Robb (a host of the Gun Control Reform Activism group).

We already have pro-gun, anti-regulation members in here mucking things up.

I think we should start a poll or thread to elect a group host and nominate additional hosts on Monday when there should be more traffic and more participants.

I, for one, will be lobbying to block any members who use the NRA tactics in this group to derail discussions. Those arguments can be made in the gungeon where they are allowed.

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Reply We need hosts! (Original post)
SecularMotion Mar 2013 OP
DanTex Mar 2013 #1
Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #2
freshwest Mar 2013 #3
ZombieHorde Mar 2013 #4
Tx4obama Mar 2013 #6
ZombieHorde Mar 2013 #11
BainsBane Mar 2013 #5
freshwest Mar 2013 #7
BainsBane Mar 2013 #9
freshwest Mar 2013 #10
BainsBane Mar 2013 #12
ellisonz Mar 2013 #14
krispos42 Mar 2013 #18
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #8
Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #15
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #19
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #13
Remmah2 Mar 2013 #16
hack89 Mar 2013 #17
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #20
Remmah2 Mar 2013 #21
BainsBane Mar 2013 #22
Remmah2 Mar 2013 #23
BainsBane Mar 2013 #24
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #25
graham4anything Mar 2013 #26
Ptah Mar 2013 #27
premium Mar 2013 #28
Vincardog Mar 2013 #29
BainsBane Mar 2013 #30

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:05 PM

1. You beat be to it!

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:09 PM

2. Good idea.

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:10 PM

3. I thought we already had some! I'll PM those on the list.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:13 PM

4. Which list? nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:35 PM

6. See the thread on the link below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:49 PM

11. Ah, thank you. nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:31 PM

5. I nominate the four already discussed

WyldWold
SecularMotion
Elisonz
And Robb. I would, however, point out to Robb this is not meant to be the Gungeon redux. Debates about the value of gun control an still go on in RKBA. This forum is meant to promote activism for gun control. Gun owners who support that are very much valued. Those who do not should take their objections to RKBA. That is part of the SOP that everyone agreed to when I first proposed this group in Meta shortly after Sandyhook.

4 hosts is not too many given the amount of traffic this group as already experienced.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:39 PM

7. Just PM'd them and grantcart, I think he said he was willing. I sent this:

The gun control group is being trolled - we need hosts! HELP!

Hope none of them mind...


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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:45 PM

9. Do the administrators have to appoint the hosts?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:48 PM

10. I think they just set up the group, and the first person is the host?

I thought WW was already in charge. I do know that the first host approves the rest. And several wanted Robb to be the first. But many people may be out and about now, as I will be next Sunday, since I decided to go you-know-where.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:50 PM

12. No one is listed in the about the group section

And yes, multiple hosts are good to accommodate differing schedules.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:54 PM

14. Skinner will approve the lead host.

The lead host than makes the others hosts.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:00 PM

18. Exactly.

Once the lead host is named, the Admins should not need to ever get involved again unless the lead host gets nuked or dies or something.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:40 PM

8. Their appalling sense of entitlement is simply revolting...not only do the vast majority of them

post here on DU under false or deceptive pretenses because they feel that there should not be one place on the face of the internet that is not soaked with the right-wing, pro-NRA view regarding their precious popguns, but there can't even be a sub-forum on a progressive discussion board relatively free of that same right-wing, pro-NRA view: it is literally in your face, bub.

I agree with a lot of other posters that group hosts, when we have them, should tread lightly on locking OP's, and that for offensive OP's we should rely more on the jury system. But mark my words: I know this crowd, and have been dealing with them for years on Democratic Underground. They will do everything in their power to turn this place into "Gungeon 2," because they simply don't care about SOP's, TOS's, rules, none of that stuff, or they wouldn't be posting on Democratic Underground in the first place.

What they believe in is their dubious cause, everything else - from discussion board rules on a Democratic website to dead kids at Sandy Hook and everything in between - be damned.

So, I guess that was just a long-winded way of saying I agree with you 100%: we need hosts!

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Response to apocalypsehow (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:06 PM

15. As hosts all you can do is ban them.

 

They aren't going to start lockable threads. Instead, as demonstrated already, they will just chime in with the usual NRA bullshit and standard tactics.

The hosts are going to have to ban a bunch at first.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:44 PM

19. I think everyone is coming to see very quickly that you are exactly right - they simply will not

do the right thing and adhere to the SOP and keep their pro-NRA horseshit limited to the rest of DU. They simply think that there is not a single nook or cranny of DU that should be free of the right-wing bilge when it comes to guns; for crying out loud, the "professor" is holding court in this new forum offering to "negotiate" ( ) their limiting violating the SOP of the place if only the vast majority of the rest of DU will do X, Y, & Z for the Gungeoneers, including allowing the pro-NRA Gungeon Host, aka the "Ibid King," the right to transform the Gungeon into a "safe haven" for right-wing, pro-NRA gun obsessives, which is neither in the SOP of the GCRKBA group nor what the Gungeon was meant for when it was set up.

It's really some brazen stuff.

I never thought they would do the right thing - after all, very few of them would be posting at DU if they were being honest about their actual political beliefs - but just never imagined how arrogantly they would brazenly flip their metaphorical middle fingers at the SOP of this safe haven forum from the git-go. You are exactly right: the new Hosts are going to have to ban a bunch of them from the outset.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:41 PM

13. They just can't help themselves - they are swarming this group with the same pro-NRA gun nuttery

that has turned the Gungeon into a gun lobby playpen, and they are making no bones about it.

I hope we get Hosts soon.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:40 PM

16. Sounds like a concession speech.

 

Those opposed?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 12:45 AM

20. A poll would be nice.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 01:27 PM

21. Looking for a host?

 

Why, are there parasites?

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:33 PM

22. All groups have hosts

That is how this site works.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 04:03 PM

23. And then there are the parasites.

 

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 04:04 PM

24. Indeed.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:01 PM

25. And we got them! Congrats to wyldwolf, Robb, and ellisonz!

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:07 PM

27. Check this link. We've had hosts for a couple of hours already

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:10 PM

28. You're a little late.

 

Wyldwolf has already been appointed Host along with Robb and ellisonz.
Congrats to the new Hosts and good luck.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:21 PM

29. Is the only "Good" host going to be anti-gun pro-regulation? I personally own several guns

I think you should be required to show proof of insurance to purchase ammunition.
I am not sure what you are looking for in a Host, and I am not volunteering.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #29)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:41 PM

30. Look at the terms of the SOP

If you believe in them, you are welcome to participate. The hosts have been chosen for right now.

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