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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:14 PM

Nomination: wyldwolf for Lead Host

His statement on the matter:

I'll be more than happy to host, solo for a while if necessary, to clean out the gun trolls who've already come in. I have no desire to be the only host long term but also have no issue taking on anyone who is attempting to subvert or undermine the purpose of this forum. I don't care if someone thinks the SOP was worded vaguely. We're not in a court room. The original team of DUers who pushed for this group know the intended purpose here and we'll administer the group based on that.


The proposed slate of other hosts includes myself, Robb, SecularMotion and potentially additional hosts as needed (we all have real lives and can't be here all the time ). We all agree to work together productively and to uphold the SOP as previously agreed upon:

Discuss how to enact progressive gun control reform in a supportive environment. The group serves as a safe haven in which to mobilize supporters in support of measures reducing gun violence by changing laws, culture and practice at the municipal, state, and federal levels. While there is no single solution to the tragic epidemic of gun violence, members agree that more guns are not the solution to gun violence, and are expected to be supportive of the policies of progressive gun control reform organizations.


I think the SOP as written is pretty damn clear, I thought we all generally worked well in agreeing upon the language and character of the group. I think we can generally apply this consistency and with good judgment as a hosting team. If we wish, I am more than happy to draft a formal structure for making decisions but at this point I don't think it's necessary. I think we'll likely agree to draft and agree upon a statement of expectations for this group and pin them to the top and that can be a rubric.

In over a decade of being a member of DU with wyldwolf I have seen nothing that would make me hesitate in my support and belief that he will assume the position of Lead Host with integrity and due diligence to serve the best interests of this group and of DU. If there are no substantive objections then wyldwolf has the approval of the group to notify Skinner and request appointment. With that, I motion for unanimous consent and will let this thread go for 24 hours or until it becomes apparent that there is no likely objection on the merits.

Please make your comments succinct and productive in bringing an orderly formation to this groups hosting team. Thank You AND HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!

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Reply Nomination: wyldwolf for Lead Host (Original post)
ellisonz Mar 2013 OP
Bjorn Against Mar 2013 #1
Warren Stupidity Mar 2013 #2
Post removed Mar 2013 #3
freshwest Mar 2013 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Mar 2013 #5
mokawanis Mar 2013 #6
SecularMotion Mar 2013 #7
Bjorn Against Mar 2013 #13
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #16
BainsBane Mar 2013 #8
graham4anything Mar 2013 #9
Electric Monk Mar 2013 #10
Robb Mar 2013 #11
ZombieHorde Mar 2013 #12
Scuba Mar 2013 #14
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #15
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #17
jerseyjack Mar 2013 #18
LineLineReply ?
ellisonz Mar 2013 #19
Buzz Clik Mar 2013 #20
holdencaufield Mar 2013 #22
hack89 Mar 2013 #29
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #21
Warren DeMontague Mar 2013 #23
Violet_Crumble Mar 2013 #24
Progressive dog Mar 2013 #25
jimmy the one Mar 2013 #26
Ptah Mar 2013 #27
Robb Mar 2013 #28
ellisonz Mar 2013 #30
freshwest Mar 2013 #31
CreekDog Mar 2013 #32
Kingofalldems Mar 2013 #33

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

1. I will second the nomination

Wyldwolf has been around DU for a long time and in that time I have had several disagreements with him, but I am with him on the issue of gun control and I trust that he will be a fair host.

I do think that we need other hosts as well, I know Wyldwolf has expressed the same desire and I trust that he will stick to his word and work with any other hosts that are nominated to serve beside him.

I ask other members of this forum to give Wyldwolf your support so we can get a host in place to ensure this place does not become the Gungeon 2.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:21 PM

2. Works for me

 

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:25 PM

4. Third that motion, and request that others willing to serve jump in very soon for interlopers.

I also nominate you and the others listed, as well as grantcart.

I may be mistaken, but think he had interest.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:28 PM

5. I support wlydwolf

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:31 PM

6. Support

I think it's a good host team and I support wyldwolf as lead host.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:32 PM

7. I support wyldwolf as Lead Host and request to be added as an additional host

 

If added, I look forward to working as a team to develop boundaries and help maintain a safe haven for the support of Gun Control on DU.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:47 PM

13. I nominate Secular Motion to serve as an additional host

Can I get a second?

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:27 PM

16. Second here!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:34 PM

8. I support WyldWolf for lead host

100%

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:37 PM

9. I support wyldwolf

 

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:38 PM

10. Works for me, and the sooner the better. This group needs a host to clean out the disruptors.

 

k&r

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:40 PM

11. I support wyldwolf for lead host!

This sort of reminds me of when Opus was sent to the bathroom to ensure a swift nomination for VP of the Meadow Party but I still support it!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:41 PM

12. How am I supposed to troll this board if there are hosts?!

Guns are Lord! Arm everyone and everything!!!!

(just kidding)

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:54 PM

14. wyldwolf for host. thanks ellisonz.

 

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:25 PM

15. Support this OP and it's recommendations in it's entirety.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:19 PM

17. Sounds like an excellent team, to me

Even though Robb is a dingbat, he's still one of the smartest DUers around.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

18. What the fuck is this about?

 

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:42 PM

19. ?

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:58 PM

20. I asked the same thing in a different way.

 

I didn't get a response.

But I love the euphemism "host." A host who spends his or her time looking for infiltrators and neutralizing them. Can you imagine if Ridley Scott had titled his 1982 movie Lead Host instead of Blade Runner?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:35 AM

22. More like Judge Dredd ...

 



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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 12:40 AM

21. I agree with you ellisonz.

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:47 AM

23. Support.

Allow me to add that I think this group is a good thing, and sorely needed around here.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:13 AM

24. That's a yes from me for wyldwolf and you and the others as cohosts

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 09:06 AM

25. Support

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:13 AM

26. Triumvirate

A progressive dog supporting a wyld wolf? ah, I guess it makes sense!
I also support all the nominees I've seen, secmo, ww, to note, is this the primary or what?
Rand Paul just won yday a straw poll for president in 2016 I think; bad news for us it's rand paul, good news for us it's rand paul.

Is it possible to make a group by some qualification only? that is you need be prequalified to even post in it? and new members posts would need be prescreened for maybe 10 posts (like initial membership in DU) before they were allowed to post without screening? --- this screen might incur a 2 - 4 hour wait (to a day?), which would be lifted after the 10 posts if you were to be validated as OK, etc. The poster could still be later disqualified if he became offensive. Or new members on a 'conditional' basis.

I also have a concern however; a couple of 'pro gun' posts have been 'msg removed' when there isn't really anything so godawful about them. The actual posters likely would not get 'approved' under my suggestion above (hack might be forever 'conditional'), but even so, a few posts have been removed unfairly imo. I saw absolutely nothing objectionable about them (two so far).

Perhaps a triumvirate in hosting, like when the romans tried it I believe.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:21 AM

27. Skinner wants consensus.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:27 AM

28. I agree, someone send him the link he needs.

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Response to Robb (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 12:46 PM

30. I agree that we have consensus.

wyldwolf was on DU early this morning, I would bet he's gone to work and will be back later today.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:09 PM

31. Yes, as Skinner says, contact him, preferrably with the list of members that want WW.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:33 PM

32. i support wyldwolf

thanks.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:42 PM

33. Looks like he's in--Congratulations.

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