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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:50 PM

Say hello to our new MIR Team!

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the Announcements group).

The job of the Malicious Intruder Removal Team is to ban people who join DU with the intent to disrupt. MIR Team members are volunteers, and they serve for a three-month term.

If you are a member of the MIR Team, you should have access to the access-restricted Malicious Intruder Removal Forum. It should appear as a red folder on your Forums & Groups page, and in the left column of any page (if you view DU in "Standard" mode).

Thank you to everyone who volunteered! Volunteers were selected on a first-come-first-served basis.

The MIR Team, November 2019 - February 2020

NEW THIS TERM

backtoblue
Behind the Aegis
BumRushDaShow
canetoad
Docreed2003
drray23
ehrnst
herding cats
ismnotwasm
Kingofalldems
Laura PourMeADrink
littlemissmartypants
Maeve
mopinko
SidDithers
Silver Gaia
uppityperson
WePurrsevere

RETURNING FOR A SECOND TERM

ChubbyStar
DashOneBravo
Different Drummer
discntnt_irny_srcsm
greatauntoftriplets
KelleyKramer
LeftishBrit
marble falls
mcar
Rhiannon12866
sheshe2
Throckmorton

Retiring members

alittlelark
Amimnoch
angrychair
brooklynite
Brother Buzz
budkin
DesertRat
erronis
George II
GP6971
InAbLuEsTaTe
JimGinPA
maryellen99
mokawanis
NRaleighLiberal
NurseJackie
ok_cpu
ornotna
Pachamama
PatrickforO
Politicub
radical noodle
RainCaster
tenderfoot
The Polack MSgt

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Reply Say hello to our new MIR Team! (Original post)
EarlG Nov 2019 OP
UpInArms Nov 2019 #1
OregonBlue Nov 2019 #2
pandr32 Nov 2019 #3
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #4
2naSalit Nov 2019 #5
NurseJackie Nov 2019 #6
proud patriot Nov 2019 #7
PSPS Nov 2019 #8
SWBTATTReg Nov 2019 #9
stonecutter357 Nov 2019 #10
meow2u3 Nov 2019 #11
Name removed Dec 2019 #12
Post removed Jan 2020 #13

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. Welcome and thank you all!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

2. Thank you all. It is such an important job!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:54 PM

3. Thank you to you all!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:54 PM

4. Thank you.😊

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:55 PM

5. Thank you all!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:58 PM

6. Good luck everyone!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:03 PM

7. Thank You All

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:08 PM

8. A funny story

Way back when, my company was one of many that designed, sold and operated computer message boards like this. Even then, there were "trolls" and others who had to be dealt with. The one we designed had a hilarious way of dealing with them.

Our system controlled the entire user experience on the granular level. If a particular user was deemed undesirable for any reason, one option would be to flag them as "self only." This would make it so, whenever they were logged in, they would still see all of their posts and all would seem normal. But every other user would have no knowledge that they existed at all. Reading threads with their disruptive comments was always funny because they would post repeatedly with increasing agitation and, to their surprise, nobody would ever react. Many would eventually post something like, "what's wrong with you people?" "Doesn't anyone care about what I said?" "Can't anyone read what I'm writing?" Their frustration level would keep going up and up, invoking lots of LOL's from the system administrators.

Ah, the good old days!

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Response to PSPS (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:25 PM

9. A great way to handle these kind of users!! I love it!! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:24 PM

10. Good luck !

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 02:03 PM

11. Yikes! I guess I missed the signup period for MIRT

I was looking to join, but didn't learn about it until today.

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