So, in a thread yesterday about MGoBlog F5 condition, I brought up how I use MGoFeed to get SMS alerts every time an MGoPost or thread is added to MGoBlog.
There were some people in that thread that had no idea they could receive MGoBlog updates. So for those curious or wanting to get the big news and would prefer an instant text message alert when a thread is posted, here it-
STEP 1- (Ignore this if you already have a twitter account)
Make a Twitter account. No, you don't have to ever send a tweet. Ever. This is just a "decoy" to get the SMS alerts
Once you make your account, you will navigate towards the upper right hand corner of the web page where you will see your profile picture (an egg for those who just made a Twitter account).
When you click on your photo, a menu will pop up underneath it. see example:
You will then click "Settings".
Once you click settings you will see a menu that says "Account" with a sidebar on the left side of your screen that contains various submenus. see example:
You will then click "Mobile" and begin your registration to enable SMS alerts. These alerts aren't any premium type deal and standard rates apply.
Once you go through the registration process with your cell phone which includes Twitter sending you a confirmation code, you will then go and search "MGoFeed" on twitter OR you can click here to get to the MGoFeed's twitter page.
This is MGoFeed's account photo FWIW
Once you are on MGoFeed's twitter page, follow MGoFeed. Then, right next to the "follow" button, will be a gear. see example-
When you click on the gear, a pop-up menu will be revealed under the gear. There will be an option on there to "turn on mobile notifications".
There it is. Enjoy! MGoFeed SMS alerts include a text message sent directly to your phone as soon as the MGoFeed tweets. These alerts will include all posts to main page, all MGoBoard posts and all posts in the mgo.liciou.us
I've noticed that I can't login from Chrome on the front page. If I drill down to a post the login works. Also, going back to the front page automatically logs me off. Started yesterday and I only use Chrome.
Anyone else have this issue? Mods delete this or whatever if necessary.
EDIT: Per LSA2000 and others the servers are 'flushing' the system. Which makes sense since most of us were full of crap yesterday. I do notice an increase in speed on the site which I guess is similar to a nice 'cleanse'...
Since this afternoon, every time I've come to this site, it has asked me for name and password. Both on my laptop and my IPhone 5.
Using Google Chrome on the laptop.
UPDATE: So many readers gave us tickets. I still have six more after emailing winners from this thread. If you still wanna come, email me. I'll be going in via the Crisler steps at about 2:30]
The same reader who gave us a pair of freebies last month offered them to us again.
With all the older alumni there for Homecoming I'd like them to go to somebody who'll make up for the relative quiet elsewhere. SOMEBODY has to yell "H!" or else we're just spelling
"M! I! C. ... i. g? a. n."
If you'd like a free pair of okay-ish, corner-ish tickets for this Saturday, tell us the craziest thing you ever did in Ann Arbor. Or if that could still get you in trouble, the second craziest thing you ever did in Ann Arbor.
Readers: vote with your Pos and Neg buttons.
(If you'd like to respond but don't need tickets, write "NO ENTRY" at the top of your reply).
- Make sure you can print the tix or meet up w/ me before I go into the game
- I'll pick the winner Friday afternoon at 3:00pm EST
- I'll email the winner and you'll have an hour to respond or I move on to 2nd place
- Please check with all spouses, travel schedules, etc. before entering.
I thought it might be prudent to post this here. Apparently quite a few Drupal sites were hacked recently. Hopefully MGoBlog was updated before this came about...
According to himself (@alexcook616) on twitter, Alex Cook (no relation to this Brian Cook) is joining the staff this fall as a basketball writer. If you've followed him on Twitter, Alex has lots of good content, including very interesting "player comparison" charts as to what to expect from the new crop of freshmen.
Give him a follow and look forward to even more (He's not replacing Ace, but joining Ace's coverage) quality Hoops coverage going forward.