FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
A couple quick/helpful updates today:
- Automatic image resizing works again, and now works for images within the actual posts, in addition to images in the comments.
- You can now hide a user's posts simply by clicking on a handy "hide user" button right under a user's name within a post. Clicking the link will ask you to confirm whether you want to hide this user. If you say yes, their posts will automatically be collapsed or hidden, depending on your settings. These changes can be removed from the options page.
It doesn't look like thread preview is going to be possible without some back-end support for it, so that's a bummer, but maybe Brian will put that in place at some point.
I waited as long as I could, nobody else created it.
I am drinking a very large Ward 8 coctail (Bourbon, Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Ice, shaken together, topped with red wine) made with cheap jug wine (Paisano) and Jim Beam, and looking at my ticket stubs from Wisky 2008 (football) and Wisky 2011 (Wednesday night basketball). Two awesome games, two last second finishes, one fantastic, the other terrible. I should've known I wouldn't be lucky enough to see two epic wins.
Also, this drink packs a punch, baby! WHOO! Why is my keyboard so loud?
This is a question for all you statistics minded posters out there.
A question occured to me as to whether MBB's number of close losses this year versus top 25 teams (4), close being 2 possessions or less, indicated a likely improvement next season (early looking results say yess, but the post is still forthcoming). The question is not about this. I'm working on it, and the post and evidence will go up. Hopefully you will all find it useful.
The question is this: WHERE DO YOU PEOPLE FIND TIME FOR THIS STUFF?
Here I am pulling records for gamse from 05-06 trhough this year for teams and trying to match those up with end of season rankings to find results for the top 50 of basketball, counting up close wins and losses, comparing that to next season results and looking for reasonable trends, etcetera. I've barely made a dent in my data gathering and it's been three hours. I work 7-4:30 most days and I am married. Where do you find the time to put all this together? Are there automated tools that will pull the data you need? Software? do you just learn a lot of tricks when you do it over and over? AHHHHG!
Also, don't steal the idea and research it for your own post please. I'm quite pleased with the data I'm getting, and I will enjoy releasing it... when I can get it finished!
Finally got some time to rework the code after everything got all kerbobbled during the malware fixes. If you go here you can update your Ultra-MGoBoard to the newest version or install it for the first time.
One thing I've added beyond what was there before: You can now hide all responses to posters that you have blocked. If I were Steve Jobs I'd tell you that this is going to revolutionize the way we use the MGoBoard, but I'm not, so I'll just tell you that I've found it very helpful even in the last few minutes.
You can choose a couple ways to hide people now:
- You can hide a user's posts completely, but leave all responses intact.
- You can hide a user's posts by collapsing the post and coloring it red, but leave all responses intact. Clicking on the post will expand that post.
- You can hide a user's posts completely and completely hide all replies, giving you no indication that the post was ever even made.
Also, I want to try out thread previewing at some point. I haven't begun on the code yet, but I think it would help people out a bit if they could just hover over a thread to see the first couple lines of the post to decide if it's worth their while to click through.
As always, if anyone has any suggestions for future upgrades, I'd love to hear them! (Someone already mentioned adding a "work mode" where the site is changed to black and white. It's pretty low on my list, but I'll see if I can get to that at some point.)
T-45 minutes and counting to the last flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery. No technical issues, weather is favorable, and we are GO for launch at 4:50pm ET.
Good atatus and live coverage on Spaceflight Now:
Space bitches, space.