"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
So, we have had this new moderation system for a while. Brian asked us to give it a chance, and I believe we have been using it long enough that each of us have given it a fair shake.
A lot of people (myself included) don't like the new system, so here is the chance for everyone's voices to be heard. Like it, love it, or hate it, I created a survey where you can share your opinions.
I don't know if Brian will pay any attention to this, but I thought it might make people feel better to vent their hatred/love for the new system. In a day or two I will update the thread with responses people have given. If anyone can think of any other questions I should add, leave them in the comments.
Brian, if you would like the login information so you can view specific answers, please let me know, I'd be glad to share. Also I can add any further questions you may be interested to ask.
EDIT: If mods want to bump this to prevent it from getting buried once people actually wake up, in order to have a higher response rate, I won't argue.
UPDATE: So turns out Tater was kinda right. Nothing is ever free. After getting 100 responses (surprised that many people were up late last night) it is asking me to sign up for a paid account to see over the first 100 responses. Therefore, my counts will only include those responses (sorry if you were after that).
Question 1: Do you like the new moderate system?
Question 2: What don't you like about the new system?
Too high/low threshold (higher than +5/lower than -1): 30.3% (ed: this was added after a few people already responded so not actually representative)
Too many choices: 20.2%
Not enough choices: 16.2%
Choices not representative of how I view comments: 54.5%
Choices too vague: 23.2%
Requires too much thought: 20.2%
NO NEGBOMB!!!!: 67.7%
Too complicated: 26.3%
Other: 15.2% (includes write-ins: doesn't moderate anything; less incentive to post well; doesn't effect mgopoints; overengineered slashdot nonsense system; no need for labels like "normal," flamebait", etc.; viewing threshold complaints)
Question 3: What would be the best system of moderation?
Current system: 4%
Old system (+/-): 56%
Combination featuring a simple +/- with a "flamebait, trolling, funny" if seen fit: 29%
New system with general +/- if your reasoning doesn't fit into predefined categories: 2%
Get rid of them all together: 4%
Other: 5% (includes write-ins: no user moderation at all; fewer down voting options; added option of wishing terrible misfortune on the poster; adding more adjectives)
These need not be Michigan related.
I just picked up an iPhone 4, upgrading from a 3GS. One thing I didn't take a ton of advantage of is importing videos/movies into my phone. So, that's what I'm doing with this one.
Currently, I have the first two seasons of the office and The Hangover.
The way I think of a "perfect" movie for a mobile device is something that will entertain me on a plane/in car for multiple viewings and something that doesn't need a mammoth TV screen (so sports probably a no).
So any suggestions? What do you folks have on your mobile devices?
Be safe and Happy 4th to one and all!
Also, please remember our service men and women as freedom isn't free.
So it's Saturday at 11:30 and there isn't a drinking thread. I don't know if this is because nobody is interested, or just that nobody started it; either way, it's here. Also, I wouldn't mind hearing everyones best excuse for not creating one yesterday (it's a holiday weekend people, come on). Mine- my dog ate my computer.
Anyway, I'm at the girlfriends family place drinking crappy beer and listening to good music. Her friend is itching to go out and do the same somewhere else, but f that, I like it here better.
what with the Nebraska entering the league I've been fiddling with the links to conference opponents. 1) now you know this. 2) am I missing anyone who does a quality job? surely there must be a Notre Dame blog out there.
The Mgoboard turned 3 yesterday. I remember the day it went live, because I suddenly found a new and far more interesting way to while away time during my summer internship.
Take this momentous opportunity to read the MGoBoard FAQ if you haven't already.
Then, go check out the user created HOF to re-live some of the best (and worst) of times.
Lastly, think of what a dark and lonely place your life would be without the MGoBoard. What would you be doing, spending time with your families?