Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Some of the comments on Ben Mason's Hello post kind of bothered me, because I always thought it was customary not to criticize recruits in their Hello posts. Of course, one problem with doing things by custom and other informal mechanisms is that new or infrequent posters may not always be aware of those things. So, I decided to collect some of the various "unwritten rules" I've observed for the Board over time, and post them here. I have probably missed some, so please point out others in the comments.
Unwritten (not counting now) Rules of the MGoBoard
1) Do not criticize recruits in their Hello posts. The comments in Hello posts should be celebratory, congratulatory, and welcoming, so that if the recruit himself or his family and friends read the post, they get nothing but good feels. There are plenty of other opportunities to debate the merits of particular prospects, so if you have a problem with a guy, save it for later.
2) Don’t refer to opposing teams using juvenile terms such as “O$U,” “Suckeyes,” “Spartina,” etc. We are not RCMB or MLive and intend to stay that way.
3) Speculation regarding players being denied a fifth year, encouraged to transfer, urged not to enroll despite having committed to M, or anything else of this nature—though not strictly taboo—is frowned upon. If you are going to engage in this kind of speculation, please do your best to avoid naming names, be cognizant of timing and context, and absolutely support your assertion with strong evidence and cogent arguments.
4) Do not make up a fake profile and pretend to be an Alabama fan with deep knowledge of the Michigan program and troll the board for weeks using that fake profile.
5) No links to Chat Sports or Bleacher Report. Do not link to the Freep unless (i) you have a good reason and (ii) the same content is not available elsewhere. That guy in Pittsburgh is okay, I think--but we're still suspicious.
6) Be reasonable with paywalled content. Giving a few bullet points or the gist of an article is generally okay; block-quoting multiple paragraphs is usually not.
7) If there happens to be a front-page photo of a high school prospect who looks uncommonly young for his age, don’t say a damn thing about it. (Actually, I think this is more of an official “written” rule).
8) Do not talk about your mgopoints, unless you don’t mind not having any.
I'm sure many of you, like myself, use an adblock extension like Adblock, Adblock Plus, ublock, Adfender, etc. because you don't want to see any ads and/or want pages to load faster. Due to that choice, the websites we visit don't recieve any ad revenue. I know there was a post awhile back about using the Philanthropist extension to make sure every Amazon purchase essentially uses the Mgoblog at the top of the page and the Beveled Guilt is always up at the top right of the page as well, but I'm sure most people just skip right by it and forget it's even there, and there's a limit to how much those two can help the site in practice.
This is where a new relationship between the maker of Adblock Plus and Flattr, a micro transaction company that helps individuals give money directly to creators they want to support. The two have collaborated to create Flattr Plus, which will eventually be directly built into Adblock Plus. It would allow someone to set an allowance, say $20 a month, and they would use an algorithm to allot that money directly towards the websites you frequent and are engaged with the most. Their two main goals are to support engaging and thoughtful content and to give those that create that type of substantive content another stream of revenue to continue producing said content. A creator like Brian would have to join or enroll in this program, but this could be a way for sites like this one that avoid clickbait headlines and slideshows and create more longform content to get additional money that could be used for sustaining the site or any upgrades that might happen. On top of making Brian and Co aware of this option, I also thought that those on this site might also potentially want to take part in. This could be a new way of eliminating the advertising middleman altogether the way some people on Youtube have done with the help of Patreon. I've attached a link to an atricle that goes decently in depth about this.
So I'm putting this thread up early because I'm traveling for work tomorrow, so this will have to roll into Tuesday.
So, Everyone's favorite Boxer/Physicist Neil Degrasse Tyson put together a list of 33 cosmic car names http://thenewswheel.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-puts-together-list-of-33-cosmic-car-names/
What names are your favorite for cars? So many today are numerical crap, especially the Germans who now use numbers that don't mean ANYTHING (A BMW 330i used to mean it was a 3 series with a 3.0L engine. The Mercedes C350 was a C class with a 3.5L engine. Now the BMW 328i has a 2.0L and the C43 AMG has a 3.0L. Dammit guys...)
What vehicle names and numbers hold a special place in your car-heart? Why?
Thought it is worth a mention on a slow UM sports news day that MI native Brian Stuard has won the Zurich Classic PGA Tour event. Brian was born and raised in the Jackson area and was a standout for Oakland U before turning professional.
Pretty rare for a guy from the enchanted mitten making it to the PGA Tour.
So far, there have been no reports of him brandishing any firearms during his post tourney celebration.
What are some of peoples favorite mgoblog posts from this site? Are there any posts that you go back and re-read from time to time?
Mine is easily the Eleven Swans post from just after Bo passed and just before the osu game