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Comment Voting: Back, Modified
Hello. Comment voting is back. As as often the case with these things, I just had to do something entirely different to get it to work. Once I modified the approach it was easy, which… computers, man.
The graying out and highlighting are still a work in progress, but we have restored the status quo ante bellum, pre-slashcomments. I'll probably move the voting thing to the right, but I figured I'd let people get a grasp on the new/old status quo before making further changes.
You need 100 points to vote and start threads. As per before. No change there.
Upvoting is free and provides two points to the upvoted user. Someone posted something you like. Hurray!
Downvoting costs a point and subtracts a point from the downvoted user. Finally: something to spend your points on. It costs a point to downvote a guy in an effort to mitigate the echo-chamber effect; downvoting is not supposed to be disagreement. It also hurts the downvoted user less than upvoting helps him an effort to only excise folks who get more than two-thirds of the site on their bad side. If this is you… I cannot help you.
THERE IS NO LIMIT. bwahahahahahaha (there should probably be a limit. working on that.)
Posbang x2 YAAAAYY!!!
will be readable again!!!"
Anyone know the conversion rate for bitcoin to mgoblog points?
Same as the ratio of Stanley Nickels to Schrute Bucks.
Just like the old days!
Haloscan? Repeatedly refreshing waiting for a new thread? The Groh mafia? Just keep choppin' that wood, man.
Those were some dark times. Made the Borges-hysteria look like a walk in the park.
/get off my lawn
What about the Jim Grobe mafia? It had a smaller contingent, but definitely had some supporters at the time.
Haloscan wasn't bad, though, because there was a lot less "mainstream" readership at the time; it was pretty much only die-hard Michigan fans who'd gone looking for MgoBlog specifically or who had happened upon it via happenstance/internet search for Michigan blogs back in the blogspot days. And those days were glorious; I heard Les Miles bought a home in Barton Hills on Haloscan, after all.
Upvote for your avatar!
may we remember nothing else from this year!
Are neg comments going to be hidden?
Edit: I should read.
I agree. Although this past season made me so angry and misanthropic that my comments were a little, shall we say, full of rage. If there ever was a time to not have down votes, it was this year.
Did something else happen this year? Did anyone have an opinion about it?
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty. Free at last.
w00t! And hopefully the board will move closer to sanity.
I feel saner already!
The disappointing season coupled with comments going commando kept me in lurk mode for much of the year. Thank you Brian & Co
seems like a good format to mitigate complaining.... in theory.
I'm pretty sure that's accurate. Pretty sure...
99k in the red here
If you ask nicely, ProfitGoBlue used to represent Bolivians pro bono.
You remembered! That was a good time.
I'm one who will never forget!
That was some serious fun. Here's hoping there's many more good times like that on the Board to come!
(Next time'll cost ya, though!)
Now, I'm being paid off by the Bolivian Office of Economic Development, Tourism, Travel and Banishments.
How does this even happen?
It's like 2009 all over again!
But without the seven losses!
So basically it's exactly like 2010? Beat ND, lose to State, lose to Iowa, lose to OSU, lose to PSU and head to the bowl game 7-5. If not for the Wisconsin scheduling ommission it would be back to the future II
Damn, that just hurt me as much as it hurt you.
This is just like how you make BitCoins, right?
but let's just say I used to have a LOT more MGoPoints before a recent trip down the Silk Road . . . .
Let's test out this PosBang thing... yea, that's it.
This just saved MgoBlog from falling to the trolls and other idiots who exist to cause chaos!
Safe for now...although never doubt the ability of the troll to evolve and adapt. Because nothing spurs the destructive ability of a troll quite like functions meant to limit trolling.
The Trolls were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies.
And they have a plan.
And they look like us, now.
we as a collective need to stay on the lookout for douchery, in whatever form. It's like I always like to say, being nice should come easy, being an asshole takes effort and generally indicates an unhappy person, easy choice really.
Thanks Brian, I'm really glad you worked hard to get this accomplished, I really appreciate all the work you and the staff does, we are truly lucky to have you guys, keep up the great work!!!
I'm afraid to comment. My ego can't take the rejection.
I was thinking the same thing. Quick brain, come up with something interesting and witty to say........