What do you all think about collectively asking Brian to consider making this into more of a bulletin-style message board? There isn't really a solid Michigan sports message board, and I think it'd be such a great upgrade to this site.
Message Board layout
A board organized like Irish Envy's forum is what I mean:
I like the coziness of the way it is.
the irish board looks to catholic and proper.
I would favor that. I really agree that a true Michigan sports message board is lacking. The format in that link is much easier to read. No offense to what we have here now, but I really don't like the layout of the comment threads. Three replies in and it gets very hard to read. Ones where you are able to quote an individual reply and all the posts are simply sequential are so much easier to read.
concur. something like that irishenvy one would be great. this is the best site for michigan news in my opinion, and would be even greater with a message board facelift.
Incognito, hard to find, and any other troll deterrent you can imagine...
I vote for Uniscorn personally.
Uniscorn is WIN
It seems too crowded. I like things the way they are, but if majority likes it I'll go with it.
Dont change it. I like the way it is. I hate the other style of message board and I think if we change it we are going to get more unsavory types. AND I HATE UNSAVORIES!
But..there are just as many idiots on this site as there would be. And think of how much more organized it would be and the new non-idiots it'd bring.
so you can delete your post...like if you say something stupid and wanna delete it cuz you realized that it was stupid
I think for the most part, this board is fine, but it really needs its own search function that doesn't incorporate the rest of the site (if the existing search function allows for this, I'm not familiar how to use it that way). I have a lot of trouble dredging up old threads.
Regardless of whether this board itself is changed, something should still be done about the lack of the go-to Michigan board. I just figured that since this is already a highly trafficked site (I think), it'd be an easier startup.
I dislike having to scroll around on my small outdated monitor, but that gives the blog a cozy underground feel.
Can one change one's unfortunate drunken Mgoblog moniker without undue hardship? This didn't seem to be a problem in the haloscan days.
Nell, I will always love Nell.
I don't need it to be the same format as every other message board on the internet.
I think everyone agrees that it doesn't have to be the same format as every other message board on the internet. I'm pretty sure the question is regarding whether there is a better format available.
A really aggressive moderating philosophy and some dedicated mods keeps the trolls and the idiots out. The Buckeye Planet policy is to change trolls' usernames to the email address they registered with and let the more sadistic wing of the fanbase have at it. It seems....effective. It's certainly not the only answer, point being that if you moderate, the trolls just don't show up.
If people want to have a more visible Michigan web presence without having the idiots gallery, it's not hard to shame them into compliance. I help moderate a very successful "the place to be" Red Wings site, and with the right standards it's easy to keep the board from being like the Scout boards.
I agree with the moderation aspect as well, to an extent. I also frequent a quite good Red Wings site that is well run and tht seems to make a world of difference when it comes to trolls. The one thing that I've never liked about a lot of moderated boards is that they also tend to content moderate.
Is the ability to post pictures
What Dex said.
Haven't some commenters been posting pictures or video in the comments (e.g., Chrisgo(?), Brodie(?))?
It's html code.
Yeah I only realized it could be done after Brodie did it.
that works for pictures as well as videos?
Brodie we're going to have to move on from Alanis lyrics to embarrassing photos of the Weis Whale.
Oh no...now we are going to be a ND/Weis the Whale obsessed michigan fan base!
by all means...do not stop though
Whoa Chris, there's absolutely no reason we can't do both fat and ugly pictures of Charlie Weis and his family AND Alanis Morisette Lyrics. Step up.
I'm picturing a YouTube montage of Weis pics set to Alanis lyrics.
Yeah, they're definitely his. At least those two times, she wasn't cheating on him. (Lord only knows why not.)
I sent the pictures of Weis' fugly kids to my mom, and she said that although she laughed really hard, she feels bad because she heard one of them was autistic.
I said the funny part is that you can't tell which one it is.
um...wow. I felt bad writing "dumb looking kids" but I believe you have surpassed me.
I'd guess the... I guess it's a girl.
I suppose. Then what about the boy? What his disability?
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Can you imagine how much that poor woman has to drink before she gets in bed with the Beast?
I cannot imagine. She probably goes to bed plastered every single night. I bet she has a case of grey goose next to her bed.
This post right here is one of the biggest reasons I'm for a change. It's so hard to reaaaaaad
I think it is fine for the most part, but I second the notion for a search feature...
Who is html? Baxter, you know I don't speak Spanish. In English please.