The first rule about points is to not talk about points.
This has been happening for a couple weeks now and I've gotten enough email about it to provide a front-page explanation: points have started to expire, which they do after a year. This is not functionality I put in intentionally but I might keep it around since it seems to make sense. But that's what's happening. If you get a snarky email about losing super powers but haven't done anything to warrant it, that's what's going on.
A comment revamp is coming and I don't want to touch anything on the site until that's up and going, so please bear with us.
The first rule about points is to not talk about points.
Brian needs to be negged. The fear of the MGoPoints rule violation neg-bang is probably why he didn't make it possible to up-vote or down-vote front page content.
to the "MEMBERS ONLY" thread in the User-Curated Hall of Fame.
That said, I'm a little concerned about the negs I'm receiving, given the relatively low number of MGoPoints I have.
/second self-inflicted neg-bang of this thread
NOT OUR POINTS
ANYTHING BUT THE POINTS
THINK OF THE CHILDREN*!!!!!
Here I was thinking I could rest on my laurels after getting enough points for super powers.
Guess I gotta get back to work (*starts looking for funny comics*)
Oh know, don't tell me Magnus is going to drop below 26,000 points.
I'm worried two, butt dew ewe honestly not no the difference between "no" and "know"?
They be stealin mah bukkit of points!
Oh man, I'm going to have to be as insightful and funny as I was last year?
Actually that won't be too hard. Hooray for setting the bar low!
I was planning on resting on my laurels now that I have the 500 points required to start threads even after Brian locks down mgoboard after losses.
I'm afraid to comment on this issue for obvious reasons.... hahaha
Here I thought someone had an MGoVendetta against me and was systematically going through my posts and docking me.
Just take them away after a while... and he said no politics... psh!
In all honesty though, wasn't this one of the suggestions in the board about making mgoblog better though? I thought I remember someone suggesting that maybe mgopoints expire after a set time period, might not be all bad.
I remember seeing that too.
Given the news, I hope the next site update includes point redemption.
1000 points = Hearty thank you email
5000 points = Hearty thank you email
10000 points = Hearty thank you email
30000 points = Megan Fox
Good luck Magnus! You're in a race against time.
By the time I reach 30000 points, Megan Fox will be 70. Can I have Megan Fox's granddaughter instead when I am undoubtedly a dirty old man?
....that Brian instituted it because he couldn't come through anymore with the dates with Jessica Alba after her night with Magnus....
That was the best 23 seconds of Jessica Alba's life.
She looks like she enjoyed it.
Why do you think my avatar is smiling?
A picture of Brandon Graham frowning can turn people to stone.
(You don't even want to know what I heard happens when he scowls...)
Don't say anything, but it's something like this, isn't it?
Another strong Viagra testimonial.
Good thing I keep my points in the freezer.
or no points, points taken points given, I don't care. I come here for the content.
... looks like I'm going to have to start making meaningless comments to keep me afloat.
Anyone else think Brian is just trying to catch up with Magnus?
in case of emergency.
There should be an archive to store all your old points so that when we are all undoubtedly here 35 years from now blogging in our flying cars and dome cities, we can see how many points were earned over the lifetime at MgoBlog.
Nobody in in the future is going to be blogging from flying cars and dome cities.
Okay, maybe Cory Doctorow, but he's special.
this thread. -1 the MGoPoints system. -1 the people that are complaining about losing the points they had. -1 the people that aren't. -1 anyone who received a +1 on this page. -1 anyone who considers giving me a +1 for this post. -1 the reports of our demise. -1 the DETROIT FREE PRESS. -1 ESPN Classic. -1 the rest of the Big Ten for enjoying the last two years as much as they did. -1 Terrelle Pryor. -1 Rickey Stanzi. -1 Stephon Green. -1 Kirk Cousins. -1 Eddy Murphy. -1 Joe Piscopo. -1 the next fifty agonizing days of my life. -1 anything that has ever sported any combination of scarlet and gray. -1 Eddie George, for that matter. -1 Kirk 'I'm so sprayed with golden tanner people call me Midas' Herbstreit. -1 for not giving enough coverage to Michigan this past year. +1 for not giving enough coverage to Michigan this past year. -1 to Beyond Petroleum. -1 to the war in Afghanistan, not for not being over but for not being kickass enough. -1 for the lady that cut me off in traffic on my way to work this morning. -1 to going to work this morning. -1 for work. -1 for every rant I have ever made on this blog, up to and including this one. And last but not least, -1 for MS Paint.
Except the Joe Piscopo thing. Leave poor old Joe alone - he's had a rough enough time as it is. Also, you forgot -1 for wet farts. Excuse me - I'll be right back.
-1 to me for making a Tom Petty reference in a post on this blog.
EDIT: By the way, I just found out that watching an old 80s Tom Petty music video with my computer's sound muted is the single least interesting thing I think I have ever seen. It's like watching Division II football in mid-December before bowls begin, except there's not even any football.
Nobady puts Petty in the corner (muted).
-1 Ricky Stanzi
Ricky Stanzi, love him or leave him
You do realize your tagline says "vegence," don't you?
...and didn't really care. Till now. God, the board put so much work in getting rid of some of these people...don't make it so they can come back!
So, does that mean they will lose their negative points? Well, that's basically de-trolling the trolls. The terrorists win. What Would Stanzi Do?
On a separate note, how does one get neg-bombed enough to accumulate almost 10,000 negative points? It's like MidnightBlue knows just the right buttons to push to drive you nuts. Mind you, I only want to know... because it's... for a friend.