OT SEASON CLEARANCE SALE: EVERYTHING MUST GO BY 11:59 PM ON 8/23
As most of you might be aware by now, the OT Season officially comes to an end at midnight on the 24th of August. There will be some cleanup of a preliminary nature starting on Friday or Saturday, but it will be mainly background items and removing recent threads with, for example, numerous downvotes – basically subtle strategies to attempt to maximize the amount of football content before the actual deadline comes.
What does that mean for you? Veterans will know the answer, but for newer folks or infrequent visitors, here is your yearly reminder.
At midnight on Sunday, you may no longer post threads about your favorite shows, movies, books, music and so forth. There are usually narrow exceptions made for major breaking news of regional or national importance and a few other things. Ultimately, it is case by case, but the thread will be reviewed and, if found to be too OT, will disappear as soon as one of us cares to leave the bar and find a computer.
A few things of note:
1) The Snowflake Rule will apply after games. That is to say, a thread for offense, defense, special teams, coaching…basically any major category. For several hours after the game, inasmuch as possible, no other threads of this nature will survive unless it is a specific point which warrants detailed discussion. The idea being, of course, to not have 50 threads of hot takes and have the board become the blog version of a call-in show.
2) Having seen #1, please take care in general to consider carefully what you want to say if you’re going to create a thread. Search the first two pages of threads or so for similar threads – that’s typically what I use as a measuring stick for “redundant”. Read the Snowflakes and make sure that the issue has not been covered at length already, and if it has, contribute your take in an existing thread. If you put it in an existing thread and it is still somewhat redundant, try to include a clever GIF or an intentionally misplaced "/s" or something that is thought-provoking.
3) DO NOT attack players or fellow MGoBloggers personally. Ad hominems are essentially your ticket to Bolivia or worse depending on the severity of the statement. I know people get emotional after games, but do try to run your initial reaction by your frontal cortex first for proper review. A few seconds of considered thought can save an MGoLife.
4) Report potential infractions in the Mod Sticky with a link to the comment or thread. We will review them and dole out point deductions and so forth according. If it is raining in La Paz, we will provide appropriate gear. If it is cold in La Paz, we did recently get Bed, Bath And Beyond down there, so while overpriced, blankets are available now.
5) Sunday NFL threads will be allowed as usual. Pro sports events which are significant are fine as well – just not every bit of news like we get during the draft and free agency periods sometimes. Drinking threads and game prediction threads are fine within reason - no "Wednesday Night Drinking Thread" or game prediction threads for OSU appearing in October though.
6) Threads covering other college games should typically be OK, but do try to keep the tradition of “Saturday Noon Games Thread”, for example, on the weekends (and on Fridays when sometimes there is a significant slate too). The tradition of MACtion is absolutely OK because who really needs defense anyway, right? Indeed, who needs offense sometimes, eh?
I will let JGB add whatever he feels is appropriate in the comments, but I thought I would get this out there in a prominent location to everyone now.