.....what would you do with the site?
in town for free camps
Ban anyone who posts a topic about what you would do if you ran MGoBlog for a day.
Well played, sir.
That mean something.
You got me for a second there. I mean, for like literally one second. But you got me.
One word (rubs hands devilishly)
So much Kate Upton
Agreed, it's getting creepy and (dare I say it) RCBM-esque
There was a current events blog I used to visit that I quit because it became a gruesome cult of personality for the blogmaster (hint: Lizards, that's all I'll say).
But the guy was a tech genius and his site was amazing. The best thing was that thread comments loaded in real-time from the latest post, so you could literally watch the thread refresh. Cool story and all, yes, but that was an impressive blog technically.
That's actually not that techmaster-hard. It's just an ajax function.
I'm a /nerd
Bring back the old voting system so any posters who joined the site in the past two years could see what they are missing.
I do miss the neg to Bolivian.
Without the stick what good is the carrot?
I know nothing about the programing requirements or how it works... The old scoring system where pos bangs (and usually more entertaining) neg bangs were really something.
Edit: beaten to the punch!
The forum "next page" bug
The posbang and negbang thing
Reach out to former players and ask them to do some live blogs.
Is the food in SQuad private cafeteria really that much better than the normal stuff?
I'd limit ellipses to three dots...period.
I laughed my ass off when I read this. The wife wanted to know why I was laughing so hard in bed. Once I explained it to her, she rolled over to the other side and farted. She just doesn't get our humor.
I'd shut it down just so everyone would freak out and think that Hand committed.
Oy, I've been reading A Song of Ice and Fire too much: I read that as "the Hand" and wondered which plot-line you were referring to.
Create a specific board for Off Topic discussion.
That would be interesting. Perhaps it could cut down on the "why did you bother posting this" replies.
I'm one of those guys who asks why. But, when the topic is about soccer and not football, I feel I have the right to ask.
I feel you vastly underestimate the number of soccer fans here, including Brian Cook.
even with an OT forum people would still bitch. maybe more...
If you ever visit RCMB you would know what the potential of an OT board would look like.
Which is kind of curious, since they have other boards for their OT shit, but their main board is still all crapped up.
If you get the posbang/negbang back, it works better than having an OT board. The crap OT is punished with a negbombing and then removed by a mod once the tribe has spoken.
Having a dedicated OT board is like creating a space for mediocrity to flourish.
Return the neg Brian.
I actually like some of their OT stuff. The comments, well, yeah, but I sometimes scan RCMB simply because there are some interesting OT stuff. Rather than clutter our main board here, I think you could get a nice OT thread, and then like others said, have a true pos/neg system again and if it's unwarrented OT it gets bombed. If that's the biggest downside, and you can get some cool OT links, because lots of us at least have similar interest (I like the Space OT links, for instance, but not everyone does; others are the drinking threads, the pro-sports teams, etc that a lot people like to reasonably justify a thread, but not everyone does like it). I've long thought a OT thread would be nice.
Also, FWIW, I do like the set-up that the MSU 247 has with the Duff. A general recruiting thread, then a thread for individual recruits. When someone has an update or whatever, that person gets pushed to the top and people can discuss that recruit. Maybe it becomes more difficult to moderate if people don't follow the rules, but I think it's a pretty nice way to get the people interested in recruiting to sort the info and give a place for people to discuss those recruits.
Of course they would. But at least it would be on the topic of Michigan related sports/academics.
I visit other message boards and they have "General Talk" boards. Yes, they allow people to start topics that I wouldn't discuss but the beauty is all that trash is filed away in a completely different forum.
Either way, no big deal. I will continue to wade through the garbage posts to find the gems I find and enjoy here. I was just suggesting a way to make it better.
I've suggested this before and was told moderation would make it too difficult. I like OT stuff but I like reading the actual OT stuff, not people bitching about it being OT
Just make the board and don't moderate it. I bitch about ot threads because I come here to read about Michigan sports.
Michigan sports are not linked with any other pro sports unless there is a player that played at Michigan on the current team. I have a feeling if I posted a topic every day with my favorite pro teams more would complain since my team is not from the state of Michigan.
Just my opinion.
I'd be into that, but maintain some kind of points total before you can post there.
Basically it's a "shoot the sh*t " room for regulars. I'd love to get to know some of you people better and you seem like folk who could converse on other topics.
When you say "get rid of" do you mean... Permanently???
Put up a Devin Gardner banner EDIT (Make that a Taylor Lewan..maybe a new thing should be Thos Who Stay Get The MGoBlog Banner)
Send one lucky regular straight to Bolivia
Run a scam that would steal all members bank account #s...drain their accounts and give all that money to Tom VH to get him back from ESPN
1. Being back Herm.
2. Old voting system.
3. Give out free memorabilia for most frequent visitors or epic posts.
Old points system.
+2 for a posbang, -1 for a negbang, -1 to neg someone.
Easiest way to police the forum IMO.
Where I believe it was simply +/- and you didn't lose a point for negging someone. I know there was some benefit so people would drive-by neg, and people wouldn't neg unnecessarily, but some people also deserved to be negged.
One thing that would be interesting to implement, but way too difficult, would be that the first person that negs a comment would be forced to reply. This way, you wouldn't get the people that simply say "I disagree with your opinion, I'll neg you", at least they would have to reply and discuss it. It would stop trolls from just negging everyone. But then you might also get people that reply "I disagree" and that's it. Like I said, this is way too complicated too and not realistic.