A reader emailed me this, and it makes sense:
The headlines [on MGoBoard]are a bit under-informing. I guess under-informing might not be the right phrase. More angst-inducing. Each time there is a [insert player/recruit/coach's name] post there's a few seconds of oh-great-what-happened-now uncertainty.
Could you institute some sort of Generally Accepted Blogboard Practices (GABP)? A way to categorize each post with a simple but clear symbol. Like off topic posts are currently prefaced with OT. Whether its user inserted or a dropdown box on the posting page. Perhaps something close to the following:
! = good news
? = question
~ = rumor/unconfirmed
- = negative news
k = The Knowledge might as well have posted this. Don't take it seriously.
A technical solution seems like overkill, but I'd support more informative thread titles since there's nothing I hate more than that moment of terror when someone posts a thread title like "Tate Forcier"; first and foremost I'd make the thread title more informative, like "Tate Forcier is awesome" or "Tate Forcier decommits, everyone commit suicide now." If you don't want to do that, you could use the symbology proposed. Because what does a community need more than weird jargon? Nothin'.