... MGoPoints. There once was a time not so long ago that the measure of a man was his aggregate MGoPoints. In what is becoming a yearly tirade, I will outline why we should go back to this:
1) MGoPoints matter. Yes they do, otherwise they wouldn't be displayed underneath your name, ipso facto they matter.
2) Life was more exciting. Is it the right time to make a Brady Hoke can't recruit joke without a "/s" behind it? Will people laugh and click, and will I get to watch the little green score rise until it says +37, or will my score plummet? I pity the unlucky souls who have never experienced the joy of a true posbang after a well-crafted remark, or the despair of a potent negbang after uttering the phrase "DickRod".
3) Do you dislike this post? What are you going to do, -1 me? Oops, I don't care, because I just gained 1 MGoPoint by posting my inane thoughts to the board.
4) How do we defend ourselves against the likes of King of Belch, RDT, or Magnus (when he gets in those grumpy moods)? There was no greater feeling of solidarity among the board proletariat in defense of the aggression of stupidity than to band together in an onslaught of red downvoting. What do we see now when 100 people neg someone? -1 Trolling. How ... uninspiring.
I leave you with this:
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
Brian Cook, I beg you, I urge you, I implore you. Let us become men, and put away this childish playtime of not keeping score. Give us back the old ways, the better ways, the times when we gained our MGoPoints not by virtue of pushing the submit key, but by paying the iron price of exercising our witticisms, well-thought rebukes, and Mike Cox jokes. Bring us back to the glory days. Bring us back to the days where THE_KNOWLEDGE would receive + 189 for saying "Comments commence". Do it, or I'll be forced to write this same post next offseason, just like I did last year.