I'm not a big chocolate fan.
Majority opinion always gets rewards
i gotta get this shirt.
You can say that about any white basketball player
Even SWITZERLAND is on board with chocolate... and they don't take sides on anything.
Crap under 250 so here's me doing the part and +1ing you. Do agree on your chocolate POV though.
not like chocolate
get off the laptop
hey mr. personal attack. so nice to see you again. i wonder how brave you are in real life??
Are you brave enough to scour the local libraries at 4 am to find the man massaging himself to MGoBlog and make that ad hominem attack?
what a valuable contribution to the discussion. your reward, 1 mgopoint. hope you get negged for point scavenging.
Anyone got a shovel?
Dude I hope we do that to Wisconsin next year.
The only reason I know this is because I now live in Ohio and as part of their driving test I had to identify common roadkill and at least six ways to grill it... This is a weird state.
Some of the biggest dissenters have the most MgoPoints - which are useless anyway.
going out on a limb. Michigan is awesome!
You don't get MGoPoints by having a majority opinion. You
Sorry I missed that. Say it again?
OK, but this time in pretentious code so that only the incrowd knows what I'm saying:
Tu n'obtenes pas de points en ayant une opinion majoritaire. Tu obtenes des points en chapardage pour eux.
Nie dostaniesz punkty, które z opinią większości. Otrzymujesz punkty przepłukiwania im.
This post has been brought to you by Google Translate. Please don't neg me if the Polish is actually Mr. Personal Attack talking.
ก็ อย่าง สะดวก ทั้งหมด ที่ คุณ ต้อง ทำ คือ การ เขียน จำนวน มหาศาล โพ ส ต์ และ ไม่ เคย พูด อะไร จริง.
too funny... I had to give you +1 for each. Obviously you are not quite to the 250 mark yet.
... over and over...
It's a volume business.
Unless you take the GM approach that Koem0 took: Lose points on each post but make it up on volume.
Edit* didnt work :,(
Yes there is a "system" here on the blog.
No it is not unfair.
Look I think Brian/mods do a good job of allowing people their freedom of speech. This is why the ability to post is 20pts and not 1000pts.
But there has to be some self moderation and censorship. People think that they can just create accounts and post right away what their thoughts are. Whether it is with/against the general opinion, it can be considered trolling.
Is the system perfect? No, but it's better than nothing.
I think [comment removed by benevolent mod overlords].
Barwis wouldn't be able to insist on chocolate milk.
but I'm going to wait to see what everyone else says first.
expressed here. I LOVE Rodriguez. He always does a GREAT job. Take that, groupthink!
I see I missed out on all of the fun early this morning...
First off....enough of this Vast Mgoblog Conspiracy. We don't hold meetings(aside from the WLA), we haven't created a manifesto or an Mgoblog platform by which all posters opinions are judged as being in accordance with or dissenting of.
There are plenty of debates/thoughtful discussions that take place on here all the time. Try reading a diary every once and awhile. Most of the better discussion takes place there.
This board is one part discussion one part conversation. The Mgoblog community has been that way dating back to the days of halo scan (especially in the days of halo scan). You don't have to participate in the conversational dynamic of the board, but as with all social communities (work, friends, family) people just like to goof around. No one likes to spend every day at work with someone who only likes to talk about work. Providing analysis is good, but we're not all freaking robots.
It would be one thing if you provided this blog with some analysis, but you really don't even do that. You're all about speculation and conjecture. Posting a depth chart about probable starters or making a thread about probable recruits is first of all redundant because it has been beaten to death, and second of all doesn't come close to anything resembling analysis.
Analysis would be if you were to, first of all, (and this is the big one) do some research! Shocking! Research! Look up a few statistics that you think are interesting and use them to build a case as to why you think X or Y happened. Compare them with past seasons and provide a thought provoking piece of work back up by hard evidence.
There is no "hive mind" and no Vast Mgoconspiracy here. You are free to have whatever opinions you like, sometimes you may get a +1, even though you're wrong, and sometimes you may get a -1, even if you're right. Life in a nutshell.
I've been around these parts for many a year and from what I've learned the only things you need to do to be successful here are...
1. Provide some insight.
2. Don't be retarded.
3. Don't be annoying.
4. Don't be overly antagonistic (and if you feel you have to be, have a sense of humor about it).
5. Provide some insight!
and lastly but maybe most importantly...
6. Don't hop on board the Mgomeltdown express.
Sure there are a lot of people who don't ever provide any insight and just drop a few one liners every now and again, but just as you wish to participate exclusively in the content side of the mogocommunity, some only wish to partake in the conversational branch. Respect them and they will respect you.
It's going to take some time to detach yourself from the stigma of your past but other posters have accomplished this feat by realizing what it was they were doing that was causing them to receive a negative reaction and working to fix it. That is not conforming, it's being self aware.
Good luck em0.
Though, I immediately knew the contents of a thread titled "To whom it may concern" and having 150+ responses.
Its cool though, I'm sure the boom/bust cycle will continue. Somewhere out there, there's a fresh account just waiting to discuss our chances with recruits and which recruits will make an impact on the depth chart.
Very good TheLastProphet. Attempt to throw him off the scent of our MgoMeetings ( 10 AM, TWTh, Bennies).
Also, good work on trying to convince him we actually aren't an army of robots programmed by Brian (CSE major??!!!!11!) to just reinforce his opinion.
I've said too much. Please don't deactivate me!
What part of "super secret meeting" didn't you understand?
Way to make me look like a total douche. No cookie for you this thurs 10pm in the secret room under the union.
awwww...gawd dammit...i did it too....
Whining about mgopoints, even sarcastically, is a surefire way to lose mgopoints.
I voted for Gore.
Whoa Whoa, don't forget the one major rule!
"Don't mention the super-secret meetings where we decide the correct opinion."
HOW HARD IS THIS, PEOPLE...
I think that would be "plurality opinion." (Gore got 48.4% in 2000.)
The majority of people in my apartment think you are a jerk for pointing that out.
Seriously? People need someone to blame!!! I demand the Commie's scalp! ITS ALL THEIR FAULT!!!
So in all seriousness, who is getting blamed for this round of MGoBoard conspiracies?
You guys are assholes.
Please don't negbang me though I still need to post stuff.
What happens if you don't? Do you get the shakes?
Tiger went to rehab for posting too much.
I never thought that Magnus and I would have anything in common, but this goes to show you never know.
What happend to the to whom it may concern thread? I was enjoying my morning at work reading that thread
I neg bang majority opinions to even things out. However, since they are the majority opinions I agree with them, unless the minority opinion is more to my liking.
Nothing like a meltdown in the morn,it lifts one from the doldrums,stirs the blood,makes waiting for football season easier.
Sorry I missed it.
Nothing goes better than a cold beer and the Cuban Hero Sandwich at the Red Hawk.
Don't know what happened but it double posted. Apologies.
Disagreeing with the majority is almost never a problem--unless it's blatently anti-social fascist opinions. Just be generally constructive and/or funny. For example, I am very much in favor of athletes enrolling early in order to smooth the transition to college from high school, but I've voted up people with the opposite opinion who provide cogent thoughts.
I am an MGoPoint prostitute...
But as you can see, I am not very good at it.
You got a +1 trick from this John.
Man, I love the Red Hawk! One of my favorite places in Ann Arbor to eat.
Man can't wait until September so we can get back to talking about football again.
(Hey notice how this one of those majority opinion-y type comments?)
what did i miss??? i was catching up on everything i had missed from yesterday to today... i saw a post and then it was gone...
you get the idea. Copy/pasting replies to every comment accusing the poster of being a point-scavenger.
+1 for commitment
-1 for originality
fucking HATES me. i love it.
At least it saved the original post.
I don't remember where I found the RSS feed for the mGoBoard - is there one for diaries?
In any case, while I will resist reposting his drivel, I wonder if he/she'd go away if we ignored her. It's not going away of its own volition because it keeps getting the response it's looking for.
Some people can't resist feeding the trolls. I usually just skip over them, roll my eyes, shake my head, and mutter something under my breath.
I like Brian, he is always right. He defines the majority!!
I don't think RR does a good job all the time. No one does. For all I know he has a pile of bodies under his floor boards.
For a second there I thought you said MH20 and not RR.
Damn Lupe, I was going to watch every single one of those videos. You make kitteh sad.
It wasnt me, I actually found the whole thread hilarious.
My apologies. I should have known the man that wrote the brilliant "Kick, Push" wouldn't have dared to tamper with the epicness of that thread.
are you a pregnant woman?
Because then it would be "I like chocolate and dill pickle ice cream floats".
I always miss the good threads.
fortunately I didn't miss the Haiti thread, what a fucktool!!
I don't always agree with what is posted on this blog. For instance, people are always letting me know they like turtles. Turtles must be incredibly popular because people bring them up all the damn time. I Fu*k-ing hate turtles. They are slow. They are ugly and it is a pain in the ass to try and remove a fish hook from a turtles mouth. But around here turtles are everybody's favorite reptile. It seems I can hardly get through a thread about depth charts before some terrapin lovin' nut job threadjacks the OP in order to let the whole freakin' world know that they like turtles. And seriously, if you're so passionate about turtles then why don't you just say you LOVE turtles?! huh?
The fact that people are still worried about their points really shows how many mental midgets frequent this site. I guess that's to be expected with most message boards, 85% E-Geek, 10% rational human being, 5% troll.