Thread halls of fame and shame?
this may be of some local interest
Thread halls of fame and shame?
For creating a thread entitled "Laquon Treadwell commits" he committed to saving hundreds on his car insurance by switching to Geico...needless to say people around here didn't find it funny..So i was sent on a vacation...LMAO
I just lol'd... I remember getting excited by your post.
There are two that are actually in the Hall Of Fame that I remember posting in - these threads took on a life of their own very quickly. Specifically, the "Mike Jones" thread and the "Jersey Sales in Ohio" thread from 2011 - if you've never seen the latter, that is the origin of the "I think Hoke has turned the tide on the rivalry..." line, as I recall.
Because regardless of how funny and harmless a thread can be, there is always someone out there who'll think it is stupid. I've been amazed how the most non-offensive posts around here can devolve into heated debates if given enough time.
You're obviously a Nazi.
There is already a user-curated hall of fame wiki post. If you think something should be saved for future generations, add it there:
i remember causing a few of the blow ups in my younger less mature days...
that was not a fun period for all involved...The CoY were extra grumpy. I thought the hockey team should be commended how they finished and not completely folding.
That blowup was mild compared to my old screen name wolverine318 which is still in Bolivia. I had a major blow up when I moronically called out a commit after they dropped Michigan.
Yes, your old name is currently resting at -86217...don't do that again please.
was reliving a fun experience. Everyone was about to kill everyone else for a bunch of different reasons. No one knows how to react when Michigan Hockey is bad
It remains the great mystery around these parts; everyone seems to understand that football and basketball can have up and downs, but for some reason the hockey team finally misses the postseason and PANIC breaks out.
I think in general it's because Michigan almost always has a top 5 recruiting class (as hard as that is to quantify in NCAA hockey) and then we end up losing 4-1 at home to Lake State or something. Feels like Alabama losing 20-7 at home to UAB, whether that's actually accurate or not. I think we just expect to blow the doors off most teams which isn't quite realisitc
hmmm, so now you are all like "Get off my yard you dang kids!"
There was a landmark thread where porn was posted on mgoblog for the 1st time
I was irritated because my wife walked up behind me on the blog right when there was an image of a kid giving the "pimp hand" to a woman in a bikini. She wasn't pleased. So later I posted the above linked "no boobie/NSFW/Home" request. All the comments are locked and not viewable. But there were plenty of (graphic) images and gifs in response to the request. I watched and read in horror, realizing that I would have been better off just sending an email to mgoblog, or saying nothing. But putting up a post on a Saturday night was a big mistake. The thread quickly took on a life of its own. There was also a followup thread the next day, which I don't know how to find. In retrospect, it was hilarious, and a great illustration of thinking twice before putting up a post.
I wanted to check the date on this. Almost a week after the Groban Bust. Needless to say we were all taking crazy pills at the time. Makes last night look tame.
To me it begins and ends with this thread:
I always wind up laughing until the tears come when I read this one. Also, remember when Chitown was BOTH a cantankerous old cuss AND had a hilarious and self-deprecating sense of humor?
Where have you gone, Chitownblue2 /
MGoBlog turns its lonely eyes to you /
Oh man, thanks for that. Had me cracking up, probably more so than when I originally read it. Really miss the WLA hegemonic elite. Much funnier than most of the current mgoblog hegemonic elite.
I remember a time when I checked WLA almost as frequently as mgoblog. Very curious to know what's become of those guys (who no longer post on here), and what went down between them and Brian (though if that's personal shit, I can respect that).
thanks for sharing. I'd neg you if I could.
No more epicness. More boringness. This is all I ask.
What if it's in iambic pentameter or the epicnest of all epicness?
Iambic pentameter is played. Sooooo played!
Iambic septameter or nothing. Choose to be different!
One of the greatest posts of all time?
Go check out Six Zero's Preview. WifeDay 2010 post.
Thank you, that is all.
I wish to complain that epic board meltdowns like yesterday's high drama are not convenient for those of us 3 hours behind. I missed all the good stuff until it was too late to contribute to the meltdown, or even follow what the hell happened (what the hell did happen?). I'm out here in SF Bay area talking to myself on most late nights.
In short, I hate it when I miss the good stuff. This is the worst thing that's happened since I was out of town and missed the whole RDT scandal.
You have the opportunity to have kegs and eggs during the games. No complaining!!
It's not like the Internet has a lag time
Omelets, Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
The 9am kickoffs for college and 10am kickoffs for NFL has been phenomenal. Sunday and Monday night football over by 9pm. I can never go back to waiting around all morning for games to start-- that seems post-apocalypse to me now. The living envy the dead.
But I do miss the ability to jump into a good MGoBlog meltdown in real time. Just don't get home early enough.
What does META mean? I see it a lot and don't exactly know how it is supposed to be used here, except for saying "bring back up/down votes"
It's about MGoBlog in general
Meta is a tag used for discussing anything about MGoBlog, as in the entity itself. Posts about things like site culture, discussions on recent posts, suggestions for improvement, ect. all fall under the meta tag.
I've always wondered and a lazy search didn't find anything.
Generally means anything that's one abstraction back from a concept. So, for example, one might study language, or meta-language, i.e., study languages as a whole (e.g., what are the elements of a language, how did language arise, etc.)
Most heated and informative.
was hilarious. Even if he out himself on purpose.
Holy crap. That "treat recruits with respect" thread has to be up there. I missed the entire thing when it was happening, but just spent the last hour and a half reading through it. For those who also missed, here's the tl;dr version:
The whole thread is really worth the read. It's fascinating. And if nothing else, the cat gif is kind of like the reward toward the end for reading through all those comments.
If you started a "MGoDigest" newsletter, I'd subscribe in a heartbeat. This is exactly the kind of executive summary I need. I can't wait around for Unverified Voracity, the world moves too fast.
Also, +1 for each use of "umbrage."
I was just going to start that "Inappropriate Jokes about Recruits" and "Why Peppers Should De-Commit" thread. May need to re-think.
David from Wyoming got nuked too
He did? I must have missed that.
And so did ShockFx.
What did he do? When has he been a problem?
Apparently he posted a screenshot of the post where Seth mentioned BiSB by name.
Oh man, not David. What did he do?
I am curious what this "Chitownblue2" did to get banned. I stopped reading long before that apparently.
Brian and ChiTown have a long history together and basically this was the straw that broke the camels back.
"Brian and ChiTown have a long history together ..."
I'm not at liberty to say, but it has something to do with a retirement home, a "favorite nephew" and a missing second-to-pinky-toe on the left foot.
one that i started: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-gingers-do-have-souls in this thread i was told that i should kill myself for posting the video (the comments by that user have been removed as he has been banned) so you won't get the fully jist of how crazy this one person got...
Don't remember his screen name exactly, but the eMO6 meltdowns were beautiful. Goddamnit what was his name?
I have no recollection of that one, which is an epic win for the MGoCommunity that participated. You f-ers are so damn creative and quick-thinkers!
was no real info in the email he sent out. it was something along the lines of he got second hand info from someone that knew lloyd carr... i wish i stll had the email but i don't because i would post it for everyone to see... but if you do a google seach on his username it gets you here: https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww#hl=en&q=k06em01&start=0
unforunatley, the Steven R Kass NSFW thread was eventually deleted.
The thread that created Lloyd Brady. Not sure how to go about finding it though.
where the brain cook claims that watching enough football on tv makes him an expert smarter than guys who do it for a living.
still laffing bout dat one.
...you look familiar. :)
I always liked David so its a bummer to see him get banned but I have to say that the ability to simply create a new profile and continue posting really takes the strength out of the banhammer. I guess the only thing a moderator or Brian et al. can hope is that the poster gets the message and tries to be different? I didn't intend this to be a lecture to you, David. Like I said I've appreciated most all of your contributions.
Is this a joke? Ok, whatevs if so.
Otherwise, why the eff are you "here"?
"Is this a joke?"
I think that is the point. Is this the type of thing to be TAKEN SERIOUSLY or is it a thing to be enjoyed and left to be what it is? Don't all things to be TAKEN SERIOUSLY cease to be fun?
Isn't this a joke?
After all that's gone on, including posts in this thread I don't even understand but do understand that there's underlying themes at play beyond me (which is fine), I didn't think it was a stretch to ask if it was to be taken seriously. Again, I just don't get sh*t sometimes, so.
Remember the time you said "CAW" and "potato salad?" Oh wait, that was like all the time.
Brilliant catchphrases. Absolute genius.
See: the be nice to recruits thread or the comments on the hockey game where Michigan was eliminated from the CCHA tournament
It's a free website. I get annoyed when people tear into Brian (or Brandon or Ace or Heiko, but not usually Heiko) for whatever. Disagreeing is one thing, but someone people are just a-holes to guys who work hard to provide us a free website that is the best source for anything University of Michigan by 50 miles. Just disagree a little nicer por favor
On that note though, the absence of a moderation system has seemingly pushed the crazy posting to a new level. I get the impression that people feel less inhibited to post whatever stuff comes to mind now. Would like to see moderation return one day soon.
...Its not like the moderation system is a cure all. I mean a lot of the people that have strong opinons round these parts (some of them no longer with us...*pour a lil out*) had strong karma values and as such had all of their posts viewed by everyone. The moderation button was only good to keep the spammers/obvious troll accounts under control.
Brian briefly mentions moderation in the mega-thread, but for such an important thing, I'm not sure why it hasn't been moved up in priority. The blog is still pretty good, as are the comments, but it needs more policing (self and otherwise).
Regarding comments about the blog's operation, I'm fine with it and think most of the posts on the initial Teryn Savage post and also the mega-thread (though I have read all 500+(!) comments, so I can't vouch for all of them) were also fine even if they "tear into" Brian a bit. Mgoblog not just a stream of useful posts by a handful of folks, it's a community of people, making comments and/or their own (hopefully useful) threads. As such, people feel they have a stake (if not a monetary one, like Brian) in how it operates. If people didn't give a rip, they wouldn't visit as much, which I'm sure is not what Brian wants. I agree they shouldn't be overly personal, and certainly shouldn't have an air of entitlement b/c it is free, but some passion about the topic is fine by me. It shows people care.
the OP's original topic, but I rather enjoyed the "Mckayla Maroney Is NOT Impressed" photoshop thread.
Also liked the one with the GIF of Brady Hoke and all the coaches riding in a Jeep (?) together. I think that may have been around OSU meltdown time, not sure.
ummmmm, really? come on guys, this other shit is weak
Indeed, that was a great one. Only had time to read the first couple of pages (it's bedtime), but looking forward to reading the rest tomorrow. My favorite response was Dex's on the first page. Miss that guy.
Cool of you to post this and take it in stride (I assume...)