TOTALLY LEGITAMATE SPANISH <--- Somewhat legitimate English
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
TOTALLY LEGITAMATE SPANISH <--- Somewhat legitimate English
What can I say? I got excited by the capital letters.
of cleaning up the crap. Doesn't need to be changed. that said, if it were, I don't care.
That also said:
The first rule of MGoPoints is "Don't talk about MGoPoints."
While I agree in general about not talking about MGoPoints, I think it is a decent way for this board to self-moderate.
It's also worth considering how much time mods have to devote to monitoring stupid threads. The ideal would be a threshold that acts as the ideal barrier for drivel but allows quality content to come through.
Only if there are penalties for reposting. I'd stand for a 20 point deduction if you repost something.
Love it. I think I'd prefer bigger penalties for boners, rather than quashing input from new people.
This is my first time visiting this site, and I must say not really impressed. Not sure if it’s normal, but read a few posts that were awful. Please tell this is an anomaly, because I'm really impressed with the UFR.
It's an anomaly. Read Diaries and the front page. The Board is uneven.
Everything else is great. The board is unreadable now and completely baseless bs speculation.
the UFR is an Mgosacriment!
to troll, UofMFanInDC
really? he's one of those?
for saying some of these posts suck dick? People have seen these posts we've ben getting, right?
because he's a troll whose other account got banned.
I have to agree. I think bumping up the total to post wouldn't be a bad idea. I think 100 point threshold would work great.
Why not 500? What's the value to allowing drive by posting? Anyone with over 500 will be attuned to the standards of the board.
great content like monuMentals' awesome wallpaper work wouldn't be available.
There has to be a happy medium. I too am sick of the recent quality, and I love this site as much as anyone - but not everyone has the time to put up 500 pts.
100 seems to make sense.
i still think there should be and Mgocourse followed by and Mgotest combinded with a certain amount of time as an Mgoblog member (3-6 months min.) And if they still don't get it, an Mgoremedialcourse followed by 6 months probation durring which they can't start new threads during.
I love his idea. Also, must signs an Mgoloyalty statement.
Yes. We definitely don't need the type of threads that get the most complaints. Therefore, newer posters can learn the ropes and not post threads that annoy everyone.
I don't have many points, but I have little desire to start board topics (I've started 1 in ~2years). I enjoy commenting on other posts and reading. Maybe we could have another tab for stupid "any news on..." or "LOLsparty" type stuff. I come here for Michigan athletics, not all the drivel that has overrun the site the last 4+ weeks. I would even suggest 500 pts being the threshold.
EDIT: Yeah Mgofairy!!!!
This place has gotten out of control to the point of un-read-a-bility.
I agree with geaux Bleu with the current state of the MGoPoints economy and with the current point inflation we are seeing I support at least 500 points to post.
I don't post much and have never started a thread, but the stupid shit that does get posted is getting to be annoying. The threshold for starting threads definately needs to be bumped up.
Agreed. I think it takes some practice, looking around, and responding to get the hang of things around here.
I completely agree or bring back free neg bangs so we can punish whoever posts stupid topics!!!
Since neg-bangs now cost a point, I'd be at zero with all the dumb crap that gets posted. Even though I may want to downvote someone, my few mgopoints are very near and dear to me and I don't want to give them away just to negbang some jackhole with an internet connection.
EDIT: the mgofairy appeared and I magically now have 1000 points. WOO!
She has just visited me as well. What a gracious fairy she is.
Welcome to the neg bomb brigade boys. Use it wisely.
I'm always in for a good negbang. Only problem there is that the poster only has to create another login and keep posting. By making points matter they create all they want but it would still take work to accumulate the points needed to start a thread.
I don't want to discourage new posters from becoming involved. They may have interesting thoughts worth discussion.
But man, there have been some pointless threads lately.
we aren't saying they shouldn't post and contribute....just not be able to create new content untill they've been around a little longer
if they have something worthwhile to say, they just need to wait around until an appropriate thread is generated? I don't think that's necessarily the best thing for quality of discussion.
Then again, maybe its collateral damage of not having to deal with some of these trolls. As I originally said, I can definitely see both sides of this one.
Someone in another thread nicely said "I have some info about Stephen Hopkins game this weekend, but I don't have enough points to post...can someone create a thread?" and it was created almost immediately, he was legit, posted the info, and people conversed. There are ways if it's something that HAS to get on.
The "telling" post from a few weeks back didn't do anything for me, but in retrospect it looks like a snippet of Moby Dick compared to the "IS DEVIN REDSHIRT?" and "HERE WHAT ME THINK ON DEFENSE" postings that have polluted the board over the last month or so.
1) increase the minimum points (or time as a member) before allowing new topics
2) have more aggressive moderators, who nuke more
3) (my favorite) allow/ encourage neg bombing by not making it cost a point (for some reason, these stupid threads started have like -15 points). They should have 10X that.
Yes, this season's neg bombing has been subpar to say the least. I remember last season and some of the recruitment threads that had triple digit neg bombs. Those need to come back.
As a general comment, I'd say 100 points is a max (that represents 40-50 upvotes and a new +1s for posting for a new member). I'd say that is fair.
I am going to neg that stupid mother fucker back to the stoneage man.
His mother... Negged
His father.... Negged
His dog.... Negged
His whole family!!!!! NEGGED they are all NEGGED
As a low point guy, I would be more than willing to sacrifice my rights to start a thread for another couple months to clean up some of the garbage that has started to overwhelm the board. It has gotten pretty bad.
Free neg-bangs for everyone.
"All in agreement, say 'I'. All those opposed, say 'goodbye'." <--that's a poster that hangs in my bosses office. Just throwin that out there.