Thanks for your service, BiSB. Congrats on the baby. I nominate LSA Class of 2000 for mod.
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Thanks for your service, BiSB. Congrats on the baby. I nominate LSA Class of 2000 for mod.
I second that and will add that I couldn't think of a better nomination to replace BiSB.
Plus, I'm sure we could get some nice stats on all the posts he'd make in the mod thread, which could be fun.
Here's a thought:
500 to post
Posbangs don't add points and stay limited to five
Negbangs remove points and are unlimited.
This effectively kills trolls and prevents stuff like the posts from this afternoon.
Although this is a good idea, it could be exploited. Some posters have serial-negbangers—a person who downvotes them repeatedly no matter what, despite having generally high quality posts. This would then give a poster essentially the ability to silence someone they don't like, by removing a large chunk of their points, and if they are extremely persistent remove all their points and make them unable to start threads.
It could also kill dissenting voices on emotional topics, and that's not good. A bunch of riled-up mgobloggers could essentially silent a voice of reason.
I'm thinking about the Demar Dorsey situation as one example. There was a staggering amount of mis-information flying around and people were pretty heated up. I could easily imagine the Director of Admissions himself coming in to post useful, factual stuff (not that he would, but suspend disbelief for a moment) that would correct the prevailing view--and immediately being stripped of hundreds of points in the heat of the moment.
and I disagree. While both your and A2's points are very valid, they are the outlier scenarios I think. I know that people tend to pile on from time to time, however I don't think it has ever progressed to the point where it would destroy somebody's account. Here are a few thoughts:
Nah...just kidding. Seriously, good luck with the new addition to your family.
I think kevin holt would be a great nomination.
Just kidding, I actually endorse this. Or Herm. Or that one rational OSU fan just for giggles.
Sorry to see you go, especially on such a sour note. Good luck with the baby
Thanks for sharing...
I'm a mod unleashed. That makes for a very dangerous man.
Shows you shouldn't be one. Good thing it's too much for you to handle.
Some people don't enjoy jokes, so that's cool. Your points (which don't do anything) have been returned. May you live forever.
BiSB, you became my favorite mod in your time here. I personally will miss you greatly.
Best of luck with fatherhood.
Will you give me a pile of unearned points? Think of it like a Presidential pardon. Yeah, those guys are totally guilty but they gave a bunch of money to the campaign and you aren't running again anyway.
PS. Bringing back the old point system might prevent a future moderator meltdown. Let us police each other. We won't abuse it...I swear.
Congrats and good health towards your future newborn, you've always been a valuable member of this site and I'll miss your contributions.
This wouldn't have happened if Rich Rod were still the coach...
Good luck with the baby. Sorry and thanks for the crap you had to put up with to make it a better experience for us.
I'm sorry, but things have not enough come close to taking an MLive turn.
But it's heading more toward MLive Mountain than away from it. Things are almost as bad as it was in late 2010, and things are going WELL now.
I pray only for sanity.
Maybe it's not the board. Maybe it's living in South Bend. I can't imagine being there this season is easy. Also, maybe you're experiencing a sympathy hormone surge from your wife's pregnancy. In any event, best of luck on the birth, and hopefully your reasonable ways will be back after the baby is sleeping through the night. You're going to need an escape. Trust me.
But I'm pretty sure it's not sympathy hormones. My wife can attest to the fact that I am remarkably un-sympathetic.
I have, however, put on plenty of sympathy weight. So there's that.
So you're saying you don't expect to see him until sometime after March Madness, when the baby weighs about 12 lbs (give or take)? Personally, I suspect it will be much earlier ... Like during those 3 AM feedings when his choices for entertainment are either MGoBlog or TV ads for Extenze.
You've consistently been one of my favorite posters on the board since I've started coming here a couple years back. I'm sad to see you go, but at the same time, I absolutely understand where you're coming from (especially with a kid on the way). The board has been infuriating in the last few days, and I'm sure that's been hell for the Mods. I hope you still comment here/maintain some sort of presence, rather than doing a full TomVH-esque disappearance. I just wanted to thank you for all you've done for the community in your time here. Best of luck, Bisbiño.
As mgoblog becomes more popular, you have to expect more idiots to register and post. Obviously it's annoying as shit, especially after games, but that is the beauty of the forum. I kind of enjoy stupid posts and their OPs getting ripped to shreds. It deters future stupid posts. (You would think, right?) So my question is why do those posts get locked? Do they consume way too much bandwidth for a very unnecessary reason?
Whatever the case, thank you for your moderating and wish you the best.
I admittedly neg an awful lot of your posts, but I'd +200 this if I could.
I would say it's because bending over backwards like this is what makes us the 25%. If we didn't, we'd be part of the 75%.
100% of the 75% believe they are part of the 25%.
Me? I'm different: I am definitely part of the 25%.
Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to shamelessly plug my Ultra-MGoBoard Chrome Extension. It's linked in my signature, and will let you hide any posters you want so you never have to see their ridiculous comments. Works pretty well if I do say so myself, I haven't seen anything from about 30 posters for quite a while.
Definitely a good plug-in. I use it for hiding worthless posters, but also highlighting particularly good ones. Like ones that generally have good info/insight (like ace, aquaman and DGdestroys).
my invisibility cloak....
Welcome to the MGoBoard, Jeremy Gallon!
How does he mod the LiveBlog if he's on the field???
+1 and newletter subscribed to.
Thanks BlockM. I like it. It also gives a nice double entendre to your name.
Took me a while to figure out where the Options link is found, but once I did, I found it works really well. Go ahead and ask BiSB for a nice, parting gift of +10,000,000 points, but don't spend it all in one place.
Sorry to read this. You were an asset to this board and I will miss your moderating ways.
Good night, and good luck.
Don't blame you.
I've started visiting less and less over the season. But that's equal part other members and Brian worried about music, matching away jerseys, and the "why don't we try Bellomy" meme early in the season.
It's Brady's second season and he's 18-5. I'll take that without all the bitching.
Not because of any insights you may have, but because of your avatar.
I hope you do, I'm pretty sure that I laugh at just about everything that you post. If not, I hope you reconsider, but best of luck to you and your family and your lawyering ways.
BiSB isn't the source of funny comments. He reads them, deletes the originals, and reposts them as original content. Trust me, I've seen it dozens of times in the live blog.
In all seriousness though, Congrats are due and I hope to still see BiSB around these parts.
Congrats on the kid. Sorry to see you go. The mods in general do a fantastic job. I don't think the board is what it used to be, but it still sure beats the Scout free board.
It looks like you picked the wrong week to stop sniffin glue. .
You fought the good fight, BiSB. Thanks for your efforts.
To be honest I am a new member so I have no clue who you are. But, I really enjoy being on this board and having the chance to communicate with other Michigan fans. It sucks being a UM fan living in CT....all I hear about are the Jets, Giants, and Patriots...they don't even like the college version here...it's awful. Anyways, I hate to see anyone go because of the negative attitudes of the board. One the one hand, it's terribly difficult to watch the team you love struggle repeatedly and not voice that frustration. It takes a lot of patience and maturity not to let your emotions speak. However, I like most, have allowed that to happen many times. I can only imagine that has taken place more in the last 5 years than in the previous 20 (not sure how long this board has been up). But, I would just ask that you try to have a positive attitude while remembering that often times when people do stupid stuff, it's often the same thing we'd do in their situation. That doesn't make it any better, but it does make us human. We all show love, pride, and support as well as frustration, dissapointment, and hatred.
So are leaving the board all together or just not going to mod anymore? Your well-timed wit would leave a large void.
But somewhat less frequently, given the family responsibilities and the lack of mod responsibilities.
it seems like an uphill battle when 100 points is the cutoff for posting.
Tell me you at least banned that asshat on the way out
I am Legend