I know in the Mgoboard FAQ it says during the football season, off topic topics are not allowed. When does this go in to effect since we are less than two weeks away?
MgoQuestion: When is OT not allowed?
in less than two weeks.
11:59:59 AM on September 3rd. If you want meaningful discussion, I would post the OT before lunch on Septmber 2nd. That's an opinion, of course.
no discussing baseball? :(
This will really suck if (when) we make the playoffs.
Small price to pay to not have soccer defecate on our fine community for ~4 months.
If the Tigers make the World Series, I'd bet the mods will allow an open thread.
The banned OT stuff is the stuff that is REALLY OT... like dog anal glands.
Glad to hear that tigers will still be allowed and dog anatomy will be nowhere to be found.
I know you forgot to include a "sarcasm" tag, but for those of you haven't clicked the FAQ link, those topics are ALWAYS off topic ... er, not allowed at all.
OT is not allowed when one team has more points than the other at the end of regulation.
Depends on if Joe West is working behind the plate, or if Ed Hightower is reffing and still auditioning for the Four Tops.
I would rather we have a second board for off topic posts. This may sound weird, but I like how on the RCMB they can talk about anything and get the opinions of people who have the same interests as myself.
they have a recruiting board too. And Buckeye Planet has boards for each OT. Say we get a random OT board, a recruiting board, a baseball board, ect. Obviously to complement the MGoBoard which would remain mostly about football and Michigan. That could be cool.
The moment the sum total of posts with 51% or more of negative MGoFeedback in response to OT is greater than the sum total of posts with less than 51% of negative comments in response to being OT.
Or, you know, 12:00 noon Sept 3.
The summer is perfect for OT.
During the season it is frowned upon and mostly deleted. At least when Geaux Blue was patroling the board ammirite?
Does he start it the beginning of game week? August 29th this year?
And for those worried about baseball (etc.), he's always been considerate enough to allow one NFL thread, or one thread for outstanding occurrences...like a Tigers playoff game might be. But multiple "did you hear about X baseball player?" type threads in a day? Forgetaboutit. At least if things don't change, and we don't abuse it.
That's right. OT lockdown goes into effect Monday. Local pro sports is tolerated if infrequent. College football OT but tolerated. Big Ten and opponents are on topic always, which never prevents people from putting up OT warnings on posts about Ohio State.
make the playoffs, we might be allowed a game thread?
"Local sports tolerated, if infrequent."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Tigers game threads during the playoff run are generally OK, seeing as it's one concentrated thread a day. At least that's what I remember from past years.
so i guess this means no more, "hey, i'm by the zoo. what should i have for lunch?" threads. damn.
And if I remember right, one NFL gameday open thread is tolerated, correct?
*and I know the FAQ says OT includes pro sports during the season.
Thanks for actually answering the question instead of being a smartass about it like everyone else...
While the majority of mgobloggers follow football, it always is appropriate to post on any UofM sports topic, obviously, especially basketball and hockey.
is Thursday through Monday, September through January.
I really don't care what OT topics are up..Some of these Mgo'ers are pretty anal though..