We already have two snowflake threads, a posbang thread and a front page Muppets post.
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Looks like the OP was going to be making money off the t-shirts he linked in the post. Big no-no and someone here this long should know better. Bolivia for XXX days.
Just cave those sorts of things (not Boliviate) unless you know the reader to be a longstanding contributor who just got excited one night or something.
BTW if people ever want a t-shirt to be made we do take requests on those.
Or do you mean delete the thread? The OP had a few thousand points and has been around longer than I have (and is a name I recognized), so I thought that was probably enough of a reminder.
While I'm replying to you, do you want to take a quick look at a complaint in this thread about a new username (HokeNchange)? I don't think there's much of an issue since we've had Hoke parodies on the Fairly poster as icons without a problem, but some direction from the top might help.
I would buy a shirt that says (Score: 5 Normal)
Batman doesn't wear hockey pants
Left it up last night so those watching could talk about it, but Kate Upton threads should be restricted to Michigan related "news".
OT: You have no shot at Kate Upton. But...
Ten comments in and we have the first partisan post, which is to be expected when the OP just states the factors he believes would affect DB's decision to (re)enter public life along with a potential list of candidates on the other side of the isle. The next time we have a "Brandon to Senate" thread will be when one can contain substantial news relating to Mr. Brandon and an open Senate seat.
This would make a good thread on a state political board or one with an interest in national Republican politics, but definitely violates both the letter and spirit of the "no politics" rule.
"Why does calling OSU "Ohio" infuriate Sparty more than OSU fans?"
The mention of Mike Valenti aside for a second, it is probably a bit too offtopic to have a thread speculating about the word association schema of the average Spartan fan. More to the point, the number of people on this blog who care about how Mike Valenti or posters on Spartan blogs react to things is, perhaps unsurprisingly, extremely low.
That was not going well.
Might I inquire why "The aneurysm of fandom" got pulled? Yes it wasnt going to go the way the OP hoped but speaking from first hand experience that's not always a bad thing long-term. I remember early on in my tenure posting a similar type story expecting all sorts of mad blog love and when I got the opposite reaction I was definitely educated that the masses here thought differently than i had expected from a sports blog.
Denard wins NCAA cover
As awesome as it would be for Denard Robinson to win this on a daily basis, yesterday's thread on this subject is still on the front page.
If I post a semi-weekly diary titled "Your Week in OT" and provide quality content, will it get deleted? I'd like to post 5-10 news stories per diary that would be of interest (no politics, no religion). For whatever reason, the preview post doesnt work, so it would be formatted better. For example:
Killer Ukranian Dolphins on the Loose
- So... legitimate media outlets are reporting that there is a chance that gun toting, shank carrying dolphins have escaped from a Ukranian military base. Basically, picture Echo the Doplhin meets Duke Nukem. The Ukranian government denies these claims, but who wouldn't? The only thing more dangerous than terrorist with nukes is a pod of gangsterized doplhins roaming the oceans with a vendetta. I give the story FOUR out of FIVE fakes, only because the plausibility is there due to the evidence that the international community is engaging in the practice of arming (flippering?) sea creatures to do their dirty work.
My take would be that you're fine if you tread carefully with the topics up until the end of August. Afterwards, the no OT rule goes into effect. Just keep the spirit of diary vs board post in mind. Make sure it's not just a brief link to funny stories or it'll get bumped to the board until the mods who are actually worthwhile (not me) get sick of it.
Although this was technically the first thread on the subject, the second one has the photo outright and tells you all about Uniformz today that you will need to know.
Would be perfect for an open thread comment.
....as well as...
Michigan vs. Wisconsin B-Ball Snowflakes and Post Game Open Thread
The first one was user-requested, and the last snowflake thread already has over 150 replies to about 50 for M-Wolverine's (no offense, just trying to condense the discussion). However, as a reward for being the first person to technically create the thread, M-Wolverine's title gets to be on the remaining thread.
Seriously guys you locked BOTH the "fantatics and the sliver linings" posts? Why on earth for? There is zilch on the board right now for new content unless we want to discuss what we will be drinking tomorrow for God's sake and as I see it, there isnt one comment in either thread that looks offensive or inflamatory in any way.
They were both fairly meaningless and innocous posts that generated conversation and hence, eyeballs, on the page. I truly dont understand what prompted a lock on any level.
If you're editing a thread title for content, here's the guidelines. As always use your discretion-- we have no hard and fast rules. In general try to respect the user's content while serving the board. Err on the side of reader convenience.
1. Try to leave the original poster's content alone as much as possible. If you need to add information put it below and note who do it.
2. If you edit the title to reflect changing news don't put your name in there.
3. Note your changes in the mod sticky.
"OT- WALKING DEAD THREAD"
This was the first one created, but the discussion seems to have started in the other thread. I am going to go ahead and leave the second one up for that reason.
Funny video, but Kate Upton threads are on a short leash lately. If she's talking about Michigan or makes it to Auburn Hills or something, fine. Other than that, no threads on her, especially coming from the style section.
Some tried to keep it going, which was great, but the search for nice things continued as some comments took the thread towards a potentially irrevocable downward turn.
Even if it was from Mone himself the thread wouldn't be ideal; from a third party it shouldn't be posted at all.
User dhsajk appears to be a spambot. Just saw a post in the hockey snowflakes thread, probably elsewhere too.
Usually they're not that annoying, but tonight he messed up my routine for modding comments. I won't joke about signing him up for spam, but I wish I could at this point; deleting ten comments and having to go through ten threads to see new comments by hand is not fun, especially for a night like tonight.
Morning Cup With Sparty
The tribe has more or less spoken on this one - it has been said before, but within the context of a Michigan sports blog, stories about how Spartan fans react to things generally do not have a huge audience.
Without some type of on topic connection, news about specific bands/authors/whatever probably don't make good board posts. If the board gets slow, a thread about what albums posters are looking forward to, good books, ect. can all be fun, though.
Anyone know when TOOL IS COMING TO THE PALACE??!!!
Double post. Also, this might be the first WBB double post; making progress in the MGoWorld, ladies, congrats.
You win some, you lose some. This is the latter.
I've pointed this out before but nothing has been done about it. In this thread:
The comment that kills the entire thread has "<iframe width="420"" as its title. You need to disallow the less than symbol in the title or at the very least convert it to "<" so that it will display properly.
If you are able to access the page to alter the comment, you should change the title and it will fix the rest of the post. If you can't access it through the other page, this link might work for you. I'm not sure that the mods use the same edit page as everyone else, but if they do, this should work.
....and it is fixed. Posting in that thread may now continue as scheduled.
EDIT UNRELEATED TO THIS REPLY: Not really worth another post in the Sticky, but "Merrill/Trouba will "take a few days" to decide on Pro's" was removed - duplicate thread, discussion already beginning in the first one.
OT: OSU's Region
The masses have spoken on this one, I believe. Conspiracy theories and statements not backed with evidence on this board are almost guaranteed, at least historically, to generate very little useful discussion (although a few users did provide very good analysis of where the OP erred in this case) and sometimes do not end terribly well.
May want to take " No Politics" action to prevent the class war from breaking out in this thread.
Don't have names, sorry.
Edit: F-it. Let's party with six threads or whatever, I don't have the heart to delete any of them.
It are riot in East Lansing?
The answer to the OP's question was in the thread - the creator of the site has long since graduated, therefore the status of East Lansing is, perhaps rightly, uncertain.
In an effort to procrastinate, I was flipping through some old posts on the HoF, and came accross this one:
I opened it and chrome has told me a few times that the page contains malware (i refreshed it to make sure it wasn't just a fluke). My browser hasn't found any other problems with the site, and given no other warnings, except for this one page.
Deleted for the comment flamewar, not the OP itself. Too bad it came to that, the Thanksgiving and Christmas (for the record I'm not Christian) threads are some of my favorites, but apparently Easter is not conducive to nice things for a sports blog.
And I'm dying to know who put up that "I told you so" thread as his first thought after the game that was deleted, even though I'll never know.
and getting into the mod sticky from there is a pain, so here's me saying that I deleted it and why. Threads "calling out" other users are a pretty bad idea; ZL defines mod work above as something like "preserving the general level of calm" on the board, and that wasn't headed anywhere but down into flames.