this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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"It was crazy..."
This one is coming down, for although it was crazy, and I did actually have a sub, the quote in isolation isn't a standalone topic and probably could have been presented in one of the many other discussion threads.
Formerly two threads below, now the top diary above, for starters.
"Mike Rice Fired"
The man deserves to be fired, then fired for being fired, and so on ad infinitum, but it is indeed old news now.
EDIT: Also, duplicate thread from this morning - "OT: Auburn University and Gene Chizik about to be charged with major violations". The link was to a different source, but the same story is on the front page still. That being said, there is a certain intrigue in seeing Gene Chizik's credibility burned to ashes and then to have some attempt to set the ashes ablaze.
Edit: never mind, He'll never be back...
New commit - Brady Pallante out of Florida
As much we like to have commits eager to come to Ann Arbor (multiple times, if they so choose), the "Hello" thread is still on the front page in this case.
...as well as...
Brandon Triche Trash Talk
I suggest that Brandon Triche take Horford up on his offer of a lovely tea and talk of matchup issues.
Rather than create a new post per se - April 6th removals:
Fab Five-Chris Webber
I think the tribe has spoken on this one - it is a discussion that has been had multiple times here and as recently as a couple days ago in the "open letter" thread. It didn't seem like this one was going to provide any new insight.
Please fix the snowflake thread.
It's this comment
Just remove the less than sign.
Some general cleanup:
i present to you doug anderson (not ot, final 4 week)
This one is buried now thanks in part to pre-game and post-game threads from yesterday, but it was on the front page less than 48 hours ago.
Also this one, as wonderful and uplifting as this story is:
"Jack Hoffman (7-yr. old cancer patient) scores TD in Nebraska Spring Game"
This was also buried in the post-game euphoria, but it was on the board yesterday evening.
And this one...
Man Card in Jeopardy
This one really wasn't going anywhere and, in general, random tidbits from one's stream of consciousness do not make great board topics, at least historically. There have been few known exceptions to this, insofar as I am aware.
MSU schadenfreude is amazing right now
There's already one thread, of course, which we'll keep. Even though we've said before that how Spartan fans react to things is generally not a high-interest topic here, one thread today will not hurt, I would think.
User marlon went over the edge in attacking non-alum fans in the Sparty schadenfreude thread. Typically that's a ban, but 4-year member so Bolivia instead. Points will return in 4 years; call it an education.
Trying to help keep the board clean - this video, while awesome, was posted by Brian on the front page.
Just for the record, though, that thread was started by the creator of the video. I'm not saying it needs to go back up, just getting the info out there.
Not up to board standards.
I am not drunk or on any substance, but I feel like tonight was a conspiracy
If someone wants to make a thread presenting evidence of a conspiracy, go for it. Conjecture that requires a "not drunk or high" disclaimer probably shouldn't get posted, though.
A little general cleanup this morning.
Although there is no official snowflake thread yet, this thought should perhaps sit inside it when it does go up on the board.
Also, a little condensation, to avoid multiple "Thank You" threads:
"Thank you 2012-2013 basketball team" and "Thank You Michigan Basketball" were taken down in favor of the larger discussion in the "MMB Appreciation Thread". Nothing offense or out of order in this obviously, just trying to minimize overlapping threads, so size will win out here.
Snowflake, not going well either.
"THJ Declared For NBA Draft"
You are free to post this thread when there is credible information behind it, but saying that his best friend said so and failing to post any credible source material warrants the removal of the thread.
Yeah...not going well. I'm not a believer in MGoBoard's Sparty obsession, but this would be a piece of evidence to support that theory.
Looking for your mod action sticky on "Alternate Ending".
First time ever posting in "public" for a ruling on a ban, but here it goes: Six posts, all of which included scUM (that's the biggest factor, and honestly someone with 6/6 posts with o$u would be close too) and a karma value of -1. Also, calling a couple long-time posters (yes, including mod LSA) delusional with nothing or close to nothing to back it up doesn't really sit right either.
Probably just a random troll, but I did want to get the message out that rival fans are never banned for being rival fans supporting their team. Be polite, don't call names, back up what you have to say and you'll be respected here, no question.
Should be a comment in any of the open threads for the spring game.
Posted over 40 times in a couple of hours, often short double posts, to get over 100 points last night after not posting for 6 weeks.
Trolling may be coming.
Also might be time for a new one of these threads. Scrolling down takes some time.
Thx. Keeping an eye on him -- seems just an accident as it was all running basketball commentary.
But the fact that suddenly a number of long dead threads suddenly were double posted in at the end of them. And most of that were like one sentence comments.
If they're replies to other remarks (even belatedly) or just a series of comments in, say, an open thread, it doesn't stand out. But when someone can't help double posting multiple times with 6 word comments in threads that haven't been commented on in a week that stood out in my posted box.
Only one post thus far but it's clearly a bot:
Do your worst, mods.
You, after all, would know more about their evil than I would.
So, to follow up, would it have been better just not to link to that Peppers video, because of where it was found?
Naw. It was interesting. But I'm still not sure it wasn't from somewhere else. In general be very wary is all.
Imbed any video if possible; Block quote Relevant/informative passages, using the link ( Don't Click Bleacher Report).
We can differentiate between BR and Ace Williams.
BR has some good stuff sandwiched amongst the crap. Ace Williams has a bunch of crap sandwiched amongst other crap. He literally makes up libelous stuff that is almost always unverifiable by standard techniques (because he "has a super-secret source"). He's never right. He sucks.
Deleted and forwarded the name of the poster along up the MGoChainOfCommand.
I didn't realize so much time and "paperwork" went into overseeing the MGoBoard. I randomly came across this thread, and I feel like I am involved in a top secret & undisclosed MGoBlog Intelligence Agency meeting. Trolls are found and neutralized. Threads consolidated. "Bloggers of Mass Destruction" who have no credibilty are discussed. Maybe the policy of appeasement isn't working with the BMDs and a counteinsurgency (or indirect smear) campaign should be considered....I'm only half joking. Keep up the good work!
Sometimes we make fun of people too.
OT: The Top 12 Most Consistently Overrated College Football Programs Of The BCS Era, Statistically
The tribe spoke on this one. Given the OP and the rather meaningless statistical methodology employed in the link provided, this can only be construed as an attempt at trolling. Thank you to the MGoUsers who pointed out the flaws in the methodology used in the linked article.
I may be in the minority on this, but I felt it was worth saying: I don't like that the decision is to delete threads like this. My preference would be to just lock them. In my opinion, leaving them out there as an example of the ridicule that ensues serves a valuable deterrent value. Just my two cents.
The tribe spoke on this one. Given the OP and the rather meaningless statistical methodology employed in the link provided, this can only be construed as an attempt at trolling.
I'm sorry, but this is terrible modding. The original post had no language in it that implied trolling and there could have been some decent discussions on it. Some people don't like to accept that ND has been to a title game more recently than us and therefore a bunch of people defensively jump to trolling. The proper action would have been to downvote the people crying wolf.
There was nothing wrong with the thread and you cannot deny that if any Michigan fan posted the same exact original post that it would still be up.
It's just mind-boggling he hasn't be banned yet. He's gotten way more slack than most Michigan fans would get.
If anything opposing fans SHOULD be held to a higher standard. They should act like guests if they want to be treated as guests and not interlopers.
This is an embarrassing thread. I would hope that we are above complaining about a recruit's father, but apparently it's fine to gossip about the families of our commits.
Sorry. Didn't see it.
ESPN 150 is released
If not for a rush of threads yesterday evening, yesterday's thread on this very subject would likely still be at the bottom of the first page.
If I must...
I am confused by your *hug a terrorist" policy. While my language was admittedly blunt, the sentiment expressed was hardly controversial. Dude killed a little kid...amongst others. You have lost 500 respect points on my ledger.
Further, if you don't want people to comment on it, you probably shouldn't put it on the front page. Also...If one is really looking to delete posts and punish the guilty...How about cleaning up that post Falsly identifying that poor kid missing from Brown as terrorist #2? (Center Ice 3am April 19) Kid"s family might appreciate that.
Just a thought.
Umm... what? The post I deleted was just a double-post that the original author changed the title to a more clever version of "Delete this because I posted something that was posted already". I don't think I moderated any articles having to do with Boston.
What is the current MGoPoints/Respect Points exchange rate?
as well. CEFH, can you elaborate? Other than taking points away for political stuff, the only other mod action I can recall is me un-embedding a Vine video and BiSB unlinking some pictures.
Also wanted to add that this is probably the first time I've signed on to five new posts in the mod thread without the board sitting at threat level midnight.
He didn't see the 380 post thread still on the front page?