It finally happened...
a terrible blight on our fine country
It finally happened...
Who got the scalp?
DOOK and Mercer
I think we'll go with one thread about this game, although double the schadenfreude was tempting in the case of Duke.
I recently posted a thread on Purdue Basketball and recieved suggestions to move it to diaries. I was wondering if you could do that. Thanks.
not going to end well.
I've decided that Chris Webber...
It had 30 downvotes, and I really was not sure where it was going or why it might be important, so it will come down, I think. I was expecting something a little more biting, if you will, than a decision that Chris Webber is not sincere in his wishes to eat at Burger King
/terrible pun, shows self out
we should use DT to denote drunken threads?
Dances with Wolverines - Michigan's 2014 Roster in movies.
This one already made it to the board this morning, but do check it out as it is pretty cool. Make sure you thank B Mo Glue, the user who created them.
Mitch McGary is dressing tonight vs. Tennessee
There is already a thread discussing this and the discussion is already taking off in that thread. Very interesting, even if we will not see him in action this evening.
I don't think that this went the way that the OP had planned at 38 downvotes, so I assume that I won't hear much in the way of complaints if I took it down now. That, and I don't know if we can really have such a thread when MSU also made it to the Elite Eight.
Trolling troll, trollpants
Michigan Baseball knocks off Iowa 4-2
Although this was the first thread, the one above it covered the same information as well as additional detail plus a pretty cool highlight, so we'll stick with that one. No offense meant to the OP in this case.
They must have been posted about a minute apart because I did double-check the board before pressing save.
Devin Funchess Tears Achilles
Even though it is April 1st, I am not sure if this is the most responsible sort of prank thread that we could have in space since it is regarding a non-existent injury. There are definitely more tasteful ways to do this - that much I know.
New Oregon Football Performance Center Photos
Removed at poster's request, but yes, this was discussed when the building was first unveiled last year. As I recall, there was something almost "1984" about the press conference / team meeting room.
McDowell actually signs with MSU
It was a few posts below this one actually, but as others have mentioned, how this relationship develops at MSU will be interesting because of some of things that happened which created this lengthy delay.
Post #84 in the Dave brandon to make historic announcement thread.
Didn't mean to make work for you guys Sunday night. Figured the community would kind of ignore the topic if they didn't care about it, and it's the offseason and the like.
On this note, can it be a Boliviable offense to go into threads about things you don't like and shit on them? If that isn't trolling, I don't know what is. I can think of a couple people who have this bad habit and could stand to be disabused of it.
It would be hard to catch every instance in a place like MGoBlog, but yeah, after a few things that have happened in the last week or so, it might be time to consider the habitual and notorious instances (i.e., being rude or insulting basically) of dumping on threads simply because of one's disinterest in the topic a respect issue and therefore something that could get folks dinged if caught.
Now, to address something that Bando Calrissian mentioned in the Tigers thread, I wouldn't expect that it would happen very often, but if there is significant news or something going on which requires considerable coverage / discussion, we can definitely look at prioritizing threads. If it ends up being like last year, by May it seems like there is perhaps one for every other game or so, and of course, as the end of August approaches, they will probably disappear in the flurry of football coverage.
I don't expect you guys to catch most stuff, and I've been around here long enough that a guy being a bit of a jerk doesn't mean much to me. I was surprised it escalated to name-calling and other questionable commenting as quickly as it did, but so be it.
Thanks for keeping this place pretty civil.
As for the Tiger threads, I suspect that will die down as the season progresses, save for the random Chicago or Cleveland games when someone wants to crow about it.
If you're going to espouse hate and bigtory through the guise of your religion, then I think those posts should be left up and the people attacking the posts shouldn't have their posts removed. If you're going to put forth a position, you should be prepared to defend it like any other assertion. Religion shoudn't get special treatment -- if you don't want the merits of your religion debated, don't interject into conversation.
My 2 cents is, I have no problem having the merits of my religion debated, even though this site is clearly not the place for such discussion. I have a problem with people deriding my beliefs when they don't understand them. If I wrote that all people who believe X are idiots/haters, you'd probably call me narrow minded. You don't seem to have the same issue when you throw all Christians into a barrel and open fire.
Meet the Bag Man...How to buy College Football players. SBNation report
It is a fascinating read if not entirely shocking, but it is still on the first page of threads as well as in a front page story on the blog.
Supposed to be a reply in minivan thread. Ignore
The process for creating a thread is not quite like the process for merely replying to a thread, so I am intrigued as to how it would have ended up on board. All the same, it can't be moved and the text had been deleted, so down this goes.
Speaking of the minivan thread....
OT: Minican Q - New Caravan or used Sienna/Odyssey?
It's been up for a few hours now. That's enough time, I think.
Yeah, I think that there was no way it was an accident. It's just too different of a process. The buttons are nowhere near eachother, you have to fill out different things, choose topics, tags, categories, etc. My guess is that he was mad about something said in the minivan thread, created his own thread about it, then once he started getting a negative reception he claimed he meant it as a "reply".
The iphone app never asked me any of those typical thread creating questions you're mentioning.
If I did want it to be a thread, I have a ton of points and have been here nearly 5 years, why would I care about a few negs on a post that obviously is polarizing? As I mentioned in the other replies to you, after being here this long do you really think I would create a one sentence thread on a topic that was already on the board? Hell, I cant even remember the last time I created a thread and don't really post very often, yet I'm intentionally posting a thread like that? Ok.
Pelini has a funny side? Him, a cat, the spring game and FauxPelini
As interesting as it was, Bo Pelini and his acceptance of all the memes did make it to the board yesterday. It was rather amusing though. It should still be on the second page.
I changed this thread title because I'm an idiot
This was a thread on the Slippery Rock, which was to be deleted at the request of its author since it has been covered (although not for a while now, to be fair). As for the repurposing, that's probably what the open thread is best used for, to discuss whatever.
I thought mods we're addressing instances of those going into threads and agitating members of the discussion
I did clean up a few of the comments. Let me know if there is anything I missed - I am a little behind as I had a rather lengthy Comcast outage to sit through last night.
Appreciate it. It was the blatant one you caught.
Can we send this troll to Bolivia?
...and the worst of it has been deleted and the offender dealt with. Yeah, there's trolling and then there is making ill-advised remarks and then blaming others for your own shortcomings. Sadly, this poster chose the latter route. Hopefully, in their next MGoLife, they will appreciate the slightly more pleasant atmosphere that we're working on here.
We're not a titties blog. 10% of our readership is female, a large portion of our readership have culturally conservative sensibilities, and almost half of our readers during the daytime are at work. Despite my personal appreciation of Kate Upton dancing around in underwear--and that appreciation is very great--it doesn't add anything to the site.
Kate Upton's a Michigan fan and Brian made an explicit exception for her. Were it up to me I'd just rather not have this sort of thing on here. It's not like you can't find half-naked women on the internet elsewhere.
Main point: Responding to people who are offended tends to just make it worse for everyone--if they have to put up with our tastes and sensibilities, at least let them make their feelings known without coming down on them for their religious feelings.
US Supreme Court says states have the right to a use (or not use) race (UM Admissions Case)
This had some posts in it that were taking it in a potentially downward sprial. This will have to come down for everyone's safety, I think.
MGoReaction - Support for McGary, disdain for Glasgow
I think the tribe has more or less spoken on this one, and I have grave doubts that this would produce much in the way of the discussion the OP was likely hoping to have. In various threads, we've discussed each of these separately, but for the record, they are in no way comparable situations.
Has it really been six days since the last deleted thread? Is that a record for the board?
2015 MBB recruiting updates.
This is coming down not because the content per se but a couple other things:
1) It's paywalled information - the procedure around here typically is to post the link and then give a short summary which still leaves some value to actually finding out what the link contains. Posting the entire body of content (or at least a significant portion of it) is not fair to that site.
2) It was not attributed - it took some digging on my part to find out where this came from, and I assume others were wondering. I did not see the information attributed to a source, which is also not fair to the site or author.
The OP can always post the a similar thread later with the link, a summary and proper attribution.
XBOX Live Gamertag. (OT)
I could be wrong about this, and if so, I don't mind putting it back. Even for the OT season, however, a thread soliciting suggestions for someone's XBOX Live username seems a bit "kiosk", if you will, and therefore a bit too OT.
OT: Is this the Tom Brady of this year's draft?
Yeah, Bleacher Report is taking it a little too far in this particular instance. As interesting as Shakey Jake's run of threads has been, there is a point where it is simply too much and Bleacher Report crosses that line, I would think. Just so the OP knows, the rule is - with some extremely narrow exceptions - no Bleacher Report.