On the second page of new and recent threads. I would've liked to have this discussion, which may not be feasible.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
On the second page of new and recent threads. I would've liked to have this discussion, which may not be feasible.
Already Bolivianed, too.
Drew Sharp strikes again
No Drew Sharp.
Possible coaching moves
At this time, unless someone has specific information which they can share freely, please contribute these thoughts to the numerous threads on the first few pages of the board. There is a point where endless theorizing is just not productive unless we have information.
Al Borges must still be fired
The position of a sizeable portion of MGoBloggers is well-understood and can be discussed in about 800,000,000 other threads created over the past month. Nothing new here, and another thread on the subject really is not needed.
But this guy uses ScUM so it should be an easy call
Interestingly, most people I know who use "scUM" have no connection to OSU. They also tend to be Yankees fans.
come at bro's....
May I suggest an IP ban?
Ohio State won't suspend ejected players from Big Ten title game
If the trolling and general sniping were cleaned up in this thread, there would scarcely be a thread. It's an interesting topic, but this was far too MLive-ish in some respects to stay on the board. I don't think that's what we need here.
Another new OSU troll in the front page game thread who goes by Urban_Warfare. Besides trolling, he's stealing the name of one of our decent Buckeye friends who posts respectfully and thoughtfully.
Poster BluCheese seems to have crossed "the line" a in his last post:
Why don't you just slit your wrists already? Or maybe root for someone else. I hear that guy out in Arizona is looking for fans.
I also believe the person he responded to has made his point very clear in multiple places and has added nothing to the site other than the fact that he hates the currect state of the program.
I'm probably bias, but he at least deserves a warning for stinking up every thread with nothing more than doom and gloom and chicken littling.
Read through some of his old comments, definitely have to agree. Handful of personal attacks and not bringing much to discussion.
There probably is a trip to a South American country calling, but the response was to one of many of the negativity trolling some long time posters have been doing. It's not that people can't express less than positive takes; but bombarding over and over again with the exact same iinarticulate thought is just annoying. Maybe not "go slit your wrist" annoying, but in need of being stopped just about as much.
The exchange was deleted and names are being taken down as I type. I had a feeling that some people would likely lose their crap / lunch / savings over the news, but man, this thread escalated quickly...
acsherman is calling other posters dumb in this post and at least one other.
Big Ten Awards: Lewan & Funchess Win OL/TE of the Year Awards, +others
Nearly all of the information in this post is covered in the post that was just below it, so the OP is welcome to fill in the blanks in that thread. Seems like one should be enough.
2013 All-Big Ten Teams Announced
This was already posted as a thread, which was in turn bumped to diary status. The diary is still on the front page of diaries, so we shall allow that to stand for now.
....and it might be early, but....
OT: Detroit gets judge's OK to proceed with bankruptcy (one party will appeal)
Threads have appeared before about the various stages of this story and nearly all of them have ended up sliding downhill. Not saying that it isn't a significant event for those of us that live in SE Michigan, but I am trying to be safe here, not sorry.
Tigers sign Joe Nathan
It is off the front page now, but this did make it to the board earlier today. Interesting news and not a bad deal, to say the least, but alas too late for MGoBlog purposes.
Tigers sign closer Joe Nathan to 2-year contract
This was discussed yesterday. One thing that might be helpful for people posting threads to consider is that there is a a sizeable group of Tigers fans here and team news makes it here almost as fast as Michigan news.
More assertive: Courtney Sims or Glenn Robinson III?
Questioning a player's "effort" and "desire" in a board post is probably not the best thing to do, especially because these are things that we couldn't possibly know about. In-game stuff is fine as always, but this probably should come down as is.
Sharing a Drake Harris rumor, unsubstantiated of yet
If it is unsubstantied, then it really doesn't have a place on the board. If something is confirmed, do feel free to post it, but most every thread that starts with a rumor or hearsay simply hasn't ended well.
Rumors Swirling-Saban to Texas. Recruit sway?
From the sound of things, this was a joke started at an Austin radio station and there is no basis for the rumor. Even though it is not about Michigan, as the disconfirming information was posted in the thread, there doesn't seem like much point in keeping the thread now.
Saban to Texas rumors
See above note. Also, read this story here for more background on the lack of legs regarding this.
Mocking a Forum Topic that I posted earlier. Just being a dick pretty much.
Let me know if you all need my help. I can get more involved in adminstrative matters if you need me - not real involved, just more than I am now. Email me if you need me - I'm happy to help.
UM the second highest watched team. Alabama is first.
Very interesting topic, but it was posted yesterday. I think we need to consider some sort of "blackout period" if a topic like this has been posted before the next thread is allowed to stand. Not sure what that would be / how that would be monitored.
Staff changes coming?
A little early morning cleaning here. It turns out that all this was is indeed what the OP sent - a link to one sentence sent to him on Twitter. No one porivded any more details, and without such details, the thread is simply more baseless speculation.
Possible Recruiting Defections: Whose Fault Is It?
This is probably not a good thing to contemplate on the board, and indeed, it may not be a particularly good question to ask as it invites a rather divisive discussion.
Hey, David Dawson still came, right?
Apologies to DCAlum here - it was a good thought to combat the negativity, but now that some of the other threads are being taken down to minimize the recruiting emo and try to keep the board in as neutral a state as possible.
Can you lock threads for a few minutes at least before deleting them? that way I don't post long winded repsonses only to be greeted with "access denied" when I try to post.
Sure it's partly my fault for getting suckered into threads like that but give us some heads up before deletion, maybe?
You're actually not the first person to mention this, and I have actually considered posting a 10-15 minutes warning for such things save for threads which are so offensive that they need to come down as soon as possible. Sorry about that.
I've gotten the "access denied" several times in these situations too. To me, it's a minor price to pay to help keep the board on track. I think it's a better stragegy to just keep doing it the way you're doing it. Quite a bit of mischief can occur in 10-15 minutes.
thread I've ever read on this site. People have lost their god damn minds.
BTW: The MAS thread isn't where you go to grind that axe. If you have more relevant thoughts concerning the state of Michigan athletics, please post a thread on the main board so we can all pile on.
Where should we contemplate the issue? Where should there be "divisive" discussion? If not on a Michigan sports blog, where?
Sorry if that came across as a bit snarky - here's what I should have said:
I could be wrong, but I think threads like this are part of what Brian what alluding to in yesterday's front page posts. For a long time now, threads that try to place blame in general - coaching, recruiting, on the staff here, etc... - just have not gone well in general. Many of them have only helped fuel the flames of the pervasive negativity of late. I might be misinterpreting Brian's intent for the direction of things, but I didn't see a likely scenario where certain folks wouldn't take this into areas where it probably shouldn't go if we're going to keep with the "new tenor", if you will.
Thanks for the explanation.
Probably bad timing on my part. No worries.
Political comment that probably needs to come down:
Pretty sure I beat you to it, Gibbons lover.
What do you consider unacceptable next football season?
Yeah, we need a break fron threads like this for a while. Once again, this is what I took Brian to mean when it came to things which seek to get people in a negative frame of mind, and the OP - in my view - set a negative tone. Maybe this is a little too harsh of me, but I think we all need a mental break from the whole "acceptable" / "unacceptable" / "what needs to happen" stuff.
"fuck the OP"
As with most veteran users with otherwise clean records, I will have an offline chat with them if they are amiable to such a thing. Because this thread might invite similar replies and should probably come down to help make the board "feelings neutral" for now, I will do this too.
More Obnoxious Fanbase - Ohio or Lil' Bro?
This is the thread in question, for the record (and because the bosses want to see such things).
holy shit please ban
His history makes it seem like he's not always awful, but he at least needs a temporary ban until he can get his shit together. He's totally lost it tonight.
Gus Johnson just called MSU "little brother" on national TV
A little early morning cleanup here - as amusing as this was, this might not be the best meme to have on the board right now, for as some of the comments indicate, it brings up some old gripes with Mike Hart, life, etc...
"Burn the couch" fan sign
Nothing too terrible about this one, but making an executive decision to keep some more generalized content on the front of the board for now. That, and there is now a thread reporting the actual fallout from the win, so if someone wants to repost the picture of the sign, you could probably do so there.
Marcus Hall didn't play. So now what does the MGoBoard say?
Yeah, this should probably come down now that Section 1 is starting to cross the line and get personal with people. I apologize, but it was generally combative in its approach as a thread and I think enough has been said in there at this point that it can come down. I left it so the error could be explained to the OP, and I believe it was done sufficiently - you can't call out the board and then feign superiority. Such a thread will never go well.
I think Brian Cook is right. To me, the MGoBoard used to be a smarter, more literate, less-lemming discussion forum. The tolerance levels and the intelligence levels right now are far higher at, say, ElevenWarriors than what we now see on the MGoBoard.
Since I didn't violate -- didn't come close to violating -- any cognizable rule of the Board (apart from the "This is entertainment, for devoted Michigan fans" directive), maybe you could say more specifically what line was crossed and how it was crossed.
So back to you, mods. Do you care to explain? With all due respect, I think you were wrong to take down the thread.
First, to the very best of my knowledge, Brian hasn't said that, so I'm not sure what you're agreeing with.
Second, I'm almost entirely positive that "don't post a look at me, I was right thread and then be combative in the comments" has always been a rule. If not, consider it one from here on out. It's exactly this kind of argument picking, combative and negative posting that is making MGoBoard a tough place right now.