Feel free to delete this, but I suggest you link to this in the "Useful Stuff" tab.
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
Feel free to delete this, but I suggest you link to this in the "Useful Stuff" tab.
I disagree, folks that are getting comments deleted aren't looking at other Useful Stuff topics like, "MGoBoard FAQ," which would prevent many posts/threads from being deleted. I understand where you're coming from, however.
Why did my post get deleted/edited?
Getting personal on college athletes usually results in a deletion, and virtually always when it's a Michigan player in question. Threads that invite flaming also get deleted. Threads with misleading titles designed to scare the crap out of readers before they click will either be deleted or edited so that their titles reflect their contents.
Is not about comments as much as threads. For comments you get a notification but thread deletions have led to Brian getting pissy emails etc. This is for threads to explain why OMG TATE IS THE SUX was removed a month before the UConn game
Is there a list I missed or is this secret?
Brian, Tim, myself, GeauxBlue, TomVH, Mispogon.
If/When you got your email notifying you that your comment was deleted in this thread, it was not because it was problematic or inappropriate. It was removed to clear for the actual "work" comments that are coming or already here. You 99.9% likely did nothing wrong and it was deleted to keep this thread effective and not muddled with convo/outdated requests or comments.
Inappropriate content/language/been there done that
Is there a frame of reference for appropriate vs. inappropriate?
PG13 ok or does it need to be PG
If you wouldn't want your mom to see it, don't post it. Or more appropriately, if you wouldn't want Brian's mom to see it, don't post it. Because my mom would have probably accepted more bad taste for good comedy, but everyone's MMV, so go with his mom.
Cussing for the sake of cussing is frowned upon. There's some funny exceptions, but we ask to keep it within some arbitrary limits. There are a few choice words Brian has specifically banned people over. I'd rather not list those out, and I'd appreciate people not specifically guessing, or making this a place to guess. If you search the site deep enough, you'll find a thread on banned words.
Summary: I think the general mod way of looking at it, is there are some words that cross the line. Try not to cross the line.
See Tim's thing below.
http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/are-there-mods-afternoon-delete is depublished after serving its service.
Also: "Hey MGoBoard": http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/hey-mgoboard
Two MSU accounts blocked (not caved) due to troll-like behavior. The rest have been left with warnings.
I left this one for far too long. Getting tighter now about the "hey guys how annoying is MSU right now?" threads.
Living in the same state as another school in conference is part of the Michigan fandom experience, and yes, many MSU fans don't know the difference between a victory and a chance to torment Michigan fans. But this kind of stuff just invites flaming, and encourages heretofore worthwhile Spartan commentators to turn into she-trolls (she's a she).
Even if we were allowing OT, I would keep mgoboard strictly Favre-free.
Does not make this Board Vietnam
There are rules, specifically no OT
OT: xkcd: Constructive
Brian already linked in mgolicious
OT: Over/Under On When The NFL Joins The Real World
OT- Weird Call in PIT/MIA game..
OT - UFC 121 Lesnar - Velasquez Discussion
OT: HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY
Opinions on football by Tom Dienhardt should be given equal weight with football opinions by anteaters, i.e. we are impressed that such a life form can communicate in a written human language, but we're not overwhelmed with its penetrating insight.
OT- Freep circulation down; numbers.
Freep kerfluffle has been asked to be toned down. We all know it's stupid. So either you're trying to flame it (as the OP was avoiding), or the freep is just off topic. As it's off topic, it's less kerfluffle for me to have to read, as OT is banned.
OT: Time for some Laughs on Terrible Tues.
BREAKING: FORMERLY ANONYMOUS HATES LAUGHING
More at 11.
Edit: Wrong person to gripe to...
Had I seen the octopus before heading back to work, it would have been gone sooner. As far as Detroit vs Detroit, I extend a little slack on Ann Arbor/Detroit related things without political implication and will allow more stringent moderators delete it if they feel so inclined.
I'm much closer to deleting that, than say, the MNF thread last night. Technically no Lions means no MNF thread under the guidelines given. But, enough of a tie to Michigan's game in 2012 to the stadium and any Michigan alumni in the game (Manningham) allowed me the slack to not go all THIS IS THE RULEZ on the thread.
I try to encourage flexibility, and I'm also not on a set schedule where I patrol the board all day long. Tis' life.
As far as OT board, that's not something I am capable of producing, and like any other time it's suggested, I point you toward Brian's email. I know he's considered the idea, and he's almost to the point of opening up the board to it. I wouldn't be surprised if he's busy enough with the season to implement it right now. I'm not sure though.
EDIT: This response was to the post moved a few slots down
it's currently football season, not Octopus Topic season
Out of curiosity's sake,
How is an OT topic about a town in Oregon any more applicable than the OT topic about Paul the Octopus, allowing that this board was essentially a World Cup board for over a month.
I'm not going to flip out and blow a gasket like some guys, but you guys really should implement an OT board that doesn't post to the MGoSidebar. I don't understand the reluctance.
is how people keep throwing out this notion that there should be an OT board as if it's some new, exciting idea nobody has come up with. there is already a lot of time spent patrolling the board as is without developing an OT board where people tend to think anything goes and now we have boobs and rants calling nancy pelosi hitler without a mustache (or with?)
things involving Detroit and the city of ann arbor are loosely on topic/meta because the school is located within the city and largely a mock suburb of detroit. it was allowed to slide because it was remotely allowable and also didn't make me want to gouge my eyes out. it also had quick responses and was something people wanted to discuss. the problem, it seems, is that the mods didn't go Stalin during the Bye week so 20x more OT posts popped up. people are unhappy no matter what - we could declare Wednesday Free Ice Cream Day and people would bitch the following day that they got sick bc they were lactose intolerant and why isn't there a Thursday free ice cream day?
Brian has already stated he has little interest in having MGoBlog become an RCMB or a place where OT discussion happens with frequency. what's more, "an OT board that doesn't post to the MGoSidebar" requires development, bandwidth, time... all of which cost money.
I understand where you are coming from. Your points are all valid, and I'm not the type to immediately dismiss anyone who disagrees with me. I would like to add a couple counterpoints, however.
I liken this OT argument to the instant replay rule. I think you guys act a lot like the powers that be, whether it be FIFA or the MLB. You guys are skeptical to open up a whole new can of worms while the current can of worms is still going strong. And there are good reasons not to, as you pointed out above - just as there are good reasons not to go to instant replay (that's another discussion).
Your fanbase wants an OT board, just like sports fans want instant replay. There may be some who don't, but the overwhelming majority do. It's uncharted territory for you, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the one volunteering (or being paid for, not sure which) my time.
As far as blood, sweat, tears, and cash - it would pay for itself after a while. True, you'd have to invest some resources, but your payout is based on page views. An OT board would undoubtedly increase page views.
As far as moderating it... why not create a higher threshold to post on it? People with over 1000 points would be trustworthy enough, I think. It doesn't take much time to nuke a thread.
that's brian's call in the end. and you'd be surprised the things people with 13000 points have thought was 'ok' to post.
We have an Octopus Topic season?
It's usually a few weeks after shark week, when the octopus have had enough time to repopulate.
to be fair OT
OT: Anybody else enjoying the Heat looking bad so far?
3 other threads on the topic and counting.
michigan basketball John Beilein hotseat
2x with "OMG HOW CUTE, SMITH AND GINN TOGETHER AGAIN, LULZ" jokes.
no freep links
Tubeless TP.....Say What!!!
(that's toilet paper, by the by)
OT- ATTN: People Attending Nightmare on Elm St. IMPORTANT
(warning people about cops isn't worthwhile content)
OT - sad story out of Notre Dame...
4th most recent thread started, still on front page of board and recent posts, several hours old.
Why did I get docked so many points? I don't start threads but was curious to know what was the reason.
No idea. I deleted a lot of comments in the frozen thread. I know I saw your name in that area, but as far as the supposed 3k, I have no idea.
The only person I neg-bombed had a MSU email address. They have since been caved.
Had a few deleted from the Rucker thread replying to them. Didn't really think I crossed the line or anything which is why I asked.
Those probably weren't for anything you said. Tried to get rid of the invisible troll comments and the responses to him.
Then how did I lose almost 3,500 points? Just seems odd if you didn't do it and it just kind of happened. Thanks for the explanation though.
check your point dossier. you went way over the line and got a yellow card.
My comment deleted was that Rucker was as lazy as he was stupid in reply to someone defending his actions. How I thought the statement would be interpreted was he was stupid for driving drunk and lazy for driving a car while drunk just across the street instead of walking. Not very offensive in my opinion. Great site anyways, I will keep thoughts on Sparty to myself.
Bye week's over - getting tougher on non-Michigan and non-Michigan opponent threads.
GBMW does not have "insiders," nor is it good practice to let an entire thread go on debating whether or not they actually do.
There's already a thread devoted to media coverage of the Dantonio/Rucker situation.
CNNSI - Rosenberg: His article on the validity of Famous Sports' Conspiracy Theories
Thread was more about Rosenberg writing it than the whole off-topic-ness of the conspiracies. Both of those combined get it yanked.
first time on Action Sticky....pretty cool, thanks FA. I will not abuse this thread, fyi.
This is a day late, but I had a quick question.
I wrote a deadpan, sarcastic comment on Dantonios' comment about wanting to partent Rucker and the drunk-driving-use-of-a-ski-mask on the closed thread. It's toward the end and there are about 7 or 8 comments after it that I read today. Are they responding to my comment? or are there a few deletions in there? Some of it just makes no sense.
It just ruins it if you have to put a /s at the end of a comment.
PS. you guys do a great job of keeping this place special. Thanks for the work and diligence.
Yeah, multiple responses were "caved" between yours and theirs. It was too much of a pain to go back and delete every comment. I have to do it one at a time involving confirmation pages that I'm sure I want to delete them, then reload the page. Also, to even see them, I have to temporarily "unban" the user. Going through that effort took too much time.
There may be a future effort to adjust how we delete troll comments that doesn't leave replies to the troll. For now, if a thread is locked like that, or I leave a comment stating that somewhere in that thread was a troll, so be mindful of strange responses, just be mindful. I try to at least leave a comment toward the top of the page, or an edit in the OP. But hopefully the nonsense of people lashing out at very sound arguments should be a solid sign in case a different mod forgets to note the troll being dealt with.
..that's a lot of work.
Thanks for the explanation.
Should Brian Kelly be fired?
Inane threads not welcome.
At least I saw Lloyd Brady.
"Seeing a pattern" - could have been a comment in any other thread
"Raggna'bolhashd" - jibberish is not deserving of a thread.
Bye, Bye Rich Rod - I thought it was still civil. Apparently, someone else didn't think so. Sorry I couldn't keep that open for those discussing the contents.
Sorry about that, FA, my bad. I was drunk and distraught and jibberish is what came out.
Bunch of diaries unpublished or kicked down to the board for not being diaries.
Important note: If your diary was bumped or deleted today, it was not because of your stance on our head coach's job. It was probably because most of your minimal-word diary was spent talking about earning yourself a banhammer for talking about the coach's job (or wrote FIRE RICH ROD!!!! followed by 20 pages of puncutation marks)
The diary section is for stuff that takes more effort than punching your keyboard. Thx.
Check your account page. I included the reasoning there. I'll shoot you an email in a minute.
Might also want to address how this guy deals with people he disagrees with, even when they make well-articulated, cogent points. Neg-bombing at will all over the place, and admitting to it.
who are you referring to?
Rumor Mill grinding... **THIS IS ONLY A RUMOR**
Name names and sources or it's just waste of space.
OT "The Walking Dead" premiere. Discuss
"Accidently" had gone to bed without deleting it to give you guys some time to discuss. But until I hear otherwise from Brian, No OT.
Just wanted to say thanks for giving us some time to discuss the episode. I appreciate it.
Can you bump up Tackling Techniques in the diaries? It was a really good diary and needs more time on the front pages, than another argument on the coaches' job.
Multiple requests and value get it bumped, although I'd estimate at least 6 more diaries in the next 2 days over kerfluffle will bump it back quickly.
Just thought it was really interesting. On how bad the tackling was. I know your trying to put your fingers in the dike here, and its a losing battle.
I'll put the over/under at 10 diaries in the next two days.
Thanks .....that didn't take long anyway
thanks for trying
OT: Randy Moss cut by Vikings
Put a bucket on my head and set me next to the guy in the video from last Tuesday
Okay, I may be letting a lot go, but wtf was that and no.
"Smith County votes against allowing the sale of beer or wine... for the 7th time"
God damn bible thumping prohibitionist. I'll burn this county to the ground.
OT. Randy Moss: food critic
OT: moss claimed by titans!
3rd Moss thread in 3 days. He is the new MSU.
OT - Turn in your Randy Moss Jersey and Eat for Free
4th in 4 days. Negbomb for the next one.
Could Denard play both ways?
You had me at "there's 0% chance this will happen"
Good day to you, too , sir.
DERP sarcasm DERP
If we finish 6-6, our options as i see them:
Thank you captain obvious.
Stay Positive & Everybody breathe...
Reposts of each other, and like 3 other threads that I won't even dig deep enough to delete.
I'm not Convinced
To paraphrase the thread:
"Give me substantial evidence the RR is a good coach."
[logical reply in comments]
"YOU ARE WRONG BECAUSE WE ARE MICHIGAN AND THESE 3 YEARS HAVE SUCKED."
Put Denard at RB
More because the comments devolved into nothing too quickly. I mean, I see the point you were trying to hit (Tate + Denard at RB could make a better balance than Denard + rotating collection of not great at RB), but I think it's pretty obvious that we've seen flashes of what Denard is capable of doing, and to leave him at RB would be a waste of his talent. Sure, he's not playing great right now, but that doesn't mean you just throw him to the side either.
That probably would have been a better way to phrase your point, and maybe in 2 weeks, if things calm down, you could try the thread again. I don't think it'll go any better, but hey, less people will be this fed up with stupidity.
NCAA expected to rule in Rodriguez' favor when report is issued tomorrow
ESPN2 bottom-line report on NCAA ruling
RR did not fail to promote an atmosphere of compliance
3x. I'll bump BREAKING NEWS: NCAA blah blah blah so people will notice something more recent than the 13th most recent thread...
Seemingly unlikely rumor without solid source. "Buddy who is powerful ND alum" doesn't hold much stock.
4 tickets still available for ILL
There's a thread for that.
David Brandon is the man
A title, not a post make.
When I was glancing at the MGoPoints total list I noticed that Emmekel has 1000000798 points. Is this a glitch or some bit of humor I missed out on? Sorry if this is completely irrelevant, but my curiosity is killing me.
Potential glitch. During an Open Thread, I threatened anyone who dared discuss gLee instead of football would be negbombed a billion points, jokingly of course. I emailed saying that if he played along, I'd bump him back up to his level. Then the site gave me some issues in translating between central time, eastern time, greenwhich time, and everything had appeared to work out. Low and behold like 6 weeks later, its not.
So yes, irrelevant.
CLOSED: Deal for one Illinois ticket on 50 yd line
Selling 2 Wisconsin tickets
Sticky for this.
The stupidest post: Would Michigan stand a better chance if every kick was an onside kick?
yes, this is probably a stupid thing to bring up. And yes, I am bored at work.
Threads with this type of self admitted guilt will always be deleted.
WAY OT - Chilean Miner on Letterman Last Night
Extremely OT: But funny
Drunk post, sorry for troll baiting, and troll activity removed
Because I saw The same guy post slurs (sexual orientation ones) in the "Rumors of my demise" thread that just came up, and it appears in the App, but not when I checked Safari. I know old "deleted" posts still appear there, but can you only ban from one? Or was that like the quickest ban ever? (If so, bravo).
Our troll software "Caves" his comments on the website, meaning no one else can see what a "caved" troll says. The phone app doesn't hide them from what I can tell.
I thought it deleted out the comments, but the old posts still appeared in the App, but new comments didn't go through. And when a brand new thread appeared with his comments I didn't think his new comments would appear after you said he was taken care of. So apparently you can only be banned from the page, not the App posts.
Hmmmm...maybe you should delete all this before we give anyone any ideas...
I'd have to uncave him to delete each post individually. We're hoping to get the app fixed sometime.
The Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated
Only Brian has any necessity to explain a prolong absense.
There's already a thread on the first page devoted to today's Lions game.
Michigan State obsession discouraged.
Iffy premise, the comments pushed it into "delete" territory.
Was it remotely interesting because I was looking forward to reading it?
OT: Celtics fan + Jumbotron = win?
OT, not mgoboard-worthy.
OT: Joe Morgan gone from ESPN
Awesome trick play
Repost of : http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-side-hike
OT: Do you think Denard could get away with this?
OT - Don't mess with Texas. We'll do it ourselves thank you.
Not only OFF TOPIC, but also REPEAT TOPIC.
Come on, man. This was covered on the front page yesterday.
I was dangerously close to taking away enough points that you can't start a thread anymore.
OT-ESPN pursuing NHL TV rights
Come on, man (second time today). I'm all for being a little lenient for something college football-related, but the was the THIRD Cam Newton topic on the front page at the time of its deletion.
OT, and bordering on epic irrelevance.
Next person to post a thread about this stupid video loses 1,000,000 mgopoints.
The people demanded this awful thread go away.
Apologies, board. Out of practice -- will only say that the exercise was meant to be a tongue in cheek release of our worst fears about the Michigan program -- which Brian referenced at the end of his game preview!
DeAnthony Arnett Not Blue!!!... (until tomorrow)
Direct repost of the 6th most recent thread, and one of at least 5 about Arnett in the last 2 days.
Way OT: Anyone have recommendations on where to stay in Playa Del Carmen?
I'm not joking when I say we don't need 6 threads per day about Newton.
Newton, the new Randy Moss, who was the new MSU.
this will likely be a slow bleed/info release story a la Mel Gibson, might not be horrible to just have a Cam Newton Wednesday/Thursday/Friday post to funnel it all into
OT: WOTS is that the NCAA will be suspending Cam Newton later today!
I think we need a lesson on what is and is not worthwhile content for mgoboard.
it's just not worthy of posting. it's someone's sarcastic attempt at mocking MSU. why would that need to be brought to the attention of the masses?
there's an MLive for that
Put it in a different Cam Newton thread, dude.
User docked a million mgopoints (as will most Newton-related thread starters), and should probably stop spamming for his website, as well.
OT - New NHL All-Star format awesome
OT-Lions Pure Michigan Commercial
Team news and open threads are fine. Random things about them, not so much.
This is absolutely inappropriate content. Some random guy's personal life is none of your fucking business.
Must be jealous.
Lloyd Brady has girlfriend?
To quote the first commenter: "Let's not go there."
OT- Chicago trip
Somebody felt the need to post a creepy video of youth gymnastics, which... what the fuck is wrong with you?
He's redshirting; nobody knows.
Let's not turn this into Scout with the "OMG HOW IS NADER FURRHA'S PROGRESS?!?!!?" threads.
Congratulations to you and your wife, but ask a sommelier, not mgoblog.
MGoShoe put up a couple of Michigan Today articles in which 90 percent of the editorial is from the linked article. I remember these being left alone in the past, but I don't remember if there was a reason. I bumped them to the board, but maybe mgo.licio.us would be preferable? What say the mods?
On one hand I'm like "okay, if it was anybody but the 'shoe doing this I'd be like *yoink* and "To the MGoBoard with you, vile copy-paste."
On the other hand I'm like "but that's what the shoe do."
My feeling on the matter right now is that, as you currently put these together, they're not Diaries. If you can provide information beyond the linked material, that would make it Diarrific. Maybe break down the highlights as you have, then pull some information to support the things written, or make a comparison with that and the current team. I'd like other mods to weigh in.
"As you wish."
OT, and the comments got inappropriate rather quickly. C'mon guys, can we at least make an effort to be a little less skeezy than MLive?
This is not thread-worthy content.
OP has been a repeat offender lately, and is temporarily relieved of the privilege of starting new threads.
Off-topic. OP perilously close to being banned from starting new threads. Be on extreme notice.
OP directed to Bar Locator thread.
Possibly the worst thread ever. Also, with a username like "pee on freep" something tells me it's going to be a loooooooong time before this dude is remotely mature enough to have the privilege of creating threads. MGoPoints adjusted accordingly.
Good luck on trying to go cold-turkey, but this isn't remotely mgoboard-worthy content.
Come on, man. This isn't MLive.
You're really bad at making threads. Consider yourself on notice to be prevented form doing so next time you make a bad thread.
Are you kidding me?!!!!
Repost, and no-informative title.:
NFL Open Thread
Wisconsin Tickets (Selling)
Ticket Thread. Repeat Violator, -150.
Putting "SIAP" at the beginning of the thread title doesn't excuse reposts.
OT- Michigan Daily crime notes headline
OT: Michael Vick
Bombs over Buckeyeland
No OT. Title also too joking about serious situation.
Annoyance journalism. If someone wrote anything that dumb in the comments, would we need a thread to point at it?
One theoretical internet dollar says that article is referenced in another thread within 2 hours. It's the only reason I didn't delete it sooner.
nailed another one.
So now the standard is "No posting things from people that the mods don't like"?
If it really is that way (even if its not supposed to be that way), can I send you a list of posters I do not like and you can act as my proxy to remove all of their posts?
as i am no longer moderating
No, and maybe I should have been more informational. Drew Sharp is a specific no-no, because he writes columns about Michigan for the specific purpose of ticking off Michigan fans and making us want to tell our friends "look what this idiot wrote." If you take away the major metropolitan newspaper and just look at the content of his articles, he's basically just a troll. The standing policy of this blog is that Drew Sharp has zero to offer in discussion, and furthermore is a menace because the whole point of his articles is to write something so outrageously stupid that fans will feel the need to call attention to it and fisk, just like a troll. As far as we are concerned on this blog, anything written by Drew Sharp has zero value by nature of it being written by Drew Sharp, thus a fisking is just a lot of unnecessary ANGAR.
"Question regarding MSM" is somewhat worthwhile, and I just hadn't gotten around to deleting the fantasy football thread yet (I can only do one thing at a time, you see).
Since people seem genuinely interested, and it's close enough to on-topic, I'll restore the thread.
Also removed thread-making level of mgopoints, since the user basically said "I know there's a sticky thread, but I don't care because I'm a unique and special snowflake."
HEY GUYS I HEARD MICHIGAN WILL BE PLAYING THEIR HOME JAMES IN "THE BIG HOUSE" THIS YEAR.
I really don't think there's any need at all to be such a dick in this sticky. In my opinion, just say the thread, and say something like "OT" or something to that extent. It seems like almost all of your posts in here are akin to this, absolutely degrading the poster. I'm sorry (and I'm sure this will be deleted), but this kind of thing, along with Brian's disrespectful Haiku about Obi Ezeh really speaks poorly to this great site.
Just wait until you see him in AA and give him a swift kick to the groin so we don't have to deal with another one like him in 20 years.
Dude's pretty agile.
The funny thing is that this is all in good fun but he's too uptight and will probably ban me. To answer your question I did see it and wasn't impressed. He was doing it with a bunch of 40 somethings. I sure hope he looked better than them.
It's really easy to determine whether something is thread-worthy or not. If you can't pull it off, you get a little mocking in the moderator action sticky thread. Nothing is intended to be mean-spirited (unless obviously so, and usually those are accompanied by mgopoint dockings).
Thank you for responding. I didn't mean to come off 'dickish' in my post. Sorry if it came off in that way. You mods really do a great job with this difficult job. Someone's always going to end up being upset.
How is that not thread worthy? Michigan runs a hurry up just like Oregon and you're just pissed because I took an off-topic post and made it relevant to Michigan.
Abandon thread! Abandon thread!
First off thank you for directing me here. I didn't know this existed and it's very helpful. Secondly, maybe I'm too old but I still don't quite understand the pull decision. Not that this is going to make or break my day, I just truly don't understand I don't want to run afoul of a rule I dont know exists.
Thank you - don
To answer the OP's queation as to why the thread was deleted, it's not the original topic (which, while a bit tired at this point - given that Brandon has addressed RR's job security 100x this season - is appropriate) that caused it, it was the mean-spirited nature of the follow-up comments.
OT, and all the comments were "HERPDY DERP, SEC SUXZZ BIG TEN RULEZ!!!!"
We are not 7-year-olds, let's try acting like it.
On what planet is this worthwhile content for a Michigan message board?
OT: Cleveland fans rough up 8 yr. old
Off topic, not labeled as such, concocting a ridiculous hypothetical with a "what do you think?" question isn't really board material.
Requested by a board member, and I found it to be a reasonable request.
OT: Brazil v. Argentina / USA v. South Africa open thread
No OT. Brian called an end to USMNT material at the end of the World Cup/start to football season.
???? The offending comments must have been added very late in the thread's life... I didn't see a single one that was remotely as mean-spirited as plenty of stuff that stays on the site in other threads. Inconsistency, thy name is legion.
Jesus it's been a busy day for the mods today.
OT: Like a Bosh....(in this case Chris Bosh)
77 yards to go!!
Come on, it was the 10 most recent thread created.
2 UM-Wisconsin Tix for sale
Sticky for this. If sticky isn't good enough, put it in your signature. That way you can change your signature upon selling.
No thread pollution.
but you are inviting us to put ads in our signature.
How about a signature like this:
I know, and the first thing I thought of are the spam comments you catch every once and a while. We're just trying to avoid thread pollution. There is a limit to characters in signature lines, so at least there's that.
That, and mods technically have the ability to edit your signature lines. That way, if it becomes a problem, we can edit it AND dock points accordingly.
I posted this recently:
every week we get dozens of post on the line and implications of the line or the weather and the effects of such weather at the game.
They should make a sticky "line" thread and a sticky "weather" thread to go with the sticky "where can I get tickets" thread.
What is your thoughts? Dost thou broach this thought to King Brian?
I'm going to leave that up to Brian. I'm not sure it's so necessary. Gambling lines have really caught on this year, but it's not something that's really bothering me yet. There's other things that could be reigned in first, like "OMG [insert media or faux media source here] WROTE SOMETHING SAYING MICHIGAN ISN'T OMG FUCKING AWESOME".
whines make me want to plunge a sharp object in my eye sometimes.
OMG DREW SHARP WAS MEAN AGAIN!
I wonder if he is really someone like "mfangoblue" and cackles with glee at every Sharp post - feeding his negative energy field.
that goes in the Buying / Selling Grandma's car thread with spreadsheet Sticky
Clarett playing in UFL
No OT. You could at least have kept it along the lines of the "Cato June Sighting" last week. Cato is also playing the UFL for the same team as Clarett. Michigan alumni are welcome. Washouts from other Big Ten schools, not so much.
Just watched Troy Smith on Jim Rome
OT- Colt Brennan in "serious condition" after car accident
Same-Same, but with speedy recovery hopes.
Selling big chill tickets
Couldn't think of any other way to post it huh? Maybe the STICKY AT THE TOP OF THE BOARD.
NW/Illinois to use one endzone..
Someone thought this was original at 11pm last night. I think that might be worthy of ridicule.
RIP Rob Lytle
6th most recent post, made a few hours before... come on.
This was still on the front page of mogboard, still on the front page of the mgoboard box on the right, still on the first page of recent posts.
Searching "rob lytle" in the search bar returns it as the FIRST listing. As bad as the search bar can be, even it found it first.
Rob Lytle dies at 56
Ok, points lost for this one. Third time was a charm.
Funny OT: Mom walks into house next season, discovers GERG still coaching
Had nothing to do with GERG, everything to do with some energy drink. No OT.
OT: RUMOR Nebraska's Taylor Martinez
Rumors are rumors... for now.
LOL. Bleacher report is not confirmation.
Smoke is starting to catch though. If things become more concrete, I'll republish the original.
All still listed as "rumors" from other messageboards/BR/etc.
People STILL posting Bleacher Report...
Aren't we a little too quick to pull topics from the board? I mean it is a rumor why not let us discuss it? Nebraska is not off topic because they are future members of the B10. I have been thankful for you guys keeping the board clean but I feel this was done too quickly.
General policy with all rumors is to nix them until something more solid comes up. We did the same thing with all the "OMG TATE FORCIER TO TRANSFER" threads. Sure, we're not going to have massive meltdowns for players from Nebraska, but that doesn't mean rumors should be amplified.
If we get something other than smoke and the crap that is Bleacher Report, then I'd be more interested.
he's donating his time to Brian who earns a profit off of the site. if Brian wants to change the policy he can. however, it's the owner's policy that is being carried out.
Fair enough. Thank you for the explanation. Looks like you have another to take down then!
Notre Dame cover up?
A lot of comments on Brian Kelly being a douche. That's the wrong reaction to a young woman's suicide.
Manningham not representing
Mike and Mike on RRod?????
Okay, the level of dumb today is growing exponentially. RRod was not already let go.
(Too Stupid, Not Posting Threads Again)
OT: Brad Childress canned.
Now I know what Tim means by not worthwhile content. "OMG WHAT WOULD BO THINK" isn't funny.
Who took down the stale thread? That was great entertainment. Anyway, it probably is a good thing that garbage like that doesn't stay forever, just enough to get a good neg-bomb on the OP. I guess I will go back to work now.
Repost of Watkins to Clemson
Wasn't I. Just got back and hadn't gotten that far yet. That Valenti post is calling my name. I feel it, I just haven't opened it to read it yet.
Wait, scratch that. I had gotten that far. Name calling in threads and saying stupid ad hominem attacks at others had a user caved. It took his thread with him.
I figured it would, I was just hoping for some more entertainment before work got out, he had seemed to run away by the end of the post anyways.
Can we please get the constant Harbaugh topics off the board? If not, then I'm sure it's cool to post a weekly Les Miles thread, and a weekly Saban thread (he's proven that he's willing to coach in Michigan!), and a weekly Bobby Bowden thread (he's available!). It's ridiculous.
Especially this week. It's OSU week dammit!!!
“It isn’t based on any information."
Repost of Henning article on RR's job status.
Maybe I'm wrong here but my gut tells me that linking to a scene from Lord of the Rings isn't enough on its own to be a board topic.
Are we Rohan? Seems to make sense -- great at charges on horseback (until we come up against an army of behemoth oliphants) but anytime we go on defense it's inevitable, slow murderdeathblood.
OT: Best Bar Night Of The Year
MSU rooting for big brother?
Who is this MSU you talk about? Do they play for Ohio State? Repost.
osu prez Gee disses TCU and Boise
Repost. Other one got all of the good comments.
Hate OSU Thread
While all HATE is warranted, more than a thread a day is not.
PSA: Holiday has obviously reduced the tenacity of moderation. You have the ability to negbang stupid. Flaunt it.
OSU's "Little Sisters of the Poor"
Where to watch Mich/OSU in Phoenix
Sticky. Being on an iPhone is no excuse. There's still 2 days until the game. You will have opportunities to steal little girl's laptop for your mgoblog fix.
OT: Mad Men
While appreciate the DVD tip on Amazon for just $10 this weekend (wink wink), it's OT.
OT-Cavs utilizing ultra-high security for Lebron's return
Man, I go eat some turkey and you guys go ahead and get to 70 replies before I can nix this thread.
Drew Sharp being garbage/stupid/crazy/mean/traitorous/a huge net negative by his existence to the human intellectual marketplace is not any more news that "OT: Water is Wet."
More specifically his job is to write columns that invite flaming. We don't need that here. Unless you are in a position to fire Drew Sharp from a sportswriting job, in which case you should fire him immediately, there is no reason to pay attention to Drew Sharp.
OT: Michael Jordan 'What Should I Do' Commercial (and Ohio sucks too)
The Oregon-Arizona game is fixed
Open thread for this.
Pitt-WVU and Casteel's Defense
3-3-5 and game open threads
Was there already a thread about this game? Or is this topic off-limits? Just checking.
Both open threads started at the same time. One had 6 comments at deletion, the other had 30. I merged the two.
As far as post game, the thread started was basically a repeat of
Thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it.
OT - P90X or Insanity?
No OT. Indiana's baseball coach will swear by P90X, fwiw.
OT: Andre Johnson Fight
OT or NFL Open Thread
Off Topic- Lebron being Lebron
Lebron is never on topic. Ever.
Leslie Nielsen died today :(
No OT. Death to non-ironic emoticons.
Marinelli kills the internet
NFL Open Tread material or OT.
I have no idea what the threshold is, but I'm fairly certain it has been increased.
it was 100. Brian may have raised it since then
Sorry for being a little daft, but I posted a comment on the "Being Dave Brandon" post and it isn't there. Is this because it's been removed, is being looked at by moderators, or because I don't have a lot of posts and it's some sort of "hasn't reached threshold X" thing? I assume it's the last of the 3 as it's a pretty uncontroversial post.
I haven't deleted any singular comments lately. The only way those get deleted are by moderators who see something wrong with what was said. Normally this means insulting other posters, general trolling, posting "hot chicks" just for the sake of "hot chicks," using certain cuss words or cussing for the sake of cussing, or maybe just plain stupdity.
The more likely option, if yours was a response in a long line of responses, was that one of the comments earlier in the string was deleted, and every comment down that string of replies was deleted. So say if I was to delete your comment, this comment I'm making now would disappear. This happens fairly commonly as comments with a lot of replies to it tend to be either controversal or stupid.
Without knowing the context that your comment was in, or what was said, I can't give you a clear "it was this" detail.
OT: Wikileaks raises heyullllll
Not even close to on topic.
What happend to your thread? It was worthy of discussion.
Ranking the Big Ten? I oopsed in making it a thread. It's in the diaries.
it got misogynistic quickly and it's just embarrassing
As is the PTI thread.
The noise to signal ratio on the board is getting pretty ridiculous.
I hope the mods start cracking down on the posting just to post, the posting of the same image/clip/tagline in every thread, and especially the gratuitous posting of boobs. It goes against a bunch of general guidelines for the board and just makes the site look juvenile.
Look, we can only delete boobs so quickly.
Misopogal just asked me why I'm looking at all these female pictures, alright? ALRIGHT?!?
Response I gave her: "I'm deleting them off the site because people are idiots."
Response I thought of giving her: "Because, honey, that's what the Internet's FOR!"
Brian linked to.
OT: Post absolutely anything
OT- My non-coaching thread contribution
OT (sort of): +1 on the 'down with detroit' banner
Also, lots of pictures of b00bz deleted.
OT: Worst songs ever
Lloyd Brady Sighting on Campus!
This is not stalking central.
Congratulations to D.C. Blue, who's going to be a father.
Also: no OT.
But mostly congratulations to D.C. Blue.
OT- Barkley bashes Obama's hoops skills
There are enough threads about coaching change stuff without a silly joke one.
OT. A little Lions/NFL stuff is fine, but stuff this far off-topic isn't.
Cloooooose to on-topic, but it's a rumor at this point, which was the tiebreaker. Possibly worth a thread once it's legit.
you keep bumping the wrong one. this is the old one. new one is top sticky made Dec 1