I really enjoy the inane chatter of BlueSeoul, Geaux_Blue, and the other mods! They're so much better than the rest of the MGoCommunity!
Take away all my points, I don't care.
FWIW, getting anything in on that thread takes an act of god. Us common folk have a thread going on the message board.
That's my point. I'd like to see everyone's comments in real time on the liveblog, not just mods who think everything they say is hilarious. I don't want to have to refresh the open thread every second to see what people are saying.
That is never going to happen. You do not know the shit that gets filtered out.
I'd prefer a little shit if it means I get to see what everyone's thinking. I honestly don't like how the mods get to say anything they like, funny or not, insightful or not, while the plebs are not allowed a voice. At least make it so that all the mods don't clog everything with their "insights". I appreciate the fact that MGoBlog is policed by it's own members, and it's a pretty intellectual group of people. I'd like to hear those peoples' opinions.
Personally, I'd just like to see the moderating applied to everyone. Or at least have the mods restrain themselves from taking shots at individual commenters (e.g., Geaux_Blue being a jerk to mrex and various others) in exchange for being the gatekeepers.
I agree. Seriously mods, stop making fun of people if you don't let them respond.
Also, I think that my sarcasm was obvious. :)
the #occupymrex comment was hilarious
....that most of the time, what I am thinking is not terribly interesting. For example, during the game:
"Why does my daughter want to play 'The Ladybug Game' only when we're on offense?"
"Remember when Remy Hamilton made FGs from the parking lot at Briarwood?"
"That stupid mountain ash tree is going to be dead soon. Damn ash borer beetles."
That's just in between actual thoughts about the game itself.
As someone that has modded before, it's not a little shit. It's a lot of shit coming faster than you can read it with a few worthwhile comments hidden in the middle. And most of the worthwhile comments are repeated by ten different people.
If every comment was posted, it would be an unreadable mess. But I guess at least we wouldn't have people bitching about how their unique* insightful** comment didn't get posted.
[*] It wasn't unique
[**] It wasn't insightful
Truly vile things get posted and I'm not making the front page of the site a torrent of unmoderated id. If you don't like the liveblogs, don't participate. There is no way to parse all the things that get posted in a way that pleases everyone.
It's not my participation that I'm disappointed in...it's the number of other members that I would like to hear from. This is your website, and you can run it how you want; I'm just saying it's annoying when our mods' comments are barely more insightful than those that are being filtered out.
Geaux_Blue ueber alles.
We WEREN'T supposed to publish unmoderated id?
Brian, half the comments allowed were people complaining that normal comments were going through, or complaining about how bad the mods were. Then they say "say something interesting not plain" but they let comments like "Nice Play!" in. I don't know what was less consistent the refs or the liveblog mods..
half gave up because they didn't like what the other half were allowing through or stopped caring. that's about it.
you can't read the comments and they don't scroll so you're stuck looking at old crap and by the time you click to refresh, things have already moved on, I hardly posted anything or approved anything, too busy wondering what the fuck was wrong with borges.
If it isn't filtered, the liveblog would move faster than you can read. You do realize there are upwards of 5000 people on the liveblog during games, right?
Yeah, it would make reading it impossible.
For some perspective, Midnight Maize does liveblogs almost every night, and all of the commenters are auto-approved.
Back when myself, Shredder, Dark Blue, CMR, SCS, Hulk, Seth, MGoJen, Irish, OSD and a few others would liveblog it was almost impossible to catch every comment, and that's 10ish people, not 5000.
Agreed i sent in probably 30 comments. None got posted
I have up on the live chat a few games ago. Nonsense gets through repeatedly yet seemingly it's impossible for most of us to get comments past the mods. Not worth the headache.
I was like 0/10 on comment submissions. Everyone and everything sucks.
You just have to be funnier. Or just make fun of pbp or Geaux_Blue paying his dues through sexual favors
and guess who let all those comments through. blah.
I actually don't mind the fact that it is a moderated liveblog. Early in this game, for example, it would have been really hard to get through 1,000 folks panicking early, for starters. I can only imagine the liveblog blowing up on TDs and big stops and so forth too. It would difficult to have any coherent discussion too, or catch PBP as he descends into a Dylan Thomas-esque state of drunkenness.
There's just not a good way to deal with gameday threads. Lots of good comments get purged. I know it, I don't post stupid comments and nothing gets posted. I'm not complaining because I realize how many there are to filter.
I hear La Paz is great in November...
seriously dude, who cares if your post isn't visible? #firstworldproblems
I don't care about my posts. I want to see what everyone else is saying.
that would never happen. the sheer genius you were missing out on from posters consisted of ignorance towards football, inappropriate PSU jokes, mockery of other users, "GAH!" "OH!" "NO!" "WOO!" and ripping on Spielman. that's it. ask anyone who has moderated one of those.
if my commentary is unwanted, i can just not do it. no skin off of my nose. but to act like there's some sort of abuse system where we're gaining sheer joy by suppressing the knowing masses and putting up fart jokes is stupid.
If by "commentary" you mean your attempts at humor and your dumb banter with other mods that you think is so insightful, then yes, it is unwanted.
You do not want to know what everyone else is thinking.
There's a difference between moderation and let next to zero comments in. There were times where two plays would happen and the only one who got a comment in is play-by-play. Of course we need moderation. Put be consistent and dont let every comment that has a damn "Z" at the end in....
EDIT: It's a joke that we have to make a thread about this when Michigan just lost a game very winnable.
I actually have to agree, Geaux_Blue is unbearably annoying in the liveblogs. He just makes dumb "Hurr everybody look at me I'm soooo funny" jokes that have nothing to do with the game.
5/10 times the moderator's comments are directed to sum up or rebuke what 90% of the people are saying that's not being approved
3/10 times the moderator is saying what everyone else is saying
1/10 a moderator is saying something they feel like saying and abusing their auto-approve status
1/10 is moderator posting something negative about the moderators
The honest fact is I came to enjoy that game less because of the sheer stupidity being submitted that I helped wade through.
There is no poaching of 'specific people' and letting them through. There is no favoritism. It's a long, scrolling chaotic mess of people saying stupid things. The sheer amount of trolling is absurd. The amount of people trolling unwittingly because they're either a) drinking or b) emotionally incapable is absurd. The reason 'interesting things' were asked for is because the point of a Liveblog is to gather people's facts and ideas, not post 500 "PUT DEVIN IN, DENARD SUCKS!"
At one point I noted that people would not react half as badly on a Liveblog as they do if they didn't assume because Iowa lost to Minnesota, Michigan would destroy them and act accordingly throughout the week.
I would love to know what your username was in the chat, though, to know what hard-hitting or even mildly interesting commentary you were being kept from sharing.
Then if you can't enjoy the game, don't be a mod? That doesn't excuse your badgering of other people in the liveblog, imo.
link plz. if i was badgering people, i'd love to see where so i could avoid doing it. the only self-righteousness i trumped up was at having to filter through 900 "Hoke/Borges/Denard sucks" comments to get to one "the TE was wide open on that but the LG missed a block" comment
Uhh. You might have badgerd, but who cares. It is just a live blog. The OP is asking for too much when it comes to this with the amount of readers.
"1/10 a moderator is saying something they feel like saying and abusing their auto-approve status"
What a joke.. Make fun of Mrex after a perfectly normal comment, :I remember when I was 19", negative comment after negative comment...
the "I remember when I was 19" was about the guy who made 5-7 comments demanding a poll be made about what alcohol in his house he should drink.
Last word from me in this thread: I'm not going to unmoderate the liveblog, but if mods are being rude send me a time to look at in the liveblog and I'll look at it.
People take what the mods say too seriously. Add losing and people get sent over the edge if their comments aren't approved.
I think the large amounts of stupid posts can drive the mods to become rude. I think that is part of the liveblog experience. Sometime the mods have to be rude to keep the idiots in check.
I don't think you should either. I enjoy the liveblog, and I honestly don't know how the mods deal with everything coming at them so fast. A few of my posts get through, but most don't. I think they do a great job overall, and if their a tad rude to some idiots, I cut them some slack...they're Michigan fans and they're pissed about the game too.
Everyone pouting that their posts don't get through probably has a higher opinion of their own comments than they should.
There are plenty of both paid and free blog platforms, and it isn't all that difficult to get a liveblog going on your own blog. Maybe, to cut down on the 5000, those who want their voices heard could do their own liveblogs and tell everyone where they are going to be in one "alternate liveblogs" thread.
It would make the mgoblog more manageable for Brian while allowing those who feel trodden upon to make their voices heard in a smaller, more interactive chat. Be careful what you ask for, though: even a small liveblog can be a total bitch to try and moderate. They work best with everyone unmoderated, but even one or two bad apples can screw it up.
Imagine trying to do this with 5000 people.
Sort of reminds me of the old AOL format (the 10% of chats that didn't start with A/S/L), where the upper limit on who could join was about 30 people and there were boards and discussions on just about everything.
I actually used to help moderate one of the boards on AOL years ago for a subheading of a certain arena of topics that are taboo here. There were about two or three major shitfests each week, with maybe 40 or 50 people getting "TOSed" (anyone remember that term?). It was rough.
I support the mods - I understand the pain, but not on the scale they face here.
I have stopped reading/participating in the liveblogs, almost entirely because gaeux blue comes off like an unmitigated asshole in them. (yet, never does on the board, strangely). Obviously I have no recent screen capped example of this, as I no longer participate, as I previously alluded to.
i will not be hosting them anymore because i don't want to be a distraction to people or from their enjoyment of mgoservices. i'm sorry if i've offended you and assure you that 95% of the time my comments were sarcastic or intended to uplift rather than drag down. feel free to check them out from here on out (I haven't even been doing them this year either!)
I don't think you guys realize how many comments there are. Today's game had 11,603 comments submitted. The Michigan State game had 13,462. Several people have said to "be consistent". There is no way that can happen. After a big play, there are up to 100 comments posted within 30 seconds. I will probably read about 10 and randomly pick 2 in order to sum up the general reaction.
In the second quarter, my tv broke and I didn't mod again until after halftime. Each moderator has different policies. Geaux tried to lessen the sheer amount of comments that get posted and people complain about that. I try to post some comments that sum up the mood of the majority and people complain about that.
A huge amount of comments fall into these categories.
-Fire Coach X
-Player Y Sucks
-Drinking game related stuff
-People complaining about why their comments didn't get posted and other comments did
I assure you that we are not getting off by seeing our fake names on a screen.
screwed if you do, screwed if you don't situation. try to bring levity, people get cranky. your outlining of content control pretty much sums it up. i posted less than 90 times in a 3 hour game i was helping watch. it's just dumb. this site has gotten way less fun because it's becoming people who seem to only be happy when UM is sliding and they can get loud.
worry about today to make too a big deal out of this but I get where the OP is coming from.
Comments certainly need to be filtered. With that said, it appeared today that some of the mods were more focused on posting themselves, including quite a bit of off topic chatter, instead of allowing more comments through.
That's my $0.02. Back to kicking the cat......
90 times really? Us normal folk are lucky to get one post in out of 30
so maybe half the time you publish a coment echoing the sentiment you were about to voice, and people bitch less about you being egotistical gatekeepers because they feel more included? just a thought...
Look, I agree that the liveblogs need to be moderated, and you guys generally do a good job of filtering out the pointless comments. I am sure that is pretty difficult especially with the high volume of comments.
All that I am asking is that the mods comment (or approve comments) that are related to the game. I don't come to a liveblog on a Michigan fan site (on the day of a game!) to get involved in inside jokes between the mods.
This 100%. Only allow things about actual football. I don't really care about Geaux_Blue being touched by a frenchman (which is somewhere in the beginning part of the liveblog), and that's inane crap that should be moderated itself.
it wasn't the fact i was letting people sound off about me and mock/rip me as opposed to an egoist banning people for ripping me, it was that i was trying to bring the level of discourse down. yup.
I'm just going to second everything you said. I haven't really been around much on Saturdays this year, but modding is generally like watching a torrent of words from 5000 commenters blow by you at Ludicrous Speed.
For me, I'm not looking at the person's screen name, I'm just trying to approve appropriate comments quickly.
As soon as Michigan starts losing, the comments go downhill extremely fast and it becomes really depressing approving FIRE X or [Insert player here] is terrible and shouldn't play. There are so many of those comments moving so quickly that the mods find it really hard to parse anything interesting.
the only people that have made moderating worthwhile are the fellow unpaid people who you work with. people seem to think it's a grab for glory rather than, you know, wanting a site representing michigan to not be an embarrassment. you and BiSB have been regular sanity checks at times for myself and i'm sure many of the others who have volunteered.
And on every turnover, the comments go to plaid.
since my efforts are so damaging. my rudest comment was telling mrex to shut up when he said the best case scenario was a UM 7-5 season.
enjoy your season foks.
and deserved your response. We were all pissed and most probably wrote shit we weren't proud of. They need to get over it.
i think people just don't have a full grasp of what the software is even like on a CIL. i went out of my way to go back and publish items that had ANY differentiation from the "(name) SUX" variety. you don't see usernames (in theory) during a LiveBlog, you only see comments and it scrolls as they come in. the fact people had valuable content that went unpublished, which i don't doubt, falls more on the 5000 other people submitting garbage than an "elite group of moderators" who are trying to play comment footsie.
as much as I disagree with you in general, I appreciate your time you volunteer to help moderate the site....so I gave you +1....coincidently, the same plus 1 that gave you 20000pts...
not for a long time - i was helping CILs at times due to someone needing to do it. i will accept your appreciation retroactively. the people who deserve it are below - they're way less douchey than me and do a great job.
The only thing that was bothering me were the number of sky is falling posts the mods let through when Iowa was up 8 in the second quarter.
I wasn't around for the second quarter but I will say that in other games where we've had similar complaints, sky is falling comments were the vast majority. (Like whenever WMU would get a first down) It's either approve those comments or approve almost nothing.
I'm being honest, what's wrong with those comments? Is it because you disagree with the sentiment? If that's the way people are feeling, that's the way they're feeling. There's a difference between moderating "YES!" "HURR" and "X PLAYER SUCKZZZZZZZ" and moderating "Man, I think we're going to lose" "Why is our offense stalling so much?" and "Borges stop putting in Devin!"
If you read that again, you'll see that I am posting those comments. I don't agree with them but I am approving them because that is the general mood and I(we) was being criticized for that.
But you just said approve them or approve nothing? That's what the mods did for the game, saying "oh MGoPlebs, you are so foolish, the sky is not falling"
Here are some of your comments during gametime that were not posted:
"(in the background...Ya man I agree!)"
"MSU 21 Minny 17"
"Hey Brian MSU is winning dumbass"
"we r dirt"
What were you saying again?
i gave the OP half an ounce of credit. now i half regret my resignation. only 50% though.
Yeah, that would be my 13-year-old cousin using my computer during the game.
Roffle. Okay dude, whatever you say.
If he gets to have his 13 year-old cousin sit in on the liveblog, I will let my five year-old daughter help moderate the Illinois game. She is not afraid to share her twenty dollars (forget two cents - she won't stop there).
I'd still love to know what your username was because within this very thread people are complaining that moderators published many of the very items you claim weren't allowed through. not to mention the sheer volume of your YES! HURR X PLAYER SUCKZZZZ prevent finding/stopping the scroll to publish your "Man I think we're going to lose"
so you do't want them to change anything?
This thread is the definition of people being mad and needing an outlet to bitch about something and blow off steam.
Uh, no, there were a lot of people in the liveblog during the game who were mad about no comments being posted. I would have posted this either way. I'm mad that we lost the game, but that's separate from the stupidity of the liveblog.
I consider myself a pretty reasonable guy, and my track record is pretty clean. With that said, let me say this:
How much fun do you think it is to sift through 600 consecutive posts of "DAMNIT CATCH THE BALL?" Or the posts from the guys who feel the need to post "F*ck Borges and this f*cking shit I f*cking hope Vincent Smith dies in a fire," and then get pissed when their comments don't get posted? Do you have any idea how much effort PlayByPlay puts in to do what he does?
I love Michigan Football, and I do my best to help others enjoy games. I thought we were providing a service... on our Saturdays... for free... during a goddamn football game. Apparently I was wrong. We don't ask for glory, or for credit, or for a gold star... but what the shit, man. Is it too much to ask that we not be shit on for it?
I'm not shitting on you; you weren't filling the blog up with things that you thought were funny that were just clogging the blog up. I appreciate that you moderate; I just wonder sometimes if it would be better unfiltered.
It wouldn't. No need to wonder anymore.
I'll add you as a mod so you can see the unbridled wave of shit coming at you. 50 bucks says your reaction will be:
he was part of the very mess you'd be "showing him."
I will take you up on that bet. I will suppress my pride (to the best of my ability), man up, and admit that the mods/Brian are right on this if I think that it's too ridiculous. I guess you have to rely on my since of honor, which is hard to do on the internet, but I'll do it.
This whole fucking thread feels like uniquename is just begging to be asked to do the LiveBlog - like it was some sinister plot that worked. Please, don't give him that opportunity - I don't want the LiveBlog to degenerate into a slew of "X sucks" posts.
Dude, go to a Michigan chat site. It's that simple. A live blog is not a chat room. You want a chat room.
If you want 11,000+ comments (that's literally one per second for 3.5 hours... you cannot read that fast.) find a chat room. It's teh internetz. You have options.
Thanks mods for your efforts today.
Also, as a "HA-HA" to this thread: I only was in the LiveBlog for the first half (thank god), but my one and only post got published. It was me complaining that everyone was going all "Sky is falling" in the second quarter. I trust mods to not post stupidity; not because they don't agree with it, but because it's stupid. Thanks again mods, great job as always!
Some of the stuff that does get through sometimes causes this reaction. I hate to think what you guys see.
it's not worth it. when i got unmodded it was for similar crap to this and having the same sentiments. if helping reduces your ability to enjoy a game even by 1% and you're obviously not paid, what's the point. you'll probably have a much better rest of the season, not to mention the off-season.
the irony is too that you're the most even handed mod there's been and yet you and i talk more in those than anyone else through Private.
You and the other mods DO make it more enjoyable for many of us. Screw those who don't feel like their brilliant insights are not shared 100% of the time. The vast majority of us really appreciate what you do.
you work for free doesn't mean you're above people telling you you're not doing it very well.
it's more about people complaining about a free service offered by people not being paid to help manage said operations. when the most rational, calm, even-handed moderator is getting pissed off, something's wrong. i know most of the ire in this thread is about me but overall people on this site can overlook what guys like Blue in South Bend et. al are offering. they're helping generate a lot of traffic and, arguably, revenue for Brian by making sure this site is a visitable "Non-MLive." they deserve people taking a step back and wondering if they should really be ripping. that's why i'm backing off CIL - i don't want to be bringing this crap on the moderators and, perhaps, Brian. pointing out that they should take criticsm, paid or not, is the equivalent of saying you should be able to bitch about the song selection at a free music festival.
You level-minded instightful elitists must let my predictable and meaningless drivel count as much as the mods!
I appreciate that you think I put a ton of work into what I do, and usually I do. Today I had the luxury of working with 7 other mods who did a ton of the work for me. Ergo, I approved many fewer comments than I normally approve in general. The only problem I found today was that with the number of mods double what it usually is (Typically this year we have been averaging between 2 and 4 mods/game), it is very hard for there to be a happy medium.
Were there more mod comments that got through this week and were probably poking at people? Sure
HOWEVA, I also think that this game saw THE MOST comments I have ever seen. I think this is because there were more getting approved in the 1st quarter and thus everyone thought they'd continue to be approved all game. When we did being to pare down what made it into the Live Blog, we began to see a ton more comments along the lines of "why am I not approved" and comments that began to get out of hand with going to far with jokes. Is it entertaining to poke fun of Craig James for 30 seconds? Yes. Is it entertaining to poke fun of Craig James for half a quarter? No. The thing that gets me is when people just harp on topics that have been covered earlier in the liveblog or are completely irrelevant to the game at hand.
ALSO, remember that there is a stark difference in the quality of the blog when we are beating up Minnesota vs what we saw today. I think people post more out of frustration than out of jubulation and the posts get far more crude with a game like today. This makes it especially hard on us mods because while we are getting depressed about the game, we get even more depressed reading 100 comments when Iowa gets a 1st and 10 along the lines of "ugh, ughh, so-and-so needs benched, etc..."
All in all, I enjoy moderating the games and giving the PbP to people who do not have the luxury of sitting in front of a tv or listening to a radio for the game. I only hope that people's individual bitterness and resentment doesn't get the best of them because that makes this far less fun for us and then all we have left is BiSB stealing all the good comments for himself (wink wink) and nothing gets through moderation.
See you all for Illinois next week (or maybe not, since it is likely I will be at the PSU Nebraska game/tailgate, good luck to a guest PbP if there is one)
I need to know exactly what 5000 people are thinking about us getting a touchdown or a big play. You'd get 4995 posts saying the same exact thing and you wouldn't be able to read that fast anyways.
I WANT TO READ THEM ALL
I just went through and counted some comments
64 saying WTF.
72 saying YAY/YES.
45 saying WOW.
27 saying WOOO.
19 saying WHAT.
17 saying what the hell.
13 saying SIGH.
24 saying OMG.
44 saying NO.
98 starting with some variation of the f word.
this was just a bitch-at-me thing. i'm out so apparently it'll be 300% better against Illinois.
Pretty sure people are not talking about one word comments not being posted
The point is that there are so freaking many of these one word comments that the other stuff gets overlooked.
which is that this board seems run by a handful of people who think nothing you say could be nearly as worthwhile as anything they think or say because you haven't been here as long as them.
It's pretty stupid.
Which is too bad, because this is my favorite sports-oriented websites to visit, but between the way the liveblog is modded, and the way these threads work (i.e the 'point system', and the chilidish intolerance for even a little bit of repetition), makes the social-interaction aspect of this community not very inviting.
I love mgoblog for the information and the editorial. but it seems most instances where users get to wield judgment over other users are terribly flawed.
The point system exists to prevent stupidity and a level of degredation similar to MLive. You might like it better over there. As far as the "childish" disdain for repetition goes, maybe you should like... search for stuff? Also, try not to get too butthurt on the internet.
That was more the case back in the day, but since we can't neg bang anymore there are more posters who reach the "trusted" level that never should.
thanks for being a douche and assuming i like stupidity. I wasn't saying there shouldn't be a point system, I just don't quite understand how comments get points when they A)don't seem to appear with the comments they're responding to, and B)seem to have points instantly upon being written...
but i understand the value of critiquing the input of others, thanks.
as for the childish disdain for repetition - i think people here act a lot more butt-hurt about it than a lot of other places. Just because someone spends too much time on the internet doesn't mean someone else should have to search through pages of threads before starting a discussion...sure, with obvious headline type material, some discretion should be exercised, but in general I think people here act like babies about that stuff.
and you call me butt-hurt?
the ironing is delicious.
"the ironing is delicious." - djmagic
Funny, my wife says my ironing sucks and I should just quit attempting it.
The point system is meant to mitigate repetition, and it does a good job for the most part. The assumption is that you can A) read, and/or B) search the site to see if a thread / diary post / comprehensive discussion / etc...exists already. I don't think that is a huge assumption to make on a Michigan sports site. We're human - we may miss something - but when you either start a thread about a topic when one already exists or say exactly what the person above in the thread just said....come now.
I think you do a great job, and on your Saturdays for free, as BISB pointed out.
Please don't quit...most of the 5,000 people participating appreciate your efforts. Sorry about all the ANGAR I posted when shit was falling apart.
Honestly, I don't even try to read any live blogs, let alone post to them (well except for once or twice a couple weeks back). I have no problem with those who do enjoy this. But shit, I can't imagine what kind of masochistic tendency must be in place for someone to volunteer to try to read and filter thousands of comments while watching the game. My hat is off to anyone who willingiy volunteers for such an activity. I think Brian should dock the salary of anyone not winning the support of a majority of would-be posters to the live blog.
Livebloggers need to CALM THE FUCK DOWN. The most annoying comment that gets let through is the "My comments never get posted" comment. Um...yeah...that tends to happen when there are 5000 people commenting simultaneously after a big play.
If you are pissed that the mods never let your comments through then (1) Become a moderator or (2) Make an insightful comment (WOO is not an insightful comment.) They're working FOR FREE PEOPLE. They aren't just watching the game, they're watching the game and moderating a neverending stream of idiotic comments with spatterings of insightful comments. If that gives them a little more privelege to post their own comments when they see fit...then call it a perk. But you can't complain...they're doing the work, they deserve to voice their opinions first and foremost. If you don't like it, then become a mod. Or go somewhere else.
Now, the mods can certainly abuse their power or not do a good enough job...but I doubt that's the case, and if it is it's gotta be a few limited instances. They work for free. Repeat that over and over again. Because it's true.
BTW, I'm tired of having to read SKY IS FALLING comments when the score is 14-6 in the 2nd freaking quarter.
Like I said, everyone needs to CHILL THE FUCK OUT.
Thank you mods.
Worst thread of all time.
You should see the shit Geaux Blue sends to commenters in personal messages. He called me a weird asshole if I remember correctly.
Dudeness wouldn't remove the context of the comment. noooo...
it wouldn't be that his comments were the level of "so and so should burn in a fire" over and over and i told him it wouldn't get published so he should stop and when he asked "what should i do to get published" and i said "stop being a weird asshole and write quality posts" and he said "haha ok" and this was about 4 weeks ago.
i just randomly lashed out at him.
It's a fucking blog you idiots!!! Geezus fucking Christ. If anybody other then Brian and his appointed minions tells me how I should comment they can go fuck themselves. As far as how I feel about a game or the team then just neg me if you don't like what I'm offering. I don't need to see a thread about it.
I'm looking at you uniqenam and profitgoblue.
Ban me. Take away my points. Tag me with I'm a pretty princess. That will fix everything.
I just read every comment in this thread. If there was ever a poster child for misplaced anger this is it. Jesus people calm down. The mods work for FREE.....and they work at the pleasure of Brian himself who annointed them so get off their fucking backs. If you are SO miserable and SO unhappy at the things they say or do log off. Pretty simple. You aren't forced to be on a "Live Blog" and trust me...it won't change how you feel when the game is over one bit.
What he said.
I am 100% for any kind of mod work that keeps any part of mgoblog less vulgar than the MSU boards my fiance leaves open on the computer. ::shudder::
ESPECIALLY when they are providing that service for free on a liveblog.
-- Better a witty fool than a foolish wit --
'i would like mgoblog more if geauxblue didn't help with anything' and then the mods who don't piss people off wouldn't be concerned their efforts were naught and it would be about 100% less passive aggressive bitching at me and 100% more direct.
.....exactly what TheLastHoke suggested, except he said "Worst Thread Of All Time", which means exactly what you said here, but is merely more concise.
But your comment is one of my faves
I'm completely onboard with jumping ship if I'm ruining things. People should just say so instead of bs sniping
But even if it is, much of it is misplaced. Anything unpublished was not published by any mods. I think we're all just in a bad mood because OH MY GOD THAT'S PASS INTERFERENCE.
I am drinking the sixth one now....I am just getting to the pass interference NON-call. My brain will have either accepted it or forgotten by tomorrow.
We are the 99%. We represent 90% of MgoBlog's CIL posts, but only 10% of those that are approved. We demand that our redundant "lols" and "wtf's" be heard. #occupylivechat.
*making my "STOP MODERATOR DOMINANCE OF MGOBLOG LIVECHAT" sign*
Shit, no one will see it because it's a virtual community. Maybe if I keep posting the photo in the third thread I create on this topic....
You two and the rest of the unwashed masses can take my golden toilet, ruby scepter, and Sword of Power when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.
BACK TO YOUR TURNIPS!!!
I am the Dorothy to your Lion
I SUPPORT HOKE BUT I THINK BORGES SHOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!!!
I HAVEN'T BEEN THIS MAD SINCE FIRE RICH ROD AND THAT ONE TIME I CALLED JOHN NAVARRE'S HOTEL ROOM TO LEAVE MESSAGES ABOUT HOW HE SHOULD BE FIRED TOO!!!
NOW, OBVIOUSLY I WAS AWARE THAT NAVARRE WAS NOT EMPLOYED PER SE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BUT I DIGRESS!!!
WHERE WAS I? OH YEAH, WE RAN A BOOTLEG ROLLOUT WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE RUN A ROLLOUT BOOTLEG WHICH IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!
I HOPE YOU READ THESE COMMENTS AL BORGES AND THEN YOU'LL SEE!!! THEN YOU'LL SEE THAT I'M NO JOKE!!! UNLIKE YOU, YOU FAT, FAT, FATTY!!!
FUCK YOU (FATTY)!!!
JOHN A. TURDBURGLER
LSA CLASS '98
"I DO NOT HAVE A SMALL PEEN!!!"
WHY HAVE NONE OF MY COMMENTS APPEARED IN THE LIVE BLOG!!!
WHEN I JUST CLICKED ON IT IT, IT SAID "REPLY," AND I KEEP TRYING TO REPLY BUT THERE'S NO SPACE TO REPLY!!!
AM I BANNED?!?! IS THIS SOME SORT OF NEFARIOUS PLOT AGAINST MY PERSON?!?!
JOHN A. TURDBURGLER
LSA CLASS '98
"NO FAT CHICKS ALLOWED (OR BORGES)!!!"
Mostly bc I hate that guy
You hate me yet the people who detract me are worse and thus you make comments which are vicariously supportive.
I am your Pakistan
Was that at me? I've got no beef with ya.
I'm kinda figuring the honeymoon is over with my banter. I've got nothing with you and to be honest we're cut from the same cloth with our contributions (time consuming, self amusing) - I'm going to out myself as jajaja23 also just to rub it in the face of haters who loved that shit and hate me. Eat it... THAT'S CRYING GAME LEVEL SHIT!
Dude don't let the idiots get to you. Just like many professions, you have to know that the you only hear from the people who don't like you, but the overwhelming majority silently approves.
I don't see what the problem is! You are lucky to get 1 out 10 of your post through just due to sheer volume. People should not take it personally. The mods seem to do a good job IMO.
The only thing I don't like are the post game lock downs or mitigation. We mogobloggers should be allowed to vent after losses. I don't like the mitigation lock-downs where the whole website goes down after a loss. It just feels like the USSR of mogoblog.
this good vs evil? Will this battle be going on till the end of days when the seas boil and the sky falls???? Probably ......
But there is something to the point that they have seemed to be dominated by the mods this year. Sometimes it seems like 3/4 of the posts are mods (don't know about yesterday; wasn't on it). And as it's so hard to sift through all that junk (because a lot of junk gets through, because sometimes that's all there is), maybe the time would be better spent modding rather than posting. Because the only valid point of this thread is a lot of mod comments wouldn't get posted if they had to be filtered by...mods. Other than the play by play, if you're truly giving service without reward, just filter, don't post. Or join the masses and not mod and see if your comments should get through. Because between the non-Brian auto tweets and mods, it's seems like a really high percentage this year have been non-liveblogger posts.
Didn't know this was more than a yesterday elements an actual trend. I've only been in I think 2 all year
I enjoy the mods... I find intelligent, six or seven word posts which are insightful or comical get posted. Hope that helps all.
Those Chaos rules or whatever dictate why the blog has comments filtered out. Good rules they are