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|4 days 1 hour ago||Thanks for the info! I love||
Thanks for the info! I love learning about this kind of stuff.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Do you guys see any||
Do you guys see any measurable effect in making the site slower loading and/or terrible to use for trolls?
|4 days 6 hours ago||This is some bottom of the||
This is some bottom of the barrell type trolling, man. I'd think that after this much practice you'd have a better handle on the art form.
For example, instead of just coming out and saying something about Ohio State, maybe try commenting on the post in a normal way. Build up the feeling that we're just reading another normal comment and then BAM hit us with some smack talk. Take some pride in your work! Be the best troll you can be!
|4 days 6 hours ago||That's even more impressive!||
That's even more impressive! This kid must have killed it in all those phases of the recruiting process to earn an offer so early. It's not like Harbaugh is out offering every big bodied sophomore in Michigan.
|4 days 6 hours ago||The real answer to these||
The real answer to these trolls is to allow them to come back, but make the user experience terrible. Allow mods to put these users on a list and have the site load slower, look terrible, and become confusing to use. Do this secretly, let them think the quality of the site is diminishing and let them leave by themselves.
Alternately, they could try shadow banning where the user is allowed to see everything and comment but their comments are invisible to everyone. That one can be easier for them to figure out.
|4 days 6 hours ago||I totally agree. I've only||
I totally agree. I've only been reading since 2010, but since the board has become a popular source of Michigan sports news for even the casual fan the quality of posters has gone down. Way more flamebaiting, player hating, and just not great stuff in general. Also the amount of clumsily wedged in gifs really waters down the comment sections.
But hey, I'm with Brian and the squad no matter what they decide to do.
|1 week 2 days ago||Holy hell Carson Butler was||
Holy hell Carson Butler was on that team? They were stacked.
|1 week 2 days ago||Came here to say this. 2004||
Came here to say this. 2004 Detroit Renaissance played a team in my area in the playoffs and it wasn't even close. Hairston was a 5 star prospect, the #1 shooting guard and #7 overall player in the nation according to Rivals. Crawford was also a 5 star, #2 shooting guard and #9 overall player in the nation. Absolutely incredible players, athleticism I hadn't seen up to that point in my life.
Topping it all off was when they put in Tajuan Porter who ended up playing for Oregon. He was only a sophomore at the time and only ever got to be 5'6", but he was probably smaller back then. The crowd for Renaissance went nuts when he came in and did a bunch of street ball moves on some unsuspecting defender, then drained a three after crossing him over.
Also at that game was Tommy Amaker and a few MBB players, making a late push for Hairston and Crawford.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm workin on it man!||
I'm workin on it man!
|1 week 4 days ago||Would have been happy to see||
Would have been happy to see the guy in blue but it just wasn't in the cards. Good on him though, based on his tape and recent leap I think the guy is a really hard worker and could be something special in the future.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Been binging on Bloodline||
Been binging on Bloodline while doing a little work lately. Ben Mendelsohn (Danny) is a great actor.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone know how this guy||
Anyone know how this guy might see a glass at 50% capacity?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke gets a pass for me just||
Hoke gets a pass for me just because of how he found solid receivers in odd places. Dileo and Gallon became great receivers despite being 5'10 on a good day.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's what I'm wondering as||
That's what I'm wondering as well. Glad we're getting some talent but where are we finding these spots?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke had the whole team||
Hoke had the whole team flying around the field. Literally levitating above the turf.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I know a few people close to||
I know a few people close to the program, and they still rave about Hoke's practices. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff they saw.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I understand the notion that||
I understand the notion that being in a war and being shot at by a group of people over and over for years may tend to give you negative views of that group of people. However, statements like the ones mentioned above are inherently racist. They just are. Wanting to shoot every person with a Koran and calling every Iraqi a "savage" is just racist.
So while civilians might never understand what being in war is like, we do know racism when we see it. The source of it doesn't make it not racist.
I appreciate what the military does and I would never say that someone who served in the military wasn't brave. That doesn't mean they can't be racist, though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I agree. They show terrible||
I agree. They show terrible independent movies on campus all the time with no issues. American Sniper was little more than a middle of the road military movie, who cares if it is shown on campus? Censorship is universally bad.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||At this point any player with||
At this point any player with potential injury problems are fair game. It's all about getting to 85.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. It'd be one thing if||
Agreed. It'd be one thing if we had a stud receiver and a secondary hurting for a well rested nickelback/safety. As it stands right now we have no stud receivers and a pretty decent secondary even without Peppers. Let's get him a few catches a game or at least a few sprints up the seam to stretch the defense.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Ahh yes. Also Todd Berry. Have you watched||
Ahh yes. Also Todd Berry. Have you watched Delocated? It stars Jon Glaser (UM alum) and has Mirman and Berry featured regularly.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He does stuff like that a lot. He did one with a||
He does stuff like that a lot. He did one with a German accent for no real reason and it was great.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Big Names;Bill BurrLouis||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Those are also great||
Those are also great examples.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Arizona is my second team in||
Arizona is my second team in basketball for whatever reason. I want Miller to get that championship and join the top tier of coaches in the business. Michigan and Beilein are right up there with them, with less recruiting success.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Too many people disregard||
Too many people disregard that. I feel as though many people are giving more weight to historic achievements rather than recent ones.
In the past, names have mattered a ton. They still do to a certain extent, but recent success has much more bearing on a recruit's decision these days. If I were a recruit, I'd want to play for UK, Duke, UConn, MSU, and maybe Butler or Kansas. You're guaranteed to make the tournament and probably do pretty well.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He is on top of his weird||
He is on top of his weird game tonight. So many weird tangents. "Never forget that Arizona was scarcely populated before the end of WWII, when serious advances in refrigeration and air conditioning made the region viable for living."
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It sounds like they are||
It sounds like they are thinking about kicking some of the guys out.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know if dumb is the||
I don't know if dumb is the right word.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||They are young, dumb kids,||
They are young, dumb kids, they are also people. They are young, dumb kids who showed a blatant disrespect for other people's property and are now going to pay for it, as they should.
You and I can't possibly know the dollar value of the damage. It could be $430,000, it could be less. It's useless to speculate on that, and even more useless to speculate that this is nothing more than a cash grab due to "deep seeded jealousy and inferiority." How would you know?