Moderator Action Sticky

Submitted by Zone Left on December 16th, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Brian has requested that instead of deleting each individual comment in the Moderator Action Sticky, that we instead just create a new thread. It takes hours of less time, preserves the comments for future explanations, and just clears things up faster.

You'll notice that the previous thread is now locked, and will slowly fade back into darkness. For the time being, the link from the Useful Stuff menu will point to the wrong location. We're working on a fix for that.


This thread is an ad-hoc way of tracking what threads and comments get removed. Mods that remove a thread should post the title here with a brief reason as to why the thread is gone.

NOTE: if you leave an irrelevant comment in this thread it will be deleted.



May 7th, 2013 at 10:57 AM ^

Couple minutes late.

Hagerup reinstated to team, will sit out this season

Feel bad about this, I only beat dnak438 by three seconds, so I waited for the first comment to see which thread would go down.


May 7th, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

Apparently ESPN just put their name on a piece discussed here earlier. Was going to leave it up originally but there's really no point if that's all it was.


May 8th, 2013 at 6:03 PM ^

Vote Trey Burke for Male College Athlete of the Year!

Beaten by seconds, as the OP notes, but please do precisely what the title indicates in the remaining thread. 


May 13th, 2013 at 12:12 PM ^

Bad idea for a thread, dropped the OP to zero for a month for thread starting purposes, put a poster in the negative for calling the president names.


May 15th, 2013 at 4:50 PM ^

Hey....can i get an avatar ruling BEFORE I go to all the time and trouble of putting up a new one only to find out it's NTFMK?  Is this ok or not?  

Wifey got a new M bikini and I'd like to use the pic if the powers that be dont consider this "offensive".  What say yee?


May 16th, 2013 at 10:28 AM ^

Tribe has spoken. FWIW I didn't get the humor either, and with 190 views in about a year on YouTube, I'm guessing a sizeable percentage of views in the last year came from this post.


May 21st, 2013 at 4:33 PM ^

I tend to look the other way, unless it gets out of hand. If there's anyone who can be forgiven a moment of insanity (other than sports fans) it's new parents.


May 23rd, 2013 at 10:10 PM ^

A typo in a transcript is not threadworthy, nor should anyone attempt to make anything the White House says or does with the tiniest relation to MGoBlog into a thread.


May 25th, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^ gone because it was about 32 hours early. I am thinking that there may need to be a similar guideline for these threads to the one which already exists for the prediction threads during the season. 12 hours or so before - no sooner. More than likely, this one is not on the first page of listings when it is really time to tune in anyway.


May 28th, 2013 at 8:57 AM ^

Kiosk. Also the people who replied are all liars. they call it amsterdam shithole for a reason. You need to pass through security again WITH YOUR LUGGAGE so 1 hour layover is not going to be enough. My advice is try to change it, or ask the people in line if they'll let you skip ahead.


May 28th, 2013 at 12:01 PM ^

I like the bumped timestamp on the Golson thread; that should be a more common practice with running news topics that don't really merit a new thread every day.


May 28th, 2013 at 6:44 PM ^

Answer is no, but Hoke wouldn't have gotten Denard, and we liked Denard.

Also you should learn that no matter how interested you are in the reaction, if the baby is sleeping, let the baby sleep.


May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 PM ^

Bleacher Report video of stuff that BR didn't even get themselves that was posted a few days ago and which contents were covered by Ace in the hello post. And yes, I'd kill off BR things with far flimsier excuses. F those guys.


May 29th, 2013 at 12:56 PM ^

Definitely political. Taking a look at differing views on historical figures like Christopher Columbus might be a start, for a Michigan connection there are plenty of people who are outspoken about what Yost's legacy should be.


May 31st, 2013 at 8:22 AM ^

Michigan is king in average B1G finish

Interesting stuff, to be sure, but it was on the boad less than 24 hours ago. 

..and this, which was posted same-day, just a few hours after the initial thread:

Phil Steels ranks U-M #24, one spot behind Sparty

turd ferguson

May 31st, 2013 at 5:18 PM ^

I understand the motivation for locking/removing Beckmann-related threads, but I disagree with it.  Politically divisive topics, in general, have no place on this board and it's best to avoid them.  I get that.  Still, there's a difference between political topics in general and political topics that hit extremely close to Michigan sports (and particularly Michigan football).  I think it's a little strange and frustrating that we can't discuss something like the Beckmann story when it's clearly a big story that involves our program.

Bando Calrissian

June 1st, 2013 at 12:52 AM ^

I get why it gets locked, but one thing I really can't agree with across the board is all of the posts in a locked thread becoming invisible. There's no reason it can't be locked with the posts intact. If you're not going to delete the thread entirely, don't just leave the initial post with the usually snarky mod edit saying it's getting locked...


June 1st, 2013 at 10:47 AM ^…

Look at the comments. Backbiting back and forth with no progress or worthwhile discussion. It's like a Rich Rod thread every single time. And if someone wants to dive into that soup, they can there. Because politics turns everyone into MLive.

Incidentally if someone really still wants to see the comments, they can view them in the App. (At least as long as it stays on the small page). But I don't really have a problem with blocking a thread because the comments are inappropriate without them showing. What would be the point of showing inappropriate comments that made the thread be taken down in the first place? They're not taken down at the first bad comment, but when there are more than the mod can deal with without reading it all night. And you can't just take it down because then you end up with a half dozen more posts about the same thing. Moderator Hell.

Zone Left

June 1st, 2013 at 12:38 AM ^

I don't moderate often, but bombing a thread questioning the intelligence of a former player who happens to be plugging a charity is worth the effort.

By the way, don't call the kettle black WHEN you randomly type in ALL capital letters. The first rule of being a grammar Nazi is to have perfect grammar.


June 2nd, 2013 at 10:43 PM ^

We hit the jackpot on frowned upon posting behavior. For future reference, a comment on a website alleging criminal activity from a college athlete isn't enough to come here and post. OP's points down to zero for a month as a reminder to get a good source (and maybe leave the O$U and Urban Liar at MLive).


June 3rd, 2013 at 2:54 PM ^

....and again just now:

Phil Steel puts12 U-M players on his pre-season All-B1G teams

I still say that Phil really needs to consider moving the site away from GeoCities stylings.


June 4th, 2013 at 12:50 AM ^

Next obviously going to be deleted thread, somebody is going to go to Bolivian for their efforts for more points, and someone is going to get a huge bump. If you're going to post in such a thread, make it count (relative to the other posts).