MGoBoard FAQ

Submitted by Brian on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Why can't I start threads?

New users are not entrusted with that capability until they reach 100 points. (Updated 11/29/2010)

How do I get points?

Every time you post a comment or reply in a thread you get a point.

Wait… then why do I have negative 60?

You can't see this yet—you won't until you get to 100 points, naturally—but all posts/comments come with the ability to vote up or down on them. If you post things that are displeasing to the general populace, you will lose points as people downvote you. You get two points per upvote and minus one per downvote.

How can I avoid downvotes?

Don't be redundant. Don't use stupid nicknames like O$U. Spell things correctly. Don't post useless replies like "I agree" and whatnot.

What happens when I get huge numbers of negative points?

I get dinged and I check your profile out to see if you're pure troll or not, and ban appropriately.

What should I title my threads?

Please make your thread titles as informative as possible: "Justin Feagin" is bad. "Justin Feagin leaving the team?" is good.

How can I bold stuff, insert images, embed videos, etc?

ShockFX provided a helpful primer on basic HTML if you'd like to add some visual pop to your posts.

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.

Can I repeat premium information?

To a limited extent. More details are here. Briefly: don't hit CTRL+C, and don't repeat every last detail.

What's the offtopic policy?

In the offseason, offtopic posts are tolerated. During football season they are discouraged and may be subject to removal depending on how alert the moderators are. What counts as on- and off- topic?


  • Anything Michigan sports related
  • Anything related to other Big Ten teams or upcoming opponents
  • Stuff about the blog itself
  • University of Michigan topics that don't relate to sports


  • College sports in general
  • Ann Arbor


  • Politics
  • Drew Sharp, Ace Williams, Mike Valenti. Saying stupid and/or false things about Michigan in order to get Michigan fans upset is a tried and true way to phish for clicks. Let's not feed the trolls.


  • Pro sports of any variety
  • Everything else

We will let pro sports topics slide even during football season but "everything else" posts are likely to get the axe.

I have another question.

Email me about it.



May 18th, 2015 at 3:20 AM ^

Buck the ohio state fuckeyes.  You  can't  spell  ass  without  osu  suckeyes.  Ohio state  fuckeye  fans  can  suck  my  nuts. Go  big blue.  We're  going  to  crack  them  Ohio state  fuckeye  nuts.  I  poop  on  anything  that  is  scarlet,grey  tee shirt  you  name it.  I  love  the  maize, blue. Go  UM.


May 18th, 2015 at 3:40 AM ^

Ohio state  has  been  sucking  dick  for  the  last  almost  150 years.  There  is  so  much  sucking  at  Ohio state. Go  blue.



October 16th, 2015 at 12:24 PM ^


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...



Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss


March 15th, 2016 at 12:54 PM ^

I have written to Brian twice with no response back. All posts have votes next to them, but they are all 0 positive and 0 negative votes.

Anyone know why?


November 7th, 2016 at 3:01 PM ^

Developing a new App for this very purpose.  WatchParty is almost ready to launch and will need Michigan Fans to tell me where they watch the Michigan Games when not at the Big House.


October 17th, 2017 at 5:13 PM ^

I just now signed my email up for receiving the newsletter on, which is referred to as being a part of the "digital community."  Given that I just signed up today, I didn't receive this, but apparently those who are signed up have received (I believe they already have it, but I'm not so sure) an email with the promo code that allows them to go ahead and purchase single-game basketball tickets a day earlier than the general public.  Any details regarding this or SIMPLY WHAT THE PROMO CODE IS would be greatly appreciated.  I really want to drive up to A2 and bring my friends with me to go and see the IU @ Michigan game.  

Hope someone who has information sees this.  If you're seeing this and don't have the promo code, please ask around and try and find someone who does know.  It would be a big help.

Thanks. Go Blue!


November 14th, 2017 at 5:52 PM ^

My wife and daughter got me and my son tickets for this year's ohio game for christmas last year! I have been a Michigan fan my whole life however, I live in Montana. We are flyiing in to Detroit on a red eye that gets in at 6 am saturday morning. Then we will be heading to Ann Arbor. Any advice on parking would be extremely helpful! I can't freaking wait!! GO BLUE!!!!!!!


June 6th, 2018 at 12:02 PM ^

You can't see this yet—you won't until you get to 100 points, naturally—but all posts/comments come with the ability to vote up or down on them. 

Is this still true? I don't see the ability to vote?

Victor Hale II

June 14th, 2018 at 2:01 PM ^

When I first got on the new 3.0 site and had to reestablish myself, I was playing around and added a random avatar (a GIF that won’t play) from my phone’s camera roll, figuring I’d test-now-and-change-later. 


Now I can’t figure out how to change or delete the stupid avatar I chose.  Can anyone help a dummy out?

Elno Lewis

July 1st, 2018 at 2:15 PM ^

i have some mgoboard content to post, but don't see how to do it.  I don't want to have to learn a whole software program just to upload a video i made or to post on the board.  

Seems like the new version is making things harder than easier. 


I just want to know how to start a new thread?  Anyone?  Bueller?


July 20th, 2018 at 2:12 PM ^

Forgot to add an "OT" in front of my post.  Did we lose the ability to edit posts with the new MGoBlog?  Can't find where I have that function,


July 22nd, 2018 at 5:14 PM ^

How do you sort for the topics you replied to?  Is there anything like "show replies to your posts" or "show posts since last visit" sort of thing on this message-board system?