Points Note

Submitted by Brian on July 15th, 2010 at 10:19 PM

This has been happening for a couple weeks now and I've gotten enough email about it to provide a front-page explanation: points have started to expire, which they do after a year. This is not functionality I put in intentionally but I might keep it around since it seems to make sense. But that's what's happening. If you get a snarky email about losing super powers but haven't done anything to warrant it, that's what's going on.

A comment revamp is coming and I don't want to touch anything on the site until that's up and going, so please bear with us.



July 16th, 2010 at 12:21 AM ^

to the "MEMBERS ONLY" thread in the User-Curated Hall of Fame.

That said, I'm a little concerned about the negs I'm receiving, given the relatively low number of MGoPoints I have.

/second self-inflicted neg-bang of this thread



July 15th, 2010 at 11:20 PM ^

Oh man, I'm going to have to be as insightful and funny as I was last year?

Actually that won't be too hard.  Hooray for setting the bar low!


July 15th, 2010 at 11:38 PM ^

I was planning on resting on my laurels now that I have the 500 points required to start threads even after Brian locks down mgoboard after losses. 

Space Coyote

July 16th, 2010 at 12:17 AM ^

Just take them away after a while... and he said no politics... psh!

In all honesty though, wasn't this one of the suggestions in the board about making mgoblog better though?  I thought I remember someone suggesting that maybe mgopoints expire after a set time period, might not be all bad.

Zone Left

July 16th, 2010 at 12:18 AM ^

Given the news, I hope the next site update includes point redemption.

1000 points = Hearty thank you email

5000 points = Hearty thank you email

10000 points = Hearty thank you email

30000 points = Megan Fox

Good luck Magnus!  You're in a race against time.


July 16th, 2010 at 7:50 AM ^

There should be an archive to store all your old points so that when we are all undoubtedly here 35 years from now blogging in our flying cars and dome cities, we can see how many points were earned over  the lifetime at MgoBlog.

Six Zero

July 16th, 2010 at 7:53 AM ^

this thread.  -1 the MGoPoints system.  -1 the people that are complaining about losing the points they had.  -1 the people that aren't.  -1 anyone who received a +1 on this page.  -1 anyone who considers giving me a +1 for this post.  -1 the reports of our demise.  -1 the DETROIT FREE PRESS.  -1 ESPN Classic.  -1 the rest of the Big Ten for enjoying the last two years as much as they did.  -1 Terrelle Pryor.  -1 Rickey Stanzi.  -1 Stephon Green.  -1 Kirk Cousins.  -1 Eddy Murphy.  -1 Joe Piscopo.  -1 the next fifty agonizing days of my life.  -1 anything that has ever sported any combination of scarlet and gray.  -1 Eddie George, for that matter.  -1 Kirk 'I'm so sprayed with golden tanner people call me Midas' Herbstreit.  -1 for not giving enough coverage to Michigan this past year.  +1 for not giving enough coverage to Michigan this past year.  -1 to Beyond Petroleum.  -1 to the war in Afghanistan, not for not being over but for not being kickass enough.  -1 for the lady that cut me off in traffic on my way to work this morning.  -1 to going to work this morning.  -1 for work.  -1 for every rant I have ever made on this blog, up to and including this one.  And last but not least, -1 for MS Paint.

Six Zero

July 16th, 2010 at 8:11 AM ^

-1 to me for making a Tom Petty reference in a post on this blog.

EDIT:  By the way, I just found out that watching an old 80s Tom Petty music video with my computer's sound muted is the single least interesting thing I think I have ever seen.  It's like watching Division II football in mid-December before bowls begin, except there's not even any football.