Experienced MGoBloggers Comments

Submitted by Red is Blue on November 5th, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Not sure this is possible, but I would think it would be interesting to have a discuss limitied to the most experienced MGoBloggers (those with >10,000 points???) about what their thoughts wrt the direction the program ought to head -- stay the course, fire GERG, nuke the entire D staff...

Keeping it to the most experience MGoBloggers would eliminate the pictures of people lighting farts and the snarky comments.  Most of them have probably expressed such an opinion, but this would consolidate their thoughts at one spot.

EDIT:  The original idea was to try and use MGoPoints as a proxy for Block M's suggestion for a discussion for which the participants had to pass some sort of football knowledge competency test first.  Based on the response, I now recognize the error of my way.  MGoPoints and football knowledge are not necessarily correlated.  My apologies to any I have offended -- I let my MGoDreams cloud my MGoJudgment.

Comments

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

November 5th, 2010 at 11:49 AM ^

Hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of my MGoPoints are because of my snarky comments.

But I'll go grab my pipe and slippers.  You, boy, there's some port wine in the cabinet there, get it down please and don't spill, the rug is Persian.

bdsisme

November 5th, 2010 at 12:01 PM ^

I have to agree.  People tend to vote up sarcastic, funny posts and pictures.  However, if one *starts* a thread with a new idea or starts a thoughtful discussion, people usually forget to upvote the thread.  I think this is simply because people don't see "12 points" or whatever number of votes the thread has gotten (like they see on a reply) -- it always stays stuck at "1 point" and not many people think to vote on the thread (unless it's a TomVH, Brian, or Tim thread, or a thread that everyone hates, in which case it gets a ton of -1 votes).

bluenyc

November 5th, 2010 at 12:05 PM ^

While I agree with everything you said, sometimes I wish we could not see the points voted on a individual post.  I would hope people upvote/downvote on how they interpret the post and not what other people feel.  Maybe, I am being too idealistic, because I am guilty of this on an occasion or two.

chickenbroccolibake

November 5th, 2010 at 12:15 PM ^

I agree with you.  Other people's votes shouldn't matter.  I also rarely vote, saving my votes for the best (and worst) comments.

However, I do take votes into account when I feel that somebody has made a valid point and is getting negged unfairly.  In that case, I almost always give the post an upvote (even though if there had been no negative votes, I would not have voted).

bluenyc

November 5th, 2010 at 2:01 PM ^

You are right, I have to skim through some of the posts as well.  Some of the higher point total posts can be jokes and other helpful post do get left behind.  Nothing wrong with jokes, Lloyd Brady threads are my favorites and I loved the original one that was taken down.  There is not a perfect system. 

bluenyc

November 5th, 2010 at 2:08 PM ^

As I said I am guilty of looking at point totals as well at times.  But, when I have time, I try to look at the post and vote on it alone. 

Your comment :

I usually upvote based on its current total.  If something good has no upvotes I'm a lot likelier to upvote than if it already has 12.

All I can say to that is if you feel it's good, upvote it.  You have your opinion and viewpoint, who cares if others think it's good or not.  That shouldn't impact your decision.  I am sure that most people on here have great views and do not need the influence of others on their decisions. 

I think this site is great already, and this just a peripheral improvement suggestion.  Without my suggestion, this site is still the best.  Nice discussion and I really like the different thoughts. 

Syyk

November 5th, 2010 at 2:53 PM ^

I don't think I made my point clear enough.  I don't upvote or downvote based on the opinion of others, but if I read a comment and like it I'll look and see how many points it already has.  If I think it's worth more than what it already has, I'll upvote, if not, I won't.

octal9

November 5th, 2010 at 12:06 PM ^

Hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of my MGoPoints are because of my snarky comments.

Until recently, all (yes, every last one of them) of my MGoPoints were due to snarky comments or pictures.

Now, they're for the pony avatar - a gentle reminder to everyone that you probably shouldn't come to me for football analysis.

(yay ponies!)

GVBlue86

November 5th, 2010 at 12:12 PM ^

Wow, you are good. Your post about how you only get points from snarky comments is going to get a +1 from me because it is in fact funny. You are manipulating me, I know it, and there is nothing I can do about it.

DAMN YOU.

winterblue75

November 5th, 2010 at 11:49 AM ^

Who says just because you have (pick arbitrary # here) points you are any more qualified and "experienced" to have such a special type discussion. The point of this board is for ALL Michigan fans to come here and discuss amongst EVERYBODY else.

mGrowOld

November 5th, 2010 at 2:41 PM ^

I have wondered this for some time.  How is it even humanly possible to accumulate so many negative points?  You would think your point total would go up periodically by accident through people hitting reply to one of your posts (like I just did). 

What on earth did you do or post that created that large of a neg-bomb to go off?

Now that I think about it perhaps thats the group that ought to get together and start a thread.  Minus 500 or worse only allowed to participate in the roundtable discussion.  I can only imagine what would come out of that post.

BlockM

November 5th, 2010 at 11:52 AM ^

I'm going to be honest: My opinion on actual football strategy is 100 billion times less worthwhile than a ton of people that only have 50 points.

What would be interesting is to have a discussion where everyone had to pass some sort of football knowledge competency test first. I could get behind that.

bouje

November 5th, 2010 at 11:54 AM ^

1. (preferable) hire Casteel fire Gerg and run a 3-3-5
<br>2. Nuke the staff and bring in a DC who picks his scheme and all of his coaches.
<br>
<br>This bs that we are doing won't work

GVBlue86

November 5th, 2010 at 1:21 PM ^

Thought I might get some people not believing me, lol. Don't worry I didn't take the picture. As you can see it is taken into a mirror. I saved the full picture to my home computer (widened and uncropped), and I am at work so can't post it.

I did go to a dance with her in highschool and we kissed at an eight grade party if that lends me any credibility ;).