Meta: All Hail and Praise to MgoMods

Submitted by StephenRKass on March 19th, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Sometimes I hate people. Sometimes is almost all the time.

                                                                        - Brian Cook, March 19, 2012

Reading some of the threads at mgoblog, I can begin to understand Mr. Cook's sentiments. In light of this, I want to hail and praise and thank the moderators of mgoblog. Recently, some threads have started to degenerate. And no, this has nothing to do with bewbs. It has to do with stupid, mindless, irritating, trolling, time-wasting posts. I had almost forgotten why I came to mgoblog in the first place. It was to avoid endless threads elsewhere (Mlive?) with virtually no real content or news or analysis or commentary. The moderators here protect us, and we are often clueless of our protectors.

(from a gloss explaining rangers in Lord of the Rings.) They secretly guarded and protected Eriador which included the Shire unbeknowst to its people from spies and invaders.

This explanation of rangers, including Strider/Aragorn, provides a good description of the moderators. They have an often thankless task. They guard and protect the realm of mgoblog, (often) unbeknowst to its people, from spies and invaders. Policing threads and deleting posts, administering the banhammer, occasionally participating in discussion, makes this one of the best blogs ever.

I want to single out BISB (Blue no longer in South Bend) and mgoprofit. There are others, who are in the background, and I want to thank you too.

I salute, thank, praise, and honor all of you who serve as moderators.

Comments

m goblue

March 19th, 2012 at 11:46 PM ^

"I had almost forgotten why I came to mgoblog in the first place. It was to avoid endless threads elsewhere (Mlive?) with virtually no real content or news or analysis or commentary."

This thread falls under all those categories.  Our mods are cool, that is not thread worthy...

a2_electricboogaloo

March 19th, 2012 at 11:55 PM ^

Now if only we could get the Banhammer put for THE PARTY ROOM. It's almost Tuesday and Poggi has yet to commit. That being said, in afraid of an Obi-wan scenario, a "if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful [read more annoying] than you could possibly imagine [by making more accounts and becoming more annoying]"

MaizeMN

March 20th, 2012 at 12:02 AM ^

the mods is all well and good; I think we all realize that some comments and threads here are in dire need of moderation.  The question is, who, what, when, where and why?  To moderate or not to moderate, that IS the question. Those decisions continue to remain in the hands of the site operators, as is their right.  If we, as participants here, choose to disagree, so be it.  The "door" is open and there are plenty of other sites to visit, should we find those moderation decisions too restrictive, or otherwise untenable. Kass was merely expressing his opinion, respectfully.  The "ball in the mouth" post simply reinforces his observation.

hart20

March 20th, 2012 at 3:46 AM ^

And any other fellow Michigan fans who have lived or still live in South Bend. As someone has lived there since I was around 5, I can vouch that being surrounded by ND fans sucks.

moredamnsound

March 20th, 2012 at 5:27 AM ^

I'm one of the people who don't really help this blog at all. I come in about once a day and say something stupid probably trying to make a joke, and then leave. I enjoy what you guys have to say though, which is why I keep coming around.

FieldingBLUE

March 20th, 2012 at 9:41 AM ^

Moved to Benton Harbor 8 years ago and found the number of Irish fans here nauseating. So much worse than in Chicago, where I was previously.

The two Michigan fans here banded together and we discuss the blog on a daily basis. Yes, we are those guys.

Louie C

March 20th, 2012 at 12:14 PM ^

Small world. I'm originally from Benton Harbor, and certain that I am related to at least half the city. I was always nauseated by the love they show Indiana/Illinois teams. I guess they are brainwashed by all the SB/Chi media they receive. I want to walk around with a loud speaker yelling "BENTON HARBOR IS IN MICHIGAN PEOPLE. GET OFF OF SOUTH BEND AND CHICAGO'S NUTSACK!!! Of course I'd probably get shot for that.