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

French West Indian

March 20th, 2012 at 9:55 AM ^

...as I think the moderators here are far too sensitive and censor the boards too much.   I really don't mind random trolling & all the other garbage that gets washed up on the internet...just seems like par for the course to me.

 

But, then again, it's there website so, like, you know.

BiSB

March 20th, 2012 at 11:16 AM ^

We follow the general instructions of the proprietor of this here webthingy, which are that trolls and non-civil debate are verboten. I think part of the reason the blog is so popular is that we avoid a lot of that crap. It may be par for the course, but this is Michigan fergodsakes.

If there's ever something you don't feel should have been deleted, we're happy to discuss.

gobluednicks

March 20th, 2012 at 11:12 AM ^

you had me interested until you brought up lord of the rings, then your post just turned into one of those worthless, useless threads you were complaining about.

BeatOSU52

March 20th, 2012 at 1:18 PM ^

Whenever I sign in and view threads, all of them are "greyed out" except ones that have a score of 3 or more.  Can anyone tell me why this is?

 

(I obviously don't want to make this a brand new thread)

Bromigo

March 20th, 2012 at 3:25 PM ^

It is always interesting to read people’s opinions of what the MGoCommunity means to them but it is way better to read people ripping into that opinion.

How dare you sully real news with your drinking threads!!!!

My GF just left me and this is my place to vent; don’t take this away from me!!!

No one cares about your baby in Mich gear!!!

My kitten is adorable but it can… ROAR!!!

Brian for steers my fandom and life!!! 

Rich Rod in Glendale for AZ spring game March 24th!!!

Before you say anything be prepared to shut the fuck up!!

~TLDR