meta: anyone posting useless new topics will have their points obliterated

Submitted by Brian on January 20th, 2016 at 2:15 PM

that is all


The Mad Hatter

January 20th, 2016 at 2:35 PM ^

there isn't a specific prohibition on religion in the MGoFaq.  It's more of an informal thing.  Sort of how it's legal for me to walk around my neighborhood wearing a thong and pasties, but since the neighbors might be offended I only do that in my backyard.


January 20th, 2016 at 2:27 PM ^

Damn, I was just going to ask if anyone knew anything about Jordan Elliott.  Not sure if this would be considered useless or not...

Here's a good topic:  Joe Bolden is getting oohs and ahhs at the Shrine practices.  Check the board for my new thread in three... two... one...


January 20th, 2016 at 3:00 PM ^

It is totally subjective. Example, is posting anything related to JH useless? Let's say I post he wears jockey shorts instead of briefs. Is that useless or is their an audience for it? How about if I posted that the Michigan Football Team does not like asparagus served for team dinners. Useless?

The best way to handle this is for the moderators to remove outliers they feel are not worthy of comment. The point obliteration is an extreme response to an issue easily handled by the blog. If a particular postor continues to post threads deemed useless he/she should get a warning and if no reponse then removal.



January 20th, 2016 at 6:33 PM ^

Useless topics are only 1/3rd of the problem, a bigger issue is that so many replies are just the verbal equivalent of an underarm fart noise. I rarely even read most threads because about half of the responses are so off topic and juvenile that it is a waste of time. After the first 25 response to any topic are unrelated lame jokes, goofy pix and tired gifs I have learned to just check out more disciplined sites.

Whatever happened to in thread moderation around here?



January 20th, 2016 at 3:47 PM ^

All kidding aside, it might be helpful to have a new set of guidelines for what is "useless."  It was obvious that all of the satirical DC posts, for example, were utterly useless.  I know this suggestion leaves itself open for "RTFM," or "use common sense," but it would be nice to see some ad hoc guidelines relevant to the new rule.

As for me, I don't create new topics and don't have a "dog in the fight."  I just think a bit of clarity may be helpful for those who do and prevent someone from thinking his or her topic is relevant and useful, only to find out that he or she is starting at "0" again.