Meta: Increase Point Total for Board Topics?

Submitted by uniqenam on September 30th, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Anyone else with me?  We've been having ridiculous posts from trolls, idiots, and people who like to say "that would be telling" in the past few weeks, and it's really taking away from the quality posts on the MGoBoard.



September 30th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

Even Borat supports an increased point total?  But how would I find out about the dreams other dudes on the internet had about our upcoming opponents?  Or help others resolve dilemmas about what to do with their day?


September 30th, 2010 at 1:00 PM ^

I agree with your sentiment whole-heartedly!  I just wanted to throw in my vote in the event that the tide has swung to installing a minimum (as long as the minimum is >1000).  Some of my favorite threads have been what some would consider pointless or ultra-OT.  I, for one, love weighing in on someone's vacation plans and other personal matters.  Who wouldn't love telling people what they should do!?


September 30th, 2010 at 4:20 PM ^

last week i think that there have been a lot of posts.  some of them overkill.  i do not have enough to post right now (atleast i dont think so?)  and i am in favor of raising the bar.  i was neg 87 a couple of weeks ago and i was determined to go positive.  so i started reading and listening to what the veterans were typing.  i am learning as i go and it will take time to accumulate points.  however, in that time i will be more aware of what is good content and worthy posting.  All in for More MgoPoints to post!  Go Blue!


September 30th, 2010 at 9:26 AM ^

I'm hoping for roughly 500-1000 req. Given the fact mods can bump someone up to the threshold if they're a legit poster concerned about not being able to post content in the coming weeks, it should be no problem... still up to Brian though


September 30th, 2010 at 9:27 AM ^

I will totally agree with you. I say at least 50 points or even 100 points before starting a topic on the board. I especially hate when people post the same story within a few threads. Just look at the MGoBoard damn it!


September 30th, 2010 at 9:34 AM ^

But the problem with 50 or 100 is that it is such a low cut-off, that just about anyone can post.  I assume that the posts that prompted this are the same posts that we all found annoying.  With only a few exceptions, the posters had b/w 100 and 300 points. 

I say if we are going to raise the threshold, it should be somewhere around 250.  The problem is that in the new MGoPoints format where upvotes are free but negs cost you a point, total morons have easily been able to reach 100 by posting crap.  In the past, these morons would have been negged and they would not have reached the format. 

Just my $.02


September 30th, 2010 at 10:26 AM ^

I like the 100-200 point range to post new content.
And as far as negging, easy come-easy go, I neg a whole lot more than I ever did before, but we have had multiple that's about post quality as well, see Dee Hart? by canzior. Amazing. I'd neg that shit 100 times if I could.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:35 AM ^

Put me in for 1000 to start a topic.  Everything relevant eventually gets covered anyway, and raising the threshold that high would keep the more savvy trolls from having it easy.

Under the current system, someone could respond five times to each thread and get 100 points a day.  Not only that, but there have been a lot of low-quality posts by people relatively new at posting lately.  Let them "pay their dues" in the comment fields long enough to amass 1000 points before subjecting the board to their inanities. 

Mitch Cumstein

September 30th, 2010 at 9:51 AM ^

If you can't post a new topic, but have an important link or important thought, you can post it in an existing thread that is tangentially related.  I can't fathom having some completely new piece of information that isn't related to anything.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:51 AM ^

After reading what you said, I agree with you a hundred times more than I agree with myself. 1000 points would at least take a few weeks to amass, and by that time we may be able to see whether the user is worthy or not of making good topics. 


September 30th, 2010 at 9:28 AM ^

An increase in the points required to post a thread would be telling.

(I'm so sorry, but you walked into that one).

I agree with you though for that it is worth.