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 9:28 AM ^

of cleaning up the crap. Doesn't need to be changed. that said, if it were, I don't care.

That also said:

The first rule of MGoPoints is "Don't talk about MGoPoints."

Dark Blue

September 30th, 2010 at 1:15 PM ^

While I agree in general about not talking about MGoPoints, I think it is a decent way for this board to self-moderate.

While this may work in theory I think it hurts things more than it helps. People take posters like Magnus's word as gospel around here, and although I don't think he is a bad poster, he has frequently been wrong about things. With no points this wouldn't happen. People would see a guy like Magnus (sorry Magnus you're just the guy who comes to mind, this isn't meant to be inflammatory) and would actually have to take it fwiw, instead of taking it as gospel because he has 30,000 points.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:32 AM ^

This is my first time visiting this site, and I must say not really impressed. Not sure if it’s normal, but read a few posts that were awful. Please tell this is an anomaly, because I'm really impressed with the UFR.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:33 AM ^

i still think there should be and Mgocourse followed by and Mgotest combinded with a certain amount of time as an Mgoblog member (3-6 months min.) And if they still don't get it, an Mgoremedialcourse followed by 6 months probation durring which they can't start new threads during.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:39 AM ^

Yes. We definitely don't need the type of threads that get the most complaints. Therefore, newer posters can learn the ropes and not post threads that annoy everyone.


September 30th, 2010 at 10:23 AM ^

I don't have many points, but I have little desire to start board topics (I've started 1 in ~2years).  I enjoy commenting on other posts and reading.  Maybe we could have another tab for stupid "any news on..." or "LOLsparty" type stuff.  I come here for Michigan athletics, not all the drivel that has overrun the site the last 4+ weeks.  I would even suggest 500 pts being the threshold.

EDIT: Yeah Mgofairy!!!!


September 30th, 2010 at 9:35 AM ^

<br>This place has gotten out of control to the point of un-read-a-bility.
<br>I agree with geaux Bleu with the current state of the MGoPoints economy and with the current point inflation we are seeing I support at least 500 points to post.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:35 AM ^

I don't post much and have never started a thread, but the stupid shit that does get posted is getting to be annoying.   The threshold for starting threads definately needs to be bumped up. 


September 30th, 2010 at 10:06 AM ^

Since neg-bangs now cost a point, I'd be at zero with all the dumb crap that gets posted.  Even though I may want to downvote someone, my few mgopoints are very near and dear to me and I don't want to give them away just to negbang some jackhole with an internet connection. 


EDIT: the mgofairy appeared and I magically now have 1000 points.  WOO!


September 30th, 2010 at 9:36 AM ^

I don't want to discourage new posters from becoming involved.  They may have interesting thoughts worth discussion.

But man, there have been some pointless threads lately.


September 30th, 2010 at 10:03 AM ^

if they have something worthwhile to say, they just need to wait around until an appropriate thread is generated?  I don't think that's necessarily the best thing for quality of discussion.

Then again, maybe its collateral damage of not having to deal with some of these trolls.  As I originally said, I can definitely see both sides of this one.


September 30th, 2010 at 12:28 PM ^

Someone in another thread nicely said "I have some info about Stephen Hopkins game this weekend, but I don't have enough points to post...can someone create a thread?" and it was created almost immediately, he was legit, posted the info, and people conversed. There are ways if it's something that HAS to get on.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:36 AM ^

The "telling" post from a few weeks back didn't do anything for me, but in retrospect it looks like a snippet of Moby Dick compared to the "IS DEVIN REDSHIRT?" and "HERE WHAT ME THINK ON DEFENSE" postings that have polluted the board over the last month or so.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:37 AM ^

1) increase the minimum points (or time as a member) before allowing new topics

2) have more aggressive moderators, who nuke more

3) (my favorite) allow/ encourage neg bombing by not making it cost a point (for some reason, these stupid threads started have like -15 points). They should have 10X that.


September 30th, 2010 at 9:42 AM ^

Yes, this season's neg bombing has been subpar to say the least.  I remember last season and some of the recruitment threads that had triple digit neg bombs.  Those need to come back.

As a general comment, I'd say 100 points is a max (that represents 40-50 upvotes and a new +1s for posting for a new member).  I'd say that is fair.