META: OT Ban Slightly Lifted

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on January 2nd, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Bowl is over. Off topic threads are going to start being dealt with less stringently, at least by me.

Things stupid enough may still be deleted. What constitutes stupid is up to individual mod interpretations. Sports news past Michigan is welcome. Brett Favre retirement speculation still isn't welcome. Or if Lebron has another decision. Or Tim Tebow. Okay, maybe Tim Tebow.

Work with us, we'll work with you impose our will anyway.

Happy commenting.



January 2nd, 2011 at 12:27 AM ^

This is the perfect opportunity for me to rekindle the debate over emoticons at the end of text inside perentheses. 

(Because this looks weird :))

(And because this just looks like a colon inside the perentheses :)



January 2nd, 2011 at 12:55 AM ^

A parenthetical is intended as an aside to the reader to clarify some point in the surrounding text (as is my understanding, such as this parenthetical right here).  Emoticons help clarify the emotional content of a given piece of text, which seems redundant with what parentheticals are supposed to do.  So, I guess my answer would be to re-write the parenthetical in a way that does not require the use of an emoticon to understand its meaning.

Yeah, I'm a Michigan grad all right.


January 2nd, 2011 at 12:31 AM ^

Wish there could be an archive of totally random, but funny OT's.

YouTubes, GIFs, crazy exchanges, etc... would be great to have a go-to spot.


May 24th, 2011 at 5:09 AM ^


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