Moderator Action Sticky 2018

Submitted by Seth on April 26th, 2018 at 7:17 AM

New offseason, new moderator sticky.

READ THIS FIRST:

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoboard-faq

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What this thread is for: It's an ad-hoc way of tracking what threads and comments get removed. Mods that remove a thread should post the title here with a brief reason as to why the thread is gone.

Don't comment in this thread unless you have to: if you leave an irrelevant comment in this thread it will be deleted (see: "cumbrously long").

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Things we moderate a lot:

  1. Politics. Don’t you get enough of this everywhere else?
  2. Noise/snowflakes. We ask our moderators to try really hard not to censor ideas but some ideas are so tiresome and retread and badly argued that they’re not worth keeping around. If you’re getting a substantial amount of downvotes we’ll look to see if you’re posting an unpopular opinion that you can support. If you can’t support it politely and rationally, or if you don’t acknowledge the holes in your argument, it’s noise.
  3. Useless content from other sites. Clickbait is annoying. 247, WTKA always get the benefit of the doubt.
  4. The Drew Sharp Memorial Don’t Feed the Professional Trolls Rule. Pete Finebaum has taken the place of the late Sharp. Valenti and Chatsports are the other two on the ban list. Bleacher Report is off the list but still under close observation.
  5. Bewbs and general misogyny/objectifying of women. We tried one year of this and our female readership shot up after being really low. This means it’s a good rule: however much you enjoy cutting loose with the guys, we have tens of thousands of readers it drives away.

Hall of Stickies Past:

The first, the second, the third. the fourth. The fifth. The sixth. The seventh.

Great Moments in Moderation:

Comments

rob f

February 25th, 2019 at 10:18 PM ^

Isn't it finally time to add a written policy strictly prohibiting crapping on new recruits in their "Hello" thread, regardless of the sport?

The "Hello Micah Mazzccua" thread has been turned into a cesspool rather than a celebration, as poster "Hei2man" dissed the young man's decision to commit to U of M and was met with a barrage of criticism.

We should all be embarrassed that Micah and his family and friends who will be reading his "Hello" thread will see such garbage. 

"Hello" threads should be for one purpose and one purpose ONLY: to welcome our new recruits to Michigan. Anyone not understanding this simple concept is frankly neither intelligent enough nor worthy of the privilege of having a voice on the MGoBoard.

 

Hei2man

February 26th, 2019 at 1:36 AM ^

I didn't diss anybody quit running here crying and making things up. I posted his composite ranking because it wasn't included in the original post and people started calling me names and derailed the thread all on their own. That the discussion morphed into something else was totally on them and not because of anything I originally posted. People like you who try to get posters banned by misrepresenting facts frankly shouldn't be posting here either, and given your history of name calling and insults directed at me you should be the last person to talk. Nice try buddy.

rob f

February 26th, 2019 at 4:54 AM ^

Oh how I long for the day this website's ownership uses IP address tracking to weed out the riffraff more effectively and permanently, and then screen out attempts by offenders to re-register under new usernames.

A couple of questions for you, "Hei2man": 1) how many previous accounts of yours have been banned on MGoBlog? And please be 100% honest with your response.  (BTW,  I'm still on my first and only account here, and I'm posting this with 100% honesty.)

And 2) Why do you feel it necessary to ruin recruits' "Hello" threads by posting negative comments within those threads?  Can't you either congratulate them or sit the thread out rather than denigrate the young men who have attained the scholarships they've dreamed of and worked so hard to earn?

rob f

February 26th, 2019 at 10:32 AM ^

The only thing sad is that until you're banned, you'll continue to pollute threads, in particular "Hello" threads.  

Won't answer the first question, huh? EXACTLY what I expected.

And since I didn't want to pollute Mr. Mazzccua's Hello thread as you and a few others have done, here's the response you were seeking when I posted *** several minutes ago in that thread:

sob...waaaaaahh!!!!!

Hei2man

February 26th, 2019 at 4:24 PM ^

My name is not Maizen it's Hei2man, and what makes this blog "substantially worse" are the keyboard warriors telling everyone who they disagree with to "fuck off" instead of having productive discourse. My advice would be to not let things things affect you so personally to the point you're shouting profanities at other posters over the internet. Bad look.

UMICH1606

February 26th, 2019 at 7:01 PM ^

Your real name is Shawn L. Martin, and you are pathetic enough to get banned on every platform on the internet multiple times. How do you get banned everywhere is you do nothing wrong.

And don't play dumb on the golly gee, I just posted his composite ranking. You followed it up with a snarky yippee.

IDKaGoodName

March 1st, 2019 at 8:41 AM ^

Hello! Posted a while back about my mgopoints not tracking. Was just hoping to be able to get that fixed. Please, if you read this, let me know if there is something that I can do to fix this or if there is someone that I need to contact to get it working! No ability to upvote or downvote other users either! Thank you all! Go Blue!

CMHCFB

March 6th, 2019 at 4:36 PM ^

I am not able to upvote or see points.  Is that by design because I am newish to the board or is something wrong with my account?  Thank you. 

BLUEinRockford

March 11th, 2019 at 1:08 PM ^

Dear Mods; My account still won't show points total. This was communicated over a month ago and still no resolution. Please advise me of a possible solution or corrective action. Thanks again for your help.

Saludo a los v…

March 16th, 2019 at 5:53 PM ^

goblueinlansing immediately brings in politics to the active shooter thread. Account is like 5 days old seems likely to be someone that already got banned for trying to subject the board to their political takes.

xtramelanin

March 16th, 2019 at 11:00 PM ^

might be time to say good-bye to athena666.  link here:  https://www.mgoblog.com/users/athena666

guessing he's had way too much to drink.  a couple of posts like this tonight:

"Nothing is better than 100,000+ pretentious, self-important Michigan cunts in the Out-House crying like spoiled little babies because they lost to MSU and still haven't won fuck all in over a decade.

The entire nation enjoyed that for over 10 years. 

You are worse than Notre Dame.

No get back to your jobs at the Gibraltar Trade Center, before you get docked your minimum wage, you downriver twats.  "