Moderator Action Sticky 2018

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

New offseason, new moderator sticky.



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").


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:



November 26th, 2018 at 11:40 AM ^

Need to fire Harbaugh NOW... 

Unnecessary sarcasm. There is no fire Harbaugh movement in the Michigan fan base. Like every fanbase we have a few people who punch themselves in the dick when they get mad and random s*** comes out of their mouths, and since the head coach of Michigan's name is Harbaugh and the greatest engineering feat of mankind is fire these words tend to feature more often in conjunction than others. 


November 30th, 2018 at 9:10 PM ^

Stupid thought experiment

Not terrible but click baity headline did it in. It was a what if Battle came to M, but he wasn't going to.


December 3rd, 2018 at 8:40 AM ^

"In Willis Ward’s name, M players should consider Boycotting the Peach Boel"

Seems too tenuous to skip their bowl game. Also politics.


December 4th, 2018 at 11:41 PM ^

Despicable officiating at Welsh Ryan tonight

Seen so much worse. Judgment call: not bad enough to suffer the annoyance of rival fans calling out our blog as [blame the] stripers.


December 11th, 2018 at 1:43 PM ^

Dax Hill

Posted as a diary. I took it down but copy-pasted into a new forum topic with a better title since it was worth keeping. User warned to not abuse diaries again and to make better titles, excused for providing a good thread.


December 11th, 2018 at 11:20 PM ^

What's it gonna take to ban the OP here?

His posting history reveals an obvious OSU troll.

Saludo a los v…

December 12th, 2018 at 2:03 PM ^

Diagonal blue up to his usual tricks in the O’Maury samuels thread. The guy repeatedly makes accounts to make ad hominem attacks on other posters, debase players, and concern troll. Should be a ban after today’s outburst and maybe he will finally stay over at rcmb.