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06/16/2018 - 10:01pm Can't start a board post on…

Can't start a board post on the new website from my phone, as far as I can tell.  Not that I would have anyway, because I hardly come here anymore, since they made the switch.

06/16/2018 - 8:46pm OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update…

How's this:

 

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/16: Welcome Home So yesterday we had a great night in the Midwest, and an alright night in New England. We took back all of Michigan, but lost some territories to a lucky Wisco in NE. We still hold Ohio State, but it’s now open to attack. We’ve taken some more Southern and Western territories, so we have a few different fronts to deal with.

 

Thereal benefit to tonight was that we are now #1 on the leaderboard! Of the top four spots, three belong to our alliance, and #1 is Michigan’s! If we can continue to build on that, we’ll be unstoppable by July 4th! I know we said it yesterday, but this is a critical night. We have a lot of fronts we have to deal with so we need as much participation as possible to to shore everything up. Right now we have 21 territories, and a few of them we’ve allowed Clemson to hold to help keep them safe for the night. We’re in a good spot, but we’ll need your support to help clean up our lines a little.

 

Forthe alliance as a whole, we’ve suffered some setbacks against Ohio and Wisco, but it’s nothing we can’t handle. If we can push red back, we can win this thing. The winner of our MgoContest (one random MVP who followed their website orders is selected to receive Mgoblog points) tonight was: AJs_Sandshrew

 

StepsTo Play Every Day: 1. Sign up for a reddit.com account if you don’t have one already 2. Visit https://flair.redditcfb.com/ " go to “find by conference," click “FBS” then “Big 10” and finally “Michigan” to set yourself as a member of our team. Click “Update Flair” to set it. 3. Visit https://michigancfbrisk.com/ and click “Get Order!” 4. Click the blue chessboard beneath the logo that you’re meant to attack/defend to take you to the game. 5. Scroll down, now, and on the right hand side of the screen, you will see the options that you can attack or defend. Click the school logo that you were assigned to.

 

Do not ever attack any territory that is owned by one of our allies unless specifically told to do so in your orders. Our allies are Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Texas. If you get an order to attack an ally owned territory then it means we are coordinating with them, so it is acceptable. Otherwise, do not attack allied territories or defend territories that allies border please!

 

Make sure you aren't flagged as a bot One potential issue with the influx of new users we had is that some players may have been flagged as a bot and therefore their actions may not be counting. If you are flagged as a bot you will see the image below on vote.redditcfb.com If you are seeing that message follow the steps below, otherwise you can ignore this. 1. Follow the link shown in the screenshot above and fill out the google form 2. Wait at least one day for the text box to disappear. If it does disappear, you are all set. 3. If the bot disclaimer message persists after one day, then message the mods of /r/cfbrisk directly. You can follow the link in step 4 below to do this in one easy click. 4. https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2FCFBRisk&subject=&message= 5. Be patient as the mods of the game are busy and they are putting a lot of effort into running this thing.

06/13/2018 - 11:30am Getting into Ross is…

Getting into Ross is extremely difficult even with a passion well thought out attempt.  Is the kid naturally good at any one or two things and interested in those same things?  That's what he should pursue.  It's all really difficult, so the kids desire to actually do what he's doing is pretty damn important.

 

That sounds like vague advice, but Michigan trains everyone who sticks it out to be a big success.  You just have to get into something that inspires you to plow through the difficult parts, which are many.

06/11/2018 - 10:55pm The best thing any one…

The best thing any one person can do is get yourself to three star status in ten days.

 

1. "Explore all the links"

2. Take a turn attacking some heathens from OSU, Alabama or Nebraska every single day for ten days, by playing your assignment.

3. Participate meaningfully on r/cfb by commenting on threads started by others.  Upvotes on those comments get you karma, and 500 total karma (upvotes) gets you three stars.

 

Three star status is disproportionately stronger than one or two stars, so make it happen.

06/11/2018 - 10:47pm I'm an idiot, neg away

I'm an idiot, neg away

06/11/2018 - 10:45pm <oembed>https://youtu.be…

<oembed>https://youtu.be/IQXby29_tVo</oembed>

06/09/2018 - 2:04pm I'm a 99% phone user, so…

I'm a 99% phone user, so these are all phone-use comments.

 

1. There is a huge amount of empty space on the thread comments.  One single-line comment fills up the entire screen because of all the blank space.  This makes me want to leave.

2.  Getting to the site at all is 100x more difficult now with no app.  For as much time as I used to spend  cruising mgoblog once here, my lizard brain cannot handle browsing through the internet every time I decide to come back, so I unconsciously give up and don't come at all.  Really would like an app again.

3. Burying the actual link to mgoboard is a slight annoyance.  It's like the general setup gives every aspect of the site identical importance, but clearly the board is the thing that people come back all day for, aside from front page content.  The site should have respected this hierarchy of importance to the users.

4. Scrolling up and down the screen to just find the button to post a comment is a bit of a drag.

 

All of these are seemingly minor and silly, but they do each move my needle incrementally toward "don't bother" instead of even further toward "reason to wake up"

06/09/2018 - 9:28am It's pure Dantonio fixation…

It's pure Dantonio fixation.  No one else has ever had the combination of insecurity with and dominance over Michigan.   Please start beating MSU regularly M!

06/07/2018 - 9:39pm Guys, why does the site S U…

Guys, why does the site S U C K .  S O .  F U C K I N G .  M U C H .   B Y .  P H O N E 

06/07/2018 - 9:35pm die

die

06/05/2018 - 9:39pm Damn.  I aaaaaaalmost made…

Damn.  I aaaaaaalmost made it ten years on the same mgoblog password

06/02/2018 - 1:44am Grace Slick:https://youtu.be/yC4GoAH363oand I

Grace Slick:

https://youtu.be/yC4GoAH363o

and I like Thom Yorke and Peggy Lee

06/01/2018 - 6:43pm you have to join the r/cfb discussion. so, post

you have to join the r/cfb discussion. so, post comments in those r/cfb threads that are witty and relevant and you'll be upvoted to two star in no time.

06/01/2018 - 6:39pm tea with crumpets and

tea with crumpets and polonium?

05/31/2018 - 10:54pm by the way, I'm bradwm on

by the way, I'm bradwm on discord

05/31/2018 - 10:46pm checking in. how is the trek to three stars going

checking in. how is the trek to three stars going everyone?

05/29/2018 - 3:14pm I like this expeditionary force idea. get behind

I like this expeditionary force idea. get behind them and wreak some havoc. maybe knock off Wisconsin in the process

05/28/2018 - 12:34pm 2016 Ohio State game fir ibvious reasons, and I

2016 Ohio State game fir ibvious reasons, and I agree with those who said 2002 Ohio State game. we had that won except for some bad 1st half luck, and the tressel lore grew directly out of that game.

05/23/2018 - 11:35am Yes, Ohio State is destined to squirt around the

Yes, Ohio State is destined to squirt around the map perpetually unless their participation goes way down, or we get incredibly lucky on a single night.

05/22/2018 - 7:59pm we had a lot of people take a stab at Columbus

we had a lot of people take a stab at Columbus last night and came up just short, but today is another day. Colombo delende est

05/21/2018 - 3:48pm Considering how they've been playing, it does seem

Considering how they've been playing, it does seem like it would be easier than we think to knock over Columbus. They've put much more into the northeast, but we're right on their doorstep now...

05/21/2018 - 2:51pm it is totally dependent on number of players and

it is totally dependent on number of players and their "star" ranking. so really, as you compress a team and try to go for the kill, they are almost certain to squeeze out past you and survive more or less forever.

05/20/2018 - 11:15pm go here:

https://flair.redditcfb.com/

click on FBS to get the list of power conferences, then click on Big Ten to get B1G teams, then click M.

You can get to that link by following the How to Play link on the page with the big Risk map.

05/20/2018 - 4:59pm Snatch is a damn good

Snatch is a damn good movie

05/20/2018 - 4:57pm I think you're crazy, but I applaud you putting

I think you're crazy, but I applaud you putting yourself out there. I think Forrest Gump was a starry eyed bio of the baby boom generation, so as a non-baby-boomer, i would say it was a great movie just not greatest ever.

my faves are the Usual Suspects and the Godfather, and I have to admit I love every single Tarantino movie.

05/19/2018 - 10:07pm hey, the Reddit site honored Tom Harmon today,

hey, the Reddit site honored Tom Harmon today, that's got to be worth something.

05/19/2018 - 10:06pm you just join up and click on any OSU held spot to

you just join up and click on any OSU held spot to attack it once a day, or defend a spot they could attack

05/18/2018 - 11:51pm you're welcome! stick your man on

you're welcome! stick your man on UConn

05/18/2018 - 10:43pm go here

https://vote.redditcfb.com/rules.php

Then click the FLAIR link, then use those menus to get FBS conferences, then Big Ten teams, then M!

05/17/2018 - 3:35pm Belize. or Tulum just up the coast in Mexico is

Belize. or Tulum just up the coast in Mexico is really nice too.

05/17/2018 - 2:15pm Ha. This game will never end, unless they change

Ha. This game will never end, unless they change some rules

05/16/2018 - 2:46am well, at least go and upvote every Michigan user

well, at least go and upvote every Michigan user in every thread. it would only take a few minutes but would help to build "karma" for team M

05/12/2018 - 11:10pm For discord vetting

I signed up as bradwm on discord. Vet me baby!

05/12/2018 - 3:26pm I joined up to defend Syracuse as ordered. can't

I joined up to defend Syracuse as ordered. can't tell if that vote counted though.

05/04/2018 - 2:41pm This is like looking at a forest and the ocean and

This is like looking at a forest and the ocean and then saying they are similar because each has a color. You've gone so abstract to get to your conclusion that you didn't realize you flew way past any reasonable take.

05/03/2018 - 2:26am MSU draws up Michigans football schedule, with

MSU draws up Michigans football schedule, with some input from Barry Alvarez.

05/02/2018 - 11:30pm whoa, whoa, whoa, Bo was a historically elite

whoa, whoa, whoa, Bo was a historically elite football player.

05/01/2018 - 3:40pm Mitches, Dominics, ashleys and Ricks all equally

Mitches, Dominics, ashleys and Ricks all equally favorite

04/29/2018 - 11:02pm The oversized and tightly spaced column structure

The oversized and tightly spaced column structure under the scoreboards at each end of the stadium is garish and detracts from the overall feel. They should find some smart engineer to recreate the necessary support in the form of a block M, or at least something more subtle than a half dozen mega-columns clad in that Soviet grey paneling.

04/29/2018 - 1:31pm I mean, I'm all for commemorating a legend, but

I mean, I'm all for commemorating a legend, but this is a bridge too far for me.

04/25/2018 - 8:27pm glacier!!!!

glacier!!!!

04/17/2018 - 11:31am NHL hockey. its regular season is completely

NHL hockey. its regular season is completely meaningless but takes up the entire cold weather portion if the year. its playoff ends in freaking June. You dont need 80 trials each to seed a tournament that includes more than half the teams.

The NHL should abolish its regular season and play a series of league-wide tournaments instead. Every tournament ends with a trophy. Use those tournaments to seed the Stanley cup finals, but with 8 teams instead of 16.

04/15/2018 - 1:12pm From his film, he certainly looks comfortable

From his film, he certainly looks comfortable living in a WR's hip pocket. seems perfect for us, nice pickup

04/13/2018 - 2:10pm too early. this is a bit of July blogging that

too early. this is a bit of July blogging that defied science and snuck into April

04/13/2018 - 2:08pm The greatest playoff in sports and the most

The greatest playoff in sports and the most meaningless regular season. one day in the far future, the NHL will take my advice and switch to an all-tournament schedule.

04/11/2018 - 6:56pm Seriously, how bad can your

Seriously, how bad can your starts-with-a-damn-J,-the-mother-of-all-first-name-first-letters, first name be that you still choose to go by Ira? Has the Harris family not seen When Harry met Sally?

04/09/2018 - 9:44pm just give a hundred bucks and then tell a good

just give a hundred bucks and then tell a good story in your comments. To fully dominate, these hoops scores won't do. 100-0 and then tell your story.

04/07/2018 - 12:30pm ND has the private catholic school pipeline.

ND has the private catholic school pipeline. Recruiting from within the high schools probably benefits ND in a way that is not possible for other programs. Not saying its everything, but who the coach is at ND matters a little less than average.

04/06/2018 - 4:52pm This sounds pretty one-sided, almost

This sounds pretty one-sided, almost predetermined.

04/04/2018 - 5:48pm He also played like a little kid, flailing and

He also played like a little kid, flailing and whining endlessly. I can't believe someone so "tough" and known for pushing opponents around could allow himself to act like that in public. I was actually looking forward to seeing the legendary BRUNSON after all the hype, but having now seen his last two games, ill skip the future installments.