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06/17/2018 - 10:11am Michigan's non conf schedule…

Michigan's non conf schedule is tough because we wanted to play Notre Dame, and two mid majors wound up either on the comedown from a historic high (WMU) or on their way up (SMU). Is anyone second guessing that?

M also caught a tough West draw this year with Wisconsin, at Northernwestern and Nebraska, though we luckily got Nebraska at a historic low.

The one valid schedule complaint is the conference purposely screwed Michigan by moving MSU to the same home-road schedule as OSU. That was done for pique, specifically because they thought Dave Brandon was such a dick. That is proving really hard to undo; Indiana got M, MSU, and OSU on the same home-road schedule as a consequence so they're on our side, but we failed in the last round to get this fixed.

06/16/2018 - 5:27pm We discussed before launch…

We discussed before launch in Slack and concluded this is 3.0 because 1.0 and 2.0 were just different blogspot layouts.

The Internet Way Back Machine can show you the difference between the site (mgoblog.blogspot.com) in 2005 vs in 2007. Anyway we decided this version was indeed 3.0 because there have only been two major redesigns and both included a change in servers and how everything works. 

06/15/2018 - 2:20pm He left off Avery Horn

He left off Avery Horn

06/15/2018 - 9:45am MGoBlog 3.0: Less Board…

MGoBlog 3.0: Less Board Posts & Comments

I want to encourage everyone to share their feedback on the new site so I have tried to let every thread go that wants to talk about it. That means there are plenty of threads for criticism whether it's constructive or not. This one could have been a comment in any of them. There are still enough board threads that we don't need to clog up the works with another thread just to complain that there are not enough threads. 

06/14/2018 - 8:11pm MOLE!!!!!!

MOLE!!!!!!

06/14/2018 - 8:02pm There's no avatar with your…

There's no avatar with your account. Perhaps it was making me wistful having to stare at NoCal mountains where I want to be hiking instead of on a computer taking and jotting down complaints about a website.

Link the photo you want and I'll put it back in. Only thing I can guess is did you change it recently?

06/14/2018 - 7:58pm I think that's a tabling…

I think that's a tabling issue. Brian brought that up himself yesterday.

06/14/2018 - 7:58pm When you resize your window…

When you resize your window it changes between three modes: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile.

06/14/2018 - 7:56pm I want the "New" back too. I…

I want the "New" back too. I'm looking all over in the site configuration and I can't find it, which means it was a module or I suck at finding it. It's not high enough on the priority list yet that I can waste the programmers' time with it.

Being able to access profiles is something we're trying to add back once our security is strong enough. It's going to happen whenever the guy assigned to it gets back and says the problem is solved.

Another option I can't find in the site config and that was a module in Drupal 6.0. On the list, not high on the list.

06/14/2018 - 7:52pm I don't think it's hideous…

I don't think it's hideous. I giggle every time I see it. We've gotten so good at being serious journalists lately sometimes it's refreshing to have a little bit of the irreverence of the old blog back in a place it doesn't matter.

06/14/2018 - 6:57pm Beilein's uncle Tom Niland…

Beilein's uncle Tom Niland was also a legendary basketball coach. Fritz Niland, the Private Ryan who was saved, was good friends in Tonawanda with Skip Muck of the "Band of Brothers"--there's an offhand reference to Fritz Niland in Band of Brothers, during the Battle of the Bulge, when Muck tells a story about swimming across the Niagara River on a dare from Fritz.

There's another, much closer Michigan connection in Band of Brothers. E Company Commander Moose Heyliger is the brother of Vic Heyliger, who was Michigan's hockey coach.

06/13/2018 - 11:28pm RIght before we switched…

RIght before we switched over I saved all of those links. I might put them in the footer when I have time.

06/13/2018 - 11:28pm On the list but I think this…

On the list but I think this was 6.0 moduel and I don't know how or if we can recreate it. Might be awhile./

06/13/2018 - 11:26pm Can you screenshot? I haven…

Can you screenshot? I haven't seen this.

 

06/13/2018 - 11:02pm They do! Being a cool…

They do! Being a cool Michigan blog already won us some fandom when we'd come by, but going to a Geocities site for 2 days made us legends among the marketing department, who will now do anything we ask.

06/13/2018 - 10:56pm This is an issue happening…

This is an issue happening to a lot of people and we're going to get into it.

06/13/2018 - 10:25pm I think that was a Drupal 6…
  1. I think that was a Drupal 6 module. If there's a way to do that in 8 we'll add it back of course. A lot of things ahead of that on the list right now.
     
  2. I noticed that too and it's on the list as something I want fixed quickly (because it doesn't seem like it should be too hard). That wasn't happening before launch by the way: it was setting you at your comment or if you were nested, in the comment you just replied to.
     
  3. That's Priority 1. We've been at that one hard and it's not an easy fix apparently.
     
  4. Brian is necessary for all that back-end stuff I don't know how to do, and he has other functions that really need to get taken care of. I'm trying to relay what I can because I'm on every call and at every meeting, because if we pulled Brian off to respond as often as we responses we wouldn't be getting things fixed (e.g. point #3)
     
  5. Apps are not that easy--we had them developed by users before and the problem was the developers cared about making their apps work great but not about how that was messing with the site. Remember when the site was going offline all the time and we had to add cloudflare to curttail it, and it was slow as balls? That turned out to be the damn apps. We are leaning toward developing those in-house now. We almost certainly will not be relinquishing control again.
06/13/2018 - 10:18pm Given the feedback on an app…

Given the feedback on an app we're leaning toward developing one. The problem with the old apps is they didn't care if they slowed down the site to make sure your phone was always up to date, and that would kill our traffic.

06/13/2018 - 10:16pm That's high on the priority…

That's high on the priority list. Will happen once we can for security purposes. HUEL remarked today there are an extraordinary amount of bad guys trying to mess up our site.

06/13/2018 - 10:13pm Thanks. That's a weird issue…

Thanks. That's a weird issue. I'll add it to the list.

06/13/2018 - 10:11pm Thanks. I think you're right…

Thanks. I think you're right about that and that was a big reason I wanted a background. There were some frame issues that had to get resolved and when it was too big a project it went into the post-launch bin.

06/13/2018 - 9:27pm One of the pre-launch musts…
  • One of the pre-launch musts on my list was embedding tweets, videos from youtube, and gifs from the WYSIWYG. When we went to do this, the module for this version wanted a bazillion dollars a month for our readership size. So we're looking at ways to build that in-house. For now posting into the source code works.
     
  • Most posters are lurkers who care more about longform content than the board. But I think shortening the diaries area is a good idea.
     
  • The voting isn't behaving like it's supposed to. I mentioned it lower down there's a module problem. I just checked the setting again after I posted that comment and voting should tally in realtime. Known bug, not the top bug right now.
     
  • Comments jump: noted, added to list
     
  • I just went in to see if I could enable editing posts and there's no intermediate option like we used to have. We don't want readers editing posts after they're replied to and there's a security issue in turning that on so this might take awhile to fix.
     
  • Ironic considering we aped a lot from SBNation.
     
  • Eventually background will be a thing. It's going to take a big design tweak to not make that look bad (we tried it and were like "CHANGE IT BACK CHANGE IT BACK" so that's another thing lower down the list.
     
  • How so: weird?
     
  • Don't forget.

In general understand we were on Drupal 6 before, and were on that for a decade, so a lot of things got tweaked just how we want them, and a lot of functions you took for granted were written by some geek in 2007 and never picked up again. We HAD to get off Drupal 6 because the site wasn't going to be able to stay up much longer and nothing was supported anymore. I remember being around in 2008 when we went to 2.0--a stable site with everything working doesn't happen quickly.

06/13/2018 - 9:18pm I made a line in our list of…

I made a line in our list of things to do that was "DO WHATEVER THIS GUY SAYS."

Some of these are things I was pointing out pre-launch but at that point little things that take longer than a few seconds to tweak were put aside.

06/13/2018 - 9:15pm The log-in bug is our top…

The log-in bug is our top priority. It's also proving very difficult to solve. been at it for 2 days and other bug fixes are piling up behind it.

06/13/2018 - 9:14pm I use the same user…

I use the same user interface, except I have some more buttons available. And we all created users of every level to test things out. Can you be specific with what's not working in the interface?

06/13/2018 - 9:08pm Hold control when your mouse…

Hold control when your mouse is over "MGoBoard"

This was a concession to mobile, where clicking on a header can't be both a link and a menu option. But I hotlinked them all anyway because I like having those quick links. Just hold control.

06/13/2018 - 9:02pm I don't know why this is but…

I don't know why this is but you're not the only one. Listen, I'll get this fixed but for right now I'm leaving you unfixed so the devel team can check this out. Hang in there; we'll make it up to you.

06/13/2018 - 8:52pm The points system is a…

The points system is a module written by a guy who doesn't put much work into it (on the old site we used a different and better one but that's discontinued). So we're paying to have a new module written but it wasn't going to be ready with the site. For the time being points are counted but they don't appear right away.

06/13/2018 - 8:50pm There isn't a new threshold…

There isn't a new threshold. It's 100.

06/13/2018 - 2:50pm I'm saving Curtis for Bo…

I'm saving Curtis for Bo because I associate him there in my mind.

06/12/2018 - 2:37pm on the phone right now…

on the phone right now trying to troubleshoot it.

06/12/2018 - 1:02pm You do realize Michigan was…

You do realize Michigan was Bama for four decades and therefore virtually everyone who played could have made honorable mention right?

06/12/2018 - 12:45am Next year I demand we play…

Next year I demand we play cfb CK2.

06/11/2018 - 9:57pm CHAOS TEAM. No not mid…

CHAOS TEAM. No not mid-Aughts Indiana, but a collection of schools who have been knocked out already.

06/11/2018 - 9:56pm Dorf.

Dorf.

06/11/2018 - 9:55pm I feel silly. Sorry, we're…

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I feel silly. Sorry, we're still getting used to the site too. Comments now on.

06/11/2018 - 9:53pm Known issue, mentioned on…

Known issue, mentioned on our call today.

06/11/2018 - 9:53pm We've got one by MonuMental…

We've got one by MonuMental that we plan to launch for the football season.

06/11/2018 - 9:52pm The biggest thing was…

The biggest thing was getting the hell off an old platform that was dying. Drupal 6.0 was Mars, man. We had site crashes, and couldn't add new modules because nobody cared to write them or update them for such an old version anymore.

We're back to a pretty barebones thing but it's a thing we can work with now.

06/11/2018 - 9:50pm Weird, you're over the…

Weird, you're over the points threshold. 

 

06/11/2018 - 9:49pm That's a feature that will…

That's a feature that will be returning but because it was an entry point for attacks we are going slow with recreating it here.

It's your outlook email by the way. Rhymes with a certain tight end.

06/11/2018 - 9:45pm Yeah i'll sticky this…

Yeah i'll sticky this. UPVOTE things that matter.

06/11/2018 - 4:21pm Ha, that's a feature that's…

Ha, that's a feature that's been part of OLW for a long time--we didn't do anything to add it. We did spend some time getting OLW working with the new site however, since this is the program we write most of the content for the main page on. I posted so people who write diaries, or want to, can know how to do it on the new site.

If you're having problems with the new site though we really do sincerely take any and all feedback.

06/11/2018 - 12:35am I think a user set those up…

I think a user set those up so they'll have to again.

Was it the switch to the new site or when we went to https a few days later?

06/06/2018 - 7:49pm That was because someone was…

That was because someone was in your account getting your avatar dressed.

06/06/2018 - 7:46pm Right now we can only do…

Right now we can only do that on the mod side. What photo?

06/06/2018 - 7:43pm http://www.mgoblog.com/users…

http://www.mgoblog.com/users/lsaclassof2000

Your main profile page now tracks your posts. We'll get more user functionality in soon I hope--that didn't get done before feature lock. 

06/06/2018 - 3:43pm https://www.lipsum.com/

https://www.lipsum.com/

06/06/2018 - 3:42pm Can't promise it this year…

Can't promise it this year because Notre Dame was very serious about using some of their historical photos for anything but the print edition and we feature them in the '42-'43 article.

There WILL be a Kindle Edition though.

06/06/2018 - 2:09pm We decided to do that to…

We decided to do that to save vertical space.