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#1 Brett

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hopefully you saw the meta bit in the Bullets today. Obviously that generally wasn't meant for you all (except to put you on alert that I'm continue to do my best to improve the community experience - hopefully I can implement some functional controls soon). But, it kind of also was.

 

You guys aren't assholes. Let me be clear about that.

 

But sometimes you act like assholes. Thing is, it's always well intentioned and often very funny. I don't want to squash either of those things. 

 

So I have to just ask you: when someone else is being an asshole, don't pile on. Don't engage the trolls. Try to offer substantive bits in addition to the funny, snarky things. Other people follow your lead (and enjoy you when you're doing it right). You're the regulars for a reason. I'm taking a moment to address this separately for a reason. I love you guys, and I don't want to be put in a position like Brian at MGoBlog where he's got to boot long time regulars because they can't stop being assholes. We're not even close to that point yet, but I don't want to get close. So that's what this is.

 

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#2 MichiganGoat

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:56 AM

Well some of us are just dicks and a few are just dickholes. But I think most of us fully understand what's happening and what you need from all us. I've found myself avoiding my typical snarky responses to bullshit and will continue to show more restraint. It's not the same BN as it was when many of us started and built the friendships many of us have built but the MB allows us to continue having out BN home- full of fun and seriousness without anyone crying about hurt feelings. It is really tough to have good discussion on the other side without getting interrupted by the negative trolls but I know they will go away once the "Plan" starts to produce. As for responding to maybe trolls (we know who doesn't need a response and is likely on a really short leash) the best action might just to try and give them one response to see how they respond with bile it's time to ignore and let the BANHAMMER do it's job.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:48 AM

Thank you for the post Brett.  Snarky tends to flow from my finger tips, but frequently I just type it out without hitting the "post" button.  I understand that not everyone enjoys our sense of humor, and I appreciate the MB as a more appropriate outlet.  Thank you for the community you have built.  It is not the same as it was, but nothing stays the same.  It is still a very special place.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:34 PM

IF HOKE WOULD JUST FUCKING FIRE AL BORGES INCOMPETENT ASS THE MGOBLOG WOULDN'T HAVE THESE PROBLEMS BURN HIM IN A FUCKING FIRE JESUS CHRIST HOW CAN MICHIGAN MANAGE NEGATIVE RUSHING YARDS TWO GAMES IN A ROW AND JESUS FUCKING CHRIST CALLING FOR TWO WHEN KICK WOULD HAVE TRIED IT AGAINST OHIO FUCKING STATE 



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

I'd suggest perhaps if things get real bad give them a week or so vacation from the comments rather than the total banhammer.



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

Who the fuck is this Bert guy to tell us what to do?



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 07:53 PM

You guys aren't assholes. Let me be clear about that.


Sorry to disagree here, but I am kind of an asshole.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:10 PM

... and ...

Try to offer substantive bits . . . .


Uh oh. This is going to chill me right out of commenting.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:35 PM

Who the fuck is this Bert guy to tell us what to do?


That guy? Yeah he's just an asshole, a major first class asshole

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:47 PM

... and ...
 

Try to offer substantive bits . . . .


Uh oh. This is going to chill me right out of commenting.

 

 

You've got nothing to worry about.

 

Conversation tonight is including Norwegian fish recipes and retired J-pop stars.

 

The definition of "substantive" I think will remain fairly broad in these parts.  It just probably won't include blind, knee jerk ripping of the front office multiple times in articles on entirely different subjects.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

Aw... What did I miss?



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:54 AM

 

... and ...
 

Try to offer substantive bits . . . .


Uh oh. This is going to chill me right out of commenting.

 

 

You've got nothing to worry about.

 

Conversation tonight is including Norwegian fish recipes and retired J-pop stars.

 

The definition of "substantive" I think will remain fairly broad in these parts.  It just probably won't include blind, knee jerk ripping of the front office multiple times in articles on entirely different subjects.

 

Yeah, in case that was a serious concern: I meant, when you're doing the snarky, chiding thing of folks who are being idiots, try to include something substantive in there, too. Helps offer a guidepost for everyone.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:00 AM

Yeah, in case that was a serious concern: I meant, when you're doing the snarky, chiding thing of folks who are being idiots, try to include something substantive in there, too. Helps offer a guidepost for everyone.

 

BN Policy #505.A.4 = Keep your snark on-topic.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

Try to offer substantive bits ...

 

::wink::

 

You bet'cha.  Pics?






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