Welcome to 11w: Here's what you need to know.

Citrus's picture
September 2, 2014 at 1:23p
40 Comments
Good day, fellow Buckeyes


It's that time of year again. The bikinis on the Oval are being replaced by almost fully clothed students making their way to class. Parents of freshman are wondering what to do with all their new-found privacy. The Ohio State University Buckeyes are playing football games. All throughout Ol' Columbus town and Buckeye nation, excitement is increasing.  Thus, Eleven Warriors is being frequented by many new visitors.

This is a great time for Buckeye football and for 11w. If you're new here, welcome. This site  is so great because it does more than provide the best most up-to-date Buckeyes news, it also, seeks to shape OSU culture. 11w  does something particularly special: create smarter more thoughtful fans capable of meaningful analysis. This is a great community of fans. But, like any community there are standards. Everyone is invited to the party but there is a dress code. There are things here that aren't tolerated. Dubbers' please add others you find important.

1) Don't disparage recruits. It won't be tolerated and you'll be downvoted into oblivion. This goes for recruits of other schools, too. Recruits (and their families) read this site. You may eventually be banned and certainly won't be permitted in the premium lounge (a place where the bourbon flows like white water. Where beautiful women/men instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano).

2) Don't be an asshole (recruiting edition) read here 

3) Downvoting was designed for trolls. Use 'em sparingly. For more on that (and other useful info) go here 
This is important, not because DVs matter, but because having disparate opinions are part of what makes 11w a great site.  We don't want to turn into a group think echo chamber. We don't want to punish well-reasoned dissent.

Thanks for reading.

Comments

OSU_1992_UFM's picture

#1&2 made for Skid21

#3 made for 9Route

Don't be a db,if you downvote at least state your disagreement. I am done

UFM_Renewal

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BucksfanXC's picture

I started to think, well there's a lot more to it than that. Then I paused for thought and said, nope that pretty much sums it up.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

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braneli's picture

Great! We needed a refresher on this, I think. Thanks mate!

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."

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AngryWoody's picture

Our Honor Defend!

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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

I wish we didn't need to have refresher courses on this but such is life.

Citrus, can you make this into a PowerPoint presentation?  I think it would be much more effective...

"If you root for Michigan, the terrorists win."

brandonbauer87's picture

Sadly, most of the new blood won't read this. I feel like a Myrtle Beach resident on the Fourth of July. We're overrun by tourists and they're not wearing shoes. 

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Citrus's picture

Haha I had a similar thought. I def feel like a "townie"

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TheShookster's picture

Rule #4...Never cheer for Michigan. Never.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Just kidding, I couldn't find a "Dead on Balls Accurate" GIF.  Citrus is dead on though.

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droessl's picture

I'm sorry... YOUTHS

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Citrus's picture

Before reading your comment, I thought this was an illustration of a poorly constructed argument in response to a comment. Thus, your comment is effective in two ways.

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gumtape's picture

Don't forget the most important rule:

Don't talk about upvotes/downvotes.

We will tolerate a lot of things here, one of our regular users listens to One Direction. We have 2 well respected wolverine fans. One guy got away with having a dozen accounts and only got caught when he started voting on his own posts.

High and tight boo boo

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Barnsey69's picture

And I would have gotten away with it, if not for those meddling kids...

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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Squirrel Master's picture

and if someone downvotes you because they are a troll or because they disagree with your opinion, its not really a punishment. You can still give your opinions whether someone DV your differing opinion or not. (unless you totally piss off the whole group and they destroy you or you ignore the rules of the website and our great leader Jason kicks you out)

This is a free site, nobody can force you to do anything. (except Jason)

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Unky Buck's picture

Rule #5 - There are plenty of ways to show sarcasm but the best way is to just make sure it's damn good sarcasm. It should not need a font.

Rule #6 - ... (three dots) are for unfinished thoughts or segueing into a great image/gif/clip.

Rule #7 - Stay off Earle's lawn. He's old and hates it. He also hates dots and will let you know.

Rule #8 - Take a quick second and look for a thread you want to start. No need to have the same thing posted one hundred times with the lone exception being "Fire Fickell" threads. Jason gave us free run at as many as we need there.

Rule #9 - Hovenaut is allowed to steal your helmet stickers. It is what it is; just live with it.

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droessl's picture

You agitating Earle's dots? 

Unky Buck's picture

I do it with every post...

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Baroclinicity's picture

I was in the process of typing your #8 below!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Hovenaut's picture

To clarify, rule 9 replenishes the Premium Lounge upkeep fund.

I'm paying down that tab.

Nice work, Cit.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

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Unky Buck's picture

As long as it's not going to Stu when he cleans up the lounge bathroom, then it's okay. We'll call them dues.

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Squirrel Master's picture

I thought the three dots were another way of signifying sarcasm also, although I agree that it typically is a way of leading to an unfinished statement or upcoming image. I missed where we changed the significance.

actually, good sarcasm sometimes does need italics because good sarcasm isn't always picked up by the majority. Good sarcasm is tough to differentiate between a real comment and joking. Especially in the written form when the vocal and facial hints are not available. Now obvious sarcasm shouldn't need italics or "quotation marks", but sometimes good sarcasm really isn't obvious.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Unky Buck's picture

We have ways of showing sarcasm whether it be in italics or with (...) following it. It all works. I just find it best to make a statement so outrageous that it can't be confused with anything but sarcasm. But, given how Sheldon...err...many others forget what sarcasm is sometimes, using one of the aforementioned methods is still acceptable. Doesn't mean you won't get yelled out by grumpy old man, Earle from time to time, but it comes with the territory.

We're also pushing the snide font, so thanks (((((Squirrel))))) for ruining my joke!

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Oyster's picture

~~Rule #6 - ... (three dots) are for unfinished thoughts or segueing into a great image/gif/clip.

Kissing Earle's ass again I see... 

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Unky Buck's picture

He really hates my signature...

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Baroclinicity's picture

I'd like to add:

Forum topics - don't create one just for the sake of creating one.  A lot of times we end up with duplicate topics, i.e. something happens, we get a forum post or 3 up before an 11w article, then we get 3 more forum posts, all on the same thing.  It makes forum topics go by so quickly that it is now impossible to keep up.  Let's keep that part of the site tidy!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Whoa Nellie's picture

Do not decide it would be great to register multiple accounts and have debates with yourself.  Save that for "group".

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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Hovenaut's picture

Obligatory OFOTCN upvote.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Squirrel Master's picture

We take offense to that.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Citrus's picture

I miss Uncle 9er. I know he is out there somewhere. Maybe commenting on this very post.

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1MechEng's picture
Love the Dumb and Dumber reference, Citrus!
Salmon of Capistrano!
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Citrus's picture

Thanks.Glad you caught it.

Citrus's picture

Helpful tip:

When in doubt, post a gif.

 

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

.......unless that gif is of a young lady with upvotes pouring out of her jiggling buttocks .... because that'll get a finger wag from the admins and a series of morality threads with unnecessary infighting that we really don't have time for during football season

buckguyfan1's picture

The new members may need an example gif to illustrate your point. Or not. 

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I wouldn't recommend it

Unky Buck's picture

And neither does STEENSN, wherever he may be.

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Earle's picture

Fighting the good fight against 4Chan is my guess.

Just say no to italics abuse.

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Unky Buck's picture

Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead would be proud.

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Earle's picture

Not that we would know anything about any of that sort of thing.

Just say no to italics abuse.