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Black Stripe removal for 11W members reaching the +100 Helmet Sticker threshold

BuckFly's picture
February 19, 2014 at 12:59pm
105 Comments

I am getting ever closer to the100 helmet sticker threshold, which will then give me up voting privileges.  Has there been any discussion or ideas about implementing some kind of recognition process, similar to what UFM has done when a player has their black stripe removed?

"I wanted to put them through a ritual to become a member of the team...and it took off.  It's been a hit every place we've been."  -Urban Meyer

Maybe a new 11W member could start with a black stripe across their profile picture, and have it removed once they cross the threshold.  Any other ideas?

Welcome to the team!

 

 
toad1204's picture

Solid idea, I wouldn't imagine programming that little bit for a black stripe down the middle of your icon to be that in-depth. 

That said, I know Jason is working out the kinks with the new site so this would probably be towards the back of the priority list. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

DLJad's picture

An absolutely tremendous idea.  I give the suggestion 2 thumbs up and nominate BuckFly as a contributing columnist for 11W.

+4 HS
BuckFly's picture

I am not worthy of such an honor.  To quote a fellow Buckeye: "If nominated I will not run.  If elected I will not serve."

 

+18 HS
CALPOPPY's picture

Is this a serious quote from Hugh Jackman?

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

+5 HS
AngryWoody's picture

William Sherman is my all time favorite General with Patton a close number two.

Our Honor Defend!

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PittBuckeye's picture

Every new member has to paint a black stripe across their face until they can convince Birm to write an article on Alex Anzalone in iambic pentameter?

+13 HS
John Brandon's picture

this would be pretty funny

Buckeyeneer's picture

Good idea. It will keep you motivated to achieve premium status.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

OSUpawn's picture

As a new member myself I like it.  I check my number (49 after this comment) 10 times a day. 

I love this site. 

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

+19 HS
OSU_1992_UFM's picture

50 now!

UFM_Renewal

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4thandinches's picture

Eww, sorry, back down to 49. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

+2 HS
BuckeyeNation_330's picture

As a new member I love the idea, I can't wait to earn my up vote privileges and blog posts

"Bleed Scarlet, Die Gray"

+8 HS
tennbuckeye19's picture

Guys like BuckeyesVsTheWorld and Hovenaut get 100 helmet stickers every night while they're sleeping...

+9 HS
Oyster's picture

You forgot to take off the 'sarcasm font' before you posted this.

+8 HS
tennbuckeye19's picture

You're right. I'm still learning how to use the new site...

+3 HS
Oyster's picture

I see you figured out the sarcasm dots though.  Good for you!  Jason and I had a tough time with getting the code just right for them.

+5 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That's because Earle kept trying to block it.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

+2 HS
jeremytwoface's picture

I use the three dots way too much when I type things out so most of my stuff would be considered sarcastic...

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

+3 HS
Unky Buck's picture

Please don't steal my signature...

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+4 HS
Earle's picture

I would gladly sacrifice Recent Comments to purge this place of the dot abomination.

Just say no to italics abuse.

+1 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You won't get either one.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Oyster's picture

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you, Earle.

 
Earle's picture

I went straight to hate.  I was on the accelerated track.

And I will suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous punctuation in order to rid the site of faux sarcasm.

Just say no to italics abuse.

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Earle, I am your father.

Earle's picture

That kind of blows up the "Earle is old" narrative, doesn't it?
 

Just say no to italics abuse.

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Nah, that will never go away.  Too many people believe it now.

 

(Goebbels was a rookie)

+1 HS
Earle's picture

The "SEC speed" guy?
 

Just say no to italics abuse.

MordenoftheSith's picture

Um.. I kind of need followers, here, Oyster.  Stop going all Jedi on folks...

If you only knew the POWER of the Dark Side.

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

I know somebody who can be your Padawan soon.  He is about to turn.

InvertMyVeer's picture

I'm with ya Earle, if only because I can't highlight my text after I type it since the relaunch lol.

Football is complicated...

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

I feel like you and Oyster have made it your personal mission to derail every forum post on the new site and change the topic to sarcasm dots.  

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+2 HS
Earle's picture

Nah, we just derail every forum post and change the topic to whatever strikes our fancy.  Today we're talking about the Nazi propaganda machine.  Please join us.

I would never bring up those dot things of my own accord.  He and Unky Buck just goad me into responding. 

Just say no to italics abuse.

+1 HS
Unky Buck's picture
This is the only reason I'm here...

 

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jeremytwoface's picture

I was going to post a Nazi propaganda poster but man... they are so offensive

 

(^^ Not sarcasm BTW)

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Unky Buck's picture

Yes they are but Dexter pushing buttons is far better anyway.

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jeremytwoface's picture

 

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

+2 HS
OSU_ALUM_05's picture

well in that case you just go with anti-Nazi propaganda posters

 

+1 HS
OSUStu's picture

They sleep?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+3 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Not since the Penn State loss.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

+3 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Mine come from him.

Aka, The World According to Oyster.

Hate Week runneth over

+1 HS
Unky Buck's picture

According to Earle, you have really emphasized your point...

(and I have an incomplete thought)

 

Edit: And WTF? You changed your icon? This doesn't seem right.

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GoBucksOSU's picture

This is a great idea and maybe do something for premium status too. I only need 37 more to reach premium status.

+5 HS
osu07asu10's picture

1,000 stickers gets your access to the 11w premium lounge. 

Finding it on the other hand....that could take you years!

EDIT: Here is 1 to get you on your way though...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+5 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

50% of the time, you're half right

+2 HS
Unky Buck's picture

But 60% of the time it works every time...

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+3 HS
OSU_1992_UFM's picture

90% of the game is half mental...

UFM_Renewal

+4 HS
Oyster's picture

Yogi Berra thinks you are all nuts.

+2 HS
PAWEST1202's picture

"Just remember, football is 80% mental and 40% physical" - Steve Emtman, Little GIants

+3 HS
GoBucksOSU's picture

Can I just ask other premium members for directions?

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Yea, they changed that with the switch to the new format.  It's now 2,500.

+3 HS
osu07asu10's picture

5,000 stickers before you don't have to report for early lounge clean up on Sunday mornings after game days....

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

osu07asu10's picture

Maybe a new 11W member could start with a black stripe across their profile picture, and have it removed once they cross the threshold.  Any other ideas?

You were losing me until this...THIS is gold. I really like it!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Jason Priestas's picture

Great idea. Once we get through some of these bugs, we'll get started on an implementation of this. 

Oyster's picture

Have you noticed that nobody has posted F#&K Fickell since the new format started?  We are all trying very hard to behave ourselves, in the hope that...  Well, you know...

+1 HS
Unky Buck's picture

He did give us the go ahead to have all the Fire Fickell threads we want though...

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+2 HS
Oyster's picture

You are not helping the cause, Unky!

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

She raised your alimony again, didn't she?  So now you are going to extort me to make up for it.  Nice...

+1 HS
toad1204's picture

Jason answers and the peasants rejoice. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

+3 HS
SaudiBuckeye's picture

Hey Jason

How about changing the black banner on top to scarlet when one gets the century mark ...

I'm just kidding by the way

osu07asu10's picture

(Jerry = Jason, Elaine = 11w commentariat)

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+8 HS
VABuckeyeInsanity's picture

I think it's a great idea.  I'm just a little over half way there, but maybe someday I will reach the coveted voting privelages.

+6 HS
JOhio1560's picture

It really isn't that difficult.  Here's +1 to get you closer.

"You Win With People" - Woody Hayes

John Brandon's picture

Really like this idea by the way

PittBuckeye's picture

And if this happens I vote buckeyevstheworld gets a black stripe until he hits 50k.

+3 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture
I'll have it off by May.

 

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

+3 HS
Oyster's picture

Do you have a job?

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Other than this...

+1 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Yes. But I rarely sleep, so it's all good.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

+1 HS
PittBuckeye's picture

Well then in that case I'll see you in May.

osu07asu10's picture

hahaha the most time i log on 11w is at work (ssshhhh....)

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+3 HS
BucksfanXC's picture

I see big things for you around here. Top of the leaderboard better watch out and start vindictive DVing ya now.

“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

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

They removed the tracker, so this makes it harder.  Apparently...

Poison nuts's picture

Rad idea. Looks like it took too - Good on you & welcome!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Poison nuts's picture

Oops.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

gumtape's picture

What happened to the rule about talking about helmet stickers?

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

+3 HS
osu07asu10's picture

The new site has brought a softer side of 11w to light....

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+6 HS
BuckeyeLaw's picture

That's a great idea. I check the site everyday and am about to cross the 50 HS milestone. I covet the day I "get my black stripe off".

OSU 2011 - Toledo Law 2014

+5 HS
zacisone's picture

Sounds like a good idea to me! Go Bucks!

Zacisone

buckeyedude's picture

I do not support any kind of hazing for the rookies. Unless of course it requires them to clean the shitters and stock the TP in the Premium Lounge bathrooms. Then I'm OK wid it.

 

 

+1 HS
osu07asu10's picture

I completely agree....

Cleaning up after Squirrel Master, BVW, Unky, Tenn,...they've been pretty brutal to me lately

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+1 HS
Whoa Nellie's picture

Thank you sir.  May I have another.

 

“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.”

+2 HS
Crimson's picture

 Let the whole world know . . .

To the right.  To the right!

 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He deserved to die for this alone.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

GABuckeye's picture

Ya done scratched my balls

Seattle Linga's picture

You're almost there my man - you only need less than 10

BuckFly's picture

Crossed the threshold earlier today due to another post about the basketball game!  O-H !!!

 

+3 HS
PAWEST1202's picture

Fantastic idea in theory but it's all about implementation. It is just like recruiting, 5 Star recruits and top 5 classes look great in February but in September -January it is about execution

Since I am crawling up the Helmet Sticker count, it will be awhile before I make 100 stickers, I volunteer to beta test the black stripe. I have no shame in letting the world know that I am an 11w novice

 

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+3 HS
lvccacamcrca's picture

I gotta get this damn stripe off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+3 HS
BuckChoi's picture

Amazing idea! I have a long ways to go but I definitely want to get this black stripe taken off!  

Oyster's picture

BuckFly,

Once again, a great forum topic has been completely taken over by a few rogue contibutors and the original intent has been lost in a sea of inane comments.  They did it last week when somebody simply wanted to remind us to click on the banner ads.  I, for one, would like to apogize for their unacceptable behavior.

Chief

AngryWoody's picture

100 stickers!?! Oh I remember when I was young. Now I just spend all my time sipping Buorbon in the 11w premium lounge.

 

Our Honor Defend!

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

Angry, since you can't spell the drink, perhaps look at the bottle next to you when you type the name of the booze?  :)

I love your pic, but don't those folks look like the crowd on the Titanic?    If this were the Titanic, the gal behind the host, (Jack Nicholson?) is gonna drown.   She would miss in the jump for the lifeboat.  Which I guess, if you are doomed to die in icy Atlantic waters, wouldn't you be better off to be drunk and miss the lifeboat at the start?

I'll see ya in the lounge later.  Maybe I owe you a drink?

+3 HS
AngryWoody's picture

I blame the spell checker! It lied!

The pic is from The Shining, and I never turn down a free drink! See you there.

Our Honor Defend!

+1 HS
TCOB_6's picture

I heard Premium 11W Members have Casino night and everything...

 

+2 HS
jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah and Urban is the pit boss...

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

+1 HS
SaudiBuckeye's picture

BuckFly, 

Not only is it a great idea but it and the extremely positive reaction by the commentators also shows how much we love Buckeye Football that we want to emulate the team's traditions in some form on this site.

Art Harrell's picture

It's not fun sitting on the bench waiting for 11W, to remove the black stripe---Go Bucks

+3 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Ah yes, excellent idea! I recently joined right before the site switch, still working on my 100HS. Keep up the good work gentleman, you singlehandly distract me from any work I should be getting done on the job. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

+1 HS
Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

An idea could be that whoever guesses closest to the final score of the OSU games could automatically get 100 helmet stickers.

For example, this coming Saturday, I'll go with Thad & the boys getting revenge on those Gophers.

 

OSU: 68

Minnesota: 57

-3 HS