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Your friendly editors will provide content and an environment to talk OSU sports in a mature and intelligent manner. As a reader and commenter, we ask that you leave the personal attacks, electioneering, and cyber loitering to their rightful places on antiquated Web 1.0 message boards.
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If you're brand new here, this page should help you find your way around a bit. Give it five minutes and you'll have no problem using this site.
Anatomy of the 11w Front Page
To the right, you see a snapshot of the Eleven Warriors front page.
Below the mast, in the area highlighted in yellow, are the most recent stories published to the site. This will look familiar to anyone that's been on the internet in the last dozen years. Moving on, elements on the sidebars have been numbered and explained below:
1. Recent Comments: Regardless of the channel (articles, forum topics, etc.), you'll find the most-recent comments in this box. Very handy if you're just stopping by and want to jump into a conversation.
3. The 11W Poll: Every day, a new poll. And now with archives.
4. Buckshots: You'll find the best links from around the web here. And typically a snide little comment to go with said link.
5. Recent Blog Posts: Did you know that you can create your own blog posts on 11W? Of course you did. That's why you're hard at work perfecting your own so it will get promoted to the front page.
6. Active in the Forum: You'll find the forum topics with the most recent activity in this box.
7. Resources: Links to 11W terminology, downloadable wallpaper, a map of places to watch OSU games around the US, a Buckeye Twitterverse firehose feed page, Amazon (to support us while shopping) as well as a search box and various other bits live here.
9. Big Ten Bloggers: The latest from the top blogs from around the Big Ten.
10. Buckeye News: Real-time updates from our lovingly curated Twitter list.
11. Favorites: Other sites we frequent. You should, too.
User-Powered: How You Can Create Content
What makes this site is unquestionably the usersbase and their insight and opinions.
If you have something to add but it isn't necessarily topical for front page story's comments, you can create a forum topic for that link, photo or quick thought.
If you have something more to say, feel free to create a user blog post. Similar in structure to stories that appear on the front page, blog posts are your chance to go long-form on the site and if the post merits it, we'll bump it to the front page.
Commenting Like a Baus
This site is nothing without its vibrant and intelligent commenting community. We would love to keep it that way. Please check out our commenting policy before diving in and you'll be doing your part.
While your charm and wit will get you far, sometimes you'll want to drop a photo or video into a comment. Doing so is easy.
IMAGES: To insert an image, click the image button on the toolbar:
Next, simply paste/type the image URL into the appropriate field:
(Note: To upload an image to 11W, simply click Browse Server at this point.)
Then, click OK and you're done.
VIDEOS: To insert a video, simply click the video button on the toolbar: