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Jason Priestas

11W Staff

Chicago (via Columbus)

Member since 10 April 2013 | Blog

Jason founded the site in late summer of 2006 after his wife grew tired of his constant Buckeye chatter. With a fifth grade command of the English language, it's a minor miracle that people discovered this site, let alone frequent it.

He lives in Chicago, but misses the friendly scarlet and gray-clad people of his native Ohio.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 MNC
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ken Johnson
  • NFL TEAM: Chicago Bears
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool FC

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Jul 2014

We cache aggressively, but that's pretty spot on.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

This is beyond frustrating. Thanks for everyone's patience. We're moving to a new server shortly.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

Ha, don't get me wrong. 99% of the stuff is run-of-the-mill: games, hardware, power tools, books, movies, things like that. But every now and then, "Ooh, someone bought a sex toy."

Comment 20 Jul 2014

That's a good idea, but we don't have any way of matching members with Amazon purchases. And that's probably for the better because people buy some crazy things (we do get to see what's purchased, just not who bought it).

Comment 20 Jul 2014

It's the same philosophy behind the AP making reporters write out "I don't know" instead of using "IDK."

Comment 20 Jul 2014

That may be worth pointing out. Those poor souls that rush right in thinking it's just like any other site on the internet. RIP.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

Yep. Here's the passage from said guide:

It’s Michigan, UM, the University of Michigan, That School up North or the Wolverines, never scUM, TTUN, TSUN or the atrocious M!C#1G4N (or any derivative). There are a thousand ways to insult Michigan, its employees, its students and its alumni. Try to go about it with at least a mote of originality and/or wit.

Obviously, we hold ourselves as authors to a different standard than fans commenting and would never require anything like this from members.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

While I agree with your general point, I want to point out that 11W is not a family site and has never billed itself as such. Now, that doesn't mean we let things get out of hand, but I don't want this to be a place where people can't drop colorful language in comments from time to time.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

I'd prefer the FAQ serve this purpose. Just trying to cut down on the volume of emails like that we already receive.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

May be tough with the whole dead thing, but I agree!

Comment 20 Jul 2014

Wow. Thanks for buying so many shirts. We're currently revamping our printing options, likely making the move from DTG to better quality screen-printed shirts. The selection will likely be smaller, but we're hoping the styles/quality will be worth it.