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Jason Priestas


Chicago (via Columbus)

Member since 20 August 2006 | 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.


  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool FC

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Nov 2015

It's a fine line, for sure. I think the community here is fantastic and I'm glad so many of you have forged friendships. The other side of that coin is that the in-jokes and such creates a higher barrier for "entry" for new members and can present cliques, if that makes sense.

I just think at the end of the day, it looks a little silly to see "Upvote Thread" and "Crap" at the top of the active discussions block on the sidebar. Maybe the solution is to keep the "Anything Else" forum, but remove those discussions from that block.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

It's a big issue right now because a lot of sites have abused visitors with ads and then the ad companies have gone overboard with tracking.

What we do is ensure that we don't have a lot of ad units, and that none of ours auto-play videos or audio or pop anything up or the like. We do that because although those ads would make us more money, I hate them, too.

You'll also notice that we never email you, unlike other sites you sign up for. Because I hate that, too.

I hope you recognize that we try to do things the right way around here and if you are using an ad blocker, that you disable it for this site. It's how we pay the bills and if everyone ad blocks, there's no 11W. It's that simple.

Here's how you can do that:

Ad Block Plus

  • Click the Ad Block Plus icon.
  • Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site.


  • Click the Ad Block icon.
  • Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain


  • Click the big power button to whitelist the current web site.
Comment 06 Nov 2015

We get a lot of email. Not everything gets a reply, but if you have something urgent or important, it does.

There's also an email address on the contact page that may be another way to reach us if you need to contact us. In general, we can't guarantee email delivery because of all of the moving parts involved with the email system.

Comment 28 Oct 2015

Yeah, in a perfect world, we don't rip on any segment of people. But for better or worse, old people (and rednecks) are the only two non-protected groups in America right now. Old people – nearly all of us, if we're lucky – will find ourselves in that group, so I suppose it's universal trash talk. Rednecks, my heart goes out to you.