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.
They should be removed when they're deleted. This has been our policy on helmet stickers from the start – not a fan of gaming them.
Why would there be a link? It was quotes we obtained firsthand from the postgame presser. It's true, the video was added after we had it uploaded, but supporting quotes were in the original piece.
I don't think you understand what clickbait means.
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.
Thanks, everyone. Bumping this again as prime holiday shopping season is nigh.
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This is going to sound crazy, but I want to apologize for not giving you a heads-up memo that we'd start running sponsored posts when we decided to do so nearly a year ago.
We don't do a ton of these and they're all relevant to our readers/members, so I hope folks will understand.
I'm seeing dozens for each game.
Yeah, it's crazy to think we'd do something to bring in money to support a full-time staff of five, travel and server costs and the like. 12W has been great, but it doesn't even cover 15% of our expenses.
Man, maybe we should kill the firehose. It's always been an undocumented "feature" for power users. If you're really complaining about the fact that sponsored isn't showing up there, maybe that feature is more trouble than it's worth to us.
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.
I went to my alcohol class and can agree, at any time, 3 of 5 drivers at a red light are under some sort of influence.
This seems really high. Am I just naive?
Quick reminder: This is a Photoshop contest, not a caption contest.
Unfortunately, not that I'm aware of at this time. As it is, this Chrome extension is relatively new.
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.