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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 27 Sep 2015

Cool, thanks. I'll look for it and kill it if I can find it. If one of you sees it again and could grab a screenshot, that would help a lot. Thanks!

Comment 26 Sep 2015

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we just deployed a bugfix for this release:

+ Fixed: Issue where you could vote, but had to refresh the page so see vote on comment.
+ Fixed: Issue with page "jumping" when voting under certain situations.
+ Fixed: Duplicate comment form on poll comments.

Comment 26 Sep 2015

I understand. There are some really bad ads out there and way too many sites that are awful because of the number of ads they run. While we need them to support our mission, we'll do the best we can to ensure they're not terrible.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

Yeah, let's take away the primary means of running these servers and paying for our writers to cover the team. Great idea.

If you do use an ad blocker, I'd appreciate it if you would whitelist this site. None of our ads are intrusive (popups, overlays, etc.) and we work to kill bad apples as you can see from my comment above.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

the former freedom fighters have largely respected the wishes of the staff (which I don't think were ever explicitly stated until today) and true threadjackings are rare.

Ahem. Allow me to quote our commenting policy, which has essentially remained unchanged for years...


All viewpoints are welcome, but comments should remain on the topic set by the original story, user blog post, or forum topic. If you can't contain yourself, a new forum topic is only a click away.

Threadjacking isn't the worst thing in the world, but for better or worse, it's a pet peeve of a few of us on staff. 

Football is here, indeed.

Comment 15 Sep 2015

On August 1, we had one 48GB server. Right now, we are running two 64GB servers.

Also, extra clicks or pageviews or whatever don't really add to the bottom line. I suppose in some sense it's a vanity metric, but all of our ads are pay-per-click, which means we get paid when someone clicks an ad, not when they view it. Google and other ad networks are very good at surfacing fraud, so please don't take this as an invitation to click ads to help the cause, however.

Comment 15 Sep 2015

Paged comments are probably temporary. We may do some things to improve the "Show All Comments" but that's probably here to stay. Just think, if everyone had followed commenting guidelines, which means not threadjacking with pointless side-conversations and inside jokes, we probably would never had done that.

Or maybe we just make both of those 12th Warrior features? Muhahahah

Comment 15 Sep 2015

Thanks. We're looking into that. Or maybe it's a feature in this case!

Comment 08 Sep 2015

Yeah, Fowler is too good to be dumb enough to pin OSU's cross-division scheduling on Ohio State. I'm guessing this quote is a bit out of context or misleading.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

We cache things for anonymous visitors. The actual article/deep link is always available right away, but it may not appear on the home page for a few minutes for those that are not logged in to 11W.

So, in summary, it's not a case of us posting at different times on different devices, but more a case of you probably not being logged in on mobile.