Forum Posting 101 *Update 5 - 2017 Season Kickoff*

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

We thank you for your fine support.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

BuckeyeSouth's picture

Spot on, Hove.  Good advice & let's hope everyone adheres to it.

Champions.  Undisputed.  

Defiance's picture

Thanks, HOVE. I think I speak for the majority of us when I say we all appreciate you and the rest of the staff keeping 11W on track and on top. You guys are a big part of what makes 11W go the way it does!!

I thought I saw a post on this very same topic yesterday though...

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

OSUBias's picture

There are rules. This isn't Nam. 

Braving the long dark of the offseason

Louie1131's picture

I wish the real world would just stop hassling me...

SilverState's picture

Good stuff, Hove.

When deciding to post a thought within an existing thread, be mindful of the threat title that will be bumped. One too many mini-heart attacks...

;)

"There's still some green showing before you see the chalk."

BeatTTUN's picture

Hope this is a 5 hour course an A will certainly help my GPA

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

NorCal Buckeye's picture

I was wondering if we could audit it, dude.

FlyerBuckeye's picture

I think another important thing to point out is the new open thread option when creating forums. Great post Hove, looking forward to a great run the rest of the season.

Beat Michigan.

Hovenaut's picture

Right on - and actually disabled the voting function here (being a PSA and all).

Thanks for mentioning, FB.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Earle's picture

Also, in all seriousness, use the handy-dandy search box before you post.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed Earle and one more little tid-bit added here:

  • If you are posting about any other team outside of the football team i.e. *ichigan, Sparty, PSU - it belongs in the COLLEGE SPORTS topic not Ohio State Football

Go Buckeyes !!

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

analyticalguy's picture

But didn't Ohio State invent football?

CALPOPPY's picture

Also, in all seriousness, use the handy-dandy search box before you post.

Good call, Earle. And you could also try to search the site through Google search. Type in:

site:elevenwarriors.com your-topic

where your-topic are the keywords you want to search for.

Memento mori

NorCal Buckeye's picture

Nice, now we can easily find all the shoe shine, minivan, Zima and toilet snorkel references made on 11W.

CALPOPPY's picture

Nice, now we can easily find all the shoe shine, minivan, Zima and toilet snorkel references made on 11W.

Real pros keep a list of "good threads".

Memento mori

QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

It's great to initiate discussion, but it's better to sustain one that's already in place.

Do we get bonus points for sustaining a discussion from really old threads?

Shandy is not beer

Hovenaut's picture

Only if you bump said thread first.

(Therein lies the challenge)

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Gobucks2204's picture

I've been working hard on my descriptive titles. I try to make everyone know exactly what they will be clicking on. I have mini heart attacks when I see a topic like, "Braxton?" Who knows whether he got hurt or what. It's very scary, so it's good to be descriptive.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

bucknut1994's picture

We are on semesters here now Hove get it together 

#94Ways

Hovenaut's picture

I ain't much for your fancy school schedules.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

analyticalguy's picture

Right.  Tradition!  The next thing you know they'll be wanting to have black uniforms or something.

GoBucks10's picture

How I feel every time a dupe shows up...

Spot on with everything, though, Hove.

I hate the offseason.

BuckeyeChief's picture

On the duplicate post point : we appreciate your input, BUT PLEASE don't make another thread about why JT or Cardale should be the starter or benched. Just add your #hottake to a existing thread.
Also, it has been preached many times before, scantily clad pics don't belong here.

SCPO, USN (ret)

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Also, when you are making a post about someone, but there is another post about the same person posted 20 minutes earlier, there's a high degree of likelihood that your post should have been a comment on the first one (that you know is there because you searched before posting). 

CALPOPPY's picture

Be descriptive with your post - both the title and body.

This is important. Single or a couple word titles and bodies have been, and will continue to be, deleted. Often this goes hand-in-hand with clickbait titles.

Memento mori

GoBucks10's picture

Greatly appreciate this. It should also be mentioned and emphasized to use the check box on whether to allow voting or not. Especially on traffic heavy posts.

I hate the offseason.

Jason Priestas's picture

Thanks, Hove. Going forward, if you're wondering why your forum topic was nuked? Check this post. If you have multiple forum topics nuked, you won't be here long. Simple rules to follow and they ensure it's nice for all of us.

I'll also add that trolling bumps are a pet peeve of mine. Sorry, Jumar. I'll have some of the guys bring you food and water.

Jumar's picture

Thanks for the food and water Jason.

To be honest, it wasn't a complete troll bump. I had a flash back to junior high when seeing the ICQ picture. I had an idea some may have a heart attack with the title, but didn't read through the OP or most of the comments. In hindsight is was a troll thing to do (I blame the sith master Alum for not completing his training). Lesson learned.

Just so it is clear and to make sure the same mistake isn't repeated, we are not to search the forums and revive threads that may give people a heart attack? Are the old threads with Ricky and #fillinthenameSucks OK to revive? Which category would the terrorist thread from Remy fall into?

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

CarolinaBuck's picture

My thread got nuked and I thought it was genuinely inspiring. Instead of having separate Tom Herman to whatever school has an opening this week, I cleverly started a ubiquitous thread that covered all possibilities for his next school of employment. Apparently not all agreed.

Hovenaut's picture

I didn't see your post, CB...and I can't speak for the other MODs but I can say sometimes there can be friendly crossfire over a hot subject (the future coaching possibilities of one Thomas Joseph Herman obviously being one).

I'll also say this - I'll easily give a constructive member of the commentariat the benefit of the doubt just as easily as I would lock onto a troll. I want to talk Buckeye shop with others looking to do the same...and I ain't got time for those looking to just f around here.

Keep posting, CB - we all have something to offer here.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Silky Johnson's picture

Has a "Braxton should replace JT in the red zone" thread been started yet? I'm really too lazy to look and I don't want to be spayed or neutered for a dupe.

My comments are for entertainment purposes only. However, in no way should they be misconstrued as being entertaining.

osu07asu10's picture

Just don't post anything and you'll be safe.

apack614's picture

Great idea!

I'm Apack614 and I approve this message.

Earle for MOD in 16', it'll be the last best thing to ever happen to him.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

And, if you think you know everything, bookmark this for future reference anyways. It will be handy to learn from what's been posted by the smart people here. I know I did. 

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Another one to note, don't cuss in forum titles. While cursing is not expressly prohibited, it has been requested in the past that we keep it out of forum titles. 

Whoa Nellie's picture

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

TheVictoryBell45's picture

My forum topic about Shelley Meyer did not break any of these rules so I have no idea why it was deleted. It was in no way disrespectful. I simply stated that I find it annoying when she talks up the SEC and wanted to gauge how other people felt about some of her past comments on the topic. 

Buckeye Jack's picture

And you're going where with this, VictoryBell? 

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

osu07asu10's picture

Is it really that big of a deal?

Byaaaahhh's picture

I can understand trying to figure out why it was deleted. I didn't see the thread, but if it wasn't disrespectful, I don't see how it breaks these rules either. 

Jason Priestas's picture

I didn't delete the thread, so I can't speak to why exactly it was deleted, but I'm guessing it had to do with protecting mama bear, who reads this site.

TX_Buckeye's picture

I'll confess to being a bit perplexed at the unwritten rules of enforcement.   Sure, these guidelines as stated are perfectly reasonable and acceptable.   But I've seen threads disappear that - at least in my humble opinion - don't cross any lines.   I have not been around as long as most (I lurked for awhile and then joined in the immediate run up to the title game), nor as active, but I came here and got hooked on the (usually) smart, engaged and friendly dialog with a clear Buckeye slant.   Sometimes it just seems a little less welcoming than it used to.   

Regardless, 11W is still the best place to get my Buckeye fix.  Just sharing one person's perspective with the intent of contributing to the community.  

Silky Johnson's picture

I see where you are coming from...but you don't talk shit about corches wife...even a little bit.

Even I know that.

My comments are for entertainment purposes only. However, in no way should they be misconstrued as being entertaining.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

But I've seen threads disappear that - at least in my humble opinion - don't cross any lines. 

I can't speak for every instance you may have witnessed, but there are a myriad of reasons that threads disappear. I believe the single most common reason is because it is a duplicate post. Similarly, it was a thread that should have just been a comment on another thread.

An example is the Kareem Walker threads. Each one asked a slightly question, or made a slightly different point. So, the server space was being occupied by three threads that were all variations of one another, and all created within a matter of hours.

Other good examples are when someone makes a forum post that was covered in the Skully, or in a Buckshot (on the main page). This is where searching the site comes in. People just need to take the time to search for the content elsewhere on the site.

I realize this doesn't cover every deleted thread, but you asked a good question, so I wanted to try to give you some insight. 

Hovenaut's picture

Tx - thanks for sharing your perspective.

"...11W is still the best place to get my Buckeye fix."

That's all we're going for here - nothing more. It's simply an effort to keep an already great community great.

Filtering out the trolls, the inane, the redundancy isn't an exact science. Know the aim is true, even if the target isn't always reached.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Earle's picture

The overriding principle is "Don't be a jerk". Follow this and you'll be fine. 

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Fatpants's picture

But I got my right to free speech!

The no jerk principle is simple. Even if you know you're right or someone is being a turd, don't be a jerk. It's easy. 

PG <3 PG

Jason Priestas's picture

Bumping this again for exposure.

Seattle Linga's picture

As we get a little closer to kickoff I just wanted to bump this like Jason said above me to give it exposure. Not all of the members read the boards everyday so this may be a good reminder for all to see again. Thanks again Dr. Hove !!!!! 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

I figured this deserved a bump as we head "into the desert" for the better part of December.  I'm guessing not enough people read it the first time.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

aznchipmunk's picture

Check for duplicates and Think before you post. 

That is all.

yes, I'm still alive

adamluangraj's picture

I think I'll create a topic, asking people to stop posting duplicates.

Fatpants's picture

I'll create one about two hours later so people get it

PG <3 PG

BuckeyeCity's picture

Can we start threads named Crap?

behold the silver bullets

bucknut1994's picture

It's finals week not mid-terms, use an appropriate title.

#94Ways

aznchipmunk's picture

Most people who are here who went to tOSU were on the quarter system.

yes, I'm still alive

bucknut1994's picture

Yeah because all you guys are OLD!!!!!

#94Ways

SilverState's picture

Pro-tip: Check the date of the thread. (this was just a bump.)

"There's still some green showing before you see the chalk."

bucknut1994's picture

Lol I was joking. I commented on this thread 2 months ago when it was midterm week and it didn't get bumped until finals week lol

#94Ways

aznchipmunk's picture

Lol I was joking.

Bucknut never jokes here on 11w.

yes, I'm still alive

OvalBeachBum's picture

At least no jokes that are funny!  Got heeeem!

"Well, thats just like, your opinion, man."  -The Dude

OvalBeachBum's picture

I spent a year on quarters...much better than semesters imo...Semester kinda blow actually

EDIT: Also, Fuck Finals

"Well, thats just like, your opinion, man."  -The Dude

bucknut1994's picture

I got here for the first year of semesters.  I probably would have liked quarters better as well.  I have 5 finals, took 2 today, 2 on Friday and 1 on Monday.  Probably would't have been like that with quarters.

#94Ways

OvalBeachBum's picture

I could talk until the cows came home about how much better quarters were...I just want to graduate.  I had to get some medical Ray Rays today to ease the pain.

"Well, thats just like, your opinion, man."  -The Dude

CALPOPPY's picture

Quarters were no better from that standpoint. I once had 3 finals on one day. That was brutal.

But I much preferred quarters. Had two degrees on quarters and one on semesters. The semesters sucked and dragged. But I think it's because I started with quarters at OSU and was used to that.

Memento mori

BuckeyeCity's picture

finals are alright

behold the silver bullets

Calgarybuck's picture

This needs a f***ing bump! 

Please re-read the description at the top for the love of God! Hardman may break Ryan Timmons January record!

osu07asu10's picture

HA! I was just on my way to bumping this Calgary.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

You're both model Americ...Dubbers.

OSU_1992_UFM's picture

Bump bum bummmm

Spring football is like non-alcoholic beer.  It looks like what you want, but only intensifies your desire for the real thing--Earle

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Well Done.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

BUCKEYE3M's picture

It's amazing how few comments the threads without voting get.

OSU_1992_UFM's picture

I'm just here so I don't get fined

Spring football is like non-alcoholic beer.  It looks like what you want, but only intensifies your desire for the real thing--Earle

jeremytwoface's picture

Threads without voting??

What are those?

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Jumar's picture

JTF?

Who are you?

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

jeremytwoface's picture

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

osu07asu10's picture

You're leading the way in this thread 3M!

Hovenaut's picture

Bump.

Posts with nothing but a title and a link will be subject to deletion (aka instantly nuked).

You want to share some news? Great...now break the ice, add some detail. Impress your friends and colleagues, collect upvotes.

Rock on.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

NavyBuckeye91's picture

This can't be bumped frequently enough. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

Calgarybuck's picture

My biggest frustration, I pulled what little hair I have left when we would get Forums like

Brax..

Braxton..

Zeke

Urban

like what? what is..what are you trying to share..

aznchipmunk's picture

Click Bait Artists!

yes, I'm still alive

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Bump. 

Check for duplicates. Both staff and the community are very much on point when it comes to breaking news. Dupes happen, and I'm guilty of a few myself (self-moderated). If information is hours or days old, it's likely already posted. When checking, please review the front page, the forums, and Buckshots.

And please search the Forums before posting.  A simple search of "OSU UT" provides this snazy post by DJ Byrnes.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

Earle's picture

Wait, you mean we're not gonna play Tennessee??!!

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Seattle Linga's picture

"Do your homework folks and you won't get detention". 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Detention, now with overflow seating.

Seattle Linga's picture

Trust me Jason just gave us approval on an addition for the overflow. 3M remodeled his own home (Kinda) recently - he's our lead General Contractor. 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Our safe room is only used during tornado season...

Seattle Linga's picture

You mean like yesterday's tornado - I think we have all survived - correct? 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Those who mattered, at least.

Seattle Linga's picture

What a pearl of Wisdom 3M 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Fatpants's picture

He dropped that one in more than One Direction.

PG <3 PG

Seattle Linga's picture

I can dig it and I promise not to be selfish shellfish

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Calgarybuck's picture

Well if the Tennessee series is off at least we still have the Georgia one right?

Buckeyes01752's picture

I'm looking forward to the North Carolina one. 

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Oh, come post forums,

Bump, bumpy, bump bump. 

Col2GABuckFan's picture

I hear that Mark May picked the Buckeyes...

Fatpants's picture

I heard it too, and there was quite the echo

PG <3 PG

BUCKEYE3M's picture

If a tree falls in the woods, and there's no one there to hear it, did it really make a sound? 

Hovenaut's picture

AS SEEN ON ROAR LION ROAR.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Fatpants's picture

Comment in lieu of upvote 

PG <3 PG

Hovenaut's picture

And F M...igan Friday is dead. Long live F M...igan Friday.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Anyone know where I can find a thread about creating duplicate posts? I'd like to get the word out.

“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.

Seattle Linga's picture

Maybe you should start one HAHA 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

NorCal Buckeye's picture

If you're going to use Google to search 11W content, make sure you use the following string in the search field to focus only on this site:

site:elevenwarriors.com

Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Bump

#NeedMoreTatumGifsUnder2MB

#BestICouldFind

“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.

GoBucks10's picture

This bump was well-needed.  So much lack of reading the main page...and buck shots.

I hate the offseason.

Hovenaut's picture

Legend. 

Thanks for bump guys.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

Earle's picture

This one?

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Hovenaut's picture

He'd be penalized/fined/suspended these days, but man, he just leveled dudes. 

Fun fact: Woody recruited him (out of New Jersey) as a running back. 

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

RK84's picture

And you wonder why half of these guys don't know where they are now.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

Calgarybuck's picture

Just look at the main forum page, lol it's not that hard..

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Nope, it's not hard at all. 

Hovenaut's picture

Headed down the end-of-offseason-stretch bumpage. 

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

analyticalguy's picture

Couldn't you have simply posted a duplicate topic?

Earle's picture

But what about the data users?

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Hovenaut's picture

And here I was worried you'd just go meme with my avatar.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

I try not to post dupes.. but the site definitely could use an upgrade on the search function

Hovenaut's picture

Kickoff to the new season bump.

The fever is real...and can see it on the boards. Good to see many participating, just a quick reminder to please mind the guidelines when offering up a new post to the forums.

Be detailed with titles, as well as the body of the post - a few words/one sentence to accompany the newslink/clip/Tweet etc. won't cut...and will be deleted. Including a post on proper forum style for additional reference.

A quick note on the 11W live game threads - moderators will host the open threads, as in the past. Will post by quarter, and they tend to get busy quickly.

A friendly reminder to the thread participants - it's not all roses, and there will be some ups and downs...that's sports, and that's definitely football. Express yourself accordingly, but those that can't contain their emotions to where it's affecting others (and goes astray from the commenting policy) will not be tolerated.

Thanks for the listen - we made it. Here's to another great season, go Buckeyes.
 

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Can't bump this thread enough this week.

 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

LCT's picture

I'm really looking forward to LOLing at the #Fire__________ posters, then joining them when it turns out they were probably right all along.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

NavyBuckeye91's picture

You weren’t lying. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

UAGoldenbear84's picture

How does your post get deleted?  I don't understand....

Earle's picture

It's a function of the thread voting.  Once a thread reaches a net -10, the site automatically deletes it.  Sometimes it takes a little while.  I'm not sure why.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Nutty's picture

Appears I can't reply to posts. Did I get put in 11 Warriors jail and didn't know it? I thought I had been behaving myself.

Fatpants's picture

Were you trying to comment in a closed thread?

PG <3 PG

osu992's picture

lol...what if he can't reply?

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

GoBucks10's picture

As good a time as any to...buuuuump

I hate the offseason.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Bump. 

With the number of posts we’re seeing right now, we kindly ask that you read and heed before you press save on the next “Zach Smith...” post. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Post-game bump.  Seriously, please read this.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott