Forum Posting 350: The Sacred Art of Forum Posting *10/20*UPDATE*

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Earle's picture

Hove's hit and run post is in the wrong forum.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

GoBucks10's picture

Earle for MOD.  Plus, he even turned-off the voting.  How do we test the voting now?

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

Jumar's picture

You should fix that ninja mod.

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

Earle's picture

MOD on MOD violence is frowned upon.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Jumar's picture

By who?

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

BUCKEYE3M's picture

That's a 101 professor's problem.

Hovenaut's picture

Test purposes to assist the site/this thread, oh fedora'd one.

I wanted to haiku for that, but I ninja badly.

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

Earle's picture

Wanted to discuss

Mensa's shorthanded effort

Or just get stickers

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Hovenaut's picture

Your upvote for this is in the mail.

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

Calgarybuck's picture

I hear yah brother

Is it time to leave for drinks yet?

I'm here to amuse

Gratefulbuck's picture

This here is a test

For all the regulations 

That's the whole purpose. 

jeez...

GoBucks10's picture

MOD Squad to the rescue.  Good work, 3M.  All the major points were covered quite well!

Read-up, everybody.  The more you know...

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Thanks GB10, but this was a group effort.  Everyone provided constructive input with hopes that we can make this great place even greaterer.

BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

We don’t need a new thread daily on TTUN

Are you saying we need more than one daily? 

BuckeyeAirGuard78's picture

TL;DR /s

Thanks for putting in the time and effort on this 3M. We are 11W.

RubixTube's picture

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

Jumar's picture

It's too bad many will not read or remember this.

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

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I came here for the TL; DR and was beaten to the punch.  Well played, gentlemen.  I'd upvote you if it were allowed.  I blame Fatpants.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

That's the best GIF I've seen in awhile.

BuckeyeAirGuard78's picture

I wonder how long he's been holding onto that one.

YTOWNBUCKI's picture

Little disappointed in the lack of voting.  I live my life for Helmet Stickers.

Gratefulbuck's picture

What about the serial DV'er? Ya know, like the one that follows someone around DVing almost every post someone makes? Can they be exposed and then ripped to shreds? Asking for a friend...

#hewearsstretchypants

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Serial downvoting has been dealt with in the past, and I see no reason it won't be dealt with in the future. Any exposure and shred ripping is handled on the 89th floor.

Daniel's picture

How in the hell did 3M get a down vote for that fine article?  That's the way you told me to say it...right 3M? 

Va Buck

Hovenaut's picture

Maybe one day the site can help unmask the serial downvoter, until that day the counter up vote shall have to suffice.

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

Fatpants's picture

.23 cents a day gives that turd access to both your and my PL comments.

I'm starting to think he's not truly committed.

PG <3 PG

Gratefulbuck's picture

Yeah. Pigs are committed. Not chickens. Or turds. 

Cooper's picture

I thought about creating a forum concerning this issue. There have been a lot of bad threads lately. I tend to give them the benefit of the doubt just because people don't Internet the same. That, and it's not my job. Thanks for the post.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

YTOWNBUCKI's picture

Tuesday Ramblings though?  Them shits is on point.

Jumar's picture

What ever happened to Monday Meltdown?

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

YTOWNBUCKI's picture

He has zero dedication to anything.  He quit building his kids' swingset in the middle, you think he's going to do a weekly thread?

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

the swingset is finished, FYI

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I'm lazy and no one missed it so it died.

Earle's picture

Or Fatpants' life hacks for that matter?

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Fatpants's picture

I got too busy with work. Then I got lazy. 

PG <3 PG

McBane's picture

Launches

Crappy

Threads

Just keep winning!

LCT's picture

I disagree. My threads usually ignite quickly and result in a lot of good point-counterpoint discussion between posters who can disagree agreeably. Isn't that why we're here?

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

BUCKEYE3M's picture

No, we're not here to find limitless ways to disagree agreeably. 

Earle's picture

Limitless up until -100.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

LCT's picture

Well, yeah.

Here's an example. Last thread, we had some posters making a smart case for respecting the rival and others doing the same for not. Thread got tanked for the _ichigan Equals Downvote reflex (which I get) but that thing was pretty high-caliber until the DVers got their way. (I thought.)

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

McBane's picture

Are you Tito from The Fan?

Just keep winning!

LCT's picture

Like Corny Tito? Crap, I need to make some changes. . . . . .

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

osu992's picture

Was fine in and of...

But maybe take to heart the lesson of "really, another one?"

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

LCT's picture

Yep. I'm with it. I value every DV but they're not as rewarding when they're for volume versus content.

EDIT: To be clear, this is a joke.

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

osu992's picture

To be clear, I can DV you either way.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

McBane's picture

Just jabbin ya, man

Just keep winning!

0H-10's picture

Nice work, 3M...concise...relevant...topical! I like it!

o||||||o

NavyBuckeye91's picture

If we completed Posting 101 and this class, are we like one Banter 306 class away from an 11W User Certificate?

"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

Hovenaut's picture

I like the way you think, NB (good to see you).

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

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Thanks, Hove. (Needed a distraction and some 'normalcy.')

"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

Hovenaut's picture

I know all about it.

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

Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Is there a shorter version of this? Maybe in haiku form?

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

Earle's picture

TL;DR Haiku:

Please don't link and run

MODs edit crappy titles

Clickbait is bad, bro

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Thank you. Too busy at work to read through all the fine print. /s

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

Earle's picture

Well, those lawsuits are not gonna file themselves.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Gratefulbuck's picture

Dude covered it all

Instead of these paragraphs

Done in one haiku

osu992's picture

Since this is not 100 level course, after talking to the dean, I hope this curriculum can be augmented one day with what posters can expect from Mods and staff for violations.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Gratefulbuck's picture

- The staff and commentariat do not abide by the same rules, please don’t cite them in angst due to enforcement of any 11W policy over comments and/or threads. -

Different rulz fo different mofo's. Read the fine print next time, mofo

#dontcitemodsinangst

Hovenaut's picture

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

osu992's picture

WHAT? No. Like, jail time for offenses, when things get shutdown vs nuked.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Hovenaut's picture

It's fluid - with many variables (assessing the user, post history, intent, tone, topic, regard to commenting policy, et al). Never finite, never a be-all, end-all process.

Which is why the support of the community is vital.

Two things are for sure around here - Ohio State football (athletics) gets discussed, and trolls never last.

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

osu992's picture

"It's fluid"

So you're saying we shouldn't expect regular mod graffiti on terrible forum thread titles?

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Hovenaut's picture

I wouldn't expect terrible forum thread titles, or regular mod "graffiti"?

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

Fatpants's picture

Dread Pirate Roberts graffitis as he sees fit given the situation 

PG <3 PG

osu992's picture

I don't know why that is a question. My answer is " 'Banksy is to be respected' and 'I'm not asking about frequency, I'm asking when it is necessary.' "

You know how the commenting policy says "Anything that...resembles a trolling attempt will lead to...the original comment being changed to..."I LIKE PONIES"."

That's what I'm suggesting: eventually, after consulting with powers that be (thanks, Grateful, for running the interpretation here), would be good to communicate to people the kind of things mods do when threads are bred awry. May not impact 'bad' threads created, but does create a more complete package to point to when a poster gets grumpy at remedial action.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Hovenaut's picture

I think, with respect to the other mods, we're each different - but do our best with true intentions.

I'm not perfect, nor will I ever be. I try to be transparent in what I do around here (comment often, move threads as needed, edit when called upon, take drastic measures when other options are exhausted).

I'm a fair guy, and rather enjoy being just another Dubber...as opposed to being super site watchdog with a chip on his shoulder.

I don't operate like that, life's too short...and after the year I've had, I know that all too clear.

So I'm here to help. I may not please everyone, but that's ok.

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

osu992's picture

Is this a response to me?

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Hovenaut's picture

Yep - I was replying to you.

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

osu992's picture

Well Hov, you do you. No one is asking for anyone else and we wouldn't benefit from a fraud.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

CALPOPPY's picture

Well Hov, you do you. No one is asking for anyone else and we wouldn't benefit from a fraud.

Hove better be Hove..because he's likely the most fair and respectful of all the MODs. And he is much more tolerant than some others of me us. All Hove is saying is that we all MOD a little different, and that's been allowed. So, we don't give hard rules about punitive actions because we don't have hard and fast rules for every situation. We are not going to list jail times for given offenses. My optimistic attitude is that nobody else will ever be in jail again, so it'd be unnecessary anyway.

That's it for MODs. Staff set the tone and can do whatever they want to do, and sometimes MODs follow their lead as well.

Hope this helps, 992, because this is about as clear as it's gonna get. Don't be a jerk and respect the commenting policy and commenters will generally have a good time.

Memento mori

BUCKEYE3M's picture

What he said ^^^

That said, the fastest way to tie your own hands is with an overabundance of rules. Next thing you know, a relatively innocent act is met with a mandatory minimum sentence and everyone loses. 

osu992's picture

I don't feel like this is the approach I'm suggesting. But this is going nowhere. So just have a bunch of up votes for your trouble.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Andy Vance's picture

So you're saying we shouldn't expect regular mod graffiti on terrible forum thread titles?

No, we should expect fewer terrible thread titles.

Gratefulbuck's picture

I think he's saying it goes both ways

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Which is why the support of the community is vital.

Because, at the end of the day, this is their site.   

Gratefulbuck's picture

There's a thought...

Commentariat owned company

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Ramzy is the one who said that 11W belongs to its members.  And, he's right.  We make the community have personality, and I think that we do a damn good job (not we the mods, we the commentariat).  So, really, what is there to be upset about?  They made an awesome website, and they gave us the chance to breathe our own life into it.  I think that's pretty cool.

Earle's picture

Nothing to upset

They made an awesome website

It is pretty cool

Sometimes I think you're not even trying.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Gratefulbuck's picture

Some things have to be spelled out in their entirety, said the Mod-wanna-be haiku king

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Well, it was kind of rhetorical.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

"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

Can never have enough "it's always sunny" gifs

Hovenaut's picture

Giving this a second helping bump, for any who may have missed.

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

Buck68's picture

decades ago, our outfit's motto was "Rigid Flexibility".

later, i saw some Somebody had stole it...

before i remembered a patch is an ad, not a copyright; and...

if it were a copyright... there'd be 10,000,000 imitations in art, bathroom wisdom, paintings, charms, & tokens;

displayed at every vendor stand throughout the Greater East Asia Withdrawal Sphere...

before you could get your next C-130 delivered daily copy of Yesterday's News The Day After Tomorrow  the Stars 'n Stripes.

====in conclusion

11W is a great place for & by Buckeyes.

Hovenaut's picture

^ seized the opportunity.

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

Gratefulbuck's picture

So, the standing or sitting thread is in the toilet? 

Louie1131's picture

I think the OP is down in the dumps about it.

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

Gratefulbuck's picture

I don't think he's a stand up guy, anyway

BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Probably would've been more appropriate during bowl season

Gratefulbuck's picture

I think the Mod's would've flushed it, anyway 

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Curiosity The commentariat killed the cat thread, but I was a suspect for a while. 

Earle's picture

Moral of the story:  If you want to post a crap thread, be sure to leave the voting on.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Fatpants's picture

Turning it off will only turn off the comment voting.

PG <3 PG

Earle's picture

Yeah, but people are much less likely to kill a thread with downvotes if they can get helmet stickers out of it.  Let's say that I had a crapload of poo jokes to contribute to the cause (theoretically, of course).  Why would I bother with them if the voting is turned off.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Gratefulbuck's picture

Because like Mick said, it's a gas, gas, gas

Earle's picture

Why am I even commenting in this thread?  I can't get no satisfaction here.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

Gratefulbuck's picture

No sympathy for the devil, either. 

Gratefulbuck's picture

Voting or not, one of the Mod's bidet in the ass and ended it. 

Gratefulbuck's picture

Of course you were a suspect, urinal of these threads modding away. 

BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

The poor thread, can't believe the mods pinched it off so quickly

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Know the difference between solid off-season banter threads and solid in-season contributions. 

I missed it.  Was it a solid post?  Or kinda soft without any substance, the kind that just smears all over the place?

"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

Gratefulbuck's picture

Well, take a seat and I'll tell ya about it. Or, just stand there. To each your own. Either way, it got wiped out. 

Louie1131's picture

It was a run-a-way dumpster fire, Luke Fecal's defense would've had trouble stopping it. 

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

osu992's picture

Sorry, been away for awhile but thought you should know, all the good threads float to the top.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Good time to reignite the offseason educational programs. 

Earle's picture

bump

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

RBuck's picture

Almost rolled a strike. Thanks for the bump.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

Major H's picture

Too funny, Earle! Only thing missing is the swimming pool for them to land in!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

RBurgundy4's picture

Double bump, for any possible knuckleheads among us.

Earle's picture

This thread would get a lot more play if, say, the voting were turned on.

Not that we need better Forum posting or anything...

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

bucknut1994's picture

This could get bumped 1000 times, the coozzman ain't gonna read this

#94Ways

RBurgundy4's picture

I tend to agree, 94. That shit just has to be intentional, no?

bucknut1994's picture

Yeah he got banned from the scout.com website for doing the same thing

#94Ways

GoBucks10's picture

Bumpy McBump.

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Gameday bumpage.  Please read/reread/rereread OP in its entirety.  The Mod Squad thanks you in advance.

"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

Hovenaut's picture

End of 2017 regular season bumpage. 

Still much to discuss, and the boards stay busy. 

Please take a moment to read/re-read this, highlighting the section titled WHAT IS A REASONABLE STANDARD ON 11W? - let's keep decorum in the forum. 

Thanks in advance. 

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

BUCKEYE3M's picture

Decorum in the forum...pure gold, Hove. Bravo! 

Hovenaut's picture

Thought it might make a good forum post title, then just adding a link to this for content...

...but I digress. 

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

GoBucks10's picture

Post 2018 Spring Game bump. Dobbins for QB.

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

Rocket Man's picture

WHAT IS A REASONABLE STANDARD ON 11W?

It is reasonable to expect Dubbers to:

Not post about everything that coach up north does, especially on Friday

There, I added that one.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

GoBucks10's picture

Preach!

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

Seattle Linga's picture

Just as a reminder - before you start a thread - reread the OP's message at the top. There are reasons why some threads don't last long. If yours no longer exists - don't start another thread asking where it is.

Thank you - the management.

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

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

osu992's picture

People start threads because they have no time to read other threads. Also because they have no faith others will read their comments in other threads.

I'm just here to say 'hi.'

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Seattle Linga's picture

Most of the heavy topics are covered in the staff articles and we understand there will always be a need for alternate threads but people need to think before they post.

Yo 992

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

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

osu992's picture

You make an important point. 

You probably should have made a thread about it.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

Seattle Linga's picture

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

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

Major H's picture

LOLOL! Where is the up arrow?

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

Zonabuck's picture

People start threads because they have no time to read other threads. Also because they have no faith others will read their comments in other threads.

Classic example of “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”, something we’re all guilty of from time to time. Here, we’re saying we won’t even take the time to read. Well, if no one is reading, yet everyone is ‘responding’, we could all just have our own blogs. 

osu992's picture

www.elevenwarriors.com/blog

It's ready for you.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Bump.  Read this one, too.

Way too many new forum thread that barely qualify as a comment in a staff article or an existing post.  Save your "shout-outs" for Twitter, or put some meat on them bones before hit click 'SAVE'.

"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