The 11W Respect the Basement Fundraiser

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F O U R's picture

DONE. Keep fighting the good fight, y'all!

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Chris Lauderback's picture

Thanks F O U R, we appreciate it.

741's picture

Happy to contribute. Best value in the marketplace for those who can't get enough of all things Buckeye.

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NC_Buckeye's picture

So do we get to specify size on the RtB t-shirt? It didn't ask me when I donated.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Good question. We'll contact all t-shirt eligible donors at the end of the fundraiser to get that information. We're going to buy them all at once, in bulk, so we can save some coin on that front.

Menexenus's picture

I didn't understand why 11W feels it is necessary to hire new staff.  Personally, I think the current staff is doing a tremendous job!  Could you please provide a little more insight as to why a new staff member is necessary?  Thanks.  

(I'll donate either way, because 11W is awesome and deserves my money.  Heck, you could have told me it was for a staff New Years party and I still would have donated!  You guys deserve it.  I'm just asking because I didn't understand the stated premise of the fundraiser.)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Basically, all of the writers for this site do it on top of what they already do for their day jobs. This effort will hopefully help us hire someone full-time just to cover the Buckeyes. They'd attend all of the press events, games and anything else that comes along.

mastermiind's picture

Hell, I'll give a little. Best site around.

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mem's picture

Your use of milquetoast may have brought me out of the woodwork long enough to make a donation.

Thanks for an awesome site.

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Johnny Ginter's picture

thanks everyone. we really, really want to be able to get a full time beat writer because we know how much that'll improve the content on the site. personally i'm not a huge fan of asking for money just for money's sake, but this is a tangible and important long term goal for us, and a big step in the direction toward proving that the free model of sports news can work

Kevbo714's picture

Thank you guys/gals here at 11w for what you do... This is the best tOSU site around, and your commitment to consistently and constantly improving this page should not go without recognition. Follow up statement: thanks for making this a 100 day goal, as the holiday crunch has left me, umm... let's go with broke. After a pay check (read: maybe 2) I will be more than happy to show my appreciation financially. As always, go Bucks...

Kyle "blood on the field" Kalis... 0-5

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Tony's picture

If I donate enough, can I just be the beat writer?

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Jason Priestas's picture

Sure! IF you're a great writer and you can make it to every home and road basketball game next season and don't have a problem covering your own travel expenses, let us know.

Tony's picture

My goodness, that sounds like a Godfather-esque job offer if I ever heard one. D:

/late-night posting after drinking

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Baroclinicity's picture

Couldn't do this sort of thing at work earlier (probably shouldn't be on 11W at work anyways).  But I'm in now. 

Priority #1:  Beat Michigan

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German Buckeye's picture

How long will you keep this going?  I need to wait until next payday.

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Luke Zimmermann's picture
I think the plan is to run it for about the next 97 days, so by all means, if you want to donate, do so when it makes the most sense for you personally. Can't express how much it means to us all.
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RBuck's picture

Jason:

Checks accepted? If so pertinent info...made out to whom...address.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Yes. Once you click the amount of your donation, the next form will have a link that says "Click here to pay with a bank account". You are then able to submit an electronic check.

buckeyefanatic's picture

>> Quite clearly, 11W has filled an unmet need for Buckeyes
>> fans by abandoning milquetoast, sanitized commentary

That says it all for me.  I used to be a fan of The O-Zone and I eventually gave up on it.  I know they have been around for a long time and I appreciate their presence early on in the days of the web but they are stuck in the 90's in many ways.  I never was a fan of their presentation but they were the only free Ohio State fanatic destination for quite a while.

I'm farily new to 11W although I was a reader for many months before I signed up, I'm very thankful that this site exists with the way it does things.  You've got a great thing going here, hopefully success and more traffic doesn't change that for the worse.

Donation on the way.  GO BUCKS!

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you. And yes, it's quite simple, really.

buckeyefanatic's picture

"Doesn't Look Like Geocities"

#winning

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

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thatlillefty's picture

more than happy to contribute to the site but as a broke a 24 year old, fresh out of college and having dropped too much on xmas gifts this last week... $100 is a little steep for a T-Shirt.

How about some office swag for $50?

As always, keep up the great work guys. Your work is much appreciated.

HS