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RK84's picture

Shoulda had modded banter.

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

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Meek's picture

The newest forum post over there is predicting Torrance Gibson will play WR for the Buckeyes.

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Skunk bear blood's picture

Shoulda had banter. I checked it out a few times and it was lame...lame...lame.  
Everything sucked about it compared to 11W.....so that's where my money went...11W

IT. WAS. A. FUMBLE.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

There was a good deal of banter initially (mid spring thru early summer, last year) but it quickly died down

Shandy is not beer

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EMoThaGr8's picture

Yes indeed. IIRC it coincidentally fell off a cliff once Birm decided to leave.

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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Daniel's picture

so that's where my money went...11W

12Warriors!

Va Buck

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Skunk bear blood's picture

12W FTW...11W to Pay some forward and then there 13W, and maybe 14W...or so I have read!

IT. WAS. A. FUMBLE.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Regional news on a national platform?  I don't know a thing about the business, but I know that this site is killing it because they have a singular focus, which they cover with incredible intensity.

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LCT's picture

I can't say I'm surprised.  The few times I went over there it just seemed kind of dead.

Frankly, I wonder how viable these kind of sites will be long term as money-making ventures.  I would say 11w is something of an outlier, assuming the site is profitable & worth the owners' time & continued investment.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 9-1, C 8-0, T 5-0
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BUCKEYE3M's picture

assuming the site is profitable & worth the owners' time & continued investment.

A pretty safe assumption, IMO. 

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LCT's picture

Agreed.  Traffic & quality at this high a sustained level is what separates a site like this one from LoT.

I think your point about singular focus is a good one.  For example, I don't give a damn about what Purdue & Minnesota are up to recruiting-wise.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 9-1, C 8-0, T 5-0
Ohio State University President Jim Tressel

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osu78's picture

This site also maintains a high quality level in the comments; compared to other sites that seem to be devoted to fans flaming each other and demanding people with opposing viewpoints be banned.

Having lived through the early UENET flame wars i'm too old for that crap now, so please GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the commenting policy is second only to the Unites States Constitution in terms of literary greatness.  Preventing the B.S. arguments and comments you find everywhere else on the internet makes the 11W differential real and creates a much better user experience.

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rosycheeks's picture

second only to the Unites States Constitution

So you're pro-2nd amendment then?

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RubixTube's picture

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

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65 Toss Power Trap's picture

one of great movies in the last 20 years ^^^

Knowledge is Power

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analyticalguy's picture

At least you said please. For an old guy, you must be mellowing.

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cdub4's picture

You nailed it...the strength of this website are the moderation and the comments...the community in general.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

And, we do it together Calgary...

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

And, we do it together Calgary...

Hopefully not in public

Shandy is not beer

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Nothing, Quad. 

We do nothing together. 

This is the Seinfeld of message board chatter. 

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stxbuck's picture

Recruiting coverage is about covering the pond, not the fishermen. tOSU,Clemson,PSU,Bama,ND,Okla,Stanford,UGa,etc fish from the same pond-doesn't really matter which fish they catch. Purdue and Minnesota fish from a different pond-occasionally they will try and sneak a line into the big boys pond, but it usually doesn't end well for the Gophers. Brohm is making a bit of noise locally.

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SilvioDante's picture

I think the site owners have done a phenomenal job here to offer a great product and platform for Ohio state fans.

However, they are capitalizing on a great opportunity in the Ohio State fan base passion. I think we've seen with the battery and psu sites that they can still offer a great product but it won't always gain traction unless there is a dedicated and passionate fan base.

"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

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Hovenaut's picture

I think 1OB and RLR (and GIA) get that, in due time.

I'm still amazed at the growth this place has had over the course of it's existence, and I've only been actively around for half that time.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

In business, like life, timing is everything.

I still remember where I was when I saw 11W break the news about a certain airplane heading to Columbus, with a certain coach on board.

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Hovenaut's picture

Kinda all took off from there...

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There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

As well it should have - their growth is actually similar to Five Guys. I did a study on them in a course I was in, and they flat out refuse to deviate from their model - they do one thing, and they do it well.

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Hovenaut's picture

You ain't kiddin'...

Almost posted up on that story yesterday, didn't find the time for it.

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There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

And, I can verify that they serve the exact same product in Paris, France that they serve in Paris, Texas.

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rosycheeks's picture

Five Guys ... they do one thing, and they do it well

The fries, right?

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SilvioDante's picture

Actually their Cajun fries are delicious.

"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

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rosycheeks's picture

Actually their Cajun fries are delicious

YES

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osu78's picture

I find it interesting when I go in and see the potatoes are from some place I've been in Idaho. Kinda sad, but that's the life of a Navy nuke trainee...

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aboynamedtracy's picture

Ballston Spa, NY for this nuke twidget bubblehead.

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osu78's picture

Idaho Falls, in the dead of winter...

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stxbuck's picture

Core competency-a lost idea in today's business world.........

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RubixTube's picture

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

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Jason Priestas's picture

However, they are capitalizing on a great opportunity in the Ohio State fan base passion.

It certainly doesn't hurt having a gigantic fanbase. I often joke that in a perfect world, I'd own sites for the Bucks, Yankees, Steelers and Cowboys just because of how big those fanbases are.

The flip side of that is the competition is so much tougher. When Dan Hope came to us from covering Clemson, he said the size of the Ohio State beat was two- to three-times as large as what he saw covering Clemson.

SilvioDante's picture

100% that is true. I mean, you're looking at 7-8 websites, who knows how many local publications with beat writers, national organizations, regional, etc.

The competition is crazy.

"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

When Dan Hope came to us from covering Clemson, he said the size of the Ohio State beat was two- to three-times as large as what he saw covering Clemson.

That's awesome.  And, I imagine it creates so many unforeseen challenges. Keep doing what you do, JP. 

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osu78's picture

I think the future is in team specific sites as they are an extension of the same phenomena that makes alumni groups flourish - people like to hang out with people with common experiences and interests. When those interested such as Virginia Tech/OSU you could interact with their fan base at The Key Play and they with us here; but it was not something you'd do on a regular basis as their commentary, however good, was of little interest and vice versa for OSU's to them.

As a result, team specific sites can flourish if they are high quality (or have a enough fans that just wanted to be an echo chamber to support the site) but more generic ones will struggle, especially if the commentary becomes flame wars between opposing fans.

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Dweinz's picture

need to find a new spot to post large gifs i guess

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Hovenaut's picture

Tried to give it a go, but the draw there quickly fizzled out.

Maybe some old faces return...or maybe not.

That said, I've re-upped at 11W through the 2017-18 season.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

It was fun at first, and cool to reconnect with some former 11W users but w/o any quality content the novelty quickly faded

Shandy is not beer

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Hovenaut's picture

I considered joining up briefly, but didn't want to mire the discussion boards.

When looking over the content, and while they have/had some talented writers I'm simply getting everything I need right here.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I'm simply getting everything I need right here.

Sums it up for me, as well. 

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stxbuck's picture

If someone re-posts what the recruits/tOSU info people tweet, the articles are semi-irrelevant. I'm here for the message boards.

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SilvioDante's picture

If a bear farts in a forest, does anyone even care?

"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

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RK84's picture

The exodus of some 11W seasoned members to that site, now seems a little hasty, lol.

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

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SilvioDante's picture

I checked in there when Birm jumped ship however that was a good month before the shine completely wore off.

"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

As well as some of the writers...

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

The exodus of some 11W seasoned members to that site, now seems a little hasty, lol.

They were just looking for their safe space. 

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EMoThaGr8's picture

safe space

As it turns out it's sunken... 

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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Earle's picture

And by "seasoned", you mean "salty", right?

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

"If a bear farts in a forest, does anyone even care?"

GareBear certainly does.

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SilvioDante's picture

Well played, NorCal

"Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!"

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McBane's picture

Are you ready to welcome back an abundance of Parks & Rec gifs?

Just keep winning!

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Hovenaut's picture

Just to clear the palate...

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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Jumar's picture

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

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Jumar's picture

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

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Jumar's picture

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

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Buckeyeman's picture

I stopped reading over there when Birm left.

Go Bucks

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Exactly. I went over there and bookmarked the site just because of Birm. Haven’t been back since he dropped off. I might as well come here for my “free” info. Wait, did I have to link that?

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Sanantonefan's picture

I usually check the site every so often, but they usually don't have any different/new info. It's not as good as 11W--with the excellent writers and active forum and article discussions, 11W is the bomb.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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Jumar's picture

The only thing Lo10 did better than 11W was clickbait titles and the amount of ads embedded on each page.

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

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Meek's picture

Did you forget about the badges and the 7 reactions instead of up vote / down vote?

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

As well as the ability to see who had what reaction

Shandy is not beer

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NOLABuckeye's picture

I have no recollection as to when the last time I ventured over to that site.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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Elks' comb over's picture

Trying to do too much at one time 

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

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RBuck's picture

I deleted it from my bookmarks a long time ago.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

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Mario_P's picture

I'm new as a member of 11W but I have been reading the articles for a couple of years now.  Other sites I visited had too much clutter with other things or stories that really werent new because I already read something here.  Now I'm trying my hand at posting on the forums

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Welcome to the crazy train, Mario.

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SCarolinaBuckeye's picture

Go 12W and you won't go back.

Beat Clemson

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Oh no, once you're in, you're in for life.

It's a thing.

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Meek's picture

I did and I did *shrug*

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SCarolinaBuckeye's picture

You haven't seen Scarlet's posts.  They're real and they're spectacular.

Beat Clemson

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Now I'm trying my hand at posting on the forums

And so it begins ;)

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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osu78's picture

Now I'm trying my hand at posting on the forums

I concur with using your hand to post, I tried with my feet but gut tooo manny spelling errurs...

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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Sanantonefan's picture

Right--just one spelling error and your whole post is urined!

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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Hovenaut's picture

Did a few months of reading before taking the plunge, signing up, and then going into the discussion boards. 

I've been a displaced Buckeye for years, and haven't had many people to discuss Ohio State things with (outside of family). 

The family has grown. 

Welcome to active posting, Mario_P. 

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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Calgarybuck's picture

I hear yah Hov, Was in a facebook group I stumbled upon that included Andrew E about 10-11 years ago, Around 2012 I wondered where everyone had went and they said here! 

It's been great! 

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Sideshow's picture

Saddened to see that. I love Land of Ten, but then, I’m a fan of the entire league and want to know what’s going on as it continues to improve. I check it several times a day.

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – Dalai Lama.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Shocker... 11/12 Warriors is Grandma's apple pie.  Sure you can have a piece pie else where, but it tastes like shit.  Nothing beats Grandma's fucking apple pie.

Simplify...

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SilverState's picture

That last apostrophe is pretty important...

"Year for what?"

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tcm1968's picture

Nearly impossible for a smaller site to keep the doors open without a parent company hemorrhaging cash or more realistically the people running the site having other full time gigs. 

There's almost no money these days in forum/messageboard posts because it's the least advertised spot on any site in terms of what people are willing to pay. You see a number of sites with good traffic because of forums but they aren't making any money from those boards so they struggle to keep the doors open.

It's why as MUCH as possible even if I am just browsing the forum I always I hit all the articles on 11W before I leave because that's where they drive income..

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Knarcisi's picture

That didn’t last long. 

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buckguyfan1's picture

TOSU can only carry the torch for the other B1G schools for so long.

Simplify...

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Jumar's picture

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

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Sanantonefan's picture

That's what she said.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

I said it many times, this site is structured a million times better then other sites regardless of team coverage. The behind the scenes guys that maintain this site do a phenomenal job.

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HINYG8's picture

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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JoeGermaineWasn'tAGinger's picture

I came here for recruiting and The Hurry Up. I hope the connections continue growing for Andrew and it becomes a must read again. 

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Rocket Man's picture

Thanks for the redirect -- and I missed this too. The only constant is change.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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