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Jason Priestas

Staff

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.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 MNC
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ken Johnson
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool FC

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Dec 2017

You are preaching to the choir. I've long believed that social media was going to destroy the model behind these types of pay sites and I still do. Stuff is just too immediate now in the sense that it's out there as soon as it's published. There's also something to be said for our competition checking 11W out more than their own sites. The amount of grievances we receive is insane. It's almost as if they dedicated as much time to their own shop, they'd be in a better place.

Unfortunately, these are people we have to see at “work,” though, so it's tough to roll in Marcus Hall style.

Comment 14 Dec 2017

I'll try to address some of the concerns voiced here.

Are mods trying to: protect premium content from other sites? or avoid mentioning of competitor sites?

Kind of, and no. If you've been around for even a few days you should know we're not afraid to mention or link to competitor sites. Other places play that paranoia game, but we don't. What happened here is that although he didn't copy and paste the entirety of the premium post from Rivals, he did give away all of the lucky charms from it, which tends to make other sites mad.

11W is trying to justify paying a recruiting writer when it's not really needed when threads like this exist.

This is ridiculous. See above and try to have facts present when you sling allegations like this.

is that Spooner citing their material is good for the premium pay sites. In the modern social media era, you want people publicizing your stuff.

Maybe some sites embrace that. I know we appreciate being cited. But when you're a pay site, that is your life blood. You care very little about citations and very much about paying subscribers.

The bottom line is that when other sites complain about this stuff, we typically remove it. We're in a tough spot. There's no conspiracy theory here with regards to us not wanting to cite or justifying our own stuff.

Comment 15 Nov 2017

Fair, but imagine people (maybe not necessarily you) over and over again accusing you of doing something shady that you're not. Most would tend to get frustrated, right?

The only thing I can think of is that it picks a site you visit frequently and uses that as the trigger? Would make sense if you're trying to get your ads seen frequently.

Comment 14 Nov 2017

It's frustrating, for sure, but we've looked into this and it's absolutely not us:
https://www.google.com/search?q=%241000+gift+card+pop+up&tbs=qdr:y

Here it is hitting AP visitors:

Eastern Carolina Athletics:

Here's a thread on Scout complaining about the same thing:
https://scout.com/college/ohio-state/Board/104375/Contents/Congratulations-I-win-1000Amazon-gift-card-109419599

Here it is impacting Yahoo!
https://forums.yahoo.net/t5/Other-products/Congratulations-Apple-User-Only-on-Yahoo-links/td-p/360265

Snopes, Daily Caller, National Review Online, etc.:
https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=gift%20card%20popup&src=typd

What other apps do you have installed on your mobile device? Have you tried clearing your cookies and browser history?

The only thing more frustrating than these popups has to be the fact that some people assume it's us. Have you seen the web lately? As far as ads go, we run a pretty light setup. No autoplay video with audio, no popups, no anchored ads at the bottom of the page or things you must close to see the page. If you see any of that, it's not coming from us.

Please check your device.

Comment 08 Nov 2017

Are you getting these coming from Facebook? If so, that's a problem on that side of the fence. Usually clearing your device's cookies/cache takes care of it for you. I got one the other day going to a major metro newspaper page (the internet is a slum).

If you are getting them coming to this page organically (not via Facebook), take a screenshot and send them to us at contact@elevenwarriors.com. Same with annoying video ads that auto-play and scrolljack. We don't purposely do any of that stuff here, but every now and then, bad ads slip through (the internet is a slum). If you can help us identify them, we can report and have them nuked.

Comment 01 Nov 2017

So my question is this - so long as 11W is somehow allowing political advertisements on their site are they going to relax the commenting policy if/when/should there be any topics in sports that come near politics?

Not really. There were political ads that showed up last fall, too. The purpose of our policy is to keep things from turning into commenter wars over politics, not to pretend politics do not exist.

Comment 31 Oct 2017

As I mentioned above, this is not an Eleven Warriors thing. It's a Facebook thing. We don't host ads that run popups. Never had and never will.

I like to think we're pretty proactive about ads around here. We don't intentionally run any auto-play video ads. Nothing that pops up or scrolljacks and if something like that does slip through, we are quick to contact our ad networks to have these rogue ads removed.

It's pretty simple: without advertising, there's no Eleven Warriors. I don't blame people for using them on sites that are awful with their ads, but when we have people that come here and enjoy the stuff we put out – for them to later boast about how they skirt ads to do that, I can't help but think that's just a shitty approach to take.

Comment 31 Oct 2017

This is a Facebook issue, not an Eleven Warriors issue. We don't host popup ads. Never have and never will.

If you search google for the situation, you'll see it happens to a ton of sites. I got one the other day saying I needed to install a VPN going from Facebook to the Washington Post.

What typically helps is if you clear your device browser history.