The official link is the OSU Athletic Department's Football Schedule page. It not only gives the time and broadcast information for all games remaining this season, it includes play-by-play and statistical data for games that have been played.
Bookmark that page, or refer to our Links page which also has a link to it.
Click here for instructions on checking your local listings.
The official link is the OSU Athletic Department's Football Schedule page. It has box scores and even play-by-play for all games which have been played this season.
If you want previous years, data back to 1996 is available on the Athletic Department site and linked from our Links page. Also, the USA Today boxscore archive includes box scores for a lot of games from previous years, for all I-A teams.
Bookmark these links, or refer to our Links page which contains all of them.
It means that the specific item has been discussed very recently. It eolved from a habit of replying "News flash - Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor" in response to old news, crossed up by the Animal House speech, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?"
"Actual audible chuckle." It's a milder, and probably more true, version of "LOL" (Laughing Out Loud).
Posts which violate board policies are to be deleted, at the direction of the forum owner. When a post is deleted, all replies to it are deleted as well.
If your post was deleted, but the "parent" post (i.e., the one which your own post was a response to) is also gone, then your post was not directly deleted. It was just removed in the process of deleting a post above it in the same thread that violated board policy.
If your post was directly deleted (i.e., it is gone and the parent post is still there), and you want to know why... have a look at the public admin log. All deletions are listed there. Each lists the handle of the monitor who deleted the post, and a reason for deletion.
No, it doesn't.
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The courts have generally ruled that "compelled speech" (forcing someone to say something) is as much a violation of the First Amendment as censorship. If you were able to force your local newspaper to print your letter to the editor -- necessarily involving the government, since they are the only authority who could force it -- then the government would be violating the First Amendment rights of the newspaper's owners!
Generally, people who complain about this are board abusers who are upset that their abuse was erased. It is akin to a juvenile delinquent complaining that a property owner repainted his own garage door, destroying the graffiti that the delinquent had spray-painted there. Don't expect such complaints to be met with much sympathy.
Monitors and Critics can award various icons to posts. At the time of this writing, the official guidelines are yet to be laid out. However, the following general guidelines seem likely to be adopted:
- Buckeye Leaf - for outstanding
Ohio State sports related post.
- Smiley-face in Buckeye helmet - for outstanding humorous content.
- Big-grin smiley face - another possibility for outstanding humorous content.
- Rolling eyes - for borderline deletable content which is being left up. Sort of a warning.
- block-M circle-slash - for Michigan smack, which may have been edited by monitors into Michigan humility.
or - Beating a dead horse
or - Complaints that sound a little overly whiny.
or - Topics that have come up before. Evolved from a habit of replying "News flash - Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor" in response to old news, crossed up by the Animal House speech, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?"
or - For ranting
There are some others as well.
The forum software has been completely rewritten from scratch. You may notice the following improvements and changes:
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in your post will be "
Joe" (the word "Joe" in italics).
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<PRE>Fixed-width preformatted text</PRE>" -
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<CENTER>Centered Text</center>" -
">Hyperlinked Text</A>" - Hyperlinked Text
;" - Unicode character by number.
別" is the Japanese Kanji character used in the word "wakare" (farewell): 別.
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Use the entity reference:
The numbers are references to the Unicode character set. The code charts page has character sets for every language including several dead ones. The symbols and punctuation page has several symbol character sets. The Dingbats [.PDF] and Miscellaneous Symbols [.PDF] symbol pages include most of the interesting non-character symbols.
Note that the ampersand and pound-sign are important, as is the trailing semicolon. The Unicode character pages usually list hexadecimal numbers (not decimal) so you'll probably end up using the "
;" form. If you want just an ampersand by itself, use "
✈ = ✈ little airplane
✔ = ✔ checkmark
♘ = ♘ white knight chess-piece
☢ = ☢ "radioactive" symbol
事 = 事 Japanese/Chinese character for "write" or "report"
Use the tag:
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No. Because of abuse potential, it has been disabled.