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Charles Fischer

Did You Hear the Latest? Mr. FishDuck is STALIN!

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As you can imagine, I do get some pushback from new members, those accustomed to being nasty on other sites.  One recent new member emailed me to say that my rules looked they were right out of a Stalin-Playbook!

 

That made me LOL...I am compared to one of the world history's most depraved killers of his own population because I insist on civility?  Whew!

 

I cannot tell you how many of you tell me to "stick-to-my-guns" on the rules, and in fact just yesterday a new member who has posted great stuff told me precisely that on the phone. I love our community, it is not large and our ways don't appeal to the majority of people, and I don't want to.  We are an exclusive group, not by subscription, but by behavior.

 

BTW...I just ran the numbers on the forum since we began in late September; over 35,000 posts with a deletion rate of only 1/3rd of 1%!  So many people agree and want to live this way as well, and come this fall--we are going to have a blast during football season!

 

I don't think of myself as Stalin...maybe a different leader?

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And we need Fishduck!!  🙂 

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On 6/1/2022 at 5:30 PM, Quackerbacker said:

And we need Fishduck!!

I second that!!

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Hey, Stalin made the trains run on time, right?  

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Keep up the good work Mr. Fishduck!

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I am very afraid to reply to this. 

 

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     I’m not. People like that get the Gulag they’ve earned.

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It’s your site… what don’t they understand? Follow the rules.

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I had one fellow about two months ago tell me that I was the equivalent of Joseph Stalin, because I would not allow him to insult anybody who disagreed with him with impunity.

 

Then I guess I am guilty as charged!

 

For those of us on the forum, being nice to each other comes natural, whereas for these others… I don’t think it does!

Mr. FishDuck

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This is the forum with decorum!  If posters can’t be civil, I certainly don’t want to read their drivel.

 

Thanks Charles, for creating and maintaining a happy and safe playground for like-minded Duck fans!

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For 10+ years, Fishduck (forum too) has been a place of civility, respect, and best of all, a great source of Duck learnin'. With great articles, and great comments. 

 

It's a simple recipe. Great leadership, and great players. 

 

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Amen to these responses. Posters on OBD Forum are insightful, informed and occasionally very funny. We are all passionate Duck fans but try to keep our pie-in-the-sky impuses under control. We may show apoplectic, rabidly hydrophobic and irrational hatred of everything Fusky, but I say, why not?

 

Stalin did make the trains run on time. Usually to the western front, the gulag and the Molotov cocktail factory. And he coined the quintessential phrase about communism, "You pretend to work, we pretend to pay you."

 

Charles, you are not Stalin. Or Marx. Or Lenin. Or Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, John, Paul, George and Ringo. You run a good website. 

 

Go Ducks!

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Krsmqn and I belonged to a pretty cool Duck board that was eventually taken over by trolls and political talk. Places like that can go bad really fast. So we can really appreciate civilized football discussion. Im here to read and talk Ducks. Thanks for the site!!

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Being held to a higher standard is greatly appreciated! Sadly, society is gravitating to everyone has 'Rights' but with little to no consideration of your neighbors 'Rights'. I have the Right to express myself but shouldn't demean another human being while doing so. Free speech is a beautiful thing, but isn't free if it attacks someone else's freedom. Ie. their dignity, or their self respect.

 

We can disagree. We can be passionate about said disagreement. But, my opinion is not more important nor believable because I say it louder or with more expletive's. I need to make my case in a succinct way and reason on said point. If I can't sway another, then my point is either wrong or I didn't do a good enough job. Both is on me.

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One would think a person could state their point without having to name call or bash others.  I don't there is an echo chamber here at this site, so it isn't like all of us are yes women/men wanting reinforcement of our opinion.

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On 6/2/2022 at 7:47 AM, Tandaian said:

I don't there is an echo chamber here at this site, so it isn't like all of us are yes women/men wanting reinforcement of our opinion.

That is a great observation that I have not considered; since many give their up-popular view on a topic because they feel safe to do it--we become more accustomed to seeing quite divergent point of views.  Thanks.

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On 6/2/2022 at 7:23 AM, 1Funduck said:

I have the Right to express myself but shouldn't demean another human being while doing so.

When dealing with new members who are pushing back on the rules...I could not count how many times I've written in emails what you have above.  It really is the foundation of what I want to accomplish here, and I really appreciate your pointing it out.

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Since the real Stalin would have had the accusing commentor executed, I think we can say that Charles, you are no Stalin. 😀

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NO purple colors on the Forum Front Page Mr. Stalin!

 

Ha

 

Huck the Fuskies 

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приветствую могучего и благожелательного царя связи

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On 6/2/2022 at 10:53 AM, Vandownbytheriverduck said:

приветствую могучего и благожелательного царя связи

"hail the mighty and benevolent king of communication"

 

That is some mighty lofty praise for Sir Charles!

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On 6/2/2022 at 9:40 AM, shawnski said:

NO purple colors on the Forum Front Page Mr. Stalin!

When I have pinned posts...I want to get everyone's attention, and I will alternate colors as well.  While I've used Fuchsia as a color, using purple is jarring on the eyes, especially for this Oregon fan.  But if there was ever a time to use it...it is now, when I am compared to Stalin!

 

"Everyone on this forum as the right to express their view, in fact...I want to see all opinions here, on every topic.  This way we learn from each other and become more savvy fans.  But nobody, (including, Mr. FishDuck, Sir Charles, the Exalted Emperor, the Magnificent Monarch, the Supreme  Dictator-for-Life) has the right to denigrate others who offer a contrary view."

 

None of us here wear halos, in fact I've messed up too at times.  But we acknowledge our error, learn from it, forgive each other and move forward.  This community makes me feel so comfortable where I can actually do that.

 

                    Thank you to everyone for that.

 

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You sir cannot be Stalin, because I am Stalin (My uncles brother Castro approves of this message)

 

all in fun!

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I once complained to Charles about a “purple” as a pin color. Charles politely explained, paraphrasing here- meh I choose the color. I thought about that for a while and I decided to think - oh 4 Montana, every time I see purple. try it out.

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Comrade Commissar, is good to be seeing you, pay no attention to Moose and squirrel !

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