My friends… we have had great fun discussing our Beloved Ducks after the games over the last month in the comments below the articles. I thought I would start it early — for those who want to weigh in before the game, during the game, and after the game. Like before — this discussion will continue into Sunday and I will have my Opinion-Editorial article on Monday as usual.
In fact, we’ve averaged over 100 comments in these “game” discussions over the last four weeks. I was stunned at first, but now realize that so many of you are just like me; we want a “safe” place to post the thoughts we have and to discuss the major topics with other rational Duck fans. There are not many places left where you can post with no fear of being insulted or belittled for your opinion, but FishDuck.com will always be that sanctuary.
The reason is that I lose money on the site no matter what, (it has become a very expensive hobby for me) so I’m going to structure it to fit my sensibilities. I want a “TROLL-FREE” place to ponder the important points of the team like everyone else so, BAM. You got it this way for the long-term my friends.
In the past ten days or so — I’ve deleted six comments and blacklisted/banned a new fellow. He came out of the gate ignoring our rules and posted two insulting and demeaning comments. I did not need to see anymore, and even though he is an Oregon fan — he’s gone. I would rather have a few great fans writing comments than hundreds of trolls here.
So… let’s do it! There is no downside to commenting, so what our your thoughts?
Charles Fischer (FishDuck)
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Natalie Liebhaber, the FishDuck.com Volunteer Editor for this article, works in the financial technology industry in Bozeman, Montana.
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks, a season ticket holder at Autzen Stadium for 33 years and has written reports on football boards for over 23 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, have a daughter Christine, reside in Eugene Oregon, where he was a Financial Advisor for 36 years and now focuses full-time on Charitable Planned Giving Workshops for churches and non-profit organizations.
He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More…
Mr. FishDuck … You Simply Can’t Handle MY Opinions!
Baloney. I want all opinions here as it enables us see the full spectrum of ideas and helps us to learn from others and modify our own views as a result. In fact, this is the only Duck website where you can safely share your full-spectrum views on Oregon Sports.
If there is a problem … it is with your behaviors, and not your opinion, even if unpopular. Be polite and courteous to others and you will be reciprocated, and consequently you’ll have a tremendous experience on FishDuck.
The majority of our rules can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean for grandchildren reading, and 3) no reference to politics.