An Urgent Message for New Members


Welcome to a forum unlike anything you have ever been on before. We have rules, and our many Moderators read every post and enforce the rules immediately with the result being the best Duck Discussion anywhere. Among us “regulars” who post often—we use the Our Beloved Ducks forum, (OBD) as the GREEN REFUGE to escape the nastiness of the rest of the world.

New people are sometimes ejected immediately because they do not believe we actually have rules, and that we insist upon decorum.  I highly suggest that you read our rules, and read this welcome page with tons of information. Do read this post and the comments below it by OBD members about the difficult transition to this forum, and the Impulse Control that is needed.

Our 33 rules at the free OBD Forum can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy! (Think Golden RulePlease know that while most OBD posts (Over 99%) do not run afowl of the rules–we are very serious about civility, as we delete posts every day, and ban people every week who do not fit within our community.  (Usually it is new members who cannot adapt)

If you are like the majority of Duck fans who want Oregon Sports news, the press releases from the Athletic Department, and the only safe place to post and read about the Ducks anywhere—then we are delighted to have you join us.

We learn so much from others through their opinions and analyses, we love the banter among us and the humor that makes it all so fun.  We want to read all opinions on topics, so we do want to encourage you to share your thoughts with us often.


Our Beloved Ducks Forum

P.S. The founder of the site, Charles Fischer, can be reached by email at