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The Old Codger
September 18, 2017, 10:24pm Report to Moderator
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Whatever the rights and wrongs of Grimsby Pete's thread earlier, I would like to just ask Admin to clarify that this is still an independent forum for the supporters of Grimsby Town Football Club to air their views on everything from the club's finances to the warmth of the Bovril at half time.

We appear to have had another intervention today by the non-chairman/major shareholder and I just wanted to know if everything on here is going to continue to be scrutinised by the board of GTFC. If so, you might as well close it down.
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Independent forum, yes. Witch hunt page, no. Which is all it seems to be at the minute! I for one am pleased his thread was deleted earlier. It served no purpose nor relevance.
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There was no intervention whatsoever. The thread was about a private message which nobody else had seen and the contents of which were not in the public domain. If a message was sent privately to someone that's the spirit it should be treated with. We're more than happy for discussions over material in the public domain like the ones you mention. Several posters objected to the thread as well and an explanation was sent to Pete.


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Whilst it is quite appropriate to raise issues where our non-chairman is leading personalising the issues is not acceptable for either side of the argument,some of the post have crossed the line from debate to abuse.Seems to be a trend creeping in everywhere,could I ask we all treat each other with respect and not resort to personal abuse and calling people stupid just because they don't .
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The clue was in the thread title OC. I've got a lot to say about board performance and club finances but drawing in family members is overstepping the mark..

There are honest and open debates to be had and that thread undermined any valid concerns fans have and added unwarranted credence to the witch hunt, toxic element, keyboard warrior and hater descriptions used by people who think that loyal fans shouldn't have a view opposite to the incumbent board, largely because they haven't got a strong counter argument regarding funding.

There are boundaries of decency and also discretion in a PM, It went way past it..
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Independent forum, yes. Witch hunt page, no. Which is all it seems to be at the minute! I for one am pleased his thread was deleted earlier. It served no purpose nor relevance.


Fenty has a stranglehold on the club and he and his family members are on here regularly so it certainly served a purpose. You cannot be the (non) chairman of a professional football club and not expect constant scrutiny, especially with the lack of success we have had over 15 or so years.
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Fenty has a stranglehold on the club and he and his family members are on here regularly so it certainly served a purpose. You cannot be the (non) chairman of a professional football club and not expect constant scrutiny, especially with the lack of success we have had over 15 or so years.

There is a difference between scrutiny and libel, it's not even a fine line.
We all have to be very careful when we are tippy tapping away as it's very easy to cross that line in the heat of the moment.

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There is a difference between scrutiny and libel, it's not even a fine line.
We all have to be very careful when we are tippy tapping away as it's very easy to cross that line in the heat of the moment.



Isn't it only libellous if the thing stated is untrue?

I can't remember what Pete said much less comment on its veracity. Though I note Rob said it had to do with private messages - if Pete accurately quoted those messages would it be libellous or just 'bad form'?


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Quoted from GYinScuntland

There is a difference between scrutiny and libel, it's not even a fine line.
We all have to be very careful when we are tippy tapping away as it's very easy to cross that line in the heat of the moment.



I accept that the thread title was ill-advised but not necessarily the content, which seemed only to be an opinion.
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To have a thread titled fenty family and then question if they are indeed fans or not to me is pointless amongst other things, there isn't any for personal attacks towards Mr Fenty or his family. By all means voice your opinion, have a healthy debate, vent your frustration, nobody has a problem with it. Just stop the bitterness towards his brothers and family members.
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