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February 7, 2017, 9:59pm Report to Moderator

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For mine I really like the Fishy as it keeps me close to my club and the news that I cant get from other sources - I say news but obviously you have the sift the wheat from the chaff but in general we have great posts and discussions. There are some that wish to spoil it but they're everywhere! As someone who cant get to games regularly I say well Rob and well done Fishy mates!


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The Fishy allows fans of differing opinions to voice them. It lets us let off steam after a sh!t game. It lets us make friends and it even (on occasions) gives us access to the Chairman/GYFR/Major Shareholder.

For that, Rob deserves massive credit. The only issue I have is when the powers that be wanted to censor. The Fishy, in order to maintain its' integrity must and should retain its' independence.

Power to the fans of GTFC - you are (most of you anyway), the best fans in the country, Long live The Fishy!
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Living in Suffolk and not in the best of health lately the Fishy tells me all I need to know about what is going on at my club,

I love the banter although there does not seem as much of it on here lately,

BUT

Some of the threads make me laugh out loud and cheers me up no end,

Long live the Fishy.


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Fishy for me is a great site.Yes there are a few trolls but overall really like it.Comes across as the heartbeat of the club eg place to read what fans are thinking

Iam sure players and managers read it as well


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I think the reason the Fishy can get laughed at is that there are some ridiculous posts and sadly we respond to ridiculous posts as they get our emotions reacting while sensible well reasoned posts we nod or agree too and then forget about.  

All formats do it too though, on Twitter there is a poster called Ian Melladay whose profile describes him as "once a red always a red" He was tweeting about how useless Bignot was at half time against Carlisle when we had actually had a fairly decent first half and been unlucky to be 1-0 down.  His tweets get commented on by people like Matt Dannat and Cod Almighty because they are plainly daft and make people react. The people responding with more reasoned arguments get overlooked, we know we should ignore trolls but it is just that instinct that is so hard to fight.

So from the outside looking in people will see the posts after the Stevenage game when I think there were 2 threads that were later merged calling for Bignot to go, and lots of hysterical posts about just how bad it was (For the record it was truly awful imo) and laugh at the reactions, without necessarily reading the responses. If you add in the fact that people already have the impression that the Fishy is full of crackpots you go on and see overreactions and that simply confirms that they are right in their view, no need to look any further.  

After a few years of this kind of process whereby people think the fishy is bonkers, see a post that confirms it and ignore everything else and it kind of becomes a shorthand for bonkers, that at least is my thesis on why the Fishy gets laughed at.  

I have actually found myself using the fishy and posting less recently but still think it is a great forum to be honest.  I have met a couple of people on here for travel to Town games and people have been eager to help me.  Have met others just on general away days and always been able to have a good chat and laugh.  Most of the discussions are either interesting or genuinely funny, and those who laugh at it should engage really as others have said, this is a place where many people who share the same obsessions share their thoughts about that obsession, if you are obsessed enough to read it then engage and discuss, and if you think trolls are taking over, come on here and post more stuff and take back control from the trolls.
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Moosey you keyboard warrior  


Thats me. Luckily for you as i never leave the house i wont be able to smash your face in for pointing that out.  



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[quote=39007 on Twitter there is a poster called Ian Melladay whose profile describes him as "once a red always a red" He was tweeting about how useless Bignot was at half time against Carlisle when we had actually had a fairly decent first half and been unlucky to be 1-0 down.  His tweets get commented on by people like Matt Dannat and Cod Almighty because they are plainly daft and make people react.[/quote]

Guilty of this. He's an absolute whopper though.

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Thats me. Luckily for you as i never leave the house i wont be able to smash your face in for pointing that out.  



You can do far more damage though moosey.
You can relentlessly Red Cross his posts. Causing sleepless nights and psychological damage beyond relief  


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You can do far more damage though moosey.
You can relentlessly Red Cross his posts. Causing sleepless nights and psychological damage beyond relief  


oooohhhhhhhh....

No... not my style....i believe that all are entitled to an opinion and a forum on which to express them so regardless of how stupid some of them are i do not believe they should be marked down for expressing themselves ..
i also believe that children are our future and if we teach them they can lead the way,
i believe  that for every drop of rain that falls ...a flower grows,
i believe i can fly ( if i get on a plane),
i believe in a thing called love..
and that love is in all our hearts and can be spread through appreciation and acceptance of each others views and opinions  and if we all did that this world would be a better place.

Love and peace to all posters *  
















* i reserve the right to change my opinion if someone posts something totally fking stupid.


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oooohhhhhhhh....

No... not my style....i believe that all are entitled to an opinion and a forum on which to express them so regardless of how stupid some of them are i do not believe they should be marked down for expressing themselves ..
i also believe that children are our future and if we teach them they can lead the way,
i believe  that for every drop of rain that falls ...a flower grows,
i believe i can fly ( if i get on a plane),
i believe in a thing called love..
and that love is in all our hearts and can be spread through appreciation and acceptance of each others views and opinions  and if we all did that this world would be a better place.

Love and peace to all posters *  
















* i reserve the right to change my opinion if someone posts something totally fking stupid.



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