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John The Mancunian Man was an obscure website discussing life in Greater Manchester. Officially, it had few followers, but was popular enough itself.

This site contains the following tropes:

  • A Day in the Limelight: For a guest author in November 2004, who wrote about the attraction of British men and American women.
  • An Aesop: This site had many, namely:
    • "Don't label someone an Internet troll just because you think it's cool. Not everyone is even a troll, anyway. Some people are different.
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    • "Obesity is unhealthy, but fat-shaming is wrong."
    • Plus, considered progressive by some (for 2003), Slut-Shaming is ethically wrong and will get you nowhere.
    • "Social media is good, but it's better to Know When to Fold 'Em".
    • "Being one of the cool kids does not pay, Be Yourself".
    • "Reporting bullying is not being a tattle-tale, it saves lives and may prevent suicides".
  • Artifact Title: By 2003, the title was less relevant, with Mancunian issues being discussed less and less.
  • Continuity Reboot: Returning in late 2015, a mere 11 years since the site disappeared. The old site is Canon Discontinuity. Well, it should have, but now it may not return until November 2017.
  • Deconstruction: The rise of Internet trolls was deconstructed during 2002-2003, with a Burn the Witch! discussion on one website being deconstructed, and the supposedly guilty individual being someone with neurological issues.
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  • Genre-Busting: Doesn't quite fit any specific genre.
  • Missing Episode: The entire site is gone, and not even on the Internet Archive.
  • No Antagonist: No villain at all, just life issues.
  • Non-Indicative Name: John is actually from Bolton, not Manchester (Word of God confirms this)
  • Something Completely Different: As a website. It was fairly different, to be honest.
  • Straight Gay: Not the author (he's married with children), but a Discussed Trope. He goes to great lengths to point out that not all gays are flamboyant.
  • The Spook: Officially, not much is known on the author other than he is called John and from Manchester.
  • Webcomic Time: He backdates the posts to when the guest author wants them published, making this a strange example for a Real Life website. Yet, in Real Time they were posted to the server on another day.

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