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fatness
subtle
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join:2000-11-17
fishing
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2 recommendations

reply to Jeffrey

Re: BBR Obituaries

said by Jeffrey:

In principle I like the idea. I just don't know how it would all be verifyable - I'm sure the moderators here have limited time to track down and corroborate rumours of death.
There have been real deaths on the site, and there have also been hoax deaths on the site. When they're reported, it's not always easy to tell which is which.
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I don't have a problem!


Noah Vail
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·Bright House

said by fatness:

said by Jeffrey:

In principle I like the idea. I just don't know how it would all be verifyable - I'm sure the moderators here have limited time to track down and corroborate rumours of death.
said by fatness:

There have been real deaths on the site, and there have also been hoax deaths on the site. When they're reported, it's not always easy to tell which is which.
I say we decide death by member vote. If the majority carries, then former user has moved on to a better post.

The account is permanently retired. If the user happens to resurrect themselves we chastise them for the cruel hoax they're playing at the expense of those who cared.

They can then carry on as the twin cousin, with a new ID.

And, please forgive me for my insensitivity; but Dadkins has been in a state of death for months. I suspect we've passed a traditional period of mourning.



signage

yes. I did actually type the word signage.

NV
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Any Goal that is Driven by Animosity, is Empowered through Deceit.


C_
Kill The Socialists
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reply to drew

*object*



David
I start new work on
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reply to KA3SGM

I would have to

*object*

Reason: Let the dead rest. They paid their dues.



exocet_cm
Free at last, free at last
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New Orleans, LA
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reply to fatness

said by fatness:

said by Jeffrey:

In principle I like the idea. I just don't know how it would all be verifyable - I'm sure the moderators here have limited time to track down and corroborate rumours of death.
There have been real deaths on the site, and there have also been hoax deaths on the site. When they're reported, it's not always easy to tell which is which.
IMO if one hoaxes a death their account gets suspended.
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons..." - T.S Eliot
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence." - Publilius Syrus
Ma blog: »www.johndball.com


Johnny
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reply to KA3SGM

I imagine lots of folks have died, and there's no way to tell the difference between them and someone who just hasn't logged in.

I'm guessing that the percentage of DSLR members who have an actual plan for someone else to notify DSLR in the event of the member's death is quite low.

In fact, I can think of two right now that I have no information about.



Parogadi
What? Stop Looking At Me Like That
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reply to state

Exactly, I've gone well over a year between visits, just to see the same guys in all the same boards...



Chaoswar
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reply to KA3SGM

object

Can you imagine the trolling that would go on in the "dead" forum... Gah!


Max Greene

join:2000-12-22
Bayonne, NJ

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reply to KA3SGM

I was very angry when my death was not reported here.

*object*



ptrowski
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reply to KA3SGM

Object. The word of mouth gets the message out well enough.



Parogadi
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reply to Chaoswar

said by Chaoswar:

Can you imagine the trolling that would go on in the "dead" forum... Gah!
Actually that would be the redeeming quality of the board...


VR Laura
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reply to KA3SGM

*STRONGLY object*

One reason, and one reason only: These people didn't give their permission to have their names/personas posted in a memorial thread.

Just because someone posted on an internet messageboard doesn't mean they would have wanted to be remembered publicly.

Keep your loved ones alive in your heart.
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»www.queenofcyberspace.com/usenet



Lone Wolf
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reply to KA3SGM

Object

Next we will need a forum to remember the forum members who dollarcided $.

Unneeded, unwanted, unnecessary, IMHO.



brandon
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reply to KA3SGM

Another forum I frequent has a card made that users of that forum can carry in their wallet at all times, so that if they die, whoever finds their body can use the information on the card to report their death to the forum.

The crazy thing is, it actually works, believe it or not.



Mentat
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reply to KA3SGM

*SIGN*

rip draven See Profile



Boricua
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reply to KA3SGM

Neutral. There are a few here that made a valid point.



Mentat
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reply to brandon

said by brandon:

Another forum I frequent has a card made that users of that forum can carry in their wallet at all times, so that if they die, whoever finds their body can use the information on the card to report their death to the forum.

The crazy thing is, it actually works, believe it or not.
That's some hardcore shit right there.
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A silent weapon for a quiet war.


motoracer

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united state
reply to KA3SGM

*object*



removed
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reply to brandon

said by brandon:

Another forum I frequent has a card made that users of that forum can carry in their wallet at all times, so that if they die, whoever finds their body can use the information on the card to report their death to the forum.
All of my passwords are tattooed on my stomach. I'm not sure why, but my PayPal account sees a lot of fraudulent transactions during beach season.
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irc.removed.us - #dslr


exocet_cm
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New Orleans, LA
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1 recommendation

said by removed:

said by brandon:

Another forum I frequent has a card made that users of that forum can carry in their wallet at all times, so that if they die, whoever finds their body can use the information on the card to report their death to the forum.
All of my passwords are tattooed on my stomach. I'm not sure why, but my PayPal account sees a lot of fraudulent transactions during beach season.
If you eat a lot your passwords will start to look like some of the words and weird shaped letters in those damn captcha authenticator things.

In the event of an emergency drink a lot of beer and eat numerous large pizzas and your passwords will get scrambled.
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons..." - T.S Eliot
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence." - Publilius Syrus
Ma blog: »www.johndball.com


removed
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Here's a photo of me with my collection of passwords and my Glock.
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Overtkill
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Magna, UT
reply to VR Laura

Also OBJECT.

For the same reason. Some of us like our 'Shadow/Lurker' status, and may wish to stay as such.



KeepOnRockin
Music Lover Forever
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Beaverton, OR
reply to KA3SGM

*sign*

This sounds like a good idea; though as infrequently as people die, it would be a pretty (pardon the pun) dead forum.



AB
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reply to Noah Vail

said by Noah Vail:

I say we decide death by member vote. If the majority carries, then former user has moved on to a better post.

The account is permanently retired.
A membership list full of Doc Daneekas.


vaxvms
ferroequine fan
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Wormtown
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reply to KA3SGM

*object*

It would be a dead forum (no pun intended) that would sit idle for long periods of time. If anything is done, a member memorial page with a list of deceased members would, imo, be a better choice.



ForumofDeath

@mc.videotron.ca
reply to KA3SGM

lol this is the weirdest forum feature i've seen this year.

Thumbs-up to your morbidity and idea for a, "The Forum of the Dead". But... *object*



Balzer

join:2000-12-18
Owasso, OK
reply to KA3SGM

* sign *

Expand your moderator at work