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A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« on: August 10, 2011, 01:59:13 PM »
Sadly, we have lost some members this year who have passed away.   :'(

Would it make sense to have a folder where they can be memorialized?  Also, is there a way to indicate this in their status (Super Hero, Member, etc.)?

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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 02:03:40 PM »
I really like that idea.
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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 02:07:53 PM »
I also think this is a nice idea.

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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 02:08:37 PM »
I like that too.  Maybe the posters who are related to them/good friends with them could write a little something about them as an "in memoriam" type thing.
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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 02:17:47 PM »
I think it would be great to have some sort of memorial page, maybe a separate board/child board somewhere. We could make a thread for each user, and people could post thoughts or share favorite quotes.

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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 02:24:17 PM »
Wonderful idea.

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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 02:44:08 PM »
Some of our members have died? :(  Can someone PM me to give me an idea of who?  That makes me sad.


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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 02:51:12 PM »
I'm not going to bother PMing because these are public:

Just posted today, Suze  :'(: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=100012.0

In March, Milosparront : http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=92336.0

I am not aware of any others.

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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 02:55:35 PM »
Oh Lisbeth, that is such a beautiful idea!  I absolutely love it. 

If someone had told me years ago (when I was new to the web) that I could care so much about people I'd never met in real life, I'd have thought they were crazy.  But I find myself hurting just as much for EH friends as I do "real-life" (for lack of a better term) friends.


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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 03:04:07 PM »
I think this is a wonderful idea. It's even kind of comforting to think that maybe we can be remembered fondly, after we are gone by some of our friends here.

I'm very sad about Suze, too.  :'(
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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 03:35:39 AM »
I think that's a terrific idea! One of the problems with online friendships is that we seldom have a suitable place to mourn.
 
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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011, 08:58:16 AM »
I like the idea of a memorial page as well, with some restrictions to prevent trolling (such as locking the post so no one can come back and say, "I never liked her/him, s/he made stupid posts."). I also recommend, if no one has done it already, having one Ehell friend with whom you have contact IRL, so if you do pass away, someone can post it rather than everyone wondering, "Whatever happened to Scritzy?"

Heck, I still miss OmniCindy, whose passing was the impetus for The Cindy Project.
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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2011, 09:30:56 AM »
I also recommend, if no one has done it already, having one Ehell friend with whom you have contact IRL, so if you do pass away, someone can post it rather than everyone wondering, "Whatever happened to Scritzy?"

When I learned of Suze's passing, I actually thought about writing a note and putting it somewhere my family would look if I passed (like, say, my jewelry box) that says, "If I die, please go to the Etiquette Hell forums and let them know that Wonderflonium has died." I actually still might do that.

(The self-depricating part of my brain says not to bother because no one would care, but I tell that part to hush up and promise to soothe it with sleep soon.  ;D)
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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 09:33:20 AM »
I would care. That goes for anyone that feels attached enough to this forum to leave a note.

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Re: A rather sad suggestion, but maybe apropos
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2011, 09:33:52 AM »
This sort of situation makes me very glad that I have some very close friends IRL from the boards. My parents would know to contact them if anything happened to me, and I expect that they would let everyone else know.

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