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    Member's who have passed away.

    This is particularly for the moderators.

    I was just reading a post that was replied to after 3 years of dormancy, and I was a little disturbed that the previous poster was Tom Loizeaux.

    It would be awkward for a newer member to send a PM or reply to posts of someone such as Tom who has passed away....and waiting for a response.

    Here's my question. Is it possible to notate a late member's profile stating that they are no longer with us in life? I'm sure it's not an easy task to keep up with or even know how many members are indeed deceased, but I think it would be appropriate to note the profiles of those that are knowingly gone.

    Thanks for considering this topic.
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    I agree. I've PM'd several folks over the years to let them know not to wait for a response
    or get impatient and say something they'll likely regret. A Custom User Title entry would
    seem a reasonable way to convey this somewhat sensitive information. People would
    still miss it, but it might cut down on one form of unfortunate/misplaced noise.

    Perhaps a date span might be appropriate (if known)? How to convey this with a sense
    of honor and dignity is worth thinking about first...

    Perhaps last used "Title" preceded by "Former" -and- a date span... or... ???

    -grumpy

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    Geez guys,

    I'm 70 years old; I don't wanna hear about that stuff.

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    I have an idea. Maybe the administrators could disable a deceased members PM,s, and leave a loving and polite note in his avatar or signature, along the lines of "Our dear departed friend and eternal member"?

    If people read something like that most people would know, and IMO, Tom Loizuex may be gone, but he will always be a Lansing Heritage Member and someone many people really liked.

    My 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott fitlin View Post
    Maybe the administrators could disable a deceased members PM's...
    Possibly, but we know that in the case of Tom, his family really enjoyed reading the comments in all his threads, and particularly those of a eulogy nature, posthumously. I doubt the pm's would be of much interest, but who knows.

    Quote Originally Posted by scott fitlin View Post
    ...and leave a loving and polite note in his avatar or signature, along the lines of "Our dear departed friend and eternal member"?
    That might be a little odd.

    However, this is certainly something meriting thought, IMO.

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    Just the tiniest of eulogies might accomplish this and be a class act.

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    This a real downer and now I’m getting depressed, I’m sorry so sorry to hear about the passing of a member who has come to share with others.

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    I,m getting up there in years too but I dont think any one here would care for my absence

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    I'm only "half-century" aged....

    But I agree with Harvey!

    Ron


    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Gerst View Post
    Geez guys,

    I'm 70 years old; I don't wanna hear about that stuff.
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    Maybe we can just put a note on the profile that the member is no longer active on the forum??

    Rob

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    Isn't that how this thread started? It doesn't seem like it could possibly be that hard. If it is,
    maybe we should let this -thread- die, and just respond to uninformed users when appropriate, like we have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Isn't that how this thread started? It doesn't seem like it could possibly be that hard. If it is,
    maybe we should let this -thread- die, and just respond to uninformed users when appropriate, like we have been.
    I guess my idea was impractical.

    We all will die sometime...some sooner...some later.

    But....The Lansing Heritage lives on.
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    I think the informal route is best. Let those who find such a situation contact the new member by PM and let him or her know.

    Dear PolyPlas, I regret to inform you that Be435 passed away and will not be responding to your post.
    That seems a low key, appropriate way to handle it.

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    As for me, I have an auto-response so vulgar and offensive ready to go that if I die (and no one notices), it'll auto-post and I'll be banned for life, which technically would be impossible to do.

    I've studied the many great posts that flame across the forums as the dying rage of doomed members, so it's got to be a corker to be remembered.

    It will be legendary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium Dome View Post
    As for me, I have an auto-response so vulgar and offensive ready to go that if I die (and no one notices), it'll auto-post and I'll be banned for life, which technically would be impossible to do.


    That's very funny....

    Imagine...being banned for after-life too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium Dome View Post
    As for me, I have an auto-response so vulgar and offensive ready to go that if I die (and no one notices), it'll auto-post...
    Yea, but can you please have it stop, for now...?


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