Man down?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by MaxHeadRoom, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    Haven't seen Inwo lately, he used to post almost every day, not been here for a month now?
    Max.
     
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  2. Bernard

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    He last ckecker in Nov 27.
     
  3. #12

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    It happens to the best of us. :(
     
  4. wayneh

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    It would seem reasonable to me for forum management to tickle any member that "disappears". There could be good reasons or no reason, and that's up to the member and his privacy, but a "welfare check" is not too invasive.
     
  5. cmartinez

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    It certainly couldn't be considered spam, coming from a forum in which one is normally so active...
     
  6. cmartinez

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    Speaking of which... does anyone know what happened to thingmaker3? I had some valuable exchanges with him, but he's been out of the radar for a long time now...
     
  7. Wendy

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    Thingmaker3 moved to a rural location where his internet is spotty. We discussed this a couple of years ago with him, I made the contact as a matter of fact.

    As for the rest, it is the curse of the internet. People can die, be hurt or disabled, and we'll never know unless some kind soul chooses to pass it on. For me this is very frustrating, but we don't require an extensive contact list, just an email. If you consider someone your friend I strongly encourage you to pass along phone numbers and addresses via PM, lest you or they just disappear into the void.
     
  8. cmartinez

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    Yeah... I've often thought of what you say too... there ought to be some sort of a system that informs your online friends when you have passed away, or something...
     
  9. Wendy

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    Usually it is a spouse, kid, or sibling reading a note left by someone who was being thoughtful. Kinda like a will.
     
  10. atferrari

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    That unnatural necessity of persisting we have. If gone, gone.

    If I sound crude or shocking, Nature taught me (with the stupid addition of pain that serves no one).
     
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