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Old 12-12-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Going Walkabout? Goodbye's and Farewells - and Obituaries

This is the wrong place for this post, but earlier today it suddenly occurred to me that I haven't seen a posting from a user who has been very active on the forum since at least 2011. TinCrumpet I finally found that her last posting was done in April of this year. She was recovering from a pretty serious illness, scarlet fever, and then nothing. I sent her a PM, but I'm not sanguine of hearing back. I must say I'm a bit ashamed that I hadn't noticed her absence a lot sooner.

The truth is that probably more than half of the members are 50 or older and so the reaper will be taking us sooner than later. (I'm 66 and just yesterday I was told I'm "middle aged".... like I'm actually going to make it to age 132! No I'm old.) I have a sister who would assuredly post and let you all know if I went to room temperature. She would probably put the Airstream in the classifieds at the same time, but at least she'd let you all know what happened.

I also think this putative sub forum ought to allow members to announce a hiatus - I might go Yeti hunting in Tibet for six months, or join a cloistered nunnery or....

While I hate to think that someone might have died, I would really rather know. May I suggest a new sub-forum for those going on hiatus or resigning or for those who have families that want to let us know of a death in our ranks. Maggie's threads about Doug's heart attack and passing may have helped her, but they were also a gift for us remain to know we might have helped Maggie a tiny bit too.

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Old 12-12-2014, 01:02 PM   #2
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WELL! I might just move into your Airstream and spend your millions carousing...don't underestimate me, sister! BTW, 66 is just the start of your titanium years...knees, that is. I doubt either of us will make it to 132 but The Evil Mother made to 86 with all of her teeth no less so hang on, it's not a job it's an adventure!,

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TinCrumpet is alive and well, but taking a break from these forums.

And, y'all helped me a lot.

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Old 12-12-2014, 03:20 PM   #4
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There was a suggestion a while back for a condolences sub-forum somewhere in the "Our Community" section, and I raised the ante by suggesting that there should be one for more positive announcements such as births and marriages as well (and I guess in some cases, divorce announcements might be positive, too). Now it looks like the ante has been upped again, to include a suggested thread for people who want to announce their permanent or temporary departure from the Forums so that people don't mistake the reason for their departure, a "Hey, I'm not dead yet but I can't come out any play for a while" thread. All of these various announcements about a change in member status really ought to be collected in one sub-forum.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:05 PM   #5
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I think these are great ideas. I had a personal experience with a member I had communicated with and had to do some sleuthing to find that he had passed away


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Old 12-13-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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Suggestions: For known passings, a thread "In Memoriam"
For other life events, or questions about member statuses: Passages

These could be the first recourse for member news about themselves.
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a king of infinite space..." -Shakespeare (Hamlet)
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Regrettably we cannot allow a request of this nature as it may lead to posts of another's personal life that they may not want to have shared publicly.

If a member wishes to share his or her personal/life event they can do so on their on accord in the Off Topic forum.

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