Sciencemadness Discussion Board

"In Memoriam" Page

Texium (zts16) - 7-5-2020 at 08:21

Quote: Originally posted by Bmoore55  
Do you think the community should have some kind of memorial page for members who have passed? Something like a hall of fame?
Personally I think that this is a nice idea, and I figured that an In Memoriam page on the wiki could be a good way to go about it. For each deceased member, it could include a copy of the public obituary, a link to the thread that broke the news here, and a few links to their best contributions here.

Whether you agree, or if you have reason to think such a page would be problematic, please vote in the poll and explain why you feel that way.

morganbw - 7-5-2020 at 09:09

I think that it would be a respectable thing to do.

I am also fairly sure that many will get missed. The anonymity of the web along with some members just fading away.

karlos³ - 7-5-2020 at 09:43

I think it is a nice idea, besides being a honorable mention as once a valued and liked part of the community, but now gone and missed, it also helps not to forget.

Fulmen - 7-5-2020 at 13:10

I like the idea, just keep in mind that others might disagree. What do we do if relatives or friends objects?
Remember that some here deal with energetics and other potential lethal compounds, chances are that some of us will get our stupid asses blown up, shot, burned or scraped off, or otherwise destroyed in one or another horrendous or ironic mishap. Whoever is left to clean up the mess might take offense to such a page. What then?

CharlieA - 7-5-2020 at 15:40

Quote: Originally posted by Fulmen  
I like the idea, just keep in mind that others might disagree. What do we do if relatives or friends objects?
Remember that some here deal with energetics and other potential lethal compounds, chances are that some of us will get our stupid asses blown up, shot, burned or scraped off, or otherwise destroyed in one or another horrendous or ironic mishap. Whoever is left to clean up the mess might take offense to such a page. What then?


If relatives (and maybe friends) object, it is a simple thing to respect their wishes and not put the person on the "Memoriam) page.

Other than that objection, I like the idea of a Memoriam page. The real question is then who will be responsible for the original post to it?

[Edited on 5-7-2020 by CharlieA]

Texium (zts16) - 7-5-2020 at 15:42

If any family or friends object to their loved one being listed on the page, then that person should be removed from the page at once, no questions asked.

Cause of death, if it is known, should be omitted from the listings unless it is mentioned in the public obituary.

Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
Other than that objection, I like the idea of a Memoriam page. The real question is then who will be responsible for the original post to it?
I’d be happy to do it. I just figured I would wait a couple days to get feedback and opinions about it.

[Edited on 5-7-2020 by Texium (zts16)]

j_sum1 - 7-5-2020 at 15:56

I think it is a good idea.

THere are obvious sentitive issues but nothing in addition to what we are already dealing with in threads.

How many people are we talking about initially? I am aware of only two. But there are probably others from time past.

morganbw - 7-5-2020 at 18:19

Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
I think it is a good idea.

THere are obvious sentitive issues but nothing in addition to what we are already dealing with in threads.

How many people are we talking about initially? I am aware of only two. But there are probably others from time past.


That is the crux of it, most of will pass with no signal. It will take a friend that we trust to pass the info. I and I expect that most have not take this into their thoughts. Sometimes when we are gone the absence is all there there is.

fusso - 7-5-2020 at 18:41

Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
Quote: Originally posted by Fulmen  
I like the idea, just keep in mind that others might disagree. What do we do if relatives or friends objects?
Remember that some here deal with energetics and other potential lethal compounds, chances are that some of us will get our stupid asses blown up, shot, burned or scraped off, or otherwise destroyed in one or another horrendous or ironic mishap. Whoever is left to clean up the mess might take offense to such a page. What then?


If relatives (and maybe friends) object, it is a simple thing to respect their wishes and not put the person on the "Memoriam) page.
2 choices for the r&fs issue:
1. post their info without notifying r&fs and have them request take down themselves
2. after notifying r&fs and getting their agreement
and why isnt there a neutral/dont mind option? neutral/dont mind is different from not voting.

Bmoore55 - 7-5-2020 at 20:37

I think if a person has made contributions to the community and the community recognizes them as a net positive then it only makes sense to do something in their honor. Someone may not have been friends with everyone, but that is detract from the quality and scope of their work. I believe it is the honorable thing to do for your peers if they have done right for this community.

BromicAcid - 7-5-2020 at 20:44

I think at the least a persons status should be changed if they are known to have passed so that they don't get people waiting on responses via U2U and the like