William Frank Revis
, also known as wfrgms
, has passed away.
Just so I'm 100% clear on this. Is this
is an acceptable standard for obit posts on the blue? [more inside]
It is my sad duty to relate some unfortunate news. Matthew Schuler, known here as Prince of Cups
, passed away this morning. [more inside]
I am very sorry to tell folks that Liosliath
has died tragically and unexpectedly. [more inside]
So, my comment suggesting that people not come into the Thatcher thread and say 'As an American, I don't know much about this, but you should probably be more nice about her' was deleted. I imagine the place to put it is here? [more inside]
So, we were lied to. The good news is that holdkris99
is fine, rather than dead. He's also banned, his wife's (?) account is banned, and they're not welcome back to Metafilter, ever. [more inside]
"We're not going to tell people not to express negative feelings here, but if you must bicker about them, please do it in MeTa." [more inside]
It isn't a mod issue, really, but since there are now functionally two Steve Jobs obit threads, would it be possible or desirable for the community to relocate arguments about his moral worth and/or Apple's products to one rather than the other? [more inside]
came into #bunnies
yesterday with some terrible news. She had been contacted on Facebook by one of Bob Sarabia's sisters, telling her that bob sarabia
, aka puke & cry
, aka dead cousin ted
has passed away.
Dinosaur Jr - Puke & Cry [more inside]
He hasn't been around too much lately, but longtime MeFites may wish to know that Ryland Sanders, aka RylandDotNet
passed away this morning
is in hospice care (please read thread for details) [more inside]
The obituary says Andrew Charles Bullock
, but we knew him as Balisong
. Rest in peace, Balisong. [more inside]
It's with great sadness that I have to share the passing of Bill Zeller, known as null terminated
around here. [more inside]
's permission, this is a post about Sidhedevil and her father. [more inside]
This is where we discuss the Ted Stevens obit post.
Filthy light thief's WIP FPP
for Frank Frazetta's is a considerably greater tribute and memorial to the man than what I wrote. Can I cede thread content/ownership somehow?
Cross-posting sad news about Bageena that was misposted to MeFi
.... My Name is Tara. My Husband Andrew Press, whom you know as Bageena. Passed away suddenly in his sleep yesterday. [more inside]
If you need it, here is a MetaTalk thread to hash out feelings about the Brittany Murphy obit thread
There seems to be a mefi tradition to not speak ill of the dead in obit threads
, but what do we do when the obit is for someone abhorrent to the community?
I got an email from another member letting me know that litterateur
, the young woman who posted a few questions to AskMe about her leukemia and its relapse, died at the end of October. Her questions and comments encouraged
a lot of us to become bone marrow donors
and learn more about marrow donation
. [more inside]
I am not as dismayed by some as the single-link obitfilter, which we have discussed many times before. But I think they can be done better than this
. [more inside]
At this point, there are more complaints about the one-link obit to Patrick Swayze
in the thread than there are about Swayze himself. If none of you who are whining want to make a better post, how's about whining over here, where such things belong.
Sad news: friend and fellow mefite hexxed
passed away on Saturday. [more inside]
A sad follow-up to last year's post on the Last Lecture
: Randy Pausch passed away this morning
at the age of 47.
Perennial Obit Thread Discussion [more inside]
Science fiction writer Janet Kagan
, who posted here as realjanetkagan
, died Friday
after a long illness (COPD).
is how to do ObitFilter. [more inside]
Maybe this has already been mentioned on the grey, but the Heath Ledger
thread is marred by some particularly predictable & troll-esque "why give a shit/we need to cut celebrities down to size!" comments. [more inside]
I would like to know what the standard is for obituary filter. Scores, nay hundreds, of semi-famous people die every day. Can we do a thread about each and every one of them on MetaFilter? I hope not.
So let me see if I have this right...we're only allowed to comment in this thread
if we heap glowing praise upon the recently deceased? Huh. Sorry I missed the memo.
Where is the Vassilis Fotopoulos
post? There are currently four obits on front page; maybe we could just have a permanent link to the wikipedia page instead?
I don't mean to be insensitive, but can can we give ObituaryFilter a rest?
Do you miss the img tag? I sure as hell don't. Can I get an amen?
I was saddened to hear of the most untimely passing of Radio7
on September 9th. I only met her once, but I was charmed by her humour, talent and vivaciousness.
i've seen this in a few posts on the blue and the green, this one
most recently. why are people commenting with just a . ?
I wanted to let the Metafilter community know that MiHail of the portabella mushroom fame died in February while waiting for a liver transplant. She was my best friend and soul mate. Rest in peace, Cathy. You are missed.
Someone added tags to my post
. I'll wear the 'obit' and 'obituary' but the '.' has to go. When I try to delete it i get "Looks like you're trying to delete tags fromto the wrong post. Go ."
Will Ferrell not dead. A story about the actor’s death in a paragliding accident on The Blue today was deleted so fast, I was not sure if I am hallucinating again or what. So it was a hoax
and should disappear
The Kirby Puckett obit thread has attracted some rather distasteful snark
about the propriety of discussing "minor celeb deaths." Are obit threads inevitable? Should they be?
What exactly is the . in people's replies? I used to ignore them, but when I saw a dozen or so in the Nipsey Russell thread
I just had to know...
Long-time metafilter member Alicia
Frantz passed away on June 3rd.
There is more info on her site
, and a news article
. She will be greatly missed.
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what does posting a single period (.) as the only text in a respons mean?