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wfrgms has passed away

William Frank Revis, also known as wfrgms, has passed away.
posted by grouse on Sep 19, 2013 - 148 comments

Wow

Just so I'm 100% clear on this. Is this is an acceptable standard for obit posts on the blue? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 20, 2013 - 111 comments

RIP Prince_Of_Cups

It is my sad duty to relate some unfortunate news. Matthew Schuler, known here as Prince of Cups, passed away this morning. [more inside]
posted by mkb on May 13, 2013 - 194 comments

RIP liosliath

I am very sorry to tell folks that Liosliath has died tragically and unexpectedly. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on May 2, 2013 - 297 comments

Tramp the Dirt Down

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]
posted by Acheman on Apr 8, 2013 - 1147 comments

holdkris99's death was a hoax.

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]
posted by cortex on May 22, 2012 - 1331 comments

Bring the JoePa fighting here, y'all

"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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 22, 2012 - 198 comments

Metafilter Etiquette 101: Obit Threads

Kim Jong Il died yesterday and everybody took a long, satisfying shit on his corpse. Some were confused about why was this OK, though. The mods felt this has been explained before and needed no further explanation. I disagree. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Dec 19, 2011 - 437 comments

Steve Jobs obit threads

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]
posted by running order squabble fest on Oct 31, 2011 - 263 comments

Try and believe, I thought I'd show you / The way tomorrow, please just peek at the ground .

saveyoursanity 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]
posted by goshling on Sep 16, 2011 - 329 comments

Ryland Sanders has passed away.

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]
posted by Vidiot on Apr 2, 2011 - 241 comments

RIP Balisong

The obituary says Andrew Charles Bullock, but we knew him as Balisong. Rest in peace, Balisong. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 4, 2011 - 389 comments

RIP Bill Zeller

It's with great sadness that I have to share the passing of Bill Zeller, known as null terminated around here. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 5, 2011 - 790 comments

RIP Elizabeth Edwards

This is where we discuss the Elizabeth Edwards obit thread. We've done this a few times before, I think.
posted by Avenger50 on Dec 7, 2010 - 138 comments

Sidhedevil

With Sidhedevil's permission, this is a post about Sidhedevil and her father. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Oct 24, 2010 - 92 comments

Let 'er RIP

This is where we discuss the Ted Stevens obit post.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Aug 10, 2010 - 195 comments

Ceding FPP ownership

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?
posted by griphus on May 10, 2010 - 30 comments

Bageena, RIP

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]
posted by jessamyn on Jan 1, 2010 - 391 comments

Brittany Murphy

If you need it, here is a MetaTalk thread to hash out feelings about the Brittany Murphy obit thread.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 20, 2009 - 221 comments

Really?

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?
posted by BrotherCaine on Dec 15, 2009 - 154 comments

litterateur 1985 - 2009 "You give your/words to me"

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]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 4, 2009 - 161 comments

Obitch all you will

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]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Oct 20, 2009 - 35 comments

One link obit whingeing filter.

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.
posted by grapefruitmoon on Sep 14, 2009 - 113 comments

A short time in this place

Sad news: friend and fellow mefite hexxed passed away on Saturday. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 31, 2009 - 114 comments

Randy Pausch, 1960-2008

A sad follow-up to last year's post on the Last Lecture: Randy Pausch passed away this morning at the age of 47.
posted by I Said, I've Got A Big Stick on Jul 25, 2008 - 40 comments

108 ain't bad.

Olive Riely has died at age 108. [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie on Jul 13, 2008 - 32 comments

A SHIT OBIT

This post should've been deleted within seconds after its posting. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Jul 12, 2008 - 165 comments

Not About Tim Russert

Perennial Obit Thread Discussion [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 13, 2008 - 109 comments

[This is meh]

This is crap, and needs deleting. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 1, 2008 - 77 comments

Look, Ma, I'm full of piss and vinegar

Hickory Dickery Dank, this thread is full of wank. [more inside]
posted by crataegus on Apr 6, 2008 - 216 comments

realjanetkagan (1946-2008)

Science fiction writer Janet Kagan, who posted here as realjanetkagan, died Friday after a long illness (COPD).
posted by mcwetboy on Mar 2, 2008 - 67 comments

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

This is how to do ObitFilter. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Feb 11, 2008 - 33 comments

Generic Celebrity Thread Blues

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]
posted by 235w103 on Jan 23, 2008 - 213 comments

People die every day, and so what?

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.
posted by Meatbomb on Jul 30, 2007 - 109 comments

Mandatory Mourning?

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.
posted by davidmsc on Apr 12, 2007 - 301 comments

Where is the Vassilis Fotopoulos post?

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?
posted by meech on Jan 14, 2007 - 77 comments

James Brown obituary: tripled in sixty seconds

This is hilarious. A first?
posted by jonson on Dec 25, 2006 - 61 comments

There's been an awful lot of Obits lately.

I don't mean to be insensitive, but can can we give ObituaryFilter a rest?
posted by icosahedral on Nov 17, 2006 - 92 comments

Good riddance to bad images

Do you miss the img tag? I sure as hell don't. Can I get an amen?
posted by signal on Oct 24, 2006 - 88 comments

radio7, rest in peace.

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.
posted by timeistight on Sep 29, 2006 - 104 comments

What does the dot mean?

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 . ?
posted by misanthropicsarah on Jul 28, 2006 - 138 comments

Mihail passes, sorrow ensues

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.
posted by Jade5454 on May 11, 2006 - 154 comments

Tagged!

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 ."
posted by tellurian on Mar 27, 2006 - 78 comments

Fake obit on google aggregator uncovered

How Will Ferrell Died re: Deleted Thread
posted by srboisvert on Mar 21, 2006 - 12 comments

Will Ferrell death hoax

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
posted by growabrain on Mar 14, 2006 - 34 comments

Obit Guidelines

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?
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 6, 2006 - 166 comments

What does the dot mean?

What does "." mean?
posted by Kwantsar on Nov 22, 2005 - 43 comments

Why do people post "."?

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...
posted by andreaazure on Oct 4, 2005 - 32 comments

Long-time metafilter member Alicia Frantz passed away on June 3rd.

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.
posted by milovoo on Aug 25, 2005 - 82 comments

What does the dot mean?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what does posting a single period (.) as the only text in a respons mean?
posted by TheFeatheredMullet on Aug 19, 2005 - 5 comments

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