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RIP MsMolly, MeFiBrarian Extrordinaire

A joyous and tearful farewell to MsMolly, a dynamic part of the MeFiBrarian posse. I'd known her briefly in college and then we reconnected doing MeFi Metadata projects and other MeFi nerdery over the past six or seven years. Most recently, after she relocated to Texas to be closer to her family after her cancer diagnosis, Molly became a great postal mail correspondent. While I don't know for certain, I am pretty sure she wrote her own obit. Molly, you were a smiley ray of sunshine in my online life and I was so happy to get to re-know you and work alongside you.
posted by jessamyn on Jan 12, 2017 - 197 comments

Rest in Peace, quin

I am sad to inform our community that long-time member quin has died. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jan 7, 2017 - 387 comments

RIP Steven den Beste

Early influential political blogger and longtime MeFite Steven den Beste (also as Steven C. Den Beste) has passed away. A former engineer for Qualcomm and a serious anime fan, he was in poor health and mostly homebound for many years. RIP.
posted by Asparagirl on Oct 24, 2016 - 163 comments

govtdrone has passed away

Delivering some sad news: long-time mefite govtdrone has passed away. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 19, 2016 - 148 comments

jbickers has passed away

Sad news this morning: long-time mefite jbickers has passed away at 45. Here's an obituary from WFPL, one of the Louisville public radio stations he'd worked for. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Sep 29, 2016 - 271 comments

"This is all we are" - Goodbye, Wolof

Bassist extraordinaire, author/translator, lover of France, China, Oz, literature and cinema (with a PhD to boot), beloved father, husband, friend, and "big cat of cat family" (to a fluffy black cat), Wolof has passed away. [more inside]
posted by fraula on May 27, 2016 - 218 comments

Dead Pony Request

ObitFilter - Maybe it's time. Awesome people seem to be dying at an unprecedented rate, and the MetaFilter Front Page is filling up with Obit posts. Frankly, it's getting depressing scrolling the main site and seeing obituary post after obituary post. When someone famous dies we can generally assume that someone will post about it. Why not create a new section for Obituaries Only. This will keep the Main Page from being cluttered up with obituaries all the time, while still providing a space for them. When someone prominent passes, we can post about it "on the black," and when people hear about someone passing they can go to ObitFilter to join in the grieving without being distracted by election posts, cat videos, etc.
posted by Cookiebastard on Apr 24, 2016 - 157 comments

Passing of Danf

At the request of his family, it's my sad duty to let you know that MeFite Danf has died. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Oct 12, 2015 - 282 comments

Please be kind to each other.

I'm sorry to share the sad news that Lemurrhea passed away yesterday. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Sep 18, 2015 - 357 comments

Cheerwine has passed away.

It saddens me greatly to say that Cheerwine passed away last week. [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking on Jul 31, 2015 - 160 comments

edgeways has passed away

Sad news: long-time Metafilter community member edgeways, Edgewood Smith, passed away last week. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 21, 2015 - 244 comments

wfrgms has passed away

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

How should we remember Roger Ebert?

I regret to inform you that Roger Ebert has died. He mattered to me, and to many people here. Jessamyn has deleted a couple of single-link obituary posts on the grounds that "as much as I appreciate the timeliness of this, this guy has been hugely influential here. Maybe someone could make a proper obit post?" I agree. Perhaps we might take a day or two and do that collaboratively, collecting links and stories and making up a grand obituary post of shared memories of his life. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Apr 4, 2013 - 66 comments

RIP glider

Metafilter's own Shannon Larratt has passed away. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Mar 15, 2013 - 126 comments

Our friend, WolfDaddy

It's with great sadness and an unbearably heavy heart that I share the news that MeFite WolfDaddy (and most recently, PapaLobo) has died. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Feb 19, 2013 - 390 comments

An improvement to how obituaries are done?

It might be time to consider how obituaries are posted on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by jscott on Nov 24, 2012 - 114 comments

Mel Stuart deserved better

Why editorialize in a FPP obit? [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Aug 10, 2012 - 74 comments

De mortuis nil nisi bonum?

I can understand closing a thread that becomes vitriolic, but there doesn't seem much point having obituary posts if we have to shy away from controversy - especially when the decedent notoriously embraced controversy himself.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jul 22, 2012 - 94 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

How about quality over speed?

C'mon guys, enough with "first post wins". [more inside]
posted by Malor on May 4, 2012 - 78 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

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

More than a death notice

My post, 'Beyond the Pyramids, The Square,' is not just an obituary. [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Feb 7, 2011 - 72 comments

A sobering pony request

A little note on the profiles of MeFites who are deceased? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 6, 2011 - 24 comments

Concerning my Mark Madoff obituary post

Concerning my Mark Madoff obituary post. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 11, 2010 - 248 comments

Horse Glue Factory: Frist Post versus Meaty Post

I hate to get sidetracked but I find it interesting that there will always be two sides when it comes to this issue of how one should post on this site. Link heavy or light? Get the info out there quickly so discussion can occur, or wait and find as many links as possible and provide more for the posting. We should always be striving for the latter. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jul 13, 2010 - 90 comments

A post-mortem profile of Mike Penner/Christine Daniels.

A followup of sorts to this FPP.
posted by availablelight on Apr 13, 2010 - 25 comments

FPP Follow-Up: Zelda Passed Today

Update to this FPP: sadly enough, Zelda passed today.
posted by MikeHarris on Jan 27, 2010 - 1 comment

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

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

Celebrity Dead Pool.

A lot of discussion has been had lately on obituary threads and more specifically on how crappy the initial post(s) of well known people are as posters try to take advantage of Metafilter's usual first post stays policy. Several people have proposed that Metafilter run a vetting system for obit posts or take other actions to reduce the need for multiple post deletions along with their attendant comments. One suggestion was for users to maintain a prewritten obituary pool for famous people similar to those used by news services. I've set up a proof of concept on the wiki here. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jul 22, 2009 - 60 comments

Vaya con Dios, Lu.

My friend Soulbee has left us. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Nov 22, 2008 - 296 comments

Is this something I'd have to have a Metafilter account to know about?

Users commenting just to say they haven't heard of the topic of discussion is 100% noise and garbage. [more inside]
posted by potch on Jan 23, 2008 - 83 comments

Dead Ken Lay?

"I wanna see the body," wrote a commenter at Metafilter.com. Another simply wrote, "$."...

July 2000, meet July 2006: "I want a coroner's report, pictures, and a DNA test of the body," wrote one commenter at Metafilter.com.


'John Brown's Ken Lay's body lies a-mouldering in the grave, But his soul goes marching on...'
Many commented, few were quoted. Ah, the fickle fifteen minutes of anonymous fame.....
posted by y2karl on Jul 10, 2006 - 45 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

Obituary

An active MeFi member, poopy, has passed away.
posted by Zurishaddai on Apr 14, 2005 - 341 comments

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