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Memorial Subforum For Our Deceased Members

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Zwielicht, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    My apologies if this has been posted here before (I did quick search and didn't find any results), but I'm pretty sure most of us would agree that a memorial subforum for our deceased members would be a great idea. The way I envision it is like this:


    1. The deceased member's Black Hat World account is "frozen" and retains the membership status that the deceased member had when they passed away (that way, they don't lose their Jr. VIP/Jr. Executive VIP/Executive VIP status if they had one).
    2. Once their account is "frozen", a moderator could post one last thread in the memorial subforum using the deceased member's account to alert other members of their recent passing.
    3. Black Hat World members could then post about their positive experiences with that particular member.

    As I mentioned in this thread, this could be something nice for the members here to pay their respects to members who have contributed to this forum such as Techxan. I suppose that it could even be a chance for new members to see how our past members have helped and left a lasting impact on the community. Besides, the way I see it, we have a "Shitlist" section, so why not a memorial section?
     
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  2. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Really like this idea of yours.
     
  3. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    It would be a nice honour, especially for those that contributed so much.
     
  4. phatzilla

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    seems depressing
     
  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Think of the hypothetical subforum like the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead); instead of looking at the subforum as a depressing place to grieve, look at it as a place to celebrate and honour our past members. :D
     
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  6. ChanzGrande

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    Seems like it might be a viable idea. I wonder how one might coordinate the learning of deaths and confirmation of such. That does seem a bit morbid now that I think of it.