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Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by adjustablejohnsons, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,030

    Hemi Joel
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Each year about one percent will pass away. There are 93,000 members on the HAMB. That is a huge number of names each year. Most of those who pass will go un-noticed by the group.
     
  2. Just got slammed in the heart, C9. Didn't know. He helped me.
    God help all of us in our times of need and rest.
     
  3. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    nutajunka

    Dying sucks! Let's all just pray they are in a better place...;)
     
  4. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil
    Member

    I think it sounds like a good idea as well. RIP HAMB'ers.
     
  5. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,462

    Tman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    We lost Joplin (Jerry) and Weekender (Tommy McCray) a few years back. Many will remember their Henry Js at the first HAMB drags.
     
  6. I think Joplin was the first to kind of "Hit home".
    I've been part of this board since 1998 & I never would have guessed we would some day be facing (and feeling) the loss of anyone involved.
    It boggles the mind, really.
     
  7. HI to all! this is Deb-C9's fav. 2nd. daughter.:) Anyhow Sweetie (a.k.a. mom) and I think this would be a great idea 2 have memorial 4 all that we have lost. btw first weekend in May we have a Fun-Run here, we're taking the 32 out w/ ashes for Daddy's last ride or I guess it would be better to say He will always be cruisin Rte. 66, gotta go , still flowin' tears, I will visit again soon.
     
  8. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,877

    Frankie47
    Member
    from omaha ne.

    At my VFW we have a dry erase board by the door that says Sick Call and our friends are listed there.
     
  9. BAD ROD
    Joined: Dec 16, 2004
    Posts: 1,535

    BAD ROD
    Member

    A formal listing of those who have died seems a little macabre to me. I think it would get unwieldy and does'nt have a place on the HAMB. I would prefer that we mourn outside of this traditional hot rod site.

    Mike
     
  10. Ashcraft
    Joined: Feb 4, 2010
    Posts: 41

    Ashcraft
    Member
    from Colorado

    On another board I belong to, once it is confirmed that a member has passed on, one of the admins changes their title to Member Emeritus.
     
  11. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,768

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    I think I like this... a lot... classy, understated, and respectful.
     
  12. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,308

    Jeff Norwell
    MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    BDRAKE(Bill Drake)
     
  13. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,308

    Jeff Norwell
    MODERATOR
    Staff Member




    I completely agree....A perfect classy header name.
     
  14. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    plym49
    Member
    from Earth

    I vote for this, too. Very classy.
     
  15. Ashcraft
    Joined: Feb 4, 2010
    Posts: 41

    Ashcraft
    Member
    from Colorado

    Actually, I'm one of the admins on the aforementioned board.

    We lost a high profile member in a tragic house fire back in 2004, up in northern Colorado. That's when the tradition was started.

    We always confirm through obits and family before we change it, though. There are some sick people on the net.
     
  16. BigBlockMopar
    Joined: Feb 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,360

    BigBlockMopar
    Member

    "Member Emeritus"


    I was thinking about something like that today when I saw the JohhnyFast RIP-topic go by.
    Perhaps the usertitle could be changed to something more obvious. I'm not certain the term above would be 'clear' enough for everyone (I wouldn't be for me, but maybe because I'm Dutch), it might lead (newer) folks to still give replies to deceased ones in somewhat older topics perhaps.

    Perhaps it would be possible to (also) change the username of a deceased into something with a more obvious sign in front or behind it, like this -> † (alt + t on a Mac.)
     
  17. Its aways a touchy subject, something that has been a big issue not only here but also having been a soldier one always looses mates and the right way to remember a fallen friend can be a great help to we left mourning their passing.
    I seriously like the 'Member Emeritus' like others have said, simple, classy and sums it all up succinctly.
    Keeping all of their info on the site is also a great move. I spent a lot of time talking with C9, he helped me get my 'shit' together and helped me greatly with writing my 'memoirs' of my time in the service and in combat.
    He was a huge help to me and I may even have a book published as a direct result from his constant 'pestering' and 'interfering'.
    Though I must say that the biggest upshot from his help was to get ME right. To get me to work through the issues I had by helping me to wright them down and work through them. Until Jay helped me it came awful close to me being a 'passed HAMBer' as well, his helping hand saved my arse and Christ don't I miss the man. I like that his profile and his posts are still here, I do find myself reading through them from time to time, it helps. Even this supposed tough Ex Special Forces Soldier has a weeping eye when I do, its part of my therapy to get through, to remember.
    Iguess what I'm saying is,
    Keep the profile of lost members,
    Keep there old posts,
    Have them as 'Member Emeritus'.
    Never forget.

    Doc.
     
  18. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    plym49
    Member
    from Earth

    X2. I'd like to think that someday my kids, or their kids, will be able to read some of my posts.
     
  19. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553

    skoh73
    Member

    X3.
    Just because someone is gone, we should not forget the wisdom, knowledge, or humor that they have shared with the rest of us with their posts. I fully support the "Member Emeritus" suggestion for the reasons posted above.
     
  20. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,279

    model.A.keith
    Member


    X 4 Nice mark of respect from Fellow hotrodders, I know we can't dwell on the past and need to 'move on' but it would be a fitting tribute to those that have posted and passed to be remembered in this way.

    my 2c

    Keith
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  21. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,462

    Tman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Dirtroad just passed, you can read his 32 quest on the main board
     
  22. ...doc...
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 755

    ...doc...
    Member
    from Houston

    thank you fuzzface for not forgetting my cousin, HotRodTodd

    this is a great idea, thank you Ryan
     

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