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For the various threads that get generated as forum members pass away, this would prevent them from being buried in the General Forum as time passes.

The moderation team would move these into this section to keep them together - and to make them readily available for those that may come back to the forum months and years later.
 

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For the various threads that get generated as forum members pass away, this would prevent them from being buried in the General Forum as time passes.

The moderation team would move these into this section to keep them together - and to make them readily available for those that may come back to the forum months and years later.
Very Thoughtful, I like it.
 

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I think it's a great idea. Now let's see which moderator shoots it down.
 
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Two announcements within 48 hours.

:cry:

My suggestion would include editing the post title, if not included by the original poster, to add the decedent's forum handle/name.

Again, thanks for the consideration.
 

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Are you speaking because of Roadrunner 1800 (Allen) recent death???

This would be good idea to look back, at many of the wonderful post, many of our fallen Bro's created....

{I'm assuming this is what you mean! Correct??}

Ronnie
 

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If you could explain a bit further what this would look like and how it would function we can begin to bring it forward to see if the community is interested in participating in this new section as well.

-Gerrit
 

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I think what we're talking about is someplace we can post the passing of a board member;
board name, real name, where they're from, etc.
But I DON'T think we want to clutter it up with 7 pages of "He was a great guy" "RIP from Ohio"
Just some place where you can check when you think "wonder whatever became of XXX?"
Right?
 

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I think what we're talking about is someplace we can post the passing of a board member;
board name, real name, where they're from, etc.
But I DON'T think we want to clutter it up with 7 pages of "He was a great guy" "RIP from Ohio"
Just some place where you can check when you think "wonder whatever became of XXX?"
Right?
I think people would like to post condolences in the threads. But I'd see it as one thread per person and no posts like "Whatever happened to so-and-so." Consistent subject lines would also be nice.

This forum would probably be a PIA to moderate. :shrug:
 

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I think people would like to post condolences in the threads. But I'd see it as one thread per person and no posts like "Whatever happened to so-and-so." Consistent subject lines would also be nice.

This forum would probably be a PIA to moderate. :shrug:

:agree:
 

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I think people would like to post condolences in the threads. But I'd see it as one thread per person and no posts like "Whatever happened to so-and-so." Consistent subject lines would also be nice.

This forum would probably be a PIA to moderate. :shrug:
It needs to be actively policed, but no more so than any other section of this forum. A single sticky post that clearly defines what the purpose of the section is for is vital for those to understand the meaning of the section.

Many forums out there - especially long-lasting ones - are a community for those that have participated in them. The threads that pop up periodically on the General Forum announcing someone is ill...they don't go there.

The threads we have (and there are many...) of those that have departed - those are the ones that get transferred to this area.

Now, if this is a problem that the 'local' moderation team wouldn't have access to doing this, and it could only be done by a VS administrator, that fact may obviate the request.

EDIT: Examples: The two most recent:

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/455321-roadrunner1800-has-passed.html

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/455391-dan-sherman.html

Now, when was the one *before* this?

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/452449-funeral-pics-tbeck.html

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/451857-update.html

Twenty pages back.

This readily demonstrates the issue. If someone from years ago got back to this forum (and only used this forum, not FB or others to communicate...) they might not know about any of these long-time forum members passing.
 

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It needs to be actively policed, but no more so than any other section of this forum. A single sticky post that clearly defines what the purpose of the section is for is vital for those to understand the meaning of the section.

Many forums out there - especially long-lasting ones - are a community for those that have participated in them. The threads that pop up periodically on the General Forum announcing someone is ill...they don't go there.

The threads we have (and there are many...) of those that have departed - those are the ones that get transferred to this area.

Now, if this is a problem that the 'local' moderation team wouldn't have access to doing this, and it could only be done by a VS administrator, that fact may obviate the request.

EDIT: Examples: The two most recent:

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/455321-roadrunner1800-has-passed.html

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/455391-dan-sherman.html

Now, when was the one *before* this?

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/452449-funeral-pics-tbeck.html

https://gl1800riders.com/forums/4-general-mc-message-board/451857-update.html

Twenty pages back.

This readily demonstrates the issue. If someone from years ago got back to this forum (and only used this forum, not FB or others to communicate...) they might not know about any of these long-time forum members passing.
https://gl1800riders.com/forums/233-memoriam/
Populated with examples given

-Gerrit
 

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The thread "Update" is a perfect example of what I was talking about - having descriptive subject lines. It should AT LEAST say "Tbeck - Update"

It might be a pain initially to clean it up but easier to keep up with as time goes by.
 

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The thread "Update" is a perfect example of what I was talking about - having descriptive subject lines. It should AT LEAST say "Tbeck - Update"

It might be a pain initially to clean it up but easier to keep up with as time goes by.
Moderators have the ability to edit titles, I believe. Thus the movement of the post would also trigger an edit to the title as appropriate.

Thanks for implementing this.
 
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