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Holy Ghost wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am
I am saddened to hear about this. Although some of his posts with serial quotes and citations were TL;DR for my level of interest in a given topic, those about topics that I have sufficient interest in to read through always enlightened me with facts I did not know before that. It would be not only a fitting tribute to grindael, but also a handy resource if in the hall of fame, pinned threads one is created to collect all of grindael's well-cited posts.
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What a loss.
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This is sad news. I can only say with the rest of you, sorry and he will be missed. I hope his work will not be lost or ended by his premature passing.

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Wow - that's heartbreaking news to see and a shock. I obviously did not know him beyond here, but he was gracious to take a lot of time replying with sources and was an incredibly talented historian and was clearly loved and respected on here. A huge loss and just sad to see.

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Kishkumen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:11 am
Holy Ghost wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am
I am saddened to hear about this. Although some of his posts with serial quotes and citations were TL;DR for my level of interest in a given topic, those about topics that I have sufficient interest in to read through always enlightened me with facts I did not know before that. It would be not only a fitting tribute to grindael, but also a handy resource if in the hall of fame, pinned threads one is created to collect all of grindael's well-cited posts.
I second that motion.
I third that motion........his materials should be easy to access, at the very least we can do to honor his memory.
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Kishkumen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:00 am
Jersey Girl wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:44 pm
I think my heart just broke.
It is very sad, Jersey. I am sorry for your loss. For my loss. For our loss.

I am very concerned for his family.
This was the third sad thing I came to see involving the board that was one thing too many yesterday and I just went to tears.

I am just going to say this regarding the family since what I saw on Facebook was a public post. There was a fundraiser that was apparently open for only a short few days and is now closed. Do you think we could do that for them? If you or someone else who knows better than I how to set one up, I will publicize it here in all forums and contribute.

Someone do it, please. I think from what I read it would be important. I think there is something called Venmo where unlike GFM, all monies raised go to the recipient.
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Kishkumen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:11 am
Holy Ghost wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am
I am saddened to hear about this. Although some of his posts with serial quotes and citations were TL;DR for my level of interest in a given topic, those about topics that I have sufficient interest in to read through always enlightened me with facts I did not know before that. It would be not only a fitting tribute to grindael, but also a handy resource if in the hall of fame, pinned threads one is created to collect all of grindael's well-cited posts.
I second that motion.
I think someone would need to arrange a back up copy of his contributions given the current board situation. There could come a day where none of our current posts transfer.

ETA: I can collect a set of links to his work from Paradise Forum.
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I would absolutely love it if his work here was stickied. It’s too valuable to just disappear into the ether.

Not gonna lie, I’m bummed.

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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:17 pm

This was the third sad thing I came to see involving the board that was one thing too many yesterday and I just went to tears.

I am just going to say this regarding the family since what I saw on Facebook was a public post. There was a fundraiser that was apparently open for only a short few days and is now closed. Do you think we could do that for them? If you or someone else who knows better than I how to set one up, I will publicize it here in all forums and contribute.

Someone do it, please. I think from what I read it would be important. I think there is something called Venmo where unlike GFM, all monies raised go to the recipient.
I second this motion!!
I did share the fundraiser, but by the time people in my part of the world started to respond, it closed.
To my understanding they have been in a pretty bad financial situation without insurance etc, and his wife is now left with a lot of bills to pay.

I for one would like to see that fundraiser cascade!
Anyone here in contact with his wife?

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All I know about GFM is that it keeps a percentage of the proceeds. I'm just putting that out there. This forum has been generous in the past for various causes and concerns.

If you look at most of the replies on this thread we are all expressing gratitude and appreciation for what he gave to us. I strongly feel that in this case, we should give something back in support of his family.

I think it's the very least we can do as a community to relieve the family of additional burden when they're already carrying the full weight of deep loss and grief.
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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:27 pm
I would absolutely love it if his work here was stickied. It’s too valuable to just disappear into the ether.

Not gonna lie, I’m bummed.

- Doc
I am certain that I can collect up his work in Paradise on my own but since he posted primarily in Terrestrial, if one or more posters would take that on, maybe each take a year's worth of posts/threads at a time, I think it's completely do-able.

I know he sometimes started threads and other times, he'd come into a thread to answer questions at length. Maybe just snatch all of it up and post the links to the applicable threads?
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:27 pm
I would absolutely love it if his work here was stickied. It’s too valuable to just disappear into the ether.

Not gonna lie, I’m bummed.

- Doc
I am certain that I can collect up his work in Paradise on my own but since he posted primarily in Terrestrial, if one or more posters would take that on, maybe each take a year's worth of posts/threads at a time, I think it's completely do-able.

I know he sometimes started threads and other times, he'd come into a thread to answer questions at length. Maybe just snatch all of it up and post the links to the applicable threads?
We need a rule. Mentalgymnast should NOT be allowed to post on any thread where Grindael’s posts are celebrated. Mentalgymnast’s inexcusable harassment over multiple years is the reason Grindeal stopped posting here as much as he had previously.

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Most High wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:36 pm

I second this motion!!
I did share the fundraiser, but by the time people in my part of the world started to respond, it closed.
To my understanding they have been in a pretty bad financial situation without insurance etc, and his wife is now left with a lot of bills to pay.

I for one would like to see that fundraiser cascade!
Anyone here in contact with his wife?
I am not in contact but if she could see fit to open that back up, we'd be good to go so long as someone could thoughtfully suggest it to her.
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Lemmie wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:47 pm

We need a rule. Mentalgymnast should NOT be allowed to post on any thread where Grindael’s posts are celebrated. Mentalgymnast’s inexcusable harassment over multiple years is the reason Grindeal stopped posting here as much as he had previously.
If the board's functioning isn't too messed up, volunteers could send the links to Shades and when he's done posting them, he can lock the thread to prevent additional posts. :-)

I agree with all you said there, by the way. His contributions should be protected.
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Lemmie wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:47 pm

We need a rule. Mentalgymnast should NOT be allowed to post on any thread where Grindael’s posts are celebrated. Mentalgymnast’s inexcusable harassment over multiple years is the reason Grindeal stopped posting here as much as he had previously.
If the board's functioning isn't too messed up, volunteers could send the links to Shades and when he's done posting them, he can lock the thread to prevent additional posts. :-)

I agree with all you said there, by the way. His contributions should be protected.
Excellent idea, I didn’t know that could be done. I’ll start collecting my favorites.

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Depends on whether or not Shades still has the ability to lock threads.
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Rest in peace, Grindael. I will miss you.
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Depends on whether or not Shades still has the ability to lock threads.
Good point, and others may want to contribute with their memories of our dear, dear friend.

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For what it's worth, any "post collecting" that happens for Grindaels posts or any other posts, I highly recommend keeping offline copies available, as I'm not optimistic about saving the database of this site at this time.
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Gadianton wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:21 pm
For what it's worth, any "post collecting" that happens for Grindaels posts or any other posts, I highly recommend keeping offline copies available, as I'm not optimistic about saving the database of this site at this time.
What is it going to take to fix this board? Shades can’t do it all. What is needed?

Also, I will look into the fundraising issue.
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Gadianton wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:21 pm
For what it's worth, any "post collecting" that happens for Grindaels posts or any other posts, I highly recommend keeping offline copies available, as I'm not optimistic about saving the database of this site at this time.
Yes I mentioned keeping back up copies for just that reason.
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