posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 08:00 AM
Pardon any apparent morbidity... that is not the intent with this post.
I have once again had to experience a death in the family. It is seemingly becomimg a skill of mine to have to endure all that comes along with the
death of someone close... yet like other skills that get easier with repetition... each time it comes... it's as if it is my first time experiencing
That said, I have become fond of the obituaries for those important people in my life that have passed. I occasionally go back and read them and it is
a comfort and typically allows for a moment of remembrance of all sorts of memories with that person.
In my time here on ATS I have seen several threads started with the likes of "RIP to ATS Member...". The way I see it, we are a community, if one of
our community members passes away, unless the member has someone in their real lives (other staff/member or otherwise) that knew how passionate
they were, and how much they related to those in this community, then the chance ATS is notified is likely very slim.
I have been a member of this site for several years, made some great e-friends, if I died tomorrow... none of you would probably ever know... but
would you want to?
I wonder how many active members are actually deceased as opposed to just regular inactivity that slipped away from our community?
I realize the majority likely don't tell many people (if at all) that they are an active community/forum member of an Alternative News/Conspiracy
website. I on the other hand wear this on my sleeve.
I now plan to put instructions on how to post a thread of my passing to the BTS Members forum in the event of my untimely death.
My reason is simple... if it were one of you, I'd want to know.
One idea... if family members etc. could easily send notification to staff of a member's passing. ATS Staff could then place the notification
(anything the family/loved ones wrote to be placed in the OP) along with an ATS condolence...maybe a list of the deceased members top 5 most popular
threads, or a link to their posts on their profile...
I don't know... this may be an absolute horrible idea... but personally I'd like to be made aware, and it'd be nice to have a place to go to relive
various ATS memories with the members of our community who have passed