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originally posted by: kosmicjack
This is staggering.
He was a mentor, a rock, an example. He was the best of us. What members can't know is how he held fellow staffers to account, he pushed us always to strive to be our best. For ATS, the ideal. To protect it from the capricious folly of everything the internet can come up with. To be more. To be better. To be shrewd. To be rigorous. But most of all - to have heart, integrity and soul.
He is legendary.
My condolences to his family. Words really can't express my sadness for their tremendous loss.
And to Masqua, my gratitude and vow to do better for ATS.
originally posted by: Crakeur
It is with great sadness that I am posting to inform you all that one of our members, and moderators, Masqua, passed away. For those of you that didn't know him, he was a member of the site for over a decade and, for as long as I've known him, he was also a Super Moderator. He set the standard for moderating here. Level headed, always understanding of members' viewpoints and always even keeled when it came to dealing with site related issues.
Masqua was also an accomplished artist, which is how he and I bonded. While I am not an artist, I work with a lot of them and we spoke, from time to time, about his work and the art scene here in New York. You can see some of his work, as well as learn a bit about the man we knew as Masqua, here
Masqua will be missed by those of us who knew him and, for those of you that didn't, you missed out on knowing a great man.