posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 03:32 AM
I think an online mausoleum for the departed among us would be a good idea. There are some singular thinkers on this website, and this community,
though varied in its politics, and occasionally riven by the differences of opinion between members, is none the less unique. Being a part of it marks
a person as willing to engage with thought processes, and possibilities outside the normal range. Therefore, the people here are worth noting as they
pass in my estimation.
We may not be warfighters one and all, we may not be heros, but each and every one of us, by participation in the day to day activity on this site,
have contributed something to this site in some way, and I believe a tribute thread would be a grand idea, to assist us in remembering those who have
come before us, and so that those who come after us will know of us as more than names mentioned in passing.
In the case of the wisest of the departed, it would be good if when such a member passes, and his or her name added to the roster of the deceased,
thier threads and posts were linked to underneath thier names, so that people get a feel for what passed before.
Sometimes it is better , after all , to live up to an example you never expirienced in the flesh so to speak, than to focus your aims on the example
of the living.