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Honoring NES PC author Hatsuli Answered

Eric's post telling us of ibler Hatsuli was recently bumped.  Hatsuli joined on the 12th of February, and posted his instructable on the same day.  I think as a community we should find some sort of way to honor him at this time every year.  It could be an honorary contest of sorts, a way to raise money for cancer research, or whatever.  Any and all ideas are welcome, but I think we should honor him in some way!  Thoughts?


Even though the nes pc was all he contributed, he was very well know, and deserves a memorial. Hatsuli will always be with us, but he will never post another 'ible. a small thread is just not enough. We will not relegate his memorial to a single day, but rather, remember him always.
RIP, hatsuli.

It may sound heartless, but his contribution to the site was relatively small.

Instead of a contest specific to Hatsuli's memory, perhaps it would be better to have a general memorial to all those contributing members we have lost; with the growing numbers we have, there must be one or two a year.
Maybe one of the admins could create a forum topic listing departed members, but locked against comment.

The problem is though, with so many inactive members, it'd be hard to know who is the deceased, and who just got bored with the site.


We'd probably need to rely on third-party messages.

(Hopefully, come the day, at least one of the boys will still be members and able to let y'all know I'd shuffled off this mortal coil.)

(Yes, hopefully. It'd be a shame if we had to assume when you died.)

You can just assume I killed him. Take the guesswork out of it. ;)

YAY! No guessing! Less work for me.
(How log should we wait to safely assume you killed him? A few days? A week?)

I think we can assume she'd brag about it.

We have no idea where she lives with any more accuracy than "America", but I bet she knows where I live to within a town or two (not a hard hing o find out, if you browse my posts).  She could sneak over, pop me off, then safely brag about it from behind the interwebs.

I'm assuming that you've been killed, and your account has been covertly commandeered.

 I'm assuming that it was kitewife, and this is her covert attempt to tie up the loose ends.

Also explaining why I'm so secret about my TRUE identity! Muahahahaha!

 <She lives in the south, somewhere near a popcorn farm>

Well, I only know one thing. You were alive at least four minutes ago.


(This topic's resurrection has inspired a new blog post)

The NES PC is pretty much all they contributed, I think Eric's topic is plenty. You could bump it every year?


>>The NES PC is pretty much all they contributed.

A damn sight better than coming in and scolding people every time someone posts a topic attempting to honor the dead.

She wasn't complaining about topics honouring the dead, she was complaining about some of the numpty comments posted on those topics.

That and pms I've received from a certain member chastising me and everyone else for posting sympathetic messages that couldn't possibly be heartfelt. I'm equally for something commemorating the one member or all of the fallen ones, I'm just tired of being and seeing others told when we should feel or express emotion. 

My comment was not much different to yours, the use of "every" and "scolding" is not at all justified.


I think, maybe, this is a sub-topic best dropped.

 Quite the contrary.  The importance of death is a debate topic that is rarely seen, and I would like to see this one through.  I'm not saying to the point of fisticuffs, but it has some controversy that is usually unexplored (mainly because a large portion of the population shares the same idea).

I just meant this particular line of the discussion, hence my use of the phrase sub-topic.

 The importance of death is a subtopic in the Honoring Hatsuli topic, hence my confusion.  

I'm referring not only to this thread but also past history with similar ones - including one Kiteman himself authored. And I'm not in the slightest hesitant to differ in opinion from Kiteman. 

The only person doing any scolding is you. I don't see that a reasonable opinion is invalidated because 1) you don't like it/me 2) it relates to someone who is dead.
Unless you think I have been unreasonable, in which case please educate me as to how.


 <mixes junior mints into popcorn, and eats furiously in anticipation>

Actually, I could quite easily show the contrary and provide examples of *your* scolding, but in the interest of the peace of the fora, I refrain. This has nothing to do with an imagined personal conflict, nor some over sensitive taboo against saying anything in the slightest negative about the dead.

 I have to say, with everything that is going on, I happen to be quite indifferent on this situation.  

I don't really feel for the dead.  I just don't.  In fact, when my grandparents died (within two days of each other), I went to their funeral because it was in Oregon, and I wanted to hit up Powell's books, shop without tax, and I've always wanted to go to an open casket funeral (they look pasty and they over stuffed their cheeks).

At the same time, I don't want to sound heartless saying his death doesn't matter, and that he shouldn't be mourned (even though I've never really understood it).  If you feel like there should be a memorial, then by all means, create one.  I don't really know what you could do that would be any different than a forum topic, but if you can think of something, you should give it a go. 

I think a contest or donating money to cancer research would be a great idea.