How long would I stay as a member....if I died?

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  1. KoThreads

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    I know it may sound a silly question, but what's made me think this is that I'm dealing with two deaths at the moment. My nephew has just died of cancer and a friend who I found out died suddenly last night.

    Nobody knows that I belong to this forum, or any forum. I have been getting worse over the past 5 years and in all honesty within the next two doubt if I will be here. So what happens to me on this or any forum? Or will I live forever? Same goes with my Steam account. I think my nephew had one as well.
     
  2. MrFraggle

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  3. IronGiant

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    If we find out, deceased members accounts are noted like this:
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  4. rousetafarian

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    Typically what we do is leave the account viewable and add some wording to the avatar in remembrance.

    I can only think of two recent members who have died, GasDad in 2012 and mojogoes in 2016 who's forum friends contributed to the wreath below at his funeral.

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    I'm sorry for your recent losses.
     
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  5. rousetafarian

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    Sorry IG we cross posted.
     
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    @OP sorry for your recent losses.
     
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    I mini missed the memo about these two members, very sad.
    OP I hope you have more than a couple more years with us but you have made me think. I will now leave a note in my will to inform the forums I am members of.
     
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  8. mij

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    Advertising at a funeral, this man will go far ;)
     
  9. rousetafarian

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    FYI, if there is any chance at all that everyone could log out before you ermmm ‘log out’ that would help immensely. Thanks.

    (I’m going to update my next of kin now, just in case I forget)
     
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    Nobody would know if I was gone. I’d just stop posting. I think I prefer that idea. Nobody knows I view these forums.
     
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    I know
     
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    You complete me
     
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    By the way, the AVForums tribute is amazing.
     
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    Sorry about your losses and I hope you have a lot more than a couple of years. I had cancer 3 years ago and I posted about I. Had the treatment failed I would have posted about that too. I'm not sure if my wife would have contacted anyone here had I died but I'm sure people would have guessed when I'd stopped posting.

    Bri
     
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    This thread has prompted me to search for an AVforums member who died in 2009.

    He is still listed as an 'Active Member'...
     
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    :( Can you send me his details by conversation? Thanks.
     
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    Done.
     
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    We would all know because you post regularly.
    If you missed a day I would be worried.
     
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    I’m going to put that to the test, tomorrow. Or some other time in the not too distant future :laugh:
     
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    I’d be talking to myself on the food forum, I’d miss you mate.
     
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    When I die the quality of jokes here will improve!
     
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    I wondered about this question a while back. They are the only forums I really post on (well if you've found the best why bother with others), but not sure it would cross my husbands mind to notify anyone.
     
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    I sometimes wonder how FZR is getting on. (Im sure he is fine, just resting his fingers). :)
     
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    I wonder about IAN P I know he wasn't very well at one point and he hasn't posted since 2013. I'd like to think he's fine and well.

    Bri
     
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    Same with my old moderating friend Rottenfox. He quit moderating a few years back due to ill health and hasn't been seen since. He's been signed into psn but that's not necessarily him. He didn't reply to my messages anyway. Maybe he didnt like me anyway lol.
     
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    I'm 43, hoping to last another 43.
    It's more than likely I would forget that I'm even a member on here if the dreaded Dementia or Alzheimer's gets me first.

    Just can't picture me in a care home, sitting in one of those 'chairs' in a group semi-circle, with a tablet in my hand browsing and posting on AVF!

    Is there a RIP date setting you can set in the future for accounts just in case.. ;)
    Reckon about 2060 should do it thanks chaps... :smashin:
     
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    I've updated my will so that my 'posts' will be given to my next of kin..
     
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    Probably won't be long before we can get an AI bot to scan every post we have ever made, and generate new posts till eternity ;)

    Seriously though, I am sure this is being worked on really hard right now, being able to get your brain into a computer.
    Would be interesting to still be able to speak to someone, or someone's AI clone, after they have passed away.

    100% sure this is coming.... Just when ?
     
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    Be Right Back - Wikipedia
     
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