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danzor
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:10 PM Edited by danzor, 16 February 2014 - 02:11 PM.

It just seems interesting to me, and it would be pretty cool to find out how many of the 580k, have died.

 

EDIT:: TItle too long, question was, Have you guys ever wondered how many accounts on this website are from dead people?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:16 PM Edited by The Odyssey, 16 February 2014 - 02:17 PM.

Yeah, there a few people here who have passed on.

One of the communities longest standing member (GTAFan2001 or something along those lines) unfortunately died at age 27.

Also ODIE, a well known modder and a guy called Kutthroat who had a very untimely and unexpected death.

I'm sure these more that I haven't mentioned.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

Well, there have been a couple I've heard of, but who thinks like that anyway? I think you need to take a trip to see Isiah Friedlander.

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:20 PM

Why would a dead person register an account?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

Eventually (if GTAForums doesn't die off some time) everyone who's a member now will be dead. Imagine a site where half the users are dead. :O

 

But GTAF isn't old enough to have a lot of dead users yet, I reckon. Mostly young people play GTA, and the site's only about 14 years old.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

Didn't someone here commit suicide by riding his bike into the path of a truck?

Or did I imagine reading their obituary here?


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:42 PM Edited by The Odyssey, 16 February 2014 - 03:10 PM.

Didn't someone here commit suicide by riding his bike into the path of a truck?
Or did I imagine reading their obituary here?

Jesus that sounds harsh.

I remember Kutthroat died by getting his neck tangled in an electrical wire or something. Depressing sh*t.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:58 PM

Why would a dead person register an account?

Did you misunderstand the question or was that just a vain attempt at being funny?

 

OT: No, I haven't, and I don't really want to.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

I remember Kutthroat died by getting his neck tangled in an electrical wire. Depressing sh*t.

 

I remember when it was announced he died but I didn't know/remember that he died in that way.

 

Only other I know who's died fairly recently was GTA3Freak-2001 and if memory serves me correct I think he had some sort of disease. People who know him better will be able to confirm or deny this.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

There's no easy way to find out which members are dead except he/she's a mod or have good friends here, even then it's rare case scenario.

But, what will you get knowing about the deceased list of members, if any?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:04 PM

Probably more than we're aware.

 

Which reminds me. We still don't have a memorial wall for the ones that we know of. Shameful.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:29 PM

Only other I know who's died fairly recently was GTA3Freak-2001 and if memory serves me correct I think he had some sort of disease.

It was a disease called 'Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy', as you can see here: http://web.archive.o...howtopic=488523
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

I remember when Odie died

His mods were great...

 

RIP :( 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:16 PM

 

Only other I know who's died fairly recently was GTA3Freak-2001 and if memory serves me correct I think he had some sort of disease.

It was a disease called 'Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy', as you can see here: http://web.archive.o...howtopic=488523

 

 

Thanks. I knew I remembered something about a disease just didn't want to say one in case it was the wrong one.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:24 PM Edited by Panz, 16 February 2014 - 07:24 PM.

Did members here just know some of these guys IRL? Otherwise, how did they find out that the member passed away? I guess you could see their names in the paper, but it's unlikely that you'll just happen across a GTAF member's obituary in the paper who happens to live near you and recognize it and make that connection unless you knew the person well (let alone even knew the member's real name). 

 

It is eery, though. Death is scary. 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:38 PM

Did members here just know some of these guys IRL? Otherwise, how did they find out that the member passed away? I guess you could see their names in the paper, but it's unlikely that you'll just happen across a GTAF member's obituary in the paper who happens to live near you and recognize it and make that connection unless you knew the person well (let alone even knew the member's real name). 

 

It is eery, though. Death is scary. 

 

Well, there's also the possibility of a friend or relative of the deceased that knew they posted here a lot coming by to inform the community of the bad news. 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:42 PM Edited by WinterEdit, 16 February 2014 - 07:42 PM.

Huh.

Just a while ago there was an article about 'when will Facebook have more dead people registered than people that are alive'... this topic made me think of that.

 

More on-topic:

I don't know, however. Sometimes I have thought about it, though, but not here. I've thought about it when browsing through my PS3 Friends List. I have added people years ago and next to some of them, it says 'Last login: 3-5 years ago'. It's kind of depressing, although that's probably not the case in most of them. Maybe they have just quit playing PS3 or have started a new account.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:46 PM

No one on these forums will ever know that I died. Werebot85 will simply disappear...

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:02 PM

What about those old Usenet posts? I wonder what percentage of those posters have since passed on?


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:11 PM

 

Why would a dead person register an account?

Did you misunderstand the question or was that just a vain attempt at being funny?

 

 

No, I read the question literally.  'Accounts on this website from dead people' implies the accounts were registered when they were dead.  Of course, he meant to ask 'owners of accounts who have died'.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:41 PM


One of the communities longest standing member (GTAFan2001 or something along those lines) unfortunately died at age 27.

Also ODIE, a well known modder.

 

Yeah. I remember reading that Odie died from a heart attack and his wife wasn't present to give him his pills. He left behind his son too.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:56 PM

We should all pair up with another member, and regularly tell them about our health (once a month or something). Therefore I can tell my partner that I've got aids or something. If your partner doesn't send you a message, he/she is probably dead.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:26 PM

When a member doesn't visit the site in more than three years, to me that account is dead. It should be deleted and the user name returned to the pool, especially so when that name has never been used to post.
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

When a member doesn't visit the site in more than three years, to me that account is dead. It should be deleted and the user name returned to the pool, especially so when that name has never been used to post.

 

It depends. When people actually die, it is good to see what they have left behind. For example - anyone on these forums can visit Kutthroat's account and pay their respects.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

Deletion after only 3 years? We've recently had a returning member who registered over 10 years ago but didn't start posting until a few days ago. People shouldn't lose their accounts for being inactive, you never know when they'll return. 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:39 PM

I remember Kutthroat died by getting his neck tangled in an electrical wire. Depressing sh*t.

 
I remember when it was announced he died but I didn't know/remember that he died in that way.

If I remember, Kutt was on some heavy medication for depression that caused him to pass out and fall over into a pile of blankets in his closet and he suffocated. Not sure where the electrical wire strangulation story came from. Awesome guy though and forever missed.

Mario is another one that I heard about who allegedly committed suicide. He was in one of the officials, but I forgot which one.
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

We should all pair up with another member, and regularly tell them about our health (once a month or something). Therefore I can tell my partner that I've got aids or something. If your partner doesn't send you a message, he/she is probably dead.

 

What? How would we pick partners anyway? Plus I doubt if I commit suicide that anyone would gove a f*ck here.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Don´t forget to request a custom R.I.P signature before You die. We want to remember You!


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:48 PM

 

We should all pair up with another member, and regularly tell them about our health (once a month or something). Therefore I can tell my partner that I've got aids or something. If your partner doesn't send you a message, he/she is probably dead.

 

1.What?

 

2.How would we pick partners anyway?

 

3. Plus I doubt if I commit suicide that anyone would gove a f*ck here.

 

 

1. :)))))))

 

2. Idk.

 

3. It seems like members of this forum don't forget dead members, like Odie, Kutthroath and GTA3Freak-2001.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:29 AM Edited by The Odyssey, 17 February 2014 - 08:31 AM.

 

 

I remember Kutthroat died by getting his neck tangled in an electrical wire. Depressing sh*t.

 
I remember when it was announced he died but I didn't know/remember that he died in that way.

 

If I remember, Kutt was on some heavy medication for depression that caused him to pass out and fall over into a pile of blankets in his closet and he suffocated. Not sure where the electrical wire strangulation story came from. Awesome guy though and forever missed.

Mario is another one that I heard about who allegedly committed suicide. He was in one of the officials, but I forgot which one.

 

My mistake, I swear I read somewhere that he slipped in his room and got strangled on a cord. 

Still a very untimely death. R.I.P





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