In Memoriam #2: In Memoriam Tab

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-23-2020 02:23 AM 595 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK a bit of a sensitive issue here.

I am fully aware I may become banned as a result, but its worth a try.


Within the LJs website there are a series of tab directing you to all sorts of topics.

In particular the Jocks Tab has a sub tab called In Memoriam

Which from what I understand is for recognising LJs that other members want to have remembered after they have become deceased.

the text below the Tab heading reads (if you cannot see it clearly)
In honor of our fellow LumberJocks who have passed on. We are missing you.
(Feel free to post condolences and tributes as comments on their profile page)

But it doesn’t allow a post to the In Memoriam tab

I have on my behalf and at the request of other LJs been asked numerous times to have members posted there as a sign of respect.

Sadly I have not been able to do so.

So what I am suggesting is that Real members of LJ s be able to do so (meaning post deceased menbers to the In Memoriam tab) and that the posting is supported by the mediators and/or 2 or 3 other real LJs for validation.

What say you all to this suggestion?

-- Regards Rob

6 comments so far

View sras's profile


5865 posts in 4135 days

#1 posted 12-23-2020 02:30 AM

I might suggest that a thread be set up in the Forums section. Maybe the Coffee Lounge area?

If you want to put in the effort, the introductory post could be updated with new names and links to their LJ home pages…

Just some thoughts

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View EarlS's profile


4292 posts in 3354 days

#2 posted 12-23-2020 03:36 AM

Have you asked Cricket about it? She is the Site Admin and should be able to help.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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4426 posts in 4115 days

#3 posted 12-23-2020 03:54 AM

Hardly a bannable offense to ask. I’ve seen where some people have disappeared without a trace but are not memorialized there. Li’l Red Welding Rod is one example. He hasn’t posted on here in years.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Mark Wilson

2914 posts in 2069 days

#4 posted 12-23-2020 09:08 AM

Rob, there’s nothing about your bringing this up that should in any way banish you from the kingdom. Your thoughtfulness in this matter marks you as a fine and decent chap, and a gentle human. I’m proud to know such as you.

I, for one, am reminded of two dearly missed Buddies. When I think of them, I’m comforted in the fact that those of us who knew them memorialized them in our own way, amongst ourselves, sometimes through a Forum post, sometimes through PMs.

We rub shoulders (and, sometimes, stick sharp elbows) with some pretty remarkable and memorable people, here. I’m honored to be acquainted with so many of you. Which gives me an idea for a new Forum Topic. An “Attend Your Own Memorial Topic,” if you will. Let’s let our Beloved Buddies know what we think of them (we’re used to that), while they can hear what we have to say. rather than, or, in addition to, eulogizing them after they’ve gone. Hmmm?

I do this frequently with my sisters. I say, “I’m gonna miss you when you’re gone. At first.

On a more pithy note: I say frequently, to strangers I’ve just met, “I’m glad you decided to join us. The place wouldn’t be the same without you.”

In closing, I don’t think I’ve ever even tried to open the “In Memoriam” tab. Never really felt the need to. I will, now.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 12-24-2020 03:01 PM

I think if Cricket hears of this “problem”... I’m sure she will make sure a picture of the deceased LJ, and name will be posted. If the parodical of letting Cricket know of a passing, I’m game for that

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-24-2020 09:09 PM

It possibly may never happen see LJ Dingle for example

-- Regards Rob

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