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04-08-2009, 12:31 AM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York
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How long has the owner been away? Maybe s/he is ill and no one knows it?
An online friend of mine had a site she'd ran for years. The site had an active community going on both the forum and the blog. Over a two year period my friend began to spend less and less time at her site.
I noticed she'd been away much longer than usual. I asked her if everything was OK, and it turns out, it wasn't. She had cervical cancer. She went in for an operation and the doctor botched things up. She died from complications shortly afterward.
No one even knew until her daughter sent out an email to all of her mom's friends to let them know she'd passed away.
awwww that is sad. That's the problem with the web. Although many people can learn to become friends from afar, when certain things happen like accidents, it takes a long time for everyone to find out...if ever!
For example, I go to a lot of web forums and have accounts, but none of my friends are even into computers, so none of them know anything remotely close to the websites that I visit, including this one. If something were to happen to me, not a single person on those websites would know anything about what happened...
everyone would just assume I stopped coming and that's it...
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