ARRSE Members Gone But Not Forgotten

I have given this thread a bit of thought in the past couple of days. First off, well done Solo Dave, I think that a thread like this is overdue and much needed. Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest.
Whereas some deceased Arrsers left us far too soon, Spike and RTFQ being prominent examples and their passing is mourned we have at the other end of the spectrum people like Swordman. Now nobody lives forever, so sooner or later it's Endex. I reckon that Swordman must have reached about the same age as my father, mid 90s, so that's a damned good run for his money. In such circumstances I find it not so sad that Swordman has gone, I'm glad that he was an Arrser and a very informative one at that. So I think it was the Vikings who did not mourn someones passing, they celebrated and got well shedded, preferring to think about the good times. Probably woke up the next morning wishing they hadn't.
On a final note, having heard of Emsavs untimely death I looked up some of her posts. I just loved the one in which she referred to the then President as "a bell end". Preserving the likes of that in a thread like this is a must. We owe it to them.


Joecivvie,
I thought his posts were knowledgeable and informative- he also could be very funny. I met him twice in hong Kong, with members of his family, I remember him unravelling himself from quite a small car, he was one of the biggest humans:mrgreen:
Great to have a beer with while watching our kids play at the zoo....
Proper gent

I have given this thread a bit of thought in the past couple of days. First off, well done Solo Dave, I think that a thread like this is overdue and much needed. Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest.
Whereas some deceased Arrsers left us far too soon, Spike and RTFQ being prominent examples and their passing is mourned we have at the other end of the spectrum people like Swordman. Now nobody lives forever, so sooner or later it's Endex. I reckon that Swordman must have reached about the same age as my father, mid 90s, so that's a damned good run for his money. In such circumstances I find it not so sad that Swordman has gone, I'm glad that he was an Arrser and a very informative one at that. So I think it was the Vikings who did not mourn someones passing, they celebrated and got well shedded, preferring to think about the good times. Probably woke up the next morning wishing they hadn't.
On a final note, having heard of Emsavs untimely death I looked up some of her posts. I just loved the one in which she referred to the then President as "a bell end". Preserving the likes of that in a thread like this is a must. We owe it to them.



Also "King of the Burpas". Others knew him personally, but from what I remember he was a reporter and columnist for Private Eye. Not sure of the circumstances of his passing, only that he went too soon. :-(

OK, so put some links up or some references then!!!
 

StBob072

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OK, so put some links up or some references then!!!

Blimey, there's no need to be so bossy.

It was referenced quite recently, but I can't remember who provided the information.

Anyone else help please?
 

Joker62

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Before this thread gets too far developed, may I suggest that demised Arrsers be consigned to individual threads in a Faded Arrsers' forum? Putting them all in a single thread is going to cause confusion and cross-posting that'll lead to hard work should a mod ever decide to tidy up the thread.

I dont know whether its feasible but it would be good if such a forum could be "watched" so that new threads (not just new posts) could be notified.
 

ches

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As an aside, most of the RTFQ thread links are 404s cos IIRC they never came across when we got our new forum malarkey thing the gaffers sorted for us peons a while ago.
 
As an aside, most of the RTFQ thread links are 404s cos IIRC they never came across when we got our new forum malarkey thing the gaffers sorted for us peons a while ago.

The ones I have put into his post on this thread all work, I think.
 
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I think a better idea would be to designate a corner of arrsepedia to them.
Don’t really know whether that’s feasible or not though as I’m not really sure how it works.
 
Is it possible to put a RIP banner on their avatars so that any newcomers/unaware reading old threads don't expect any response?

Seen similar on another forum.
 

Auld-Yin

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Is it possible to put a RIP banner on their avatars so that any newcomers/unaware reading old threads don't expect any response?

Seen similar on another forum.
If it is genuine and clearly so then Bad CO puts up an RIP tag. He has to be informed though and it has to be pukka, none of the fake illness/death that some Arrsers think hilarious.
 
Seaweed

Lt Cdr (Retd) Robert Griffiths, a stalwart of ARRSE / Rum Ration and an avid supporter of all things Dark Blue.

Seaweed had served his country as a Naval Officer of 50s / 60s vintage (serving on HMS Newfoundland in the mid-late 50s) and was a stalwart of the Book Reviews area of the site. Indeed, upon his recommendation I bought the book "Heaven High, Ocean Deep". I e-jousted with him often, on the 'Matelots vs Crabs' front mainly, and his posts were always authoritative, well-informed, and knowledgeable.



Many warm tributes have been paid to him on ARRSE and RR, the best I have read came from BratMedic:

RIP Seaweed

Wrap me up in me oilskin and jumper
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates
I'm taking a trip, mates
And I'll see you one day in Fiddler's Green



His signatures from Rum Ration:
Edmund Burke: 'Wars may be deferred .. but they cannot be wholly avoided .. to purchase present quiet, at the price of future security, is .. a cowardice of the most base and degrading nature."
Nelson: "You should hate a Frenchman as you do the devil".
 
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Sluggy

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AKA Dale the Snail, amongst others. Arguably the hallowed ‘Queen Bee’ of ARRSE. Mistress of the cutting put down, the acerbic comment, the witty remark. The Queen of death threats, Haribo and general humour.

Dale (aka Ange Barber) left us in Nov 19, after a short (big C) related illness. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ang in real life but her presence all across ARRSE was larger than life and strewn with threats of facial damage with fruit knives. Now reunited with her Spaniel Pip, she is probably carting about The Afterlife smerking tabs, eating Haribo and clacking rose wine.

A good friend to lots of us on ARRSE. Taken from us, far, far too early.

https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/sluggy-beats-us-all.296423/

https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/sluggys-funeral.296489/



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