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Simon

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A link to the memorial page for Erin, displayed when the Ship was dressed for her funeral today.

http://shipoffools.com/erin.html

[ 11. May 2011, 16:52: Message edited by: Spike ]

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Thanks, Simon. I still have that page open and was going to save it, but of course I would lose it in a computer meltdown sooner or later ...
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It's good to finally see the face of the person who was (and remains) such a guiding influence on these boards.
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Thanks, Simon. I was unexpectedly free to pray at the right time, and so appreciated having the page there as part of the prayer.

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quote:
Originally posted by Simon:
A link to the memorial page for Erin, displayed when the Ship was dressed for her funeral today.

http://shipoffools.com/erin.html

Please Mr Editor Sir:

Could you pin this photo page to Limbo when, in the course of time, the Erin Board is shut down?

Thanks

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I was just wondering whether there might be a sort of memorial gallery somewhere. I don't think we have a photo of Miss Molly, but we do have pictures of most of the other shipmates who have died, I think. It could be a way of commemorating them - perhaps with a brief biog but comments turned off, which might also be a useful explanation for shipmates who join subsequently and don't know who older members are referring to.

Anyway, just an idea, but ISTM it would be nice for people to be able to pop in to a commemorative area now and again, especially when some of the deceased have played such a major part during their time on the boards.

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I'm sure I remember seeing a photo of Miss Molly at some point.

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Thank you, Simon.

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I have saved that picture. It has made me shed a tear, and anyone who knows me will know that is an event.
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I saved it too. I can see why she might not have posted it (besides the nutters, I mean)--looks way too nice to rip huge chunks of flesh out of a troll's behind. [Snigger]

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Thank you so much.

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Simon

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Thanks for the idea, Ariel... it's a good one. A separate Memorial board might be a good way to do this, with threads containing photos and tributes for shipmates who have died. Having a single place on the Ship where we can gather them together would be really valuable, I think.

PeteC, I'll make sure the page is always accessible, in some form or other.

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A memorial page should also include shipmates whose death has come to our notice, not just the Great and the Glitterati. I can think of two or three who might be missed by a smaller subset of people, but whose lives deserve some commemoration.
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Erin looked just like I pictured her. Thank you Simon.

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molopata

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quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
quote:
Originally posted by Simon:
A link to the memorial page for Erin, displayed when the Ship was dressed for her funeral today.

http://shipoffools.com/erin.html

Please Mr Editor Sir:

Could you pin this photo page to Limbo when, in the course of time, the Erin Board is shut down?

Thanks

quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
A memorial page should also include shipmates whose death has come to our notice, not just the Great and the Glitterati. I can think of two or three who might be missed by a smaller subset of people, but whose lives deserve some commemoration.

As a founding mother or the Ship's Boards, maybe one of the boards should be retained in her name (maybe even this one) and put to particularly Erinesque use e.g. (off the top of my head) chewing up and planking trolls who get ejected from Hell? Equally, it could be some kind of memorial forum for deceased shipmates as PeteC suggests.

Whatever, all great institutions honour their most distinguished personalities by naming some edifice after them. Surely Erin merits such a privilege on the Ship.
But maybe this has all been said elsewhere.

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Ariel
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Thank you Simon!

quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
A memorial page should also include shipmates whose death has come to our notice, not just the Great and the Glitterati. I can think of two or three who might be missed by a smaller subset of people, but whose lives deserve some commemoration.

If they were shipmates, and we are told of their death, then they should have a place in a Ship's memorial gallery/page/board whatever their post count. There can be a lot of untold stories sometimes.

(I'd hate to think that post count would be a criterion for admission into the Hall of the Dead.)

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I think a memorial board is a good idea. Stoo and I also wondered about an annual memorial service (like the one in the cafe yesterday) for shipmates that have died, both the ones we know about, and those that we don't.

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quote:
Originally posted by Simon:
Thanks for the idea, Ariel... it's a good one. A separate Memorial board might be a good way to do this, with threads containing photos and tributes for shipmates who have died. Having a single place on the Ship where we can gather them together would be really valuable, I think.

Sort of a virtual columbarium...

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Robert Armin

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I liki the idea of an annual memorial service, and I will try to get Java fixed on my PC so I can ber present in future. All Saints seems the obvious time for this Anglican, but maybe the feat day of St Simeon, patron saint of the Ship, would be more apporpriate.

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Simon

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I like that, Robert. We've always been a bit stuck for what to do with St Simeon's Day. It's 21 July.

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Thats a good idea.

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Robert Armin

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Since posting last I've been rereading Calling Erin to Hell. It did me a power of good, and I would recommend it to other Shipmates (but there are 16 pages, so it will take a while). Not only is it very funny, with wonderful contributions by a whole range of people, but it was bracing to be reminded of Erin as she really was - not sweet and loved by all, but sharp, cutting and invigorating. How she will be missed.....

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I just read it myself. Wow -- seems a long time ago, circa pre-JohnBoot. I had forgotten it was the famous "retard" thread, too, and I loved the references to "taking offense in the style of...", etc. What fun, and it looks like it raised a good bit of money, too.

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I wish I had the computer skills to compile a map showing everywhere that prayers or meets took place in Erin's memory.

I think it would be amazing.

Moo

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
I wish I had the computer skills to compile a map showing everywhere that prayers or meets took place in Erin's memory.

I think it would be amazing.

Moo

I'm just looking at a thing on Google maps that might allow it. But my techy skills aren't great either..!

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There is already a swamp lights map up - don't know if the ideas could be combined ?

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quote:
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There is already a swamp lights map up - don't know if the ideas could be combined ?

Well that shows how much attention I was paying, before I started my own Swamp Lights map!

I see it now! Thanks ecumaniac.

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It would be great if we could have a global map with glowing lights on it for the swamp lights and little boats or crosses for the meets and prayer services held. Way beyond anything I could do, but I can dream....

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quote:
Originally posted by Viola:
quote:
Originally posted by Think²:
There is already a swamp lights map up - don't know if the ideas could be combined ?

Well that shows how much attention I was paying, before I started my own Swamp Lights map!

I see it now! Thanks ecumaniac.

It's publicly editable. I just haven't had time this weekend to update it myself.

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Neither of the maps posted on the Swamp Lights thread seem to be working for the hoi polloi. Perhaps a separate thread for the maps should be started so all this techie discussion doesn't derail things?
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One of our English Shipmates, a friend of ours, posted her photo on Facebook. I saw it yesterday. Good to see it here too.

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Thank you, Simon. A fitting tribute. And thanks for giving us the ability to see the page.

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Thank you, Simon.

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I have put up a largely working map using Googlemaps.

However if a final map is wanted I would actually want to do things different. Firstly that map is a cludge, something I knew enough to get it working but it is a simple approach and I have used fixes so anyone else editing it may struggle with things like the candle votive.

Secondly it relies on Google storing the data, now Google aren't likely to disappear over night but I am cautious over having the data editable by anyone over the long term.

I am not a google map expert, this is close to the limit of my knowledge, it would need someone who is familiar with the Google api which would allow us to store the base knowledge and to plot it on Google maps.

The first stage is to get a copy of the data off that site and to put it somewhere safe.

Jengie

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Jengie,
That is amazing.

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Thank you so much for posting her photo.

But I expected her to look more like an alligator for some reason.

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There have been some comments referencing Erin chomping on various Persons in Heaven and I had a different mental image so I put together this image; obviously YMMV.

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I've only just discovered this (I'm not as frequent a visitor to the ship as I used to be...)

RIP Erin.

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quote:
Originally posted by St. Punk the Pious:
Thank you so much for posting her photo.

But I expected her to look more like an alligator for some reason.

I posted this elsewhere, but it would probably be more fitting here:

This sign, spotted in Bath today, made me smile and remember a certain person.

Four-and-a-half inches - seriously big teeth!
Proceed with caution, indeed. [Eek!]

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I only found out because Chalky told me. RIP Erin. She made a huge contribution to the ship. It was good to see the photo too, Simon.

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Prayers and thoughts continuing to ascend for Erin.

I imagined her looking kind of like ... don't laugh, now, but sort of like a tough-talking female detective from something noir. Think Carmen Sandiego, but blonde, with a voice like Ruby, the Galactic Gumshoe from ZBS' radio dramas. Zapping trolls...

[Tear]

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She had a warm voice.
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What sad and shocking news. She was one of a kind and made every thread she posted on worth reading.

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