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The All-Purpose Getting-To-Know-BBers Questions Thread
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17 August 2014
Ron Nasty
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I hate the "Rest in Peace" thread with a vengeance!

I was asked about my use of thread by PM the other day, don't know how well my reply was understood.

The thread, in its original form, was a brilliant idea of Joe's: somewhere for people to go to talk about personal loss, and to get support from the rest of our community.

Then, more-or-less by accident, without recognising the different intentions, Joe merged a newly created "dead celebs" threads with it.

To me that took away from the original aim of the thread, and meant that when it's used it's becoming increasingly buried in "dead celebs" and when people want to talk about something personal they wonder whether they're in the right place.

There was discussion of this at the time of the merge, and Joe said he was happy for those unhappy using the "Rest in Peace" thread to continue using the "Derail" thread for "dead celebs" if they wished.

Usually, they end up in one thread or the other, depending on who posted the notification first. I use the "Derail" thread, while parlance uses the "RiP" thread. We seem to be the main people who say, "Someone's dead!"

We both respect, I think, where the conversation has been started, and put our comments there.

For the first time, with Robin Williams' death, we both heard it around the same time, and were both posting the dreadful news at the same time in different threads.

As I say, first time I can think that that's happened though.

Myself, I would like to see "Rest in Peace" go back to its original purpose, so that when it crops up people know one of our group is hurting, rather than, "Ooo!! Another dead celeb!! Which one this time?"

That's just me though.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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