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in thread Sad news

I personally believe that there was no such consensus. The consensus I read from that thread was that creating a separate section was not desired. I don't think there was really any discussion on this idea (posited in the earlier thread by you, and ONLY you), and, given the complaints everyone had for the original thread's suggestion, I don't think there would be much complaint if someone updated his homenode to say something like "RIP, December, 2008 -- gods" at the top (with a link to this thread?), and perhaps responded to any of his inbox with a link to this thread (but made it from themselves rather than seeming like blazar was responding) so that they would know not to expect a response. (Ideally, to me anyway, we'd close his inbox as if he was ignoring everyone, but that's probably a bit much.)

I should have responded to your original note in support, but I didn't. Instead, I'll respond here: I would entirely support anything that allows users who see his old nodes to be aware that responses to him will go unanswered, and for entirely good reason. Details aren't needed past that - those of us who weren't personally close to blazar in life do not need to be closer to him in death. And a link to this thread is more than needed for that purpose. That seems like the least we can do in positive memorial of a four-year monk who strengthened the community in a measurable way (measured to the tune of nearly 25,000 XP, or over 16XP per day when averaged out).

Update: Anyone know if blazar had any CPAN modules that others may want to take over? I don't know if he has a CPAN ID (at least, not one I could find). And did anyone else get confused by the obituary showing Dec 28, while his tumblelog shows entries ending on Dec 29?

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Re^4: Sad news
by Gavin (Bishop) on Jan 13, 2009 at 12:32 UTC
    I'm with you Tanktalus something fitting and lasting needs to be done lest others forget.
Re^4: Sad news
by wilsond (Scribe) on Jan 17, 2009 at 09:44 UTC

    EDIT! I'm wrong, it seems. Don't pay attention to me. I guess I got the wrong guy.

    The day we loose a contributor to the world of Perl is a sad day. We're all lucky to have had his contributions while he was around. They will live on forever.

      That's quite clearly incorrect. blazar(may he rest in peace and now be frolicking with virgins, honey and camels)'s first name was Michele, whereas MBLAZ is a Mike Blazer (who, I hope for his sake, is doing fine, albeit maybe yearning for virgins, honey or camels).

      All dogma is stupid.

        Well, someone whose Italian name is Michele might well go by Mike for English audiences, so that's not particularly compelling evidence. More so, IMHO, is that MBLAZ is "blazer", and blazar points out on his homenode that he never spells it "blazer". Another clue is that MBLAZ gives an email address in Russia. :-)

        Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.

        That's my mistake. Sorry about that. I guess that's what I get for not really knowing anyone. Someone told me Mike Blazar died and I found Mike Blazer and figured they'd be the same person. *sigh*

        If you want to do evil, science provides the most powerful weapons to do evil; but equally, if you want to do good, science puts into your hands the most powerful tools to do so.
        - Richard Dawkins