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Post by Bilgekeeldave » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:29 pm

This morning I had four notifications that I was quoted in posts that were months and years old, what's going on?
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Post by dneprlover » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Bilgekeeldave wrote:This morning I had four notifications that I was quoted in posts that were months and years old, what's going on?
ME. Deleting or reducing posts prior to leaving forum. Just cleaning up.
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Post by tx2sturgis » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:36 pm

dneprlover wrote: ME. Deleting or reducing posts prior to leaving forum. Just cleaning up.
That seems odd to me...all of my posts live on, in-perpetuity, in all of the many forums I have posted in over 20 something years...and I love that they will, in theory, outlive me.

A screen-based form of 'immortality' and I like that idea...a lot.

Still not sure on whether I want my many youtube videos to remain online after my passing. That one I am still debating.

But either way works for me as far as cleaning up and deleting posts...however, it might break some thread continuity in places...

I wonder it there is a board policy here about reclaiming articles and posts as one leaves?

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Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:55 pm

I was intrigued by a news item a few weeks ago, what happens to your Internet 'footprint' after you die? I assumed well, it just stays there, unless lost by accident, sites shut down, whatever, but apparently there are companies that can be hired to 'tidy up'. :?
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Post by stagewex » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 am

Do you mean tidying up as one "leaves" the/this forum or "leaves this world"?
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Post by Daytripper » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:52 am

Tidy Up, I'm going to be cremated, and ashes spread. So my footprint is my Legacy. :lol: :foilhead:
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Post by tx2sturgis » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:39 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:I was intrigued by a news item a few weeks ago, what happens to your Internet 'footprint' after you die? I assumed well, it just stays there, unless lost by accident, sites shut down, whatever, but apparently there are companies that can be hired to 'tidy up'. :?
Some of the social media websites have settings you can activate to help deal with that issue after you are gone.

Many of them can be setup to email you if they dont see that you have logged in after a certain amount of time, lets say, 3 months.

If you dont respond to several emails within say another 3 months, then the account goes dormant. After another say, 6 months, then it is either deleted or put into archival mode, depending on your preference when you set it up.

Obviously, if a trusted family member has all your passwords, then you would expect them to handle all the details as time and emotional situation permit.

In my case, as far as interest-based forums are concerned, I treat them as if they are letters to the editor in a magazine or newspaper...my submissions will live on, in print, long after my death, and I expressly give permission for the forum administrators to keep them forever, or longer! :thumbsup:
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Post by tx2sturgis » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 am

One thing that aggravates me is some social websites have no provision to automatically deal with a dormant account if you did not set it up before you passed on.

Case in point: One of my best friends died a few years ago and yet his twitter account it still active....you can 'follow' him as if he might actually tweet something new....but it would be from the grave or the afterlife if that happened. And it shows that he is still 'following' me...

Well...it is interesting to go thru some of the forums that he used to post in, mainly Ford and Dodge automobile forums, and occasionally in a motorcycle forum now and then. Brings back memories of the times we spent together. So yeah, archived forum posts do have value, even if only to a family member or freind who might enjoy seeing what you had to say, 'way back then'...


Dusty, my best friend, posted his last tweet, right after he found out he was dying and would not be able to recover...it read:
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He died two months later.

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