Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Just a question

Suggestions and comments about SummitPost's features, policies, and procedures. Post bugs here.
 

Just a question

Postby asmrz » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:41 pm

Over the years I saw an action taken by the administartors regarding deceased members pages. The pages are in some way locked out so the data becomes permanent on SP. Well in July we and the Summitpost lost "Zoomloco". Ben Horne died in Peru climbing a new route on a very difficult peak. There was an incredibly valiant and touching affort by the climbing community to search for him and his partner Gil Weiss but they fell to their deaths. Would you guys please "secure" his page? I did not know him personally, but he e-mailed me several times regarding his exploits in the Sierra and seemed such a nice person. How do I/WE go about it?
Last edited by asmrz on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
User Avatar
asmrz

 
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2002 7:52 am
Location: Idyllwild, San Jacinto Mountains, California, United States
Thanked: 147 times in 100 posts

The following user would like to thank asmrz for this post
jesu, joy of man's desiring

Re: Just a question

Postby Bob Sihler » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:03 am

asmrz wrote:Over the years I saw an action taken by the administartors regarding deceased members pages. The pages are in some way locked out so the data becomes permanent on SP. Well in July we and the Summitpost lost "Zoomloco". Bern Horne died in Peru climbing a new route on a very difficult peak. There was an incredibly valiant and touching affort by the climbing community to search for him and his partner Gil Weiss but they fell to their deaths. Would you guys please "secure" his page? I did not know him personally, but he e-mailed me several times regarding his exploits in the Sierra and seemed such a nice person. How do I/WE go about it?


We can take care of that, no problem. It's most helpful when people who knew the deceased member can write something so that there's more of a personal touch. Maybe a post about this in the General forum might garner such feedback. If that doesn't happen after a little bit, we can just do it ourselves.

By the way, what we do is "memorialize" the profile page. Beta pages may in some cases not be made available for adoption, but admins can update pages when that is necessary.

In fact, this reminds me I still have to update driving directions on such a page...
"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."

--Terry Lennox, The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
User Avatar
Bob Sihler
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 7358
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:20 pm
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Thanked: 1879 times in 1055 posts

The following user would like to thank Bob Sihler for this post
jesu, joy of man's desiring


Return to Site Feedback

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.