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I just noticed that BGG user, “Fawkes”, deleted his account today. I don't know much about him other than his invaluable commentary on games. You will be missed. meeple
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How in the world does someone randomly notice an account being deleted on the day it happens?

That's creepy.
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By clicking on the "analyze" tool and noticing the "deleted user/goodbye" text in his profile. Not really that creepy if you visit the site on a daily basis and research games on occasion.
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That account is not deleted. He merely changed his name to 'deleted user', and changed the avatar to an image with the word 'goodbye'. It will probably be changed to something different next week.
 
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I was afraid he might be leaving. His posts had gotten to be less and less frequent until he had become a semi-regular at best. Another great old timer rides off into the sunset....

Does anyone have his blog link? I'd just click on his microbadge when I wanted to read it.
 
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I received an email from him and he said he is leaving BGG, but his profile will not be deleted so that people can still read his commentary. Here's his website-

http://dreamweaver7.wordpress.com
 
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I really don't understand why people "leave" or "quit" BGG. I mean, it's just a website. So what if you only visit it once a month/year/never. There are many websites that I no longer visit where I was previously very involved. I never felt like I was "leaving". I just lost interest.

I'm sure there are thousands of abandoned users on BGG that didn't make a goodbye post or announce it in some way.
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I really don't understand why people "leave" or "quit" BGG. I mean, it's just a website. So what if you only visit it once a month/year/never. There are many websites that I no longer visit where I was previously very involved. I never felt like I was "leaving". I just lost interest.


That’s nice.


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I'm sure there are thousands of abandoned users on BGG that didn't make a goodbye post or announce it in some way.


BGG is a close-knit community (most websites don’t have conventions dedicated to their members) and if you look at Fawke’s profile, he probably spent hundreds of hours contributing to the site whether it be sessions reports, reviews, or whatever. So it really should come as no surprise that his decision to leave the site was accompanied with strong feelings.
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Who cares? Somebody decides to move on due to a lack of time, Hobby burn out or differing views, Happens all the time.
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Hey guys, I'm still here. That's pretty cool right?
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Who cares?


Perhaps some of the 292 people who added him to their geekbuddy list?

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Somebody decides to move on due to a lack of time, Hobby burn out or differing views, Happens all the time.


And what's wrong with saying farewell?
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Hey guys, I'm still here. That's pretty cool right?


Fawkes had better game commentary but you are definitely funnier.
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I notice more than just Fawkes gone making me wonder if this is more backlash....
 
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MWChapel wrote:
Hey guys, I'm still here. That's pretty cool right?

But where'd the boobies go?

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Royalflush wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Hey guys, I'm still here. That's pretty cool right?

But where'd the boobies go?


hehe... No no no.. The question is where did the WHAT?! go?
 
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Is he trying to make a statement of some sort? You don't really need to abandon an account when you aren't paying for it.
 
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eknauer wrote:
I received an email from him and he said he is leaving BGG, but his profile will not be deleted so that people can still read his commentary. Here's his website-

http://dreamweaver7.wordpress.com


So, did he say why he was leaving?
 
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Is he trying to make a statement of some sort? You don't really need to abandon an account when you aren't paying for it.

I think he put what he did in his profile for his geek buddies... Check the topic starter... It wasn't Fawkes... He *did* leave quietly, with only a goodbye in his profile...
 
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xandryyte wrote:
Royalflush wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Hey guys, I'm still here. That's pretty cool right?

But where'd the boobies go?


hehe... No no no.. The question is where did the WHAT?! go?


Wherever WHAT?! went, here's hoping IT stays THERE!
 
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How is this 'Off Topic' ?
 
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I can never remember names, but an Avatar sticks with me. What was his avatar? Web Archive shows this, but that doesn't look familiar at all.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060213084839/http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Fawkes


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MWChapel wrote:
Hey guys, I'm still here. That's pretty cool right?

I guess.
 
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Hey Richard! can I have your 'stuff'? oh yeah, and can I come over and watch some "cartoons" over there with you too?

...and this DID make "Fawkes" verily *M-A-D* as HE hated cartoons, and especially "the Flintstones"!

Reason #-11 for his departure...
surprise
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