In remembrance: El Chup

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  1. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Getting word on Facebook from his mother that he apparently died on 3 December 18.

    No details as of yet. :(
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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  3. Paladin

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    Oh, no.


    Rest in peace, El Chup.
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  4. Amaris

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    He was a good man who fought for what he believed in, and tried to advocate for the best in humanity even when he was exhausted by it. My sincerest condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace. :(

    Godspeed, sir. /**
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  5. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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  6. Ten Lubak

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    What? We weren’t buds or anything but that’s just terrible

    Condolences to his family
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  7. Zor Prime

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    Fuck.

    I sometimes liked him and sometimes didn’t like him.

    But it’s a real gut punch to hear about the passing of someone I’ve been interacting with for close to 18 years.

    Hell, I miss all those guys... Techman, Tamar, Muad, Sokar... and all the people who just left and never came back.
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  8. RickDeckard

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    He was a valuable poster and will be missed. He moved from being infuriating to being intelligent to being funny. The last thing I noticed of him were some of the proposed Star Trek episodes posted in The Workshop over the past couple of weeks - hilarious!
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    I am glad to have been able to argue with him. He stood out here, and I will remember him. I hope that in his life there was happiness and he knew joy. he was a decent rival when he gave his efforts. I will miss his snarky calling me master troll. I guess I will never have that again. I guess I really did want it in his way because it saddens me to think it will never be there again like that.

    Goodbye, and thank you for caring enough to argue with me.
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  10. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I hope it's a false alarm! He was too young - what was the cause? This is out of left field to the extreme. :(
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  11. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Dammit.
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  12. matthunter

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    See ya, ya old bugger. I'll have to take the piss out of my own nerdiness for Doctor Who from now on. :(
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  13. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Really quite shaken by this. Yes, I’ve been here from the start and watched Tamar, Techman, Sokar etc all pass, but this is the first person I would count as an online buddy to go. Buddy might be too strong, we were not in lots of contact, but with plenty shared history, subjects of interest, a fellow member of the WF old guard Brit club, plus our correspondence, he knew I had his back and him mine.

    El Chup certainly had his own particular traits, pompous, entitlement, superiority? But despite these, he always meant well. You only need to look at the relationship he had with Dayton and the gifts/concern when Dayton was on holiday to see it. He had a social conscience which came through loud and clear in his posts on WF and yes, he will be a big miss. El Chu took a few leaves of absence from WF, but he always came back and was pretty prolific each time. You could see how much the place meant to him whenever any drama turned up that may present an existential threat to the community, he was right there arguing about being transparent, playing by the rules, not taking liberties. As the saying goes, any wordforgers death diminishes us, and we will certainly notice he is gone.

    He definitely got a hard time on here from some, but to be fair he probably dished that hard time out on any tormentors. He was certainly able to more than handle himself in an online debate/battle.

    I’ve no idea how he died, if it was an accident, illness or anything else. We could all see that he was a bit unhinged from time to time on here, and indeed he posted about it a few times over the years. I hope he is somewhere at peace now. Goodbye mate, you will be missed.
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  14. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    From what I know of El Chup, and from what I saw of him on here, he seemed like someone who genuinely cared about others and was willing to help others out as much as he could. But at the same time, from what he revealed on here, he had his own problems. I'm hoping I'm wrong, but I feel like his own problems and issues might have gotten to him. I really do hope I'm wrong. But from what he posted in the past, he had some dark times in his life. And even though he rubbed quite a few people the wrong way on here, when it came down to it he was someone that was willing to help and listen. I hope he had someone that was there for him, and that he's found peace.
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  15. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I will miss him here. A unique presence, now gone. :(
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  16. We Are Borg

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    He and I trolled each other incessantly (including the odd doxing that got me a few vacations from WF) but in all honestly I'd like to think there was an underlying respect between us. We certainly agreed on issues more than we disagreed.

    RIP Barry. :(
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  17. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Barry?

    That's definitely not what I would of guessed his real name was.
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  18. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Yeah, it should have been "Nigel" or possibly "Basil." Maybe "Harcourt."
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  19. Nova

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    if I ever had conflict with him - I honestly don't have a memory for that sort of thing - it was back when I probably had it coming
  20. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Drink Me!

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    spoke a few times on FB and recommended him once to a friend looking to get UK work permits. Seemed like a helpful guy and generous with his time... he was one of the few folks I actually hoped to meet someday.

    if memory serves, he drew one of the first warnings, ever.
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  21. matthunter

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    Probably Bartholomew, like with the Flash.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I was thinking Rupert, Miles, Hamish.... but not Barry.

    I would have liked to met him as well.
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    Copying this from the RR thread:

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  25. K.

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    I don't even know what to say. Still don't, after several days. I'm just so sad. I really, really liked that guy, obnoxious bastard that he was.
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  26. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    I'll merge the RR thread into here once it's run its course so no need to double up posts.

    This whole situation sucks so much. :(
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  27. Marso

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    RIP, man. :(
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    if Army beats Navy Fort Gordon makes it kind of a holiday and the soldiers get a half day off! :salute: