After reading GG's MIA people from the internets and also Leo's topic about his procedure, it got me thinking: Suppose you pass away because of a sudden illness, or an accident. Do you have any measures taken in regards to your online stuff? Would you suddenly vanish and become another memory?

I'm not getting any younger, I'm almost 40 and to be honest my work carries a significant amount of stress, not to mention I have not really taken care of myself because of work. Fortunately my last lab tests were all alright but still. I wonder what would happen if one day I kicked the bucket. I guess my Steam account would be used by my daughters.

Posted by SteelAttack Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:51:04 (comments: 37)
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:05:44
gamingeek said:

So this brings up a good point, what happens to the site if something happens to Yoda? We need contingency plans, a backup site etc. A point where we can all still communicate.

If I pass on I will post this as my final message:


Yoda will have planned contingencies. It would run for probably a year after at least.

Which reminds me, if he is out of pocket on all this stuff (which he undoubtedly is) we really should rally around and chip in for Yoda to at least cover the expenses of the site.

But I think enough of us know enough of us through other things that we could piece together to community elsewhere if disaster struck. Probably ROF, or I could add forum features to pretty easily.

But Yoda will outlive us all, he lives in the freezer known as canada.

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:51:12
I think twitter could be a decent place to hang out.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:14:09
gamingeek said:
I think twitter could be a decent place to hang out.

I thought you used to be cool.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:07:38

Interesting topic. More than a year ago, a friend passed away suddenly. He was very active in social media and he was also maintaining two blogs--a personal one that only a few of us knows, and another related to his profession (research, NGOs, and teaching). We couldn't tag him on Facebook since he set it that way; we could only re-read his writings about us on his personal blog; we learned a different side of him on his other blog. Sometimes, some of our friends would post on his Wall. If the person wasn't close to me, I'd think it strange for other people to do but I realized that it's just probably one of their ways on how to deal with his death. A few months ago, his Twitter got hacked and it started posting linkbaits. It was very, very shocking to suddenly see the supposedly inactive Twitter account of someone who has passed away just a year ago suddenly appearing on your screen; the rest of our group of friends got a bit mad but there was nothing we could do about it.

That's not something I'd really want when I pass away. While I love the computer, I still harbor greater love for the notebook so I actually jot down my usernames and passwords on sites where I'm fond of (part reason is I easily tend to lose track of the passwords I have for sites). I'd probably include that in the will and request that my online buddies simply be informed (and at least not be conned into anything in case someone hacks into my inactive accounts). I'll probably request my husband and family to not to delete or edit any of the things I have online. I sure wouldn't want our friend's blog to suddenly disappear on us anytime soon.

P.S. someone new to this site Happy please be kind.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:27

Interesting thoughts, welcome to the site. Note we mostly hang out in the news pages comments.

I'm a bit wary of my twitter being hacked as here in the uk they prosecute twitter users tweets if they find them offensive or as inciting something, which makes some jokes dubious. You could get a criminal record, a fine, even jail time which is IMO ridiculous. They should just delete the tweets and, or delete the account.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:39:18

Thanks! Happy

I didn't know there was such a thing in UK re twitter. Although there's a cybercrime prevention act here this side of the world that would pretty much also get you a criminal record if it's proven under law that what you've said online could be considered libelous or seditious in nature. So far, there's just one case against a female who was doing online scams.

In our friend's case, the hacker doesn't seem to be from our country. Different characters used (though not chinese, japanese, or korean language). I'm not exactly sure how the govt will deal with it if the hacker is from another country. Does your law cover that too?  

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:41:57

I don't think so, but any kind of comment or joke can be considered as in, incite to riot, incite to violence, incite to racial or religious hatred. And simply retweeting someone elses tweet with a link in it can get you in trouble, even if you haven't click through the link to see whats there.

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