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19 January 2024

Craig Whittler / oneswellfoop On metafilter I spoke out loud that I think that oneswellfoop has died.

I hope I'm wrong. But given that his domain stopped working I have black suspicions.
I couldn't find an in memoriam.

I never met him. And only knew him from his witticisms on metachat and metafilter. He mentioned being disabled. Living in San Luis Obispo. Not a place that I as a european have a mental image of.

It has been almost 3 years. Nobody made an obituary on mefi.

Somehow I've thought about this, about him more than once. I'm hoping that he died surrounded by friends.
But maybe not. That's a downside of being 'extremely online' perhaps.

Godspeed Craig.
posted by: jouke at: 11:10 | 9 comments
I was just wondering about Wendel/foop the other day. A few years back I read something that said he was in a nursing home. It is sad.
posted by arse_hat 19 January | 11:31
I went and read your link and found out several other people I did not know were gone are in fact gone. r.i.p.
posted by arse_hat 19 January | 13:58
I'm glad you were thinking about him.
It would be just too sad when all his involvement suddenly stops. And nobody notices or cares.
posted by jouke 19 January | 14:55
If it's true, it's sad news, he was a good guy.
posted by jonmc 19 January | 16:10
Oh, wow, I had thought about him recently and just figured he'd buttoned up, I've become quite there, and thought it was similar.
posted by mightshould 19 January | 19:53
nursing home would make sense, if we canít find an obituary and his domain isnít working anymore.

That thread is bringing back so many sad memories of people who have passed on.
posted by melismata 19 January | 22:54
Just to be clear I read something where a person said they read something from another person that Craig was in a nursing home so that's third or fourth hand. Not really a certainty but he had/has a lot of health issues so it makes sense. I hope he is comfortable if he is.
posted by arse_hat 21 January | 17:23 doesn't turn up anything
posted by brujita 22 January | 03:30
It's unknowable. But the absence of information is a form of 'death' in itself I guess.

Anyhow, I've been thinking about his quite a few times. Glad I'm not the only one to whom this matters.
posted by jouke 22 January | 14:47