honoring folderers who have passed on

Case number:699969-996569
Topic:General
Opened by:BootsMcGraw
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 04:03
Last modified:Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:25

I read in chat that another player passed away, recently.

It lowers my spirits to know other folderers are gone and won't be back... at least not in this plane of existence.

Would it be possible to add an icon to their profiles, honoring their memory? A set of angel wings was suggested. You could start looking here with some free clip art:

http://all-free-download.com/free-vector/free-clip-art-of-angel-wings.html

(Wed, 01/08/2014 - 04:03  |  15 comments)


wisky's picture
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Do this, please!

Joined: 09/19/2011
Groups: Beta Folders

My team has lost two players in the short time we've been around. One to a rejected transplant and the most recent to a heart attack on the 4th. I'd love to see a set of angel wings on their profiles so people know they didn't leave due to disinterest.

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It's a great idea. We've lost members in years past and it would be nice to be able to let others know that they're gone and will be missed.

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I rarely give a +1 to any feedback, but this one deserves it!

I completely agree with this suggestion and sincerely hope it will be implemented.

beta_helix's picture
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Thank you very much for this suggestion.

We are very sad to hear about the recent Foldit players that we have lost and we are already discussing how best to honor their memories.

Joined: 04/15/2012
Groups: Beta Folders

This is a great idea. Extremely glad the team is looking into doing something.

Joined: 04/19/2009

What about a candle burning?

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Groups: Go Science

You could let players pick among several icons on their profile settings.
Arlington National Cemetery has different tombstones for different faiths.
Symbols like on the Coexist bumper stickers might be good to pick from:

Susume's picture
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I like the burning candle idea too.

beta_helix's picture
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Thank you again for this suggestion.
It has now been implemented: http://fold.it/portal/info/candle

To let us know of a Foldit user who needs a candle, please PM inkycatz: http://fold.it/portal/user/555097

Joined: 12/27/2010
Groups: None

This was a great idea. Perhaps we now need a players with candles filter similar to the players with profiles, players with pictures etc.

Joined: 04/15/2012
Groups: Beta Folders

Maybe not a filter, but have them listed on the candles page.

Joined: 12/06/2008
Groups: Contenders

Bumping Tony's suggestion to have a accessible list of players who have passed on.

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yes, with a note of their achievements if possible
such as best global solo & evolver ranks with dates
number of #1 in puzzles
and other contributions

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

yes, btw, mimi's suggestion could be archived or even displayed on a way or another also for current players (then when we passe on, it's easier to keep this on our candle page).

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