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Sad news about a much appreciated former poster

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TheoGriff, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I have just received the following from the sister of Tidal, aka Didactylos4.

    He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in August 2019, he is currently on an 'end of life' ward at our local hospital, we are expecting news any day now. He has asked me to thank you for your kindness and your friendship.

    Goodbye to one of the most technically knowledgeable and helpful of posters.

    I am crying as I type.

    keyboard2, JL48, ShowerGel and 16 others like this.
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I also had a message from his sister. I had a good cry too . :( And now I'm starting again.

    In fact in my reply I said
    I've always thought him a well-measured, thoughtful poster, who tried to look all round any discussion and take a measured stance, not just post bigoted thinking. I always found him most helpful with any technical problems. He is much missed.

    Whether she'll get back to me I don't know, but I did say that with her permission I would post news on here, so you've beaten me to it Theo.
  3. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Very sad news. I hope what will I'm sure be an outpouring of good wishes from here gets to him.
  4. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I always appreciated Tidal's posts. If anyone's in touch, send my good wishes.
  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I've also had a message. If you've had any contact with Tidal by pm, then there may be a similar message in your inbox.
  6. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    I don't remember Tidal's posts but my good wishes too.
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I've always appreciated Tidal's contributions - that's very sad news. I had no PM contact, but my condolences to friends and family, as and when.
  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Sadly, there is no other way pancreatic cancer can be described. I agree he was always helpful when he could be.

    Quite unlike the individual who weirdly felt he'd overstayed his welcome and dobbed in a raft of posters whose company we've enjoyed.
  10. Kandahar

    Kandahar Lead commenter

    Very sad news indeed.
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Very sorry to hear this. He was a great poster. I wish life had been kinder to him.
  12. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    I am so shocked and saddened. A lovely and genuine poster who will be really missed...well has been missed and it was dreadful he was removed from here really. I wish much bad karma on the person responsible in whichever guise it posts in now !
  13. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    So sad. Very sorry to hear this.
  14. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Saddened by the news. I hope a gentle peace for Tidal.
  15. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I have received and responded to a message from Tidal's sister too.

    Such sad news. Tidal was a star on these forums and a real character to meet in real life too.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I wish I'd met him in real life...

    He was a great poster and I've missed his voice every day since he fell silent.

    Such sad news....
  18. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    So very sorry to hear this.
  19. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  20. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I'm so sorry to hear this. Tidal is lovely and was a great asset to these boards. He has been missed ever since he was silenced and will be missed the more so now we know he won't be coming back.

    If anyone is in touch with his sister, please pass on my condolences and very best wishes.

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