Would the forum know if… you DIED?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Case in point… over the years we have had a few mysterious dissappearances around here.

    Bunnies P Wrath for example…

    And I wonder… would anyone know if you died?  I mean surely - yeah, I would be ignored, and NO ONE would log on to tell you, leaving you all to wonder…

    But are we all like that?

    An interesting discussion I think!


  • 2017 '16 '15 '14 '12

    When I die you will ALL know about it.


  • 2017 '16 '15

    @variance:

    When I die you will ALL know about it.

    BOOM?



  • Wait, does the forum specifically need to know which user died, or do they only need to know you died?

    Like what if Leonard Nimoy (just an example) was a user? We all know he died, but we don’t know that he was a user that died.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    As a user.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    My dying wish would be that my wife informed you all that I had passed away.
    I would consider it rudeness not to inform you all. Some of you have my phone number, I would appreciate their posting of my demise, if they somehow found out.
    Good thread Garg.


  • 2019 2018 2017 '16

    I totally would have expect it from you Wittmann.
    I wish you a very long Life!

    Your footprints are on this forum Panzer ace ,because of your kindness.



  • @wittmann:

    My dying wish would be that my wife informed you all that I had passed away.
    I would consider it rudeness not to inform you all. Some of you have my phone number, I would appreciate their posting of my demise, if they somehow found out.
    Good thread Garg.

    I agree Wittmann, I would like to have my wife inform the forum upon my death. It only seems the right thing to do. I enjoy this site and I consider you all friends.



  • @aequitas:

    I totally would have expect it from you Wittmann.
    I wish you a very long Life!

    Your footprints are on this forum Panzer ace ,because of your kindness.

    Long live Wittmann!! He is this site’s American Civil War Expert.  🙂


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @ABWorsham:

    Long live Wittmann!! He is this site’s American Civil War Expert.Â

    I second the motion.  And Wittmann’s expertise will especially come in handy if Larry (as has long been rumoured) ever produces a Civil War game.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Thank you  guys. Kind words.
    I, of course, look forward to the day.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    I have wondered about this. Though, it is true of most of your personal stuff on the internet. If you die, who informs your associates, who else might know your passwords, who would know whom to contact about it… or even to contact someone in the first place?

    I would find it rude to not inform you all of my demise. I would have my wife email or PM David Jensen and probably have him tell you guys. Just so it was a little more official. Not sure how that would even happen though.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    Guys, not everyone has someone, that would be willing to inform us of their death.
    It is sad, but we may never know what has happened to someone. We just have to cherish the memories of what they brought to the community. 🙂



  • @John:

    Guys, not everyone has someone, that would be willing to inform us of their death.
    It is sad, but we may never know what has happened to someone. We just have to cherish the memories of what they brought to the community. 🙂

    Well said brother!



  • Because of this post, I have informed my wife upon my death to inform you all.

    Her facial expression when I opened our discussion with the words, “It was brought up on the forum, upon my death……” LoL

    You guys are great.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '15 Customizer

    @ABWorsham:

    Because of this post, I have informed my wife upon my death to inform you all.

    Her facial expression when I opened our discussion with the words, “It was brought up on the forum, upon my death……” LoL

    You guys are great.

    I can only imagine that my wife would laugh if I asked her to do that. But she probably would oblige me if it came to it.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    You have bigger balls than me, Worsham. I have often thought: shall I ask her  to post when I  have died?
    Haven’t done as yet.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    My lady would probably kill me if I asked LOL.


  • 2017 '16 '15 '14 '12

    Her eyes fill with tears as she kisses you one last time and says  “I will always love you. Goodbye.”

    Then you say “Please… post… my death… on axis & allies dot org.” and you shit in your pants, your eyes roll back, and your immortal soul goes to everlasting torment in the fiery furnace of HELL


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Hell is a world without A&A (and this forum).

    Let us all say:
    “I promise I will never die!”


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Taking these ideas one step further, an interesting concept (about which I’m 100% kidding) would be to offer special badges to members who make a legacy donation to A&A.org through their will after their demise.  I think that fundraising people call this “planned giving”.  The catch, unfortunately, is that the deceased person would never get to enjoy seeing the badge on their account since they’d first have to die to get the badge.

    All kidding aside, though, I’ve occasionally looked at my collection of A&A sculpts, built up enthusiastically over many years and stored in rows upon rows of plastic tackle boxes, and I’ve wondered: Just what the heck is going to happen to all this stuff when I die?  How can I make sure it ends up someplace where it’ll be appreciated?  Will whoever gets it have any idea that such-and-such a unit (like the Battle of the Bulge truck sculpt category) is pretty rare?  And are there any other piece junkies out there who’ve asked themselved these existential questions?


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Mine will end up sold to the lowest bidder, if I know my wife.

    My only concern with my dying, as I said before, is that you guys would think: that bastard has gone and found another forum and did not have the decency to say goodbye.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @wittmann:

    Hell is a world without A&A (and this forum).

    My optimistic hope is that we’ll end up in a special section of Valhalla where dedicated A&A warriors from this life can enjoy playing the game in the afterlife, which is the image (without the A&A element, of course) that Shelby Foote evokes in Volume III of his book The Civil War, a Narrative: “Who knows but it may be given to us, after this life, to meet again in the old quarters, to play chess and draughts, to get up soon to answer the morning roll call, to fall in at the tap of the drum for drill and dress parade, and again to hastily don our war gear while the monotonous patter of the long roll summons to battle? Who knows but again the old flags, ragged and torn, snapping in the wind, may face each other and flutter, pursuing and pursued, while the cries of victory fill a summer day? And after the battle, then the slain and wounded will arise, and all will be talking and laughter and cheers, and all will say: Did it not seem real? Was it not as in the old days?”


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @wittmann:

    My only concern with my dying, as I said before, is that you guys would think: that b��t��d has gone and found another forum and did not have the decency to say goodbye.

    You shouldn’t worry about that, in my opinion.  Your credentials as a gentleman on this forum are well established, so I’d be suprised if anyone here would attribute your sudden disappearance to anything ignoble.


  • 2017

    @variance:

    and your immortal soul goes to everlasting torment in the fiery furnace of HELL

    So, God’s more of a Risk fan then?


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