Sometimes we forget that behind these nicknames and avatars are real people with real lives beyond TrekBBS. I remember when a blogger I used to follow suddenly stopped posting. I assumed he'd gone on holiday or lost interest, only to see a post later indicating he'd died.
I didn't know Mallory personally, but the name is still one that I remember seeing many times since I first started visiting this place, probably around the time Mallory joined, actually. My condolences to his family and friends.