Locutus of Bored has Passed Away

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Avro Arrow, Feb 3, 2023.

  1. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 26, 2001
    Kira's Mom is in Virginia
    I'm heartbroken by this news. He will be missed.
  2. KennyClaus

    KennyClaus I have spoken............ Moderator

    Jul 19, 2001
    Tokyo Japan
    Same---he was always there to mentor and help when asked. Still processing it all......
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  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2000
    17 Cherry Tree Lane
    I'm so sorry to read this. My sincere condolences.

    Others have mentioned his wit, intelligence, and empathy, which are certainly all true.

    I'd like to give credit to his patience. I don't know about the last 10 years-ish (about the time I've been away) but back in the day, Misc used to be challenging to moderate. It was very busy, with a very wide range of characters, and correspondingly varying agenda in terms of how posters wanted to interact with others. So flashpoints were frequent and sometimes very difficult to arbitrate.

    Locutus had the rare ability to be decisive but at the same time remarkably patient. It may not always have been obvious to posters on the receiving ends of his incisive moderating style, but he was always able to take a step back and separate his moderating opinion from his day-to-day interacting. Doing that for many years takes more patience than many realise and a great deal of good judgement too.

    On a personal note, I was cleaning out some old bookmarks and on a whim clicked the TrekBBS one. While shocked to read this news, I feel most fortunate to have the opportunity to pay my respects. Locutus of Bored was one the good guys. May he rest in peace.
  4. Finngle Bells

    Finngle Bells Bad Batch of TrekBBS Admiral

    Mar 30, 2006

    Good to see you. Wish it was under better circumstances. Hope life, cufflinks and dress shoes have been treating you well.
  5. Gruß vom Krampus

    Gruß vom Krampus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2002
    I'm stunned and at a loss for words. He was a wonderful moderator and was a highly respected member of this community. My deepest condolences to his loved ones. We've all suffered a great loss today.
  6. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    At the North Pole with cooleddie74
    He was a good man and an efficient Mod. We'll never see his kind again.

    Rest in Peace, LoB. Death itself will need a good smackdown.
  7. Hugo Rune

    Hugo Rune Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2005
    On the rocks
    One last terrible meme for you

  8. Crazy 4 Xmas Lights

    Crazy 4 Xmas Lights Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Kanto, Poké-World
    I didn't know Locutus well, but I do remember him. Farewell and Godspeed to him. :(
  9. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 18, 2007
    I really don't know what to say that could articulate anything remotely fitting, except to say that it's a sad day. Rest in Peace.
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  10. publiusr

    publiusr Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010

    His next to last post was “Fly me to the Moon..”
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2023
  11. Australis

    Australis Writer - Australis Admiral

    Mar 12, 2005
    Love the meme!
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  12. Hugo Rune

    Hugo Rune Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2005
    On the rocks
    LoB was always far too gracious regarding my meme-ery, especially given his far greater wit and talent with Photoshop

    Hugo - felt it fitting to give him a fly-by, given his passion and service here
  13. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Counting All the Sheep in the Sky Moderator

    Jan 10, 2003
  14. Christmas Crinkles

    Christmas Crinkles I love Star Trek Discovery Premium Member

    May 31, 2015
    The Other Realms
    Oh damn... I liked his posts too will miss much
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  15. CaptainWacky

    CaptainWacky More than meets the eye Rear Admiral

    Apr 30, 2000
    That sucks. My condolences to those who knew him well.
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  16. Yule Cat

    Yule Cat Geek Grrl Premium Member

    Jul 22, 2021
    Commander Troi - Phoenix AZ
    Goddamn. I always enjoyed his posts and smiled when I saw one on a thread.

    My deepest condolences to all of you who knew him and to his family.
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  17. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
  18. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
    He proved that resistance was NOT futile.
  19. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Incredibly sad news . It wont be the same here without him
  20. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Damn, this is really sad news. I don't think I ever had a lot of one on one interactions with him, but I always liked his posts. RIP.
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