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posted by martyb on Wednesday March 25 2020, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the And-a-cast-of-thousands... dept.

Maybe the eds or someone already have something planned for the anniversary of MDC's death, or maybe the Coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed everything. I checked the subs queue and didn't see anything about MDC.

I'm sorry I don't have anything proper to submit, just a link to last year's article:
Michael David Crawford Passes Away.

His wish was not to be forgotten to be remembered through his works.

FWIW, I'm not the same AC who submitted that one; just a long-time /. & SN reader who was sincerely saddened by the news of MDC's death.

[Ed. addition follows. --martyb]

As a token of respect and thanks for his active participation on SoylentNews, staff updated our Subscribe page to facilitate making a site subscription in his memory. From Meta: Site News: Holiday Weekend, Staffing, Outage, Finances, Submissions, and Moderations (emphasis added):

When you subscribe, some of the site limits are relaxed and you get a shiny star next to any comments you post. For the humble, you can turn that star's display off in your preferences.

If you wish to help out, click on Subscribe and select whether you want the subscription to start/extend your own subscription or you wish to make a gift subscription. If it is a gift subscription, specify the UID for the recipient. The default of UID==6 is that of Michael Casadevall (another nick NCommander used when setting up the site) or you may replace the UID with 2339 in memory of Michael David Crawford, or any other UID that you want.

Penultimately, select a subscription duration and amount (the suggested amount is a minimum; any in excess of that is greatly appreciated), and click on the Continue button. NOTE: Javascript needs to have been enabled for the following step to work. Lastly, choose your payment method of either Paypal or Stripe, fill in the requested details, and submit.

As I have mentioned before, this site has real expenses with server hosting fees, domain name registration, paying for a CPA to file our taxes, and the like. Those who support us financially help "keep the lights on." Thank You!

Many years ago I came upon a definition that I believe embodies how MDC lived his life: "Honest is the absence of the intent to deceive." He set a very high bar that, though I try, do not know that I will be able to maintain the openness that I saw him exhibit.

Lastly, I find it timely that a fortune I saw on our site this morning seems apropos to his life:

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

He may not have been faultless (who is?), but I am sure he would have no fears about what might be revealed by selling "the family parrot."

Meta: Site News: Holiday Weekend, Staffing, Outage, Finances, Submissions, and Moderations
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Michael David Crawford Passes Away
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 25 2020, @02:33PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 25 2020, @02:33PM (#975469)

    I can kind of relate to MDC having had a major PTSD trigger myself a few years ago. You just don't know how bad PTSD can be if you've never had it before, flashbacks can be so intense that you feel like you are in two places at the same time while reality is fading away. Thankfully, I have a team of specialists treating me that I didn't have 50 years ago. It was a sad day when I saw the post that MDC passed. With all that's going on in the world right now, don't be afraid to ask for help.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 26 2020, @07:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 26 2020, @07:07AM (#975765)

    Wrong. Do be afraid to ask for help. They are as likely to help you as do more damage. In my experience.