1 Proteus 1 year ago Not to be morbid - in fact the intention is quite the opposite - but it seems to me we could do with a section dedicated to the memory and contributions of permanently departed members. Entries in such a section would have to be created by an admin, so that each departee has his own (and only one) page, listing his name, GDP nick, birth and death dates, years of activity on the GDP, and maybe a short bio and overview of GDP presence. An easy way to search his posts and topics would be cool. After that lead-off kinda-obit article, it’s an open topic for anyone to post to as we do in such threads now: memories, appreciations, etc. When someone thinks of a departed member and posts his thoughts (as Richard has recently done for Bear), those posts would naturally go to the guy’s memorial page; it would rise to the top, we’d be reminded, and there would be all the guy’s links, lore, and love in one place. This would make it something of a combination of guest book, hall of fame, and permanent record. Music, Guitars, the brand, this place - and the people we meet here - are important to those of us who spend time here. It would be suitable that we formally remember our own right here where they’ve given so much. When we were all young and immortal, it wasn’t needed. Turns out things don’t turn out that way. It could be “Great Gig in the Sky” or maybe “The Final Roundup.” Last Roundup? —————We’ve lost several members just in the last few months, and that’s put me onto trying to remember all who’ve passed in my time here. I know of Scott (Zuma) Wolfe, Tom (from PA) Sitler, Ray Beals, Steve (Bear) Bistrow, Jay/Taylor (Gretschman36) Steele, and most recently “The” Norm Van Maastricht.There are surely others I’ve forgotten or didn’t know - and that’s the point. In the nature of things, we leave little enough mark of our mortal sojourn, and the truest immortality is in the hearts and minds of those who remember. If it was important enough to a member during his life to scratch his marks here, we should re-member him.