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An update in regards to Bob Cat, long time AF Moderator

Discussion in 'Site Updates & Announcements' started by Phases, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    It's hard to type this thru the tears in my eyes. I've been dreading this day since he told me of its inevitable arrival. We had similar interests besides phones and often chatted about cars,trucks,work and other things. I'm glad to have had the chance to know him,as many have said he was a hero and an inspiration.

    I'll miss you for sure BC. RIP,my friend.
     



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  2. olbriar

    olbriar  
    Moderator

    I'm a much better man for having known BC. To serve with him has been a true honor... inspiration. To say the man was dedicated to the betterment of these forums doesn't come close to describe his desire to make these forums the best environment for everyone to enjoy. To say he'll be missed falls way short of acknowledging everything he did in his years of service. He was a great guy and a true friend. RIP BC.
     
  3. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    I've been staring at this thread for a while today and I still am at a loss for words. BC was a very strong, caring and inspiration individual. You will be deeply and sorely missed my friend. See you in the future sir.
     
  4. CYCONUMNUM

    CYCONUMNUM Android Expert

    I've never met him..
    But, I feel the love and loss expressed...
    R.I.P. Mike
    Take care where you are
     
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    I see some folks posting that they hadn't met Mike, but wish they had. I'd like to offer an anecdote from another forum about him that was typical BC.

    We were dealing with a typical forum troll. Every tool in the moderators toolbox had been exhausted short of a permanent ban (which this particular member had already evaded and signed up under a new name). The dude was the worst of the worst.

    Well, Mike decided to let up on his typical tough guy, no nonsense self. He asked us other mods for some leeway to try a different tact. He recognized that the "punk" was a teenager. Not only was he a teenager that didn't understand how his actions were being felt, he was as lost interacting in real life as he was on forums. BC reached out to this young man in his still stern fashion, but with a fatherly, mentoring tone. As anyone that knew him, there was no straying from the straight and narrow, but he spilled pages of counsel on this young man. He explained the consequences of his choices, in both is online persona, but his real life persona. I watched that conversation happen in real time, and watched him make a real difference in that young man's life. He didn't big time him, he mentored him. He reached him. I watched that young man come to respect and adore Mike, for both his honesty and forthright advice.

    It's just a little story that occurred to me while reading the responses in this thread. I'm sure there are a million more. That was the Mike I knew.
     
  6. Kaylesh

    Kaylesh Member

    :(
    I was saddened to see this news this morning. He was always present in the forums. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and all who knew him..
    .. xx <3 <3
     
  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Omg god dude i want to build a rom dedicating to him a special rom or app that will show how much android forums cares, i need permission to do that from android forums and have a pic of him i can create a default wallpaper or collodge.
     
  8. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Just coming in to give my condolences. Bobcat was a good man and will be missed :(
     
  9. Omar Days

    Omar Days Android Expert

    Sounded like a great man. This is sad to hear.

    rip
     
  10. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator

    My condolences to everyone who knew him, both online and in real life.

    R.I.P. Bob Cat.
     
  11. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    That's a great story,unforgiven. Thanks so much for posting it,that is indeed just like him. He always helped calm me down when I'd get frustrated with users that were for one reason or another pushing my buttons. There are a couple I'd have not been able to help without him :)
     
  12. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Never met him or spoke, but from what you all say, I wish I had. RIP
     
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ah shit I'm sorry guys. I never knew him but I feel for you all. Stay strong peeps. RIP xxx
    Thanks for the story btw @Unforgiven, it helps me realise the type of man he was.
    Think I'd have liked him a lot :)
     
    #38 funkylogik, Jul 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    Damn. Sorry, just don't have the words, and everyone else has said it better than I could anyway. He was one of the guys who made this place what it is, and I only wish I had known him in RL.

    RIP Mike.
     
  15. psycho_death6

    psycho_death6 Newbie

    Even though I don't know much about him, I'll still respect the influence he had. RIP
     
  16. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    BC... You closed the chapter of you life with the many reasons to live.
    You spent your sharing with purpose of giving. Your love stumbled for more love to those close to you.
    Amazing, humble, dedicated.
    God bless your fam. With strength in their new chapter.
     

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  17. MonDillinger

    MonDillinger Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, I didn't know Mike and I'm new to AF, but my prayers go out to his loved ones. It would seem from the comments that he was a great person with a magnificent spirit, and what better way to transcend the waves of the internet than by touch the lives of others with good vibes. RIP, sir.
     
  18. tommo47

    tommo47 On Yer Bike, In Yer Chair
    VIP Member

    I didn't know Bob Cat, but what I do know, having read these tributes, is that I've missed out on something very special.

    My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

    RIP Mike.
     
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  19. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    ^^ditto. Wish I'd known him now.
    Almost feel like I do via these tributes :)
     
  20. TedBear2

    TedBear2 Newbie

    Sorry to hear that!
     
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  21. ThreeFree

    ThreeFree Newbie

    RIP dude!

    Time stops for no one,
    the world continues and will bring tomorrow,
    what does tomorrow hold,
    you be the judge and maker for that.

    All you leave behind is the memories,
    good or bad for all you did,
    Rest In Peace brother!!

    God Bless!
     
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  22. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    I am glad that you feel that way :)

    It is difficult to touch or influence people these days,especially across the written words of an an internet forum. But BC did it very well, and to many :)
     
  23. Rhyghtman

    Rhyghtman Lurker

    Deep condolences to his family
     
  24. rootkings

    rootkings On Probation

  25. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    "The measure of a man is what he does with power"

    Plato

    Requiescat In Pace
     
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