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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. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    I never met Bob Cat, but if he had a role in making AF what it is, then he must have been a pretty awesome guy.

    RIP and condolences to his family.

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  2. rootkings

    rootkings On Probation

    I lost my grandfather is hard to loss somebody who is close to u and who dedicated everything that is good
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  3. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Think I'm gonna check out some of his posts later seeing as he's an AF legend and I love AF.
    @Unforgiven you don't have a link to the troll thread do you?
    I've reasoned with some trolls on g+ (when I'm in the mood) and I think it would be an inspirational read.
    Don't go searching, just if you have it handy mate I'd appreciate it :thumbsupdroid:
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  5. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    Wouldnt mind having a read also. as he said, if you can find it fairly easy

    Edit: the more I think about it, I really like that idea. I think I will search out some of his posts also. Sounds like a great way to remember and honor him :)
    #55 scotty85, Jul 13, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    The conversation I mentioned was in a privileged area (Private Chat with Mods) on another forum. As much as I'd like to share the whole conversation with the world to highlight BC's contributions, I can't. I've shared as much as I felt comfortable to convey his passion and compassion while respecting the member in question and the moderator standards that Mike and I both upheld.;)

    Besides, he is probably stomping his feet and spitting bullets on high for me sharing what I have already. He didn't like being exposed as the caring softie he was.:D
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Aww that's so cool mate and totally understood.
    Cheers brother xx
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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    You got that right.
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  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Doubt anyone here will ever find out if I die tbh.
    Don't know why I mentioned that, it just popped into my head..
    I'm glad people obviously knew Bobcat outside of these forums to find out and share the news.
    I had to find out via Facebook 2weeks ago that my best friend of 10yrs had been found dead and I'm glad of Facebook or I don't know how his family could have shared the tragic news with everyone.
    Take care everyone.
    I'm an atheist but I fully respect everyone's views of an afterlife (kinda wish I was a believer myself)
    Sorry about the jibberish, just writing my thoughts xxxx
    Love you all xxx
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  10. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Oh man.. Bob Cat. He was a good man, a good friend, and a great mod. He will be sorely missed.
    Thom, amarie82, horsecharles and 13 others like this.
  11. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    I didn't get to know him on as personal of a level as many of you but I got to share a conversation or two with Mike via hangouts. What a great spirited man he was, even through his pain and struggles. My heart goes out to his family in this sad time. RIP Mike, I hope you get to ride that hog you wanted in the afterlife!
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  12. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
    VIP Member

    Farewell and have a great after life.
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  13. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    There's a lot I could say, but Aw CRAP!!! Sums up how I'm feeling. I do offer my sincere condolence to his family and friends. A great guy!
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  14. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    I will miss Bob Cat, he was always a very nice guy who would do anything to help you. He will be missed greatly that is for sure. I am sure he will be managing a classifieds section of a forum somewhere above :)
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  15. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I've stared at this thread the past couple of days lost for words (and still haven't really found them). Mike's positive attitude and tenacity during his struggles with health is something that really hit a chord with me. He will be missed.
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  16. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    I haven't been in here for a long minute. It's unfortunate that it's because of this. Sometimes it's hard to tell if a person is being genuine on the Internet but Bobcat (Mike) left no doubt of his passion to provide true helpfulness and advice to anyone who he met. I'm glad he found this place and helped shape this community to the positive place it is today.

    Hats off to him and all the admins, mods, guides, contributors and members.

    Mike will be missed but we all know that there is always a special place for him in AF.
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  17. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Hit it on the head there Pasta. I can't think of a better way to say it myself.
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  18. DarkOwl

    DarkOwl Newbie

    I never met you but I truely understand the pain and how hard it must be for the family members and close friends of Mike. My deepest condolencess. May the lord give you Sir a warm welcome into paradise.

    Mike, rest in Peace brother.
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  19. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    I've been trying to get Mike on Hangouts for a few months. We used to message back and forth a lot. I feared for the worst when he stopped responding this spring.

    He'll be my construction compadre forever. Now I have a friend upstairs to watch my back when I'm working on the road. I sorely miss my friend, but that's a bit selfish. He was in a bad place, we can be thankful he's not in pain anymore. He'll live on in all of us and everyone he touched throughout his life. One of the toughest, bravest men I've ever known.

    Be at peace my friend.
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  20. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    Farewell Mike. You will be sorely missed, but the friendships and impacts you leave behind here will not be forgotten.

    Rest easy. You're earned it.
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  21. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I know what you mean about being "selfish" to grieve and miss someone. It is selfish if you think about it. They're gone and we're crying.
    It's human nature though and does us good to grieve so no one should really feel selfish we're only human :thumbsupdroid:
    Respect mate ;)
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  22. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    What more can I say that hasn't already, Mike was a class act and will be sorely missed.
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  23. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I'm so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I'll be lighting a candle to send healing energies to his family and loved ones. It's never easy losing a friend... big hugs to everyone here on the forums. *HUGS*
  24. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    That's so sad. I'm at a loss for words here.

    May he rest in peace, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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  25. Phases

    Thread Starter

    (Below is a reply to an email I sent to a few people who knew Bobcat. They gave me permission to post anonymously on behalf of them, to add to the condolences in case Mike's family one day sees this.)

    Thanks for the note! Anonymous is absolutely okay, completely understand.
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