How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

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How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:31 pm

I know this is morbid, but what is c4c for? This isn't Facebook!

Looking ay my friends list, I believe that two of them have died. Well, two definitely have, but I don't think any others have. One was a manager where I used to work who was in her 60s (I don't know how she died, but she always seemed very unhealthy - looked old for her age and smoked loads), and one was someone I knew from university who was actually a bit younger than me - he died of bowel cancer.

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Post by Paul Worsley » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:38 pm

One of my Facebook friends died last year, but I unfriended him. Is that bad form?

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:
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One of my Facebook friends died last year, but I unfriended him. Is that bad form?
Only if it was after they died
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:10 pm

I've had two die and unfriended them both very soon afterwards. It helped however that I had never met either in person. I'm unsure of what my strategy would be if my partner died.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Peter Mabey » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:49 pm

When one of my friends died his family kept his site up so that his friends could post in remembrance :)

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:56 pm

Peter Mabey wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:49 pm
When one of my friends died his family kept his site up so that his friends could post in remembrance :)
That's what was done for my brother in law.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark James » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:49 pm

Looks like three for me. Two mates and an uncle. Don't see the point of unfriending them. It's not like they're gonna clog up my time line with posts.

Wasn't it the case a while ago that you couldn't delete profiles?

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 pm

Three for me. All of them taken way too young and in three different but consistently sad circumstances.

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Thomas Carey » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:35 pm

2 (that I can think of), both from school :( Both went to 'remembering' profiles. Not unfriending cause there'll be memories of them on their pages, and one of them died recently so people keep tagging her in fundraising things in her memory.

Also still have one (a countdowner) coming up in the suggested friends bit because another countdowner suggested it and neither of us accepted. Most of you can probably tell who these two are.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:54 pm

One, I think - a guy who I met in Mostar in 2014. He fell from a mountain he was climbing in Italy, a few days before his 23rd birthday :(
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 pm

One of mine would have had her 30th birthday today, good timing Gevin!

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:15 am

Gotta say, real return to form for C4C, this. Banter flying all over the show. Good job Gev, you content provider you.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 am

3 or 4, can't be sure without checking. All from the world of Scrabble and all gone before their time. :(

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:47 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Also still have one (a countdowner) coming up in the suggested friends bit because another countdowner suggested it and neither of us accepted. Most of you can probably tell who these two are.
No idea. So you might as well tell us.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 pm

Peter Mabey wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:49 pm
When one of my friends died his family kept his site up so that his friends could post in remembrance :)
One of my friends now has a remembrance page thing, but the other one is still just a normal page.

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:18 pm

Just found out my stepdaughter has 12 friends who have died, thinking of unfriending her just to be sure 😆
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:15 am
Gotta say, real return to form for C4C, this. Banter flying all over the show. Good job Gev, you content provider you.
It's a thread that inspires banter and light-hearted humour generally isn't it?

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:21 pm

Another good question is what proportion of your facebook friends have you never met
Mine is less than 10%
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:08 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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I've had two die and unfriended them both very soon afterwards.
What pricks for dying, eh?

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 pm

It's more that I didn't really want to see their names again. This mirrors my attitude towards death in general, as alluded to here - I understand the melodrama but I don't particularly want to see it. I'm a clean breaks guy.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:35 pm

But, as above, I wasn't especially close to these people, and I'd probably stop being a clean breaks guy if I was. Don't know yet, luckily.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:02 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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It's more that I didn't really want to see their names again. This mirrors my attitude towards death in general, as alluded to here - I understand the melodrama but I don't particularly want to see it. I'm a clean breaks guy.
Sometimes I send them a message to ask how the after-life is for them. They never reply.

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:05 pm

Well now you're just forcing the banter.

OTHER THREAD IDEAS -

- If given a licence to kill one person with no repercussions, who would it be
- What are your own personal kinks
- How much meat would you eat if you had to do all the killing yourself
- What is the worst thing you've ever said out loud to another person, with feeling
- What are you darkest secrets

Let's get some oversharing going in here.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:53 pm

Are you going to do these threads, or are we answering in here?

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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:33 pm

All yours.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:20 am

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Well now you're just forcing the banter.

OTHER THREAD IDEAS -

- If given a licence to kill one person with no repercussions, who would it be
- What are your own personal kinks
- How much meat would you eat if you had to do all the killing yourself
- What is the worst thing you've ever said out loud to another person, with feeling
- What are you darkest secrets

Let's get some oversharing going in here.
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Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:26 pm

Three I think, although I unfriended one of them since.
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