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Old 19 Jul 2012, 19:46
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I first spoke to Boofo quite a number of years ago, about code naturally, we were helping eachother with various mods - I was quite new to vB back then.

He also told me a little bit about his service in the military, and that conversation had a lot of impact on me as I had never spoken to a bona-fide veteran before.

Not too long after that I said something stupid and immature, something I'm too ashamed of to repeat here, that caused him to cut ties with me until he PM'ed us out of the blue on this account to discuss a mod conflict. We patched things up and got the conflict resolved, and chatted every now and then since then.

He was a top bloke, I'll always expect to randomly wake up to a message from him regarding some code snippet he's working on.

I'd like to share my favourite poem in his honour: Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

R.I.P. good sir, you've earned it.

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Old 19 Jul 2012, 20:01
Schoelle Schoelle is offline
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Condolences to his family and friends. What a good man he was. Helpful, funny, sometimes grumpy. I knew that he had health problems from some long chats we had, but not that it was so serious. Very sad.

You will be missed Rob!
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 20:27
Azucar Azucar is offline
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I never had direct contact with him, but I did use some of his mods throughout the years.

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Old 19 Jul 2012, 21:08
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Very sad news. A truly larger than life character, helpful, knowledgeable, witty and always on hand. I won't pretend to have know the fella, but I certainly got to know who he was and it will be strange not to have him around.

Best wishes to his family and his friends too, he will be missed by all. My thoughts are with you.
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 22:21
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I couldn't agree more with Michael. Boofo had the wisdom of an old man with the passion of a geeky teenager for the world wide web. He always had a great sense of humor and the ability to lighten a mood with his wit back in the days when things with get hectic over on the org. He always spoke his mind and was respectful to others. I've spoken to him a few times on IM and here on the org but never had the pleasure of meeting with him. He will be missed nonetheless.
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 00:25
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It's hard to put into words the feelings a person has for another.

I spent 5-7 years on-line in instant messenger trouble shooting miles of code and 100's of projects with Bob. He loved to help people. We would chat back and forth like old ladies about everything for hours. His distinctiveness will be missed.

Peace Bob, I'll see ya on the flip side.
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 05:57
klaush klaush is offline
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I just saw this sad message on the portal!

We will miss you! Rest in peace Rob.

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Old 20 Jul 2012, 06:19
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Miss you Boofo, RIP
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 19:53
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 20:09
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I will be missing you. RIP Boofo
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Old 21 Jul 2012, 13:35
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RIP bob.
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 21:49
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Rob was one of these type of blokes that wouldn't spoon feed you when you had an issue. Instead of just telling you the answer he would "guide" you to the answer.

Rob was always kind hearted and would always be willing to assist you if you had an issue, and he sure as hell hated it more than you when his modifications wouldn't work on your website.

I remember there were a couple times when I mis-read what his modification would do and would mention it in the posts and he would always be more than willing to pop up and change some code around to make it work how I had originally thought it would.

This came as a complete shock to me, as it did many, and just wanted to share my thoughts publically in wishing him peace and happiness in death.
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 12:57
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Boofo was a very kind and helpful man who was known to never lose patience with those who asked a lot of questions. He was a great contributor to the vBulletin community in every way.
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 17:16
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Very sad news... RIP Boofo
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Old 24 Jul 2012, 07:43
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Rest in peace Boofo
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