Some of you may have noticed one of our Dsicussion Moderators, Slade920, hasn't been around in a while. There's a sad reason for that.
Last Wednesday, he contacted me on my wall. He had this to say:
This may or may not be my last few weeks. For awhile, my health has been failing. It's a complicated matter, but in a short sense, the complications arise in both my heart and brain. I have a last chance surgery this week. If I don't respond to you by Thursday evening, assume the worst. In the worst case scenario, I ask that you demote me from my position as Discussion Moderator. Assuming that this indeed the last time I speak with you, I'd like to say thank you for everything. You were not a complete ass to me. Send my regards to the rest. SforHope on the other hand is a complete ass.
Wish me luck.
We haven't heard from him yet - I thought I'd give him a couple of days more to be sure. But he hasn't been on the wiki since, nor on Discussions. We don't know whether he's convalescing or the worst case scenario has come true. If you have contact details of him on other social media, try to contact him. I haven't been able to find even a Facebook account for him.
We'll follow his request to retire him as moderator.
We, the DC Database admins, would like to express our sympathies to Alex's friends and family.
Guys, is there something wrong with your calendar? It's Thursday evening now, Slade920 said he will respond on Thirsday evening and you argue whether he's dead or not on Wednesday. I wish him the best, although I visit this place rarely and if I do, I'm rather a lurker.
Actually, there's no need to assume whether Slade920 is still alive. I live in Europę, there's now a quarter after ten where I live, but if you check his profile, he licea in Maryland, it's a quarter after four there, so he may have not entered the operating theatre yet. And even if he didn't respond, reconvalescence takes time.