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Old 05-25-2017, 12:13 AM
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RIP Fluiddruid

I have very little information but I've been informed that long time moderator and SDMB personality Fluiddruid passed away last night. Anyone with more information please feel free to check in and let us know.

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Old 05-25-2017, 12:20 AM
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This just in:


From Facebook

"I am her stepmom. She died last night after a long battle with an autoimmune disorder. We are incredibly sad but glad she is no longer in pain. Thank you for your friendship."
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:21 AM
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Thank you for making this, Rico. I was struggling with doing it myself, but didn't really want to or felt right about it.
RIP, Fluid....you were a good friend, one of my gaming buddies.

I'll miss you.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:38 AM
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Fluiddruid was a nice person, which meant she was a good mod. I had some off-board contact with her and always enjoyed our little chats. Very sad to hear this.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:41 AM
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Dammit. My condolences to her family and friends.

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Old 05-25-2017, 12:41 AM
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Way too young but way too much pain.

RIP fluid, you were one of the good ones.

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Old 05-25-2017, 12:42 AM
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** toasts FluidDruid **
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:47 AM
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Just saw this on FB.

Another good soul gone.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:02 AM
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From all my interactions with her, she seemed like a genuinely good person. Considerate, kind, thoughtful and sincere. I'm really sad to hear this.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:03 AM
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Aw, no. RIP, FluidDruid.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:36 AM
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RIP fluiddruid. My condolences to her family and friends; from my recollection she was very cool.

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Old 05-25-2017, 01:38 AM
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So very sorry. She did seem like a cool person.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:55 AM
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R.I.P., fluiddruid.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:35 AM
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Somebody remember to add this to the "In Memoriam" thread.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:39 AM
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This is sad news.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:44 AM
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I have no wise words for such sorrow.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:24 AM
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I am so saddened to read of this. Condolences to her family and friends. Our community is greatly diminished without her voice.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:49 AM
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:57 AM
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:12 AM
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This makes me so sad, though I'm glad she isn't in pain any longer.

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Old 05-25-2017, 07:22 AM
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It's always sad to hear of the passing of a Doper.



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Old 05-25-2017, 07:28 AM
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** toasts FluidDruid **
I'll drink to her, too.
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:37 AM
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Oh, that's awful news.

Condolences to her family.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:08 AM
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Such sad news. My condolences to her family and friends.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:21 AM
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That is so sad. RIP, fluiddruid.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:36 AM
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Very sad. Most sincere condolences to her family and friends.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:39 AM
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Saddened by this news, and my sympathies to those close to her in this difficult time.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:42 AM
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RIP, FluidDruid.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:55 AM
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:30 AM
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I have no words to add to what has already been said, except for this quote from Spider Robinson:
"Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy."
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:31 AM
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Roz was a thoughtful, kind soul. I enjoyed working with her very much. Talked with her quite a bit in those late nights when there weren't a lot of people around and she was always a delight.

The scleroderma that ultimately took her life first made her bedridden and miserable -- she would have periods where she was not so good and would have to be on sabbatical -- then she would get better enough to sit up and she'd go back to work for us. And then she got more better and went back to work work ... and then she didn't get better at all. Which is very sad.

From Facebook, posted by her stepmother: "There is a memorial in Ames, Iowa on June 10 but her sisters were mentioning a small distribution of ashes at a park in Madison she used to go to. I will make sure details are placed on her FB page."

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Old 05-25-2017, 11:44 AM
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Awwww no! Well that is a kick in the gut. RIP Fluiddruid.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:50 PM
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:25 PM
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Be at rest, Fluid.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:35 PM
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Au revoir, Roz. We miss you.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:41 PM
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I was puzzled why the username seemed unfamiliar - I guess part of it is my lack of memory, but she last posted in 2014 and apparently took a sabbatical the year before that, so I guess it's not too surprising that I can't bring any exchanges to mind.

Always sad to lose a member of this special community, though. There seems to be fewer of us every year, like some kind of veteran's association... veterans of the infowars, phase 1.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:55 PM
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I honestly can't remember a single negative thing about her. She always came off to me as thoughtful and good-natured. Even gentle in some ways. RIP.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:32 PM
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Terrible news. May her family and loved ones find comfort.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:36 PM
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My condolences to her family and friends.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:44 PM
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This is very sad news. I am glad that there is no suffering.

Rest well, Roz
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:23 PM
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Speaking on behalf of the Straight Dope and Sun-Times Media, I want to offer our condolences to Roz's family and friends and express our gratitude for her many years of service as a moderator on the Straight Dope Message Board. She was fair-minded, good-humored and slow to rile, all qualities we highly prize and wish were a lot more prevalent in the world at large. Good-bye, Roz; you'll be missed.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:24 PM
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Aww, damn. My memories of those days are sort of sketchy, but I remember her from the old Diablo-playing days as always down, ready to go and at your side. She was quite fluid, that druid.

Her deeds of valor shall be remembered!
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:04 PM
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Peace be with her, her family, and with us, her friends.

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Old 05-25-2017, 04:12 PM
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It's always sad to farewell a member of our group. Very sad to hear this news.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:18 PM
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Oh, no.

Condolences to her family and friends.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:21 PM
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:28 PM
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Very very sad. I'll miss her posts.
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