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    Post  izzi on Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:51 pm

    What do you think about people making profiles for recently deceased people. Is it a modern way to memorialise or in really bad taste?

    Prompted to ask after I saw one the other day for a young guy started by his half brothers half sister. His full sister also had made a profile for him. Just seems a bit odd, too public and maybe even attention seeking.
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    Post  83T'na on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:11 pm

    I guess that's kind of nice, in a morbid kind of way.
    Friends and family overseas could use it as a substitute for visiting a grave.
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    Post  Sassydot on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:21 pm

    attention seeking
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    Post  izzi on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:25 pm

    ^^^^
    pretty much that.
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    Post  canterella on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:32 pm

    83T'na wrote:
    Friends and family overseas could use it as a substitute for visiting a grave.

    Yes, that's a pretty good reason for setting something like that. Why judge someone who sets it up as an attention seeker? We're living in a technological age and I guess it's just a way to share the grieving process. Each to their own.
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    Post  83T'na on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:38 pm

    canterella wrote:
    83T'na wrote:
    Friends and family overseas could use it as a substitute for visiting a grave.

    Yes, that's a pretty good reason for setting something like that. Why judge someone who sets it up as an attention seeker? We're living in a technological age and I guess it's just a way to share the grieving process. Each to their own.

    Too true.

    Why are any of us on the internet today then? We're all seeking attention for one reason or another. We wouldn't be doing it otherwise.
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    Post  izzi on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:42 pm

    Each to their own is fine.

    If it was done well (subjective I suppose). Nice pictures of the deceased, friends or family sharing memories maybe.

    Most of these pages are nothing like that.

    I have issues too about keeping the grief alive. Hard to explain. People just seem to make it more than it should be and people only remotely connected to the dead person seem be in equal standing to family and close friends.


    Answer to 83....I might be here for attention but I'm not riding on the back of a dead guy to do it Surprised
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    Post  83T'na on Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:49 pm

    izzi wrote:Each to their own is fine.

    If it was done well (subjective I suppose). Nice pictures of the deceased, friends or family sharing memories maybe.

    Most of these pages are nothing like that.

    Answer to 83....I might be here for attention but I'm not riding on the back of a dead guy to do it Surprised

    Ouch. Fair enough.
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    Post  ____ on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:03 pm

    I think it's tacky but if people wanna do it then whatever.

    I should also add that I'm on the internet information seeking, not attention seeking.
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    Post  Anjewel on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:27 pm

    I find it tacky also. There are memorial websites where you can mourn/glorify or whatever someones death. My daughter lost 4 friends 2 years ago due to suicide and drink driving, and their tribute pages on Bebo were just pathetic. Even the boys families found them pathetic and degrading and got them removed.
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    Post  Sassydot on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:24 pm

    I dunno, each to their own I suppose, yes.
    They just seem to scream to be "look at me! I loved xxx better because I started/joined a facebook page dedicated to them"
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    Post  frup on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:41 pm

    Anjewel wrote:I find it tacky also. There are memorial websites where you can mourn/glorify or whatever someones death. My daughter lost 4 friends 2 years ago due to suicide and drink driving, and their tribute pages on Bebo were just pathetic. Even the boys families found them pathetic and degrading and got them removed.

    Hard bro, sliggy, sliggy.

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