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#1266110 - Fri May 29 2020 10:29 AM Sad News - bloomsby
agony Offline


Registered: Sat Mar 29 2003
Posts: 16283
Loc: Western Canada
I'm sorry to have to share the news that editor bloomsby has passed away.

He was already an editor when I got here in 2003, and his calm wisdom has help shepherd thousands of quizzes. He's leaving an enormous hole, and we miss him already.

#1266159 - Sat May 30 2020 12:11 AM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
ren33 Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12582
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
This is so sad. Calm wisdom is exactly the right description , I feel. He was intelligent and well read, in my experience. RIP.
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

#1266319 - Sun May 31 2020 11:35 PM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
TabbyTom Offline

Registered: Wed Oct 17 2001
Posts: 8477
Loc: Hastings Sussex
England UK
This is very sad news. He will be greatly missed.
Dilige et quod vis fac

#1266413 - Mon Jun 01 2020 08:35 PM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
satguru Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 8031
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
What a terrible shame. I spent some time talking to him after our meeting in 2004, he was such a lovely man and will be sorely missed by us all.
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

#1266469 - Tue Jun 02 2020 11:28 AM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
I don't visit the forum side of Funtrivia as much as I used to do, but very sad indeed to hear of his passing xxx
My mind is like a functions only when open.

#1266470 - Tue Jun 02 2020 11:54 AM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
pmarney Offline

Registered: Thu May 10 2012
Posts: 342
Loc: Norfolk
England UK
Sorry to hear of this loss.

A couple of years ago there was a thread where we discussed what to do about FT members who had passed away and that they would have their profile page annotated with a wreath or a RIP note. I have tried to find the thread but have been unable to. Nothing happened then and maybe now is the time to raise it again. We have a couple of members who have passed and remember them on our team boards but something more widespread would honour them better.

The Devious Demons send their regards to bloomsby‘s family and team.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

#1266659 - Fri Jun 05 2020 08:25 PM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24453
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA
I remember working with bloomsby on a quiz way back when...a great guy, and will be missed.
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

#1278019 - Mon Nov 30 2020 03:21 PM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
Snowman Offline

Registered: Wed Oct 31 2007
Posts: 1615
Loc: London, England
John was my mentor when I first became an editor and he was as fine a teacher as he was a human being. I've been away from the forums for some time. This is very sad news to return to.


#1278033 - Mon Nov 30 2020 08:45 PM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
ozzz2002 Offline

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20801
Loc: Sydney<BR>NSW Australia
An amazing editor, and a great bloke. Vale, John!
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

Ex-Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

#1278480 - Mon Dec 07 2020 09:49 AM Re: Sad News - bloomsby
MiraJane Offline

Registered: Tue Apr 30 2013
Posts: 1673
Loc: New York USA
He was so excited five years ago about the anniversary of the Magna Carta smile. I can smile now remembering that.


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