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Tribute to A Nonny Moose

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he will be missed.... I am so sorry to hear this news.... I will miss him greatly.... 

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He will be greatly missed not only on this site but many others including the Banished sites, I kept hoping that he was OK and I'm glad now I took the time to post before he went off for the surgery, its really sad to get that final confirmation, I will miss him.

Cathy

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A true asset to the community has passed...

His knowledge, humour and great spirit will be missed deeply, and my heart was always lifted when I saw that smiling moose avatar in the forums.

Rest in peace @A Nonny Moose.

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he was a good friend and i am deeply saddened at this news. I will miss him a great deal... Rest in peace my friend i will miss you and you will never be forgotton....

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Many times we were antagonistic and sometimes we disagree deeply ... but it's undeniable the legacy of their life time dedicated to this community and it shows how much he deserves all possible respect and admiration of us all.

We know that everyone will miss his presence but I also know that he will live in the memory of all who love the game and the community he loved and that lived the opportunity of frequent coexistence with their experience

Sad, sad day knowing this ... 

Ncgaio

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Terribly sad news, his dedication was truly second to none. He will be greatly missed and he will certainly not be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

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He single-handedly provided nearly all the topics in the current events section and had some incredibly interesting views. I will miss debating with him on these forums.

Rest in peace.

 

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Nonny had a lot of life in him and was a major presence here. His absence since leaving to undergo therapy has been quite noticeable and it is sad to know he won't be coming back. I likewise am going to miss all the lively intellectual debate he was fond of engaging in. 'Twas fun.

Hope you enjoy the great SimNation in the sky, my good man.

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Man. I am bummed. I didn't tend to agree with him, but he was always up for a debate and more than willing to offer advice (whether it was asked for or not!)

He was a pillar of the community. I kinda hoped he'd had a few more years in him.

RIP Nonny. Hope you had peace, whatever that meant to you.

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I'm going to keep the Moose Factory open in his honor.  While I was certainly hoping for the best I can't say I am surprised by this news.  I am absolutely saddened, though.  Nonny was a great member and drove the topics in many sections of our forums.  

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I am very saddened to learn of John's passing. He was a great and dedicated contributor to the site, and his input and lively debate will be terribly missed: Simtropolis won't be the same without him. RIP nonny.

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As a former patron of his Moose Bar, it was quite saddening to hear that he had passed away. He was a great site contributor and always put in his input into things. He will be missed. RIP Nonny.

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Damn... I never talked to him due to that I mostly just use this to download plugins and nothing else, but it is sad that he's gone. But he never seemed 80. He must have been going pretty good up until the last little bit when he went inactive for awhile. Rest in Peace. :(

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I never had the opportunity to get to know him, but it's always very sad losing a member of the community. It sounds like he made a deep impression on a lot of people and will be very missed.

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The news about Nonny hits too close to home as a Simtrop user.. I didn't realize what was happening until today..

While I had a few enjoyable conversations with him and I admit there were times I sparred with him over the keyboard but he was a keystone for the off topic threads. You'd be hard pressed to find a thread he wouldn't post in. And now this site won't be the same without him..

Farewell, A Nonny Moose! And thank you for your insight!

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This is just horrible news to hear. He is one of the few people who could actually make me laugh out loud in writing. This place hasn't been the same since he got sick because he was so consistent and so incredibly helpful. I always chuckled when I would log on here and see his name on like 10 posts on the recent updates thing off to the side of the main page. I am going to crack a beer in your honor as soon as I post this. Rest in peace Nonny. I will miss you.

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Sad news to start my day. He was a recurrent member of the site and always a reply away to give a helpful comment. Rest in peace.

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Very sad. He was a great guy, I enjoyed reading whatever he had to say even if I didn't agree. He brought a lot of positive energy to the site, I liked him.

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An amazing and unforgettable Simtropolis member indeed. Hats off to you John! It's only fitting that moose grace the lands in SC4...

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My condolences. I was hoping he would return. Perhaps the site banner should be changed as a tribute to him so that he will be remembered.

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Today is the first time I log in to ST and have to avoid looking at the Off-Topic Forum, I can't. John helped us, a generally much younger lot, to see the world from a different view, a different perspective. I rarely agreed with him, rarely my view was coincident to his; and this was extraordinary. We two, and I guess this applies to many other members of the site, had some memorable keyword duels about many topics due to our radically different visions of the world. Can't avoid feeling a bit orphan since found out the news yesterday evening.

We will miss you here at Simtropolis. Rest in Peace, Nonny.

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Simtropolis will not be the same again without him. Rest in Peace, my friend.

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Dear Granpa Moose, (for those who don't know, I adopted him with his consent when I was barely a few weeks old here)

Tho I only got to chat with you a few times in my early mapping endeavors, I truly enjoyed how we went off topic and found common ground discussing computer programming. I'm sure you can read all the heartfelt replies in this thread and are watching over the forums. Too bad the connection is still only one way to where you are. If anyone can debug the connection, I'm sure you'll be the one to do it.

Yours truly,

Cori

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I didn't know him at all, but this is very sad. My deepest condolences to his family and friends! He will be truly missed!

Rest in Peace!

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Very sad to hear, Nonny Moose was one of the most helpful members here, and very knowledgeable as well. My condolences to his family. Rest in Peace.

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