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Tribute to A Nonny Moose

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Me and A Nonny never met eye to eye on many things but he was a person of who had shown me a lot about things I don't even know. In the short time we have met in this site, I did enjoy those times we have discussed and disagreed. Truly, he is a lost to the community but his legacy will never be forgotten. Rest in peace A Nonny. 

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This is my second time posting on this thread. I am deeply sorry to hear what happened to Mr. John Winterton. I am hoping there is some way Simtropolis can memorialize his profile page and account here. 

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I have never had the pleasure of interacting with John however every time I logged on Simtropolis he was there, constant and always posting something.

You will be dearly missed.

My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family.

Nick

 

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I had very limited interaction with him. But I remember that he had once written a quote, on first sight totally off topic, but that citation made me happier that day ... I will miss his insightful posts.

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I rarely struggle to find words, but this left me go silent for a few minutes.

I can't really say that this has hit me totally unexpectedly. But, just like many others, I had a great smile on my face after realising he had come online after a long period of absence. In fact, I even commented on his profile not too long ago, after he had returned to ST shortly after his birthday. Knowing this was his last visit or not even him, I feel bad. 

This man was propably older than anyone else here. And yet it was always fun to talk to him, he always had an opinion about everything, no matter what it was. I really appreacted and still appreciate him as a person and his character. It was so much fun to talk about classical music with him. 

Seeing his post about announcing his absence was kind of his post to say goodbye, it must have been a struggle over the past months for him. If it was, I'm sure he's better now. His last journey. And the only one he wouldn't let us be part of. 

My condolences go to his family and friends.

Nonny, John, or whatever I may call you, it was a pleasure to meet you. You're reunited with your wife and your dogs again. You will gladly be remembered.

Run free, my dearest and favourite Moose.

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This is ultimately very sad, but 79 years isn't too bad. Also, I never knew him personally, as we never chatted or anything, but he was a great member of our community, and one who will be immortalized by this site.

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Can't believe it. I'm here for the first time since ages and the first thing i have to read is this utterly sad message.

I think there is no way for any member on simtropolis not knowing a nonny moose and i bet he helped at least two third of the active players with some problem.

R.I.P. - unforgotten

 

strenght to his relatives.

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Nonny...

I remember when I started going on the forums way back in 2012 (Has it really been that long?) to resolve technical issues, Nonny was there.  He was the most helpful person on the forum.  I loved his username, that chatty moose as his avatar.  And then when I moved over to the off-topic section, he was there.  Not only was he there, but he was the best.  The content that Nonny provided for us on the off-topic, as well as the conversations we had with him on current events, were unrivaled.  He always gave us new perspectives on life, on matters both silly and serious.  And as we know, he has made more posts than any other user.

A few months ago, after we had stopped hearing from him, everything seemed different.  Without Nonny, the off-topic was just something  completely different.  It didn't really feel like Simtropolis without him.  He was the heart and soul of the off-topic.  Returning to Simtropolis to this news...  

We'll miss you, Nonny.

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This is some very somber news... I remember hearing he was going in for surgery but I never thought that he wouldn't make anything other than a complete recovery and return to his place here in due time. When he logged on a short while back you could see the relief in the community only to now be faced with the sad truth. I guess he knew that his time was coming and he wanted to take one last look at the site. He would of then seen all the well-wishes and I'm sure that brought a smile to his face.

He was a simtropolis institution, one of the pillars of the community and the site just won't be the same without him, RIP Nonny.

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As all of you already said, he was an institution, he truly was a personification of this site. Every time I had some problem and tried to find a solution, he was the first one I expected that would answer with solution, or get me to the right direction whom should I ask  advice for.

Thank you Nonny, may you rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

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Wow. I don't know what to say. I have always respected and admired Nonny for his dedication and knowledge; he was unmatched in my eyes. He was always so helpful when people had technical issues (he helped me several times), and it was wonderful to see him discuss and debate in the various threads of Simtropolis.

I haven't been very active on here lately, and as such had no idea that he had gone in for a surgery, and was recovering. This made it particularly surprising and upsetting to hear of his passing when I logged in today. He was truly a great man, and a valuable member of this community. May you rest in peace, John.

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Nonny was one of the first to answer some of my questions when I first joined the site, he took the time to walk me through some computer things in PMs. At some points he was beating the newswires to the punch in the off topic section for me, I was getting some of my news through his posts, that's another thing that will be missed.

 

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We've lost quite a remarkable member of the community; if anyone is an icon for this place, it's him. Nonny contributed to the community in a lot of good ways, though also in a lot of ways which on the surface may seem abrasive or highly critical. However, this was not the case. Nonny's comments were often unapologetic - with the fair, but brutal honesty of a professor or teacher that commands your respect, not out of intimidation, but out of saying the meaningful and poignant critiques that truly aid us and can broaden our perspectives. He's a man that will certainly be missed around here.

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I've known John for a number of years, and considered him a good friend and colleague on the site.  He was very bright and exceptionally witty, still sharp as a tack at 79 years young, knowledgeable on so many subjects, and really a pillar of this site and this community.  Interacting with him was always one of the highlights of my visits to Simtropolis, and I'd imagine I'm not alone in that sentiment.  I remember he sent me a PM shortly before he started treatment--he was dealing with the same condition claimed my grandfather 24 years ago, so it hit quite close to home.  His friendly presence here will be truly missed.

-Tarkus

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Nonny was an absolutely integral part to Simtropolis. I still remember from over a decade ago when he posted with the name N_O_Body. After coming back to ST from all those years of absence, I could still recognize that distinct moose avatar and his lively posts. Even though I hardly had the chance to interact with him, I loved reading every single one of his posts. It's a darn shame he's gone. Rest in peace.

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Wow, This really sucks=(. I remember seeing him around simtropolis quite often. For sure recognized the name when I arrived on the main page. A real gentlemn  I can tell from reading the posts above me , but even more so, a awesome contributor to this awesome community.

 

  John, I may have not know you personally, but I knew you as a user of this fantastic site and you sure did have a presence. I noticed it, as did many of us. And now with your passing, there is a hole.But cities , real or simulated, always come back, and we will do the same. It will be tuff, no doubt,  but we have this awesome community to get threw this hard time. We are after all "one community".  A chunk missing now, but still have each other. R.I.P John,and enjoy your new tools!. God mode is really your's now. Have a blast and do what you couldn't do or even dream of. You deserve it.

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It's a sad news!! :cry:

I've never read the Off-topic threads, but sometimes I met him in other sections
and 
have a great respect of his knowledge and presence in this community.

We'll miss him.

My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

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I am saddened to hear this and will miss him.  His presence drove many of the threads on the forum as he was always willing to helpfully and insightfully share his thoughts and knowledge here, a community he visited daily for years.  Hopefully, our community was able to give as much enjoyment to him as he had eagerly given to all of us.

Thank you, A Nonny Moose, and rest in peace.

 

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I don't think there was a single regular on Simtropolis that didn't know John nor come across him. He has been here long since before I was, and it's a very sad day to learn that he is here no longer for the future.

Sending my warm regards to both the Simtropolis family and his own, in the face of this loss.
You will be missed, and cheers for the good times.

ROFLyoshi
-Kris

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I'm really sad to learn that A Nonny Moose has left this world. It's like Simtropolis lost some of its soul, and this will be a very different place without the Moose. My regards to all of his friends and family, here and elsewhere.

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What a sad new to read upon entering the site. I have no words worth of justice to his name and his legacy on the community. And I am sure that he will be dearly missed by all of us, as I believe that everyone, that used the site at least for two days, had encountered him somehow.

To his family, my wormiest regards and my condolences

Rest in Peace Nonny,

GnL,

Carlos

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