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Has anyone seen Root around? (22 posts)

  1. jimlynch
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anybody know what happened to him? His site was down and he's not answering my email. He was doing some WP design stuff for me.
    Anybody know what's up with him?

  2. According to his WP forums profile, he's been gone for 24 days. No one has seen him and there area few threads asking the same thing. Those who have known him (and know that he used to live online almost 24/7) are understandably worried.

  3. jimlynch
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well I hope he's okay. I don't know him well, I just started working with him not too long ago to do a design for my blog and then he stopped answering my email.
    I hope he's alright. :-(

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I hope so too.... his website's been out too... strangely at the same time he fell off the face of the earth. I get nervous when I haven't heard from friends this long.....
    Tg

  5. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anybody ever thought about giving him a call? (If that's appropriate at all)

  6. If he was a close enough friend of mine, and I had his number, I would. Of course, I haven't known him, so he'd think I was a stalker.

  7. khaled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Erm well actually as I've been talking to the man non stop for 2 months I think I consider him a friend. Is there any way of calling him, I mean where would I get his number? I've got his e-mail address but nothing coming back from there.

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Khaled - I've been trying too. Take it to email ?

  9. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    lookup his domain and it will probably has his number
    don't ask me how 'cause I won't tell

  10. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It doesn't ...... that's part of the problem.

  11. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It doesn't ...... that's part of the problem.
    Well, I saw a number. Are you saying that it's obviously fake or you don't see it at all.

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's not enough digits.

  13. khaled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried the number and have run a couple of searchs but nothing really convincing, I know there's a rally driver by the same name though...

  14. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "Farewell Beloved Friends, Farewell"
    by Root
    'Mid the scenes so bright and cheerful,
    One sad strain we bring;
    Joy is silent,
    Love is tearful,
    While our low "Farewell we sing, Farewell,
    Farewell belov-ed friends, farewell,
    Farewell, Farewell belov-ed friends, farewell.
    Coming days will not restore us
    All we've found and cherish'd here;
    But with radiant hopes before us
    Smiles the future, bright and clear.
    Farewell belov-ed friends, farewell,
    Farewell, Farewell belov-ed friends, farewell.
    Oh! with faithful hearts and lovely,
    May we meet the joy and strife;
    Learning lessons pure and holy
    From the open Book of life.
    Farewell belov-ed friends, farewell,
    Farewell, Farewell belov-ed friends, farewell.

  15. wendykroy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Could this be him? Or is the name akin to John Smith (or Faye King or Wendy Kroy) in the U.S.?
    http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:OoUhCfyYZKYJ:wordpress.org/support/2/2595+%22simon+wallis%22&hl=en

  16. Just a bit of advice, since we're now throwing out random sites, poems, and shortened phone numbers. Let's do something or leave it be. It's pretty obvious by now that something's happened and there's no way to contact him, or he's gone and doesn't want to be contacted. Just my 2 cents.

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Someone could write a letter to the address provided by WHOIS.
    If anything happened to him, there is most likely someone checking his mail and can notify us.
    Not a big fan of him (for reasons I do not want to get into), but under these circumstances I hope everything is ok with him.

  18. khaled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    macmanx thanks for you concern but unless you can actually provide a better idea than 'let's do something' it's obvious you think we should mind our own business and blah blah, see where I'm from that's pretty cold and shows no sense of community, and to be honest you're part of a community by posting here and regular basis, and ultimately I'd like to think that the wordpress community actually tries if nothing else to look after each other; even when it has nothing to do with coding.
    If we can't contact him fine, but hey at least it's a try.

  19. khaled, I know what you mean. And believe me, if I was a friend of Root, I would try hard. I just come from a community where if people disappear, then they want to be alone. Of course, they usually say so too. I just think that now we're starting to dig a bit too far here, that's all. Sorry, carry on.

  20. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's sad people can't put the Kubrick thing aside even when lives might be at stake. I never had much time for Root either but that doesn't stop me hoping he's ok and his friends manage to get in touch.

  21. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Originaly I wasn't going to talk about this, until I read mac's post. Your position is understandable (I've been there a number of times) and makes sense. People do that from time to time.
    However, I am a member of another board where someone dropped off in a similar fasion. None of us suspected that anything was wrong with the guy untill it was too late. His best friend had the misfortune to be the one to find the body. None of us ever suspected that he was suicidal, but that's the danger of on-line communities, you can easily put up a good front while battling the demons that no one ever sees. The only reason we found was that his friend was siftin through his effects and she found his emails from the site, so she contacted us.
    I wish that at least one of us knew him in person, well enough so that we could find out for sure if he's OK. Unfortunately, with out any information one way or the other, all we've got is rumor, innuendo, and gossip. I sincerly hope that Root is fine, and that mac is right, that he simply wanted/needed to get away.
    I think it's time to let this go, if some one wants to try to contact him one way or the other to see what's going on, let that person speak, and let that be that.
    Until such time that we know, let's keep the suspicions and theories to ourselves. Sit on your hands, and let's let this thread die for now.
    Tg

  22. whatless
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well I for one hope he is okay and I will leave it at that.

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