Post whoring bad for your health - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Off-Topic Discussion of anything that doesn't fit anywhere else. If it's related to motorcycles in any way, DO NOT post it here. Post it in General Discussion or a more specific forum.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 03-02-2004
Location: Melb/Vic/Aust
Age: 40
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 17
 
Send a message via MSN to Cowboy1600
Post whoring bad for your health

http://publications.mediapost.com/in...&art_aid=29415

Quote:
I Link, Therefore I am
by George Simpson, Monday, Apr 25, 2005 8:17 AM EST
A WEST NYACK, N.Y. MAN was found dead at his computer apparently the victim of trying to keep up with too many professional forums. Childress H. Wanamaker, 54, an account executive at a New York-based new media company, died of starvation according to the West Nyack coroner's office. Wanamaker's emaciated body was found by Loraine, his wife of 26 years, who told MediaPost she had been bringing her husband meals on plastic trays for weeks, but that he never took the time to eat them.

"He was glued to his computer 24/7," she said tearfully. "He was so afraid he was going to miss an opportunity to contribute a comment or start a discussion, that he just stopped eating." She added that Wanamaker's last words were "OK Picard, stick that in your pipe and smoke it..."

Computer forensic specialists from SUNY at Cortland discovered that Wanamaker was subscribed to 48 different forums and networking communities including one apparently having to do with the elderly called "oldtimers" and another apparently limited to just 100 people. They also found that he posted a comment into one forum or another on an average of two per minute every hour of the day for the past seven weeks.

"He felt under terrible pressure to be part of the online community," said his son, Lucian, who says he tried several times to get his father's attention and lure him away from the computer. "The only time he even looked up was when I told him I had seen Dane Madsen trying to steal his car out of the driveway."

Police found what appeared to be an organization chart taped to the wall of Wanamaker's den with lines linking small photos of people unknown to the police including a Tom Hespos and an Adam Boettiger. Neither is considered a suspect in Wanamaker's death.

"Once, I thought I had him," said Lucian Wanamaker, "when I said that mom had made cookies, but half out of his chair, he just sat back down mumbling something about two Roman gods; I believe it was Jupiter and Atlas having some sort of titanic battle. 'Let them eat PIE,' he bellowed banging on his keyboard."

Computer forensic specialists reported that there was no order or continuity to Wanamaker's forum postings. "It looks like he just sort of randomly commented on whatever was in the discussion string at the time," said Stephen Hall, CUNY-Cortland adjunct professor of intemperate and impulsive behavior. "He let nothing go by unchallenged by his own point of view, nor failed to respond to any other community member asking for advice or a new job. This consumed not only 24 hours a day, but also, apparently, his physical health."

In what must be a record, Wanamaker was linked into to over 15,250 other community members, many of whom he exchanged notes with daily. He also contributed to 375 blogs and was expected to start an online column about the impact of interactive communications on health, when he died.

A virtual memorial service will be held online at a date to be determined.

Poking the Devil with a stick then running away

Last edited by Cowboy1600; 04-27-2005 at 4:41 AM.
Cowboy1600 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 12:58 AM
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-15-2002
Location: South Australia
Age: 72
Posts: 10,811
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 29
   
Re: Post whoring bad for your health



Oh, wait, that could be me!

Or ND4!!

Here in Oz
Bacchus is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 2:26 AM
MSF Ridercoach
 
Getsome's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-05-2005
Location: Bristol, TN
Age: 45
Posts: 2,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 23
           
Send a message via MSN to Getsome
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

Wait.. . . ... ... . .
Getsome is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 7:46 AM
 
ND4SPD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-07-2002
Location: US
Age: 16
Posts: 16,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 50
                     
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

Wow, I feel bad for the guy....but then again I don't. And I thought I needed to get a life
ND4SPD is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 7:46 AM
 
colryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-12-2004
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Age: 53
Posts: 2,057
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 21
       
Send a message via AIM to colryn
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

ND's future if he does not watch out. ND, step away from the computer......
colryn is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 8:10 AM
 
sheepofblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-12-2004
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 14,224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 48
                     
Send a message via AIM to sheepofblue
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

Wow someone should have thrown the breaker. I am suprised this happened while there were people aware of him in this state

I mean even I take time off to work and ride

Must obey the sheep dog
sheepofblue is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 11:45 AM
Administrator
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-23-2001
Location: Motor City, Michigan
Age: 60
Posts: 8,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 47
                     
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

This sounds like to me. Dying of starvation is a slow and obvious death. He would've reached a point where he was too weak to sit at the computer long before he died...unless he had a heart attack.

"It is better to post and risk reposting than to have never posted at all."





Last edited by Red Rider; 04-27-2005 at 12:43 PM.
Red Rider is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 12:22 PM
 
Kuss929's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-11-2003
Location: Burlington, On.
Age: 44
Posts: 900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 17
   
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

I did a bit of searching and I found his last post.

ARTHUR:
What does it say?
MAYNARD:
It reads, 'Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Arimathea. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the Holy Grail in the Castle of aaaaaagggh'.
ARTHUR:
What?
MAYNARD:
'...The Castle of aaaaaagggh'.
BEDEVERE:
What is that?
MAYNARD:
He must have died while carving it.
LAUNCELOT:
Oh, come on!
MAYNARD:
Well, that's what it says.
ARTHUR:
Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't bother to carve 'aaaaaggh'. He'd just say it!
MAYNARD:
Well, that's what's carved in the rock!
GALAHAD:
Perhaps he was dictating.

There are some who call me ............................Tim
Kuss929 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 1:03 PM
 
EDDIE110171's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-25-2004
Location: MIAMI, FL, USA.
Age: 47
Posts: 1,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 16
 
Send a message via AIM to EDDIE110171
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuss929
I did a bit of searching and I found his last post.
Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't bother to carve 'aaaaaggh'. He'd just say it!
MAYNARD:
Well, that's what's carved in the rock!
GALAHAD:
Perhaps he was dictating.

"another beautiful theory beaten to death by a gang of ruthless facts..."
- Tom Hanna (Master Metalshaper/Nitrogeezer)
EDDIE110171 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 04-27-2005, 3:07 PM
 
Rigor's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-08-2005
Location: PA
Age: 56
Posts: 529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 15
 
Re: Post whoring bad for your health

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Rider
This sounds like to me. Dying of starvation is a slow and obvious death. He would've reached a point where he was too weak to sit at the computer long before he died...unless he had a heart attack.
correct, but not eating/drinking can cause an electrolyte imbalance in one's body, leaving one susceptable to arrhymythias or sudden cardiac "irregularities" that can cause, or contribute to sudden death.

with that said............it still sounds like BS.........


last sentence: A virtual memorial service will be held online at a date to be determined.

"Wake me when the winter's over......"
Rigor is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Other > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If you thought my crash vid post was bad.... Zeeman Off-Topic 7 12-16-2004 2:37 PM
Kerry/Edward running on health care? Baketech Politics 30 09-16-2004 10:47 AM
Post? Not to post? colryn Off-Topic 16 06-22-2004 10:15 AM
Excuse me,is this the post whoring section? alexandra Off-Topic 20 11-26-2003 10:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome