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My hubby plays online games. Maybe two years ago, maybe just one, hard to remember for sure he got into this game called Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), it is sort of like WoW, but Lord of the Rings themed for those who know about WoW. Anyway, he made some friends there. He doesn't play anymore, but he has people he met there on his facebook and things like that.
One of his friends and I would often get into conversations on his status or something of that nature and eventually his friend, Robert was his name, added me as a friend too. I always appreciated his comments. Robert was maybe 60ish.
The other day Nick told me that Robert was having open heart surgery, he had a heart attack and had to have surgery. Just a moment ago he told me he died. I hadn't noticed. I didn't like go visit his facebook page, if he posted something and I saw it, I often commented, but if he had just gone silent, I probably wouldn't have ever noticed...I have something like 350 facebook friends, if they go silent I just assume I'm missing their posts, I don't live on facebook, so I miss a lot of things that go on there (even if I did live there, I'm sure I'd miss things then too.)
But it has always been something I've wondered about. What if I died, would people know? I mean would somebody put it on my facebook? Would somebody I really knew who heard post an I miss you that somebody would see that would lead to people finding out at places like...here?
A few months ago...maybe more than a few now, another message board I occasionally visit, the one that was my home before JM was had a girl disappear from the site, but that's really not unusual for this site. Finally somebody who was a good friend of hers noticed they hadn't heard from her so they went looking...found out she had been MURDERED.
And in both of these cases I went and left my condolences on their facebook pages, just so the families knew people were thinking of them, and because I needed somewhere to say it.
But anyway, how/when do you think your online friends would find out if something did happen to you?
Nobody knows my password so i would think stuart would tag me on a status update or something that would then go onto my profile, i think my mum would update here on JM if something happened as she has an account
i only have close friends and family and a few people i kept in touch with from a previous mommy board on my facebook so chances are everyone would already know,if not my hubby knows my info as does my mom and stepsister
I talk so much they gave me an award!!!
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I have almost all of my family members on Facebook, as well as a list saved on my computer of websites I'm a member of, passwords, as well as for my email accounts and bills/debts. I didn't like hearing about the nightmare families go thru trying to track down everything to pay off debts and close accounts.