2017–08–17: Nick Nicholas

Nick Nicholas

I have had a lot of bile build up in me around this site and its ways, for one who has had his gall bladder removed. I am already daydreaming of how to exit this place with as big a splash as possible.

But when I deactivate Saturday my time, it will be for IRL reasons. I have had some health issues which are making it opportune for me to take a week off everything and unplug. I will replug back in the following Saturday.

If you’re going to ask “Are you OK?”, no, I’m not, which is why I’m taking a week off.

If you’re going to ask “Is it serious?”, I’m taking time off so it doesn’t become serious.

If you’re going to ask “What can I do to help?”, thank you for your concern, and the best you can do is not send me too many A2A to just sit there over the next week.

If you’re going to ask “Will you be back?”, the answer is “For now.”

Be excellent to each other.

Why does ώρα change its “spirit” in the plural declension? In singular, dual and major part of the plural (apart from N and V) the spirit is harsh, in N and V is soft. Why?

I think you’re asking about the initial aspiration? That ‘hour’ in Ancient Greek is ὥρα hɔ́ːraː, but its plural nominative is ὦραι ɔ̂ːrai, not ὧραι hɔ̂ːrai?

… It’s not true. The plural of hɔ́ːraː is indeed hɔ̂ːrai. The breathing marks are tiny, and extremely vulnerable to typos; that’s the only explanation I can think of.

Particularly when combined with circumflex.

How does Quora decide which deceased members to add the “Remembering” tagline to their profile?

This has come up with regard to Eric Barnes, who passed on in May (from his blog: Death of The Captain, Gaijinass from Beyond the Grave)

The latest information I’ve heard is that this is done only in response to a request from the deceased’s family. I have not had direct communication from Quora staff on this issue yet, and some clarity from the organisation would be welcome. I will update this answer if I hear something further.

How can we remember and memorialize a user who has died?

We can subscribe to The Quora Memorial, and post our memories of the deceased as comments there. That’s a start.

Dion Shaw’s answer of commemorative blogs is an excellent suggestion.

And in your own content, continue to echo them. Link to their answers, praise their insights, keep their presence on the site evergreen. Don’t expect the site to do so for us.

Do so, not for those who have passed. Do so, for us. Because we do care, when one of our number is no longer among us.