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Re: Member Matto - RIP
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2022, 05:03:50 PM »
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  • Matthew, how did you find out?  Any chance of more info on what happened?

    A member wrote in, with the link I posted. That's it.

    BTW -- when someone dies, or some other bad thing happens, and a CathInfo member brings it to your attention, you should not SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

    Someone downvoted my post! I'm not one for complaining about every little downvote. But I suspect someone doesn't understand what upvote/downvote is for.

    Would you rather NOT know when someone you know and care about has passed away? If so, maybe the downvote was justified.

    An upvote for a post announcing someone's death does NOT mean "Yay! I'm glad he's dead!" Rather, it means, "Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you let me know; now I can pray for him."

    And a downvote doesn't mean, "Booo!  I'm not happy at all that he's dead! In fact, I'm quite sad!"

    A downvote means, "Hey buddy, next time the chance comes up, how about you DON'T post something like this, mmmkay?" and it slightly dings the poster's reputation. Why ding the reputation of an innocent poster who did nothing wrong, other than inform you about some bad news? That's not a legit way to show grief, or love for the deceased. That's just being a jerk.

    So next time I find out a CathInfo member has died, I should keep it to myself and not let anyone know? Just curious what the anonymous downvoter was thinking here.
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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #31 on: January 13, 2022, 05:10:33 PM »
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  • A member wrote in, with the link I posted. That's it.

    BTW -- when someone dies, or some other bad thing happens, and a CathInfo member brings it to your attention, you should not SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

    Someone downvoted my post! I'm not one for complaining about every little downvote. But I suspect someone doesn't understand what upvote/downvote is for.

    Would you rather NOT know when someone you know and care about has passed away? If so, maybe the downvote was justified.

    An upvote for a post announcing someone's death does NOT mean "Yay! I'm glad he's dead!" Rather, it means, "Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you let me know; now I can pray for him."

    And a downvote doesn't mean, "Booo!  I'm not happy at all that he's dead! In fact, I'm quite sad!"

    A downvote means, "Hey buddy, next time the chance comes up, how about you DON'T post something like this, mmmkay?" and it slightly dings the poster's reputation. Why ding the reputation of an innocent poster who did nothing wrong, other than inform you about some bad news? That's not a legit way to show grief, or love for the deceased. That's just being a jerk.

    So next time I find out a CathInfo member has died, I should keep it to myself and not let anyone know? Just curious what the anonymous downvoter was thinking here.
    I'm going to go with the person made a mistake.  I have accidentally down-thumbed especially when I'm on my phone.

    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17


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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #32 on: January 13, 2022, 05:13:51 PM »
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  • I'm going to go with the person made a mistake.  I have accidentally down-thumbed especially when I'm on my phone.

    1. I hope so.
    2. Forum etiquette, in such a situation, is to PUBLICLY make a post apologizing for said mistake. "I down-thumbed this by accident. Sorry!" and then all is well.
    3. Even if it was just a mistake, I'm still glad I posted the public reminder of what up/down votes mean. They mean "Thank you for posting this valuable content" or "No thanks; if posts like this are all you have to offer, then please leave."
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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #33 on: January 13, 2022, 05:16:40 PM »
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  • No matter what forum drama was going on, he always remained even-tempered.
    I'm looking at his profile.  That reputation score says something in itself: Reputation:+3833/-398

    These words from his profile really seem to capture his personality:
    "Love God and Play, Do Good Work and Pray"

    These were not hollow words.  He really lived them in his interactions with us.

    If he leaves such a sense of loss behind here on the forum, I can only imagine how hard this must be for his loved ones and acquaintances in real life.
    I hope the person who down voted the above made a mistake.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #34 on: January 13, 2022, 05:16:53 PM »
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  • A member wrote in, with the link I posted. That's it.

    BTW -- when someone dies, or some other bad thing happens, and a CathInfo member brings it to your attention, you should not SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

    Someone downvoted my post! I'm not one for complaining about every little downvote. But I suspect someone doesn't understand what upvote/downvote is for.

    Would you rather NOT know when someone you know and care about has passed away? If so, maybe the downvote was justified.

    An upvote for a post announcing someone's death does NOT mean "Yay! I'm glad he's dead!" Rather, it means, "Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you let me know; now I can pray for him."

    And a downvote doesn't mean, "Booo!  I'm not happy at all that he's dead! In fact, I'm quite sad!"

    A downvote means, "Hey buddy, next time the chance comes up, how about you DON'T post something like this, mmmkay?" and it slightly dings the poster's reputation. Why ding the reputation of an innocent poster who did nothing wrong, other than inform you about some bad news? That's not a legit way to show grief, or love for the deceased. That's just being a jerk.

    So next time I find out a CathInfo member has died, I should keep it to myself and not let anyone know? Just curious what the anonymous downvoter was thinking here.
    I accidentally hit the down vote button.
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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #35 on: January 13, 2022, 05:17:10 PM »
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  • Praying for Matto and his family.
    Pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #36 on: January 13, 2022, 05:18:01 PM »
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  • I accidentally hit the down vote button.
    It's too bad we can't "un-vote" when we make a mistake.
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17

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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #37 on: January 13, 2022, 05:18:56 PM »
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  • It's too bad we can't "un-vote" when we make a mistake.
    Yeah, that would be nice
    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Tim. 4:3]

    "Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." [Matt. 6:34]

    "For the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth." [2 Cor. 3:6]


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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #38 on: January 13, 2022, 05:20:11 PM »
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  • :pray::incense::pray:

    For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?

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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #39 on: January 13, 2022, 05:31:24 PM »
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  • Very surprising and sad.

    Missing you and will remember you for your kindness, simplicity, love of God and fellow neighbors. And butterflies.

    Prayers for the repose of your gentle soul and prayers for your family.

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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #40 on: January 13, 2022, 05:51:58 PM »
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  • :pray::pray::pray:


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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #41 on: January 13, 2022, 06:00:08 PM »
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  • What a shock! :'( :confused:

    I remember him wanting to make a prayerbook for children, writing out prayers, being gentle and child-like, appreciating nature (especially butterflies), visiting his blind friend.

    May Matto rest in peace and may the Lord have mercy upon his soul!
    :pray::pray::pray:
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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #42 on: January 13, 2022, 06:32:47 PM »
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  • Yes, his blind friend. I am sure many will miss him. :pray::pray::pray:
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    Let it be what God has planned, His new Eden where You reign.

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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #43 on: January 13, 2022, 06:42:49 PM »
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  • Too many dying too young. May he rest in peace and bypass Purgatory. :pray:

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    Re: Member Matto - RIP
    « Reply #44 on: January 13, 2022, 07:06:17 PM »
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