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15 minutes ago, arghton said:

I am not exactly enraged but I couldn't find a good thread for asking this:

Is there a list anywhere of alive people (maybe also smaller groups of people) who already have threads, preferably made before 2020? It would be helpful to know all the people who have one so that when they one day die, the death is reported in that thread and not somewhere else.

If there isn't, can I make a list of them?

Basically, you couldn't be bothered to find the 'Ask a Deathlister' thread.

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58 minutes ago, arghton said:

I am not exactly enraged but I couldn't find a good thread for asking this:

Is there a list anywhere of alive people (maybe also smaller groups of people) who already have threads, preferably made before 2020? It would be helpful to know all the people who have one so that when they one day die, the death is reported in that thread and not somewhere else.

If there isn't, can I make a list of them?

 

 

There's a search function that's quite handy - particularly if you put in the full name of a fairly obscure person (in which case it might only throw up one or two threads and will make the last mention of that person easy to find)

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They aren't all mentioned anywhere though

1 hour ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

Basically, you couldn't be bothered to find the 'Ask a Deathlister' thread.

Sorry, didn't know that thread exists

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1 hour ago, arghton said:

Is there a list anywhere of alive people (maybe also smaller groups of people) who already have threads, preferably made before 2020? It would be helpful to know all the people who have one so that when they one day die, the death is reported in that thread and not somewhere else.

If there isn't, can I make a list of them?

 

4 minutes ago, arghton said:

They aren't all mentioned anywhere though

 

So set up a thread.

 

Call it Death List Index

 

Make a list of every single celebrity thread on here from the beginning of time.

 

Make sure it is alphabetical by surname and links to the thread.

 

Happy days.

 

(Alternatively just post a death wherever you fancy - ignore the moany fucks who complain and whilst complaining they always post a link to where you should have posted it and that would save you all this work :D - open a bottle of wine and enjoy the evening you wouldn't have had if you had been doing that stupid index thing that you think would be useful).

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Somebody else suggested doing this a little while ago.  I remember the same arguments.

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@arghton, I think everyone on the Forum has a certain degree of anxiety with the search function given that it's not the best but I've learnt how to use it better in the last few years.

1) If you don't feed enough characters into it, sometimes it won't return any results.

2) If you type in something like Kenneth Kaunda, it may throw up 200 results of posts where ONLY the word "Kenneth" appears, therefore it's important to put searches with multiple words in quotation marks ("Kenneth Kaunda").

3) In your searches, also try and account for spelling mistakes/alternative spellings which may have been used in posts instead. Sometimes less is more so a search for Kaunda would bring up relevant posts where users only used his surname as opposed to his full name. Obviously helps when there's a unique sounding surname but...

4) In the case of an individual where both the names are more common e.g. Johnny Johnson, then sometimes it helps by searching threads where you think they would've likely been discussed already. So e.g. go to the The Few/Battle of Britain thread then search "Johnson".

It's by no means a perfect search function, it's actually quite flimsy, but if you just vary the ways in which you search then you'll quickly be able to work out who has threads vs. who doesn't.

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The search function isn't helped by people just posting links or embedded Twitter posts and the like, without actually mentioning the person's name in the body of the post.  Happens a lot.

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