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Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 4 Dec 2018, 9:20pm
by mjr
brynpoeth wrote:Has the cause of death been disclosed?

Heart attack, according to Phil Liggett's tweets.

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 7:13am
by Vorpal
brynpoeth wrote:I saw that a second thread about PS had been started, were they not simply merged/combined? What if anything was deleted?

Two threads were merged.

After that, one user commented something, then later deleted their comments, but in the meanwhile, a few people had responded. I believe that another moderated deleted the posts that were a response to the user-deleted comment.

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 11:53am
by fausto copy
Some sort of clarification there, thank you.

fausto.

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 12:23pm
by mjr
Vorpal wrote:After that, one user commented something, then later deleted their comments, but in the meanwhile, a few people had responded. I believe that another moderated deleted the posts that were a response to the user-deleted comment.

It would have been kinder to edit out the replying part, not silently bin people's work.

http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=31423 for a summary of the doping allegations, about halfway down the page, after the stuff referring to deleted tweets. Still RIP Paul because of all the people he introduced and inspired, but I fear he's not going to be the last rider from the testosterone-doping era that dies young.

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 6 Dec 2018, 7:46pm
by 1982john
The Cycling Podcast dedicated this weeks episode to Paul including a chat with Phil

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 10 Dec 2018, 6:57pm
by brynpoeth
The Grauniad just published an obituary

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 11:56am
by Brucey

Re: Paul Sherwen R.I.P.

Posted: 31 Dec 2018, 7:54pm
by TenuousLink
slowster wrote:I read a biography of someone who was a sort of moderator. It described how he would delete entries and change them, so that what had originally been written either vanished and never existed in the first place, or its meaning was completely changed. Like whoever deleted the posts on this thread, the chap did not think that he was doing anything wrong. His name was Winston Smith.

I realise that you might think that's a ridiculous comparison and hyperbole, but it's not. You just haven't thought through the full implications of what you have done.


Welcome to the world of the Fabian Society where George Orwell saw the blueprints for Humanity. The world of Aldoux Huxley's Bravery New World, Statin's for anyone who's over 50?

On another subject, Of my many meetings with Paul, he was the real deal. The surprising thing with Paul was the revelation when he mentioned he had a degree to other riders in the peloton, they replied to him, "What are you doing here then?"
He didn't need to be a bike rider, he wanted to be there! Where do you want to go/be?