Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:05 pm

I was wondering why we hadn't heard from him (The forum having been down) and this is indeed a blow :cry: . I was hoping he might have seen my Flying Scotsman pictures. I had a British Steam DVD set for Christmas and one of the places visited was the Boness Railway, which reminded me of him. A lot of celebrities died on the run up to this Christmas past and I suggest that in Morris Minor terms, Roy Allingham (BMCecosse), was one of them.
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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby Nickol » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:07 am

PaulTubby wrote:RIP Roy, i didnt always agree with its NEVER THE COIL, but he was a very special person who had alot to offer and spent alot of time helping others on here and other forums, he will be sadly missed and never forgot, my thoughts are with his family at this time.. and yes a trophy in tribite of him would be rather fitting in all respects..
I made this thread a couple of years ago based on personnal experience and Roy took the bait! Aside from my waffle, it was interesting to get the insight behind his "never the coil" stance.

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby Blaketon » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:50 pm

I notice he still has a Facebook page. I expect that happens quite a lot when people die and nobody advises Facebook (Unless his family wish to keep the page live).

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby Trickydicky » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:47 pm

Blaketon wrote:I notice he still has a Facebook page. I expect that happens quite a lot when people die and nobody advises Facebook (Unless his family wish to keep the page live).
Sites such as Facebook, Google etc can't divulge the login info after a person has died. This stops family members being able to delete and access email and social media accounts.
This was also the case in the recent terrorism case when the US police went to Apple to gain entry to a phone, Apple would not entertain them, the police ended up having to crack the phone.
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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby rayofleamington » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:54 pm

I've lost a number of friends over the years including 4 great people that I've met from this message board. It's sad but happens to all of us in the end.

In response to the comment about Facebook - there is a setting to nominate someone to continue your Facebook profile as a memorial when the time comes. (I have done mine)

I've taken some solace from a good friend's memorial page, and I know his family have enjoyed the comments from his wider friends circle.
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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby John Naylor » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:03 pm

First time on the message board since the revamp and I've just found this! Very sad, we've lost a pal. Loved his comments, he could have almost been a Yorkshireman.

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:44 pm

he could have almost been a Yorkshireman.
I reckon that comment would have amused him no end!
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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby Mark Wilson » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 pm

jagnut66 wrote:
he could have almost been a Yorkshireman.
I reckon that comment would have amused him no end!
Best wishes,
Mike.
As a proud Lancastrian living in Yorkshire for 40 years, and as someone who met Roy a few times, I have to agree! I got in trouble when I first moved here for referring to Yorkshiremen as being like Scots with the generosity squeezed out...... :)

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:19 pm

you could always get a quick reply from him if you needed an urgent Minor problem sorted, but he didn't stand fools easily, if you failed to respond to his question to clarify a point you didn't get a second chance, quite right, on a free website like this where people give their time and advice for nothing, it's the least you can expect. One of the good blokes.
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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby Budgie » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:33 pm

The activity seems a lot less since he's gone ..or is that just me? I used to get an answer every time to a query but some of mine have been awaiting a reply yet to no avail lately but seeing as it's free advice I'm not of course complaining. :D

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby liammonty » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:19 pm

Budgie wrote:The activity seems a lot less since he's gone ..or is that just me? I used to get an answer every time to a query but some of mine have been awaiting a reply yet to no avail lately but seeing as it's free advice I'm not of course complaining. :D
Roy had a post count of over 50,000 over a period of 11 years - crudely, that equates to an average of 12.5 posts per day, so yes, put simply it will be quieter :wink:

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby David W. » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:53 pm

How about an acronym for particularly vexing problems.....RWHK.... ROY WOULD HAVE KNOWN.

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Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Postby shoebone » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:44 am

good acronym .. or maybe ..WWRD, What Would Roy Do ?
incidentally .. he left the forum at exactly 50500 posts on the old site, and the new site shows 11 posts less. I'm sure he would of worked hard to round up that figure .... annoyingly lost through the upgrade. :evil:


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