Patrick Wilson

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by ademuzzy » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:34 am

RIP Patrick I never had the chance to talk to you but it is clear that you have helped many Qnap users like myself. My condolences to his family :(

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by sCoRPion_tr » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:59 am

RIP Patrick.

He was very helpful and he will be missed.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by thunderace1k » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:47 pm


I just run into this very sad announcement.

It was always a pleasure to read his posts, sometimes I did it even though I had no interest in the problem.

As I've been here for some time, and Patrick as well, I feel I've lost a friend.

So sad I couldn't say "Bye".

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by DaveDPhx » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:55 am

A tremendous asset to the community. He dedicated his time to help so many people and I learned from his posts. He will truly be missed. RIP

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by tletourneau » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:29 pm

I also just saw this post. R.I.P. Patrick and condolences to his family!
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by L3rd » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:05 pm

I just read the sad news, my condoleance.
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by EagleIDEyes » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:09 pm

Patrick - Please Rest In Peace, it is well deserved!

As one of the long term, but light users of this forum I was very sad to learn that Patrick had passed. Although I had never met Patrick, I felt like I knew him as he was the most prolific guru on these forums. I often looked or waited for Patrick to post a response because I viewed his replies as the gold standard and his knowledge of Linux and the QNAP systems was unparalleled. Beyond his technical knowledge, though, one of the things I learned most from Patrick was how he dealt with the wide range of posts that are placed on a forum like this. Patrick was fair, firm and tolerant when he needed to be but would also prod people to become better participants in this forum by sharing best practices and how to efficiently communicate when dealing with some very deep technical issues.

As I mentioned, I am a light user of this forum but my most recent post was just this past week as I struggled to get WebDAV operational on my NAS. I made the post and checked back several times throughout the day hoping and expecting to see a response from Patrick. That response never came and I am sad to know it never will.

God Bless you Patrick and your family and loved ones.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by Goethe-on-Speed » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:01 am

Wow thats so sad...I was googling a problem and found one of Patricks Answers. I was thinking: WOW, Patrick again, this guy is crazy (in a positive way)!
Then in saw his profile picture again and thought: ,,He looks like a very friendly guy".
And i dont may not believe it but i had a strange feeling. Then i clicked his profile and was wondering why he stopped posting...then i found this topic.

Sorry for telling you all that, i felt like i should write that down.

I had the pleasure of getting his help once. My deepest condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.

Thanks for everthing Patrick!

And sorry for my english.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by ddregs » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:13 am

RIP Patrick.
Sorry to read it only now. Big loss to this community :(

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by ROLLINS » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:22 pm

Very sad just seeing this, he was the first i met on here,ready & willing to help always.
Condolences to the family.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by sanfrancisco » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:05 am

wow... Patrick..!

I just wanted to add my name here - you have touched/helped so many people - I'm sure this group of posters represents a SMALL fraction.
your no nonsense, direct, to the point, wisdom will live on for years to come - for me, and for many others, I'm sure.

Just today, I was just thinking about something you had written (I've been wrestling with that horrible hybrid sync beta) and how some might take your demeanor the wrong way... anyway, I'm rambling..

For me, I loved and admired his manner/writing style. He was a genius.

I'm sad to think you can't see these comments - - I hope your family/children see them.
you will be greatly missed.
warm regards from Madrid/San Francisco

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by Johnno72 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:42 pm

To Patricks family and friends I offer my condolences on the passing of Patrick, may you offer each other companionship during the sad grieving times. Take care of each other, yes certainly take the time to mourn Patrick's passing, but also remember to take the time to celebrate Patricks' life, his idiosyncrasies, his humour, the holidays and times that you all have spent together with Patrick.

I have not had much verse with Patrick, however he was one of the two people here that offered his advise and thoughts as to the hardware I should invest in, blunt but direct to the point... this is what makes Patrick stand out from a lot of people.

Such a sad loss to his family and friends along with this QNAP family.

Patrick, you will be remembered, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace with your scripts and Linux box.
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by Leijendeckers » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:30 pm

Sorry for reading this so late. Last time I had the pleasure of his help october 10 2015. After that I did not logged in to learn of this sad news.

Rest in peace Patrick, my condolances to his family and friends. You will be missed Patrick!

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by oyvindo » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:13 pm

Always there, always willing, always positive - That was Patrick!
Many times I envied his ability to stay calm and polite even when we chose to be rude, critical or frustrated and perhaps took it out on him.

R.I.P Patrick... You became my hero!


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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by GTunney » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:02 pm

I never got really got on with Patrick and certainly didn't agree with his tone towards other members but under circumstances like this it's all quickly forgetten.

That being said he was a credit to this forum and helped many many people.

R.I.P Patrick.
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