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Patrick Wilson

Post by LarsN » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:11 pm

I have some very sad news to share. Patrick Wilson passed away this past weekend.
I wasn't sure if I was going to share it here or not, but as I've seen people ask him questions, I thought I better share this sad news.

Patrick was one of the most amazing members of this forum, dedicating a lot of his own spare time on helping the QNAP community and although it's a long time since I left QNAP, I think he deserves to be acknowledged as a core part of this community. The world will be a slightly worse place without him and his helpful advice.
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by Don » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:24 pm

Very sad news indeed. His knowledge and willingness to help is a great loss to the community.
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by KL643 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:29 pm

R.I.P. Mr Patrick Wilson, indeed a great loss for the community.
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by Briain » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:03 am

That is such very, very, sad news. As well as being such a terrible loss to our entire community (I have many of his invaluable technical posts bookmarked for my future learning), I will personally greatly miss our light hearted exchanges when bantering about such off-topic things as the definition of drams and gills, Scottish vs Canadian interpretations of life, the universe and everything, and even - albeit very occasionally - our more serious discussions about technical stuff (from which I always learned something fabulously cool). Rest in peace dear Patrick; you will be hugely missed by a great many people and massively missed by myself.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by giopas » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:28 am

I am still relatively new to this community but, since I joined, I had the privilege to be supported by Patrick on many topics. I have really appreciated his relentless support to the community and my thoughts now are are also to his beloved family.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by CasaP » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:48 am

R.I.P. Patrick, you will be missed for both your skill and your whit.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by dolbyman » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:42 am

Very Sad

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:42 pm

wow.... didn't expect that when i came into this thread :S

my condolence to his family.

doubt there will be anyone to fill his deep s-h-o-e-s anytime soon. just see how many posts he made..... :mrgreen: You could add all the post counts from the regulars and still not come close. so it's no exaggeration to say his role here is irreplaceable :(

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like him or dislike him, most people here agreed he knew quite a bit. great loss for the qnap community....

glad you decided to share. wilson was a regular here, so people would have wanted to know.


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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by farba000 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:15 pm

Dammed, why ?
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by CylonCenturion » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:19 pm

I noticed his abscense the last few day's, maybe a holiday or so, i thought. :roll: :roll:

I followed his answers and learned a lot of him.

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by bugyou3 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:58 am

Sigh. You'll be missed, Patrick...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. :( :( :(
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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by CylonCenturion » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:27 am

I am surprised by the small number of reactions in this topic, regarding Patrick Wilson. Most people took his help for grant, i assume :cry: :cry:

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by philhu0724 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:14 am

May his scripts live on!!!

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by kevinm » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:44 am

So sad to hear. I learned much from his posts.

RIP Patrick!

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Re: Patrick Wilson

Post by wilsodg » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:38 am

Really sad news - can't imagine coming to this forum and not seeing a dozen posts from Patrick helping people. Condolences to his family. He was a genuine guy who will be missed by many.

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