User talk:Franamax

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Hello, Franamax, welcome Wikipedia! Hope little Franamax like. Here helpful pages:

Hope little user enjoy and edit smart like Bishzilla! Please sign talk pages using, er ... many tildes (~~~~) ('zilla can only count to three, regret!), clever automagic feature. If helpless, check out questions wikipedia, ask on 'zilla talk, or put {{helpme}} on own talk, get help soon. Again, welcome! 

Now that's a welcome page, had to steal it myself. Thanks Bishzilla! Franamax 02:00, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

In memoriam[edit]

Franamax memorial[edit]

Franamax and a statue of a foot (Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome, 1993).jpg
Francis K. J. Dechert known as Franamax on Wikipedia
Entered into rest November 25, 2012

"In remembering Franamax, I smile. He will be missed." Jimbo Wales

In mourning his death we remember his life, celebrating his legacy and our good fortune to have shared the honour of his association. RIP (condolences)

I made this for anybody, modified by my76strat, who wishes to honor Franamax and their passing, to put in their userspace.—cyberpower ChatOffline 05:39, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Guest Book for the family[edit]

If anyone wants to leave a message for his family, you can sign the online guest book, here: [1]. It will remain online until the end of the year. StuRat (talk) 08:07, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


Rest in peace. We promise, we'll never forget your contribution!

You will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 21:08, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Wish the family all the best in these hard times.Moxy (talk) 21:16, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • There is a small solace to be found in the rememberance that Franamax has left a positive mark on this community and the world around him. Requiescat in pace. — Coren (talk) 21:26, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Francis. You were a fine wikipedian, and a great person. Very sorry to hear this. The Interior (Talk) 21:33, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Very saddened to hear this news. My thoughts are with all whose lives Franamax touched. Risker (talk) 21:38, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Those who wish to honour Franamax in a more tangible way may want to consider a donation to BC Guide Dog Services, a charitable organization he long supported. Risker (talk) 15:19, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences as well to everyone affected by this loss. Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:47, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear this. All thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. — Ched :  ?  21:49, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace. Our thoughts are with your family. Reaper Eternal (talk) 21:57, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear this, Franamax was one of the best. Rest in peace. WormTT(talk) 22:03, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Requiem --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:11, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Sad to hear. Franamax left Wikipedia in much better shape than he found it, in many ways. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 22:19, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I share the burden of mourning this tremendous loss; affecting such a large constituency. An abundance of fond memories is the grace I shall sustain by. Rest in the deserved peace that culminates your diligent toils. My76Strat (talk) 22:28, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear this. Sit tibi terra levis. T. Canens (talk) 22:31, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm very sorry to hear this, and my thoughts are with Franamax's friends and family. AGK [•] 22:39, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Farewell, Fran. I'll miss you. Someguy1221 (talk) 22:42, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Terrible news. You will be missed. Nikkimaria (talk) 22:45, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Here is to an excellent Wikipedian, you will be missed. --kelapstick(bainuu) 23:01, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm very sad to read this. Best wishes! --Stephan Schulz (talk) 23:03, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I add my condolences as well. - jc37 23:13, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Very sad to see this. SlimVirgin (talk)
  • Gone but not forgotten. Franamax will be remembered as a fine Wikipedian and my thoughts are with his family.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 23:15, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP. I am very sad to see such a well respected admin pass away.—cyberpower ChatOnline 23:17, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • What a profound loss. Fran was an effective editor and a great help to me at crucial junctures. No doubt a tremendous loss for the family. -- Scray (talk) 23:18, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Such sad news; what a loss to this community. Condolences to the friends and family. Basalisk inspect damageberate 23:20, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences. Franamax was one of the good guys. Horologium (talk) 23:26, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences. Doc talk 23:28, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm so sorry to hear this. I just went back and looked at all the emails we exchanged over the years. I'll miss him. Raul654 (talk) 23:30, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 00:17, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to hear this sad news, my condolences and prayers to his family and friends... Dreadstar 00:18, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm really sorry to hear this :( You helped me out once with a serious situation and for that, I'm really appreciative. Will miss you, sir - Alison 00:31, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • It is sad to lose a fellow contributor. His legacy is the contributions he made to Wikipedia. SilkTork ✔Tea time 00:32, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Bloody hell, what a shame! Terrible condolences to family and RL friends as well. Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • The Reference Desk will be the lesser for Franamax's passing. Vale. -- Jack of Oz [Talk] 01:40, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Condolences for all family, friends, and fellow contributors who have appreciated this fine person. Very sad to see this. Ave atque vale; you were one fine Wikipedian. Antandrus (talk) 01:50, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences to those who grieve for him. He wrought well here, and we will mourn him as well. Choess (talk) 02:10, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences. Terrible news. Matt Deres (talk) 02:30, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences to the friends, family and fellow contributors of Franamax. I never crossed paths with him, but he seemed like a very good fellow. God bless! Statυs (talk) 03:22, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences as well. A fine Wikipedian. — ΛΧΣ21 03:24, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP Francis/Franamax. My sincere condolences to his family. Had the pleasure of dinner with him at a Turkish restaurant in Burnaby a number of years ago, and some sage advice.Skookum1 (talk) 03:51, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry to hear this. Franamax was always sensible and we are diminished by his loss. (talk) 04:25, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Very shocking loss, one of the best in regard with tools and technical stuff, may he rest in peace and condolences to his family and friends. Secret account 05:26, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia will be a lesser place without him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends; you'll be in my prayers and thoughts. GJC 06:29, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • This is very sad news - Franamax was well respected, and all my interactions with him were positive Nick-D (talk) 07:02, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to hear this, and condolences to his family. They should know that Franamax was valued here, too, and that he will be missed. Andreas JN466 08:56, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • It's a shock to find this out; my interactions with Franamax were limited, but I always knew he was a great admin and editor. This is a loss. I wish his family the best. Acalamari 09:08, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace Franamax. -- KTC (talk) 12:36, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear of this! Franamax, you'll be missed. My sincere condolences to family and friends. Salvio Let's talk about it! 13:53, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • This is a very sad day here, and I will miss his wit, sense of humor, and helpfulness. Peace to the entire Franamax family and friends. ---Sluzzelin talk 14:03, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • This is very sad news. We will all miss him. Herostratus (talk) 15:40, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm so, so sorry. We did not talk often, but I considered Franamax a friend. He was a special guy - smart, funny and always kind. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 16:04, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Praying for your family and friends. --Jayron32 16:15, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear the news. --SPhilbrick(Talk) 16:58, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP, Franamax :( GoodDay (talk) 17:25, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP Intoronto1125TalkContributions 17:29, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • He 'ran a good race.' Thanks Fran. RIP. Alanscottwalker (talk) 17:34, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Really quite honoured to have had the opportunity to work with you here on the project. Thank you. My thoughts are with your family and friends. jæs (talk) 17:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP My thoughts are with the family. --Guerillero | My Talk 19:31, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I remember Franamax as being intelligent and thoughtful, every time I dealt with him. You'll most certainly be missed. Seraphimblade Talk to me 20:26, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Little Franny was really fun to edit with. MBisanz talk 21:05, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP Franamax. And best wishes to the family. De728631 (talk) 21:51, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Although I don't recall we interacted with each other on Wikipedia, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of another experienced editor. My userpage now serves as a memory to you too. Thank you for everything you did for Wikipedia. Rest in peace all the best to your family and friends. -- Toshio Yamaguchi (tlkctb) 21:55, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in Peace Franamax and deepest condolences to the entire family. Your work here is tremendous and you will be missed. MarnetteD | Talk 22:21, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My thoughts are with the family, and everyone affected by the loss. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 23:32, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Sad news. His family and friends have my condolences. Elen of the Roads (talk) 23:44, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure I could say it any better than I did earlier: "Oh my". Prayers to Franamax's family at this time. (✉→BWilkins←✎) 23:46, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • A sad loss to the family and friends of Franamax and to Wikipedia. Although he is gone from our perspective, I'm sure that Franamax lives. Count Iblis (talk)
  • Rest in peace, good sir. Blackmane (talk) 00:14, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace. Always tragic when someone dies and especially a fellow Wikipedian.--BabbaQ (talk) 00:32, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • This is terrible news, so sorry to hear about this. Kumioko (talk) 00:47, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Thoughts to his family and friends at the loss of a loved one. Sad as well for or general community to lose such a fine contributer. Rest in peace.--Amadscientist (talk) 02:25, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Good night and good luck, friend. Danger! High voltage! 02:31, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • With deepest respect and sincere gratitude for all that he did for the community and the world. Franamax will be greatly missed. On behalf of the staff of the Wikimedia Foundation, with our deepest respect, Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 02:46, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Would that we are all as well remembered. μηδείς (talk) 03:54, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Excellent to work with. He was on my short list of trusted admins, and as a result we had occasional e-mail exchanges. If he's "up there", somewhere, reading this, maybe he could comment... and we'll forgive the "original research". ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 04:25, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm so sorry to hear this sad news; my heart goes out to his loved ones. Franamax was an upstanding admin and a great asset to the project. He will be remembered fondly. ThemFromSpace 05:01, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP Franamax, and my condolences to the family. - Mailer Diablo 06:27, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences to family and friends. He will be missed Buffs (talk) 07:17, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in Peace Franamax, my condolences to your friends and family. ϢereSpielChequers 09:32, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Very sad to hear this terrible news. Franamax was an outstanding contributor to Wikipedia. My condolences to his friends and family. Sjakkalle (Check!) 09:57, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Condolences. I was very sorry to hear about this. He was one of the best.--Wehwalt (talk) 11:40, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace. Kiefer.Wolfowitz 14:56, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace! --Tito Dutta (talk) 17:10, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences to family and my gratitude to Franamax for making this a better world. Geoffbrigham (talk) 17:45, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his loved ones. I enjoyed working with him - he made a difference around here. --Avenue (talk) 18:11, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences to his family. And to the community. This is very sad news. Guettarda (talk) 22:58, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Terribly sad news. We hadn't corresponded in some time, but Francis was always willing to help out with anything or just talk things over. I wish it was possible to thank him again for all his help. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP. Carcharoth (talk) 23:39, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Goodbye, sir. Thank you for having helped. DS (talk) 02:04, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace. - Purplewowies (talk) 01:19, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Please pass along our sympathies to his loved ones. --Elonka 03:20, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • To his friends and family, you have my heartfelt condolences on your loss. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 04:33, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • It was an honor to collaborate with him and he will be missed. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 04:41, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm shocked out of my mind to hear the news, and very saddened. I didn't know Franamax too well, but he was a terrific contributor to this site with a great deal of insight to offer, and he will be missed. My condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Kurtis (talk) 13:09, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Very sad news to read this day. :( We interacted often on the Canadian Wikipedian's noticeboard. Franamax's insight and personality will be missed. Condolences to his family. Resolute 15:14, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't remember having crossed paths with Franamax but I would still like to add my condolences as well. AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 21:37, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Great in life, glorious in death. Requiescat in pace. Σσς(Sigma) 01:13, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences to his family and friends. HueSatLum ? 02:14, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
  • My condolences as well. Rest in peace. WikiPuppies bark dig 03:36, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I wish to offer my condolences to his family and close friends. Sleep well, Franamax.
     — Berean Hunter (talk) 02:14, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Franamax was there for me when I was having a hard time with the first article I really cared about, Robot. You'll remain in my thoughts, Francis. - Dank (push to talk) 20:01, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Although we've never interacted with each other, I'd like to offer my condoleces to his friends and family. WP has lost yet another of its great Wikipedians. hmssolent\Let's convene 08:07, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Rescias in pace. —DerHexer (Talk) 00:23, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Blessed are the peacemakers. Franamax will be sorely missed. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 09:17, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Sad to hear about his passing. We never really interacted but I enjoyed watching his work. My sympathy to his family. SlightSmile 01:37, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
  • RIP Franamax, us Wikipedians will never forget. Let the eternal light shine. --Time for a nice cuppa brew (talk) 18:42, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Miss you mate. You were a good lad. DrewHeath (talk) 07:23, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Irish wake[edit]

Red Wine Glass.jpg An Irish wake. GuinnessBeer.jpg
Let's give a thought or two to the passing of a fellow contributor, and for those so inclined, let's raise a glass to their memory : ) - jc37 01:32, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Found this: Wikipedia:Personal user awards/Cheers. Choose your preference. (And please, if your personal imbibing preference isn't currently there, please add for others to share : ) - jc37 02:54, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Having one in his memory. In my brief experience with him, F was not the type to turn down a brew and a good conversation. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam. The Interior (Talk) 02:13, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Having a Scotch in his honor. I agree Jc37, while we mourn with his family, we should celebrate his many accomplishments as well. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 02:32, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Ardbeg bottle detail.jpg
    Scotch here as well. My condolences to the family, and enormous lasting respect for his contributions, Wikipedia is better for them. --j⚛e deckertalk 06:54, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I did add a cup of coffee, or tea, to the list, and I am raising my cup of coffee right now, being certain that I will again; as many times as my days will allow. My76Strat (talk) 04:18, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Having a beer, raising a glass to Fran. My best to his family and friends and to those Wikipedians who knew him. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:30, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Just raised my last little bit of Yamazaki; I came along a couple years after he started, and we inhabited different parts of Wikipedia, but I noticed his technical work from afar and genuinely appreciate all the time and effort he put in. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 00:21, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I'll raise my herbal tea to him ("Bengal Spice tea"). StuRat (talk) 06:31, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I shall break open a Guiness and think of him. Terribly, terribly sad news. My love and sympathy to all the family and friends. Pesky (talk) 10:32, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Today was a solemn reminder of the relationships and friends one makes online and through cyberspace. Often a world hide away from those in the outside world, it never ceases to amaze me of the meaningful contributions and bonds of community working over a project can create. These alternate lives online we lead form some of the strongest friendships we count amongst our very closest. While not aways aware of the impact our loved ones had on the lives of others in distant countries, I hope Fran's family read this and know he was truly missed all around the world. I have also added a link on the WP:Vancouver talk, whom Fran was a regular contributor. Mkdwtalk 22:11, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I had the honor of meeting Franamax once in real life. He was just as intelligent and level-headed in person as he was online. He was a positive force that contributed to the development of Wikipedia. Thank you, Franamax. —maclean (talk) 07:23, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 18:38, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Ow noes[edit]

Miss you dude. A loving light in a faceless place - Youreallycan 05:38, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

So sad to hear you've gone. Rich Farmbrough, 04:24, 4 January 2013 (UTC).