I'm afraid I bring sad news

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  1. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Our admin Steve passed away early this morning. It was quite a shock to his family, so please keep them in your prayers.

    Carla never had her own username here, she always just read over Steve's shoulder, but she hopes to set up an account and drop by when things settle down a bit.

    Steve was part of a group of folks who were tired of forums that allowed flaming and backbiting. They decided to create The Firearms Forum, and Steve single-handedly built the forum from scratch. He first built it at ezboard, and when TFF outgrew that home, he moved us to our own forum software, and here we stand today.

    Thank you, Steve, for all you have done to make TFF the greatest firearms forum there is!
  2. Crpdeth

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    Thank you Steve....

    May you rest in peace, Brother.


    You are now and will always be dearly missed.


    Donny
  3. rosierita

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    :( ah man! i'm so sorry for his family's loss!:(
  4. armedandsafe

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    Prayers from here.

    Steve was one fine, upstanding soul. I shall truely miss him.

    Pops
  5. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

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    Prayers to the family, his creation in TFF will do him proud RIP
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    glocknut New Member

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    Are you talking about Tac ??

    This is a sad day indeed!

    Are we going to be able to keep the firearmsforum going???

    mike
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  7. Shellback

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    Prayers sent from my family to his family, RIP Steve. Vaya Con Dios Amigo.
    Tim
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    Prayers sent for his family.

    I'm sad that we never met, I would have liked to have thanked him for the great job he has done with TFF.

    Rest In Peace, Steve.

    We Are Diminished.



    Art
  9. Xaiver56

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    Thank you Steve for what you have created, you and your family will be in my prayers
  10. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Still unbelievable. The family, especially Carla and Jonathan, has been in our prayers all day and will continue. May God wrap them in his healing arms and ease them through this grievous period.....

    We plan on business as usual, Mike, as a tribute to all that Steve [Tac/Admin] did for all of us. :)
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    My thoughts and prayers for Steve, his family, and friends.
  12. pickenup

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    Talk about a shock.
    I am saddened beyond words.
  13. As am I, Pick. :( Steve was one of those very special people who was an example and inspiration to us all here at TFF. He will be sorely missed indeed. Requiescat in pace.
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    Marlin T Active Member

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    A loss beyond words...

    My God bless him, his family and the entire TFF family with HIS best forever.
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    RIP Steve. My prayers go out to all his family and friends.
  17. TranterUK

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    I am very sorry to hear of the loss.

    This is indeed a great forum, informative, interesting often entertaining and polite. Something to be proud of.
  18. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    In Feb 2001, I was contacted by Steve about starting TFF. We started, I think, with only five members and grew steadily over the years. We had many phone conversations lasting into the wee hours of the mornings about board problems and new things to bring to TFF and VMBB. We spoke of personal stuff, friends, family, members,guns and would even solve the problems of the world in our conversations. I'm going to miss that. Steve would always end our phone time with" You and me Bro". I'm going to miss that too.

    Steve was the heart and soul of TFF and VMBB. It was his baby and he cared for it deeply. When there was a potential problem, I would get an email titled " URGENT". After a couple of emails and a PM or two, the phone calls would start and the problem was solved. I'll miss that too.

    In the early years, I remember something didn't go just right and I called Steve for advice. His answer, " What are you asking me for? You are over this board and have a great staff, I'm just the Admin guy". "Thats what I pay you for". We had a big laugh over that because ,as you know, no one gets paid. I can't think of any who would take it if we did. :)

    There is so much more I'd like to say but I'm having trouble seeing the keyboard. I have lost a great friend and I'm not too happy about it.

    When you say a prayer tonight, please include Steve and his Family.

    RIP: Tac401

    "You and me Bro."

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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    For those of you who may not know......

    Steve was the original "wagonmaster" who led the original wagon train of us "miscreants" from "Brand X" over here to TFF......a bunch of scruffy refugees who, under his leadership, have become a family.

    Thanks old pal......TFF wouldn't be here without you......we're all diminished by your loss.

    Heaven must be a better place, now that you're there. :)
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    thanks steve and may God bless.
    bhk308
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