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Dear Mac-Forums community,

It is with great sadness that we have to share this terrible news with you:

Schweb, our friend and community leader, passed away last Thursday due to a sudden brain hemorrhage. This sudden and unexpected loss comes as a great shock to us all.

Schweb has run Mac-Forums since 2002 with great wisdom and vision. During the exponential community growth in this time, countless numbers of you will have talked with Schweb and knew him as one of the nicest, most genuine people we could have ever hoped to have the pleasure of meeting – online and offline.

We are all still coming to terms with this terrible loss, so we ask for your patience and understanding. If you would like to send your condolences, please send a message to a member of the staff and we will forward it to his immediate family.

In lieu of flowers or collecting donations, the family has asked that anyone wishing to make charitable donations in Bryan's memory do so through Trinity Cathedral, the Cleveland Museum of Art or The West Shore Chorale.

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The West Shore Chorale - Support the Chorale

Schweb was a true leader and a great friend. We are heartbroken.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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I am still having issues accepting this but will with time i guess. I started to chat with Schweb the first 2 months after joining Mac Forums and really enjoyed talking to him. He was a great person and a very intelligent indivudal. Learned a lot from him.

Will miss you Schweb!

To me Mac Forums IS Schweb. He made it what is is today. I know Mac Forums will go on, but I will forever miss Schweb on the Forums.
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Certainly terrible terrible shocking news!!!

I will definitely definitely miss Schweb's leadership & friendship at Mac-Forums!!

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Schweb was perhaps one of the most brilliant, inspirational and natural leaders I have ever met, and I know he cared deeply for this community and touched a lot of people. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. As one of the two remaining admins here, I hope to live up to his example and carry on as he would have expected us to.

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OMG !!!!!

Hard to believe and does come as a shock, bc to me he was in parts family.
Condolences to Family, friends and the Mac community

RIP man from all those Down Under

Maybe a special Dedication Thread or something ??

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I've known him only a short time as a staff member and even in this short time, he made me feel welcome. He was always polite, easy to get along with and has done a great job at making this a pleasant and vibrant community for us all. His efforts and personality around here will surely be missed.

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I'll miss you, friend.

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A definite shock to all of us here. I would personally ask that you would keep Bryan's family in your prayers as they go through this time of mourning.

I would also ask that you give your full support to the other staff members as we try to live up to the high standards that Bryan set for these forums and for each of us.
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Oh my good god. This is so bloody sad. He was an absolute legend. Goodbye, my friend.

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Oh what a tragedy. Whilst not always agreeing with schweb admired his enthusiasm and dedication to the forums.

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RIP Schweb. I'll miss our spirited debates. Kindest thoughts to your family.

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Don't know what to say, other to say shocked and will miss him.

My condolences to Bryan's family.

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OMG!!! I am absolutely stunned!! Literally - electricity just shot down my arm!! Such incredibly sad sad news. Way way way way way too young!!! I am simply and completely floored. There are no sufficient words.
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I don't even want to read or comment on anymore threads...doesn't feel right. Maybe tomorrow. Incredibly sad.
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I don't even want to read or comment on anymore threads...doesn't feel right. Maybe tomorrow. Incredibly sad.
I think a lot of us feel that way. The thing is, Schweb was incredibly passionate about this forum and social media in general. I think the last think he would have wanted is for people not to enjoy the forum.

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