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  • Remembering Guy Fawkes (Daddy)
    November 11 - March 26, 2021

    It was February 19, 2021 that we last heard from @Guy Fawkes.  He had posted a simple message on the review site noting that he had a cold.  

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    After not hearing from him for several days, members of the site were able to arrange a wellness check by the police in his hometown.  He was found unconscious on the floor and was taken to the hospital.  While there, the hospital staff confirmed Daddy could not have visitors as he was confirmed to have COVID-19.  Throughout that time, he never regained consciousness.  It was March 26, 2021 that he finally lost his battle to a disease that managed to also pre-maturely take millions of other lives as well.  

    Daddy was the anchor of both the review site and this forum.  He served as our moral compass, mentor, and was a friend to thousands of people he never had a chance to meet face-to-face.  It was a labor of love for him helping new providers get their start.  And while his inner "grinch" was known to make an appearance from time to time, he always operated out of a position of love for each of us here.  

    This entire community owes him a great debt of gratitude.  We take this moment to remember our Daddy and celebrate the life that helped improve so many others.  

    Share Your Memories of Daddy Here
    (The latest posts from the Remembering Daddy forum will be syndicated below.)

     

  • Latest Member Memories of Daddy

    • How do you remember someone who has affected so many people in so many ways over so many years? Is it by seeing the ways in which his guidance and support of people he knew through this site's predecessor reflected that influence to others? Is it from a feeling of kinship among people who were once strangers and who have become members of a community?

      For me, he was, at one time or another, a friend, a fellow programmer, a business partner, a housemate, an adversary, and a fellow traveller on a spiritual journey. He made no secret of who he really was to those he trusted. His flamboyance was epic, just ask anyone who saw him traipsing around Microsoft. But that was just the public version of him. He turned it up to 11 when in character as his clown or drag personnae. You should have seen him in that custom robe with flames.

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    • On 3/26/2022 at 4:44 PM, former lurker said:

      I'm assuming Cariolis is writing about Hooboy.  I think his background was in radio, but others no doubt know more.  My sense was that Hooboy didn't need or take money from the site.

      No, I was writing about Guys Fawkes in response to a post by another forum member.  

    • 27 minutes ago, former lurker said:

      Hooboy ran the site effieciently.  Reviews posted 7 days a week by 6 am EST.  Any deviation was usually due to acts of god as in a tsunami and loss of internet connection.  There were no lengthy breaks without explanation or an announced duration. 

      And that he did it while traveling the world was what was most impressive.

      He chose hotels specifically for their internet connections.  Always cable modems.  I remember being with him one night when the internet went down at a Knightsbridge hotel and we quickly moved to a reliable connection in Earls Court so that he could make sure the site was updated.

    • 3 hours ago, Benjamin_Nicholas said:

      He might not have needed it, but he was incredibly savvy in making the site profitable from nearly the beginning.  The costs associated with running the site back then were astronomical, mostly bandwidth related. 

      The original M4M was a well-run business that made a tidy monthly profit.

      Hooboy ran the site effieciently.  Reviews posted 7 days a week by 6 am EST.  Any deviation was usually due to acts of god as in a tsunami and loss of internet connection.  There were no lengthy breaks without explanation or an announced duration. 

    • On 3/26/2022 at 6:44 PM, former lurker said:

      My sense was that Hooboy didn't need or take money from the site.

      He might not have needed it, but he was incredibly savvy in making the site profitable from nearly the beginning.  The costs associated with running the site back then were astronomical, mostly bandwidth related. 

      The original M4M was a well-run business that made a tidy monthly profit.

    • Oh wow, I am so sorry to hear this. I did not know him personally, but feel very grateful to him for having started this site, and giving so much for a place where we can all safely explore our lifestyles and discover more! Thank you so much Guy/Fawkes, rest in sweet peace!😇💖

    • 18 hours ago, coriolis888 said:

      How do you define "wealthy businessman"?

       

      I'm assuming Cariolis is writing about Hooboy.  I think his background was in radio, but others no doubt know more.  My sense was that Hooboy didn't need or take money from the site.

    • 12 hours ago, coriolis888 said:

      How do you define "wealthy businessman"?

       

      That's actually a great question.  "Wealth" is not always about money.  You leave the world the same way you came into it...  without any sort of worldly possessions.  Now what you CAN leave with is love and respect.  Those are two things Daddy had in spades.  So he left this world very wealthy in what really mattered. 

      Many businessmen when they leave are not able to say that they've touched the lives of thousands of people around the world.  They cannot say that thousands of people loved him dearly and miss him no longer being here.  That was absolutely not the case for Daddy.

      As a result... I'll always remember him as wealthy.  

    • 12 hours ago, marylander1940 said:

      I will always remember him as a successful and wealthy businessman who took some of his valuable time to handle this site with love and pretty often tough love! 

      May he Rest In Power! 

      How do you define "wealthy businessman"?

       

    • It has been a year yet impossibly, only a year.  Nothing has changed and everything has changed on the site and in the world.  Thanks to the hard work of those who have kept this site going, we are still able to fill our days with discussions of life and sex, men and sex, politics and sex, sports and sex, entertainment and sex and of course, sex and sex.  But the overarching soul of this site is the members keeping each other strong and supported and connected.  That is the foundation that was set up by Hooboy and built upon by Daddy and now carefully maintained and modernized by RadioRob and his trusted advisors and moderators.  

      This site keeps me less lonely.  This site has provided friends and lovers, laughs and tears and an anchor I can count on in turbulent seas.  Here I feel free to discuss honestly topics which I would otherwise censor.  Here I can argue in the politics section, lust in the galleries and share humor and heartache and life experiences in a unique outlet Here I can be seen and heard in a manner in which I cannot be in other portions of my life.  

      Thank you to all that make this site the perfect accompaniment for a morning pick me up,  an afternoon delight or a relaxing evening cocktale.   I know in the upcoming weeks some of us, who likely would be strangers to each other, faceless and nameless scurrying by unseen, will meet and raise a toast to the man who brought most of us together and kept us together with the sheer force of his determination to do so.  We will stand in the shade of a tree planted in his honor and we will laugh and exchange stories and remember while we make new memories together.   

      I would feel that my life was a success if I were to leave such a legacy.   My sincere hope is to emulate that accomplishment.  

       

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    • Daddy was a lucky man to have be able to “work” doing something he loved.  My thanks to him for his years of dedication that kept this site up and running and created a community.  This community is testimony to his work.

      Rest in peace🙏

    • I never met Daddy in person, but he changed my life. 

      I discovered this "hobby" and this site by accident.  If not for this site, I would likely never have pursued this hobby.  And for sure I would not be as comfortable and informed, or have has as many successful encounters without this resource and community.  In the short time I was connected to Daddy, I experienced the extremes of his personality...a gracious thank you for donating, and a stern warning for posting what was considered "a review".  I understood the warning though, he was trying to protect himself and most importantly all of us from the potential risks of SESTA/FOSTA.  As @RadioRob has mentioned, it seems impossible that he did it all himself (as much as he relished being in control).  His heart was big, his commitment was unwavering, and his time commitment was astounding.  And, he developed and nourished this community to become what it is today, a thriving community. 

      He changed all of our lives. 

      For all these things I thank you Daddy, and I hope your spirit is at peace a living among (slutty) angels somewhere.

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    • I will always remember him as a successful and wealthy businessman who took some of his valuable time to handle this site with love and pretty often tough love! 

      May he Rest In Power! 

    • I never met Daddy in person. But my online interactions were always very friendly. He also personally wrote me a note after the first time I supported the site. He always went above and beyond to support this community. We should all be grateful for his legacy.

    • In your own words, Daddy: Blessed Be~ 

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    • I've planned to write this message for nearly a month and I've sat down to put my thoughts to "paper" more than a dozen times.  Each time that I've done so however...  I found what I wrote to be inadequate.  Nothing that I've been able to write has adequately reflected what I feel actually deserves to be said.  

      So instead I’m just going to write for a few moments and say what I would if we were having lunch together.

      I never had the opportunity to meet you previously.  Living on the east coast, I was never really out in your neck of the woods so we never had a chance to meet face to face.  However I've had an opportunity to watch you and your impact on the community as a whole.  

      You were a mentor and a friend to hundreds upon hundreds of people.  And while you could have the temper of a devil at times, you was fiercely loyal and would do anything for those around you.  

      I'll always remember the Grinch that would make it's appearance at Christmas...   

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      I'll also remember you telling me that I should not take this too seriously.  That I should instead just go with the flow and enjoy life.  

      Over the last year, my level of respect for you has gone up dramatically.  I've had a chance to see first hand everything that you used to do on your own.  Doing it all myself would have been virtually impossible... without @Cooper and the rest of our moderating team, I would have most likely thrown in the towel long ago.  Your energy seemed to be endless, so it was especially hard for me to know we lost you to COVID.  I had always pictured you going on forever as you had always been larger than life to me.  

      Daddy...  I hope that I've made you proud.  While I can certainly never be "you", I pray that you've been able to rest peacefully knowing the thing you worked so hard to support continues to live on.  

      One day when it's my turn to leave this earth, I hope we can reminisce together and raise a glass to celebrate a legacy.  

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    • 5 minutes ago, RadioRob said:

      This Saturday will represent the one year anniversary of Daddy's death.  We have a number of special memorial activities planned.  This forum is a specific part of that effort.  Those will be rolled out on Friday.  I've already shared the plans with the moderators and have spent the last week getting things ready.  

      In terms of Hooboy, that is something separately planned.  

      Awesome...I didn't realize something was planned for Hooboy as well and am thrilled about that.  Neither should be soon forgotten.  Thanks for everything you do.

    • 11 minutes ago, wayout said:

      For those of us who have been around long enough to remember the origins of this site I would love to see this forum renamed Remembering Daddy and Hooboy.  It gives some acknowledgement to the person who started it all and without him it would ever have existed in the first place.  Just my opinion.  Cheers to both these gentlemen who made it all possible.

      This Saturday will represent the one year anniversary of Daddy's death.  We have a number of special memorial activities planned.  This forum is a specific part of that effort.  Those will be rolled out on Friday.  I've already shared the plans with the moderators and have spent the last week getting things ready.  

      In terms of Hooboy, that is something separately planned.  

    • For those of us who have been around long enough to remember the origins of this site I would love to see this forum renamed Remembering Daddy and Hooboy.  It gives some acknowledgement to the person who started it all and without him it would ever have existed in the first place.  Just my opinion.  Cheers to both these gentlemen who made it all possible.

    • 5 hours ago, mature_guy said:

      Yes, Hooboy then Daddy.  Both fine gentlemen in their own ways, but a lack of planning put the future of the site in jeopardy twice, when they both died unexpectedly.  I'm glad that RadioRob and crew have made the future of the site more secure.

      Ah ok. Thanks for clarifying. Since it was named "Daddy's Reviews" I always assumed that Daddy had created it. In any case I am grateful to both men and grateful for RadioRob and the crew. Can't wait to see what the new website looks like

    • Yes, Hooboy then Daddy.  Both fine gentlemen in their own ways, but a lack of planning put the future of the site in jeopardy twice, when they both died unexpectedly.  I'm glad that RadioRob and crew have made the future of the site more secure.

    • 1 hour ago, acaressandakiss said:

      Thank you Daddy for creating this website and helping me feel comfortable to explore my sexuality with a provider. RIP

      It was Hooboy who did that, not Daddy.  Daddy took up the cause/site when Hooboy passed.

    • Thank you Daddy for creating this website and helping me feel comfortable to explore my sexuality with a provider. RIP

    • We have moved the forum to a new server as of a few minutes ago...

       

      I was never a frequent poster and my visiting had declined the past year so while I knew Daddy was very sick I just learned of his passing. To all who knew him personally I offer my condolences. To RadioRob, Cooper, and those who have supported the sites in the past and future, I say thank you. And thank you for keeping HB's & Daddy's vision alive as well.

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