Off topic: What happened to Laurent K?
Thread poster: ViktoriaG

ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Aug 6, 2009

Does anybody know where Laurent K, alias ScottishWildcat, went? He was still active on the forum yesterday. His profile is gone...

If anybody knows him personally or has his contact data, can you please let him know I am looking for him?

Thanks!


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Became a moderator Aug 6, 2009

This sounds really strange. He is one of the moderators of the new cohort for 2009/2010, so it really strikes to learn that his profile is empty.

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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Thanks for confirming Aug 6, 2009

I believe I did see the green moderator tag under his name yesterday, but today, seeing as his profile is gone, I thought maybe I hallucinated. Strange, indeed...

If you talk to him, please tell him I am waiting for him to get in touch with me.

Thanks!


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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I can't Aug 6, 2009

Unfortunately I cannot get in touch with him since --as far as I can remember-- we never exchanged emails outside of the fora...

Indeed he became a moderator and posted his "hello from moderator" message etc. etc. in the fora. It sounds really strange that he does not exist, all of a sudden. I also wonder what happened. He might be able to read this forum from outside and get in touch with you, I reckon.

Take care Viktoria.


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Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
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He deleted his profile Aug 6, 2009

I am sorry to report that ScottishWildcat deleted his ProZ.com profile today.

Regards,
Enrique


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Paul Malone  Identity Verified
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Change of user name? Aug 6, 2009

It's just a shot in the dark, I don't know anything, but could he have changed his user name? Could that be a possible explanation as to why you can't find his profile?

I wouldn't have thought a profile would just vanish, especially a moderator's profile!

OK, having just read Enrique's explanation, I now understand what has happened.

I find it surprising all the same, I must admit, even in these strange times!

[Edited at 2009-08-06 20:14 GMT]


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Why? Aug 6, 2009

Enrique wrote:
I am sorry to report that ScottishWildcat deleted his ProZ.com profile today.
Regards,
Enrique

Thanks Enrique. Do you have any idea as to why he might have done so?


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Aug 6, 2009

Within a record 13 minutes of posting, I am now in touch with Laurent! The Web works in mysterious ways...

Thanks to whoever helped find him!


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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Moderator greetings comments Aug 6, 2009

I wonder if he felt bad about the comments made about the new moderator posts, of which his was one.

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Don't think so.... Aug 6, 2009

Jessica Noyes wrote:
I wonder if he felt bad about the comments made about the new moderator posts, of which his was one.

Knowing Laurent from all his activity in Proz I don't think he is the kind of person who would be discouraged by comments about one of his postings. Maybe at some time we have a chance to learn about what happened.


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xxxEric Hahn  Identity Verified
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Why ? Aug 6, 2009

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

Enrique wrote:
I am sorry to report that ScottishWildcat deleted his ProZ.com profile today.
Regards,
Enrique

Thanks Enrique. Do you have any idea as to why he might have done so?


Maybe for data security reasons ?


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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Nouveaux moderateurs Aug 6, 2009

If you have access to this French thread, you will see comments that I find disrespectful, to say the least. Even the wildest cat doesn't like to have cold water dumped on him.

[Edited at 2009-08-06 21:52 GMT]


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Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
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Laurent's reasons Aug 6, 2009

Eric Hahn wrote:

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

Enrique wrote:
I am sorry to report that ScottishWildcat deleted his ProZ.com profile today.
Regards,
Enrique

Thanks Enrique. Do you have any idea as to why he might have done so?


Maybe for data security reasons ?


I don't feel free to comment on Laurent's motives (especially because he didn't write to me) but as far as I know he didn't mention data security reasons.

Regards,
Enrique


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Henry Dotterer
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Closing the thread Aug 7, 2009

I am closing the thread, as it is more of a personal matter to Laurent.

Thank you.


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