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    Default I am a bit worried...

    Worried about my good friend, Otto Wipfel (OTTODAD) who has remained quiet from this forum for at least 3-4 days. He is my age, 87, and things can happen quickly at this age. He has not answered my Email to him and I think from others for about the days given...

    Lord, look over and protect my good friend, Otto, I pray...

    Bill

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    I was thinking the same thing.
    Otto's most recent post was Sept 21. That is a long gap for such a prolific contributor.

    I hope he is ok



    Quote Originally Posted by usnret View Post
    Worried about my good friend, Otto Wipfel (OTTODAD) who has remained quiet from this forum for at least 3-4 days. He is my age, 87, and things can happen quickly at this age. He has not answered my Email to him and I think from others for about the days given...

    Lord, look over and protect my good friend, Otto, I pray...

    Bill
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    I am wondering about Otto as well. He is a good friend of the Train Sim community here. I am 76 and I know how health can change in an instant.
    Regards Stu

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    I agree, it is strange not hearing anything from him.
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    Anyone know the name of the place Otto lives, just says England on his posts.

    Paul

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    Got me concerned too, fellas. I just emailed him on the 27th of last month and haven't got a reply back as yet. He usually gets back with me a day or two later at the most. Always reached out to help me when I asked of him. May the Good Lord touch, heal and keep our dear friend Otto in health and safety, according to his will.**

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    Unless one leaves instructions about who to contact via the internet in the event of accident or death then the fate of one may never be known.
    I have a feeling that Otto lives alone and if he is disabled or sick - or worse - and there is nothing to help anyone who goes into his home then they would not know what email and/or forum contacts he may have.

    For those of us who have made friends and acquaintances via emails or forums and want them to hear about our fate then make a list NOW and place it next to your computer or in any docs that you may have prepared for such an event.

    I did this three years ago; it's all on a USB stick which my wife/children can easily pop into their PC and then read the information and my instructions. I update/change as needed.

    Think of it as a "living will" or, if you prefer, a "What To Do If I Can't" document.
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    I suspect (and hope) the reality is more mundane than that - I believe he was getting a bit upset at some of the "anti-Otto" sentiments being expressed in response to some of his forum posts and has decided to take a timeout. That said, it has happened in the past and he always bounced back in a day or two. Let's hope everything is okay, oh and presumably the other thing is he hasn't managed to get himself banned either temporarily or permanently... !
    Vern.

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    Doesn't he live in Gloucester? Somewhere like Wotton under Edge? pH

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    Last email contact I had was 15 Sep

    Hope and pray all is well
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