John_Betong - In Memoriam

We have learned with sadness of the death of John, who was a long-standing and very active member and Mentor.

John joined the forums in 2008, and contributed widely, both asking and answering questions. He was active in a number of different forum areas, reflecting his wide-ranging interests.

In 2013 he joined the volunteer staff as a Mentor, and continued in that rôle up until his death. He was tenacious in helping track down the root of a problem, and often went the extra mile, setting up test pages of members’ code on his own server, the better to debug.

He has helped many members over the years, and will be sadly missed on the forums.

Rest in Peace, John.

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I didn’t know John very well, but it was obvious from the fact he was posting even in the last few weeks of his life, that the forum meant a lot to him and I am sure he will be very much missed.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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This is very sad news.

R.I.P. John.

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Sorry to hear this sad news.

Rest in peace, John.

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Definitely a shock. He’s been around so long it’s going to seem weird that he’s not here.

Rest in peace, John

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Unexpected and shocking news. He has been around the forums for almost as long as I can remember.
My sincere condolences to his loved ones and friends.

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This is very sad news indeed. It’s hard to imagine this forum without him. Rest in peace John.

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I am deeply saddened to wake up to this. In the last several months John and I have became good friends off the forum and even spoke to each other live. We have been working on a project together of which he was of great help offering suggestions and testing the app. Online, John and I go back many, many years as he has with a lot of you. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace my Friend.

May your avatar never stop tapping.
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Very sad news.

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Very sad to hear this! John was amazing and super helpful and giving. He will be missed ;(

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John was one of those people who was always there, always helping.

You’ll be missed John, RIP.

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Generous with his time and patient. May “flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” Farewell John. :pensive:

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On behalf of the entire SitePoint team, we are deeply saddened by this news and wish our condolences to his friends and family.

John volunteered his time for the past 14 years as a member and mentor to our community. More than 8,000 times he gave us a lesson - and a laugh - and his impact is immeasurable and irreplaceable.

RIP, John.

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I don’t know what to say except:

Rest in peace, John

You will be sorely missed.

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Sad news, one of the first people to help when I first joined the forum. RIP dude !

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We’re all very sorry. He’s always been so knowledgeable, helpful and willing.

My condolences to his family and loved ones.

I think Its too late but still. Hope you will be fine wherever you are.