Mike has passed away.

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YE'OLDE BOY
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Post by YE'OLDE BOY » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:18 pm

R.I.P Mike
What he has done will ripple on and on through the years

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realeoin
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Post by realeoin » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:21 pm

Very sorry to hear this

I’m a long time lurker here. I don’t interact much with the community, but nonetheless it’s been an absolute treasure trove of information and knowledge to me as I’ve been on my modular journey. Never knew Mike but I definitely knew of him.

RIP Mike

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Post by JeshuaW » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:22 pm

I got to meet him once in Portland. Super nice man and I am really sad to hear that he is no longer in this plane of existence. RIP bud, thanks for building this great community.

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Post by poorness » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:23 pm

Very very sad news. Undoubtedly this site changed the synth community and affected all of us. He will be sorely missed.
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Post by paterursus » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:28 pm

RIP Mike. I always respected you, and the tributes here are a testament to your good spirit. Thank you for creating this community, which was my gateway into the world of modular. We will carry on wiggling in your honor.
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Post by 16osc » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:28 pm

Rest in peace, Mike.

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Post by hawklord2112 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 pm

oh my word

my condolences to his family

Godspeed, Muffwiggler.
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Post by noisewreck » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:32 pm

Oh wow. This is terrible news indeed!

My condolences to family and friends. RIP

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suboptimal
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Post by suboptimal » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:32 pm

Such sad news.

Mike accomplished something very significant with this forum.

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Post by c_code » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:36 pm

RIP Mike, thank you.

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Milanm
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Post by Milanm » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:37 pm

Very sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with his friends and family.

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Post by hw408 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:37 pm

I didnt know him but finding this forum a year ago brought me out of a years-long funk and back into music making. Then into a new world of modular, and then diy, some bucket list things I didnt expect to touch in this lifetime that now make life exciting.
Very grateful for the community and inspiration and sad to hear this news.

RIP Mike

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Post by ReturnCodeZero » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Without Muffs I would not have been able to make the music I do now. Thank you Mike for the vision and foresight to create a place that holds such a wealth of knowledge and that has no doubt shaped the sound of electronic music for the better. RIP Man.

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Post by meretrix » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:40 pm

I've been so grateful to this forum he created for inspiration throughout the last few years, and I'm so sad to hear he's passed. Thank you so much, and rest in peace, Mike.

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Post by pre55ure » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:41 pm

I'm at a total loss for words.
So sorry to hear this.

Like many others, this site had a tremendous impact in my life. I absolutely would not be where I am today if it weren't for this site, this community, and all the kindness and knowledge shared here.

We all owe you so much for facilitating what always has been (for many of us) the best place on the internet.

Thanks for everything. You will be missed.

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induktor
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Post by induktor » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:42 pm

This is such sad news. RIP Mike.

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Post by sempervirent » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:42 pm

So sad to see this. I read every comment in the thread and new ones just keep pouring in. It's amazing how many people are taking the time to say something, amazing how many lives (including mine) were directly influenced by Mike's random decision to install phpBB on a server back in the day.

Mike's refusal to commercialize the site or run advertisements despite ever-increasing hosting costs always seemed to be an intentional negation of corporate-controlled social media and the pervasive hostility, misinformation, and exploitation that it facilitates. This site has instead facilitated connection, community, openness, sharing, creativity, friendships, and free flows of information – the antithesis of what online discussion has largely become in 2019.

The overall tone here has changed somewhat in recent years but I think the best we can do to honor Mike's intentions is to keep all this in mind. The community is not just the forum itself, it's the people who post here. Mike created this platform but whatever name, shape, or form it might take next there is no community without people who are helpful, patient, tolerant, kind, and considerate. Today I think we can all realize that life is short and contemplate what kind of legacy we want to leave after we're gone.

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knittingram
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Post by knittingram » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:45 pm

Thanks Mike for this incredible resource! :clap:
I learned so much from combing through countless
threads on this forum over the past decade.

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Post by dysonant » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:47 pm

This is incredibly sad news. While I never met Mike personally, he was kind enough to answer questions of mine when I first joined this community. I've spent so much time on muffwiggler for years learning, reading and talking with like minded folks. I am so sad to hear this and my heart goes out to his family, friends and everyone that he has touched.

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Post by chvad » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:47 pm

Thanks for the community and resources Mike. We never met or spoke directly but the past 8 years of my musical life was radically affected by this forum and it's members and by proxy, you. :hail: Thanks and I am sure you will on in the hearts of many. :sadbanana: :sadbanana: :sadbanana:

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Post by timc3 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm

R.I.P. Mike

I never had the chance to interact with you, but i am grateful for what you brought to this world. Thanks, and my heart goes out to your family and friends.

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Post by anadeji » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm

RIP Mike

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timoka
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Post by timoka » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:52 pm

my condolences to his family and friends. for some time this forum was my scool my playground and my obsession.
it is still a vast pool of knowledge and information and to have access to that has changed my life.
thanks mike and rip

Skilling
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Post by Skilling » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:52 pm

Very sad news. Rest in peace. :(

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Innerself2007
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Post by Innerself2007 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:53 pm

So sad to hear this news.
Mike made an awesome website that has helped me and others many times over.
I'm at a Loss for words.

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