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Dave Bellis Passed Away

     
7:38 pm on Jul 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sad duty to report that Dave Bellis [webmasterworld.com] passed away this last week.

Dave was member #4 on WebmasterWorld in 1999 and was an admin here for many years. You could always count on Dave for an unbiased independent opinion. I will remember Dave best for is unflinching insistance that the forums remain advertising free and that a subscription model could work. Dave was the first person to donate to WebmasterWorld and signup for a subscription.

Dave was always helping people out on the boards. One of his first major deeds here was helping a fellow member get back in Google, retool her site, and go on to become very successful in her niche.Our condolences to his family He will be missed.

7:56 pm on July 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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DaveAtIFG is one member name that really reminds me of my early days on WebmasterWorld. back then I was the newbie and he had the knowledge, but was very willing to share what he knew and help out members wherever possible.

It is the people like him who have shaped this site over the years.

Sad day for the industry.

Mack.

8:18 pm on July 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Met Dave in Orlando. Super nice and super helpful. :(
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Wow. He'll definitely be missed around the boards here. Much sympathy to his family and close friends.

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11:04 pm on July 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I never met Dave in person, but we shared many memorable moments together online. He will be sorely missed, but always remembered.

Onya Dave!

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1:16 am on July 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dave, we're all going to miss you. Our condolences to Dave's family. Stuff like this kind of leaves you speechless. It wasn't long ago that Dave and I were exchanging emails.
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What a class guy. He will be sorely missed.
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I can't say enough about Dave. His kindness and generousity towards me will never be forgotten. See [webmasterworld.com...]

Just 10 weeks ago, I finally got to meet him in person when he was able to come and visit me in the Caribbean. It was his first real vacation in years and we had a grand time! I will treasure the fact that we were able to meet and I could finally thank him in person. He stuck with me through thick and thin. I will miss him.

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Wow, that's really sad. We emailed back and forth to talk about SEO every couple months or so. Liane, I'm glad that you got to see him so recently.

[edited by: GoogleGuy at 6:02 am (utc) on July 3, 2006]

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it's really sad whenever such a good person is no longer with us

<added>and I will miss a good friend

[edited by: jatar_k at 7:25 am (utc) on July 3, 2006]

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Condolences for Dave, may god give strength to his family and friends to recover fast and do the deeds he may have requested in his life time. I do not know him personally and never intracted online with him but his contribution on webmasterworld is visible which had given me an admirable reputation for his name.

[edited by: jatar_k at 7:21 am (utc) on July 3, 2006]

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RIP Dave

Met him in Orlando, very nice guy

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Dave was a generous soul. I am honored that he took the time to sticky me with helpful advice and encouragement.

Dave lives on in all the good works and acts of kindness he has inspired others to perform.

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Dave was a person I respected greatly even though I never had the chance to meet him. He certainly made a difference to a lot of people through his online contributions here and elsewhere. We'll miss you Dave.
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Speechless. Dave was class act guy and always helpfull to everyone. He will surely be missed.
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:(

I never had the luck to meet him but judging by his stickies he seemed to be a great guy! A really sad day!

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Very sad.
Best wishes to his family.
8:25 am on July 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A legend in his own right.
Enjoyed his company in person and here on the forums.
sorely missed.....
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I never met the guy, but he helped me out (via sticky) when I was knew around these parts.

A real class guy!

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Dave was the first guy to take me under his wing at WebmasterWorld........ What horrible news :(
12:36 pm on July 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Like others have said Dave was an extremely helpful person.

You'll be missed Dave.

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One thing's for sure, Dave was influential, an educator, and a good buddy to many in the SEO circuit.

I consider it a great privilege and honour to have known him.

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Condolences to Dave's family and friends. He was a super-member here and always provided excellent advice!
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What sad news. Dave was both generous and knowledgeable. His concern for honest SEO was the initial impetus for our email exchanges over the years. My condolences to his family. We will all miss him.
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DaveAtIFG

I was reading some of his old 2002 and 2003 posts only yesterday, and thinking that I hadn't seen him around in a while...

10:04 pm on July 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I remember when he announced that he was stepping down as admin on doctor's orders and it seemed like such a loss at the time.

I'm sad to hear that the loss is truly permanent now. It's funny, we live in this little world at WebmasterWorld that our families don't really know about. I hope his knows how much he was liked and valued here.

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A very sad day to hear of Dave's passing. My condolences to his family.
12:19 am on July 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is very, very sad. My condolencies. Dave always was a wonderful person.
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Dave, was a wonderful person, both online and in person.
We will miss you Dave.
8:59 am on July 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Very sad news. DaveAtIFG was always a name that could be relied upon for a large number of quality posts here.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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