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8:07 pm on Jun 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I am deeply saddened to tell you that long time administrator and member of WebmasterWorld, Tedster (Warren "Ted" Ulle) passed away Friday in his sleep with family near.


Ted was a dear friend of this community and everyone involved. He always made time to talk to people regardless of their circumstances. He was one of the most friendly and approacable people in the entire industry. It was for that very reason that he was voted to be awarded the WebmasterWorld lifetime achievement award last year.


While Ted had been sick for quite some time, he never showed it or bothered anyone with it. His strength while facing it, was inspirational and trademark Tedster.


Ted worked for many of the largest brands on the interent today - from HP to eBay - and yet, he always had time to answer a stickymail question, or pop in a thread to send a new user on the right path.


We will miss him dearly.


Teds memorial service is a private service. Henninger Funeral Home : Book of Memories


















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ted ulle was a man of infinite patience, grace and humility.
despite being a superhero to many in the community, you couldn't find a more kind and gentle person.
he taught me more about mastering human relationships than he ever taught me about webmastering.
despite leaving a massive legacy here he will be deeply missed for a long time.
10:45 pm on June 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Sad news RIP Tedster - the guy who knew the most about Google, outside of Google. It was a pleasure networking with him over the years at IM-NY.
10:57 pm on June 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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As skilled, expert, knowledgeable and experienced as he was, Ted was also modest and generous. His example of selflessness, service, and kindness to others is an inspiration to us as individuals and collectively as a community.

His influence lives on every time one of us is helpful to another, when we take the time to mentor those who need assistance, and in our individual acts of courtesy and respect to one another.
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Nobody I respected more. Nobody.


me too.
11:04 pm on June 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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When I heard the news today it was like a shot in the gut. Such a nice, decent, helpful man. Surely his passing caused a ripple in the fabric of the universe. I think I'll find the two books he recommended once and reread them. RIP Tedster.
11:28 pm on June 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thank you, Ted. You were one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable voices in the SEO field that I've ever had the chance to communicate with.

My regrets and prayers to Ted's friends and family.
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Ted was someone who knew this industry inside out, yet he was prepared to help others along the way. His contributions here will continue to help people for a long time to come. He was certainly a key stone within the community, for as long as I can remember. He was one of the people who made this place what it is today. I remember being intrigued by his posts when I first became a member here. Ted will be horribly missed, my thoughts are with his family.

Mack.
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Thankyou, Ted.

RIP
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Thank you for posting this. I just called my mom (she is Marcia here on WebmasterWorld) and let her know, as she isn't online anymore. She wanted to make sure that I express her condolences. Of course, I express my condolences, as well.

Thank you,

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Thank you Tedster, a legend of our industry.

RIP.
12:10 am on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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man, I can't even begin to describe how sad this makes me, he was a great individual, i enjoyed every exchange we ever had, most were more personal, swapping stories about music, life and community for many hours at many conferences.

>> Surely his passing caused a ripple in the fabric of the universe.

most definitely

[edited by: jatar_k at 5:58 am (utc) on Jul 1, 2013]

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Everything of any value I ever learned here came either directly or indirectly from Tedster, he made my business better and he made me a better member here, there was no way I ever thanked him enough.

Thank you Ted...
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I am sorry to learn of this... He will be missed.

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Sad news indeed. A man who gave so much of himself and received so much respect.

Vale Tedster.
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Very shocking news.

This community has lost a real asset and probably won't be the same moving forward. He was absolutely one of the most helpful people here and requested nothing in return; very rare these days indeed.

Sympathies to his family and friends and to those here that knew him personally.
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The industry has lost one of its brightest stars. RIP Tedster.
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So incredibly sad to hear the news of Ted's passing. Long after I left WebmasterWorld as a moderator, we kept in touch and we had a great conversation in Vegas for Pubcon last year. He will be greatly missed :(
12:59 am on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I am without words.

This is an immense loss for the community.

I will miss him deeply.
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RIP Tedster
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Tedster was one of the best.

My condolences to Ted's friends and family.
1:03 am on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm honored to have had the chance to work with Ted all these years. He was always the voice of reason and I will miss his contributions. Ted's +37k posts were only a small part of what he did here. Behind the scenes he was tireless. He really set the tone for WebmasterWorld and we will miss his guidance.

Farewell tedster
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Goodbye Ted. I am honored to have known you.
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The last time I saw Tedster I got a hug. He was a man of class, dignity, patience and humility. And brilliant.

To his family and WebmasterWorld family, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. It will be hard to imagine WebmasterWorld without him. Thank you and goodbye Tedster.
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Ted was a patient teacher. He allowed me to interview him at pubcon 6 or so years ago, and we had a blast. This was my very first interview (and it shows) but is a great trip down memory lane.

[youtu.be...]

I know the rules about posting links, but this is or his legacy.
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Really sad to hear this news. RIP Tedster.
My sincere condolences to the Ulle family.
2:22 am on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What a wonderful person Ted was, so patient, with such fine judgment, such depth to his sincerity, such warmth to his humanity. I admired him and his selfless contribution to this community. Rest in peace, Ted.
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We all agree that Ted was a respected icon in our industry. He held that status without pride and was always willing to share his knowledge.

I can't thank him enough for his insights and care. He helped me tremendously in prep for my first PubCon panel. Encourager. Sage. Gracious man.

Ted, we shall miss you!
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Rest in peace, Ted. My deepest condolences to his family and many friends. Ted was a gentle, humble, and caring friend brilliant at both his job and in his life, who I'll miss and remember always. I was honored to write about him when he received the first lifetime achievement award at Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 last fall. His presence here at WebmasterWorld will never be forgotten.

Thanks for the great memories, Ted.
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RIP Ted

I don't post often but have read A LOT of his posts.

Thank you for everything you have done, you have helped many when they needed someone to talk to.
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