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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


















2:57 pm on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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RIP Ted
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I never had the privilege of knowing Ted or of meeting him. My exposure to him was simply through his posts, but a lot of personality can come through over time, along with the wisdom.

That Ted really knew his stuff is a given, as is the fact that he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and helping others find the right path. That he worked so hard at being a giver, rather than a taker, is a testament to the sort of person he chose to be. Not a bad example to follow, IMO.

I'd love to be as knowledgeable as Ted, but that may never happen. What can happen though, is to follow the example he set - be willing to help, be friendly and professional and share freely whatever knowledge I do have.

My sincere condolences to Ted's family and friends... I envy you all for having had him in your lives.
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Thanks Tedster for your contributions. It's impressive how some people can have such impact on others via electronic life. You will be missed, always nice and fun to have around. Rest in peace :(
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I had an abundance of respect for Ted. Through WedmasterWorld he thought me a lot about the industry early on in my career. I had the pleasure of spending a good amount of time with him back in 2010 at BlueGlass LA. For two days straight we shared meals and sat outside and talked shop for hours and hours. He was so quick to share his knowledge and was excited to meet a young new face who shared his passion. Ted, I always enjoyed our talks and will always carry with me the lessons I learned from you. May you rest in peace! Forever you will missed by many.
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Hard to believe. RIP Ted. Will miss your wisdom.
3:27 pm on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm so sorry to hear this. I didn't know Ted as well as many people in this thread, but I was always careful to read his posts, which taught me a lot over the years. I'll miss his presence here, for sure.
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Wow- what terrible news.

Ted helped so many people over the years. He was a true leader and someone I'm honored to have known.
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Certainly the world has lost both a brilliant mind and a kind soul in this passing. He was truly one of the most fascinating people I had ever met.

RIP Tedster
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How very sad. I would argue that he was the most knowledgeable and helpful person on this forum.
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RIP Sir.
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RIP Tedster, thanks for all the responses and interaction :(
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RIP Ted!
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RIP, his insights to various parts of SEO will be greatly missed. His contributions has made many webmasters dream come true and has truly made a difference in the web space.
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I will always miss him that's for sure. Rest in peace Ted...
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So many posts all with his great knowledge and warmth. Tedsters huge contribution to Webmasterworld and our lives will be sadly missed. Thank you and sincere condolences to your family and friends.
5:36 pm on July 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I remember the first time I met Ted, it was at a Pubcon in Vegas many years ago. I saw a bunch of people standing around and focusing on one person's comments/thoughts, it was Ted. I was immediately struck by the influence he had while being such an unassuming kind person.

I never really know Ted outside of WebmasterWorld and Pubcon, but I cherished every comment I heard from him.... Rest in Peace Tedster, the internet is a better place because of you.

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So sorry to hear this :(. I only knew Tedster from this forum, but I got a lot out of his posts and always make a point to read whenever he weighed in on a topic. He added great value to the community.
My sincere condolences to his family.
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Wow...speechless and saddened to hear. He always definitely always there for anyone/everyone in the industry with helpful advice.
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Very sad RIP Tedster
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I only knew tedster from this site. I read and re-read his posts as I too recognized the value of his words. A partial to near full understanding (from only one read) wasn't good enough. To me near meant disrespectful.

I'm saddened to hear of his leaving us...he will be missed greatly.
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I have so many memories of Tedster. So many people benefitted from his knowledge, as well as his kindness and willingness to share that knowledge. I've never known a finer example of a professional in any industry. Ted, rest in peace. I'm sad to have lost you here, but happy you are in a better place.
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RIP Tedster
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A legend is lost. He was the very fabric of this forum, of Pubcon, of the community that owes us all so much. He was a big giver, not a big taker. I had a drink with him every year at Pubcon, I didn't realise the one I had with him and bakedjake last year would be the last, or I'd have stayed and had a few more.

Love you Tedster.
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I've talked with Ted on a few occasions though I've never been able to attend any of the real life events. He was a good man who worked hard to support this community. His presence will be missed though not unforgotten.

- John
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I am so sad to learn this. I liked him, based purely on his presence here. I am glad his words remain.
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I am sad. We have had a couple of emails couple months ago on Vegas 2013 and how I would like to get with him over a cup of coffee. About every time I have been to Pubcon we would have a cup. We made a sorta time to get together. I really respected Ted it was always a pleasure to just chat with him outside while he had a smoke.

I am so sad right now I will end with.

Ted you were truly a Man of your word and I many here respected your thoughts, advice, and guidance.
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That's a shock to the system - he helped me out many times! R.I.P Ted
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Very sad news - RIP Ted
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Very sad. He was one of the best at sharing knowledge. I will definitely miss him around Pubcon and the hotel bar. He was one of the first that made me feel at home at my first pubcon nearly 10 years ago.
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