User talk:SusanG

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In Memoriam

And have a slice on me!

It seems we have news of your leaving and never coming back. This makes me sad, as we did a lot of work and had a lot of fun together in this little meta-world we shared for a while. I hope those who are mourning your passing in the flesh are doing ok.

I know you probably won't read this, but if you happen to bump into TK in the Great Orange Box in the Sky, slap him for me for you, will ya?

I'll miss you. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:17, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

To you!
You were a great wiki-friend and an all-round classy broad. When you put me on your list of favourite editors, that was cooler than being made a sysop back in the days when that meant a LITTLE something. Goodbye. P-Foster (talk) 01:42, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Fuck, it's just us two? Marganita (whatever your real name is) and Roger, please know that your friend was our friend and was hugely appreciated in many ways over the last few years. I hope, at least, that this place gave her a sense of purpose and outlet and sense of camaraderie in her last years, beyond what you, her real-life friends, provided. ħumanUser talk:Human 06:52, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Maybe we could move the Saloon Bar thread over to here? As for Susan, I didn't really know you at all, but it was always good to see one of the old guard around, and it's always sad to see one go. I hope you enjoyed RW as much as we enjoyed your presence. EddyP Great King! Disaster! 09:02, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, move the thread for posterity. It really is such sad news.--BobSpring is sprung! 09:30, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I've got a tear in my eye. Susan/Theresa was a pleasure to know, even if just online. To friends of hers reading this, know that she will be sorely missed by all that met her here. Love and condolences, SJ Debaser 10:29, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
While we didn't always get along, whether here or on aSK, I've always respected her opinion. She will be missed greatly. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 10:49, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
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This user is Crundy approved!!
Likewise, Susan and I had a couple of spats but I'm still very sad that she's passed away. Condolances to her family. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 11:03, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
My spats with Susan were mostly about Fun:Stilton. I will miss her entertaing and useful contribs here. Totnesmartin (talk) 11:08, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
You'll be missed, Susan. We are poorer for being without you.--ADtalkModerator 11:12, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
On behalf of all casual users and lurkers, it's a shame to see her go. ~ Kupochama[1][2] 11:30, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
She was so much part and parcel of what RW 1.0 was, and to an extent RW 2.0 is. I, like everyone else, will really miss her. Jack Hughes (talk) 11:52, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
A sad day for teh wiki. You will be missed. Pussy01.gif Sincerely, WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 12:23, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I didn't know her much, only bumbed into her a couple of times. But it's very sad to see somebody go who did so much for this project, who was so passionate about it and could, I think, always had a laugh at something. May you rest in peace, whereever that is. You will be missed, moaned and remembered. --UHMharassme 13:33, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I'll miss Susan, too. How sad. Occasionaluse (talk) 14:18, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Susan was the sort of person that you just wanted to sit down and have a cup of coffee with. I will miss her presence dearly. Lord of the Goons The official spikey-haired skeptical punk 14:50, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I have no words so I did a little pic.
Bye !Hamster (talk) 16:49, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Didn't know you very well, but could tell that you were a great'll be missed. ~SuperHamster Talk 19:55, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Just adding my little voice to the big pile of good thoughts. We didn't interact a lot, but I definitely thought you were great. --Kels (talk) 22:31, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I could never claim to have gotten along with Susan/Theresa in any meaningful measure, but I am very much saddened by this. It is a grievous tragedy. Tricksy (talk) 01:46, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I have nothing meaningful to say, but I'll miss Susan as well. One of the original golden age RW team. Mei III (talk) 02:10, 12 April 2011 (UTC)


A Toast!

She was one of the first editors here who I shared inside jokes with. She was the one who nominated me for sysop back in the day. When I left this site for a while, she was the one who put my name up in the shrine. This little paragraph for her can't match what she's done for me. She gave this site something special; this place (and I) won't be quite the same without her. With great sadness, goodbye. ThunderkatzHo! 03:52, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Susan was a great contributor to RationalWiki and a great battler in her fight with cancer. Like me, she had little patience with the congenitally religious. So long kiddo, I'll miss you.  Lily Inspirate me. 07:50, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
As a fellow member of the "Dreaded Gang of Four" I will miss Susan/Toast very much both on and off wiki; we got along very well. My condolences go out to Jayne who helped her through her battle with cancer. I shall raise a glass of her favourite Ardbeg in her memory and propose that February 24 be RationalWiki Toast day. Redchuck.gif ГенгисRationalWiki GOLD member 09:20, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
A first-class suggestion. Seconded.--BobSpring is sprung! 12:26, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
In the same vein, I should run out at some point and pick up some really offensively smelly cheese, and enjoy it immensely. --Kels (talk) 19:03, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I don't have anything insightful to say, but I did like Susan, and I'm sad she's gone. Stupid drug Hoover! 20:40, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Here's to you, Susan! Your wit and dry humor will be missed. I still love the Douglas Adams quote about fine-tuning! sterile tomfoolery 13:45, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
I haven't been around too long or anything. But I really liked Susan, and will miss her presence around here. Quaruchump - You can't explain that! 14:51, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Missed her anyway, but this kind of formalizes that. Hope there's good wine wherever she is right now, and thanks for being someone worth being around. Concernedresident omg!!! ponies!!! 15:47, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. Goodbye, SusanG, I always liked you. Corry (talk) 01:05, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
I was very sad to learn of your passing. I always enjoyed having you around, and Rationalwiki will not be the same without you. DamoHi 09:25, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Goodbye Susan. You were always my favourite of the old guard. - π 03:14, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't even know what to say..... this is perhaps the most depressing thing I could even come back to. You were a wonderful friend, albeit online, and always a joy to chat with, especially while I was going through my own treatment. You will be dearly missed by many, as can be clearly seen. I will be sure to have a drink to your memory when I visit England this summer... I feel as if there is so much more to say, but please contend with this: Goodbye, friend. Pinto's5150 Talk 00:58, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Rest in peace, Susan. Although I never really got to know you, I'm sad to hear that you're gone, and you'll be sorely missed.-- 忍者  N I N J A A A H ! ! ! ! ! 18:07, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
Susan, I'll remember the witty comments and conditions you created with great fondness. I'm sad to hear of your passing and hope that, if there's an afterlife, it's treating you well. --Hojini hao 08:25, 20 May 2011 (UTC)


Taking a break from my holiday to say how much I'll miss you. You helped me from my very first edit. We'll see each other in the afterlife and we'll settle many scores and live like kings. Ace of Spades 09:20, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

I wouldn't hold your breath if I were you, Ace, but I miss her too after reading all those things about her that I read thanks to Damo. Now I regret that I haven't known SusanG. JimJast (talk) 12:58, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm late to the party. Susan brought me here, telling me this was a wiki I'd enjoy. She was right. Damn, I'm stunned. And I miss her.
--UnicornTapestry (talk) 23:20, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Ah, Vienna... ħumanUser talk:Human 05:16, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh dear

Kels and now susantoast. They tried so hard to reach us but in the end our dorkliness was too powerful. You are free now colourful butterfly. Fly to the moon, fly to the stars, fly to the ends of time. ~ Lumenos (talk) 02:38, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Um, Lummy, old friend, Kels lancb, iirc. SusanToast has shuffled off this mortal coil. ħumanUser talk:Human 06:46, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I didn't realize you were saying she died. I don't know what to believe, as usual. Sorry for the misunderstanding anyway. ~ Lumenos (talk) 16:47, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh, Susan...

Always in my memory. SJ Debaser 13:48, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Same procedure as last year, Psy?
Same procedure as every year, Jeeves.
hic Here's to you, Susan, lass
--PsyGremlinTala! 16:00, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Still miss you, babe. P-Foster Talk ""Santorum is the cream rising to the top."" 16:03, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
you are in my mind. --Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 17:37, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
I miss you too, you salty bitch. Occasionaluse (talk) 18:28, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Strictly this isn't until tomorrow, Feb 24. But yes, I miss you Terry. Redchuck.gif ГенгисRationalWiki GOLD memberModerator 19:15, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
This community just hasn't been the same since we lost you. And yet in our memories, we shall never forget you. Lord of Reckless Noise Hooray! I'm helping! 14:50, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

I never knew you...

...but I still feel sorry that we never will be able to know each other; I was oblivious to you, and you're now in eternal oblivion. *holds up glass* To Susan's memory. *drinks* Planaria Icon.png Immortality's fun, except when you become a two-headed monster Talk to me or view my art 17:24, 23 February 2013 (UTC)


Susan/Toast/Terry, you are still missed. I can't believe it's been 2 years now. The Ardbeg will be out tonight. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic?Moderator 12:46, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

And I raise a glass for the first time in my life. You were here when I started, and goodness knows I miss you. ĵ₳¥ášÇ♠ʘ thinking of what to say next 04:04, 26 February 2013 (UTC)


Gone, but not forgotten. Miss you T. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? Moderator 16:45, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I'll be raising a glass or 6 this evening. Acei9 02:34, 24 February 2014 (UTC)


(raises a glass) BicyclewheelModerator 15:25, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

It's a little early in this time zone, but yeah. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 15:27, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, Susan. I wish you were still here. Your contributions to RationalWiki are always missed. Cheers! John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (talk) 11:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Raises glass.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 20:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Glass & cheese. Miss you, chuck. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. Moderator 22:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Well, this is kind of a long shot...

... But I've nominated you in the upcoming RationalWiki moderator by-election. Feel free to ignore the nomination if you're not interested. So long. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 21:08, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

I wonder, is this a joke or did you forget? Carpetsmoker (talk) 23:55, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
I don't think they forgotten; I'd say it's more like wishful thinking. Gooniepunk (talk) 00:04, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


We're still here. That's good. You're still gone. That's less good. I miss you a bunch. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 08:39, 25 February 2016 (UTC)


(raises glass) Here's to you, from a newcomer. See you on the other side. We miss you. RoninMacbeth (talk) 20:47, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

I'm reading hints that she died from cancer, but where exactly is the source of the initial news? In any case, Rest In Peace, SusanG.—HamburgerPlate Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 21:26, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
It was common knowledge that Susan was suffering from cancer. User Scream knew her in real life (he was an old friend and neighbour) and informed us shortly after she died. Redchuck.gif ГенгисOur ignorance is God; what we know is science. 10:30, 4 March 2017 (UTC)


Some people you might recognize are back, and someone revived RationalWikiWiki. I think you'd like what we've done with the place. We all miss you, even those of us who didn't know you. RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:59, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Aye. RagingHippie (talk) 05:43, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Here's a drink in memory of Susan.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 09:53, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Here's to you Susan. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:31, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for inviting me over here. *chinks glass* WilderBicycle 14:39, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
R.I.P.—HamburgerPlate Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 19:11, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Here's a stilton cheese offering while you're at it.
--It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 20:06, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Here’s to you Susan, rest in piece. Christopher (talk)
I came onto RW too late to get to know Susan, in fact I was only nine years old when she died, but irregardless, you will be missed.--Don Juan (talk) 21:46, 27 November 2018 (UTC)


I`ll sacrifice a goat in honor of you, Susan. RIP--Ɖøn Ĵuan (talk) 09:52, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


Another year gone and another year that Susan is missed. A good reason to enjoy some stilton followed by a glass or two of Ardbeg in her honour. Genghis Khant (talk) 17:14, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Eats the cheese. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 01:44, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Cheers. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 02:05, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Cheers. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:11, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Goats. Palaeonictis Fossil beds 04:15, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
:p — Dysk (contribs) 10:43, 25 February 2019 (UTC)


Making my annual pilgrimage to Susan's page. Still fondly missed. The Ardbeg and Stilton will be enjoyed tonight. Genghis Khant (talk) 11:11, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

*raises glass to the lady who invited me here Avida Dollarsher again 16:06, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Here's to you, Susan. Still miss you. Javasca₧ I like crazy bamboos 16:34, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
I raise a toast in honor of the host. Oxyaena Harass 16:48, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
A person who will not be forgotten.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 20:39, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Here's to you, Susan. I may have been a little boy (and not even an atheist yet) during the time you were alive and on this wiki (and therefore will never know you), but I've heard from older users about how your contributions have helped shape this wonderful corner of the internet- ones that helped me learn about this site's culture and history. If you meet TK up there in the Good Place (if such a thing does exist by any chance), kick his figurative ass for me. May the user who posthumously helped teach me how to be a RationalWikian live forever within our hearts. --Goatspeed. Watch meCircularREmail2.gifasoningMy experiments 00:13, 30 October 2020 (UTC)


What was the cause of her death? (talk) 08:23, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

I don’t know, but here are some links to help others understand.!!&oldid=765143#Look.2C 𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 08:38, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
I feel like I half-remember it was breast cancer. But it was all so long ago. Stupid drug Hoover! 20:12, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Initially ovarian cancer that metastased to brain and liver. Scream!! (talk) 20:47, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Wow, I've been 10 years late to the ride. If the Great Gig in the Sky exists, please say hi to my grandpa and my cat Vedar. Don't forget to keep hunting down TK and Jack Chick's ass. Rockford the Roe (talk) 14:32, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Whilst I've never known you in life, I pay my respects to the dead. It is unfortunate that we never were able to meet. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 21:47, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
I didn't know you either Susan, though I've read through enough of this Wikis early events to know that you were an interesting person whom I probably would have liked. I don't have the money to drink Ardbeg in your memory until come Friday, but I'll buy a bottle then. Until then, I'll be downing Islay Mist hoping that the soil lies lightly upon you. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 00:30, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Hey Susan, just dropping in again. Funny thing, set a reminder on my phone so I'd remember to drop by and wax a bit. Guess that didn't work out so well. I still remember and miss you and your acerbic wit. Till next year. Now I gotta go get some Ardberg and pour one out because I completely missed this year. ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ edits from 03:04, 10 May 2021 (UTC)


Rationalwiki Toast Day. Gone, but never forgotten. Genghis Khant (talk) 11:44, 23 February 2022 (UTC)

How's Steve doing up there? PoorlyDrawnRockford.jpeg Rockford the Roe boop my snootpraise Oscar Wilde 14:30, 23 February 2022 (UTC)

It's a shame you are still not around Susan. I can imagine what some of your contributions would have been though.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 15:25, 23 February 2022 (UTC)

A reader from the future here. Toast. — Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 16:25, 24 February 2022 (UTC)


Marking another Toast Day for SusanG. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 22:44, 23 February 2023 (UTC) Another Remembrance of Toast Day, this year coinciding with International Toast Day. Genghis Khant (talk) 10:06, 24 February 2023 (UTC)


I don't know whether or not there is such a thing as an afterlife, Susan. I doubt many here believe that there is. It always struck me as a bit strange that anyone should talk to the dead, but there is something I've kinda wanted to tell ya for a while now, so I guess I will just go ahead and do it.

You are the one who wrote Help:Lurking in the summer of 2007. I didn't know about this place back then, of course; I was only 9 years old. And I know that this place was started as a bit of a joke among friends so I doubt you thought about this at the time, but a long time after you made that page and years after you had passed away, I would stumble across it. I would stumble across it in the middle of the night, dithering about whether or not I should sign up here and I would smile. "The person who dropped this here was a mind reader, or something? That's exactly what I'm doing."

It's crazy to think that the words we all write here will be seen in the future by someone. By people we will never meet. By people we will never know. I sometimes skim through RationalWiki:How I found RationalWiki and some of the things I read make me sad for people who are little more than just signatures on a website. People whose parents are religious fundamentalists, people who had friends and family fall prey to conspiracy theories, people who were feeling a bit down while browsing the internet and were grateful for the jokes.

I'm not a good editor Susan, so I doubt this will happen to me, but I would like to hope that maybe, many years down the line, something I wrote on this website will make someone smile. Something that came off my keyboard will sail off into the future and find a stranger who will appreciate it. Even after we are gone, even though they might not know about us, we might be able to leave something behind for those who come afterwards.

This place you made with your friends when I was just a little kid would go on to help me quite a bit. And I know many others who feel the same way. I have caught glimpses of them in other parts of the internet, making throwaway remarks of how great RationalWiki is. And it's just a silly little website, but it matters to so many people and it wouldn't have come to be without someone like you. So thank you. For every joke, for every fact, for every lesson.

Thank you. - Rairyu75 (Talk) 03:38, 24 February 2024 (UTC)