Rest in peaceEdit

  • You were the same age as my younger son, so this is a punch in the gut. You are missed, and will not be forgotten. Miniapolis 02:18, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • The value of Hasteur to Wikipedia has been immense. My very deepest sympathies to friends and family. RIP. MarnetteD|Talk 04:02, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • There are no words. I didn't know you well, but I thought well of you when I saw you around, and I'll miss you nonetheless. Too young, too soon. ♠PMC(talk) 05:50, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for all of your wonderful work on Wikipedia. It won't be the same without you. Sending love and condolences to all of your family and loved ones. Rest in Peace. Softlavender (talk) 06:14, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • A disastrous, shocking news. I am at a total loss for words. May your soul rest in peace. JavaHurricane 10:39, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • COVID sucks. What more is there to say? May your family and friends find comfort during this trying time and may your soul rest in peace. RickinBaltimore (talk) 11:48, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your efforts here. Condolences to your family and friends -- you are missed. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 12:19, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Condolences to family and friends. Hasteur was well-respected and liked here. —valereee (talk) 13:20, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • My God that's horrible! May his friends and family find comfort at his loss. I've taken the liberty of protecting his user page and adding a {{deceased}} tag. RickinBaltimore (talk) 23:34, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
  • That's terrible, my heart hurts for his family. His enormous contributions to the Wikipedia project will certainly not be forgotten. GorillaWarfare (talk) 23:46, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
  • That's terrible to hear :( His bots are still running now unmaintained, so I'm willing to look through the code and if I can manage it, I'm willing to take over operations and management of them. I will add WP:RIP now. Thanks for letting us all know Ed6767 talk! 23:49, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Another life claimed by covid :( Hasteur will be missed. RIP. -FASTILY 23:56, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Awful to hear. I always appreciated his thoughtful discussion, he often had a knack for cutting to the core of a proposal. Will be sorely missed. ~ Amory (utc) 00:17, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • This is terrible. RIP. 2601:648:8202:96B0:0:0:0:5B74 (talk) 01:04, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm really sorry to hear this. Thank you for letting us know. RIP, good guy. Softlavender (talk) 03:47, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Also adding my condolences here and thoughts for the family. He will be missed. TonyBallioni (talk) 04:03, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • A terrible, hurtful news. May his soul rest in peace. JavaHurricane 05:45, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Very sad. I liked Hasteur, and will miss him. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 06:35, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • A great loss, RIP. He was also responsible for much of the code of the WP:AFCH tool. I hope someone will take over that maintenance task too. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:53, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
    Terrible - and so young. At least we know - we must have lost other editors to Covid that we'll never know about. Doug Weller talk 09:28, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • What horrible news. I always got along well with Hasteur, even when we didn't agree on things. He was a good person. Fuck this virus. Reyk YO! 11:32, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Such terrible news!, My sincere condolences to friends and family, RIP Hasteur. –Davey2010Talk 11:36, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • This is a sad day for Wikipedia. My hearfelt condolences to all who loved Hasteur, both here, and, more especially, in real life. Guy (help!) 13:53, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Fuck me, this is terrible. I haven't interacted lately, but he was a great guy. Sad to say this is almost likely to happen to me as well if I were to get COVID. I can only hope there was no suffering.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 13:56, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hasteur and I disagreed on many things here but his dedication to the project was immeasurable. A terrible loss for Wikipedia. My condolences to Hasteur's family. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 13:58, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • RIP fellow Wikipedian. Your work here will live on. Glen 14:03, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Stunned. Hasteur will be missed, on these pages and elsewhere. Shearonink (talk) 14:33, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hasteur, thank you for all you've done here, and beyond. I always appreciated the passion you brought, the willingness to fight tough battles and your general attitude. As others said, Fuck Covid. Rest, those you've inspired will carry the load. Ravensfire (talk) 15:52, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Sorry to hear this. Thank you for helping me on several occasions and generally for your work and dedication --Ymblanter (talk) 17:25, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • This is shocking news though all too common during this horrible pandemic. My condolences to all of Hasteur's family and friends. He gave a lot to Wikipedia. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:27, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • My deepest sympathies to Hasteur's family and friends. The project benefited greatly from his contributions and made the community a better place. isaacl (talk) 22:11, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Mere words can hardly console Hasteur's family, but this page shows he was widely appreciated and respected by his Wikipedia family from all around the world too. He will be sadly missed. Moriori (talk) 22:23, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • oh my.. this is so sad :( —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 14:34, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • While we have had our fair share of agreements and disagreements, you'll be sorely missed here. Rest in peace, Hasteur. --qedk (t c) 15:22, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Stunned beyond words. May your memory be for a blessing. Katietalk 15:27, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • this saddens me deeply. may he always be remembered as the person who made DRN possible. you will be missed. Clone commando sev (talk) 03:10, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
  • This is a great loss for Wikipedia. I never knew you personally, but I was familiar with your work. You will be missed, Hasteur. Kurtis (talk) 21:08, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I am so very sorry to learn of this, and I wish all the best for all of his loved ones. --Tryptofish (talk) 17:13, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm so sorry to hear this. MastCell Talk 20:31, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • you will be missed. Never had the pleasure of interacting, but I saw your contribs around. Rest in peace. -- puddleglum2.0 21:27, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. Rest in peace. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 00:44, 28 July 2020 (UTC)


articles for creation

Thank you for quality articles such as F. O. Oertel and Prime Prep Academy, for reviewing articles for creation, "putting it in mainspace so that editors can evaluate it", for your helpful bots which will remind us of you, for carefully worded sound advice, - we miss you, but your contributions last, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You were recipient no. 2421 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:17, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Rest in Peace, Stephen. Wear your damned masks, people. —tim /// Carrite (talk) 02:09, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I saw HasteurBot from time to time while patrolling AfC. Rest in peace. Your contributions will be missed. —pythoncoder (talk | contribs) 19:02, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • While, to my recollection we never had an interaction, Hasteur was nevertheless someone I regularly saw around the project and I know him from his bot work. Thanks for all your contributions, Hasteur - it's such a loss that you're gone. Best wishes to your family. Acalamari 11:47, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hearing about this news late as usual. Still doesn't lessen the shock. We're going to lose more good people before this pandemic is over. -- llywrch (talk) 23:09, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I am very saddened to hear the news. I hope your soul finds the peace. —usernamekiran (talk) 14:55, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't know that we ever interacted, but I certainly knew Hasteur's name and saw it regularly, which is a sign of the impact he has had on this project. His volunteering is much appreciated. Very sad to hear of his passing. — Bilorv (talk) 23:01, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I have really appreciated Hasteur working in the AFC area. Hasteur put in a massive effort that would have helped thousands of people. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:46, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry to hear about your untimely passing. I certainly saw your name a lot during my editing on Wikipedia. You will be missed. Liz Read! Talk! 16:51, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Oh my god, Hasteur died of covid?! I know this was awhile ago but I'm just seeing this, and holy hell. That's extremely disturbing news. Absolutely horrible. I really have no words beyond WTF. What an unbelievable tragedy for our community. Like Carrite says, wear your damned masks people. ~Swarm~ {sting} 04:15, 13 October 2020 (UTC)