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OCUK founder Spie passes away

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NathWraith, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,925

    Location: Surrey and London

    I always wondered where the name Spie came from. Was it a corruption of Spy, or was it meant to mean something else?
  2. Ceryndrion


    Joined: Mar 21, 2003

    Posts: 4,485

    Location: Nottingham

    I think it was meant to be spider, but the D and R keys on the keyboard were broken, so it came out as Spie, but gave him the idea to start a keyboard shop, which grew into OCUK

    *please note, this is not the original reason, and is entirely ficticious. The Legend of Spie continues..
  3. Rotty


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,540

    Location: Notts

    afaik it was his username in a mafia game that was popular at OcUK in early days, started as spieato (something to do with his Italian family heritage) or similar and then changed to Spie
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018
  4. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,925

    Location: Surrey and London

  5. FishPolice


    Joined: Aug 22, 2003

    Posts: 679

    Location: Northampton

    Sad news. Sorry for your loss
  6. PoD

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 8, 2004

    Posts: 1,232

    Sorry for your loss.
  7. RandomTom


    Joined: Sep 28, 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    Terrible news, my condolences to the family. He leaves behind a fantastic legacy.
  8. pimper


    Joined: Dec 3, 2008

    Posts: 512

    Location: W10 London

    RIP Spie. Condolences to the family.
  9. madp0k


    Joined: Feb 1, 2015

    Posts: 108

    RIP, sorry for your loss
  10. sist_si

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,212

    Location: Birmingham

    Just logged in for the 1st time in a while and saw the news. I remember Spie from back when I joined these forums many years ago.
    Very sorry for your loss.
  11. Scania


    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 23,131

    Location: On the road....

  12. sunny007


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 3,519

    Location: East London

    Sorry to hear about your loss!.

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
  13. Musty Pie


    Joined: Jan 6, 2009

    Posts: 5,617

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Jesus, only just read about this now!

    RIP Spie. Thanks for building up a great community and business.
  14. diamount


    Joined: Sep 3, 2008

    Posts: 2,575

    My condolences, losing my parents is a constant fear of mine.
  15. TheLegendOfMart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 25, 2009

    Posts: 2,158

    I can't imagine losing my father, I am very sorry for your loss. Clearly he was held in high regard and has left a legacy for people to remember him by.
  16. naefeart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2004

    Posts: 2,295

    Location: Aberdeen

    Sorry for your loss. I know how much it would mean to lose my old man. RIP Mark.
  17. helpimcrap


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,303

    Location: Leicestershire

    Just seen this. RIP Spie.

    Never knew him but he created a little bit of society that a lot use and come back to.

    Big respect fella, enjoy your next journey.
  18. trackrat


    Joined: Dec 29, 2004

    Posts: 842

    Location: Halesowen

    Sorry to hear that, RIP.
  19. Gamefreak501


    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 7,974

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I am really sorry to hear about your loss, NathWraith.

    As someone who has been part of the OcUK forums / larger community for quite a while, though quieter as of late, I still recall some of the postings by Spie and I am deeply saddened by the passing of the OcUK founder; but Spie has achieved so much and this great legacy is all his own work. For that, we can all be very grateful. Spie will also be eternally grateful for your heartfelt tribute, NathWraith.
  20. Camalot


    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 6,624

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Very sorry to hear, lost my dad a few months ago unexpectedly also, so can totally relate to what your going though.

    RIP :-(