• 3 years ago
    I'm sure most people here don't even remember me, since I sort of lost interest in the site after it went from Unikgamer to Favslist. I disagreed with the direction of the site, that splitting its focus would only make things watered down overall and I didn't feel the same attachment to the site anymore. So eventually I stopped coming around...
    And that why I'm here 4 months late in shock and disbelief. While Papi and I disagreed how the site should evolve, I always had huge respect for the man. Always friendly, always open to feedback, always willing to speak candidly about his thoughts and ideas. So even when my opinions differed from him, after talking to him about it I always came out of it respecting his vision and thoughts. Because the guy never did anything that he didn't think was to the benefit of the community. He always had people's best interest in mind.
    In the last and a half year or so of Unikgamer's life, after pestering him with game requests and updates for a couple of months, Papi gave me database access and the freedom to add games by myself. These days that's just basic functionality since anyone can add anything on Favslist, but at the time I believe I was the first "outsider" to receive that privilege. The fact that he was willing to entrust his pet project to this random guy in Sweden he had never met was a huge honor, but I think he recognized that I wouldn't screw with his site and that I shared his vision for the site at the time. And after a while he added a few more of the users to the database crew, so I guess he viewed me as a successful experiment.
    I don't know, guess it's kind of a long-winded story of little purpose. It's just the fact that he let me poke at his brainchild mostly freely, it meant something to me. That's just the kind of person he was, he was willing to trust in people. Trust that they were as well intended as he was. Sometimes that can backfire, but atleast back in the Unikgamer days it didn't, all the people he added were good people. He always seemed very appreciative by my additions to the site and gave me encouragement and support.
    Ok, I better stop before I meander on too much. Papi was a good man with a good heart. I'm glad to have known him and been able to help him with his project. I hope my small contribution had a minor net positive effect in his life, he sure had one in mine. The world is lesser without him and he will be missed. Thoughts go out to family and friends and anyone else who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace.
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