Some Notes on DPS
March 17, 2017 marked the 20th year of my running Dead People Server.
Since last winter, I haven’t been updating it as I normally do. I’ve had a lot of trouble with insomnia since 2002, and my concentration is increasingly limited. I’ve been working on some other projects. And I had a very stressful year – my mother died in July 2016 & my father died in March 2017.
Over the next few months, I will experiment with Dead People Server. I am going to work on recreating it as a WordPress site
There is a “Renewed Dead People Server” Facebook group. Facebook allowed the original Dead People Server group to be killed off sometime between 12/18 and 12/19; I wrote to complain around on 12/19, 12/21 & 12/23. The original group was at
http://www.facebook.com/groups/52935986510 and was deleted without my permission.
Welcome to Dead People Server
Remember whats’er name? She played the girl in that dumb movie with whoziss. What ever happened to her? Specifically, is she dead yet?
Here’s where to find out. The Dead People Server is a database of interesting celebrities who are long dead or newly dead. They may be “retired” or spaced. DPS tells you who has really Rung Down the Curtain and Joined the Choir Invisible, and who’s Just Resting. To help the terminally confused, I’ve built a Quash Those Death Rumors page.
“Interesting,” in the previous paragraph, means “I felt like putting them on this list.” Your mileage will vary. If you’re curious how I decide to add folks to the list, see the http://www.dpsinfo.com/dps/Guidelines. Dead People Server is committed to providing factual information about the deaths of people listed here.
A few sites like to call the actual deaths of people “hoaxes” so you’ll click to them. Always ignore postings from sites like the ones on the right hand side of Facebook pages or at the
bottom of some Web pages. Many fake sites are listed on the right hand side of dpsinfo.com pages. You can always check here or go to news.google.com or
Snopes. Fight clickbait and lies online!
If you run a podcast/radio/TV talk show, I’m available to play trivia, talk about celebrity deaths or talk about the site or the Internet in general. Drop me a line to arrange an appearance or interview.
There are a few entries of fake people/entities/other in Dead People Server. At least six I can think of. Each entry is pretty obvious. If an occasional joke offends you, you shouldn’t be reading a site called Dead People Server. If some blunt discussion of death offends you, you shouldn’t be reading this site either.