Thor SFBay wrote:Laughingman wrote:Touché Johnny, no doubt I will do my best to keep myself off the list. I would consider myself safety Pete and I welcome more conversations about basic and/or advanced measures to keep all of us safe. I just cannot condone a list like this which is lacking in fundamental reasons why what happened happened. But as a person, if I was requested to do something in the event of death I would have no choice morally to follow those instructions to the best of my ability. So far LWC is not recognizing how he and this idea of his is disrespecting the memory of those who we are learning mistakes from by simplifying the incident to one line of cursory information.
That is essentially the purpose and reasoning behind my posts.
While I agree that more information would be useful, this list is a good start and details could be filled in later. I think you are being way too controlling here. Perhaps you should contact your local newspapers and television stations and tell them that you do not want them to report your eventual death kiteboarding "out of respect to your family". I do not think your request is reasonable and I completely disagree that not respecting your wishes is somehow immoral.
Let's get even more specific here. If you died kiteboarding I would have ZERO problem talking about it with other people. I might even say that you did something stupid. I might even call you an idiot or worse. That's just my opinion and you get no special treatment just because you are dead. That might be taboo to you (speaking ill of the dead) but it doesn't mean anything at all to me and talking about it might help someone else from suffering the same fate.
In rock climbing there is an annual list put out of rock climbing accidents and there are discussions about how to avoid the same mistakes. It is extremely useful and I am glad that some people feel the same as far as kiteboarding goes.
I'm all about the conversation, but to be a one line entry summarized for efficiency rubs me the wrong way. People die, I get it. I should be so lucky to die doing what I love, but I certainly would not appreciate my life/death being summarized to one line in a open source db.
Sometimes you just have to expect people will read the details, these details can save lives, one line of perceived or summarized data is not what we need.