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“I didn't get told”

★☆☆☆☆

written by VixDerby on 12/06/2020

My sister set up pages for my mum and dad. Now it's all lost, every message, candle etc - even photos we'd shared! Why have they not even archived this so people could pay for at least screenshots or prints? Have they archived it or just thrown everyone's memories in the trash? I'm so upset!

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Emmajayne123's Response to VixDerby's Review

Written on: 19/11/2021

I didn’t get told either! My grandad set up a page for my Nan (his wife) years ago. He’s passed now and was the only thing that gave me comfort. Just tried to search for it to find it’s completely disappeared!? Heartbroken!!!

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“Absolutely discussed ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Bigguy660 on 09/03/2020

Financial reasons? I’m owned several websites over the years and it doesn’t take much to leave this page online forever. If you truly have money problems on a site that has so many emotions connected to it then you should have at least ask for donations to keep it up and running. Or some way for loved ones to help out. Donations, go fund me page from time to time, ask for admins to help with the time spent on updates ect. I could go on and on. Enough people on this site would have pulled together and helped to get it done. I know I sure would have. Truly sad. God bless all that have those that lost pictures and priceless testimony from others about love ones.

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“Missing”

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written by 247Rollins on 19/02/2020

Hi yes me to I have been looking for my memorials I put up but I only changed over to new site and I though all my memorials would move over as well but I cant find them only one my brothers but I had 2 more on gonetoosoon I'm am heartbroken over it

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“Is there any way of being abe to retrieve my memorial...”

★★★☆☆

written by Londynq454 on 29/12/2019

I have just attempted to find my late Grandmother's page that I created in 2013, only to learn that the website has supposedly closed down due to financial issues? I am devastated as I've lost all my comments, candles and the beloved photo of my dear Grandma. Is there any way of being able to retrieve this? Surely this information should be archived??

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Kayleighporter's Comment

Written on: 21/05/2020

Me too lost only copies of sons pictures

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Lindahorn's Comment

Written on: 11/08/2020

Hello you might be able to find it by using the Wayback Machine

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“where;s the sight gone !!!!”

★☆☆☆☆

written by lvMiller498 on 20/11/2019

its my dads 30th Angel day tomorrow, i just went to light a candle on his page which i have probably been doing for 10 years only to find no page !!! i spent a lot of money over the years buying credits to build his page and also post things on my friends pages x Any idea of whats happened x Am devastated x

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Mamma-G's Comment

Written on: 20/12/2019

Omg ive just found out that the site as had to close due to finacial troubles. They could have informed us so we could have got everything off the site before it closed. Not happy at all x

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“No respect for peoples memorials”

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written by Johnston229 on 02/09/2019

Used the site for atleast 15 years, had memorials i,d write tributes and poems for. now all those poems are gone because closed down without warning. they could of had some respect and let people collect their data

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“No information of imminent closure - shame on you ”

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written by Adamy446 on 06/07/2019

Apparently an email went out saying that the site was closing. Well I didn’t get it. My tribute to my grandma is now lost for ever. Thanks for nothing

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“Absolutely Disgusting ”

★☆☆☆☆

written by Caelum93 on 25/04/2019

Beyond appalling G.T.S have decided to just remove their whole damn website that thousands of people had memorials of friends and loved ones on. All of this why? Because of “financial reasons” according to their now closed websites notice message!!! Absolutely beyond hurtful. Lost all of my photos and everything I uploaded since 2011 + had been coming on here to view 2 other people’s profile out of rememberence as well !!!! All gone !!!! Why close a site down that was always free from the begnining , but then decide you then START to want money all of a sudden!!!! You can’t put a price on death, . . just why?!? gone too soon used to be an amazing place to come and spend some time just collecting thoughts and memories.... now it’s all gone because of greed. I used to love being able to log on and just spend time. Now it’s just non existent. Disgusting and shameful. How heart breaking for all other families too for their loved ones. No respect for anyone but yourselfs.

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“Where's it gone”

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written by YasminePatton on 23/05/2018

I have been trying all day to visit my brothers tributes, as today would have been his birthday. But all I get is gone to soon Michael Jackson lyrics. People need to still grieve, how do we get to see, and light a candle now

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Lshilliday's Comment

Written on: 21/08/2018

That's what I'm getting

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Caelum93's Comment

Written on: 25/04/2019

Absolute joke that “GONE TOO SOON” is!!! Their apparent reason for them closing their website down is due to ‘financial’ reasons. Why on earth do they need money to run a supposed free.... IT WAS ALWAYS FREE BACK THEN !!! website?! It doesn’t make sense. People like myself who had many photos, candles and comments etc can now not get them back or retrieve them. How absolutely selfish years and years worth of time and effort and memorium to some people’s loved ones (many of us) and it’s all gone to waste just because they wanted money!!!! Why not just keep a free site you made in the beginning... free!!! Why need money for it?! Appalling. Closing down peoples only memories because they have no decided they want to hqv money from it.

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Caelum93's Comment

Written on: 25/04/2019

Absolute joke that “GONE TOO SOON” is!!! Their apparent reason for them closing their website down is due to ‘financial’ reasons. Why on earth do they need money to run a supposed free.... IT WAS ALWAYS FREE BACK THEN !!! website?! It doesn’t make sense. People like myself who had many photos, candles and comments etc can now not get them back or retrieve them. How absolutely selfish years and years worth of time and effort and memorium to some people’s loved ones (many of us) and it’s all gone to waste just because they wanted money!!!! Why not just keep a free site you made in the beginning... free!!! Why need money for it?! Appalling. Closing down peoples only memories because they have no decided they want to hqv money from it.

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Davidmaryniak's Comment

Written on: 27/04/2020

Free isn't free, it was free to us, but not free for them, paying monthly server fees, bandwidth fees, yes every visit cost them. And administration fees, some had to design that site, pay those server bills, pay for the electricity those servers used and the rent those servers sat in. And it wasn't free, it was donation.. your donation should have represented how important that sure is to you.. it makes perfect sense that they shut down.. free ha, since when is anything with value free?? They can't keep paying the bill if they can't pay someone to run it, and even if it was one guy, his time it's worth something, you expect him to do the programming, buy the server, get the solar panels to run it, and pay the domain registration, indefinitely? How can you expect anyone to do that, when the other thousand users wouldn't donate to help him cover the cost? Don't get mad at them for closing, get bad at yourself and every other user who thought it was free, but didn't read the user agreement, ignored the pop up asking for donations, and didn't light a candle everything to sort the site. Get mad at the users who used the bandwidth and never did anything to keep the sure running, get mad at the freeloaders, they killed the site, by not giving when it was needed. Blame yourself for not giving every month to keep it running.

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Ibukunoluwa's Comment

Written on: 03/09/2020

Well I guess I'm less ignorant on the importance of donations towards a cause I cherish. Even though I'm deeply saddened and disappointed, I'm more enlightened. I hope others who get to read this post don't just lash out, but learn a lesson or 2 from it. Thank you for the information.

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Jamiechristianson's Comment

Written on: 06/09/2018

Gone too Soon sent out an email Middle of August saying they were closing the site. Sadly I never moved mine fast enough and my Daughter page is gone as well. Really sad to think the amount of pages people had created for them to just close down.

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Deborahhargrove's Comment

Written on: 05/09/2018

I myself am heartbroken, gone too soon are so heartless, I can no longer light my brother a candle download website, iv been lighting candles for 11 years and each time I try to contact gone too soon I'm ignored, they'd don't care about us or our loved ones

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“What went wrong?”

★☆☆☆☆

written by on 10/01/2014

The Gone Too Soon web site was fantastic. But since they 'updated' the website around Christmas time I cannot even get into the website. This website is too important to ignore. Could management please return the website to its original state so we can access and use it.

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Primaveraviskovic's Comment

Written on: 27/01/2014

I also cannot access the wonderful Gone too soon site.! Please, can you go back to the old website ? It was easy and so comforting to be able to light candles and leave tributes, I also made so many wonderful friends, I really miss them !! Lighting a candle for my son Silvio, gave me such joy and comfort !!!
Please, please, do something !!!! Thank you,
Primavera Viskovic

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“GONE TOO SOON VERY INSENSITIVE”

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written by on 10/12/2011

My son died in a house fire and i opened a memorial on this website, all was well until they put a christmas scene on his page. Which was the picture of a room with a fire place and a christmas tree, however they had a picture of my son above the fire. And playing in the background was the sound effects of a roaring, crackling fire. I rang them up only to be told

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“It's not until you actually lose someone that you try...”

★★★★★

written by Jordan2009 on 09/07/2009

It's not until you actually lose someone that you try and think of all the different ways that you can keep their memory alive. I lost my sister in a car accident almost a year ago, but as I live near Truro in Cornwall and her grave is in Newcastle, as you can imagine I very rarely get to visit her in person.

A friend recommended Gonetoosoon.org to me and I haven't looked back. Unlike most memorial sites that I looked at, it seems that everything is free on this one. I have created a beautiful memorial for my sister, chosen a flower theme, I have hundreds of photos uploaded in her photo gallery, her favourite music plays when I visit her page too.

The other people who use the site cannot be thanked enough for all their support. If you need to talk to someone you can do so with their community section, which is very busy. Other users of the site have also visited my sister's memorial and have left her tributes and candles, with beautiful messages of support.

so, thank you Gonetoosoon, in some small way, you have been able to help me bring my sister back, bring her back so that I can visit her whenever I need to and leave her little messages on her special anniversaries.

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“I thought the gone too soon site was excellent to...”

★★☆☆☆

written by on 26/05/2009

I thought the gone too soon site was excellent to begin with....then they changed the site ...it got very impersonal....there is a Community Place where you can discuss issues but unfortunately this is run by half a dozen or so who seem to take great delight in intimidating others ...and can act like bullys...they threaten to have your discussion thread deleted if you say what you feel....this site as I say used to be excellent but many have now taken their sites elsewhere where there is no bitchiness and more respect is shown...Gone too Soon I feel do not show a caring approach to those that are grieving always being the threat to close your site down.

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Jason1981's Comment

Written on: 09/07/2009

I found this review not helpful because it is obvious that this person must have been at the receiving end of not having her topic or discussion added to the site. The site always instantly removes anything that is deemed inappropriate.
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Jordan2009's Comment

Written on: 10/08/2009

I found this review not helpful because I don't find any of this to be true at all. I have been using the site for 3 years and think it's wonderful place to remember lost loved ones and also a great place to make new friends.

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“i was left abusive messages on both my garden wall and...”

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written by on 19/04/2009

i was left abusive messages on both my garden wall and private messages, and you cant block someone form your entire garden, you cant even block them UNTIL you get sent a message or a post. I asked admin at Gone Too Soon to remove the person involved from the website, but they were very unhelpful. GTS seriously need to rethink their privacy policy and settings. Like facebook you should be able to block people completely, and they should be removed for abusive content. The person concerned has stayed on GTS whilst i hav had to delete everythin (the only way to cut contact completely)

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“i found Gone Too Soon shortey after losing my son,at...”

★★★★★

written by on 05/03/2009

i found Gone Too Soon shortey after losing my son,at the time of my loss i felt like i was the only one to go though the pain but i found there are many- many more and reading them and sending them messages has help me alot,keep up the good work gone to soon.

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“The good points of Gone Too Soon are that we now all...”

★★★★★

written by on 18/02/2009

The good points of Gone Too Soon are that we now all have some were to go to talk to our loved ones and all them who have gone before us This site is class keep the good work going!

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“i think it is good to remember people by- I do really...”

★★★★★

written by on 15/01/2009

i think it is good to remember people by- I do really like Gone Too Soon it makes me feel comfortable and safe so i can just look at the pictures of my lost ones. x

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“Im sorry but Im trying to get in to my garden, but I...”

★★★★★

written by lauramcg1982 on 19/09/2008

Im sorry but Im trying to get in to my garden, but I think gone too soon is the best thing that happened to me Ive found a way of dealing with my brother and aunts death. I think everything about the whole site is brilliant! But for some reason my password keeps getting mixed up and I cant seem to get onto the site, can anyone point me in the right direction of password recovery?
Well recommend this memorial garden website though, very helpful.

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“I stumbled across gone to soon after looking on the...”

★★★★★

written by Linda ashby on 27/05/2008

I stumbled across gone to soon after looking on the internet for ways of sharing my sorrow and grief with others after losing my brother in tragic circumstances and found it a real help to pay a lasting tribute in a way others can share it warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes when within seconds of me completing it to find 2 people had lit candles and paid tribute to him

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“When I found this site I set up a tribute for my...”

★★★★★

written by reltublien on 08/02/2008

When I found this site I set up a tribute for my daughter who was killed in a crash on NYE 2007. I felt this was a good place to say what I thought of her and how much I missed her. Being able to put photo's and music on it was a bonus. Family members, friends and other people who visit the site can leave a message or light a candle, which has helped me a lot.

Be aware though that as it so easy to set up you do get people putting on spoof or abusive tributes, also you will find multiple pages for the same person. Hopefully the web master will overcome this in time.

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Asked by gracemulbery on 13th April 2020 Report this content
Is there no way we can get our gone to soon pages back ie photos an stuff x?

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Asked by janetstockley on 8th April 2019 Report this content
Can we get our memorials back or emailed as my tributes and candles mean a lot to me and I’m sad I didn’t get an email to say it was closing down?

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