Statistically speaking, enough of our members have now actually died that we receive a letter every once in a while from an executor of an estate asking what their loved one has in terms of an account and articles with us.
How we’re handling it: EzineArticles has a new membership level called “Posthumous” for when this happens. Technically we should have called the status “Deceased” but a few years ago an author had works queued to be approved, she was an American soldier killed in battle, and her works were published after her death… thus the proper use of the word “posthumous” or after death.
Scary thing is that I’m pretty certain a good handful of our members have died and we just haven’t been notified yet.
The lesson: If you care about your content after you’re no longer a carbon based life form, be sure to include in your Will what your wishes are in terms of what to do with the content you’ve spent a lifetime creating.