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I have made the easy decision of stepping down.

Some of you will ask or want to know why, and the reason is simple: it isn't fun anymore, and I no longer see any personal benefit in being a Moderator.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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    But why?? Oh, you said so. Fair enough - it's a time consuming and mostly thankless task. Thanks for everything you've done for the community - you held the reins when no one else did... – Snow Feb 24 at 17:08
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    Many thanks to you and your dolphin brethren. – Mateen Ulhaq Feb 25 at 7:11
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    I always feel awkward upvoting resignation posts - my upvote simply means "Your absence will be noticed/you'll be missed." I hope the time you reclaim by retiring from mod duties will be filled with fun or at least free of drama :) – ColleenV Feb 25 at 22:04
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    What was the personal benefit that you initially received, and which you no longer see? – Joe Strazzere Feb 26 at 12:08
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    @JoeStrazzere That is a fair question good sir, that I am going to pass on answering. ;-} – Neo Feb 26 at 13:00
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    @Neo I have to congratulate you on a brilliant answer to that query – Old_Lamplighter Feb 26 at 21:40
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    Thank you for everything Neo! It'll be a shame to lose you but your reason for moving on is a perfectly understandable one. If this starts feeling like a chore then it makes sense to pull back. Hope we'll continue to see you on the site of course! – Lilienthal Feb 27 at 13:50
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    Can I make a poor reference? I guess now you can free your mind. – Clockwork Mar 4 at 14:09
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    @Clockwork Genius. – Neo Mar 4 at 14:14
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You did a great job. Your resignation is TWP's loss.

As snow said, it is a thankless job, but let me offer my thanks to you for being a cool head, voice of reason, and port in the storm. You led by example, and have provided an excellent one which should be the benchmark of anyone who succeeds you.

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    Thanks for saying that. I am hopeful you get a couple new motivated moderators soon. – Neo Feb 25 at 15:58
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    @Neo I mean it. I know that I, for one, can be a handful. So, if a jerk like me thinks you did a good job, it's high praise indeed ;) – Old_Lamplighter Feb 25 at 15:59
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    @Neo I didn’t get an epithet of this standard, so that must be a mark of how highly you’re regarded. – Snow Feb 25 at 21:42
  • @Snow I was a jerk to you too. Sorry for the belated comment. ;) – Old_Lamplighter Feb 25 at 21:44
  • @Old_Lamplighter Nope, you're cool - you held us to a higher standard than we held ourselves. You also have made a huge contribution to this community and the people who have asked for advice. – Snow Feb 26 at 7:25
  • @Snow I don't even remember you resigning, if I didn't mention it then, I'll thank you now. I recall that you returned to hold the fort when everyone was running for the door a while back. Cheers. – Kilisi Feb 28 at 5:00
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Thanks for your contributions to the site!

When it's no longer fun, it makes a lot of sense to re-evaluate.

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    This might be a good time for you to consider running as Moderator ;-} – Neo Feb 26 at 13:01
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Sounds like a concrete reason. Thanks for all your work moderating.

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