User talk:Dennis Brown

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I've updated my message above explaining a few things. Please understand if I don't expand any further. I have dropped off my admin bit at WP:BN. I may pick it up again eventually, maybe. Dennis - 13:41, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hope things go well, Dennis. Thank you for your services to Wikipedia. Snuggums (talk / edits) 13:52, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Dennis, You're in my thoughts and thank you for all your past help. Look forward to welcoming you back as and when you feel like returning. Best regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 14:01, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Hope you enjoy your break and I wish you the best on whatever you decide to do next. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 14:03, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Best wishes Dennis. I've dropped you an email. Let me know if there's anything I can do. WormTT(talk) 14:07, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thinking of you, take good care of your self (and alter ego father Brown) that I like, with thanks for help and understanding, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:18, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately Dennis as I found out last year life doesn't always go well and at times it can become absolute shite but you have to get through it and try to be positive as much as you can (I don't mean this in a dickish way but there's always someone out there worse than you), Anyway I'll be thinking of you, Take care Dennis and thank you for the great work you have done here, –Davey2010Talk 14:35, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Hope to see you back around again when things are sorted out. Best wishes, Sam Walton (talk) 14:37, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear about this. --Rschen7754 14:37, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Prayers for you and yours. Buster Seven Talk 15:02, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • All the best, Dennis. It's amazing how insidious the tentacles of addiction can be -- and how far they can spread beyond the actual addict. But you'll be fine, you know that. I just wish you lived a bit closer, so there might be a chance of running into you at a blues club some night. Please keep us in the loop. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 15:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
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  • Best wishes, Dennis, and thanks for being one of the Good Guys around the encyclopedia. PamD 17:24, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • All will fix itself in the end. Events tend to have unforseen, positive resolutions, new doors open, stuff. All part of the strange but self-adjusting quantam mechanics-ruled reality we inhabit. Oddly that reinforces my belief that there is a purpose to it all. Go with it mate, and play the guitar a lot! With all good wishes Irondome (talk) 17:40, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Under the circumstances, there is no way anyone can really object to your taking as long as you want. And, who knows, although I am still a freaking long way from finishing most of them, it might even be a bit easier to develop content when and if you return, if I can get any more of the Category:WikiProject lists of encyclopedic articles finished, which should help indicate what we're still missing. In any event, best of luck with the music and the other matters of real life, which tend to be too easy for us to overlook around here. John Carter (talk) 19:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Take care of yourself, Dennis. Best wishes, and I hope things look up soon for you. MastCell Talk 19:39, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope they are amicably resolved (to the extent possible) and we see you back refreshed and rested.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry that you're dealing with all these troubles. Good luck to you. Ca2james (talk) 21:53, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Dennis. If there is anything I can do you have my email.John from Idegon (talk) 21:58, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Best wishes, hope things get better. Shearonink (talk) 00:08, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Best, --L235 (talk) Ping when replying 00:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Best wishes, Dennis, and be well. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:07, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Very sad to hear, Dennis. Best regards from across the pond, hope to see you back when things are better (which they will be). Basalisk inspect damageberate 21:13, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • All the best, hope to see you around. - Mlpearc (open channel) 21:27, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Dennis I'm truly sorry to hear of the serious problems in your personal life. Please be assured of my prayers for you and yours. -Ad Orientem (talk) 22:21, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Terribly sorry. Take care of yourself, and know that you will be missed, not because admin work won't get done (it will), but because you always demonstrated a basic humanity to everyone you engaged with. Gerard (ne ent) 00:34, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • So sorry about your troubles Dennis. I know that you will use the same wisdom and maturity that I have seen you use so many times to help other editors to get through this difficult time. Gandydancer (talk) 03:07, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Good luck Dennis, I hope things work out well for both of you. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:26, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Dennis, I'm really sorry to hear what's happened. I've had similar experiences in my life, they are utterly devastating and horrible and mental scars can be hard to heal, but I can tell you that things can and do get better eventually. I would say this to anyone - this is just an online encyclopedia, not life or death. As long as you are happy, warm and well fed (like a cat, really), you can pull through. Your perspective on the site, allowing editors to be retained and keeping the project a happy and enjoyable place is one of the best things that could have happened around here. Thanks for everything you have done, and I hope things eventually straighten themselves out. If I could ever get over to that side of the pond again (newest admin on the block, MelanieN has a beer with my name on it, apparently), I and the other half would be more than happy to sit down and have a chat. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:45, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Take care of yourself, Dennis. You're a good guy and will be much missed. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 13:53, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Praying for you, Dennis! Take care, and take as much time on break from WP as needed. Wishing you the best, --AmaryllisGardener talk 16:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Take care and good luck IRL. Epicgenius (talk) 17:13, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • So sorry to hear this. I hope 2015 treats you better. --BoboMeowCat (talk) 01:01, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Best wishes and thoughts for you, hope the next couple of months treat you better and leave you stronger! §FreeRangeFrogcroak 02:15, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I came here to share this proposal and saw the above notice. I agree 2014 was a terrible year not just for me but many others. Some friends and family died, not to mention the horrible things that happened to me. 2014 was the most awful year. It's strange that I noticed the odd numbered years have been mostly bad for me since 2000; whereas even numbered years were fairly good, some excellent. Then in 2012 things took a twist with 2012 being a terrible year whereas 2013 being an excellent year. Then when I decided not to believe in such things, 2014 was the most terrible year. Strange that I even when I chose not to believe in such things, it still, happens. Looking around online, others notice the same thing. Something worth looking into.--Nadirali نادرالی (talk) 20:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Hey. Goodbye. Got a Miller Lite for you here, you know that. Drmies (talk) 01:13, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Your user rights[edit]

I've granted you rollback, autopatrolled, and IP block exempt, since I figured it might sometimes be inconvenient for you not to have those if you end up returning to Wikipedia. I'd be happy to grant you any other rights that are included in the admin package; do you want any of them? Template editor particularly comes to mind, but I don't think I ought to grant it without asking first. Of course I'll happily remove anything I just gave you if you don't want it. If you reply here, please link my username lest I not notice. Nyttend (talk) 22:56, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

I threw on "autoconfirmed" just cause I won't be outshined. Drmies (talk) 01:14, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
That is fine. And thanks for the kind words to all. It is one hell of a challenge. I've been to hell and back, and this is near the top of that list. Rather than hide the real problem, I find it better to just be honest. I'm pretty open about everything, to a reasonable degree. I may come pickup the admin bit when things settle down, but the community put a lot of trust in me by granting it, and I felt a duty to surrender it while I'm under this kind of stress.
Worth noting is that my best friend's daughter is 21 years old and has the genetic disorder Friedreich's ataxia, and is using a walker. Almost into a wheel chair. It is fatal, there is no cure or treatment, you just slowly get more crippled then you die. I've known her since she was a few months old. She calls me Uncle Dennis sometimes (usually when she wants something...;). She's a bright, charming college student who hasn't lost hope, even though odds are that I will outlive her. When I get feeling sorry for myself, I just remember that she has real problems, and instead of crying, she works out, she goes to school, she parties, she lives life to the fullest. She falls down a lot, but she gets back up. If she can do that, then I can, too. I will have bad days, but in the end, I will be fine. Dennis - 00:20, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, you will, you surely will. And there will surely be a gene transfer protocol to arrest the progression of Friedreich's -- similar to those in progress for other degenerative diseases (e.g. cystic fibrosis). Hopefully soon. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 23:12, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

A foodstar for you![edit]

Filet de bœuf.jpg Soon, maybe
Tell you what, I haven't had one of these in a long time. When you come down here, maybe for some business, we'll cook something up. Drmies (talk) 03:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)