User talk:Lfdder

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RETIRED
This user is no longer active on Wikipedia.

What I hope[edit]

I wish and hope that I can find the words that will get you to rm that undesirable "Retired" template and replace it with a "Semi-retired" or "Wiki-vacation" template. Like CorinneSD and others, I find it unconscionable that the project must lose an editor of your calibre. Wikipedia is not like you seem to think it is, it's NOT! There are millions and millions of editors; the number is more staggering than the number of stars in the sky, than the distances in light years to the nearest galaxies. We're not all like that. If we could walk away from this with a good lesson, it would be that it is discouraging to fight evil on this planet. Evil cannot be fought directly. The only way to overcome evil here is to continue to do good. So please, please, please, enjoy a restful break and then bring yourself and more of your awesome skill back to this repository of knowledge and wisdom. Yes, it's the wisdom that sets Wikipedia apart from other encyclopedias – the combined strengths and weaknesses of millions of contributors all over the world. I hope you will do the right thing. I hope you know that the most important thing I came here to say is that you will be terribly missed if you don't return soon. Hope to keep learning from you! – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 21:28, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Please read[edit]

We hope you will find this story from The Wikipedia Signpost interesting and a positive influence. – Paine  20:19, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

I've just now been trawling my watchlist to stumble upon this mess in record time. I might make minor edits "anonymously" from time to time, but, a month later, I still don't want to participate in the community. Thanks for both messages, I appreciate it. — lfdder 14:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Pleasure! – Paine