Please stick around
(←) Thank you for the kind words! You seem to be the exception, though. Alas, I don't see myself coming back.
The last incident where I was accused of supporting copyvio and purposefully misrepresenting the situation was just the tip of the iceberg. I'm certainly not saying that I was innocent but the amount of bad faith that is regularly assumed is startling. Everybody makes mistakes now and then, but if the majority stayed sane things could be more easily resolved rather than letting them escalate. What is more frustrating in my case is that my apology hasn't even been accepted, as far as I can tell, and the message that I tried to bring across was to no avail. Ironically, that all happened on the very day I had come back from an already long wiki break.
And then there are also the MediaWiki devs, to whom talking to is like talking to a wall.
So why continue contributing when the negative experience overwhelms the positive? I have already stayed away from editing for a while now and I must say it feels like a relief.
It was fun working with you, though, so keep up the good efforts and the spirit! Thanks again! Nageh (talk) 11:02, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
- Sorry to see this, you really made some valuable contributions. —TheDJ (talk • contribs) 11:17, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
- Sigh. I understand your position and cannot counter it. WP editing takes work, but it should be a rewarding rather than a negative experience. Several fabulous technical editors have left for similar reasons. If I could, I'd give you a free pass. It was fun and rewarding working with you way back when. You've been my go-to guy for questions about German. Good luck. Glrx (talk) 21:36, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
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