The above is an absolute statement; you won't find me here (or at the Commons) anymore. I have too much to do elsewhere to deal with anything here anymore. I apologize to anyone I might have caused problems for or offended, and at the same time I'm glad to have worked with many of the people I've worked with here, even if the situation was contentious. But I can't be here forever, and at the same time, I can't keep coming back after I've retired. So this will likely be the last thing I put here.
Just in case you look: you are still appreciated, one of your articles will grace the Main page soon, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:38, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
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Thank you, biologist with an obsession for tropical weather, for quality articles on tropical cyclones such as Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Esther, for dealing with deletion discussions, for "done quite a bit of work bringing this article back from the dead, and with help", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!