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This user spent two blissful years on Wikipedia before making the mistake of participating in MainPage.
Now this user doesn't edit here anymore. See last edit.

This is what failure looks like[edit]

We wanted to grow our movement. We failed.
Wikiepdia peaked in active users in 2007. For seven years we have been hemorrhaging editors.

We strived be NOT a BUREAUCRACY. We failed..
We operate a crushing bureaucracy that deters newcomers who might increase participation in Wikipedia and broaden its coverage.

We strived be a place where anyone can edit. We failed.
Women are still less than 15 percent, driven away by "the argumentative and trollish atmosphere of Wikipedia".

I honestly think we have lost our way, I really do. I sometimes think we've become Nupedia and we need a new Wikipedia to feed into it. ... I think we've lost sight of what makes the project special, which is the idea that everybody DOES have something to contribute, it's not just a priesthood of a small number of people

Lastly, WP:CONSENSUS was a pillar of our project. The "last straw" was learning that the TFA coordinator believes, rightly, that he may overrule consensus. When WP:OWN and WP:CONSENSUS aren't being respected, I'm not being respected, and I can help Wikipedia no more.

My first article edit was on 4 January 2012.
Roughly 8,500 edits later, my last article edit was on 8 February 2014.
So long and thanks for all the fish.

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