User talk:Giano

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I have been of the opinion for some time that editing Wikipedia and my real life are not compatible or at times prudent or fair to either. I find myself unable to confine myself to edits concerning bricks and mortar which would be very dull for all concerned; therefore, I have made the decision to cease editing and retire. It won’t be easy after over ten years, but I shall find other things to do, perhaps even improve my golf swing (unlikely) and play more cricket (very likely) which will be unfortunate for one village team in the South of England - it is summer after all, so let's enjoy it. My esteemed aunt will be similarly retiring, but in her case, to the South of France to play high stake bridge. To those I’ve offended over the years: I’m sorry and hope you get over it and aren't too happy to see the back of me. To those few who I haven’t upset: Well it’s all been quite fun hasn't it? But (Eric says it's OK to start a sentence with "but") all good things must come to an end. Hopefully, my good friends will keep this page tidy, just because I’ve gone it's no excuse to relax our war on bots, zealots and the merely tiresome, and my main user page can stay too, it was created for me by a very clever editor and I think it's rather attractive. I can't think of anything else to say (no doubt I will the moment I've scrambled the password, but that'll be too bad - so keep smiling, I shall miss you. Giano (talk) 12:25, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

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  • Miss you. Sad enough to miss the "very clever editor" you mention, buried in an urn there, and an image by him in memory on my talk page (no, not the ballerina who died), - now I miss another very clever and precious editor, you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:50, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • May you have a very happy retirement Giano. On the few occasions we have met, I have agreed with everything you have had to say. I regard you as a very skilled wordsmith and a very good editor. Selfishly, of course, I hope you emerge from retirement in the next few months or so, but I fully understand your reasons not to. It's been a pleasure. CassiantoTalk 17:06, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I am saddened by your departure but I understand why you are leaving. --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 19:41, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Best of luck in the real world, I am sure you would never expect me to say this but you have done a lot of good things for Wikipedia. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 22:14, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Truly a loss to the project, but I do wish you and your esteemed aunt the safest and most enjoyable of travels. It has been an honor to have made your acquaintance Giano. I do hope that one day you will return, but either way - may you be happy always.. — Ched :  ?  05:32, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Yup, it would be good to bring back the FA producing Giano from 2005 period, but understandable given the way the site is run. I wish you all the best and hope at some point you'll regain your original enthusiasm. I saw a glimmer of it in Florence Nagle which has now passed FA. I can now say I contributed to an FA with Giano, but as Eric says, Sagaciousphil really deserves much of the credit. I won't forget anyway.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:48, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Private Apartments of the Winter Palace has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]