I have decided to quit Wikipedia after making almost 7,500 contributions to this online encylopedia over a time span exceeding three years. I have come to realisation that editing articles on Wikipedia is quite unrewarding, especially since I am rarely acknowledged for my contributions. In fact, my edits have been frequently and arbitrarily undone by other Wikipedians, often without any explanation whatsoever. Apart from that, I am also leaving Wikipedia because I know that I will be too busy to make any significant edits to Wikipedia from February 2011 onwards.
I would like to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to assist and guide me throughout my time on this awesome website. I have truly enjoyed contributing to Wikipedia, even though I typically feel unappreciated.
I highly doubt that I will be making any major edits to this website upon retirement. However, I might still contribute sporadically by fixing typos, rectifying factual errors, and so on — making minor edits, basically. I will also continue to read Wikipedia's articles to improve my understanding of various topics.
If I have ever violated Wikipedia's code of conduct on civility, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the Wikipedian community. The past three years have undoubtedly been eventful, if not tumultuous — I am currently fighting a winning battle against a type of blood cancer known as Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (non-Hodgkin lymphoma, "not otherwise specified"). Thank you Wikipedia for expanding my horizons tremendously and goodbye, everyone!
[Click here] to view the latest revision of my userpage prior to my retirement.