RETIRED
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Flowers for the futureEdit

May
 
Rapeseed
... with thanks from QAI

You are alive, - happy! - In case of interest: keep reading. Out of the depths today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:48, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Many were interest in the cry oout of the depths. Next: Warum? - thinking of you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:33, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Re: Closing statementEdit

I hear you, John. I actually wrote something similar, but far more specific on my grievances, last week, but in the end, I didn't post it. (I think your version is better anyway, so I may "borrow" it when I finally do leave, whenever that is.) I've been around long enough to remember your previous username, so that's a long time! And yes, Wikipedia is more a social site now. We even have a fan page devoted to an admin! (This hard-working admin actually does deserves a fan page somewhere, but it's inappropriate on Wikipedia, or at least use to be.) - BilCat (talk) 16:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

I finally did leave. - BilCat (talk) 00:27, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

SorryEdit

We surely sparred and quarrelled greatly over the years but I am still appreciative of your assistance on FAC and think your input there and elsewhere will be greatly missed. Best wishes.--MONGO (talk) 22:36, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

RandyEdit

You'll be intrigued to know that Justin Kruger got a mention on Radio 4's More or Less from the Hay Festival this week. His experiments varied the way in which Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contestants answered their questions. Even though all contestants had the same levels of success, those who stuck to their first answer, without any doubts or second thoughts, were perceived as performing much better. I hope you have some second thoughts over your retirement, John. But you obviously value this encyclopedia as something more than just a social media site (which is all it's ever been for me, of course). So that deserves some respect from your fellow editors. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:55, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

VvGEdit

..is the last significant work I've done here and it was an honor to have had you along for that wild ride! Relax, enjoy, and stay away from the Randy types. Couldn't agree more. Victoria (tk) 20:14, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

TYEdit

Thank you for your hard work...Modernist (talk) 20:36, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  Cheers John. Thank you for all you've done for our beautiful project. Drmies (talk) 18:07, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Hear hear. MastCell Talk 18:12, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
"And here's a beautiful beer for all you've done for our duff project." Martinevans123 (talk) 20:29, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Sorry to see that you've gone. Thanks for all the hard work you did here. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 20:50, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit

Reading KafkaEdit

 

Thank you for watching over Franz Kafka. Miss you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:53, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  I'm sure we had our ups and downs—who doesn't—bt that's a damn sad sign you put up there. Still, it was the sanest thing you could do! (*but cf. that Catch 22...) ——SerialNumber54129 15:34, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Scholasticism search boxEdit

Feel free to weigh in here as to whether the Scholasticism template should have a search box or not: User_talk:Epiphyllumlover#Search_boxes_on_templates.--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 23:47, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2019Edit

Backlog BanzaiEdit

In the month of September, Wikiproject Military history is running a project-wide edit-a-thon, Backlog Banzai. There are heaps of different areas you can work on, for which you claim points, and at the end of the month all sorts of whiz-bang awards will be handed out. Every player wins a prize! There is even a bit of friendly competition built in for those that like that sort of thing. Sign up now at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/September 2019 Backlog Banzai to take part. For the coordinators, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:18, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Thinking of youEdit

August
 
red admiral
... with thanks from QAI

All the best, but it's really sadder here without you, little lightness and many thorns. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:22, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:38, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

G'day everyone, voting for the 2019 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Missing youEdit

John, my friend and shield. You are a huge loss to the Project. Best of everything in the future. Sarah777 (talk) 19:34, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election half-way markEdit

G'day everyone, the voting for the XIX Coordinator Tranche is at the halfway mark. The candidates have answered various questions, and you can check them out to see why they are running and decide whether you support them. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:36, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit

Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit

Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Seven years!

When improving Clara Schumann to GA (and hopefully more to come), I tried to avoid calling her Clara throughout, remembering you. Every time I change "committed suicide" I think of you. Best wishes --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:43, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2019Edit

Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

Awesome
 
Ten years!

I miss you. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:25, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

I miss you too. I've been cleaning up BLPs that cite The Sun again (such as this); I will not rest until there are none left. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:03, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Giving thanksEdit

Thanksgiving
 
Cassia javanica, Torremolinos
... with thanks from QAI

Happy Thanksgiving! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:21, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 November 2019Edit

Sad newsEdit

Vision in 2020
 
missing Brian

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:57, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy 2020 wherever, - every user who's name begins with John reminds me of you. I received a cute barnstar today, will keep it on my talk ;) - it's about thanks, after 2019 was my year of thanks. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:50, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Io Saturnalia!Edit

  Io, Saturnalia!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and distraction-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:32, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 December 2019Edit

Happy First Edit Day!Edit