miss you --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:53, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Warm wishesEdit

I understand your desire to step away from a while, but I hope that you will return when the time is right for you. Thank you for all of your excellent contributions over the years. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:00, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Absolutely. Malik should never have been de-sysopped in the first place. Admins working in the I-P area need a thick skin and a quick brain – and Malik was one of the best. Malik, I hope you'll come back again some day. Best wishes, NSH001 (talk) 06:57, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Don't know what to say really, except to pitifully echo the warm thoughts expressed by others. Best wishes whatever you decide to do eventually. Pincrete (talk) 13:27, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Since a simple apology for the original sin against him won't be forthcoming, and that would, I hazard, be the only persuasive thing that might make him reconsider, the only helpful thing here would be a collective effort to write an historical essay summarizing as stringently and neutrally as possible how this punitive domino effect began, with a sockpuppet's harassment. And once sandboxed out, leave it on this abandoned page just to set the record straight, vindicate our lost editor's honour, and enable those who wonder what it was all about catch the drift in an overview. MS certainly deserves such a pittance of commemorative justice, and as a practice I don't see why it wouldn't turn out set a useful precedent for writing up cases in wikispace where bad administrative judgment can be shown to have catastrophic effects. It might teach that body to listen to the community, rather than rule it. Nishidani (talk) 15:00, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
That's an intriguing idea. Shearonink (talk) 15:02, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Did you know ...
... that a church's 1510
spiral of justice declares:
"Justice suffered in great need.
Truth is slain dead.
Faith has lost the battle"?
Agree. As I can't help with that, just another image. This was actually on our Main page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:11, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I guess I missed all this. I'm reminded of User:MastCell#The Cynic's Guide to Wikipedia, #2. You've accomplished more than your fair share. Hope you come back in a while; understand if you don't. --Floquenbeam (talk) 23:30, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Take care Malik. I am truly sorry for what you had thrown at you in this place. Drmies (talk) 04:49, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Malik Shabazz: Miss you, Huldra (talk) 22:57, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Where are you? IZAK (talk) 21:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

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After 13 years of being a volunteer and now...Edit

Hi Mr.Malik, sorry for my bad English but I really want to say this. It was in my chest since you stopped editing. After being a volunteer and a tearless contributor for all of these years you can't just stop because of a small issue like that. If I was you I wouldn't stop. I would forget about it and move on. I hope you return back. Wikipedia become like a ghost town without you. Literally.--SharabSalam (talk) 18:58, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

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Oh shitEdit

Some time ago I decided to focus 99-plus percent of my efforts here solely on article improvement and eschew virtually everything else. While it has no doubt saved me untold amounts of stress and ire, it obviously has its drawbacks too. Sadly I missed all of this. During my nascent days at this project, when I had quickly developed a deep disgust for adminship-culture, you stood out to me as an anomaly: a circumspect, principled individual as well as editor, who didn't view his or her bit as a phallus. (I would later come to learn, while few and far between, there were other administrators with integrity as well.) I didn't always agree with you, but I always found your character to be beyond reproach. I was equally, if not more impressed with your work as an editor; not only were you a prolific contributor, you worked daily in some of the most heated, contentious areas of the project – articles I wouldn't dream of working on as anything but a copy-editor. All of this, along with the egregiously mitigatory provocation, should have been given proper weight in the original case that caused you to lose your administratorship; had it been, censure should been the harshest measure even on the table. Now this; as passionate as I am about this project, there are times when I am truly embarrassed to be associated with it. I wish I had learned of this months ago, when you would have been more likely to see this message. I hope you know how valued you were here. I'm proud to have worked beside you, friend. Best, Joefromrandb (talk) 03:25, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Yepp, still miss you, MS. Hope you are doing well, whatever you spend your time wishes, Huldra (talk) 20:54, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you!Edit

  Thanks for your edits related to the African American experience. I see that you stepped away 8 months ago. I was looking over some of what you have done. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:41, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Six years!

miss you --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:30, 21 February 2020 (UTC)