--Floquenbeam (talk) 19:50, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

I think we can agree on that one. Me and MrX rarely agreed either but that does not mean I wanted to see them leave like this. I do hope you return. PackMecEng (talk) 19:55, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
I endorse this comment. I always viewed MrX as someone I could approach for a better discussion no matter if we disagreed on the content. Mr Ernie (talk) 20:44, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Well that's a shame. I was going to ask MrX to help write a refinement of the RfC guidelines to cover challenged closes, because we have terrible processes around this and it is probably the only area on Wikipedia where a single person can effectively mandate specific content. Guy (help! - typo?) 21:10, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
MrX, I do hope you return to the project, even if after you take time off. Your contributions have been superb, and greatly valued - certainly by me and many others. You know, I'm strongly reminded of a quote by John G. Roberts, Jr., talking about a difficult case:
"Any time Judge Garland disagrees, you know you're in a difficult area. And the function of his dissent, to make us focus on what we were deciding and to make sure that we felt we were doing the right thing, I think was well-served."
We the community - and ultimately our end-user, the reader - have always been well served by your contributions and wisdom. And it would be regrettable if this one messy disagreement between you and Guy — two users I respect very much — led you to part ways with the project permanently. Be well, and all best wishes. --Neutralitytalk 21:29, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Neutrality, Thank you. I like and respect MrX. I am mystified by the trajectory this has taken, and genuinely mortified that he has expressed a desire to leave, on which I hope he reconsiders. I hope people will take a look at Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment § Process for challenging closes. Guy (help! - typo?) 21:37, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry that you're taking a break because of this, it's unnecessary, except of course as merited holiday if stress was too high. It's unfortunate when what should be a hobby becomes responsibility, work and no play (and that of course happens because we care about the project). I hope to see you around again when you feel like it, —PaleoNeonate – 02:03, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Best of luck with what you do. Kraose (talk) 13:55, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

This is a sad turn of events, but here's to happiness in your break, and in your life, MrX. starship.paint (talk) 03:42, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

  If you ever come back, here's some tea for you. Lucky wiki-tea doesn't get cold. starship.paint (talk) 14:34, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Rather late here due to my break, but like others I wish you well and happiness in your life. I'll never forget the help you gave me when I first started here and even after that, you remained someone I could look up to as an editor for his wisdom and who always remained civil even amidst the most controversial discussions. -Ugog Nizdast (talk) 14:30, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Please trim your statement at arbitration case requestsEdit

Hi, MrX

I understand you are taking a lengthy break / are retired, but if you could limit the size of your statement to 500 words or request an extension to your statement limit. By my count your statement is around 1000 words. Requests for extensions of the word limit may be made either in your statement or by email to the Committee through this link or arbcom-en wikimedia.org if email is not available through your account.

Thanks and I do hope you consider returning.

For the Arbitration Committee, Dreamy Jazz talk to me | my contributions 22:21, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

This rule really, really, really ,really, really needs to be dumped. And its enforcement really, really, really ,really, really needs to be contingent on reading the room. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:24, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
After a discussion on clerk-l, we wont enforce word limits for you. So please ignore the message from myself above. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | my contributions 06:15, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

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A toast sandwich for you!Edit

  Looks like I missed something a few months ago, and only just realized I hadn't seen your name around in a while.

Looking at the food or drink items in the WikiLove gadget like greeting cards, I'm thinking about the signification of the various options. Something sweet? Savory? Coffee/tea seem pretty generally friendly, I guess. I'll go with toast sandwich because I have no idea what that would mean to receive a toast sandwich. Kind of a "huh?" -- but maybe a "huh?" that draws your attention to Wikipedia long enough to come back after a [restful, hopefully] break. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:47, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Some baklava for you!Edit

  Also miss having MrX around. Great contributor. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 18:43, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

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