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The time has come[edit]

Kind words from nice people
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

It is time for me to step back from editing. It has been an extraordinary 16+ years. My thanks to everyone who has helped, shown kindness and shared so much during my time here. To you (as well as to those who will be happy to see me leave) I wish you well as you continue on with the Wikipedia experiment. I will probably pop back in from time to time but any posts made here will not get answered in a timely fashion. I also know that things may change down the road. Cheers to one and all and happy editing whenever possible :-) MarnetteD|Talk 21:17, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In the immortal words of DA "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" mmmm fish :-P MarnetteD|Talk 21:31, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Here's one song to Never Forget, M. Starkiryu64 (talk) 22:13, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I completely missed this until now. Vaya con Dios, MarnetteD, I'm really sad you're leaving, but glad you're doing what you want to do. Here's to things changing down the road. --Floquenbeam (talk) 16:40, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • MarnetteD has left? :-( I'll miss you. Bishonen | tålk 16:48, 6 January 2022 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  • What a shame! One of the nicest editors here. You will be greatly missed. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:56, 6 January 2022 (UTC) But you know what they say.... "when an old wiki editor leaves the crease, you never know...."Reply[reply]
  • Oh no. You'll be sadly missed. Doug Weller talk 18:01, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose: I'm going to have to open up an ANI filing. We'll see about this! I hope you'll check in on us from time to time, and that life treats you well! DonIago (talk) 18:11, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Saddened to see this, but many thanks for all you've done during your time here! DanCherek (talk) 18:44, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oh this is really bad news. Thank you for your help, advice and support over the years. Hope to stay in touch. You will be much missed here. Very best wishes, David, David J Johnson (talk) 19:02, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Take care, friend. Hope to see you back sooner rather than later. El_C 00:09, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry to hear this. All the best. Johnuniq (talk) 00:56, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Starkiryu64, Floq, Bishonen, Martinevans123, Doug Weller, Doniago, DanCherek, David J Johnson, El_C and Johnuniq for your kind messages. It has been a privilege editing alongside each of you over the years. I'm finally getting a chance to see my stack of films released by the Criterion Collection and Kino Lorber :-) I am a sucker for their half price sales so my library had gotten kinda large. Best wishes to each of you! MarnetteD|Talk 23:38, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You too, MarnetteD. You are the reason why my days are a little bit better. Have a jolly good retirment. Starkiryu64 (talk) 00:47, 8 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I've only just seen this. Your kind notes have kept me sane over the years and will be missed - please visit often! -- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 23:43, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Ponyo. I'm glad to have helped :-) Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 23:46, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • 16+ years of getting paid nothing but beans is quite impressive, not many will stay for that long :) May your retirement be stress-free and full of relaxation. Thank you for all you've done here. I've learned a lot from you. Sro23 (talk) 00:50, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Beans? You've been getting beans Sro23 :-) Were they coffee or pinto - heehee. Thanks for the compliment and for all you work here as well. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 21:52, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oh, no! You have been one of my role models, MarnetteD. Sending you thank yous for everything I learned from your wisdom. Enjoy your retirement, may it be filled with beauty! Netherzone (talk) 02:29, 15 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Netherzone. I had several nice editors who taught me how things worked in my time here so I am glad to have passed some of them on to you. I really appreciate your kind message. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:35, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Round 2[edit]

  • Can I just say what I said last time? "Vaya con Dios, MarnetteD, I'm really sad you're leaving, but glad you're doing what you want to do. Here's to things changing down the road." --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:18, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm sorry to see you go, but I understand your reasons. Thank you for all your kindness! It was great knowing you and I wish you the best! --A.S. Brown (talk) 00:20, 5 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your kind words A.S. Brown. Seems I can't quite get away completely just yet but I am headed in that direction. I wisah you all the very best in return on wiki and even more so in real life. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 03:49, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much! Best wishes! --A.S. Brown (talk) 08:11, 11 June 2022‎ (UTC)
Goodbye, MarnetteD. BattleshipMan (talk) 14:24, 18 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you BattleshipMan and best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 17:35, 21 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've just seen this. I am sad to see you leave. Thank you for our wikiship, for a lack of a better word, and I wish you the best of luck with your life (: Callmemirela 🍁 talk 15:35, 20 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much Callmemirela. For the moment I still pop in once or twice a week and am delighted to see your message. Wikiship is a great word for the kind and good people like yourself that I've met over the years. Whether on wiki or in my dreams I am so fortunate to have shared time with you. Best wishes to you on wikiP and, even more so, in real life!! MarnetteD|Talk 17:42, 21 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You have a "retired" notice on this page, yet still continue to make edits. Does it mean you changed your mind and just forgot to take that down? If not and you plan on leaving, then farewell and I'll definitely miss you. SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 04:12, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your note SNUGGUMS. Turns out I do drop in every couple days so I've updated my message. It is going to come to an end at some point though. Best regards!! MarnetteD|Talk 04:24, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My pleasure, and I'm sure you'll make the most of your time here while it lasts. SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 19:17, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Round 2[edit]

  • Can I just say what I said last time? "Vaya con Dios, MarnetteD, I'm really sad you're leaving, but glad you're doing what you want to do. Here's to things changing down the road." --Floquenbeam (talk) 21:18, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thank you for at least keeping it blue ;) - best wishes for what you'll do elsewhere, - what you did here was precious! I'll miss conversations like that, full of music. They made me name you an honourable member of QAI, in the company of RexxS, Yoninah and others we now have to miss. - You archived my flowers of resilience with the daily stories, but please keep reading! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:58, 15 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gioachino Rossini
(born 29 February 1792)
scored the last of his "sins of old age",
the Petite messe solennelle,
for twelve singers, two pianos, and harmonium.
When Heather Phillips
made her European debut
in Rossini's Bianca e Falliero,
her nuanced coloraturas served
to portray Bianca's development.
(from User:Gerda Arendt/Stories)

  • Thank you for your service here, and best wishes on whatever you are doing now. BOZ (talk) 18:07, 31 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN recognition for S. Venkitaramanan[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you!

Have a great Christmas, and may 2024 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls, vandals or visits from Krampus!


SchroCat (talk) 09:28, 18 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seasons Greetings![edit]

Merry Christmas![edit]

I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas, because that is what I celebrate. Feel free to take a "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" if you prefer.  :) BOZ (talk) 00:20, 23 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas[edit]

Merry Christmas, MarnetteD!
Or Season's Greetings or Happy Winter Solstice! As the year winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize your hard work and offer heartfelt gratitude for all you do for Wikipedia. May this Holiday Season bring you nothing but joy, health and prosperity. I was saddened to see your message regarding retirement, but I wish you all the happiness in your future endeavors. Onel5969 TT me 02:28, 23 December 2023 (UTC)

Onel5969 TT me 02:28, 23 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, it's sad that he's no longer editing here. I miss MD! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:06, 23 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Christmas[edit]

Happy Yuletide![edit]

Happy Yuletide!

Merry Yuletide to you! (And a happy new year!)

Sadly this year I do not have any new classic Swedish Jul-songs to share, so here are some old ones in re-runs 1, 2, 34.★Trekker (talk) 11:08, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays![edit]