Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians

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This is a list of Wikipedians who no longer edit the English Wikipedia and are considered missing by the community.

Wikipedians who have been confirmed to have died should instead be added to Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians.

Purpose of this list[edit]

The purpose of this list is to provide a reminder of those who have left and their reasons for doing so.

Please do not add users with fewer than ~1,000 edits. Do not add people unless you are certain they have left. Do not add anonymous users identified by their IP address or (for UseModWiki-era accounts) domain names; they may have a roaming IP address or possibly created an account to contribute. Do not add banned users, or yourself. Leave a message on the person's talk page to let them know that you have added them to this list; they can remove themselves if they ever return. Retired Wikipedians who do not wish to be listed may also remove themselves.

  • People who leave a goodbye message or a {{retired}} template on their user page or elsewhere, and then actually refrain from editing for at least 3 months are likely to have left permanently and may be added to the list.
  • Wait at least 3 months before listing someone who has simply ceased editing, unless you have some other reason for being certain that they have left.
  • Generally, editors who have gradually adopted a pattern of occasional editing interspersed with long breaks should not be listed merely because they are on one of their breaks.
  • Editors who return are no longer "missing" and therefore should be removed from the list.
  • Editors who have received a courtesy vanishing intentionally want to be missing and should not be listed.
  • If you add your own username to the list, even as one of your final edits, your addition might be reverted since it is impossible for a "missing" Wikipedian to make an edit.

The entries with the mop icon Wikipedia Administrator.svg beside their names are Wikipedia administrators, or have been at one time (many are procedurally desysopped due to inactivity; see also Wikipedia:List of administrators/Inactive.)

All dates featured on this page correspond with UTC times.

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  • QazPlm (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific editor and creator of articles on cricket and Australian geography from late 2005 to mid 2008.
  • Qirex (talk · contribs · count) – She effectively quit on January 28, 2006, coming back only once on May 7 that year to blank her user page.
  • QPT (talk · contribs · count) – This user (originally called Origamite) had about 4000 edits between March 2013 and January 30, 2016, but has no edits since (as of November 2017). S/he left a message on his/her user page.
  • Admin mop
    Qwyrxian (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) – Administrator (from July 2011) with over 57,000 edits beginning in May 2006. Has not edited since announcing an “extended break” in January 2014, which some colleagues attributed to off-wiki harassment.