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My will to participate in Wikipedia has waned due to the harassment it brings, both on and off Wikipedia, with real consequences to living persons and their families. I am following only those articles I have contributed to extensively, and issues or content areas where bullies predominate.
I receive pings by email only; I may continue to occasionally check my watchlist and email, but please don't count on me to regularly respond to queries or to keep up with the work I once did.
This user is no longer very active on Wikipedia.

2024: slowing down[edit]

@Wugapodes, Dustfreeworld, Geometry guy, WhatamIdoing, Jo-Jo Eumerus, Ssilvers, SVcode, S Marshall, Clovermoss, Buster7, Realmaxxver, Doug Weller, SchroCat, Johnbod, Sdkb, Spicy, Shearonink, NoonIcarus, Ealdgyth, David Fuchs, Amakuru, Hog Farm, AirshipJungleman29, Eddie891, Aza24, SusanLesch, Panini!, Firefangledfeathers, ARoseWolf, Mike Christie, Scientelensia, CommonKnowledgeCreator, Wtfiv, and Ajpolino:

It is my custom to personally respond to every barnstar, all greetings of the season, and other talk page messages, but I have failed to do that this year, and the section pending from you on my talk page means I had every good intention of responding more fully, but never got to it.

I want to acknowledge and thank each of you for the kind words, barnstars and seasons greetings, and apologize to those whose messages I have failed to answer.

My will to participate in Wikipedia has waned, and although I won't be fully retiring and will continue to sporadically check my watchlist, I can't be counted on to do the work I've always done or respond to messages promptly. With apologies for not individually responding to all of you, I'll be archiving my talk now, and wish you all a prosperous, peaceful and safe 2024. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:17, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Good luck with everything, SG. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 19:31, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Cheers, SG. Hopefully a break will reset the enthusiasm level! Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 19:39, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Happy trails Sandy. Will miss your smiling face around these corridors. You've been a shining star around here... Cheers, Shearonink (talk) 19:40, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the ping. It has been a pleasure collaborating with you over the last few years. As I've said elsewhere, you pushed me to focus on content instead of aimlessly wandering. I hope your enthusiasm for Wikipedia returns some day, as this is the place where we "see" each other. But, if not, I'll be glad to know you're off doing things you prefer. Warm wishes. Ajpolino (talk) 19:46, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I echo the above -- Wikipedia is poorer whenever an extraordinarily talented Wikipedian like you reduces their participation, but your happiness is more important. As SchroCat said, I hope you will regain wikiardor after a break, but if not, then we will be grateful for whatever you choose to do here. Very best wishes! -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:06, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Best wishes! Hopefully, your time away will be restorative since I am sure you will be missed if you end up retiring. Although, I'm sure as someone who "has been hunted as a fugitive, cursed as a tomb-robber ... [is] renowned as a lover and duelist... [is] worshiped as a God in Honduras, but is an outlaw in Peru... [and] only whispers [her real name] into the ears of [men] she is about to kill" is probably rather busy offline. :D -- CommonKnowledgeCreator (talk) 20:18, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Take care! Hope your time away is happy and look forward to whatever capacity you pop up here. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs talk 21:40, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Best wishes, Sandy; if you do have time to pop in it'll be good to see your name on my watchlist. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:06, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry to hear Sandy and I extend my best wishes to you as well. If you're having any doubts about your contributions here, I must reassure you: your legacy here is profound and so wide-ranging: matters of content creation, policy-making and interpreting, community connection, and editorial leadership are greatly in your debt. I admire your courage to take some time away, but implore you to return when the time is right :) – Aza24 (talk) 01:03, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
You always spoke the truth and have always been A Hero to most and Villain to a rare few. Don't forget us: we certainly will not forget you. Buster Seven Talk (UTC) 04:49, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Your impact will linger long after all of us are gone. Thank you for always being a steady hand and remaining principled to the values of this project and community and holding us all accountable to making this a better encyclopedia than we came to it. I wish you success in every endeavor, Sandy. Tohidu - Health and wholeness, peace and wisdom. Above all else, keep singing your Song and living in the details. I don't believe in goodbye's. I will only say, until we meet again, my friend. --ARoseWolf 12:15, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the help and support you have given me since my earliest edits over seventeen years ago. We did some excellent work together. Graham Beards (talk) 14:02, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Sandy, and best wishes for your offline adventures. I've always appreciated the work you did and the perspectives you brought. I'll look forward to the next time we get to cross paths. Wug·a·po·des 19:14, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
--Dustfreeworld (talk) 21:23, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your diligence. The Rambling Man (Been a while, I know......) 22:54, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hope to see you around. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:46, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am sorry to hear about the harassment that you have faced. There is never any excuse for that kind of behavior. I hope that everything goes well for you and improves going forward. Thank you for our past conversations and for your help in the past. Best of luck with everything. Aoba47 (talk) 02:17, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh dear. Well, I can't talk about decreased participation! Take care...Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:33, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I wish you well - you were always an excellent contributor to work with. Hog Farm Talk 03:55, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I've always admired your courage and diligence, even when we disagreed on stuff. All the best! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 05:31, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Health and personal well-being always come first. We'll remember you fondly and will always be here any time you come around :) --NoonIcarus (talk) 12:59, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for all the work you've done over the years Sandy-- unarguably one of the GOAT editors. This site and the wider internet would look way different without you. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 02:37, 1 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for all your contributions. You'll be missed at FAC. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 09:39, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
From our first encounter in 2006[1] until today, it has been clear that you have been/are one of the most capable, intelligent and clear-sighted people to bless the project. Thanks for mentoring so many people for almost 20 years, and for always being a stalwart as wiki goes through through thick and thin (eh, will stop gushing now :)) One last point: you don't seem like the type to rest on laurels, but should be proud of the influence and impact you've made. Ceoil (talk) 00:38, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for including me in the notifications, Sandy. As you know, I share your waning enthusiasm for Wikipedia and what it has now become. However, I deeply admire what you have done with your time here, and it has been a pleasure working with you. I think your focus on article quality has been very inspiring and our collaboration helped GA bring higher quality to articles on even the most trivial topics. Wikipedia is flawed, but it is less flawed because of your incredible contributions. Geometry guy 20:14, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the years of mentorship and hard work --Guerillero Parlez Moi 20:18, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Proposed decision in the Venezuelan politics case posted[edit]

The proposed decision in the open Venezuelan politics arbitration case has been posted. Comments on the proposed decision may be brought to the attention of the committee at the talk page. For the Arbitration Committee, Dreamy Jazz talk to me | my contributions 17:37, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]