The dramatic pity-soliciting self-aggrandizing departures call to mind the blessing for the czar from Fiddler on the Roof:
"A blessing for the Czar?...may God bless and keep the Czar far away from us."
Dianna hates it when I get into metaconversations. Let's see. There was the "goodbye" (conversation), the discussion of the goodbye (metaconversation), this thread of discussion/policy announcement about the discussion of the goodbye (meta-meta-conversation) and this post about same (metametametaconversation?!?!?)
These threads tend to be trolling for attention
If you want to leave then leave
it is increasingly counterproductive for us to shape the community around a very minute percentage of people
some people are their own worst enemies
There are two sides to every story