I've been here for over six years now -- and a moderator for more than half of that. It's a strange thought; I've seen so many people come and go, so much writing discussion. I feel like part of the furniture. Which makes it even harder to admit that the time has come for me to stand down. Over the last few months I've found it harder and harder to find the time needed to give this place the moderation that it deserves. Working full time, along with my own writing, seems to take up most of the hours in the day, and I just don't have the ability to invest here as I used to. So this is goodbye. Not altogether, I'll still be a member, still be dropping by to get involved whenever I can. But it's definitely farewell to the orange. One thing that I'm particularly keen not to lose, though, is the poetry contests. They've been a feature since before I joined, and it's been an honour to run them. If anyone would be interested in taking on the poetry contest mantle, then please please please drop me a message. I will close, then, with simply this: so long, and thanks for all the fish!