After more than four years as a Site Moderator, I have decided to parole myself. I never really wanted the role, but once I agreed to it, I did it to the best of my ability. But enough is enough. When it reached the point I dreaded logging on to the site and chasing down the few malcontents and downright troublemakers, I knew I needed a vacation from it. And now that I have taken a break, I have decided it needs to be permanent. Since I have started that break, I've been less stressed, happier, and more productive. Moderating was eating up a lot of my time, and worse yet, a lot of my energy. It was stunting my creativity. I like most of the people here. When I spoke of malcontents and troublemakers, I referreed to a small number who make the most noise and foul odors. They are the few leeches who feed on attention and ruin things for everyone else. But I will be delighted to be able to file those few as Not My Problem. My advice is, don't feed them. Don't debate them, don't yell at them or take shots at them. Just ignore them. I'll continue to be around, but I will remain on break for now. Keep on writing!