Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians


Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians
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This is a list of Wikipedians who are no longer an integral part of the community. See also Wikipedia:List of administrators/Inactive.

Wikipedians who no longer edit due to confirmed death should instead be added to Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians.

Purpose of this list

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

Please do not add people to this list who were never an integral part of the community. Don't 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 (they could have created an account and still be contributing, or they might have a roaming IP address) and do not add yourself. Leave a message on the person's talk page to let them know that you've added them to this list, if they ever should return they can remove themselves. Retired Wikipedians who do not wish to be listed here may also feel free to 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 weeks 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.
  • In most cases, 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 long breaks.
  • Editors who return are no longer "missing" and should be removed from the list.
  • If you add your own user name to the list as one of your final edits, your addition might be reverted since it is theoretically impossible for a "missing" Wikipedian to make an edit.

This page was mentioned in an Economist article on March 6, 2008: "Many who are excited about contributing to the site end up on the “Missing Wikipedians” page: a constantly updated list of those who have decided to stop contributing. It serves as a reminder that frustration at having work removed prompts many people to abandon the project."

The entries with the mop icon Admin mop.PNG beside their name are Wikipedia administrators, or have been at one time.

All dates featured on this page correspond with UTC times.

Index

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Missing Wikipedians

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  • º¡º (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 3, 2003. Previously edited as User:BigFatBuddha. Specialized in zen-like answers.
  • O^O (talk · contribs · count). Last edit May 11, 2007. He/she wrote on August 26, 2006 that he/she had been a frequent contributor since August 2002, had held several personas over the years, and had used "admin accounts, hundreds of 'anonymous' IP addresses, and more user accounts than I could ever tally". Specialized in zen-like answers.
  • -- April (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 6, 2006 – Final edit was to post a notice advising of future intermittent editing. Has not edited since.
  • ²¹² (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 24, 2003 – Final edit stated that this user was "Taking a break.". Has not edited since.
  • !! (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 2, 2007, left after the Durova arbitration case.
  • Admin mop
    52 Pickup (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator who stopped editing on May 9, 2008. Made three more edits on October 25; the last one leaving a retirement notice on his talk page. Made one edit on April 6, 2009.
  • 168... (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: April 21, 2004 – Blanked user & user talk pages March 7, 2004, returning to make a handful of edits (including the final edit) to an RfAr in April 2004. More details available at RfDA.
  • Admin mop
    17Drew (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, previously User:ShadowHalo. Made almost 21,000 edits; made two edits in 2008, pointing to his new account user:PiracyFundsTerrorism, which made sporadic edits in August 2009.

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  • A Man In Black (talk contribs former admin: blocks protects deletions rights meta local rights)Desysopped on June 27, 2009, stopped editing two days later.
  • AAA! (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 23, 2008. Came back on October 27, 2009 to place wikibreak templates on user and talk page.
  • AAA765 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 22, 2008.
  • Abce2 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 14, 2011.
  • Admin mop
    Abecedare (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 21, 2010. Administrator with nearly 18,000 edits.
  • Abigail-II (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: June 12, 2004 – Final edits were unhappy farewells posted on user, user talk and the Village Pump. Excerpt from user page: "I've no interest in working on a system where people break down your work without discussing it on appropriate page."
  • Abrech (talk · contribs · count) – Active Huggle user who stopped editing for a long time after June 2, 2008. Returned to make two edits on August 29, 2010.
  • Abu badali (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: September 11, 2007 – Left over concerns regarding non-free content usage, per the final edit. The final edit also indicates the user may return in "some months", depending upon progress in this area. Edited twice in 2008, making comments in discussions over the policy.
  • Adam Carr (talk · contribs · count) – Started contributing September 2003. After many months of increasing frustration, stopped editing regularly February 15, 2007, then posted May 6 that he would no longer contribute to Wikipedia. Made a few sporadic edits afterwards.
  • Adamsan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: May 1, 2006 – Replaced most user page content with "I give up. You win." on April 29, 2006, then removed that message with the final edit. May have left over concerns with external linking, per this edit to Talk:Stonehenge.
  • Adoniscik (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 4, 2009.
  • Affenhausen (talk · contribs · count) – created 107 new articles. Last edit March 31, 2006.
  • Afluegel (talk · contribs · count) – Set-up the glass taskforce and was a prolific editor of glass related articles. Stopped editing without notice on September 15, 2009.
  • AgentPeppermint (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 23, 2008; returned on January 20, 2010, to blank user page and post a farewell notice.
  • Agtfjott (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 30, 2006, except for two edits on November 12, 2009.
  • Ahwiv (talk · contribs · count) - Editor who specialized in lighthouse articles, began trailing off after March 2009. Last edit was February 6, 2011.
  • Admin mop
    Akradecki (talk · contribs · count) – Admin with a keen interest in aviation; last edit 16 March 2010.
  • Aksi great (talk · contribs · count) – prolific Indian Wikipedian, has not edited regularly since May 2008. Last edit July 30, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    Alai (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 20, 2009. Administrator with over 60,000 edits.
  • Admin mop
    Alex756 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit February 9, 2007. May have left following changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws in December 2006, a critique of which appears on the user page.
  • Alexander Gieg (talk · contribs · count) – Creator of the widely-used {{inflation}} template edited heavily in early 2008, slowed down later in the year, and stopped entirely January 17, 2009. Has returned for two short stretches since then.
  • Alexia Death (talk · contribs · count) – Left a good bye note on userpage and stopped editing January 31, 2008. Returned in fall 2009 for the Eastern European mailing list ArbCom case. Was blocked indef December 23.
  • Alii h (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 24, 2008, except for one edit on July 9, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    Alkivar (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) Active admin's edits started trailing off over 2008; last edit was May 21, 2009.
  • ALoan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: July 30, 2007 – Requested de-adminship and left a goodbye message on user talk with the final edit. Renamed to RetiredUser2 (talk · contribs · count)
  • Alphax (talk · contribs · count) – Long term editor, no edits since February 2007.
  • Alren (talk · contribs · count) – Only two edits since May 31, 2006, the last on July 22, 2007.
  • Amarkov (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 16, 2008.
  • Admin mop
    Amcaja (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit January 8, 2008 – Former administrator. Relinquished tools and retired.
  • AndyZ (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 24, 2008.
  • Anglius (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on June 3, 2007.
  • AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs · count) – Highly prolific editor who focused on anime and manga, films, novels, and related articles, and was a WP:FILM coordinator, retired on August 2, 2010 in the face of escalating harassment by vandals and malcontents.
  • ANNAfoxlover (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: August 30, 2007 – User talk page notes "computer problems" since April 25, 2007, which may be related (notice was added by User:Deskana). Returned in August 2008 for a spell but disappeared again.
  • Anonymous anonymous (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: December 23, 2006 – Announced her/his retirement on September 1, 2006, with real-life concerns cited as the reason for leaving in subsequent edits. Returned briefly in December 2006 to leave some seasons' greetings.
  • Admin mop
    Anonymous editor (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit: June 17, 2006 – Administrator.
  • Apollomelos (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: August 19, 2005 – User & user talk pages were deleted May 21, 2005 by request, citing the reason "I am leaving the project because I no longer have the time to spare contributing to often controversial topics in which I must spend 75% of my time explaining the information to users who did not even bother to read up on the topics[...]". Final edit indicated this user would be returning; has not edited since.
  • Apostrophe (talk · contribs · count) – Blanked his user and talk pages on August 4, 2008. Had not edit regularly for several months before that.
  • Admin mop
    Aranel (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit: September 1, 2005.
  • Archola (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: December 3, 2008. Had been editing since 2005.
  • Arcturus (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: April 23, 2007.
  • Ardenn (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: August 14, 2006 – Posted an unhappy valediction on their user page July 27, 2006, but made fifteen more edits before the final edit. A more detailed explanation for the departure was subsequently posted on user talk by User:Captainktainer.
  • Argyriou (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 9, 2008.
  • ArielGold (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 18, 2009 stating she was moving.
  • Ark30inf (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: February 22, 2004 – Left October 24, 2003 with the posting of several farewell messages indicating concerns at a lack of cooperation. Returned briefly in February 2004 to request de-adminship and have user & user talk pages deleted.
  • Arundhati_bakshi (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: March 15, 2007.
  • Ash (talk · contribs · count) – Left a retirement notice on their user page in April 2010 citing problems with personal attacks and wikihounding. Made a few further edits, the last on July 5, 2010.
  • Astral (talk · contribs · count) – Retired Huggle user; last edit on May 30, 2008. Made one edit almost three years later on May 1, 2011.
  • Athanasius1 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: 19:07, 22 July 2009. Left a great epitaph – editing is fun
  • AugPi (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: July 19, 2007.
  • Audude08 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: April 7, 2008. User page deleted. Left retirement template and message on talk page.
  • Auximines (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit: June 19, 2009.
  • Azer Red (talk · contribs · count), Avant Guard (talk · contribs · count) (alternate acct. for vandal fighting) – Retired both accounts December, 2007. Blanked talk and user pages on November 1, 2008.
  • AzureFury (talk · contribs · count) - A fairly highly active user who left shortly after a block for edit warring. Although it was far from their first or longest block, they only made 5 edits over the course of the next month and made their last edit on December 9, 2010.

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  • B.Wind (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on May 6, 2010.
  • Baa (talk · contribs · count), formerly known as Treelo (talk · contribs · count) — Vandal fighter, primarily on cartoon articles. Placed retirement notice on March 29, 2010. Came back to the Treelo account on May 29 to make some edits via AWB. Worked closely with also-retired user Yngvarr. Last edit was March 11, 2011.
  • Badbilltucker (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on 28 January 2007 on arbritration with User:RyanFreisling
  • Badlydrawnjeff (talk · contribs · count) – following the deletion of the Daniel Brandt article. Later exercised his m:right to vanish. Account was moved to Bdj (talk · contribs · count), last edit was July 8, 2007. Returned briefly that December to vote in ArbCom elections.
  • Balcer (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on September 8, 2007; currently works on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Baristarim (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on September 8, 2007.
  • Banes (talk · contribs · count) – On August 29, 2006 he left a retirement message on his userpage, saying he would be busy for the next few months, though he continued editing sporadically. Last edit November 17, 2006.
  • Admin mop
    Barneca (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Former administrator, retired. Last edit July 23, 2009
  • Basara-kun (talk · contribs · count) – Left on 19/07/2007 after uploading 50+ unsourced images. "Enough. My contribuitions are ignored, my images are removed from the articles and in general, my editions aren't "encyclopedic"."
  • Bcrowell (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 13, 2006. "Wikipedia was fun for a few years, but at this point I think it's entered a stage where it's just not fun anymore.... I've intentionally munged my password, so I can no longer log in." Apparently reappeared briefly as Bcrowell2 (talk · contribs · count).
  • Bella Swan (talk · contribs · count) – Retired, left message on talk page. Last edit May 24, 2009.
  • Benc (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 23, 2004.
  • Ben (talk · contribs · count) – Highly experienced with templates, improving several of them. Last edit was on May 18, 2007.
  • BeteNoir (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 9, 2007 – left a reason on user page.
  • Big Adamsky (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 27, 2006.
  • Bikeable (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 16, 2008.
  • Bill Oaf (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped editing regularly after April 20, 2007. Last edit November 9, 2008.
  • BL (talk · contribs · count) – Left notice on userpage. Last edit May 15, 2004.
  • Blankfaze (talk · contribs · count) – Has not intentionally edited since the summer of 2007. Made one edit on June 15, 2008.
  • BlankVerse (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 5, 2007. Made one edit on April 8, 2008. "There are times when editor behavior and decision making, as well as governance on the Wikipedia, seems closer to the "Lord of the Flies" than the Quaker ideal of civility and consensus that the Wikipedia professes to follow. There is no joy in Mudville tonight."
  • Blinklmc (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 21st, 2006.
  • Admin mop
    Bluemoose (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) (aka Martin) – Left a departure message on December 1, 2006. Has not edited since.
  • BM (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 2, 2005; gave no reason.
  • Bmicomp (talk · contribs · count) – Former administrator, last edit was on August 4, 2006. Came back to make an edit to his userpage on February 6, 2009, not seen since.
  • Bobblewik (talk · contribs · count) – More than 20,000 edits, but none since October 4, 2006 after heavy criticism was made on his talk page. Apparently came back as Editore99 (talk · contribs) and most recently Lightmouse (talk · contribs). See Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Date delinking.
  • Boadrummer (talk · contribs · count) – left 27 April 2007, did not announce departure. Had a large number of edits mostly related to music.
  • Bøllefrø (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 31, 2006
  • BoojiBoy (talk · contribs · count) – Almost 9000 edits, stopped prolific editing in August 2006, then returned in May of 2007 before retiring for good on June 11, 2007. Left a message on his talk page, "I gave it another chance, nothing has changed here and it's not worth my time. I won't be back this time."
  • Bornintheguz (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 3, 2005. A very prolific contributor to articles about soccer.
  • BostonMA (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 17, 2007; stopped editing proflicially in February, a month after a failed RfA. 6000+ edits. No reason given.
  • Brat32 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 24, 2006; blanked her/his userpage and replaced it with the message "I'm gone."
  • Britney Spears (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped editing abruptly in 2005, made two more edits in early 2006, then nothing. Ms Spears regularly edited articles on comics. Her account was blocked in 2008 due to its username, but by this time had not edited for over two years.
  • Bullzeye (talk · contribs · count) – stopped editing in early February 2010.
  • Bwithh (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 1, 2007; creator of Wikipedia:Random page patrol; left goodbye notice on userpage

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  • Camcallister (talk · contribs · count) — Userpage deleted November 17, 2007; last edit December 10, 2007. Mostly edited music articles.
  • Camptown (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 23, 2008.
  • Can't sleep, clown will eat me (talk contribs former admin: blocks protects deletions rights meta local rights) – Former administrator and prolific vandal fighter with over 101,000 edits. Last one was on April 1, 2008, made a number of questionable blocks in May and July which led to his eventual desysopping on July 19 pending communication with Arb Com. Has not been heard from since.
  • Admin mop
    CanadianCaesar (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Last edit April 19, 2007. Made one edit on April 10, 2009.
  • Cantthinkofagoodname (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 26, 2006.
  • Cantus (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 23, 2006. Had over 21,000 edits until being blocked for a month on that date due to violating a previous ArbCom decision.
  • Captain Wikify (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 10, 2007. Added statement to his user page.
  • Captain Zyrain (talk · contribs · count) – Resigned his commission.
  • Carbonite (talk · contribs · count) – Former administrator; last edit February 11, 2006, user page says they've "lost interest in editing here" due to unimportant arguments.
  • Casey Abell (talk · contribs · count) Quit Wikipedia concerning the Durova/Giano conflict, at the end of November 2007. Last edit made December 2, 2007, voting on User:Newyorkbrad's ArbCom election. Made a total of 11,465 edits.
  • Catamorphism (talk · contribs · count) – Taking an indefinite break from Wikipedia, according to user's userpage. Last edit July 27, 2006.
  • Admin mop
    CattleGirl (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator; last edit April 4, 2008.
  • Cberlet (talk · contribs · count) – Asked for user page to be deleted and left in July, 2008.
  • Cdc (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 30, 2006.
  • Celithemis (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 6, 2007.
  • Celtus (talk · contribs · count) – Left a "retired" message on his user and talk page on September 25, 2009.
  • Chacor (talk · contribs · count) – A former admin, originally User:NSLE, then User:Chacor. Originally taking a long wikibreak, left a retirement message September 20, 2007. Made well over 10,000 edits on the English Wikipedia as Chacor alone. Made two edits on January 5, 2008.
  • CharlotteWebb (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 17, 2009.
  • Cheeser1 (talk · contribs · count) – Left Wikipedia several times, always came back, but eventually posted a definitive and frustrated goodbye on his/her user page on April 12, 2008. Last edit May 17, 2008.
  • Chriscf (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped edited Wikipedia on 31 March 2007 without explanation, though after displaying frustration for being blocked. Frequently commented at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, and contributed to a wide variety of articles on subjects including railway stations, U.S. interstates, politics, and the internet.
  • Admin mop
    ChrisGriswold (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Former administrator. Notable [1] for being forced to resign his adminship once arbitrators voted 6–0 to hear the case against him for disruptive sockpuppetry. [2] [3] Last edit on August 27, 2007.
  • Chronographos (talk · contribs · count) – Missing since October 14, 2005. Made one edit to his user page September 6, 2006.
  • Clamster5 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 7, 2008. Headed the Lemony Snicket Task Force and contributed extensively to A Series of Unfortunate Events-related articles.
  • Clicketyclack (talk · contribs · count) – Self-administered {{User EX-WP}} 6 Feb 2008. Contributor with >11,500 edits; WikiProject memberships at time of departure: Categories, Biology.
  • Admin mop
    Coelacan (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An admin, last edit November 23, 2007.
  • Colin Kimbrell (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 5, 2006. Left over concerns about the Wikipedia:Reward board, saying, "I'm going on Wikibreak, maybe forever, due to WP:RB. I no longer wish to contribute my labor to the project under these conditions, as I feel that this tremendously misguided proposal deals a critical blow to the credibility of the project...If it dies, I might come back. Otherwise, best of luck, y'all"[4].
  • Cometstyles (talk · contribs · count) – Well-known bureaucrat on Meta and MediaWiki, retired from all projects on February 2, 2009.
  • Corax (talk · contribs · count) – Missing since May 22, 2006 following controversy and a block surrounding his posting of another Wikipedian's personal information.
  • Admin mop
    Coredesat (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Admin, left retirement note on userpage March 30, 2008. Made a few edits afterward, last edit December 2, 2008.
  • Cortonin (talk · contribs · count) – Missing since shortly after June 26, 2005 six-month ban from certain articles by ArbComm. [5]
  • CovenantD (talk · contribs · count) – Hasn't returned since being blocked for 3RR violation on March 23, 2007. Made a couple of edits now and then, the last on January 8, 2008.
  • CrazyTalk (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on November 5, 2005. Left a departure note on his user page. "Closed up shop. The three months I was a Wikiholic have successfully served their purpose (postponing my career change) and have now run their course. I have also arrived at this conclusion: [6]."
  • Admin mop
    Cryptic (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Stopped editing abruptly in June 2008 while being confronted for issuing a bad block.
  • CryptoDerk (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped regular editing in December 2005 but made a few edits in January 2006; modified userpage to "I'm not really active on Wikipedia anymore," on July 14, 2006. On March 24, 2007, the user made another edit to his page, adjusting his age in historical context. He made seven edits in 2009 and two in 2010 but still essentially retired.
  • Csernica (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on December 21, 2007. On long wikibreak which may be permanent.
  • CTSWyneken (talk · contribs · count) – Two edits since October 16, 2007.
  • Admin mop
    Curps (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Declared a semi-Wikivacation on May 13, 2006 and made some bot edits, blocks, and deletions up until June 26, 2006, and then declared a long-term Wikivacation on August 1, 2006 and has not edited since.
  • Admin mop
    CyborgTosser (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Last edit May 3, 2007, after having a total of four edits between February 11, 2007 and May 27, 2009.

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  • Danakil (talk · contribs · count) – This user edited for only one and a half months, from August 1 to September 14, 2004, yet during that time made 3,009 edits. Although his page moves were controversial, he was responsible for the systematic and correct categorization of hundreds of programming languages and other software related articles.
  • DanDs (talk · contribs · count) – Expanded many articles to very good B-class articles, and helped to get The Sword of Shannara to GA, but he left suddenly on July 19th, returning only 3 times after that, including blanking his userpage on 5 September 2008.
  • Darkfred (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 27, 2006.
  • Darkspots (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 23, 2008. Announced retirement on talk page.
  • Admin mop
    Darthgriz98 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Announced retirement in July 2008. Returned briefly in January 2009. Last edit August 20, 2009.
  • Da.Tomato.Dude (talk · contribs · count) – Disappeared and she never returned. Last edit was on April 28, 2007.
  • Admin mop
    Daniel Olsen (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Last edit May 27, 2008.
  • David Kernow (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 17, 2007.
  • David91 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 12, 2006, suggested some health issues.
  • Dbroadwell (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 22, 2008. Came back to make a few edits on March 7, 2009
  • Decumanus (talk · contribs · count) – Great editor of New York and U.S. river related topics. Really stopped in June 2005, but last edit(s) were on January 9, 2011, about five years after they left in March 2006.
  • Dekisugi (talk · contribs · count) – stopped editing in early 2009.
  • Demiurge (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 26, 2007.
  • Dennis Brown (talk · contribs · count), formerly Pharmboy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 30, 2008. Announced wikibreak and blanked userpage.
  • DennyColt (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 13, 2007.
  • Dep. Garcia (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit by founder of WikiProject Law Enforcement was May 21, 2008
  • Derex (talk · contribs · count) – Began editing in July 2005, retired in May 2007; seemed pretty jaded.
  • Descendall (talk · contribs · count) – Announced his retirement on February 27, 2008, had his talk page blanked on June 26, 2008. Made a few edits in January and February 2009, the last on February 13, 2009.
  • DieYuppieScum (talk · contribs · count) – edited many articles related to money. Vanished in 2007, made a handful of edits in 2009 and one final edit in 2010.
  • Dijxtra (talk · contribs · count) – Croatian editor, has made no edits since January 19, 2008.
  • Dinosaur puppy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 24, 2007. States on userpage that he has gotten a little bored and is less active now.
  • Discordance (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 14, 2006.
  • Djinn112 (talk · contribs · count) – Only a handful of edits after June 12, 2005; the last was on April 19, 2006.
  • DLJessup (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 12, 2006 after two years of prolific editing.
  • Dlloyd (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 31, 2006
  • DomRem (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 10, 2007
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    Dori (talk · contribs · count) – Sysop, last edit November 10, 2009. Left message on userpage.
  • Draggleduck (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 13, 2010. Created over 400 articles on film, TV, cinema, albums, and the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Dr Dec (talk · contribs · count) – Did mostly anti-vandalism work. Retired on January 19, 2010 after being harshly attacked in their RfA, commenting "Thanks for pointing out how much you all hate me." Returned only on February 6 to blank their talk page, and their account was vanished over a year later.
  • Dugwiki (talk · contribs · count) – Did a lot of category work. Disappeared. Last edit September 25, 2009.
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    Duja (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, editor since 2004; last edit 30 July, 2008.
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    Duncharris (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Long time editor and admin, departed September 25, 2006 after blanking his user pages.
  • Durin (talk · contribs · count) – Left in August 2007 due to legal threats from another user.
  • DV8 2XL (talk · contribs · count) – Message on the user page, last edit April 30, 2007.
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    Dvyost (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An administrator, announced their departure on their user page on January 9, 2006, saying "Real life calls with a vengeance lately, and I'm increasingly unable to justify the time I put in here." Made a few further edits, the last on February 17, 2007.
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    Dysprosia (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, last edit March 3, 2007

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  • E Pluribus Anthony (talk · contribs · count) – Massive amount of edits, last one on December 3, 2006. Was blocked several times then used sock puppets and was blocked again. As Cogito ergo sumo, announced departure [7] October 15, 2006.
  • Edeans (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 30, 2007. Left after the Essjay incident.
  • Eequor (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 16, 2006 in which she left a note at Esperanza that said "I don't expect to come back again."
  • Efghij (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 18, 2003.
  • Eightball (talk · contribs · count) - After nearly two years of activity, Eightball stopped editing in March 2011 following a dispute. After a very brief return, they suddenly invoked their right to vanish that September.
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    El C (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) — Admin once active in arbitration enforcement stopped editing August 3, 2009.
  • Elaragirl (talk · contribs · count) – Placed a retirement template on her user page on March 28, 2007, and made her last edits May 27, 2007.
  • Emax (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 18, 2005. Disappeared without any notice or indication of reason.
  • Enki H. (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 5, 2009. Just stopped.
  • Erik the Red 2 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on March 3, 2009.
  • Esoltas (talk · contribs · count) – A Wikignome who helped set up WikiProject Shipwrecks. Abruptly replaced all content on user and talk pages with "THIS ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CLOSED BY THE USER," in February 2010. Has not edited again.
  • Essexmutant (talk · contribs · count) – Surrendered his adminship and left a departure message on his userpage on September 12, 2006 and made his final four edits 12 days later.
  • Essjay (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 4, 2007. He retired after being exposed by the New Yorker. He has surrendered his various flags on every wikimedia project. See Essjay controversy.
  • Estrose (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 30, 2006.
  • Eubulides (talk · contribs · count) – Long-term editor and prolific content producer, often responsible for verifying the truthfulness of others' edits on medical articles. Vanished suddenly and without explanation on March 19, 2010.
  • EvocativeIntrigue (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 17, 2007. Left "due to other commitments in the world of the working".
  • Exir Kamalabadi (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 24, 2007, owing to the fact that his home country of China had blocked access to Wikipedia at the time. Came back once more to request permanent protection of user page on May 20, 2008.
  • ExplorerCDT (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 8, 2007. Had over 8,000 edits.

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  • Faedra (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 1, 2005. "This contributor is currently under the impression that Wikipeia is a complete waist of time. (except for a spelling lesson)."
  • Fabricationary (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 14, 2007. Was a frequent contributor to Wikipedia:WikiProject Days of the year.
  • Falphin (talk · contribs · count) – Two edits since August 23, 2006.
  • FamicomJL (talk · contribs · count) – Made a few edits in March 2008 and then disappeared. 1,499 edits to the mainspace before his departure.
  • Fan-1967 (talk · contribs · count) – Left a day after withdrawing RfA early on January 28, 2007.
  • Farosdaughter (talk · contribs · count) – A Huggle user who has not edited, nor fought vandalism, since March 2008. Has made a few edits since then.
  • Fastifex (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 4, 2006.
  • FateClub (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 13, 2007.
  • FellowWikipedian (talk · contribs · count) – Unseen since a brief final spell of vandal-fighting in late 2008.
  • Fenice (talk · contribs · count) – Left January 18, 2006 after an editwar.
  • Fennec (talk · contribs · count) – Went off to start a software company and hasn't come back. Tends to come back every so often for an edit or two.
  • Ferrylodge (talk · contribs · count) – Frequent editor of articles on American political figures (garnering a couple of mentions in the press), legal issues, and abortion. Sometimes ran into trouble with admins. Left in July 2009, doing a full 'right to vanish', in frustration over a short block he thought unjustified and/or a desire to reclaim time spent on WP. Account renamed to Anythingyouwant (talk · contribs · count)
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    Filiocht (talk · contribs · count) – After falling ill earlier in the year, he declared himself "away indefinitely" on June 6, 2006. Returned in March 2008 and deleted user and user talk pages. Made a few edits on December 24, 2009. Made his last edit in January 2011.
  • Finalnight (talk · contribs · count) – After withdrawing from an RfA, placed a retirement notice on their webpage on July 17, 2008. Sporadically edited about a few leftover administrative issues afterwards.
  • Firebug (talk · contribs · count) – Left on January 1, 2006, due to the Userbox controversy. There is a goodbye message on his user page that contains explicit language.
  • Fir0002 (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific contributor of images with over 150 featured pictures retired on his fifth Wikibirthday, August 31, 2009. Statement at his user page says he's become disillusioned with the image policy and feels images with commercial restrictions should be allowed.
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    Flcelloguy (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – ArbCom member, hasn't edited since May 28, 2007, when he left a note at his talk page explaining he's been busy.
  • Flod logic (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 20, 2008.
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    Flowerparty (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 11, 2009.
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    FlyingToaster (talk · contribs · count) – Contributed in a number of areas including fighting vandalism and adopting several users. Was granted adminship in May 2009, but was forced to resign after being found to have violated copyright on a number of her article contributions. Following this controversy, FlyingToaster announced she was "stepping back from Wikipedia", though she briefly returned in February 2010.
  • Folajimi (talk · contribs · count) – Last article-space edit March 3, 2008; posted retirement notice September 22, 2008.
  • Fonzy (talk · contribs · count) – Retired May 2004: "I don't like change much (which some will probably know or guess why). I prefered Wikipedia more when it was smaller and I felt part of a small community, now Wikipedia has got bigger (which is great) but I dont feel as useful, or as important, I just feel like part of a mob." Made last edit on the 26th of that month. Four more edits on November 11, 2007.
    Made 3 edits on November 9, 2005 to confirm he was the anonymous editor who was instrumental in starting Wikinews. And admitting he had made some anonymous edits to Wikinews during his absence.
  • Forbsey (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 5, 2007, in which he or she began blanking all of his or her userpages and subpages.
  • Formeruser-81 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 14, 2005.
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    Francs2000 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Former bureaucrat, had over 38,000 edits, left good bye message on talk page. Last edit July 15, 2006.
  • Freak104 (talk · contribs · count) – Left 6 February 2008 due to WP:N's effects on comic book articles.
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    Freakofnurture (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, stopped editing on November 5, 2007; has made some edits in late March 2008.
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    FreplySpang (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit April 21, 2009.
  • Freshgavin (talk · contribs · count) – Was a frequent contributor to the Reference desks. Last edit March 31, 2008.
  • FrummerThanThou (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 23, 2008. Made one edit July 3, 2009.
  • Finemann (talk · contribs · count) – Announced on September 7, 2011 that he was quitting for "personal" reasons and stated that he changed his password to something he cant remember and wont be able to go on wikipedia again.
  • FuelWagon (talk · contribs · count) – Had over 6000 edits from April 2 to December 23, 2005 before receiving a six-month ban from the ArbCom, and has not edited since, even after the expiration of his ban.
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    Func (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator; last edit October 10, 2005. "My apologies, I am away from Wikipedia for an extended period of time." Made two edits on April 11, 2006.
  • Funeral (talk · contribs · count) – Over 8,500 edits. Only three edits from June 2008 to December 2008.
  • Funnybunny (talk · contribs · count)- Left August 13, 2006. He has told an editor by email that he had officially quit. He will be missed by many. Two edits since, last on October 10, 2007.

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  • Gadykozma (talk · contribs · count) – Stated he was "taking wikivacation, probably permanent" on November 22, 2004. Last edit December 21, 2004.
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    Galwhaa (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, previously known as "Mathwiz2020", stopped editing regularly in 2007. He returned on August 7, 2008 to be renamed and made a few substantial edits. They ceased editing for one year after a couple of edits on October 21, 2008, but returned to make one edit on November 1, 2009.
  • Ganymead (talk · contribs · count) – Left a retirement notice on his userpage on August 24, 2007 and on his talk page on November 19, 2007
  • Gareth Owen (talk · contribs · count) Active since early days, had distinction of having made FA nom (under "Brilliant Prose" rules) for Bob Dylan, Wikipedia's oldest continuously featured article. Edits trailed off in later years and stopped entirely on September 1, 2010. Returned briefly in February 2011; those edits suggest the possibility of return.
  • GassyGuy (talk · contribs · count) – A frequent, quality contributor to popular music articles; retired in July 2007 for reasons unknown.
  • Gator1 (talk · contribs · count) – Left after being harassed and outed in 2006; returned in early 2008 but then slowed down until July 7 and then stopped again. Last edit December 23, 2010.
  • Gay Cdn (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 11, 2007, posted retirement notice
  • Geologyguy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 2, 2008.
  • Geogre (talk · contribs · count) – No edits since July 29, 2009.
  • GeorgeMoney (talk · contribs · count) – Retired. Last edit September 8, 2008.
  • GeneralPatton (talk · contribs · count) - Formerly an administrator, last edit 9 March 2007, although did come back (albeit very briefly) in January/February 2011 and expanded a single article , but hasnt been seen since 4 February 2011.
  • Getaway (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 28, 2007.
  • Getcrunk (talk · contribs · count) – Notice on talkpage says "trying to take a wikibreak and might be back on Wikipedia later". Last edit October 6, 2006.
  • GHe (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 18, 2008.
  • Giggy (talk · contribs · count) – Formerly Dihydrogen Monoxide; edits trailed off after Feburary 2009 to last real edit on October 4. Returned to blank userpage on May 17, 2010.
  • GK (talk · contribs · count) – Last edits on December 7, 2006, when he participated in ArbCom elections. Had previously stated he was leaving for good.
  • Gleng (talk · contribs · count) – see his user page for details about his reason why.
  • Gocsa (talk · contribs · count)
  • Gorrister (talk · contribs · count) Last edit October 5, 2005. Made one edit over a year later on February 27, 2007.
  • Grafikm fr (talk · contribs · count) – Over 11,000 edits. Last edit in November 2007.
  • Gralo (talk · contribs · count) – creator of the Energy Portal and excellent editor of energy-related articles. Last edit August 9, 2007.
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    GRBerry (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Userpage says he is "not now active on any project". Last edit was May 18, 2010.
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    GregAsche (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator; stopped editing regularly in June 2006. Made one edit on January 4, 2007, and another single edit to his userpage on February 20. Returned making one more edit on April 2, 2007, and has not edited since then.
  • Greyengine5 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 4, 2004.
  • Grimjaw (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 6, 2008.
  • Guanaco (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 19, 2006.
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    Gwernol (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, wikipedian since May 2005 with over 91,000 edits. Suddenly disappeared without notice or reasoning on July 29, 2008. Returned to add a retired message to their talk page on June 1, 2009 and requested desysopping on June 4.
  • Gwynand (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit 21 August 2008.
  • Giovanni Camporeale (talk · contribs · count) Last edit was on November 25, to his userpage updating a link, was interested in brain tumors, and created the article Giant cell glioblastoma.

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  • H (talk · contribs · count), formerly HighInBC – Left after threats were made against the well-being of his family. His final words were "it's just a website for fuck's sake." Last edit June 21, 2007.
  • Hadal (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 2008.
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    Hajor (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An admin, he stated "It stopped being fun... but it was fun while it lasted. Thanks for the ride" in his last edit on November 22, 2005.
  • HAL(Old) (talk · contribs · count) – Formerly User:HAL. Just stopped in October 2009.
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    Hall Monitor (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) Active admin in anti-vandal work stopped editing regularly near end of July 2009. Returned briefly to do more such work in February 2011.
  • Hapsiainen (talk · contribs · count) – Has been absent from Wikipedia since December 12, 2005. No further explanation. Has made some edits on the Finnish Wikipedia during 2006.
  • Harry Potter (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 7, 2004. Just disappeared.
  • Havok (talk · contribs · count) – See User:Havok/Liars for details.
  • Hdt83 (talk · contribs · count) – User page says he is busy in real life; has not edited since June 2008.
  • Heaven's Wrath (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 14, 2008.
  • Henry Merrivale (talk · contribs · count) – Contributed to many Soviet and Russian film articles. Last edit was November 5 2009.
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    Hephaestos (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Stopped editing regularly since December 2004, followed by very sporadic editing. Left an unhappy goodbye on his user page on April 2, 2005. Last edit was on February 27, 2007.
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    Hermione1980 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Previously took a long break on May 7, 2006 but returned to active editing in December 2008. Left on April 3, 2009 by leaving a message on their talk page, further explaining her refusion of contacting her by Wikipedia or by e-mail.
  • HighwayCello (talk · contribs · count)Stated that he felt WikiBonked on November 6, 2006. Ceased editing the next day.
  • Hillman (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific contributor to articles on mathematics and physics, especially general relativity. Left in October 2006, ground down by degradation of material he had written. Briefly reappeared in July 2008.
  • Hippi ippi (talk · contribs · count) – Last articlespace edit November 26, 2007. Made several edits to her own userspace pages in 2008, posting an "I quit" notice on March 20, 2008.
  • HisSpaceResearch (talk · contribs · count) – No edits since August 8, 2008.
  • Historicist (talk · contribs · count) Very prolific contributor to Judaism-related articles in almost a year before last edit of September 25, 2009
  • HResearcher (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 10, 2006.
  • Humansdorpie (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 8, 2006. Mature, good-humoured editor with special interest in Africa articles. Left in response to legal threats from User:Lightoftheworld.
  • Hurricane111 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 23, 2006. RC patroller and member of the Canadian law WikiProject, which misses him.
  • Humus sapiens (talk · contribs · count) – Admin and prolific contributor on Jewish-history topics. Last edit May 5, 2008, with no indication of why he stopped.
  • Hydrogen Iodide (talk · contribs · count) – Heavy contributor to articles on cities and buildings. Stopped editing regularly on December 22, 2008, but made four more edits on March 24, 2009.
  • Hyperbole (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 11, 2008.

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  • I do not exist (talk · contribs · count) – Announced "long wikibreak" on January 28, 2008.
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    Ice Cold Beer (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) Once-active editor and admin trailed off during 2009; hasn't edited since October 18, 2010.
  • Ice Explorer (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 15, 2010, left angry goodbye message on own talk page.
  • IMatthew (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific WikiCup participant, got involved in a bitter dispute with another editor in the tournament, eventually retired. Last edit April 13, 2010; returned briefly in early August 2011.
  • Improv (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 26, 2006. Left a note on his user page on January 2, 2007 stating: "I have left Wikipedia. I do not see it as acceptable to have advertisements, whether they be for brand identity or for a product, on Wikipedia." – with a link to a foundation-l reference [8]. Edited his userspace March 2, 2007.
  • Imladjov (talk · contribs · count) – Historian and Scholar. Last edit August 13, 2006. Influential and distinguished editor with great contributions to Byzantine History and similar topics. He will be missed on many levels.
  • Imran (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 13, 2005. Left a note on November 3, 2004 to say "Note: I am (as of Sept 04) currently inactive on Wikipedia".
  • Indon (talk · contribs · count) – A regular editor on topics relating to Indonesia. Last edit was in early 2008.
  • Infrangible (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped editing immediately following an unsuccessful RfA. Last edit August 16, 2007
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    Interiot (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit December 25, 2007. Says he needed to spend less time online. Still edits anonymously.
  • Into The Fray (talk · contribs · count) – Has abruptly stopped editing in November 2007. Returned on January 12, 2008 to replace his user and talk pages with a {{retired}} tag. Returned again making two edits on March 27, and once more on May 31 by removing himself from Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User/Adoptee's Area/Adopters‎.
  • IP Address (talk · contribs · count) – Blanked his user page on August 5, 2006 and made his last contribution later that day.
  • Irishguy (talk · contribs · count) – Announced retirement on April 4, 2008, due to off-wiki harassment; made a few more edits, the last one being on July 6, 2008.
  • Isotope23 (talk · contribs · count) – Announced he was on "indefinite hiatus" in January 2008; returned to make one comment on June 13, 2008.
  • Izehar (talk · contribs · count) – last edit January 16, 2006. Made a single edit one year later on January 30, 2007.

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  • Jack O'Lantern (talk · contribs · count) No edits since 16 December 2007
  • Jask99 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 7, 2008.
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    Jaxl (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An admin, has not edited since December 20, 2006, when he blanked his user pages after a period of inactivity.
  • Jaysweet (talk · contribs · count) – Retired. Last edit April 14, 2009
  • Jazz77 (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped editing after August 28, 2004; made a change to his userpage on August 15, 2005, and announced he was coming back on March 26, 2006; however, he has not edited since.
  • Jbarta (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit, on March 1, with the summary wiki-stench changed the quote on xyr userpage to "Editing Wikipedia is like making out with a really pretty girl who has really bad BO. After a while it doesn't matter how pretty she is...."
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    JCarriker (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An admin, retired in September 2006, last edit was April 12, 2008. Felt that his work was not appreciated.
  • JDG (talk · contribs · count) – A Wikipedian since 2002; last edit 15 December, 2007.
  • Jeanenawhitney (talk · contribs · count) – Left retirement notice on user page February 2, 2008; made several more edits that year and a couple in 2009, the last on June 19, 2009.
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    Jedi6 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, last edits on February 13, 2007 (except for two edits on 10 October, and 3 in April 08). He is possibly busy with school matters.
  • Jenolen (talk · contribs · count) – Onetime prolific contributor and critic of current image-use policy. Began editing sporadically after October 2007; last edited on 11 October 2010.
  • Jersyko (talk · contribs · count) User page says he retired as of May 2008; made one more edit that November.
  • Jesster79 (talk · contribs · count) – Left a message on his userpage on July 2, 2006 saying he was leaving Wikipedia for the time being.
  • JetLover (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 1, 2008.
  • Jewbacca (talk · contribs · count) – Left retirement notices on his user and talk pages on April 8, 2006. Made a handful of later edits, the last in July 2008.
  • JHCC (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 15, 2006. Left a farewell message on his userpage.
  • Jimregan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 1, 2007. No longer active around Wikipedia and now writes for the Linux Gazette.
  • Jguk (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 9, 2007.
  • Jmh123 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 6, 2008.
  • Jmoliver (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 13, 2006.
  • Johanthon (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 4, 2008.
  • John Cardinal (talk · contribs · count) – Only one edit since March 8, 2010. Known for his work on Beatles related articles.
  • John Fader (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit in May 2006, but those were his first two edits since May 2005 after nearly 5000 edits including regular responses at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). His user page and his talk page give no indication that he was intending to leave the project and email contact is not enabled.
  • John Reid (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 30, 2006, posted the lyrics to Crazy Rhythm, a sad song about lovers parting (about which he'd written of the mainspace article) presumably as an allusion to his leaving Wikipedia, the day after coming off a disputed block for alleged edit-warring on a policy page; his last edit under this username had a sardonic "null edit summary" in reference to the block log reason.
  • Joie de Vivre (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 14, 2007. Stated he left after being accused of lying.
  • Joseph Dwayne (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 8, 2006. Known for his humorous vandalism.
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    Josh Grosse (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, disappeared on December 21, 2006 and has not edited since. Was especially helpful with the Taxobox template and with articles on microscopic animals. Returned to make four edits from October 18 – November 28, 2009.
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    Jreferee (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Last edit November 29, 2007.
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    JRM (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – requested de-sysopping in May 2007 and has not edited since.
  • Julien Tuerlinckx (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 1, 2007.
  • J'raxis (talk · contribs · count) – Retired, left goodbye essay on userpage citing issues with NPOV policy. Last edit January 11, 2010.
  • JYolkowski (talk · contribs · count) – Over 10,000 edits. Last edit May 14, 2008. Great contributor to railway articles.

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  • Karen Johnson (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 8, 2004.
  • Kasuga (talk · contribs · count) – The creator of Wikipe-tan and a former administrator on the Japanese Wikipedia. Last edited on enwiki and jawiki in mid-October 2009; the Kasuga on the Chinese wikipedia is a different person.
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    Katefan0 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – A prolific administrator, she left after Daniel Brandt threatened to inform her employer regarding her work on Wikipedia. See Muddying Sandifer for more details. Last edit May 27, 2006.
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    Kilo-Lima (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last spotted actively editing in August 2008. Returned briefly to make one edit on December 12, 2008.
  • Kingfisherswift (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 5, 2008
  • Kinneyboy90 (talk · contribs · count) – Left a farewell letter on user page. Last edit July 4, 2007.
  • Kirjtc2 (talk · contribs · count) – Left a goodbye note on his/her userpage on November 21, 2006 – left another final message July 21 2008. Returned briefly in 2010 as Fiveohsixer (talk · contribs · count), but retired again in August 2010 after <100 edits on that account.
  • KittenKlub (talk · contribs · count) – Last articlespace edit March 24, 2007. Made a few userspace edits in 2008 and posted a "no longer active" notice June 9, 2008.
  • KittySaturn (talk · contribs · count) – Left a goodbye message on her user page on July 31, 2006 and changed it to Japanese the next day. Roughly translated, her message said: You grew tired already. How it is good already. Bygone days, this Wikipedia which I have regularly used. Today, it was broken.
  • Klonimus (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 2, 2006.
  • Knurftendans (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 30, 2007.
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    Konstable (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Resigned his admin access following an arbitration and has not edited since April 2008.
  • Kotepho (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 19, 2007. Requested for user and talk pages to be blacked.
  • Koyaanis Qatsi (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 8, 2008.
  • KP Botany (talk · contribs · count) – Contributor to articles about botany and biology; and also to BLPs, especially minor ones. Last edit July 20, 2009.
  • Kukkurovaca (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 23, 2005. Came back briefly on July 3 and 9, 2006.
  • Kyoko (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 2, 2008.

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  • Larry laptop (talk · contribs · count) – Left on January 20, 2007. See essay for details.
  • Lawrence Cohen (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit was 15 May 2008.
  • Lifefeed (talk · contribs · count) – Made only a handful of edits after August 2005; his last act was to blank his user and talk pages and replace them with the word "done" on October 10, 2005
  • Lights (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 11, 2008.
  • Lillygirl (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 10, 2009.
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    Linuxbeak (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit August 31, 2009. Has made only 23 edits since 2006.
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    Lommer (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator – userpage says (as of February 5, 2006) that "they will be taking an indefinite wikibreak, and cannot to a project that actively destroys people's work for the sole reason that corporations can't use it." Made two edits on August 8, 2007.
  • Lordkinbote (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 28, 2006, after problems with vandals. Left a retirement notice on his userpage quoting RickK on what he saw as Wikipedia's internal problem in dealing with "vandals, trolls, and malefactors." Came back to make a brief appearance 29 January 2007.
  • LordViD (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 28, 2006.
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    Lradrama (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) Last edit October 6, 2008. Administrator and prolific vandal fighter. After a long break from August 2008, Lradrama returned only to make some brief edits and then declare his retirement. Has not returned since.
  • Lucid (talk · contribs · count) – Declared retirement on September 7, 2007, made one edit on September 13, 2007. Returned to comment on an article he created on November 5, 2009; has not edited since.
  • Luigizanasi (talk · contribs · count) – Founded WikiProject Woodworking. Last edit August 17, 2007.
  • LukeTH (talk · contribs · count) – A prolific contributor (as in 100 edits or more in a session!) to Hillary Rodham Clinton and American liberalism; got married in February 2006, has only a few edits since then, no article space ones since December 2006.
  • Lupin (talk · contribs · count) – Creator of the Navigation popups, Lupin's Anti-vandal tool. Last edit was 11 September 2009.

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  • M3tal H3ad (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit 2 November 2009.
  • Macgreco (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific Brazilian editor blanked user page in October 2007, and made final edits in January 2008.
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    MacGyverMagic (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Prolific editor stopped without explanation December 18, 2009. Made one edit since, letting another user know about a source for an image nominated for deletion.
  • Majorly (talk · contribs · count) – A strong content and cross-wiki editor: Majorly was particularly proficient in Greater Manchester-related articles, bringing Cheadle Hulme and Bramall Hall up to featured status; and did a lot of work on Meta and the Simple English Wikipedia, being an admin at both those places. A former administrator here; his last edit was on January 20, 2010.
  • MakeRocketGoNow (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 27, 2007.
  • Mamawrites (talk · contribs · count) – Remarked on user page that she would be contributing perhaps only once or twice a week; however, her last edit was made 28 August 2006.
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    Mark Dingemanse (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Former administrator. 11000 edits since 2004, including featured articles Nafaanra language and Gbe languages. Last edited July 2010: "I'm no longer active here"
  • Mark Richards (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 10, 2005
  • MarkS (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 23, 2007
  • MarkSweep (talk · contribs · count) – Administrator – vanished on November 14, 2007 and made a small return in 2009 before again ceasing to edit.
  • Martial Law (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 3, 2007.
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    Marshman (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator – Left Wikipedia for a year on June 21, 2006. Returned one year later on June 27, 2007 explaining on his talk page that he "just got TOO busy at work to contribute much," and was desysopped from Wikibooks.
  • Masamage (talk · contribs) – Last edit October 6, 2009.
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    Matilda (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator; last edit December 5, 2008, after leaving a retired note on her talk page.
  • Maximus Rex (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 31, 2004, deleted his user page right before he left.
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    MBK004 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) - Last edit November 11, 2010
  • McPhail (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 25, 2008
  • M C Y 1008 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 7, 2007
  • Megan1967 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 27, 2006. Left a message on her talk page on June 20, 2005 saying she resigned to go live with her girlfriend; [9] made an edit on August 1, 2006, and another on August 27, reiterating her retirement. Has since been blocked due to a suspected "hijacking" of her account.
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    Mel Etitis (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An editor since 2004 and an administrator since 2005. Was heavily active until June 2007, where he edited occasionally. Last edit was on July 1, 2007.
  • Mereda (talk · contribs · count) – Just before reaching 6,000 edits, user stated that his/her username will be mainly dormant from April 2007. Last edit was on March 28, 2007.
  • Merlinus (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 8, 2007.
  • MetsFan76 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edited in February 2008.
  • Mic (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 27, 2004.
  • Michael Mad (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 9, 2008, had only been sporadically active since December 2007.
  • MichaelTinkler (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on September 3, 2002.
  • MidgleyDJ (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 15, 2008.
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    Mike 7 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit March 5, 2009.
  • Mintguy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 13, 2004. "It has stopped being fun. The lunatics are taking over the asylum." See his userpage for more information
  • Minun (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 28, 2006, has not returned after ArbCom ban ended on August 13, 2007
  • Miss Mondegreen (talk · contribs · count) – Became inactive after November 2007 and made her last edit on 13 September 2008. Played a key part in drafting the unsuccessful Wikipedia:Naming conventions (schools) guideline proposal and contributed to a number of biography and school articles.
  • Mister Jinxy (talk · contribs · count) Edited from December 2005 to May 2007. Left after stating, "Too many editors out there drinking the politically correct Kool-Aid and trying to make everybody worship at the altar of the Almighty Wikipedia Rule Book."
  • Misterdiscreet (talk · contribs · count) Strongly deletionist editor made last edit (to an AfD, no less), on April 14, 2010. "Increasingly I feel that I'm out of step with the way things are run here, and at best grudgingly tolerated by the children who run this site" says a banner on his userpage.
  • Mmoyer (talk · contribs · count)
  • Monobi (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on June 21, 2008. Privately requested his userpage to be deleted and both userpage and talk pages to be fully protected.
  • Morton devonshire (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 18, 2007. Stated that he'll be on indefinite wikibreak, as there is "not much Wiki-violatin' vanity-conspiracy-spamology left to delete" for him.
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    MPF (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit January 19, 2008. Stopped editing after an RFC was filed regarding MPF's conduct.
  • MPLX (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 28, 2005; left apparently after a conflict at Teach the Controversy.
  • MrDarwin (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific plant editor, left in January 2008 in the first Homeopathy ArbCom case. Briefly edited in January 2009 to blank his user talk page.
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    Mr. Lefty (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Left and last used tools on July 7, 2008. Returned to make a single edit on November 6, 2008, and a few more in July 2009. A year later, he edited his user page to indicate that he is no longer active.
  • Muriel Gottrop (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit 5 November 2007. Terrific editor of European history topics, including the since deleted, but very interesting List of young people in history. Now lurks in wiki-pt?
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    Musical Linguist (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, last edit June 23, 2007.
  • Mustafaa (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 17, 2006. His user page cites a lack of free time.

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  • Naerii (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 19, 2008.
  • Nathanlarson32767 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 26, 2005.
  • Navy Blue (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 23, 2008.
  • Neurodivergent (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 12, 2007.
  • Netoholic (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 19, 2006.
  • NiciVampireHeart (talk · contribs · count) - Last edit May 24, 2011
  • NickelShoe (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 9, 2008
  • Nicknack009 (talk · contribs · count) – Editor since 2004, made his last edit August 23, 2009. Left a note explaining his departure on his user page.
  • Nobleeagle (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit was on May 25, 2007.
  • Nohansen (talk · contribs · count) – Made two edits on April 6, 2009 after almost two months without editing, has not edited since.
  • Noitall (talk · contribs · count)- last edit October 11, 2005.
  • Noirish (talk · contribs · count) - last edit 14 September 2009.
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    Notheruser (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) Administrator. Left on August 17, 2003 giving no reason, but stating "I'm taking an indefinite break from Wikipedia." Returned for one day on June 4, 2005, but has not edited since.
  • Nwwaew (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 16, 2009; left a "retired" notice on userpage.
  • Neurolysis (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 14, 2009; left a {{retired}} template on his talk page, and left a farewell message on the revision history.

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    Oberiko (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Was highly active in World War II related articles. Stopped editing July 29, 2008. Made final edit detailing his views and reason for retirement on August 7, 2009.
  • Oden (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit was January 2007, placing a retirement tag on his userpage. Left due to his involvement in the heated WP:NFCC debates, resulting AN complaints about wikistalking, incivility on the part of others, etc.
  • Oldwindybear (talk · contribs · count) – Former administrator. Amidst allegations of sockpuppetry, Oldwindybear requested his userpage deleted and blanked his talkpage. Last edit July 25, 2007.
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    Omegatron (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit July 30, 2009.
  • OmegaWikipedia (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 27, 2005.
  • Omicronpersei8 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 1, 2006, made a few on the 9th, placing a "Former Wikipedians" template on his user page with "Goodbye" as the edit summary. A dedicated vandalfighter with over 50,000 edits.
  • Omniplex (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 10, 2006, blanked user page; was also very active on Meta from March – July 2006.
  • OneGuy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit was on December 9, 2006.
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    Optim (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator and bureaucrat. Left notice on userpage. Last edit March 6, 2004.
  • Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk · contribs · count) – Left "retired" note on user page. Last edit December 25, 2008.

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  • Pádraic MacUidhir (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on December 25, 2006. Requested his user and talk pages be deleted on April 25, 2007.
  • Pairadox (talk · contribs · count) Fairly active vandal fighter whose last edit was April 18, 2008 although he stopped editing at his usual pace on March 18 of that same year.
  • Palmiro (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 30, 2008.
  • Pan Dan (talk · contribs · count) – Became inactive without explanation in July 2007, but returned briefly in March 2008 to request his userpage be deleted. Frequently commented at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, helped fight vandalism, and contributed to articles related to U.S. politics.
  • Pastordavid (talk · contribs · count) – Removed himself from several WikiProjects and placed a "semi-retired" notice on his user page on April 28, 2009; made one more edit on June 4, 2009.
  • Pcpcpc (talk · contribs · count) – Left a message on his talk page on April 1, 2006, saying he was leaving due to "stress caused by the unreliability of the system and harrassment from certain users." [10] Reiterated this on April 17, and has not edited since.
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    PedanticallySpeaking (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Last edited on November 19, 2010.
  • Pekinensis (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 31, 2006, except for 2 edits on September 15, 2006 and one on his user talk on June 7, 2007.
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    Persian Poet Gal (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Prolific vandal fighter and administrator. Last edit was January 24, 2010. In July 2011, another user posted a message on her talk page saying that she is "extremely busy in real life" and does not think it likely she will return anytime soon.
  • PetSounds (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 25, 2005
  • Peter Shearan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 3, 2009.
  • PetraSchelm (talk · contribs · count) – Last edited in June 2008.
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    Pfortuny (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator; four edits since December 13, 2004, with the last one being on October 11, 2008.
  • Pgk (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 16, 2007. A sysop who was very good at what he did. Ran a bot called Pgkbot.
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    Phaedriel (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit September 28, 2007. One of the most respected administrators on Wikipedia.
  • Phaedrus86 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 15, 2007.
  • Phatcat68 (talk · contribs · count) – An evangelical Christian, his userpage suggests he may have left due to conflicts with other users about Wikipedia's treatment of Christianity. Stopped regularly editing on May 7, 2006; has made a few edits since then, but none since September 25, 2007.
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    Picaroon (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator and Arbitration clerk, last edit on March 1, 2008 to userpage noting disappointment at how things were going.
  • Pickle UK (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 27, 2007.
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    Pilotguy (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator. Last edited in August 2008. Returned on January 10, 2009 to delete his user and talk pages.
  • Pir (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 1, 2006.
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    Plange (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit August 29, 2009.
  • Poetic Decay (talk · contribs · count) – Left goodbye message on userpage. Last edit August 5, 2008.
  • Poindexter Propellerhead (talk · contribs · count) – last edit September 27, 2007 placed a short wikibreak tag on userpage. made 4500+ edits, one edit since on March 16, 2008.
  • Polonium (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped editing regularly in summer 2007. Made two edits on December 10, 2007.
  • Popsracer (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 1, 2005.
  • Pupster21 (talk · contribs · count) – Only two edits since May 27, 2008, the last one on August 26, 2009.
  • Purplefeltangel (talk · contribs · count) – This creator of the Wikihug left on November 6, 2005 after conflict. Her last edit was vandalizing Internet Relay Chat by moving it to "Internet Relay Chat on WHEELS!" (a la Willy on Wheels).
  • PurplePlatypus (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 26, 2007.
  • PYLrulz (talk · contribs · count) - Last edit August 4, 2010.

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    Quercusrobur (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Retired: "Largely inactive nowadays. Wikipedia doesn't seem to be much fun anymore." Last edit December 13, 2008.

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  • R (talk · contribs · count) – announced his retirement in April 2008; has made a few edits since.
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    RadicalBender (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, last edit on April 17, 2007.
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    RadioKirk (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – An admin, announced he was inactive on Wikipedia on April 3, 2007. Last edit was on May 16, 2007, announcing on his user page that "administrative access has been removed by request."
  • Radman1 (talk · contribs · count) – Blanked his user and talk pages in December 2005. He returned to make a few edits on February 10, 2006, but again blanked his talk page and ceased editing. Account renamed to R.123 (talk · contribs)
  • Rama's Arrow (talk · contribs · count) – Former administrator credited with nominating 12 featured articles, last edit August 26, 2007.
  • Random Passer-by (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 11, 2007.
  • Random Replicator (talk · contribs · count) – Actively stopped contributing on January 29, 2008. Successfully got article to FA and then left over the wiki-drama. Made one edit on January 25, 2009.
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    RandomXYZb (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Formerly User:Gb, deleted all pages in userspace, disappeared. Last edit February 15, 2009.
  • Rangerdude (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on December 19, 2005. Had 3155, over a little under a year. Left after an arbitration case.
  • RattBoy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 15, 2006. Worked mostly on U.S. politicians. Editor simply vanished.
  • Reaper X (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit to article space on 18 August 2008; blanked userpage September 25, 2008.
  • Redrocket (talk · contribs · count) – Has not been active since May 10, 2008. Added a retired tag on his talk page on June 16.
  • Remuel (talk · contribs · count) – Has made only 2 edits since August 29, 2005. The second was to add himself to the List of non-admins with high edit counts on February 17, 2006.
  • Reubenbarton (talk · contribs · count) – Has edited very sporadically since July 2005. He made a handful of edits on July 20, 2006 and March 16, 2007. He was a major contributor to articles about manned space flight.
  • Revolutionaryluddite (talk · contribs · count) – requested user page deletion; stopped edits 2007/11/13. Has made some smaller edits since then.
  • Revolver (talk · contribs · count) – A Wikipedian since June 3, 2003, announced retirement on May 30, 2006. Made a few more edits, the last on April 12, 2007.
  • RexNL (talk · contribs · count) – A highly active vandal fighter (administrator) who started off on April 18, 2005. Hasn't edited since August 29, 2009.
  • Rhion (talk · contribs · count) – An active editor especially on Welsh topics, he left a farewell message on his talk page on January 9, 2007. Left one further message at the WP:Welsh Wikipedians' notice board on January 28 requesting his userpage be blanked and offering a further explanation for his departure. Made one edit on November 28, 2008.
  • RickK (talk · contribs · count) – One of the most active administrators on recent changes patrol, blanked his talk page and left a goodbye message on his user page. His exit came after a revert war where he was removing a copyright violation, in which he was blocked for violating the three revert rule by a fellow administrator. (see here). Appeared on Simple Wikipedia on July 21, 2005. He came back on December 23, 2005 to protect his user page and leave a message. His account was later compromised on July 16, 2008 and was blocked indefinitely.
  • Rintrah (talk · contribs · count) – Declared account "permanently inactive" on Feburary 22, 2007, and hasn't edited since.
  • Rizzleboffin (talk · contribs · count) – Quit Wikipedia on July 12, 2007.
  • Admin mop
    Rlevse (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Exercised RTV from the English wikipedia project on November 7, 2010.
  • Robbiegiles (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped editing without explanation. Last edit December 9, 2008.
  • Robchurch (talk · contribs · count) – Left a message on his user page on July 3, 2006, saying he'd be "getting out of the way". Only a handful of edits since then, the last on May 24, 2007, supporting an RfA.
  • RobJ1981 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edited on October 19, 2010; used to frequent WikiProject Professional wrestling.
  • Robert McClenon (talk · contribs · count) – vanished suddenly after March 20, 2006.
  • Rogper (talk · contribs · count) – Prominent on the Swedish Wikipedia, he stopped editing here July 2005. Returned briefly on March 16 and 17, 2006, and February 25, 2007, but hasn't edited since.
  • Rotem Dan (talk · contribs · count) – last contribution on March 15, 2006, which was to blank his talkpage and a subpage. Hasn't appeared since.
  • Admin mop
    Rune.welsh (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Frequent promoter/failer of lists on WP:FLC. Last edit January 6, 2007.
  • RyanCross (talk · contribs · count) – Formerly User:RyRy5. Over 20,000 edits, more than 40 contributions to DYK. Bureaucrat on Wikiquote and Simple Wikiquote. Announced semi-retirement February 2009, last edit November 2009. Retired officially on August 16, 2010. Last edited Simple Wikipedia on October 9, 2010.

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    Salsa Shark (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator, last edit January 29, 2004.
  • Sam Spade (talk · contribs · count) – Became only an infrequent contributor after a May 2006 arbitration case. Last edit April 19, 2007.
  • Samaritan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 5, 2008.
  • Admin mop
    Samuel Blanning (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Retired administrator, last edit April 17, 2008.
  • Samuelsen (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 23, 2006.
  • Admin mop
    Sango123 (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Retired administrator, last edit October 1, 2006, e-mail messages sent to her have not been replied to.
  • Sanguinity (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 8, 2010.
  • Admin mop
    Sannse (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Administrator; last edit January 9, 2009. Currently active on Wikia.
  • Scarian (talk · contribs · count) – Amassed over 28,000 edits. Retired in 2010.
  • Scraggy4 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 25, 2009—the only edit since July 26, 2007.
  • ScudLee (talk · contribs · count) – A prolific editor during 2004, ScudLee first disappeared in December 2004. Made almost 1500 edits in December 2005, then blanked talk page on December 26, 2005 and has not been heard from since.
  • SD6-Agent (talk · contribs · count) – Last seen at the end of January 2006, after over 9600 edits; left without explanation. A major contributor to Canadian topics, he started the page on the TV show, Lost.
  • Seabhcan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 21, 2008.
  • Sebastiankessel (talk · contribs · count) – Only three edits since January 29, 2009; last edit April 5, 2010.
  • Segv11 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 3, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    Sephiroth BCR (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit February 22, 2010. He contributed significantly to anime and manga articles and was also an admin coach.
  • Admin mop
    Seresin (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit July 11, 2010.
  • SergeantBolt (talk · contribs · count) – A contributor of the television series Lost. Last edit June 16, 2009.
  • Sergeant Snopake (talk · contribs · count) – Left a message on her talk page on September 15, 2006, saying her "time here has passed." She made a few more edits, the last on December 29, but reiterated that she was not coming back.
  • Sesshomaru (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 9, 2010.
  • Sethmahoney (talk · contribs · count) – Left for a short wikibreak in 2006 and didn't return. Last edit November 17, 2006.
  • ShaneKing (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 19, 2005.
  • Shappy (talk · contribs · count) – Formerly active both online and off in NYC-related events and articles stopped editing in August 2009. Last edit at the Simple English Wikipedia suggests he "may not be as active".
  • Admin mop
    Shauri (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit December 30, 2005.
  • Shorne (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 6, 2004.
  • Shreshth91 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 14, 2008. Returned to make four edits on May 17, 2009.
  • Shrewpelt (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit on January 2, 2009. Worked tirelessly on improving Warriors (novel series) to GA, and on creating a Warriors portal.
  • SilvaStorm (talk · contribs · count) – Regularly worked on articles on TV shows, especially Lost. Last edit March 18, 2009.
  • SimonMayer (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 9, 2006.
  • Admin mop
    Singularity (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit December 20, 2009. Said he was "getting a life outside of Wiki" and would no longer be an active user.
  • Skinnyweed (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 18, 2006.
  • Snocrates (talk · contribs · count) – announced they were moving to an area without internet access on their user page on January 31, 2008; announced they would in fact have internet access in February of 2008, but have apparently been offline since February 16, 2008.
  • Someone else (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 22, 2003.
  • SoM (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 15, 2006. Left explanation on his user page on March 23, 2007, saying he's "had enough" and "it wasn't fun anymore". Came back on January 9, 2008 to clear out bot messages on his talk page.
  • Sortior (talk · contribs · count) – Made an admin January 8, 2005. Last edit January 18, 2005.
  • Soulpatch (talk · contribs · count) – Last contributed June 7, 2007.
  • SouthernComfort (talk · contribs · count) – Blanked his user page and made his last edit May 14, 2006. Left a retirement message on September 7, 2006 and has not edited since.
  • Soxrock (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 7, 2007. A member of numerous sports projects with over 52K edits. On an indefinite wikibreak, 'is at a crossroads.' Confirmed via IP on June 4, 2008 he had retired
  • Spelemann (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 30, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    Spencer195 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 24, 2005. In May 2011, the user's account was emergency desysopped per an ArbCom motion.
  • Spinboy (talk · contribs · count) – Very few edits since December 27, 2005, the last on January 1, 2007. Left a message on his user page.
  • SpLoT (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 26, 2008.
  • SPUI (talk · contribs · count) – Onetime heavy and prolific contributor to U.S. Roads and other transportation-related projects; subject of many block-unblock wars and a few RFCs and arbitration cases. Stopped editing regularly on December 26, 2006; made a few sporadic edits through 2007 and has not edited since October 21 of that year. Last edit claimed he was still active on IRC.
  • Squash (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 17, 2009—the only edit since April 13, 2006.
  • Srcastic (talk · contribs · count) - Last edit July 10, 2008.
  • Staffelde (talk · contribs · count) – Left a farewell message on his user page on June 13, 2006.
  • Stbalbach (talk · contribs · count) – Stopped actively contributing on September 14, 2007, after slowing down his edits significantly since May. Made one edit on August 16, 2008.
  • SteveW (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 21, 2005—the only edit since May 28, 2005.
  • Storm05 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 14, 2008 to a sandbox article that was never published.
  • StuartDD (talk · contribs · count) – fell out with Wikipedia. Last edit March 10, 2008.
  • Susvolans (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 31, 2005.
  • Suntag (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit January 14, 2009
  • Superslum (talk · contribs · count) – Retired citing "exhaustion and stress" on his userpage. Last edit February 6, 2008.

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  • Talrias (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 14, 2006, a good bye note on user page.
  • TangentCube (talk · contribs · count) – Left on an "indefinite break from editing" on April 13, 2009; he has since only made four page moves and one edit, with the last set on May 7, 2010.
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    Tanthalas39 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit May 4, 2010. An active admin who left after being desysopped for an incident in which he unblocked himself and proceeded to block an administrator who blocked him.
  • Tarnas (talk · contribs · count) – 1,987 edits, on indefinite wikibreak since December 10, 2005. Created some excellent sketches whilst he was here. Last edit November 26, 2008.
  • Tarquin (talk · contribs · count) – An editor since 2002, has not edited with much frequency since 2006. Last edit April 18, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    Tbsdy lives (talk · contribs · count) (previously Ta bu shi da yu (talk · contribs · count)) – Last edit May 24, 2010. An active admin who retired shortly after a dispute with another user.
  • TCO (talk · contribs · count) - A highly active, content-focused editor who invoked the right to vanish on July 30, 2011.
  • Tearlach (talk · contribs · count) – Announced a long Wikibreak on May 24, 2007; made only two more edits, the last one on September 13, 2007.
  • Technobadger (talk · contribs · count) – left end of Feb 2008, may have been frustrated by "GNU/Linux" vs "Linux" discussions
  • TedE (talk · contribs · count) – A great contributor to medical and science articles, took Down Syndrome to FA status in 2006, but appears to have got frustrated at the terminology of disease/disorder/illness in articles and last edits were shortly afterwards.
  • Ted Wilkes (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit was on September 25, 2008 to blank user and user talk page.
  • TestPilot (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 12, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    ThaddeusB (talk · contribs · count) - disappeared in February 2011, after saying that he was returning to edit Wikipedia after a long absence.
  • Thanatosimii (talk · contribs · count) – Edited his user page in January 2008 saying they were no longer actively editing. Only a few edits since then, the last on April 8, 2008.
  • That Guy, From That Show! (talk · contribs · count) – Has been less active since April 2008. Made two edits on June 6, 2008 but recently returned to make some more, the last one being on December 3, 2009.
  • The Halo (talk · contribs · count) – Left a wikibreak message on February 23, 2007, then a retirement message on May 1.
  • The Kinslayer (talk · contribs · count) – Posted a wikibreak message in April 2007. Made two edits in July 2007, hasn't edited since.
  • The Minister of War (talk · contribs · count) – Left a long wikibreak tag on his userpage on April 30, 2006, but has been rarely active since early 2007. Last edit on September 29, 2007.
  • The prophet wizard of the crayon cake (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 14, 2009; had not edited regularly since July 2008 before that.
  • The Raven's Apprentice (talk · contribs · count) – Added retirement notice on September 2, 2007, last edit on June 9, 2008.
  • Admin mop
    The Singing Badger (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – After 11,000+ edits, ceased regular activity in October 2006; made one edit to Io (moon) in March 2007, then blanked user and talk pages in May 2008.
  • Thejadefalcon (talk · contribs · count) - A highly active editor who primarily focused on video game-related articles, Thejadefalcon amassed over 10,000 edits in their year of editing. Although a userbox on their page humorously suggested that they would leave Wikipedia once Mass Effect 2 was released, their activity level did drop sharply after the release of that game, and they made their last edit on August 25, 2010.
  • THEN WHO WAS PHONE? (talk · contribs · count) – Prominent vandal-fighter who suddenly ceased editing on April 29, 2009.
  • Theoldanarchist (talk · contribs · count) – Placed a retirement notice on his user page on August 22, 2007, made a few more edits, the last on September 4, 2007.
  • Thernlund (talk · contribs · count) – thousands of (mainly) firearm subject edits over the course of 12 months; methodically closed out his editor involvement September 14, 2007.
  • Admin mop
    Thunderbrand (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Creator and host of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games GCOTW, Last edit on May 31, 2007.
  • Timneu22 (talk · contribs · count) Active newpage patroller made last edit February 13, 2011, amid allegations of biting newbies.
  • Admin mop
    Tom- (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Left a notice on his talk page. Stopped editing January 27, 2008, made one edit since.
  • TOO (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit November 12, 2006.
  • Torc2 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 28, 2008 by blanking his talk page; hasn't mainly edited since March 11.
  • Tothebarricades.tk (talk · contribs · count) – Infrequent but regular edits since 2004 began to decline in 2008; last edit was September 9.
  • Trade2tradewell (talk · contribs · count)
  • Admin mop
    Tregoweth (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Former administrator, retired October 3, 2008.
  • Trey Stone (talk · contribs · count) – Requested his user and talk page to be deleted on June 17, 2007; no reason given.
  • Admin mop
    Triddle (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit November 17, 2008.
  • Triplestop (talk · contribs · count) Vanished suddenly in January 2010 after making an edit with "brb" as the summary; no edits since.
  • Troy 07 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edits were in Mid-July 2009; came back to post a reply on his talk page in September.
  • Truthspreader (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 3, 2007; user page cites real-life obligations as the reason for departure.
  • TTN (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 2, 2009.
  • Admin mop
    TUF-KAT (talk · contribs · count) (Other usernames include Tokerboy (talk · contribs · count).) -- Administrator, first chairman of the Mediation Committee, active contributor. First edit was on 25 March 2002, & his last 4 September 2009.
  • Tuspm (talk · contribs · count) – On August 6, 2006 he left a goodbye note on his userpage stating his time was being taken up by real life. He made a few edits on August 25 and August 27 and suggested he would still contribute anonymously.
  • Admin mop
    Tyrenius (talk · contribs · count) – Longtime contributor went on indefinite wikibreak October 6, 2010
  • Tyson2k (talk · contribs · count) – Over 1100 edits since January 2005. Last edit February 2, 2006; one more on March 8, 2006.

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  • Unschool (talk · contribs · count) – Left a wikibreak notice on his user page on November 13, 2009 indicating that he hoped to be back in Summer 2010, but has not edited since.
  • Uppland (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 31, 2009.
  • Uriyan (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 1, 2003.
  • Ursasapien (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 2, 2008.
  • U.S.A.U.S.A.U.S.A. (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit April 2, 2008.
  • User A1 (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 27, 2010. Left due to the implementation of pending changes.

V

  • Vala M (talk · contribs · count) — Edited only in spurts since December 2008.
  • Vancouverguy (talk · contribs · count) – "I think I've officially "disappeared" now. You can call me a "missing Wikipedian" although I might edit anonymously." Vancouverguy was previously absent from Wikipedia in February 2004. He edited a bit in October 2005 and has not posted since. His account was compromised in June 2007 and de-sysoped; see Wikipedia:Former administrators.
  • Veledan (talk · contribs · count) – On December 10, 2007, he explained on his userpage on that he is not currently active. Last edit on June 5, 2008.
  • Vera, Chuck & Dave (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 11, 2008. Contributed to articles related to the Beatles and other British bands.
  • Verapar (talk · contribs · count) Completely transformed a stub article and made into one that is worth reading Gabor Maté (physician). Last edit was on 22 April 2011.
  • Verklempt (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 6, 2008
  • VeryVerily (talk · contribs · count) – Banned at one point in 2004 for edit warring, he returned for a few months in 2005. On December 27, 2005 he started an appeal at requests for arbitration to "clear his name" from his previous block. He has not edited since February 28, 2006.
  • Vespristiano (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit August 26, 2006 to his sandbox after a four-month Wikibreak.
  • Victoriagirl (talk · contribs · count) – Active contributor whose last edit was February 24, 2010, which was not in keeping with usual rate of contributions.
  • Videmus Omnia (talk · contribs · count) IIRC, left due to complications w/his real-world identity; save for requesting his userpage be deleted, has not edited since 2008-06-27.
  • Vikreykja (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit March 29, 2007. Left no word as to why.
  • Admin mop
    VirtualSteve (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edit 8 September 2010. Administrator. Former president of Wikimedia Australia.
  • VivaEmilyDavies (talk · contribs · count) Last edit December 30, 2005.
  • VX (talk · contribs · count) – Formerly RockManQ, stopped editing in July of 2009, making a handful more edits in December of 2009. Particularly active at Editor for deletion.

W

  • Walter Humala (talk · contribs · count) – last edit April 2, 2007.
  • Water Bottle (talk · contribs · count) – Administrator, inactive since May 2006. Left Wikipedia and protected his userpage on January 26, 2008.
  • Wehrmacht007 (talk · contribs · count) – Only active for a few months but made a lot of edits in the resident evil series, but quit probably due to an edit war which ended with him insulting an admin on their talk page; he made a few edits after that but his very last edit was November 13, 2008.
  • Wernher (talk · contribs · count) – only two edits since May 9, 2008.
  • Whyaduck (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific contributor who stopped editing May 8, 2007. Last edit suggested he felt another user was threatening him.
  • Wiglaf (talk · contribs · count) Edited in areas related to Viking and Norse culture. Last edit December 30, 2005, was to leave message on user page saying he had just lost his last reason to edit.
  • Wikipediatrix (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 14, 2007. Prolific editor and stickler for standards, to the point of often antagonizing others. Userpage suggests she gave up, but not on entirely hostile terms.
  • WIN (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 5, 2008.
  • Witkacy (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 15, 2005. Disappeared without any notice or indication of reason.
  • WojPob (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit June 8, 2003.
  • Worldtraveller (talk · contribs · count) – Prolific editor with 24 featured article successful nominations, last edit on March 3, 2007.
  • Wronkiew (talk · contribs · count) – Operator of User:DustyBot. Last edit July 4, 2009.

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Y

  • Yardcock (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit July 16, 2005.
  • Yath (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit September 5, 2007.
  • Yngvarr (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit October 8, 2009. Worked mostly on cartoon-related articles.
  • Admin mop
    YellowMonkey (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · moves · rights) – Last edited 23 November 2010 following an RFC/U. Prolific Featured Article creator and reviewer.

Z

  • Zeldamaster3 (talk · contribs · count) – Four edits in 2007, one edit on June 29, 2007, but hadn't edited regularly since September 24, 2006 before that.
  • Zestauferov (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit December 16, 2005
  • Zleitzen (talk · contribs · count) – 17,000+ edits. Last edit September 29, 2007 – left in May over disgust with FAC process; returned briefly in July when Jimbo put a NPOV tag on FA Che Guevara. Made one edit in September.
  • Zoe (talk · contribs · count) – Last edit February 1, 2007. Left due to a conflict with Jimbo Wales over a professor that asked his students to vandalise Wikipedia. Account was later compromised and indef-blocked.
  • Zoz (talk · contribs · count) – Left on September 26, 2006. However, returned on April 18, 2007 to add {{Db-userreq}} to user and user talk pages. He has not made any edits since.
  • Zzz345zzz (talk · contribs · count) – Founder of WikiProject Skiing and Snowboarding began editing less in mid-2007. Last edit was October 16, 2008.

See also

  • Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians
  • Wikipedia:Former administrators
  • Template:Not here (Pages that link to this template)
  • Template:Retired (Pages that link to this template)
  • Template:User EX-WP (Pages that link to this template)

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