5000 posts or on completion of four years of indulgence here ( that falls on 25 Jul 2015) was the date I had decided to retire from this great forum months ago. And this is my 5000th post that came 10 days early. I had sounded this even in a post sometime back and maxie asked why I am leaving. I did not answer.If I have to then I have to say it was an instinct. I am simply tired of doing the same thing again and again - recovering data and want to shut off. I have done enough in the last four years and I am glad that I had helped many. ( Of course many couldn't be helped for various reasons, but that is part of the game.)
During these four years I had had a great pleasure collaborating with the greats like gregrocker, cottonball, Kaktussoft,Slartybart,Anshad Edavana, NoelDP - just to mention a few - , on a few threads. Other than that most were mostly a single run
and that perhaps has gotten me tired. When a more competent Anshad Edavana appeared on the scene, I was immensely happy that I could take a back seat but unfortunately that did not happen. And Kaktussoft also left . ( Both had to give precedence to their career for life sustenance.)
Lots of seniors like zigzag ( in the early days), kado, essenbe,whs and the like kept on encouraging and prodding me
. But for them I wouldn't have lasted even this four years.
It is now for the more technically competent and energetic younger generation like GokAy to carry on.
( I would still be a guest watcher