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So, as some of you may know, a recent attempt to oust me was overwhelmingly defeated by the community. For this, the single most lopsided vote in the history of the Wiki, the community at large has my most sincere thanks. As one of the people voting neutral pointed out, the vote was a major vote of confidence in my involvement at this wiki. I can't recall a time in my six years here that I've been prouder. To everyone who voted "Nay", thank you! Thank you so much! To everyone who voted "Neutral", I respect your vote. You took part and voted your conscience, and I can appreciate that. To those who voted "Yea", well, to borrow from a comment the President made in early 2009 (IIRC), "I won". Have fun with that. Take solace in the fact that you have succeeded in uniting the community even more than your revote drive did.

Why was this attempted ouster initiated? Well, besides the "justification" given (which was in itself an exercise in dishonesty), it appears to me that the individuals who initiated and supported the measure were victims of the proverbial "echo chamber". Hearing their own opinions repeated over and over caused them to actually believe it. Or, perhaps more plausibly, they simply intended the vote to be a wake-up-call. Well, thanks to you all, it was a wake-up-call, to them.

If you've endured my rant up to this point, I would like to reiterate my most sincere thanks. Each and every one of you is living proof of my long-held belief that this community is, bar none, the best you'll find anywhere in (on?) Wikia. Could things have been done better concerning the recent chat policy initiatives? Yes, most definitely. The admins here aren't perfect, and we're not professionals, merely dedicated volunteers who have given our time (a lot of our time) to the Wiki. And yes, at times it can be too easy to lose sight of the fact that we're doing it for you folks. Rest assured that, even now, the admins are hard at work on solutions, implementing suggestions from the community. Now, however, I'm starting to ramble, so I'll close. Once again though, from me to you, I want to say:

THANK YOU!!!

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