Being an irregular regular on Super User, I know most of the crew which are also usually the most knowledgeable ones, and the first on the scene, when it comes to answering questions.

Lately, I haven't seen Molly answering any, and upon checking the user list I find her name missing. It isn't strange for a user to go away, but I find it somewhat unusual in this case, since she was one of the highest "ranking" ones on Super User.

Is she gone for good? Anyone?

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    This might be the first Meta question that has a dupe on Yahoo Answers: in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091218063021AAgKVGw – balpha Mar 11 '10 at 16:51
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    @balpha: Sick 'n wrong, man :) – squillman Mar 11 '10 at 16:52
  • @NlfE - get a life. And what is that before your exclamation mark ? – ldigas Mar 11 '10 at 16:54
  • @balpha - please restrain yourself from spamming the board. – ldigas Mar 11 '10 at 16:54
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    Not for the first time, I wish I could up-vote an edit... – Shog9 Mar 11 '10 at 16:55
  • I did not understand the joke about the edit :( – Juan Manuel Mar 11 '10 at 17:05
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    My Molly lies over the websphere, my Molly lies over the tubes, my Molly no longers posts SU, please HTTP Molly to me! – Pollyanna Mar 11 '10 at 17:06
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    @Polly: rhythm - good, rhyme - fail – squillman Mar 11 '10 at 17:31
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    Google cache of her user page shows that the bio was "Please delete me!" and the website was romlist.com/end (if down, here's the internet archive version: web.archive.org/web/20080105032230rn_1/www.romlist.com/end I don't know if the website changed, or if that was what she had in there previously. The google cache of her userpage is google.com/search?q=cache:http://superuser.com/users/7244/molly which shows she was around at least on March 6th. Of course all her old data was already released via the ccwiki data dump for February 2010 and prior data dumps. – Pollyanna Mar 11 '10 at 17:48
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    @Idigas: as a good American, I am adept at just skipping over words I don't recognize, perhaps mentally substituting another word ("it really bugs the pancakes out of others")... But broken spacing makes it more difficult to scan a block of text (is that the end of a sentence, or is he just inserting symbols at random?) – Shog9 Mar 11 '10 at 18:10
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    I speak Spanish and it bothers even me. Punctuation marks are universal (and thus, the space before them universally annoying), words and expressions come and go, they come and go with the wind – Juan Manuel Mar 11 '10 at 18:14
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    Funny thing about that... Words are supposed to carry meaning, but most folks use an awful lot of meaningless (or at least superfluous) words in actual conversation. In my experience, it is possible to ignore at least half of what someone's saying, so long as you pay attention to tone and inflection. Of course, text doesn't carry much in the way of tone or inflection... hence the importance of punctuation. – Shog9 Mar 11 '10 at 18:27
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    @Idigas: "Adam" is short for "Pollyanna" - it's an Americanism... – Shog9 Mar 11 '10 at 20:55
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    People who enjoy English also enjoy correct placement of punctuation. And that means no space before exclamation marks or fullstops. – random Mar 12 '10 at 2:10
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    @random - Fair enough. I'll keep it in mind. From now on, to anyone who uses proper english when conversing with me, I'll extend the courtesy by not putting blanks before punctuation marks. – ldigas Mar 13 '10 at 10:42

Molly requested to have her account deleted, and after a cooling down period and an in depth discussion with her by Jeff and the Super User moderators she decided to have her account removed. She is welcome back at any time.

She is the first high reputation user I am aware of to have her account deleted and a definite loss to the community. However everyone needs a break at some point.

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    I see. A shame, really ... – ldigas Mar 11 '10 at 16:57
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    Her reasons is her own, and I will not disclose them myself. If Jeff chooses to he can mention it either by updating my answer or posting his own. We do respect our user's privacy. – Diago Mar 11 '10 at 17:15
  • @Downvoter - cause she was a friendly person, always ready to help. @Diago - agree. Personal should be left exactly that - personal. – ldigas Mar 11 '10 at 17:50
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    @ldigas: I think Downvoter's question was "Why did she want to be deleted?" – balpha Mar 11 '10 at 18:01
  • I suspect it might have something to do with this issue: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/38391/… – Ether Mar 11 '10 at 19:17
  • @Ether Actually interestingly not at all. She was actually one of the more active high rep users. – Diago Mar 11 '10 at 19:26
  • @Diago - in view of one of the topics in Ether's link, and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39523/… is there hope that one of the most popular close reasons will be rewritten as something more sensible? As one of users who should vote for closing questions more often, I do have a problem with it, since as it stands now, it is written in a way that it allows questions that for example, you, and many others are closing. I know its meaning, but it is not as it is written, as of now. – ldigas Mar 11 '10 at 21:51
  • @Idigas. It was written after the FAQ change and is correct. The idea is that users should go read the FAQ for more information. So I would say no, it is not going to change. It is too long and big already, the FAQ covers everything in detail. – Diago Mar 12 '10 at 9:33
  • @Diago - so what you're saying is that because it is written in the faq, it is justified that we keep confusing close reason descriptions ? Okeeey ... I'll keep that in mind when answering questions in the future. I'll just give a vague notion of the answer, and point them to "that page on google where it is writen in detail". If someone minds I'll just direct them to you. – ldigas Mar 13 '10 at 10:40

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