quack quixote is a moderator of SuperUser, and I realize that he's not been around quite a while. I checked his profile, and he was last seen on July 13th 2010 at 17:17. Does anyone (esp. the moderators) know what happened to him? Has he left Stack Exchange community? Will he be back someday?

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    He is in limbo and sorely missed! Nobody tagged quite like him...
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Feb 4, 2011 at 19:56
  • I hope that he joins us soon :)
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Feb 5, 2011 at 14:08
  • @Ivo Flipse, @Sathya: I also hope he joins us soon. Commented Feb 5, 2011 at 18:57
  • As the time in limbo goes a lot slower than here, it can happen any moment... Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 3:45
  • Has anyone done the obvious and tried his email address?
    – Nifle
    Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 16:20
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    @Nifle: I have just sent him an email. I'll share his answer with you if he replies. Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 16:32

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I have news about quack. He is fine and gives his best to everyone in their endeavors. Below is the copy of our correspondence:

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Mehper Cihangir Palavuzlar wrote:

Hello quack quixote,

I'm Mehper from Super User. We have not seen you for a long time, and we wanted to know if you're OK. We hope everything's fine on your side. There is also a meta question about you: What happened to “quack quixote” ?

We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Mehper C. Palavuzlar

Re: Where have you been?
From: quack quixote
To: Mehper Cihangir Palavuzlar
Mon, February 7, 2011 1:38:41 AM

still alive, doing fine. i.... just don't login there anymore. no particular reason; guess i got a little burned out on it and wandered off elsewhere. oddly similar to how i wandered into SU in the first place.

the community's concern is touching. unnecessary, but touching. i hope the SU community is doing well; give my best to everyone in their endeavors.

for the record, no, i'm not the age on my profile; i never tell the truth when filling out internet profiles. and for some reason the system wouldn't let me put 1605 as my birth year. :p

~quack quixote

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    good to hear from him! yeah!!
    – studiohack
    Commented Feb 7, 2011 at 1:33
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    Thank you @Mehper for sending him an email... wonder why none of us did that :\ but it's good to hear from him
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Feb 7, 2011 at 3:29
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    May this serve as a reminder that too much of a good thing can still be bad. Don't kill yourselves my good mods and fellow dedicated members. There's always tomorrow. Commented Feb 7, 2011 at 5:59
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    Super User burns through mods at an incredible rate. Pace yourselves, guys!
    – mmyers
    Commented Feb 16, 2011 at 17:06
  • Um, his user profile is obsolete now that he's lost the diamond mark of a moderator...
    – gparyani
    Commented Dec 29, 2013 at 19:07

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