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I just wanted to say goodbye, I have very little time for code golf lately and I'm losing interest, I don't know if I'll come back soon (if at all). What follows is just my random thoughts in no particular sequence.

Nothing personal, you are a great community, but a lot of things have changed, and that made me question if I still want to be a part of it. I'm not very social, I closed my facebook account a long time ago, and I deleted my twitter recently.

The first thing that made me question my involvement was the Monica incident, and the reactions on both sides: moderators resigning, and Stack Exchange handling the situation as if nothing happened.

With the Coronavirus outbreak I had to rethink my priorities in life. I am Italian, and this situation hit my country really hard. I don't live in Italy, fortunately, my family is safe, but I keep wondering "why". People just don't care, they don't respect the rules even if their life depends on it, and it's always someone else's fault.

I've had to work part-time for the last 3 months, and it will go on for the next 3 months at least. I'm not complaining, it's more than enough for me and my family. Other people got fired and have a very hard time. It will eventually come to an end. I'm not worried, but lockdown, distancing and home-office impacted my social life a lot.

So, don't worry if you don't see me around for a while. It was fun, but now I feel I have to move on. Maybe I'll come back, maybe not. Keep safe, and have fun.

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    \$\begingroup\$ PPCG can be a way to help you escape from difficult real-life situations. I would assume that lockdown and social distancing encourage people to use PPCG, rather than to stop using it. Anyway, good luck, and visit us again! \$\endgroup\$ – Luis Mendo Jun 29 at 18:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ If Stack Exchange's conduct is a major reason for your leaving, many people are also around on TopAnswers Code Golf. \$\endgroup\$ – wizzwizz4 Jul 1 at 6:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LuisMendo PPCG isn't in-person socialization, which is a basic human need. You can certainly get some amount of community participation, but in a world focusing on lessening in-person contact, IMHO it becomes more important to find people you feel safe meeting with. Though I enjoyed spending time on PPCG when I was more active, it never met my needs for spending time with people. (And escaping doesn't really fix the problem.) I still like to hang around, and I'm still using SE for work, but I don't really code golf much. \$\endgroup\$ – mbomb007 15 hours ago

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