This morning, I sent notice to the administration that I am resigning my post as recap guide, effective at the nominal end of Season 40 in mid-June 2012.
The reason for my departure is because I need more time for different pursuits. To be honest, sitting in front of my computer to produce these recaps for an hour six days a week when I already spend most of my work day in front of a computer simply is no longer enjoyable.
This move has nothing to do with recent controversies regarding what the admins deemed excessive criticism of mistakes made in my recaps. Honestly, I didn't care about it all that much, and for the large part moderation of such was done by them. I only dealt with one such case personally, purely because the moderation complaints got annoying enough.
I came in to fill a void left by Joe Capitano, when he rage-quit over some sort of petty drama. To this day, I don't even know why, nor do I care to. The offending thread was gone before I knew he was. But I saw how he did recaps, and from the very first day I knew I could at least do a better job doing it the same way. I've refined it over the past two years to what you see today. For now, I have gotten to the apex of what I can give.
I choose to leave this way because I want to give plenty of lead time for the site to find my replacement. I'm not going to leave the site in a lurch like Joe did.
I thank you all for the support, and I thank Marc, John and Seth for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the site in my own way. My departure from this position does not represent a disappearance from the site. I still plan to come by from time to time, and might even comment more than I usually do.
City 'til I die!