Which Is The Best Way?
As the time draws nearer when I shall be taking my leave of EP, I would welcome views as to the best way to do this. There are three approaches: (1) Sign off, one day and never come back (as a number of my friends have done). (2) Put the account on vacation status and then follow option (1) (3) Delete the account. I understand that, with (3), it is possible to leave stories behind, although these become anonymous and are deemed to have been written by "deleted". I know there are people out there who have left and then returned, maybe after a long time, who will have views as to how the break should be made, and others who often have helpful ideas! Any comments would be very welcome!
[Postscript on 4th August. I was all set to leave EP when I received a plea for me to stay in such very moving terms that I feel I have no real alternative, at least until the person concerned feels otherwise. Although some of those I consider close EP friends have remained silent throughout, I have been very touched by the kindness and consideration of others.]