I'm going to be leaving PO. Overall, I have had a great time. I will try to summarize my reasons for leaving in this post.
The first, most obvious reason is that I don't have as much free time to spend with Pokemon anymore. Other activities are beginning to take up most of the time I used to spend here. Maybe you will be able to see me more this summer when school's out if the rest of my life permits.
The second reason is that a lot of my best friends here have left as well. The main one is Suzaliscious, one person that I always got along with so well. (Except, of course, the infamous SS + Drizzle debate, although we have gotten over it.) He wrote amazing articles on the wiki, and I was glad to work with someone like him. If you're reading this, Suza, thanks a lot.
The final reason is my authority level on the wiki. If anyone has ever watched Star Wars, I feel a bit like Anakin Skywalker did when he was appointed to the Jedi Council but not granted the rank of Jedi Master. I contributed so much. My editcount was higher than anyone else on the wiki outside of Eric the espeon, who was a member over double the time I was. My edits per day were comparable to his. Also, I made several important templates. I worked on several templates for the Team Archive, and I created the template for usertags and some example usertags nearly all by myself. I was also leader of the Team Archive. I wrote several policy pages about the format of certain types of pages. I was active for multiple hours each day. I had written probably a third of the analyses that were on the wiki at the time I stopped being active. Also, I had added effects, competitive use sections, and generally improved the look of the move, item, and ability pages. If all of this doesn't make me worthy of at least being a moderator, then I don't know what else does. Even now, many administrators haven't contributed as much to the wiki as I have. (No offense to any of you, just trying to make a point here.) I knew most useful bits of wiki code, and I happily helped anyone having difficulties. Yet there was some reason I couldn't be promoted to moderator. I could persuade administrators to grant me deletion power, but I just couldn't be made a moderator. I am well aware that I sound arrogant as I write this post, but you must understand how frustrated I have become. This frustration eventually became the prevailing reason that I am leaving. In fact, I haven't contributed for several months now, but I just felt like writing this to make my departure official.
But anyway, thanks to those of you who have been loyal friends during my time here. I may come back occasionally, but it will take a lot of persuading for me to become the contributor I once was. Some of you must truly understand.
But for now, I must end this post. Other matters in my life are calling to me, ones more important than arguments about moderator applications.