Today, valued associate #6 Marc Gravell announced he's leaving the company:

Excited, scared, happysad.

The end of a personal era; after over 11 years (https://stackoverflow.blog/2010/06/09/welcome-stack-overflow-valued-associates-00006-and-00007/), this is my last week at Stack Overflow (entirely personal reasons; the company is fine, would recommend as a decent employer). Have new role lined up, will discuss in due course.

Thank you Marc, for the work you've done to make this a great place, including all the bugs you fixed and for your valuable contributions to various open source libraries used all over the world (including at my company).

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    *takes hat off to Marc*... a question: Is your stance pro-pancake, anti-waffle? (And please don't hit me with the rolled-up newspaper). P.S: Waffles.
    – Ollie
    Oct 18, 2021 at 20:46
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    @Ollie I think we all need to think beyond traditional limits of our imagination, and dare to dream. Dream of a world where pancakes and waffles can live side by side, or even stacked. And more importantly: join forces to fight against our common enemy: flan Oct 23, 2021 at 21:51
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    Before you get too excited about the bugs I've fixed: take a moment to consider that I also caused quite a few of those, and a great many more that y'all didn't notice. Perhaps because we were suddenly, and perhaps not coincidentally: offline Oct 23, 2021 at 21:54
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    So @MarcGravell who is going to fix the TagEngineā„¢ now when it behaves unexpectedly?
    – rene
    Oct 24, 2021 at 6:12
  • @rene No one worthy, that's for sure... But we'll give it our best to keep it in rein!
    – Vinko Vrsalovic StaffMod
    Nov 2, 2021 at 17:42

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Aw, shucks. You're all very welcome. I've had a great time with Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange as a community, and as a company. I really appreciate the kind words - I wasn't ignoring you: I literally wasn't aware of this post until a few minutes ago. 11+ years is a long time by tech retainment standards. I still intend hanging around in Stack Overflow for tech questions. I might even petition for that diamond back at some point (I am also technically an elected moderator, although it predates us having systems to perform or track elections, and I don't think we ever bothered backfilling the missing data). I'm very much looking forward to seeing what other new things Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange bring into the products over the coming years.

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    Your 1000th answer on MSE is saying goodbye! Thanks for the 1000 answers on MSE! Oct 27, 2021 at 1:14

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