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The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 10:37
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Sadly, the time has come for me to say goodbye. The last few years on this site have been great, and I’ve invested an awful lot of time into this community: I genuinely hope that my silly attitude and prior posts and have helped all of you deal with the stresses of applications. Please understand that it is with mixed emotions that I make this decision. That said, there comes a time in everyone’s life when other things begin to take priority (like my daughter), and for me that time is now. Some of the reasons are personal, some purely practical (a lack of time), but this has been on my mind for some time. I’ll always remain reachable by PM, but won’t otherwise be an active participant going forward.

About a year ago, I realized that I just couldn’t keep up anymore. I started thinking about how I might eventually depart but I worried it would be a ‘slow death’: fewer and fewer posts until one day I just all but vanished. That was the legacy of many many before me: Lepium’s last post is from 2009, aaudetat from Feb, lhcmjen stopped visiting in 2008 as did nervousgmat (search his posts for some funny images), the guy with lhotse as his avatar (what was his name!, lhotse something?) is long gone, etc. That seemed like such a sad ending to something that I had poured so much of my heart and soul into. I never had any financial interest in gmatclub, I just did this for personal satisfaction. In an odd way, walking away from money might have been easier than walking away from something I was personally proud of. So as I sat down to try and write a proper goodbye about a year ago, the more I realized just how difficult it was to capture just how heartfelt I wanted my goodbye to be. I decided then that I didn't want to just say bye by simply posting -- I wanted to go out in my classic style: an incoherent mess of thoughts.

(Removed PDF for now while I work on cleaning it up)

Warmest regards,
Rhyme

P.S. You can always reach me via PM.
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 10:42
Yeah, it is better to burn out than to fade away.

Thank you GMAT Club legend.
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 10:51
Well, well, well!!

Dont exactly know what to say except a little word, "Thank You"!!.

The document you uploaded in the linked adress looks great. Your contribution towards the community here is simply awsome (I did go through some of your old posts). Wishing you a very happy & prosperous personal & professional life.

Take Care. :(
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 11:12
Mad respect. Best wishes to you Rhyme and Merry Christmas!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 12:13
Thanks for the help Rhyme! I assume you were talking about lhotseface. This is his profile members/member-13882.html
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 13:00
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Rhyme - you are the legend around here and it definitely pains to see you take the leap. But, as anything in this world, everything comes to an end. Thank you for the doc - it is a great tribute to your legacy that will live for a long time!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 13:44
Peace, Merry Christmas and thanks for the tips and being so responsive. Enjoy parenthood!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 13:47
GMAT Club wouldn't be what it is today without you. Thanks for playing such an important part in this community (both on the forum and off).

Enjoy your newfound free time!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 20:52
Farewell Rhyme and happy holidays to you and your family!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 21:30
I am one of hundreds that have directly benefited from your posts and your advice. Thank you, rhyme. You will be missed on gmatclub.
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 21:49
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Do we have a Hall of Fame section? People like rhyme need to be in some sort of gmatclub Hall of Fame.
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 22:56
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Do we have a Hall of Fame section? People like rhyme need to be in some sort of gmatclub Hall of Fame.


Haha.. omg I just made this same recommendation to the moderators group - especially because I didn't recognize any of the names in Rhyme's post.. lets see what the other mods say - we might come up with something if BB thinks its doable.

Good luck Rhyme!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 23:58
Thank you so much!!! I've benefited enormously form your posts :(

Good luck and all the best wishes and Merry Christmas to you!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 03:39
Dear Rhyme ,

Am relatively new here but have known this club for at least the past 5 years. I am totally bowled at the amazing amount of contribution you have made , especially when its not for any monetary benefits, thats a sheer SELFLESS attitude and You must have a huge amount of patience and a large HEART of course! :)

My best wishes to you and your family , am sure people like you would be wanted wherever they go. God Bless you with all happiness and Love. Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO COME ! :-D


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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 04:39
I think every high GMAT taker gains something by participitating in this forum, and what i liked is that people want to give back to this fourm in one or another way.

A true gentleman... i appreciate the time efforts give by you to this forum
You are leaving this forum , but your posts will always make yr presence visible .. thanks for your contribution
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 06:17
Rhyme, First things first...I want to say two simple words: Thank You!
I got a lot of help directly from you(remember? That PM regarding GPA calculation!) and a lot more from your posts.

Wishing you best in everything you do!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 06:40
Thank you for your contribution to the club and 'unknowingly' to everyone joining the club.
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 06:50
Adios and thanks for all the help Rhyme!
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Re: The time has come to say goodbye.... [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 09:34
It should be said that gmatclub rests on the pillars such as rhyme. I wonder if he used his contribution the this forum as "community service" on his school app :) :) Seriously though, posts by rhyme are enormous help to many members and visitors. I'm going to state the obvious but...you are leaving a lot of friends here! Drop by whenever you can!

P.S. How about we organize a gmat club alumni network? :)
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