Message #1043

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: Goodbye everyone
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:55:45 -0700


All we know is what he told us all but I think he was pretty clear. He
loves the project and he didn’t feel that he was participating at the
level that he would have liked due to having too many other projects
that also need his attention. I certainly understand that. I also feel
that I have too many projects that I love and I’ve been trying to close
down some as well; without as much success as David.

The level of activity here has been higher than ever before and I
suspect that he felt that the frequent emails were just too much of a
good thing. For anyone else who may be having similar feelings, please
know that your participation doesn’t need to be all-or-nothing. You can
easily edit your membership settings and take your messages in a single
daily digest so that you will never get more than one per day. You can
also turn off email messages altogether but remain a member and just
catch up on the messages on the web site whenever you feel like it. Just
look for the links at the end of this message. Regardless of how you
take your messages, please don’t feel obligated to read all of them.
Just delete ones that are too long or not on topics that interest you.
Whatever works for you, works for us. We’re just glad to have you and
know that you are interested in higher-dimensional puzzling!


Jonathan Mecias wrote:
> It is sad to see one leave considering this is such a small family.
> why? Does anyone know exactly why david wanted to leave?
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:37 PM, JohnG <
> <>> wrote:
> I think I speak for the silent majority of the group when I say…
> what?
> — In
> <>, "djs314djs314"
> <djs314djs314@…> wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I’m writing to let everyone in this wonderful group know
> > that I will be unsubscribing after I post this message.
> > You have all been very good friends, the best, and have
> > always been supportive of me and my work. I thank you for
> > all of this. I feel that I no longer have anything worthy
> > to contribute, and need to focus on other things in my
> > life right now.
> >
> > Melinda, Roice, Don, and Jay, I am very sorry that I never
> > kept my promise to further assist with MC4D. I also want
> > to congratulate Andrey for his incredible contribution with
> > MC7D, it is truly amazing.
> >
> > David, this apology is coming many years later than it
> > should have, but I want you to know that am and have always
> > been in deep regret and shame for the manner in which I
> > treated you in our last conversation. I am very sorry,
> > and you should feel no reason to forgive me after all
> > these years.
> >
> > My contributions to this group were minor, and never
> > completely proven as accurate. My work is collected on
> > this page, if anyone ever wants to refer to it:
> >
> >
> >
> > If I ever return to doing research or writing papers on
> > Rubik-like puzzles, it will be added to this page, but this
> > is doubtful. As I said, I am no longer involved with
> > anything related to this group, so I am choosing to leave,
> > and move on to other things. I apologize if this is
> > upsetting news (most likely not), but I clearly don’t
> > belong here anymore (and perhaps never did). Everyone
> > here has been very supportive and kind, and I can’t thank
> > you enough. I won’t forget the positive experiences
> > that I had here, and will in fact cherish them.
> >
> > Thanks again everyone so very much. I wish you all
> > the best, and I am sure that you will all continue to
> > make fascinating discoveries and work together to explore
> > puzzles never before imagined. You are truly a great
> > group of people, highly intelligent, and it was an honor
> > to know each one of you. I wish you nothing but the best
> > with your passion to investigate, create, and solve
> > some of the world’s most fascinating puzzles.
> >
> > All the best,
> > David