Physics Forums is announcing the retirement of ZapperZ How do you say thanks to someone who has given unquantifiable amounts of themselves to a community? I think this is personal and unique to each Physics Forums member. It's best to gently reflect and realize the profound energy ZapperZ put in to PF. To use a cliche, words are not enough. Which is why it's best realized with a meditation and a smile :) When ZapperZ informed me of his retirement, a lot of emotions flooded my thoughts. But there was one emotion that rose to the top and dominated every other. That feeling was one of overwhelming respect and gratitude. With literally thousands of hours under his belt, ZapperZ added a strong sense of order and purpose to a naturally chaotic environment. He stressed doing things the right way even if it took more time. His posting approach was to be clear and honest. His crackpot slaying is the thing of legends. Throughout his tenure, ZapperZ's "So You Want To Be A Physicist" has been one of PF's most viewed and popular guides. ZapperZ's content has also been linked to on multiple occasions by major publications and gained much attention around other communities. Many will ask why ZapperZ is retiring. I can't answer this for him directly, but I can say that life is a book full of chapters. Even a great chapter of 10 years must come to an end. I know ZapperZ is excited to start his next one. We can only hope to make a few cameo appearances in it! The community will feel a sense of loss, but we must also feel strong gratitude. Staff are dynamic people with busy lives like anyone else. The fact that they take some of their free time to volunteer in making PF feel like a home to many of us is a wondrous thing. We should feel thankful for the time they can and have offered. So we send ZapperZ to the winds of wisdom and hope at some point they blow him back to us. From the bottom of my heart, ZapperZ, thank you!