I'm sorry to have disappeared so suddenly, but disappear I have. I understand that users don't get deleted as a matter of course, and I have no reason to want to trouble the moderators for an exception in my case. I'm just no longer really able to keep up with this sort of thing (to whatever extent I was able to keep up with it in the first place is dubious), and I don't see that situation changing in regard to my abilities, except, of course, change for the worse. One final round of apologies to everyone who is inconvenienced by this! No offense is intended. Everyone here was very nice to me, and I wish everyone here the very best of all things!