Dear Ziko,

Thanks so much for your kind words, which mean a lot to me. :)

I too have enjoyed working with you and appreciate all that you do for our 

I will miss our collaborations and hope we’ll get a chance to work together 
again down the line.

For now, I hope to be able to contribute new content as a volunteer, now that I 
will have more time for this type of work.

And you are in good hands with Ed Erhart for your Wikimedia blog post — I’m 
really impressed with his work and he’s a great team player.

Be well,


> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:06:29 +0100
> From: Stevie Benton <>
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List <>
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell
> Fabrice, you may not recall my name or know me well, but your thoughtful
> contributions to Wikimedia comms over the past years have been greatly
> appreciated. Seeing your name appear in my inbox has always been an
> indication of something worth reading and giving attention to.
> I wish you the best for the future, and hope you appreciate that you will
> be missed.
> Very best wishes,
> Stevie
> On 18 June 2015 at 18:18, Gregory Varnum <> wrote:
>> Thank you Fabrice for all of your work over the years! We will miss you -
>> but hopefully will still see you around the project wikis.  :)
>> -greg (User:Varnent)
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM, Fabrice Florin <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> After three great years working at the foundation, the time has come to
>>> say goodbye.
>>> I will be leaving WMF at the end of June, to spend more time with my
>>> family, focus on personal art projects and consult part-time on worthy
>>> causes.
>>> I would like to thank all the community and team members I have had the
>>> pleasure to work with over the years. It has been an honor to serve our
>>> movement together — and to help our contributors share free knowledge
>> with
>>> each other and the world.
>>> I’m particularly grateful to Katherine Maher and our WMF communications
>>> team for being such wonderful collaborators. I really enjoyed working
>> with
>>> them to manage and edit the Wikimedia blog, help grow our team and
>> publish
>>> some great stories together, to celebrate the heroes of our movement.
>>> Going forward, WMF's Juliet Barbara will manage the Wikimedia blog, in
>>> close collaboration with Ed Erhart. As many of you know, Ed is the former
>>> editor-in-chief of the Wikipedia Signpost and has now joined our team for
>>> the summer. I've worked with him for nearly a month now and find him
>>> uniquely qualified for this project. Starting today, please contact them
>>> directly with any questions about the blog (they are Cc:d on this
>> message).
>>> After June 30, you can reach me at <> — or follow
>>> me on Twitter ( @fabriceflorin ) or on my blog (
>>> ).
>>> The last three years have been an incredible experience for me, and I am
>>> grateful for all that I have learned from so many of you. You’ve been an
>>> inspiration to me and I have many fond memories of our time together. I
>>> wish you all the best with the next chapter of the Wikimedia movement and
>>> can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Fabrice
>>> _______________________________
>>> Fabrice Florin
>>> Movement Communications Manager
>>> Wikimedia Foundation

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