I know the policy says no irrelevant posts--especially no personal posts--and no short posts, but this is the only format I can think of to make this announcement where it will be seen by most if not all users. I don't care if someone deletes this at some future point. However, I would like it to just stay long enough at least to inform everyone.
Quoted here is the notice I wrote on my talk page:
"UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, I SHALL NOT VISIT THE IRC. PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE AS TO WHY, AND PLEASE DO NOT PESTER ME TO GET ON SINCE I WILL NOT RETURN TO THE IRC ANY TIME SOON. THANK YOU FOR UNSTERSTANDING.
Basically, don't freak out and wonder who ate me or off which face of the Earth I fell. I am simply taking a long hiatus from the IRC. I apologize to anyone who shall miss my presence. If you must communicate with me, do so through my talk page from this point forth.
...Oh, and please do not berate me for my decision. My reasons are valid yet personal, and I wish to avoid discussing them. There is no need to comment since I wrote this purely to inform, not to inspire. Again, thank you for understanding.
EDIT: And yes, I will announce my return. Never fear, fellow Avatar Wikians.