Just as there are people announcing their addition to the Spacetime Community in our various New Player Forums, so too there is a need to let people know if you are not going to be around. Like any relationship, MMO communities go through many stages and this is just another one.
If you are going to on extended travel, deployed with the military, going where there is no Wifi or otherwise taking a break, it can offer a sense of closure to let people know what you are up to. This is the place to post about it.
Please keep the posts informational and friendly. Posts like "This sucks, I'm done" will be removed. If threads devolve into "Can I have your stuff" they will be locked.
Wherever life takes you, we'll always be with you and wish you well.