back to article A Farewell to Oates: Adios, El Reg

A quick note to say goodbye. Today is my last day at the Reg having written almost 5,000 stories, and edited thousands more. I started in 2004 as one of three reporters in a small, grubby office in Brixton, south London. I leave a multi-tentacled organ with offices on Leicester Square, in San Francisco, New York and Sydney - and …

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So long and thanks for all the fish!

Raises glass

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Hear, hear!

Breakfast beers -- hey, that sounds good. Not much work on this morning anyway. Off I go!

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I'll drink to that!

Here's one from me

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Surely...

The correct farewell would be 'I'm going outside; I may be awhile...'

Goodbye and good luck John, thanks for all the stories.

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Good luck

good fortune and take care.

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re: Good Luck

good fortune and take cake.

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All the best!

Best for the future, now go enjoy a cold one and enjoy your extended Friday.

Cheers!

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Thanks for all the fish

and the news stories

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Best of British, John

[tearfully raises a glass icon*]

* real glass to follow

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Good luck

I hope you had fun and glad you got out alive!

Thanks for making el Reg with visitng.

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Tara John.

Have fun, wherever you're going.

Vic.

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Clearly a true Region stalwart...

.. Breakfast beer? Excellent!

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With a passing nod to Sarah....

Oh do fuck off!

Enjoy the breakfast beers man.

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"opens at 9am, and has a full range of breakfast beers" - I'll drink to that!

All the best John, good luck in the future.

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Cheers!

Goodbye, and come again anytime

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Thanks for the great articles John

...and don't be a stranger in the comments section.

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So long and thanks for the fish

Have some Friday enjoyment and good luck for the future.

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Cheers!

Fair winds and following seas to you, you'll be missed.

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not in the habbit

of checking who wrote which article, but i have been enjoying el reg for many years now and that's due to all the people writing here (that, and the flamewars the mods allow us to have on here).

I wish you all the best and thanks for the past 7 years :)

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Good luck for the future

May the Vulture be with you always.

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Good luck

Good luck to you, mine's a beer!

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Ah well, fare thee well...

Have fun, and keep taking things no more seriously than they should be - "Breakfast beer"... I wish my local did that - it's all coffee and croissants these days :(

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Don't blame you.

It hasn't been the same since Sarah left.

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Have a good 'un

Cheers for the laffs :)

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Best of luck

And hrrr. well, best of luck.

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Thanks, I've loved your work

beers!

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o/

Good luck and all the best

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Good luck

Now pub

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WTF?

Is everyone buggering off?

Rob Malda

John Oates

Steve Jobs <- the one that affects me the least

WTF is this, musical chairs? Some sort of wind-up? The 1337 leaving with the aliens? Tell me it ain't so! ;o)

Good luck in your future endeavours, John.

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Re: The 1337 leaving with the aliens?

Yup. Commentards get the "B" Ark

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Re: "B" Ark

Red hats or blue?

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Oh well, might as well join in

Thanks, and hope you enjoy whatever it is you are going to.

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First CmdrTaco, now this!

Be honest, you guys are up to something, aren't you. It's too much of a coincidence.

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Farewell...

Good luck, and to misquote Rick Blaine:

"You'll always have PARIS"

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Thanks for all the laughs as well as news

and good luck :)

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Thanks, John

Some cracking stories over the years. G'luck.

<-- You've probably had enough for now but feel free to put this aside for later.

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First Sarah, now you...

<sob>

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Exodus!

First Jobs, then CmdrTaco bailed from Slashdot yesterday, now Oates....

Do they know something we don't?

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Wot ? No humourous photo like Sarah The Moderatrix

Shame...

All the very best for your next endevour. Hopefully you'll have more time to spend with your jalopy.

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You'll be wanting

the second photo on the following page then...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/18/el_reg_birthday/page4.html

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Heh!

Thanks for that link. Nice to see the team that's provided my daily must-have read for so long.

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Awww Maaaaaann

Sorry to see ya go John, your stories were always a good read. Good luck to ya, now get out :)

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so long

and best of luck

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Not another one!

FFS, has Vulture Central installed a giant trampoline in its head office?!

Anyway, good luck John. You've always been the "body" to Lester's frothy "head". Just don't take *all* this place's spirit[s] with you.

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So long then.

And don't come back!

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Ta and goodbye

Have fun whatever you do after you sober up!

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thank you friend

best of luck to ya

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"A multi-tentacled organ"?

I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going...

Jonotsukidoji: Legend of the Register. You will be missed.

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So,

So, are ou implying that the Register = Overfiend?

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A foamy salute then

Don't get stuck in breakfast, though.

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