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Because of my decision to retire at the end of this season, I am not required to participate in discussions pertaining to future rule changes. However, I will still provide my imput, which may be taken into account by the current administrators should they choose to do so. 

First of all, even though I personally didn't write the rules, I won't deny my responsibility in accepting and enforcing them. Your accusation of violating Wikia policies is simply false. South Park Archives isn't bound by Wikia's guidelines; a guideline is, as the name suggests, a set of instructions that may or may not be followed by others. Second, nobody here ever said users can only edit Trivia pages. In that wall thread, I wasn't exclusively listing all pages that can be edited by non-staff members; they were just examples.

The decision to distribute on-season tasks among members was made before I came here. Having never inquired the rationale behind this decision, I just inferred it was for practicality reasons. For example, adding a new episode script can take more than 45 minutes. What would you think if you found out that someone else already did it when you try to save the page, after your hard work? Plus, experienced users can be trusted more to maintain the high quality of this wiki. Now you may be asking yourself, "Where can I get this experience if you don't allow me to edit anything?", which would be a legitimate question, except we don't really 'not allow you to edit anything'. There is still a lot to improve on already existing articles; accusing us of making exclusive editing policies would be unfair for just restricting access to on-season tasks. 

In my opinion, we could somewhat relax the policies to be more welcoming to newcomers. For instance, other users may be allowed to take on an administrator's task if they fail to do it in a certain time frame. Also, I wouldn't object to amending the current policy on article creation, as I have occasionally come across some users who followed the guidelines almost perfectly despite not having previous experience here. 

Lastly, I would never tell a user to not follow the rules, no matter how much I disagree with the rules, without having discussed the matter with other active administrators. However, I have no control over how other administrators act, especially after waiveing my administrator status. 

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