Leaving and never coming back

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Leaving and never coming back (LANCB) is a wiki-euphemism whereby a frustrated participant takes away their ball and refuses to play! Sometimes, this occurs after grandly declaring 'victory', but more often when they are unable to get their own way. Oftentimes, the LANCBer cannot get his or her way because the wiki is riddled with sycophants who gang up on them, even though the LANCBer is clearly correct.

It is usually publicly announced, done with great fanfare, and followed by a quiet return within a week or even within a few minutes. A statement of LANCB virtually guarantees a return, thus destroying any ultimata or idealism involved in their 'leaving'.

A particularly grandiose LANCB is often referred to as a flounce. The word can also be a verb, as in: "Tyranny_of_Evil_Women flounced out of the wiki, but he was back three days later posting as AgentLemon". If accompanied by a particularly emotional farewell speech, this is also known as a Grand Staircase Exit.

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