I fed his entire post into my Procedural-Bullshit Translator and it came out with this:
"Hi everyone, to cope with how inconsequential I am in this joint, I'm going to pretend to leave, make one big grab for validation, then (without telling anyone) come back, read the thread and see how many people love me."
Surprising results! I did a recount but same thing came up. Crazy.
(Hey, I'm only half serious. Goodbye threads are generally bunk).