You can use this thread to post if you're going to be away for a short while (just as an FYI), or to announce that you are going take a longer break (such as a few months out of the game). If you are inactive for a long period of time, UNANNOUNCED, you may be removed from the kin or demoted to Recruit as we check for and remove inactive players (Players removed are always welcome to return to the kin if/when they reappear of course).
If you do plan a long break from the game, it would also help if you update your player message to something to make it clear you're coming back and not just someone whos never going to play lotro again (eg, "Long Break", "Back on Sep 22nd" etc)
Well for starters, I'm away this weekend (Fri 18th - Sun 20th June) as im going on a road trip to a friends for a LAN Party
You might actually see me in-game if they are curious about LOTRO.