I've voted for ending the MEFAs right now, so I'm fine with that decsision.
Also, fandom is supposed to be fun. Keeping up archives and awards sites is hard work. When it's no more fun but only stress and it starts affecting offline life in a negative way, it's time to stop. So I totally understand and support that decision.
I also understand and support your decision concerning the site and the code. While I'm not a web developer, I enjoy web design. Code can be just as much of a baby as fanfic. But much more important, I think it's a great opportunity to start with a clean slate, and from what I've seen so far, there are great ideas being discussed with much enthusiasm.
As Marta suggested, just because the time of the MEFAs is over does not mean that the spirit of the MEFAs is dead. Maybe it's just time for something new -- in time for the new movies of "The Hobbit".
Once more I can only say, thank you. Thank you for all you've done for the MEFAs and this fandom community. I hope that in time, fandom will be fun for you again. *hugs*
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Aranel" <araneltook@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm sad to be the bearer of bad news, but I am going to have to step in and end the possibility of a 2012 MEFAs.
> It's become too much stress to deal with and it's negatively affecting my Real Life. Real Life has to take priority.
> Aranel Took