[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] mome_awards
Hello, everyone! I hope you're all doing well, enjoying the season (whether it's hot or cold where you are) and our wonderful fandom.

First an apology. I'm sorry that I haven't posted the list of all nominated stories yet. No excuses other than my own scattered brain. I wanted to get it done before writing this message, and the only thing that served was delaying this post for a month. I am going to finish it and it will be posted before the end of the month.

The main thing I wanted to talk about is the schedule for the next awards season. When I started the MOMEs, I chose to begin in the middle of the year because the [livejournal.com profile] slashy_oscars started in January. It made sense not to split people's attention between them. But it's become painfully obvious that the end of the year is a difficult time for me. I inevitably let things slide, which hasn't proved to be a death knell for the MOMEs thanks to all of you, but things could have been better had I been giving them the right attention. Plus at the end of the year there are a lot of fic exchanges and festivals, NaNoWriMo is right in the middle of it, holidays and vacations are prevalent. It feels like there are a lot of things vying for everyone's attention and perhaps it would be easier for everyone if we shifted the timetable so everything begins in January (possibly with nominations starting in December just to give a little extra time).

What would this mean for this year? Technically there wouldn't be any awards given out in 2011. Nominations would likely be open beginning late in December and running through January or mid-February, voting would be another 4 - 6 weeks (so ending around the end of March) with awards given out in April. Eligibility dates would shift accordingly.

What do you think?

[Poll #1757853]

In addition, I'd like to hear your feedback and/or suggestions about the awards in general. What do you think works, what do you think is totally borked, what might you tweak to get better results, places you would try and promote. Anything and everything you have to say, I'd love to hear it. If things move to a January timetable, there's plenty of time to revamp processes and get some templates in place so we can start fresh in 2012. You can always be forthright and straightforward with me, but to help facilitate things I've turned off IP logging and allowed anonymous comments.

Thanks for always being so supportive and for keeping this thing going even when I didn't have the energy to keep it afloat myself. The MOMEs would be nothing without you, and I'm incredibly appreciative of everyone.

Date: 2011-07-01 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Great to see that someone is going to continue the awards. Thanks for keeping this up.

Date: 2011-07-01 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weepingnaiad.livejournal.com
You've always done a fabulous job with these awards and it's amazing that you're willing to keep doing it all by yourself.

I do appreciate it so much and hope that whatever works best for you is what ends up happening!

Date: 2011-07-01 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afra-schatz.livejournal.com
You're the one doing all this work for us, so whatever works best for you I'm totally happy with.


Date: 2011-07-01 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doylebaby.livejournal.com
Whatever works best for you is fine with me! :)

Date: 2011-07-01 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ireth06.livejournal.com
What ever works best for you hun!
Every year I'm amazed you get it done yet again.

Date: 2011-07-01 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormatdusk.livejournal.com
i heartily enjoyed the use of the word 'borked.'

Date: 2011-07-01 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neos-girl.livejournal.com
Do what works best for you. If someone has an objection then maybe they would be willing to help you. I'm just happy to have new fics in this fandom to read. Thank you for your hard work.

Date: 2011-07-01 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alex-quine.livejournal.com
The work that you've put into the MOMEs is much appreciated and very gratefully received - so whatever you think would suit you best is good by me.*hugs*
Edited Date: 2011-07-01 07:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-01 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueskydancers.livejournal.com
I'm really happy to go along with whatever suits you. You have to put in so much time and effort to make the awards happen that I feel strongly that it should happen when is most convenient for you.

Will think on possible tweaks though :)


Date: 2011-07-01 07:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] prisca1960.livejournal.com
I just can repeat what the others says: it's great that you are willing to continue with the awards, no matter how much work it means for you. So, whatever works best for you - do it.
Edited Date: 2011-07-01 07:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-01 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com
It's nice to know that you plan to continue this and whatever works best for you is what you should do. I can't imagine how you find the time for all you do.

Date: 2011-07-01 08:47 pm (UTC)
ext_59472: (SL Mome Winner 2010)
From: [identity profile] silvan-lady.livejournal.com
I think the end of the calendar year is a great idea. Lots of people do summaries and things then anyway which makes it all easier. If it works for you - go for it!

Date: 2011-07-01 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giselleslash.livejournal.com
Like everyone else has been saying; whatever works best for you, you're the one doing all the heavy lifting so whatever the rest of us can do to accommodate that and make it easier for you the better.

Date: 2011-07-02 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helena-s-renn.livejournal.com
timing is fine - whenever you and your co-mods can do it is totally fine. rl happens to all of us.

"borked" ha! what i think is this: the rules are currently that any pairing for which 3 or more fics are nominated (per length) gets its own catagory. SUCH a great idea... except for all those where all finalist fics are by the same author. i don't think that scenario should count. 3 fics, miniumum 3 authors. how do you narrow it down, when you probably get 50 v/o's or v/b's?

Date: 2011-07-02 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] govi20.livejournal.com
I absolutely agree with everyone; you do all the work, so what works best for you is just fine. I have offered before, but will again; I'd be more than happy to help you. *hugs* Your hard work is so much appreciated.

Date: 2011-07-02 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owlgrey.livejournal.com
I think if you're prepared to organise it, then whenever is best for you is what should happen.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Date: 2011-07-02 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caras-galadhon.livejournal.com
Given that you're the heart and soul of the awards, it only makes sense to go with whatever option works the very best for you. ♥

Date: 2011-07-02 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slashfairy.livejournal.com
What works for you works for me.

Is there another category that ends up with the same author as all three entries, besides K/V/O shorts? It's fun when The little AU gets a new reader, but if it borks [wonderful word] the voting in some way, I'm not averse to its being in some more direct competition.

Date: 2011-07-15 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itstonedme.livejournal.com
I'll gladly work with your schedule.

Date: 2011-07-31 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] romeny.livejournal.com
Lovely to see you continuing this, I would make no changes.

Date: 2011-07-31 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdarling.livejournal.com
I'm more than happy to go along with whatever suits you the best. And thank you so much for continuing to put so much time and effort into running these awards, we really appreciate your work to keep the fandom alive. :) ♥

Date: 2011-07-31 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rifleman-s.livejournal.com
All I have to say is an enormous THANK YOU for taking the time ever year to organise this. It makes no difference to me what time of year, but it needs to be at whatever time suits you best for your the one who has all the hard work in organisation.

I'm in awe of all your creativity and know-how in organising the whole thing . . . just thanks, once again.

Date: 2011-08-01 09:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alassenya
I'm just very grateful that you take so much time and effort to organise this award. If changing it to Dec/Jan makes it easier for you, then go for it. I'll support the awards no matter what you decide.
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