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Msg# 9984

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 RE: grey-wonderer Posted by Marta June 01, 2009 - 0:47:27 Topic ID# 9983
When I compiled the list, G_W's stories all had "Email sent to
author." That meant she hadnot started her forms at that time. But
someone mentioned (can't remember if it's here, LJ, or private email)
that the emails her liaison sent were caught in her spam trap.

So what you are seeing now is this list of hard-to-reach authors doing
what it's supposed to do: authors that were originally not being
reached have been reached and have made a start on their nominations.

Marta

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 12:10 AM, Agape 4Rivendell
<agape4rivendell@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm just wondering why grey_wonderer is on this list. I nominated one of her
> stories and just went over to see what was happing with all the stories I've
> nominated and her's shows Author Satisfied With Form and details of her
> tale...
>
> Blessings,
> Agape
>
> *Chicks and Ducks and Sheep better scurry...
> *<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5960>
> * * (Story
> details<http://mefawards.net/MEFA2009/index.php?page=storyDetails&form_id=422>
> )
> (Story: Short Story) Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> *Races: Hobbits | Genres: Humor | Times: Pre-Ring War
> Story Summary:* Late one night in their barn, the Tooks along with Merry
> Brandybuck, welcome a new member to the family.
>
> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Hey guys,
>>
>> Every year I prepare a weekly list of the authors that I think might
>> not have heard about their MEFA nominations. Or, if they've heard,
>> their response back to their liaison is getting lost in the intarwebz.
>> I ask that if you know any of these authors, please contact them and
>> have them get in touch with their liaisons. (Email address included
>> below.) If they do not hear back in 2-3 days, please have them contact
>> me at mefasupportATmefawardsDOTnet.
>>
>> In theory, this list includes authors that had at least one story
>> nominated a week or more ago, and who have not begun any of their
>> nomination forms or otherwise indicated to their liaisons that they
>> want to compete. That's in theory, and there are several reasons
>> --good ones-- why an author could show up on this list without doing
>> anything wrong. Like I said, maybe emails have gotten lost somewhere
>> along the way. They may be thinking about whether they want to compete
>> and haven't made up their mind yet. Or there may be some
>> miscommunication between the liaisons and myself. This list is
>> intended as a "warning" more than a slap on the wrist.
>>
>> That said, if you're on this list it's probably a decent idea to email
>> your liaison (or me) to make sure your story isn't withdrawn. If more
>> than two weeks pass and you don't contact your liaison or start your
>> form, your nomination *MAY* be withdrawn. We give nominators this
>> option, so they can use all of their twenty nominations on stories
>> that will actually compete. To assure that your story stays nominated
>> please email your liaison or begin your form within two weeks of being
>> contacted, even if you're still deciding whether to compete or not.
>> (You still get until July 7 to complete the nomination process.)
>>
>> Anyway - to the list! Here are authors that we would like to hear from.
>>
>> Avon (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxraferATgmailDOTcom)
>> Branwyn (Lady Branwyn) (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
>> EdorasLass (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
>> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laikATyahooDOTcom)
>> Eiranae (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
>> Eledhwen (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
>> Geale (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
>> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
>> grey_wonderer (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
>> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
>> Kenaz (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
>> Lothithil (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
>> aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
>> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
>> Peredhil lover (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
>> aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
>> pipkinsweetgrass (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
>> aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
>> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
>> vladazhael (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
>>
>> If you know anyone on this list, please have them get in touch with
>> the noted liaison.
>>
>> Marta
>>
>>
>
> --
> Life's been good to me so far!!! Praise God!
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

Msg# 9985

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 RE: grey-wonderer Posted by Barbara Rich June 01, 2009 - 4:42:48 Topic ID# 9983
That's a simple question: I emailed her, and recieved a reply from her
yesterday evening-- her nom letters were caught in her spam trap. As soon
as she retrieved them she began to work on them!
Dreamflower

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Agape 4Rivendell <
agape4rivendell@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm just wondering why grey_wonderer is on this list. I nominated one of
> her
> stories and just went over to see what was happing with all the stories
> I've
> nominated and her's shows Author Satisfied With Form and details of her
> tale...
>
> Blessings,
> Agape
>
> *Chicks and Ducks and Sheep better scurry...
> *<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=5960>
> * * (Story details<
> http://mefawards.net/MEFA2009/index.php?page=storyDetails&form_id=422>
> )
> (Story: Short Story) Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
> Romance Partners: N/A
> *Races: Hobbits | Genres: Humor | Times: Pre-Ring War
> Story Summary:* Late one night in their barn, the Tooks along with Merry
> Brandybuck, welcome a new member to the family.
>
> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com<marta.fandom%40gmail.com>>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Every year I prepare a weekly list of the authors that I think might
> > not have heard about their MEFA nominations. Or, if they've heard,
> > their response back to their liaison is getting lost in the intarwebz.
> > I ask that if you know any of these authors, please contact them and
> > have them get in touch with their liaisons. (Email address included
> > below.) If they do not hear back in 2-3 days, please have them contact
> > me at mefasupportATmefawardsDOTnet.
> >
> > In theory, this list includes authors that had at least one story
> > nominated a week or more ago, and who have not begun any of their
> > nomination forms or otherwise indicated to their liaisons that they
> > want to compete. That's in theory, and there are several reasons
> > --good ones-- why an author could show up on this list without doing
> > anything wrong. Like I said, maybe emails have gotten lost somewhere
> > along the way. They may be thinking about whether they want to compete
> > and haven't made up their mind yet. Or there may be some
> > miscommunication between the liaisons and myself. This list is
> > intended as a "warning" more than a slap on the wrist.
> >
> > That said, if you're on this list it's probably a decent idea to email
> > your liaison (or me) to make sure your story isn't withdrawn. If more
> > than two weeks pass and you don't contact your liaison or start your
> > form, your nomination *MAY* be withdrawn. We give nominators this
> > option, so they can use all of their twenty nominations on stories
> > that will actually compete. To assure that your story stays nominated
> > please email your liaison or begin your form within two weeks of being
> > contacted, even if you're still deciding whether to compete or not.
> > (You still get until July 7 to complete the nomination process.)
> >
> > Anyway - to the list! Here are authors that we would like to hear from.
> >
> > Avon (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxraferATgmailDOTcom)
> > Branwyn (Lady Branwyn) (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> > EdorasLass (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
> > Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laikATyahooDOTcom)
> > Eiranae (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Eledhwen (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Geale (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > grey_wonderer (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
> > Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
> > Kenaz (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Lothithil (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> > mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
> > Peredhil lover (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> > pipkinsweetgrass (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> > Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> > vladazhael (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> >
> > If you know anyone on this list, please have them get in touch with
> > the noted liaison.
> >
> > Marta
> >
> >
>
> --
> Life's been good to me so far!!! Praise God!
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 9986

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 Posted by dwimmer\_laik June 01, 2009 - 11:46:42 Topic ID# 9974
I nominated one story by Mir_Noldoris, aka Earmire. She actually has input data into at least one of her story forms - she's got a summary up and a few other things for "Sight". So some activity has occurred - perhaps her e-mail is simply acting up?

Dwim

Msg# 9987

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 Posted by aranelgoldenflower June 01, 2009 - 11:57:50 Topic ID# 9974
Hi,

Peredhil lover has replied, all is good :D - there was just a little confusion over the form (aka, neither of us had thought to change the status to 'author has replied but not begun form')

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Every year I prepare a weekly list of the authors that I think might
> not have heard about their MEFA nominations. Or, if they've heard,
> their response back to their liaison is getting lost in the intarwebz.
> I ask that if you know any of these authors, please contact them and
> have them get in touch with their liaisons. (Email address included
> below.) If they do not hear back in 2-3 days, please have them contact
> me at mefasupportATmefawardsDOTnet.
>
> In theory, this list includes authors that had at least one story
> nominated a week or more ago, and who have not begun any of their
> nomination forms or otherwise indicated to their liaisons that they
> want to compete. That's in theory, and there are several reasons
> --good ones-- why an author could show up on this list without doing
> anything wrong. Like I said, maybe emails have gotten lost somewhere
> along the way. They may be thinking about whether they want to compete
> and haven't made up their mind yet. Or there may be some
> miscommunication between the liaisons and myself. This list is
> intended as a "warning" more than a slap on the wrist.
>
> That said, if you're on this list it's probably a decent idea to email
> your liaison (or me) to make sure your story isn't withdrawn. If more
> than two weeks pass and you don't contact your liaison or start your
> form, your nomination *MAY* be withdrawn. We give nominators this
> option, so they can use all of their twenty nominations on stories
> that will actually compete. To assure that your story stays nominated
> please email your liaison or begin your form within two weeks of being
> contacted, even if you're still deciding whether to compete or not.
> (You still get until July 7 to complete the nomination process.)
>
> Anyway - to the list! Here are authors that we would like to hear from.
>
> Avon (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxraferATgmailDOTcom)
> Branwyn (Lady Branwyn) (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> EdorasLass (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laikATyahooDOTcom)
> Eiranae (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> Eledhwen (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> Geale (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> grey_wonderer (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
> Kenaz (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> Lothithil (liaison: aranelgoldenflower, aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
> Peredhil lover (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> pipkinsweetgrass (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> vladazhael (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
>
> If you know anyone on this list, please have them get in touch with
> the noted liaison.
>
> Marta
>

Msg# 9988

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 Posted by aranelgoldenflower June 01, 2009 - 12:01:37 Topic ID# 9974
Lothithil has replied and filled in her form since this email went out, so the only person I'm liaisoning that still needs to be on this list is pipkinsweetgrass

thanks

A.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "linaewen0" <marggrenawalt@...> wrote:
>
> I know how to get in touch with Lothithil in ways that don't include email. Since I nominated her tale, I would like to help see that she gets going on it! I don't believe she's a MEFA member, so I don't think she'll see this list, so I'll drop her a note, if that's okay.
>
> Lin
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@> wrote:
> >
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Every year I prepare a weekly list of the authors that I think might
> > not have heard about their MEFA nominations. Or, if they've heard,
> > their response back to their liaison is getting lost in the intarwebz.
> > I ask that if you know any of these authors, please contact them and
> > have them get in touch with their liaisons. (Email address included
> > below.) If they do not hear back in 2-3 days, please have them contact
> > me at mefasupportATmefawardsDOTnet.
> >
> > In theory, this list includes authors that had at least one story
> > nominated a week or more ago, and who have not begun any of their
> > nomination forms or otherwise indicated to their liaisons that they
> > want to compete. That's in theory, and there are several reasons
> > --good ones-- why an author could show up on this list without doing
> > anything wrong. Like I said, maybe emails have gotten lost somewhere
> > along the way. They may be thinking about whether they want to compete
> > and haven't made up their mind yet. Or there may be some
> > miscommunication between the liaisons and myself. This list is
> > intended as a "warning" more than a slap on the wrist.
> >
> > That said, if you're on this list it's probably a decent idea to email
> > your liaison (or me) to make sure your story isn't withdrawn. If more
> > than two weeks pass and you don't contact your liaison or start your
> > form, your nomination *MAY* be withdrawn. We give nominators this
> > option, so they can use all of their twenty nominations on stories
> > that will actually compete. To assure that your story stays nominated
> > please email your liaison or begin your form within two weeks of being
> > contacted, even if you're still deciding whether to compete or not.
> > (You still get until July 7 to complete the nomination process.)
> >
> > Anyway - to the list! Here are authors that we would like to hear from.
> >
> > Avon (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxraferATgmailDOTcom)
> > Branwyn (Lady Branwyn) (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> > EdorasLass (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
> > Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laikATyahooDOTcom)
> > Eiranae (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Eledhwen (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Geale (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > grey_wonderer (liaison: Nancy Brooke, nbATnancybrookeDOTcom)
> > Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
> > Kenaz (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2ATyahooDOTcom)
> > Lothithil (liaison: aranelgoldenflower, aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> > mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwinaATgmailDOTcom)
> > Peredhil lover (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> > pipkinsweetgrass (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflowerATyahooDOTcoDOTuk)
> > Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> > vladazhael (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
> >
> > If you know anyone on this list, please have them get in touch with
> > the noted liaison.
> >
> > Marta
> >
>

Msg# 9989

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 Posted by Marta June 01, 2009 - 12:11:36 Topic ID# 9974
Hi Dwim,

I see that she has emailed in accepting both nominations now. So it
looks like there is progress being made on that front.

Marta

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 12:46 PM, dwimmer_laik <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
> I nominated one story by Mir_Noldoris, aka Earmire. She actually has input
> data into at least one of her story forms - she's got a summary up and a few
> other things for "Sight". So some activity has occurred - perhaps her e-mail
> is simply acting up?
>
> Dwim
>

Msg# 9990

Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31 Posted by Diana Nevins June 01, 2009 - 13:04:24 Topic ID# 9974
That might be the case, Dwim; I suspect she may have been another victim of an overeager spam trap. I managed to get in touch with her via LJ, and she subsequently was able to contact her story liaison and get started on things.

-----Original Message-----
>From: dwimmer_laik <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com>
>Sent: Jun 1, 2009 12:46 PM
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: hard-to-reach authors - May 31
>
>I nominated one story by Mir_Noldoris, aka Earmire. She actually has input data into at least one of her story forms - she's got a summary up and a few other things for "Sight". So some activity has occurred - perhaps her e-mail is simply acting up?
>
>Dwim
>

Msg# 9991

Help! Problem adding new author! Posted by ithilwen2001 June 01, 2009 - 21:08:09 Topic ID# 9991
I seem to have run afoul of the MEFA 2009 website. I want to nominate a story by Mirien. She's not listed on the site's member/author list (I looked manually, and also used the Search feature and couldn't find her), but when I try to add her using the Add New Author entry function, I keep getting an error message saying "The user name chosen by you is already being used by another user. Please select another user name." Can anyone help me figure out what's going on here, and how to get her added to the database to I can nominate her story?

A very puzzled Ithilwen

Msg# 9992

Re: Help! Problem adding new author! Posted by Aranel Took June 01, 2009 - 21:43:22 Topic ID# 9991
Hi Ithilwen,
A possible problem could be that she has another pen name attached to that
email address. What is her email address (you can mail it to me at
techsupport@mefawards.net if it's not a publicly known address).

Aranel

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM, ithilwen2001 <dlnevins@earthlink.net> wrote:

> I seem to have run afoul of the MEFA 2009 website. I want to nominate a
> story by Mirien. She's not listed on the site's member/author list (I
> looked manually, and also used the Search feature and couldn't find her),
> but when I try to add her using the Add New Author entry function, I keep
> getting an error message saying "The user name chosen by you is already
> being used by another user. Please select another user name." Can anyone
> help me figure out what's going on here, and how to get her added to the
> database to I can nominate her story?
>
> A very puzzled Ithilwen
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 9993

Re: Help! Problem adding new author! Posted by Diana Nevins June 01, 2009 - 22:21:26 Topic ID# 9991
I just got an email from Mirien, who says she's still a member of the MEFA Yahoo Group. (Her email address is jenATyellowspoonDOTcoDOTuk.) Could that be the problem?

Ithilwen

-----Original Message-----
>From: Aranel Took <araneltook@gmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 1, 2009 9:42 PM
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Help! Problem adding new author!
>
>Hi Ithilwen,
>A possible problem could be that she has another pen name attached to that
>email address. What is her email address (you can mail it to me at
>techsupport@mefawards.net if it's not a publicly known address).
>
>Aranel
>
>On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM, ithilwen2001 <dlnevins@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> I seem to have run afoul of the MEFA 2009 website. I want to nominate a
>> story by Mirien. She's not listed on the site's member/author list (I
>> looked manually, and also used the Search feature and couldn't find her),
>> but when I try to add her using the Add New Author entry function, I keep
>> getting an error message saying "The user name chosen by you is already
>> being used by another user. Please select another user name." Can anyone
>> help me figure out what's going on here, and how to get her added to the
>> database to I can nominate her story?
>>
>> A very puzzled Ithilwen
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------------
>>
>> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
>> Yahoo! Groups Links
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

Msg# 9994

Re: Help! Problem adding new author! Posted by Aranel Took June 01, 2009 - 22:30:15 Topic ID# 9991
Hi Ithilwen,
That email address is currently attached to the author name "Erin's
Daughter". If she would rather compete as "Mirien", she will need to change
that on the MEFA site (and she should also let me know if she changes her
name, so I can create a cross-reference in the archive between "Erin's
Daughter" and "Mirien").

Thanks,
Aranel

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@earthlink.net>wrote:

> I just got an email from Mirien, who says she's still a member of the MEFA
> Yahoo Group. (Her email address is jenATyellowspoonDOTcoDOTuk.) Could that
> be the problem?
>
> Ithilwen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Aranel Took <araneltook@gmail.com>
> >Sent: Jun 1, 2009 9:42 PM
> >To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Help! Problem adding new author!
> >
> >Hi Ithilwen,
> >A possible problem could be that she has another pen name attached to that
> >email address. What is her email address (you can mail it to me at
> >techsupport@mefawards.net if it's not a publicly known address).
> >
> >Aranel
> >
> >On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM, ithilwen2001 <dlnevins@earthlink.net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I seem to have run afoul of the MEFA 2009 website. I want to nominate a
> >> story by Mirien. She's not listed on the site's member/author list (I
> >> looked manually, and also used the Search feature and couldn't find
> her),
> >> but when I try to add her using the Add New Author entry function, I
> keep
> >> getting an error message saying "The user name chosen by you is already
> >> being used by another user. Please select another user name." Can
> anyone
> >> help me figure out what's going on here, and how to get her added to the
> >> database to I can nominate her story?
> >>
> >> A very puzzled Ithilwen
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------------
> >>
> >> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
> >> Yahoo! Groups Links
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>
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>
> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
> Yahoo! Groups Links
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Msg# 9995

Re: Help! Problem adding new author! Posted by Diana Nevins June 01, 2009 - 22:54:02 Topic ID# 9991
Well, that's a simple explanation! Thanks, Aranel. I've emailed Mirien to ask her which name she'd like to compete under, and will let you know if any cross-referencing turns out to be necessary.

Ithilwen

-----Original Message-----
>From: Aranel Took <araneltook@gmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 1, 2009 10:30 PM
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Help! Problem adding new author!
>
>Hi Ithilwen,
>That email address is currently attached to the author name "Erin's
>Daughter". If she would rather compete as "Mirien", she will need to change
>that on the MEFA site (and she should also let me know if she changes her
>name, so I can create a cross-reference in the archive between "Erin's
>Daughter" and "Mirien").
>
>Thanks,
>Aranel
>
>On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@earthlink.net>wrote:
>
>> I just got an email from Mirien, who says she's still a member of the MEFA
>> Yahoo Group. (Her email address is jenATyellowspoonDOTcoDOTuk.) Could that
>> be the problem?
>>
>> Ithilwen
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> >From: Aranel Took <araneltook@gmail.com>
>> >Sent: Jun 1, 2009 9:42 PM
>> >To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>> >Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Help! Problem adding new author!
>> >
>> >Hi Ithilwen,
>> >A possible problem could be that she has another pen name attached to that
>> >email address. What is her email address (you can mail it to me at
>> >techsupport@mefawards.net if it's not a publicly known address).
>> >
>> >Aranel
>> >
>> >On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM, ithilwen2001 <dlnevins@earthlink.net>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I seem to have run afoul of the MEFA 2009 website. I want to nominate a
>> >> story by Mirien. She's not listed on the site's member/author list (I
>> >> looked manually, and also used the Search feature and couldn't find
>> her),
>> >> but when I try to add her using the Add New Author entry function, I
>> keep
>> >> getting an error message saying "The user name chosen by you is already
>> >> being used by another user. Please select another user name." Can
>> anyone
>> >> help me figure out what's going on here, and how to get her added to the
>> >> database to I can nominate her story?
>> >>
>> >> A very puzzled Ithilwen
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ------------------------------------
>> >>
>> >> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
>> >> Yahoo! Groups Links
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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>> >
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>> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
>> Yahoo! Groups Links
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Msg# 9996

Re: Problems with Archive? Posted by Aranel Took June 02, 2009 - 11:02:56 Topic ID# 9952
Hey everyone,
Thanks for the input on this problem, Bonnie and Cactuskim. Poking around
online, it does look like IE8 may still have some "issues". So PipMer, if
it's not too much of a hassle I would recommend just sticking with Firefox
at least until there is an update to IE8 that would hopefully fix some of
its problems. You may want to try some of the things Bonnie suggested, too,
such as with the security levels. If you do continue to use IE8, please keep
us updated on how it's working and if you're having any other problems pop
up.

Thanks,
Aranel

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 9:47 PM, <debnear@comcast.net> wrote:

>
>
> Thank you for your help, Aranel, I greatly appreciate it :D
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aranel Took" <araneltook@gmail.com>
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:52:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Problems with Archive?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi PipMer,
> I can't get IE 8 to run (I'm trying to run it in XP in Virtual PC on my
> Macintosh) so currently I have no way to test the problem. But if you've
> had
> problems at other sites with IE 8 while Firefox works fine then I suspect
> it
> may be a browser issue. I will do some research and see if there are any
> known problems like this with IE 8 and if there is a fix available. All I
> can suggest for a fix at this time is to continue using Firefox at home.
>
> Thanks,
> Aranel
>
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM, < debnear@comcast.net > wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hi, Aranel.
> >
> >
> >
> > I only have problems on my home computer if I use IE (we just switched
> from
> > 7 to 8). If I use Mozilla on my home computer, everything is fine. We run
> > XP. And now that you mention it, I had problems leaving reviews at
> Syories
> > of Arda with IE, but not with Mozilla.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Aranel Took" < araneltook@gmail.com >
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:28:43 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> > Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Problems with Archive?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi PipMer,
> > Are you still having the problem on your home computer? If so, which
> > version
> > of IE do you use at home (5, 6, 7 or 8)? Are you running XP or Vista?
> Have
> > you had the problem on other sites or just the MEFA Archive site?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Aranel
> >
> > On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:06 AM, < debnear@comcast.net > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi, Aranel....
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The problem was only occuring on my home computer, and my brower is
> > > Internet Explorer. However, today I used Mozilla Firefox, and
> everything
> > > works great.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > But for your information: I wasn't getting an error message, it just
> > > wasn't loading when I clicked on a story. It was any story that I
> clicked
> > > on. It was the link to the stories themselves that wasn't working.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > But as I said, everything works when I use Mozilla Firefox.
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Aranel Took" < araneltook@gmail.com >
> > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 4:53:55 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> > > Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Problems with Archive?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > The problem in the Archive is only related to Awards Results and
> Reviews.
> > > If
> > > there is a problem accessing a story, that is an entirely different
> > > problem.
> > >
> > > PipMer, what exactly is the problem you had? Are you getting a
> particular
> > > error message or is the link not even trying to load a new page? Is
> this
> > > for
> > > "Story Info" or is it the link to the story itself? If it's the link to
> > the
> > > actual story, did it happen only on certain stories kept at particular
> > > archives or on all stories? What browser do you use at work? If it's
> only
> > > happening at work, could you try again tomorrow and see if the problem
> is
> > > still there?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Aranel
> > >
> > > On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:34 PM, < debnear@comcast.net > wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks Rhapsody! Although now I'm on a different computer, and
> > everything
> > > > is working just fine.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "rhapsody_the_bard" < rhapsodybard@gmail.com >
> > > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:33:11 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> > > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Problems with Archive?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com , "PipMer" <debnear@...> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Is anybody else having problems going into the Archive, and
> clicking
> > > > > on a story? No matter what story I click on, it doesn't take me
> > > > > anywhere. Just wondering if it's my computer, or if something isn't
> > > > > right with the site.
> > > >
> > > > It isn't you. I e-mailed Tech support about this yesterday and Aranel
> > > said
> > > > she would post a somesort of announcement when she had time. She told
> > me
> > > > that there are problems with the database.
> > > >
> > > > Rhapsody
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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Msg# 9997

Question: "Review Junkies" Posted by Neume Indil June 03, 2009 - 20:36:58 Topic ID# 9997
Is this available this season? I reached my goal of 100 reviews last year,
and would love to try to best myself again, but I haven't seen the "sign up"
link on my home page like before.

Thanks,
Neu/The Other Becky


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Msg# 9998

Re: Question: "Review Junkies" Posted by Marta June 03, 2009 - 21:59:06 Topic ID# 9997
On 6/3/09, Neume Indil <neumeindil@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is this available this season? I reached my goal of 100 reviews last year,
> and would love to try to best myself again, but I haven't seen the "sign up"
> link on my home page like before.
>
> Thanks,
> Neu/The Other Becky
>

Hiya Becky,

The "review junkie" feature will indeed be available - just not yet.
Last year there was a technical problem that happened when people
tried to set their review goal while nominations were still coming in.
So this year we decided to only let people set their reviewing goal
once nominations closed.

You will be able to set your goal between July 1 and August 31. In
that time window, a link will appear on the MEFA webpage, prompting
you to enter your goal. And don't worry - reviews you enter now will
still count; you just can't tell the website what you want your goal
to be quite yet. :-)

Glad to know you are looking to best yourself. I'm sure the authors
you review will appreciate it.

Marta

Msg# 9999

Re: Question: "Review Junkies" Posted by Neume Indil June 03, 2009 - 22:56:25 Topic ID# 9997
Ahh. Excellent. :)

Thanks Marta!

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 6/3/09, Neume Indil <neumeindil@gmail.com <neumeindil%40gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> > Is this available this season? I reached my goal of 100 reviews last
> year,
> > and would love to try to best myself again, but I haven't seen the "sign
> up"
> > link on my home page like before.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Neu/The Other Becky
> >
>
> Hiya Becky,
>
> The "review junkie" feature will indeed be available - just not yet.
> Last year there was a technical problem that happened when people
> tried to set their review goal while nominations were still coming in.
> So this year we decided to only let people set their reviewing goal
> once nominations closed.
>
> You will be able to set your goal between July 1 and August 31. In
> that time window, a link will appear on the MEFA webpage, prompting
> you to enter your goal. And don't worry - reviews you enter now will
> still count; you just can't tell the website what you want your goal
> to be quite yet. :-)
>
> Glad to know you are looking to best yourself. I'm sure the authors
> you review will appreciate it.
>
> Marta
>
>


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Msg# 10000

ADMIN: Categorization of Ficlets and Other Special Types of Stories Posted by Dawn Felagund June 04, 2009 - 20:14:27 Topic ID# 10000
This week's administrative post concerns the categorization of stories that occupy their own niches within the Tolkien fandom: non-fiction, Silmarillion-based stories, novels, and so on. Specifically, I will be looking at how ficlets are categorized, since this has changed for the 2009 awards.


CHANGES TO FIXED-LENGTH FICLET CATEGORIZATION FOR 2009 AWARDS

One of the most important categorization issues to understand concerns changes made this year to how ficlets are categorized. The MEFAs define a "ficlet" as a piece 1000 words or less. At exactly 100 words, drabbles are the best example. Ficlets may also be organized into "series," or groups of related ficlets. For example, a ficlet series might include five ficlets of exactly 200 words, each looking at the arrival of the Istari in Middle-earth from a different wizard's perspective.

In the past, ficlets and ficlet series have *only* competed against other ficlets and ficlet series. This often meant that ficlets and ficlet series competed against works very different from them in every other way ... except for the fact that they were all ficlets. For example, my series about about the Istari might compete against a series about the sons of FŽanor, a triple drabble about the early years of Sam and Rosie's marriage, a 400-word ficlet about Legolas's childhood, and a series about the drowning of Nķmenor because all of these authors chose "Drama" as their third category choice, and there were not enough ficlets in any of their first two category choices to categorize those stories there instead.

In order to remedy this situation, categorization of ficlets has changed a bit for the 2009 awards. Drabbles (exactly 100 words) and short drabble series will still compete *only* against other drabbles and short drabble series. Drabble series are considered "short" if they contain five or fewer items, although this is not a hard-and-fast rule. Authors of drabble series should discuss with their liaison where their piece fits best. Other ficlets and ficlet series now have a choice whether or not they'd like to compete only with other ficlets or whether they'd like to compete with works of all lengths.

For 2009, it is also important to note that the definition of "ficlet" has changed from 500 words or less to 1000 words or less, and ficlets do not have to be "fixed-length": Any individual story less than 1000 words, whether it aims for a particular word count or not, can compete as a ficlet if the author chooses. A series can compete against other ficlets if no part of that series exceeds 1000 words, even if the total word count is over 1000 words.

The question also arises at times about "mixed" ficlet series: that is, a series where the individual parts of the series are of varying lengths. For a ficlet series to compete with drabbles, *all* parts of the series must be drabbles. If the ficlet series contains drabbles in addition to other ficlets, the author has the choice of competing with other ficlets or with stories of all lengths.

If you decide that you would like your ficlet or ficlet series to compete only against other ficlets, you will need to choose "Genres: Ficlets" as your first-choice category, as well as two other categories of your choice. This will assure that you will compete *only* against other ficlets, even if they have nothing in common outside of being ficlets.

So, to recap, ficlets will be categorized in 2009 as follows:

-100 words exactly (drabble) --> competes only against other drabbles

-short drabble series --> competes only against other drabbles

-longer drabble series --> choose "Genre: Ficlets" *or* compete against pieces of all lengths

-ficlets between 101 and 1000 words --> choose "Genre: Ficlets" *or* compete against against pieces of all lengths

-ficlet series with items between 101 and 1000 words --> choose "Genre: Ficlets" *or* compete against against pieces of all lengths


*******************

CATEGORIZING OTHER "SPECIAL GROUPS"

Within the broad definition of "Tolkien fan fiction," there are other types of stories that often wish to compete with similar stories. For example, crossover stories involve story elements from Tolkien's works as well as another source material, such as the Harry Potter books or events from our Modern-earth history. Authors of crossovers often wish to compete against other crossover stories. Likewise, novelists often wish their stories to compete against other novels, alternate universe (AU) against other AU, Silmarillion stories against other Silmarillion stories, and so on.

How do you assure that your story will compete against others like it? The key is to carefully choose the categories in which you want your story to compete.

When filling out the story form, you have the opportunity to choose three categories for your story. These categories will determine the grouping in which your story will compete and, as such, choosing categories is important to assuring that your story is categorized appropriately. The first category you choose should be the category that you believe best fits your story; the second should be the second-best fit for your story, and so on. During categorization, the MEFA staff will do their best to see that your story competes in your preferred categories.

Therefore, if you want your story to compete against others of the same type, choose that as your first category choice. For example, for my hypothetical story about Frodo and Harry Potter questing together to destroy the One Ring, I might choose as a first category "Genres: Crossover." This will signal to the MEFA staff that I prefer my story to compete against other crossovers. If I want my romance story about Maedhros to compete with other Silmarillion stories, then I would choose as my first category "Times: First Age" rather than "Races: Elves," "Genres: Romance," or any other categories into which the story fits.

In addition, crossover stories that involve historical events from the real world may also choose Times: Modern Times as a category. This category covers everything after the canonical Fourth Age, and so stories that involve Modern-earth history often fit well in both Genres: Crossover and Times: Modern Times categories.

Remember, though that you will need to choose *three* categories, and these subsequent choices are also important, as your story may be categorized based on your second- or third-choice category. For example, imagine that only three stories include the category "Genres: Crossover" this year in their category choices. There are not enough stories, then, for crossovers to compete together. Perhaps you'd rather your story compete against other stories with Hobbits in them than other dramas or other stories set in the Third Age. In this case, you should choose "Races: Hobbits" as your second category and your next preferred category for the third.

The complete list of MEFA categories for 2009 and descriptions of each can be found here: <http://mefawards.net/MEFA2009/index.php?page=FAQcategories#cat_1>. It is often valuable to take a moment to read over the list, including the descriptions of those categories you think might be most relevant for your story, and jot down a list of those in which you would not mind competing. If you'd prefer to compete against stories of a specific type, list that as your first-choice category.

Finally, since stories don't always end up in their first-choice category, if the story is of a special type that is not immediately apparent based on how it ends up categorized, it is sometimes helpful to note this in the summary. For example, imagine that the Genres: Crossover category is not available for my story about Harry Potter and Frodo, and the story ends up in my second-choice category, which is Races: Hobbits. It is often useful to readers if the summary specifies that the story is a crossover. AUs are another type of story where notation in the summary helps the author to know what to expect of the story and, therefore, judge it more fairly.

For more information on how stories are categorized, see the MEFA Categorization FAQs: <http://mefawards.net/MEFA2009/index.php?page=FAQcategories>. Also, remember that your liaison is available to help you to figure out how best to categorize your story.

Msg# 10001

hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Marta June 07, 2009 - 17:30:28 Topic ID# 10001
Hey guys,

Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.

The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
because they didn't get in touch with us.

If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.

Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.

Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)

As always, thanks for your help.

P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)

Msg# 10002

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Diana Nevins June 07, 2009 - 17:36:44 Topic ID# 10001
Mir_noldoris is applegnat on LJ, and her email is applegnat@gmail.com. I'll try to get hold of her and let her know Dreamflower is still looking for her!

Ithilwen

-----Original Message-----
>From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 7, 2009 5:29 PM
>To: MEFAwards <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
>
>Hey guys,
>
>Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
>authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
>theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
>ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
>otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>
>The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
>notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
>are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
>they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
>was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
>This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
>safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
>because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
>If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
>listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
>few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
>Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
>Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
>Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
>White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>
>As always, thanks for your help.
>
>P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
>slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>
>Marta
>(MEFA Admin.)

Msg# 10003

nominations deadlines and such Posted by Marta June 07, 2009 - 17:51:46 Topic ID# 10003
Hey guys,

As you probably know (but it bears repeating!), nominations will close
on June 30, at 11:59 PM GMT. Authors will have another week after that
to tie up any loose ends, which means that if you nominate something
and the author never accepts the nomination, the story may not be
withdrawn until July 7 - too late for you to nominate something else
in its place.

To help fight against this, a few years ago we developed something
called the two week rule. Liaisons would try to contact authors for
two weeks, after which time the nominator would be contacted. The
nominator could choose to withdraw the nomination and replace it with
another nomination for another story if they wanted. (The nominator
can also choose to leave the nomination in if she prefers.) Authors
don't have to *complete* the nomination process by this date, but they
do have to give us some sign that they've at least heard that they've
been nominated. Begin the form, email the liaison to say they're
thinking about it, something like that. The point is that if an author
doesn't reply, we will assume they can't be contacted and so will give
the nominator a chance to use the nomination on another piece. The
withdrawn story will still be eligible to compete, but someone will
have to nominate it again.

I'm bringing all this up now because there are about three weeks left
in the nomination season. Starting next week, the two weeks rule won't
help you because two weeks will be after nominations have closed. You
can still nominate after that point, but you would only be able to
replace a nomination if the author got in touch and said she didn't
want to be nominated.

So: if you have any nominations you'd like to make, particularly if
this is the first time that author has been nominated this year,
please make them sooner rather than later. It usually takes our
liaisons a day or two to make sure a story is eligible and send out a
nomination letter, and that's when the clock starts ticking for the
two weeks rule. To be safe, you should try to nominate a story by next
Sunday if you think we may have a hard time reaching the author;
otherwise, you risk losing the nomination if they never get in touch.

Of course we welcome nominations up until June 30, but nominating now
is the smart thing to do. Happy nominating! :-)

Marta

Msg# 10004

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Barbara Rich June 07, 2009 - 19:33:12 Topic ID# 10001
Re: mir_noldolris, aka applegnat--
According to my sent box, I did forward her acceptance a week ago. However,
I just sent it again, just in case it got lost.
Dreamflower

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@earthlink.net> wrote:

>
>
> Mir_noldoris is applegnat on LJ, and her email is applegnat@gmail.com<applegnat%40gmail.com>.
> I'll try to get hold of her and let her know Dreamflower is still looking
> for her!
>
> Ithilwen
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com <marta.fandom%40gmail.com>>
> >Sent: Jun 7, 2009 5:29 PM
> >To: MEFAwards <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>>
> >Subject: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
> >
> >Hey guys,
> >
> >Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
> >authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
> >theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
> >ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
> >otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
> >
> >The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> >notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
> >are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
> >they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
> >was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
> >This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> >safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> >because they didn't get in touch with us.
> >
> >If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> >listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> >few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
> >
> >Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
> >
> >Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> >Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> >mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> >PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> >Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen,
> marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
> >White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> >
> >As always, thanks for your help.
> >
> >P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
> >slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
> >
> >Marta
> >(MEFA Admin.)
>
>
>


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Msg# 10005

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Barbara Rich June 07, 2009 - 19:42:34 Topic ID# 10001
I also just re-sent the acceptance from Indigo Bunting for her story.

Dreamflower

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:

> Re: mir_noldolris, aka applegnat--
> According to my sent box, I did forward her acceptance a week ago.
> However, I just sent it again, just in case it got lost.
> Dreamflower
>
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@earthlink.net>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Mir_noldoris is applegnat on LJ, and her email is applegnat@gmail.com<applegnat%40gmail.com>.
>> I'll try to get hold of her and let her know Dreamflower is still looking
>> for her!
>>
>> Ithilwen
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> >From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com <marta.fandom%40gmail.com>>
>> >Sent: Jun 7, 2009 5:29 PM
>> >To: MEFAwards <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>>
>> >Subject: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
>> >
>> >Hey guys,
>> >
>> >Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
>> >authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
>> >theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
>> >ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
>> >otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>> >
>> >The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
>> >notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
>> >are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
>> >they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
>> >was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
>> >This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
>> >safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
>> >because they didn't get in touch with us.
>> >
>> >If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
>> >listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
>> >few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>> >
>> >Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>> >
>> >Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> >Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> >mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> >PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
>> >Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> >ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen,
>> marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
>> >White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> >
>> >As always, thanks for your help.
>> >
>> >P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
>> >slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>> >
>> >Marta
>> >(MEFA Admin.)
>>
>>
>>
>
>


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Msg# 10006

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Marta June 07, 2009 - 19:42:35 Topic ID# 10001
Hi Ithilwen and Dreamflower,

The reason I included her on my list was that she still had the status
"Email sent to author" at the website. I interpret that as meaning
that the liaison contacted the author but the author hasn't now
replied. I see now where I have received those emails Dreamflower
forwarded on to me, but when I put together this list I was only
looking at the website.

To fix this, I have set the status of one of these nominations to
"author has replied but not begun form." I don't know if that's
technically correct, but it will be my cue to keep mir_noldoris off
the hard-to-reach list. Dreamflower, if you'd like you can change the
status to anything showing that the author has actually contacted you
or begun work on the form.

Thanks,

Marta

On 6/7/09, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:
> Re: mir_noldolris, aka applegnat--
> According to my sent box, I did forward her acceptance a week ago. However,
> I just sent it again, just in case it got lost.
> Dreamflower
>

Msg# 10007

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Cathleen June 07, 2009 - 19:46:19 Topic ID# 10001
I've emailed Golden at both her addresses.

Cathleen

"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln

--- On Sun, 6/7/09, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 8:41 PM








I also just re-sent the acceptance from Indigo Bunting for her story.

Dreamflower

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail. com> wrote:

> Re: mir_noldolris, aka applegnat--
> According to my sent box, I did forward her acceptance a week ago.
> However, I just sent it again, just in case it got lost.
> Dreamflower
>
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@earthlink. net>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Mir_noldoris is applegnat on LJ, and her email is applegnat@gmail. com<applegnat%40gmail. com>.
>> I'll try to get hold of her and let her know Dreamflower is still looking
>> for her!
>>
>> Ithilwen
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> >From: Marta <marta.fandom@ gmail.com <marta.fandom% 40gmail.com> >
>> >Sent: Jun 7, 2009 5:29 PM
>> >To: MEFAwards <MEFAwards@yahoogrou ps.com <MEFAwards%40yahoog roups.com> >
>> >Subject: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
>> >
>> >Hey guys,
>> >
>> >Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
>> >authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
>> >theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
>> >ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
>> >otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>> >
>> >The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
>> >notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
>> >are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
>> >they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
>> >was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
>> >This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
>> >safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
>> >because they didn't get in touch with us.
>> >
>> >If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
>> >listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
>> >few days please email me: mefasupport- at-mefawards- dot-net.
>> >
>> >Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>> >
>> >Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>> >dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>> >Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik- at-yahoo- dot-com)
>> >Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>> >Golden (liaison: brindlemom2( Gilnaur), brindlemom2- at-yahoo- dot-com)
>> >Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
>> >Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
>> >mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
>> >PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemai l-dot-com)
>> >Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>> >Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>> >SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>> >ThinkingLady- Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen,
>> marggrenawalt- at-sbcglobal- dot-net)
>> >White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
>> >
>> >As always, thanks for your help.
>> >
>> >P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
>> >slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>> >
>> >Marta
>> >(MEFA Admin.)
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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Msg# 10008

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Agape 4Rivendell June 07, 2009 - 20:37:07 Topic ID# 10001
I've IM'd dancingkatz sister - hopefully, she'll urge her to 'do something'
about this.

Agape

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
> authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
> theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
> ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
> otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
> are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
> they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
> was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
> This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen,
> marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
> White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
> slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>
>



--
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Msg# 10009

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Ellin Revenger June 08, 2009 - 1:53:02 Topic ID# 10001
I will try to contact PeppyPower and Dancingkatz. ;)


--- On Sun, 6/7/09, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
Subject: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
To: "MEFAwards" <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 3:29 PM








Hey guys,

Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.

The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
because they didn't get in touch with us.

If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
few days please email me: mefasupport- at-mefawards- dot-net.

Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.

Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik- at-yahoo- dot-com)
Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
Golden (liaison: brindlemom2( Gilnaur), brindlemom2- at-yahoo- dot-com)
Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemai l-dot-com)
Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
ThinkingLady- Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt- at-sbcglobal- dot-net)
White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)

As always, thanks for your help.

P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)


















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Msg# 10010

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by alassante7 June 08, 2009 - 12:36:24 Topic ID# 10001
I'll try to contact Dancing Katz, Gwynnyd, and SilverMoonLady.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
> authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
> theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
> ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
> otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
> are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
> they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
> was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
> This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
> White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
> slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>

Msg# 10011

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by alassante7 June 08, 2009 - 12:36:27 Topic ID# 10001
I'll try to contact Dancing Katz, Gwynnyd, and SilverMoonLady.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
> authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
> theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
> ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
> otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
> are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
> they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
> was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
> This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
> White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
> slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>

Msg# 10012

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by linaewen0 June 08, 2009 - 12:38:54 Topic ID# 10001
Some lovely person got in touch with Marethiel for me and told her of her nomination. For some reason she had gotten none of the emails I had sent her and they weren't in her spam, either. I resent everything to a different email address. So she's been in touch, but has not officially accepted her nomination as yet. I expect to hear from her soon, however.

I now have only one outstanding author, who just needs to do a bit of touch up on her story form before it can get finalized. I have still not been able to reach Vulgarweed to touch base with her on that!

Linaewen

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
> authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
> theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
> ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
> otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
> are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
> they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
> was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
> This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
> White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
> slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>

Msg# 10013

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Diana Nevins June 08, 2009 - 13:41:00 Topic ID# 10001
You might try dropping her a note in her LJ (she's vulgarweed over there).

Ithilwen

-----Original Message-----
>From: linaewen0 <marggrenawalt@sbcglobal.net>
>Sent: Jun 8, 2009 1:38 PM
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June
>
>Some lovely person got in touch with Marethiel for me and told her of her nomination. For some reason she had gotten none of the emails I had sent her and they weren't in her spam, either. I resent everything to a different email address. So she's been in touch, but has not officially accepted her nomination as yet. I expect to hear from her soon, however.
>
>I now have only one outstanding author, who just needs to do a bit of touch up on her story form before it can get finalized. I have still not been able to reach Vulgarweed to touch base with her on that!
>
>Linaewen

Msg# 10014

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Nancy Brooke June 08, 2009 - 14:44:46 Topic ID# 10001
Al, if you don't have SML's RL e-mail, I do. If you want me to drop a line there, let me know.

Nancy Brooke

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "alassante7" <alassante7@...> wrote:
>
> I'll try to contact Dancing Katz, Gwynnyd, and SilverMoonLady.
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@> wrote:
> >
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
> > authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
> > theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
> > ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
> > otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
> >
> > The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> > notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
> > are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
> > they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
> > was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
> > This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> > safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> > because they didn't get in touch with us.
> >
> > If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> > listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> > few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
> >
> > Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
> >
> > Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> > Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
> > White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> >
> > As always, thanks for your help.
> >
> > P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
> > slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
> >
> > Marta
> > (MEFA Admin.)
> >
>

Msg# 10015

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Ellin Revenger June 08, 2009 - 15:11:25 Topic ID# 10001
I got in touch with Dancingkatz; she says that probably her spam filter caused troubles, so she'll check again. Anyway, I gave her the email address of her liaison, so I hope everything will work out fine. :)


--- On Sun, 6/7/09, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
Subject: [MEFAwards] hard to reach authors - 07 June
To: "MEFAwards" <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 3:29 PM








Hey guys,

Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.

The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
because they didn't get in touch with us.

If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
few days please email me: mefasupport- at-mefawards- dot-net.

Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.

Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik- at-yahoo- dot-com)
Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
Golden (liaison: brindlemom2( Gilnaur), brindlemom2- at-yahoo- dot-com)
Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)
PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemai l-dot-com)
Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
ThinkingLady- Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt- at-sbcglobal- dot-net)
White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at- gmail-dot- com)

As always, thanks for your help.

P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)


















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Msg# 10016

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by linaewen0 June 08, 2009 - 15:57:02 Topic ID# 10001
I did that today, so we'll see if that helps. Thanks!

Lin

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@...> wrote:
>
> You might try dropping her a note in her LJ (she's vulgarweed over there).
>
> Ithilwen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: linaewen0 <marggrenawalt@...>
> >Sent: Jun 8, 2009 1:38 PM
> >To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June
> >
> >Some lovely person got in touch with Marethiel for me and told her of her nomination. For some reason she had gotten none of the emails I had sent her and they weren't in her spam, either. I resent everything to a different email address. So she's been in touch, but has not officially accepted her nomination as yet. I expect to hear from her soon, however.
> >
> >I now have only one outstanding author, who just needs to do a bit of touch up on her story form before it can get finalized. I have still not been able to reach Vulgarweed to touch base with her on that!
> >
> >Linaewen
>

Msg# 10017

this week Posted by Marta June 08, 2009 - 20:22:10 Topic ID# 10017
Hey guys,

I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up. I will be out of contact
for a few days mid-week, and while Inkling has graciously agreed to
answer any questions that come up here, you may notice a delay of a
few days in answers to emails sent to me privately at
mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net. There will also be a hold-up on
finalizing new nominations. As you may or may not know, after a
liaison approves the nomination form I give it a final once-over
before the nomination is finalized. I won't be able to do my part
probably until Friday. So if your nomination is taking longer than you
expect to be finalized, please be patient.

Also, one of our most active volunteers had a RL situation pop up. You
*may* notice a small delay in password questions and getting new
accounts set up. If this happens please be patient. There are still
several weeks before nominations close, and we'll get you set up as
soon as we can.

If you have a question or issue we will help you as soon as we can.
This week things may go a little slower than most, and so we really
appreciate your patience.

Thanks,

Marta

Msg# 10018

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Diana Nevins June 09, 2009 - 8:24:03 Topic ID# 10001
Mir_noldoris has told me she's emailed her liaison Dreamflower and hasn't received an answer. What should her next step be? She's definitely interested in participating in the MEFAs!

Ithilwen

>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hey guys,
>>
>> Another week has passed, which means it's time for another round-up of
>> authors that we haven't heard from. The list below includes (in
>> theory) authors who had at least one story nominated more than a week
>> ago, and who have not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or
>> otherwise indicated that they know they've been nominated.
>>
>> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
>> notification email because it was treated with spam. However, there
>> are other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps
>> they are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there
>> was miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance.
>> This list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
>> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
>> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>>
>> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
>> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
>> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>>
>> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>>
>> Claudia (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> dancingkatz (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> Eggo Waffles (liaison: Dwimordene, dwimmer_laik-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> Golden (liaison: brindlemom2(Gilnaur), brindlemom2-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> Gwynnyd (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> mir_noldoris (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>> PeppyPower (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
>> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> Ribby (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>> ThinkingLady-Marethiel (liaison: Linaewen, marggrenawalt-at-sbcglobal-dot-net)
>> White Wolf (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>>
>> As always, thanks for your help.
>>
>> P.S. - I will be out of contact for a few days mid-week, so I may be
>> slow answering emails; but I will get back to you. :-)
>>
>> Marta
>> (MEFA Admin.)
>>
>
>

Msg# 10019

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Marta June 09, 2009 - 9:02:07 Topic ID# 10001
Hiya Ithilwen,

Thanks for the help! As one of her nominations is by yours truly I
have a personal interest in getting her finalized *g*, but of course I
want to see all good stories in the awards - better reading for me and
everyone else.

Mir (and every author) needs to do three things: officially confirm
they want to compete; actually fill out the form; and let us know they
are through with the form. The last two can be done by the website --
obviously the form is filled out there, and Mir can include a note
along the lines of "I am satisfied with this form" in the nomination
notes section of the field. She should also make sure she selects the
"author satisfied with form" status at the bottom of the form.

That still leaves officially accepting the nomination. I know Mir told
me that she would accept at least one of the nominations, before I
nominated her, but if she could email me again that would be great.
Ideally she should email me at mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net, and
she should say something along the line of "I accept my nominations
for 'Sight' and 'Two'." Usually authors email something along these
lines to the liaison, but if we're concerned about messages getting
caught by overactive spam traps or whatever... I'll be happy to accept
the email and let Dreamflower know I received it so things can move
forward.

Also, Dreamflower may have concerns about the form that need to be
fixed. (Or I may have them when I finalize the nomination.) We really
do need a way to get through to the author, but this doesn't have to
be by email. I know Mir and Dreamflower are both on LJ; in the past,
authors and liaisons in this situation have sometimes left comments on
each others' most recent posts, or have even set up a special post
where they could trade messages. Would something like that work better
for Mir?

Marta

On 6/9/09, Diana Nevins <dlnevins@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Mir_noldoris has told me she's emailed her liaison Dreamflower and hasn't
> received an answer. What should her next step be? She's definitely
> interested in participating in the MEFAs!
>
> Ithilwen
>

Msg# 10020

Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June Posted by Diana Nevins June 09, 2009 - 11:37:48 Topic ID# 10001
Thanks, Marta! I'll have Mir get in touch with you ASAP, so the nominations can be officially accepted. It may turn out that reaching her via LJ works best; I'll definitely ask her (as well as pass on the information you gave below).

Ithilwen

-----Original Message-----
>From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 9, 2009 10:01 AM
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: hard to reach authors - 07 June
>
>Hiya Ithilwen,
>
>Thanks for the help! As one of her nominations is by yours truly I
>have a personal interest in getting her finalized *g*, but of course I
>want to see all good stories in the awards - better reading for me and
>everyone else.
>
>Mir (and every author) needs to do three things: officially confirm
>they want to compete; actually fill out the form; and let us know they
>are through with the form. The last two can be done by the website --
>obviously the form is filled out there, and Mir can include a note
>along the lines of "I am satisfied with this form" in the nomination
>notes section of the field. She should also make sure she selects the
>"author satisfied with form" status at the bottom of the form.
>
>That still leaves officially accepting the nomination. I know Mir told
>me that she would accept at least one of the nominations, before I
>nominated her, but if she could email me again that would be great.
>Ideally she should email me at mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net, and
>she should say something along the line of "I accept my nominations
>for 'Sight' and 'Two'." Usually authors email something along these
>lines to the liaison, but if we're concerned about messages getting
>caught by overactive spam traps or whatever... I'll be happy to accept
>the email and let Dreamflower know I received it so things can move
>forward.
>
>Also, Dreamflower may have concerns about the form that need to be
>fixed. (Or I may have them when I finalize the nomination.) We really
>do need a way to get through to the author, but this doesn't have to
>be by email. I know Mir and Dreamflower are both on LJ; in the past,
>authors and liaisons in this situation have sometimes left comments on
>each others' most recent posts, or have even set up a special post
>where they could trade messages. Would something like that work better
>for Mir?
>
>Marta

Msg# 10021

Categorization Posted by Bonnie L. Sherrell June 12, 2009 - 4:06:43 Topic ID# 10021
Oh, but I've scored writing the message on how stories will be categorized for
the contests, and it is a complicated subject! Each story competing will be
assigned to a main category for competition, and then probably into a
subcategory as well, one that will contain between five and fifteen pieces all
told. Making certain your piece is competing fairly against other pieces in the
proper subcategory requires a fair amount of thought and proper choices when
filling out the author's form.

The first few questions asked when filling out the author's form are already
answered for you, if the story was nominated by someone else: the Author Name
by which you are identified in the contest, the Title of the story that has been
nominated, and the URL for the story at least one site where it can be read.

The first question that truly helps identify how the piece will be categorized
is the Story Type question: whether the piece is a Drabble, Incomplete (work in
progress), Nonfiction, Poetry, or Story. The answer should be obvious and easy
to choose.

The next question that helps identify how the piece will be categorized is
Length. This is a question that is vital for stories, but is not used in
categorizing either Poetry or Nonfiction works. Again, this question is fairly
straightforward and can be answered pretty easily. Most word processors have
word-count options (under Tools for Microsoft Word and Works) that can be used
to determine with fair accuracy how long a particular story is, although if you
are a frequent user of dashes as I am it may undercount your actual word usage.
However, such inaccuracies are only vital in works intended for fixed-length
categories such as Drabbles, so ordinarily they are sufficient for most usages.

If your story is a drabble or drabble series or a work in progress, then there
are two more questions that will need to be answered appropriately--the
Drabble/WIP confirmation and Drabble/Ficlet/WIP description questions, which
will assist in making certain your work will be placed in competition with other
works in the same classifications.


It is when you come to the Main Categories question, however, that what you
choose and the order in which you choose it become highly important to how your
own story will be classified for competition. It is vital that you think
carefully, and choose as your first category the one that you feel best fits
your piece. If you have a story that is AU, is a Drama, is basically about
Hobbits but includes Men as well, and is set in the post-Ring War period,
consider well which of those features you consider most important in
categorizing the story before making your first choice. Which category best
defines it--AU, Drama, dealing with Hobbits as a race, dealing with Men as a
race, or the time period in which the story takes place? Think carefully to
prioritize your choices, and choose IN ORDER the three choices that you feel
best describe your story. I had an AU crossover piece that would perhaps have
best competed in the Humor category competing in the general category of Hobbits
last year because I did NOT properly prioritize my selections.

Story Setting is another important choice that may well be used by the
categorizers in assigning your story to an appropriate subcategory. If in your
story you feel its setting is immaterial to the tale, you may choose to leave
this choice at N/A. If you choose a setting, however, be aware that whatever
setting you choose may be used to assign the story to a subcategory involving
that setting.

Characters For Categorization is the next setting that may be used to assign
subcategories. If the categorizers find that there are, say, forty stories
whose primary category is Humor, then they may decide to break them down into
smaller categories depending on whether or not the story is focused on
particular popular main characters such as one of the members of the Fellowship,
one of the Peredhel, members of Feanor's family, and so on.

If you feel the actual characters are immaterial to the story categorization
itself, again you can choose to leave all three settings at N/A. The same may
be true for the Events and Time Periods choices and the Subgenre choices.

So, as you fill out your forms try to think how each story would be best
described and prioritize your choices before committing yourself. It makes the
categorizers' jobs that much the easier and will cause you less stress when the
check ballots are released!


Remember--some careful thought now may save you grief later in the MEFA season!
Bonnie L. Sherrell
Teacher at Large

"Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." LOTR

"Don't go where I can't follow."

Msg# 10022

hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 15, 2009 - 17:07:43 Topic ID# 10022
Hey guys,

Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
that they know they've been nominated.

The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
because they didn't get in touch with us.

If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.

Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.

alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)

As always, thanks for your help.

Thanks,

Marta

Msg# 10023

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Barbara Rich June 15, 2009 - 17:33:16 Topic ID# 10022
I did recieve an acceptance email from Indigo Bunting, which I forwarded to
MEFAsupport. However, I have not heard from her since, and I have been
checking almost every day to see if she has begun her form. I also sent her
another email about four or five days ago, and have had no response.

Barbara

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
> nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
> had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
> not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
> that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
> other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
> are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
> miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
> list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
> Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
> LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marta
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 10024

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Barbara Rich June 15, 2009 - 17:38:59 Topic ID# 10022
Also, I forwarded an acceptance from Lady MSM about 3 days ago, and she
began her form, I think either late last night or early this morning.

Barbara

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
> nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
> had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
> not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
> that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
> other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
> are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
> miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
> list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
> Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
> LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marta
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 10025

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 15, 2009 - 17:55:57 Topic ID# 10022
Hi Barbara,

Thanks for the additional information about this author. I'm glad to
know you have had some contact. When I set up these lists, I go by the
statuses at the websites, and this one had the status "Email Sent to
Author." That usually means the liaison has sent the email but not
heard back yet. So I include these kinds of stories on these lists.

To keep Indigo from showing up in the future as someone who's not made
contact, I've changed the status of that nomination to "Author has
replied but not begun form."

HTH,

Marta

On 6/15/09, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> I did recieve an acceptance email from Indigo Bunting, which I forwarded to
> MEFAsupport. However, I have not heard from her since, and I have been
> checking almost every day to see if she has begun her form. I also sent her
> another email about four or five days ago, and have had no response.
>
> Barbara

Msg# 10026

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 15, 2009 - 18:13:06 Topic ID# 10022
>
> Also, I forwarded an acceptance from Lady MSM about 3 days ago, and she
> began her form, I think either late last night or early this morning.
>
> Barbara



Hi Barbara,

Okay, I looked at that nomination - it has that "Email Sent to Author"
status, too. But I see that the author has at least begun the form, so
what that means to me is that she forgot or didn't know to change the
status at the end of the form.

I have set this nomination's status to "Author has begun but not
finished form." That way she won't appear on future lists like this.
It probably would be a good idea to email her to make sure that's the
status she wants.

Thanks,

Marta

Msg# 10027

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Barbara Rich June 15, 2009 - 18:26:14 Topic ID# 10022
If an author begins the form, but forgets to change the status is it OK if I
do it? I thought that was something they were supposed to do, but it would
make it easier.

Dreamflower

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> >
> > Also, I forwarded an acceptance from Lady MSM about 3 days ago, and she
> > began her form, I think either late last night or early this morning.
> >
> > Barbara
>
> Hi Barbara,
>
> Okay, I looked at that nomination - it has that "Email Sent to Author"
> status, too. But I see that the author has at least begun the form, so
> what that means to me is that she forgot or didn't know to change the
> status at the end of the form.
>
> I have set this nomination's status to "Author has begun but not
> finished form." That way she won't appear on future lists like this.
> It probably would be a good idea to email her to make sure that's the
> status she wants.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marta
>
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 10028

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 15, 2009 - 18:57:51 Topic ID# 10022
Hi Dreamflower,

I encourage authors to change this status, but if they forget on this
one I think it's okay if you make the change for them. Please make a
note (in the nomination notes section of the form) that you have done
this, just for the record.

I do ask that you don't select the status "Author satisfied with form"
unless your author explicitly asks you to do that. That's part of how
they tell us they're done with the form, and we shouldn't just assume
that.

Thanks,

Marta

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Barbara Rich<aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> If an author begins the form, but forgets to change the status is it OK if I
> do it? I thought that was something they were supposed to do, but it would
> make it easier.
>
> Dreamflower
>

Msg# 10029

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Diana Nevins June 15, 2009 - 19:18:22 Topic ID# 10022
I'll try to contact Erin's Daughter via LJ, and let her know she needs to get working on her Author Form ASAP. I don't know if she knows how to log in to the website; perhaps that's the problem? She definitely knows her story has been nominated!

Ithilwen

-----Original Message-----
>From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 15, 2009 6:07 PM
>To: MEFAwards <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [MEFAwards] hard-to-reach authors - 15 June
>
>Hey guys,
>
>Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
>nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
>had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
>not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
>that they know they've been nominated.
>
>The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
>notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
>other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
>are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
>miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
>list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
>safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
>because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
>If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
>listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
>few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
>Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
>alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
>aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
>Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
>LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
>MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
>Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
>As always, thanks for your help.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Marta

Msg# 10030

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 15, 2009 - 19:23:55 Topic ID# 10022
Hi Ithilwen,

Thanks for the help. If she needs help logging in I am happy to help.
Just have her email mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net and I will reply.
If emails are getting lost I can also set up a post on LJ that only
she and I can see (I'd need her LJ name). I just am not comfortable
passing on passwords through a third party.

If she gets in touch with either Elliska or myself to say she wants to
compete then that will help even if she can't fill out the form
immediately. We allow nominators to withdraw the nomination after two
weeks, but only if the author hasn't been in contact at all. She can
then have until July 7 to accept the nomination and finalize the
story's form.

kthxbai,

Marta

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Diana Nevins<dlnevins@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>
> I'll try to contact Erin's Daughter via LJ, and let her know she needs to
> get working on her Author Form ASAP. I don't know if she knows how to log in
> to the website; perhaps that's the problem? She definitely knows her story
> has been nominated!
>
> Ithilwen
>

Msg# 10031

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by mirach\_ravaia June 16, 2009 - 9:02:26 Topic ID# 10022
Hello!
I'm new in this group (joined as I received a nomination), but I noticed that KyMahalei is in this list. I'm in contact with her, so I can forward her your message if you need. (And if you tell me what I should say her).

Mirach


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
> nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
> had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
> not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
> that they know they've been nominated.
>
> The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
> other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
> are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
> miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
> list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> because they didn't get in touch with us.
>
> If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
>
> Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
>
> alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
> Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
> LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marta
>

Msg# 10032

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Barbara Rich June 16, 2009 - 10:20:45 Topic ID# 10022
Marta, I heard from Indigo Bunting late last night. She has finished her
form and approved it, so I have set the story to "nomination approved by
liaison".

Barbara

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:01 AM, mirach_ravaia <mirach_ravaia@yahoo.com>wrote:

>
>
> Hello!
> I'm new in this group (joined as I received a nomination), but I noticed
> that KyMahalei is in this list. I'm in contact with her, so I can forward
> her your message if you need. (And if you tell me what I should say her).
>
> Mirach
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>, Marta
> <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
> >
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
> > nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
> > had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
> > not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
> > that they know they've been nominated.
> >
> > The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> > notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
> > other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
> > are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
> > miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
> > list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> > safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> > because they didn't get in touch with us.
> >
> > If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> > listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> > few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
> >
> > Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
> >
> > alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
> > Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> > Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >
> > As always, thanks for your help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Marta
> >
>
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 10033

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Candice June 16, 2009 - 10:38:20 Topic ID# 10022
Thanks for the offer. She e-mailed me last night and I resent the e-mail directly through gmail so hopefully she has it now.

Candice

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "mirach_ravaia" <mirach_ravaia@...> wrote:
>
> Hello!
> I'm new in this group (joined as I received a nomination), but I noticed that KyMahalei is in this list. I'm in contact with her, so I can forward her your message if you need. (And if you tell me what I should say her).
>
> Mirach
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@> wrote:
> >
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Time for another round-up about authors who have not yet begun their
> > nomination process. The list below includes (in theory) authors who
> > had at least one story nominated more than a week ago, and who have
> > not contacted their liaison, begun their forms, or otherwise indicated
> > that they know they've been nominated.
> >
> > The bulk of these authors probably have not received their
> > notification email because it was flagged as spam. However, there are
> > other good reasons why an author would be on this list -- perhaps they
> > are still debating whether to compete or not, or perhaps there was
> > miscommunication between the liaisons and myself, for instance. This
> > list isn't intended as a scarlet letter of sorts; it's just a
> > safety-net to catch authors before their nominations are withdrawn
> > because they didn't get in touch with us.
> >
> > If you do see your name listed below, please contact the liaison
> > listed to make sure there isn't a problem. If you don't hear back in a
> > few days please email me: mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.
> >
> > Here is this week's hard-to-reach authors list.
> >
> > alex_quine (liaison: aranelgoldenflower,
> > aranelgoldenflower-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk)
> > Erin's Daughter (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Galadriel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > Indigo Bunting (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > KyMahalei (liaison: foxrafer (csevans8), foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > LadyMSM (liaison: Dreamflower, aelfwina-at-gmail-dot-com)
> > MedeaSmyke (liaison: elea24, elea24-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> > Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> > SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> >
> > As always, thanks for your help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Marta
> >
>

Msg# 10034

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 16, 2009 - 11:19:14 Topic ID# 10022
Hiya Mirach,

Thanks for your offer to help. That would be great if you could get a
message to her.

Please tell her that her story "A Short Tale of a Tiny Elf" has been
nominated and that she was sent an email about this on 6/4 at 8:36 AM
(GMT). The email gave her instructions on the awards and how to accept
her nomination. She is free to find out more about the awards at our
website www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/ where we have extensive FAQs, and
she can log in as a guest to see what other stories are being
nominated. The thirty-second version is we are a fanfic compeition for
tolkien-based fanfic of all sorts (all races and time period; and het,
slash, and gen) where people vote by writing reviews for stories.

She will provide information about her story that will be used to sort
it into a subcategory of 5-13 pieces, and within that subcategory we
give out awards based on how many and how long of reviews a story
gets; but even if she does not win an award she can still see the
reviews and enjoy the increased publicity. Like I said, our awards
program crosses all time periods and races, so she may get readers who
wouldn't follow the archive where she posts. The down side is that we
do allow constructive criticism, and while reviewers are highly
encouraged to mix the good with the bad and we do delete flames,
authors do need to think about whether that would be upsetting for
them.

I'm happy to discuss this with her, as is her liaison. She can contact
me at mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net, or her liaison at
foxrafer-at-gmail-dot-com.

On to the nomination. To compete KyMahalei will need to fill out a
form at our website, and to do that she will need a password. She
should have already been sent this (sorry, I can't track down
precisely when), but if she never received it she can have it resent
by using the "Forgotten Password?" link at www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
. Or she can email me at mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net and I will
send it to her by email.

Once she is logged in she needs to begin her form by clicking the
"View your stories that have been nominated" link, then clicking the
"Edit Data" link under the story she wants to work on. This will bring
her to a form she fills out giving us the information to organize her
story into a category and subcategory; the information is also used by
voters to find stories they want to read - e.g. about a certain
character. She will also need to email her liaison to say she wants to
compete, and either email her liaison again to say she is done with
the form or make a note to this effect in the "Nomination Notes"
section of the form itself. She can copy me on that email, too, if
she's concerned emails aren't getting through.

We're under a bit of a time situation here. Foxrafer sent an email to
this author on June 4 saying she was nominated, and authors are
supposed to have two weeks to reply to that email or otherwise show
they know they've been nominated. Otherwise the liaison is supposed to
offer to withdraw the nomination, so the nominator can nominate
another one in its place. That means that technically we're supposed
to hear from KyMahalei that she wants to compete by June 18 - two days
from now. I'll ask Foxrafer to hold off on this until the twentieth to
give you more time to contact Kymahalei, but at that point the
nomination *may* be withdrawn if the nominator wants to nominate
something else. KyMahalei would still have until June 7 to finish her
form and let us know she was done with it.

I know this is a lot of information and I went on longer than I wanted
to! So if you could perhaps emphasize the most important bits (what
KyMahalei needs to do to compete, and when she needs to do it by) that
would be great. Feel free to pass on as much information as you like.

Thanks,

Marta

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 10:01 AM, mirach_ravaia<mirach_ravaia@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hello!
> I'm new in this group (joined as I received a nomination), but I noticed
> that KyMahalei is in this list. I'm in contact with her, so I can forward
> her your message if you need. (And if you tell me what I should say her).
>
> Mirach
>

Msg# 10035

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 16, 2009 - 11:20:34 Topic ID# 10022
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Barbara Rich<aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Marta, I heard from Indigo Bunting late last night. She has finished her
> form and approved it, so I have set the story to "nomination approved by
> liaison".
>
> Barbara
>

*cheers* I'll look over her forms the next time I do that - probably a
little later this evening.

Marta

Msg# 10036

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Marta June 16, 2009 - 11:21:50 Topic ID# 10022
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Candice<foxrafer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks for the offer. She e-mailed me last night and I resent the e-mail
> directly through gmail so hopefully she has it now.
>
> Candice
>

Oof, email wires getting crossed. I sent my previous email before
seeing this one.

In any event, I hope the information I provided was informative to someone. :^)

Marta

Msg# 10037

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Jedi Sapphire June 16, 2009 - 12:10:24 Topic ID# 10022
KyMahalei hasn't got her email - I guess it got caught in her spam filter.
I've asked her to contact her liaison.
Sapphire


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 10038

Re: hard-to-reach authors - 15 June Posted by Candice June 16, 2009 - 14:25:39 Topic ID# 10022
Hey there. Do you mean she didn't receive the original e-mail or the one I sent last night? If she didn't get either and neither are in her spam folder, do you know if there's another e-mail I can use to reach her?

Candice

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Jedi Sapphire <jedisapphire@...> wrote:
>
> KyMahalei hasn't got her email - I guess it got caught in her spam filter.
> I've asked her to contact her liaison.
> Sapphire
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

Msg# 10039

ADMIN: Using Wish and Skip Lists Posted by Dawn Felagund June 18, 2009 - 20:14:04 Topic ID# 10039
So you've decided that you want to review stories for the MEFAs this year.
You've received your login and password. You've visited the site. You're
excited about the possibility of discovering new stories and brightening the
days of the authors you review.

Then you click on the link to browse all of the nominated stories. And there
are 566 of them.

Clicking through even just a few pages of them can quickly become
overwhelming. You find a story you've never read before and the summary
sounds great--but it's a novel, and so you'll have to take a look at it
later. Or you see a story that you know and love and plan to review it, but
you were really looking to read something new. So, next time, will you have
to wade through all 566 stories to find these two again? Start a file and
keep notes of titles, authors, and URLs? How do experienced MEFA reviewers
possibly manage such an enormous volume of stories when planning their
reviews each year?

The MEFA website offers two tools that make the reviewer's job immensely
easier to organize: wish and skip lists. The wish list allows you to compile
a listing of stories that you'd like to review and store it right on the
MEFA website. The skip list allows you to mark stories that you don't want
to appear in the complete listing or in your search results.


*************************

ADDING STORIES TO WISH AND SKIP LISTS

Adding a story to your wish or skip lists is easy. After logging into the
MEFA website, will be directed to the main page. About midway down the page
is a link to Browse All Nominated Stories. Click this link and a listing of
*all* stories will appear ... all 566 of them.

If you take a closer look at the story listing, you will see that it is
organized into five columns. The right-most column is called Actions and, in
that column, for each story on the list, are a list of actions that you, as
a reviewer, can take with the story. You will see three links: Skip, Wish,
and Enter New Review.

If you want to add a story to your Skip or Wish lists, you need only to
click the appropriate link!


*************************

VIEWING YOUR WISH AND SKIP LISTS

Of course, these lists don't do much good unless you can see all of the
items you've selected. Imagine that you've created your wish list, so now
you'd like to start writing some reviews. How do you access the list that
you've created?

Log in and start again by clicking Browse All Nominated Stories. You will
see that intimidatingly long list of 566 stories ... or whatever the count
has increased to since you last visited. Just above the start of the story
listing, there is a link: >>> Show Filter

Clicking this link will open the story filter. Larner will be writing next
week about how to use the story filter but, for now, you can find your wish
list (or your skip list) by choosing the appropriate option from the Review
Status drop-down box (about midway down the filter). Click the button at the
bottom that says "Display selected nominations," and your list will appear.
That's all there is to it!

Remember, too, that stories you add to Skip won't show up on any of the
listings unless you use the filter to view your skip list. Stories that you
add to your wish list, on the other hand, will be visible on the complete
list as well as in any search results.


*************************

WHO CAN SEE MY WISH/SKIP LIST?

Imagine you're perusing the complete list of stories. You see one by an
author whose work you enjoy, but this particular tale isn't to your taste.
You know that you're highly unlikely to review this story, so you'd rather
not see it again in search results.

But you know that no one wants to imagine her or his work on someone's skip
list. Will the author know that you've chosen to skip her story? What about
wish lists? Will you leave your friends worrying and wondering why you've
chosen not to include some of their stories on your wish list right away?
Who can see these lists besides you?

Only a few of the most senior volunteers can view your lists besides you.
Other participants have no way of knowing what you've added to Skip and
Wish. These lists are a tool for your personal use only.


*************************

REMOVING ITEMS FROM WISH AND SKIP LISTS

I usually begin my MEFA reviewing season by adding any stories I've written
to Skip (since I can't review my own stories, even if I wanted to) and then
constructing a wish list. Anything that sounds remotely interesting gets
tossed into the basket, with the result that I sometimes end up with a wish
list with hundreds of stories on it. While some may be up to the task of
reviewing that many stories, others will find it only slightly less
overwhelming as the original 566. Is it possible to remove stories from your
wish list once you've added them?

Stories are removed from the wish list in two ways: They are removed if you
enter a review for the story, or you can choose to remove the story without
reviewing it.
Remember that Actions column in the story listing? Filter out your wish or
skip list and look again at that column. Now you will see that the links to
add the story to one of your lists have been replaced with links to remove
the story from the list on which you've placed it. A click of the mouse, and
you're done!



--
~oOo~
Dawn Felagund
http://themidhavens.net/heretic_loremaster/
http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org


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Msg# 10040

reminder - end of nominations approacheth Posted by Marta June 21, 2009 - 0:02:41 Topic ID# 10040
Hey guys,

Just a quick reminder: the last day to nominate a story for the 2009
awards is on June 30. You will be able to nominate until 11:59 pm GMT
on that day, and then no more! Authors have until July 7 to finish up
the nomination process, which includes:

a. Emailing their liaison (or mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net) to
accept the nomination.
b. Filling out a form at our website about the story
c. Noting that they are done with the form, either in the Nomination
Notes space on the form or by emailing their liaison
d. Making any corrections requested by the liaison (if applicable)

The nomination form will then be approved by the liaison and myself.
Once all steps are completed, you will see "Nomination Finalized"
beside the nomination at the MEFA website. All steps must be done by
July 7 if you wish to compete.

Also: I will be traveling on June 27-28, so won't be checking emails.
This is the last weekend before nominations close - obviously a
not-so-slight problem if you need your password sent to you so you can
nominate a story. I highly recommend that everyone who has not done so
yet, please try to log in to our website now to make sure you have a
working password. The website address is:

www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/

I would hate for you to miss out on nominating because I wasn't around
to help you log in. If you cannot log in please use the "Forgot
password?" link to have your password automatically sent to you, and
if this does not work email me at mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.

So remember.

Deadline to nominate --- June 30.
Deadline for authors to finish nomination process --- July 7.

Marta

Msg# 10041

possibly MIA authors Posted by Marta June 21, 2009 - 0:42:14 Topic ID# 10041
Hey guys,

Another week, another list of actions that are possibly hard to find.
According to our records these authors have had pieces nominated a
week or more, and they haven't emailed to say they want to accept the
nomination or otherwise shown that they know they've been nominated.
As always, this is intended as a precaution -- these authors may have
good reason not to be in touch yet, or they may have been in touch and
there was a miscommunication between the other volunteers and myself.

But: if you see your name listed below and you didn't know you were
nominated, contact your liaison. Or contact me at
mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net. And if you *did* know you were
nominated, you probably will want to email your liaison or me to see
what the hold-up is. Just to be on the safe side.

This week's list of potentially hard to reach authors is very short! Here it is:

Firefly-Maj (liaison: elea24, eleabella-at-googlemail-dot-com)
Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
SheBit (liaison: agape4gondor, agape4rivendell-at-gmail-dot-com)
Shire cat (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Marta

Msg# 10042

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by Elena Tiriel June 21, 2009 - 3:24:33 Topic ID# 10041
Hi Marta,

I just tried to forward your email to SilverMoonLady, using the email
address at the Open Scrolls site, but the email bounced. :-(

- Barbara



On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week, another list of actions that are possibly hard to find.
> According to our records these authors have had pieces nominated a
> week or more, and they haven't emailed to say they want to accept the
> nomination or otherwise shown that they know they've been nominated.
> As always, this is intended as a precaution -- these authors may have
> good reason not to be in touch yet, or they may have been in touch and
> there was a miscommunication between the other volunteers and myself.
>
> But: if you see your name listed below and you didn't know you were
> nominated, contact your liaison. Or contact me at
> mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net. And if you *did* know you were
> nominated, you probably will want to email your liaison or me to see
> what the hold-up is. Just to be on the safe side.
>
> This week's list of potentially hard to reach authors is very short! Here
> it is:
>
> Firefly-Maj (liaison: elea24, eleabella-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SheBit (liaison: agape4gondor, agape4rivendell-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Shire cat (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Marta
>
>


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Msg# 10043

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by Natalia Nadratowska June 21, 2009 - 5:41:25 Topic ID# 10041
Hi Marta,
I'll try to contact Firefly-Maj via FFN and tell her to email her liaison.

Natalie
http://nosterineth.livejournal.com/
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1671508/
http://www.youtube.com/user/Nosterineth
http://www.dailymotion.pl/Nosterineth




________________________________
From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
To: MEFAwards <MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:42:12 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] possibly MIA authors





Hey guys,

Another week, another list of actions that are possibly hard to find.
According to our records these authors have had pieces nominated a
week or more, and they haven't emailed to say they want to accept the
nomination or otherwise shown that they know they've been nominated.
As always, this is intended as a precaution -- these authors may have
good reason not to be in touch yet, or they may have been in touch and
there was a miscommunication between the other volunteers and myself.

But: if you see your name listed below and you didn't know you were
nominated, contact your liaison. Or contact me at
mefasupport- at-mefawards- dot-net. And if you *did* know you were
nominated, you probably will want to email your liaison or me to see
what the hold-up is. Just to be on the safe side.

This week's list of potentially hard to reach authors is very short! Here it is:

Firefly-Maj (liaison: elea24, eleabella-at- googlemail- dot-com)
Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
SheBit (liaison: agape4gondor, agape4rivendell- at-gmail- dot-com)
Shire cat (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Marta






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Msg# 10044

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by Barbara Rich June 21, 2009 - 7:14:10 Topic ID# 10041
Marta:

Has anyone heard from Golden ( I nominated her for #107, "An Autumn Ride")?
I don't know who her liaison is, but I have emailed her myself several
times. I know she's been having some family trouble, but I'm not sure if
she has contacted her liaison.

Barbara

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:42 AM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week, another list of actions that are possibly hard to find.
> According to our records these authors have had pieces nominated a
> week or more, and they haven't emailed to say they want to accept the
> nomination or otherwise shown that they know they've been nominated.
> As always, this is intended as a precaution -- these authors may have
> good reason not to be in touch yet, or they may have been in touch and
> there was a miscommunication between the other volunteers and myself.
>
> But: if you see your name listed below and you didn't know you were
> nominated, contact your liaison. Or contact me at
> mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net. And if you *did* know you were
> nominated, you probably will want to email your liaison or me to see
> what the hold-up is. Just to be on the safe side.
>
> This week's list of potentially hard to reach authors is very short! Here
> it is:
>
> Firefly-Maj (liaison: elea24, eleabella-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SheBit (liaison: agape4gondor, agape4rivendell-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Shire cat (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Marta
>
>


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Msg# 10045

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by Cathleen June 21, 2009 - 8:05:43 Topic ID# 10041
Barbara, I spoke with her a week or so ago and she said she would contact her liaison, but couldn't fill out her forms for a couple weeks yet. I thought she had made contact with someone right after that?

Cathleen




"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln

--- On Sun, 6/21/09, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Barbara Rich <aelfwina@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] possibly MIA authors
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 8:12 AM








Marta:

Has anyone heard from Golden ( I nominated her for #107, "An Autumn Ride")?
I don't know who her liaison is, but I have emailed her myself several
times. I know she's been having some family trouble, but I'm not sure if
she has contacted her liaison.

Barbara

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:42 AM, Marta <marta.fandom@ gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week, another list of actions that are possibly hard to find.
> According to our records these authors have had pieces nominated a
> week or more, and they haven't emailed to say they want to accept the
> nomination or otherwise shown that they know they've been nominated.
> As always, this is intended as a precaution -- these authors may have
> good reason not to be in touch yet, or they may have been in touch and
> there was a miscommunication between the other volunteers and myself.
>
> But: if you see your name listed below and you didn't know you were
> nominated, contact your liaison. Or contact me at
> mefasupport- at-mefawards- dot-net. And if you *did* know you were
> nominated, you probably will want to email your liaison or me to see
> what the hold-up is. Just to be on the safe side.
>
> This week's list of potentially hard to reach authors is very short! Here
> it is:
>
> Firefly-Maj (liaison: elea24, eleabella-at- googlemail- dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at- yahoo-dot- com)
> SheBit (liaison: agape4gondor, agape4rivendell- at-gmail- dot-com)
> Shire cat (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_ redcat-at- yahoo-dot- com)
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Marta
>
>

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Msg# 10046

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by Agape 4Rivendell June 21, 2009 - 8:53:44 Topic ID# 10041
Hello,

I'm *SheBit*'s liaison. I sent out the original nom letter on 6/11 and
followed up with a 'gentle reminder' email on 6/17. I even put a little note
up at LJ asking her to contact me. I've heard nothing. I'm hoping she's been
on vacation and swamped with emails upon her return or some such......

Annmarwalk sent me a note saying she was trying to contact her too as Ann
was the nominator.

Blessings,
Agape

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 1:42 AM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hey guys,
>
> Another week, another list of actions that are possibly hard to find.
> According to our records these authors have had pieces nominated a
> week or more, and they haven't emailed to say they want to accept the
> nomination or otherwise shown that they know they've been nominated.
> As always, this is intended as a precaution -- these authors may have
> good reason not to be in touch yet, or they may have been in touch and
> there was a miscommunication between the other volunteers and myself.
>
> But: if you see your name listed below and you didn't know you were
> nominated, contact your liaison. Or contact me at
> mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net. And if you *did* know you were
> nominated, you probably will want to email your liaison or me to see
> what the hold-up is. Just to be on the safe side.
>
> This week's list of potentially hard to reach authors is very short! Here
> it is:
>
> Firefly-Maj (liaison: elea24, eleabella-at-googlemail-dot-com)
> Rianiel (liaison: elliska, elliska67-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SheBit (liaison: agape4gondor, agape4rivendell-at-gmail-dot-com)
> Shire cat (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
> SilverMoonLady (liaison: Cathleen, virginia_lee_redcat-at-yahoo-dot-com)
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Marta
>
>



--
Life's been good to me so far!!! Praise God!


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Msg# 10047

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 21, 2009 - 10:51:28 Topic ID# 10041
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Elena Tiriel <ElenaTiriel@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Marta,
>
> I just tried to forward your email to SilverMoonLady, using the email
> address at the Open Scrolls site, but the email bounced. :-(

I just nudged her on Facebook and sent her a message. I did see that she hasn't been online for a month or so, at OSA for about 2 months...

Rhapsody

Msg# 10048

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by Pat Dumas June 21, 2009 - 11:00:22 Topic ID# 10041
And I just dropped a note to Firefly-Maj, letting her know so hopefully
she'll be in touch soon with her liaison.



~Marethiel



_____

From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of rhapsody_the_bard
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:50 AM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: possibly MIA authors








--- In MEFAwards@yahoogrou <mailto:MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com,
Elena Tiriel <ElenaTiriel@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Marta,
>
> I just tried to forward your email to SilverMoonLady, using the email
> address at the Open Scrolls site, but the email bounced. :-(

I just nudged her on Facebook and sent her a message. I did see that she
hasn't been online for a month or so, at OSA for about 2 months...

Rhapsody





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Msg# 10049

Re: possibly MIA authors Posted by annmarwalk June 21, 2009 - 15:54:47 Topic ID# 10041
She is aware of the nomination; she mentioned it in a recent comment at tolkien_weekly.

Ann



--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Agape 4Rivendell <agape4rivendell@...> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm *SheBit*'s liaison. I sent out the original nom letter on 6/11 and
> followed up with a 'gentle reminder' email on 6/17. I even put a little note
> up at LJ asking her to contact me. I've heard nothing. I'm hoping she's been
> on vacation and swamped with emails upon her return or some such......
>
> Annmarwalk sent me a note saying she was trying to contact her too as Ann
> was the nominator.
>
> Blessings,
> Agape
>

Msg# 10050

finishing up pending nominations Posted by Marta June 21, 2009 - 18:59:20 Topic ID# 10050
Hey guys,

As we get closer to the end of nominations, the liaisons and I are
working hard to make sure that every nominated author who wants to
compete, actually gets that chance. About 3/4 of all the nominated
stories are 100% ready to compete, and given that authors have over
two weeks to tie up loose ends, that's pretty good! But I think that
if even one person wants to compete but doesn't because they didn't
know about a deadline or didn't know they still had something to do,
that's one person too many.

To help with this, I'm going to post a list of *every* nomination that
is 100% ready to compete - "Nomination finalized" in MEFA parlance.
Because of the length of this list I have just posted it to the mefas
LJ community. Check it out at:

http://community.livejournal.com/mefas/117635.html#cutid1

Please check your name, and if there is a story you think should be
listed but isn't, get in touch with your liaison. Or with me -- if
you're concerned emails to your liaison aren't getting through you can
email me at mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net.

You might also want to check on the authors you nominated. If you
don't see them on this list you should encourage them to get in touch
with their liaisons, if they think that they're done. But remember:
nominations might be withdrawn if they were invalid (like if they had
a bad URL or if they'd competed in the past), and the author wouldn't
necessarily know they were nominated in this case. So if you want to
contact the authors you nominated, please make sure they weren't
withdrawn first. Log in to www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/ and click the
"All" link beside "Withdrawn Stories and Nominations" to see a list of
withdrawn stories.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Marta

Msg# 10051

Looking to contact author Rose Gamgee Posted by Imhiriel June 22, 2009 - 8:45:45 Topic ID# 10051
I want to nominate this story: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1466

But I can't contact the author (my e-mails return unanswered), and it seems she hasn't updated any stories since 2004 (in which year she had an entry in the MEFAs). Is anyone here still in contact with her and/or knows how to reach her?

Imhiriel

Msg# 10052

Re: Looking to contact author Rose Gamgee Posted by Barbara Rich June 22, 2009 - 10:06:06 Topic ID# 10051
My only suggestion would be to go to the Marigold's Challenge site, and
leave a comment. If she still has an LJ and was tracking comments, then she
might see it and respond. A long shot, I know.

http://talechallenge01.livejournal.com/2815.html#cutid1

I notice that at the time the author was also listed as "darth_snuggles".
She still has an LJ, but has changed her name a couple of times. I *think*
but am not certain, that she may be known as "adesso" now.

Dreamflower




On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Imhiriel <Larys.HMF@web.de> wrote:

>
>
> I want to nominate this story:
> http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1466
>
> But I can't contact the author (my e-mails return unanswered), and it seems
> she hasn't updated any stories since 2004 (in which year she had an entry in
> the MEFAs). Is anyone here still in contact with her and/or knows how to
> reach her?
>
> Imhiriel
>
>
>


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Msg# 10053

Re: finishing up pending nominations Posted by Ellin Revenger June 22, 2009 - 11:19:23 Topic ID# 10050
> To help with this, I'm going to post a list of *every* nomination that
is 100% ready to compete - "Nomination finalized" in MEFA parlance.

Will you update the list after several days, so that we can see how things are going on?
Thanks, bye,

Ellynn




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Msg# 10054

Re: finishing up pending nominations Posted by Marta June 22, 2009 - 11:49:35 Topic ID# 10050
Ellin Revenger wrote:
>
>
>
> > To help with this, I'm going to post a list of *every* nomination that
> is 100% ready to compete - "Nomination finalized" in MEFA parlance.
>
> Will you update the list after several days, so that we can see how
> things are going on?
> Thanks, bye,
>
> Ellynn
>

Hi Ellynn,

That's actually a good idea, and since the list itself is posted at LJ I
can edit it. How about I update the list when I finalize nominations?
(I've done that with the ones I just finalized today.)

There may still be a slight delay between the author finishing his or
her part, and me getting them finalized. But at least the list is as up
to date as I can make it.

Marta

Msg# 10055

Re: finishing up pending nominations Posted by Ellin Revenger June 22, 2009 - 12:03:58 Topic ID# 10050
I just hope that updating the list isn't too much work to do; I know that you are very busy anyway. I didn't mean you have to update every day, but just once,†maybe 5-6 days from today; and that would still be on time, we would still have some time to alert those authors who haven't finished their forms.
Bye,

Ellynn

>That's actually a good idea, and since the list itself is posted at LJ I
can edit it. How about I update the list when I finalize nominations?
(I've done that with the ones I just finalized today.)
>There may still be a slight delay between the author finishing his or
her part, and me getting them finalized. But at least the list is as up
to date as I can make it.





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Msg# 10056

Re: Looking to contact author Rose Gamgee Posted by Imhiriel June 23, 2009 - 7:57:33 Topic ID# 10051
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Barbara Rich <aelfwina@...> wrote:
>
> My only suggestion would be to go to the Marigold's Challenge site, and
> leave a comment. If she still has an LJ and was tracking comments, then she
> might see it and respond. A long shot, I know.
>
> http://talechallenge01.livejournal.com/2815.html#cutid1
>
> I notice that at the time the author was also listed as "darth_snuggles".
> She still has an LJ, but has changed her name a couple of times. I *think*
> but am not certain, that she may be known as "adesso" now.

Thank you _very_ much for tracking down this info, Dreamflower! I have written to "Adesso" (found an e-mail address via her LJ) and hope I got the right person - and of course hope also for a positive answer ;-)!

Imhiriel

Msg# 10057

SERVER DOWN Posted by araneltook June 25, 2009 - 11:44:56 Topic ID# 10057
Hey everyone,

It looks like the server is down. This is on the host's end, so is out of our control. They currently have a technician working on the problem. If you are unable to get to the site, just wait a while (maybe 20 minutes or so) then try again. Depending on the problem, it could be fixed in minutes or it could take an hour or more.

Thanks,
Aranel

Msg# 10058

Trying to contact one of my authors Posted by Beverly Pagani June 25, 2009 - 19:04:20 Topic ID# 10058
Hi everyone,

I am an author liaison for the awards and I have one last story that I am trying to get completed. Does anyone have contact with Moreth? I have two other stories that she has completed so I know she is aware and I have the right email address but for some reasons my e-mails to her are getting no response. I have contacted the nominator hoping she can contact Moreth but failing that any help in getting hold of Moreth would be appreciated.

Thanks
Brindlemom2

Msg# 10059

On the Use of Story Filters Posted by Bonnie L. Sherrell June 26, 2009 - 3:38:37 Topic ID# 10059
On the Use of Story Filters

I find the *Story Filters* feature to be invaluable as I work on reading and
reviewing. Almost always I first choose *Have Not Reviewed* under *Review
Status* so that I donít have to look at the titles of stories Iíve already done
reviews for, after which I look at other criteria that will allow me to choose
the particular types of stories that best fit my mood and the amount of time I
have available to read and review.

I have to leave for work in an hour but would like to make a bit of a dent on my
Review Junkie goal? Then I will generally choose to read ficlets or drabbles,
both of which can be found under the *Length* choice. I have just read one
story by an author Iíve not read before and liked her work so well I want to
read more? I go to the *Author* choice, find the particular authorís name, and
look to see what other stories are available, and perhaps take a note of the
archive sites where I will find her work.

Maybe Iím in a mood to read Frodo in Gondor stories. One can do searches on
*Hobbits-Frodo Baggins* under *Characters* and *Gondor-Minas Tirith (Minas
Anor)* under *Settings* and come up with the titles of the four stories Iíve not
yet reviewed that meet that dual criteria. Or I wish to know how many stories
Grey Wonderer has competing this year that contain Frodo Baggins in them. I
search under *Author* for *grey_wonderer* and *Character* for *Hobbits-Frodo
Baggins* and find two entries. Iím in a mood to read angst involving Faramir?
Choose under *Characters* and *Genre*--Iíve found five stories so far that use
that dual criteria. I want to read a novel involving Legolas and Aragorn? That
can get a bit trickier--Iíd choose *Novel-40,001 words or more* under *Length*
and *Men of the North-Aragorn II* under *Character* and find that there are
seven novels that involve Aragorn; a quick scan of the summaries show me two
also involve Legolas.

Once I learn what categories my stories are assigned to, I can learn what other
stories each will be competing against using the filters. I can revise draft
reviews up to the end of voting season; to make certain I finish my draft
reviews and change their status to final I can filter on that status. I may
decide I want to read a story Iíd previously marked *Skip* after all, so I can
search through all the stories Iíd marked *Skip* to find it. Or I decide Iím
feeling generous and want to make certain every single author gets at least one
review--I can search on that criteria and find those stories that havenít
received a review as yet.

The *Story Filters* feature can quickly become invaluable to you as you search
for the particular types of stories you wish to read. Experiment with them
freely, and use them to read this yearís offerings more enjoyably and
expediently.
Bonnie L. Sherrell
Teacher at Large

"Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." LOTR

"Don't go where I can't follow."

Msg# 10060

reminders - end of nominations Posted by Marta June 26, 2009 - 6:07:57 Topic ID# 10060
Hey guys,

The end of nominations is a pretty busy time in MEFA land. I thought I
would mention some things that will be happening over the next two weeks
so you all know what to expect.

--- Nominations for the 2009 MEFAs is only open for a few more days. You
will not be able to make nominations AFTER 11:59 PM ON JUNE 30 (Tuesday).

This time is GMT; to see what this calculates to in your own time zone
please go to any page on the MEFA website and look for the "Page served
at:" line in the bottom left corner. This gives you the time that page
was displayed in GMT; you can compare it with your own local time to see
how many hours before or behind you are of GMT.

This is a hard deadline enforced by the website - the website will not
accept new nomination forms after the June 30 deadline. Even if you are
a few seconds late, we will not accept your nomination. So get them in
early!

***************************

--- Authors have an additional week (until July 7) to finish up their
nominations, email their liaisons to accept the nominations, etc. I
*highly* recommend finishing a few days early if at all possible, to
allow time to fix any errors your liaison finds.

***************************

--- I will be out of touch tomorrow and Sunday. Inkling has agreed to
watch the MEFAwards group for any questions you might have during that
period. Please post time-sensitive questions here, or ask your liaison
or the MEFA welcome manager. I will reply to all email sent to
mefasupport-at-mefawards-dot-net as soon as I can but you should not
expect a reply before Monday evening, which may cause you problems if
you need help making nominations.

***************************

--- As I will be out of touch, nominations will not be finalized during
those days. I appreciate your patience in this matter. If you are
concerned about the deadlines you should contact your liaison to make
sure you have done everything you need to do for your nomination to be
finalized.

***************************

--- Normally I would post the final list of hard-to-reach authors on
Sunday, but since nominations close early next week I will handle things
slightly differently. I will hold off on posting until after nominations
close on Tuesday night, and will include *all* authors that haven't
completed the nomination process for at least one piece. (I'll explain
more about that when I make that final post about hard-to-reach authors.)

***************************

--- On July 1 I will also send out an email to each nominated author
informing them of which nominations are ready to compete and which still
require work on their part. This email will also include details on how
to claim nominee banners, if they have not done so already.

***************************

--- After July 7 I will withdraw those nominations where the author did
not complete the nomination process. (Fill out form, accept by email,
etc.) Almost all the nominations displayed on the website will compete
in the awards. (Authors occasionally withdraw a story late, but this is
very rare.) If you have not already done so, I highly encourage you to
start reviewing at this point.

***************************

--- July 7 is also the deadline to withdraw stories. If you accept a
nomination, and decide after July 7 that you don't want it to compete
after all, it will be just like if it competed the whole year as far as
eligibility is concerned. That means it will only be eligible when
finished if the piece was a WIP, and won't be eligible again at all if
the piece was finished.

Enjoy the last few days of nominations!

Marta (MEFA Admin.)

Msg# 10061

Re: Trying to contact one of my authors Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard June 26, 2009 - 11:56:48 Topic ID# 10058
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Beverly Pagani" <brindlemom2@...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am an author liaison for the awards and I have one last story that I am trying to get completed. Does anyone have contact with Moreth? I have two other stories that she has completed so I know she is aware and I have the right email address but for some reasons my e-mails to her are getting no response. I have contacted the nominator hoping she can contact Moreth but failing that any help in getting hold of Moreth would be appreciated.

I dropped her a note at LJ an send her an e-mail Brindlemom. I hope that helps.

Rhapsody

Msg# 10062

Re: Trying to contact one of my authors Posted by moreth00 June 26, 2009 - 12:03:58 Topic ID# 10058
Hi Brindlemom

I'm still here - although having flu has slowed me down horribly :S

The form will be with you tonight - before anything else can happen to disrupt it!

Thanks for your patience,

Moreth



--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Beverly Pagani" <brindlemom2@...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am an author liaison for the awards and I have one last story that I am trying to get completed. Does anyone have contact with Moreth? I have two other stories that she has completed so I know she is aware and I have the right email address but for some reasons my e-mails to her are getting no response. I have contacted the nominator hoping she can contact Moreth but failing that any help in getting hold of Moreth would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Brindlemom2
>

Msg# 10063

Author groups - help nominating Posted by dwimmer\_laik June 27, 2009 - 9:32:56 Topic ID# 10063
I just created a new author group to cover myself and Isabeau, since we have a story series we'd like to put in as one whole.

However, as that group is now its own entity, neither of us can immediately edit it. How does the group author identity work?

Thanks,

Dwim

Msg# 10064

Re: Author groups - help nominating Posted by Kathy June 27, 2009 - 12:34:43 Topic ID# 10063
Hi Dwim,

Since Dreamflower asked about this at the staff group too, I've answered over there.

Inkling

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@...> wrote:
>
> I just created a new author group to cover myself and Isabeau, since we have a story series we'd like to put in as one whole.
>
> However, as that group is now its own entity, neither of us can immediately edit it. How does the group author identity work?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dwim
>

Msg# 10065

Looking for boz4PM Posted by gottalovemethos June 29, 2009 - 12:51:22 Topic ID# 10065
Hello,

I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address ( http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her stories! *takes a deep breath*

So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the competition. :-)

Thank you,
Marion

Msg# 10066

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Henriette Heeren June 29, 2009 - 13:13:56 Topic ID# 10065
Can't you ask her by the messaging feature of FFnet?

Haarajot

----- Original Message -----
From: gottalovemethos
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 7:51 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Looking for boz4PM





Hello,

I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address ( http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her stories! *takes a deep breath*

So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the competition. :-)

Thank you,
Marion






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Msg# 10067

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by surgeon\_ruth June 29, 2009 - 13:19:49 Topic ID# 10065
'Don't Panic' has already competed as a complete story in 2006, so I don't think it's elegible. 'OK, Now Panic' competed as a WIP in 2006, but I don't *think* it's competed as a complete fic, so it might still be eligible. I'd suggest sending her a PM through her LiveJournal or through ff.net.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "gottalovemethos" <samwisegamgee5@...> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address ( http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her stories! *takes a deep breath*
>
> So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the competition. :-)
>
> Thank you,
> Marion
>

Msg# 10068

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by gottalovemethos June 29, 2009 - 13:54:42 Topic ID# 10065
Thanks both of you for your help.
I didn't know that a story could only be nominated in the same category once, sorry, I should go back and re-read the fine prints I guess.
And I have already looked for a way to contact her through LJ or FF.net but in one case I need to be a registered user (and I'm not) and in the other the PM function doesn't seem to be available.
Oh well, life shall go on nonetheless, plenty of other good stories to read and review! :-)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "surgeon_ruth" <surgsteel@...> wrote:
>
> 'Don't Panic' has already competed as a complete story in 2006, so I don't think it's elegible. 'OK, Now Panic' competed as a WIP in 2006, but I don't *think* it's competed as a complete fic, so it might still be eligible. I'd suggest sending her a PM through her LiveJournal or through ff.net.
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "gottalovemethos" <samwisegamgee5@> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address ( http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her stories! *takes a deep breath*
> >
> > So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the competition. :-)
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Marion
> >
>

Msg# 10069

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Henriette Heeren June 29, 2009 - 14:47:35 Topic ID# 10065
I'll try to pm her on ff.net and ask her for an e-mail address. I could forward that to you or I could even nominate her myself if she reacts before the deadline.

Haarajot

----- Original Message -----
From: gottalovemethos
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM





Thanks both of you for your help.
I didn't know that a story could only be nominated in the same category once, sorry, I should go back and re-read the fine prints I guess.
And I have already looked for a way to contact her through LJ or FF.net but in one case I need to be a registered user (and I'm not) and in the other the PM function doesn't seem to be available.
Oh well, life shall go on nonetheless, plenty of other good stories to read and review! :-)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "surgeon_ruth" <surgsteel@...> wrote:
>
> 'Don't Panic' has already competed as a complete story in 2006, so I don't think it's elegible. 'OK, Now Panic' competed as a WIP in 2006, but I don't *think* it's competed as a complete fic, so it might still be eligible. I'd suggest sending her a PM through her LiveJournal or through ff.net.
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "gottalovemethos" <samwisegamgee5@> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address ( http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her stories! *takes a deep breath*
> >
> > So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the competition. :-)
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Marion
> >
>






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Msg# 10070

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Henriette Heeren June 29, 2009 - 15:01:57 Topic ID# 10065
I think she has disabled her pm function. So I wrote the following review to chapter 1:

Hello Boz,

I tried to pm you, but I think you have disabled that function.

Someone at the MEFA Awards would like to nominate this story in its completed version. I understand it has competed before as WIP.

Could you, if you are interested send me an e-mail address to be used by a MEFA liason, so I could pass that address on to the intended nominator (or, if that is you prefer, I would love to nominate you myself.) If you are interested, please react ASAP for the deadline is tomorrow.

Haarajot


I'll let you know if I get a reaction.

H.

----- Original Message -----
From: Henriette Heeren
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM





I'll try to pm her on ff.net and ask her for an e-mail address. I could forward that to you or I could even nominate her myself if she reacts before the deadline.

Haarajot

----- Original Message -----
From: gottalovemethos
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM

Thanks both of you for your help.
I didn't know that a story could only be nominated in the same category once, sorry, I should go back and re-read the fine prints I guess.
And I have already looked for a way to contact her through LJ or FF.net but in one case I need to be a registered user (and I'm not) and in the other the PM function doesn't seem to be available.
Oh well, life shall go on nonetheless, plenty of other good stories to read and review! :-)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "surgeon_ruth" <surgsteel@...> wrote:
>
> 'Don't Panic' has already competed as a complete story in 2006, so I don't think it's elegible. 'OK, Now Panic' competed as a WIP in 2006, but I don't *think* it's competed as a complete fic, so it might still be eligible. I'd suggest sending her a PM through her LiveJournal or through ff.net.
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "gottalovemethos" <samwisegamgee5@> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address ( http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her stories! *takes a deep breath*
> >
> > So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the competition. :-)
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Marion
> >
>

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Msg# 10071

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Barbara Rich June 29, 2009 - 16:48:29 Topic ID# 10065
"Don't Panic!" was previously nominated as a completed fic. "Okay! Now
Panic!" was nominated as a WIP, but is now complete.

You might be able to get in touch with her at her LJ.
http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/

Dreamflower




On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 1:13 PM, Henriette Heeren <
h.j.heerenhummel@chello.nl> wrote:

>
>
> Can't you ask her by the messaging feature of FFnet?
>
> Haarajot
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: gottalovemethos
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com <MEFAwards%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 7:51 PM
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Looking for boz4PM
>
> Hello,
>
> I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its sequel
> Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address (
> http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile )and know where to find her stories
> on FF.NET <http://ff.net/>, I do not have her email address and therefore
> cannot add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her
> stories! *takes a deep breath*
>
> So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me out,
> because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter the
> competition. :-)
>
> Thank you,
> Marion
>
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>
> Dit bericht is gecontroleerd door het NOD32 Antivirus Systeem.
> http://www.nod32.nl
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>


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Msg# 10072

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Marta June 29, 2009 - 19:03:02 Topic ID# 10065
Hello Marion,

Since Boz was nominated in a previous year, I was able to dig up her
email address for you. By "I was able to dig up" I mean I emailed our
tech volunteers, and one of them found it in the databses. :-P Very
little "I" involved, actually! Anyway, I have added her to the website
for you, so you should now be able to select boz4pm from the list of
authors.

I would appreciate if you'd mention her LJ address when you nominate
her; there's a "Nominations Notes" section of the form where you can
include such information, and it might help us get in touch with her.

As other people have noted, stories are only eligible once as WIPs and
once again once completed. That means that Don't Panic! isn't eligible
anymore but Okay, NOW Panic! is if it's finished. For a full list of
previously-nominated stories see

http://mefawards.net/mefa-archive/prev_auth.php

(Stories marked with a WIP are eligible again only when completed;
stories without this marker are no longer eligible.)

I'm happy to answer any more of your nomination questions (or just plain
MEFA questions :-P) but wanted to mention the deadlines. Nominations
close in just under a day (at midnight GMT tomorrow night), so if you
want to nominate Boz this year please hurry on over and do that!

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)

gottalovemethos wrote:
>
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its
> sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address (
> http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile
> <http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile> )and know where to find her
> stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot
> add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her
> stories! *takes a deep breath*
>
> So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me
> out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter
> the competition. :-)
>
> Thank you,
> Marion
>

Msg# 10073

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by gottalovemethos June 30, 2009 - 2:08:07 Topic ID# 10065
Once again a big happy and hearty "Thank You" to all who helped, this group is very welcoming! Now I 'll hurry and nominate Okay Now Panic before nominations close (special thanks to you Marta)...
Marion

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
> Hello Marion,
>
> Since Boz was nominated in a previous year, I was able to dig up her
> email address for you. By "I was able to dig up" I mean I emailed our
> tech volunteers, and one of them found it in the databses. :-P Very
> little "I" involved, actually! Anyway, I have added her to the website
> for you, so you should now be able to select boz4pm from the list of
> authors.
>
> I would appreciate if you'd mention her LJ address when you nominate
> her; there's a "Nominations Notes" section of the form where you can
> include such information, and it might help us get in touch with her.
>
> As other people have noted, stories are only eligible once as WIPs and
> once again once completed. That means that Don't Panic! isn't eligible
> anymore but Okay, NOW Panic! is if it's finished. For a full list of
> previously-nominated stories see
>
> http://mefawards.net/mefa-archive/prev_auth.php
>
> (Stories marked with a WIP are eligible again only when completed;
> stories without this marker are no longer eligible.)
>
> I'm happy to answer any more of your nomination questions (or just plain
> MEFA questions :-P) but wanted to mention the deadlines. Nominations
> close in just under a day (at midnight GMT tomorrow night), so if you
> want to nominate Boz this year please hurry on over and do that!
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>
> gottalovemethos wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its
> > sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address (
> > http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile
> > <http://boz4pm.livejournal.com/profile> )and know where to find her
> > stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot
> > add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her
> > stories! *takes a deep breath*
> >
> > So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me
> > out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter
> > the competition. :-)
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Marion
> >
>

Msg# 10074

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Cathleen June 30, 2009 - 6:51:13 Topic ID# 10065
I'm confused! I've been following the previous posts on this topic and I thought this story had already ran as both a WIP *and* a completed†story and is no longer†eligible?

Cathleen




"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln

--- On Tue, 6/30/09, gottalovemethos <samwisegamgee5@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: gottalovemethos <samwisegamgee5@hotmail.com>
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 3:07 AM








Once again a big happy and hearty "Thank You" to all who helped, this group is very welcoming! Now I 'll hurry and nominate Okay Now Panic before nominations close (special thanks to you Marta)...
Marion

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogrou ps.com, Marta <marta.fandom@ ...> wrote:
>
> Hello Marion,
>
> Since Boz was nominated in a previous year, I was able to dig up her
> email address for you. By "I was able to dig up" I mean I emailed our
> tech volunteers, and one of them found it in the databses. :-P Very
> little "I" involved, actually! Anyway, I have added her to the website
> for you, so you should now be able to select boz4pm from the list of
> authors.
>
> I would appreciate if you'd mention her LJ address when you nominate
> her; there's a "Nominations Notes" section of the form where you can
> include such information, and it might help us get in touch with her.
>
> As other people have noted, stories are only eligible once as WIPs and
> once again once completed. That means that Don't Panic! isn't eligible
> anymore but Okay, NOW Panic! is if it's finished. For a full list of
> previously-nominate d stories see
>
> http://mefawards. net/mefa- archive/prev_ auth.php
>
> (Stories marked with a WIP are eligible again only when completed;
> stories without this marker are no longer eligible.)
>
> I'm happy to answer any more of your nomination questions (or just plain
> MEFA questions :-P) but wanted to mention the deadlines. Nominations
> close in just under a day (at midnight GMT tomorrow night), so if you
> want to nominate Boz this year please hurry on over and do that!
>
> Marta
> (MEFA Admin.)
>
> gottalovemethos wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would LOVE to nominate boz4PM's amazing fic Don't Panic! and its
> > sequel Okay Now Panic!, but although I have her livejournal address (
> > http://boz4pm. livejournal. com/profile
> > <http://boz4pm. livejournal. com/profile> )and know where to find her
> > stories on FF.NET, I do not have her email address and therefore cannot
> > add her to the list of MEFA authors and therefore cannot nominate her
> > stories! *takes a deep breath*
> >
> > So, I was wondering if anyone had her email address and could help me
> > out, because Pen-ii and her hilarious adventures really deserve to enter
> > the competition. :-)
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Marion
> >
>



















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Msg# 10075

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Marta June 30, 2009 - 7:01:39 Topic ID# 10065
Cathleen wrote:
>
>
>
> I'm confused! I've been following the previous posts on this topic and I
> thought this story had already ran as both a WIP *and* a completed story
> and is no longer eligible?
>
> Cathleen
>

Hi Cathleen,

There are actually two stories by this author: Don't Panic! was
nominated as a completed story and Okay, NOW Panic! (the sequel) was
nominated as a WIP. Both stories ran in 2006, and neither has been
nominated again.

So the first story, Don't Panic!, isn't eligible at all anymore. The
second story, Okay NOW Panic!, is eligible again as a completed fic. I
think the confusion is coming from the fact that we're discussing two
different stories?

Marta

Msg# 10076

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Cathleen June 30, 2009 - 7:05:11 Topic ID# 10065
Hi Marta,
I'll have to check it out, as this is my author. I realize there are 2 stories being discussed, but I†*thought* I'd read that the second one was also ineligible, either because it had been finished and nommed before, or that as a WIP it had not been finished.

Anyway, off to look into it!

Cathleen




"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln

--- On Tue, 6/30/09, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:00 AM








Cathleen wrote:
>
>
>
> I'm confused! I've been following the previous posts on this topic and I
> thought this story had already ran as both a WIP *and* a completed story
> and is no longer eligible?
>
> Cathleen
>

Hi Cathleen,

There are actually two stories by this author: Don't Panic! was
nominated as a completed story and Okay, NOW Panic! (the sequel) was
nominated as a WIP. Both stories ran in 2006, and neither has been
nominated again.

So the first story, Don't Panic!, isn't eligible at all anymore. The
second story, Okay NOW Panic!, is eligible again as a completed fic. I
think the confusion is coming from the fact that we're discussing two
different stories?

Marta


















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Msg# 10077

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Cathleen June 30, 2009 - 7:15:20 Topic ID# 10065
OK, I can see it's now completed and *did* run as a WIP last time. Question tho, as this recently happened to me - it's listed on her site as having been *completed* in 9/08. I think that's when voting was still going on, so was it supposed to be moved to a finished category, and wasn't?

Catthleen





"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln

--- On Tue, 6/30/09, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:00 AM








Cathleen wrote:
>
>
>
> I'm confused! I've been following the previous posts on this topic and I
> thought this story had already ran as both a WIP *and* a completed story
> and is no longer eligible?
>
> Cathleen
>

Hi Cathleen,

There are actually two stories by this author: Don't Panic! was
nominated as a completed story and Okay, NOW Panic! (the sequel) was
nominated as a WIP. Both stories ran in 2006, and neither has been
nominated again.

So the first story, Don't Panic!, isn't eligible at all anymore. The
second story, Okay NOW Panic!, is eligible again as a completed fic. I
think the confusion is coming from the fact that we're discussing two
different stories?

Marta


















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Msg# 10078

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by surgeon\_ruth June 30, 2009 - 7:28:17 Topic ID# 10065
It ran as a WIP in 2006 - it hasn't run since. She completed it after nomination season was over last year.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Cathleen <virginia_lee_redcat@...> wrote:
>
> OK, I can see it's now completed and *did* run as a WIP last time. Question tho, as this recently happened to me - it's listed on her site as having been *completed* in 9/08. I think that's when voting was still going on, so was it supposed to be moved to a finished category, and wasn't?
> †
> Catthleen
> †
> †
> †
>
>
> "Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"
>
> Mary Todd Lincoln
>
> --- On Tue, 6/30/09, Marta <marta.fandom@...> wrote:
>
>
> From: Marta <marta.fandom@...>
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:00 AM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Cathleen wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm confused! I've been following the previous posts on this topic and I
> > thought this story had already ran as both a WIP *and* a completed story
> > and is no longer eligible?
> >
> > Cathleen
> >
>
> Hi Cathleen,
>
> There are actually two stories by this author: Don't Panic! was
> nominated as a completed story and Okay, NOW Panic! (the sequel) was
> nominated as a WIP. Both stories ran in 2006, and neither has been
> nominated again.
>
> So the first story, Don't Panic!, isn't eligible at all anymore. The
> second story, Okay NOW Panic!, is eligible again as a completed fic. I
> think the confusion is coming from the fact that we're discussing two
> different stories?
>
> Marta
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>

Msg# 10079

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Marta June 30, 2009 - 7:31:36 Topic ID# 10065
Cathleen wrote:
>
>
>
> OK, I can see it's now completed and *did* run as a WIP last time.
> Question tho, as this recently happened to me - it's listed on her site
> as having been *completed* in 9/08. I think that's when voting was still
> going on, so was it supposed to be moved to a finished category, and wasn't?
>
> Catthleen
>

Hi Cathleen,

I can't remember when voting ended that year for sure, but 9/08 does
sound like it would have been before voting ended. So technically she
should have gotten in touch with us to say it was finished. In which
case it would have been moved to a subcategory with other finished
stories, and wouldn't be eligible anymore.

That said, I think a lot of people will only read non-WIPs. (I can
personally count the number of WIPs I've reviewed for the MEFAs on one
hand.) If the story had been finished, I would have made a post about
it, informing everyone it was now finished, and so I think there would
have been more potential readers. So I think in this case it should be
allowed to compete, even though technically it was finished while voting
was still going on, because in most of our readers' minds it *WOULD*
have been a WIP.

Bottom line: I think this piece is still eligible.

Marta

Msg# 10080

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Aranel Took June 30, 2009 - 8:13:42 Topic ID# 10065
Hi Cathleen and Marta,
There seems to be confusion on the dates. As surgeon_ruth said, the story
was completed two years after it competed as a WIP. It competed in 2006 and
was finished in 2008. The author only appears in the 2006 database, she has
never competed in any other year.

Aranel

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Marta <marta.fandom@gmail.com> wrote:

> Cathleen wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > OK, I can see it's now completed and *did* run as a WIP last time.
> > Question tho, as this recently happened to me - it's listed on her site
> > as having been *completed* in 9/08. I think that's when voting was still
> > going on, so was it supposed to be moved to a finished category, and
> wasn't?
> >
> > Catthleen
> >
>
> Hi Cathleen,
>
> I can't remember when voting ended that year for sure, but 9/08 does
> sound like it would have been before voting ended. So technically she
> should have gotten in touch with us to say it was finished. In which
> case it would have been moved to a subcategory with other finished
> stories, and wouldn't be eligible anymore.
>
> That said, I think a lot of people will only read non-WIPs. (I can
> personally count the number of WIPs I've reviewed for the MEFAs on one
> hand.) If the story had been finished, I would have made a post about
> it, informing everyone it was now finished, and so I think there would
> have been more potential readers. So I think in this case it should be
> allowed to compete, even though technically it was finished while voting
> was still going on, because in most of our readers' minds it *WOULD*
> have been a WIP.
>
> Bottom line: I think this piece is still eligible.
>
> Marta
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Visit our website: http://www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/
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Msg# 10081

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Cathleen June 30, 2009 - 8:48:20 Topic ID# 10065
'K, I think I have it sorted out in my own head now! It looks like the story *is* eligible then?

Cathleen




"Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"

Mary Todd Lincoln

--- On Tue, 6/30/09, surgeon_ruth <surgsteel@gmail.com> wrote:


From: surgeon_ruth <surgsteel@gmail.com>
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:28 AM








It ran as a WIP in 2006 - it hasn't run since. She completed it after nomination season was over last year.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogrou ps.com, Cathleen <virginia_lee_ redcat@.. .> wrote:
>
> OK, I can see it's now completed and *did* run as a WIP last time. Question tho, as this recently happened to me - it's listed on her site as having been *completed* in 9/08. I think that's when voting was still going on, so was it supposed to be moved to a finished category, and wasn't?
> †
> Catthleen
> †
> †
> †
>
>
> "Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!"
>
> Mary Todd Lincoln
>
> --- On Tue, 6/30/09, Marta <marta.fandom@ ...> wrote:
>
>
> From: Marta <marta.fandom@ ...>
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Re: Looking for boz4PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogrou ps.com
> Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:00 AM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Cathleen wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm confused! I've been following the previous posts on this topic and I
> > thought this story had already ran as both a WIP *and* a completed story
> > and is no longer eligible?
> >
> > Cathleen
> >
>
> Hi Cathleen,
>
> There are actually two stories by this author: Don't Panic! was
> nominated as a completed story and Okay, NOW Panic! (the sequel) was
> nominated as a WIP. Both stories ran in 2006, and neither has been
> nominated again.
>
> So the first story, Don't Panic!, isn't eligible at all anymore. The
> second story, Okay NOW Panic!, is eligible again as a completed fic. I
> think the confusion is coming from the fact that we're discussing two
> different stories?
>
> Marta
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>



















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Msg# 10082

Re: Looking for boz4PM Posted by Marta June 30, 2009 - 9:54:23 Topic ID# 10065
Cathleen wrote:
>
>
>
> 'K, I think I have it sorted out in my own head now! It looks like the
> story *is* eligible then?
>
> Cathleen
>

Hi Cathleen,

I replied to this over at MEFAStaff, since the same point has been
raised over there. Hope that's okay. :-)

Marta

Msg# 10083

2009 nominations closed Posted by Marta June 30, 2009 - 21:50:09 Topic ID# 10083
Hey guys,

*rushes in, out of breath*

If you have been to the MEFA website in the last two hours you ay have
noticed that your links to nominate stories are gone. While North/South
Americans, Australians, Asians, and the like may still have the calendar
turned to June 30, according to GMT we have passed into July 1, which
means the end of nominations.

*throws confetti*

Great work, guys! As of right now there are exactly 750 nominations, 528
of which are 100% ready to compete. (The status "nomination finalized"
in MEFA parlance.) Over the next week, hopefully we will see a lot of
those finalized. Those nominations that aren't finalized will be
withdrawn so by about July 7, you can be reasonably sure that every
piece on our website will be competing in the awards.

But you don't have to wait until next week. The MEFA website tells you
how much progress an author has made toward accepting the nomination. Go
to www.mefawards.net/MEFA2009/ and click the "Stories" link at the top
of the page. Now look on the right side of your screen - you will see
things like "Nomination Finalized," "Email sent to Author," etc. Any
story with the status "Nomination Finalized" is 100% ready to go and
will compete in this year's awards. Why don't you try to review one
"Nomination Finalized" story this week?

I want to take the opportunity to thank some very special volunteers who
helped out during nominations.

* Tanaqui, our technical support volunteer, not only developed many
useful features that made nominations easier, she also handled errors
people came up with. Aranel Took pitched in admirably as well whenever
she was needed.

* Elliska has set up member accounts, putting in the legwork to make
sure members don't already have an account on the website. This is the
one area of the awards that I really take for granted, because Elliska
does such a great job making it run smoothly. And this year was far from
an exception.

* PipMer is our one-woman welcome wagon. As welcome manager she contacts
every new member and answers any questions they have. That's a lot of
emails, and I think it helps a lot.

* Speaking of lots of emails and questions, I really can't thank all the
liaisons enough. This year the liaisons are Agape4gondor,
Aranelgoldenflower, Brindlemom2, Cathleen, Dreamflower, Dwimordene,
Elea24, Elliska, Fiondil, Foxrafer, Inkling, Linaewen, and Nancy Brooke.
They each worked (and are still working) with nominated authors to get
their nominations ready for the competition. This is an incredibly time-
and energy-intensive way of helping out, but they did it admirably.

* Nieriel Raina has taken on the job of organizing this year's banners.
And there are some beauties! Check out www.photobucket.com/mefa09n (pwd:
celebrimbor), even if you aren't a nominated author, just to check out
all the shinies our banner artists have created. Thanks to Cactuskim,
Elea24, Elena Tiriel, Elleth, Nath, Nieriel Raina, red lasbelin, and Viv
for making banners and buttons.

* This year's rating panel is comprised of Annmarwalk, Oshun, Sulriel,
and Raksha. They have read many stories, quickly, and gave their opinion
on what rating was appropriate -- even when the material was not their
cup of Earl Grey.

* Dawn Felagund and Larner have taken on the task of making MEFA
announcements every week, telling you how to use site features. There
have been some very informative posts so far, and more is yet to come.

* Our promoters have talked up the awards across the intarwebz. Hats off
to Agape4gondor, Alassante, Annmarwalk, Aranel Took, Branwyn,
Brindlemom2, Cathleen, Dawn Felagund, Dreamflower, Dwimordene, Ellie,
Inkling, Larner, Nancy Brooke, Nieriel Raina and Obsidianj.

And I'm sure I'm leaving some people off. Obviously lots of people have
worked very hard to make the MEFAs happen. Thanks, one and all for all
your hard work.

And thank *you*, everyone who nominated a story or accepted a nomination
for one of their own stories. We wouldn't be here without you. :-)

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)

PS - Promoters, please hold off on forwarding this message. I'm going to
write up a special announcement for you to pass along.

Msg# 10084

This year's crop Posted by Agape 4Rivendell June 30, 2009 - 23:24:09 Topic ID# 10084
Hello,

I just wanted to say again how very much I value these awards... not for
the award itself, but for enabling me to 'find' glorious writing works.

I am always amazed at the wondrous works that 'pop up' in nominations..... I
am in awe of the talent that is still out there, pumping out story after
story....

I ran across an author tonight who I would never have read.... the fanfic
'world' is so wide, it's next to impossible to find and read everything....

This story just blew me out of the water - the writing was incredible....
tore at my soul while drowning me in the beauty of the author's words and
phrases.... Incredible.

So once again, I thank Marta and all those involved for their dedication
over the years to keep these awards 'alive' and available to all to share,
enjoy, weep over, and giggle. And sit back and rejoice in the joy of
reading.

Blessings,
Agape

--
Life's been good to me so far!!! Praise God!


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