Are nominations and votes all going to be in-thread or by PM? Sighs...we went through this the last time we discussed the WFFA... This is just my two cents on this topic, and I won't whine if others don't agree, but I still think actual votes at least should be by PM. My reasoning is that it really is demoralizing if your fic gets a very very low vote count. It's bad enough to know that you didn't win but why also be beat up on the head that you barely got voted for? (Sort of related case in point, Dantana's post in this thread that she was nominated for several categories but barely placed in any of them--this was why I felt only winners should be announced. If eight other fics in a category beside your own didn't win, at least you could console yourself with 'maybe I was second place') Anyway, again this is not a big deal in that as CYNICAL says you still have to dig into your pockets to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks even if you win. It's just that it can be really demoralizing for sensitive authors to see their beloved fic beat into the dirt, so I suggest at least votes by PM.