Since I’ve been forced into early retirement, unless there’s an unexpected development I probably won’t be renewing my account when it expires in January. I have no plans to shut down the site, however; that would be irresponsible, and I’ve put too much work into it to give up just because I’m displeased at how events have played out. (I don’t gain anything from it, by the way; I’ve never asked for nor accepted a single penny in donations, and I don’t even WoE!)
That’s why I’m looking for volunteers to log WoE takeovers. If you’re interested, leave a comment (or PM me) and we can discuss specifics.
I’ve been the sole updater since 2005 (except for a very few occasions when a handful of people helped fill in some gaps; thanks!). I always had to remember to log in before WoE, and if I happened to be asleep, there was always a chance both of my clients could be disconnected. (Every WoE until about two weeks ago, I’d sacrifice two accounts for updating.) Using a bot would have helped tremendously, of course, but I refuse to touch them as a matter of principle. It’s been frustrating at times–especially during the past month as I found myself repeatedly consulting the schedule–but I didn’t mind because the job provided me with an opportunity to help out. It’s a pity, but as they say, all good things must come to an end.