‘Breaking the pot just when the butter churns out’.Proverbs expressing the essence conveyed by the title are there in many languages. It hints at foolish or negative actions that result in wasting all the hitherto done good efforts and nullifying whatever is done till then and making the purpose not achieved.
It is exactly what happened with the tragic ending of the 'Monsoon Quiz".
I frankly feel that the abrupt and emotional reaction of cancelling the quiz by ME could have been avoided. What was the achievement in the whole affair other than exposing herself as giving to emotions and not able to face genuine difference of opinion?
ME had taken things too personal. ME has quoted the sentence which triggered the reaction, in her closing post in the thread. Actually,in comparison to many other earlier discussions in the forum (which were far more vitriolic , burning and poking) when individual members were targeted at various times, this discussion in the feedback thread was far more decent and within the limits of civilly and disagreement.
The hasty and unwarranted action has made many eager participants totally disappointed.
ME could have announced the result first and then allowed the feedback discussion . She should have held on firmly that her decision in this regard was final and any other input would be taken in right spirit for future guidance. That could have been very well accepted by all members.
I hope there will be a review and good sense comes back.