I have been Editor of Chilefoundry for nearly 18 months now, and it has been really enjoyable to have been allowed to take on the role of editor by the site owner David Floyd. I took over because David was becoming too busy to run the site.
Now unfortunately I have come to the point in my life where I can no longer give the site the time it deserves. The site has grown to the point where it requires daily input, and that doesn’t include all the site updates/backups etc which David continues to try and carry out.
Many readers and producers who send us review products are often amazed when I tell them that the whole review team, including myself write and keep the site running as a hobby. We all have full time jobs and family commitments which have to come before Chilefoundry, and it is for these reasons that I can no longer carry on keeping the site going. This has become a full time hobby in itself.
Unfortunately for reasons beyond my control, this will mean that there will be no editor taking over which means there will be no new content posted, the ultimate future of the site is not decided yet. The existing content will still be viewable for the meantime.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank David Floyd for letting me step into his shoes, and to the team which have made Chilefoundry what it is over the past years.
Namely Darth Naga aka Tony Ainsworth, David Kelly, Martin ‘Scooby’ Arnold, Marty Greenwell, Lady ‘Cin, Rob House, Clare Cameron, James Fowkes, and new members of the team The Shepsters.
And a massive thank you to all the companies, producers, manufacturers who have contributed/helped out too.
The final thank you goes to you the readers, thank you for visiting to read our reviews and watch Darth Naga put himself through a lot of pain.
To all those producers who have sent us products and not yet received a published review, the aim is that these items will still be reviewed, albeit not on here but one of the team, Marty Greenwell is in the process of setting up a new Chilli site from scratch called Chillifiends where the rest of the team will continue to review your products and this is where all outstanding Chilefoundry review products should be reviewed.
I am still going to be involved in the UK Chilli scene, attending as many events and festivals as time will allow, and will continue to monitor our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org and our twitter page for the immediate future, as these take less time to deal with.
I hope the Chilli Community will understand my decision, and I look forward to seeing a lot of our UK readers at festivals this year.
Chris Saunders – Editor