I was not surprised that 'No Award' was a major player. Whilst I thought the cheers from the audience were on those announcements unfortunate and posited a discordant note in an otherwise celebratory event, I'm not certain what the appropriate response might have been. Deathly Silence? Polite applause? Each might likewise have seemed 'awkward'.
I voted 'No Award' in all of the short fiction categories. This was done more in sorrow than anger. I cannot believe that the standard of works which are the capable of being loved by the Puppies can be as mediocre as those selections which were presented to Fandom. I read all of the fiction provided in the Hugo Packet. With some honourable exceptions (thank you Kary English, Gray Rinehart, Michael F Flynn and Tom Kratman for stories which were not entirely a waste of time), this was far from a rewarding experience. I could not in all good conscience, vote for an award in a category where it was very possible that more deserving works had been denied a place on the ballot by organised slate voting.
I did not vote in either of the editor awards.
I will be better prepared for 2016. I will read and rank as much short fiction as I can, using the resources and recommendations gleaned from the internet. My hope is to be able to make informed nominations in all of the fiction categories.