Topic of the Week was a combination of stealing ideas and wanting to promote the site in a way feasible for us.
In the last few weeks, no one was asking a thing for the TotW and we were still rising in all our A51 stats, showing the push was not needed. Take that in combination with the fact that (at least myself) have been a bit busy as of late with work and other RL commitments that I was not able to keep up to date with the TotW and failed in communicating that to the other mods.
However, I feel we don't need it for the time being. Our traffic is on a steady incline, a few downward slopes here and there but nothing that doesn't get recovered and then doubled in a time being.
Honestly, my future goal with TotW is to get it solidified for about 6 months at a time, get an actual prize for each winner each week, instantiate some rules about participation to prevent the same user from winning over and over again, etc.
It was a good run and we learned a lot from it on how to run an internalized contest. I hope that when we come out of Beta, we can provide the users with an actual competition and at the same time drive some even fresher blood to our site!