This is where you guys start to hate me.
I have spent half the night (work shift night..so maybe 3 - 4 hours) thinking this over and I've decided that I am going to discontinue this game of the competition to give it a complete revamp and redo. The following will be implemented upon the revamp:A user account which everyone should add for announcements.
A new community to reply to the competition rounds.
These two features will allow people who wish to see all the other entries to do so and for the people who want to see announcements on their LJ without the entries clutter they are also able to do so.Website
Updated frequently with announcements, a results ladder and link compilations for easy access for all the fics which were submitted for each round.Mailing List
People who wish to receive updates about each round in their e-mail account including a 12 hour and 6 or 1 hour remaining calls so people can get their fics in on time.Better Prize system
To bribe people in being more enthusiastic and participating more often. The prize list and format can be seen at the bottom of this post in an LJ cut.
In doing all this the organization will be easier on everyone including me and that is a major plus as my times are going to become slightly more busy. I'm deeply sorry to all the people who tried hard in this round and have received no reward thus far but I want this competition to get better and to weed out all the people who registered but are just clogging up space. As you can see the prizes are also more physical items instead of monetary gifts such as LJ accounts and such mainly because as you would all know I'm going back to school and getting a pay cut. >.> And before any of you guys feel bad the items I'm listing are things that deserve a better home than I'm giving.
There will be 20 spaces opened up in the new revamped competition and the announcement about the opening of that competition will be made here. As for the 20 spaces they are going to be open to the people who are a part of this community first and if the spaces aren't filled up by the time I have organized the new competition into place, then I will open it up to the public. However I want to reward...somewhat everyone's loyalty so far.( Collapse )
Once again I'm really sorry for making this decision but the way things are running right now are really irritating me.
Placements are open for community people right now: