Okay guys, there are gonna be some changes regarding writing(contests, most importantly)in the Clock Crew, which you can read about below. I'll do this in a F.A.Q format so I don't forget anything.
Q: So you're a mod, but what about SnakeClock?
A: Snake and I will work together. I am here now because I wanna improve the system so that it won't be the fiasco it was last time.
Q: Ok, so what are these said 'changes'?
A: First off, writing contests won't be monthly. They will be held every 4-6 months.
Q: There are not enough of them!
A: It's for your own good.
Q: Fine. What other changes?
A: Awards. This part is a bit bureaucratic, so bear with me here.
Let's start with Participation Awards: there will only be those if more than 20 people participate. On the other hand, if less than 5 people participate, no awards will be handed out at all.
Also, one entry can only win a maximum of 2 awards, so no one hogs them.
Q: How do you choose which awards someone gets? And the ones that you didn't choose, how are those solved?
A: The categories of that entry which have the most votes will be chosen. The ones that are left over will be handed out to the second place of those categories.
Q: Anything else?
A: Yeah, one last thing. The "Lollermask" and "Best Poetry" awards will only be handed out if 5 or more of these entries were submitted. Otherwise, there will be a honorable mention.
Speaking of honorable mentions, I'll start making a honorable mention section for those stories which almost won or are underrated.
Q: So when is there gonna be a new writing contest?
A: Early 2010. I still have to work some things out, and then I'll make a new one.
Feel free to suggest topics!(preferably over IM or PM)
Q: You mentioned "other changes" above. What are they?
A: That's a secret, for now. All will be revealed.
And I think I'm done. Any additional questions, post them here or contact me via IM or PM(you can email me too), and I'll add them up here.