EDIT: The forums are unlocked. Happy reading and reviewing, everyone :)
The Jan/Feb Review-A-Thon begins in 1.5hrs. I will open the official threads then, so you may review and post your links.
If you wish to sign up, you may do so by going to the forums and posting on the sign up thread. You may enter at any time during the 4 weeks, as the winner is determined by how many non-one liner reviews are made, within the 4 weeks the competition runs for :)
Have fun, and good luck :)
Georgia_Weasley has been promoted and is a new Admin on Temperance :) I'm sure she will be an asset to us all.
If you would like to apply to be on staff, please go here: Staff Positions
The sign up thread is now open. You must be signed up to the forums and sign up on the proper thread to participate :) To sign up now, go here: Jan/Feb Review-A-Thon Sign Up
The Review-A-Thon will go for 4 weeks and will start Midnight, January 16, 2010 (Standard Eastern Australian Daylight Savings Time) and ends at 11:59pm, February 13, 2010 (Standard Eastern Australian Daylight Savings Time).
The Official Rules are as follows:
1. No one liners - The point of this competition is to generate some good reviews for the authors. Be CC or as fangirl as you like, but I want to see reviews that contain more than one line.
2. You must be a member of Gluttony and Temperance.
3. You must post your reviews in your official thread. This way, I can keep track of what's going on, check your reviews to make sure they count and YOU can see everyone else's progress.
4. You must be 18+ to enter. If you are under this age, please ask your parents/guardians if you may enter.
5. By signing up, you agree to abide by the rules stated here.
6. Have fun!! - You have 4 weeks to read and review, plus add more stories to the archive to be read and reviewed!
The Prize: 1st Place - A $30 Amazon gift voucher.
The Official Threads:
This is where you'll see your penname. When you have reviewed, you must post the story title, link to the review and how many reviews you made for that story. I'll have this is a general 'code' in the first post of your thread, as well as the total count of your reviews.
Temperance, the forums, has a brand new look :) Over the coming days, there will be a selection of styles to choose from, so you can alter the way the forums look yourself.
Also look out for the sign up thread for the Review-a-thon. I will open that up over the next couple of days.
Gluttony and Temperance do not run by themselves. Although we are still a small community, I hope to see more activity over the next few months, especially with Gluttony's 3rd birthday approaching.
I am now inviting members to apply for positions on Gluttony and Temperance. These positions are:
Admin - Must be 18yrs and over, and your main duties will be to help me make the executive decisions and help with activities and all-round fun for the archive and forums, plus anything else we may decide.
Validators x 2 Positions - Must be 18+ due to the content that may pass through the queue. Submissions are low and your time needed here is minimal, however, I will need more people willing to help in this area as there are other areas that need to be looked at and not just the story validating.
Moderators x 4 positions - Must be 15+. Main duties will be to moderate the archive and forums, report any TOS violations, and help with activities on both sites.
Time required: As much or as little as you can give. These positions are voluntary, so I will only request that you spend as much of your free time that you are willing to provide. Not much is required; however some more hands on deck would help things move more effectively.
You may now apply to be a staff member at any time. To do this, you must be a member of Temperance and use the Application Form. Once it is submitted, I will look over your application, and get back to you once I have reached a decision.
We have a new Affiliate :)
Sherbet Lemons & Acid Pops is a Harry Potter World based, text RPG. Created by my dear friend, Angel, and has a relaxing atmosphere in which to RP (Role Play) an original character in a world that is loved by so many. If you love Harry Potter and enjoy role playing, sign up and enjoy playing in a magical world we all wish was real.
I am open for new fandom requests. To see more fandoms open on Gluttony, please go here to make your request: Request New Fandom
I also have Christmas/Holiday threads open to just chat away :)
Hello everyone :)
I'm getting the site ready for the festive season..so if you have a story that is related to Christmas, make a comment to this entry and I'll add it to the featured list.
Also, there are two new skins. Berrygood and Blueberry :) Ihope you enjoy. Also, the forums are transforming into a Christmas theme, so if you are bored or just want to get into the Christmas or Holiday spirit, pop on over and share your stories about this time of year.
As the year draws near to ending, a new, fresh year is on the horizon. I am now exploring the idea of opening up Gluttony to more Fan Doms.
This can ONLY work if there is enough interest or demand for it and if the members are willing to contribute to those fan doms.
Many of us older fans are moving on, meaning, we are moving away from our beloved Fan Fic and heading into the Original Fiction world. However, that doesn't mean the end of Fan Fiction, it just means I am willing to give you members a bit more freedom as to what will be accepted here.
I will also need new staff members to overlook these fan doms. This means new Admins, Validators and moderators. These are positions that are voluntary, meaning, it is unpaid work, done in your own time.
I do not ask much of my staff and we work fairly well together and independantly. I do not demand any specific time to dedicate, as I find that is unrealistic to our real life selves.
I also have a NEW project in the works. Luxuria is a text based RPG (Role Playing Game). This will be based on multi-fan doms as well as just 'the real world'.
Please think about this information as I will soon be asking for suggestions and calling for more staff members. It is advised that you join the Forums. Temperance is rather dead, however, it is the BEST place for members to discuss the archives and the stories on it. It is also the place I ask members to place votes etc. You do not have to be a regular member there, just check in every now and then to find out what's going on and drop in your opinion if you wish to.
A HUGE Thank You must go out to Purpleheart :) She pointed out to me that the Anti-Bot question wasn't on the registration form and she kept getting an error message when trying to register to the forum.
If anyone else has this problem, I am very sorry. It would seem that I lost two whole lines of coding somehow. It has been fixed now and if any other errors are found, please don't hesitate to contact me: admin[at]gluttonyfiction[dot]com
The P.I. Awards were supposed to close tonight. I will, however, leave them open until my Tuesday (in the U.S. that is your Monday).
Welcome to all the New Members :) Don't be afraid to contribute to the archive, just pay attention to the submission rules. If you are here just to read, hopefully you'll leave a review or two for our wonderful authors.If you have any questions, you can contact the staff via email or on the forums.
No matter why you are here, we welcome you and hope you enjoy your time here.
I'm sorry this is late, however, the Pure Indulgence Awards are now open. I'll leave it for a day longer as I opened a day late :) So you may now head on over to the forums to vote.
The Pure Indulgence Awards will start from the 1st of October. Nominations will run for a week, voting the next week and awards handed out after that.
For those who don't know what the P.I. Awards are, its Gluttony's Award system for the best of stories in various categories. There are MANY categories, so everyone really has the opportunity to win in at least one category.
The only rules are: You must be a member of Gluttony and Temperance (the forums), do not nominate your own story, do not vote for yourself, and you may only nominate stories on Gluttony.
To me, it is also pointless to ask friends to vote for your story. You may get a pretty award at the end, but you aren't winning it based on the fact your readers love your story...And this is what its really about.
This is a way to really honour the author's you admire and love to read their stories, or to thank the best reviewer you know or just to say thanks to an Author who gave you a really great ship to sail.
The Review-A-Thon ends in less then 24 hours. So if you are participating, you must post your review links in your offcial thread so they can be counted.