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Staff Applications

by Elena @ 20/02/2010 05:59 am  

Just to let you all know that I have recieved your applications, and am diliberating over them. I will get back to you all soon. If you are interested in becoming a Staff member, please head over to the forum and fill out the application form :)

New Affiliate

by Elena @ 19/02/2010 09:36 am  

I am proud to announce that Gluttony is now an affiliate of The Golden Snitches :) Please check out their site if you have a chance, the people there are very lovely and helpful.



The Golden Snitches is a site dedicated to improving the quality of an author's writing. Each year will be spent primping, preening, pruning and generally helping authors reach new levels writing. During October, there will be a massive awards ceremony where authors will have the chance to win a coveted Golden Snitch award to proudly display for all to see. Every month you have the chance to be promoted. Author Promotions are a privilege earned by the best and most respected authors who have both talent and commitment. TGS image by Lee

Fixing some code

by Elena @ 17/02/2010 12:48 am  

EDIT: Okay, Validators, you can access the queue again, and everyone should be able to see the status of the queue again now. If the queue is cleared, look here to understand what I am speaking of: Queue Status



datbenik513, I'm leaving your story in the queue for a bit, while I fix the coding :) Sorry mate, it will validate soon. VALIDATORS, please leave the queue until further notice!

tinyMCE feature

by Elena @ 14/02/2010 08:36 pm  


The tinyMCE feature has been restored. I apologise for any inconvenience caused. If there are any other issues, please do not hesitate to contact me :)


If you do not know what the tinyMCE feature is, please go here to find out: Formatting


Also, if you use the tinyMCE to insert images, you may need to enter in the image description and title to accept the image: Submission Tutorial

Review-A-Thon and Happy Birthday, Gluttony!

by Elena @ 13/02/2010 11:54 pm  

Edit: BKL8008 is the winner of the Jan/Feb Review-A-Thon, with a total of 59 reviews.

In second place, we have Holly Ilex with 26 reviews, and in third place, SiriuslyPeeved with 5 reviews.

It was wonderful to see members participating, even if it was just 1 review, as I know life is busy.

Thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS BKL8008!!!!

 

The review-a-thon is now closed. Official results will be posted shortly.

Today marks Gluttony's 3rd Birthday :) Thank you all so much for being here, and making Gluttony what it is.

Happy Birthday!!!

 

Edit 2: Another reason to celebrate. For a long time now, Holly Ilex has been a fantastic and valuable member here at Gluttony. At some point, EVERYONE, will get to know this lovely lady, because she reviews almost everything here. Holly Ilex has a remarkable 700 reviews!! I feat that not even I can match. So a HUGE thank you must go out to Holly, I don't know how Gluttony would be without her! HEHEHE! ;)

Reminder

by Elena @ 10/02/2010 02:00 am  

Just reminding you all that I have Staff positions open. Gluttony is a slow archive, Temperance is a virtual Ghost town, so it isn't like much is needed :) I am busy though with kids, Uni, and life, and it would be nice to have some helpers, and more minds to make the place more exciting and alive.


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 1 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.

Review-A-Thon

by Elena @ 09/02/2010 01:24 am  
Okay everyone, there is only 4 more days left of the Review-A-Thon. Get those reviews in and post them in your threads. I'll be closing the threads up at 11:59pm on the 13th. To keep an eye on Australian time, see the clock on the main page of Gluttony, or the forums. I am in GMT +10 (day light savings time).

eFiction Upgrade

by Elena @ 02/02/2010 01:21 pm  
I have just upgraded the eFiction software (the archive). If you run into any bugs, or errors, please let me know ASAP.

Review-A-Thon

by Elena @ 30/01/2010 06:16 am  
We are officially half way through the Review-A-Thon. There is 2 weeks left to get your reviews in :)

Review-A-Thon

by Elena @ 15/01/2010 02:34 pm  

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 :)

New Skin

by Elena @ 13/01/2010 01:52 am  
I have added a new skin called 'vision'. This is a very plain, basic skin meant for mobile devices or for the visually impaired.

Featured Stories

by Elena @ 11/01/2010 08:34 pm  
I have updated the Featured Stories list for the month. Congratulations to all who made it in. I selected the first 5 stories in the most recent list, that have banners, and the first story by an author in the list (if more than 1 story is in list, the first story gets selected.

Affiliate News

by Elena @ 09/01/2010 09:38 pm  
OpenBookSociety.com needs your help. We are looking for dedicated hard-working individuals to help keep this site running. All positions are volunteer.

Open positions:

  • News blog posters (writing experience helpful.) We need someone to cover the morning shift, posting news about an hour each weekday.
  • Book club chapter summaries (read book, write chapter summaries.)
  • YA Book Club managers/chapter summary writers.
  • OBS Speaks Out Writers (writing articles on anything relating to a supernatural series, character(s), authors, etc.
  • Supernatural TV/Movie Reviewers
  • Book Reviewers
  • Original content writers
Join our team and have fun while you read, write and discuss your favorite Supernatural series, books, movies and television programs. If you are interested in any of the above positions, please contact us for more information. Thanks! -- ~Christina OBS Staff http://openbooksociety.com/

New Admin

by Elena @ 07/01/2010 05:45 am  

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

Jan/Feb Review-A-Thon

by Elena @ 05/01/2010 03:41 pm  

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

by Elena @ 05/01/2010 04:11 am  

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.

Staff Positions

by Elena @ 04/01/2010 11:09 am  

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.

Merry Christmas

by Elena @ 25/12/2009 11:13 am  
I hope everyone here has a great and safe Christmas. If you don't celebrate Christmas, then I hope you have a good day, anyway ;)

Review-A-Thon

by Elena @ 20/12/2009 12:17 am  
I know we haven't gotten the holidays over with yet, however, I do want to announce when the next Review-A-Thon will be held.

Starting from January 16, 2010 and running till the 13th of February. The Winner will be announced on Feb 14, Valentines Day and also Gluttony's 3rd Birthday :) The prize this time will be a $30 Amazon Gift Voucher to the lucky winner. The sign up thread will be available after the new year.

Other competitions and prizes will be up for grabs, however, I'll announce those at a later date.

New Affiliate

by Elena @ 14/12/2009 08:41 am  

We have a new Affiliate :)

SLAP

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.

New Forum Discussions

by Elena @ 12/12/2009 06:17 am  

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 :)

Image Gallery

by Elena @ 09/12/2009 08:26 am  
Temperance now has an image gallery. You can not hot link from here, however, members can showcase their work (especially if you are a Graphic Artist). Banners, Avatars and Signature graphics only. A Maximum of 50 images per member can be stored and all Image rules apply.

New Skins and Christmas

by Elena @ 06/12/2009 06:50 am  

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.

Featured Authors

by Elena @ 15/11/2009 01:07 am  
I have been quite busy lately and lost track of my featured authors. I have now caught up and proud to announce that the featured authors are:

November - wytchkitty13

October - pookha

September - Georgia Weasley

August - datbenik513

Congratulations :) And I'm so sorry this is late. To view all the interviews, please go here: Featured Author

New Fan Doms

by Elena @ 13/11/2009 05:08 am  

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.