This got sent out on the announcements mailer, too, but I need you guys to read this again:

Guys,

I cannot stress how important it is that you make these deadlines. If you cannot make a deadline, PLEASE TELL US. Do not flake out and just not talk to us. If you flake out on us too many times, you create a hole where content should be, and if you’re doing a high-profile team, it’s even more important that you make your deadlines every week.

And I’ll say this until I’m blue in the face: If you’re having trouble coming up with topics to write about, ASK US FOR HELP. Too many times last season I heard, “Well, I couldn’t think of anything to write about.” Yeah, well, that’s why we’re here. So use us for that. I will no longer be accepting this excuse for a lack of content. If I don’t hear from you, I will assume you no longer wish to write for us and I will disable your access and email appropriately.

I’m trying to turn this into a viable business model. I’m trying to make it so there’s weekly content and steady readers for advertisement. If you can’t do that, then you’re making it difficult for those who’re trying their best to accomplish this goal. I want to eventually start paying writers, but I can’t get there without consistent writing.

If you can’t do this, now’s the time to quit. Don’t jerk us around for half a season.