...and also because it's a damn good idea.
soundingsea is hosting the The BtVS/AtS Missing Stories Un-Ficathon - wherein people who've been burned by not receiving a story when they've participated in ficathons in the past, can dig up that request that was never filled, and get that story written for them. Obviously the deal also needs volunteers to write, to make that work, but it's not required that those be the same people (not fair to make you write again for the story you didn't get last time, right?) And there's also an option for people to come forward with those ficathon stories they're desperately, guiltily late on, and complete them to post with the others. Nifty, all round.
- I pimp, because I can