How long did it take you to build ClockPie? Years and years. I knew that some other folks were working on similar sites independently, so I was in no rush. I eventually finished it and...here it is!
Where did you get your icons and images? All the little icons and things I got on various open source sites such as openiconlibrary.sourceforge.net. Some are under a Creative Commons license (you're free to copy, change, and use them, but not to sell them), and others are in the public domain. I drew the gold ribbons myself in Photoshop. For the clockface, I bought several kinds of pies from my local Try-N-Save and took several photos of each one standing directly over them then chose the one that looked the most "pie like" and used Photoshop to put numbers on it. If a copyrighted image got into the mix by mistake, let me know and I'll gladly remove it. I have no control over users' avatars, however.
How is my score calculated? Unlike other social Q&A sites that reward you for longevity, I reward you for the quality of your answers. So a noob can post a few really good answers, and jump to the top of the leaderboard immediately.
Questions aren't rated? It's silly to rate questions, and even a bit arrogant. Every question is important to the person who asked it. IMO, there is no such thing as a bad question, not counting blatant spam and whatnot. Even jokes and "nonsense" questions serve a useful social purpose.
Comments aren't rated? Again, it's arrogant to rate comments. Comments are people's chit chat. There's no point in rating that. Jeez!
How is my place on the leaderboard figured? My leaderboard is a ranking of quality, rather than quantity.
It starts with your answers. If an answer has 8 thumbs-ups and 2 thumbs-downs, that answer has a rating of 80% calculated by 8 up votes over 10 total votes (down votes don't count against an answer because controversial answers tend to get lots of both. Too many sites censor peoples' answers and comments [YouTube for example] because they get too many thumbs-downs for expressing controversial or unpopular opinions. That sucks! If a question or answer truly is spam or hateful and needs to be moderated, use the Report button).
Then your own rank on the leaderboard is a average of all your answers. Unless you're me, you need at least 3 rated answers to appear on the leaderboard. So if you have three answers rated 80%, 70%, and 85%, your rank on the leaderboard is 78% (answers that don't have any votes don't count towards your rank).
I do it this way so that noobs who contribute to the site can climb the leaderboard quickly. And old farts can't lord over everyone else just because they've been here forever.
On most other Q&A sites, your rank is a cumulative score. That means the leaderboard is a ranking of quantity, not quality; and your position on the leaderboard is an indication of how long you've been a member, rather than a measure of the quality of your contributions. That sucks!
Is there an adult section? Not per-se. Here, when you ask a question, you click a box to indicate that it is for adults only.
When you join, you check a box to indicate that you want to see adult content (you can change this any time).
If you choose to see adult content, you'll see the adult questions mixed in with all the other questions, otherwise you won't.
You'll see this icon next to Adult questions and answers.
This lets adult questions be put in a more appropriate category than just lumping them all into an "adult" category.
Do you allow 4-letter words? What kind of ****ty question is that? Hell yes! What I don't allow is 7-letter words ending in "zy" in which the first letter is a vowel. Using such filthy language will get you banned from the entire ****ing internet!
But you do have rules, right? It's not an anarchy here I hope. Read the guidelines. There are a few basic rules. If you break them, I will assume direct control and my attacks will tear you apart.
But you do need to register to answer a question, and join a discussion.