Will avoid repeats/continuation of this situation - http://www.timeforchess.com/clanchallenge/viewchallenge.php?challengeid=27702 aka 'the challenge that will never end' (works better is you use a 'lost in spaaaaaaace' kinda voice - go on, try it!) 🙂
Make them pretty generous, not just 48hrs like Tournies, maybe 1 month?
My guess is this may have been suggested before...
I think auto timeouts are put on 'tournies' to prevent them from dragging on forever. Let's say someone left. Then a comp just wouldn't get finished. Whereas clan games...... ah yes, now i see. Perhaps it is a good idea.