Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
It's working, just not as quickly as people want. The issue isn't whether or not the current process works, just a matter of can it be modified.
A.) What I'm suggesting is
a modification. A new member still joins the Sun Deck first, still puts in his time there, and still comes up to a vote to determine whether he'll join the ORG or not. All I'm just suggesting (or re-suggeting, actually, as this isn't my original idea) is we change who votes on him since it's become painfully obvious over the last several votes that apathy has set in with the vast majority of ORG. I mean, my goodness, Boss needs to send out 4 and 5 'reminders' just to get 1/6th of the ORG to vote on it's own new initiates.
B.) I'd posit it isn't working. I even had a long-winded paragraph typed up saying why. But rather than subject you to that, I'll just ask this: where's Steel? and M2? Stormy? RedlegJake? Hell, even Cyclone barely posts anymore. Perhaps it's just a coincidence the site's best posters have all decided to rarely post, or worse yet have left altogether. Or maybe it's a glaring sign something ain't right and needs changed.
Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I understand you're committed to the current model so with that in mind, my suggestion would be to keep it simple. Don't set up a new panel or anything. Too much hassle. Let the current MODs serve as "the Panel". MODs can decide who gets kicked off so I have no problem with them deciding who's accepted. When someone applies, you folks send PMs back and forth and come to a decision, seamlessly. The rest of us need not know the applicant was even being considered.
I considered that as well, but my thinking is that it'd be just another pain in the ass for them to have to deal with. They already donate enough time moderating the board, I don't think they should be expected to carry the onus of thoroughly researching, discussing, and voting on prospective members as well. Of course, if they'd want to do it, have at it. But a seperate group would probably make things easier on all involved.