Originally Posted by westofyou
Some people lose interest in the Reds or chatting about the same things over and over and over again. (M2)
Some likely are in a space of their life where the game doesn't eat that much of their pie and chat boards fall to the wayside, (Stormy, Cyclone)
Others perhaps got tired of repeating themselves to the myriad of new folks who show up with the same ideas that were refuted 19 months ago.
No voting aspect brings people back, if anything they care about the voting process as much as I do. Which is very little.
Yes, I know. You've made sure to remind us of that every time a discussion like this comes up.
I don't know Cyclone all that well, never met him outside of Redszone. But going from his posts (and age) I'd be confident saying he doesn't fall into the above category.
As for M2 and the others (emphasis on the others), well that's exactly what I'm getting at. They got tired of repeating themselves and the tedious discussions. Perhaps a different entrance process for NIs would've changed that. Perhaps it still can, at least with the members still around.
And let me make this clear, because I think my point is getting lost. I'm not looking to change a process to bring anyone back. I'm not deluded enough to think that'd ever work. The whole reason I brought them up in the first place is to evidence the fact I don't think the current process is working. Short of a major overhaul, I think a committee of level-headed folks would be the best line of action to cure our current voting problem, as well as going back to raising the high standard it should take to get into the ORG.
But hey, I could be wrong. They all could've left for completely unrelated reasons, and dropping the threshold of minimum votes is all we need to do. And that's not to be read sarcastically - I've certainly been out in left field before. But, given the current circumstances, I'm not sure how a constructive change couldn't help.