Re: The Future Section
I have to say, I hate the idea of a panel. How can someone represent me when they don't know what it is I'm looking for in a prospective poster? Most of the time I try and review the person and vote, although there are a few times when I won't, simply because it doesn't matter to me how the vote goes. I'm willing to accept what the rest of the forum wants. But even though my voting record isn't 100%, I want that option to vote instead of having that put in someone else's hands. I can accept the very rare occasions (in fact I can't think of one) where I vote no and the majority votes yes, because at least I had my say. Besides, the idea of an esteemed panel may sound good, but there have been times where I've seen intelligent posters whose opinions I respect post some mind-boggling reasons for voting no on someone. I just don't see that as a good solution.
As far as what to do now, my best suggestion is to cut the voting off at a week, and whatever the numbers are, they are. I know the number of voters isn't where it should be, but to leave these prospective ORG members hang in limbo for a month or more just feels wrong. If people haven't voted within a week, they're probably not going to bother, so just go with what you have.