Re: Citizenship Requirements: Is the bar set too high, or is it just par for the course?
I'd love to have the last application public, not private, but alas that's up to the new citizen to decide.
However, concerning the "contributing members", Q is right on that one, there's nothing else in the const besides that and the 50 posts and being registered for 2 months and not having received an infraction for 3 months. I can unerstand that he's frustrated, I just don't think that the situation as it exists right now fell from the blue sky. If I read all the applications since the CdeC took over citizen apps from HEX (and I'Ve read nearly 80% of them by now, boy was I bored) there's a clear pattern of rising demand. It's clear to me, that the present situation is just the culmination of a development and, if you take a close look at some periods of time, the standard was sometimes even higher than it is today.
Also, another clear trend is obviously recognizable, since transparency has been enacted, councillors tend to explain their reason to vote more wordy than they have before. I don't think that's necessarily bad, nor do I think transparency is bad. I just speak for myself, from my own experience, that when you've experienced an ever growin standard combined with getting elected for the first time one can get overcritical and overdemanding without even realising it. I mean, honestly, I like thorough councillors and I like them explainin why they vote how, but I know from my own experience that that can lead to demanding way too much from others, like I did in GB's application or in danny X's or in Shankbots'. I know that I've not been demanding too much from everybody, but those are the ones striking me for loosing the focus on the person and getting lost in thorough research leading to overcritical and overdemanding judgements.
I know that, I've appologized and I've developed. I'm not saying that I don't want to see applicants contributing, but I say that I've had a very high demand on them and I don't think that that was a good thing. I really got carried away. Nevertheless it's up to councillors discretion and we're held accountable by our peers by vote. I know that a lot of my fellow citizens liked my apporach in research, transparency and demand. But I also think that I was in the wrong concerning the demand.
Oh boy, I got carried away, sorry for that. What I wanted to say is, that I think that there are reasons for the situation at hand and that it's just a personal and very subjective matter and decision of everybody for themselves to change that, if they so choose.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.