This is for our current predicament. For those that do not know, we have one active full official SH with all SH rights and duties: Madius. He can only do so much.
We have three ASH's that are in the final phase, either almost completed or finished and took the final test.
This idea, and it's only an idea in it's budding stages, which I fully expect to be fine tuned and changed, is a way to get an ASH to an SH in an emergency situation like we are currently in. Look it over, give opinions/feedback. Please discuss.
The following is copy/pasted from a PM:
As for the picking at least one or two more SH's, (I prefer odd numbers, so 2 + Maddy would be 3.) I think that's going to come down to the test, Maddy's suggestion based upon being an SH already. But not a vote. It's a suggestion, words of wisdom, whatever you want to call it, heh. Then the other ASH's decide. Not the whole site. Though maybe doing a public vote, tallied up, counted as one vote. Those that vote there, can't vote in the ASH only vote.
So, say LadyK finishes up her testing, takes test 3.
--1. Maddy reads it, gives his opinion on the results
--2. ASH's (you, me, Chord, Kirsten, Bast, Stome, and Ali) vote within a set time period. Use it or lose it. Emails get sent out automatically as is and it takes little time to log in and vote.
--3. The non-ASH's vote. ASH's who vote here forfeit their vote on the ASH vote or their votes are ignored (here only). No weighting the votes
We tally up the non-ASH votes to see which direction they voted in. If the total equals yes, then it counts as one "yes" vote on the ASH vote. If the total is "no" then it's one vote on the ASH vote.
Then we tally up the totals on the ASH vote and include the "1" public poll vote. Right now, that would be a total of 8 votes. If it's a tie, then Maddy's SH vote will break the tie. We have a second SH. Then we can repeat for SH 3 if need be. If not, we can knock it down to Maddy + ? to decide on the third person to complete their ASH training.
It's not like they are running for office, it's not a popularity vote. It keeps the public involved, but doesn't make it an overwhelming public thing. And the folks who do get the system a little more in depth get an equal opportunity to get our 2nd SH up and going.
Once we have our 2-3, then we can go back to more normal routines where it becomes solely the SH's who decide. Call this simply an emergency action response (a.k.a. Oh shit!) laughs
If worried between ASH 1's and ASH 2's knowledge base. Then can set it up where on the ASH vote, ASH 1's count as 1 vote and ASH 2's count as 2 votes. Otherwise, I have no clue how to make getting an SH more impartial and fair.
There you have it. To the community in general, and to the A/SH's in particular, thoughts? Opinions?