QUOTE(everyking @ Sun 16th May 2010, 3:47am)
Interestingly, Hersfold just resigned too
. That leaves 11 active arbitrators. Aren't there supposed to be 18? Maybe someday people will listen to the two simple reforms I've been proposing: full annual elections, and filling vacancies by promoting the next ranking candidate from the last election.
Yes, replace resigning arbs with the previous election's runners up, and have them hold the seats only until the next election would be the way to go. This would have the added benefit of phasing out the outdated and unnecessary tranches
That would be the helpful and sensible thing to do.
But unfortunately Wikiland doesn't do helpful or sensible if it can avoid it and as long as Jimbozo is running the circus it will always be thus.
I think the AC, for all its faults, might be the last, best hope...even if only a forlorn hope. But before that can happen King clown's role in it must be reduced to nil.
Until it asserts itself as a truly independent, elected body, its influence and importance will continue to wane.
On the subject of Arb resignations, how long do y'all think it'll be till Steve Smith takes the long walk into the scorched earth?