My suggestion is to make it a requirement that each vote (Yes or No) be required to have a thread post stating WHY they voted the way that they did. If a vote does not have a post explanation, it doesn't count.. This will accomplish several things, such as, but not limited to the following:
1.) Help track duplicate vote accounts
2.) Help keep voting honest
3.) Help an applicant understand how they can improve them self
4.) Help an applicant understand what they may have done wrong
5.) Help other members learn what they should to do to qualify
6.) Help other members understand the process better
7.) Help keep a level playing field so all members feel they have been treated fairly
8.) Help eliminate most the doubts of unfair votes
9.) Help the community grow in the right direction
10.) Help member retention & participation rates
I'm sure there are several other bonuses to having a required post with each voter, the above were just a few off the top of my head.
I can only hope that others can also see the long term benefits of this suggestion & how it can help the community as a whole. Just keep in mind that if people don't know what they are doing wrong, they can't begin the journey to better them self. As a community I would like to think that our joint goal is to help all members succeed.
Edited by scorpionagency, 03 November 2009 - 02:06 AM.