Atvelonis wrote: I agree that encouraging consensus through discussion would be a better system than only using votes. A pure voting system sort of discourages nuanced ideas. Perhaps we could return to votes using the project pages—a more fitting medium for longer discussions—but with the stipulation that there is no immediate vote on anything. Instead, we would talk about the merits of each article first and the ways they each need to be improved. Once we have reached a conclusion there, we would vote on it to solidify the ordeal.
So basically we are talking about establishing a consensus track minor. I can agree with that idea, although I still feel like we might not get the participation we are looking for. Anything beats the current system as it is now though. Most of the members of the Circle aren't active and funding new people will be another long discussion by itself.