muthafunky wrote:Would you like to see new posters here, maybe some new features and ideas?
New posters, features, ideas do not magically happen with a "mod election". If people want new featues and ideas they can recommend them. That's how all the new forums get created, for example.
Yes, I agree totally.
But the fact is we're not seeing new ideas or new posters here, and haven't done since the YC people arrived. The standard of debate in politics is lower and duller than it has ever been IMO. Without raising the evil spectre of Roadwarrior and his infamous Road Map of a few years back - I think something like is exactly what the forum needs right now. Without it, this place probably will just get quieter and quieter.
I say go with a blank slate approach. Look at other forums and see what works. Throw a few ideas out there and see what people like and dislike. Ask people to vote on anything contentious like a 'Toilet' section.
It just seems like a mod election might be a very involving way of creating a bit of a buzz around the place.
Put it this way - I don't see why not.