Many of the regulars have been troublemakers in the past, one way or another. Swearing, kicking players who they simply don't like, trying to cheat, excessive exploiting, purposely disrupting/ruining games, etc.
These are players I've seen regularly in the past few months, that are often voted as admin (or vote themselves). There are plenty of other regulars but most of them don't like to take charge/responsibility of choosing parameters or kicking players, etc.
Of the above list, there's only two players I have not wished to see banned (temporarily) for their behaviour in the past (Sky/Radio)
What we need is just a "moderator" anyway, not an admin. So I suggest NOT giving any of the above players the admin password. The best part of GON is that we run it like a democracy. It's not perfect, but better than other servers I've played on over the years.
This is what I would do:
- Change voting threshold from 0.33 to 0.3 or 0.25 (25% of votes) for admin.
- Give B.E.C access to several players who play regularly but never take admin. Only give them kick and temp ban commands (up to 24 hour bans)
That's it! The player majority will still vote for the admins THEY want to set up games. Only if they abuse their position, don't know what they're doing, refuse to log out, or go AFK, will the moderator's step in and kick them, allowing a re-vote.
Otherwise you get one player with too much power that just takes over the server every time they play, and it ends up becoming their server.