It was a rhetorical statement. The judges aren't coming back. I believe the point trying to be made was that finding 10 people would be hard while maintaining the number of entries. Along with this it should be well known that any staff hirings are always
done by someone already on the staff, it wouldn't be saying much for leadership if we let the community pick people for positions.
There was no death warrant signed. That's only if activity didn't pick up, in recent weeks it's clear that activity is back to normal. What I don't understand is why those with graphical expertise in this topic (Anubis and Slimppu) aren't entering signatures? All that's needed for SOTW to remain is enough entries, so if you're worried about it living, enter some signatures
Also, we don't exactly enjoy removing things. Each time we do it's carefully calculated in the respect of how it will effect the community. We don't want to remove anymore components, but if they're not being used and are not able to be resurrected we're left with little choice. There is no witch hunt.
Once again, we're always open to ideas (exception: bringing back judges).
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