In light of recent events, it is clear to most users that the ISP, as it stands, is outdated and not applicable to current standards. This has led to regrettable debates in which some users favor enforcing the current rules to the word and others arguing that the policy is outdated, so it should not be enforced. In an effort to reach a common ground, I think it's time to amend the policy.
Changes are in bold:
1. A staff member is inactive when they do not make (1) non-minor (examples of minor edits: correcting spelling, participating in discussions unrelated to any of these games, editing their userpage) or 8 minor contributions within four weeks. Both types of edits must obviously be made in good faith.
2. Staff members will be given a reminder after four weeks of inactivity. This will serve as their first and only warning. If staff members do not make a non-minor, good faith edit or 8 minor, also good faith edits within (1) week after their warning, they will be subject to demotion.
3. Making a non-minor, good faith edit after their 1 week warning expires cannot save a staff member from demotion, as at that point, their window for "redemption," will have already technically expired. However, if a demoted staff member wishes to be repromoted a maximum of 3 months after being demoted, a simple staff vote will be held to decide their fate. If the vote passes, they will regain their position; if it fails, they remain a normal user.
I encourage all interested users to share their input so that we may reach a clear middle-ground which everyone can agree on. I know there have been talks to incorporate chat into the policy; though I personally don't think that attending chat makes a user "active" in a sense, I am willing to compromise with any who disagree.
21:11, July 17, 2016 (UTC)
EDIT: 1 major edit or 8 minor edits in four weeks.
EDIT 2: Changed around third clause; if a demoted staff comes back within 3 months of the ISP kicking in, a simple staff vote may be held in the forums: if the vote passes, the staff regains their positions. If it fails, they remain a normal user.