If you wanted a suggestion from me about Sanctuary access you should have asked. My opinion is that the Sanctuary should be open to all members (it is anyway the Senior Members only status isn’t enforced) but the number of originating posts should be restricted to promote a quality rather than quantity ethos.
That's what Corner Pub is for.
You keep saying that posting 500 times proves that people will stay around long enough to finish the duet, I maintain it just proves that someone has posted 500 times.
You seem to stop at the having-posted-500-times thing and assume that the extreme minority of people whose 500 posts are NOT valuable posts should make the Senior Members Only rule somehow absurd?
Look at the people involved in the duet club right now. Most of them have many, many more than just 500 posts.
What does having 500 posts tell us? As I've already told you various times, it's a minimum requirement. It tells us that people have made 500 posts, each of which either signified the reading or writing of a poem at piptalk, or a comment made in a discussion forum here. Any person who has 500 posts has done that. Of course there will be people with less than that who are better poets, who are more productive members, but how are we supposed to regulate that? I think going by post count is probably the best way, even if there are some extremely minor problems with it.
You seem to think that post count says nothing about a person. I say that each individual post says one thing about a person - they wrote a poem, they read and took the time to make comments on a poem, they participated in a discussion at piptalk. It tells what they have done.
Right now it seems like you've gone back into your old habit of making the same point over and over regardless of how many times we've refuted it.
Glad to see you’re back LP.
Don't flatter yourself, Eddie, I'm not back to argue with you. I'm back because I believe in the policy of Sanctuary and don't like to see it called things like "absurd."
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley