I have submitted an appeal to the tribunal to reconsider Oil or Life as an acceptable Niche. It meets the requirements and I believe this will be a good way to test the appeals process in general.
I saw the Vote Tally was "0" and clicked on the tab. But, it looked like all members of the Tribunal had voted "No" on the appeal. Language and Layout is funny that way:
I think that column of Tribunal members could either just say "Tribunal Members" or "Undecided" or "Out To Lunch" or something
We'll be making some tweaks to the wording for the Appeals process over the next week or so to hopefully make things a little clearer. There are definitely some wonky bits in the way things are phrased in spots.
After looking at the review page again, I had an "a-ha" moment.
@carlos proposed that Niche, but it was rejected by the community (erroneously I might add). This information sheds new light on how I've been interpreting his participation in the Niche approval voting.
It's hard being the guinea pigs of the untried and untested Niche Ballot system. There are obvious hiccups in the system, and those will likely be resolved as this grows... or it will just grow into a larger problem. Unfortunately for Carlos, voters didn't understand how "Oil or Life" could be a Niche, despite it not violating any of the criteria, and—combined with a language barrier—his early enthusiasm was met with the big, soggy wet blanket that is the uneducated Niche voter.
Carlos, hang in there. I think things will balance out and all will be well. You've got my support anyway!
Found the link to add an argument to an appealed Niche. It is subtle and needs to be positioned better. IMO
Detective B-rye strikes again lol Can't help but think of family guy. Great notes good sir. Exactly why I thought it would be worth submitting an appeal.