*is a new member* ... drama? What drama? Okay the Drought vs Non-Drought discussion (not argument... it was a discussion) divided the community. Both sides gathered support and the poll decided it. That's just how the process works, democratic as it is. We all participate in making every CAP even through something as small as casting our votes. I love how Mollux has turned out, not as I envisioned at start, but with every coming stage things took interesting turns and I've grown very fond of this CAP. I'm looking forward to finding out what the playtest teaches us. I think that Deck Knight did an excellent job here, and the early phases definitely weren't drawn out or too centralized. I missed that degree of involvement in the later polls, actually, but irl duties take precedence. I also want to add that I don't understand what problem capefeather is warning us against. Avoid commiting past mistaks? Could you be more specific on that? What do you view as 'mistakes', actually? That veterans leave and new faces join up is a natural process and healthy for CAP, without the influx of new blood interest would just fade one day, when the last veteran quits. Furthermore, as CAP is a democratic undertaking it's a good thing that new members win decisive polls: the CAP reflects the community with its new and old members alike. Are their proposals different from how the veterans envisioned this CAP? Maybe, but that's the point isn't it? Are they not familiar with the CAP process itself and what makes for successful submissions? I don't think that's the case, either; among those 'new' members there are lurkers (like myself) who had been paying attention and biding their time until they felt their understanding was sufficient to take the next step and make proposals of their own. Besides, how are they supposed to learn the rules if not by taking risks, making mistakes and corrections in their submissions? Like nyttyn I want and DetroitLolcat I'm looking forward to less drama and more cooperation in future CAP projects. And when it starts I'll be there adding my piece to the big puzzle. Meanwhile I'll track how the Policy Review goes - I might not be able to take part but this is a chance to learn something new as well. If you really found knowledge to be learned from this CAP process' 'mistakes' then that's where I'll expect them to be put forward for discussion, and bring in some positive changes.