the appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications."it looked like an end to the cronyism with which many of the government's appointments had been tainted"
Now the rules clearly states that a board member will nominate one of his friends to the board
now where have i seen this before. Oh well in my previous game who banned me for in their words "working against the community".
You see a small group of elite players was chosen to "help out the community" and if you did anything to them you were squashed like the unimportant little bug they considered you to be.
Mod bias also naturally flows out of these groupings.
Because their perceived to be working for the community. Anyone that opposes any of their ideas or plans are shoved out of the way.
Now in the start I had hopes for the Plato Foundation but the following just emphasized that they pursue elitism
Mittikemuis :One last topic I want to address before I really am opening the Plato Foundation for new projects is one that may provoke discussion. In the past, board members switched very often. Every month new people were introduced by previous members or players who applied for the job. I feel that too much change in a team is counterproductive. On the risk of being called elitist, I would like to start again with a small team but one that will stay and work together for a longer period of time. Of course, these members will be all outstanding citizens (like myself) and open for constructive criticism.
So this just now seems a bad idea in the long run. For one thing several of them are Dio'ist so we can see where this is heading already!