Yeah, I'm not more important than other members and Tom is no more important than me. We all carry a single vote.
Maybe if all 4 of the other members decide someone is not pulling their weight or is largely unhelpful or there are just better candidates to call upon, 4 votes would be enough to dispatch them from the council?
That's how far the horizon is, not how far you can see.
Why not just have a set term limit when everyone is up for relection? That way the people can vote back who they want in and some new faces can emerge.
And how would we prevent angry noobs from hijacking the vote? I'm all for being inclusive, but it would defeat the purpose if the Flat Earth Society was being run by people who didn't want it to exist.
I noticed a flaw in my suggestion. Under what I suggested above the council could not readily tell which names are suspicious or not. Obviously "AxeMan" with a one week old account and few serious posts in the upper forums could be disqualified as an obvious sham, but what about a more serious contributor who has been around for a while and has seen to get himself elected with phony voting accounts.