You have no explicit feudal hierarchy. I'm exposing it now. The longer you have participated from ancient then to modern now is directly correlated to when you were born and thus, unfair to me personally and all younger monks. The gamification element of this site needs revamped, smells like mothballs.
the longer you participate the more xp you're able to acquire
My point exactly, the longer you've been ABLE to participate is a distinct and obvious advantage to those that were born earlier.
the number of participating monks declined over the years
More welfare benefits to those that participated during a period of time other than the one I'm participating in.
in the early years it might have been easier for good posts to attract more votes (because the electorate was bigger) voting gets rewarded, and some (silent) monks came back every day to cast all their votes
How can the electorate be bigger and some monks are coming back and casting their votes? Total contradiction. Yet even more hypocrisy. Obviously you are defending this system because of the opulent rewards it has heaped upon you personally. Well I can ++ that. However, once you see that this system is immoral, as I have demonstrated, you cannot sanction this immoral system any longer. #28, Saint LanX right there straddling the welfare bell curve.