as i've continued to think about the original premise i've realized that it likely wouldn't make a significant difference to board composition whether or not a rule, as suggested, was formally introduced.
that's because for all intents and purposes the rule is already in place.
when you look at a list of the deactivated it becomes apparent that, unconsciously at least, underlying much of cmac's judicious use of his imperial prerogative is the following:
long term poster + extremely high post per day rate + primarily OT posting = supertopo swimming with the fishes.
if you americans ever get civilian oversight for your president's drone strike program i would seriously suggest you nominate cmac.
and if you don't get that oversight i'll be the first to suggest MacNamara/locker for president 2028! [every obama needs a biden :-p]
while this board isn't purely anarchic nor self-governing it is a benevolent dictatorship led by a leader with a truly deft hand.
so, kudos cmac. and cheers to all the responses so far [including both muppets ;-) ]. Charlie D. assuming i'm interpreting your metaphor correctly, I hear you on leaving a piece of your heart above rogers pass...
current data on gross post rate to STForum is something like 853 post per day over about a year of data collecting (ok, 445.45625 days) there are rather large fluctuations around that, but the long time trends smooth out.
the recent rate has the 2 million post mark happening around 4/16/2013