There have been comments about how a small number of people can influence what happens on the board because they have enough votes. But if you look at the number of registered users we have (I'm not sure but it's around 2000 right?) we have a really small number actually voting.
In the past 6 voting issues (all tv thread related) the largest voter turn out was for the creation of the Heroes thread at 88 voters. The fewest was for the creation of Cable Original at 49 voters. The break down for the past six issues is:
Veronica Mars closing - 58
Cable Original creation - 49
Non Fiction creation - 69
Experimental - 65
Heroes - 88
Permium Cable creation - 53
Those seem like very small numbers if you compare it to our registered user total, but I'm not sure how small it is compared to the number of regular users we have. And I'd like to be able to compare the number of regular users we have to the number of people who are turning out to vote. One of our problems may just be a really low voter turn out and I'm not sure how to change that.
By regular users I'm not necessarily talking about people who post a lot, but how many people are reading the boards on a regular basis. (For the sake of argument I'm going to call "regular" as reading and/or posting at least once a week.)