http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=264334&page=3 Here is a link, and several statements either predicting, hoping or stating the commitment to make Factions less than what it should be. I am strictly within forum rules, as this is accurate. I also think that several players are beginning to see what I am seeing, that there is a convention for having our side poll an issue several times to get the same result as the "official side". This perpetual poll thing, I wonder what the reaction would be if we repolled every single decision we did not like, and made that a standard. It is not taken for granted, we will apply the repoll convention of the last 2-3 demogames you and a few others installed, we need to discuss it and repoll it for this game separately. If there is no such thing as "final repoll" or "final run-off", please let us know, and we would never add the "final word" in our polls, and we will find ways to protect the integrity of the initial result. We would also like to have this metagame demogame rule discussed and polled itself, as it is a major decision to have all polls repolled for the smallest reason. Now, several players in this thread, as many as in the initial difficulty poll, are this time advocating yet another difficulty poll, public vote with all options on the table, write the conditions in the poll and complete it as fairly done, as well as possibly include a "contract" that this is the definitive and final poll, not repollable at all (if you can dispense from your core beliefs). If you are really true and consistent to your core idea that a poll must be redone if enough people call for it, the time is to do it here, again, even if it hurts and takes more time than needed. Yes, difficulty is a difficult thing to handle, in particular when you remove the outcome of a poll with 60 % support and even a median outcome of Prince, and replace that with a series of flawed polls where some of the original voters cannot participate and the second biggest option, monarch, not emperor, is deliberately left out. If I posted something like that, we would have a totally different uproar. You can even set it up Daveshack, so it follows your strict preferences for what is right or not, as you are the supreme authority in here. I certainly do not feel privileged enough to set it up.