Dalken Starbyne wrote:
That's assuming that there's a solid number we can base on where the reserve fund can be considered "full," which doesn't seem to be the case, based on what RAWA said. He mentioned that we would reach CAVCON 5 ("full" reserve fund and donations are exceeding server costs) basically when The Powers That Be deemed it so...so we really can't definitively say when we'll reach CAVCON 5 just based on a numerical value, regardless of if we know that value or not. That's exactly what I meant when I said "But even at such a beautiful hypothetical state, I'm not sure that a "4/1" would equate to CAVCON 5".
Before we get ahead of ourselves in making the CAVCON so many decimals and such, remember that it was put in place as a easy reference to get a rough idea of where we're at with donations. I mean, details are great and all, but if we start getting carried away with this, it's simply not going to be CAVCON anymore!I think a good part of the confusion the original CAVCON model engendered was due to conflating the two concepts of 1) incoming funds vs. outgoing expenses with 2) the Reserve Fund into one single number. RAWA has proposed one solution to this in his recent message, and Mac Fife has correctly indicated that the CAVCON numbers are variable "states" or "conditions"... whereas the Reserve Fund should be a finite (though unknown to us mortals) amount. I was suggesting one method of separating these two concepts, hopefully no more complex than RAWA's proposal.