Bravos of Steel wrote:So correct me if I'm wrong, but do the members who are CLOSE to being on the team have an advantage over someone who's not on the CLOSE list?
Sure - the fact that it may change on a daily basis doesn't mean that it starts from scratch. The help you have given today has more weight than the help you have given last month, but all in all, it's a long-term concept to acknowledge those who have been continuously helpful. If you're on the reserve list and stop replying to threads, you obviously can't improve and make it on the actual team. If you're not on any list, you have every chance to get there, but of course, just being helpful for a day or two won't be enough.