@lady_liberty: I guess my feeling (and where I think we differ on this) is that I don't feel HOF candidates all need to be active. So even if there isn't currently four worthy candidates writing, that doesn't mean that there aren't four worthy candidates pulling from people who have been active in the past, if that makes sense?
I will say that there are three people currently active who I will be voting for in the next session if they keep up current ouput and quality, but who haven't shown enough as is, so I 100% get your point.
The HOF isn't a one-year award in the sense that we take into account more than what happened in the last year when deciding candidates for it. So if nobody showed up enough to get it or edge themselves into getting it in the last year, that's fine, but that doesn't mean that there aren't people from previous years who wouldn't be worthy of a nom.
I don't like sitting down and deciding that there just isn't anybody worth of it at the time, because I think there are people worthy of it. Some who are around and some who aren't.
I one hundred percent agree with where LL is coming from, which is (I assume, and please correct if I'm wrong) that CV tends to have a very short memory, and we have a LOT of new users, so current events are going to be forefront in peoples minds. Which means that people are going to vote majority for current players and people they are familiar with, even if those people are not strictly deserving. So she wants to prevent a dilution and delegitimization of the HOF by staving it off for a year? Which I agree with in concept, but in actuality I think that there are worthy candidates to be had pulling from the past years.
I don't think that five months between HOF's is enough time.
Run the HOF as is
Run the HOF in June (half way through the year), and run it then annually
Run a half-class (Class 8.5) with three votes per person and two inductees - final details to be determined, and then run it again in January, reverting back to January as the month that HOF voting takes place.