Originally Posted by PracticalParrot
I believe that the only players voting are the ones with experience of the game and notice when someone is trolling and when someone does not deserve to be punished. Maybe if they have at least 300 wins, normal and ranked wins combined, they have the right to judge cases in the Tribunal. Can't have amateurs judging good players' cases.
Sigh, lets discuss this elitist attitude, shall we? At present the requirements to use the tribunal are to be level 20. This means that the minimum requires around 100 wins on average. Maybe even lower, I haven't been level 20 for a while so I don't know. My point is that it doesn't take that many wins to help clean up the community whereas your suggestion requires players to have most likely, triple the amount of wins presently required. My question is, why is this? What does it benefit the community? It just reduces the pool of judges by a decent amount while not actually improving accuracy.
The goal behind the tribunal system is to take advantage of the wisdom of crowds rather then having judges each decide a case by themselves. By reducing the amount of judges, you reduce the accuracy of the tribunal and how fast it can operate in it's present form.
But now then, onto your argument that " Can't have amateurs judging good players' cases." That's quite simply not true. You can have 1000 wins and still be an 'amateur' just as a person with 100 wins could be 'pro'. You have to look at the actual performance to determine a players skill rather then the amount of wins they have. But still, even if we did that we just reduce the pool down by using a manner that is quite frankly, elitist and pointless. By level 20 a player should know most of the basics of the game and don't require an advance handling of the actual game. They would know that getting six boots is trolling. They would likely recognize the person who gets boots of mobility and five zeals with a score of 0/20/0 was likely intentional feeding. All the extra knowledge adds is the nuances of the meta, which simple deviation from isn't punishable on it's own.
The core of my point is that, lower level players should know what is, and isn't acceptable by level 20.