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Once again, you're wrong.
vroom has on many occasions given users the option to participate in 'governing' this site. A prime example of this is the editors group. Not just that, but also the ability for 'normal' users to consider nodes for deletion, and suggesting new features.
There's a pmdev group for users that are interested enough in helping out with the development of the site. vroom's proven many times (especially when you're able to catch him on IRC) to be open minded and willing to listen to suggestions you might have. Ask jcwren, Petruchio or scores of other users.
In fact, due to the fact that vroom has a day job, I'd be willing to claim that this site has pretty much been running itself for the last few months. How is that a dictatorship?
If anything, I'd be more inclined to call vroom a concierge than a dictator.
... I guess that's the Perl way, just keep agglutinating things from here and there, allowing them to be the way they are and coalescing into bigger and bigger wholes...
What's your point?
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