Here a quick statistic about server votes:
In the last 12 months, we got 783 referrals from minecraft-server-list.com where we used to have a very prominent 2nd place in the “whitelisted” category.That is 65 per month, 16 per week. In the last 2 weeks however, we got only 7. That’s one quarter of what we were used to. Why? There are more and more larger servers pushing into this space, and we are now ranked 5.
We currently have in average 40 unique players per day. If everyone of them voted, we could have had 440 votes on that list, which would rank us #3.
So one thought to fix it is to give higher incentives to vote a specific server list where we think that the impact is highest. We could introduce to not being able to do certain things on the server if you have not voted for that one list in the last 48 hours, for example usage of the deposit, shop or other things. Being able to be ranked up for example.
I am not 100% certain about this, but it’s a very tempting proposition.