A peculiar question comes to my mindLet us suppose there is a very diligent, methodical and patient Member of ISC. He doesn't have much time to devote to this wonderful platform but that does not deter him. He goes on plodding. Every year he goes on collecting points @ 7000-8000 per year. In due course (in 7 years or so), he receives the most prestigious Platinum shield of ISC. His joy knows no bound.
But Alas! His joy remains for only one year. As per the rule of ISC, a Member receives Platinum shield once he obtains 50,001 points. That is simple. But the next part is little bit tricky. For keeping the Platinum shield with him, he is required to score at least 10,000 points in every subsequent year.
Now the diligent Member goes on scoring at the same rate in subsequent year (i.e., 7000-8000 points). But he can not satisfy the condition mentioned above. So he loses his Platinum shield after one year, although his performance graph remains uniform.
In view of above, I feel that there must also be appropriate time period for the two top-level shields. I mean to say that for Platinum shield, the appropriate condition would be: 50001 points in less than 5 years. For Diamond shield, the condition should be: 10001 points in less than 4 year. These conditions would be in accordance with the subsequent conditions of retaining these two shields (10, 000 points in subsequent year and 2,500 points in subsequent year, respectively).
Members, kindly indicate your opinion on this proposal.
[P.S.: This is not a criticism of anybody. It is only a random thought which comes to my mind.]