Looking at our player count, it is painfully obvious that voting is archaic and not really getting us anywhere as far as new players go. As such, we are getting rid of voting in favor of referrals. The referrals system will work roughly like this: you get a code that you can give to a friend, and said friend enters in that code. After he is online for a certain amount of time, you and him will both receive a large reward for referring the server.
As for top voters who have earned contributor through voting, you will retain your donatorship, and it will run out naturally at the specified time.
More solidified details about Referrals will be posted in another thread in once we implement it.