My campaign promise couldn't be met with regards to the vault because too many people abuse the rules.
That's just not true. You could absolutely just have 2 vaults or 2 lists. If too many people abuse the rules, then have 1 vault/list be either less regulated or unregulated.
You guys are overthinking how many maps will "disappear from the vault."
I am NOT nuking the map vault, I am simply disallowing showing maps that are "learning process."
Based on everything you've said in the literally thousands of your messages that I've read from recent years, I believe I have a pretty good idea of your intentions, and I believe you plan to exclude a very large portion of newly created maps from your whitelist.
Saying that you are "simply disallowing showing maps that are 'learning process.'" doesn't change this, as you consider a huge quantity of people (maybe even the majority) who have ever made a map for FA/FAF to still be in the "learning process" by your standards.
Can you have these "many others" post here and express their concerns, an alternate idea?
Most people still refuse to use the forums. If you want to do a balanced in-client pop-up poll for every FAF player that's online, I believe that got a decent amount of responses that were more representative of the community when it was done previously.
But really, if you want proof that many people do look at the recently made maps list, just look at the number of games that are hosted by people on maps that they have never played that they have downloaded from the vault. Heck, I've heard that like half of the games played on FAF are singleplayer anyway, often played by people who basically never play multiplayer. I've looked extensively over a decent number of new maps' game history over the past few months, and many people are obviously downloading them from the recently made maps list on the vault, and some of those new maps get hundreds of plays within their first few months.
You can still upload a map under my plan...
Being able to upload a map to a vault where almost no one will see it because it's not easily enough accessible/discoverable is better than nothing, but it's much, much worse for getting maps out there than being able to upload it to somewhere where everyone can easily enough see it if they're looking for new maps to play.
Doing the 2 vaults or 2 lists idea would resolve this issue.