Really?We need to work on this as a community.
This is a community led by players who exploit, powergame, and advantage play.
Ask Meg the Poodle who "Mean Old Lady" is. Day one out of BP and "Mean Old Lady" ghosts a plum 2.5k city to Meg the Poodle. Coincidence?
Guess who "Mean Old Lady" gave her cities to in past worlds?
Tegea - gave her one city out of BP to Putter, Market Research - Meg the Poodle's teammate.
Abdera - gave her one city out of BP to Atarian, Not Sure Yet - Meg the Poodle's teammate.
See a pattern here?
The community has to have integrity before it can work towards a solution. There is no chance of that happening with the leaders I have seen on U.S. servers.
The community is super-structure. It's the structure of the game that must be changed, and that power lies with the game developer. Can the community help to influence game development? It's happened in other online communities, so it could happen here. But it will never happen while the community craps all over each other with impunity, and actually rewards the players who crap the most on others.