Many people apply for membership of the teams or staff and few get elected. Even so; I think the people who didn't make it also deserve a bit of closure. At least a head on confirmation that "sorry, you didn't make it".Now, I can understand why you wouldn't want this to happen. No one likes bringing in the bad news. Also: the optional risk of "tell me what I did wrong and I'll change" (assumption on my part). But even so.. I firmly believe in "you got to take the good with the bad". If you can bring good news, why not bring the bad news as well?Sure: if you don't hear back within 2 months you can be fairly sure you didn't get elected. Still... I've been giving this some thought and well...Why can't the 'bad' news be sent out as well?PS: I can come up with another reason: too many applications. But in this day & age, surely that could be automated at the very least?Simply not responding at all.. I dunno, it seems a bit cheap (this is no personal attack, but... One of the reasons I started my own company is because dozens don't even bother sending you a rejection to your application. I just can't help think it seems sloppy and "easy").Just so we're clear: this is a trigger for me but I do not compare EMC into this. Hobby vs. real life... yeah, right... Even so.. I do think a little closure could go a long way.