Add a new subrule to the rule “Offenses”. Call it “Apathy” and give it the following text:
Whenever a proposal fails, if it had three or fewer valid votes on it and was neither self-killed nor vetoed, each Scribe has their Offenses incremented by one unless they authored or cast a vote on that proposal, or unidled or joined the game while it was pending.
We’ve had several 1-2 failures and are close to having a 1-0 failure. Being unable to scrap together half a quorum of votes is unacceptable.
Note that the “cast a vote” language protects unresolved DEFs.