I'll read this thread more therapy when I get home, but what if, every one or two levels gained in the citadel, authors gain a 'rebirth' point or something of the like, and they are able to spend that rebirth point on one of their subs. Rebirthing a sub removes all votes on the sub but retains the comments, and puts the sub in the in work private status again, for the author to rework it. Once the author is happy with ot they may re-release it and it will be posted on the main page as though it were a new sub, but with a phoenix symbol instead of the usual image for the type of sub it is (to denote that it is reborn). All the comments previously on it will still be viewable but they will be separated and people may re vote on it. The idea of the points being given on a level up is so that they still have to work a little bit for it, and so people just can't rebirth every sub they have over and over. Additionally, if someone wants extra rebirth points they may complete forum quests, the reward of which is some xp and a rebirth token.