Many alliances have large numbers of Grey-Dot (inactive) players. This creates a false image of their actual strength and invalidates alliance rankings. A suggested solution is to develop an automatic alliance expulsion (IGG Controlled) for players who are inactive for 30days (the Grey-Dot). The player may opt to reapply to the alliance upon thier return. This change in effect would eliminate "paper-tiger" alliances and would make the rankings of alliances more meaningful and more accurate.