You're seeing this as if its a government electing officials to represent these people. They were picked -- not elected. Contributors do not represent what xat as a whole wants.
How do we find out what Xat as a whole wants? How about we ask them and make it a democracy and let everyone decide.
The fact you don't trust the 99% of the community that make up "non-contributors" is quite sad.
A decision on who is leading a chat, or one that could re-shape xat should not be made by a select few but by the whole.