Alright, so I want to delete the current list of people waiting at the top but I didn't want to piss anyone off by just going ahead and doing it. I see it as being redundant for the time being, because being at the top would usually allow people to insert themselves into the queue and start when they were ready (since they already spent their time in the actual waiting list). But since there's no waiting list currently, literally anyone could do that, even if they aren't on the top of the list. There would have to be three concurrently running roulettes before the waiting list would even be reinstated. There is no advantage to being on this list at the moment because any user has that ability to just start whenever, so the list is now pointless.
This also allows me to do something I've wanted to do for a while but couldn't: Limit how long someone can sit at the top of the waiting list like this. I wasn't able to do that because I kept no record of when peoples' turns came up and they chose to delay. Some made posts in this thread that I could use as reference, but several people near the top of the list didn't do that, so I don't know how long they've been there. The current drought of roulettes gives me an opportunity to start the list fresh and, when activity increases again and the wait list starts anew, I can keep a record of when people choose to delay.
I was thinking 6 months. Meaning, when there's a waiting list again and someone's turn comes up but they delay, they will wait at the top as usual, but will have to start their roulette within 6 months or be removed from the list entirely. Though I'm open to making it 12 months instead if people prefer that.