From my understanding, this is supposed to be a PUB stopwatch server and not an etpro server.
We already tried to have an etpro server and it failed. No one was playing on it and it wasn't attracting to players.
I know you are trying to get it better Sunlight but let's first clarify that one before trying to make a Silent server an etpro server. The way you describe all the problems, that server will look like a match server which from my understanding isn't the goal. If you prefer to view it another way, it will look like a "box" server. There are plenty of those laying around empty (on etpro though) so let's try to not repeat the same mistakes.
Our previous etpro server wasn't empty at the beginning. FA members joined and we got a bit more players joining regularly until the players less experimented stopped coming on the server. Let's face it, there aren't enough pro wannabe players to join the server at all time. If you keep the less experimented players away with the settings, you will create an Silent etpro wannabe #2 server.
Take hardcore as an example. Take out the less experimented players for 2 weeks. All the more experimented players will go somewhere else. They will find another server with more noob players that they can kill. It took over a year to have a base population on hardcore and it started with less experimented players. So if we reject them right away with a more strict configuration like that, my fear is that we will never have a base to start with. If we don't have a base, the more skilled players that wants those settings only will never connect.
There is 11 pages of people saying that they are happy about the server. One could say that I'm wrong and that the server will be popular based on those 11 pages. However, I haven't seen the server with population on it for more than 6 hours. http://www.gametrack....18.108:27970/
Just look at the most played servers on ET. They aren't filled with skilled players like ET BOX East used to be. They are filled with less skilled players that are there to have fun with normal/fun settings. Very few of more comp like servers are near the top since they don't have a base.
IMO, we should copy exactly the same settings than Hardcore except for the game type that should be stopwatch. We know it works for everyone since both experienced and non experienced players enjoy playing on that server. Then use the redirect of both Hardcore and Silent when the server is full to point to Stopwatch. On Silent at this moment, a lot of the time we will end up having the server filled by players that wants to play on Hardcore. Both servers get filled and by throwing the players on the Stopwatch server, they might start enjoying the stopwatch gametype. See that it's the same settings as Hardcore and then at some point, they might realize that this server isn't always full and they can connect when they want. Once we have that base of players going (maybe in 6 months or a year), then we can revisit the settings.
This is just a suggestion and what I think from my point of view.