I play on Kazzak EU Horde, in a guild with about 3 remaining members: the guildmaster (who is a realID friend of mine and a friend IRL), myself and 1 other player who is also a friend of the GM. There are not really any other members of the guild, most of them haven't logged in in 1 month or more (96 players, 82 accounts, most of which haven't logged on in the last week).
The GM has told me that he will be going on an extended leave during the winter, from december to february, maybe longer. he is putting me in charge of the guild during that time. he does not expect me to reboot the guild and even if he did, I don't think i'm the right caliber to lead any sort of guild. again, 95% of the accounts haven't logged on in ages.
Now, this might sound greedy, but i'm being economical here and i'm going to discuss this with the guild master as well. generally expected is that the expansion will be around in a few months, given the speed of updates in the current patch cycle. we have a 7 tab guild with mostly crap, but also a medium amount of time sensitive material: cut gems, enchanting mats, cooked food, stuff like that. if the current GM approves of it, my plan is to put the items which could be worth something up for auction, take a small % of the profits (intent is 5-10%) and put the rest of the gold back on the guild bank. Again, i'm not doing this for personal gain, because that would be abuse of my personal trust. I want to stop those items from going to waste, and I want the guild to have somewhat of a backdrop for if we were to reform.
I don't know if this would be something acceptable. I will discuss it with the GM of course, but other than that, I'm not going to act on impulses for this.