If someone fails, they break the instance back to its autokicking levelings until it is reset at maintenance I suppose.
Just nuke all Red Alerts Borg and Tholian, and replace them with a queued instance one that can only be accessed by flying to any Sensor Contact npc they are tied to.. At least STFs don't break like these @%#$ do.
i dont think the Red Alerts are broken. Let me explain. Suppose for a alert they're 5 seats multiplied with the maximum amount of active instances of that sector running available, then its just random luck to be part of an actual alert. I do admit that for the Tholian Red Alert was much less seats available, because its more a miss then a hit.