Originally Posted by Fat Syberia
Why, exactly, would you need to "put your foot down" on certain issues? Is it because you do not have enough faith in the Smogon community, more specifically those who have been given access to post in this forum because they know what they're talking about, to "get things right?" I was very much hoping that the fact that things were being put to a vote now meant that we had perhaps moved past the stage of arbitrary administrative decisions. I don't see why you even need a "cabinet" if you have just expressly given yourself the right to overrule them (what does this sound like, anyone?), and surely I am not the only one who questions your desire to give the opinions of certain people more weight than those of others. Please do not give us the illusion of having a say in a democratic process when what you have outlined speaks to the contrary.
I would, of course, argue for a straight vote system to decide everything much like we've just done (though not necessarily requiring a 66% supermajority, as I fail to see the logic in reaching, as we just have, a decision which 65% of the voters are unhappy with), and proven that it works.
He wants people to advise and help him formulate a decision.
And he needs
to reserve the right to put his foot down. Otherwise we get that clusterfuck that we had a couple weeks ago. No one had that right. We were split on every single minute detail of every minute detail. We could not get anything accomplished. At least if Phil says "this is what we're doing" we know that it is an 100% educated and dialectically reasoned decision and that we don't need to argue about it any longer. He will point us in the direction if need be.
I don't even understand how there's any opposition to this if you've been here for more than a week, and I could not be more pleased with Phil and his choice of "right hand men".
When is the plan for UU to branch off?