Originally Posted by Fat Colonel M
Great constructive post MoP. We should just have you lead Generation 5 instead, then we'll just bury ourselves into a bigger hole than what we're already in.
One thing we can learn form the Jumpman / Aeolus reign was that "dictatorship" didn't work. In theory it is possible, but one of the goals at the end of the day was to still have some of the people weigh in on an opinion and defining "why we did shit". If Smogon was a dictatorship, or should I say, "If Policy Review was a dictatorship", we wouldn't even be allowed to post in here in the first place (unless you were the leader of course, then I guess you would). While democracy does not work in every possible way on a forum, it at least opens up more diverse opinion and helps us define issues that have sprouted from the past generations that were left unanswered.
I firmly approve of this cabinet. It has people who are open with the metagame in general while showing new faces to the table as well. They also seem to at least be willing to accept some of the people's opinion, and at the very least take it into consideration. I think people are expecting a lot from you 6, and I believe that you won't disappoint often either. It's time that we answer questions and not play based on theory, so to speak. We should have reasoning behind our policies, and I hope that we can accomplish this in an efficient matter as well.
you might want to do a little research on smogon history then! gen 3 was absolutely fine with first chaos deciding everything, then skarm having to decide everything and then finally justin choosing to do everything on his own. and gen4 was far from dictatorship. how many dumb polls and arguments did users have during them? we even had pointless arguments on supermajority instead of actually dealing with the suspect at hand. and once again, since beginning of smogon, we dont have to jsutify why we did shit. we do it to satisfy our wants for OUR metagame. now really, who the fuck cares what randomx092320ssj2colinisafaggotxrandom2093 thinks?