In order to maintain a 7 man council that reflects the best players, we are starting off this suspect testing period with 2 rotating council seats. Every month, these 2 spots will be up for grabs, and it will always be done by an application basis. The same person can indeed be in a rotating spot more than once. In the case of a resignation by one of the current permanent 5 council members, we will likely give the slot to someone who has occupied one of these rotating slots before so we can have a seamless transition.
Suspect testing periods will move to a strict monthly basis, with votes occurring one week after usage stats are release and new suspects being nominated very soon after the previous vote is finished. New suspects will be chosen by the council members. This will allow adequate time for each suspect to be both discussed and statistically evaluated. As you can tell, this will require more participation on the part of both council members and wannabe council members on the battle server to produce accurate usage stats and on the forums to give us thoughtful discussion to pull from.
The rotating council members will be chosen on an application basis. In order to apply, you must send me (Ray Jay) an application containing the following information:
- What you can bring to the council (metagame knowledge, leadership abilities, activity, etc.)
- When did you get involved with LC and why
- How you are helpful on the forums and irc
- Proof of ladder success
- What you think are your best and worst qualities as an LC player
Aerrow wishes to maintain his role as an overseer in LC, so he will be approving the applications after I choose the two most qualified.
One other note: Aerrow mentioned that we do not want "forced" suspect tests; if the council deems that there are no Pokemon / game aspects worth being nominated as suspects, we will not require a vote. In this case, the rotating council members will remain on the council until after a vote DOES take place.
As new suspects are nominated a little more than a week after usage stats are released, we will need the two rotating council spots decided by then. For this reason, your applications are due by July 7th. Future application due dates for the rotating spots will be announced in this thread.
Good luck to those interested in applying for the council!