I tend to agree with many of Athenodoros' stances in the general thread, but maybe with a bit more clarity. I think that a better system would be having a group of people- perhaps seven, nine, some arbitrary tie-proof number- who vote on changes. If (arbitrary number)+ people nominate a proposal, it could be voted on by the larger group. I also think we need a clear process for replacing inactive council members.
With that said, I'll apply for council. I've been around since development in varying levels of activity, manned an RP for a while, and nowadays ref gyms. Bar campouts and periodic off-weeks, I'm on the forums daily and irc quite frequently. Notably, I am very vocal about opinions and tend to agitate issues that are problematic, with Illuminate, inactive project mods, and replacing the gym committee among the most recent. While my knowledge of mechanics is somewhat lacking at the very find points, I have a working knowledge that comes from playing for so long and seeing the game evolve.
Back. Back in full May 15th. Please don't issue new gym challenges until that point.