What are your favorite articles? Why?
My favorites in this edition were the RU normal types article, From zero to hero OU vs. ASB comparison, and most of all the Pokemon Biology article. The RU normal types article was a great read for me because I love my tauros on my RU team and it really does give normal types the credit they deserve. Second, the OU vs. ASB article introduced me to the world of ASB and I'm having a great time after only a few days. It was fascinating to see how much a metagame can shift depending on the battle format (Beedrill what?? haha). Finally my favorite article was the Pokemon biology one as I am a bio major and I've been following those articles since the series began. They have some great witty analyses of the biological side of the mons we all know and love and I love seeing stuff from my classes applied to pokemon.
What can we do to improve for future issues?
The only recommendation I would give is perhaps more tier diversity in the competitive articles. I know there is at least one per tier and I'm sure writer/material availability play huge factors in this, but I like seeing an RMT per tier and if there is an article for the rest of the tiers (like the underrated move sets for OU, UU, and NU) they should all be included! I am biased because I love the RU tier of course, and as I mentioned I loved the RU normal types article.
I also agree with Eagle4 that there should be more entertainment articles because they're always great and I enjoy the diversion from all of the competitive stuff.
What kind of articles would you like to see that we don't currently cover?
Perhaps other science related articles like the Pokemon Bio series. Can't think of much else atm.
Would you like to get involved in The Smog (as an idea creator, article writer, artist, or coder)?
What could you see yourself doing? I would love to be involved in The Smog perhaps as an idea creator or writer or if need be an editor (simple grammar stuff I'm not shooting straight for head editor or anything haha). I was an editor and columnist for my high school newspaper and had to come up with article ideas, write a few of them, and edit the rest of them and would love to extend that experience to Smogon, The Smog, and the world of Pokemon!