After the 7th member of the LC council has been chosen, I’m going to be scheduling ‘discussion sessions’ for the members of the council. Each session will last 2-4 Weeks and allow the council to possibly even vote on a ban or unban in the LC metagame; there will also be a period of 2-4 weeks between each session to allow the new metagame to settle. You may be wondering how these ‘topics’ will be decided upon: every 2-4 weeks, after talking about it with the rest of the council, I’ll be ‘installing’ a topic to discuss, and eventually, vote upon. Below is a step-by-step example of what I mean: Discussion between the council occurs and the new topic is decided upon Step 2 lasts 4 weeks (might be more, in some cases); the council playtests and discusses the topic After the 4 weeks are up, the council votes The process is repeated (there will probably be a 2-4 week delay before the next topic, though, to let the new metagame settle) The LC council topic will be publicly posted, but the general LC community will not be allowed to spectate the discussions the LC council members have during the testing period. They will know the outcome of the discussions only when a decision is reached, after the votes have been tallied. If you guys have any questions regarding the scheduled council discussions, feel free to post in this thread. Current LC Council (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Current LC Council (open) Current LC Council (close) Aerrow (Leader) Vader (Leader) Elevator Music iss little gk macle Ray Jay In the case that one (or more) of the current council members becomes inactive, one of the following users will replace him/her (the following users will serve as alternates): prem, blarajan, Charmander Round 1 (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Round 1 (open) Round 1 (close) Topics: Misdreavus, Murkrow, Gligar, Berry Juice, and Meditite Results: Round 2 (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Round 2 (open) Round 2 (close) Suspects: Drilbur, Murkrow, Scraggy Result: All members of the council voted to keep all three suspects unbanned. Original OP (For the 7th Council Member) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Original OP (For the 7th Council Member) (open) Original OP (For the 7th Council Member) (close) With one of the members of the LC council quitting, I’ve decided to open up applications again to fill the vacancy left by said user. This will likely be the only time applications for the LC council are open to the LC community for a long while as I intend to make the council permanent after the addition of one more individual; of course, the roster will change if a member becomes inactive, but that’s probably the only event which will cause a change in the council. Anyone is allowed to send in an application but, obviously, only one of the applicants will be chosen to become a part of the council. You may be wondering how I intend to judge the applications that members of the Little Cup community send in; below is a list of the things I will be basing my judgment on (you’ll have a better chance of getting into the council if you meet the listed ‘requirements’, but even if you don’t, please don’t hesitate to send in an application). Activity in #littlecup, the LC DST forum, and the LC C&C forum Success/Activity on the LC ladder Knowledge of the current LC metagame, as well as previous metagames Willingness to dedicate time and effort into the council and its various aspects (such as playtesting, discussing ideas in a civil manner, etc) References/Recommendation provided by LC Moderators, LC Council Members, or anyone well-known in the LC community The items listed above are pretty straightforward – the only thing that may be confusing is the last point: when I mean ‘references’ I simply mean a few people who would vouch for you (also, please don’t ask me for a recommendation as I’ll be the one judging these applications and I really don’t want to instigate a ‘favoritism’ factor into determining the newest council member). Additionally, when asking someone for the recommendation, PM them, either on the forums or IRC – don’t publicly ask them in #littlecup or something of the sort! I’ll leave the way you format your application to you; as long as it’s neatly done, and it includes all of your qualifications, I don’t care how you format it. I will leave applications open for 1 week; this means that applications will be closed on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM GMT-5. Be sure the PM me your applications before then!