Hey everybody, hope you had a good suspect test run this round! As you should know by now, the qualification rating threshold was set to 1400 this round. All the accounts listed as 1400 or higher below are qualified to vote. Please take this time to identify any accounts you qualified with, as I need your forum username to set up the voter permissions. Here's the list, as of midnight: Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (open) Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (close) If you do not have an account rated higher than 1400 listed here, but feel you are qualified to vote, you are allowed to submit a Special Permission Application for review by the Policy Review staff. Please answer the following questions and PM your response to Aldaron, Earthworm, Gouki, Jibaku, reachzero, and myself: As you should also know, voter identification is not the only purpose of this thread. All users are allowed to submit their nominations for suspects to be voted on here. Here's a list of things to keep in mind when submitting nominations: We are allowing people to nominate abilities for a ban vote. If you nominate an ability, keep in mind that it will be banned on all Pokemon who get it. If a Pokemon only has one ability and that ability gets banned, said Pokemon will also effectively be banned (at least, until its secondary ability is released in Dream World). You may not nominate an ability + Pokemon combo. Remember that you may also nominate current Uber Pokemon to bring down into OU for testing. If these Pokemon get voted down, they will automatically be suspect to a vote after the next round to determine if they should stay OU or not. You are not required to cater your nomination to any of the three 4th gen characteristics of an Uber. All we are looking for in these nominations are sound logic and nomination popularity. There is no minimum length per nomination; if you get your thoughts across, and you show good reasoning, that's all we need to see. All suspects that passed a simple majority but not a super majority last round are automatically suspects this round. You do not need to nominate them again. Reminder: This thread is NOT for getting into debates about whose nominations are good or bad. Please do not reply to any posts in this thread. I will keep the other suspect voting thread open for such discussions to take place. All posts breaking this rule will be deleted, and the users are subject to a forum warning. If you have been following the threads in Policy Review, you might be familiar with a new ban idea brought up by Aldaron in this thread. I personally have a torn opinion on his suggestion. I think both sides of the argument present excellent points. To help decide whether or not such an option should be put up to vote, I would like to hear your opinions on the matter. If I see enough support for Aldaron's alternative, I will put it up to a vote before anything else gets voted on. Finally, I just wanted to thank everybody who actively participates in our tiering process. A big part of what makes Smogon the dominant force in competitive Pokemon that it is today is the fact that we put so much work and dedication towards getting our tiering right. None of this would be possible without the massive amounts of testing and debating that we do, and you guys are the ones that make it all happen.