Ok, after talking with Jump, chaos, and X-Act... it seems that the only way to proceed with the suspect process is to ban Shaymin-S from the standard ladder at this time. The current vote, obviously tarnished as it is, is not salvagable and Uber won by 2 votes. We propose, however, that Shaymin-S be re-queued for testing in 1 month's time after the Lati@s test and vote is complete. The rationale for waiting a month to begin the new test is two fold: 1) We want to give the metagame a chance to evolve slightly, perhaps gaining two new pokemon in the form of Latios and Latias, before tossing Skymin back into the fray. If we retest it now, nothing new will be learned since it will be the same game as the one we just played for 30 days. 2) It would be preferable if the hub-bub and emotion surrounding this vote were given a chance to subside somewhat. That would not happen if the people who JUST won their victory by voting it uber had the rug pulled out from underneath them with a new testing period that they would surely perceive as one trying to reverse the result of the poll. Further: As was decided before, all suspects that were previously tiered uber will be played on the suspect test ladder... and it is from there that people will have to "earn their stripes" to vote. Additionally, a membership duration requirement will be added to prevent users who have only registered in the very recent past from participating. In this thread, please comment on the proposal and suggest any other items that you think would be beneficial to the voting process. This is uncharted territory for us, and Jumpman16 and I have been doing our best to better the game... we've made mistakes; that is clear in hindsight (which everyone knows is 20/20). Let's not pretend that anyone foresaw the current problems that have arisen because of the closeness of the Shaymin-S poll. Obviously such a person would be negligent if they hadn't spoken up to begin with and everyone is doing their best here. Hopefully this thread will help us avoid similar problems going forward.