Welcome to the new era of Ubers. It should be no secret at this point that Ubers going forward will be treated as a tier closer to that of other Smogon metagames, and this naturally comes with suspect testing as a method to improve our metagame. This thread aims to give everyone from both inside and outside of Ubers the chance to voice their concerns with the metagame and aim to find solid ground as a community to move forward with. This is not the place for discussion on the community level... it isn't going to get us anywhere. We should all know how to better ourselves by now and if you do not, you will learn the hard way.
For those unfamiliar with Ubers’s current policy, check out this thread. The bottom line is that our main goal with Ubers is to achieve a Smogon tier that offers a competitive metagame with a minimalist approach to bans. This does not mean Ubers will become ban happy in nature. This is kept in check by myself with suspect approvals and the 66.6% ban rate required for a suspect test to pass, meaning that substantial community support is required for anything to be banned or unbanned. However, it doesn’t mean we will shy away from metagame elements deemed detrimental to its growth by a majority of players. Ubers may not be for the purists of Pokemon anymore - AG now exists as the substitute for that. We strive to separate ourselves from it (and OU) within reason.
Suspect tests must have at least some level of community backing to avoid wasting our time. We have the Smogon Grand Slam coming shortly with the Smogon Snake Draft not far behind it, both official tournaments that Ubers will feature in. Let's look to impress. What I want to see from posts in this thread is clear, substantiated discussion on USM Ubers so that we can find our way to progress as a tier in the ideal way. I will be infracting any posts that do not contribute to the purpose of this thread, so let this be your warning.