Comrades, my heartfelt apologies go out to you all, we have tarried in our duty to inform you, the People of the events and discussions that have taken place in the gilded prison that is the Advisory Council. So without further ado, here it is: Things have been relatively slow in the Council, perhaps due to the departure of the first intake of rotating members, and the arrival of the new kids on the block. These being the following: Genghis12, Jeff 42, Cigam Retah, Darth_AYBABTU, And myself, Humble Extra. Incidently, the departure of the previous author, Tellesto is one of the reasons for the delay in this update, that and my innate laziness. Reviews and Colours The main issue confronting the AC so far, since our arrival has been the Moderator Evaluation Scheme. The first evaluation, of Liz Skywalker has been completed, and we are now dealing with issues that have arisen because of our experiences in participating in this exercise. Specifically: 1. How can the process be speeded up? 2. Is the current format acceptable? 3. How do we present the results to the community at large? Following this, we have decided to invite former Advisory Council Members to participate in the process. Suggestions have also been made about the actual structure of the evaluation, but nothing concrete has yet been decided about how to publish the results. The next candidate is Gandolf the Grey. Moderator colouration schemes enjoyed their moment in the sun, specifically over the issue of whether the ability to colour the username was a privilege or a duty. It was decided eventually that it in fact was a badge of office, and as such should be worn in some revealing fashion by all moderators. There was some question about whether colours should be restricted to moderators because of this functional requirement, but that has, as yet not progressed any further. Leaving Darth Dark Helmet to launch an attack on the originality of some colours, till he himself realised that he was the main perpetrator. Trolls and Security The next issue was that of pre-meditated trolling. The moderators wanted to know what our opinion was of certain groups deliberately planning trolling expeditions. The general response being to take it as it comes, but from there it denigrated into lurid story telling, finally ending in Darth_AYBABTU giving us his recipe for Aluminium thought protector hats. It was good to see that a free and frank exchange of ideas could occur. Security was again an issue, it seems we have once again become the target of a certain repeat offender, and so, after certain measures were taken it was agreed that in fact this person was a tool, and should perhaps devote his powers to good not evil. Suggestions Welcome. Other Issues Commander Antilles raised the issue of tensions between Fan force and Jedi Council moderators. This has apparently become quite an issue, given the diverse range of communities and fan structures within the boards as a whole. An apparent point of conflict being the large numbers of VIPS and such that populate Fan force. Both sides participated in this discussion, with the main suggestion being that both sets of moderators have access to the moderator boards. This issue will probably resurface. The End PS I apologise for the lack of pretty colours and fancy bullet pointing, however if you like next time I will post some of my engravings, my latest work, titled "the fat tabby cat" is nearing completion.