Ok, after reading this thread I felt it necessary to post my opinion, especially since I am not a Base member. And before anyone says that I don't have enough experience in Comms to know what is happening, I want to say that I have been watching Comms for a long time. I decide to post when I have something to post that is worthwhile nowadays. So, on to my comments. I know a number of the current AC as friends. I have known several of the current ACers (such as Anvia_Fett) since I first came to the boards, not to mention some of the previous term. Personally, I don't see what the big deal about the majority of the AC being Base members is. Every time I have interacted with the current crop regarding concerns about the JC (even before they were ACers), they all seem to want to truly make the JC a better place, be it by acting as an interface between the users and the mods or by acting as a sounding board for new policies. This is what I understand the AC to be. It wasn't until recently that I learned that those I knew on the current AC were part of the Base. Was I (or anyone else) supposed to know of this in advance? No. What they do outside the JC is not my concern. Now it happens that I now know that some of the ACers are (and have been for a while) a part of the Base. Does that change my opinion of how they have been doing their job? No. I would have to say that they have been doing their jobs. Is the fact that someone posts at Episode-X, ATS, the Base or AICN supposed to mean that they are disqualified from being part of the AC? No. As long as they do their job (namely addressing the concerns of all of the users of the JC) then that is all that matters. So, does it matter that a number of the current crop of ACers are members of the Base? No, as long as they do their jobs. Just because this time there happened to be a majority of ACers from the Base doesn't mean that it will happen all of the time.