Yeah, part of me has been very surprised by the results and a part of me is not surprised at all..lol. Same with the poll on Ranks…but I’ll leave that alone as this is on the council one
The pros would be organization and structure (which so many seem to want and why I think many don’t stay, at least one reason why). In a nutshell at least, but I see those as being the two overall pros for a council.
The problems would be with how many people have done this before and what has happened, people would fight it or just not pay attention. Not saying that is what would happen, but something to keep in mind. People blaming others for power trips. I’ve lost count on how many times I personally have been blamed for trying to take over the entire community because of the number of sites I host. People always try and assume someone is doing something with the worst of intentions or has some hidden agenda in mind and that is going to be a big hurdle. Though the voices against it all will be not many, however, they will be vocal.
I’m hot and tired so my mind is drawing a blank on any more to add..lol. I see a lot of potential with a council being done and I see much that could be done if you have the right people working on it. I have a Powwow forum at Jedi Online if you didn’t happen to see it, we are mainly discussing an Online Safety Agreement and a Terms of Usage Agreement that sites would agree to if they want to participate in a forum that will allow for sites to communicate amongst each other. It’s more so an cross-site communication section. However, there are a number of people that are discussing some other things though I’ve mentioned moving it to the Jedi Resource Center as much of the discussions we are having at the Powwow are being done at the JRC.
I would fully support a council being done as long as I knew the members on it were truly there to better the community and not for their own personal gain and for most, that is pretty easy to see which way it is for them. It would take a lot of work and confidence because a lot of heat would be taken but if the individuals working towards it are prepared, I’m all for seeing it done!!