Posted by ozzzball19 on 3/13/2012 9:01:00 AM (view original):
I skimmed through the forums and didnt see a "council forum". Did I miss it or is it just available to the council members?
It's only available to council members, and is closed to the general GD community because it's easier for the developers (i.e. Norbert) to discuss things with a handful of well-respected, experienced coaches, than to have to wade through flame wars or long discussions of ideas that simply aren't possible to implement. They aren't read only either, since then any 'off the top of my head' idea that's proposed would cause a flood of tickets that Norbert would have to handle, rather than working on getting the update out.
The members (I don't know who they are), are invited to join the council, and act as a liaison between the GD community and the developers.
At one point, they were also the beta testers, and despite the posts/rants to the contrary, they gained little, if any, 'secret' knowledge (if I remember correctly, they went through a whole season, including 'recruiting', in about a day).