This evening in chat, we came around to the topic of how contests will be organised in future, including eligibility, and application of the rules. There is a concern that with JW stepping down, there will be a "power vaccum" and this could lead to a lot more "dramamamamamama". With this in mind I suggested an "executive reference group" who would be responsible, not for writing the rule, but interpreting the rules, and ensuring they are applied correctly. The key point is that this group would nt be responsible for running the contest, that would be down to each individual host, but should the host need guidance, or should a dispute arise, this would be looked at by the group, who would make a decision based on the rules. The structure I propose is as follows: the group will consist of 5 members: 2 members will have participate in one of the first 5 editions 2 members will have participated in at least 10 editions 1 free member will have participated in at least 3 editions Those members who are interested in participating in the group would nominate themselves, and then depending on how we decide to elect them, there will either be a vote, or the members would be selected by another means (JW perhap's as he has done so much to make the contest what it is today). Nothing has been decided as yet, but please state your preference in the poll and leave any feedback.