I seem to have stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest. That's OK. I'm good at that.
When I made a lot of references to "the CSM" and a bit of group-think/group-say in terms of the December minutes, I thought it was a fun way to point out that while CSM6 has overall done quite a good job, the fact that they closed all daylight between individual members for communications purposes made accountability a bitch. It became very difficult to see where the seams were between individual members and what this or that member thinks about the game. Coming into a CSM7 election where the bulk of CSM6 is likely to seek re-election, this struck me as a bad thing.
And happily, despite this assertion being written on "a shitty blog" (to quote Comrade Chairman), a growing number of CSM6 members agree with me.
Seleene, Two step, and Meissa Anunthiel have specifically come out of their non-blogging hibernations to blog about the "hive mind" issue I brought up and their specific positions on the issues I raised. I do recommend you go out and read them. I know that Trebor Daehdoow has read my post as well and I suspect he'll be weighing in in due course. The Mittani has also read my post, but I suspect he'll be otherwise ignoring it. ;-)
EDIT (21/Jan/2012): Trebor has posted his responses to my questions.
What the other CSM6 members think, I couldn't tell you, but the other nine CSM6 members have been non-entities all year from a player-base communications stand-point so I don't expect responses from them, frankly.(1)
By the way, Meissa's post is particularly and remarkably candid for him. If you read only one of the three posts, read Meissa's. It also seems to strongly imply that Meissa will be running for CSM7 without him coming right out and saying he will. ;-) As of today, every CSM member mentioned in this blog post has confirmed a re-election run except Meissa. Every other CSM member is silent on the topic.
More to come on this, I'm sure.
EDIT (20/Jan/2012): Meissa confirms he is indeed running for re-election in the comments of his blog post.
(1) The one semi-exception is UAxDEATH, who recently started a thread on Failheap Challenge as an obvious pre-cursor to his re-election campaign.