I have now made it official:
Ripard Teg for CSM8
Or at least, as official as I can until CCP Xhagen publishes what the official process for declaring a CSM candidate will be. That should happen in the next week or so with his dev-blog post. In the meantime, if you support my candidacy, you can help by clicking the little "like" button in the upper right corner of the post. I don't know if 100 "likes" will still be needed to be declared an official candidate but it couldn't hurt, know what I mean? ;-)
You can also ask me questions on that thread if you like and I'll be happy to answer them.
I've also done another CSM-related interview, with Xander Phoena of the Crossing Zebras Podcast. This one's a little less than an hour long, all of it me answering questions, some of them very tough questions! I'd like to commend Xander on his being prepared and the great style that he applied to this. Xander's also doing a great job of keeping track of everyone who has declared a CSM8 candidacy and has expressed interest in interviewing all of us.
In the meantime, undocked and hardeners on...