an excellent blog post concerning the mistrust every faction has for each other.
The idea revolves around Hans Jagerblitzen, who happens to be the CSM representative for faction warfare. He also happens to be a member of the Minmatar faction.
Many people, especially within the Amarr faction, distrust him. Unreasonably, in my opinion, but once tinfoil hats are donned, they are nearly impossible to doff.
(Anybody, who has taken the time to talk with Hans will know him to be an exemplary representative for all of faction warfare. He does not play favourites. He does not shy away from any idea that benefits everybody, even if said idea might be detrimental to a current Minmatar position. For example, he has been a champion of LP reward changes, even though Minmatar have benefitted the most, of any faction, from the current state of LP reward mechanics.)
Shalee's suggestion is for faction warfare to set-up their own mini-CSM, one member per faction (except Minmatar, since Hans is Minmatar) who will discuss issues with Hans. Hans will bring these issues to CCP, as he has been doing and will continue to do. This should alleviate any issues of Minmatar favouritism that some people believe exist, due to Hans being Minmatar.
Each faction should nominate two to three candidates. Someone will run a poll, and people will vote on their candidate. (Everybody can vote anyone nominated. Policing who votes for who is impossible. So people will and can vote for candidates not in their faction.)
The last faction warfare roundtable on Ten Evening News should serve as a starting point for viable candidates:
Amarr: Pinky Feldman, Rina Kondur
Caldari: Super Chair
Gallente: X Gallentius, Julius Foederatus, Chatgris, MinutemanKirk
These people can then meet with Hans on some fixed schedule. A couple times per week, perhaps. I'm sure the Minmatar Faction TS could be used, a special and private FW-CSM channel set-up for this purpose. Or if something completely private is preferred, then Skype can be used.
Perhaps we can enlist Shalee to run the election, set up the polling software (or account). The candidates for election can be submitted to her. If this is something people want, we should aim to have the candidates confirmed by August 15th.