First of a quote of what set me on rail of this topic and what i see as biggest flaw of whole BO idea, important part bolded up. Finalizing something in a group of 'experts' is good idea in itself, problems arise when such an idea is released to the public marked as 'seeking feedback' at a time of implementation. It makes it look like a briliant case of authtoritary rule of 'buy any color of a car, but make it black'. What i would like to see is: 1.If you want feedback post it BEFORE it goes live. 2.Threads that contain the BO discussion itself should remain hidden. 3.When looking for public feedback just make a summary void of names and post it then. 4.When something is just announced dont bother moving a thread from BO, just post it in changelog. My reasoning is, current way of doing things adds up to not good anyway opinion of BO among community. I assume whole dev/BO group is aware that big chunk of community easily translates status of BO to being a part of circle jerk team that messes game up without even playing it. While i personally got no clue how many BO members are there total, i must agree that most of them seem not active be it on forum or in game. In my 'career' that is currently at 10 or 11 months i had contact with a total of 9 black ops members. To this day half of them actually kept on playing. Of all the blackops i played with i consider 2 being worthy of calling an 'expert' regarding notd rest was mediocre or specialized in painfully narrow part of gameplay. [No i am not considering myself an expert either] It is just my opinion but BO should be a stealth unit of people that can throw/discuss ideas without a burder of getting namecalled on it. I keep on catching myself with a phrase of "fucking kith making life hard" when 2xp of bonus from comm tower goes around my nose if a team is not capable/i dont trust them enought to just sit it thru and dl. And while such a thing can be fun sometimes as an insider joke it is generally bad for community as whole.