The council is made up of people who have been around here for a while and understand the community. They represent us...in decisions regarding...well, ettiquette, censure, etc....they help the moderators moderate (without actually having the power to moderate). In a sense, the council can be thought of as adding moderation to the moderators.
Originally Posted by Leigh B
The creation of the council recognizes the difficulty of moderating such a large and diverse community.