I've learned this system on some forum. What is council? Council is a title given by: 1. Staffs and higher-ups 2. Community members Some will be chosen by the staffs. Others will be nominated. Council doesn't have moderation powers but is more likely to be a moderator if moderation team needs help. To be Simple. It is just a title that means you are helpful. They are nominees to be a moderator in the future. Still, it's up to the higher-ups who's going to be a moderator. And, council has the right to reject. Pros: Less hassle on screening the applicants, since applicants are more likely not to be needed. Community has the right to vote Cons: Less screened.