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Various wiki's are generally chosen to beta test things, not just this one, and sometimes not this one, like for instance the new wiki chat was not beta tested here. As far as how do you get on the council, I was asked to be on it, so I'm not really sure what their criteria is when choosing, I think it's part random, just trying to get users from all over wiki who have been editing here awhile and who can represent other wiki users and give feedback to new features being tested. Hope this helps. Cheers!--BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 12:49, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
It's various members from across wikia that staff has online meetings with once a month or so to go over any problems, issues, or new things coming out to be beta tested.--BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 15:07, June 15, 2011 (UTC)