Okay, I'm answering this with my suggestion because I was closer to the answer button and well... I liekz picturez :3
Okay, this is my suggestion to get the league running.
1 authority figure
Now, I'd like you to look at this from outside the " this means I won't be involved " view. It's insanely easy to do that, and I can totally sympathize if you still do.
We really need a single Editor / Mod ( preferably mod. ) to run the league. While this would mean you wouldn't be involved in running it, in the end it would work for the better.
Whoever this ends up being needs to pick the league and the E4, with an unbiased opinion. To be honest, last time we had a lot of gym leaders and places that were really just thrown together. A lot of it, which I can understand, was " this is my friend, so they should be in the league. ". Which I'm not bashing that at all, it's in the past and doesn't really matter now. What does matter is that it doesn't happen this time.
Chosen by whoever the " 1 auth. fig. ( yes, that lazy ) " is. Probably by battling said person who hasn't been decided.
E4 + Champion
Basically, whoever the person in charge is elects 8 people who they think would make for a good E4 member / champion. They make a tournament out of it. Winner of the tournament: Champion. Other 3: E4 members 2, 3, and 4. Then take the runner ups and let them have a tournament for the first E4 spot. If we don't let members run around, we can then have a smoothly flowing system.
- 1 leader per gym
- No insane rules. Rules must be approved by authority figure
- Be in it for the people. Don't just be in the spot so you can say you have it, use it to give back to the community and make the site a more enjoyable place.
And that's my opinion on it. Please give feedback!