I am a longtime player, and have until now never bothered with the forums. However I have heard from many guildies that a good number of players banned in the latest wave of exploiting are posting in Cordovan's main thread asking for nominations. I feel that selecting these players to be part of the Players Council sends a bad message: that turbine rewards exploiting. If the Players Council is to function primarily as an exploit detection service, then this makes sense. Otherwise this is totally unfair and unjust to those who have followed the rules all these years.
I think it would be helpful if a dev weighed in on this.