Okay thanks. Definitely agree people on temporary bans should be included. They're often going to be the best candidates. As well as the classic clowns you mention, Ditherless would surely have been a contender as well.
But on the seedings - who is this "range of people" & how are they selected?
Well it can't all be male and from the same fanbase. As for it being public as to who they are, some have no problem posting their seeding lists in the ACC News thread, others do. Some are general tennis fans, usually the ones who aren't too controversial, though always room for a maverick like Gago for example. Though no matter who it is, there will always be some bitching.
As of next year. Whoever wants out of the competition, doesn't matter where I like them, tolerate them or can't stand them at all. Only thing they need to do is ask, then they will be withdrawn, as long as they don't participate in any of the processes, not that this applies to you of course
Timing was average as well, but that is my fault for that.