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A Permission Giver (PG) is a PPC community member who is empowered to grant Permission.

PGs are selected because they know the PPC well and are widely trusted to be sensible and fair. They tend to be members who have been around for several years, and may also be older than the average Boarder, but not necessarily.

Outside of granting or withholding Permission, the PGs have no more power than any other member. They're not admins (and don't want to be). That said, their level of experience in the PPC means they tend to know what they're talking about, so if they give you advice on something, it's a good idea to listen.

History

The original Permission Givers, although not under that title, were Jay and Acacia, the Real World creators of the PPC. These two retired in 2003 and passed their Permission Giving powers on to GreyLadyBast, Miss Cam, and Thalia Weaver, three of their biggest supporters.

Since that time, Permission Givers have been selected in a number of ways. Some were chosen by the other Permission Givers directly. Others, notably the last few sets (starting with Huinesoron and Techno-Dann), were elected by the Board as a whole. There is no established mechanism for such an election—it's done on a case-by-case basis.

The requirements for being chosen as a Permission Giver are a reasonable level of activity for a decent amount of time (currently six months, although longer is better), and a dedication to the PPC in general. At one point it was suggested that everyone who had been with the PPC for more than a year could automatically become a Permission Giver, but this idea was abandoned.

Permission Givers

This is a list of those who are Permission Givers and the year they were chosen, where known. Mind, however, that only a few of these people are active.

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