(Help: moderator please move this to the appropriate thread.) Really stupid, stupid rookie question time... What comes first, a MOC Nom or an Appointment? Does one apply for and receive an Appointment then take that appointment to the MOC to make a strong case for the Nom? Or does one get a Nom from a MOC and stick that in the application to make a strong case for the Appointment? Is one required to be obtained before beginning the other process? Or are both applied for in parallel, with the returns/results varying wildly from case to case?