A Topic Leader is the head of an individual Pokémon creation project. It is one of the most respected leadership positions on the CAP project. Powers and responsibilities include:
- Ensure the construction process adheres to project standards and guidelines
- Maintain project pace and momentum
- Lead discussions
- Determine voting style for polls
- Record and interpret the results of all polls
- Determine the necessity and format for secondary or spillover polls
- Determine the slate of submissions for certain polls
- Encourage participation
A new Topic Leader is chosen for each new Pokémon creation project. All Topic Leader candidates self-nominate in a nomination thread created at the start of a Pokémon creation project. Nominees should make their "pitch" in a self-nomination post. Individual community members can express support for a given candidate by posting in the nomination thread. Posts disparaging candidates are discouraged.
Topic Leaders and Moderators
- The TL is made into a project mod of CAP so that closing/deleting/etc. are available to him/her for the duration of the CAP.
- Moderators will open threads for each part of the process. Threads made by moderators start closed. The TL will be the first reply in every non-poll thread, and after their post the TL will unlock the thread for further discussion.
- The TL will close project threads with their slate.
- The TL is expected to maintain contact with moderators and alert them to any upcoming absences when possible, so that the CAP project can keep pace.