CAP moderators are not required to apply for PRC; they are automatically placed on the committee. However, I still feel that it is good for each of us to apply every once in a while to show that we are working at staying active in the CAP community.
I've been an active participant of CAP since CAP2: Necturna. I've lurked the CAP forums (and Smogon in general) since the end of Gen4 CAP5: Stratagem, and followed much of Arghonaut, Kitsunoh, and Cyclohm. Historically, I am the "greenest" of any moderator in terms of time spent actively participating. Since joining up officially at CAP2, I've done my best to support the excellent community we have here. Typically, I opt to provide feedback posts (example
) rather than actual submissions. My favorite stages are concept submission, typing discussion, and ability discussion; I've participated in those heavily for the past three CAPs. I also work on the artistic side of the spectrum by providing feedback (mostly through PMs and IRC), as well as making submissions of my own (Cornmon
). Although I have never won a CAP poll, I've been slated multiple times and took second in the CAP4 concept polls (link
After CAP2, I became a CAP moderator, primarily tasked with running and developing the CAP metagame. Those plans fell through, so I ended up becoming a general CAP moderator. I've actively worked as a moderator for half a year now, doing duties like posting new process threads, doing vote tallies, and cleaning up unacceptable posts. I also started up the CAP Pre-Evolution Workshop
and lead an entire process for making Syclar
official. I'm now serving in that forum as a general guide; I currently work with DHR on making the Embirch & Flarelm process smooth. Furthermore, I'm a site staff member and work towards updating the CAP site. Much of that work has been stopped for the time being, but will resume once we finish up these PR threads before CAP5. I'm also a staff member on our simulator, Pokemon Showdown!, so I've used those abilities to organize the inaugural battle for CAP4 and a playtest tournament
. Finally, I do
have a sense of fun (believe it or not), which can be evidenced by the creation of a non-official fakemon: Froxbite
, which I ended up leading the creation of in #cap.
I'm looking forward to working with all of you in the future! Again, if you're reading this thread, I implore you to consider applying for PRC. We're going to be covering some of the biggest issues of CAP; it's imperative you join us if you want a say in the future of this project.