This is the thread for people to announce their desire to be the Topic Leader for the upcoming creation project. Do not suggest other people. If someone doesn't strongly desire to be a Topic Leader without provocation, then we don't need them signing up for the job. Topic Leader is not an honorary title. It requires a lot of work and attention. If you are not prepared to fulfill all the responsibilities, then do not throw your hat in the ring. Topic leaders should have the following qualifications: Deep knowledge of the game of Pokemon Familiarity with competitive Pokemon concepts, strategy and philosophy, as practiced within Smogon Willing to voice opinions and lead others Open-minded to new ideas Creative, "outside-of-the-box" thinker Good writing skills Level-headed when resolving disputes Liked and respected by the CAP community Once CAP 9 starts, the Topic Leader will be the most important, most visible member of the CAP community, and is expected to be a strong guiding force throughout the creation process. If you are selected, you will have a great deal of power to influence the project. But you also have a responsibility to stay on top of things. You will have forum moderators and an assistant to help you sometimes, but you need to be regularly active on the project until it is complete. All potential candidates should look through the Topic Leadership Guide, to get an idea of what will be expected of you, if you are selected to be the CAP 9 Topic Leader. To avoid confusion -- Topic Leader nominees will automatically be considered applicants for the CAP 9 Policy Review Committee, after the Topic Leader vote is complete. See the Policy Review Committee Application thread for more information regarding the the Policy Review Committee. This thread is strictly for candidacy posts, and posts supporting those candidates. Please stay on topic. Here are the guidelines for posting in this thread: Candidates must have been actively involved through the entire duration of the most recent CAP project (CAP 8). Involvement in multiple CAP projects is strongly preferred. Do not suggest other people. If you want you encourage someone else to run, then send them a PM. If you are new to the CAP project, don't bother signing up to be a Topic Leader. Lurk more. Include a summary of your involvement in the CAP project. Make a pitch for why you should be selected. If you can't present and defend yourself, then how can you expect to lead a project whose primary function is discussion and debate? Convince us that you are a good choice. Emphasize how you exemplify the qualifications listed above. Poor spelling, punctuation, and grammar are great ways to look like an uneducated idiot. It's not a great way to look like a thoughtful, intelligent, community leader. Even if you don't think you are better-qualified than certain other candidates, you still should consider posting a candidacy. Candidates not selected as the TL for this project, will be on the "watch list" by the community for next time. Don't post your name if you don't intend to be active in the project, even if you are not selected. Like I said, if you post here, people will be scrutinizing your involvement more closely in the future. Feel free to post support for any candidates already named. Please back up why you are supporting a candidate with some reasoning though. Please do not post disparaging remarks about any candidates. If these rules are not followed by all posters, the offenders will be moderated.