The Topic Leader is the most important leadership position in the project during the creation process. So, it is important that we pick someone that will do a good job. For this reason, we do not choose a TL by popular community vote. Instead we choose the TL by a committee of trusted expert project members. Here is the list of self-nominated candidates (in the order they submitted their candidacy): Deck Knight Plus The candidacy announcements and support posts from members of the community are in this thread: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61311 Please review all the information in that thread in order to inform your decision. Here's how to vote: Only current Policy Review Committee members are eligible to vote. Policy Committee members are listed here. Please post both candidate names ranked in order of preference. Also, please include a brief summary of your reasons for the ranking on your ballot. Do not adjust your rankings to attempt to "game the poll results". As expert project members, I hope we can expect everyone to vote fairly, and with integrity. If you do not complete a full ranked ballot with reasoning, as prescribed here, your ballot will be deleted. So, please take the time to evaluate all the candidates and compose a proper ranked ballot. I will only vote in the case of a tie. If my vote is needed, I will compose a ballot and cast it at the conclusion of this poll. Please post your ballots as soon as possible. This poll should close 24 hours from now. If any committee member needs more time to compose a ballot, please PM me and ask for an extension.