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    This is where we will keep the OP (Original Post) skeletons for each stage of the process. Each post in this thread will contain:
    • A "last updated on <date> by <user>" line
    • The title of the thread
    • The body of the OP containing instructions as it should appear
    • A link to a pastebin for easy copy-pasting
    for each OP needed in the process. There will also be posts for the various types of voting.

    Please keep this up to date as we change rules :)

    Posters are encouraged to add their own thoughts or introductions to these OPs where appropriate. The only thing that should remain unchanged are where the rules are being specified.

    Index:
    to be completed

    This thread is currently a work in progress
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    TITLE: CAP X - TL and TLT Applications

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    This is the thread for people to announce their desire to become either the Topic Leader (TL) or a member of the Topic Leadership Team (TLT) for this creation project. Do not suggest other users. If someone wants to become the TL or a TLT member, they will post on their own, and if they don't have a strong urge to be it then they shouldn't be signing up anyway. The CAP project requires the utmost dedication and a substantial amount of free time, especially to lead, meaning that only those who have carefully considered the magnitude of their application will apply at all. If you are not prepared to fulfill all of the responsibilities to the very end, then do not throw your hat into the ring.

    Before applying it is important to read and understand the following posts
    Topic Leadership
    CAP 5 - Policy Review Summary

    We are looking to fill the following five positions to help us lead the creation of this new Pokemon:

    • Topic Leader: In the public's eyes, this is the leader of the project. Unlike past Topic Leaders, they now only make the slate for Concept Submissions. Overall, the goal of the TL is "quality control", not "project control". The responsibilities of the TL include running Concept Assessment, Threats Discussion, and finalizing the slates of TLT members.
    • Topic Leadership Team: The TLT will be leading the four major competitive aspects of creating a Pokemon. They will make slates for their respective threads and provide meaningful discussion points to their specific area. Note that TLT members are allowed to make submissions during stages of the CAP process that they are not actively leading. We are looking to fill the following four positions:
      • Typing Leader
      • Ability Leader
      • Stats Leader
      • Movepool Leader
    When making your application, please indicate which position(s) you are applying for. You must identify whether you're applying for TL or TLT (you are allowed to apply for both). You are allowed to specific which position you'd like to fill on the TLT, but it is not required. Topic leaders and TLT members 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 this CAP starts, the Topic Leader and the Topic Leadership Team will be the most important, most visible members of the CAP community, and they are expected to be a strong guiding force throughout the creation process. If you are selected for any of these positions, 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 to help you, but you need to be regularly active on the project until it is complete. All potential candidates should look through both the Topic Leadership Guide and the CAP Process Archive, to get an idea of what will be expected of you, if you are selected to be the CAP 5 Topic Leader or TLT member.

    This thread is strictly for candidacy posts and posts supporting those candidates. Please stay on topic. Below are the guidelines for posting in this thread:
    • Candidates must have been actively involved through the entire duration of the most recent CAP project. 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 or talk to them on IRC.
    • If you are new to the CAP project, do not sign up in this thread. Instead, spend a project or two lurking, learning, and participating first.
    • 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 you can't expect to lead a project whose primary function is discussion and debate. Convince us that you are a good choice.
    • Poor spelling, punctuation, and grammar are great ways to look as though you don't know what you're talking about. A thoughtful and intelligent community leader should be capable of typing at a level above typical internet banter.
    • Even if you don't think you are better qualified than certain other candidates, you still should consider posting your application. Candidates not selected as TL or TLT for this project will be on the watch list by the PRC for next time around. Don't post your name if you don't intend to be active in the project, even if you are not selected, since people will be scrutinizing your involvement more closely.
    • Feel free to post support for any candidates already named.
    • Do not post disparaging remarks about any candidates.
    If these rules are not followed, the offending user will be subject to moderation.

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    TITLE: CAP X - Topic Leader Poll

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    The Topic Leader is the most important leadership position in the project during the creation process. So, it is imperative that we pick someone that will do a good job. As is now customary, this poll will be open to the public. In this first thread, we'll be voting only for Topic Leader (TL). The Topic Leadership Team (TLT) will be voted on in the next leadership poll thread tomorrow.

    Here is the list of self-nominated candidates (in the order they submitted their candidacy):

    Candidate 1
    Candidate 2
    Candidate 3
    Candidate 4
    Candidate 5

    The candidacy announcements are all found within this thread:




    Please review all the information in that thread in order to adequately inform your decision. The candidates all spent a considerable amount of time writing their nominations, so make sure to review them thoroughly; they all contain vital information that will help you make your selection.

    Here's how to vote:
    • All CAP community members are allowed to vote. This means that if you have a registered Smogon account, you can vote.
    • Please post ALL candidate names ranked in order of preference. Like so:
    Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you warned. If you feel compelled to say something in your own vote, you may still do so, but don't try to incite a discussion. Keep discussion to #cap.
    • If you do not complete a full ranked ballot, as prescribed here, your ballot will be deleted. So, please take the time to evaluate all the candidates and compose a proper ranked ballot.
    This thread will be open for 24 hours.
    Good luck to all candidates!

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    CAP X - Topic Leadership Team Poll

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    The Topic Leadership Team consists of some of the most important leadership positions in the project during the creation process. So, it is imperative that we pick four members that will do a good job. As is now customary, this poll is open to the public. It's important to note that we have two polls for topic leadership. In the first thread, we voted on our Topic Leader for CAP X: Chosen Topic Leader. Now, we'll be voting on the The Topic Leadership Team (TLT) in this thread.

    Here is the list of self-nominated candidates (in the order they submitted their candidacy):

    Candidate 1
    Candidate 2
    Candidate 3
    Candidate 4
    Candidate 5
    Candidate 6
    Candidate 7


    The candidacy announcements are all found within this thread:




    Please review all the information in that thread in order to adequately inform your decision.


    Here's how to vote:
    • All CAP community members are allowed to vote. This means that if you have a registered Smogon account, you can vote.
    • Please post ALL candidate names ranked in order of preference. Like so:

      Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you warned. If you feel compelled to say something in your own vote, you may still do so, but don't try to incite a discussion. Keep discussion to #cap.
    • If you do not complete a full ranked ballot, as prescribed here, your ballot will be deleted. So, please take the time to evaluate all the candidates and compose a proper ranked ballot.
    • This poll will be run with PBV voting (a form of IRV which re-runs the counting, each time removing the previously top-ranked candidate), the details of which are outlined here.
    This thread will be open for 24 hours.
    Good luck to all candidates!

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 1 - Concept Submissions
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    This is where we discuss the general goal of the next Create-A-Pokemon project -- CAP X. The Concept will be a guiding force throughout the ensuing project, to ensure the the final result is a cohesive competitive pokemon. Any discussions, suggestions, or submissions in later topics, that do not support the spirit of the Concept, will be moderated by the moderators.

    Concepts must be presented as high-level descriptions of a general idea. They cannot be detailed Pokemon designs. Since we have polls to determine each aspect of the Pokemon, we cannot allow any specific features of the Pokemon to be determined by the details of the Concept.

    We intentionally have many rules regarding Concept Submissions. If you are not prepared to read and understand all the rules, then don't bother making a submission. These rules are made to help narrow the field of concepts down to those that have been carefully designed. This is not meant to be easy for everyone -- a good, legal Concept requires a lot of thought and careful wording.

    The following rules must be followed when submitting a Concept:
    • One submission per person. You may edit your Concept, but you may not change the fundamental premise after it has been posted. If editing your concept, please edit the original post instead of posting a new revision. Do not bump your Concept after you have posted it. If people do not comment on it, so be it.
    • Do not duplicate or closely-resemble Concepts already posted by others. It is your responsibility to read through all previous submissions in this thread to ensure you are complying with this rule. Ignorance or laziness is not an excuse.
    • Specific Pokemon types or type combos cannot be included or excluded in a Concept.Nor can other characteristics of the Concept specifically result in in the inclusion or exclusion of Types. For example, the following phrases would be illegal:
      "This is a Fairy pokemon with..."
      "The pokemon should be immune to Ghost attacks..."
      "The pokemon should have at least 7 resistances..."
      "The pokemon should get STAB on Thunderbolt.."​
    • Specific Abilities are not allowed.This applies to existing abilities and new abilities. Do not attempt to circumvent this rule by mentioning specific battle effects that can only be achieved by the implementation of an ability. For example, the following phrases would be illegal:
      "This pokemon should have a defensive ability like Intimidate or Marvel Scale..."
      "This pokemon has an ability that steals the opponent's held item..."
      "When this pokemon is switched in, all weather conditions are nullified..."​
    • Movepools or lists of moves are not allowed. A specific move can be mentioned if it is the basis for the entire concept. For example, the Concept "Rapid Spinner" would obviously mention the move Rapid Spin.
    • Specific stat bias, base stats, or base stat ratings are not allowed. It is acceptable to use descriptive phrases like "fast", "bulky", "strong attacker", etc -- since there are a variety of ways a pokemon can fit those descriptions without specifically requiring certain stats. But, do not use overly-specific descriptions that would narrowly constrain the pokemon's base stat spread.
    • Indications of Physical/Special bias are discouraged, but acceptable if it is essential to the Concept.
    • Do not refer to any part of the pokemon's artistic design.For example, the following phrases would be illegal:
      "This is a bright blue pokemon..."
      "The pokemon looks like a..."
      "The pokemon uses its long tail to..."​
    • A Concept Submission must be submitted in the proper format. The format is described below. If the proper format is not used, the moderators will not evaluate the submission, regardless of content.
    Concept Submission Format
    Use this format for all concept submissions:
    Here is the format with tags. Just copy/paste this into your post, and fill it out:
    Code:
    [B]Name:[/B] (short name)
    [B]General Description:[/B] (See rules below. No more than a sentence or two here.)
    [B]Justification:[/B] (See rules below.)
    [B]Questions To Be Answered:[/B] (See rules below.)
    
    [B]Explanation:[/B] (Whatever you want to say here.)
    
    • Name - Don't get too clever with the name. If the essence of the concept is not intuitively obvious in the name, then you are hurting your chances of people understanding it. If the essence of your concept cannot be expressed in a few words, then you need to seriously re-evaluate your concept.
    • Description - This is the official description of the concept, and must follow ALL the content rules listed above. Do not make this a long description. Long descriptions are invariably too specific or too convoluted. Keep it short. Any more than a sentence or two is TOO MUCH. Do NOT include your Explanation of the concept in the Description. See "Explanation" below.
    • Justification- A few sentences describing how the concept satisfies one or more of the following:
      • Has a positive effect on the metagame (e.g Fidgit’s Pure Utility)
      • Allows us to learn more about the metagame (e.g Tomohawk's Momentum)
      • Introduces a new niche in the metagame (such as Mollux's Extreme Makeover: Typing Edition)
      Do not make up your own categories for justification. If you cannot justify your concept against at least one of the three requirements above, then your concept is illegal for the CAP project.
    • Questions To Be Answered - The purpose of the CAP project is to learn new things about the metagame, and each concept submission is a proposed "experiment". List out a few interesting competitive questions that should be answered after properly implementing your concept. At the conclusion of the CAP project, these questions will be revisited to see how well we implemented the concept. If your questions are not significant, relevant to your Justification, and well-written -- then your concept will be rejected.
    • Explanation - This can contain just about anything. This is where you can explain your concept without restraint. You may make suggestions, even specific suggestions, regarding the possible implementation of the Concept. This explanation should help facilitate discussion of the Concept -- but the Explanation is NOT part of the Concept and will be omitted from the polls and any future use of the Concept. Since your explanation is non-binding, regarding future polls and threads, it will not be evaluated for purposes of determining if your concept is legal or illegal.
    It is the submitter's responsibility to figure out how to make a legal submission within the rules listed above. Do not complain about the difficulty of making a submission in this thread. There are many, many legal concepts that can be presented within the rules. Here are few examples of good and bad Concepts from previous projects:
    Good Concepts from Past Projects
    "Pure Utility Pokemon"
    "Anti-Ghost Rapid Spinner"
    "True Garchomp Counter"
    "Great Lead Pokemon"
    "Ultimate Weather Abuser"
    "Status Counter"

    Bad Concepts from Past Projects
    "Ice-Resisting Dragon"
    "Super Luck User"
    "STAB Explosion Glass Cannon"
    "Auto-Stealth Rock Remover"
    "A Pokemon with Special Intimidate"
    "Pyrokinetic Pokemon (Fire/Psychic)"
    "Special Guts"
    "Typing Means Nothing"​

    Here's a sample of a legal Concept post:
    Please try to remember that we are simply pointing the project in a general direction. We are not trying to decide anything right now. We have several weeks of polls ahead of us where EVERYTHING about this Pokemon will be dissected, discussed, voted, and decided. The Concept is a very basic guide for the creation process. It is hard to provide solid concept descriptions without basically designing the entire Pokemon right off the bat. Submissions should be written and chosen very carefully, to avoid these problems.

    CAP X so far:

    Leadership Team:

    Chosen TL - Topic Leader
    Chosen TLT - Ability Leader
    Chosen TLT - Typing Leader
    Chosen TLT - Movepool Leader
    Chosen TLT - Stats Leader​

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 1 - Concept Poll Y

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    Through this series of polls, we'll be voting as a community on which concept we'd like to pursue for CAP X. Make sure to read through each concept thoroughly; it is imperative that you understand what you're voting for here. Our slate of <seven> concepts was chosen by our Topic Leader, <topic leader>, from the Concept Submissions thread.

    --Voting instructions here--

    IMPORTANT: When voting, use only the name of the author! The list of possible votes include:

    Candidate 1
    Candidate 2
    Candidate 3
    Candidate 4
    Candidate 5
    Candidate 6
    Candidate 7


    This poll will be open for 24 hours. The concept submissions are quoted below in order of submission.

    --Concept subs in Quote tags--

    CAP X so far:

    Leadership Team:
    Chosen TL - Topic Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Ability Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Typing Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Movepool Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Stats Leader​

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 1 - Concept Assessment
    * Not much structure here, if anyone feels there are essential guidelines that would be helpful in this OP, please add them

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    --Introduction--

    Guidelines:
    1) Pay close attention to the Topic Leader during this discussion. Their job is to keep us focused and to bring insight.​
    2) Do not poll jump. Poll jumping is a serious offense in these threads, and you can get infracted for it. Poll jumping is when you discuss something that should be discussed in the future, like specifying a CAP's stats or typing. You're allowed to hint at such things to conclude a point or to provide an example, but do not centralize your post on a poll jump. Poll jumping hurts the focus of early threads and can cause us to go off on a tangent. If you're not sure if a particular argument is poll jumping or not, err on the side of caution and don't post it.​

    --Introduce the TL, who gets the first post in this thread--

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 2 - Typing Discussion
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    --Introduce Typing Leader--

    To start, let's review our concept:
    --Typing leader gets first post in this thread--

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 2 - Typing Poll Y
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    --Voting instructions here--

    When voting, use only the typing! The list of possible votes include:

    Type 1
    Type 2
    etc

    This poll will be open for 24 hours.
    Please see the Typing Discussion thread before making an informed decision on your vote.

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    CAP X so far:

    Leadership Team:
    Chosen TL - Topic Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Ability Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Typing Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Movepool Leader​
    Chosen TLT - Stats Leader​

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 3 - Threats Discussion
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    --Introduction, chosen typing, TL leads discussion--

    The following is a set of questions that we should try to answer during this discussion:
    • Going specifically by typing, what Pokemon found in the OU (or relevant) metagame will be able to comfortably give this CAP project trouble?
    • What Pokemon will be major threats to this project right off the bat?
    • What Pokemon have the potential to become counters?
    • What Pokemon may end up as threats, but must be contained or dealt with per the concept?
    • Will the concept succeed with these set list of threats?
    • Is this list of threats acceptable for the project?
    • What Pokemon will be threatened by the CAP based off of typing?
    • Are these Pokemon targets that we want CAP to hit?
    • Will these targets be "unavoidable" to threaten based solely on the typing?
    • What direction must the project go in now that a set list of basic threats has been identified?
    • What must be done in order to make these threats "wanted counters" or these threats be eliminated from counter discussion?
    • What Pokemon do we want this project to counter entirely?
    No individual post has to answer every question.

    Guidelines:
    1) Pay close attention to the Topic Leader during this discussion. Their job is to keep us focused and to bring insight.​
    2) Do not poll jump. Poll jumping is a serious offense in these threads, and you can get infracted for it. Poll jumping is when you discuss something that should be discussed in the future, like specifying a CAP's stats or typing. You're allowed to hint at such things to conclude a point or to provide an example, but do not centralize your post on a poll jump. Poll jumping hurts the focus of early threads and can cause us to go off on a tangent. If you're not sure if a particular argument is poll jumping or not, err on the side of caution and don't post it.​

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    CAP X so far:

    Typing: Selected typing

    --TL gets first post in this thread--

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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 4 - Primary Ability Discussion
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    --Introduce Ability Leader--

    We recently updated our rules about abilities; you can read about them here. In summary:
    • Custom abilities are banned
    • There are ability banlists for the different stages of ability discussion
    • Flavor abilities do not have any place in this thread. Do not bring up flavor reasoning.
    The following abilities are banned from this discussion:

    Air Lock
    Bad Dreams
    Color Change
    Defeatist
    Forecast
    Illusion
    Imposter
    Moody
    Multitype
    Sand Veil
    Shadow Tag
    Slow Start
    Snow Cloak
    Teravolt
    Truant
    Turboblaze
    Victory Star
    Wonder Guard
    Zen Mode

    Big Pecks
    Friend Guard
    Healer
    Honey Gather
    Illuminate
    Pickup
    Run Away
    Telepathy​

    Be careful not to discuss any of these abilities. If you want to learn why they're banned from discussion, you can check out the Policy Review thread that created this list.

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    CAP X so far:

    Typing: Selected typing

    --Ability leader gets first post in this thread--
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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 4 - Primary Ability Poll Y
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    --Voting instructions here--

    When voting, use only the ability! The list of possible votes include:

    Ability 1
    Ability 2
    etc

    This poll will be open for 24 hours.
    Please see the Primary Ability Discussion thread before making an informed decision on your vote.

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    CAP X so far:

    Typing: Selected typing
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    Multiple Bold Vote Instructions
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    This will be a multiple bold vote, which means you vote for as many entries as you like. It is unweighted so order does not matter. Bold your votes and nothing else! A typical vote might look like the following:
    CAP uses automated scripts to count votes. For this reason, it is very important for all ballots to be submitted correctly. If you do not compose a legal ballot, your post will be subject to moderation.
    • The scripts count bold words in ballots, so do NOT bold anything in your ballot other than the options you are voting for.
    • Do NOT put any formatting other than bold in your post.
    • Only one option per line.
    • Spelling of options must be EXACTLY correct and must match the spelling listed above.
    • Capitalization and spaces are ignored by the vote counting scripts, but you probably should not depend on it.
    Composing a proper ballot is easy. Enter BBCode Edit Mode (the A in the upper right corner). Copy/paste the options directly from the OP to your ballot as plain unbolded text. Delete and/or rearrange the options to suit your preference and the poll type. Bold your vote text using bold tags or re-enter rich text mode, highlight your vote and click B. Spelling or formatting errors may spoil your ballot, so be careful!

    Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you may be warned. You are allowed to say whatever you like in relation to your vote at the bottom of your post, but please do not look to begin a discussion. Keep those comments to #cap on IRC.

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    This will be an Instant Runoff Vote (IRV), the details of which are outlined here. Order does matter in your votes! This means that you can upvote your favorite and downvote your least favorite, and that you may choose to vote for as many or as few options as you like. Bold your votes and nothing else! A typical vote might look like the following:
    CAP uses automated scripts to count votes. For this reason, it is very important for all ballots to be submitted correctly. If you do not compose a legal ballot, your post will be subject to moderation.
    • The scripts count bold words in ballots, so do NOT bold anything in your ballot other than the options you are voting for.
    • Do NOT put any formatting other than bold in your post.
    • Only one option per line.
    • Spelling of options must be EXACTLY correct and must match the spelling listed above.
    • Capitalization and spaces are ignored by the vote counting scripts, but you probably should not depend on it.
    Composing a proper ballot is easy. Enter BBCode Edit Mode (the A in the upper right corner). Copy/paste the options directly from the OP to your ballot as plain unbolded text. Delete and/or rearrange the options to suit your preference and the poll type. Bold your vote text using bold tags or re-enter rich text mode, highlight your vote and click B. Spelling or formatting errors may spoil your ballot, so be careful!

    Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you may be warned. You are allowed to say whatever you like in relation to your vote at the bottom of your post, but please do not look to begin a discussion. Keep those comments to #cap on IRC.

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    This will be a single bold vote, which means that you vote for only one of the submissions. A typical vote might look like the following:
    CAP uses automated scripts to count votes. For this reason, it is very important for all ballots to be submitted correctly. If you do not compose a legal ballot, your post will be subject to moderation.
    • The scripts count bold words in ballots, so do NOT bold anything in your ballot other than the options you are voting for.
    • Do NOT put any formatting other than bold in your post.
    • Only one option per line.
    • Spelling of options must be EXACTLY correct and must match the spelling listed above.
    • Capitalization and spaces are ignored by the vote counting scripts, but you probably should not depend on it.
    Composing a proper ballot is easy. Enter BBCode Edit Mode (the A in the upper right corner). Copy/paste the options directly from the OP to your ballot as plain unbolded text. Delete and/or rearrange the options to suit your preference and the poll type. Bold your vote text using bold tags or re-enter rich text mode, highlight your vote and click B. Spelling or formatting errors may spoil your ballot, so be careful!

    Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you may be warned. You are allowed to say whatever you like in relation to your vote at the bottom of your post, but please do not look to begin a discussion. Keep those comments to #cap on IRC.

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    TITLE: CAP X - Art Submissions
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    This thread is open for final submissions, WIPs, and comments for the design of the CAP X. Important considerations that will come into play over the course of this thread are base stats and abilities. Please see the process guide for clarification on the timing of these decisions and for the timing of the closure of this thread.

    ***All material in both the main design and supporting material must be your own. Using another piece of art for inspiration is allowed, but blatant plagiarism will result in warnings or bans depending on the severity.***

    Collaborative material (such as work made by multiple artists or a vision and art direction by a non-artist and execution by an artist) is not permitted.

    Final Submission Post

    All artists must make a final submission post conforming to the following rules, including those for the Main Design, in order to be included in the art poll.
    • The post must have "Final Submission" (in bold) as the first line, with the Main Design at the top, and supporting material (if applicable) below it.
    • All supporting art must be included as links or as linked thumbnails no larger than 150 pixels in either dimension. Do not include full images of supporting art in the final submission.
    • Only make one (1) final submission post. Artists are welcome to work on multiple designs and get feedback from the community, but only one design can be submitted for final consideration. If you wish to alter any aspect of your final submission, then edit your post. Do not make a new one, even if you delete your original post. Any deleting and re-posting will be treated as bumping and is subject to moderation.

    By making a final submission, an artist gives the CAP project permission to use the submitted art for CAP and related projects. The artist also consents that the design can be interpreted by other artists for the CAP project and for other promotional purposes.

    Artists cannot submit any artwork that has been previously or that is currently used by another project not affiliated with CAP. The winning CAP artist agrees to not later use the winning design for another project or contest not affiliated with CAP.


    Main Design

    The main design is intended to follow the same general posing and layout as the "Official Art" for existing in-game Pokemon. It must be suitable for display on the CAP PokeDex section of the CAP Website and any other CAP propaganda where a picture of the Pokemon is needed.

    The comparison to 'Official Pokemon Art' is only applicable to the basic content of the main design; it does not imply any standards or guidelines regarding artistic style or rendering technique.

    The following rules of content must be followed for the Main Design:
    • It must consist of a single Pokemon on a plain white background with no parts of the Pokemon cut off by the canvas.
    • No props, action effects, move effects, or additional objects can be rendered on or around the Pokemon. If a prop is part of the Pokemon's basic design (ie. Conkeldurr's pillars), then it is acceptable.
    • Any 2D digital or scanned traditional drawing may be used. It must be in full color. 3D media and photos are not allowed.
    • It must have a distinguishable outline on the entire subject in contrast to the background. No part of the design can be blurred into the background or blended into the background in any way.
    • The maximum allowed image dimension is 640 pixels and the minimum is 320 pixels. The maximum allowed image filesize is 200 kB.
    • It must be in jpg, png or gif format and must be hosted on a reliable image hosting service (such as imgur or puush). Do not use Iaza or Ezimba.

    The rules for main designs will be strictly enforced. Do not make comparisons to in-game Pokemon designs or to past CAP designs to determine if your design is in compliance with these rules. Some in-game Pokemon designs and past CAP designs do not conform with the current CAP art submission rules, and emulating those designs is not an acceptable excuse for breaking the strict interpretation of the current rules.

    Supporting Material

    There are almost no rules when it comes to supporting material. Action scenes, movement studies, interaction with other Pokemon, animations, sculptures, and cartoon strips are all allowed. Non-art supporting material is also allowed. This includes detailed descriptions of the art, background data, stories, etc. All supporting art and information must be related to the main design in some way.

    Posting Rules

    Posting Frequency

    Intentionally or unintentionally, thread-hogging tends to be more prevalent in the art submission thread compared to other CAP threads. In order to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance to showcase their designs and air their opinions, each poster must adhere to the following posting limits:
    • No more than one post in any single 24 hour span
    • No more than three posts in a single week span (7 days / 168 hours)
    Deleted posts (by the poster or by mods) still count toward the limits (except for accidental double-posts if they are immediately deleted). If you wish to add new comments or art within these limits, please edit your most recent post.

    Posting Rules: Artists
    • Artists can post any work-in-progress (WIP) artwork in order to solicit feedback or to help develop ideas. WIP artwork does not need to conform to the standards of a Main Design. It can be in any medium or stage of completion, but it must be related to an original art design by the poster.
    • Each post should contain no more than one (1) full sized image which is no larger than 640 pixels in either dimension with a filesize no larger than 200 kB . Artists should post links to additional art or use linking thumbnails. Each thumbnail can be no larger than 150 pixels in either dimension. Any number of thumbnails can be included in a post. All art must be in jpg, png or gif format.
    • Out of courtesy to users with lower bandwidth, artists should not post links to images with filesizes exceeding 500 kB. You must include a warning if you do.
    • Do not post inconsequential updates to designs. Only if you have made a significant change should you post an update in the thread.
    • Do not post to state your intended design. You may not reserve an idea for yourself.
    • No bumping or begging, especially for feedback. If your design is any good, people will comment on it. If your design gets no feedback, then your design is not very good. Consider the silence to be your feedback.
    • Do not post questions asking for help in making art. For art resources on Smogon, check out Smeargle's Studio.

    Posting Rules: Commenters
    • Do not post ideas or images to serve as inspiration for artists and do not attempt to commission an artist in the thread to render your idea.
    • Do not declare any artwork as "the winner" or make similar comments to that effect. Such posts are insulting to all the other competing artists.
    • Do not post that a design does or does not "look like a Pokemon/Digimon". Such comments are unable to be substantiated or refuted. There is no artistic style guide for Pokemon. If you like or dislike a design, that's fine, just say that.

    Art Polls

    All art polls will contain the Main Design and, if applicable, a link below it titled "Supporting Material". This will link to the artists final submission post, if applicable. All final submissions conforming to the rules above will be slated.

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    This thread is open for final submissions, WIPs, and comments for the design of the CAP X. Important considerations that will come into play over the course of this thread are base stats and abilities. Please see the process guide for clarification on the timing of these decisions.

    A final art submission consists of two things: a main design and supporting material. A main design is the only required element of a final art submission; supporting material is optional. Note that ***All material in both the main design and supporting material must be your own. Using another piece of art for inspiration is allowed, but blatant plagiarism will result in warnings or bans depending on the severity.***

    Collaborative material (such as work made by multiple artists or a vision by a non-artist and execution by an artist) is not permitted. If you have an idea that you'd like someone else to pursue, you may post it publicly for everyone's consideration and interpretation. Do not demand that anyone take up your idea.

    Final Submission Post

    All artists must make a final submission post in order to be considered for the art poll. The post must be titled "Final Submission". The post should have the Main Design at the top, and supporting material (if applicable) below it. All supporting art must be included as links or as linked thumbnails no larger than 150x150. Do not include full images of supporting art in the final submission. Only make one (1) final submission post. Artists are welcome to work on multiple designs and get feedback from the community, but only one design can be submitted for final consideration. If you wish to alter any aspect of your final submission, then edit your post. Do not make a new one, even if you delete your original post. Any deleting and reposting will be treated as bumping and is subject to moderation.

    Main Design

    The main design is intended to follow the same general posing and layout as the "Official Art" for existing in-game Pokemon. The main design is the definitive design for a given Pokemon and should It must be suitable for display on the CAP PokeDex section of the CAP Website and any other CAP propaganda where a picture of the Pokemon is needed. By making a final submission, an artist gives the CAP project permission to use their submitted art on the CAP site, forum, and for any archival or promotional purposes. They also consent to having their art interpreted by spriters in the sprite submission stage. Artists still retain full rights to the original image.

    The comparison to 'Official Pokemon Art' is only applicable to the basic content of the main design; it does not imply any standards or guidelines regarding artistic style or rendering technique.

    The following rules of content must be followed for the main design:
    • It must consist of a single Pokemon on a plain white background with no parts of the Pokemon cut off by the canvas.
    • No props, action effects, move effects, or additional objects can be rendered on or around the Pokemon. If a prop is part of the Pokemon's basic design (ie. Conkeldurr's pillars), then it is acceptable.
    • Any 2D digital or scanned traditional drawing may be used. It must be in full color. 3D media and photos are not allowed.
    • It must have a distinguishable outline on the entire subject in contrast to the background. No part of the design can be blurred into the background or blended into the background in any way.
    • The maximum allowed size is 640x640 and the minimum allowed size of 320x320.
    • It must be in a compressed digital format such as .png or .jpg.

    The rules for main designs will be strictly enforced. Do not make comparisons to in-game Pokemon designs or to past CAP designs to determine if your design is in compliance with these rules. Some in-game Pokemon designs and past CAP designs do not conform with the current CAP art submission rules, and emulating those designs is not an acceptable excuse for breaking the strict interpretation of the current rules.

    Supporting Material

    While the rules for the main design are somewhat rigid, There are almost no rules when it comes to supporting material. Action scenes, movement studies, interaction with other Pokemon, animations, sculptures, and cartoon strips are all allowed. Virtually any supporting material you can think of is allowed, though keep it tasteful. Non-art supporting material is also allowed. This includes detailed descriptions of the art, background data, stories, etc. All supporting art and information must be related to the main design in some way. This rule is intended to prevent artists from posting unrelated art in an effort to gain more attention or promote other designs or artworks.

    ADD: example post?

    General Posting Rules -- Artists

    • Artists can post any work-in-progress (WIP) artwork in order to solicit feedback or to help develop ideas. WIP artwork does not need to conform to the standards of a Main Design. It can be in any medium or stage of completion, but it must be related to an original art design by the poster.
    • No post can contain more than 800x800 pixels of included art, and no single picture can be larger than 640x640. Past those limits, artists should post links to the additional art or use linking thumbnails. Each thumbnail can be no larger than 150x150. Any number of thumbnails can be included in a post, even if it passes the limit. All art must be in a compressed digital format.
    • Do not spam the thread with excessive amounts of artwork over a short period of time. Apparently, some artists think they will improve their chances in the poll if they overload the submission thread with their artwork. Doing so will result in your posts being moderated.
      [*]Do not post inconsequential "updates" to previously posted art. Only if you have made a significant change and have not posted art recently can you post an update in the thread.
    • Do not post to state your intended design. Such posts are a weak attempt to "reserve" an idea, and serve no constructive purpose.
    • No bumping or begging, especially for feedback. If your design is any good, people will comment on it. If your design gets no feedback, then your design is not very good. Consider the silence to be your feedback.
    • Do not post questions asking for help in making art. This isn't a tutorial thread. *ADD LINK TO SMEARGLE'S

    General Posting Rules -- Commenters
    [*]Do not post images to serve as inspiration for artists or attempt to commission an artist in the thread to do your idea. This isn't an idea thread. It's fine for artists to post their own inspiration as supporting material.
    [*]Do not declare any artwork as "the winner"or say that anything "is clearly going to win". It's fine to post praise or support for an artwork, but don't make a statement indicating the results of a poll that has not been conducted. Such posts are insulting to all the other competing artists.
    [*]Do not post that a design does or does not "look like a Pokemon/Digimon". Such comments are unable to be substantiated or refuted. There is no artistic style guide for Pokemon, so don't act like you know what a Pokemon should look like. If you like or dislike a design, that's fine, just say that.
    [*]Do not ask when this thread will close. CAP threads do not follow a set timetable. If you want to know the overall sequence of events in a CAP then go to the CAP website and read the process guide.

    Art Polls

    All art polls will contain the main design and, if applicable, a link below it titled "Supporting Material". This will link to the artists final submission post, if applicable. If the final submission contains no significant supporting material, then no link will be included in the poll below the main design. Art submissions for the art poll will be selected in a manner to be determined by the topic leader. There is no process for overturning the topic leader's decision. If you are not comfortable with this stipulation, then do not make an art submission. Do not post any complaints here or in later threads. All final submissions conforming to the rules above will be slated.


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    TITLE: CAP X - Part 6 - Stat Spread Submissions
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    --Introduction, introduce Stat Leader--

    In this thread, you may post work-in-progress and final stat spreads for the community and the TLT's consideration, and make comments on other peoples' submissions. The Stats Leader, <Stats Leader> will decide on a slate for voting based on the community's input. In the Stats Limits thread, the Stats Leader decided on the following limits:

    Limits:
    BSR ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL NOT BE SLATED!

    BSR abuse is doing things like 150 HP and 70 Def/SpD to create a theoretical optimum with the limits that you have. The purpose of the stat rating limits is to restrict what submitters can do, not to give them a license to game the system. If you cannot justify your stats legitimately and have not proven that you aren't just making the best stats within the limits, you will not get slated.

    A spreadsheet for calculating the biases can be found here. The formulas themselves can be found here. Do not use the BSR calculator on-site, as it is designed for DPP BSR. To use the spreadsheet, you will need Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher, OpenOffice.org Calc 3 or higher, or a similar spreadsheet program that can handle .xlsx files. Alternatively, you can upload the spreadsheet onto Google docs. You must have the stat rating values listed correctly in your submission or it will be ignored for the slate.

    When you are satisfied with your stat submission, mark it as finished by writing "Final Submission" (bolded) at the top of your post.

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    CAP X so far:

    Typing: Selected typing
    Primary Ability: Selected ability

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    TITLE: CAP X - Name Submissions
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    --Introduction--

    All final submissions will be slated as long as they conform to the submission rules, so please read them carefully. Breaking the posting rules can also result in disqualification.

    RULES:

    Legal name submissions must meet the following standards
    • Names must start with a capital letter.
    • Names cannot be longer than 10 letters.
    • Names can only contain the following characters:
      • Letters A-Z
      • Numbers 1-9
      • Dash (-)
      • Apostrophe (')
      • Period (.)
      • Space
    • No more than two capital letters can be included in the name, and capital letters cannot be consecutive.
    • A maximum of two non-letters can be included in the name, and a maximum of one non-letter of each type can be included (ie. You can't have two numbers, or two apostrophes, but you could have one number and one apostrophe)

    WIPs
    Work In Progress (WIP) Names can be posted at any time for comments from the community.

    No more than three WIP Names can be posted by any individual person through the entire course of the submission thread. This limit applies to ALL posts made by a single person, even if previous posts are edited or deleted. This limit is intended to curb the tendency for some submitters to spam the thread repeatedly with lists of Names. This detracts from other submissions and makes it difficult for commenters to survey the submission thread.

    Do not bump your WIP names by posting them repeatedly, or making minor spelling changes of a letter or two. Bumping will result in the disqualification of all names by the offender. Editing or deleting bump posts will not prevent disqualification.

    Final Submissions
    Only ONE Final Submission can be made per person.

    Name Final Submissions can only be posted after a CAP Moderator posts in the thread that final submissions are open. Any Final Submission posted prior to the Moderator notification post will disqualify the submitter from the poll entirely. Even if the offending post is edited later or deleted, the submitter will still be disqualified for the remainder of the thread. This ensures that there is some time for discussion and that all submitters have equal opportunity to post Final Submissions without anyone unfairly "jumping the gun".

    Final submissions must provide one sentence (25 words maximum) explaining the etymology of the name.

    Final submissions must provide a common English pronunciation. The common pronunciation can be made in whatever format you feel best conveys the pronunciation to most English speakers. (You may optionally also provide an IPA pronunciation. For information about IPA and processing words into IPA read this guide: IPA For English. There are also numerous phonetic translation tools online that can help.)

    Format
    Name Final Submissions must be posted exactly in the following format and in the following exact order:
    • The first line of the post must have the words "Final Submission" in bold on its own line. No other text may be included before the bold heading.
    • A blank line
    • The Name submission in bold.
    • A blank line
    • A one line description of the etymology of the name or why it is appropriate for our Pokemon.
    • A blank line
    • "Pronounced: <common English pronunciation>"
    • "IPA: <IPA pronunciation>" (optional)
    Below the Final Submission you can post other comments, explanations, etc.

    Example final submission:
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    Final Submission

    Syclant

    A combination of "Icicle" + "Ant".

    Pronounced: "SICKLE-ant"
    IPA: sɪkəlænt

    This name was originally submitted by Lawman on the very first CAP project. I think it's a great name, even though almost everyone mispronounces it!
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    Any Final Submission that does not follow the proper format will be disqualified.
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