CAP Policy Review Forum Introduction

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Welcome to the CAP Policy Review Forum! This is where CAP discusses how its processes and threads will be conducted in a very open manner.

Important: You do not need to apply to the CAP Policy Review in order to participate in CAP events. All polls and discussion threads in this forum are open for public use. The PRC serves an entirely different function that is separate from the current CAP process.
Anyone may view this forum, but you have full access if you fulfill at least one of the following criteria:
  • You are a badged member.
  • Your application in the generational PRC Application was approved by a moderator.

Full access means that:
  • You may post in existing threads.
  • You may create new threads with moderator approval. Include "approved by @[moderator name]" at the top of your thread.

Threads will be opened and closed with the following process:
Step 1: A thread is posted by a CAP Moderator or a PRC member with approval from a CAP Moderator. The thread must stay up for a full week (168 hours) before moving on to Step 2.

Step 2: The thread must reach at least one exit condition before proceeding to Step 3.
  • Exit Condition A: 48 hours have passed since the last "discussion post" in the thread.
    • This exit condition ensures threads are open for a fair amount of time but also ensures PRC threads are resolved with speed.
    • A "discussion post" intends to approve, meaningfully amend, or disapprove the given proposal.
    • Posts that simply state approval or dissent of a proposal are not considered "discussion posts."
  • Exit Condition B: 20 days have passed since the thread was initially posted.
    • This exit condition ensures threads, even without a clear consensus, will be resolved eventually.
***Exit Condition A's 48 hours and Exit Condition B's 20 days can be extended within reason with permission from CAP Moderators. These extensions should be used for developing resources, such as those regarding Stat Limits and BSR. They should not be used simply to drag out discussion for longer - that would defeat the purpose of having time limits.

Step 3: If the thread reaches one of the exit conditions, a CAP Moderator will post a 24 hour warning.
  • Under Exit Condition A, if any post within that 24 hour period indicates that discussion must continue, the thread reverts back to Step 2.
  • Under Exit Condition B, the thread cannot return to Step 2.
Once the 24 hours pass, if a thread consensus is clear, the CAP Moderators will use the thread's consensus for the vote. A post that clearly summarizes the thread's consensus by proposal author(s) and/or other invested supporter(s) will help CAP Moderators identify the thread's consensus. If the thread does not have a clear consensus, CAP Moderators will use their best judgement to determine the thread's consensus. The CAP Moderators will close the thread, give the proposal a final review, and vote to approve or reject the proposal.
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