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The Leadership Board is the authority on official policy and style used on Bulbapedia.

While Bulbapedia is indeed a community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia, every community needs leaders, and the senior staff at Bulbagarden feel that an official voice should exist to have a final say in issues and disputes, as well as in the appearance of Bulbapedia's content, allowing Bulbapedia to remain consistent and aesthetically pleasing.

The Leadership Board shall consist of the Bulbapedia Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, as well as a select number of members chosen by the Editor-in-Chief. Former members of the Leadership Board generally retain some staff privileges upon resignation; former Editors-in-Chief may be invited back in an advisory position.

If you need to contact a Leadership Board member, choose the administrator who you deem most suitable to answer your question. As most of the Board govern specific areas, this should not be too hard. However, do not forget that there are other staff members who are more than happy to field questions as well.

Members

The current membership of the Leadership Board is listed below:

Leadership Board

Other Executive Staff
Archaic
Bulbagarden Owner
Kogoro
Archives Liaison, Chief of Staff
evkl
Bulbagarden Chief of Staff
MAGNEDETH
Former Editor-in-Chief
DigBMGF
Bulbagarden Chief of Staff

Former members

These are former members of the Leadership Board. Recent former members may retain full staff powers, although some former editors now have reduced privileges as a security measure or due to prolonged inactivity.

Adil
Former Head of Anime
Araragi-hakase
Former Forums Head Administrator
Argy
Former Bulbanews EiC
Bikini Miltank
Former Bulbanews EiC
CoolPikachu!
Former Community Development
Darkeiya
Former Head of Art
electAbuzzzz
Former Quality Control
Evie
Former Bulbagarden Chief of Staff
Fabu-Vinny
Former Leadership Board
Force Fire
Former Head of Anime
Glik
Former Head of TCG
Jello
Former Archives Director
Jioruji Derako
Former Appearance Coordinator
Jo The Marten
Former Head of Games
Kenji-girl
Former Head of Anime
PAK Man
Former Leadership Board
Pie
Former Style Editor
Politoed666
Former Leadership Board
Quagbert
Former Leadership Board
RexRacer
Former Bulbanews EiC
Sketch
Former Style Editor
the dark lord trombonator
Former Bulbapedia Deputy EiC
Former Bulbanews EiC
TTEchidna
Former Editor-in-Chief
Unown Lord
Former Research Editor
Werdnae
Former Editor-in-Chief
Zesty Cactus
Former Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Zhen Lin
Former Editor-in-Chief

Individual positions

Other than the Editor-in-Chief and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, each member of the Leadership Board holds a specific job, placing them in charge of certain areas of Bulbapedia.

Presently, each Leadership Board member heads a section of the site: one staff member each presiding over video games, anime, manga, and the Trading Card Game. There is also a staff member responsible for daily administration and coordination of Bulbagarden Archives. These board members are the spokespeople for their respective sections and are in charge of their section's policy and style decisions.

Authority

The Leadership Board, being the ultimate in Bulbapedia authority, has the ability to set official, binding policy. Statements from the Leadership Board as a whole and from members thereof are to be read as the law of Bulbapedia, unless contradicted by a higher power (in the case of individual members, by the Editor-in-Chief, and in the case of the Board itself, by Archaic).

Leadership Board members are allowed unlimited use of the userspace, where they may put test templates and other things relevant to Bulbapedia and the Pokémon series.

They also retain the following rights:

  • Locking and unlocking of the Bulbapedia database for maintenance
  • The ability to change all user rights on all Bulbagarden wikis
  • The ability to rename users on individual wikis and in the central database

Activities

The Leadership Board conducts discussions on matters of style, policy, and position of Bulbapedia in the Bulbapedia Administration forum on the Bulbagarden Forums, while some discussions may also be held in the main Bulbawiki Discussion forum, shared with Bulbagarden Archives and Bulbanews.

From time to time, the Leadership Board may call for volunteers from among Bulbapedia's editors to become Junior Administrators, allowing them greater editing power on the wiki, such as the ability to edit protected pages.