User talk:TehPerson


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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --Force Fire 06:57, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Wheres your sorce, Serebii dose not count as a sorce? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 17:00, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Move variations

I don't know if you intend to pick up editing these again, but please be aware that moves are only considered variations if they are within 5 PP of each other. Make sure any moves you're adding meet that criteria. Even if you disagree that that should be a criteria, it is something you would need to bring up in discussion in order to get changed. Thanks. =) Tiddlywinks (talk) 08:16, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

At this time, please stop working on content regarding move variants. The staff is currently undergoing discussion regarding possible redefinition of the criteria that determines what is and is not a move variant. Thanks, - Kogoro - Talk to me - 18:32, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Move power

Please stop creating move power navigation templates until you obtain Editorial Board approval. --Abcboy (talk) 06:39, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Okay fine. TehPerson (talk) 06:41, 17 July 2015 (UTC)


While it's all right to have a sandbox (heck, I have one myself, please refrain from making a lot of edits to it. Your sandbox is still within userspace and is subject to the userspace policy, which generally stipulates three userspace edits per day provided you contribute at least four edits a day to mainspace. Exceptions can be made for pages being prepared for mainspace (as generally proposing new pages should be done via userspace), but the sandbox area usually does not qualify for exceptions. Use the preview button where possible when making sandbox edits instead of immediately saving, then [immediately changing them again]. Also, note that I have several different projects in the same single Sandbox page by using section headers like in a normal article; this is instead of using several different pages as you have. There's nothing wrong with multiple sandboxes as far as I'm aware, it's just an idea I'm passing along so you have a single place for everything you're working on. =)

These are merely suggestions to help you out, so I hope they are helpful! CycloneGU (talk) 07:19, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

I know I know. I used Show Preview to minimize edits, and tried to limit them to 3, but sometimes you gotta publish it to see how it affects another page. TehPerson (talk) 07:41, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, that's the difficulty with templates in userspace. You have to save it too see what happens. CycloneGU (talk) 17:01, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Recent block

I saw recently that you were blocked for being "insubordinate" in editing Ability variations, when you had only been told about move variations. Now, if you don't care about that little mess at all (or if perhaps you've already resolved it elsewhere), feel free to skip the rest of this.

Anyway, I kind of took it upon myself (presumptively, perhaps) to alert Kogoro about her mistake so that she might undo it sooner rather than later. I kept after it too, but I am now told that it's not my concern since I wasn't the one blocked. I understand that logic, but I also kind of think it's a bit of a cheat. IMHO it's not too much to ask for a simple acknowledgement of the mistake. (In short—and I know this may sound a little silly—I just want to know that Bulbapedia's not somehow okay with such a mistake.) So, I thought I'd ask you if you'd like to raise that issue on your own behalf? If you just wish to chime in where I've already tried asking, that's here.

If one way or another you just don't care about this, then I'm sorry for wasting your time. =) Tiddlywinks (talk) 23:54, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your concern. While I do agree with you, I feel that doing so would only result in more harm than help. Looking at your conversation, it is clear Kogoro does not wish to discuss the issue, and even more so to admitting a careless mistake. Although I have considered bringing it up, I feel that at best I'll get a passive-aggressive apology with a reprimand attached.

Anyways, thank you for standing up for what's right. Much appreciated! TehPerson (talk) 00:10, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


Next time you create a template, please either create it in your userspace and tag with a {{mainspace}} tag or ask a staff member, preferably an Editorial Board member, if it is needed. I will be moving your MovePower template to your userspace. Thank you for your time, and sorry for any inconveniences. Berrenta (talk) 03:04, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Again, templates must be made in the userspace and then be approved by the Editorial Board before put in the mainspace. glikglak 02:11, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Well, you're welcome anyways. The new list at least exist in the history for future reference :) TehPerson (talk) 02:20, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
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