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! style="font-size:120%" colspan="2" | This policy in a nutshell:
 
! style="font-size:120%" colspan="2" | This policy in a nutshell:
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To get to an article's talk page, click the "discussion" tab at the top of the page. The talk page for this policy page can be found at [[{{NAMESPACE}} talk:{{PAGENAME}}]].
 
To get to an article's talk page, click the "discussion" tab at the top of the page. The talk page for this policy page can be found at [[{{NAMESPACE}} talk:{{PAGENAME}}]].
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==How do I use a talk page?==
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==How should a talk page be used?==
 
Generally, talk pages are for '''discussing how to improve an article'''. This means that you can and should:
 
Generally, talk pages are for '''discussing how to improve an article'''. This means that you can and should:
 
* Bring up errors
 
* Bring up errors
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* Ask another user on their user talk page for help, or help them
 
* Ask another user on their user talk page for help, or help them
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When you create a new section on a talk page, use the '''(+)''' button or manually place this at the bottom. This is so sections are ordered chronologically. Please title your section appropriately so everyone can see at a glance what you are talking about.
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===Editing in sections===
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Talk pages have their discussion topics ordered chronologically into sections. When you start a new topic, create it manually at the bottom of the page or use the '''(+)''' button to do this automatically. This helps keep everything in order. Please title your section appropriately so everyone can see at a glance what you are talking about.
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When you reply to a section started by someone else, [[Bulbapedia:Wikicode#Text formatting|indent your comments]] to distinguish them from the previous comments. Please do not edit another user's discussion—even if it's full of spelling errors. Removing comments is also frowned upon.
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When you reply to a section started by someone else, [[Bulbapedia:Wikicode#Text formatting|indent your comments]] to distinguish them from the previous comments.
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Please check the dates of a discussion before you reply to it. Unless there is good reason for revitalizing an old conversation, comments on sections older than six months old will be removed. This is because by this point the problems cited will have been cleared up.
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===Signing comments===
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All comments left on talk pages must have a signature left afterwards. Unlike on most forums and message boards, this is not done automatically by the software. To leave a signature, either type <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> or click http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/w/skins/common/images/button_sig.png (above the editing pane) when you have finished your contribution to the discussion.
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When a talk page gets very long, it will be archived by a {{bp|staff member}}.
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Signing comments is required so that readers can identify who is saying what, and when they are saying it. If a recent comment has been left unsigned, then any editor may amend it with the {{template|unsigned}} template.
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==What do I not use talk pages for?==
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===Talk page etiquette===
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* Please do not edit another user's discussion&mdash;even if it's full of spelling errors.
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* Removing comments is also frowned upon, except in certain situations.
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* Please check the dates of a discussion before you reply to it. Unless there is good reason for revitalizing an old conversation, comments on sections older than six months old will be removed. This is because by this point the problems cited will have been cleared up.
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* Don't leave overly long and confusing messages. No one likes to read stuff like that. Write concisely to make sure your points can be understood.
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* Always abide by the {{bp|code of conduct}}.
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When a talk page gets very long, it will be archived by a {{bp|staff member}} or, [[#My user talk page|in the case of a user talk page]], the user.
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==How should a talk page not be used?==
 
Talk pages aren't {{wp|water cooler}}s or places for general discussion. It is not acceptable to:
 
Talk pages aren't {{wp|water cooler}}s or places for general discussion. It is not acceptable to:
 
* Post predictions on a future game or anime episode
 
* Post predictions on a future game or anime episode
* Comment on the subject of the article (i.e. I like Ash because he has a hat)
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* Comment on the subject of the article (i.e. "I like Ash because he has a hat")
 
* Leave abusive messages to a user on their user talk page
 
* Leave abusive messages to a user on their user talk page
 
* Use your own user talk page as a substitute as a user page (see [[Bulbapedia:Userspace_policy#Circumventing the userspace policy]])
 
* Use your own user talk page as a substitute as a user page (see [[Bulbapedia:Userspace_policy#Circumventing the userspace policy]])
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* Have lengthy discussions not related to Bulbapedia. For this, use the [[Bulbagarden Forums]]' Private Message or Visitor Message functions.
 
* Have lengthy discussions not related to Bulbapedia. For this, use the [[Bulbagarden Forums]]' Private Message or Visitor Message functions.
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If you post a comment on a talk page that is inappropriate, it may be removed by any other user. If you remove an inappropriate comment from a talk page, please state what is wrong with it in your edit summary.
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If you post a comment on a talk page that is unacceptable for any of the above reasons, it may be removed by any other user. If you remove an unacceptable comment from a talk page, please state what is wrong with it in your edit summary.
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If a user repeatedly leaves inappropriate messages on a talk page then they should be warned by an {{bp|staff member}} and may face a short block.
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If a user repeatedly leaves inappropriate messages on a talk page then they should be warned by a {{bp|staff member}} and may face a short block.
    
==My user talk page==
 
==My user talk page==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
Did you make it to the bottom? I hope you read this. Now go back and read it again and tell me if it's missing anything. Especially you people that think you're staff. Go earn your wage.
 
Did you make it to the bottom? I hope you read this. Now go back and read it again and tell me if it's missing anything. Especially you people that think you're staff. Go earn your wage.
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Round one of feedback done. Ready to play again?