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Site Organization: "Media" is already plural; BulbaNewsNOW is how it is usually speled (including in the logo); ensuring Bulbakaki gets a mention since it has a page
As of 2013, Bulbagarden.net is now a major Pokémon fansite, with an {{wp|Alexa internet|Alexa}} ranking placing it among the 50 most visited video game websites in the world, and has been cited in professional studies and publications. Archaic is still the webmaster, seconded by a team of vice-webmasters, as well as by the staff of the various ''projects'' of Bulbagarden (Bulbapedia, Bulbanews and Bulbagarden Forums).
 
==Site Organizationorganization==
Rather than being a single, unified website, Bulbagarden consist of a large number of projects, often operating under their own name and on their own subdomain (eg, bmgf.bulbagarden.net, bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net, etc), each with their own staff and leadership, each filling a different role or niche. Most projects have a specific color associated with them, used primarily for the rank bars of members of that project on the forums.
 
===Core projects===
The core projects of Bulbagarden represent the central projects which represent the heart of what Bulbagarden offers to its members. Until recently, there were three core projects, but in early 2013 that number increased to four with the addition of Bulbagarden Social MediasMedia.
 
====Bulbagarden forums (BMGf)====
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Bulbagarden forums is the oldest of the four core project, and the only one that was part of the new site immediately when it was launched. It was established in late 2002, and opened to the public on January 1, 2003. Its primary purpose is to provide a discussion forums for Pokémon fans to discuss all aspects of the fandom, as well as to provide a location for staff members of the various projects to interact with one another. The project head of Bulbagarden forums is known as the ''Head administrator''.
 
====Bulbapedia====
{{main|Bulbapedia}}
Bulbapedia was the second core project to be established, in late 2004, and is by far the most popular one according to Alexa rankings. It was created as an alternative to a traditional Pokémon fansite, allowing users to both access and edit information. Its project leader is the {{bp|Editor-in-Chief}} or ''EiC'', and it uses green as its main color.
 
====Bulbanews====
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Bulbanews was established shortly after Bulbapedia, in early 2005, to provide a community news source for Pokémon fans. Although the original concept relied on users submitting news articles that would be approved by the staff, the concept later evolved toward the use of dedicated news writers. Its project leader is the Bulbanews Editor-in-Chief.
====Bulbagarden Social Medias====
BulbagardenBulbanews Socialalso Medias was created in early 2013, withhosts the aimBulbagarden toprojects coordinate efforts to establish[[Bulbacast]] and maintain a strong Bulbagarden presence across the major social media sites, such as {{wp|twitter}}, {{wp|facebook}} and {{wp|tumblr}}. The project is still in its infancy and working on building its initial staff, although its first project leader (''social media coordinator'') has already been[[National appointedBulbagraphic]].
 
====Bulbagarden Social Media====
Bulbagarden Social Media was created in early 2013, with the aim to coordinate efforts to establish and maintain a strong Bulbagarden presence across the major social media sites, such as {{wp|Twitter}}, {{wp|Facebook}} and {{wp|Tumblr}}. The project is still in its infancy and working on building its initial staff, although its first project leader (''social media coordinator'') has already been appointed.
 
===Other projects===
====BulbaNews NowBulbaNewsNOW (BNN)====
BulbaNews NowBulbaNewsNOW was created in 2012 during the months leading to the release of [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]], to provide Bulbagarden with a better tool for handling breaking news stories and major rumors (Bulbanews itself being focused on slower, more in-depth reporting). It works closely with both Bulbagarden Social MediasMedia (as a tool to help spread breaking news), and with Bulbanews itself, which can follow news stories in more depth after Bulbanews break them. The head of BulbaNews NowBulbaNewsNOW is identified simply as the Editor, or BNN Editor.
 
====Bulbagarden Archives====
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The Bulbagarden archivesArchives is a file-hosting system that was created in early 2005 to support Bulbapedia and Bulbanews by providing a common repository for images and other files that the two projects may need to link to, such as [[Pokémon anime]] screenshots and [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] cards images. The head of Bulbagarden archivesArchives is known as the Archive liaison.
 
====Bulbakaki====
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Bulbakaki is an {{wp|Oekaki}} (an artwork board) hosted by Bulbagarden. While it receives significantly less attention than the other parts of Bulbagarden, it is somewhat active and has fan artists posting their artworks fairly regularly.
 
==Hostees==