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Thank you, and have a good time editing here!--Theryguy512 20:33, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Please read, know, and love the manual of style --Pie ~ 17:21, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Also, please user Link templates!!!. --Theryguy512 20:33, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Exclamation points

You.. really don't need to add a million of them in every edit summary, you know >_> It's a lot easier to look at in recent changes without armies of !!!!! stuffed in there. Tina 18:23, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

You don't need to. If you have a disorder that causes you to type a load of exclamation marks, I would assume that you would be better off away from Bulbapedia. Porygon-Z 18:28, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Isn't it possible to remove the exclamation marks before pressing submit? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:30, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh I'm so sorry I had no idea. Please accept this Pokeball thrown at the face as a token of my gratitude. Porygon-Z 18:38, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Too hard for you to catch any of them. It's only a Pokeball. Porygon-Z 18:47, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Link Templates

Please use the link templates when linking to attacks and other stuff. For example, {{m|Fire Blast}} instead of just [[Fire Blast]]. This way, you don't unintentionally link to a disambiguation page.

For a crash course on how link templates work, look at the shortlinks. --Shiningpikablu252 20:18, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Again. Don't put [[Pikachu]], put {{p|Pikachu}}, especially since there are several different Pikachu out there. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 04:11, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


Seriously, thank you so much for giving me an answer I've been seeking for nearly 3 weeks! SharKing