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June 2, 2007 - December 31, 2008

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Happy New Year

It's 2009! New year, new talk page archive. From now on I'll be archiving - well, it says at the top - whenever the page hits 50KB in size. Should last a few months, then. Cipher (Talk)

Your template

Can I use it?--Maria♥♪♫δ 12:26, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Which one do you want to use, the one on this page? Cipher (Talk) 12:52, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes. With a little modification of course.--Maria♥♪♫δ 12:54, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Sure, no problem. You can just copy the code from this page into your own userspace and edit as you wish. Don't forget to change the links too. =) Cipher (Talk) 12:57, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I will use it tommorow.--Maria♥♪♫δ 13:00, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Can you help me to change the backgroung colour to lightish pink in my template and then protect it?--Maria♥♪♫δ 13:16, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

There, hopefully that's alright for you. If not, let me know and I'll change it again. Also, I'm going to have to ask you to take that image out of your signature: our signature policy forbids anyone from using images in their signatures. Cipher (Talk) 17:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)


Why can we not use {{game3}} on TCG articles? That's dumb. Chocolate (Chat with Me) 22:14, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

I'd be willing to change all of them if "consistency" is so important. Chocolate (Chat with Me) 22:17, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

That won't be necessary. JessTehSkox and KKllnn (now Cold) have been working on the Origin sections for a long time and always use {{game}}. It's what they use. It's the style. You going around changing hundreds of articles for something that makes hardly any difference, we won't have. Redirects are there for a reason: to allow the simplest wikicoding possible. {{game}} stays, simple as. Cipher (Talk) 22:23, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
However, it's been stated before that linking to redirects should be avoided whenever possible. It's possible to avoid linking to a redirect by using {{game3}}. Chocolate (Chat with Me) 22:24, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm. It looks like chocolate thought that whatever he was doing was the most correct thing, and had to come bother someone who does something different. This is exactly what I was tallking about yesterday. MaverickNate 22:25, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
No, I was asking a question. Chocolate (Chat with Me) 22:26, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
It's as simple as this: {{game}} is the simplest to use. It uses the least characters. It doesn't need substing. It stays. Cipher (Talk) 22:27, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Except, it links to a redirect. It has been stated tons of time that redirects must be avoided whenever possible. Chocolate (Chat with Me) 22:28, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

awww, my bad. You were asking a question that you ask anyone who "does something that isn't exactly what you do, or is a revert of something that you have ever edited." MaverickNate 22:29, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

... Chocolate (Chat with Me) 22:30, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Firstly, if you two are gonna have an argument, DO NOT have it on my talk page. Understood? Because I know you're like around each other.
Secondly, having just asked TTE, this template linking to a redirect doesn't matter. So drop it. Cipher (Talk) 22:34, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

EX Era

Hey Cipher, could you hold up on the EX era for a bit since you're now at EX Deoxys? I have EX Deoxys scans to add. Over 40 EX Unseen Forces to scan & add. And likely numerous others further down the line. Sorry I didn't tell you earlier ^_^; I should be able to start adding scans again in 5 hours or so ^_^; - Kogoro | Talk to me - 16:58, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Not a problem, it's nice to have a break for a while. =) Cipher (Talk) 16:59, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
To steal a quote from Nate, "Awesome." - Kogoro | Talk to me - 17:04, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Display title

As far as I know, {{DISPLAYTITLE}} can only change the page title to something that normalizes to the real page title; e.g., to make the first letter appear lowercase. There's a configuration option that allows it to be used to change a page's title to anything, but it's turned off by default, since it can be misused. Just fyi. — Laoris (Blah) 21:36, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Ah, right. Thanks very much. =) Cipher (Talk) 21:38, 21 January 2009 (UTC)


Sorry. I wanted to get a lot more done than I did. I was really distracted and couldn't do much. We can get back to this tomorrow, and Poli finished the set list, so the drafts can go up. I will hopefully be bacjk to get a ton done tomorrow. MaverickNate 05:47, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

As will I. --ニョロトノ666 05:48, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Heck, don't worry about it, I wanted to get more done too. We can work on the rest tonight. =) All my remaining drafts are now going up now, though, before I head out. Cipher (Talk) 09:18, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Don't leave!

Think of all you fellow Bulbaites that will miss you dearly; myself included! Please, you were a big help! Stay. I beg of you!--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 at 01:07, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

He said he didn't want these types comments.......--☆Coolピカチュウ! 01:07, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Oh... sorry... but please stay?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 at 01:25, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but like I say, I've been good with the decision for a while now so I'm content with the decision that I'm not staying. Cipher (Talk) 12:44, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Good Bye Comrade

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Best of luck with your future endeavors. DCM((Mock MeEdits)) 02:46, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much, that's very nice of you. =) Cipher (Talk) 12:49, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Administrator Status

In order to keep our Administrator list currently up-to-date, this is a generic "are you there" message.

You've been assumed as currently active and are already marked as such, but if you disagree with this, either edit the List of administrators to reflect your status (Active, Hiatus, Inactive), or reply here when you get the chance. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 16:10, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Think of it as a going away present...

GoldenCharizard.png The Golden Charizard Award

Congratulations! For your outstanding service to Bulbapedia in pages regarding the Pokémon Trading Card Game you have been awarded the Golden Charizard Award for January, 2009 by the Bulbapedia editorial board!

Please place this template onto your userpage by putting {{User Award|GoldZard|January, 2009}} among your userboxes.

We thought you were the best TCG user and that you deserve one last hurrah before you leave. ;) MaverickNate 05:06, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
well that and in January, you kicked some serious TCG ass. -- MAGNEDETH 05:19, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations on the award, you deserve it!!!--MỸSTЄЯỸЊӘFF (TALK) 09:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Wow, thanks guys. It's been a privilege to be here with you guys. I'd like to thank my friends, my family...heh, jokes. Seriously, thanks a lot, it does mean an awful lot. Thanks. =) Cipher (Talk) 09:46, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations, again. I dunno the meaning of the part "It's the right time for me to leave", but, I hope to see you again editing the TCG section if you come back. ^_^ ×Kevzo8 10:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Heh, I didn't expect this to actually come about today, but I'd said to Nate not long ago that there were a few things I wanted to do before I left. As it happens, I've done them. Completed the Pokémon SP pages, the LV.X page and all the DPt2 Deck Kit articles. As such, after I log out tonight, that'll be it. It'll be hard for me to do, but I'm not one of those people who leaves and comes back the next day (and I promise that isn't actually aimed at anyone here - I've been to a lot of places where that has been the case most often). I'm very thankful for the time I've spent here and I'm even more thankful to you guys for putting up with me for as long as you have. I wish everyone here the best. =)
Cipher (Talk) 20:24, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
And if you do come back, we won't hold it against you. =P Best of luck. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 20:42, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very much. =) Since I'm done now, I don't know if this should be protected or not, as I won't be here, so I'll leave that up to you guys. I won't be here to read any more comments either, if there are any, so I have to say one last "thanks". *goes to mark self as inactive* Cipher (Talk) 21:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
I guess I'll say goodbye...--freezingCOLD (page, talk) 21:18, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


I noticed that you seem to be editing! ;_; Are you back for good, or did you just suddenly have the urge to edit for a few days? --ニョロトノ666 20:24, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

'Ello. =D Ah, I do a few bits and bobs every so often, not much. Mainly do with with the new HGSS promo series, so that page, the Collector's Tins page, the value packs and sets page... that's about it. But yeah, I just kinda do a bit here and there. =) Cipher (Talk) 20:27, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
EDIT CONFLICT!!! (#3 today) He's always around. And at this instance...EDIT CONFLICTING ME! I'm just letting him do it now and fixing it later. MaverickNate 20:27, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Sadly, you missed some important details. *Off to fix* MaverickNate 20:38, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Ah, see, best left to you guys. You know what you're doing, I'm well out of the loop. Ah well. Can't say I didn't try. =) Cipher (Talk) 21:07, 18 February 2010 (UTC)