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Copying from other websites.
Quoting User:Maverick Nate:
- "It is against the rules here to copy translations from other websites, including PokéBeach (especially since PokéBeach isn't particularly good or consistent with translations). That sort of thing is called plagiarism, and is strictly forbidden. Please remember that pages created for Japanese cards must be made using your own translations. If you aren't able to read Japanese, it is best to leave the Japanese card pages for someone else."
- I know because I did this too. You're just trying to help. No hard feelings. Just don't do it again. SirFinkleBottom 23:24, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Mystery Dungeon pages
Use of "you"
Please try to avoid using "you" and other such second-person words when editing. Phrasing such as "Once Kecleon is recruited" is preferred to "Once you recruit Kecleon". Thank you.--Cold (talk) 17:56, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Hey! I do enjoy how much work you've been putting into the illustrator pages. I'm just wondering if instead of updating the lists on the pages that are just lists (i.e. Kent Kanetsuna), you might be interested in researching them more and writing out some actual content for those illustrators? (i.e. Masakazu Fukuda). The reason the "Cards illustrated" lists are so outdated is because we don't want to have them on pages anymore, and they will be deleted once someone actually goes through and writes out prose for each illustrator. I just don't want you to invest your time and effort into something we don't want to have anymore, if it can be avoided. MaverickNate 17:34, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
- As far as I know, the "Illus. by X" categories are completely up-to-date. In lieu of listing out all the cards a certain person has illustrated, how about just linking to that category on their page? Sure, it costs the user an extra click, but that's a small price to pay for saving hours and hours of work. Maybe just throw in For a list of cards illustrated by Kent Kanetsuna, see here. somewhere in the article? --Politoed666 19:00, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
- That's the idea, and it is already being completed on any illustrators that have modern pages (take a look at Ryo Ueda, Atsuko Nishida, etc), but at the point where the only improvement being done on outdated pages is removing the list and adding that line, we're wasting time taking a step in the wrong direction. An article isn't worth the time if all it is saying is: "Saya Tsuruta is an illustrator for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. For a list of cards she illustrated, see here. /end of article.", and if that's it, we have an entirely different but equally bad problem. MaverickNate 19:08, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi. Please make sure your signature links to either your user page or your talk page so that it complies with our signature policy. Thanks. =)
New Japanese cards
If you are going to create card pages with no information other than the set number and illustrator, I need you to not create any of them at all. These pages should only be created by someone who can, you know, read the language they are printed in, and it's more than okay to have a tiny few pages left uncreated while an an entire set was released in Japan on the same day. MaverickNate 00:10, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Fates Collide category
Don't add it until the English card image is revealed somehow, and the card is moved to the English card title. I've already had to remove it once from the two Alakazam cards, and I'm not pleased that my edit was reverted, since I'm the person in charge of the TCG here. MaverickNate 22:44, 9 March 2016 (UTC)