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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --☆Tavisource 19:17, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Link templates!!!

Please use link templates whenever possible. For a complete list of link templates, please see : Bulbapedia:List of link templates. Thank you. --Theryguy512 04:04, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

About Minccino's Trivia

Just to let you know, there are Rattata (Japanese: コラッタ Koratta) and its evolution, Raticate (Japanese: ラッタ Ratta). So, you did well removing that. --Blow (話す) 20:28, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


why do you add the BW-Badge on this page? in 5.Gen the Hidden Moves are no more restricted on Badges. --Hanmac 07:15, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

The Preview Button

Instead of editing a page several times in a row, try using the preview button to make sure your edit looks the way you want it to. It's right next to the Save Changes button... Please try it out, so as not to clog up the Recent Changes. Thanks! ----rockersk08 04:43, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Preview button

Hey, I noticed you've made a lot of edits to the Banned episodes‎ page recently. Might I suggest you use the preview button from now on? It will save on the amount of edits saved, and will make things look more organized to do them all in one edit rather than multiple. Thank you~ Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 04:44, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Image talk

It's against the rules to create a talk page for an image file on Bulbapedia. Instead, if you wish to discuss an image, it must be discussed on the Archives talk pages instead. Thanks. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 16:19, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Snow Way Out and Holiday Hi-Jynx

Just because no one has said anything or done anything does not give you the right to go ahead with the proposal. Wait for an admin or EB member to respond to you. I have asked the other admins about your proposal, in the mean time, wait for our response.--ForceFire 06:26, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

We've decided not to move it until another issue regarding the episodes have been addressed.--ForceFire 06:28, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Also, that's not how you change the page title. To do that you use the "move" tab at the top of the page. You should NEVER copy/paste content and redirect the old title to move a page. If you cannot move the page due to move protection, that means that there is a good reason it shouldn't be moved. --SnorlaxMonster 06:41, 4 March 2013 (UTC)