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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --TESHIGIGAS 17:47, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Pokémon Special rounds

There's a style standard we use when it comes to manga rounds. Well-detailed examples include PS001, and all manga round articles should one day be as detailed as that. Try to follow at least a barebones skeleton of the basic structure (like I'd inserted into PS043) if you create articles for other rounds in the future; if the basic structure is in place, dedicated specialists will have an easier time putting in improvements. --Shiningpikablu252 18:02, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello there!

Right, it seems that ShiningPikablu252 (who is an admin if you wanted to know) has already told you about the Pokémon Special articles. To be honest, I don't actually know too much about them so, I would have been no use to you. XD refers to the game Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Now, you are only allowed to edit your User pages three times per day. Use the preview button to see how it would look like before you make an edit; It helps. To get it looking good, you can add some User tags. To add one, just put in, for example {{User Male}} and it should appear. I can't remember where to find them all though... Hmmm I'll get back to you (maybe). Also learning the Wiki-code stuff comes naturally and you should pick it up, just remember to read the Manual of Style etc. It's all in the Welcome section, so be sure to read it. TESHIGIGAS 20:41, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

You can find all sorts of usertags at User tags, if you want to know how to use them, just check out Usertags ^_^ - Kogoro | Talk to me | 20:51, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Signing comments

I'm glad to see you have learnt how to use usertags ^_^ Please remember to sign your comments on talk pages using four tildes "~~~~" this allows people reading the talk page to know that the comment came from you! :) Also, if you want to add a new section (like I have just done) just hit the little "+" tab between "edit this page" and "history" it saves you from having to edit the whole page :) - Kogoro | Talk to me | 16:29, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

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