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  G50 07:10, 29 May 2021 (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 Page button. Please try it out, so as not to clog up the Recent Changes. Also, if you want to edit multiple sections of the page, make sure that you click "edit this page" at the top of the page rather than editing it by section. Thanks! -- G50 07:10, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

You're still neglecting to use it. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 18:42, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
I apologize for the wait. I'll do as you say from now onward. Solemn Mac (talk) 20:05, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm really sorry! I'm only correcting some errors. May you please forgive me? I am using the Preview Button often and improving. Solemn Mac (talk) 23:33, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Egg Pokémon (Masters)

Hey there, I saw you had an issue with saving an edit here, I can retrieve the diff and re-save it for you to save you having to type it all up again, the issue was consecutive use of break tags, if you're going to use two of them in a row it's recommended instead you use a blank line between instead. Specifically, you had it when listing the Mon's that could use X-Speed. --Spriteit (talk) 01:26, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Happy to help ^^.--Spriteit (talk) 01:45, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

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Editing comments

Please be advised that editing comments is against the talk page policy and can be disruptive, as someone responding to your comment may be required to rewrite what they were saying or incorporate it into the new version of the page. It also leaves the incorrect time stamp. Thank you. Landfish7 02:41, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

  • Understood. Thank you for the notification. Yet, although I'm aware that editing comments of others is against the rules, but may I please ask where the talk page policy or code of conduct specifies against someone editing their own comments? (I acknowledge and respect the rule "Please do not edit another user's discussion—even if it's full of spelling errors," but surely that does not specify me not being allowed to edit my own comments, correct?) Please understand: I will obey your authority. I only ask to see which specific displayed rule I broke. Solemn Mac (talk) 03:57, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
To be clear, I am not an admin or staff member, but staff does enforce the rule, as while it is not outright stated in the talk page policy, it breaks other rules of the talk page policy and signature policy, such as new comments being required to be at the bottom of the section with their own signature and time stamp, and users not being allowed to add or replace their signature in a separate edit. Landfish7 04:18, 3 August 2022 (UTC)


Hi Solemn Mac. Thanks for your recent edits to the Masters pages and your ongoing help with these! However I have noticed that you've been adding trivia to many of these pages as well, most of which are not notable. Knowing what is notable comes with practice and time, however a few tips I can give you is that trivia like: 'Rosa was the first ___' or 'Rosa along with Cheren and Blaine are ___' generally do not constitute notable trivia. Something very specific like 'Rosa is the only non-Tech Grass-type which has __ theme skill' are not notable (note that this is just an example, not actual trivia that I removed from the pages). There were also some borderline-notable trivia which I've kept on the pages for now. If you wanted specific feedback about why each trivia was removed, I'm happy to answer any questions! --Wowy(talk) 11:46, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

Firstly, thank you so much for expressing gentleness, respect, and openness while you talk straight! I find these qualities refreshing after not getting them from fellow editors for over a year. Secondly, may you please explain why following trivia does not count as being notable: "[Y] and [Z] are the only Trainers each to have three unique sets of voiced lines in one year"? Thirdly, would the following count as being noteworthy: "[Y] is the only Trainer to be a featured character in four events of one year"? Solemn Mac (talk) 08:09, 19 August 2022 (UTC)
Hey sorry for the late reply! I don't feel '[Y] and [Z] are the only Trainers each to have three unique sets of voiced lines in one year' would be notable, as the voiced lines themselves are already a niche aspect of the game. Also correct me if this is incorrect, but doesn't the number of unique voice clips just (approx) equal the number of alts the character received in that year?
Also, for the trivia point '[Y] is the only Trainer to be a featured character in four events of one year', I'm not too sure why how many times a character was represented in an event would be particularly notable. Not too sure how to put it into words but I don't feel its something that readers will need to know about. Hope that helps! --Wowy(talk) 05:24, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Metronome in Masters

Hi, I noticed that you added chances for calling specific moves via Metronome in Pokemon Masters. I'm interested in the source of those percentages, especially Fissure. 1% seems a bit too high from the experience. Itan (talk) 17:01, 27 January 2023 (UTC)

My source is this conversation: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonMasters/comments/w7gzsy/weekly_general_and_questions_megathread/ihl450s/?context=3.
Your experience with this move sound intriguing. May you please explain your interpretation of it to me? Solemn Mac (talk) 23:32, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
Oh. That's just speculation then - notice how it's worded: "The odds are likely 1% or less. The other moves are most likely 11% each". And the guy even quotes Voltage, one of dataminers in PM Discord, stating that there's no known odds of Metronome moves. I haven't seen any precise odds making an appearance ever since - if they're stored on server side, there's nothing you can do to get them out, no matter how much time passes.
Fissure is an extremely rare move to get, from the footage I've seen and from claims I've heard. Haven't scouted Spring Burgh myself, so I have to rely on that for now. 1% is a bit too high, too consistent. Yes, it lines up perfectly with 18*5.5% + 1% = 100%, but it could just as easily be 0.01%, with other rates being slightly more than 5.5%. Not like it's hard to code imperfect odds.
So since those odds are just a speculation, they should be removed from the page. I'll leave this up to you then, don't forget to note it was unsourced guesses and such, people might wonder where they came from and why they are gone. Itan (talk) 22:08, 29 January 2023 (UTC)
I'm doing as you say this instant. Solemn Mac (talk) 05:52, 31 January 2023 (UTC)