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Former admins

Should we also have a list of users who were previously admins but no longer are? --Baby G (talk to me) (see my edits) 15:18, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Do we have any? Aren't they all simply on hiatus? --electAbuzzzz 15:35, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
Happy Mask Man I think is the only one. MoldyOrange 15:40, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
No, there are others. Looking through the user rights log, I can see we used to have a whole slew of admins that no longer have powers. Among them: Murgatroyd, Bluchu, Damian Silverblade, Ferret, Tygerofdanyte, Voldarin, LedianX, and Meowth346. I know some of them used to be Bulbagarden staff members, so maybe it had something to do with them leaving the site? Zhen's probably the only one who knows why they are no longer admins. Happy Mask Man I know was inactive on Bulbapedia (but he still frequents the forums). I believe the only ones on hiatus are Zhen and Pie. Jshadias and User142 haven't been active in years, and I think one of them stopped contributing before I even came here. --PAK Man Talk 16:01, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Administrator help

You should have a page to tell administrators how to do things. For example, I just found this Wikipedia article which outlines a useful method for deleting revisions. Having such resources on one page would be better. --Raijinili 04:40, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

If they are admins, they should be smart enough to know what to do...but it's not a bad idea, but don't we have something like that already?--Tavisource 04:42, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
1) Becoming an admin has no such guarantee about intelligence.
2) It's not about being smart, it's about having specific knowledge.
3) If we have such a thing, then where is it? --Raijinili 05:02, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
i wasnt aware there was a problem with how weve been doing things. if so, feel free to bring it to our attention. -- MAGNEDETH 05:11, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Several admins are being added every few months. It would help them to have a resource for their newfound abilities.
I don't mean guidelines for decision-making, but rather references for how to do certain things. --Raijinili 06:29, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
it isnt listed here, but, in private, all new admins are given a rundown of their newfound abilities and limitations. -- MAGNEDETH 03:05, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Edit request

Some of the admins listed don't have user pages. Therefore, I am making an edit request: For the admins that don't have user pages, don't link to them on this page. Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 21:40, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

And why would we do that? --ニョロトノ666 21:44, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Because they're red links. Didn't I just say it? Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 21:45, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
If they decide to make them a userpage, then they have to manually re-edit this list. After all, those red links do not show up in the wanted pages (I think), so does it really matter if we have those links there? UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:46, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
But Urutapu (one of the admins without a page) said that he doesn't really have any interest in User: name space pages. And, User142 has been inactive for a couple of years. Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 21:48, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Red links still link to the right user, so there's no reason not to link them. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 22:01, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
User142 may get his powers revoked, along with a slew of other inactive admins. --ニョロトノ666 22:03, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Jioruji Derako: But why link to them if they have no page? Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 22:05, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Because that link will still take you to the user talk page and contributions. Cipher (Talk) 22:06, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Let's say you were the one who owned this site, Choc. If people wanted something done, they asked you. But, for some reason or another, you decided you didn't want to make yourself a userpage.
Should we not put mention of you anywhere, because doing so would create a red link? -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 22:09, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

(resetting indent) Hmm...good point. Okay. Just forget about the request. Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 22:10, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually, how about a different idea? For the ones that don't have user pages, how about we link to their talk pages instead? Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 15:50, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Either way, we want to show the admin's username. But you bring up a good point; we should at least have links to everyone's talk pages here, to make it simpler. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 16:30, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Why is BulbaBot called Evil? -Billy4b2004 09:45, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Because all robots are inherently evil at their core, and it would be irresponsible of us as fellow humans to not warn other users of this dangerous defect. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 13:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I kinda agree. I know BulbaBot is kinda... um, weird, even sometimes a little weirder than "usual", but does he just have to be called evil? I mean, we are part of a serious place and we see this............... Wow, the admins! Look at everyone's ranks! Ooohh, here's a user named BulbaBot..... he's an evil robot?! Ha, ha, ha. (Laughing Hysterically.) Happened to me is all I'm saying....... and we should change it to something like..... I don't know, what IS his rank, really?--DRAGONBEASTX 02:48, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Take a look at Bulbabot's contributions. Only trust anything that says "robot adding". MaverickNate 02:53, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Oh, boy....... I think I understand, it's almost been five months since I joined...... but there's SO MUCH to know about about Bulbapedia............... and BulbaBot's evilness... *SIGH* I don't know it all yet.......--DRAGONBEASTX 03:04, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Hey! Now that I looked at the Bot's edits...... they all say "robot adding"! Gimme a break! What IS with his SUPPOSED evilness?--DRAGONBEASTX 03:07, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Two things

Firstly, could we have an indication of which admins are active? And secondly if there aren't gonna be any more noms for admin then the link oughta be removed. Ta. — THE TROM — 06:23, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

If it helps, there's somewhat of a list right here.--freezingCOLD (page, talk) 20:39, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps the table is in need of a slight rework anyway; active, semi-active, and inactive admins could be color-coded or at least sorted, for one. Perhaps an "availability" column would be good too, admins could list off when they're most likely to be online. make the page a little more helpful for people trying to find an admin to warn about vandalism and whatnot. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 20:45, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
There's also been talk of getting rid of the inactive admins. Maybe that would also help. MaverickNate 00:10, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
At least put "inactive" in the status part, like whats-his-name did. I forget who, but someone's already marked as that. — THE TROM — 06:42, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Alright, what I'm going to do here is ask every - and I do mean EVERY - current sysop if they are active, and ask them to mark here if they are. After, say, a week or a month or so, if someone still hasn't responded, then we can mark them as inactive. We can't tell otherwise if the inactive admins are still lurking, but not editing. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 15:12, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Would I be here?

Admin on Bulbanews, but there is no Bulbanews list of admins (yet), so would it go here?--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 at 00:26, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

That's bulbanews, not here. MaverickNate 00:27, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Hence the there is no Bulbanews list of admins part.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 at 00:38, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

My situation

Well, I'm still active, but not for much longer, so what'll I be marked as when I'm gone? Just "Inactive"? Cipher (Talk) 16:39, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I would assume you'd either be removed, or marked as Hiatus. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 16:47, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Hiatus or Inactive, I'd say. And it would be great if you could mark it yourself when you leave, unless you already know exactly how active you'll be when it happens... -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 17:52, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't really know when I'm going - once everything I'm working on gets finished, really - so I'll mark myself away when I do go, no worries. =) Cipher (Talk) 18:50, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Here's the deal. I have no idea at all how to code this place. I could never make heads or tails of it. Is it possible to be listed as an inactive admin but still a user? This is confusing me (figures this would come up when I'm under the weather, eh?). user:Blackjack_Gabbiani

"But still a user"? Anybody who signed up for this thing is a user, even if they got blocked. What do you mean by "still a user"?--freezingCOLD (page, talk) 21:38, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Hmm, I'll list you as Inactive, and see if I can fit a note in there somewhere. Really, the point of listing active/inactive admins is so if someone needs an admin's help, they know who to go to. I'm guessing you probably wouldn't be the best person to ask for coding help and whatnot? =P
I think what she means, Cold, is that as an admin, she's not very active, but she's still technically on the 'pedia. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 21:42, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
*no offense* so shes an admin that has know clue how to wikicode, therefore can only edit very small sections?DCM((Mock MeEdits)) 01:37, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
She's a moderator from BGMf primarily. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 15:24, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Just out of curiosity

Who are Vegard and Imagize? --Maxim 16:27, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

People TTEchidna chatted with on AIM, I believe. --ケンジガール 20:10, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
System administrators from Bulbagarden, who (I think I read somewhere) who acquired accounts here for a "just in case" scenario. — THE TROM — 21:30, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Acquired and admin'd themselves through the backend, causing Poli to flip out and come screaming to me, which caused me to worry and talk to Archaic. But yeah, those guys? They're the code people. TTEchidna 22:41, 6 February 2009 (UTC)


Why was he taken off the list? I didn't see any message on his talk page saying his powers were revoked... --αワニノコ 20:34, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

He requested to get his powers removed. --electAbuzzzz 20:37, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Martonimos asked Politoed666 here to have the powers revoked. Basically, it was a user request. --Shiningpikablu252 20:37, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
OK. I was wondering because I didn't see a message on his talk saying that he had his powers revoked, like on these former admins' talk pages. --αワニノコ 20:42, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

How exactly can someone become an Admin?

I now I am one of those thousands of Users that would like to be an Admin one day, but what is the whole process to do so? Like the Editorial Board or something like that because I would like to become I have contributed alot and I know some were bad edits but I was new to the site. Any info on how to set it up? Thanks- User: BAC510, 19:57 26 September 2009 (UTC)


What does "on probation" mean? I'm back! Alpha CuboneKing 01:37, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Due to personal issues he is taking a break. He currently lacks administrator tools, but is still listed here. —darklordtrom 01:56, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Why doesn't he have the powers? And couldn't he just've marked himself on hiatus? I'm back! Alpha CuboneKing 02:28, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
the personal issues prevented him from editing, and if an account isnt being used, no reason for it to have power. -- MAGNEDETH 02:37, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
The why aren't you demoting Argy and Pie? Alpha CuboneKing 19:56, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
It's a very different situation. Trust our judgement here. --electAbuzzzz 20:24, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
THOUGH I DON'T THINK I DESERVED TO GO ON "PROBATION", my powers were temporarily taken away, not forever. Therefore, there wasn't much point to totally take me off of the page. Porygon-Z 00:19, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

New here

Hey i wanted some help I usually work over on Zeldapedia but i was going to pick up a pokemon game for the first time in years so i found my Firered version and im going to make an all out poison type team. I wanted to know where the articles for Golbat, Venusaur, Muk, Hypno, and Tentacruel are so I can look at the attacks they can learn because all i can find is the new attacks for the newest games. And if you would like to you could help me with my team but all i really need is the page links please.--Ironknuckle1 00:08, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

All Pokémon species articles are located at "NameofPokémon (Pokémon)". So Golbat (Pokémon) for example. :) ZestyCactus 00:12, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
And they are all locked from editing until Sunday. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:15, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

ok but where do i go to see the generation 3 attack list because it shows the generation 4 which has different levels then generation 3 is what i meant to ask.--Ironknuckle1 00:17, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Specifically, if you want the FireRed movesets (Generation III), you would go to Golbat (Pokémon)/Generation III learnset, simply substituting Golbat for any Pokémon in GenIII. →Tinā δ 00:17, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

thx and i would love some help with it just go to my user page--Ironknuckle1 01:16, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

There's a Rate/Help My Team section on our forums if you're interested/want some advice. :) ZestyCactus 01:23, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Also, could you please not put this here. This is the talk page for the administrators. The forums seem like a better choice to put this. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:28, 12 November 2009 (UTC)


Porygob-Z just added something about nominations on this page. Does this mean they're being brought back? CuboneKing 04:55, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

No.--RexRacer 04:59, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
No, there are no plans. I just added it there because it should be there, and I'm unsure as to why they weren't mentioned already. Porygon-Z 05:00, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

How can i Be an Administrator????? BoatMasterG-Z 16:03 14/12-09

Look at the bottom of the article's page. Asking won't help. Kevzo8 15:11, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
It takes a lot of hard work (not that I'm one).--GreenGyaradosHappy Holidays! 15:13, 14 December 2009 (UTC)


Change the date in Clarky's section guys.--ForceFire 03:17, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Done :) --Clarky13 03:24, 24 January 2010 (UTC)


In the shortcuts section it says "Admin" but when you search that, it goes to an disambiguation page. Is that wrong, or is that what a shortcut is supposed to be? - unsigned comment from Axxonn (talkcontribs)

Noted and removed. —darklordtrom 23:09, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks — AxxonntheAwesometrainer 01:49, 21 May 2010 (UTC)


Why is Mew the Pokémon slated for removal? It looks perfectly fine.

This isn't the place to ask this. Read the message in your talk page. たかはり 08:23, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit request

In the List of Administrators section, 2nd paragraph, "...a Administrator" should be " Administrator." - poikins 03:46, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Done.--ForceFire 03:49, 8 April 2012 (UTC)