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Pokémon PC Master

Bulbapedia has this information about the game and Wikipedia has this information about the same game. Which one is correct? I'd assume Wikipedia is correct because I've seen the Japanese version of The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon and in the commercials before the episode started, there was one announcing Pokémon PC Master and it corresponds to what Wikipedia sintectically says about its purpose. It had a website but it no longer works -- here you can find the most recent copy of the website available on the Internet Archive. Please help me figure out so the article can be corrected. Pokemon lover 16:30, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

BTW, I've found this on Wikipedia. Pokemon lover 16:43, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

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Can someone help me with this issue, please? Pokemon lover 14:05, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

what happened to project overgrow?

the next part of it was supposed to be announced yesterday UltamateCharizard 14:06, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Tomorrow... MathijsP 16:24, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Patience is a virtue. And silence is golden. — THE TROM — 09:36, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
And we're somewhat behind schedule. TTEchidna 09:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

About a New Shipping

I thought of a new shipping and I don't know how to make it or start it. May somebody help me or work with me to make it?Tandra88 22:11, 27 March 2009 (UTC)tandra88

403 Error

Not sure where to post this, but usually, and on a daily basis, the first few times I try to load up this Wiki, I get an Access Forbidden & 403 error. Is this a server-related problem? Does the website not work at certain times during the day? QTR 23:48, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

That just means that the server is currently down, and is being repaired. Not to worry, it's not uncommon. --Theryguy512 23:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Well it happened about 30 minutes ago or so, not sure exactly how long, that's just a guess-timate. About 5 minutes later, I was able to connect. QTR 23:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, it's off and on as our webmaster tries to find a permanent fix to the problem. It's been down recently due to the large number of edits you guys have all been making. So, just wait it out. — THE TROM — 02:05, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Wait...

Why are the tags visible on the second and bottom headers? -Jayc 14:53, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Bulbawiki is glitchy at the moment, so you might really see something wrong, and that includes codes that are not working. Ҝəυzø8 14:55, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
Just for the record, the tags made visible by the glitch allow text to be displayed in small caps, allowing characters to be inputted in lowercase, but be displayed in uppercase at the same height as a typical lowercase character (i.e. "a" is a typical lowercase character, but "b" isn't due to its height). --Shiningpikablu252 14:59, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Classification?

Something came to my mind a few days ago, how do we classify the Pokémon games? RPG, or JRPG? I mean, technically, they'd be JRPG's right, seeing as they're made in Japan, and not only that but are similar in many ways too other JRPG's. Like the battle systems, the only difference is in most JRPG's you play humans, but in Pokémon you play a human, and through them you command the Pokémon. What do you guys think? ~~Takoto - サソデイ 12:19, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Either way, they're still RPGs; "JRPG" is sort of a sub-category within that. If you made a duplicate of Pokémon in the 'States, it would just be a RPG, not a JRPG (despite sharing all the styles and gameplay). So I think we can just avoid the confusion and/or debate on that topic right there by simply classifying it as an RPG. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 13:18, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
Technically it's a console RPG, but that term is now archaic. Redstar 18:17, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

I had to cheat it to get me confirmed

Why do you have to be email-confirmed and a logged-in user to edit pages here? Other wikis let you edit anonymously or without being email-confirmed. --HideInTheDark 02:42, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Because we don't want morons coming by and vandalizing. Makes it a lot harder to vandalize if you have to register sock emails, since then only the hardcore trolls go through with it. TTEchidna 02:46, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Ditto what the Echidna-in-chief said about the socks, but also, because we don't want to be like other wikis and have hordes of badly maintained articles. This way, we know that anyone who wants to contribute is serious about it (or should be serious), and we can have the best information ever. It also lets us know who says what, and issue punishments and rewards occasionally and accordingly. What have you got to complain about though, you've got your account. Now, go edit the mainspace! *brushes you away with a broom* :P — THE TROM — 02:50, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

I want a

I want a golden Slowpoke. Can I make a horrible page on purpose to get it? --I hide in the dark! 02:37, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

No! Stop asking.--☆Coolピカチュウ! 02:38, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Firefox: problem?

Why does Bulbapedia look curvy in Firefox? It appears fine in IE and Opera. Here's a screenshot that may be helpful to better understand the problem. Pokemon lover 13:59, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

You have it backwards, the problem is that it's NOT curvy in IE and Opera. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 13:56, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
That's right. The problem only seems to occur in Firefox. Pokemon lover 13:59, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
OOPS! Sorry, I misread what you said. So it's supposed to look that way (i.e., curvy)? Pokemon lover 14:03, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes. IE and Opera lack the coding to form curved borders, so only Firefox can view it. ΘρtιmαtumTalk 14:01, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
OK, now I understand the reason for that behavior. Thanks! ^_^ Pokemon lover 14:03, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Different people have different stances on how the corners are best rendered. Just because one browser curves the corners and another doesn't doesn't mean it looks outright horrible in either browser. --Shiningpikablu252 15:18, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Disambiguation

When I typed in Prinplup, I got a disambig page. Should I make that page Prinplup (disambiguation), make Prinplup a redirect, and put "for other uses, see Prinplup (disambiguation)" on Prinplup (Pokémon)? Theininen 15:45, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

No, this has been the system since the beginning, and it will not be changing. We've had polls, discussions, and arguements, and we have decided that the system we have now is the best and it won't ever be changing. MaverickNate 15:48, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
OK, thanks, I haven't been around for a while, so I wasn't sure what the policy was. Theininen 15:50, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
You should have still known, this has been the policy since the beginning. I even checked for proof for you to read why. Bulbapedia talk:Disambiguation poll and even the thread on the forums here. MaverickNate 15:56, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
No, I meant I forgot. Thanks though, I'll read those. Theininen 16:01, 16 April 2009 (UTC)