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Welcome to Bulbapedia, Abcboy!

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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --Takoto タコト| サソデイ = 愛 20:30, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank's Takoto! abcboy 03:53, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


Slow down on editing the User: namespace. Editing your userpage too much will lead to it being locked again. Instead of making ten small edits, why not instead use the preview button (Alt + Shift + P) to check your edits before saving the page. Thank you. --Porygon-Z 04:00, 30 July 2008 (UTC) How do you make a link?abcboy 04:12, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Read over the style primer before making your edits. It is a basic outline of Bulbapedia style.
For a more in-depth set of rules, see the manual of style.
...yeah. - s.Combusken 04:14, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Just for the record...

Just for the record, Serebii cannot always be trusted. I highly recommend that you receive your facts from official websites like Poké, not fansites like Serebii. --Theryguy512 13:40, 7 April 2009 (UTC)


Abcboytalk 16:38, 17 May 2009 (UTC)


Please don't make pages that redirect in an infinite loop. It tends to break the system. --Darkeiya talk to me! 22:20, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Userspace limits

Hi. I noticed you have been editing the User: namespace a lot recently. Please don't do it any more, though. Bulbapedia's Userspace policy restricts the amount you can edit your userpage: no more than one edit per day and make sure you contribute to our mainspace more than your userspace. This policy was instated to promote people helping out in the mainspace, and also to control strain on our server. Bulbapedia is an encyclopedia, after all, so help us out by contributing to some articles before coming back to your personal userpage. The more often you edit in the mainspace, the more you will be allowed to edit your userpage. Thanks! ----Pokemaster97 19:12, 28 July 2012 (UTC)


No, it is not "subst:unsigned", but "{{unsigned|username}}". AdynizWanna talk? 05:26, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Please go update your signature policy, then. This is what it said: "Simply check the article's history to see who originally posted the comment, then type {{unsigned|username}} or {{SUBST:unsigned|username}} after the comment in question (make sure you give correct credit to the correct comment)." Unless you're talking about something else… --Abcboy (talk) 12:21, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
When you said "subst: unsigned", I couldn't help but notice the incomplete parameters since the policy says "{{subst:unsigned|username}}", not just "subst:unsigned". I thought you were having trouble using it, that is why I dropped a message. Anyway, my apologies for not elaborating the explanation. AdynizWanna talk? 04:47, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

High use templates

I understand your interest in letting us know we need to protect some templates, but never NEVER NEVER edit a high use template. EVER. If you wanted to warn us that they needed to be protected, you do it on the talk page or contact a staff member. By editing the template itself, the server stress spikes enough that you actually crashed our servers for a few minutes. That's why they are supposed to be protected. I don't know why those templates weren't protected, but editing them was absolutely the wrong thing to do. -- MAGNEDETH 00:07, 12 October 2012 (UTC)