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Marriland Forums
Marriland logo.png
Language English
Status Active
Run 2003 - Present
Date opened June 1, 2003
Creator Marriland/Devin
Current owner {{{owner}}}
Forum Marriland forums
Mascot Marill
Website Main Page

The Marriland Forums are a large group of forums created by Marriland (a.k.a Devin). It serves as a hub for fans of Marriland and to discuss Pokémon related content. It features a Marill as a mascot, and is currently part of the Curse network.

History

Forums

Server issues

The Marriland Forums have suffered from server problems ever since Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were released in April 2007. The "Diamond/Pearl Rush," as it is known on the forums, created a surge of traffic on the main site, and many new members signed up for the forums. Due to the website being fairly small in scale before this, the servers that were in place at the time were not in a state to handle the influx of traffic. This created a phenomenon dubbed "Marrilag" on the forums. Loading pages would take up to ten minutes at a time during a bad period, and even resulted in the server going down for hours at a time, as it couldn't handle the flood of new users.

This dire state persisted throughout 2007 and into 2008. During this time, Marriland himself was a declining presence on the forums due to commitments to the main site and real life obligations. In July 2008, Marriland began updating the forums from phpBB2 to phpBB3, following complaints from both users of the forums and members of staff. The transition began at the beginning of August 2008, with the boards staying open for as long as possible before closing in September 2008. Due to delays, the boards were closed for all members for approximately two months, with the transition being completed on November 12. Despite server issues and periods of maintenance being needed after the completion of the transition, usage issues decreased dramatically from the phpBB2 period.

Curse

On December 4, 2012, Pokémon-Marriland joined the gaming network Curse, giving it access to Curses' staff, a new look, and its own forums. The old site still exists here.

Services

Adopt-A-Newbie!

The Marriland Forums have a helpful service called "Adopt-A-Newbie!", where newcomers (called "newbies") can get a helpful start along with some knowledge about the forums and what to do. The service is located in the “General Forums” section inside the “Introduce Yourself!” forum and involves a mentor system to assist newbies who come and ask for help. Newbies pick their mentor by looking at each mentor's application to see how many newbies he can mentor and what guidance the mentor provides. Mentors can only mentor newbies who are working on their Green and Yellow rank. After one month the newbie turns into a “Graduated Newbie” and is added to the Graduated Newbie list.

The “Adopt-A-Newbie!” service has mentored over 140 Marriland Forums newcomers so far.

Note: “Adopt-A-Newbie!” is currently accepting applications to become a mentor only after fulfillment of certain criteria as of March 23, 2012.

Origin

The idea for “Adopt-A-Newbie!” was suggested by Marriland Moderator: Pupitar247 on September 29, 2007. The idea started running on the forums on Jun 05, 2008.

“Adopt-A-Newbie!” was created by Marriland Administrator: Azulkitten.

Team Builder

Marrilands' Team Builder tool allows users to input a standard six-member party and view the types that their team overall is weak to, resistant to, and immune to; it also calculates the average of the teams Base Stats.

Staff

Forums

Administrators

  • Marriland (Owner)
  • Anthrix
  • Applejack
  • bluejay100
  • TwilightSparkle

Global Moderators

  • Cami
  • Ice_Dragon
  • KiwiDean
  • PrincessLuna
  • Rarity
  • Scrafty
  • Shhmew
  • TBA_404
  • Thundawave
  • Vantas
  • Volkner
  • Whiteace

Local Moderators

  • Raven610 (X&Y, Wi-Fi Trading)
  • xXxSakuraxXx (Wi-Fi Trading)

Other Staff

  • Sephazon
  • AzulKitten

Past Staff

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Needs full staff list, list should be spilt post-move decision, and all lists should be organized.

Oekaki

The Marriland Oekaki is a part of the website which lets users draw content. The creator of the image has to add a background and detail to their drawing for it to be accepted.

Wiki

Bureaucrats

Administrators

External links

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