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Today is September 22, 2014. This page is 22,002 bytes big and in the User talk namespace. This page was last edited by Abcboy on 04/22/2014.

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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)

Please

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 Pokémon.com, not fansites like Serebii. --Theryguy512 13:40, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Test

Abcboytalk 16:38, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Redirects

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)

Unsigned

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)

Tournament Pages

Those pages that were added to be moved, have terrible names and are very confusing. Also adding Tournament to the headings on the Pokémon World Tournament page was redundant. Why don't you take a chill pill for a little while? Lady Ariel 22:18, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Officialy, the tournaments are titled that (though if you want to use the original names until they are released in English, that's fine. They could also be moved to a location without Tournament.) I was unsure whether or not to remove "Tournament" from Mix and Rental due to their short names. I decided to add them, which as I can see now, was failed logic. --Abcboy (talk) 22:24, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that >.>

Yea I forgot about the preview button until I was almost completely done. I remembered once I got to the minor edits though. :/ --V4Victini (talk) 05:56, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Link Templates

No problem. Thanks for telling me! Dimenticare (talk) 02:01, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry

I do use preview a lot and I'm trying to do it more, it's just that there are small errors on separate pages. Plus I sometimes make some small errors that I don't catch at first haha or I think of a better way of wording something and have to go back... I'm trying to not clog it up by tagging them as minor edits, you can block those on the recent changes. Sorry again. Mrbrooks2013 (talk) 23:20, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Do you see the green edit button at the top of the page? It can be used to edit the entire page. It is more convenient than editing each section individually. --Abcboy (talk) 23:23, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Help me

Bulbapedia is not displaying properly for me anymore. I don't know if you could help, but the display problems have made you the only person I could get to their page to ask for help from, since you had posted on mine. When I got on, my computer asked to open some file from this site, but it couldn't figure out how to open it. It said something about being the index, whatever that means. I hope you can help me.Chris Broach (talk) 23:46, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, it is now fixed.--Chris Broach (talk) 00:49, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

It started messing up again, but worse.Chris Broach (talk) 06:10, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Hey why did you undo the changes i spent alot of time and effort on

? Mlj (talk) 04:02, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

First, as I stated in my edit summary that you probably did not see, most of it was speculation. Next, read the manual of style. We don't use use the words "you" or "your", and this quote:
"The Unova region sure is pretty...but thats not the only thing pretty around here..."
...seems to be missing an apostrophe. If you correct the changes I have mentioned, you probably could add it back, but you may want to run it by some staff first. --Abcboy (talk) 04:08, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Can you help me?

I want to revert the Lady's overworld sprite to the current version that you uploaded on Bulbagarden Archives on Bulbapedia. It isn't syncing. I suppose that you have or know someone who has permission to make that edit. Thanks in advance. I apologize because this is my first time using that program that you suggested. A complete novice at best. Dialgafan1 (talk) 19:24, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Wait. The cache takes a while. And if you didn't notice, I had fixed it by the time I posted that message. I recommend using the "Magic Wand" in the toolbox to select the white, than press "Delete" to delete it. You can press Ctrl+Shift+R to adjust the size to 32x32. Hope you can understand. --Abcboy (talk) 19:29, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I did not know the Cache takes a while to get the image right. My apologies. I've made a wreck out of what I was trying to do to contribute. Dialgafan1 (talk) 19:31, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

DOn't worry. Everyone makes mistakes. --Abcboy (talk) 19:32, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

So, even though the white background still appears white on the Bulbapedia version of the file, it'll go away, right? It just takes a long time to sync? I tried emptying my cache and it's still white. Dialgafan1 (talk) 19:34, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

I have her sprite in use on the Lady and Pokémon Breeder Trainer class pages. Dialgafan1 (talk) 19:37, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Yup. Please indent. I like my talk neat and full with my errors, mistakes, and warnings. --Abcboy (talk) 19:42, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I reverted it to your version so it should come as transparent soon enough. I guess I won't be doing overworld sprites anymore. Dialgafan1 (talk) 19:45, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Do you have permission to revert this? http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:RSE_Lady_OD.png - unsigned comment from Dialgafan1 (talkcontribs)
Just wait, be calm, and sign your comments. --Abcboy (talk) 19:53, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh god sorry. I'm such a Klutz. I won't bother you anymore. Thank you for your help. Dialgafan1 (talk) 20:01, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
And use link templates. Klutz. --Abcboy (talk) 20:04, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank You

I apologize for the editing I did to the page "myths and legends involving legendary pokemon" that accidentally caused almost the entire page to be duplicated, which you then had to fix. Thank you.

  GreenTorchic (talk) 02:51, 30 November 2012 (UTC)GreenTorchic
You're welcome. Sometimes the exact opposite happens to me, where only one section is kept, with the rest deleted! --Abcboy (talk) 02:53, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Previewing

Hi, I see your working on a template in your userspace. While we're more lenient about breaking the userspace edit limit for pages that will be in the mainspace, you've made 7 edits to your userspace today. This can easily be fixed by previewing a bit more instead of saving over and over. Please keep this in mind during future editing, but keep up the good work you've been doing lately. Thanks. --Pokemaster97 01:48, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Really sorry. My browser ends up refreshing some of the pages I work on, so I end up having to do all the work again; and in that rush, I end up having hit "save" way too much. I really should have just made this one template... --Abcboy (talk) 01:54, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
I understand. Don't worry about it, just a heads up. Cheers. --Pokemaster97 01:57, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Template

I'mma let you do the MD templates if you want, because you obviously know a lot more about it than I do, and I'm making an ass of myself attempting it. Good work on it though. --Pokemaster97 04:47, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Why don't you read the instruction page? Maybe you could help on the lists pre-Gates to Infinity, because they need a lot of work. Why don't you start from the end and work your way up? --Abcboy (talk) 04:51, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
Yea, I've read it, but I keep mistakenly leaving thing out and stuff. One of those days I guess :p I can help with pre Gates lists, but it would require se research since it looks like no one has added them, unless I'm missing something. --Pokemaster97 05:05, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Sorry...Little Help Though?

I thought I was editing my Userpage instead of my Talkpage. I have edited some articles already though and still cannot edit my Userpage and was just wondering if you could tell me what exactly I need to do to be able to edit my Userpage. Thanks! - unsigned comment from SupermercadoMedia (talkcontribs)

To edit your userpage, you need to be autoconfirmed. To become autoconfirmed, you must meet two criteria. One, you must be a registered user who has been registered for a certain amount of time. Two, you also must make a secret amount of edits to the Main namespace, which consists of all pages that do not have a prefix (not Category:, Talk:, or any other). After you become autoconfirmed, you can edit the userspace, but you still must adhere to the userspace policy. --Abcboy (talk) 02:07, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Can you give me an example of what would be part of the Main namespace? It seems to me like everything is under Category: or something else. --SupermercadoMedia (talk) 2:29, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Ash Ketchum. Pokémon Platinum Version. Kanto. Pikachu. --Abcboy (talk) 02:31, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for all of the help. I really appreciate it. ~Merc (talk) 02:33, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Abcboy (talk) 02:34, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

New Idea

Sorry to bother you again, but there's something i need to ask you. I have an idea for this website I'd like to try out. Do I talk to someone about putting up a new article on here, or do I just put it up and wait to see what happens? --Firered16 (talk) 23:17, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

What exactly do you mean? Depending on what it is, a different approach may be needed. In most cases, you can bring it up with Werdnae, the Editor-in-Chief. --Abcboy (talk) 00:25, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Just thinking about adding a relationship section for the more prominent characters. --Firered16 (talk) 02:04, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Hey

Can I help you with your proposal page for substitute the disambiguation page of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Series? My point: that page was exactly I was looking after when I first typed "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon" and I got sad seeing the disambig page.--Igor (talk) 01:10, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Of course you can help. It really needs more work. --Abcboy (talk) 02:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

HEEELLLP

Could you teach me how to use those tempates Icestar649 (talk) 17:34, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

NewBerry

I kind of like your layout, but I'd like to present some suggestions. Rather than try to explain myself with just words, do you mind if I copy your tables and adjust them to show you the kind of layout I'm thinking of on a user page of my own? Tiddlywinks (talk) 19:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. --Abcboy (talk) 19:59, 22 April 2014 (UTC)