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Welcome to Bulbapedia, Aescula, as if it were different from any wiki you've ever been on! We're sure you have no idea how to use any of the MediaWiki Software, so here's a big ugly box that tells you everything everyone knows!

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 Thank you, and have a good time editing here!
  Tyler53841 15:19, 12 April 2010 (UTC)  
 

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Removing talk page comments, including the initial welcome template, is prohibited per Bulbapedia's talk page policy. Please do not remove any comments in the future. If you wish to clean old comments away, you should archive your talk page instead. Thank you! ---- MAGNEDETH 23:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

What?! You mean I'm not allowed to clear all this mess off my own talk? Even though I've always been allowed to do that on all of the many other wikis I've joined. That's pretty messed up. --Aescula 01:40, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but it's a rule. For history's sake. Most users archive their pages when they get to about 50 or so sections. Takharii ~ Talk! 08:41, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Aescula. Bulbapedia does operate quite differently from other wikis. This is part of the reason that every new user gets the welcome message: so that they have the opportunity to read and learn about the policy enforced here (as opposed to how to use MediaWiki software, although this is included on some pages - unfortunately, not all of our users have used wikis before). Regarding the talk page policy; we require all messages to be kept for historical purposes. For example, when issuing "leveled" warnings, users need to quickly identify at which stage of the warning the user is on. The welcome message, though, should be kept so you have a permanent link to help pages and policy pages. This is all in the talk page policy, which you can navigate to through the Welcome Portal. If you already understand MediaWiki software, that's great! I look forward to working with you. Regards, —darklordtrom 08:47, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

I'd look forward to working here, too, but for one, I know little about pokemon that isn't listed here already, and besides, I can't seem to edit much. I mean, not even my own userpage, weird as that is.--Aescula 09:34, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Now if you read the userspace policy linked above you'd be able to answer your own question :) If you can't find places that need information added, there are always articles needing cleanup. —darklordtrom 10:08, 4 May 2010 (UTC)