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Welcome to Bulbapedia, Elliottadventure!
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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --DCM 13:09, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Restoring deleted articles
If an administrator deleted an article you created, there is probably a good reason for it. In your instance, your YouTube channel is nowhere near notable enough for its own article. Please do not recreate it again. --PAK Man Talk 13:51, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
- An article about your Youtube comic should not go i the Mainspace.Its not notable enough, nor do you have enough hits to even be considered Minor.IN the future, if you wish to create that page, try putting it in User:Elliottadventure/ElliotAdventure.
- Hey, ShinyGold doesn't even get its own mainspace page, and it's well known. If you're here on Bulbapedia just to advertise your video series... well, seriously, bad idea. If it has as many hits as Serebii does one day, or becomes as well-known as Homestar Runner, then we'd be glad to make a page. But really, most stuff on the wiki, if not all of it, is made by people unrelated to it. Satoshi Tajiri didn't make his article, neither the Echidna nor Purity made the article on Pokémon Zeo! (that was the other echidna, who was, at the time, not as well-known as he is now). Serebii wasn't in charge of making the page on his own site or himself.
- Notability of a fansite or a fan thing is pretty much limited to "If its notable enough for someone else to make the article, it's fine". And no, this is not an invitation for you to get a fan to make the article for you. It must be unasked, and believe me, we have ways of knowing if someone asked...
- Anyway, in closing, I do welcome you to continue contributing to Bulbapedia... so long as it's not related to advertisement of your YouTube page. TTEchidna 02:02, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Elliotadventure: Ok ok I get it now. You dont have to bombard me with all these rules and regulations. It's just that my youtube fans thought it was a good idea. :( Elliottadventure 12:38, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
- You can sign what you said by writing four ~'s at the end of your message. Porygon-Z 12:26, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Elliottadventure- thank you porygon-Z, thankfully some people on bulbapedia are nice :( Elliottadventure 12:38, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
- We're nice people, but when rules are violated (such as recreating deleted articles) we tend to get a little more stern. It's not against you (you're certainly not the first user to try and create an article about their personal page) but we have to be stern, otherwise everybody would create an article about their own minor web site. --PAK Man Talk 13:27, 3 September 2008 (UTC)