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Please don't recreate "Brendan's Swampert". The article is not notable, and that's why it was deleted. Bulbapedia frowns at recreating unnotable articles. Do it again and you may find yourself blocked. --Shiningpikablu252 00:26, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
You don't really need to "adapt." I felt the same way when I was new here, about a year ago. All my edits were reverted and I was chastised for being a hasty n00b. However, I persisted and look where I am today! An administrator! Everybody was a n00b at some point. The difference is between those who give up and those who don't. Don't give up. Simply take the time to read the above welcome notice and the Manual of Style and you'll end up being a fine editor. --ニョロトノ666 19:58, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
- There's no reason to leave because somebody reverted your edits. Like Politoed said, we are all noobish at some point. If you take a look at some of my earliest edits, many of them were going through every anime character and typing "Their Japanese and English voice actors are unknown." I did that up until Zhen Lin told me it was not allowed. I apologized for doing so and promised it would never happen again. Since that point, I have not said that and only post a VA when I am 100% sure of it. Like Politoed, I am also an administrator. I know what it's like to be a new user. Heck, everybody does. Now granted, recreating a page that was deleted may not have been the best move, but you're a new user, and that's quite common for new users to do. You're not the first person to make that mistake, and I will guarantee that you are not going to be the last one. Just read over the manual of style, look at what other users do, and you'll be fine. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of the administrators, such as myself or Politoed666. Thank you, and please don't leave over such a minute mistake. --PAK Man Talk 21:30, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Debtor, thus I will be better! But I have a question, as I will be able to make equal to the others with, dolls, pokémons and others! But he informs that I am coming back! Yours truly, Pokedigo
Slow down on editing the
User: namespace. Editing your userpage too much will lead to it being locked again. Instead of making multiple small edits, why not instead use the preview button (Alt + Shift + P) to check your edits before saving the page? Thank you. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 18:34, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
This is your final warning. Failure to comply with the limit on editing the
User: namespace will cause you to lose the ability to edit it. --The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 15:09, 1 December 2008 (UTC)