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The Bulbagarden forums are the "common room" of Bulbagarden. A vBulletin 3.0.6 message board, the forums (commonly known as BMGf) have existed for as long as the site and is currently the only part of the main Bulbagarden site. The Forums have subforums for all topics, ranging from general discussion in the Misc. Forum to Anime and Shipping discussion, to a Debate forum, a home for Fanfiction writers and Fanart artists, and a place for the Pokémon Games themselves.
The forums are run under a relatively liberal set of rules which permits virtually all intelligent postings, with artistic liberties granted with regards to vulgarity and perceived "crudeness". However, the general rules of all forums still apply. These rules include not abusing the CAPS lock, not flaming other users, not SPAMming, and a policy against plagarism, pirating, and warez. Trollers will not be tolerated.
The forums have a number of traditions, including the ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer thread (SQSA for short), Line Inspiration, the negative balance of Archaic's account with Mozz (now positive in a bizarre turn of events), masquerade parties held at Halloween and Christmas, among others.
The forums are the venue for two projects, both games: the BMG Diplomacy Game and the Evolutions: Destinies game, a Pokémon role-playing game.