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::::As you can see, I have externally linked an out-of-date image from the Archives. It's useful. And that's how you do that. --[[User:Abcboy|Abcboy]] ([[User talk:Abcboy|talk]]) 02:02, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
::::As you can see, I have externally linked an out-of-date image from the Archives. It's useful. And that's how you do that. --[[User:Abcboy|Abcboy]] ([[User talk:Abcboy|talk]]) 02:02, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
== Inappropriate advertisements ==
I was browsing through Bulbapedia, and I saw an inappropriate advertisement. Although not pornographic, It did have a girl naked covering her chest. Just wanted to point it out, since I want Bulbapedia to be as child friendly as possible. Thanks. [[User:Mesuxelf|<span style="color:#CD5C5C">Mesprit</span>]], [[User talk:Mesuxelf|<span style="color:#FFD700">Uxie</span>]], [[User:Mesuxelf|<span style="color:#0000FF">Azelf</span>]]. Mesuxelf 19:38, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

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Previous discussions

Problems with main page

I've been having a few issues with the main page. I can't click on the 'discussion', 'view source', 'history' or 'watch' buttons. Those buttons work on most other pages, so as far as I know, it's just this page. Also, these errors only occurred after the update. Cacnea7642 16:00, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Everything seems to be working fine on my end. Does anyone else seem to be having this problem? --Pokemaster97 16:30, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Are you using Google Chrome? Because I am having the same issue with Chrome but it seems to be working fine in other browsers, which is very weird since I never had such problem with Chrome in the past. ♫♪ エイディニズ ♪♫ 17:39, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Firefox won't let me click on any of the main page tabs other than article. --Charlie (talk) 17:50, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
After a bit of investigation, I think I've found and fixed the problem. Because of where the fixes were (i.e. not on the page itself but other pages that this depends on) it may take some time for the fix to actually take effect on your end. If it's still not working after giving it a day clearing your cache, let me know. Werdnae (talk) 23:44, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
It's all working again now Cacnea7642 15:55, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
At the end of the page, where the boxes appear (Enciclopediae Pokémonis and Nintendo Independent wikis), the reference to Bulbapedia is a redirect. As far as I know, it's a little stupid to have a link leading us to the same page! TheOriginalOne 10:40, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
I don't see what you mean TheOriginalOne. That link to Bulbapedia is linking to the home page of our site, if it didn't link to the mainpage (where we already are) then what would it link to? --Pokemaster97 16:10, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't make sense to have a page linking to itself, so I think we should put the word "Bulbapedia" in bold, without linking to anything; the bold sign would indicate the users that they're already on the page. TheOriginalOne 14:54, 13 August 2012 (UTC)


Can we make a ``Notable Quotes`section? TeamPlasmaN1212 (talk) 21:11, 22 July 2012 (UTC) On second thught, blast that. TeamPlasmaN1212 (talk) 18:30, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

I meant thought. TeamPlasmaN1212 (talk) 18:31, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

You do know you could have just edited what you said rather than making more clutter? BisumitoIsSnazzy (talk) 18:52, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Just curious;

On the main page, it states that Bulbapedia is supported by Bulbanews, Bulbagarden Archives, and Bulbagarden Forums. Shouldn't that mean it's supported by the National Bulbagraphic, too? Excuse me if this is an obvious question, I had just joined today. BisumitoIsSnazzy (talk) 18:27, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

I think it's a good idea too but I just submitted yesterday so don't know how much my opinion counts.....Insert Pokè-name (talk) 06:13, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't think "supported by" is the correct term. They are all parts of Bulbagarden. The National Bulbagraphic is a part of Bulbanews. --SnorlaxMonster 07:42, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
National Bulbagraphic is currently not in production. —darklordtrom 09:20, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Is National Bulbagraphic specifically discontinued? If so, should its link in the Bulbagarden links section to the left of the page simply be merged into Bulbanews or the Bulbanews archive?Squirrelfeet (talk) 22:45, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

I have a question...

Okay, so lately, with the release of Black and White 2, Bulbapedia has put news from it on the front page. Just out of curiosity, are they going to go back to putting articles daily on the front page? JacobtheDoduo (talk) 20:37, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

It's been pretty much decided that we're going to stick with just leaving the news feed up. It was very time consuming to replace the featured articles every day and we felt that this was easier. --Pokemaster97 20:45, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. JacobtheDoduo (talk) 20:47, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
It was fun reading daily featured article in the past. I sure hope Bulbapedia goes back to posting daily articles. It's been confusing to see the same twitter feed everyday "SimonOrJ"(U/T/C) 21:27, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

When is black and white 2 going to be in the U.S.

Hey, do you know when is black and white 2 going to be in the U.S. - unsigned comment from Chezalpern (talkcontribs)

This page is where you should look at first before asking questions about it. To answer your question, it's October 7th. --It's Funktastic~! (talk) 22:11, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
Are we having a countdown for it on the front page, like for Black and White? - signed comment from GoldenCelebi (pedia talknews talkarchives talk) 18:16, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
A MediaWiki update broke our counter and we haven't been able to find a suitable replacement yet. So no, we won't be. Werdnae (talk) 19:39, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

National Bulbagraphic

Is National Bulbagraphic specifically discontinued? If so, should its link in the Bulbagarden links section to the left of the page simply be merged into Bulbanews or the Bulbanews archive? Squirrelfeet (talk) 16:05, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

In an above statement under the section "Just curious" a similar question was asked, and the darklordtrom stated that National Bulbagraphic is officially discontinued. Please make sure to read above sections before posting questions :). Thanks. (Charizard101 (talk) 20:03, 30 September 2012 (UTC))

He said that it was not in production. I was just checking what that meant or if it would come back. Considering that it is not in production, should it not be moved to the archives?Squirrelfeet (talk) 12:50, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm thinking that National Bulbagraphic is probably not going to come back, but as for if it should be moved to the archives, that is a question that someone like MAGNEDETH or darklordtrom could easily answer. (Charizard101 (talk) 14:04, 14 October 2012 (UTC))

Unova Pokedex

I was browsing Amazon the other day looking at prices of stuff for the TCG when I came across the new Unova Pokedex from Jakks. I was wondering if I could make an article for the item since we also have an article for the Diamond and Pearl one. I believe I have enough information to create an article, though I can't upload pictures, so someone else would have to do that. (Charizard101 (talk) 20:21, 30 September 2012 (UTC))

Images aren't loading

Well, most of the. I first noticed this on Dewott's page.--Goomba98 (talk) 15:32, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

No images that are normal (as in, they're hosted on Archives; the logo near navigation is fine) are loading for me. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 15:34, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Same here, I thought I messed up somewhere while editing. I hope the staff are aware of the issue and are working on it. TheyCallMeMellowCello (talk) 18:20, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
The images on that page appear to be loading fine for me. Maybe check that your addons are not blocking the images? Werdnae (talk) 18:31, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I disabled all my Add-ons, and pictures are still not showing up. This doesn't just happen on Dewott's page, but other pages as well. Edit: I checked an image itself (the ones that are not showing up) and I get a 404 error. Maybe this is because of the server move? TheyCallMeMellowCello ♫♩♪ (talk) 18:40, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I think it may be your cache drawing the images from before the move. The images might be at different locations now. Clear your cache. --Abcboy (talk) 18:56, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
That did nothing. Images still aren't loading for me. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 19:08, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
If possible, you should be able to see the images by switching to another computer. I am not sure if going to the Archives page for each image would help the issue, but it would if the cache is cleared before hand. Super goku (talk) 19:16, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm having these issues as well. At first I had them on my mobile phone, at which the pictures were boxes with a ? on them and showed the link info, but then I got on my laptop and the pictures are still now showing. What's going on here? --Flufflemonster (talk) 19:48, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I've got this too _Volcronaperson_ 19:50, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for doubting you, but it seems that there is an issue somewhere. It seems that the .png files are not displaying correctly on some browsers. I would suggest using a browser that can display .png files that are animated for the time being. Super goku (talk) 19:55, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
It's not a browser thing. They're no longer working for me, now that I'm using a different internet connection but the same browser. We'll look into it, but it's possible that it's due to certain internet connections not directing traffic properly after the move. It may not be a quick fix. Werdnae (talk) 19:59, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
So much for my guess. At least the images are still viewable on the Archives. Super goku (talk) 20:09, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Related to that, and as an added note, given that some images seem to be working some of the time: If an image isn't loading and you want to see it, click on it, and then click on the "description page" link to it on the archives. Please, please, please, don't sit there refreshing the page or continually trying to reload the image. Doing that is not going to make it load. What it will do is increase the load on our servers, making it so that less loads. It makes any problem worse. Werdnae (talk) 21:48, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
That just gives 404 not found _Volcronaperson_ 23:27, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
In extreme cases, it gives out a 503 error. (Loss of server.) Back on topic, what was the problem with some of the images? --Super goku (talk) 07:53, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
What I meant, was not navigate to the image itself, but navigate to the image on the archives. And the problem was that the main server had crashed, blocking all traffic. Werdnae (talk) 08:04, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
How come the archives access their images from the archives, while Bulbapedia accesses images from cdn2.bulbagarden? Abcboy (talk) 10:57, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Because wikis are set up to only access images that are loaded on them. The Content Delivery Network (CDN) takes the images on the archives and distributes them to Bulbapedia and Bulbanews. Werdnae (talk) 18:32, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Automagically redirected to pornographic site

So I was surfing on my iPhone 3G with iOS 4.2.1 yesterday in between 12:50 AM UTC and 1:20 AM UTC (don't remember exactly what was the time) when I fired up Mobile Safari and directed the browser to Bulbapedia's main page. Now, I don't remember tapping anything on the screen but there's a chance I did without noticing it. Either way, I'm not convinced it was accidental tapping. What happened is that I suddenly got redirected multiple times through the ad network until I reached this, which is a pornographic site. Now, I don't have anything against adult-themed content as I'm 19 but why in hell was I sent there in the first place? I demand an explanation. SatoMew 23:05, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Actually, it was in between 11:50 PM UTC of 2012-10-12 and 12:20 AM UTC of 2012-10-13. My bad. I forgot I'm currently on summer time. SatoMew 23:12, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Please report all disturbing or disruptive ads to this thread Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 23:18, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
OK, I shall do it later as I need to create an account at BMGf first and it's a bit late now around here. SatoMew 23:33, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Pedia down?

Was it? It seems it was earlier… --Abcboy (talk) 03:59, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

I think Bulbapedia was down earlier, along with Video Game Wiki. I tried several times, even exiting out of my browser and going back in, but that didn't work. I think something was up with the servers the wikis run on. (Charizard101 (talk) 02:55, 26 October 2012 (UTC))
Video Game Wiki...? If that's a Wikia site, their downtime is unrelated to Bulbapedia's downtime. R.A. Hunter Blade 03:44, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Then can anyone tell me what Bulbapedia's being down was all about? I was slightly confused about that. (Charizard101 (talk) 01:02, 27 October 2012 (UTC))
On the 22nd and the 23rd UTC, Bulbapedia was down for quite a few errors. Due to B2W2 server load, the servers have been unstable. --Abcboy (talk) 01:06, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the info. After the big server move they did, I can see why they might have some problems. (Charizard101 (talk) 01:52, 27 October 2012 (UTC))
Is the broken layout and random downloading of pages related to this?Goomba98 (talk) 00:31, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
No, not at all. This is a different issue (I think). If anything, it is the software that is broken. --Abcboy (talk) 00:36, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Downloading pages

I am the only one with this problem? Some random times, instead of load a new page my computer donwloads it. Is it my problem or is a bug on the website? --Gabo 2oo (talk)

It's some super annoying bug right now. I'm just going to sleep and hope it's fixed by tomorrow. (I'm on the US east coast, so it is bedtime now) Yawn... --Abcboy (talk) 03:32, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Userspace edit limit - pages to be put into mainspace

I am going to be writing a major section for an article here, but it will be spread across several days, and want to merge it all in to the article at one time. So I am asking if the userspace edit limit applies to sandbox-like pages which will have information that will be put into the main namespace. So...does it? --TruePikachu (talk) 00:23, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Just keep it under 3, preview, don't do them within minutes of each other, and don't forget about the mainspace. The staff are more lenient on those kind of pages. --Abcboy (talk) 00:27, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
We're more lenient with stuff for the mainspace, but they're not unrestricted. I have to ask why the section can't be written into the actual article. Werdnae (talk) 01:06, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
I can keep it under 3 edits a day - it probably would be only 1 or 2. The section is large and technical, and I do not want to post an incomplete work into the mainspace - it could cause users to flood the talk page, edit it themselves (which would be horrible for the WIP), some might revert (with the way I work, initial versions might not end up looking like professional content, especially with notes all over the place in comments), and, worst comes to worst, I might keep an edit lock open for a period of 3 hours at a time - hardly an appropriate amount of time for mainspace. I would be making judicious use of the Preview functionality, as I am not entirely familiar with WikiCode. I will be merging the work into the appropriate mainspace page when it is completed.
I also wonder how capable Bulbapedia is of linking external images. The WIP section will probably have WIP images (hosted on my domain), and I would prefer to link those externally rather than uploading to the Archives for now, mainly to reduce server load.
And the main reason I ask is because the top bar is currently limiting userspace edits to 1/day, not the usual 3/day we had for quite a while. --TruePikachu (talk) 01:40, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
As you can see, I have externally linked an out-of-date image from the Archives. It's useful. And that's how you do that. --Abcboy (talk) 02:02, 13 November 2012 (UTC)