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 Thank you, and have a good time editing here!
  PsychicRider 18:10, 10 April 2009 (UTC)  

Preview Button

Use it please. It allows for multiple edits, but 1 save. Therefore, it puts less stress on the server. Thank you. --PsychicRider 20:57, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

You're using HTML though.

You used ">" and "<", which you can see if you edit the page are not the same as > and <. They generate the character, but it's like é vs é, a pain in the ass.

This is what you have

[[User:Alpha Totodile|<span style="color:#blue;">'''Alpha'''</span>]][[User talk:Alpha Totodile|<span style="color:green;">'''Totodile'''<span>]]<

This is what you SHOULD


You copied the HTML directly or screwed something up somehow. And I wish I knew how you did. TTEchidna 23:32, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Me, too... maybe it's because I'm using Safari? Anyway, thanks for helping me out. AlphaTotodile
OK, that Safari bit just sounded stupid. I most likely copied the HTML directly. AlphaTotodile 01:27, 11 April 2009 (UTC)


Don't remove a large amount of information without giving any reasons to why you did it in the edit summary box. And don't you think you edited Ash Ketchum enough already? Why don't you go do something else? --ケンジガール 21:59, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm trying to push it into featured article status. You were the one that said the trivia section is too long anyway. AlphaTotodile

Well alright. Proceed. --ケンジガール 22:09, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
And I'll remember to use the edit summary box. Thanks for understanding. AlphaTotodile

Signature Coding

Could you please consider changing the <span> in your user talk link to </span>. Leaving it as the former causes all text below it to become blue, whereas inserting the slash resets the text color for future comments. --Shiningpikablu252 23:23, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

OK. Thanks. Alpha Totodile 23:35, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Userspace edits

When the Userspace policy says four edits per day, does that mean in UTC time? Or does that mean the time zone that I chose in my preferences? (Which in this case is CDT, or Central Time Zone in daylight saving time, -6 hours from UTC. Alpha Totodile 00:30, 12 April 2009 (UTC), 7:30 in CDT

It's UTC time, but the limit is now "reasonable and prudent", similar to old Montana speed limit laws. --Shiningpikablu252 00:38, 12 April 2009 (UTC)


yo ok! my favorite pokemon is totodile, is it yours two? totoRulz 01:00, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

I like Feraligatr more, but Totodile is still one of my favorites. Since my Gold ran out of battery, I'm going to wait for GSDS rather than by another one on eBay. Alpha Totodile

ok? totoRulz 13:21, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

I just like totodile more, I played colleseum so I got one! totoRulz 17:10, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

When you respond, try to double space the comments, OK? Not doing so makes it look like you're adding to the previous comment. Alpha Totodile 20:36, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

What did I just tell you about doing that? Double space the comments, please. EDIT: I'm sorry, I meant double space between comments. I'm confusing, aren't I? Alpha Totodile 20:40, 14 April 2009 (UTC)


Use the preview button because you keep making small edits over and over so use the preview button to prevent clogging the Recent Changes. --☆Coolピカチュウ! 02:02, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

OK... sigh. If this keeps up, I will never get the Golden Eevee... Alpha Totodile 02:06, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

If that's the only reason you're here, then, well... not to sound rude, but that's not good. Same with getting attention. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 21:32, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, no, don't get me wrong, that's not just why I'm here. That's just my goal for now. When the month is over, I'll work on other things. No need to worry about that. I know perfectly well that it's bad if that's the only reason I'm here. Alpha Totodile 22:30, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Good, I've seen some people go to tons of places for just those reasons. Glad that's not why you're here. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 01:58, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Me, too. Glad you understand. Expect me to stick around for a long time. Besides, what n00b doesn't want the Golden Eevee? And I think it will be a while before I can earn the admins' respect Alpha Totodile 12:19, 15 April 2009 (UTC)


As stated in the official Signature policy, sprites or other pictures are not allowed in signatures. Please remove the image in your signature immediately. Thank you. --Theryguy512 22:48, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

What image? My sig looks like this- Alpha Totodile 01:48, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
On here, you signature included a picture of a Ditto... --Theryguy512 11:09, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it's not part of his signature, for all I know. Instead of inputting "Ditto!", he creatively placed an image of a shiny Ditto. Kevzo8 11:12, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Damn conflicts. Ryguy, don't be so quick to judge all the time. Ditto is a real word, after all. He even wrote it in full at the end of the Support section. And, @Alpha Totodile: no. The talk page is the one I want you all to look at. — THE TROM — 11:17, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
@Ryguy-You meant that? Oh. See what Kevz said above. @Trom-That's fine. Sorry if you feel I was trying to force you into doing something you didn't want to do. Alpha Totodile 11:34, 16 April 2009 (UTC)


Before you use my dinosaur tag, do you even know what it means? Do you know what its referencing? Do you know what Dinosaur thats supposed to be? In other news, good jobs on the contributions. though less user talk, more mainspaceUser:DCM 23:17, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

It's referring to Jurassic Park, isn't it? And if I don't know, then you should know that's one of my habits. Saying stuff without knowing what it means. And I'm trying to join more projects (Still waiting for Kenji-girl's permission to join Project Anime), so I'll be more into mainspace contribs. BTW, sorry it took so long to respond, I was trying to improve a Shipping article. Alpha Totodile 23:44, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Yep. Its a Jurassic Park reference, specifically the book,which since your 12 you shouldnt read. its an allosaurus. If i remember correctly that is a direct quote from the book. I was just checking. As for joining projects, whats the point? Its not like you need tenure. just edit what you see a need to edit, and edit to your best ability. Being part of a project is nothing.User:DCM 00:01, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
You're an independant editor, huh... Well, if that works for you then that's fine. I just feel the need to join projects for some reason. And do I really need the leader's permission to join a project? Because I'm growing impatient waiting for KG to respond. And FYI, I can read what I want, except I don't read books very much. Alpha Totodile 00:08, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Add your name to the list. youve asked Kenji, she has no reason to say no. Just check back later to double check. I Dont think your parents would let you read michael chriton novels, although Jurrasic Park is the most tame of his novels. I still dont think you should read it, it would go right oer your head. Why dont you read books? What is wrong with kids theses days!User:DCM
Well, yeah, they probably wouldn't, but they're too concerned about what video games I play XP. How old are you anyway? Alpha Totodile 00:24, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Good. They shouldnt be letting you play Mature Games. Too large tracts of land for your liking. I'm 15. And your making me feel old with your born in 1997.User:DCM 00:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Um. I was born in 1996. My birthday is June 26. And they'll most likely let me play M-rated games as soon as I hit 13. Alpha Totodile 00:32, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
spaghetti Spaghetto. Dude, my parents let me play M games when i was ten, look how i turned out. trust me, theres a reason theyre rated Mature.User:DCM 00:46, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Still... Alpha Totodile 00:55, 17 April 2009 (UTC)


Yeah, sure thing. I based my design off of trombonator's myself. Feel free to use it. - unsigned comment from Qliks (talkcontribs)

Thanks. BTW, when I leave a message on your talk page, please respond on your talk page. I hate breaking up discussions into multiple talk pages. And sign your posts. Alpha Totodile 00:18, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Shipping articles

I love your enthusiasm about attacking them. But here comes the "but". There are places for essay-looking types of articles. In the case of GymShipping, I would rather not have anything lost than something new gained, only because the article itself is huge (the content might be a little aged, but it's still a lot of effort well-put-in and remains viable). I don't want to say, "You should have come to me before tackling it," because it's not a matter of that (it's a wiki, and all I am is a Project leader, not an initiated admin), but it is a matter that I don't know your judgment capabilities, so I cannot trust you made a sound call in the extensiveness.

It's also the case of the History article, because DP should not be a factor until after the series has run its course; if anything should be written extensively, it should be AG, not DP. We're too close to the subject matter of DP to be writing anything definitive or conclusive. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 18:29, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, I just thought the GymShipping article needed cleaning up. The good Shipping pages (PokéShipping, PalletShipping, OrangeShipping, AdvanceShipping, ContestShipping, PearlShipping, IkariShipping, the list goes on...) have the format with the "This person's hints" and then "This person's hints", and in general, the whole article needed trimming up because some of it, as stated in the edit summary, was completely irrelevant to the article. Some of it was biased and downright wrong. I am a Shipper, but I really wish that we could put aside our convictions and write neutrally.
As for the history article, that is the current shipping debate, and I know for a fact that the Shippings listed there were added to the whole war after the characters appeared. We can just add more stuff there as things change. Alpha Totodile 20:57, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Hey wana be my friend?

Hey! I have like no friends here... So uh wana be my first?--Mclena45

Take it to the forums. --ニョロトノ666 01:16, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Poli. --Alpha TotodileListen closely... 01:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Okay, now I've got an account on the forums. Click here. --Alpha TotodileListen closely... 21:34, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Interesting descriptions of your choices. Some might not appreciate it as much as others, but they'll at least appreciate the nominations. xD R.A. Hunter Blade 01:09, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Hmm. Just because they edit alot doesnt mean they would make a good admin. As for all the Why nots, well, we don't need that many admins. Though we do need one for the Userspace..User:DCM 22:18, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Who're you talking to then? R.A. Hunter Blade 22:59, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Userspace policy

Regarding this edit: Technically, there is no limit to the amount of userspace edits one can perform in a day. However, it is preferred to have more mainspace edits than anything else. That guy you found is still an offender - he's at 100%. Just so you know for next time... it's not four. — THE TROM — 04:47, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Ah. The userspace policy didn't read "only four edits per day." I must've read some talk page where an admin said that they try to limit themselves to four edits per day when I still lurked here. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 12:17, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, it did used to be four though, so that's why. Plus, four IS a fairly reasonable number. That's genereally where I draw the line. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 12:37, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Instead of giving a specific number, aren't we supposed to just tell them to slow down and edit the mainspace some? R.A. Hunter Blade 17:55, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 18:13, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


That is unconfirmed. You were reverted, and have now been issued with a temporary block. When you come back, refrain adding from any unconfirmed information. Sorry for any inconvenience. — THE TROM — 23:50, 10 May 2009 (UTC)



Why didn't you know about the rule? You have no reason not to have known. Also, put comments at the bottom of the talk pages, and Alpha Totodile has nothing to do with your privileges. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 20:26, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
I've reported him to Urutapu. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 20:31, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Why would it be undone? There's no reason to not have known, its linked in the welcome and he was warned like three times. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 20:33, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Of course. First me, then Sol, then DETH, then Kogoro banned him from editing the userspace. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 20:35, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
It even tells you that you have a new massage at the top of each page. How can you miss it?--Clarky13 20:37, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
I think you mean warned, not banned. Right? The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 20:38, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh yeah. Me, Sol, and DETH warned him, then Kogs banned him. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 20:39, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Mmkay, I left him a message on his talk page about his userspace revocation. Also, just so you know Alpha, only bureaucrats can change user rights that give out these userspace revocations. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 20:47, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

That guy

You sure? His user page isn't protected, and there's nothing on his block log.—Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 23:52, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, last time I checked, his ability to edit his userpage was revoked. Sorry I even bugged you about it in the first place, Kogoro told me that only bureaucrats can do anything about it. Anyway, she told him that his ability to edit it wouldn't be returned yet. He got a link to the policy in the welcome just like everyone else, THREE warnings, and a link to the policy in one of the warnings. He had no reason not to know. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 20:31, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Don't waste time

(1) You don't need to announce stuff like that. For one thing, this isn't a competition. For another, asdf... is going to be very confused, especially seeing as he is fairly new. It's good that you want to help out, but don't waste your own time by doing things like that. — THE TROM — 01:26, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey, man...

You really shouldn't call people idiots, regardless of their actions. Please, read up on the code of conduct. If you do something like that again, you will end up getting reprimanded with blocks. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 00:45, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Sorry. It won't happen again. Nevertheless, Matt's coming off as annoying. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 00:47, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Nevertheless, its obvious that we are handling the situation. When four admins are on it, there is no need to step in and call people idiots. Do remember that though he is being a bit stubborn, he is a senior user, and you've barely been around for a month. Show respect, and don't post tounge-in-cheek sarcasm on Matt's talk page after being given a warning. It's a waste of edits.--RexRacer 00:52, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
I have a feeling it wasn't me who sparked the little fight... Thanks for clearing this up, Kogoro and RexRacer.--Mew* a.k.a. Prmatt11at 01:38, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry, Mew. Friends? --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 02:23, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Charizard image

Hi Alpha Totodile... why you change the image of Charizard that I posted? the image has a problem? thanks...
Bye!! - unsigned comment from Pedraito (talkcontribs)

First of all, sign your posts. Second of all, the previous pic reveals a lot more of Charizard's body than yours. You can also see its eyes better in the other pic. You only put your pic there because Charizard looks stronger in it? That is not a good reason to put an image in the article that's worse than the previous one. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 01:08, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Vermilion Harbor

And it won't ever be a notable article if you don't link to it. I think it's a fine link, and it's certainly accurate and pertinent. If you still think I shouldn't link it, please let me know. It's not like the whole sentence is blue, after all. Thanks. Jazzmoth 20:28, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I'm going to change it back, since I haven't been convinced otherwise. Jazzmoth 23:51, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Differences between the games and anime Response

I am already done with everything I could come up with and personally not to be rude but that message to me was unnecessary though you also had no idea that I was done. Besides I consider dealing with vandals and cleaning up peoples unintended mistakes to be more valuable topics for important editors to send to other people anyway. -Tyler53841 21:23, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

What country do you live in? Asking because that post was rather poor in grammar; two run-on sentences, and you forgot an apostrophe and several commas... --AlphaTotodile 21:27, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Ominous Wind

Why did you revert my edit to this page? Usually, when you revert people's edits, you give explanations as to why. I gave a reason why I removed it, and I'd like to know your reason for reverting me back. Thanks, Kevin Y (talk) 22:12, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

If there are four Pokémon that can learn Ominous Wind of the ten that can learn it leveling up, then trivia like that should stay. --AlphaTotodile 22:16, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Why is that? Is it because it's a level-up move? In which case I could understand, but there are plenty of Template:Type2 moves that can be learned by a huge amount of non-Normal-type Pokémon. I don't care either way, and I'm not gonna get in a revert war or anything, but I personally would find it a better idea to revert with an explanation in the edit summary (unless it's pure vandalism). Thanks, Kevin Y (talk) 22:24, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Hey, AT: there's some rule somewhere that says when you revert, give a reason, unless the edit is vandalism. I'm not sure where, but I know I discussed it somewhere on a talk page with the Echidna in Chief. And, if it isn't on a policy page it should be, out of courtesy to the user you're reverting. — THE TROM — 08:47, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I think that...

If you're willing for a bit of constructive criticism, then listen up. If not, skip this. You're a bit quick to criticize harshly. You seem to start fairly harshly and get worse. Maybe start a bit kinder? The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 23:12, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

You're right. I've said this enough, but I have no desire to be a Maxim clone. --AlphaTotodile 23:17, 16 May 2009 (UTC)


Hi i was wondering if you want to be my frind in bulbapedia, later we can talk about Pokémon and if you could help me to put different colors to the boxes and letters. An thanks for the é correction, i didn´t noticed that. So say it to me later when you can. Mario136 06:35:28, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Take that kind of thing to the forums. Click the link "Bulbawiki forum" on the sidebar. --AlphaTotodile 00:09, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Talk abuse

Just to let you know, a lot of your contributions are edging towards talk abuse. For the record, these four (1, 2, 3, 4) were completely uncalled for, and you and I both know there are many more in your contribs list. Please, do not go out of your way to criticize other users in the way that you have been doing for an extended period period of time. It will not be tolerated any longer. — THE TROM — 02:10, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

In addition, please do not intrude among other user's discussions. While Bulbapedia is a place that anyone can edit, it doesn't give you the right to but in to their conversations. While that may be appropriate for an administrator, normally users don't really care about what others have to day, and joining barely over a month ago, you haven't really earned your stripes like some others. Edit conflicts piss people off alot. It's like if you were talking to somebody and a random person butts in and you are not allowed to say anything until the other person is finished. I've got a couple of examples here for you, take a look and see how you can improve. (1, 2). Repeating Trom's warning, if you continue to abuse our talk page policy, you will be facing punishment.--RexRacer 02:22, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for giving me a heads-up. (Incidentally, Mario136 also made an uncalled for edit [see above section])--AT 22:39, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
This is about you. Not Mario136. We can clearly see that he has posted. Do you see a talk page warning on his page?
Even if he did know the rules about talk page editing, you have clearly harassed his page in one of our examples that was given by trom, so you don't have much going in your case here. Sorry.--RexRacer 22:53, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm coming off as stupid, aren't I? --AT 23:04, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Not really. You remind me of me when I was a newer user, to be honest.--RexRacer 02:16, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
I need to calm down some. It's just inexperience... everyone makes mistakes. It's part of being human. --AT 02:18, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: 1

Who says? Harry Potter wiki compares Voldemort to Hitler doesn't it? Ghostkaiba297 23:10, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Ah, but this is Bulbapedia. --AT 23:12, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

That User

Yes, she might not be following the rules,but there's no need to yell at her. If telling her to stop does not work, warn her that she might be blocked. Don't use your "outside -voice". This is the internet, don't have to take your voice to such a levell. Got it?--Tavisource 00:25, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Got it. --AT 01:19, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

YOU'RE 12?!


First of all, sign your comments with four tildes (that's these guys: ~~~~)
Second of all, that's talk abuse. Take it to the forums. Third of all, DO YA WANT YOUR USERSPACE BACK OR NOT? If so, make a few more mainspace contribs. --AT 02:05, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Can you acess Protected Pages?

If you can, can you please update Ash's Chimchar's Page for goodness sakes! No one has even bothered updating it! - unsigned comment from BAC510 (talkcontribs)

No, he can't. I've replied on your talk page. AT, feel free to ignore this. — THE TROM — 03:17, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Talk abuse

Yes it is. Enjoy some time out. — THE TROM — 21:32, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

AG list

Is was trying to fix the problem with the pic of AG101 (unaired), because it was way to big and didnt look good. but now it´s okay --User:Brillux 23:47, 19 May 2009 (UTC)