Welcome to Bulbapedia, Cookiezard!
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Thank you, and have a good time editing here! --tc26 13:33, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
I noticed you have been editing the
User: namespace a lot recently. You may not be aware of this, but Bulbapedia has a Userspace policy that asks users to try and minimize the number of userspace edits they make in a short period of time. Instead of making multiple edits, why not use the Preview button (Alt + Shift + P) located right next to the edit button to look at your page and see how it is coming? That way, your page can look great while staying within the required amount of edits. Instead of editing the userspace, as a wiki, we encourage users to edit the mainspace. So, if you edit the mainspace more often, you will be allowed to edit the userspace more. Thanks! ---- evkl (need to talk?) 16:23, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
If you did not read your last warning, then please read it now. You have edited the
User: namespace too much for now. Please do not edit your page any more for now. Thank you. --PsychicRider☮ 17:10, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Do not edit the
User: namespace any more. In the past, we were not allowed to edit our pages at all because of users over-editing their pages. If you edit your page any more without making some edits to the mainspace, then the privilege for you to edit the userspace will be removed. --PsychicRider☮ 19:38, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- But in fairness to us, you made about 20 edits in under five hours before I warned you the first time. It seems to me that it does, in fact, eat up the recent changes. Furthermore, we don't claim to be providing a userspace service. Our primary goal is to provide a comprehensive Wiki about Pokémon. Being able to maintain a userspace is a perk of you contributing to that cause in a substantial manner. -- evkl (need to talk?) 20:59, 5 August 2009 (UTC)