User talk:Fabu-Vinny

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Though I agree that Democracy probably isn't best for BP, I believe that everybody should fight for what they think is right. Is there some way I could PM you (I can't get on to the BP forums and I don't even know if I could do that there). I just want to say something in private. Rpp 02:28, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Rpp

Wait... What happened? It showed too many things. Rpp 02:31, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Rpp
take it easy on the submit button! -- MAGNEDETH 02:34, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
I can't remember 5 Seconds ago! I'm not sure I over-pressed it. Rpp 02:39, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Rpp
If you want to PM me, the forum is set up for it... --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:24, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
I suspect that it's Fabu-Vinny there too? Rpp 18:56, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Rpp
Without the dash. I regularly post in the Bulbapedia forum and am a global moderdator so it shouldn't be too hard to fine me. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:02, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Check It

Goukazaru appears to be using his talk page as a user page. -- MAGNEDETH 02:41, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

So at what point does it become unacceptable? A lot of users are putting tags on their talk pages "until the ban ends," and nobody does anything about it. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 02:48, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
one or two tags, any maybe some notes to the user doesnt bother me, but, if its blatant, as in, taking up more of the page than actual conversation, then i feel it becomes unacceptable. but thats me. -- MAGNEDETH 02:55, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
I sometimes use my talk page as a sandbox (I just don't really know how to make one.) I also sometimes put tags on it for reference or as a joke. But nothing longer than a conversation. Rpp 02:56, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Rpp

At this point, it's sad. User Talk pages now are flooding the recent changes. Boywonder01 03:01, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Yep, Hai, Oui, Si (Whatever other languages). Particularly because of me (←Also I know I use that too much...) Rpp 03:09, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Rpp
We ought to tell everyone with usertags on their pages to just put the code in a text document and keep it on their computer. Even if they can't do that, they should just write down the tags they want and keep that list for when the ban is lifted. This problem may become more serious than it seems; it is, after all, a partial circumvention of the ban. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 04:46, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

It wouldn't be that simple for people because some people can't get it through their heads. It's not rocket science, just put your tags on Word or Processor! Boywonder01 08:06, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

User talk:Goukazaru . Hes turning it into a user page..........Emperor's Cookies 16:08, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Both TTE and SP252 have stated their positions against userpage content on user talk pages (and even though Fabu-Vinny hasn't responded to this conversation yet, he did remove content from that guy's page). --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 03:14, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


I don't think I'm ready for editing Bulbapedia in the long run. I have other things to do. Fabu-Vinny, could you delete my account? I'm considering leaving the Users.BlueJirachiWishMaker 19:00, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

No Fabu-vinny, don't delete her page, let me try and convince her to stay. Guardian of Earth 19:11, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
We're not going to delete anyone's account. If you don't want to contribute anymore, we can't force you to stay but your account is still tied to the edits you have done.
Plus, I don't have the power to delete accounts anyway. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:55, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


The purpose of the template was to provide a sprite of the Pokémon that linked to its page. I had to hotlink because the Archives add those random numbers before each image name. --Shiny Noctowl 14:52, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Stealing bandwidth is still a big no-no. We link to the name of the species near the images anyway so there isn't much need for the template. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:11, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
It's still better to have the image itself link to the page. It's annoying how images link back to the stupid useless page instead of being able to link to an actual page. --Shiny Noctowl 15:13, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
Good point, I keep having to hit back when jumping pages either from missing the link and/or clicking the image. Gywall(Talk) 15:17, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
There are some really complicated tricks with CSS and such that allow you to use standard image links but still link to any page you want. It's probably a Wikipedia template somewhere — but I don't recommend stealing the code. Maybe there's an extension... - 振霖T 15:24, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
I had that template once, but it was annoying in that, instead of having the image link to the page, there was text in front of the image that linked to the page. Yeah, it works, but it looks weird if you highlight it. --Shiny Noctowl 15:26, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


I believe User:Frazer Ketchum is a suckpuppet account for Sailor Earth. Sailor Earth has been in trouble for removing comments from peoples talk pages, and now Frazer Ketchum claiming to have hacked Sailor Earth's account. If you look at the contribution histories and talk pages of both users you will see that Frazer Ketchum has been in trouble for some of the exact same stunts Sailor Earth has been pulling. Trainer-c 15:28, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Frazer Ketchum should be banned for hacking Sailor Earth's account and taking the job of the admins into his own hands (by effectively banning another user). --Shiny Noctowl 15:46, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
"Effectively banning another user"? How did he manage that? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
...Dear me, this guy is trouble. I don't know if he is a sockpuppet or not but he is just asking to be blocked. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:53, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

You still have to set Sailor Earth to e-mail confirmed again. --Shiny Noctowl 15:55, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Can I do that? It would be more sensible for Sailor Earth to get another e-mail address first anyway. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 16:00, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
But we can't contact him, because he used Frazer Ketchum's e-mail to register, and he also thinks his password was changed. --Shiny Noctowl 16:03, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
"If you look at the contribution histories and talk pages of both users you will see that Frazer Ketchum has been in trouble for some of the exact same stunts Sailor Earth has been pulling." You'll also notice that Frazer was around a good month before Sailor. So Frazer wasn't a sockpuppet. Sailor might have been, but I seriously doubt it.
You know... didn't Sailor make his own sockpuppets at one point? SP252 had to block two of them. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 08:08, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

They weren't socpuppets, I was banned and and I couldn't contact the admin who blocked me because he didn't want to receive email from users so I created sailor earth 2 and wrote on the talk page it was only to discuss the block and I wasn't going to make a single edit until he said I could, it was for discussion purposes.

However I only made the one, if you look in the block log a Guardian of Earth was also blocked obviously because it was like the name Sailor Earth so SP252 thought it was a sock but it actually wasn't. Guardian of Earth 17:32, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the "Earth Guardian" name was blocked as a sock due to an obviously similar e-mail to the master "Sailor Earth" and the sock "Sailor Earth2". The e-mail registered for all three names at the time suggested "Earth Guardian" was a sockpuppet about to be used for block evasion. If evidence can be provided that this is not indeed the case, I can rectify this. --Shiningpikablu252 18:27, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Hm. Can you check the IPs? --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 19:54, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


Excuse me, but could u please explain why advertisements have started showing up on Bulbapedia?--KukiTalk 14:55, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

What advertisements are you talking about? As far as I can see, there are no ads on the site right now. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:02, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

There were when I first logged on! Does it have to do with improving the server?--KukiTalk 15:05, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Log out and look at the top of the Main Page. They're up there. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 15:09, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Huh. Well, obviously I have no idea about it. Zhen Lin is normally the go-to guy for the inner workings of the site. Though we have had ads for a while - it's just that it seems to only be for people who aren't logged in now. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:18, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
I didn't notice them when I first started using this site, but now they're the "click here and you're a winner!" types. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 15:35, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

A two Accounts problem

Well, it seems I have two editing accounts by mistake, namely due to the fact I didn't know there was a read only account under my forum name, and I just activated it.

My other account, GoldChaos with a capital C.

This mistake isn't going to jeopardize my presence here, is it?

If it isn't a problem, is it possible to merge accounts somehow? Goldchaos 18:56, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

I guess I'll alert you again, given this announcement back last month [1]. If account GoldChaos can't be merged with Goldchaos, then you or any other admins can disable it. Goldchaos 13:20, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Just... don't log in. We're fine. TTEchidna 01:34, 28 March 2009 (UTC)


Torchic do have gender differences. The male has a black speck on its rear and the female does not. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 14:50, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

...We have a new record holder for most subtle gender difference ever. I still have a hard time believing that was intentional. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:38, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I know. And it's slipped by a lot of people. Not even Serebii caught it. But it is listed in the Nintendo Power Pokédex guide for Diamond and Pearl. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 15:45, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I can confirm that. The Nintendo Power guide is our friend. It's the Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links12:21 29 Jun 2008


Excuse me sir why did you revert my edits to the Elite Four? User:Agent008

Shot in the dark here, but I'm going to say because the images were waaaaayyy to huge, plus they weren't very consistent with each other. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 01:48, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
See my edit summary. The images were far too big for tabular viewing. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 12:19, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

EP248's Venusaur, Blastoise and Charizard

What are we going to do about them? Should we put them in Temporary on Jessies or James's page?--KukiTalk 18:16, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

...Sure. Charizard is already on Jessie's page anyway. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:19, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

I added about the second Charizard!--KukiTalk 18:21, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

So why are you asking me? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:26, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

To add Venusaur and Blastoise!--KukiTalk 18:27, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

If we have one of them, we have the other two as well... --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:30, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

So should we put them on Jessie's or James's page?--KukiTalk 18:33, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes!! MoldyOrange 19:19, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Can any of u do it please, or tell me how on my talkpage?--KukiTalk 19:22, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

I have to leave, but if it still needs done when I get back in a couple of hours, I'll do it. MoldyOrange 19:25, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

But no one else I know can do it is on--KukiTalk 19:34, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Can't you do it? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:48, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Whoever did it thank you, cuz I don't know how!--KukiTalk 20:34, 1 July 2008 (UTC)


Are you ever going to un-block Ash's Charizard? I found some pictures of it and I wanted to put them up. The one we have now doesnt really show it very well.Mooites 17:43, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!

Why are you redirecting all those articles? I only made them because they were used by main characters, otherwise I'd have made articles for the guy's Graveler, Flareon, ect.! I'm Missingno. Master, and I approve this message. 13:57, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

They have a ridiculously small role and being briefly used by a main character does not magically grant them an article of their own. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 13:59, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it does! Explain Jessie's Charizard, James's Aggron, Ash's Raticate, and Golduck (anime), then! They were used in battle by main characters, which, in my experience, is enough to warrant their own articles! Hell, James's Hoppip wasn't even used in battle! It was owned for all of two minutes, if that much at all! I'm Missingno. Master, and I approve this message. 14:03, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Just because we have X, doesn't mean we need Y. They might be worth deleting too. Golduck, for one thing, at least had a whole episode based on it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:05, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
It's pretty annoying seeing those reverts.... So stop doing that, they have no importance, they only used it briefly which is not worth noting. --Force Fire 14:00, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
It can be noted, it's just that they don't deserve an entire article for it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:03, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
I have an idea. How about one page for all the Pokémon in question? It can be called "Exam Instructor's Pokémon", and can have all the information on all the notable (and non-notable) Pokémon there? I mean if they aren't notable enough to each have its own article, how about one article for all of them? I'm Missingno. Master, and I approve this message. 14:06, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
It could just go in Pokémon League entrance exam instructor. That article is still fairly small right now. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:11, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

So, incorporate the information from the articles into the instructor's article? Sounds like an idea to me. I'd be happy to do it myself, if I'm allowed. I'm Missingno. Master, and I approve this message. 14:14, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Lock down Bulbapedia, PLEASE

This is an urgent SOS mail!

We're getting a huge vandal attack. I was doing fine taking care of it myself, but now it looks like entire articles are being compromised and being turned into unrecoverable self-redirects. I don't think there's anything I can do. I'm sending this to the admins I know of in hopes that someone reaches it and does something before it's too late. Take a look yourself.

I would recommend locking the place down and fixing everything. Toastypk 06:08, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I can't do much if I'm not online. Is everything back to normal now? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:04, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
I think for now, but they said that the vandal will "come back soon after we've thought about what he said." MoldyOrange 15:13, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

What's new?

Kuki referred me here, and thanks again about the block. --*Ɣℯօӎօṫհ* 19:49, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Happy B-Day

Happy B-day ^_^--CoolPikachu! 08:01, 26 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I wanted to run something by you (random admin, lol :)) - it's an idea I had over a year ago and talked to some other people about, like PAKMan and others, but it was dropped and now I'm bringing it up again. The idea was for a Bulbapedia Project about music - covering all articles about songs, CDs and musicians. The main reason I'm not sure about it is because I don't know how much there is to do, anyway... Thoughts? Do you think it's worth doing? --electAbuzzzz (TALK) 12:57, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Definately. It's a potentially big section of the site but one that has had a lot of neglect. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 13:04, 26 July 2008 (UTC)


Do you have a Shaymin, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, or Mew? If you do, I am willing to trade my Shiny Dialga, Staraptor, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, or Noctowl.--Diamaster

Only Ho-oh and Mew, neither of which I am willing to trade and I can't access the GTS anyway. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 22:05, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


Why did you have Kuki delete my User avatar in my character info box on my User page? I can understand why the eggs can't stay, but what about my characters page? Me,Tarscor, and Ty Lammy are using them as our avatar. EVERONE has one, why can't I?--☆Tavisource 00:30, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

I didn't tell Kuki to do anything. If I had a problem, I would have acted myself as I did with the eggs. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 00:37, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Well Kuki has been saying that you told him to take away images on other people's userpages. Also Kuki does not have the power to delete images. Only admins do. If an admin didn't delete it then your avatar still exists. --ケンジガール 00:41, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
I didn't say anything to Kuki other than the one reply on my Archives talk page. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 01:02, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
What? But...Kuki said it was your fault. He also had something deleted on his page too. I didn't tell him to DELETE anything. I just told him to change the egg sprites because most of my egg sprites were deleted. He said that was your fault too. It also seems like someone deleted my avatars off of the archives also. Could I put it back? I need it for my User page.--☆Tavisource 00:43, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
I deleted most of the egg sprites, yes. We are keeping a limit on userspace activity and they were going overboard. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 01:02, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

To clarify the situation: Custom sprites are becoming an ongoing issue as of late and I was tackling it by creating a category on the Archives to keep them them together and deleting those that are not being used in the mainspace. It was nothing personal against you and you can still reupload two images for your userpage if you haven't done so already. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 17:52, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Name change possible?

I recently discovered that it was possible to unify your accounts with those from other wikis. Then I found out you need the same username on all of them - however, I don't. Could I possibly change my username? Flicky1991 15:07, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

It can be done for you, however I do not have that power. Zhen Lin usually handles these requests. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 17:52, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Innapropraite username Glinn Mgraw 11:20, 11 August 2008 (UTC)


There's an edit war going on between Pikastorm and Kuki over this image. The edit war involves going back and forth between two revisions of the image. As a result, I suspect that one of them may be you-know-who. I've gone ahead and given both of the combatants three-day blocks to quell the war. If one of those involved in the war really is you-know-who, you know what to do with that user; the other should be unblocked. If it can be concluded that you-know-who is innocent in this case, then feel free to lift the blocks on both of them and take it from there. --Shiningpikablu252 19:29, 16 August 2008 (UTC)


I wrote an article last night detailing the winners of the 2008 TCG World Championships. I believe it's important to move that article from a draft to an actual article ASAP, so we don't look behind the times. In addition, the picture isn't showing up on the article. Why is that? I thought you'd probably check here before you checked on Bulbanews, so that's why I bring this up on your BP talk page. Thanks! --ニョロトノ666 16:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Trivial Pursuit

just wondering what you meant by "Show, don't tell." when removing the Magnemite trivia regarding its footprint. -- MAGNEDETH 00:52, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

If trivia about sprites are self-evident by looking at them in the article, it is better to let the viewer just see that for themselves. In this case, the footprint is in the infobox now so there is no need to mention it in the trivia. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 13:08, 27 September 2008
i dont know, i just felt it was sort of on par with the rest of trivia out there. if someone wants to take the time to realize Gliscor is lighter than Gligar, its prevo, then thats fine. but, they could just as easily read it in the trivia section. however, im not looking for a fight here, especially over trivia.. -- MAGNEDETH 18:39, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Well, that comparison isn't readily apparent without specifically looking for it. The difference with the footprint is that it is referring to the existence of one sprite that is right there on the article in question so there is now no need to point it out in the trivia. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:10, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


Go to Talk:Kyle (Sinnoh for furthr info--KukiTalk 14:10, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

How Dare U!

Y did u delete Dawn's Buneary.png?--KukiTalk 14:35, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Don't question an admin like that, Kuki. Jmath 14:36, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
But 11 users are against what he did--KukiTalk 14:37, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
I said why in the edit summary: It's not part of Buneary's regular character design. Butterfree has not removed the scarf - Buneary has removed its outfit. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:40, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
But Buneary wore it in DP094, A SECOND TIME, IT IS RECURRING--KukiTalk 14:44, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Butterfree has had the scarf ever since its last episode while Buneary only wears it once every blue moon. Jmath 14:46, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Being used in two episodes does not make it Buneary's regular character design. Further more, just because your group has 11 members doesn't make you right - especially as another admin had already reverted you. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:49, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

BUT, she didn't realize Buneary jut wore it--KukiTalk 14:50, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Which still doesn't matter because it isn't Buneary's regular character design. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:57, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Kuki, I suppose if I wore a T-Shirt twice in a month that I would be remembered for that shirt??? No. Porygon-Z 15:02, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
And, maybe you would be more respected if you actually wrote in english, not stupid lettes and abbreviations which make you look childish and inexperienced. MoldyOrange 15:23, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

I actually agree on removing, not deleting, it, even though I never saw it. It's because it wasn't worn ALL the time nor was it something worn by someone who was leaving. tc26 15:26, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

There right, Kuki. She only wore it twice. PL12 15:28, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Buneary has worn that Cheerleading outfit more than it has worn the vest. Think about that for a second. --ケンジガール 20:51, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Not to mention that Buneary wasn't even wearing it in the second episode so it is hardly permanent (while Pikachu's cheerleading outfit in that episode has been seen multiple times.) Custom sprites are alright when they represent the Pokémon's regular character design but not for little-used costumes like that. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:13, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

JoshL has been vandalising Ash Ketchum's page

Could you give him a warning?--RexRacer -talk 20:17, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Already on it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:16, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Whoops. Forgot to sign...--RexRacer -talk 20:17, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


A new user- Drybones has signed up. This is extremely similer to Dry Bones. Isn't there a policy for this kind of thing?--RexRacer -talk 21:51, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

I don't think we have one. Given the small edit count of the existing Mushroom Kingdom skeleton, I'm prepared to assume good faith on this one and let it slide for now. If it does become an issue, we can ask one to choose another name then. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 21:57, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

And you!

I also need your assistance. Email/AIM me. Email preferred, since I'd likely not run into you over AIM until Friday. TTEchidna 02:59, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


fabu-vinny, how can I ask you something? - unsigned comment from JoshL (talkcontribs)

Ask him the way you just asked this question. Durh. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links

Bad username

User:Im-fkin-jase‎ sounds extremely similar to I'm fucking jase. Doesn't it?--Diby 13:00, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Maybe User:User:Im-fkin-jase‎ is User:User:Jason's girlfriend LOL --Guardian of Earth |SGMS 2010
Also, I'm sure that he and User:Jason are the same person.(See this) So, can you delete the user's new account? If you can and are at it, can you delete the global accounts Misty-may-dawn rulz and Misty-may-dawn-rulz, the former of which is my former username (before my name change) and the other one is an account I made when I forgot my password of the other account.--Diby 13:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
can someone delete the username as i forgot my username earlier but i rememebr it now. dont ban me, kthx. Jason 13:02, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Maki, Dai and Maurice

Shouldn't the three be under protangonists, they all were trying to save alamos Town even though they could have evacuated with The rest of the town and they tried to get ri of darkrai (at first) and palkia ad the fog.--David Aipom (Speaks To Me):] 18:55, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about. Do we have a protagonist category now? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 19:53, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the help nominating mew --Guardian of Earth |SGMS 2010

Can you remove my 1st attempt from the rejected pile, its kinda embarassing for me, I meant to nominate the pokemon, not the disambig, please remove it, it makes me look an ass. --Guardian of Earth |SGMS 2010


you deleted my FAQ because?it had no hate and it was a help page--Darkrai breeda 19:22, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

please let me keep it--Darkrai breeda 19:22, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
It is not mainspace material. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 19:33, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
WHAT THE PFARGTLE!?!what ez this mainspace material!?--Darkrai breeda 20:13, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
The page you made, "Darkrai breeders secret page", belonged in User:Darkrai breeder/Darkrai breeders secret page {The User: namespace}. The mainspace is where things like this and this are.--Kkllnn blastoise 20:18, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Besides the terrible presentation and title choice, random FAQs are not mainspace material. We describe how Pokémon captures work but don't give tips for one single encounter. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 13:37, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
but i just started it--Darkrai breeda |Talk Page| 19:42, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Fabu-Vinny, an admin, and Editorial Board member, tells you its not useful on the site. take a hint. -- MAGNEDETH 19:46, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


As you may have noticed, I have been putting pronounciations in the Pokédex entries. However, I believe it would look much better with it's seperate section in the info box. However, this template is blocked and I was wondering if you or another admin could possibly edit it. Thanks alot,SonicPikachuThe No.1fan 19:51, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Done. Just make sure they're from an official source. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 13:35, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Can't you just add sc to the template? *tc26* 14:52, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
I'm considering adding the phonetic alphabet version later, so no. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:22, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
...Though on second thoughts, I could easily add that as a seperate value. Hmm. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:39, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh man, if you want to change it, let's do it soon. Before I put in anymore :P — Laoris (Blah) 20:41, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey You Pikachu!

Should I be going to you for problems concerning the Hey You, Pikachu! game page? I'm a newbie, but I'd really like to do something for Bulbapedia, and Hey You, Pikachu! is about the only game I could add something big to. ...But the thing is, there's several problems I can't solve on my own, and I'm at a loss as to how I can fix this. The Manual Of Style doesn't address the issues I have... Could you hear me out, please? Neo Qwerty 15:42, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Sure, if you have a question then just ask. What are the problems? --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:44, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Firstly, there's three locations shared between Hey You, Pikachu! and Pokémon Channel. Springleaf Field and Cobalt Coast have a normal page, but Viridian Forest is like this: Viridian Forest (Channel). How should I handle it, and what would Hey You, Pikachu!'s shortening be if I need to make another Viridian Forest page?
Secondly, there's no category for Hey You, Pikachu! locations... And I'm not wiki-code-savvy enough to feel I can do it without messing up somewhere.
There's also a lot of items in this game, much more than the few listed on the current Hey You, Pikachu! main page, and I could provide a line or two about each of them and their effects on Pikachu's happiness and electricity gauge. But I don't feel that the "key items" are important and unique enough to be mentionned on their own page alone, with possible exception of the PokéHelper, and I'm not sure if a list of all the Hey You, Pikachu! items would be okay...
Yes, another question. Should I provide lists of all the Pokémon Pikachu can interact with in each location, and a summary of the mission for each visit to the location at a different level?
And, last but not least, Bulbasaur cooks various meals during his missions in Ochre Woods, and, while you can't directly interact with them, they're tallied up at the end of the level like all the other items collected, and the various results give out different PikaPoint amounts.
I'm sorry for going on and on about that, but I really don't want to mess up my first major contributions... Neo QWERTY 01:06, 10 November 2008 (UTC)


dont you think itd be more effective to use the accented letters like ā ē ī ō ū ? -- MAGNEDETH 18:39, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Nope. We're going with the official handbooks to avoid conflicts and they only use accents for the franchise name. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:43, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
thats sort of weird, given ive come across some that were seemingly wrong. -- MAGNEDETH 18:50, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
btw, does one have to have this manual, or is it listed somewhere on the internet? -- MAGNEDETH 19:00, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


Should we redirect EP numbers to AG and DP? Like redirecting EP275 to AG001?--RexRacer -talk 23:54, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

The primary problem with such a project is that not everyone agrees on one numbering scheme. When referencing overall series numbers, most people run off's list, but there's some problems in correlation between there and here:
  1. For some odd reason, Holiday Hi-Jynx and Snow Way Out are not considered episodes here; lists them as episodes, with the numbers 65 and 66, respectively. The remaining pre-Hoenn episode numbers are two higher on serebii than here.
  2. The system here has what lists as episodes 376 and 378 as consecutive episodes; lists AG101 (unaired) as episode 377. The first clip show, which some might not consider an episode, is listed by as episode 397.
  3. The Ranger 1 special is especially tricky. Some sources, including both here and on (there listed as episode 448), say it's one hour-long episode, while others say it's two half-hour episodes. For all intents and purposes, the Ranger 1 special should be considered one episode.
  4. The DP series also includes a clip show (listed by as episode 516) and a Ranger special. Unlike the first Ranger special, however, most sources list the Ranger 2 special as two half-hour episodes, listed by as episodes 539 and 540 for each of the two parts. There's numbering controversy here as well, as a voice actor's leaked script listed as a DP108 (which would fall as episode 576 in the listings) is different from the actual DP108; odds are there's a conflict in production codes between here and the original Japanese producers, and that either the clip show isn't supposed to be counted as an episode or that the Ranger 2 special should be considered one hour-long episode like the Ranger 1 special was despite how the dub aired it.
Feel free to try your project. Just be prepared for quite a few bumps in the road. --Shiningpikablu252 02:27, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
We do already list the EP number in all AG and DP episode articles anyway. Your point still stands but as long as one reflects the other, it probably wouldn't be an issue. -- On a side note, I would really like to know the official production codes now but all we have for that is the American season-episode coding (where AG001 is 613). -- So if you think it would be useful, feel free to go ahead with it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 03:03, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Be the nice admin plz?

Template talk:Items‎THE TROM — 10:11, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


Thats the actual Pokedex Entry for Mawile? No Joke? Thats Ugly English if Ive ever seen itDCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
Yeah, the Ranger 2 browser entries are pretty bad. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 14:08, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry. I thought it was someones bad description of it. God thats awfulDCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))


WHERE HAS IT GONE???? The template is back to normal!!!! Oh, it's just not worth it.SonicPikachuThe No.1fan 20:38, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

I removed it since it proved far too problematic. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 21:08, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


for switching from IE to FF. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 22:40, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

I have honestly never had a problem using Internet Explorer. But Firefox does have some advantages over IE so here I am. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 23:08, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Internet explorer is too laggy for me. Allthough Fire Fox takes a while to start running, its clean from that point onDCM((曲奇饼妖怪Spy on My Edits))

anime dex entries

I mean, we do have the list, and I think it is about complete now. But I think the anime entries would fit better with the other relevent Pokédex entries instead of by itself in a secluded area in the anime section; I want to talk about this so that we can do it and it wouldn't be a problem anymore. Any thoughts? MaverickNate 02:15, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with changing the layout of the pages, just people removing valid content. If you think they'll look better in the Pokédex section, go for it. (The Ranger/MD entries will be stuck at the bottom of the page, regardless.)
And where is this list? I have never seen it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:08, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
It's buried somewhere in here. I think. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 15:12, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Ash protection

Maybe you shouldn't keep permanent protection on Ash. What Wikipedia does is handles the users when edit wars occur. Kindly ask the participants to stop, so that other autoconfirmed users can edit Ash's page. Bulbapedian - Talk 22:26, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

We are not Wikipedia. When a consensus is reached on the talk page, I'll unprotect it. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 09:45, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Ash DID own Togepi, albeit briefly. In the episode, Ash won the battle determining Togepi's owner, so Togepi was his. He then GAVE it to Misty after they discovered that Togepi only wanted to go with Misty anyway. So it was his basically in the same sense that Beedrill was his. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 23:29, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Discuss it on the talk page. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 09:45, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

A question about the site

I thought that you were the best person to ask as you are an editorial board member. The texts in the site have become tiny to the extent of causing problems to the eye. Also, the links and everything have become jumbled up. Is this problem being experienced by everybody, or is it me alone and has to do with my computer?--Diby 11:35, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Is this on a particular set of pages or everywhere? If the latter, it doesn't seem to be a problem with the site. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 11:45, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
It's everywhere. OK, thanks. I'll try to fix it now.--Diby 11:47, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again. It's alright now.--Diby 12:00, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Brawl Snapshots

If you see any of these links, take them out. -Sketch 19:19, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Why should I? I don't have a problem with them and if you are really offended by it then the solution, as you so succinctly said on your talk page, is to "do it yourself". --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:48, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I have been. I'm trying to help you take out the Wikipedia links. We don't need any of those links because the Dojo provided enough images of them. There is absolutely no reason for users to provide material to Bulbapedia with improper grammar. It isn't my job to correct it for them. -Sketch 20:50, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Since you are the side-games guy....

I think that for the SoA part of the side games section of Pokemon articles, instead of having, for example, Crush x3, we should put Crush 3 field move.png. It reflects the move better and as it is, the field assists look just terrible. Think about it. Thanks, --RexRacer -talk 02:50, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Bump--RexRacer -talk 00:43, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
How are they terrible? That is what they're called in the game. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 01:06, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

The Administrative Boards

Is it possible for some body to join a board, and if so how, and what are the qualifications? GuyNamedSean 01:22, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean?--RexRacer -talk 01:24, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
You have to be an admin, and you have to be invited. (I assume you mean editorial board)DCM((曲奇饼妖怪Spy on My Edits))

Well how would someone get invited? In other words, admins, how did you get invited? GuyNamedSean 01:31, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, usually you are invited after thousands of outstanding contributions and a year+ on the Pedia. Usually.--RexRacer -talk 01:33, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
Bah. I still see the flaw in that system. You have millions of Admins focused on Mainspace and not one that focus's on User talk, User, Templates, and other sub categoyies specifically (though the user onse can be combined)DCM((曲奇饼妖怪Spy on My Edits))

Pinball Ruby&Sapphire

Hey,I noticed that you played Pinball R&S and I was wondering if, in either of the images we use to represent that game in the 'In side games' section, display the form differences for Unown, Spinda, Castform or Deoxys? (Burmy, Wormadam, Cherrim, Shellos, Gastrodon, Giratina, Rotom, Shaymin, and Arceus weren't released yet.)--MisterE13 03:56, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Neither Unown nor Deoxys appeared in the game. Castform only appears in its default form, and Spinda only appears in one variation. There's no alternate forms to rip from that game. --Shiningpikablu252 17:38, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Great.--MisterE13 17:58, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Ash Ketchum

I have been adding the a for a reason. The link has been appearing on the wanted pages, and either adding an "a" or removing the : will get it off. Even though the link is blue, it still does not exist and needs to be changed. Sorry if it is part of your comment, it just needs to be done. I would appreciate it if you would quit reerting it. MaverickNate 20:12, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

And anyway, it's been four months since you were making that point, and I think having correctness in the wanted pages should be more important than some issue you had four months ago. MaverickNate 20:18, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

For adding Piplup to the character roster (though it was already there, just hidden). You are the only one around here besides me who sees that Piplup is most likely going to be in every episode from now. Please stop Shiningpikablu from changing it again if he attempts. Piplup is clearly not another Wobbuffet. --ケンジガール 22:35, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but there's absolutely no reason for unhiding Piplup. It's clearly not another Togepi like you're implying. For starters, it has a Poké Ball, unlike the aformentioned Togepi as well as Meowth. And it's never shown outright refusal to go inside it, quite unlike Pikachu. There's absolutely no evidence that points that Piplup should be treated like Pikachu and Meowth, and consensus says that Piplup should be hidden, and yet you're treating Piplup like it should be unhidden for no good reason. I'm disgusted by such behavior...--Shiningpikablu252 03:38, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Wow you are taking this way too seriously... Disgusted is such a strong word. What more evidence do you need huh. As I've said before and will keep saying, Piplup has gone through 50 straight episodes without an absence. That's not a good enough reason for you? You think that just because it has a Poké Ball that it means that it means it won't be in an episode after it has been confirmed in every episode since DP060. As the episode starts, where is Piplup? Is it in its Poké Ball like Wobbuffet always is? No. It's with the group either on Dawn's head or walking beside here. You act like it's most likely that Piplup won't be in the episode when it's the opposite. As I said before, we should keep it default on the roster UNTIL it is proven that it won't be in the episode. You're being fueled by your own bias that Piplup is going to evolve and that's speculation right there. Hidaka said himself that Piplup will most likely not evolve because it would look strange walking aroung with Dawn. When are you going to wake up and release that Piplup will most likely be in every episode from now on? I feel that there is a personal bias going on with you and other users that you don't like Piplup being part of the main cast so therefore you shun it, despite being in every episode since DP060. Use your common sence already... Piplup will continue to be in every episode from now on.
And if it's proven wrong and Piplup goes into its Poké Ball again, there is a simple solution to the problem. Start hiding it again... It's not the end of the frickin world if Piplup's on the roster and then it out of the blue doesn't appear in the episode again. It would save us time just to have it unhidden and make things easier. --ケンジガール 04:00, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Administrator Status

In order to keep our Administrator list currently up-to-date, this is a generic "are you there" message.

Please, either edit the List of administrators to reflect your status (Active, Hiatus, Inactive), or reply here when you get the chance.

If there is no response after two weeks from today, you will simply be assumed as "Inactive" and marked as such. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 15:59, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I just posted on Ash's talk page. I may not have done much in January but I'm still around. I'm going to look into adding the wild hold items to Pokémon articles sometime soon. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 16:48, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
yeh, you've been active on the forums too. I just don't want to assume anything. Marked down. -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 17:53, 4 February 2009 (UTC)


Dear FV,

I have noticed your edits to the Seadra, Starmie etc. pages and am actually quite amazed!! How could we have forgotten all this information. Do you think that you (or me), could possibly make a Template for that and put it on those pokemon's pages, please respond here.

Yours Truly, --Pokemonguy1 My talk page (haha, no link for you) 18:31, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

P.S. Is it possible to make regular words (no link) appear in different colors?

P.S.S. The reason I'm writing so formally is because my dad is right behind me making sure I'm not mean to people

You don't need a dad right behind you to remind you to write formally. --Alpha TotodileRWAR!! 18:37, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Sure, you can make the template for it if you want. It will need one - I've just been putting it off due to the complexity involved. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:39, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Alpha, by formally, I meant with the Dear and the yours truly and the P.S. and FV, why not just horribly morph and destroy twist around the words in the Availability template?--Pokemonguy1 My talk page (haha, no link for you) 19:10, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Way ahead of you all. <dead template number one> and <dead template number two>. All I need to do is put in a parameter for imports from RBY. — THE TROM — 21:30, 10 May 2009 (UTC)


Umm...I saw that you uploaded the Mystery Dungeon sprite of Unown. Can you upload all of the letters, exclamation point, and question mark of them? ht14 15:47, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

That would actually be great! Burmy, Shellos and the rest too if you can find them please. I had actually made templates for all the side games with alternate forms (as in like PMD2 and Trozei). Ask TTE for them (I think they work).--MisterE13 15:56, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
The animated pngs I uploaded already cycle through all the forms for Unown/Burmy/Shellos/etc. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 17:03, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Could you add these please:
I'm not big on the whole "animated images" thing. Some people (like me) can't see them and for the most part (except Unown) it's better to just display them all. Unown works with the time changer thing anyways.--MisterE13 22:20, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
They have to be png for the template. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 22:22, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
They are, it displays more than one (just like spriteboxes). Do you think you can do it?--MisterE13 22:28, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

MJ Tribute template

I tried fooling around with the user tags in the Sandbox in order to make Micheal Jackson tribute tag. Well, we have a steve Irwin one... maybe we should make a generic template for celebs, living or passed on, in general. But the fact is my attempts at making a user tag just plain sucked. So, uh... a little help, plz? --Manga-in-a-bottle 13:00, 5 July 2009 (UTC)


Any particular reason you removed a link to from an archive of my talk page? It just seems rather random and unnecessary. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 13:39, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


Pages such as Magma Cavern have the second half on a separate page, while others don't. How should we handle this? ht14 15:41, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

I believe MD2 treats both halves as the same dungeon in the menu so we should probably go with them on the same page. The "deeper part" really just comes from the presence of a mid-point. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:15, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Same with MD1 though. A player cannot go directly to Mt. Thunder Peak for instance. ht14 18:17, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
True, that's why it was always my preferred way of doing it. All I was saying with that is that the name of the current dungeon comes up when opening the menus. In the first game, the area is called "Mt. Thunder Peak" whereas if the same place was in the sequel it would just be called "Mt. Thunder". --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:38, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh...I'm sure there are different names for those as well... ht14 18:50, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Here's an example: Temporal Tower and Temporal Spire. ht14 17:37, 11 August 2009 (UTC):
...Yes, I know. I have a whole list of them for the second game somewhere. It still doesn't show up in the menu. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:40, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
My point exactly. ht14 18:43, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


Apparently, some guy on wikipedia has a sock puppet account called Fabu-Vinny. I don't know if thats you, but the guys banned from wikipedia. Heres the link Fabu-Vinny * --T☆MMYSAN!

I've known about that for ages. It's a user who has been a problem on both wikis in the past. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 19:24, 18 September 2009 (UTC)


Could you unprotect the following templates please:

I'll be working on them in a sec. tc²₆tc26 15:15, 11 March 2010 (UTC)


I asked Maverick Nate, but I'm really impatient, lol. I want to know if we are allowed to edit the mainstream as much as we want? It's only our userpage that we can only edit once a day, right? I'm asking now so that I don't get in trouble. Thanks! Littlmiget123 19:48, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes. All mainspace edits are fine. We just want to keep control over people rushing to update their user pages while the server stress is still high since those are far less of a priority. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 19:53, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Littlmiget123 19:59, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Making sure

Is Umeko supposed to be changing tags on ppl's userpages?--Tavisource 20:37, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Um... maybe. From what I can see she's not actually changing any content, just updating some templates. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 20:44, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
I saw that, but instead of updating the template on everyone's page, shouldn't he be making changes to the actual template instead?--Tavisource 20:46, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Nvm..i c wats going on.--Tavisource 20:46, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Umeko is a girl. MaverickNate 23:20, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Favor to ask

Can you nip on over to List of Pokémon by Isshu Pokédex number and edit it to reflect that we now know Zekrom and Reshiram are at least part-Dragon type? Thanks. Shady got 10,000 for winning 17:29, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind, User:TTEchidna took care of it. Shady got 10,000 for winning 21:37, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Pinball Sprites

(Since I can't post this on Archives at the moment)

Noting that the entire category of Pinball sprites was marked as needing transparency, I thought I might take a look myself (at least for Pinball, not RS). Regarding the gifs:

  • They all consist of a two frame loop followed by a single 'hit' frame, but the number of times the loop is repeated (between hits) varies between 2, 2½ and 3. Are they intentionally inconsistent or not? Should I update them all to, say, 3 loops.
  • The timings also are a bit odd. Some sprites have different timings for the first, last and all the other frames, whereas others have most frames 200ms and occasional 100ms. Again, should these be made consistent?
  • They are all 48x32 except for 7 of them (001, 041, 043, 054, 056, 058, 092) which are 46x30. Should these be made larger, and along which borders? Archives is locked so I can't upload any of these yet, but I thought I could get them ready first. As you uploaded all the sprites in the first place, I thought you'd know what direction to take them in, and that I should check here that I'm doing the right thing before I waste too much of my time. Smithers888 18:06, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Hey there! Long time

Hi! Hope you are doing well. I'm just messaging to mention that we've started a new Retired Staff usergroup, and you're in it! It's our new way of keeping track and giving thanks to anyone and everyone who has been a part of the Bulbapedia team. There are a number of user rights associated with it that can be discovered here. If you ever find yourself editing again, you are welcome to one of the active usergroups as needed. Thanks for everything you have done! MaverickNate 13:52, 5 July 2023 (UTC)