User talk:Mudkipperz808

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Welcome to Bulbapedia, Mudkipperz808!
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Thank you, and have a good time editing here!
  Tiddlywinks (talk) 14:54, 2 December 2016 (UTC)  
 

The Preview Button

Instead of editing a page several times in a row, try using the preview button to make sure your edit looks the way you want it to. It's right next to the Save Page button. Please try it out, so as not to clog up the Recent Changes. Also, if you want to edit multiple sections of the page, make sure that you click "edit this page" at the top of the page rather than editing it by section. Thanks! --Tiddlywinks (talk) 07:34, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't appear you're using the preview button to the fullest extent (if at all). As a bit of additional advice, try to remember that you have plenty of time to make a good edit before saving it. Look over your edit well to make sure you have whatever links and format you want. And if you're going to be spending a while on the same thing like quotes, instead of saving different small chunks, consider waiting until you're done with an entire scene and everything that character is likely to say for a while, and save when you have all of that formatted well and everything you want it to be. Tiddlywinks (talk) 19:45, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, I did see you're last message on the preview button, and I was using it last night. But recently my internet has been crashing in the middle of my edits, so all my work is gone before I can save it. This is why I have been saving so often. I will try to do something about my internet, but is there anything wrong with making so many edits in a row? Thanks for your advice, Im fairly new to editing on here --Mudkipperz808
Making many edits can clutter up the RecentChanges page or the edited page's history. Certainly it's not the end of the world, but it's much nicer if issues that could be solved by previewing or taking time are solved that way instead of returning shortly thereafter to fix it or add another bit (and another and...). Spotty internet shouldn't exactly mean you have to lose anything. Personally, when I use the back button in my browser, the text I edited is usually still there; but I know this can fail sometimes, so if you're able, you might also be able to put things in a text file for a while and if your internet times out when you try to preview, you can always copy what you were working on back out of the text file.
On a side note, our signature policy also requires that your signature link to either your user page or talk page. Please edit your signature to follow this requirement. Thanks! Tiddlywinks (talk) 20:20, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Artwork

Please do not, under any circumstances upload fan artwork of a character and add it to an article. Only official artwork is allowed here. Ataro (talk) 20:56, 20 December 2016 (UTC)