User talk:ScottOshawott

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  --ZestyCactus 03:24, 27 May 2015 (UTC)  

Linking articles

Whenever you're linking to a move article, it's important to use the {{m}} template to avoid leaving behind redirects. For example, {{m|Hydro Pump}} is the correct usage, not [[Hydro Pump]]. Same with Pokémon articles, except the template is {{p}}. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 05:38, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Preview button

Please note the you can and should 1) use the preview button to avoid mistakes while editing, and 2) edit the entire page if you're making edits to multiple different sections of said page. Thank you. --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 10:00, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Talk pages

A couple things to remember.

1) Always add sections to talk pages in chronological order. (There is a handy "+" button at the top of talk pages to facilitate this.)

2) Do not remove or alter anything written by other users. ...As a rule, you're also not supposed to edit things you've already posted either. But if it's something like filling out incomplete quotes that you left before, that's probably a reasonable exception.

Tiddlywinks (talk) 00:13, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Moving pages

Moving a page does not mean using copy/paste.

FYI, as a rule, moving a page is a decision to be made by staff and should not be undertaken by a regular user without permission.

As concerns Battle Mode (Colosseum) specifically, that would have been an easy OK. But the fact that you've created and edited the new title means that the pages have to be merged now. I will ask you not to change the Battle Mode page until that is done. (I'm tired and not greatly familiar with the merging process yet, so I will probably try it tomorrow.) If you wish to make content immediately for a proper Battle Mode page, you can create a page in your userspace for now.

Tiddlywinks (talk) 06:03, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Comment below moved from here Tiddlywinks (talk) 06:30, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
I see what you mean, and I apologize. While I know why I made the shifts and how I did what I did, you are right in calling me out to use of the proper channels. If there is anything I need to specifically do at the moment to correct these things, please let me know. Thank you. ScottOshawott (talk) 06:18, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
(First off, you should keep your responses on one page. Primarily, this is just much simpler to follow if there is any need later on.)
I'll still just merge things tomorrow. It just means that afterwards you'll have to recreate the Battle Mode page (instead of me just moving a userpage in if you had created one instead); and that the merged histories will have a spot of completely unrelated content. In short, avoidable inconveniences (but not major problems). Tiddlywinks (talk) 06:30, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
I see, I apologize. On a related note, I have been reading through different Bulbapedia policies and guidelines to essentially avoid such issues again, but I can't seem to find some of these policies. Where should I go to in order to learn these things? Thank you for your help.ScottOshawott (talk) 06:50, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for putting this off.
About moving? I supposed Bulbapedia:A guide to Bulbapedia#Move is the closest, but it doesn't seem to have kept in step with our working norms. As far as I've known, it's pretty much been like I told you as long as I've been active. I will update that.
FYI, merges, splits, deletions, and mainspacing are the same. Strictly speaking, these sorts of things are supposed to be decided by the Editorial Board. (But, again, there may be certain exceptions.) The short version is, if you feel like any of those things should be acted on, ask someone on staff about it.
In a similar vein, for new pages that aren't about MAJOR new features or settings or whatnot, it's also advised to ask staff first to check if the page would be notable (or you can just work on it in your userspace and ask whenever you're ready). Tiddlywinks (talk) 01:01, 14 January 2019 (UTC)