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Editing Patterns
  • I mainly clean up other people's messes
  • I'm watching what you're doing
  • Stay out of the userspace, please
  • Got a problem? You're in the right place.
Open tasks for all users
About myself

I call myself THE TROM, but I will also repsond to "asshole", "jerk", and "jackass". I moved to Bulbapedia after more than two years and 2,600 edits of experience on Wikipedia, although I have not and never will focus on any Pokémon articles. I've had my problems with the administration system here in the past, but in the past three months I've seen Bulbapedia grow and evolve. And now, for some godforsaken reason, I've actually grown to like the place, despite the fact that almost every rule is unwritten and expected to be common knowledge. I don't do anime. I don't do manga. I don't do TCG. I do do main series, specialising in Generation IV. I do clean up poorly written pages. And I do know how to make fancy templates. Despite my limited scope, I got to number four on the list in December '08. I'll take questions, complaints, insults, tasks and praise - just make sure you leave it in a new section. The only user I'm sure I'll ever trust here is Beligaronia, but don't let that stop you from making an effort. To contact me privately, use email. I do have AIM and MSN but you'll have to ask nicely to be allowed access to those. But for now: go and edit in peace.

It's currently 9:32:39AM on September 27, 2021 where I live. But that means absolutely nothing about when I'll edit. — THE TROM — 12:22, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Talk Page Archives (because apparently deleting is bad)

Gen IV

Thanks for putting the Pt Gym Leader update on the Gen IV page.--DRAGONBEASTX 22:22, 1 January 2009 (UTC)


I know, I know, But just one question, Are you using the Preview Button?--Force Fire talk 08:52, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, when I can. It's hard to tell with some aspects of templates though, but I assure every single user on this site that I am using as few edits as possible. Would you mind commenting on what I've done, if you haven't already? Thanks. — THE TROM — 08:56, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
It's alright, it's much easier to understand than the other thing we have. But yet again it may cause a problem as some users are used to the template we have now.--Force Fire talk 08:59, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Dammit, not that thing called "tradition" again!?! You wouldn't believe the number of times I've seen this cited as a way not to improve an article. Besides, by turning it around as I have demonstrated we can get rid of the stupid bold red text. — THE TROM — 09:14, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't going to say "tradition", But you know, people these days. But its good.
And how about combining?--Force Fire talk 09:20, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it hasn't just been him. He was one of the culprits a few months ago but I think after all his moz-borders he's moved on a bit... What do you mean by "combining"? — THE TROM — 09:22, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Like if two Pokémon can be found in two or more games, Are they gonna be seperate or are they going to be in the same box?--Force Fire talk 09:24, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
You mean like Clamperl appearing in DP but not Pt? Or have I missed your point? — THE TROM — 09:25, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, That's my point.--Force Fire talk 09:26, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
See my table at the bottom. — THE TROM — 09:27, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh alright.--Force Fire talk 09:29, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

A conversation

Hey--if you wouldn't mind, could you drop me a line on AIM? I have a few questions for you. My handle is IMfromEvan. -- evkl (need to talk?) 05:00, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Dropping any of us an AIM message would also be good, hint hint. TTEchidna 22:33, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Can I have your AIM?

Please...?--RexRacer -talk 05:13, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


thanks for the suggestions about the timer, I have asked Poke. Sorry bout the late reply, I got really dodgy internet.MysteryHeff? TALK 11:36, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer, but I accidentally centered everything, but I like it centered, and to fix it you dot this dont you?--MỸSTЄЯỸЊӘFF TALK 02:06, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Pssst. When you read the speech on my page did you get the reference.....DCM((曲奇饼妖怪Spy on My Edits)) 02:09, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
I basically took the words of Marc Antony's famous speech from Julius Caesar(The play) and added in some hyperlinks and twisted a few words. In my view, we need specific admins. nuf said.DCM((曲奇饼妖怪Spy on My Edits)) 11:29, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Content box

Thanks so much for helping me with the content box. I really do appreciate it. May i did you do it? I suck at wikicoding and i'm trying so hard to learn it.--いぬみみ 02:21, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Resolved. — THE TROM — 08:14, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks (Again)

Hey thanks, but would you be able to out it on my page for me? Because it isn't working when i try it, if you could it would be heavily appreciated, thanks.--MỸSTЄЯỸЊӘFF (TALK) 07:54, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Resolved. — THE TROM — 08:14, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Help me out here.

I need some articles that need editing. I don't want to be banned like you said some users have, so help me! Telme 19:57, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. — THE TROM — 08:14, 23 January 2009 (UTC)


If it weren't for you, I would have been screwed. BTW, can you help me edit my custom user tags? I need different colors. Telme 22:11, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. — THE TROM — 03:14, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Why do you trust Beligaronia? The wikipedia Beligaronia says that they are totally insane! If they are the same people, this Beligaronia is also insane! Are you LOCO IN THE COCO?! If, shockingly, you don't know what that means, it means "Is something "WRONG" with your head?!", or something in that similar nature of shouting directly in your ear while you're reading something like a very rare chapter of Pokémon Special, if you ever got your hands on one.--DRAGONBEASTX 10:59, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, my friend Bela is a certified loony.... </sarcasm> Not everything you read on the internet can be taken as verbatim truth. I read on your user page that you are, in fact, Romanian, but I have no knowledge that this, or anything else you say, is true. The fact that I refer to him as the one person I can trust is based on the fact that a) I know him in real life, and b) almost every user on this site is incredibly hostile, a group that you may now find yourself in. If this message was to take advantage of my offer of talk page abuse (see my green box), you've had your chance, so thank you and goodbye. — THE TROM — 06:42, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Trom... yeah... sorry... you've got a good point about the net... I myself can sometimes act a little loony, you know how I said about shouting directly in your ear while you're reading something like a very rare chapter of Pokémon Special, if you ever got your hands on one........ and I was just wondering why did you say you ONLY trust Bela... I think its a DIFFERENT level of trust... REAL trust cause you know Bela in real life... though you may not entirely believe it... I am Romanian and I didn't mean for this message seeming like talk page abuse and I really don't abuse talk pages. Here's an example: "Talk:Porygon-Z ("DP-P" Promo 106)". but in that internet-Bulbapedia-editing-kinda-trust, I trust you, cause you make nice edits.--DRAGONBEASTX 07:06, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. I've seen you around, and you appear to make good edits. I was only surprised by your tone. This is clearly a reminder to everyone here to think before you write. — THE TROM — 08:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


idk what to call them, but, what you did to TMs. i know its after the fact, but, im going to make a template for those right now. -- MAGNEDETH 02:06, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Well.... that's only an hour or so down the drain.... :( — THE TROM — 02:07, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
i was working on those type-tables and thinking "boy, we really need one of those templates..." but, better late than never i guess. -- MAGNEDETH 02:09, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about it yesterday, and was like "stuff it, I can't be bothered having to find/create/guess coding for a template again..."... — THE TROM — 02:11, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
well, bother no more! im going to make a contest one as well. not sure what else we could need. -- MAGNEDETH 02:13, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Oops, forgot that one. Cool. Do you want me to update the page again or will you do it and I find something else? (And seeing as you're making templates work good, can you fix the entry template at Old Chateau to make the Dongle go purple. I tried here to little success, so any help would be nice) — THE TROM — 02:16, 31 January 2009
hmm, im not so sure about that one. ill ask TTE. meanwhile, if you want to do the TM page again you can. i was going to go do all the types pages. -- MAGNEDETH 02:20, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Dongles for all five Gen III games shouldn't go purple. TTEchidna 02:27, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
It is on Gengar though. I assumed because they are ghost type? Just like how I made the dongle for underleveled Staravia and Bibarel the normal color. Having color would give consistency for all Dongles. — THE TROM — 02:37, 31 January 2009 (UTC)


Can you give me a template for my pokemon party? I cant seem to copy one right.--Blaziken=Tahu 23:13, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. — THE TROM — 23:14, 31 January 2009 (UTC)


Urutapu WAS ignoring me. See it? He never told me what those romanisations are from. I hate pointless Engrish and he knows that. He should tell me it. --Maxim 09:05, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

He shouldn't do anything if you're going to be angry, yell about it and threaten him. — THE TROM — 09:07, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Since you say you need it...

(Use preview warning)The Dark Fiddler - 10% Satisfaction Guaranteed! 01:55, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Cheers, Fiddler. :D — THE TROM — 01:56, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Thwomp Master's User Page

Good work on decategorizing Thwomp Master's user page. Very impressive. --Theryguy512 00:02, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! It took quite a bit of work, I tell you. Good to see you back though, Ryguy: you and Tina are names I knew from trawling the talk pages before I finally registered an account. — THE TROM — 00:05, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
It's glad to be back. I look forward to working with you and the other new users. --Theryguy512 00:06, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


It works now!!! thank you for your help!---GoLdEnWoLf 01:55, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. — THE TROM — 02:31, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


Please don't remove categories from pages in encyclopedic namespaces, such as what you did on List of moves. All pages in encyclopedic namespaces must be categorized, with the one and only exception of the Main Page. --Shiningpikablu252 16:19, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Whoops, that was an accident in trying to update the page with the {{typetable}} templates; unfortunately my computer froze halfway and Sol finished it off for me, obviously not noticing the missing categories. — THE TROM — 20:03, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Oi, you!

Get out of the freaking userspace! You're clogging up the recent changes, and not even marking them all as minor so I can't even hide them! Start using "show preview" or something. Grr. Not happy. — THE TROM — 09:49, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Trom, are you talk to yourself again? You know its the first sign of madness.--Clarky13 09:53, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
No, second sign. First sign is no userpage, but a ton of userspace edits. — THE TROM — 09:54, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
Haha. I demand you to make a userpage, NOW.--Clarky13 09:57, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
All in good time, my son. It'll take a year or two of no userspace editing to make up for what I'm doing for you and your trainer class project. — THE TROM — 09:58, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
Awwwwww. Thanks for all your doing.--Clarky13 10:00, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Given up have we?--Clarky13 11:19, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, it was after midnight, and I had work from nine..... I thought a temporary pause might be in order. I do apologise for not asking permission from you beforehand :p Anyway, there are some bugs. I'll look into it in due time. — THE TROM — 09:11, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Yep, sure. Anytime you want.--Clarky13 09:30, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


The name change is already done! And yeah I heard from Tall Napolean (Wikipedian User) about that too. Apparently I had enough edits to be able to change my name but it's all right now. -- Landfish7 20:37, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks buddy for praising my edits. THNX Again --♫♪Adyniz♪♫ 11:22, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Something something user talk space

A block is heading your way, pal. And I know you haven't finished your userspaced projects either... So when you get back to them (and you better!), I'm gonna jump on you from a great height. Grr. Not happy. The mainspace needs love too, you know. — THE TROM — 11:34, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

tis tis. I'm very disappointed in the both of you.--Clarky13 11:40, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


I mistakenly uploaded images thinking there not there but every time I go to view a page the sprites are not there and when I try to click on them I'm informed they do not exist even though there in archive. Also now other picture are not showing up as well.--Riggy(>0.0)> 05:31, 6 March 2009 (UTC)--Riggy(>0.0)> 05:31, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Do you mean these two? ([1]/[2]) I'm not sure what's at fault here; perhaps the page has cached. To remedy this, go to the page in question (unless I'm mistaken, this one), and if the pictures are not present, click on the clock at the top of the page, or follow this link instead. Hope I helped! — THE TROM — 09:11, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
I started seeing them soon after but now it happening to other sprites and some pokemon pictures. I will try this next time I see the problem. --Riggy(>0.0)> 20:11, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Regarding the user...

...the backward named one. Interesting. Block or no is the question... ht14 05:05, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm voting yes, and an unblock for when he/she adopts a cleaner name. Just making my stance official. — THE TROM — 05:07, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Now to move to TTE... ht14 05:08, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
After the blocking of the page anyway... ht14 05:08, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
He knows. — THE TROM — 05:09, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Right...forgot... And so does the blocker. ht14 05:10, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Delete Account

look it's not working out here and I messed up to much and now no one will take me serous so can you remove my account. I will not make a new one and I don't plan to come back. I just think it's for the best so please if you can. I,m very serous, I just want to bow out gracefully. --Riggy (>0.0)> 12:44, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Conversation thread here. — THE TROM — 20:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)


Maxim's referring to Senpai's future dub name.. Maxim and KG are fond of dub name prediction.. Just letting you know. =P Ҝəυzø8 02:22, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

So I see...... Interesting...... My Sandy has a shaved head and wears pink shirts. Oh, and he has a wife :D — THE TROM — 02:26, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

:O I know what talk pages are for!

They're for discussion on the article, not speculation or other discussion on the subject! The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 00:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Five points to Fiddler. Go and spread the word, now. — THE TROM — 00:46, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes Trom, listen to your dark counterpart...--PsychicRider 00:47, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Trom has no counterpart. Trom is an individual. Trom is abusing talkspace.... again. — THE TROM — 00:57, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Talkpages are also for not abusing. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 01:15, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Abuse is relative. — THE TROM — 01:28, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


What about the comparison to a bass on the very same talk page? - unsigned comment from Redstar (talkcontribs)

Firstly, sign your posts. Secondly, Pokémon-to-Pokémon analysis is not for encyclopedia articles. The Pokémon-to-real animal analysis is done because that is what the Pokémon is based on. It is unlikely that Feebas is a specific redesign of, or based completely on, Magikarp (as Beautifly appears to be to Butterfree), as they are both present within the same game. They are similar, sure, but if you wish to discuss that you may create a thread in the Bulbagarden Forums. That's what they are there for. I believe there is already sufficient information in the article stating the similarities between the two Pokémon anyway, but I may be mistaken. Please try to keep in mind that talk pages (or discussion pages) are for discussion about the article itself not the subject of the article. Thanks. — THE TROM — 02:06, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Will you JERKS leave me alone?

Listen, you, the only thing I can’t understand is why you’re such an acrimonious jerk. I’m not hiding anything! If people really cared to see what bullies like you were saying, they could just look on my history page. DUH! If you’re an administrator, that makes no sense. All I’ve done is ask an innocent question and you know-nothings have just messed with me over and over. I should be able to put whatever I want on my user page! LEAVE ME ALONE ABOUT IT! Gosh. You sysop are so mean, sometimes.

Lapras 22:25, 18 March 2009 (UTC) |TALK|TO|ME|

He's not bullying anyone. He's just stating what's there...and he's not a sysop... ht14 22:27, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
(EC) Times mistaken for a sysop..... two. :D Thanks Lapras. BTW, you can put what you like on the userpage. We don't care about that. Just don't remove things from the talk pages. If you had actually read the welcome you'd know all about the rules. They're listed plain as the nose on your face. — THE TROM — 22:28, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Just let me archive...

You’re not a sysop? Perfect. You don’t deserve to be one with the jerk you are. First of all, jerk, I did read the welcome and I want you to know that it still didn’t explain archiving in the greatest detail. If y’all would just show me how to get all those comments off my page with out annoying somebody’s butt off, I’d be grateful. Seriously. I’m not hiding a thing, so just show me how to archive!

Lapras 22:39, 18 March 2009 (UTC) -♥-

Well, HT14's got that for you. By the way, it does explain archiving, and you have been posted a link to that (not to mention I gave you one before you starting screaming at me). Next time something doesn't go your way, don't go off your rocker like you have today (over multiple talk pages). If you think that I'm a jerk, you'll be less than pleasantly surprised when you meet the other 90% of users here. And as a final word, I recommend you cool down, and stop attacking people (i.e. calling them jerks). That is a blockable offense. And I'm sure you don't want that to happen. — THE TROM — 22:44, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Must say, lol. And note that I rarely use it... ht14 22:46, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

How do you think I feel? The only reason I was getting a little upset is because y’all were messing with my page. How would you feel if I came over to your page, and copied all your stuff from your history, and then threatened to block you? How do you think I feel? Have you people been trained to bully, or is it just natural?

Lapras 22:54, 18 March 2009 (UTC) -♥-

Oh, I've been trained. That's the beauty of the New Zealand education system. :D Now, I didn't "mess" with your page. I haven't copied anything from your history, and I haven't threatened to block you. All I did was ask you nicely and politely within the Code of Conduct to stop harassing me. Lapras, I've only been trying to help you here, as anyone with a neutral standpoint will be able to see when they look through the discussions. I'm sorry if you feel I'm coming down to hard or anything, but please: lighten up. — THE TROM — 22:59, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Can't you just be NICE?

First of all, I’m not harassing you, you’re harassing me! I’m not saying that you did the copying and reposting from my history. I’m saying that sysop reposted all those hurtful comments other users had made and you’re totally agreeing with them. I was just trying to start fresh and you and your sysop friends are accusing me of trying to hide something. Jerks. You did say that my conduct was blockable, which clearly conveys the fact that you plan to use your sysop friends to gang up on me, block me, and tear down everything I’ve worked so hard to get. I’m trying to be your friend. I want to be every user’s friend. But enough is enough. Trying to be friends with you is like pulling teeth and I will not hurt myself over this anymore. Please, if you won’t be nice to me, just leave me alone.

Lapras 02:10, 19 March 2009 (UTC) i'd ♥ 2 talk...

If you recall correctly, I was the one who told you to archive. I was the one who told you how to archive. Then you came to my talk page, and started filling it up. Now, if you want to be friends, cool, fine. Just a note though: friends don't call each other jerks. Anyway, there is a certain behavior that is expected here. Follow the policies linked in your welcome, especially the code of conduct, and you will be sweet. — THE TROM — 02:20, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Okay, all this arguing is getting on both of our nerves. I’m sorry about filling up your user page and calling you a jerk four times. I was just mad, okay. I don’t have a lot of friends because I’m new. Let’s just please be nice and cool to each other from now on. So, friends?
Extra ♥ from Lapras 02:55, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

A talk would be GREAT♥♥!

I'm not a big fan of "friends".... but sure. — THE TROM — 02:57, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


That's all he did? Oh, oops. I'll Think before doing that next time. Thanks for the tip. Noname4you 10:40, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Conversation thread is here. — THE TROM — 10:45, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

TTE's talk page

Sorry for deleting the Ph34r guy's comments. He had recently been vandalizing TTE's user page, and I thought that he had did it once more, while it was actually his talk page. Sorry for any inconvenience. --Theryguy512 00:36, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

All good. That's what I assumed. — THE TROM — 00:39, 20 March 2009 (UTC)


Do I have to write all of it down to welcome new users? --Prongs (TalkContributions) 04:47, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, you have to memorise all of the coding and write it down character by character.... no, I'm kidding. Just write {{subst:welcome}} onto each new talk page. Have fun! — THE TROM — 05:54, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. A little late in replying. --Prongs (TalkContributions) 06:11, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't live on here, you know. I do have a life. Just because a message is left on a talk page doesn't mean it will, to quote the Echidna, "glorify an immediate response". ... But if you were speaking regarding your own reply, I don't care. I didn't really expect a response. :D — THE TROM — 09:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)


It works!!--Pokemonguy1 Pikachu 23:42, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

What Forums

I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE FORUMS!!! (Kmanecke 04:01, 29 March 2009 (UTC))

On your left, all the links, one says Bulbawiki forums, Click it. You must register at the forums with the same name you have now.--FF(editstalk) 04:06, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
I meant that ethically FYI. (Kmanecke 22:02, 29 March 2009 (UTC))
Uhh.... you mean they're blocked for you? That is unfortunate, but don't use Bulbapedia as a substitute. — THE TROM — 22:19, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Ethically? What? TTEchidna 04:56, 30 March 2009 (UTC)