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A note to team raters (REQUIRED READING for RATING TEAMS)

Discussion in 'Past Gen Teams' started by Surgo, May 27, 2007.

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  1. Surgo

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    Before you decide to comment or rate a team in this forum, follow these guidelines. These rules will serve to help those who require assistance and those of you who wish to offer it. If your advice is consistently good you may even be rewarded with a Team Rater badge. However, quality always wins over when quantity when it comes to rating teams, so don't get too over zealous. Repeated failure to follow these rules may result in your posting privileges in the RMT forum being revoked.

    Know what you're talking about If you are inexperienced at competitive battling, wait until you've accumulated enough knowledge before posting.

    Explain your suggestions "Use Infernape" isn't helpful to anyone. Explain how your suggestions could improve the team you're commenting on.

    Try to solve problems "Gyarados walks all over you" is not what we're looking for. If you identify a weakness within a team, try to give a few ideas on how to fix it.

    Here is an example of what we DO NOT want to see:
    The next example is exactly the sort of thing we DO want:
    Don't quote the entire team if you're only making very short comments This makes the thread look messy and is entirely unnecessary. If you're making somewhat lengthy comments on each Pokemon, then quoting the whole team is fine. Try to exercise some common sense here.

    Read the whole thread first This will ensure you don't offer the same advice as other posters. If you agree with previous posts, try and add something new instead of repeating the same ideas.

    Don't complain about how standard a team is No one - least of all the original poster - is interested in your disdain for overused Pokemon. Yes, some of you may grow tired of seeing similar teams over and over but posting to express this is not the way to go.

    Thanks for reading.
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