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Ask A Simple Question, Get A Simple Answer - PS! Edition (please read before posting a thread)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by scene, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. scene

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    This is the place to ask questions that can be answered in a single post. Threads are meant for discussion, and questions like those don't provide that. Before you post here, check your post wouldn't be better suited to one of these threads:
    If you have one of those questions, great! Just scan over this list first:
    1. Make sure it's related to the Pokemon Showdown simulator. In-game questions go in Orange Islands, while battling questions are more suited to the relevant Competitive Discussion subforum.
    2. Google is a cool resource - try searching there first. It only takes a matter of seconds, and might resolve your issue quickly without resorting to this thread.
    3. If you're new to Smogon in general, the Mentorship forum is the perfect place to find your feet.
    4. There's some good stuff on the sim page on the PS site - including a general FAQ and staff FAQ.
    Answering a question? Some tips:
    1. Even if it's a really basic question, it'd be awesome if you could provide a very brief explanation to prevent the need for further questions.
    2. Please quote the question you're replying to, to avoid confusion.
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  2. Modeling Clay

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    I have a question,
    Why do we have a new SQSA thread?
    :D
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  3. Pikachuun

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    If I were to take a guess, it's due to the length of the first one. 1500 replies is quite large for a thread.
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  4. Lunistrius

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    I'm not sure about your first question, but I'd say that it's because of the popular demand. For your second question, as Pikachuun said, is likely because of how large the first post is and reiterating some rules for the future.
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  5. Paynes

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    mainly because some people would answer questions on the old thread by saying "this has already been answered read previous pages" then the person would look and see about 1500 pages and its just not practical. So here's your new thread
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  6. Archen

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    Is there a place where I can see what all the special battle formats like tier shift are about?
  7. Trickster

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    You can use the /om command on PS. For example, /om tier shift will pull up the Smogon page on Tier Shift.
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  8. Archen

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    Thank you for the information
  9. BlackO72

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    Ok let me ask this question in a diffrent way tan my original.
    Why did it say I lost this battle? This video contains the entire battle.
    Why didnt I get to use all the pokemon in my party?
    I would appreciate the feed back.
    Also, I think ill enjoy it on this site!

    Link to the video -> http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-178181280
  10. Paynes

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    Your opponent forfeited, the next turn was still played but it didn't make a difference you won the battle due to your opponent forfeiting so that's why you didn't get to use all your pokemon
  11. BlackO72

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    Wow I thought it said I lost... Im so dumb...
    Thank you!
  12. Anty

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  13. SapphSabre777

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    Question: are PS! servers down, by any chance?
  14. Lunistrius

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    They shouldn't be, but you can check this post or this site to see (make sure you check Sim.smogon.com instead of pokemonshowdown.com or play.pokemonshowdown.com). It might just be an issue on your end.
  15. Amaluna

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    The main server seems to be down. The other servers work just fine. I am pretty sure the main will be up soon again.
  16. Joim

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    The main server is indeed down, we are aware of this issue, it will be fixed ASAP.
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  17. Joim

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    Update: server is up, enjoy.
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  18. MidnightRoarX

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    Why can't I comment on the Random Cup post? And how can I be able to?
  19. Darnell

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    The thread was locked meaning you can't reply because the sign-ups were full :< sorry!
  20. MidnightRoarX

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    Ok, thanks for help.
  21. WreckDra

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    Is there any reason why room mods are unable to perform alt checks? It would have been a useful feature in a couple of evading + impersonation situations I have seen all though these don't happen very often. Of course we can always ask a global mod to do this, but doing so repeatedly feels like we are taking advantage of a feature we were never supposed to have by bugging another person. I am mostly curious as to the decision for room mods to not be able perform alt checks and the reasoning behind it.
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  22. Uselesscrab

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    It might have something to do with /alts being a server-wide command, like /user, so room mods would be able to check alts of people in rooms where they had no auth.
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  23. Mystletainn

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    How do users get custom avatars on Main? I know on other servers you can buy them with the server currency, but here, I still see some users with them and I don't have a clue how I can possibly get one. :(
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    In most cases, only global mods and higher are able to obtain them.
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  25. Mystletainn

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    Aww, that's a bummer. Thanks though.

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