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  1. Redew

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    Hello! This thread is to help you better understand what Smogon is like and how to contribute. In here are various things for you to look at if you don't know what else to do on Smogon. Happy hunting!

    Badge FAQ

    Badges are used to show a user's contribution to the site. You can earn a badge by doing various things in the different forums. For more info on Badges and how to get them, look here.

    Smogon Primer

    With Smogon being so big, you're bound to be confused as to what each section exactly is. Our mentors have compiled together a list of all of the forums and have written an in-depth guide on what they're all about! If you're confused on what some of these sections mean, still, then you can look here to find a mentor of that section and PM them any questions you may have!

    Hubs

    Hubs
    are pages that let you know what's going on in a specific part of the site! Within the hubs, you will find the most recent news regarding that section and past changes to it. You can also find many helpful links in them, such as the history, leadership, and the foum link itself just in case you need to find it! There are even hubs for parts of the site that aren't metagames, such as Orange Islands, our in-game forum.

    The IRC Guide, On- and Off-Site

    The best way to get a hold of the majority of the users on Smogon is through IRC. Smogon has used IRC forever, and a lot of channels are used by a lot of the section on the site, if not all of them. Smogon's official IRC channel is #pokemon, where you can chat about anything. #mentor is the Mentorship Program's official channel, and that's where you're going to find the mentors and other mentees. Plus, it's a good place just to hang out and find out some general knowledge on Smogon. The Smogon IRC Directory is another good page to look at frequently if you're looking for a certain channel. Confused about how to work IRC? Here is Smogon's IRC Guide. Also, if you're having trouble connecting to #mentor (or any other channel, just replace "mentor" with the corresponding channel name), be sure to make it look like this. Also, replace "Redew|Mibbit" with your name.

    Smog Articles

    Some users have written various articles on how to get more involved and integrated into to Smogon. While some may be brash, they are no less helpful. RODANNING IT offers some tips on how to "survive" on Smogon without a badge. Another article, Creating Forum Projects, offers great insight to helping out Smogon in creating a project. Some projects could even lead you to getting a badge!

    In-game and Trading

    You can head on over to Orange Islands on the forums if you want to talk about anything about the Pokemon games. You can also hop on to #orangeislands if if you want to talk to more people in OI or if you want to take part in the OI Movie Nights! If you're looking to trade, go look at Smogon's Trading Forum. It's full of threads with Pokemon to trade for! READ THE RULES THOUGH.

    Battling is Not the Only Thing on Smogon

    While we are excited for you to be a part of our large competitive battling community, that is not the only thing we have at Smogon! Like any other forum, we have an art section called Smeargle's Studio, as well as the forum that pumps out all of the analyses that you see on-site, called Contribute. We also have a trading forum for you to do all of your PokeBusiness with, so fee free to visit there, too!

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    SMOGON STAFF AND MENTOR LIST
    Hey guys! Welcome to Smogon. c: Smogon's pretty huge, and due to the fact that it's so huge it can be a little hard to figure out who is in control of what forums (and to an extent, IRC and PS, too). With that in mind, I put together a post which explains basically who to contact if you need help regarding a section!
    __________

    Q: What's the difference between a moderator and a mentor of a forum?

    A: Moderators can be mentors, however, some moderators have busy lives and can't help people to a great extent outside of simple questions. That's where mentors come in, they're dedicated to answering every single question you have, and helping put you on the right path towards understanding a certain forum!


    IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK A MENTOR OR A FORUM STAFF MEMBER - WE DON'T BITE!
    __________

    Competitive Discussion

    Overused
    Contact the following moderators for help: alexwolf, ginganinja, Haunter, NixHex, Hollywood, Subject 18

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, Bloo, dragonuser, Electrolyte, Lasagne, NixHex, Nova, Subject 18 , Doughboy, Trinitrotoluene, TRC, Aragorn the King, Albacore


    Ubers
    Contact the following moderators for help: Hugendugen, Jibaku, Melee Mewtwo, Fireburn, Sweep

    Contact the following mentors for help: Aenonar, Hugendugen, malefic


    UnderUsed
    Contact the following moderators for help: kokoloko, Calloflochie, Ernesto, Meru, Nas, mazz, namehtmas

    Contact the following mentors for help: Calloflochie, Metal Sonic, Royalty, Bouffalant, King UU

    RarelyUsed
    Contact the following moderators for help: atomicllamas, Molk, SilentVerse, EonX

    Contact the following mentors for help: Arikado, col49, CyclicCompound, EonX, galbia, Lasagne, Magnemite, SuperJOCKE, -Tsunami-


    NeverUsed
    Contact the following moderators for help: Raseri, Zebraiken, Montsegur, Soulgazer

    Contact the following mentors for help: Brawlfest, DTC, FireMage, Hollywood, Raseri, scorpdestroyer, Soulgazer, skylight, tennisace, Zebraiken

    Little Cup
    Contact the following moderators for help: blarajan, macle, Rowan, prem

    Contact the following mentors for help: @blarajan, FireMage, prem, Superpowerdude, V, Mambo, Goddess Briyella

    Doubles
    Contact the following moderators for help: NixHex, Level 51, Pwnemon, Audiosurfer, Mizuhime

    Contact the following mentors for help: NixHex, Pwnemon, Audiosurfer, Lasagne, srk1214

    The Battle Spot
    Contact the following moderators for help: Age of Kings, Hulavuta, Theorymon


    Ruins of Alph
    Contact the following moderators for help: Jellicent, Bedschibaer

    Contact the following mentors for help: Jellicent


    VGC
    Contact the following moderators for help: TheMantyke, ΩDonut, macle

    Contact the following mentors for help: Ace Emerald

    Other Metagames
    Contact the following moderators for help: The Immortal, Hollywood, The Eevee General

    Contact the following mentors for help: Arcticblast, Hollywood, unfixable, Valmanway, The Eevee General

    Tournaments
    Contact the following moderators for help: Aldaron, Bloo, McMeghan, M Dragon, Eo Ut Mortus, Oglemi, Ciele

    Contact the following mentors for help: BKC, Bloo, cbt, FireMage, Hugendugen, Lasagne, McMeghan, Nova, Steven Snype


    The Competitor
    Contact the following moderators for help: Jellicent, FireMage, Redew, Toast++

    Contact the following mentors for help: EonX, FireMage, Jellicent, Jukain, GatoDelFuego, Redew, Toast++, faxxifer, Andrew

    Smogon Starters Hangout
    Contact the following moderators for help: Ace Emerald, Plus, skylight, Redew, Darnell, Xylen

    Contact the following mentors for help: http://www.smogon.com/mentorship/profiles

    Battling 101
    Contact the following moderators for help: Plus, Steven Snype, EonX

    Contact the following mentors for help: BKC, EonX, Metal Sonic, Plus

    Rate My Team
    Contact the following moderators for help: Harsha, Jirachee, Reymedy, ium, aim, IronBullet93

    Contact the following mentors for help: Asek, Bloo, Delko, dragonuser, Electrolyte, Jirachee, Joeyboy, McMeghan, Nova, Plus, -Tsunami-, Soulgazer, , Superpowerdude, ThePillsburyDoughBoy, Trinitrotoluene, Remedy, Brawlfest

    Pokémon Showdown
    Contact the following moderators for help: Zarel, The Immortal, V4Victini, verbatim, Jasmine, Hugendugen, Hollywood, bmelts, Antar, Haunter, Aldaron, Birkal, Royalty, Scene, jdarden, Vacate

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, DTC, Electrolyte, Hugendugen, MikeDecIsHere, prem, Royalty, Shame That, skylight, SteelEdges, Subject 18, Hollywood, zfs, Scene, jdarden, Darnell, Vacate, Goddess Briyella, TalkTakesTime, Enguarde, Antemortem, shaymin, Bean, Alter, Blitzamirin, Coronis, Test2017, Redew, sirDonovan, CrushinDefeat, Scotteh, Spydreigon, unfixable


    The Player
    Contact the following moderators for help: Scene, Vacate, Antemortem, shaymin

    Contact the following mentors for help: Blitzamirin, CrushinDefeat, Darnell, Electrolyte, Scene, SteelEdges, Redew, Vacate, Transmuter, Spydreigon, faxxifer, Zodiax, unfixable, shaymin, Antemortem, Regime, Andrew


    Wi-Fi
    Contact the following moderators for help: Nexus, Toast++, Ditto, Expert Evan, religiousjedi, TheMantyke, Shii, .com

    Orange Islands
    Contact the following moderators for help: Stellar, DHR-107, Codraroll, NoCheese, Layell, TheMantyke

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, DHR-107, DTC, Hulavuta, Jellicent, RODAN, SuperJOCKE

    Sixth Generation Contributions

    Contact the following moderators for help: Oglemi, Jellicent, Nexus, AccidentalGreed, blarajan, macle, Melee Mewtwo, NixHex, tennisace, Hollywood, Mizuhime, SuperJOCKE , Colonel M, Theorymon, Fireburn, Goddess Briyella, Detective Dell, WhiteDMist, Jukain, EonX, Rowan, TRC, SilentVerse, Raseri, The Eevee General, TheMantyke, Molk, NixHex, Ernesto, Lolk, Calloflochie, kokoloko, Calm Pokemaster and Audiosurfer

    Contact the following mentors for help: Ace Emerald, Audiosurfer, blarajan, Bloo, col49, EonX, Flora, GatoDelFuego, Jellicent, Jimera0, Jukain, malefic, NixHex, Magnemite, prem, Pwnemon, Raseri, Redew, RitterCat, s_aman, Soulgazer, Steven Snype, SuperJOCKE, tennisace, Hollywood, Trinitrotoluene, darkie, Subject 18, Goddess Briyella, Metal Sonic, scorpdestroyer, Minus, Arikado, fleurdyleurse, Champion Fizz, unfixable, Psywaves

    Past Generation Contributions
    Contact the following moderators for help: Oglemi, Jellicent, Nexus, AccidentalGreed, blarajan, macle, Melee Mewtwo, NixHex, tennisace, Hollywood, Raseri, Nas, Ace Emerald, kokoloko, Theorymon, Fireburn

    Contact the following mentors for help: Ace Emerald, Audiosurfer, blarajan, Bloo, col49, EonX, Flora, GatoDelFuego, Jellicent, Jimera0, Jukain, Lavos Spawn, NixHex, prem, Pwnemon, Raseri, Ray Jay, Redew, RitterCat, Steven Snype, SuperJOCKE, tennisace, Hollywood, Trinitrotoluene, darkie, Metal Sonic, scorpdestroyer


    The Smog
    Contact the following moderators for help: Toast++, Bummer, Flora, skylight, Vacate

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, Bloo, Bummer, cbt ,DTC, Flora, GatoDelFuego, Hulavuta, Jellicent, Joeyboy, Jukain, RitterCat, skylight, SuperJOCKE, Superpowerdude, Toast++, Hollywood, Trinitrotoluene, Redew, Vacate, Transmuter, Andrew, blizzardy, Calm Pokemaster, Goddess Briyella, Tomahawk, TRC, Valmanway

    Social Media
    Contact the following moderators for help: tennisace, darkie, Hollywood, Ace Emerald, RBG

    Contact the following mentors for help: darkie, Darnell, EonX, FireMage, tennisace, Ace Emerald, Zodiax


    Smogon IRC
    Contact the following moderators for help: Aldaron, DTC, Hollywood, Theorymon, chaos, Tangerine, Jumpman16, Jibaku

    Contact the following mentors for help: RODAN,BKC, DTC, Magnemite, Subject 18, Hollywood, zfs


    Create-A-Pokemon Project
    Contact the following moderators for help: DougJustDoug, Birkal, capefeather, Deck Knight, DetroitLolcat, DHR-107, jas61292, Korski, paintseagull

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, DHR-107, Pwnemon, Salt, srk1214


    Congregation of the Masses
    Contact the following moderators for help: cookie, V, billymills, jumpluff


    Sports Arena
    Contact the following moderators for help: WaterBomb


    Firebot Development Lab
    Contact the following moderators for help: cookie, V, RODAN, shade, THE_IRON_KENYAN,


    Circus Maximus
    Contact the following moderators for help: billymills, shade, Mekkah, LightWolf, zorbees

    Contact the following mentors for help: Ace Emerald, Steven Snype

    Anime Style Battling

    Contact the following moderators for help: Deck Knight, Elevator Music, Its_A_Random, Dogfish44, Frosty, Pwnemon

    Smeargles Studio
    Contact the following moderators for help: Zracknel, elcheeso, Layell, RitterCat, Bummer

    Contact the following mentors for help: Andrew, Bummer, RitterCat, Regime


    Credits to Oglemi for the original list.
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    SITE STAFF, GRAMMAR/PROSE TEAM, TUTORS AND PS STAFF
    Also, Smogon's badgeholders are found here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/pages/badgeholders/

    Site Staff
    If you notice something needs changing on-site, or want something cached, contact these guys!

    Ace Emerald, Birkal, Bloo, Calloflochie, Calm Pokemaster, chaos, darkie, Detective Dell, DougJustDoug, EonX, Ernesto, Fireburn, Flora, Goddess Briyella, Harsha, Hollywood, Jellicent,Jukain, kokoloko, Level 51, Lolk, macle, Melee Mewtwo, Mizuhime, Molk, Nexus, NixHex, Oglemi, prem, Raseri, Redew, Rowan, Scene, SilentVerse, skylight, Stellar, SuperJOCKE,tennisace, The Eevee General, Toast++, TRC, Vacate, WhiteDMist, Zarel, Zebraiken


    GPers
    If you want something checked by Smogon's grammar standards, talk to the guys in the following thread:

    http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/sixth-gen-grammar-prose-team-queue-here-we-go-again.3489979/

    Tutors
    These are the official Smogon tutors. To learn more about them, read the following thread:

    http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/tutor-profiles-applications-open-approved-tutors-only.3496765/


    PS Staff Members
    If you need help on Pokemon Showdown!, talk to these people.

    Administrators (~)
    Aldaron, Antar, bmelts, chaos, Haunter, Hugendugen, Showdown Jasmine, The Immortal, V4Victini, Zarel

    Leaders (&)
    Birkal, Hollywood, jdarden, Okuu, Royalty, Scene, Slayer95, Tobes, Vacate, verbatim, Woodchuck

    For any mods/drivers, look here: http://www.smogon.com/sim/staff_list
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    Mentorship Workshops
    Join #workshops to participate!

    Mentorship Workshops are a new project we're starting up that encourages any and all interested mentors to gather to discuss their sections to a group of equally intrigued mentees. The workshops are essentially question & answer sessions, and each session will be headed by a handful of volunteer mentors. This means you can only participate "officially" in a workshop session if you're a mentor for the area that the session is spotlighting. Of course, any mentor is free to chime in if they've got prior knowledge of the section in question but it's best to get approval beforehand from the other mentor(s) if you plan on ad libbing.

    What these are

    Basically, it's like a live Q&A session with mentors of a certain section. You can drop in #workshops to ask questions or sit back and learn. Anything can be in a workshop (that is relevant to one of Smogon's sections), so if you're interested in something, pop by!

    When they happen

    There's no set schedule for when they will be held each week, but the mentors in charge of hosting WILL post a thread saying what day and time is best for them. This allows for more flexibility for the mentors (and hopefully you!). Once the time comes, hop on to #workshops to get a live Q&A session!

    If you have any more questions about workshops in general, post in this thread! If you have a question regarding certain workshops, wait until they post an announcement thread in this forum to ask.
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