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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, Chou Toshio, ginganinja, Haunter, NixHex, Hollywood, Subject 18

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


    Ubers

    Contact the following moderators for help: Hugendugen, Furai, Jibaku, Melee Mewtwo, Theorymon, Fireburn

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


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

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

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

    Contact the following mentors for help: Arikado, Cherub Agent, 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, Minus, Raseri, scorpdestroyer, Soulgazer, skylight, tennisace, Zebraiken

    Little Cup

    Contact the following moderators for help: blarajan, macle, Rowan

    Contact the following mentors for help: @blarajan, FireMage, prem, Ray Jay, Superpowerdude, V, Champion Fizz

    Doubles


    Contact the following moderators for help: NixHex, Pocket, Level 51, Pwnemon

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

    Projects and Warstories


    Contact the following moderators for help: Haunter


    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: Solace

    Other Metagames

    Contact the following moderators for help: The Immortal, Hollywood, DTC

    Contact the following mentors for help: Doughboy, zfs, Arcticblast, DTC, Hollywood, unfixable

    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++

    Mentorship Program


    Contact the following moderators for help: Cherub Agent, Ace Emerald, Plus, skylight, Redew

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

    Battling 101
    Contact the following moderators for help: Plus, Ojama, 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, ShootingStarmie, dragonuser

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

    Pokémon Showdown

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

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, DTC, Electrolyte, Hugendugen, MikeDecIsHere, prem, Royalty, Shame That, skylight, SteelEdges, Subject 18, Hollywood, zfs, Royalty, Scene, jdarden, Darnell, Vacate, Goddess Briyella, TalkTakesTime, Enguarde, Antemortem, shaymin, Bean


    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


    Wi-Fi

    Contact the following moderators for help: Nexus, Toast++, Ditto, Expert Evan, religiousjedi, TheMantyke, Shii

    Orange Islands

    Contact the following moderators for help: Stellar, DHR-107, Codraroll, NoCheese

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

    Sixth Generation Contributons

    Contact the following moderators for help: Oglemi, Jellicent, Nexus, AccidentalGreed, blarajan, macle, Melee Mewtwo, NixHex, Pocket, tennisace, Hollywood, Mizuhime, SuperJOCKE , Colonel M, Theorymon, Fireburn, prem, Goddess Briyella, Detective Dell, WhiteDMist, Jukain, EonX, Rowan

    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

    Past Generation Contributions

    Contact the following moderators for help: Oglemi, Jellicent, Nexus, AccidentalGreed, blarajan, macle, Melee Mewtwo, NixHex, Pocket, 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 Suggestion Box

    Contact the following moderators for help: Birkal, tennisace, TheMantyke

    Contact the following mentors for help: Birkal, tennisace, TheMantyke

    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

    Social Media

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

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


    Smogon IRC
    Contact the following moderators for help: Aldaron, DTC, Hollywood, Theorymon

    Contact the following mentors for help: RODAN,BKC ,cbt, DHR-107,DTC,Hugendugen, Lasagne, Magnemite, prem,Subject 18,ThePillsburyDoughBoy ,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

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


    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, blarajan, Bloo, chaos, darkie, DougJustDoug, Eo Ut Mortus, Harsha, Hollywood, Jellicent, kokoloko, Level 51, macle, Mekkah, Melee Mewtwo, Mizuhime, Nas, Nexus, NixHex, Nova, Oglemi, Raseri, skylight, SuperJOCKE, tennisace, Toast++, Zarel


    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 (aka Jasmine), Joim, The Immortal, V4Victini (aka V4), Zarel

    Leaders (&)

    Birkal, Okuu, Royalty, Treecko, verbatim, Woodchuck, Scene, jdarden, Vacate

    For any mods/drivers, look here: http://www.smogon.com/sim/staff_list
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