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Sticky OI Tourist Tips (Rules, IRC, Mods, & Tags)

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by Jellicent, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. Jellicent

    Jellicent ~the spirit who loves spirits~
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    Ruiner of Alph

    Sep 28, 2011
    Welcome to the Orange Islands, the Pokemon sub-forum where the stick up Smogon's collective hindquarters is loosened up just a little bit!

    This forum is for discussion of anything in the Pokémon games, anime, or manga that does not relate to competitive play against other humans. In this forum you may discuss everything from battling the AI in the Battle Subway to playing Pokémon's various spin-off games such as Pokemon Snap, Mystery Dungeon, Puzzle League, etc.

    Here is a list of this forum's rules:
    1. Smogon's general forum rules still apply.
      • Please do not flame other users and use appropriate language for the situation.
    2. Only discuss released or announced aspects of games, anime, and manga.
      • Do not post "wishlist" threads (e.g. "What abilities do YOU want to see in Gen 7?")
      • Do not post PC++ threads like "What is your favorite/least favorite _____?"
      • When discussing games during pre-release, only discuss information confirmed by trustworthy sources.
      • Rumors may be discussed once they have been proven beyond reasonable doubt.
    3. Do not discuss competitive Pokémon (Smogon metagames).
      • There are tons of other forums on Smogon made specifically for this purpose.
    4. Do not ask for links to emulators or ROMs, provide access to them, or discuss ways to exploit them for personal gain.
      • Let's Plays of Pokémon hacks are fine, but do not provide links.
    5. If you have a question about an in-game team, use the appropriate thread (e.g. Battle Subway) or post in Simple Questions & Simple Answers.
    Here are the tags that are available in this forum:

    (Challenge): If you have an idea for how to make the games harder you can document the rules and keep track with other players, create the next Nuzlocke!
    (Lets Play): For creative and interesting ways of documenting just a regular game run, or a specific challenge use this tag.
    (Sticky): The mod team will use this to make note of important threads that will be at the top of every page. Don't think by having this tag your thread will be stickied (in fact the exact opposite may occur).

    In addition to this

    Everything else is probably fine here! If you have any questions about what type of discussion belongs in this forum and what type doesn't, please contact Stellar, DHR-107, Codraroll, or NoCheese through PM or profile message. We'd be glad to help with any questions! Have fun.
    Please use these tags so other users can better find the content they are interested in.
  2. Stellar

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    Jack of All Trades

    Jul 4, 2008
    Do you read the XY discussion thread for hours on end? Do you refresh it obsessively, hoping to discover some new tidbit of information? Have your posts ever been infracted or deleted because they were "off topic"?

    If so, #orangeislands is the place for you! Most of Smogon's discussion happens behind the scenes on IRC. In fact, most of Orange Islands' regulars frequent our IRC channel, where you are free to theorymon new Pokémon, discuss all your hopes and dreams for XY, and get all the off-topic craziness out of your system. Remember, IRC is the place for discussing anything that pops into your head, not the XY thread!

    You can access our IRC channel very easily by clicking on the following link. I'd like to invite everyone to check it out, we'd love to get to know you more and to build our community here in the Orange Islands.

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  3. Birkal

    Birkal We have the technology.
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    CAP Head Mod

    Oct 12, 2010

    Hello, and welcome to the Orange Islands. The moderation staff here would like to ensure that conversation held within this forum is both sensible and enjoyable. As a result, we'd like to give you all a brief overview of who the staff here are and what roles they perform. If you're wondering about what the Orange Islands are all about, start off by reading this post. Use this thread to learn who to contact about aspects that are within the scope of Orange Islands.

    Stellar is the Head Moderator of the Orange Islands. He's been around on Smogon for many years, but has finally settled down to chill with the in-gamers. He organizes and works with the current staff of Orange Islands to make sure that moderation is done well. Contact him if you have any concerns about how this forum is run.

    Mekkah is one of the oldest members here on Smogon; we're privileged to have him. He's also a fierce in-game competitor, so contact him if you're looking for a challenging run-through.

    Layell is the founder of Orange Island Movie Nights, which have been a smashing hit over the past year. He's a creative guy who's always looking to make more friends who play Pokemon. Contact him if you have a spiffy new idea on something fun we could do here on the forums. Recently he has been part of XY sprite project which heavily overlapped with initial XY research.

    DHR-107 has been a driving force in the Orange Islands subforum with XY discussion as well as being one of the nicest users in the Orange Island irc chat. With XY well underway expect him to be a big part of all the upcoming in-game research.

    TheMantyke is a big wifi player, VGC player, and is really big into Let's Plays where he ruins all of the games but makes them very hilarious in the process. He would be a good person to talk to regarding streaming or challenges in general.​

    That's the staff here at Orange Islands. We're all here to chat and support this forum, so please send us a message with any comments or concerns you may have. We're always open to feedback. Thank you for your time; enjoy your stay at the Orange Islands!

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 21, 2014
  4. Layell

    Layell Alas poor Yorick!
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    Sprite Leader

    Nov 5, 2006
  5. Stellar

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    Jack of All Trades

    Jul 4, 2008
    I think this needs to be said: forums are not the same things as chatboxes. If you need to tell someone something but it doesn't directly contribute to the thread you are viewing, send the person a visitor message or a private message. This also means you shouldn't spam responses to pre-release threads by responding to every little thing or by posting "witty" one-liners after every other post.
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