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Small Objective Changes - (Typos, Poor Wording, etc.)

Discussion in 'Sixth Generation Contributions' started by Oglemi, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Oglemi

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    Post small changes to pages on the site here. Fundamental idea: if there is something wrong with a page on the site and your fix does not change the structure of it, then post it here instead of making a new topic. (Quick addition: if your change is controversial, this is not the topic for it. Post a new topic with your ideas so others can criticize them.)

    Why are there no posts here?: When something gets fixed in this thread the post is deleted, don't be weirded out by the lack of posts!

    SCMS people: You don't need to post here. Just make the change yourself. If you fix someone else's problem, please post that you did so.

    When corrections are made by Site Staff, the post reporting the error will be deleted, and then eventually undeleted and moved to this thread to keep this thread tidy.


    ~ It would be wonderful if you linked to the page you want to correct, that makes fixing it that much quicker. Please link to the page on the site. I'm tired of trying to find the page to edit something, only to read through the whole thing and realize you were talking about the ADV analysis or something dumb. If you just say something like "Geodude needs to have 5 more Attack EVs on its Rock Throw set" without linking to the analysis, you will be infracted. If you can't take the time to just add a link, then it's not that helpful.

    ~ If the errors you find are limited to certain parts of a page, it's a great idea to clarify in which areas your edits are located. For example, "On Kakuna's 'Ubers Support' set, x needs to be capitalized". Better yet is quoting the context so the section you're talking about is quickly and easily found.

    NOTICE #1: Badged members, do NOT just auto-correct all the suggestions. A lot of the time, the suggestion isn't grammatically correct.

    NOTICE #2: Be clear about what you have fixed and always make a post AFTER the corrected post to note this.

    NOTICE #3: I've noticed that for some reason on the credits page that strings of text will move around the page in between edits from when a person edits the page and when someone caches it. Nobody is doing this on purpose, and it irritates me that it happens, though it mostly happens at the very bottom of the page after the last </dd> tag. For a while there it was "Symphx" that was jumping down, and then a few times it was "ed seve" that jumped. IDK why or how this happens, just be aware that it does.
  2. TerrysAlt

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    Jul 24, 2014

    Sorry in advance if any of this sounds nitpicky. :)

    In the checks and counters section for OU under "Respective Defensive Pokemon" it says "Slowbro can recover off damage and doesn't care too much about Will-O-Wisp, though it is actually OHKOed by +1 Outrage from a Dragon Dance set after some prior damage; however, this is not the case with Mega Slowbro, which can tank an attack and proceed to use Thunder Wave or Scald"

    This seems rather badly worded. I mean, in a sense, anything can OHKO anything else if the "some prior damage" is high enough (and does it really count as an OHKO if it had prior damage). Also, wouldn't Mega Slowbro be just as knocked out if its prior damage was high enough?

    As a final note, the entire checks and counters section is a huge wall of text with not a lot of separation between what counters X and what counters Y. Maybe some reformatting of that section would increase readability.
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