Banner by Fatecrashers and ium. Welcome to Smogon Global Announcements! I'm here to start up something entirely new to Smogon. Our front page is a great way to get news on Smogon, but it certainly doesn't cover all of the things going on around our site and forums. There's also our Facebook page, which is a great place to get news, but I know that many of our forum-goers rarely view that page. As a result of all of this, I'm starting up a brand new announcements system on Smogon. In this thread, you can read up on the latest announcements on Smogon, from up-and-coming tournaments to suspect decisions. We'll also be covering non-competitive updates, like Orange Islands threads and badge promotions. If you're interested in how the process works, read the hide tags below. Otherwise, hop right into reading through our announcements. If you're interested in getting notified of these updates, subscribe to this thread at the dropdown box above this post labelled "Thread Tools." The latest announcements will be on the last page of this thread. Enjoy! Process for Posting Smogon Global Announcements (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Process for Posting Smogon Global Announcements (open) Process for Posting Smogon Global Announcements (close) The main idea of how announcements will be run is this: anyone can make a Smogon Global Announcement. You don't have to be a Smogon moderator to post in this thread, or even a badgeholder. If something interesting is happening on Smogon that you think everyone should know about, it has the right to be posted in this thread. If you have any questions about this, shoot me a PM. Here's a list of some announcements that could be made in this thread: Tiering updates for any tier Smogon Metagame project results and new rounds Council updates for any tier VGC event updates Anything Wi-Fi related that would want to be advertised Orange Islands movie nights New Orange Islands threads and projects Any updates to Pokemon Showdown!, including new features and promotions #trivia night dates and times Tournament sign-up information Declaring tournament winners New Battling 101 Rounds Additions to the Rate My Team archive RMT Rating Activity updates and projects New releases of The Smog New Smogon YouTube videos New Smogcasts Current CAP process updates (new voting/submission rounds) C&C Updates (talk with Oglemi about this if you're interested) Article releases on site Additions to the GP team New Circus Maximus sign-ups New Smeargle's Studio threads and projects Promotions via badging Again, I most emphasize that this list is not comprehensive. You can update whatever you like that is related to Smogon or even Pokemon. If you want to "self-appoint" yourself to update for specific categories, knock yourself out. However, this is going to be done on a first-come, first-post basis. Furthermore, I'm not against people posting links to things like our Facebook page or our Twitter. If it's Smogon, post it. If you need an example of what an announcement should look like, here you go. They should be short, sweet, and to the point. They should also link to relevant threads so people can read more! PM me if you have questions. Otherwise, let's get announcing!