Welcome to the information hub for any workshops hosted in the NeverUsed room on Pokemon Showdown. This thread will serve as an archive for all teams built during workshops, frequently asked questions about workshops, and discussion about teams made during workshops.
Q: What are teambuilding workshops?
A: Workshops are events hosted in the PS NU room where one or more staff members gather together as many people as they can to build a team together, usually in a separate private room. Staff members moderate the room while everyone throws out suggestions and collaborates to build something cool.
Q: When can I join in on a workshop?
A: Workshops happen randomly at the discretion of the PS NU Room Staff. Try joining during our busy peak hours for the best chance at catching one.
Q: Can you schedule a workshop ahead of time?
A: We used to do scheduled workshops, but we often found that users hardly ever planned their week around showing up for a room event like this. We found that we got the same amount of participation by hosting them whenever we found ourselves both ready and eager to, which consequently makes them more fun. Scheduled workshops aren't out of the realm of possibilities, but they are unlikely to occur.
Q: I feel like my suggestions aren't being taken seriously during workshops, what can I do to change that?
A: Probably the most important thing you can do is to go with the flow. Workshops can get pretty hectic, and one of the worst things you can do is get impatient or upset because you don't have as much control over the team as you'd like. Workshops are best approached as a learning exercise for everyone involved as you get to trade and incorporate new ideas into your building process that you might not have had before.
Q: Can I host a workshop?
A: Sure, under certain circumstances! If you're a global voice or up, you can create the private room, but we'd prefer you get permission from an NU Staff member before you advertise it and get everyone involved. The reason for this is because these events are apart of the room just as much as anything else, so NU staff should be involved to some extent should the need arise.