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This thread will be a catch-all for things that don't warrant their own announcement thread.
  • Infraction Appeals forum created where users who have received an infraction they deem inappropriate can appeal to the entire mod staff. Only you and Mods+ can see threads you create.
  • The Sun and Moon subforum merged into Orange Islands.
  • Closed Forums reorganized for ease of access and readability.
  • jumpluff demodded for inactivity.
  • Toast++ resigned from Administrator.
 
  • Forums have been shuffled around a bit; the most significant changes include Past Gen C&C being tucked away as a subforum of C&C, B101 and RMT moving above WiFi/Orange Islands, the collapsing of Battle Spot and VGC into subforums of new forum Cartridge Metagames, and some renaming of a few subforums and categories to appropriately frame these modifications.
 

MajorBowman

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We have made a slight change to the custom fields available to be filled out under each profile's Account Details. These are the changes:

Added
Discord Username
Pokemon Showdown! Username
Switch Friend Code
YouTube channel
Twitch channel
Steam ID

Removed
Generation 4 and 5 Friend Codes
Google Talk
 
  • Going into 2019, we are placing more emphasis on keeping resources up-to-date sitewide (more on this come January). To begin with, Information & Resources has been re-spackled. A number of outdated or repeated resource threads have been consolidated to optimize navigation. The Introduction to Smogon is now more concise for easier digestion than the old Primer; this is also now displayed in a notice to users with less than 50 posts. The Tiering FAQ was updated, and you can suggest new Forum Styles here.
 
  • I'm back... and so is the new and improved Video Game Championships forum! It's gotten a very noticeable face lift and been pared down considerably: there is now only one subforum that houses all competitive VGC discussion. Furthermore, the 2019 Ultra Series analysis writing process has been moved into it (help us write them!) and will result in open-ended discussion threads upon their completion. This structure will hopefully make it easier to navigate and post in the forum. Last but not least, Netherious (Shivershaft) has joined the VGC forum staff as a project moderator. Congratulations!
 

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An easier way to add Pokemon sprites and minisprites to posts was added, which hopefully should make life easier for you guys when posting RMTs and VR threads and the like.

For example, :bulbasaur: adds Bulbasaur's minisprite to your post: :bulbasaur:

whereas prefixing it with a generation's two-letter code adds that generation's full-size sprite / 3D model. E.g. :dp/bulbasaur: inserts Bulbasaur's DPP sprite, and :sm/bulbasaur: adds its SM model.

:dp/bulbasaur: :sm/bulbasaur:

Further tweaks / optimisations may be made to this feature, but it's currently functional enough for you all to use, so hf with it.
 

The Dutch Plumberjack

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Everyone should see a "Report" button now on forum posts, profile posts, and (non-staff member) user profiles. This functionality was disabled many years ago (like, before I joined the forums) due to significant abuse, but after a few recent discussions we've decided to give it another shot.

Use it well.

(& of course still feel free to reach out to staff directly for more involved reports)
 

The Dutch Plumberjack

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We've added a Discord ban appeal forum, which can be used for bans from both the main Smogon server and any server listed in the Discord side server directory. We haven't had a streamlined way to handle these so far, so hopefully this will come in handy.

Rather than using conventional threads, in order to make sure all threads are formatted cleanly, the forum uses a form (which can be accessed through where normally the "Post new thread" button is found), which then posts a user's replies as a thread into the forum. Similarly to infraction appeals and PS! discipline appeals, threads can only be viewed by Discord staff + community leaders and above and by the user posting them.
 
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