Smogon Simple Questions & Suggestions Thread

Hi, so I've been in the meta since early SUMO and have been doing some tournaments in showdown, but I want to get into tourneys on the fourms, is there any kind of starter tournaments that I could sign up for, as I would like to be bigger in Smogon. Hopefully.
Thanks in advance
 
I recently joined to ask about some hacking and game development matters. Sad to admit, but I don't know what key terms or phrases to enter in the search for a introducing yourself and meeting the current members.

Please point me the right way.
If you mean ROM hacks, as far as I'm aware Smogon doesn't allow them anywhere cause they're sort of walking a tightrope with the whole copyright thing anyway, so they stay away from things that could bite them in the ass. If you're just talking about PS! then this forum is based around Showdown!

I'd probably suggest lurking a bit and making sure to read the site and forum specific rules because moderators on this site heavily enforce them.

Edit: I just realised that isn't what you asked. It depends what area of Smogon you want to get involved in, you can head to the specific forum for that area. For example, in Metagames>OU is for OU battling and building, Orange Islands is for talk on the official games, Firebot is... Firebot. Again read the rules and lurk a bit and you will eventually catch on, most 'terms' you can just Google or ask on the Questions thread in each forum.
 
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Thank you for the response! Very comprehensive.

It depends what area of Smogon you want to get involved in, you can head to the specific forum for that area. For example, in Metagames>OU is for OU battling and building, Orange Islands is for talk on the official games, Firebot is... Firebot.
I guess most of my conversation is about understanding tools and having discussion with people that know them well. I don't know how far the policy goes on the subject, I'm mostly trying to envelop playtesting older Pokemon titles on emulators and figuring out how my code revisions will operate within them. To be honest my DS has a problem with its backlight so using hardware to backup my saves is a lifesaver.

One example that I could give is how one could take the TM system in gen VI into the previous iterations. I may be reaching when I say this, but I have a strong inclination to believe that people still play and discuss older titles. If not for critical thinking and reference, but to enjoy the nostalgia about them.

The most I would go is to talk about how to get the best quality for a lets play, granted that my capture card isn't exactly choice.

I'd probably suggest lurking a bit and making sure to read the site and forum specific rules because moderators on this site heavily enforce them.
Thanks for the heads up, I feel like I'll have to do a bit of reading about how this place is ran. So its nice to hear from an actual person that you may be in danger of breaking a rule, instead of getting blasted without warning.

you will eventually catch on, most 'terms' you can just Google or ask on the Questions thread in each forum.
Does this mean that each forum has its own meet and greet section where I can introduce myself? I wonder aloud!
 
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Hello. I'm sure this has been answered before, but how do I accept a friend request here?
There aren't necessarily 'friend requests' on Smogon, but if someone follows you, you can follow them back and that's practically the equivalent to a friend system. To do that, just go to the user's profile and hit 'follow' near their profile picture.
 
There aren't necessarily 'friend requests' on Smogon, but if someone follows you, you can follow them back and that's practically the equivalent to a friend system. To do that, just go to the user's profile and hit 'follow' near their profile picture.
Oh okay. Thanks for the info, Natu. Someone named Gurpreet Patel had (sent you a friend request) in his name and that kinda threw me off guard. Lol.

I have another question: I'd like to start an art thread here, but I'd like to know if I need special permission to do that or just go ahead and do it?
 

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Oh okay. Thanks for the info, Natu. Someone named Gurpreet Patel had (sent you a friend request) in his name and that kinda threw me off guard. Lol.

I have another question: I'd like to start an art thread here, but I'd like to know if I need special permission to do that or just go ahead and do it?
In general, it's smart to read the forum rules and ask a mod of that forum before you post a thread. But as far as I know there's no restrictions in Smeargle
 
Quick question: for all the forums where you have already posted a message, you have necessarily a notif "Alerts" with each new comment. Is it possible to choose the forums where you want to be notified (and without necessarily having already posted a comment)? Conversely, how to remove the notification for forums where you do not want to follow anymore? I apologize for my bad english
 
Quick question: for all the forums where you have already posted a message, you have necessarily a notif "Alerts" with each new comment. Is it possible to choose the forums where you want to be notified (and without necessarily having already posted a comment)? Conversely, how to remove the notification for forums where you do not want to follow anymore? I apologize for my bad english
If you don't want to be notified by all forums you view, you can uncheck the 'Automatically watch content you interact with…' box in your preferences (found by clicking your username in the top right). To remove current watched threads/other content, you can navigate to the 'watched' tab at the top of the forum and check the threads you no longer want to watch and then hit 'remove'.

If you want to select a forum for which you get notified when activity happens, you can just hit 'watch thread' or 'watch forum' at the top right before the first post/thread of the forum.
 
I was just namelocked for a bit for having an identical IP as another user that was banned. When I appealed the the lock, I was told it was due to using mobile. So...is it generally not advisable to use mobile because of this being able to occur, or is it the use of PS on mobile, itself, that’s the problem?
 

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I was just namelocked for a bit for having an identical IP as another user that was banned. When I appealed the the lock, I was told it was due to using mobile. So...is it generally not advisable to use mobile because of this being able to occur, or is it the use of PS on mobile, itself, that’s the problem?
It is generally a good idea to not use PS while connected to public Wi-Fi's, as it's possible someon's used that Wi-Fi to spam or such and get Banned/locked on it.

If you're at home, it shouldn't matter what device you're using to play on PS, as long as you don't use a proxy.
 
It is generally a good idea to not use PS while connected to public Wi-Fi's, as it's possible someon's used that Wi-Fi to spam or such and get Banned/locked on it.

If you're at home, it shouldn't matter what device you're using to play on PS, as long as you don't use a proxy.
Ahhh. Okay. Much thanks for the clarification.
 

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how come I can't edit my profile picture? I have changed my name but not at all recently.
If you've changed your name more than a month ago, and can't change anything else, then the lock on your profile is still active. All you have to do is request here to remove the lock, and you should be able to change your avatar again~
 
I just had a battle on BSS in which a Heatran was able to use flash cannon ahead of my Salamence's Substitute. If not hacked (though I suspect it is) I would love to know how to beat substitute's +3 priority with a +0 priority attack using Heatran. The code to view my video is QDWG-WWWW-WWWN-GYAW and it occurs on turn five. Your input is very much appreciated!
 
I just had a battle on BSS in which a Heatran was able to use flash cannon ahead of my Salamence's Substitute. If not hacked (though I suspect it is) I would love to know how to beat substitute's +3 priority with a +0 priority attack using Heatran. The code to view my video is QDWG-WWWW-WWWN-GYAW and it occurs on turn five. Your input is very much appreciated!
Sub doesn't have any priority. Did the Heatran ever switch moves? Because it sounds like it was scarfed.
 
I just had a battle on BSS in which a Heatran was able to use flash cannon ahead of my Salamence's Substitute. If not hacked (though I suspect it is) I would love to know how to beat substitute's +3 priority with a +0 priority attack using Heatran. The code to view my video is QDWG-WWWW-WWWN-GYAW and it occurs on turn five. Your input is very much appreciated!
Substitute is +0 priority.
 

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