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So, for name change requests, one is not allowed to request distracting characters (e.g VCrakeV123), and not allowed to request names already in use. Is one allowed to request a name that is in use, but with different "distracting characters"? I use "Grasshopper0" on Showdown, and wanted to change my forum name to reflect that, but someone has "Grasshopper021", or something like that.
 
I normally know how to change my avatar, but now it’s not coming up as an option on the image. I would screenshot but power button is broken. Any advice?

Why can’t we change name more than once? I really regretted my name change and so I asked for a revert, but wouldn’t it be better to change the name, say, max 3 times?
 
I normally know how to change my avatar, but now it’s not coming up as an option on the image. I would screenshot but power button is broken. Any advice?

Why can’t we change name more than once? I really regretted my name change and so I asked for a revert, but wouldn’t it be better to change the name, say, max 3 times?
The button isn't working because your profile is still locked from your name change. After a month you can ask for a profile unlock in this thread.

you only get 1 name change;
  • you must provide a REASON;
  • you may revert back to your old name, but only after at least 3 months have passed, and you will be ineligible for future changes
For more information, read the OP in this thread which you can also look to see how to unlock your profile.
 

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Are the classic Smogon designs also available for the apparel sale, or just the SPL ones?
Just the SPL X logos for now.

We infrequently (as in, once every year or two) sell classic designs and a couple new ones for a short period, so be on the look out in the future.
 
I'm looking to host and register a new Showdown server, but I'm confused by all the names shown on https://pokemonshowdown.com/servers/ since I don't know how to change the URL from the IP address. Am I expected to be able to do this, or does Smogon change it somehow once I've registered the server? If I have to do it, could someone please offer some guidance on how to do it? I know what I'm doing setting up the server, I just don't know how to change the URL
 

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Hi, so I want to ask something regarding the HTML tag

for some reason, if there are quotation marks in a <div>, <img> or <a href> tag, it does not recognize them (thus not color them in their respective colors). However, the ending tags (</div> and </a>) are recognized with no problems.

Here's an example:

HTML:
<div class ="test">
<img src="//play.pokemonshowdown.com/sprites/xyani/rotom.gif" alt="Rotom"/>
</div>
However, when I c/p from someone else's HTML tag (where it is correctly colored), it appears as correctly colored. I tried to find on my own what's causing this, but unsuccessfully. It will be appreciated if someone explains what am I doing wrong

(P.S. Notepad++ recognizes the tags, which is confusing me even more).

EDIT: OK nevermind, it seems like preview is just really bad, sorry for posting and later just disregarding it. But what is up with Preview anyways to do this?
 
I'm pretty much new here, signed up on Smogon few hrs ago. I replied to the thread with necessary details of second random battle tournament commencing from 8th of Jan. Last date of signing up is 31st of Dec. How will I get to know if I've been confirmed for this tournament?
 

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I'm pretty much new here, signed up on Smogon few hrs ago. I replied to the thread with necessary details of second random battle tournament commencing from 8th of Jan. Last date of signing up is 31st of Dec. How will I get to know if I've been confirmed for this tournament?
They'll probably notify you somehow if you've been drafted.
 
So as far as I can tell, this is the most relevant place to ask this question as it pertains to the history of all of Smogon. I saw a whopping 346 eligible voters for the latest Zygarde suspect in OU and it got me wondering; what suspect had the highest participation all-time (i.e. most voters)? I'd assume some OU test, seeing as that is the "standard" tier, but my curious and stat-driven mind would like to know if anyone has an answer.
 

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So as far as I can tell, this is the most relevant place to ask this question as it pertains to the history of all of Smogon. I saw a whopping 346 eligible voters for the latest Zygarde suspect in OU and it got me wondering; what suspect had the highest participation all-time (i.e. most voters)? I'd assume some OU test, seeing as that is the "standard" tier, but my curious and stat-driven mind would like to know if anyone has an answer.
Probably the Zygarde suspect you're referencing. You're right that OU has the most normally, but this is an outlier even for OU's standards. You can look in the Blind Voting subforum and look at posts per thread for a rough idea how many voters any given suspect had.
 

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>late
>smog awards has happenen anytime between january and march in the past

Meme arrows aside, smog awards are still happening, but the people (me + the rest of tfp staff) are currently putting most/all our efforts towards the SPL Power Rankings which also happens around this time every year. You'll have to wait a bit longer before anything happens regarding that.
 

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Also, what are the best resources for team building generally?
It's hard to nail down concrete (up-to-date) resources specifically on teambuilding, each metagame subforum does have a form of Role Compenium/"Good Cores" (OU's for instance: here and here) thread that compiles useful things for reference. Our media publication also has posted several iterations of teambuilding guides throughout the years, but nothing for general teambuilding this generation.
 

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I've had some trouble with logging into my account. I was able to log into the Forum, but my teams didn't transfer over and neither did my score. I am logging in on a different computer, which probably has something to do with it, but I can't figure it out.
 

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