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I am sorry. sorry to bother anyone. I only just joined, please understand. I didn't try to do anything wrong. tell me what I was meant to do instead? I don't understand yet
Find a part of the forum that interests you. From what I can tell, Orange Islands (the non-competitive discussion forum) is probably closest to what you're looking for. Start by reading the rules then go check out the various threads to see if anything is appealing to you.

If nothing there speaks to you, go look around the other forums until you find something that you find interesting and then get involved.

On a different note, some general forum etiquette stuff (and this is something basically internet-wide) is that bumping dead threads by posting in them with something completely unrelated to the thread in question is discouraged beyond belief, and that double/triple posting isn't allowed generally (use the edit button if you want to add to your post).

Blocking isn't a punishment, it's just that many people don't want somebody they don't know from prior interactions posting on their walls with something pointless.

Welcome to Smogon.
 

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why so many rules? what are you afraid of? that people might have a different opinion?oh heaven forbid someone might think for themselves!
Rules are not necessarily in place to prevent others from their opinion, but to help create a forum environment that doesn't reek of chaos due to random one liners that don't belong in a thread, prevention of constant harassment of users, to help create positive discussion...

...and in your case specifically, to prevent a thread from being flooded by posts that can be condensed into one post instead of posting 2-3 times.

Perhaps it would be best for you to sit back, think things through a bit more carefully, and remember personal boundaries as well as proper forum etiquette. After all, I think if you did not want to be bothered by someone and I decided to constantly flood your PMs and wall with posts it would eventually cause a chain reaction to where you would want to ignore that person. Not everyone is as approachable as you want them to be.
 
Quick question: there was recently the decision to completely ban Sand Veil from the DPP OU. This also results in the ban of mons mentioned here. Therefore, are these 6 mons technically Ubers? We would be in the same situation with Shadow Tag (Wynaut and Wobbuffet), but the message on Showdown is different:
Unfortunately the ruling means that yes, these Pokemon are banned in gen4 OU (shouldn't be in lower tiers) because that is their only ability. Because the ability is banned and not the Pokemon, the message on Showdown is correct (although Wynaut and Wobbufett are banned solely because of Shadow Tag). There was a time this also applied to Froslass (Snow Cloak being banned), but that has since been revoked.

Because these Pokemon are usable in tiers lower than OU (including LC), they fall into those tiers regardless of this ban as transivity is supposed to be broken such that metagames like gen4 NU where Sandslash, Cacturne, and Gabite are usable are not effected a decade after they were last popularly played.
 
What exactly happens when a user has the CT "I COULD BE BANNED!" despite, you know, being close to being banned from Smogon? What exactly changes for them?
Sorry for the multiple Q's, these forums are more complicated then I thought.
 
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What exactly happens when a user has the CT "I COULD BE BANNED!" despite, you know, being close to being banned from Smogon? What exactly changes for them?
Sorry for the multiple Q's, these forums are more complicated then I thought.
"I COULD BE BANNED!" is a custom warning for forum users that have received 3 infraction points for rule-breaking offenses.
If the users in question keep ignoring this last warning and still misbehave, they will receive a 4th infraction point, resulting in an imminent ban.
Once these users have been banned, their username will be crossed through and their previous custom warning will be changed to "Banned deucer."

More information about Smogon's Global Rules can be found here.
More information about Smogon's Warnings can be found here.

I hope that this answered your question.
 
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Yes it did and I have one more. How do I know if I am Wi-Fi blacklisted? i.e. What does it mean and how does it show up on your profile?
From our blacklist thread:
WiFi Blacklist

Everyone here lied about trading hacked or scammed and that's why they're here (although most are banned). Users on this list are not allowed to operate trade threads nor giveaways.
Basically if you scam users or break the Wi-Fi rules, you may be blacklisted in the subforum (it is possible to work your way off the list by being helpful in the subforum). If you haven't done so and don't see your name on the list, then you aren't on the blacklist. Blacklisted users receive a red CT of "Wi-Fi Blacklisted", much like the "I could be banned" and "banned duecer" CT's. For an example, click on someone's username on the list to see what I mean.

Being blacklisted doesn't contribute any points toward being banned from the site, which MO talked about above.

edit: clarified how to get off list
 
Thanks and sorry again, but these spoilers are REALLY ANNOYING. How exactly do you make so that when you want to post two different sets of a Pokemon, they don't get merged into one spoiler? I have been having that problem for forever and I'm starting to get pissed off.
 

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Thanks and sorry again, but these spoilers are REALLY ANNOYING. How exactly do you make so that when you want to post two different sets of a Pokemon, they don't get merged into one spoiler? I have been having that problem for forever and I'm starting to get pissed off.
I'm almost 100% sure you're missing a bracket if you're doing something like that. Make sure all of these "[ ]" start and end in the right place. It's either that, or you don't close your spoiler/quote correctly. They should end with [/QUOTE], or something like that if applicable. If it gets too messy, if possible, save your work inside the hidetext and start over.
 
Thank you, Coconut for the help. It worked this time.
I know I may come across as annoying when I don't know how to work things you may find simple, but I'm a newcomer to Smogon, and I'm afraid of criticism I may receive from mods or staff if I don't come across as professional. There are many things in here I don't understand, but I am often too scared of mods and other Smogon staff b/c they may patronize or insult me for asking. And I do NOT take non-constrictive criticism well. My biggest fear is getting those red CTs so my status will be reduced on Smogon or even worse, getting the truly horrible title of "Banned deucer". I only have 2 followers on this account and have no friends on my Discord profile, so I often seem upset and lonely, seeing as I have no other followers to chat with. I just want to hopefully feel more welcome in the community, similar to Megafritz on page 56, so that I don't come across as an idiot who doesn't understand Smogon.
Thank you all.
 

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If you found Megafritz's post, you've likely also read the advice other users gave. So I won't reiterate on that. If you haven't, then read the next few posts!

Mods can tell the difference between when people screw up (we all do) and those who are "bad eggs", so I wouldn't worry too much. Best advice I can give is find a community you're interesting in and try to get involved--whether that be in the forums, discord, or PS (the main Smogon discord may be a good play to start since it's a catch-all). Familiarize yourself with the rules, lurk a bit, and then muster up the courage to post! It'll take time to blend with the Smogon culture, but we all had to do that. I'm sure you'll find people here are actually quite nice. Mods are users just like you and I hope Coconut and I have shown that we don't bite.

With that said, this is the internet. You'll almost assuredly find some non-constructive criticism or personalities that you don't mesh with. Be prepared for that. Should you land yourself an infraction one day, it's not the end of the world nor does it mean you're on the slippery slope to being banned. Many mods+ and badged users have had one. All-in-all, try not to take everything personally, try to relax and have fun, and give yourself time to adapt.

If you haven't been already, allow me to be the first to welcome you to Smogon! ^_^
 

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How do I delete my forum account? I was going through my old accounts. Never use this forum anymore. Can't find a way to delete it under my account settings.
Xenforo lacks that functionality for non-admin panel users. It's also rather unwanted since deleting accounts with posts tends to mess up the search functions and can do some really wacky things when the user has made threads. And then there's also the headache of people deleting their account by mistake, or asking for it and then changing their mind, and there is no functionality at all to restore accounts.
 

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