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Idk if this is already a thing, but I thought it'd maybe be cool if fonts were somehow importable to the forums. IDK how to program that stuff in, so GL if you all decide to work on it, but I personally think it'd be a cool minor addition.
 
Idk if this is already a thing, but I thought it'd maybe be cool if fonts were somehow importable to the forums. IDK how to program that stuff in, so GL if you all decide to work on it, but I personally think it'd be a cool minor addition.
When typing out a post, if you click the button that is a capital A, it lets you change the font family between 8 font types, including Arial and Times New Roman.
 
When typing out a post, if you click the button that is a capital A, it lets you change the font family between 8 font types, including Arial and Times New Roman.
I know, but I'm talking about the possibility to import more fonts, like IMPACT or Comic Sans.
 
I've been on Smogon a while, but I still can't figure this out. Why are there such strict rules on name changes and deleting accounts? I can think of at least a couple for the name change ones, but why on account deletion?
 

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I've been on Smogon a while, but I still can't figure this out. Why are there such strict rules on name changes and deleting accounts? I can think of at least a couple for the name change ones, but why on account deletion?
If your account is deleted, your posts go down with it, which can make some forum threads you posted in bug out.
 

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I've been on Smogon a while, but I still can't figure this out. Why are there such strict rules on name changes and deleting accounts? I can think of at least a couple for the name change ones, but why on account deletion?
For name changes, it’s a combination of multiple reasons.

The obvious one is we don’t want people frivolously changing names over and over to avoid user confusion and request flooding, so we typically give one name change or two maximum for special cases.

We also require 100 posts as an admittedly arbitrary line to make sure the user is actually active on Smogon, again reducing the number of requests to users who would really appreciate the change, something we’re happy to accommodate.

We do not allow currently infracted users or otherwise currently punished users to change their names to avoid letting them escape to a new identity before their infraction is over.

We only allow badgeholders to take existing names as a perk and a thank you for their contributions, since it is a bigger deal than changing to an unused name. However, we require the existing username to not have been used in a significant amount of time in order to be somewhat sure we aren’t bumping an active user off their chosen name. We also require that the user not have been active during their time so as to not mess with history and also because previously active users are more likely to return in the future than those who only posted twice.

A lot of the name change rules may seem arbitrary but I feel they’re fair to both the users and the staff.

Oh, ok. But what if you get banned? Do they just deal with it then?
Your existing posts are not affected if your account is banned, so there’s no issue there.
 

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How about using the "Location" field to enter your location and/or timezone? Or should there be separate fields for both
You could do that, though you'd still be missing out on the clock, which would be the more helpful aspect of my suggestion.
 
Thanks. Now, when I create a thread:
  1. how do I lock it if stuff gets too out of hand or the thread is dead?
  2. how do I move it from one place to another? Say I post a thread in Gen 7 Pet Mods, but when Gen 8 comes, I want to post it in the Gen 8 Pet Mods thread, if there is one.
 
Thanks. Now, when I create a thread:
  1. how do I lock it if stuff gets too out of hand or the thread is dead?
  2. how do I move it from one place to another? Say I post a thread in Gen 7 Pet Mods, but when Gen 8 comes, I want to post it in the Gen 8 Pet Mods thread, if there is one.
You ask a moderator.
 
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Hi, I'm wondering... Why not add EV yield to the Dex, since one of the focus of competitive is EV training? This is already available, i.e. bulbapedia, and I believe it is simple to implement. Easy to put on a sheet, easy to put in a sql insert, and just a single line insertion on pokemon page. I was playing today and suddenly realize the lot of info to know during gameplay/battles: foes types, stats, ev yield, and so on. The most of it, smogon can handle.. but the ev yield I have to open another page to search for twice. Since i have made a dex frontend app this week for android, as i've said n the other post, using it while i'm playing, I believe this will help a lot everyone! So.. why not?
 

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I've posted this in wrong section (Technical Projects)... reposting:

Hi, I'm wondering... Why not add EV yield to the Dex, since one of the focus of competitive is EV training? This is already available, i.e. bulbapedia, and I believe it is simple to implement. Easy to put on a sheet, easy to put in a sql insert, and just a single line insertion on pokemon page. I was playing today and suddenly realize the lot of info to know during gameplay/battles: foes types, stats, ev yield, and so on. The most of it, smogon can handle.. but the ev yield I have to open another page to search for twice. Since i have made a dex frontend app this week for android, as i've said n the other post, using it while i'm playing, I believe this will help a lot everyone! So.. why not?
I believe the reason is that Smogon is meant for playing on a battle sim where the EV trained Pokémon are readily available. EV yield is essentially irrelevant when it comes to competitive battling itself, which is where Smogon's focus lies, not on breeding or EV training Pokémon like you'd have to do on cartridge.
 
I believe the reason is that Smogon is meant for playing on a battle sim where the EV trained Pokémon are readily available. EV yield is essentially irrelevant when it comes to competitive battling itself, which is where Smogon's focus lies, not on breeding or EV training Pokémon like you'd have to do on cartridge.
Smogon is the place from where a lot of people copy or inspire their training/competition structure, since Smogon furnishes not only the guides but examples of how to train your choosed pokemon. If you have the curiosity sometime to look into the Smogon Dex, you will see, ie. in Charizard page BW, that he can be trained in four different setups. So it is not "just playing with already trained pokemon". A lot of people play "on cartridge" using this information. I think what you said is refered to Pokemon Showdown.
 
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I've posted this in wrong section (Technical Projects)... reposting:

Hi, I'm wondering... Why not add EV yield to the Dex, since one of the focus of competitive is EV training? This is already available, i.e. bulbapedia, and I believe it is simple to implement. Easy to put on a sheet, easy to put in a sql insert, and just a single line insertion on pokemon page. I was playing today and suddenly realize the lot of info to know during gameplay/battles: foes types, stats, ev yield, and so on. The most of it, smogon can handle.. but the ev yield I have to open another page to search for twice. Since i have made a dex frontend app this week for android, as i've said n the other post, using it while i'm playing, I believe this will help a lot everyone! So.. why not?
This is doable if we had lists of the EV yield for each Pokemon in an easily processed format. I won't promise it will be done soon, but if you can give an accurate source (that is easy to process) for yield in gen 3-7 it would be a lot quicker to get this done than otherwise. We just don't have this information laying around sadly.
 
This is doable if we had lists of the EV yield for each Pokemon in an easily processed format. I won't promise it will be done soon, but if you can give an accurate source (that is easy to process) for yield in gen 3-7 it would be a lot quicker to get this done than otherwise. We just don't have this information laying around sadly.
https://github.com/jpirnat/dex/blob/master/data/ev_yields.csv
Here's a csv file of EV yields, structured to be imported into a relational database. And the supporting files with the mappings of version groups, Pokémon, and stats. Most of the data is from Bulbapedia.

(Disclaimer: this is from my own dex data compilation project. Not trying to self advertise; just fulfilling the data request because I happened to have it)
 

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https://github.com/jpirnat/dex/blob/master/data/ev_yields.csv
Here's a csv file of EV yields, structured to be imported into a relational database. And the supporting files with the mappings of version groups, Pokémon, and stats. Most of the data is from Bulbapedia.

(Disclaimer: this is from my own dex data compilation project. Not trying to self advertise; just fulfilling the data request because I happened to have it)
Thanks for the offer, but this isn't quite accurate enough for what we need. For example (thanks Merritt) Roselia gave 1 SpA EV in Gen 3, but 2 SpA EVs in Gen 4. See https://www.serebii.net/pokedex-rs/315.shtml and https://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/315.shtml
 
Thanks for the offer, but this isn't quite accurate enough for what we need. For example (thanks Merritt) Roselia gave 1 SpA EV in Gen 3, but 2 SpA EVs in Gen 4. See https://www.serebii.net/pokedex-rs/315.shtml and https://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/315.shtml
I think... since each generation have his own pokemon description page, EV yields can be included first for the newest generations(and the most difficult part of structuring the database design and front-end changes), this really do not make so much difference for who is playing, because the EV can vary one point or another, but still in the same STAT. In this particular case, Roselia change to 2 point on Gen4 because Budew was included in the evolution chain to be the first (so, 1 ev) as well as Roserade show up with 3EV. Nevertheless, I will still looking for a more complete information including oldest gen. Thank you for valuing the suggestion.

UPDATE:
Is not just two occurrences.
As follow:

Pokemon​
HP​
AT​
DE​
SA​
SD​
SP​
Roselia
0​
0​
0​
1​
0​
0​
Gen3​
Roselia
0​
0​
0​
2​
0​
0​
Gen4​
Misdreavus
0​
0​
0​
1​
1​
0​
Gen3​
Misdreavus
0​
0​
0​
0​
1​
0​
Gen4​
Shaymin (Land Forme)
3​
0​
0​
0​
0​
0​
Gen4​
Shaymin (Sky Forme)
0​
0​
0​
0​
0​
3​
Watchog
0​
1​
0​
0​
0​
0​
BW​
Watchog
0​
2​
0​
0​
0​
0​
BW2​
Aegislash (Shield Forme)
0​
0​
2​
0​
1​
0​
Aegislash (Blade Forme)
0​
2​
0​
1​
0​
0​
Ninetales
0​
0​
0​
1​
1​
0​
Gen4​
Ninetales
0​
0​
0​
0​
1​
1​
Gen5​

Until now
 
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