Smogon Simple Questions & Suggestions Thread

HoeenHero

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Is there a place where I can check if a PS username is currently being used (Like, actually registered)
Go here https://pokemonshowdown.com/users/ and enter the name you want to check, if it says (unreigstered) its not registered, otherwise it is.
and possibly use it because the owner is inactive?
See this post for information on claiming inactive registered PS usernames.
Since Pokemon Home is now available (poggers), how will the changes be implemented? Will the updated movesets, like the return of Pursuit and Hidden Power, go into effect within a few days? That’s assuming those moves are transferable of course. Will the newly available mons, like Blastoise and Venusaur, be implemented at the same time as the movesets? Or is one expected to take longer than the others?

Edit: Nevermind, the moves that got axed aren’t coming back, it’s been confirmed.
Were working on it yeah. This will also involve some testing to see what actually legal and such so sit tight.
 
How does the release of HOME affect OST? I read somewhere on here that HOME stuff would be legal in OST starting in round 3. How will that be enforced with regards to keeping HOME stuff out of week 2?
 
Hi, for some reason I'm not able to choose an avatar. Every time I select one, it disappears and reverts back to the default avatar.
edit: It's fixed now.
 
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watermess

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Was looking forward to using a custom title when I got my first badge and also having access to things in the forums i originally didn't such as inside the scoop, I got my badge about 12-18 hours ago and I haven't been able to do either of those things yet
:psycry:
Does it take a while for privileges to go through? Does the live chat contributor badge on its own not give me these benefits? Please could an experienced member of staff give me a hand in figuring it out
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Diophantine

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Was looking forward to using a custom title when I got my first badge and also having access to things in the forums i originally didn't such as inside the scoop, I got my badge about 12-18 hours ago and I haven't been able to do either of those things yet
:psycry:
Does it take a while for privileges to go through? Does the live chat contributor badge on its own not give me these benefits? Please could an experienced member of staff give me a hand in figuring it out
:blobthumbsup:
Tysm broski's!!!
Once staff/mods knows that you've got your badge you'll be allowed these benefits. Idk why it's not automatic.
 

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Was looking forward to using a custom title when I got my first badge and also having access to things in the forums i originally didn't such as inside the scoop, I got my badge about 12-18 hours ago and I haven't been able to do either of those things yet
:psycry:
Does it take a while for privileges to go through? Does the live chat contributor badge on its own not give me these benefits? Please could an experienced member of staff give me a hand in figuring it out
:blobthumbsup:
Tysm broski's!!!
Check now.
 

Alpha

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Is there a way to delete a smogon account? For example, so your friend can have your username? Or just change your name?
To answer to your first two questions, no. There isn't any way as far as I know you can have your account deleted (and even if so, if the reason is "because my friend wants my name", it won't be deleted).
As for the last question, yes. It's possible to change your Smogon name, but you must meet some criteria as explained in this thread.
 
What are good Mons to pair with Specs users that rely on Draco Meteor/Leaf Storm/etc.? I am trying to make my team building less limited but I'm not sure how to use them outside of the almighty Aegislash. :>

sumwun I am looking less for an answer in a specific format and more so what the overall thought process would be. The Sp. Attack drop is a huge turn-off for me yet it still seems to be a common thing for other players.
 
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Okay, so I'm fairly prepared for a lurk-moar style answer and that's cool but might as well ask anyways:

I don't play gen 8, so like where can I find places here to talk about non gen 8 stuff? After my (admittedly short) time looking through the different boards most stuff is SwSh. Are there certain places for old gen conversation? I see there's a sun moon analysis section, anything for older ones/ am I missing something?

Thanks in advance~
 

Kaiju Bunny

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If at all possible, could there be a way to "mute" certain threads/subforums/forums on the site? It can be slightly tedious to have to go into specific forums to clear the bold text "notification" for something I'm not interested in, similar case for marking the forums as read at some points: it can get pretty repetitive sometimes :c

Much appreciated either way :heart:
 
I'm sure this has been said, so sorry for being ignorant, but why does everyone have perms for posting threads? I frequently see users start new threads inappropriately, often making an entire thread just for a simple 1 liner they could have googled, and these threads are never deleted either, they just stay on the forum list until they get pushed down. is it just not in the engine of the forum for this to be executed?
 

Kalalokki

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I'm sure this has been said, so sorry for being ignorant, but why does everyone have perms for posting threads? I frequently see users start new threads inappropriately, often making an entire thread just for a simple 1 liner they could have googled, and these threads are never deleted either, they just stay on the forum list until they get pushed down. is it just not in the engine of the forum for this to be executed?
Everyone doesn't have it, it depends on the perms of that specific subforum. Some of them limit it to badgeholders, some limit it to staff members, and some have it open to everyone. Most mods of their sections lock and sometime delete the threads that didn't follow that subforum's rules and since very few new users read said rules, there will be new users that keep posting threads in the same vein. It's hardly a problem and limiting who are allowed to make new threads can be a hassle if said people were approved to make a new thread yet couldn't because they weren't badged for example. Hope that explains it.
 
It's supported, it just doesn't have a ladder - out of all old gen formats, only OU / Randbats get a ladder (unless they're on the ROA rotational ladder for a month)
Well sure it exists, but if I have to hunt down usernames to challenge, or find\make room tournaments (dont know what this is) I dont see how I can really play a game of it easily
 

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