Serebii Joe fails at TV Tropes
by, 5th April 2010 at 06:04 AM (5959 Views)
Now, I'm not in the habit of checking TV Tropes, because it's very easy to lose track of time there, as I'm sure anyone who's ever been there before can attest. I have been made aware of entries about myself on there, and have intentionally avoided editing those myself, not only because I think it's incredibly arrogant and immature, but also because I know I'd be called out on it eventually.
So, guess what I'm about to do?
At 04/Apr/10 at 01:45 PM (by whatever time that TVTropes uses for these things in its records), an edit was made to the Big Name Fan page on TV Tropes by user MowtomFan, whose IP address according to the site is 126.96.36.199
You can view the Big Name Fan page here
and you can view the recent edits to that page here
Now, you'll notice that edits were made immediately before the one I'm pointing out by someone with the username SaturnYoshi. I can confirm this is the actual moderator. Please look at the content of these edits. Purely correcting the fact that the e in Pokémon wasn't properly accented, and wasn't displaying correctly. SaturnYoshi clearly stated this as the intention of the edits in the edit comment.
User MowtomFan's edit reason was "Serebii paragraph filled with bias (was edited by a Bulbagarden admin) and as stated there's conflict there. Edited with impartiality". Pretty big accusation there. As I just pointed out though....the edit by SaturnYoshi only edited the word Pokémon to make it display correctly, and did not change any content.
User MowtomFan not only edited the entry on Serebii, removing numerous statements by users regarding the general feelings about him in the Pokémon fanbase, but he also edited the entry on myself, something he did not acknowledge in the edit comments, removing a section regarding an apparent rumour that Arceus was named after me.
You'll notice I've been referring to MowtomFan with the male pronoun. No, I'm not being sexist. It's because I know this user to be male.
How is that? Because when I do an IP address search from the Bulbagarden forums control panel, 188.8.131.52 matches to only one user.