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by , 14th May 2011 at 11:53 AM (693 Views)
Time for an open question: what do you, the users, think of Bulbapedia? What works on Pedia? What doesn't? What would you improve right away? What would you get rid of if you could (remembering that not everyone has your interests--so if you hate TCG, it isn't quite viable to just get rid of TCG because of you.)

I'd appreciate sincerity and honesty, but please don't flame anyone in the process.

If you've got a comment you'd rather not post in public, PM me.

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  1. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I love Bulbapedia. It's an amazing resource, and it's real fun to read through.
  2. Kamex's Avatar
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    I agree with Karamazov, it is indeed a great resource. I like how it looks appealing, yet not by sacrificing quality.
  3. Badal's Avatar
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    I like it quite a bit, but the only thing I dislike is the format, Wiki's have never appealed to me. Oh and the time it takes to load. Large Content = Long loading time.
  4. Outcast's Avatar
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    I love bulbapedia, I find myself checking it all the time when I need to find out something in the game such as evolving level, where to find items, ect. I can't find anything wrong with it, so I like it as it is.
  5. evkl's Avatar
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    You guys are too nice.
  6. Buzz's Avatar
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    I love the Bulbapedia exactly the way it is, although I think it would be interesting if we could categorize the "Random Page" button to bring you to a random page of a certain kind.

    Like an arrow that allows you to select Random Pokémon, Moves, Cards, Characters, etc.
  7. The Outrage's Avatar
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    What would I get rid of?

    -Trivia content that could plainly be seen by reading the rest of the article. I mean, isn't trivia for interesting information that couldn't be inferred or fit anywhere else?
    -The blatant use of the word "Apparently" in sentences referring to explicitly stated fact. For example, saying "Apparently Volkner has an Electivire" isn't a questionable statement, but a fact.

    And that's about it I guess, so all in all, Bulbapedia is fine except for tiny nitpicks that don't really matter.
  8. The Puppetmaster's Avatar
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    Like everyone else has said, I find Bulbapedia a wonderful resource for Pokémon info. If anything should be done to improve it, it's what Outrage has mentioned, but other than that, I think it's perfectly fine.
  9. Mijzelffan's Avatar
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    It's a good resource, very detailed, but not that good for new players imo. In which I mean that unless you really know what you're looking for, you probably won't find it.

    To elaborate, Serebii for instance just has a list on its black/white page which links to almost everything relevant. Take this. Say I just bought black or white, went to Serebii's black and white page and click on it in the menu, I will learn about how Morimoto can be battled everyday. On bulbapedia, it's almost impossible to learn of this unless you stumble upon the Castelia city page (or maybe another page that mentions it).

    In most cases, if you're reading something on bulbapedia, you already found your way there by looking for the article. (for instance the IV's page, never mentioned in-game)

    According to my brother that's why he likes to use Serebii for his information rather than bulbapedia. Then again, I guess that's just what you get when you're an encyclopedia.
  10. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I like Bulbagarden. It's informative and easy to read.
  11. evkl's Avatar
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    Thanks, guys!
  12. Noivern's Avatar
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    I'm not wanting to get rid of anything. Everything in Bulbapedia, even obscure ones, may be of some use to someone somewhere in the world.

    I really like Bulbapedia, to be honest. I frequently use it more often, more often than real walkthroughs and other stuff... It's simply because the content is organized and quite extensive.

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