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  1. Announcing the Bulbagarden Outreach Project

    by , 1st May 2011 at 12:14 PM (Bulbagarden Official Staff Blog)
    We're pleased to announce a new staff project--the Bulbagarden Outreach Project. This isn't specifically driven by Overgrow II or any other event, but we feel it's an extremely important aspect of the community that we've been neglecting. We want Bulbagarden to be a safe place for people to talk in a civil manner about issues that affect their lives.

    Part of that involves everyone being good to one another. But another aspect involves showing leadership on our part in making Bulbagarden ...
  2. Social Group Rule Update re: "Teams"

    by , 14th April 2011 at 07:17 PM (Bulbagarden Official Staff Blog)
    A cross-post from the Announcements forum:

    We've had an issue with Teams in social groups. We've mentioned this rule before, but I wanted to codify it:

    "Teams" which involve membership, leadership, and attacking/battling/conflicting with other groups or individuals on these or other forums are not permitted. Any teams which are operating in social groups have 72 hours (until 12:01 Monday morning EDT, 5:01am Monday GMT) to disband and close the social group. Teams ...
  3. Blog character limit increased

    by , 21st March 2011 at 07:02 PM (Bulbagarden Official Staff Blog)
    Another good idea from the Development Forum has been put into place. The character limit for blogs has been increased by over 25% to 32,000. If people are even occasionally bumping up against this limit, drop me or one of the other admins a line and we'll look into revising the criteria. For now, we feel that the 32k limit allows people to say pretty much anything they need in a blog comfortably.

    Keep on bloggin'!
  4. Recent forum issues

    by , 6th March 2011 at 11:58 PM (Bulbagarden Official Staff Blog)
    Hi all,

    Thanks for bearing with us through the downtime. Load is still higher than we'd like but hopefully everyone's able to use the forums at a reasonable rate.

    Right now, simply put, we're just being crushed by traffic from Black and White. We're working with our server providers and technical staff to put solutions together that are better than shutting off the forums at peak hours. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know anything. In the meantime, thanks for ...
  5. A revamp of the Development Forum

    by , 2nd February 2011 at 03:46 PM (Bulbagarden Official Staff Blog)
    As you may have seen elsewhere, we've decided to change the way the Development Forum works. So if you have an idea, now it goes here instead of the old Suggestions Box. The perks of this are numerous: it's more structured, which allows ideas to be better examined. It also allows users to see their ideas implemented in real time. And if a user has an idea that we love and is clearly their brainchild we'll make sure they have the resources to implement it on Bulbagarden.

    This is ...
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