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You know what I'd like to see more and more of on these forums?

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I'd like to see more happiness. I'd like to see more people getting along. I would like to see less blogs and forum posts dedicated to whining and fighting about people a user dislikes, or fighting with users about what character in the Pokemon anime they do or don't like.

We are a Pokemon forum. We are all here because we either currently enjoy the Pokemon anime/game franchise, or we have liked it at some point in our lives. No matter which is the case, our love has driven us to creating an account on a forum that is dedicated to it. With this being the case, wouldn't it be nicer to say something like "hey, you like this, and I like that, but we both are in the same boat... the Pokeboat. Want some free hugs?" Free hugs, good will, and happy posts is what keeps a forum a fun place to be a part of. Sure, there will be debates, which can be fun and can exercise the mind, but when they get out of hand and cause bad feelings between users, this isn't fun.

So, why should we care which particular character someone else likes in a fictional series? If you, the reader, have a character that you love over all others, that's cool. Enjoy that character. If someone else disagrees, is that really a reason to write them off as a person? The same goes for shipping. Why should someone care which couples another person prefers in a fictional series? Same goes for who voices a particular dub of the series. You may prefer how one group of people voices the Pokemon series, but that doesn't mean that someone who prefers a completely different group of voices is wrong. All of this is a matter of opinion, and is nothing to start a silly fight over.

This forum is one of a few Pokemon forums that have been around for many generations of Pokemon. We have survived for as long as we have because people enjoy coming here. I personally want people to continue to enjoy the time that they spend here, and I hope that our users are able to have fond memories of the time spend here. Also, I hope that any of our users who may lose interest in the series will actually want to return if their interest is rekindled in future generations. I hope that any user who returns here is able to continue to enjoy our forum like they had in the past, and I hope that any user who joins this forum and stays is able to enjoy all their time here. Nobody should ever ruin that for anybody. It's not nice.

So, remember that a smile and kind words go a lot further than frowns and mean words. I like smiles, and I hope that all of you who read this also like smiles!

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  1. Jabberwocky's Avatar
    Hey, I'm always chipper!
  2. Satoshi-kun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gotpika
    Sorry about tainting your blog, Jas. ^^;;
    *sigh* Oh, alright. I'll accept your apology. At least it wasn't TAINTED LOVE!

    Quote Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi
    Well, that's pretty much anywhere I go.
    Don't worry, I do the same. I make special trips to the local computer store to look at hot nerds.
  3. Blaze-Boy's Avatar
    I'd like to see happiness on our planet
  4. Momoka's Avatar
  5. H-con's Avatar
  6. Pain Split's Avatar
    Updated 4th October 2012 at 04:21 AM by Pain Split
  7. Dragonfyre's Avatar
    People seriously need to be reminded that this is the INTERNET.


    So, WSS, people? Can't we all just have fun?

  8. HumanDawn's Avatar
  9. Jacko19863's Avatar

    *Sets up free hug stand* :P
  10. Kaori's Avatar
    Part of the atmosphere here for me is the goodwill and faith members have in each other. It makes me sad to see people creating or maintaining animosity, especially on a forum that is dedicated to a generally wholesome series, when push comes to shove. Bulbagarden has been somewhere I come for support regardless of my personal social issues/opinions and I would like nothing more than for it to play such a part for everybody else, but to do that we have to keep spreading the love. Like peanut butter or a nice summer jam. :P

    Happy Thursday, guys, and thank you for a most insightful and agreeable blog entry, Satoshi-kun. :)
  11. winstein's Avatar
    THIS is the blog we need, and everyone needs to read it. I am one of those guys who advocate a more positive environment by being positive myself, but sadly, I am not as active as I used to be, which makes my influence a little less. It is really disheartening to hear of the conflicts that go on in the forums, and the worst part is, it is easy to garner response. This admittedly makes me less enthusiastic at returning.

    Thanks for reading.
  12. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
    We all live in a Pokemon world. But sometimes that fact is so ubiquitous that it becomes taken for granted.

    Does anyone remember the first time connecting with an online Pokemon community, discovering the numerous others around the world that shared love for it? After a year or two, the significance of that starts to become forgotten.
  13. Ebail's Avatar
    Yes, I agree with this well made blog. We all need to smile more. I mean, even villains smile, so.

  14. Soulmaster's Avatar
    So do you hate people who always bash other users and the like?
  15. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    A blog about smiles? Did someone post this yet? No? Allright, then I get to:

    Yay for positivity. :3
  16. John Understands's Avatar
    Is that so?

  17. Satoshi-kun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulmaster
    So do you hate people who always bash other users and the like?
    No, they just make me sad. It makes me sad to see the forum experience ruined for everyone involved.
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