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I Really Need You Guy's Help!

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by , 26th March 2013 at 10:18 PM (393 Views)
Okay, I know I don't normally ask for help, and this honestly feels wrong for me to do, but I need it, and need it badly. How do I prove to my parents that Bulbagarden is an okay place? @Nasch; I'm probably going down Shadow's path... ;_; I don't want to leave, but I'll likely be forced to go! My dad even asked me how I can prove that any of you guys are real... :( It sickened me... But that isn't the point... I need help on proving that you guys are safe to be around... I need it badly... Yes, I'm being selfish here, and yes I probably don't deserve to stay after the things I have done, but I'm desperate. My parents are getting closer to banning me from Bulba...

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  1. Booster the Gawd's Avatar
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    hmm well there is the picture thread?

    Tell your folks that we here at Bulbagarden are extraordinary people who strive in bringing you a fun and welcoming community where you feel truly safe. Plus we don't bite Maybe?
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  2. Setra's Avatar
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    Well, showing them a skype voice chat would show them that we are real human beings. : P

    I dunno about the safe to be around part.
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  3. 97SaturnSL1's Avatar
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    some threads you should show them are the RULES, the welcome threads (garden grotto), amd FAQs/user guides. Some other ones are the XY, Bulbanews, Manga, pokemon world (should be ok), and entertainment inc.

    Avoid the other ones such as FnG, Anime, and LOTRS (unless your parents are ok with older audiences animes (15+) such as Hetalia, Bleach ect


    DO NOT SHOW BLOGS, SHIPPERS PARADICE, FAN SECTIONS (art, fanfics ect UNLESS YOU FIND ONES THAT ARE G RATED 100&), OUTSIDE THE BOX, THE CAMPAIN BUS, NEWS OF THE WORLD, RPGS AND THE WAR ROOM.

    MAKE SURE IN THE INDIVIDUAL THREADS THAT YOU SHOW YOUR PARENTS ARE CLEAN IN TERMS OF CONTENT/LANGUAGE AND THAT NO MEMBERS HAVE AVATARS OR SIGNATURES THAT YOUR PARENTS MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. JUST MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SHOWING THEM BEFORE THEY SEE IT!!!

    also showing them Bulbapedia would also be good because the Wiki is modded and under lock and key, shows VERY usefull information about pokemon. there is the one thread that has users post pictures of themselves ut i would proceed with caution with that one... you could also show your parents some of your friends social links to tumbler, FB, twitter, skype, ect (after making sure that they are safe and clean)
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    Updated 26th March 2013 at 11:11 PM by 97SaturnSL1
  4. MegaCharr's Avatar
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    Well for starters:
    Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

    Then what the top poster said: http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f557/official-bmg-picture-thread-vol-4-a-132533/



    Then tell your parents that a user name is the most powerful weapon a person has to hide there real identity because you can come up with anything as a user name,privacy is very important but what your parents want is the very reason why some children disappear for no reason only when they are found dead is because they posted a pic of them selfs associated with there real name,some person who wanted to do harm could EASILY find that child like picking candy from a store...


    Hope that helps and good luck,your parents need to understand why they're certain safe guards in place on the web.
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  5. Venom's Avatar
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    I'm sorry to hear that your parents are pressuring you to leave bulbagarden. As for proving we are real that may be hard since we all use avatars so we are all kind of anonymous. maybe your best bet is to have them check out the forums themselves. for the most part we are all very nice people.
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  6. GliscorMan's Avatar
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    Just get them to prove that they exist. That should make things interesting...

    But seriously, everyone's advice up there is solid.

    If people really tried, they could get your IP address. But even that changes every few weeks, so it isn't even enough to trace anyone.
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  7. Voltaire Magneton's Avatar
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    I think the comments above are enough that this is a safe place.
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  8. SwampertShoes's Avatar
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    ^I agree. =]
    I'm not saying you are, because I have no idea how much you spend on here, but a thought is, if you're on quite often they might think you're addicted.
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  9. Niji's Avatar
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    I hope you can stay D: ! Yes, the comments above seem to have covered it pretty well. Showing them that there are rules for people's safety, moderators, and friendly people who've been on the site long enough, that you don't give out much personal information, and the Skype stuff sounds like a good idea to prove people are real. Best of luck to you!!
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  10. Zexy's Avatar
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    You should show them Bulbapedia and Bulbanews, because encyclopedias/newspapers appeal better to adults than forums. After all, it is Bulbagarden, isn't it? Also, check out the big guys' profiles (the REALLY big ones, I mean) They are almost always troll-free, plus it's easier to show them that they are real people this way. Especially if they have a university degree or something.
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