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# Thread: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

1. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

I just encountered a Level 8 Furfrou in Kalos Route 5. Could someone edit that section under where it says Pokémon and change Levels 9-10 to levels 8-10? Thank you.

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I just encountered a Level 8 Furfrou in Kalos Route 5. Could someone edit the article and change 9-10 to 8-10 under the Levels field for Furfrou. I don't have editing rights for that article.

3. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

How does Bulbapedia determine percentage changes of running into Pokemon on different routes? If there isn't a formal system in place, I have a suggestion:

Have a large group of people keep a tally of how many Pokemon they run into on which route and in which game. These numbers are totaled for each route and version, and once there are hundreds or thousands of results, the ratios will be reasonably close to the real percentage chances.

For example, I could submit:

Route 22, X
Combee - 5
Ralts - 1
Skitty - 1
Flabebe - 6
Ledyba - 3

Eventually with enough people submitting, we'd have the accurate ratios. Hell if a poll could be reworked to increment instead of choose, there's a system right there.

Or is this completely pointless and a published official guide from Nintendo will have the ratios anyway?

4. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Big Stadium and Small Court - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

That "Trainer schedule" does not need that much color. It's just confusing and even hard to read in some places. You can keep the colors on the day of the week cells, but all the colors on the sport/time cells should be removed.

If you want, maybe you could make each column one color so that it's easy to tell that each cell in the column is for the same day; that would be a useful application of color. (By contrast, right now, the second big interrupting cell, "Sports schedule and event hours for Small Court (UTC):", makes the last two rows of cells look more like a separate table than continguous with the above columns.)

...Also, the "(UTC)" bit should be completely unnecessary (unless you want to put it in the "Today is [...]" cell). There are no time zones, it's just whatever the time is in your game. And rather than "Trainer schedule", it should really be something like "Event schedule" (or maybe "Game schedule").

5. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Originally Posted by SnorlaxMonster
Originally Posted by TheOriginalOne
And by the way, a suggestion that can also be analized by the staff: I think I have a solution, that still hasn't been discussed, for the \$1 page. Will it be possible for us to get rid of it on the lists of the wanted pages and of the actual articles if we redirect the dollar to the main page?
That could work, but unlike the current setup, it doesn't make it clear why it exists. I think it is an inferior solution.
What do you mean?

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I have suggestion for the picture thumbnails of XY001 and XY002, since I find the current ones less than satisfactory, especially XY002's.

XY001:

XY002:

7. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Originally Posted by TheOriginalOne
Originally Posted by SnorlaxMonster
Originally Posted by TheOriginalOne
And by the way, a suggestion that can also be analized by the staff: I think I have a solution, that still hasn't been discussed, for the \$1 page. Will it be possible for us to get rid of it on the lists of the wanted pages and of the actual articles if we redirect the dollar to the main page?
That could work, but unlike the current setup, it doesn't make it clear why it exists. I think it is an inferior solution.
What do you mean?
The page \$1 explains why it exists. If it is redirected to the main page, there is no explanation.

8. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Originally Posted by SnorlaxMonster
The page \$1 explains why it exists. If it is redirected to the main page, there is no explanation.
Why would a normal person be interested on that page?
In other words: For someone to come across it it would be needed to see the mediawiki stuff. And even if that happened, I think no one would really care, as it's just coding stuff that has got nothing to do with the normal Bulbapedia experience. And even if that was the case, a simple answer could be provided (what's the problem?).

Is it really worth to keep a lie on our statistics just because of that... overzealous... thing?

9. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Originally Posted by TheOriginalOne
Originally Posted by SnorlaxMonster
The page \$1 explains why it exists. If it is redirected to the main page, there is no explanation.
Why would a normal person be interested on that page?
In other words: For someone to come across it it would be needed to see the mediawiki stuff. And even if that happened, I think no one would really care, as it's just coding stuff that has got nothing to do with the normal Bulbapedia experience. And even if that was the case, a simple answer could be provided (what's the problem?).

Is it really worth to keep a lie on our statistics just because of that... overzealous... thing?
To be fair, our statistics are extremely skewed already because of various other issues. I don't really consider that an argument...

10. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

As a compromise between the "we need an explanation for it" people and the "it shouldn't show up in the article count" people, why not just move \$1 to Bulbapedia:\$1? A redirect pointing to a project space page should have no affect on the article count.

11. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Articles which do not contain a wikilink are excluded from the article count, per Manual:Article count. It's a non-issue.

12. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Big Stadium and Small Court - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

That "trainer schedule" has way too many colors for no good reason. All those colors on the sports/times are just confusing and distracting and even somewhat hard to read. All the colors on the sports/times should be removed. If you want, perhaps you could make each column all one color (based on the current color of the day cell) so that it's easier to see that it is one whole column. That would be useful color coding. Right now, the second set of sports/time cells looks more like a separate table (with no obvious header) than like a continuation of the column started at the top of the table.

13. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

The Moveanime template needs to be modified to show a fifth image since many moves that appeared in every series, such as Hyper Beam, will not show the move being used in the XY series. Instead, it will only show the animations of the move in the previous four series.

14. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

Giga Impact (move) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia
Giga Impact's page doesn't mention Throh, Sawk, Heatmor, Bouffalant and Durant's compatibility with Giga Impact.

Edit: I know that nobody listens this, but Serebii mentions that Watchog's EV spread has been changed to 2 EVs in B2/W2. Also, none of the errors I listed back on page 157 were fixed, should I have a long and specific list detailing every error at a later date, try to figure out the wiki's editing mechanicsms and hope I won't mess anything, or should I suggest a different thread for small mistakes instead of this one?

15. ## Re: Suggestions, ideas, and problems

I have the Pokédex entries for the gastly evolution family from Pokémon X:
Gastly- Its body is made of gas. Despite lacking substance, it can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation.
Haunter- If you get the feeling of being watched in darkness when nobody is around, Haunter is there.
Gengar- It hides in shadows. it is said that if Gengar is hiding, it coold the area by nearly 10° Fahrenheit.

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