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8/8/09 HGSS article

A source would be greatly appreciated. tc²₆tc26 12:23, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry. Pokébeach. —darklordtrom 12:23, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Saw it on Filb too. A little later than that other place though. tc²₆tc26 12:25, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, everyone will have it. We're late... as usual... which is why I of all people ended up writing the article. —darklordtrom 12:26, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm very sorry

I thought blanking a userpage makes it slated fro deletion. I saw Turtwig A do it to PokeVillian, so I assumed. Please shorten the block. No doubt I deserve one, but a month? Alpha CuboneKing 20:54, 4 October 2009 (UTC)


Look. Those articles were NOT properly formatted. Especially the Ranch one.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 22:04, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, go tell the other admins that they weren't good then. I know I'm not 100% certain on the 'news style, so I got two or three other users to look them over before I published them. I was happy. They were happy. The articles told the facts, and that's what matters.
That Ranch one is actually in a worse state now. The way I wrote it gave a lot of background detail which made it clear exactly what the mailbag was, and gave some fan feedback which I think was really an essential part of the article; it's good to be reporting what the fans are thinking of this controversial topic. As the news is currently consistently late (rename to Bulbaolds, perhaps), they were genuine opinions and not something I made up to fill in space. Mentioning a few background details also helps to fill an otherwise short article out, and it will let readers know a few specifics about the update, in an attempt to actually help them understand the article. Furthermore, I deliberately did not use the quote template because of the autocategorization, which I'm not really a fan of. I didn't think it was necessary, not to mention you made a crap job of fixing that up. It really is worse off now.
Anyway. I'm learning the ropes, I admit that. No one's perfect first time round. You ought be aware of that, Immewnity. —darklordtrom 23:23, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
First, you say "The articles told the facts", then contradict with "gave some fan feedback" and, even more, "they were genuine opinions". Opinions are not to be used in articles, unless the article is completely about fan reaction towards something, such as if a riot broke out at the Nintendo World Store due to a game not being released.
"As the news is currently consistently late" - this may have something to do with the 2-3 active users on the site; tc26 and myself, occasionally Kevzo8.
"so I got two or three other users to look them over" - were these users active BN writers? (Argy counts, but she would NEVER have let either of those through in that state)
"I deliberately did not use the quote template because of the autocategorization" - {{quote|content|author|cat=no}}; easy as apple pie.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity* was here at 18:34, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
I hadn't considered it an opinion, I considered it reporting on what feedback I had seen on the few sites I had briefly scanned across. I apologise for trying to publish reactions to something obviously controversial.
I also apologise for trying to increase the number of active newsies. If you didn't want me here you could have let me know before I started contributing.
CoolPikachu! has written many more articles than I have. He gave them a look over, as did some of the other users I chat with on AIM. And "that state"? They were not terrible articles, Matt, and you know it.
Didn't know that existed. In any case I've gone and categorized it now. I'm not partial to having millions of categories around the place but I figured that in the long run it might actually be useful.
So yeah. There we go. Please stop ripping into my work now. —darklordtrom 03:58, 25 October 2009 (UTC)