Welcome to Pokemon Forever! - Printable Version
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Welcome to Pokemon Forever! - naitre - Oct 28, 2015
Welcome to Pokemon Forever! Thanks for coming by. We hope you’ll enjoy your stay and become a part of our family!
Who are we?
We are a multi-purpose Pokemon community united under Pokétuber and streamer Justin Flynn. The main goal of our community is to serve as a friendly resource where both casual and competitive players can come together and celebrate their passion for Pokemon. Our primary focus is on the experience that we share with one another. While we do hold competitive tournaments often, we are ultimately about making friends, teaching one another, and having a good time. We are not an overly competitive, cutthroat community and do not intend to be heralded in the same light as Nugget Bridge or Smogon. Above anything else, we are a family here at Pokemon Forever, and we are always willing to accept new members.
Who belongs here?
Everyone belongs here, whether you only like to watch the Pokemon anime, casually play story mode, participate in VGC regionals, love to shiny hunt, selectively breed, love to gen, only play Pokemon Go, or just like to ladder on Showdown. You can even join if you don't like Pokemon! We are a community based on the principles of tolerance and respect, and we will respect you as long as you respect us. As the saying goes: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
While Justin does primarily play the VGC format, we encourage players of all formats (including triples, Smogon, Battle Spot, free-for-alls, and anything else) to participate in our community. No matter what it is that you’d like to do, you’ll definitely find a welcome home here. If you'd like to bring something to our community that you don't see represented here, by all means, do it! We are made for the community by the community and evolve in response to your wishes.
What can I do here?
Talk about your favorite Pokemon, find competitive Pokemon builds to construct your own team, get feedback about the teams you’ve made, chat about the ins and outs of competitive play, find other trainers to battle, read guides on how to become a competitive player, trade and breed Pokemon, swap Friend Safaris, participate in tournaments, chat about your favorite non-Pokemon games, nerd out over Nintendo, discuss your favorite movies and anime, make awesome friends, and so much more!
Our community goes beyond the forum!
We have a community twitter account to help keep you in the loop! Follow @_PokemonForever so you never miss an update!
We also have a new Discord server for real-time chatting! Come join us here!
Do you like streams? So do we! Our community twitch stream is PokemonForeverTV! If you're interested in streaming, hit up @ChaseInfinity or @naitre! See our thread and schedules here.
Where do I start?
What is rep?
Reputation, or rep, is the number you see in the green box listed under someone's avatar on a post. A member can give a user a reputation point at his or her own discretion. Typically, most users give rep for an insightful post, helpful advice, or for completing a successful trade. The more reputation points a user has, the more likely they are to have contributed to the community in some way. By clicking on the number, you can see a summary of why a user has earned their reputation points. While you can give positive reputation, you can also give negative or neutral reputation as well - this cam be awarded for users who steal Pokemon in trades, contribute negatively to the community, or engage in poor behavior such as bullying. You can give rep by clicking the "give rep" button on a post, or by visiting that user's profile and hitting "[Rate]". Please remember to give rep to helpful users on the forum!
What are prefixes?
Each forum has a set of prefixes that can be used when posting a new thread. The prefixes found in each forum will vary, but here is an example of prefixes found in the trading forum:
Prefixes are helpful because they quickly classify and organize threads for other people to find. Please use a prefix for your thread whenever possible! For example, if you're posting a thread asking for someone to trade a Clefairy for a Wigglytuff, you would classify the thread like so:
By doing this, people know that you're looking for a trade without having to open up your thread. People who are looking for a Giveaway, for example, won't have to waste time looking at your thread.
What is an alert?
An alert is a notification you receive when someone tags you in their post. Once you tag someone using an alert, they're notified of the post via their user dashboard. To alert a user, use the "@" sign and begin typing their username. It should automatically populate once you've put in a few characters as seen here:
When you're logged in, you'll see an "Alerts" button on the top tab followed by a number. If it has a 1 or above in parenthesis, it means someone has alerted you as shown here:
When you click on it, it shows who alerted you and what thread it was in. Clicking on the link directs you to the post in which you were mentioned:
How can I share a thread outside of the forum?
You can now quickly post a thread to Twitter or Facebook with our new sharing feature! Look at the top of a thread to find these buttons as shown below: