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Oh, yeah, here's another thing that's been bothering me lately...

I hate all the things people post up at the Pokemon Wikipedia sections. Yes, I know that since just about anyone can edit the info, there will be mistakes and outright lies. However, there tends to be more Pokemon related nonsense.

An example is this crazed shipper (at least, I assume it is) that keeps posting the same thing in the May/Female Ruby+Sapphire character section about how Ash and May will start a relationship and that she told Max that she wanted to marry him and have eight children in the Japanese version. And a while ago, I deleted something stating that they engaged in sex originally, but it got censored in America.

Also, I see people putting that the manga series, Pokemon Special is based on the anime. I saw someone putting that Tracey gets a Steelix in the anime. In the types section, someone put that Steel was weak against water.

::Sigh:: However, what pisses me off most is that when I correct these mistakes, they keep showing up again. I'd report them but... I don't they you can ban someone there unless they do some actual vandalism like writing 'so and so is a fag' or whatever homophobic/racist bullshit people write nowadays.
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weaseldog_ltg09
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Time:2006-05-26 05:17 pm (UTC)
Normally I'd say to just keep on correcting it, but man, I know you've been doing just that for a VERY long time already and they still keep flooding it with crap like that. :O
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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-29 06:11 am (UTC)
Wow anyone can correct? I was under the impression that you could submit a corrected account of the information, but the mods/owners/proprietors would review it first. Interesting...

Well, if they knowingly spread lies, and you warn them about it, and it continues to happen, then they should probably take action and ban them.
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staff_of_truth
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Time:2006-05-29 03:35 pm (UTC)
Nah, anyone can edit, but the moderators just watch over the entries and make sure they're correct. And I happen to be a moderator now.

Though, those people are never completely banned. Their IP is tracked and they're suspended for about...a day or two. -_- Also, sometimes the other moderators abuse their power and post dumb stuff in the articles (not in the Pokemon ones in particular but in others).

Also, I'm not exactly sure how to report the false info being spread since I'm kind of new there. But I think that they can just write whatever they want and I can't say anything because I'd need proof or something. ::Thinks of linking to info from other Pokemon websites::

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