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User talk:Hexagon Theory

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Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Hexagon Theory!

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 Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  Jellotalk 18:07, 4 November 2010 (UTC)  


Please use {{p}} when addressing Pokémon, just like on Bulbapedia. ht14 04:22, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


are you uploading the files you misnamed at their proper names? Because I've been putting the move tag on them. Should i put the delete tag on them?Dion24 07:52, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Heh, terribly sorry about that; a few missed commas here and there and the computer will do exactly what you told it to. The problem has since been fixed and I think the upload macro I've made should go smoothly and without any more hitches. Do feel free to delete them, yes. Hexagon Theory 07:54, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
I cant delete, but someone else will :DDion24 07:55, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Did u do the macro in auto-it or something similar? --+ Joeshie + (is Me!) 08:09, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, I'm mostly using user JavaScript to fill out the summary and automatically go to the next upload page. The only thing I'm having to use AutoHotKey (quite similar to AutoIt) for is the actual clicking of the upload button and selecting the file; JavaScript blocks this functionality as a security measure and rightly so: if it didn't, people could just set forms to automatically fill an upload field with a location that's likely to contain an important file on the user's computer and upload it to their own server. Why do you ask, if I may? Just a mild interest in automation, or are you looking to help me with the remaining ~300 Pokémon? ; ) Hexagon Theory 08:25, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
I would help, although I don't have the sprites :P. If you could tell me where/how you get them, I would be more than willing to help/ And it was also a mild interest. 03:42, 16 November 2010 (UTC)