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User talk:Donavadam

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Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Donavadam!

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 Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  Psyライダー 23:21, 7 December 2010 (UTC)  

Shiny Sprites

Thank You uploading them but, please use Template:Gamesprite for them. Example: {{Gamesprite|###|Pokémon|(Shiny, all, male, female)|Game name}} --Coolピカチュウ! 02:46, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Also, make sure the sprite actually matches the description. Your so-called "alternate-coloration Meowth Platinum sprite" was actually the alternate-coloration Meowth Diamond/Pearl sprite, and thus deleted as a duplicate. --Shiningpikablu252 03:15, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Yeah sorry about that I just uploaded the right version. How do we get it so that on the Bulbapedia page it shows the image on it's page too? The Clefairy pic I uploaded was put on it's page but my other one's weren't. --Donavadam 03:19, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

You could try purging the cache over on the Bulbapedia side...--Shiningpikablu252 03:21, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
How do I purge the cache?--Donavadam 03:22, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
See that little ticking time display? The one that reads something along the lines of "03:24:00 (UTC)"? Click it. That purges the cache. --Shiningpikablu252 03:23, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Ok thank you--Donavadam 03:26, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Anime Images

Please remember to categorize your images correctly. Thank you. --Psyライダー 23:21, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry about that. I'll do my best to categorize them as best as I can :) Donavadam 23:24, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Titles of filenames

If there is an error of the filename, do not reupload under a different name. Just input the {{move}} template to the summary box of the file, requesting the proper title of that file. Thanks. ht14 23:40, 8 December 2010 (UTC)