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Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Pikachu Collector!

As a new user, you may wish to learn a few things that will be useful in your uploading:

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 Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  MaverickNate 01:27, 20 November 2009 (UTC)  


I love your card scans. They are extremely fantastic. But, instead of uploading a new file, it is a lot easier to go to the archives page of the image that's already on the card page, and click the "Upload a new version of this file" link. Since all of the images we already have are set up to our standard, it is much easier for everyone if you upload a new version of the file. That way, you don't have to edit the page--it already is linked to from the card page, and all the images are categorized to our liking. If you do do this, however, the Archives might not refresh with your image right when you upload it. Don't fret if it doesn't, and also do not try to upload it again. The image would already be there and upload, just not showing. IU hope you stick around for a while: your scans are extremely cool. MaverickNate 01:27, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

BTW, also categorize by Pokémon names and TCG set. Thanks. ht14 02:23, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Ignore that. the way I told you made it so that you avoid that completely. MaverickNate 02:30, 20 November 2009 (UTC)