Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Pokénav

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Spelling of "Lavander Town"[edit]

Do the Pokemon games use an alternate spelling of lavender, or has someone misspelt Lavender Town on the Kanto regional boilerplate? If so, how can it be changed?--Jonathan Drain 01:50, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I checked and it's spelled Lavender in the games. If it's spelled Lavander in the boilerplate, then I guess I must've misspelled it in my rush of creating them (seems so long ago now). I'll go fix it.
--Fern 20:25, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Just to confirm, it is indeed Lavender Town. --/ɛvɪs/ 15:11, Mar 20, 2005 (UTC)


Pokémon article editors, please have a look at the Manual of Style. Page names and headlines should not be Capitalized Like This except in proper nouns. Thanks. Fredrik (talk) 23:52, 3 Jun 2004 (UTC)


I see that Professor Ivy was added to the Pokémon Professors boilerplate, but her link is inactive. I have created a page on Ivy a while back, but its title features her full name (Professor Felina Ivy). Could the link in the boilerplate be fixed to direct to that article? Sinistro 08:45, 29 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Images in the templates[edit]

See Template:Kanto History On July 15, 2004, Raul654 removed the image of the spinning Pokénav from the template for the Kanto Cities and Towns. The following day, I reverted the image back in because this edit was creating inconsistencies with the other templates of the Wikiproject Pokénav and said:

Give me a good reason to take the image away and if I agree
I'll remove it from ALL the WikiProject Pokénav templates.

One hour later, Raul654 responded with:

Because animated gifs are *laughably* unprofessional. This wikipedia,
not some 12-year-old fan's site.

I've brought this to discussion to see if I can get other people's opinion on the matter.

I, myself, think the image should stay since, well, I added it after all. I think of it as an illustration and "symbol" of this Wikiproject (though I do agree that WikiProjects are not the kind of thing that would need symbols).

If it looks too unprofessional, I could replace it with a still version of the image (not spinning around like a top)
However (although they may try to make it seem at points) Pokémon is not something that serious, really (maybe because it's aimed at 10-year-olds) nor formal.

That's the problem and what I think of it in short. Please put your opinions, thanks.
--Fern 12:36, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)

  • I have since removed the animated gif from all templates and articles and listed it for deletion. This is wikipedia. This is not, as Raul so eloquently said, some 12-year-old fan's site. The image serves no purpose and looks terribly unprofessional. Enough said. blankfaze | (беседа!) 13:24, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • Blankfaze took the words right out of my mouth. And, for the record, you should not be linking to your project from the article namespace. Cross name-space links are a definite no-no. →Raul654 15:21, Jul 17, 2004 (UTC)

minimising impact on Wikipedia[edit]

hi all; I'm not going to say that this project shouldn't go ahead; there is very much space for "special" interests in Wikipedia. However, please consider carefully how to help keep wikipedia Encyclopedic.

  • at the start of each article, state clearly that it is an article about a fictional something from the Pokemon fantasy world
  • try to create fewer merged articles containing multiple sets of information
  • try to keep readers with you by avoiding or explaining all terms and explaining why any particular topic could be interesting to the non-fan.
  • please avoid direct references to your project page as you have in your navbox. I'm not sure where to link to otherwise I would fix it myself. Mozzerati 18:55, 2005 Jun 4 (UTC)