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Suggestions for Pokemon RBY Getting Started
Hi Dinkus. I would suggest removing the entire description of the intro video of the game up until you actually press a button to do anything. Players don't need to be "walked through" cinematics, they can watch it for themselves. Players really want help with the actual game play. Your write up was very good, but it just isn't necessary in the guide. The links to bulbapedia are good, but try to limit them to things that are truly necessary, and things that we definitely don't cover in our own guide. We started a partnership with them because we didn't feel like reinventing the Pokedex when they had done such a great job already. But we do wish to host more guide-specific content, and don't want shuttle people off to another site too frequently. Thanks. Procyon 00:42, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
- Hi, I'm glad I could be of help. However, I think you might have gone too far the other way now. I thought some of the information you removed was actually fairly helpful, like navigating the player through starting a new game. Yeah, not too many readers really need to be walked through that, but you never know, there could be some reader who's never tried a Pokemon game before, and might appreciate the hand-holding. If you would like to make an items list, then by all means, please write one up. It's never a bad thing to have. My only concern was that we try not to spell out things in the game which are passive, like cinematics. There's no choices involved, so there's no need to help the player. That's all. An items list would be cool. Procyon 02:02, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
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Hi Dinkus, two things. First, I moved the items content you were adding to the "Getting Started" page over to Pokémon Red and Blue/Items, as it makes more sense to contain that info on its own page. Second, I don't know if it's really a good idea to use FRLG sprites in the RBY guide. It's fine if you want to use them in the FRLG guide, and it's fine if you want to use FRLG artwork in the RBY guide, but sprites specific to FRLG should probably not appear in the RBY guide. Players who are not familiar with the difference between the two versions may wonder why the images in their game don't resemble the ones you are providing in the guide. I'd rather eliminate any confusion. Thanks. Procyon
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- As Prod said, since all content on the site is licensed by CC-BY-SA 3.0, you're free to reproduce all or sections of the work provided you release it under the same (or compatible) license, and that you site the source and the authors who were responsible for it. So, no, you don't need permission from the authors to do it, people who contribute to the site are voluntarily giving that content to the public domain, yourself included. You simply need to make sure that where you place the information is also in the public domain, and that you credit the authors of the material. Procyon 01:09, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
The heading of the page is already Controls, it doesn't need another heading on the page itself. Also, please don't use the single = headings since it make the headings too big and doesn't match the style of the rest of the site. -- Prod (talk) 23:10, 28 November 2016 (UTC)