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Idk if this is the place to be asking, but please is it possible to make it so that spoiler tags stay open when reacting to a post with spoilers open?
Could you give an example of what you mean here? I'm not sure I've experienced this behaviour.
 

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Hmmm. Interesting. Okay, I'll look into it. I suspect that's a Xenforo bug, but there may be a workaround.
 
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  • Forums upgraded to Xenforo 2.2.8 Patch 1
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  • Various bug-fixes and optimizations which should improve general loading times.
  • A new default style is in development and nearing completion...
 
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  • The Bulbanews Submissions Box is now available. Back on its old wiki-based format, Bulbanews had a proud tradition of accepting content submitted by members of the community. Now, we've brought it back, and it should be easier than ever to submit both tips and news. If you know how to write a forum post, you already know all you need to know! Posts in the Submissions Box can only be viewed by the poster, and Bulbagarden staff. See the sticky threads for more info!
 

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I've been running into a weird issue with the "Change width" button on certain styles. When it's turned on, it looks like it's making the width of the elements way too small, and it crunches a lot of text on the main page.
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It looks like this on Bulbagarden Default (light mode, the [Alternative] style works normally), Eevee's Pride, both Let's Go! styles, Misty's Cerulean Blues, ORAS, Spring Blossoms, and Summer Break. Every other style works totally fine with it, and if "Change width" is turned off then there's no problem. And if it matters, I'm using Firefox.
Just thought I'd let you guys know :)
 

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I've been running into a weird issue with the "Change width" button on certain styles. When it's turned on, it looks like it's making the width of the elements way too small, and it crunches a lot of text on the main page.

It looks like this on Bulbagarden Default (light mode, the [Alternative] style works normally), Eevee's Pride, both Let's Go! styles, Misty's Cerulean Blues, ORAS, Spring Blossoms, and Summer Break. Every other style works totally fine with it, and if "Change width" is turned off then there's no problem. And if it matters, I'm using Firefox.
Just thought I'd let you guys know :)
I believe I found the cause. A misconfigured setting which was being inherited by the "light" styles but not the "dark" styles. I've changed the settings on both, so there should now be uniform width options between the two groups of styles. Please let me know if that's fixed it for you or not.
 

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I believe I found the cause. A misconfigured setting which was being inherited by the "light" styles but not the "dark" styles. I've changed the settings on both, so there should now be uniform width options between the two groups of styles. Please let me know if that's fixed it for you or not.
yep, it's all good now! Thanks a lot for looking into it!
 

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Suggestion:
Adding "Hisui" to the "Favorite Region" list to complement the release of Legends: Arceus.


This would be accomplished by adding <option value="hisui">Hisui</option> to the Favorite Region selection code.

Additionally, adding the additional Hisuian Pokemon to the Favorite Hisuian Form list would be appreciated.


This would be accomplished by adding the code below to the Favorite Hisuian Form selection code.


<option value="hisuian_voltorb">Hisuian Voltorb</option> <option value="hisuian_electrode">Hisuian Electrode</option> <option value="hisuian_arcanine">Hisuian Arcanine</option> <option value="hisuian_typhlosion">Hisuian Typhlosion</option> <option value="hisuian_qwilfish">Hisuian Qwilfish</option> <option value="hisuian_sneasel">Hisuian Sneasel</option> <option value="hisuian_dialga">Hisuian Dialga</option> <option value="hisuian_palkia">Hisuian Palkia</option> <option value="hisuian_samurott">Hisuian Samurott</option> <option value="hisuian_lilligant">Hisuian Lilligant</option> <option value="hisuian_basculin">Hisuian Basculin</option> <option value="hisuian_zorua">Hisuian Zorua</option> <option value="hisuian_zoroark">Hisuian Zoroark</option> <option value="hisuian_avalugg">Hisuian Avalugg</option> <option value="hisuian_sliggoo">Hisuian Sliggoo</option> <option value="hisuian_goodra">Hisuian Goodra</option> <option value="hisuian_decidueye">Hisuian Decidueye</option>


Thank you very much for your time!!
 

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Suggestion:
Adding "Hisui" to the "Favorite Region" list to complement the release of Legends: Arceus.
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Additionally, adding the additional Hisuian Pokemon to the Favorite Hisuian Form list would be appreciated.
Both easy enough fixes. Done.
(I should note though - the interface we have for editing custom user fields doesn't allow for editing in pure HTML, so that code wasn't needed. ^^; )
 
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Both easy enough fixes. Done.
(I should note though - the interface we have for editing custom user fields doesn't allow for editing in pure HTML, so that code wasn't needed. ^^; )
On that note, Kleavor, Ursaluna, Overqwil, and Enoramus should be added to favorite Gen VIII Pokémon as well
 
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  • A number of improvements have been made to the lazy loader, and to media embeds (e.g. YouTube videos, Tweets), which should significantly improve general loading times.
  • A number of other minor bug-fixes and optimizations have been implemented which should also assist to improve general loading times.
  • We're still working on that new default style. Resolving the loading time issues was our biggest priority.
  • We're also currently working on some fixes for forum layout, and are testing a number of addons which we think will help further improve the general user experience.
 
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  • Gen 9 Starter Fan Badges have now been added. You can receive your badge by selecting your fave Gen 9 starter in your preferences. Once the system awards the badge, you'll then need to go into your badges list on your profile to enable it.
  • If you change which starter is your fave, the system will now automatically revoke the badges for other starters. You can only have one starter fan badge per generation at a time.
 
2022-05-26

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  • After some downtime, functionality to allow users to connect their Facebook account to their forums account, and use that to log-in, has been restored.
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  • Several backend settings were tweaked to try and speed up page loading
  • Two major updates to the forums are currently planned for late this month, and sometime next month. A new default style will be implemented along with the first of these updates. More details on new features, etc, will be announced at a later date.
 

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I wish there also would be a way to search through the Archives through the forum, and maybe even our main page. Would maybe draw a bit more attetion to them, too.
 
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  • We have launched a new default style for the forums today, Mysterious Garden
  • The styles previously known as Bulbagarden Default and Bulbagarden Default [Alternative] are now Bulbagarden Classic and Bulbagarden Classic [Alternative]
  • The style previously known as Bulbagarden Classic is now known as Bulbagarden Retro
  • The previously announced forum upgrades are still in the pipeline, but have been delayed a little due to issues needing to be resolved on Bulbapedia. We'll give more details on those updates once we're able to nail down a specific date for when they'll go in.
 

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The Mysterious Garden style is my favorite one yet!! Hopefully everyone will enjoy it!!
 
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  • Backend software has been upgraded to Xenforo 2.2.10.
  • You can now see a list of all reactions you've given to other people's content. You'll find the link to this in the dropdown menu under your username in the navigation bar, as well as in the menu sidebar on your account options and settings pages.
  • Changes have been made to password minimum requirements, and password validation.
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    • If your password has been compromised, you will receive a notification every time you login to the forums until you change the password to something more secure.
  • Additional enhancements have been made to account security options.
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  • Other minor bug-fixes and optimizations have been implemented.
  • Functionality allowing users to connect their Facebook account to their forums account, and use that to log-in, is currently disabled due to some ongoing issues with the implementation of that feature. Login via Twitter, Google, and Reddit accounts is still working properly.
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  • Changes have been made to display of user signatures.
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    • Automatically giving Bulbagarden Discord users a special Badge on the forums.
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  • We're beginning work on brand new forum styles based off of Legends: Arceus, and Scarlet/Violet. Reworks of classic forum styles are also in the pipeline.
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  • Sometime in the coming months, the forums will be moving from the current subdomain, into the root Bulbagarden domain.
    • Links using the current forums subdomain will continue to work, as these will be dynamically redirected.
  • Users will soon be able to initiate account deletion requests from their own user options.
    • This feature used to be available, but had not worked correctly for some time, requiring people to instead contact us directly.
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  • User signatures will now only be shown once per page in any given thread or conversation.
  • Users can now manually show or hide any user's signatures.
I like that we can hide or show signatures now, but I feel like them only showing up once per page kinda breaks the point of having them. Maybe having an option to turn that on and off would work?
 
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