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09/11/10: Miscellaneous Edits

I've just made a whole bunch of minor edits to several pages, including fixing a couple of errors that were reported ages ago (the style drop-down in Roar of Time style being white with white text in Chrome, the Day-Care couple conspiracy theory saying they're childless when they have a grandchild in HG/SS, and a confusing wording in one of the crossword clue explanations) and some random wording tweaks.

I also got done with those affiliation and site rating requests. There were a couple of award requests also, but I've actually decided to discontinue the awards, so I'm afraid those won't be responded to.

The reasons for this are simple. First, website awards are becoming less and less common; fewer sites are offering awards, and fewer sites have sections with awards they've won (I took down my own ages ago, for instance). This in itself makes the awards kind of obsolete; a webmaster would have to make an awards section pretty much only to put my award on, which is just kind of a waste of space. Back when I originally created my awards, every other Pokémon site out there was offering awards and everyone had a section with awards they'd won; it was a lot more natural at the time.

Second, what the awards were was pretty much "a site rating, except I also make a silly little image that you can put on your site somewhere". I'm not that fond of giving out ego boosts; the main point of the awards was to encourage people to do better by giving them something to aspire towards. I think affiliation is pretty much doing the awards' job at that by now, though, as my affiliation standards are pretty high (and it's pretty much "a site rating, except I also put your link on my site if I really like it"); getting to put The Cave of Dragonflies' link button under Affiliates on your site serves pretty much the same purpose as an award and has a broader application.

I may possibly do something in that direction again, but for now I think the awards were basically extraneous, so yeah, they're gone. Sorry if you wanted one.

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I WANT AN AWARD
Website: Cinccino's Nook
Commenting on: 09-11-10

HEY YOU? YES YOU! YOU TOOK THE AWARDS AWAY! I WANT ONE!

[17/03/2011 21:11:26]

Porygonfan
Commenting on: 09-11-10

OH NOEZ

[14/11/2010 22:19:12]

Gigi
Commenting on: 09-11-10

I was wondering when you might do that. I was rather expecting it.





Oooh, shiny Pokemon!

[16/09/2010 04:43:39]

polly
Commenting on: 09-11-10

*throws huge tomato*

[15/09/2010 21:23:08]

Nobody
Commenting on: 09-11-10

ZOMG NO YOU REMOVED THE AWARDS I HATE YOU AND FROM NOW ON I WILL NEVER VISIT YOUR SITE EVER. ANGRY FACE.



Uhh, seriously though, good call. Might as well free up some inbox space for yourself.

[13/09/2010 09:23:03]

Articuno
Website: The Sky Temple of Lugia and Articuno
Commenting on: 09-11-10

Good decision, it's funny how things like that go out of date over time! :>

[12/09/2010 09:03:40]

Charlotte
Commenting on: 09-11-10

I gotta say, while I totally understand and I wasn't gonna go for one to begin with, I'm kinda sad to see them go :( I really liked giving and recieving site awards in their heyday, and I always like the system you had for yours in particular. Just another thing about the internet's that changed, I guess.

[12/09/2010 08:03:51]

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