View Full Version : Question: Can we create Pokemon Battle Clans?

August 31st, 2009, 1:14 PM
well i was wondering because i think that would be cool.
the idea is to have teams that include 2-4 people in them. and have battles tournaments for ranks. soo yeah i just want to know

Mobile Tsk
August 31st, 2009, 3:15 PM
I very distinctly remember the abolishment of clans as they attract spam and very little of anything else. In other words, if this is a question, then no they're spam pits. And if it's a suggestion then I guess the same answer applies.

August 31st, 2009, 3:28 PM
No, just no.
They're nothing but spampits and they cause flame wars.

August 31st, 2009, 9:16 PM
The solution to the spam is simple - ban the spammers.
I think it would be a fun idea! I've never seen a tournament of Pokemon clans before. ;D

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August 31st, 2009, 10:24 PM
The solution to the spam is simple - ban the spammers.

I'm pretty sure this is why we don't have them... because most of the content would be spam.

September 1st, 2009, 7:56 AM
I have to agree with everybody....I've dealt with such Pokemon clans on IRC. They're very spammy, and full of flaming, and all sorts of other things that's against PC's rules, so don't even bother with this idea, it's a terrible one.

September 1st, 2009, 8:05 AM
Well I moderated the Trade/Battle section at the time we abolished clans. It wasn't a one day decision either. Jake, the other moderators at the time, and I gave them a trial period to see if they would improve before abolishing them. We also made it a rule that you had to get Moderator permission to create a clan (similar to how tournaments work now).

However, they only got worse. The spam was out of control and no amount of infractions/bans seemed to change that. So we closed all active clans and made it so clans weren't allowed anymore. There was some anger for a while but eventually it went away and the trade forum is the way it is now.

Basically, they're too spammy and too much work for the staff.