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"Why was my post hidden?" — the mega-thread

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Did a question or answer you asked seemingly vanish? It was probably hidden. If you are not sure why, then please use this thread to ask. Any new questions asking why questions were hidden will be hidden.

Step 1: Read the rules. They are fairly simple. The most common reasons questions are hidden are:

  • being purely opinion e.g. "what is your favorite Pokemon"
  • being on the wrong section e.g. a team question on Pokebase instead of Battle Subway
  • on team questions, not including all the required information (Moves, Ability, Items, Nature, EVs or Roles).
  • on team questions, being in-game teams instead of competitive teams
  • way too trivial e.g. "what level does Bulbasaur evolve at?"
  • a moveset question (we already have them)
  • duplicates of other questions

For answers, they may be hidden if you answer many days later with no new information than what's already there.

Step 2: Read the rules again because you probably didn't read them close enough.

Step 3: Read the rules again.

Step 4: Re-read the rules before posting because you probably ignored the majority of this post.

Step 5: If you are sure you didn't break any rules, post an answer here asking why your question was hidden. Obviously include a link to the question/answer you are asking about.

Then a mod or senior user will comment and tell you what rule you broke. When they do tell you, do not argue with them - they have been here long enough to know the rules. Just accept that you broke a rule and move on. Plus, it shows how mature you can be.


Also, if you posted a question or answer and it doesn't show up straight away then it probably needs to be approved. There is a message that tells you this when it happens. A Moderator or Editor will get to it soon and approve it (or reject it if it breaks the rules).

asked Aug 10, 2012 by Pokemaster
edited Feb 12, 2013 by Pokemaster
Excuse me PM, but I answered a question and it took a while to make sure it was approved, and by the time it got approved, two people had already answered the question after me. But since it only just got approved, a moderator thought that I had answered the question after the other two had, so my post got hidden. Why did it take so long to get approved?
Because no one was on to approve it when it was posted. You see Editors and Mods are the ones that approve posts, so if an Editor or Mod isn't on, your post doesn't get approved until one comes on and approves it.

3 Answers

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Hi, I'm wondering why my question was blocked or declined. Thanks for taking time to read and answer!
http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/205852/does-hidden-power-change-upon-evolving-or-leveling-up

answered 2 days ago by k-dog
Someone made a comment linking to a similar question that asked whether or not levelling up a Pokemon will make its Hidden Power type change, and then your question was flagged until it automatically hid itself.
Your question was extremely similar to that one, which is probably why it was flagged, but I've reshown it. Main reason is that you asked why it changed after evolution, which is not what the other question asked.
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hey i posted my team to get it rated and a couple hours later it got hidden and i dont know why.

it said that this guy named ninja hid it.

heres a link
http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/rmt/35965/please-rate-my-pokemon-x-and-y-team

please help!

answered 1 day ago by Joshua51423
well can you at least tell me how to check my EVs and if not at least rate my team
U can't "check" EVs u have to assign them to your pokemon if on showdown and train them if in game.
Ninja if i repost my RMT post with my EVs you wont hide it?
If it has EVs it will not be hidden.
ninja i think i found a way to check EVs can you check if this is right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKqkc5YypBg
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hi i was wondering why was my answer in this link below is hidden:
http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/rmt/21003/post-them-battle-replays-here-continued?show=36008#a36008
am i break any rules or just not allowed to post an answer there ?
please tell me why. thanks

answered 6 hours ago by pokedarts
Hidden for being a bad replay.

Don't post replays on the replay thread of you sweeping a UU team.