The rules on the server are almost identical to the DB Chat Room's rules.
Swearing isn't allowed if it becomes aggressive or is intrusive against any user.
Similar to the Database, we have ranks. These ranks are assigned based on activity and contribution both on the server and on the database. So the current staff is made up of mainly Expert+; though there are some exceptions of people that are very active and contribute highly to the server.
How do I get promoted from a regular user to Voice?
Being voiced marks you as a particularly good user. It grants you a position at the top of the userlist, the ability to talk in moderated chat, and shows that you are a respected and helpful chat member. While obeying the following will not guarantee you voice status, it's a good start and will certainly improve your image in the staff team's eyes.
~ Smogons Showdown staff FAQ
As said before, people are promoted based on their contribution and activity. So if you spend a lot of time on the server and make positive contributions to the chat, then you have a good chance of being promoted. We only promote if we NEED someone. So don't ask to get user promoted if we don't need one. When we do, it will usually be from % to @.
What can staff do?
+ Voice - They can use ! commands such as !groups, and talk during moderated chat. Also can start and end tournaments.
% Driver - The above, and they can also mute users and un-mute users.
@ Moderator - The above, and they can ban users and check for alts.
& Leader - The above, they can permaban and get italicized names.
~ Administrator - They can do anything.
The current staff:
- ~ Nindzya, Ninja-Sensei, Kawaii Nindzya
- ~ PokemasterDB
- ~ Scizornician, Sciz
- & MudoTyphlosion
- & Holy Mike*, Psychic x, Shining Yin
- & Manaphy :3, variations of Mewderator, TestingAlt123
- @ Aeternis, Judex, The Legislator, Hélix
- @ InfiniteAffinities, Lenub
- @ InSylveonWeTrust, PimpNubz
- % Catnipz, Kazemon, Yoga Catz
- % Hotcakes, Cap'n Toad
- % KnightofDragon, Mazu, Sempiternus
- + CWegz
- + Flafman, Old MacFlafpert
- + MrKijani
- + Poke'slash
- + xFizz~
Answer here, give screenshot. If you cannot give screenshot, add some backers and have them do it. Catnipz is great at screenshots, you can ask her.
Any reports will be addressed by staff.
Our DJ Playlist! ~
I set up a plug.dj for the server so you can listen to music whilst battling. You can suggest songs whilst sitting back and enjoying the music. It has standalone rules:
- No spam wooting for points
- No crappy NateWantsToBattleMusic
- No Gliscurr's song (Yehehe)
Store (Currently broken)
We have a neat little shop full of nifty features! In any tournament with 4+ users, you can earn store points. Store points can be spent on a variety of little features that suit you nicely. The commands are:
- /atm [user] ~ Shows the balance of whoever.
- /shop ~ Shows the shop.
- buy [command] ~ buys said command.
- Other commands are shown when you buy something.
How to earn store points: In the Tournaments room, we hold tournaments quite often. If you win a tournament with 4 or more participants, you win a point! You can win more in large tournaments.
DB Server command suggestion thread
Pokemon DB server update thread
Is swearing allowed on the DB server?
The current Scizbot is more reliable than the previous one, thankfully. It also has the ability to battle in any tier (excluding Triple battles). To do so you will have to challenge it directly and it should accept. If it fails to accept then you are most likely challenging it in a tier that the bot hasn't set itself up to. In that case you must then challenge it a second time in the same tier and it will either copy your team or use a team stored within it.
If you have any problems with the bot or have found any issues with the battling AI, please contact Sciz.
DON'T BAN THE BOT FROM EVERY ROOM...
Since Smogon failed to stabilize tiers quickly, we have some fun metagames to play! Check them out!
OM of the Month is Mediocre Mons. Very fun.
Almost Any Ability
Physical Special Swap
Random Triple Battles
Six Move Battling
Vote on a Meta: http://strawpoll.me/1972178
Trick Room Mons
WindMons (At the end of a turn, mons are switched out)
TaggedMons (Shadow Tag is active - no switching)