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    Rules for the RMT Forum (READ BEFORE POSTING!!!)


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    Rules for the RMT Forum (READ BEFORE POSTING!!!)

    Post by Trinitrotoluene on Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:01 am

    Read before posting an RMT!

    1. Do not post incomplete teams. If you can pick five Pokemon, you can easily pick another one. If you can pick nine, you can cut that down to six with ease. Make sure to include natures, EV spreads and items. If you are unsure of your selections, make a note of this or simply add a question mark after them so team raters can help you focus on perceived problems first.

    2. Have some actual words in your post beyond your six Pokemon and their moves. Not following this makes your post quite boring to read and rate. All Pokemon should have a good reason for being in your team anyway, so why not post that reason? If you are having trouble with this one, start by giving an explanation for each team member. Why are they there? What role do they serve? How do you get them in? Then, give an explanation of how you would open with the team and how you would go about using it. All of these things help people rate your team and allow us to offer more helpful advice.

    This does not mean add one sentence saying "Standard x" or "all-around awesome" after each Pokemon. If you put thought into making the team, you can put thought into posting it.

    3. Avoid being repetitive. Making a new RMT thread is fine, but you should not be reposting your old team every few weeks. In the same vein, you should try to limit the number of threads you post. Even if your teams are different, you should not be posting a thread every few days.

    4. The thread title. If your team is something other than the typical OU/Standard 1 v 1, it is a good idea to include this in the title. Some team raters focus on other metagames such as 2 v 2 or Ubers, so including something about this in your title helps to direct them to your thread. This is very important, especially when you post a team meant to be played into a metagame with different rules/banlists.

    5. Formatting. Make your post readable. If the format is messy and illegible you will not be likely to receive help and may have your thread locked. Adding pictures to your post can make it more visually appealing, but keep it in moderation. Here is a guideline on how to post each Pokemon.

    Pokemon @ Item
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    6. Put some effort into the presentation of your RMT. Adding tasteful, reasonably sized pictures of your Pokemon is encouraged as it helps with legibility. Note that this is entirely up to the discretion of the mods. Do not use annoying fonts, colors, etc.

    7. Play with your team before putting it up for rate. We as a community cannot emphasize this enough. No one wants to rate the team that you freshly created while eating breakfast or the gimmick you randomly put together. We as a community want teams that have been battle tested so that the obvious flaws have been hammered out. This is particularly because just by playing with a team, you yourself can figure out what is wrong with your team. You don't need other people to help you quite yet - and to be blunt, you're just being lazy or have the wrong idea of what the RMT forum is if you're posting teams you spent fifteen minutes creating.

    Last edited by Cartoon Physics on Mon May 09, 2011 7:02 pm; edited 2 times in total

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