Kitxunei (chaosoftwilight) wrote in pkmncollectors,
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collectors united!

Hello Pokémon Collectors!

Have you formed any awesome relationships with other members of the community? Are you best of friends, or friendly rivals? Do you want to show pride in your collections together??

In 2009, denkimouse made the first Collectors United post [and I updated it in 2012].

It's a reminder that no matter who you are, we share a love for this hobby together. Treat your fellow collectors as you wish to be treated. Act with respect. Old member or new, big collection or small, 10 holy grails or just McDonalds toys... :P Is it really worth it to hurt someone's feelings over toys?

Since this community is AWESOME we really don't see a lot of drama around here. So this has become just a friendly reminder! And of course... there's the fun part! We have an amazing collection of buttons representing collectors of all kinds! You can put these on your profiles, your collection sites, wherever. We encourage you to make your own for other collectors to use!

With new pokemon and new members, it's about time to renew this post. So today I bring to you an updated version of...


Sample Buttons!


From the original post:







"Ask yourself a question: Do you know your fellow collectors of the same Pokemon? How do you feel about them - rivals, friends? Do you hate their guts? XD

I was inspired by my fellow Raichu collectors to start this idea. We are rivals but we always go out of our ways to help each other if we can and have always had a wonderful and friendly relationship (at least the ones I know!). Even in frustrating times like after bidwars between each other we continued to help each other out. With the biggest Raichu collection I would expect to be thought of poorly or with lots of jealousy by other Raichu collectors, instead, they always show me things on auction I don't have yet or come forward to offer trades for items I don't have that they found. You guys are just amazing!

On the other hand though, although in general this community does NOT have a lot of hostility or drama (compared to other communities anyway), nor do I feel the majority of our members need to be scolded for this, I've still seen some rivalries for other Pokemon become very sour, bitter and hurtful, too. I still see folks using very downright mean methods for hurting their rivals, which I don't want to go into detail, but you guys should be know enough to know what is just plain not nice! I also know that in general some very hard feelings form between rivals and I know how hard this can be to overcome.

This is why I propose Collectors United! The idea is collectors of the same Pokemon can make a button or buttons to put in their LJ profile. The button could link back to this post, and putting the button in your profile means you PLEDGE! The pledge is this!"










"I will do my best to treat my fellow collectors as I wish to be treated."


Note: No one is obligated to participate in this -- some people are just not interested, of course! Putting buttons on your profile does NOT make you a more serious or better collector than others. These buttons are just for fun. You should always treat your fellow community members with courtesy and respect, anyway.

MAKING A BUTTON:

  • STANDARD SIZE: 100 x 50 pixels. Everything generally looks better in a uniform size, but it's fine if you want to make it different.

  • Anyone can make a button! Comment on this post with your buttons and I'll add them to the master list.

  • Your buttons can be about collecting ANYTHING Pokémon-related -- Human collectors, Zukan collectors, Plush collectors, TCG collectors, etc.!

  • There can be multiple buttons for the same pokémon or theme! So don't worry if someone already made it!

  • Host your button in a specific place that you will not move or change! This will help prevent broken links. A good idea is to create a separate album only for things like that are being linked to, so you remember not to touch any of that stuff.  If you don't see your button on this list anymore, the link probably broke. :( Just leave a new comment and I'll re-add it.

  • Lastly, don't worry about your artistic skills! I see a lot of people get self-conscious about it. These are tiny buttons just for fun! You don't need to be a graphic designer to post one. ^^


ADDING A BUTTON TO YOUR PROFILE:

  • Copy & Paste this code:


<a href="http://pkmncollectors.livejournal.com/17281569.html"><img src="BUTTON LINK GOES HERE" /></a>










  • You can use any buttons you like! As is common sense, just don't claim them as your own if you didn't make them.

  • Feel free to add them to your collection sites and other places as well.

  • Remember, these buttons represent commitment to the pledge to treat fellow collectors with respect :)



PKMNCOLLECTORS BUTTON LIST
Dual-type Pokemon are sorted by their primary type or the type they are best known for.
Types are listed in alphabetical order.
Miscellaneous themes are at the end.

BUG




DARK





DRAGON







ELECTRIC










FAIRY




FIGHTING






FIRE














FLYING





GHOST




GRASS










GROUND/ROCK





ICE





NORMAL













POISON



PSYCHIC







STEEL



WATER














PEOPLE

Gen1







Gen2




Gen3




Gen4






Gen5





Other Characters

MISCELLANEOUS
Pokemon Groups






Regions



Merch & Other





~ Feel free to leave any comments, requests, and/or more buttons! ~
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