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Previously Pokémon Wiki was known as The Pokémon Encyclopedia I was thinking we could change our name back to Pokémon Encyclopedia to welcome in X and Y. The reasoning for this is because we can give the entire site a facelift and changing the site name is part of that. The URL will stay the same, but Pokémon Encyclopedia sounds better. I've changed the Facebook account to focus on the new name. So we might as well change to follow suit with the social networking information. The Twitter and the Tumblr have been re-opened under "Pokémon Encyclopedia", all that needs changing is the wiki name.

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Support Support: As nominator. – Jazzi (talk) 14:59, July 4, 2013 (UTC) Support Support: Shorter, simpler and better. Energy X 15:15, July 4, 2013 (UTC)

Neutral Neutral: I am not too sure about changing the site name to Pokémon Encyclopedia?{{SUBST:User:King Marth 64/Sig}} 16:06, July 4, 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment: Changing the name would allow the social networks to be synced with the wiki and it just sounds better. – Jazzi (talk) 16:34, July 4, 2013 (UTC)Support Support:The idea is sound in principle and would work very well I think.Markrogers (talk) 19:29, July 4, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose: Firstly, it sounds like the name has already been changed, and you can only change the site name once. Also, almost all wikis hosted under Wikia are named "The (xyz) Wiki", so why should the Pokémon wiki be any different. We would also need to re-design the wordmark and change a lot of links to the main page (for example, the Pokémon Wiki: namespace will move to The Pokémon Encyclopedia: namespace). Iggyvolz (Talk) 14:09, July 5, 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment: Site name can be changed. Not all wikis follow that naming convention and they don't all have to be the same. The wordmark doesn't take long to change if you have five minutes. The links are an easy fix. There's really no problem to changing the name, it just takes a few minutes to change the wordmark and an hour or so to fix links. – Jazzi (talk) 15:32, July 5, 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment: "Please double check the spelling, and be sure of your correction, as we will not honor multiple requests" - Special:Contact/wiki-name-change Iggyvolz (Talk) 15:38, July 5, 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment: The name was changed back in 2009. The users then no longer edit now. There's a different frame now than there was then. I'm also not sure why you're in a fuss over this if you don't regularly edit here. – Jazzi (talk) 00:53, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment: I have asked in the community skype channel, where staff members can answer questions, and the response was as followed: It is possible, but the request would need to come from an Admin or point us to a community consensus for the site name changing back. Send either to S:C.Jazzi (talk) 14:51, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
Comment Comment: Giving this forum a little nudge. With the information I was given from the community skype channel, that means that we can get a wiki rename once again. So if I got a bit more input, meaning if there were more supports, I'd be able to run this request through and hopefully get the name changed. – Jazzi (talk) 19:15, July 12, 2013 (UTC)

Support Support: Since Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr have already changed, it's better to keep it consistent. All this is just a part of revitalizing the wiki into something better and I support the change. Bermuda • Triangle • 19:45,7/12/2013

Oppose Oppose:: Hi, I may be a former contributor here but I still do look at the site for information and its following so-to-speak, and have on multiple occasions tried coming back after being shooed away from the administration, but nevertheless, I have finally made my first re-appearance on Wikia since my incident in mid-June...but anyway, as even a person who looks at the wiki's content, as with anyone else on Wikia for that matter, I should be entitled to even a brief say of input here. I noticed this in one of my tabs and was all "no...just...no." Like, really? This is not a good idea at all. For one, the name sounds more similar to your actual competition Bulbapedia, and quite frankly, the current name fits much better with Wikia's consistency. Second, the social network pages should have come second not done ahead just to get support, you know after a discussion was reached... In addition, the name was changed before and was changed to what it is now for good reason; why change it back just because "those people don't edit anymore?" That's like changing the name of a country just because the founding fathers are long dead. Changing the name doesn't actually help the community, and as someone who actually uses the site, I think that changing the name would just cause confusion. Just my two cents. The Puzzle Master 20:32, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose:I have stayed away from this because of the simple fact that I hate the proposed name but I couldn't find any good reason other than that. I also thought that the social media had been originally like that and not changed before it was even proposed. But now I have reread this and realised that they were changed before the site name change was even proposed. I am bewildered why this would happen seeming as the only reason you have asked for the site name change is because of the social media... Which was changed clearly just so the site could be. Anyway even if the social media was like that beforehand, whats the point in changing the wiki name? Nobody uses the social media, it has not been updated in just under a year and even if it was why would that mean the site should change? The social media is already synced with the wiki. Are there links to the social media site pages on this wiki? Yes. Are there links from the social media pages to this wiki? Yes. Rainbow Shifter 18:59, July 26, 2013 (UTC)

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