I'd just like to say one or two things regarding the games and how I'm reacting to new topics started in this section, considering lots of people over the internet have bought the Japanese versions and are already coming out with Walkthroughs and random comments about Pearl and Diamond.
First thing is, I've seen a few people wondering why some apparently "pointless" topics are still opened while information here and there has already given the answer to the thread's main discussion subject. Why haven't I locked the topic yet? Mainly because, unless that information was confirmed by Nintendo or whatever company is in charge of the Pokémon games, I cannot take it as the true and say "we already know what happens, topic locked". I cannot assure that the information is accurate. What if it is fake or some false rumour somone started out and it's now spreading over the internet as confirmed? There's no way to sort it out unless Nintendo themselves say it is so. Besides, I'm not entirely into the Pearl and Diamond news, so I can't judge myself the accuracy of the information members insist is correct, and I have to rely on other sources to make it out.
Second, maybe what we are discussing has already been confirmed, but it might still be an interesting subject of discussion, so why should I lock that topic? If we can still talk about it, give our opinions and thoughts, why put an end to the fun? I will only lock a thread like that if an user has necromanced with a SPAM. Otherwise, no, it will remain opened. So don't insist.
Release Dates and Walkthroughs
Something else I would like to say. I know we are all excited about the games' release date looming, but please try to stay calm. Don't bother opening topics asking when it is coming out, because if Nintendo hasn't yet published the date there is no way we will know. All we have are speculation and most likely dates for the release. And, still about our excitment, I know some of you want to provide help and assistance, but try to restrain yourselves when you talk about Walkthroughs. It is a bit annoying when you insist on that matter. You are more than free to make your own Walkthrough and send it to Psypoke, so we might even make a guide out of it and everything, but please don't insist on "hey, site 'A' has a Walkthrough while Psypoke hasn't, blah blah blah, here's a link for it". Honestly, if people want a Walkthrough, they may simple Google/Altavista/*insert Search site name here* it, and no, we are not using someone else's work because that is stealing: when we have it we will make it available for our members to use.
Keep an eye on the Latest News (for Pokémon Pearl/Diamond)
thread, perhaps a member will display the information when they have it.
If I have anything else to say I'll add it in. If anyone has questions or comments, please feel free to PM me.
IMPORTANT: The offical release date for the US is April 22nd. For more information, please check out this thread.