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A 0 vote rule[edit]

If they post something below or above the <-DO NOT blah blah blah-> when it tells them not to, make it a 0 count. I'm sick of it. Who can't read that? If you're blind, you can't find this place, let alone vote.--MegaTron1XD:p 22:18, 14 November 2010 (EST)

If things continue to be bad after a few rounds of the half-vote rule, then I'll consider it. Toomai Glittershine Data Node 23:46, 14 November 2010 (EST)

A 1/2 vote rule[edit]

I like Mega's idea somewhat, but feel a 0 vote is a little too harsh. Perhaps we can make a rule, just like his guidelines, but instead it will count as half a vote.-Ivy73002MS.png 20:56, 16 November 2010 (EST)

Umm, Ivy, can you read? That's happening NEXT round and I'm aware of that :/--MegaTron1XD:p 21:05, 16 November 2010 (EST)

Sorry. I guess that's what Toomai said. Why do I always make an *** out of myself? -Ivy73002MS.png 21:09, 16 November 2010 (EST)

Half vote section?[edit]

What are you talking about?--MegaTron1XD:p 18:50, 19 November 2010 (EST)

The first time a vote has to be made into a half-vote, a section labelled "Half-Votes" will be added to the coloured block in the same way as the Anonymous Votes sections in old fights (have a look at the first few archive pages). Toomai Glittershine Data Node 18:56, 19 November 2010 (EST)


Can we change our vote? I didn't, nor do I want to, but I'm just wondering. --Landfish7 21:41, 21 November 2010 (EST)

People have changed their votes before (I think); there's nothing wrong with it. Toomai Glittershine Data Node 22:34, 21 November 2010 (EST)


Do people just not respect votes that break rules, or is there an invisible consensus going around that an hour of a fix period is too long? Toomai Glittershine Data Node 09:44, 12 December 2010 (EST)

I gave about a half hour for Zero to fix it, and when that time came, I noticed he wasn't online anymore, so I moved it to the half vote section without having to wait another half hour when the user in question was likely to not show back up. And my intuition proved correct as I have not seen him since.
As for the length of time, a half hour to an hour is good enough. After a half hour has passed, and the user in question isn't online, I think it's alright to move the vote to the half vote section, as them leaving after misplacing their vote shows they really didn't care about it.
So overall, I don't think an hour is too long to wait, but a half hour should be enough time for someone to fix their vote if they really care to do so. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 09:55, 12 December 2010 (EST)
I'm mostly talking about people who only give ten minutes or so, but I agree with your general sentiment. Toomai Glittershine Data Node 13:00, 12 December 2010 (EST)


Could we perhaps have in the rules a guideline for what isn't acceptable to post in the comments section? Such as, some users seem to take the SA too seriously, and try to argue with someone on the other side for something they said. And with the SA being something for fun (and really nothing more), this detracts from it and has the potential to disrupt others. The Mario and Dr. Mario matchup experienced the beginning of an argument that had the potential to grow rapidly, but it was ended before it could escalate. The last matchup had argumentative statements aimed at other users, though they fortunately failed to cause anything more than a minor defensive response. And once again in this matchup, Doc King made an accusative claim towards an opposing side that could elicit a response and cause an unnecessary argument in the comments (or judging by the nature of the comment, a response from someone who doesn't even participate in the Smash Arena).

So basically, I suggest a guideline recommending people to not post argumentative or accusative claims towards someone else/the opposing side in the comments section. While arguments in the Smash Arena have been uncommon in the past, the surging popularity of the Smash Arena has led to, among many things, an increase in argumentative statements in the comments sections, and I wouldn't be surprised if two people who took the Smash Arena seriously started wall of texting against each other on the Smash Arena. Which of course, I doubt any of us would want here, and it would disrupt the Smash Arena, as well as the Wiki. While a guideline recommended this may not stop people from posting such (as we see the other rules broken often), it would allow someone else to step in and stop the potential argument with something in the rules backing them up (therefore, the one who posted the argumentative statement can't claim they can do such because nothing says they can't).

So, is this idea feasible? Does this recommendation not have enough historical backing to be put in the rules? Or is this recommendation simply too restrictive on the users who participate in the Smash Arena? Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 11:51, 12 December 2010 (EST)

I was thinking about a sort of "don't post comments if it might start an argument" rule; maybe I'll have a more solid idea later. Toomai Glittershine Data Node 13:00, 12 December 2010 (EST)
How about rule seven reads "Any comments about the fight should be left in the comment section. It is recommended that you do not post argumentative, accusative, or any sort of comment with the intention of starting an argument with someone on the opposing side. The Smash Arena is a popularity contest, there's no need to argue with the other side on why your favorite character is superior, or why they are wrong with their reasoning for picking their character."
If needed, the wording can be made stronger or softer, and the wording about the Smash Arena itself can be taken out. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 23:51, 12 December 2010 (EST)

Bump Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 23:21, 20 December 2010 (EST)

I'm just wondering, but what would be the point of comments if we can't argue or debate about characters? That's pretty much the whole point of comments along with questions about the design of the battle, jokes, predictions, etc. Doc King (talk) 17:41, 13 January 2011 (EST)

No, it is not. Its purpose is to make what the section is called, comments (along with questions). And you're being oblivious to what the Smash Arena is. As I said before (that you obviously ignored), the Smash Arena is a popularity contest, not a literal fight between characters or direct comparisons of effectiveness. There's no reason to "debate" about the characters, and having someone challenging you for liking a character sucks the fun out of voting on the Smash Arena. If you want to debate about characters and such, take it to Smashboards, not the Smash Arena. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 19:21, 13 January 2011 (EST)


The first time around, the vote was signed. This time around, it wasn't. Should it be a half vote or not?--MegaTron1XD:p 11:26, 18 December 2010 (EST)


I'm glad he's finally lost one. I love the guy as much as anyone, but it's just unfair with him winning every single match in the SA. Mr. Anon (talk) 20:08, 20 December 2010 (EST)

When????? 05:25, 4 September 2012 (EDT)

IP spamming[edit]

I'm thinking that the IP spamming is caused by the direct link from the main page. If the SA box were changed to go to Forum:Smash Arena instead, it would probably redirect the spamming there (the page can then be safely protected since voters never edit it), but it would cause users to take a two-link path to get to the arena itself. Opinions? Toomai Glittershine ??? The Incomprehensible 08:49, 28 December 2010 (EST)

Redirect the page to avoid the spamming. Better to take a little more time to keep the Wiki "clean" so to speak.MegaTron1XD:p 10:12, 28 December 2010 (EST)
The DKWiki had a similar vandal attack:
This guy must be spreading out. As far as I can tell he's done with DKWiki. But he makes proxies. Either way we link the main page, we're under attack. We just need to revert, protect and block (in that order). havoC-- 11:09, 28 December 2010 (EST)

In addition, I recommend protecting the archive pages, as I remember several ip attacks on them and since the only reason to edit it is gone, they have no reason.MegaTron1XD:p 12:03, 31 December 2010 (EST)

Problem with voting[edit]

I was trying to vote today on the Smash Arena however the option to edit the page has disappeared, meaning I cant vote at all. Why has this happened? 07:39, 2 January 2011 (EST)

It was heavily vandalised by anons so it was protected. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 07:44, 2 January 2011 (EST)
Seeing as I've done something to help against the spam I'll unprotect it now. Toomai Glittershine ??? The SMASH-GINEER 08:51, 2 January 2011 (EST)

Cluttering recent changes[edit]

Can there be a rule that states that any votes have to be minor edits? Because the Smash arena is clogging up recent changes, making it harder to keep track of actual edits. Mr. Anon (talk) 13:59, 27 February 2011 (EST)

There is a rule to try and do all your votes in one edit if it's a multi-battle round, though it's just as non-enforceable as a minor edit rule. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Different 19:45, 27 February 2011 (EST)
I agree. What I've done to workaround is to focus on the non-Forum: namespace stuff: - Reboot (talk) 21:07, 27 February 2011 (EST)
It'll be as useful as the signature rule and the unnecessary comments preference. Several people will always ignore it. MegaTron1XD:p 21:10, 27 February 2011 (EST)

Account Creation[edit]

It's starting to seem like people are creating accounts only to gain representation when voting in the Smash Arena. Sometimes in the Recent Changes, I see someone making an account, voting in the Smash Arena soon afterwards, and staying online but doing nothing. Something, maybe making a rule, needs to be done about this. BrawlingbrianFalcoHeadSSBU.png LANDMASTER! 16:24, 6 March 2011 (EST)

There are multiple users who really do nothing but edit their userpage and vote on the Smash Arena, but as long as they're not disrupting the Wiki, I see no real problem with it. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 16:47, 6 March 2011 (EST)
This begs the question, though: what if people are sockpuppeting for this? Mr. Anon (talk) 17:13, 6 March 2011 (EST)
Show me a user who you suspect of sock puppeting. No user appears to be doing so, and I don't find this something to get paranoid over. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 17:16, 6 March 2011 (EST)


If someone votes, they have to sign. But if they just type their name, does it count as a Half Vote then?--Wolf rulez! WolfHeadSSBB.png The best! 07:50, 22 May 2011 (EDT)

Yes, someone must have a full signature (username and date) after each of their posts. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 08:55, 22 May 2011 (EDT)
But what if you type date/time after it?--Wolf rulez! WolfHeadSSBB.png The best! 09:07, 22 May 2011 (EDT)
Technically, typing your signature manually can be done, but if it not done correctly, they are still liable for not signing properly. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 09:14, 22 May 2011 (EDT)

How do I vote? - Hoverwind2 At your service dude! SonicHeadSSBB.png 22:29, 21 February 2012 (EST)

To vote, go to the Smash Arena and familiarize yourself with the rules. After you have read them, click edit. Scroll down to the section that says ===Votes for ''X''=== or ===Votes for ''Y''===. After deciding which one you wish to vote for, scroll to the bottom of the section, right before the line that says <!-- DO NOT ADD COMMENTS OR EDIT ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE!!! -->. Add a new line above the aforementioned line, and then add a #. Type ~~~~ to sign, and add any comments if you so desire. If you do not do this correctly, namely, you do not add a # before your vote, you do not add ~~~~ to sign your vote, or you add a comment or edit below the line that reads <!-- DO NOT ADD COMMENTS OR EDIT ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE!!! -->, you have a short amount of time to rectify your error before your vote is devalued and counted as half a vote. Mousehunter321 (talk · contributions) 18:44, 19 January 2012 (EST)

Half votes[edit]

I feel it's perfectly fine for someone to want their vote to be a half vote if they feel it should be. If they vote correctly, someone casting their vote as a half vote does not harm/disrupt the Smash Arena. As I see it, the purpose of rule 10 is to prevent those from intentionally putting their votes in half votes thinking they won't have to sign their comment if they do so.

As such, rule 10 should be amended to "Do not put your vote in the Half-Votes section while intentionally voting incorrectly. It is basically saying "I want to be punished", and you will be treated accordingly with having your vote discounted." Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 20:46, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

I'm neutral on the situation, but believe it should be counted as a normal vote until consensus is achieved. Omega Tyrant, you are free to ignore SW:1RV if you disagree. DoctorPain99 DoctorPain99.png 20:50, 29 May 2011 (EDT)
I agree with OmegaTyrant here. If someone wants their vote to worth half (I don't know why they would), I see no reason in preventing them to. Mr. Anon (talk) 21:05, 29 May 2011 (EDT)
@Anon: The reason one would is if they like the two choices about the same and want to slightly support one, but don't want to cast a full vote for it. DoctorPain99 DoctorPain99.png 21:07, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

The intent of re-introducing half-votes was to provide a system of punishment for voting incorrectly. Therefore, I'm not sure how I feel about the concept of basically opening half-votes up as an intentional option; it breaks the duality of "good votes are 1.0, bad votes are 0.5" and adds an additional level of complexity for voters. I'd like to hear a few other peoples' opinions. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Irrepressible 21:20, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

tbqh, is there a need for a user to make a half-vote intentionally? Even if you like something only slightly better, you should still cast a whole vote for it. Eh. I really don't care. Actually, I decided I do. In a presidential election, can you cast a half vote? No. If you like two candidates about the same, you have to cast an entire vote for one or don't vote at all. Also read what Piratehunter said. DoctorPain99 DoctorPain99.png 21:25, 29 May 2011 (EDT)
I agree with DP, to an extent. Back on Wikitroid I went ape on people for voting on RfAs with positions such as "slightly disagree" and "disagree with RfA as written". I even blocked a couple people. Bottom line is, when you start allowing things other than Agree, Neutral, and Oppose, it is going to get chaotic. and You need the situation to remain in a way that can be seen and understood at a glance. --Pιʀaτзнυητзʀ (TalkContribs) 21:27, 29 May 2011 (EDT)
IRC discussion on this has caused me to change my mind. Saying "half vote" still means the voter supports one over the other, making it equal to a real vote. Mr. Anon (talk) 21:44, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

The Smash Arena and the presidential are two different things of vastly different scales; the former is a mere popularity contest on a Wiki with its outcome having no tangible results what so ever, while the latter is an election determines the leader of the country for the next four years. Comparing it to the presidential election is a bit much. Also keep in mind the presidential election has no "half vote" of any sort, so you really can't compare this situation in the Smash Arena to that.

Half votes still operates as a system of punishment to those who vote incorrectly, as the situation where someone wants their vote to count as a half vote is rare (this is the first instance I recall of someone intentionally putting their vote in the half votes while voting correctly). With about 99% of voters intending their votes to be full votes, I believe adjusting the rule to where the strict lettering does not forbid intentional correct half votes would not affect the flow/complexity of the Smash Arena at all. It's not like we're going to start up "quarter votes" or see a surge of people putting their votes in half votes.

In the instance where someone votes incorrectly in half votes, simply discount their vote all together, this is simple, right?

Also two things to keep in mind, what harm/disruption does it do to the Smash Arena with someone correctly putting their vote in the half vote section? And people can still technically vote in half votes intentionally by incorrectly voting in the normal vote area. So for these people, do we encourage them to place their vote incorrectly, where someone else will have to manually fix it, or let them place their vote in half votes, where the Smash Arena still flows perfectly fine?

The Smash Arena was made to be a thing of amusement to the users of the SmashWiki, why is it necessary to restrict them from wanting their vote be a half vote? Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 21:55, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

The "amusement" you speak of is brought by the results and the mere act of sharing one's opinion. The problem therein lies with not having a set principle as to how voting occurs. If you are to allow percentage-based votes such as %49.9999 Yes, then you are opening a floodgate that would make counting the ballots nearly impossible, or at least irrationally difficult. This is why you set simple positions to vote with such as: Agree for people who agree with whatever, Disagree for those who disagree, and Neutral for those whom either cannot decide or are merely stating that they will change to one of the logical positions pending the finale of the voting process. You are going to end up opening a bureaucratic mess with greater-quantum voting >_> --Pιʀaτзнυητзʀ (TalkContribs) 22:03, 29 May 2011 (EDT)
The available options are vote for option A or B, and half vote for option A or B, with the vote value being 1 and 0.5 respectively. This isn't complicated mathematics and won't lead to an irrationally difficult ballot to figure out (surely those handling the ballot could solve this math in their head).
Keep in mind half votes already exist, so by not forbidding "good votes" to be placed in there for a few who may want to, we're not adding another level of complexity when that level already exists, especially when the vast majority of the users aren't going to place their votes in there anyway.
And for one more thing, how are we going to punish "good votes" placed intentionally in half votes? Move them to full votes? While it may not be what the voter intended, it's not really a punishment in terms of the vote value. Or would we instead discount such votes all together? Doing the latter would give them a harsher punishment than the lazy who vote incorrectly, who of which are actually disruptive to the Smash Arena and create unnecessary work for others, unlike those who placed correctly done votes in half votes.
As for my proposal, we just amend rule 10 to where its lettering does not forbid correct votes being placed in half votes. We're not adding another vote option, we aren't going to add "quarter votes" or other vote options with complicated decimal values. In the end, we will have plain old 1.0 votes where the vast majority of votes go, and the half votes where bad votes go, as well as the votes of the few who feel their votes should be half votes for whatever reason. The option already exists, why would it disrupt the Smash Arena/SmashWiki to allow intentional votes there, and why create unnecessary extra work for the userbase when there are going to people out there who will break the rules to intentionally vote in this option?
If votes must be either worth 1 or 0, than remove the half vote option all together, and instead make all incorrect votes worth 0. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 22:38, 29 May 2011 (EDT)
My point has been made. --Pιʀaτзнυητзʀ (TalkContribs) 22:44, 29 May 2011 (EDT)

Bump Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 14:53, 2 June 2011 (EDT)

I've decided to make intentional half-votes legal, but to explain in the rule why it is very heavily discouraged. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Superlative 09:51, 4 June 2011 (EDT)

Name and description[edit]

I propose a change of name and description of the forum. The description currently states: "Each week this forum hosts a tussle between two characters from the Super Smash Bros. series!" We currently have a stage battle and we also have items and game battles. We need a different name as it only makes it seem that characters are in it. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 05:55, 22 July 2011 (EDT)

We can simply call it "Forum:The Smash Arena". DoctorPain99 {ROLLBACKER} 10:23, 22 July 2011 (EDT)
Agreed. I like that name! But what would we do with Smash Arena (not here)?-- 10:31, 22 July 2011 (EDT)
Maybe just remove the "Character" part of the title. The Smash Arena Battles will be fine enough. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 11:31, 22 July 2011 (EDT)
BUMP. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 13:24, 27 July 2011 (EDT)

Can't we just call it the Smash Arena?[edit]

They aren't battles, they're contests, and since stages are legible as contenders, that sort of undermines the "character" part. Blue Ninjakoopa(Talk) 17:08, 11 August 2011 (EDT)

Agree. Blindcolours ZoOm! 17:12, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
Bump. Blue Ninjakoopa(Talk) 23:09, 12 August 2011 (EDT)
Agree. Unknown the Hedgehog 23:19, 12 August 2011 (EDT)

I agree with the sentiment. However, we already have a page called Forum:Smash Arena. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 23:20, 12 August 2011 (EDT)

Since no one edits that page like a regular forum, I propose that it be moved to SmashWiki:Smash Arena, so that the name isn't taken for this forum. Blue Ninjakoopa(Talk) 23:45, 12 August 2011 (EDT)
I agree. ..... I'll take a that hot dog PikachuHeadSSBB.png Super 00:03, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
I agree with the forum thing as well. Blindcolours Game Boy Camera 00:19, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
Looks like there's consensus. Blue Ninjakoopa(Talk) 15:22, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
... Blue Ninjakoopa(Talk) 02:55, 18 August 2011 (EDT)


A IP voted twice. What now?--PSIWolf (TCE) 07:22, 14 August 2011 (EDT)

We remove his second vote. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 08:45, 14 August 2011 (EDT)
read rule #2. ..... I'll take a that hot dog PikachuHeadSSBB.png Super 08:48, 14 August 2011 (EDT)


It's pretty cool. I like it. -- 15:51, 20 August 2011 (EDT)

SmashWiki:Smash Arena[edit]

I think there should be a link on Forum:Smash Arena that leads to SmashWiki:Smash Arena. I'm unsure as to how to go about doing that, exactly, so I'm bringing it up here. ƋoӄԏoяΠɛəи99 {ROLLBACKER} 17:39, 20 August 2011 (EDT)

Just what I was going to say! :P. -- 17:40, 20 August 2011 (EDT)


There's a few errors in the opening paragraph. In the first line, it mentions things other than characters fighting, but every sentence afterwards just says characters. e.g. No, you don't have to just vote for the character with the strength and power. More importantly, the paragraph claims anonymous voting is still legal. I'd change this myself, but 3DS Browser limitations would wipe out the rest of the page XD ToastUltimatum Transparent Swadloon.pngComplaints Box 17:32, 7 October 2011 (EDT)

Possible tiebreaker idea?[edit]

I was thinking about possible ways to break ties, and I'm now going to let you think about this one: If one competitor has a higher # of full votes than the other, that competitor wins. What do you think? MeleeMarth01 (talk) 21:40, 17 November 2011 (EST)MarthHeadSSBM.png

But then what will happen if the full votes are equal? -- 10:51, 18 November 2011 (EST)
In the event that the vote score is tied, but the normal votes and half votes aren't, I say the side with the more half votes wins, as it is more overall votes. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 11:06, 18 November 2011 (EST)
I'm thinking about that, too; even though it's a half-vote, it's still at least an attemped vote. However, they should be taken out of the equation if the half-votes are intenional half-votes. It would be written like this, for example, if the rule was in Week 10:
Mewtwo vs. Lucario
14 (15) to 14 (18)
So now, I've tweaked my idea; instead of more full votes, it's the most overall votes that wins. If that's equal, like Week 45 (Roy vs. Ike), it's a tie; it's just because they are votes nonetheless, even though they only count as one-half a vote. Thanks for commenting. (tilde x4) MeleeMarth01 (talk) 18:39, 18 November 2011 (EST)

Why are ties a problem? Toomai Glittershine ??? The Emissary 20:57, 18 November 2011 (EST)

They're impossible in the games (well, for first at least); therefore, it doesn't seem fitting for it to be possible in the arena. Minna, miteite kure! MeleeMarth01 (talk) 14:20, 19 November 2011 (EST)MarthHeadSSBM.png
The tie is my favourite outcome, so I say oppose. Sorry. Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 08:31, 21 November 2011 (EST)

How about this. If there is a tie, Toomai will choose which one. This will be the tiebreaker.Drakon64 (talk) 17:04, 15 December 2011 (EST)

I actually like that idea, but I'm not sure Toomai does. DoctorPain99 {ROLLBACKER} 17:19, 15 December 2011 (EST)
The idea is interesting. But that will result in 50% of voters being happy and 50% being ripped off - and if any of them were excited for a tie they'll be feeling ripped off too. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Hammer 17:50, 15 December 2011 (EST)
You will find that 50% of people will always get mad because their guy didn't win, even if it wasn't you who made the extra vote. This poll has a winner and a loser and who voted for the eventual loser will get mad. Also, sorry for those who crave ties, but if we liked ties happening we wouldn't have this discussion now would we? The choice can also be at random, if you feel you can't choose one over another.Drakon64 CharizardHeadSSBU.png
Actually, on average only ~36% of voters are on the losing side, and I highly doubt that all of them "get mad" because their choice lost. I still don't think that ties are a detriment to anything and have yet to see a good reason to get rid of them. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Brass 17:41, 16 December 2011 (EST)
I know a way to break ties, make my vote worth two votes in the case of a tie. Clearly my choices are superior, and it would involve no extra work :D Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 18:44, 16 December 2011 (EST)
You don't even vote every week! Therefore, in the instance of a tie, it should obviously be my vote that should decide the situation ;) Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 18:52, 16 December 2011 (EST)
Get out of here nonadmin scum! Normal users don't decide how we break ties! Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 18:55, 16 December 2011 (EST)
Which is why IP's should get double. -- 19:11, 16 December 2011 (EST)
IPs obviously should have their vote equal a quarter. They're too lazy to even create an account! Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 19:14, 16 December 2011 (EST)
Actually, we're too lazy to sign in and have accounts with like 3 edits. -- 19:45, 16 December 2011 (EST)
I Support Omega Tyrant's proposal since he agrees with me some 75% of the time in the SA, and he's clearly smarter than everyone else combined. Mr. AnonMatchupUnknown.pngtalk 19:47, 16 December 2011
If 36% of people are losers, it wouldn't be a tie. Plus due to it's rarity and that people don't get mad according to you, it won't be that big of a deal. Ties aren't in Smash Bros games, so why here? This is a Smash Bros related thing right? I go for Toomai as a tiebreaker.Drakon64 CharizardHeadSSBU.png
I agree with Omega Tyrant. IP's should automatically have their votes worth less to encourage people to create accounts. This would also discourage users/IPs from manipulating the results by using a different IP address to vote 2 or more times. Mousehunter321 (talk · contributions) 21:32, 16 December 2011 (EST)
I was kidding about IPs' votes being worth less. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 22:47, 16 December 2011 (EST)

Okay guys settle down a bit. No tiebreaking procedures are planned in the forseeable future; unless I hear a really good argument for it I don't want this discussion cluttering things up. Toomai Glittershine ??? Da Bomb 22:45, 16 December 2011 (EST)

My judgment > all. Therefore, my vote should count as two votes in ties. And that's a damn good argument :| Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 22:47, 16 December 2011 (EST)

Okay Toomai you obviously didn't read my previous comment. It didn't have anything to do with the " who's vote is worth more or less" stuff. I even had one REALLY good point about you being the tiebreaker. Read it please.Drakon64 CharizardHeadSSBU.png

Your opinion of a good point is clearly different than mine then; the only point I see you make is that there are no ties in the Smash Bros. games, which I think is irrelevant - we don't do things just because the games do. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Victorious 08:42, 17 December 2011 (EST)
Now to get serious here: Simply, ties aren't seen as an issue in Smash Arena. No one really has a problem with them, and with the Smash Arena having a schedule, initiating a tie breaker will delay that schedule (unless Toomai decides to vote to break ties, but he's so unopinionated, he can't be tasked to do that :p).
Now, if a tie only occurs because of half votes (i.e., one side would of won and there would be no tie if all its voters voted properly), I think the side that would of won should be credited with the victory (as they did technically get more overall votes). Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 12:11, 17 December 2011 (EST)

I have 2 ideas. One, if there is a user who hasn't voted and is online, ask him to submit a final got worth X votes, and have the Match declared a close tie in favour of Y. Two, have all online members have one said vote, and have the Match declared a close tie in favour of the majority. Three, if 1 and 2 are impossible, then the match is declared a full tie, as NO consensus can be reached. ScoreCounter (talk) 18:42, 11 August 2012 (EDT)

Basing a tiebreaker on who's online is simply not fair due to timezones and such. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Victorious 18:48, 11 August 2012 (EDT)

Point Taken.ScoreCounter (talk) 18:52, 11 August 2012 (EDT)

Tiebreaker or Not?[edit]

OK, there's a lot of different ideas for a resolution of a tie above, yet do we even need them. Let's just settle it this way. If you want there to be a tiebreaker, comment in the Support section. If you would rather ties stay active, comment in the Oppose section. Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 12:18, 17 December 2011 (EST)


  1. Slight Support: I personally don't see ties as an issue, but a tiebreaker would keep things a little more interesting. DoctorPain99 {ROLLBACKER} 12:28, 17 December 2011 (EST)
  2. Support: I want to see a winner OR a loser. Ties are just weird.Drakon64 CharizardHeadSSBB.png
  3. Support: Per Drakon64. I came up w/a tibreaker idea recently, also, so I'm all for it. MeleeMarth01Minna, miteite edit! MarthHeadSSBM.png 19:45, 21 December 2011 (EST)


  1. I like the tie, because it gives an option for a formerly losing side to make a turnaround, and simply because of how uncommon it can be. I say keep the tie. Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 12:18, 17 December 2011 (EST)
  2. Whatev. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:25, 17 December 2011 (EST)
  3. Per ToastUltimatum. -- 07:29, 18 December 2011 (EST)
  4. What's so bad about ties? BlindColours Boing.png 20:22, 21 December 2011 (EST)
  5. Per Toast. -- 20:51, 21 December 2011 (EST)


All I'm going to say is this: If Toomai votes it one way, it's gonna be that way. This has me on the edge of my seat (that was sarcastic)... MeleeMarth01Minna, miteite edit! MarthHeadSSBM.png 19:47, 21 December 2011 (EST)

Rather Simple[edit]

Can there be a new logo? 09:20, 25 January 2012 (EST)

There's nothing wrong with having a simple logo. Toomai Glittershine ??? The SMASH-GINEER 13:44, 25 January 2012 (EST)

Undecided 0 vs. 0[edit]

Should the score really say 0 vs. 0 when it's undecided? I understand that it would be tedious to update it every time a vote shows up for either side, but still, it's somewhat incorrect to say that the score is zero for both sides. Naked Snake 200px-Naked Snake.jpg 02:05, 6 July 2012 (EDT)

Support:Right. It's not like the battle started. ShupaRoehTypicalGuy.png 16:48, 7 July 2012 (EDT)

Well, what kind of alternative do you have? Toomai Glittershine ??? The Chronicler 18:02, 7 July 2012 (EDT)

Just fill the space with this MatchupUnknown.png, and say undecided without providing a score at all. Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 18:14, 7 July 2012 (EDT)
We could do what ToastUltimatum suggested, or just not put anything in that space until the match is decided. Naked Snake 200px-Naked Snake.jpg 20:40, 7 July 2012 (EDT)


Tabuu and Meta Knight are switced. Are you going to fix it?--ShupaRoehTypicalGuy.png 00:29, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

What do you mean "switched"? If you mean you think MK should be on the left, then no. Subspace members are always on the left of Kirby members. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Xanthic 09:10, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

Half vote[edit]

There is an unsigned vote that got away with being a full vote. Who will fix that? ShupaRoehTypicalGuy.png 17:06, 15 August 2012 (EDT)

You. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 17:13, 15 August 2012 (EDT)
Thanks. ShupaRoehTypicalGuy.png 17:38, 15 August 2012 (EDT)


I think we should put either this page or SmashWiki:Smash Arena in the sidebar, most likely the Participate column. Do you guys agree? Toast Wii U Logo Transparent.pngltimatumTransparent Swadloon.png 08:03, 6 September 2012 (EDT)

I oppose, as it will serve little other purpose other than to make more users vote in the Smash Arena without bothering to edit the mainspace. Air Conditioner AC.png Clever text goes here. 15:07, 6 September 2012 (EDT)