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The Shadow Queen

I have a good pic of the Shadow Queen in her actual form, but it will kinda be like a spoiler yah know? And there's already the pic of Peach possesed so should I post it up...?
--User:Yoshi Mastar (talk) 19:18, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

Make it happen.HK

The 'Shroom

Now, officially, The 'Shroom is accepting early applications for staff members. Almost anyone, even new users, can apply, though we would like at least half of the staff to be experienced contributors. This weekend I will set a maximum (probably will be 10-15, if we can get such a large staff) of preliminiary staff, then as and/or if The 'Shroom is a success more can follow. Please contact me at my talk page with the headline/subject =='Shroom Application (#)==, the number depending on if anyone already applied before you. It is pretty much first-come, first-serve!

Tomorrow a page will be created explaining this, but I'm adding it here since this is kind of our temporary Community Portal. Wayoshi ( T·C·@ ) 00:54, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

$Wg (JS)

Porplemontage, the CSS is working fantastic, but none of the Javascript codes, even from the Mediawiki help page as suggestions, are working. Can you check to be sure that the second line of LocalSettings.php reads:

$wgAllowUserJs = true;

Wayoshi 17:07, 2 August 2006 (EDT)

Hmm, it's in there. Should be working. Clear your cache, or something. --Steve (talk) 19:43, 2 August 2006 (EDT)

New Background in Textareas

Using my new sysop priviledges to add a cool background to the edit box was harder than I thought, but it worked! I have a 1280 X 1024 monitor, meaning my edit box is huge, so I cropped the image down to 645 in width (standard laptops have a minimum of 800 width), which means the image should be seen at least once (I let it repeat so it would continue down the page). This only works on Internet Explorer and Netscape, with the Monobook skin. Enjoy! Wayoshi 23:33, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

Note: Actually, it can work in Firefox. You'll have to press Ctrl + F5 to refresh. 23:36, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

Thank you Porplemontage for fixing that problem...the text is now a white block, though. Wayoshi 23:55, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

.CSS just for you

I have found that Mediawiki allows users to configure their own css into a Wiki (I believe this Wiki supports it, if I'm wrong delete this section). How? By creating a page at the following directory: Special:MyPage/monobook.css, the Skin most likely being Monobook, of course. Add your own background colors, fonts, size, and more. Look at Mediawiki:Monobook.css for a start if you're interested, and if you have a question about simple CSS, feel free to ask on my talk page; I can probably answer it. Wayoshi

Important: Use monobook.css to avoid confusion with the main skin. 23:43, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

I'm mixing it up because I thought it was too distracting. Cool idea. --Steve (talk) 23:57, 1 August 2006 (EDT)


I am having a difficult time uploading images. They won't work. I don't know what to do. --Son of Suns 10:58, 11 June 2006 (EDT)

At the bottom of this page, Steve indicates that it's working. Don't know what to tell you. -- Ghost Jam 12:03, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
This happened after that message. I did get one image to upload, but several others failed. They were all JPEG files too. --Son of Suns 12:10, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
Remember, this is almost like a brand new site, with the new server and all. You just got to wait for Steve to get some of the kinks worked out. Until then, you can just think about how much faster everything will be. :P --DarkInsanity (talk)

Star Road

Um, the Star World in Super Mario World isn't a Star Road...

Star Roads are the levels ( Star Road 1, Star Road 2, ect. ) and the teleporters...

And the Star Roads in Super Mario World arn't called Star Markers...

According to the Super Mario World Instruction Manual, the star-shaped cloud area is called Star Road and the access points are called Star Warps (not Star Markers). Also, in game, the levels are labled after the world (like Donut Plains 1 exists in Donut Plains world). As such, the level Star Road 1 exists in the Star Road world. --Son of Suns 18:53, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
We're both wrong in a sense. I'm playing it right now, when your on the levels they Star World 1 ect. so since it's named after the world, the place is Star World. The instuction manual shows Mario on a Star Road. Not on one of the levels.
None of the Star Roads have a name or number. They're all just called Star Road.
And the official guide shows the same info too.
Yeah, I just checked the game out. I thought it was the other way around. Let me change it back. Thanks for correcting me. --Son of Suns 19:04, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
As some insight as why it was put down as Star Marker, I did that because people kept deleting it when it's name was Warp Star/Star Warp as being a Kirby series item. -- Ghost Jam 00:55, 11 June 2006 (EDT)


Nomadimouse is actually refering to the species of wandering desert mice in Paper Mario, so the entry needs to be changed from a charecter to a species. The charecter Nomadimouse should be called Wandering Nomadimouse. Goombario calls him that so I'm sticking to it.

I believe you are correct so make any changes you wish. Just remember, Nomadimice are a race of Squeeks, the mouse people from Super Mario World 2 and Paper Mario 2 (just like the Dryites are a race of Toads). However, we don't even have a Squeek article yet... --Son of Suns 10:45, 4 June 2006 (EDT)
No, those mice in Yoshi's Island are called Little Mouser's. Though technically that would make them a sub-species of Mouser so they wouldn't need an article anyway.
You're right...but they were renamed in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door to the name Squeek. --Son of Suns 17:51, 4 June 2006 (EDT)
Ah, but where I don't remember that in the game?
If you use Goombella's tattle on several on the mice wandering around Rogueport, she will identify them as "Squeeks". --Son of Suns 23:28, 4 June 2006 (EDT)

Other items

We need people that know the Super Mario RPG and Mario & Luigi series items.

There's an "other items general" section, and "other items special section". If more items are added for those games we can make their own sections.

Add Enemies Category

Should we add the enemies category to the main page. I know the page encompasses both species and characters but the baddies are one of the most fundamental aspects of Mario games. What do others think? --Son of Suns 00:17, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

Making a friends area would be easier since there's a lot less friendly creatures than enemies.
In that thinking, perhaps two categories could be added: the pre-existing Enemies category and a new Allies category. --Son of Suns 00:42, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
I just created the Allies Category and filled it with the major heroes and allies of the Marioverse. --Son of Suns 17:25, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
How far can we really consider allies? Generally friendly charecters?
I think it is up to interpretation. However, I like to think of allies as those who genuinely support heroes in their efforts to fight evil. Additionally, allies are not passive in this fight; they are actively aiding the heroes. Also, allies are concerned with the good fight, not just their own problems or need to personal profits. For example, Goombaria, Goombario's sister, is one of the nicest, friendliest characters in the world. However, she is more concerned about her doll and her family than fighting evil. On the otherhand, Goombario makes a choice to join Mario in a greater fight. Additionally, many shopkeepers may help, but their main reason for doing do is profit. Does that help? What do others think?--Son of Suns 19:41, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
I'm all for putting an 'enemies' category on the main page, as well as allies, but it'd be easier if those pages existed. I know there are the enemy/ally categories, but those look tacky. I'm looking for something like how the characters are set up; there is a page, but there is also a category. With that in mind, who feels like creating the pages? ;) --DarkInsanity (talk)
I can make them, but I'll only put those enemies and allies that are on the category pages. --Son of Suns 20:16, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
Sounds cool. Post back here when you're done, or bored and want someone else to finish up, and I'll add the link to the main page. Also, I may have to see about getting you the position as a sysop... --DarkInsanity (talk)
All done with enemies. I copied all the enemies from the category page to the article, but there are more out there. Time to move onto Allies! =) --Son of Suns 21:58, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
Okay, allies is done!--Son of Suns 22:32, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
Added the links to the home page. Good job, by the way! --DarkInsanity (talk)
Thank you! --Son of Suns 16:42, 19 May 2006 (EDT)
Oh yeah, if you want the little descriptions after the links changed, please tell me. You made the pages, so you decide. --DarkInsanity (talk)
Can you change the enemies description? It's the same as one of the sentences in the article. To what...I don't know. --Son of Suns 16:56, 19 May 2006 (EDT)
Change "without all these guys" to "without these villains". --Son of Suns 17:24, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

Community Portal

I say we create a Community Portal, which could be linked on the main page and navbar, and it would have links to help pages and community projects and such, like [HRWiki's The Stick] or [Wikipedia's portal]. SaltyTalk! 18:33, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

I'm going with Salty.--Caff ya later, Elite Yoshi 18:42, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

Now that I've successfully created a welcome template at {{Subst:Welcome|~~~~}}, we could also have a welcoming committee. That will really come in handy when we start to get active. SaltyTalk! 23:40, 12 April 2006 (EDT)
I don't really think this is a bad idea, seeing as how it's now required that you must make an account to edit/create a page. Plus, you know, it's a little more official than the home page's discussion. What could we call it that would fit in with the Mario universe, though? "The Stick" works nicely with the Homestar-wiki, and Wikipedia doesn't really have a theme. What would the SMWi's community page be called? -DarkInsanity (talk)

What about..... The Toad House? HK

No one is opinionated? HK

I think it's a good idea. --Steve (talk) 15:29, 23 July 2006 (EDT)

The actual idea, my name idea, or both?HK

Both. Well, The Toad House is okay. But I also don't mind using the Main Page talk like we have for issues and stuff. So I guess I'm very indecisive about it. Son of Suns is the one who jumps on ideas around here, not me. *is ashamed* --Steve (talk) 17:46, 23 July 2006 (EDT)

I.... occasionally jump on ideas. And when I do, I'm pretty thourough. I actually have a small list of name ideas.

  1. The Toad House
  2. Mario's Pad
  3. The Pipe
  4. Toad Town
  5. The Castle



Should game titles be italicized? I personally don't like it, but if it's more official, we can go ahead and revert all of my hard work undoing it. SaltyTalk! 01:14, 15 April 2006 (EDT)

I always thought that game titles should be italicized, just like the titles of movie and books and whatnot. Before, I had actually just made edits to pages to italicize the game titles, and maybe fix one or two spelling errors. Salty, you seem to be doing the same thing as I once did, but in reverse; you take out the italiced words and fix a couple errors, sometimes adding on a sentence or two. Besides, you know, it does look more professional. So I say we go with game title italics. -DarkInsanity (talk)

Picture Upload

The Upload file thing doesn't work. :( --Luigifan14 17:13, 10 June 2006 (EDT)

Try now. --Steve (talk) 20:51, 10 June 2006 (EDT)
Okay thanks --Luigifan14 10:55, 13 June 2006 (EDT)


I just need to make it clear that because of how many server resources the wiki uses, I need more monthly donations to continue paying for it. I'll do my best to always keep this wiki up because of how great it could become, but I do need help. Recurring monthly donations are needed to help pay for the server. I don't want the site to be taken down one month because I didn't have enough money, so please help out if you can. --Steve (talk) 18:54, 4 July 2006 (EDT)

Nav: Enemies

Shouldn't Enemies also go into the navigation menu? Wayoshi 20:34, 19 July 2006 (EDT)

I think the sidebar will become too cluttered, but all enemies should be able to be accesssed from the characters or species page. If not, they should be put in the respective page. --Son of Suns 20:37, 19 July 2006 (EDT)
Yeah I think there may already be a few too many links up there. The main page is really meant to be the main entrance to the rest of the site, let's not try to clutter up the navigation bar. --Steve (talk) 20:46, 19 July 2006 (EDT)


If I could find a totally awesome picture that represnts the marioverse a bit better, could we change the main page picture? Just a question. Hypothetical all the way. HK

Didn't see this. Maybe, but probably not. Everything depends. --Steve (talk) 12:03, 2 August 2006 (EDT)


Hey, I found [ MediaWiki User's Guide] on the frontpage. It's supposed to say MetaWiki, not MediaWiki. I'd fix it myself, but the Main Page is locked, as always. ~It's-a me, Smeedel. / Talk - Contribs - You 16:55, 3 August 2006 (EDT)

However, look at the bottom-right corner to see the little picture of MEDIAWIKI, and on that Wiki, it calls it the Mediawiki software, not MetaWiki. Wayoshi 17:06, 3 August 2006 (EDT)
It says "Powered by MediaWiki". The most Wikis (not every one) are MediaWiki software. Since the logo says "MetaWiki", it's prolly MetaWiki... -It's-a me, Smeedel. / Talk - Contribs - You 17:10, 3 August 2006 (EDT)
It continually says "Mediawiki" everywhere. I am not changing the name. Wayoshi 17:36, 3 August 2006 (EDT)
It's a guide for using the MediaWiki software. MetaWiki is the name of the wiki it's hosted on. --Steve (talk) 18:38, 3 August 2006 (EDT)

Pictures to be uploaded

Is there a way for me to get a list of all pages with the "It has been requested that image(s) be added to this page or section." tag? --General Guy 16:11, 7 August 2006 (EDT)

Ah, yes there is. The page is Category:Articles that need an image. :) Wayoshi ( T·C·@ ) 16:17, 7 August 2006 (EDT)

Partly my creation. ;)HK

Wayoshi already told me over MSN shortly after. But thanks. I'm-a keep uploading what I can get. :D --General Guy 06:20, 8 August 2006 (EDT)

Image in the background of the editing page

I just noticed pictures of Mario on Yoshi, Luigi, and Peach in the background. They're very, very difficult to see. Is there a way to make it a LITTLE more visible? --Luigifan14 12:48, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

Its supposed to be faint.HKHey Videogame dude! Talk to me!

Maybe a little bit more but I honestly find them annoying if they're too dark. --Steve (talk) 22:43, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

Steve purposedly made it faint so you can see what you're typing. The first version made it impossible to see text over them w/o highlighting it. Wayoshi ( T·C·@ ) 20:35, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Project Mario World

What happened to the new game page I made in the PC Games section, it took forever and someone probably deleted it, why, I don't know. It was an amazing game and will forever change the Mario World as we know it!

I suggest you look at your user page at User talk:Koloss. Wayoshi ( T·C·@ ) 22:47, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Trouble Center

There's about a thousand things in the Trouble Center page that needs to be internally linked. Should I link it all or leave it alone?
--User:Yoshi Mastar (talk) 19:18, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

If you think you have the time, we could use help in fixing links (hey, another PipeProject idea!). Wayoshi ( T·C·@ ) 00:41, 14 August 2006 (EDT)
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