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Latest Appearance

I wasn't entirely sure where it would be best to discuss this, as it involves all of the character pages that say "Latest Appearance" in the info box, so I'll just discuss here. Does that actually mean "Latest Game Appearance"? Because if you count comic books and such, take Mario for example, he has appeared in the 40th edition of Super Mario-Kun after he appeared in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Because it may be too difficult to keep track of most recent appearance anywhere, we may want to rename the infobox column as "Latest Game Appearance". --Garlic Man (talk)

Good catch. If we want to be unprejudiced in canon matters, we might have to re-think the name of this section. - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 14:28, 5 February 2010 (EST)
I think latest game appearance is enough for an infobox like this, as it is indeed hard to keep track of all comic releases. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 14:47, 5 February 2010 (EST)
So is it OK if I rename the infobox row as "Latest Game Appearance"? --Garlic Man (talk)
I'm fine with it, go ahead. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 15:16, 5 February 2010 (EST)
Well, putting appearances in other media than games there is interesting for more obscure characters such as Bomberman or Santa Claus... And what about characters who never appeared in any game? They may have those infoboxes as well, see e.g. Mr. President. Time Questions 16:51, 5 February 2010 (EST)
I'm also for remaing that to Latest Game Appearance as well. The only rule is that the INFO itself for that row is to be changed only when the game has been release onto store shelves regardless of region, correct? --M. C. - "Mario Gals" Fan! User Page | Talk Page 17:37, 5 February 2010 (EST)
Time Q has a point. Perhaps we should add another line to that template reserved for other media appearances? The only issue with that is that it implies that games are more important than other media. We could split it up into distinct types of media (cartoon, comics, etc.), but that would just make the template unnecessarily long.--Knife (talk) 19:52, 5 February 2010 (EST)
Yup. I think we should just leave it as "Latest Appearance". If we know about a more recent appearance (e.g. Mario appearing in the 40th edition of Super Mario-Kun) then we can update it, but I don't think there'd be a problem if we just have the not-quite-most-recent appearance there. Time Questions 05:31, 6 February 2010 (EST)
Well, saying that something is the latest appearance when it in fact isn't, actually is somewhat of a problem. --Garlic Man (talk)
If someone notices that in fact it isn't the latest appearance, they can edit it, that's what makes us a wiki. And if no one notices, that probably means that the source of the latest appearance is rather obscure and it's not that much of a problem to not have it there. At least it's less of a problem than having "Latest Game Appearance" there when there is no game appearance at all, or to discriminate between games and other appearances which we're trying to avoid. Time Questions 06:12, 6 February 2010 (EST)
But then again, discriminating more obscure appearances (usually comics and cartoons) essentially is the same thing. --Garlic Man (talk)
As far as I know, a new Super Mario-Kun story is released every month in Japan, and various characters appear in those comics. It would be indeed hard to keep track of them, unless there is a user who reads them regularly and would make those changes. But limiting the latest appearance to games isn't the best solution. If a user knows about the actual latest appearance, he or she can always add it, it's a wiki. --Grandy02 06:51, 6 February 2010 (EST)
Another option is to simply get rid of the latest appearance thing. Then we would be neither limiting ourselves to games or presenting false information. (It doesn't provide much useful information IMO) --Garlic Man (talk)
That would be fair option, I guess. Any oppositions? Time Questions 15:05, 6 February 2010 (EST)
I would have to say that we should get rid it because If we don't, then someone sees this and change the Mario article to like Latest appearance: On ***'s locker at **** school in **** . KS3 (talk · contribute) 4:44, 12 April 2010 (CST)
Well, obviously that never happened and won't happen in future. Time Questions 18:23, 12 April 2010 (EDT)

I actually think the "Latest Appearance" listing has merit, seeing as the complete chronological list of appearances doesn't come until the bottom of an article and anything besides major games would seem inappropriate if we mentioned them in the Introduction itself (Super Mario-Kun fits in the infobox, but it would seem too trivial for the text). Removing it is a better option than changing it to games only, but I'd rather it simply be left as-is: as Time Q and Grandy02 have pointed out, if someone notices that the infobox is outdated, they should simply fix it. - Walkazo 18:03, 6 February 2010 (EST)

But if we really want to include every single appearance, Mario has actually appeared on the front cover of the February 2010 edition of Nintendo Power. Yes, it's a wiki, but it's still virtually impossible to keep up with this stuff. Also, I still don't think the Latest Appearance really provides a lot of information. First Appearance, yes, but is there really that much of a merit in showing where the character appeared most recently?--Garlic Man (talk)
I think latest appearances are worth keeping track of when it comes to peripheral characters (and items, species, locations, etc.): of course Mario's in the latest Mario game, but what about characters like Petey Piranha? I find it interesting that this "regular boss"'s last appearance was two years ago - perhaps he's not so "popular" these days (this is a relatively speculative observation, though, so I can understand why his introduction itself doesn't address it). However, I agree with your aversion to having lots of really random and minor "latest appearances" cluttering up the place, so perhaps we could change it to "Latest Major Appearance" - i.e. games, TV shows, movies, comics and other notable media. The vagueness is actually a good thing, since a "major" appearance for one character may be nothing to a central character like Mario, and it gives us wiggle room when it comes to keeping things updated (i.e. if anyone says we forgot Super Mario-Kun, we could argue that while it is more major than something like Nintendo Power artwork, it's also serialized, meaning the fact that Mario appears in Issue X isn't very noteworthy and so we choose to leave it out of his page; however, for a minor NPC, being in the comic might be a big deal and so we include it in their infobox). We're already fairly loose with what we use as the infobox's image: it's supposed to be as up-to-date as possible, but if something's latest depiction doesn't come with good artwork, we default to something older without any ado at all; perhaps some flexibility with this issue will go over as smoothly. - Walkazo 17:31, 7 February 2010 (EST)
But how do we distinguish "Major" from "Minor"? My only fear is that if we start doing that, we would start leaning towards game appearances as "major", because the most people know about them. There are no major and minor appearances because of the no-canon policy; everything is just as significant as the other. --Garlic Man (talk)
Just because something is significant doesn't mean it's "major": a game and a Japan-only serialized comic are just as important as far as our policies are concerned, but when it comes to Mario's history, Super Mario-Kun isn't as defining as New Super Mario Bros. Wii, for example. I think deciding what is "major" or "minor" is a subjective case-by-case situation: we can't possibly include every magazine article that mentions Mario on his page, but that does not mean we should not try to cover the magazine elsewhere in the Wiki, nor does it mean we should omit references concerning minor characters, for which the small appearance is actually a big deal when you consider the fact they've only been in two or three other games or publications (1/4 is bigger than 1/400). There is no hard line between "major" and "minor", and something that ambiguity is a good thing: common sense can sometimes do what rules are too rigid to accomplish. - Walkazo 19:55, 9 February 2010 (EST)
But the problem with common sense is that everybody is different. Also, I don't tend to agree with the statement about ambiguity being a good thing. Another thing:

[...]when it comes to Mario's history, Super Mario-Kun isn't as defining as New Super Mario Bros. Wii[...]

This is essentially saying that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is more "canon" than Super Mario-Kun. Or were you trying to say something else? (Because that's what this wiki is trying to avoid; every Mario that appears anywhere is the same Mario as any other, and anything that happens to him or whatever he does applies to the entirety of Mario, not to be regarded as separate entities.) Marcelagus (TCE)
I wasn't talking about canonicity at all, I was just saying that since Mario appears in every monthly installment of Super Mario-Kun, it doesn't have much impact in the grand scheme of things, unlike a game, movie, or complete (i.e. serialized but now finished and summarizable) comic, etc. There's no reason why we shouldn't add it, but if we forget it one month or if a n00b reverts the infobox back to the last game, or whatever, it's no big deal because we're not omitting a key piece of information. The "Major" qualifier just makes things easier for us; like I said before, it gives us room to breathe, which can be handy: is someone really going to go around and change the infobox of every major character appearing in Super Mario-Kun every month? And what if another TV show ever turns up: will we realistically overturn the infoboxes every week? No - it's too onerous a project. - Walkazo 23:17, 9 February 2010 (EST)

So if I understood you correctly, you are not trying to say that Super Mario-Kun is less worth in regards of the whole series than the games, but that it is difficult to capture something if it isn't completed yet. And would the manga ever come to an end, it would become material for that section...

Hmm... I gotta say, Super Mario-Kun is like a grey area here... Updating the section in question monthly can be nasty, but it is also doable. You are probably right that it would be too much on a weekly base in regards to a cartoon, but this is another case. I think the question here would be if one installment of Super Mario-Kun can already be seen as an independant system (like one game of a series). If it can stand on his own, then it can be seen as a whole thing and added to that section. I'm not too familiar with that Manga though, so someone else has to judge that. - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 00:17, 10 February 2010 (EST)

I'd see the chapters of Super Mario-Kun like the episodes of a TV series. If The Super Mario Bros. Super Show was not broadcast in 1989, but today in 2010, would we update the infoboxes of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad and Bowser every day after the most recent episode? --Grandy02 13:54, 10 February 2010 (EST)

The problem with having a comic as the most recent appearance is that then we would have to count ads for SMG2, any article in Nintendo Power and stuff like that as latest appearance.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Koopapoopa (talk).

Unable to Edit own Userspace

I tried editing my Sig only to find that:

This page has been protected from editing, because it is included in the following pages, which are protected with the "cascading" option turned on:

  • The %27Shroom:Single/Issue XVIII
  • The %27Shroom:Single/Issue XVI
  • The %27Shroom:Single/Issue XVIV

[etc... I won't include all the pages]

You can view and copy the source of this page:

What does it mean those pages are protected with the "cascading" option turned on? --Garlic Man (talk)

Obviously those pages shouldn't have a cascading protection. I changed it to a regular protection. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 12:53, 8 February 2010 (EST)
Thanks. Does cascading mean that pages included in the protected page also become protected? --Garlic Man (talk)
Yes it does. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 12:58, 8 February 2010 (EST)

Edit Count bug

While checking my edits through Special:EditCount, I decided to see if there was a user called "Mario". There was, and he had no edits. Yet the page said the total amount of edits was 16. Is this some kind of glitch in the server? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Weird...I checked it too, same thing happened, and I checked contributions, and there was nothing there. – RalphSprite.pngRalphfan>>Organized ChaosRalphSprite.png
It's probably because those edits were vandalism and have been removed from the affected pages' edit histories (and the vandal's Contributions) by a Sysop. These edits are still in the database, and so they still get counted, but I suspect they are somehow disassociated from the pages they were made on, and therefore, don't fit into any of the subtotals in the Special:EditCount chart. I don't know exactly how or why this happens, but I can assure you it's not a glitch or any other cause for alarm. - Walkazo 23:37, 18 February 2010 (EST)
^That's also what I suspected at first, but then looked at his block log, only to find that nothing was listed. If he made valdalism edits that were so bad for them to be deleted, you'd think he would have been blocked, but nothing is listed there, which puzzles me. Marcelagus (TCE)
Maybe the IP address itself was blocked. - Walkazo 18:58, 23 February 2010 (EST)
The user would of been banned first. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I don't know if that is the case. When I added my total along with other users (how they don't mind in my experiment) the total was off, varied by how many edits a user had. For example, mine says 2136, while when I add them on a calculator, it is truly 1896. In percent wise, it would be about 12-16% in difference. So I think that there is a problem or glitch in it. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)
I found another cause for the discrepancies: when a page is deleted, the subtotals in the chart no longer register the edits, but the total at the bottom does not go down. Moving pages might also change things (it messes up Oversight's records), but I haven't tested that yet. Again, this is nothing to get worried about: it all makes perfectly logical sense. - Walkazo 22:40, 23 February 2010 (EST)
Well, I checked the block log and found a user named Mario was blocked. KS3 (talk · contribute)

The Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance

I apologise if this is in the wrong section, however I couldn't find the right article to discuss it. On the niwa section on the sidebar to the left of the wiki there is a link to the Metroid Wiki, however on the Main Hub for the niwi site the Metroid Wiki isn't mentioned there does it still belong here? Thanks, --Chickasaurus 17:07, 19 February 2010 (EST) =)

THe current situation of the MetroidWiki is complicated... However, unless indeicated otherwise, the link should be there :) --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 22:46, 19 February 2010 (EST)

Nintendo Media Summit 2010

If you guys didn't know -- Nintendo had announced that it will host a Summit to show off their new games or possibly new trailers this Wedesnday and Thursday (Feburary 24, and 25) with one from CA, and one from Europe. So if you catch any Mario related info, including possibly new info of SMG2 (so people can collaborate the differences between last year and this year for the beta pg). Additionally, if there are new games, please add them in the Mario & Nintendo News, or add this info as well. :o RAP.pngRAP... 15:41, 23 February 2010 (EST)

I found out a rumor.. Nintendo may have possibly leaked the SMG2 boxart. [1] [2] --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 15:04, 27 February 2010 (EST)
Utter speculation. (I don't even think it was a "leak"; it is the boxart, and it's not like Nintendo was trying to hide it or anything)Marcelagus (TCE)

Scrollboxes on Talk Pages

For settled Talk Page Proposals, we use {{scroll box}} so they don't clutter the talk pages. There's one problem about that, though. For example, look at Talk:Midbus: If one attempts to edit the section called "Pig" by clicking on the "edit" link next to it, one will be taken to the "Keep it the same" section which is actually included in the scrollbox above. This is because sections included in scrollboxes are not counted in the "edit" links (which end by "edit&section=x", x being a number), but are counted when an actual section is selected. It's hard to describe, but I think you'll know what I mean. Time Questions 06:48, 18 March 2010 (EDT)

Oh yeah, I remember this. I think we had the same problem when we decided to go for scroll boxes on some other pages. I'm not sure what to do, I think being able to edit the page properly is more important than it being too long though. Maybe replace the sub-headers inside the scroll boxes with <big></big> tags. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:47, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
Or perhaps the fake headers used in "MW:Chronology"? After all, there is no real need to edit them. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 13:46, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
In any case, the system should be straightforward and easy to apply for every user. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 16:15, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
I agree. I tried to use it, and is not as simple as I thought. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 16:52, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
Using <big></big> seems the best option to me, it's relatively easy and we can keep the scrollboxes. Time Questions 07:08, 19 March 2010 (EDT)
Using the fake headers will also be easy if we put a note in the TPP rules to replace all the "==="s with <div id=fh3 class=mw-headline> and </div> - anyone can cut-and-paste. The fake headers look exactly the same as real headers, whereas just making things big wouldn't mimic the look as well; or at least, I'm assuming it doesn't look the same, since <big></big> doesn't actually make the type bigger on my computer... - Walkazo 23:13, 19 March 2010 (EDT)
Do they really have to look the same? I don't know, I just think that copying and pasting that coding is still too intricate. Time Questions 06:49, 20 March 2010 (EDT)

Consistency always looks better. Also, depending on the basic font size, <big> doesn't necessarily show up overly well (i.e. my old computer's browser's font is already "big", so adding the code does nothing; my brother's laptop does show a difference, but it's still not overly noticeable). Therefore, I think we should just go ahead and use <div>. If the users can handle copying and pasting the formatting required to make a scrollbox, they can handle the headers as well. - Walkazo 19:21, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

Agreed. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 20:31, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

(Un)Used images

If one goes to Special:Unusedimages, he can see that there are some "unused" Bowser images. And I use unused loosely, because all those Bowser images are actually used, but for some reason, are listed as unused images. Anybody know how come this happens? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

That is really odd. The unused images page is known to glitch quite often. Maybe we should add some kind of template notice to the images in question so that they are not deleted by accident. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 09:20, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
I agree with Cobold. We should have a template to protect those files from deletion. Fawfulfury65
Made one, {{not-unused}}. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 10:10, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
Thank you. KS3 (talk)

Walkazo (talk) told me one day that the glitch may come from a syntax error in the image, I mean, if the link has an space between "image" and the filename - [[File: Example.JPG]], this will cause that this (as well as other images in the article) don't be registered as used. ¢oincollctor rsitem209.png

But that's not the case in the Bowser article. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 13:39, 20 March 2010 (EDT)
There's probably some sort of coding snafu buried in the article that's responsible for the glitches. It's a huge page, so I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least one little mistake hiding in there... - Walkazo 20:27, 26 March 2010 (EDT)


Shouldn't the WarioWiki be merged into the MarioWiki now because of this??? If yes, then why do we still have this [] ??? KS3 (talk)

WE don't have that at all. We are completely independent from Wikia. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 19:52, 20 March 2010 (EDT)


Is SMW's relationship with NIWA detailed in any article on the wiki? Culex 14:41, 11 April 2010 (EDT)

Not yet :/ --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 19:26, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
The other wikis have articles about the alliance. While we should probably not have a mainspace article about it, perhaps we can create a MarioWiki article or add on to another MarioWiki article. A prominent link to or mention of the main NIWA site might be a good idea as well. Culex 20:41, 11 April 2010 (EDT)
Seems like a good idea. I will bring it up to the otehr admins :) --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 15:49, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
Just for reference, has an article about NIWA in their Template:Zw, while Bulbapedia has its own NIWA article and even features a NIWA box linking to the other wikis on their Main Page. Culex 16:14, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
And they have a page for the MW :O --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 16:25, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
Where??? KS3 (talk · contribute)
Template:Bp :) --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 17:47, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
Shouldn't we create a page for it in here?? KS3 (talk · contribute) 16:50, 12 April 2010 (CST)

We are discussing it with the admins. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 20:03, 12 April 2010 (EDT)


I was just trying to edit Talk:Birdo, when this came up. It seems to only happen when I try to edit the last section on the page. Then I clicked on the [edit] icon in the section above. I was taken to the section below it instead. Is this just some weird glitch or something? I don't even see any scrollboxes or anything on the page. Fawfulfury65

It's fixed. Don't ask me why, but the glitch was caused by a sig that was put right on the same line as a header. Time Questions 18:39, 12 April 2010 (EDT)

Image overuse?

I've noticed that, especially with characters, images are used as often as possible, regardless of their relevancy. I think that there should be something done to edit this down. Images should only be used if they are addressing something in the article's contents. To use Bowser as an example, we see a section on his common sense accompanied by Bowser in front of gold, with a caption reading that he is typically lacking in common sense. What does Bowser having money and roaring have to do with his common sense? Personally, I would think that someone who is that rich would be much more likely to have common sense in abundance. Also, I've found that several images are used multiple times in the article. I understand that the Mario Wiki does not follow the same rules that Wikipedia must follow, but restraint never hurt anyone. - NARCE 17:17, 13 April 2010 (EDT)

MarioWiki: Community

Shouldn't the "More wiki projects..." link in the Community section link to the MarioWiki: Maintenance page? Culex 00:02, 14 April 2010 (EDT)

Sig Prob

~~~~ always put us in EDT format, but I live in the Central Standard Time section. Since we switched to GMT, we should put the 4 tildes in GMT. KS3 (talk · contribute) 18:26, 21 April 2010 (EDT). See, I typed 4 tildes and it turned out to be EDT.

I, too, have a problem with my signature. I randomly went to edit it, and I was unable to because it was included in 'Shroom articles with cascading protection. I would like to request that cascading be turned off for the following pages to avoid future problems: The 'Shroom:Single/Issue XIII, The 'Shroom:Single/XI, The 'Shroom:Single/Issue XIV, and The 'Shroom:Single/Issue XV. Thank you. BLOC PARTIER. 22:42, 23 April 2010 (EDT)

@KS3: I have no idea how to do so, I think only Steve can. @BP: Whooops, sorry. I thought I had already removed the cascading thing, but apparently I didn't. I will remove it now. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 10:56, 24 April 2010 (EDT)
When is cascading used??? KS3 (talk · contribute) 17:29, 4 May 2010 (EDT)
It is very rarely used, due to what just happened. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 17:42, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

Date collisions with text.

Could a sysop correct the Wednesday, June 19, 2024 placement? --King Bean (talk ~ contribs) 10:45, 1 May 2010 (EDT)

I think they have attempted to do this before, because it's quite evident on the Main Page and it doesn't look nice, but it's not corrected for a while. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)
Unblock the ads and it looks fine. - 2257(Talk) 21:50, 11 May 2010 (EDT)

'Shroom Template

Sysops are saying that there will be a shroom template that's going to replace the Community template, but it's not on the Main Page. KS3 (talk · contribute) 18:32, 13 May 2010 (EDT)

Wait some few days, we are also working on some more changes ;) Also, on a side note, I answered your PM on the forums :9 --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 20:36, 13 May 2010 (EDT)

200 MILLION views

We are getting really close to the 200 millions page views, at the moment we are on 199,729,254. I think we'll reach the 200 millions by tomorrow. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 12:50, 18 May 2010 (EDT)

Are you saying that the Mario wiki gets a little less than 300,000 page views per day? That seems to be a little much. Maybe a month or longer is more accurate. - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 13:15, 18 May 2010 (EDT)
On Sunday we had 198,000,000 views :) --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 13:47, 18 May 2010 (EDT)
Ok..... Maybe it's because of SMG2 that there are so many visitors. - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 14:23, 18 May 2010 (EDT)
So you get an idea, in 4 hours, that is, since the first comment, we got 50,000 views --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 17:03, 18 May 2010 (EDT)
On a side note, I proved my theory, the number of articles, does exclude MINIMAL stub pages. I don't know which is the limit. A 177 bytes page is counted as legit page. A 1 byte page isn't :P Thanks MG for the help :D --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 20:31, 18 May 2010 (EDT)
Try 100 pages. KS3 (talk · contribute) 20:41, 18 May 2010 (EDT)

I would ahev to create it, as Hyrule was the smallest page. We reached 200 millions! congrats!! --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 17:30, 19 May 2010 (EDT)

Yay! Anyhow, I think the "stub" limit cuts off at either 75 or 100, most probably 100. It doesn't seem like we have any 100- articles so we're safe :) Hey there! I'm Marioguy1 :DMarioguy1 (Talk | Contribs) Hey there! I'm Marioguy1 :D

Donkey Kong emphasis

Holy smokes, you guys have totally overkilled your Donkey Kong area of info! Um.. yeah, hi, everyone, name's HavocReaper48, I've been familiar with this site for a little, but it's now that I make an account and ask this: why so much DK info? The Donkey Kong Wiki doesn't have nearly this much info! BNK, another admin there, copied some stuff from here to there as well. I come here with two questions:

  1. Why so much DK info when this is a Mario Wiki? Can some be transferred to the DK Wiki?
  2. I could use some editing recruits over on DK wiki with this much knowledge.

I know I'm begging for a loud response from an admin now, or some "lulz ok wut?" and all, but I need to know. HavocReaper48 17:50, 23 May 2010 (EDT)

Yes, I've been working on all of those articles for several months now. I don't see anything wrong with merging it to the DK Wiki, but I think you'll need permission to do that. Maybe you can ask Porplemontage (talk) about it. Fawfulfury65

lulz ok wut? In seriousness, the reason we have all this DK info is because we consider the Donkey Kong series (as well as the Yoshi series and Wario series) as extensions of the Marioverse. Therefore, we're justified in that sense. Also, we're part of an alliance called NIWA, which is an alliance of independent wikis. Before you consider becoming an affiliate with us, you may want to convince the administrator of DK Wiki to become independent from Wikia. --Marcelagus (TCE)

You're speaking to one. (scroll down DK Wiki's recent changes...) Well, considering how much my CPU lags whenever I try to load a page here (took me, like, five minutes to load this edit here =\ ), I think DK Wiki is best left in Wikia's hands. I just noticed how much more info this wiki has than DKW and hoped someone might be able to spare some info. HavocReaper48 20:18, 23 May 2010 (EDT)

Ok, first, as Marcelagus said, we are a founding member of NIWA, which is about independent wikis, tehrefore, Say No To Wikia, there is no way we could move our articles to the DK Wikia. Next, we had a DKWiki of our own, but it didnt work too well and was deleted. Last, and most important, that WIkia covers our articles?? That is plagyarism, and if they do we have to talk to them about that. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 22:38, 23 May 2010 (EDT)

Don't make the same mistake Wikitroid made, Tucayo; Everything on here is fair use; there is no plagiarism. --Marcelagus (TCE)
We are currently not planning to move our Donkey Kong content to another Wiki, at least not that I know of. I fear we have to politely decline your request. - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 14:20, 24 May 2010 (EDT)

Sorry for bothering you all, then... I fear DK Wiki(a?) won't be aroudn too longer either due to a lack of editors and overall activity... with that note, expect a minor edit from me every once in a while around here. Salutations. HavocReaper48 17:24, 24 May 2010 (EDT)

It's good to hear you'll be contributing here. I'm sure you can add to our DK knowledge base. =) --Marcelagus (TCE)

Um... What about or something; there used to be something like that. KS3 (talk · contribute) 08:08, 29 May 2010 (EDT)

Main Page

When will the new Main Page format thing be implemented into the Main Page??? KS3 (talk · contribute) 08:39, 29 May 2010 (EDT)

I hope soon, we are working on some things necessary to make it work. It is not implemented now mainly because of the polls --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 11:23, 29 May 2010 (EDT)
As Tucayo said, we're discussing some things about the system in the Admins board on the forum. We want to start it as soon as possible, but we cannot rush it... Or else, it will end up turning into just another broken process. · SMB (Talk) · 11:59, 29 May 2010 (EDT)
Is there a preview I can view of this new proposed design? Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 01:13, 31 May 2010 (EDT)
Sure --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 14:23, 31 May 2010 (EDT)

Wiki or Strategy Guide?

Sun Sun Beach and the like don't seem very wiki-like. If people wanted to know how to beat the game they would go on GameFAQs or some other website. Also, I'm still a bit upset about the overkilling of DK info compared to the very DK Wiki itself... HavocReaper48 15:48, 4 June 2010 (EDT)

THat is right, that article is not a wiki-article. It needs to be re-written. About the DK thing, stop it. We ahve no affiliation with them. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 15:53, 4 June 2010 (EDT)
As mentioned above we consider DK series as a part of the marioverse. And your wikia may take some infos but copy the articles themself doesn't make any sense.--Mr bones 03:47, 5 June 2010 (EDT)

Attention: All writers of the Pipe Plaza, Fake News, Fun Stuff, and Music & Artwork teams of The 'shroom

I kind of made a mistake when sending out the warnings for each team... Please be sure to have your sections all in before the 13th (not by the 13th). It comes out on that day, so I just needed to make it clear that the staff would prefer receiving everybody's sections before then. Thank you, and once again, I apologize for this mess-up. · SMB (Talk) · 00:09, 6 June 2010 (EDT)

Talk Page

What happened to my talk page? Most of the text is enlarged/weird, and my history doesn't show anyone that messed up my talk page? I repeat: what happened to my talk page?

Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 18:30, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Steve has just uploaded a brand new MediaWiki, thnaks to a user, so itll be a few days before its back to nnormal.

Pikmin' BluePikminKong497

This problem was caused by certain user's sig. This has been solved as of now --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 02:33, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

There are more users with sigs like that, though. If you check pages like Talk:Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the font is different than usual. Fawfulfury65

many of them don't have the </span> or </font> tags.

¢oincollctor rsitem209.png 02:15, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

I think User:Yoshi Koshi Moshi/sig and User:T.c.w7468/sig are messed up too. Someone needs to fix them. Fawfulfury65

Recent Changes

Is there any way to view more than 500 recent changes? That's really annoying, no matter what number I put in the URL, it doesn't show more than 500 recent edits. It used to work; I think this is caused by the new MediaWiki version, right? Time Questions 22:08, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes, and right now 500 is the limit. --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 23:48, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, I also noticed that MediaWiki completely took out the page view number on the bottom.--FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
That was me. Optimization. --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 02:33, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
This should really be fixed ASAP. I always check the recent changes, and if you can't view more than 500, I miss a lot. Time Questions 07:07, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Can someone please at least answer the question if it can be fixed at all? This is really important :( Time Questions 13:01, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
I can't answer the question, but I can suggest you use filters to make the most of the 500 edits you do get. For example, by hiding patrolled edits, I added 24 hours' worth of edits to RecentChanges. Alternatively you can check the types of namespace separately, and thus get the last 500 mainspace edits and the last 500 talk page edits and the last 500 image edits and the last userspace edits and, well, you get the point. So you see, with a little creativity, it's not a huge problem after all. - Walkazo 01:37, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

We have "Check users" as well now on the Wiki. Fawfulfury65

Oh, okay and I thought we always had Check User.--FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
Well, not "always", but we definitely had it already before the update, so Gamefreak75 is right. - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 03:11, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm not talking about the special page... But if you check Special:User list, you can see which people are check users. Obviously, there aren't any. Fawfulfury65

Not supposed to be there got rid of it. --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 03:45, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Messed up article

100m Dash is incredibly messed up on my computer. Is anyone else seeing this? How can it be fixed? Fawfulfury65

It's messed up for me too. This is evidently being caused by the "M&S-Atletics" template thingy at the top, as removing it makes it work perfectly.--vellidragon 16:29, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Same here. Perhaps its a coding problem in said template, I'll check it --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 16:29, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
EDIT: I think the <linkedimage> extension is not working. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 16:31, 9 June 2010 (UTC)


Isn't it bad enough to have a link in the Main Page? I think we should change it or remove it.. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 02:30, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Resizing Images

Not sure if this is the right place to put this. Resizing images to a size bigger than their original size does not appear to work anymore; see most of the Game Boy Donkey Kong-related articles for examples, namely the section in Poison Mushroom, where this results in an image caption being severely cut off. Oddly enough, this only seems to be the case for images with captions. I'm assuming this has to do with the update; can it be fixed in any way?--vellidragon 20:00, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I don't know a cure, but I'm having the same problem! PLEASE ANSWER! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEE! *dramatic music* --AnonymousPerson 19:10, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

I've talked to Porple about this, and it's not looking good: Link. This occurred shortly after the wiki was updated. --RAP.pngRAP... 10:21, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Conker Image

I can't edit this image, as its says the section does not exist. How do I fix that? Fawfulfury65

It sounds like a glitch. Try replacing the image: download the current version onto your computer, delete the file, and upload the new one under a different title with a summary and a license. - Walkazo 18:16, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I need someone to delete the old file. Fawfulfury65
Done. As far as I can tell, the file's gone without any lingering glitches :) - Walkazo 00:57, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Auto-log Out

Okay, I'm in this wiki working on uploading images. I go off the wiki and play some video games so I can take screenshots. When I want to edit an article then, I cannot because I'm logged out. The computer didn't even go into screensaver mode!

How can I prevent this auto-log out? It's annoying. Do I press the "keep me logged in" button or what?

Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 00:29, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah! The same thing happens to me! Sometimes, I create an article, then click on save page! And it says permission error! Very very annoying!!! how can we avoid that??? Dry Bones in Paper MarioCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png
Did this start happening today or has it been like this? Did you check the "Remember my login on this computer" box when you logged in? --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 09:04, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, but I have to continuously press that button. And when I do that, I have to reload the page because of some login error. Also, sometimes, my sister and I use the same computer. Doesn't the remember my login only work for one user per computer?

P.S. What's wrong with the main page?

Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 16:29, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Something is wrong with your computer, it works fine on mine and on my Ipad.
P.S. Main Page looks fine.
Pikmin' BluePikminKong497 16:31, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Looks normal to me, but I saw a screenshot taken by RAP, and I think the problem you see might have to do with the FTP. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 16:31, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Before there was this bunch of lines that said something about an error that said internal or something. The SUPER MARIO WIKI picture and links to the right are normal though. It disappeared, though. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 00:38, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

This may not be techincal, but still...

... Shouldn't we do a page where all the princess, girlfriends (Pauline), and other females are?--AnonymousPerson 19:05, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

What do you mean? They all have their own articles... Fawfulfury65
Yeah, but I want to, um, "compare". --AnonymousPerson 20:19, 3 July 2010 (UTC) PS, how do I get a username sign like that?
No, we can't make a page like that. Pikmin' BluePikminKong497 20:22, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Toad Brigade Revamp?

I'm a big fan of the Toad Brigade, but their articles have been widely ignored. There are a lot of details missing, and the pictures are terrible. Their only good picture is on Banktoad's article, and can someone please find some good pictures for the rest of them? The red toad's pic is the worst, and I appreciate that his headlamp obscures the camera in Super Mario Galaxy, but I think it's alright in Super Mario Galaxy 2. I'd like to do it myself, but I always do something wrong when I try to upload pimages; it never works for me. Thanks. A Super ShroomSupershroom Artwork of a ? Block from New Super Mario Bros.+ 20 HP! Yeah!

This should go on the Toad Brigade article. Ask it there. And what do you mean you do something wrong? You can improve if you state your problem :) BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)

I did, I only posted my request here as well because I thought it would get more notice. Anyway, it looks someone's replied there. Mabye someone will change it soon. If not, I might have a go. And my problem with uploading images is that every time I try, my computer brings up an error message. A Super ShroomSupershroom Artwork of a ? Block from New Super Mario Bros.+ 20 HP! Yeah!


I ve seen new users create articles when they just joined? What's up with this, cause they're usually spam. Pikmin' BluePikminKong497 20:01, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Agreed, I think we should not allow new users to create articles until they're about 20 days old. A Super ShroomSupershroom Artwork of a ? Block from New Super Mario Bros.+ 20 HP! Yeah!

If this is the case users cannot even create their own userpage. --Steve (talk) Get Firefox 14:57, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
I don't see why that is a bad thing. So many newcomers join, create a userpage and leave, or they keep editing their userpage way more than the wiki. This could be a way to screen out these folks, while on the flip side, dedicated users get to build their userspace as thanks for all their hard work. In the meantime, the new users can always write little blurbs about themselves on their talk pages: I've seen a few people do this (personally, I would have been fine with that if I joined during a time with similar restrictions). - Walkazo 21:48, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
Don't we already do restrict article creation for new users? Or has that been revoked again? - Gabumon from the Digimon franchise Gabumon(talk) 22:22, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
That is what we did, Steve. It was one of the main purposes of it. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 02:21, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Whatever Error

Is there an error? My userpage can't be clicked. I can click on any other page except my userpage. Toad's sprite in Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle wow it's Kiryu (TC)

That's strange. I can click on it. And I can click on mine. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)
Never mind, I can click on it, I just installed adblock and now it works. Toad's sprite in Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle wow it's Kiryu (TC)

Why am I not autoconfirmed? I thought I met the criteria for it. Toad's sprite in Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle wow it's Kiryu (TC)

Autoconfirmed users are defined as users who have had an account on the MarioWiki for at least one week and have made at least 10 edits.

You made at least 10 edits. You've been here for a lot longer than one week. Weird. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 19:44, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Random Question

how does a wiki become illegable to join NIWA? could say, Pikipedia join? Lu-igi board

You need to ask the staffs there and Pikipedia is from wikia. we can not affiliate with Wikia. Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko

thank you Lu-igi board


The halo knowledge categorys looks like the mario knowledge categorys on the left side. Good job guys! GalladeBack.pngGalladeBladesGallade2.png

Hopefully they can soon join NIWA. Pikmin' BluePikminKong497 16:38, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Nintendo Independent Wikis Alliance --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 18:37, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Actually it is Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, as all the wikis have to be focused on stuff only on Nintendo, not anything like Sega Saturn or Playstation Portable. KS3 (talk · contribute) 04:13, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Donkey Kong?

Hey guys, after seeing today's featured article, I've noticed that the Mario wiki contains lots of Donkey Kong related pages. I understand that Donkey Kong was the first ever Mario game, but honestly, games like the Donkey Kong Country series shouldn't be on this wiki. Those are meant for the Donkey Kong wiki.--Red Mario 21:15, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

MarioWiki:Coverage Fawfulfury65
To make a long story short, yes, DK is related to Mario as he appeared in many spin-offs that has Mario's name in it.BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)

Ah, all right, thanks for clearing this up. Still, this wiki is more like the Nintendo Wiki than a Mario one.--Red Mario 03:04, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Same thing with the Wario series, but per Fawfulfury65. KS3 (talk · contribute) 04:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Barbos Image Problem

When I try to reupload this image, a message comes up saying "The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again." I don't understand what's wrong with it. Fawfulfury65