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Replace Featured Images with the 'Shroom.

vetoed by the administrators

What I am about to propose is that we put the FI on hiatus and replace the template on the Main Page with a 'Shroom template. The reason why is because there have been many proposals on altering the FI. And Tucayo made a very good point. Any more alters to the FI will put the FI on hiatus. And when I made an proposal on removing the Did You Know section, Tucayo suggested a Shroom template to be put on the Main Page. So I propose that we will replace the Featured Images with the Shroom.

Proposer: KS3 (talk)
Voting start: 22:32, 28 April 2010
Proposed Deadline: 23:59, 5 May 2010
Date Withdrawn: April 29, 2010, 19:42 GMT

Support

  1. KS3 (talk) per myself

Oppose

  1. Gamefreak75 (talk) - Per my past comments and my comment below.
  2. Reversinator (talk) Per every single reason and every single comment throughtout all the FI-removal proposals that want to keep it.
  3. Tucayo (talk) - Per me. Shroom will replace Community.

Comments

It has been decided between admins, and Steve aproved, that The 'Shroom will replace the Community box :) Tucayo (talk)

How many times is this stupid thing going to come up?! The only reason that there are so many proposals for the alteration of the FIs is that people keep on bringing it up! How about we stop bringing this up. Anyways, if Tucayo is right, then this proposal sems pretty worthless now. Three or four of those proposals were made by you, for your information. Do you want the Featured Images to go on hiatus. Do you want the main page to be filled with mindless text. And don't say that the logo and ads count as pics because we've discussed this already. If I wanted to read all text and no pictures, I'd just plop open my U.S. Literature and U.S. History book and read. Gamefreak75 (talk)
Most of the proposals that you listed weren't for putting Featured Images on hiatus, so they don't apply. Counting this one, there are three proposals for getting rid of Featured Images; one by Time Q, two by you. Once voting starts, I'll just state every reason to keep it like with the past three proposals. And besides, your proposal is invalid, since Tucayo stated that The 'Shroom will replace the Community box.Reversinator (talk)

Can we just delete this then? Time Q (talk)

I guess we can. Do you want to delete it, or should I do it? Tucayo (talk)
Go ahead if you wish. Time Q (talk)

Image Standard for "World" Articles

use level screenshots 0-10-0

I was breezing through the (lovely) "world"-type articles recently (World 8 (Super Mario Bros.), Mt. Teapot, World 5 (New Super Mario Bros.)), and I noticed two types of images used for levels in the articles. The first, seen to the side, shows the level in its entirety, sprite-mapper and all.

Type 1
Type 2

The second shows a simple screenshot of the game, in the level. Two examples can be seen to the side.

I propose that we make a standard to use one or the other in all world/level articles. Please note that this only applies to the images attached to the "level" sections of the "world" articles.

(Side note: this is not an attack on the work of any user; it was simply something I noticed while I browsed the wiki.)

Proposer: Bloc Partier (talk)
Voting Start: 00:33, 28 April 2010
Deadline: 23:59, 5 May 2010

Use Image Type 1

Use Image Type 2

  1. Bloc Partier (talk) -- I believe this is more official-looking and less like a strategy guide. We are not a guide, and simply must give information about each level. A screenshot can easily be used to show a specific part of the level mentioned in the description. It also makes for a nicer compliment to the text, as it can easily be viewed without clicking on the image to see the whole of the level. Lastly, many spritemaps are made by non-wiki users who put their name on the map; this looks very unprofessional and is, if copyrighted, illegal.
  2. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Per BP.
  3. KS3 (talk) Per F65.
  4. Turkishcoffee (talk) Per PB, my comment and also they are nicer to look at.
  5. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) The entire map layout looks like a real mess and it's as ugly as Baby Luigi's face. The other one, however, is basically more efficient and it doesn't look like it got screwed up and whatever.
  6. Vellidragon (talk) - Per BP and because nobody likes having to click on an image (and wait for it to load) and then having to click again to view it in full size just to find out what is going on in it. Readers should be able to see what's in an image while reading the article it is used in, which is simply not possible with giant images with impractical dimensions.
  7. Edofenrir (talk) - Having a standard is always a good thing. I choose this variant because I think it is more representative.
  8. Walkazo (talk) - Per all.
  9. Gamefreak75 (talk) Per all.
  10. Super Mario Bros. (talk) Per all.

Make No Standard

Comments

I don't see how this is going to work out. I think that the first image should be used in the infobox right now and the latter should be used in the level descriptions. Take the worlds of NSMB right now, they look perfectly fine and use both types of images. Gamefreak75 (talk)

What the NSMB articles use in the infoboxes are pictures of the map screens of the respective worlds. This is about maps of individual level layouts being used in the world articles rather than unmodified in-game screenshots (like the NSMB articles also use).--Vellidragon (talk)
D'oh. There goes me misunderstanding a proposal...again. I don't know, as long as the map images aren't stolen, I see no problem. Gamefreak75 (talk)

I think that both images can be used, one in infoboxes and the other one in the article, but as BP said, some of the full-level images may even be copyrighted, we don't want to use copyrighted content without permission, do we? Tucayo (talk)

So the proposal is saying that we should have either a screenshot or a map for the images in all the world articles? If that's what it means, than I think we should have a map for the first image in all the world articles. Problem is, what if we can't find an image of the map? Fawfulfury65 (talk)

The proposal is saying that the individual levels in the World articles should either consistently use screenshots from the respective level or complete layout maps of the levels. The first image (used in the world's infobox) could still be an overworld map in either case, if that's what you mean with "map"; as I understand the proposal, this is solely about the images used for the individual levels listed in a world article, as the articles are currently inconsistent on whether they use screenshots or layout maps to go with the level descriptions. If you mean the first level listed should have a complete layout and the rest only screenshots, I don't really understand how that would make sense.--Vellidragon (talk)
Oh I get it now. Thanks. Fawfulfury65 (talk)
@Vellidragon: You've got it perfect. I edited the proposal to make it more clear. Bloc Partier (talk)

So...to put it nice and short...you are proposing the images in the article all be of one type. The other ones can still be located in the gallery section, correct? Marioguy1 (talk)

Well... I don't like the copyrighted level maps on the articles at all. I would propose to delete them entirely. However, this proposal does not discuss what to do with the leftover images, so I suppose that they would, indeed, be put in a gallery at the bottom. Bloc Partier (talk)

I like how type 2 give you a better idea of how the level looks "in play", but the maps could be useful. Although, we aren't a walkthough site. Is there possible a walkthrough site in need of some nice maps? It would be a shame to remove them and make them inaccessible (and isn't being an encyclopedia all about making information accessible?), but I can see how they don't belong. I guess, perhaps, if the images were "donated" to a separate level maps project we could just get rid of them. Turkishcoffee (talk)

Technically, we don't even own the maps. They've mostly been made by other people not even affiliated with this site who made the maps for places like vgatlas.com. We don't have the power to "donate" them, like you say, and they are still accessible on the mapping sites, as far as I know. We're not removing any original information by removing the maps. Bloc Partier (talk)
I didn't think the wiki did really "own" them at all (which is why I didn't bother asking for permission to archive them). I guess there are enough map sites already, and game guides are pretty accessible and often include maps anyway. Although I think there are a few cases where maps might show something better to show an area, this is mostly for larger areas in the RPG games and not the platforming games this proposal seems to be dealing with. Turkishcoffee (talk)

@KS3: Did you even read the whole conversation? This proposal will not change anything about either comment you're referencing. >_> Bloc Partier (talk)

I am Zero! I'll like one where if it is possible to make both of those types appear on the page; this might prevent stubs. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)

It won't cause stubs. It would just be replaced by the second type.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by KS3 (talk).
Uh... how is changing an image supposed to cause stubs? Fawfulfury65 (talk)
I am Zero! No I'm saying why don't we put both the screenshot of the level and the image of the whole level on articles. I'm not saying changing an image will create stubs I'm saying if there are some level articles that are stubs adding two images of the level may not make them stubs anymore. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)
Adding images to an article is a very poor way to expand stubs... Besides, look at some of those world articles. There's not enough room on each level to add two images to each section. Bloc Partier (talk)

The image of the whole level is shrunk drastically, making it nearly impossible to see it clearly without enlarging it. However, I don't like Image 2. Even though we are not a strategy guide, most people are visual learners. Most descriptions of levels are pointless to me if I can't see the picture of it. LeftyGreenMario (talk)


Items and enemies order

ABC 7-0

I noticed a lot of items and enemies in articles like Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are just ordered randomly, which it a pain in the ass to navigate. We already has a proposal on the list of character relationships, and it won ABC. We pretty much are going to do the same thing with the items and enemies.

ABC is that we order the items and enemies in alphabetical format

Chronological is which appears first. The ones that appear first goes first, and the ones that appear last appears last in the article. If 2 appear at the same time, then it will be organized in alphabetical.

Importance is how important that item/enemy is. The most important item/enemy goes first and the least important one goes last.

EDIT: It won't affect bosses, in case if you don't know

Proposer: KS3 (talk)
Voting start: 23:10, May 2 2010
Deadline: 23:59, May 9 2010

ABC

  1. KS3 (talk) most convenient, and few other games' enemies are organized ABC
  2. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! ABC order will be the easiest way to navigate for those who don't know much of the Mario series. Zero signing out.
  3. Vellidragon (talk) - Per comment below. Really the only way that makes sense, and it's already being done like this in various places.
  4. Mr bones (talk) I agree.The ABC is the best order I can thik of.
  5. Marioguy1 (talk) - ABC order is pretty much the only way, chronological is just too hard to memorize and you can never tell what's more important - a Goomba or a Koopa Troopa.
  6. MATEOELBACAN (talk) - Per all.
  7. Greenday61892 (talk) Neither of the others seem to make sense.

Chronological

Importance

Keep like it is now

Comments

As I have stated on the characters proposal, sorting anything by "importance" is extremely subjective. Chronological seems overly complicated and isn't even possible for non-linear games. Alphabetical order is basically the order used for pretty much anything except appearances in a History section (as they can easily be arranged chronologically just by looking at the release dates of individual games/other media). The navigation templates already put these things in alphabetical order in fact, and some articles, like the Super Mario Galaxy article (at least the "Returning Enemies" section of it) attempt an alphabetical order as well (though parts of it apparently got messed up here). I would like to know though, would the outcome of this proposal would affect bosses as well?--vellidragon (talk)

It will affect bosses as well. KS3 (talk)
I'm tempted to oppose because of this. Bosses should be listed in the order they appear in the game. There is a very clear boss order in most games, and this order would be far easier to navigate than alphabetical. Bloc Partier (talk)
There is a less clear boss order in other games, however, like in Wario Land II, so those would probably have to be listed alphabetically. If the bosses with a clear order were listed in order of appearance and those without listed alphabetically, there'd be inconsistencies, which may not be the best thing either :\--Vellidragon (talk)
I knew someone would bring up this one. I'm pretty sure it's clearer than you think; if you look on the game's article, the levels are lined up very orderly. The bosses could be lined up equally to the level layout. Also, the fact that there is a clear "main" route in the game means that there is also a clear "main" boss encounter order. The other bosses are lined up with another chapter and should be included in the same order as the chapters above. If that makes sense. Bloc Partier (talk)

Uhm... I don't know why they weren't in alphabetical order... They're supposed to be. They are in almost every other game. Bloc Partier (talk)


Splitting Final Smashes

no split 1-5

Yes, i know very recently we tried to split ALL the SSB moves, but i am proposing we split ONLY the SSBB Final Smashes to separate pages. They wont be stubs, since they have a trophy, foriegn name, and a large description. Does anyone agree?

Proposer: Raphaelraven497 (talk)
Voting start: 18:23, May 6 2010
Deadline: 23:59, May 13 2010

Split

  1. Raphaelraven497 (talk) Per me.

No Split

  1. LeftyGreenMario (talk) Why split the page? It's nice to look at all in one page without having to constantly click on the links. Besides, Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Final Smashes are technically moves too. It makes no sense to split a move from a move article.
  2. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! Per LGM (that doesn't stand for Little Green Men). Zero signing out.
  3. Walkazo (talk) - We dedicate enough space to SSB information; separate pages for each Final Smash is excessive, and as LeftyGreenMario pointed out, navigation is easier using the current setup.
  4. Edofenrir (talk) - I agree with Walkazo.
  5. Homestar Runner (talk) Per LGM.

Comments

Urk, wrong section? This should be in a talk page proposal. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

It is not in the wrong section. It is proposing the final smashes to be split from the character articles into separate articles. KS3 (talk)

Btw, i am not going to vote on it because if we split the final smashes, we'll have to split all the rest of the moves, which would result in a lot of stubs, and if we don't, then we'll have to merge all the rest of the moves into the articles.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by KS3 (talk).

"All proposals dealing with a single article or a specific group of articles are held on the talk page of one of the articles in question. Proposals dealing with massive amounts of splits, merges or deletions across the Wiki should still be held on this page." This is dealing with a specific group of articles. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
There are a lot of recent proposals which deal with a specific group of articles that are still on here (the FI ones, the one on the Catch Cards, the Super Mario Advance one, the Main Page ones, etc.) KS3 (talk)
Those proposals all deal(t) with "massive amounts" of changes, as does this one, so this is/was the most appropriate location for them. - Walkazo (talk)

Critical Reception

no change 2-0-5

I noticed something when I was browsing some articles about games. Some articles have a "critical reception" section while others do not. These sections do not describe the content about the game, but they do include how well the game did. My question is, what should we do with this section? It breaks the consistency of the game articles, and it is not a requirement on the articles. Should we remove this section, add this section to all game articles, or should we do nothing?

Proposer: LeftyGreenMario (talk)
Voting starts at: 1:00, May 7 2010
Deadline: 23:59, May 14 2010

Add them!

  1. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! Doesn't sound like a bad idea, in fact, we need those. Zero signing out.
  2. MATEOELBACAN (talk) - Per Grandy02's comment too, I think that this could be good for the wiki.

Remove them!

Do nothing!

  1. Walkazo (talk) - If a game garnished some sort of noteworthy reception, odds are it already has a Critical Reception section, or will eventually be given one. Not all games merit one of these sections, however, so adding them to all the pages wouldn't really accomplish anything; meanwhile, removing them from the articles that do need them would be stripping the wiki of valuable information. Therefore, it would be best to do nothing as far as a blanket policy goes: instead, take the middle-road and deal with the sections on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Time Q (talk): Per Walkazo.
  3. Turkishcoffee (talk): Per Walkazo; Was originally going to vote this way. If there's something special to say about the critic's reception, then someone will think to add it. Wikipedia already has sections (and charts) on this for many (if not all) games.
  4. Bloc Partier (talk) - Per Walkazo.
  5. KS3 (talk) Per Walkazo and Grandy02's comment.

Comments

I don't know. Though we are supposed to list information concerning game, we aren't a gaming site either that lists what other people think. Sure, I asked that question before in Mario Party 8 and the guys said it was fine, but the other articles don't use it either, and I'm not 100%. I'll wait and see what these administrators will say. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

When an article doesn't have a reception section, it's just because nobody has added it yet. That something is not in all articles doesn't mean that it should be removed. It's not just what "other people" think - we don't cover fan opinions, but how people of professional media saw the game - media that have connections to the gaming industry and are officially given copies by the companies to review them prior to the release. --Grandy02 (talk)
Absolutely. Per Grandy02. Time Q (talk)

I really think we should only have them where there is something noteworthy to say about it. Most games eventually turn into a mixed bag. Some people like it, some don't. More often now people are reviewing classic / retro / older games. Sometimes they do better later, as the player did not expect anything from the hype. Sometimes they do worse. I think we would need to have a strict definition of "critic". I dislike Super Mario 64, I could go post a video on YouTube right now about everything I dislike about it, use my own video as a source and then post that it became one of the games future games were compared to despite being unoriginal, uninspired dreck. I think it would become too difficult to police. Turkishcoffee (talk)

Also I would like to add that The Sims 2: Pets got a horrible critic reception because it was difficult to actually kill your pets, which really just shows critics kinda missed the whole point (although I would give it a bad review for other reasons...) Turkishcoffee (talk)
Using your video as a source wouldn't work. As said, things that were simply brought up by fans aren't covered. And many games I know of haven't turned into a "mixed bag." For example, most games of the Super Mario Bros. series, the 3D Mario platfomers, the Wario Land and WarioWare series have almost only received favourable reviews by the major (English-language) sites and magazines (of course, there will always be some critics who disagree). I think the list at Wikipedia is a good reference on what can get in and what not. If there is a lack of the sources mentioned there, most notably for classic games, it can always be decided on a case-by-case basis. --Grandy02 (talk)
Well it isn't part of the proposal itslef, and for some reason I keep reading proposals as though they are what we should do and how we should do it (which most aren't). Anyway, I guess if someone feels and article would be improved by having this section, there's no reason not to have it. I am against adding it just because it's on a template though. I'm not really sure this would need a proposal, anyway. Turkishcoffee (talk)

A lot of reviews from the "professional media" people are (very) flawed and maybe even biased (according to a lot of people). LeftyGreenMario (talk)

That's not ours to judge. Reviews from official sources sort of belong to a game's history, and it doesn't matter how such a review is written (If I could just go around and strike subjects I don't like here because I deem them unprofessional, there wouldn't be much left of this wiki). Also "a lot of people" doesn't sound like a very objective source to me either. - Edofenrir (talk)

List of Appearances

no quorum 2-0-0

Several articles such as Princess Daisy, Dixie Kong and Bowser Jr. have a list of Appearances. These should be in all character articles (except characters who only appear once) or not there at all.

Proposer: Commander Code-8 (talk)
Voting starts at: May 8, 2010, 22:35
Deadline: May 15, 2010, 23:59 2010

Add Lists In

  1. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per my Proposal.
  2. KS3 (talk) Per Commander-Code 8.

Remove them all

No Change

Comments

Once again, just like Critical Reception, nobody has bothered to add the sections to the article. It isn't inconsistency, it's laziness or just that people don't know every appearance. Marioguy1 (talk)

I read the manual of style and I've seen no critical reception section listed there. Well, it doesn't matter, there are a lot of other common sections not listed there. The more, the merrier! (I guess :P) BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Don't worry guys, I'll be more than happy to add the lists in. Commander Code-8 (talk)

Then do so, I don't think you need a proposal to do something that is already being done...Marioguy1 (talk)
I just wanted to see how many people agreed. Commander Code-8 (talk)

Limit Number of Articles Any Given User Can Nominate for FA Status

set limit 9-0

I propose we limit the number of articles that a user can nominate at one time. When a user is able to nominate as many articles as he or she wishes, the articles often end up neglected and contain many opposes that never end up being fixed. The newly added feature to quickly delete nominations is helpful, but we have far too many nominations from the same users that end up never being featured because the user gives up on the article they nominated. I propose that this limit be three (3) articles at one time. As soon as an article passes or fails, the user can nominate another article.

Some examples of these nominations are: MarioWiki:Featured Articles/N/World 5 (New Super Mario Bros.), MarioWiki:Featured Articles/N/Princess Peach, MarioWiki:Featured Articles/N/Donkey Kong Country.

Nominator: Bloc Partier (talk)
Voting Start: May 9, 2010, 00:29
Deadline: May 16, 2010, 23:59

Support

  1. Bloc Partier (talk) - I am the proposer. As such, my reasons are above.
  2. Raphaelraven497 (talk) Per BP. This makes the system a lot less cluttered.
  3. Tucayo (talk) - Per BP
  4. Time Q (talk): Per BP's reasons.
  5. Gamefreak75 (talk) Per BP.
  6. KS3 (talk) Per all. (I'm fine as long as it doesn't affect past nominations.)
  7. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per all.
  8. Edofenrir (talk) - I'd even go as far as saying that one nominated article per person is sufficient, but well... I'm satisfied with this, because it is a step in the right direction.
  9. Homestar Runner (talk) Per all.

Oppose

Comments

@KS3: When you read this, please don't take it personally. There have been plenty of instances in the past where people nominated a ton of articles and then failed to support them. It was just now that I decided to make a proposal about it. I'm so sorry if I offend you, but I really feel that a limit should be created.

@Everyone: I feel that you might not like the low limit of three articles. I'll be willing to negotiate something else if you would like, but act fast. I only have about a day to change the proposal. Bloc Partier (talk)

Bloc Partier, I think you should change the proposal. Maybe you should make it so when a nominated article is opposed a lot more than supported by a variable amount and if it never gets bumped again (unless it's for more opposing) for a variable amount of days, the nomination should get archived. Maybe I should explain it in fewer words? I put a variable because I'm not sure what's the correct amount. LeftyGreenMario (talk)

Well, that doesn't even pertain to anything I'm already trying to do here. There already is the two-month deletion rule. I'm trying to get rid of the frustration that occurs when a user nominates a ton of articles and then never sees them through to their featured status. The nominator should be responsible for getting the article featured, and if they are unable to see it through, then they shouldn't be able to nominate so many articles. Bloc Partier (talk)

Does it affect previous nominations or from this point on?? KS3 (talk)

From this point on. Bloc Partier (talk)

Let's say I make three nominations. How long will I have to wait? Reversinator (talk)

"As soon as an article passes or fails, the user can nominate another article." – On a different note, I just thought about making exactly such a proposal. We so need it. Time Q (talk)

Another question. This doesn't affect Unfeature nominations in any way, right? (In my opinion it shouldn't, since you can't just nominate tons of articles to be unfeatured, because you need valid reasons.) Time Q (talk)

I agree with Time Q. Tucayo (talk)
Yeah, it won't affect Unfeaturing. If we need a rule to affect it, we can do it later. Bloc Partier (talk)

@KS3: I feel like I should mention that if this passes, you won't be able to nominate anything until you only have two active pending nominations... Only until the rest are gone will you be able to nominate once again. Bloc Partier (talk)


Make Main page's changes in one day

keep old routine 4-6

I'll explain clearly: We know we change the information shown in the Main Page periodically (specially for the featured article, image and DYK), but I see a small problem in that we make this in different days (FA for saturdays, FI for thursdays and DYK for - what day?) and sometimes we ignore the time for the change. In this proposal I want to Make the habit to change some things in the Main page on the same day. Considering that...

  1. All the rutinary changes should be applied on the same day, preferably, starting on saturday, where we make the changes for the Featured Article, Image and DYK zones.
  2. Changing in this way would give an advantage for a more reliable habit, and also make an active contribution for the so-questioned "Did You Know..." box.

Sure, this won't apply for the other boxes of the page (Pipe Plaza, Proposals and News) since those changes depend on what's going from the sources.

Proposer: Coincollector (talk)
Voting start: May 9, 2010, 18:12
Deadline: May 16, 2010, 23:59

Change Routine

  1. Coincollector (talk) - Per my prop.
  2. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per all.
  3. LeftyGreenMario (talk) Per all, what else to say? Uhhhh...
  4. Byllant (talk) - I need to support because Coin' is right, per all.

Keep Old Routine

  1. Time Q (talk): As commented below, I don't think this is necessary. I like the fact that the Main Page is updated at least twice a week rather than just once, and there have never really been any problems with this.
  2. King Bean (talk) - Per Time Q.
  3. Luigi=awesome - Per users above.
  4. Edofenrir (talk) - Basically per Time Q, but there's another thing: Updating those sections on a more or less regular basis is far more stressful than someone who never did it can imagine. If you now force a tight schedule on these persons, this will mean even more stress and, as a result of this, a much higher quit rate. Risky proposal is risky, so no.
  5. 4DJONG (talk) It would be very stressful to the people who edit it plus it would dramatically increase the quit rates, so this proposal is very illogical.
  6. KS3 (talk) Per all.

Comments?

I don't think this is necessary. We have never "ignored" the time for updating the templates (well, never for FIs, and once for FAs in... how many years?). Time Q (talk)

Neither me (well, just I can't make the updates regularly cuz my connection is down or I have another important bussiness). I think that was from my thoughts. Just look my two considerations and think is this could work or not. Coincollector (talk)

Limit the number of times a talk page proposal can be extended

no limit 2-7

Currently, the rules state that a talk page proposal can be extended by it's proposer at the end of it's deadline if neither sides exceed the other in three votes. This mean, though, that the proposal can be extended an infinite number of times, so long the proposer is attentive. I propose that a talk page proposal can only be extended two times before it's archived as No Quorum.

Proposer: Reversinator (talk)
Voting start: May 9, 2010, 21:00
Deadline: May 16, 2010, 23:59 GMT.

Support

  1. Reversinator (talk) Per myself.
  2. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per Reversinator.

Oppose

  1. Super Mario Bros. (talk) – I disagree with your proposal. Did you even stop to think why we extend proposals and talk page proposals if they tie or there is no majority? We extend them so a solution can be found. The proposer should have the choice to keep the proposal up. Some proposals actually bring up good arguments or cover highly debated issues. If a solution cannot be come to via the voting part of the proposal, then the comments section can be used as a structured and organized way to state opinions or attempting to reach a compromise; which the talk page proposal could be archived then or be rewritten to reflect the changes to reach a solution/compromise. Putting a limit on how long it can stay will not help with anything.
  2. Walkazo (talk) - Per SMB. Removing the TPPs won't remove the problem they were trying to solve.
  3. Edofenrir (talk) - Agreeing with SMB here. This procedere would only lock out the people who see a problem and doesn't affect the problem itself other than blocking it from view. Shoving a smelly pile of dirt under a carpet won't make it any less smelly.
  4. Homestar Runner (talk) Sure, the TPP section is getting kinda cluttered, but that's the (rather small) price to pay for a better wiki.
  5. KS3 (talk) –– Per all.
  6. Stooben Rooben (talk) - Per SMB.
  7. Turkishcoffee (talk) - Per all. Wouldn't someone just re-propose them anyway?

Comments

Does it affect past TPPs? KS3 (talk)

It is just about TPPs --Tucayo (talk)

Can't they just re-propose it later then? I think the idea was to keep one copy until it was finally eventually entirely resolved. Turkishcoffee (talk)

But technically, the proposal could stay on the wiki indefinitely, meaning that the Proposals page will look pretty stretched. Reversinator (talk)
SMB: How about the Shooting Star Summit, Sherbet Land, and WarioWare:D.I.Y. proposals that have been up forever and are reaching another extension? Gamefreak75 (talk)
Those need to be dealt with... There is obviously a disagreement about the article/talk page proposals, so a compromise needs to be reached, as opposed to jusat killing whatever discussion has already gone on. Super Mario Bros. (talk)

Beta/Proto

no quorum 0-2

I've noticed a few beta pages/ references around but I was always fasinated by the developement of games and im sure other people are to so I was hoping that a page could be created organizing all the information from all the beta games

Proposer: Olivora (talk)
Voting start: 14 May, 2010, 06:36
Deadline: 21 May, 2010, 23:59

Support

Oppose

  1. KS3 (talk) Per Time Q's comment, and it remembers me of the old Glitch page.
  2. Mr bones (talk) per KS3 and Time Q's comment.

Comments

How do you mean? We already have a page that shows shows a list of all the beta elements pages we have? [1]. Turkishcoffee (talk)

Yeah. We also used to have exactly such a page you're proposing, but we split it. Time Q (talk)

Main Page Overhaul

overhaul it 16-0

Hm... How many "Main Page" proposals have we had? :P Although this proposal could technically be categorized under Changes, I put it under New Features because it will bring back and reform a process that was discarded last year, as well as making a new template to go on the Main Page (although it was already approved by Porple, I'd still like to see the user's opinions on this).

First off, I say that we rid the Main Page of the (actually heavily debated) Featured Image process and replace it with the Polls again (the system of selection was the reason it was removed; however, I think that a solution has been created).

Also, I feel that we should replace the Community template with a 'Shroom template. I am proposing this because, although Porplemontage already approved of this change, no action has been taken and no design for the new template has been come up with. I have a design I'd like to propose, and I will show that later on.

Featured Images v. Polls
There are many problems with the Featured Images selection process. There have been a ton of proposals made to create rules, amend current policies, and how to fix the process. I find it funny... nay, ironic, how the same people who say that the system works and that we should not make changes to it are the ones making proposals to fix the system so that it can survive another week so that their favorite little character can star on the Main Page!

There are, from what I've seen from a recent proposal, many repeat nominations. There are also problems with some users about "fan votes"– that is, people who go voting on an image not for the quality of the image or because they feel it would do the Main Page some justice, but rather because their favorite character is in the image. There are also quite a few users that feel the system itself does not work at all (such as me).

Some feel that we should not feature images because they are not our creations, while others say that it brightens up the Main Page and makes it better. Overall, these are contested issues that are really never resolved; a proposal to fix it up is made, results in a tie for a week or two, and then no change is made when the proposal passes because one person felt that we should stick with the status quo.

This enough is proof to me that the F.I. system does not work. I know many will say that the Poll selection system never worked when it was around, but I would like to propose a new selection system for Polls:

We should create a special committee called the "Poll Selection Committee," with seven members; one of them being a chairman/chairwoman. Why seven? Well, it has enough people so that different opinions can be registered, yet there will almost never be a tie when all the selectors vote. Polls would be selected every two weeks, giving enough time for everybody to make decisions for the next poll.

The Chairperson would be almost like a regular committee member, except that in the case that if one of the committee members resigns or is fired, the chairperson gets to choose the leaving member's replacement. If a chairperson resigns, he or she can choose his or her replacement.

In order to fire a committee member (perhaps for disorderly conduct on the wiki or inactivity), a vote must take place among the other committee members (which should mean that there are six people involved in the vote). Four out of six of the committee members in the firing nomination have to agree in order to fire that member.

Chairperson elections would take place in the community after 26 bi-weekly polls are released (which should be the equivalent of about a year, when bi-weekly is interpreted as one poll every two weeks), to ensure that the Chairperson does not hold that position as long as they want to hold it against the will of the community. The incumbent Chairperson at that time can seek reelection, and can run as many times in the future as they want, though.

The committee would also have their own private forum board to discuss the polls, so that all discussions and decisions can be recorded in it for organized discussion and future reference.


Here is a summary of the things this proposal will change:

  • Replace Featured Images with Polls
  • Establish a committee in charge of the poll selection (explained in detail above)
  • Replace Community template with The Shroom template

A link to a test page for how the Main Page would look after these changes are made can be found here.

Proposer: Wiki Administrative Staff
Voting Start: Sunday, 16 May 2010, 1:48 GMT
Deadline: Sunday, 23 May 2010, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Super Mario Bros. (talk) – I think this will improve the wiki.
  2. Edofenrir (talk) - Per the proposal.
  3. Yoshario (talk): Per SMB
  4. Bloc Partier (talk) -- Per SMB.
  5. Stooben Rooben (talk) — Per SMB.
  6. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Everything seems fine by me. I'm a bit sick of FIs now too.
  7. RAP (talk) - Per proposal.
  8. Tucayo (talk) - Per us =D
  9. LeftyGreenMario (talk)I love and hate the Featured Images. Featured Images made me go to this wiki. However, it's very flawed because the image featured is based on subjective tastes, which shouldn't be there when deciding when a picture is good. Besides, some cruddy images got featured because of nostalgia, hype, and/or bias. >_<The only really bad thing about this proposal is the blandness of the main page.
  10. Baby Mario Bloops (talk) - I still have a bad feeling, but I think it will be better. Let's just do it and hope that everything listed above goes as planned...
  11. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! I loved the PS page, that was the funest of them all, that was one of the reasons why I became a user here. Though I disagree with removing the community page and replacing it with the 'Shroom is just my opinion; in that case it doesn't really change that much and part of it is just a mini-pipe project section. I support. Zero signing out.
  12. Gamefreak75 (talk) Per all. However, I think that replacing the community temp with the Shroom Box doesn't make sense for obvious reasons. The main reason is there is a link right here. <--- (It may not be here though, but look to the left.) I also agree with adding the featured image to the Music/Art Section of the Shroom. I still hope the main page has color and that the polls are not completely pointless...
  13. FireBabyLuigi11 (talk) Good idea. But how will we find out whos a sysop! Good Idea, though.
  14. KS3 (talk) Per all.
  15. Mr bones (talk) Poll and shroom tamplate huh?It's good for a change.
  16. Homestar Runner (talk) Per all

Oppose

Comments

I kind of missed out on the whole discussion about this, but why are we bringing back polls? Wasn't there a proposal before to get rid of them? Fawfulfury65 (talk)

Did you read the proposal thoroughly? The poll system was ridden of by the Admins a while ago because it was horrible. One proposal to bring back the polls recently was shot down because it didn't suggest any changes or improvements from the old system. However, we suggest a completely new version of the poll selection process. Super Mario Bros. (talk)

Time Q would be very pleased with this proposal. KS3 (talk)

I hope he is. By the way, I had to remove your vote, KS3. It isn't past the first 24 hours, so only the proposer(s) (the Admins, in this case) can vote until tomorrow (unless I am mistaken). Of course, you are invited to add your vote back tomorrow at or after the voting start time. Super Mario Bros. (talk)
I live in Central Standard Time, and it's Friday at 22:17 at CST. Add 6 hours to that and you get Saturday at 4:17 at GMT. So, technically, I can vote, unless they made a mistake in the proposal. KS3 (talk)
Hm... I think I made a mistake. I'll have to double check. Super Mario Bros. (talk)


By the way, why 24. 26 bi-weekly polls is much closer to one year than 24. KS3 (talk)

My math was off, I guess. Also, you were right about the mistake in the proposal... I forgot that it was already the 15th in GMT. My apologies. Super Mario Bros. (talk)
No problem. KS3 (talk)

Is Raphaelraven497's vote valid? He is opposing because he likes the Featured Image and Community box templates. He provides no reason as to why these proposed changes would be bad for the wiki. @BMB: You do realize that a new poll system is being proposed, not the old one, correct? The committee would be run by those who are dedicated to getting polls posted up and the such. Plus, more time for discussion about polls is allowed (as opposed to 6 days of discussion and a poll being selected on the 7th day, there are 13 days of discussion and the poll gets posted on the 14th day). If I'm correct, Stooben Rooben (talk) also said that a new board on the forum can be made so that the committee members have a private place to discuss coming up with polls. So it would probably eliminate the problems you stated. Super Mario Bros. (talk)

"Any user can support or oppose, but must have a strong reason for doing so, not, e.g., 'I like this idea!'" I think it's invalid. Bloc Partier (talk)
@SMB: Yes, I do realize that this is not the old poll thing that we are talking about. But if I'm correct, and from other Main Page templates we have, it is going to drag over time, and it will just be annoying to update it, and I do realize that your going to constantly discuss it, but I can still see that happening. The slow part, well, I'm not so sure about, but I'm sure there will be some slowing down at the beginning if this happens. Now the last part is all I want you to read. This is fan stuff, a thing that is better as part of the Fun Stuff in the 'Shroom rather than the main page. The main page is suppose to look perfessional and suppose to help show what is so great of our Wiki. At least the FI and the Commiunity thing shows a better example of that then the poll box and the 'Shroom template. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)
@BMB: What do you mean by "drag over time"? A schedule will be set up, and it will be every other week. It won't be too effort-wasting to have to archive a poll and stuff every other week. Featured Images don't show any effort other than just a ton of bias and opinion into which images we have. The Community box uses DPL coding, which has shown to slow down our Main Page (see the Quote of the Day proposal from before). This proposal should both reduce some load time, and show actual effort going in to the Main Page. And the polls add something that our Main Page doesn't have now: interactivity. I think that the biggest things that makes the poll win over the images is that it adds more depth to our Main Page, and it shows the creativity of our wiki. The 'Shroom box will both advertise our official newspaper (which it desperately needs in these times), and the 'Shroom has the Pipe Plaza (which will soon be the place to find community happenings and events). And the Music & Artwork team of the 'Shroom can easily replace the Featured Images process, and showcase many more images in one month. I think it works out well if this proposal passes. Super Mario Bros. (talk)
@SMB: ........those are very good points that I didn't think of. To tell you the truth, I would love to add it back as long as it is better than the old ones, and FI could just be in the M&A section of the 'Shroom. Yet, I don't know why, but I just have a twinge of something in my gut telling me this is not going to go well. But other than that, it is a decent idea. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)

I'm torn. FIs were the main reason why I came to this wiki in the first place. But another thing is that polls are fun, nice, and creative things. Are you sure we're going to axe it totally? It does add a bit of color to the main page and Wikipedia has their very own FIs. If we are going to remove it, at least (as suggested above) place it in the Shroom since it will look good on that particular section.

I'm curious, but what would happen if things doesn't turn out as expected? I'm not saying that this was unprepared or not tested, but I'm just saying what if it becomes a total mess like the previous poll system or the FI voting system? What are we going to do? BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Wikipedia has FI's because they have users that take pictures of (non-copyrighted) interesting things in extremely high quality. Have you ever seen the way Wikipedia images get featured? It's a ridiculously complex and taxing process. No image here would ever make it over at Wikipedia. Please, do not try to bring in the Wikipedia argument. Also, the Main Page has color. I really don't understand why people think the FI's add color, since there is a nice rainbow of colors on the setup of the page itself. And if the system does begin to break down, we will surely be there to fix it before it completely goes down the tube. Bloc Partier (talk)
Ok, I really did not know that Wikipedia fact since I don't know anything about anything. And the "colorful" thing is my opinion of the main page, don't take it as a fact. It's just, for me, that pictures are more interesting to look at than colors on a template. And now that I think of it, the Main Page shouldn't be a place of great art anyway. It should be a place of navigation, updates, interesting stuff, etc., but then, that's my opinion. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
I want to add that Wikipedia's process is incredibly complicated. In my opinion, even ZW's one is. WiKirby chooses a random image, but I don't think that would work fine... Tucayo (talk)
@BMB: I'm sorry, I feel that I may have come off as a bit rude. Please, forgive me. I just was trying to toss my opinion out there. I value yours, and I thank you for sharing it. ;) Bloc Partier (talk)
Tucayo, the WiKirby FI is like the Quote of the Second that we used to have on here. KS3 (talk)
Yeah, thats why it wouldn't work. --Tucayo (talk)

YouTube Channel

don't have 3-12

When I first joined the wiki, I was clueless about everything, more or less. I didn't know how to do anything or what this meant or what that meant. I still don't know how to do some things, and the help section didn't really help me. So, I propose we make a YouTube channel, with videos on it to help new users to learn about the basics of the wiki, and to show existing users some cool tricks and things to put on their userpages. It can also update about Mario series news. Zelda Wiki has a YouTube account, so does Bulbapedia. Plus, the username SuperMarioWiki is avaliable, so it would be easy for everyone to find.

Proposer: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
Voting start: 12:30, June 7 2010
Deadline: 23:59, June 14 2010

Support

  1. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. Larryman (talk) I think this would be a good way too show people things!
  3. Hatena Kid (talk) Cool! Upload me some videos!

Oppose

  1. Bowser's luma (talk) Per FireBabyLuigi11 below. We have articles for that. It would be lots of unnecessary work for people. I see no problem with the articles we currently have or any reason to make videos.
  2. BluePikminKong497 (talk) Per FBL11. You could also ask a sysop.
  3. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Ask an admin if you don't understand something. You can also use MarioWiki:Sandbox to experiment a little.
  4. Tucayo (talk) - This is unneeded.
  5. LeftyGreenMario (talk) Although most of us are visual learners, try experimenting using the preview button or the sandbox. I was very confused at the beginning, but I got the hang of it.
  6. FireBabyLuigi11 (talk) Per myself. Again...why do we need videos if we got articles. My work here is done!
  7. T.c.w7468 (talk) The articles, I believe, are adequate. As far as I know, the wiki context is pretty similar throughout wikis as well, so you can also look around the web. I don't think it is necessary, per all.
  8. Walkazo (talk) - Per all.
  9. Runeon12 (talk) - It seems too confusing and too much work. There are too many things to handle, such as The 'Shrrom and the Forum, and not to mention this site. There would have to be more and more admins chosen, which adds to the workload.
  10. KS3 (talk) What will we do with the youtube account? I'm sure that if you want a youtube account you can create it yourself, like what Wayoshi did. The wiki has too many things to do to bother with Youtube. btw, per all.
  11. MeritC (talk) Per all, and even though we're trying out best to spread the word about this place, I doubt going the YouTube route would be of any help in the cause.
  12. Marioguy1 (talk) - You know what, per me in the comments section

Comments

Um...... we have all of these in articles. Why do we need them in videos? FireBabyLuigi11 (talk)

Things are much easier when explained with videos. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
but MrConcreteDonkey, how would we make the videos? I'm sure noone wants to reveal their identity or voice. Uneeded. BluePikminKong497 (talk)
We could subtitle it or use a text to speech. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

The account name "Super Mario Wiki" appears to be invalid by Youtube's naming standards. It also refuses to accept "SuperMarioWiki". - Edofenrir (talk)

Oh...INVALID...I thought that meant it wasn't taken. Well, if we did, we would have to abreviate it, like SMarioWiki or something like that. Not sure why, it has enough letters and no user has it (The username on YT). MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
Maybe THEMARIOWIKI is a not taken, why don't you guys try it?Mr bones (talk)
TheSuperMarioWiki is avaliable. And anyway, SuperMarioWiki is not taken but is invalid still...MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
We could do MarioWiki. BluePikminKong497 (talk)
There are other Mario wiki sites. We would want to be denoted from others. Bowser's luma (talk)
What about MARIOWIKINIWA? This is the only Mario wiki that is a part of NIWA right?Mr bones (talk)
That is correct. The Mario Wiki is still the only one of NIWA's founding members without an account.MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Though I don't think this the best way to go about it, the Help section does need, ahem, help. I can never find what I'm looking for when I occasionally go over there for a bit of assistance. Bloc Partier (talk)

Yes, I agree. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

What about text. That could be a problem. Different countries, Diferent languages, and also....who would make these? Porple Montage? FireBabyLuigi11 (talk)

Well, if you go really hardcore about the rules, this would mean the person who has to create those videos is, as per rule #10, the proposer himself, MrConcreteDonkey. To be honest, I highly doubt this proposal is going to come to fruition. - Edofenrir (talk)

@KS3: I already have my own YouTube account [2]. I am proposing for this one because the current help section we have is not good enough and videos are a more accurate ways to explain things to anyone who is stuck. The only really useful part of the help section is the signature part, the rest is hopeless. The glossary is just a list of all of the articles on the wiki, and has NO useful terms and SHOULD NOT be in there and the vandalism help page is just a load of rubbish. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

I have to agree with Donkey there. tHe glossory is a list of every article on the wiki, and the vandalism help gives untrue info. However, the CSS help page was a big help to me.

BluePikminKong497 (talk)

Wow, that page is actually really helpful. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

@7.T.c.w7468: Sometimes adequate is not good enough. We need the Super Mario Wiki to be the best it can be, and currently having an 'adequate' help section wouldn't be as good for us as having a good help section, or, as my proposal explains, videos to give detail on how to do these things. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

OK, I abstain from voting on this until I learn how we could do this. There are only a few possibilities: One user could make an account and have loads of work to do on his own so the user had better be willing (who would be willing anyways?), we create a common account and put the username and password on a page in MW but then trolls could destroy the channel with stupid things or we create an account for just a select few members who would make the videos. The latter seems to have the highest potential but it would still be a lot of work and we'd have to have people who knew wiki stuff very well and would be active for a long time in case of any new functions/changes to policy. If we make any of those three options (or a fourth one) available, I will support. Marioguy1 (talk)
@BPK, Bowser's luma, Fawful and FBL: Could you guys rethink your reasons? Correct me if I'm wrong but youtube videos just may be a little more effective than articles. Out of all the people in this world, how many know how to navigate around a wiki? How many will type "MarioWiki:Help" into the search box? How many will know to click a link? And then, if their question isn't there, how many will know how to use a talk page? Wikis are complicated things when you first get to them. Now, compare that to youtube. Millions of people already use/know what youtube is and how to use it. All you do is type the name of the video (no complicated namespaces) and then click on your favorite result - it's google in another form. Youtube would be much more convenient for help pages if we could get all that done. Marioguy1 (talk)

Images in Categories

support 12-0

Some users may know that I do a fair bit of work on image galleries. It can take a long time becuase you have to search to every page that's linked to the subject you're making a gallery on and it takes a long time. So I am proposing that we put images in the category of the game (or TV series and comics) To eg. make it easier for a user to find an image of the boxart of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Proposer: Commander Code-8 (talk)
Voting start: 7:54, June 4 2010
Deadline: 23:59, June 11 2010

Support

  1. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per my Proposal
  2. Koopapoopa (talk) Makes sense.
  3. Grandy02 (talk) This will make finding images easier.
  4. Larryman (talk) This will make it easier for everyone.
  5. Bowser's luma (talk) Per everyone. Bulbapedia does that and it works great.
  6. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Per all. This is a fantastic idea.
  7. FireBabyLuigi11 (talk) Per Commander Code-8. It'll be easier unlike this explanation .
  8. Baby Mario Bloops (talk) I think it would be a lot easier just to go to a category to view lots of images rather than having to search all over the wiki for one image.
  9. T.c.w7468 (talk) Sounds good, per all.
  10. Stooben Rooben (talk) - Per all.
  11. KS3 (talk) Per all.
  12. GalacticPetey (talk) Brilliant per all!

Oppose

Comments

You have a good point, just lemme make a suggestion, perhaps you could rename the proposal to something like "Categorizing Images", the current name confused me a little bit :/ Tucayo (talk)

Unfortunately I'd got on after the voting time started so I can't make any changes. Commander Code-8 (talk)
You can still edit it until 3 days after voting start. Time Q (talk)

A question, what would the categories be called? For example, "Super Mario Bros. 3 Images"? --Grandy02 (talk)

Wouldn't this be just like galleries? Fawfulfury65 (talk)

Galleries use selected images, while those categories would include every image for a game available at Super Mario Wiki. Not to mention that various game pages still don't have any galleries at all. --Grandy02 (talk)

Grandy02: We don't need categories such as "Super Mario Bros. 3 Images". Most games have a category of their own, So we'll just put them in those categories rather than making new ones. Commander Code-8 (talk)

No, we won't do that. This would mess up the category system even more than it is already. Just make a separate category for those image collections. - Edofenrir (talk)
I agree with Edofenrir. Putting all images into the game's main category would also cause an increase of loading times for the respective pages, even though if someone isn't looking for the images. --Grandy02 (talk)
You guys make a good point. I agree with you. Commander Code-8 (talk)

Interactions in Smash Bros. Characters articles

no cross-series relations 1-6

Most of the main character articles have an interaction with other character section. I've been looking at some of the articles about Smash Bros. characters, and I thought we could do a similar thing on those articles. (eg have a section about Fox's interaction with Falco and Wolf.) Personality and Descriptions could also be done. Doing this could possibly Feature some of these articles.

Note: The interactions will only be about characters that actually appeared in a Mario-related game. So we won't have ones about Link's interaction with Midna etc. (But things such as Pit's interaction with Palutena and Snake's interaction with Roy Campbell are fine.)

Proposer: Commander Code-8 (talk)
Voting start: 9:14, 12 June 2010
Deadline: 23:59, June 19 2010

Support

  1. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per my Proposal

Oppose

  1. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Seems pretty pointless to me. We're the Super Mario Wiki, not the Super Solid Snake Wiki or the Super 'how well does Kirby get on with Pokémon Trainer' wiki.
  2. Walkazo (talk) - The "Relationships with Other Characters" sections are actually dissuaded: only really major character interactions deserve sections (i.e. Mario's relationship with Peach can be written about, but Yoshi's relationship with the Princess should not get a section), and nothing in the Super Smash Bros. series qualifies by those standards (as far as the Mario series goes, at any rate).
  3. Marioguy1 (talk) - MCD has the right idea, I believe there was a proposal about keeping only the Mario-related information in these exact pages and I supported that proposal for the evident logic: we are a Mario wiki.
  4. Edofenrir (talk) I agree with MrConcreteDonkey.
  5. KS3 (talk) Per Walkazo.
  6. 4DJONG (talk) Well, we are the Super Mario Wiki, so we should focus on Mario related things not other Nintendo or Sega related things.

Comments

I'd also like to point out that with the new NIWA, we have enough connections that they can go to ZeldaWiki or Bulbapedia to find the relations between Link and Zelda instead of barking up the wrong tree and finding the prize by mistake (metaphors FTW). Marioguy1 (talk)

If this fails, we will have to delete the relationship with Sonic from Mario's page. KS3 (talk)

Mario's relationship with Sonic was already removed from the page long ago.--Vellidragon (talk)

Move Galleries from Main Articles into Gallery Articles

passed 12-3

My second proposal.

What the name of the proposal says. I would like to propose the action of moving galleries from Main articles into Gallery pages. This type action will reduce the unnecessary downloading of images for guests and users focusing on reading material, and simply take away the biased feelings of attempting to pick the "best" images for the article. This is in response of this overlooked comment by User:NARCE, but took a different approach.

Unfortunately, I've already done this action prematurely - with articles that includes Mario, Super Mario 64, Bowser, and Mario Party 6. My apologizes for doing that.

This change will occur only for large galleries (such as Mario Party 6), or existing galleries in the article that has it's own Gallery page (look at Mario, SM64, and Bowser). This won't effect on game/handheld consoles - since it doesn't "fit".

Proposer: RAP (talk)
Voting start: 20 June, 2010 - 00:40
Deadline: 27 June, 2010 - 00:39

Support

  1. RAP (talk) - I am the proposer who wrote this.
  2. KS3 (talk) Per RAP.
  3. Walkazo (talk) - Per RAP; anything to ease loading strains on poor old computers like mine. Plus, the articles already have images, so having a "preview" of the main gallery seems kinda pointless (especially if images are put in the preview and the actual gallery: repetition takes away from these types of presentations).
  4. Super Mario Bros. (talk) If I understand correctly, RAP is proposing that we either have the gallery on the page itself, or in the gallery page; so that we don't have a small gallery on the page and then a bigger gallery in a gallery page. And I agree: It seems a tad disorganized to me to have a gallery in two places (or have a whole gallery in one place and part of one at another). Also, per Walkazo.
  5. Commander Code-8 (talk) As a prominent gallery maker, I think this proposal is a good idea. Per all
  6. LeftyGreenMario (talk) It's kind of stupid how we have a section of the gallery on the article, but the whole thing on the gallery page. That's what RAP proposed, I guess. However, I want to see what the gallery contains; MS&G said the small gallery is a preview for the gallery page.
  7. T.c.w7468 (talk) Per all.
  8. Edofenrir (talk) - I agree. Per the proposal.
  9. Yoshario (talk): Per RAP.
  10. MATEOELBACAN (talk) - Per all.
  11. Fawfulfury65 (talk) I always liked galleries in the main articles, but this is crazy. It needs to be separated, per all.
  12. NARCE (talk) I'm noticed~ But yeah, my comment basically sums up my reasoning.

Oppose

  1. theyoshiegg (talk) frankly i dont want to have to go to an entirely new article just to see 1 or 2 pictures for articles with many lik eg. :mario, princess peach, yoshi, but there are only thosr for the main characters and such i completely disagree with this because i think it would be a huge hassle and most people would probably think that a tab in the contents section saying "gallery" only to find a redirect. i personally think that is a huge waste of space
  2. BluePikminKong497 (talk) let me say that I totally disagree with theyoshiegg. However, I'm afraid many articles will have to be unfeatured due to lack of images. Besides, each gallery page only has about 200 views.
  3. Bowser's luma (talk) Per theyoshiegg. For a person who is visiting the wiki but is not a user they may become confused. It is easy enough to find an image now.

Comments

Isn't this what we already do, RAP? Tucayo (talk)

As I said, all large galleries will be moved to their gallery articles - existing galleries will be deleted and be replaced a link to the full gallery of images. If we "supposedly" done this before, explain why we still have sample list of a gallery and a link to a full gallery in the main article. For example, Super Mario Galaxy (large gallery), and Yoshi (two seperate galleries, one in the main article where a sample list of images, and the other the full list of images in the gallery - aka Gallery:Yoshi). --RAP (talk) 03:14, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
SMB: Actually he's proposing to set the bar between [[Title/Gallery]] and [[Title#Gallery]] for the location of images if I read it properly. We currently follow both policies and he's proposing that we do one policy for big galleries, one for smaller ones though IDK what he defines as a "big" gallery...*looks at RAP questioningly* Marioguy1 (talk)
I talked with him in chat. He confirmed that I was correct. Super Mario Bros. (talk) 05:07, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

That is, essentially, what I said by "setting the bar" - something cannot be both below and above the bar. Marioguy1 (talk)
P.S.No-sig policy
I've been going through a routine in which galleries in character articles can't have more than 8 screenshots and 16 artworks. Think of it as just a preview of what the main gallery page contains. M&SG (talk)

This is like making a gallery page for the characters' images (and similar things), and using a link that leads to them (like the quotes, glitches and beta links in game articles) right? Coincollector (talk)

Indeed so. @theyoshiegg: Use common sense when deciding if you want to move the gallery to a new page. Mario's FUNdamentals is a good example, I just recently found these images and uploaded them in MarioWiki. Since there's nowhere to put them, I simply leave them there. Making a link to like Gallery:Mario's FUNdamentals is simply ridiculous. --RAP (talk) 01:45, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Wow, BPK: If the articles were featured because of image content in the gallery section, they should not have been featured - the image content should have been in the main sections of the article and AFAIK RAP is not proposing we eliminate screenshots from the main sections of the article - just the screenshots and artwork in the gallery. Marioguy1 (talk)

@BluePikminKong497: How is this supposed to unfeature articles? We're simply taking large galleries and moving them to a separate page. Also, it doesn't matter how many views they get, especially because most gallery pages are pretty new. Fawfulfury65 (talk)

I guess that people are going to skim over articles and miss that tiny gallery section that blends with the rest of the article. I've overlooked the gallery too several times in the articles RAP modified. LeftyGreenMario (talk)

@Bowser's luma: We could have a link to the pages' galleries in their articles. Fawfulfury65 (talk)

Actually surfers and new users have a tendency to not know what a link is - he made a good point there. Marioguy1 (talk)

I found something absurd, from BPK, that implies that having less images is detrimental to a featured article. In all intents and purposes, less is more in this case to a point. The gallery should not have anything to do with the article's quality. The only thing images should effect is how they're utilized in the article. As it is, the gallery is just something tacked on at the end. - NARCE 03:49, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


Rewrite the Glossary in the Help section

rewrite 14-0

The Glossary page under the help section is in need of a serious rewrite. The help section states that the Glossary provides useful terms, but it actually doesn't. All it provides is brief summaries of some articles. That's all. Some of them aren't even main to the Mario series and none of it is relevant. It should provide information on terms used on the Wiki, such as userbox, colour codes etc. Any new users will want to know these terms. I don't think they would like to know about ! Barrels, Angelica or even Mario. Let's face it, those terms are hardly ever used. I'm sure if the person does not know the thing being referenced, then they can search it. It's only logic that this useless page should be rewritten.

Proposer: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
Voting start: 22:20, July 1 2010
Deadline: 23:59, July 8 2010

Support

  1. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. LeftyGreenMario (talk) Let's change it. I've seen the glossary section, and I have to say, it's pointless. I expected terms wiki-related, like HTML, instead of a list of Mario stuff. If someone doesn't know what a 1-up is, she should search for it in the search box, not at the glossary.
  3. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) Changing it is necessary. The point of the glossary is to provide computer/internet terms, not some Mario lalala. These wiki terms should be there to help the novice user understand these terms easier. There is a reason that we created articles for the "terms" used in the glossary.
  4. Baby Mario Bloops (talk) - Per all. No doubt that has to be rewritten.
  5. 4DJONG (talk) Well, we should change it to include wiki terms because, if we delete it, the new users wont have any idea of what a User box or what any of the other tings are, unless they were here before. We would wast a large amount of time for the Admins And Bureaucrats, if we delete it. In its current status it only talks about Mario things, and nothing about any of the Wiki terms, it, for lack of any different words, needs a serious rewrite.
  6. BluePikminKong497 (talk) Per all.
  7. Walkazo (talk) - Per all. "MarioWiki" namespace isn't even supposed to be used this way to begin with: it should definitely be about Super Mario Wiki terms, not the Mario series itself.
  8. Birdo beauties (talk) Per all
  9. Dry dry king (talk) I think it's a very good idea. Per Walkazo.
  10. LuigiMania (talk) Per all.
  11. Killer Axe (talk) Per all.
  12. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Per all.
  13. KS3 (talk) Per all.
  14. Bowser's luma (talk) Per all.

Oppose

Comments

@Boidoh: Place a reason why you support the proposal or your vote will get removed. If you don't have another reason, just "per" it. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Wait a minute... shouldn't we wait until the voting start? LeftyGreenMario (talk)

Yup MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Okay, I've changed it to being rewritten. Therefore more or less everyone opposing should rethink their votes. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Well, Birdo Beauties your vote is per someone who has changed their mind, so you should change your vote or change it to a support vote. 4DJONG (talk)

okay Birdo beauties (talk)


do not use this logo 13-35

Since the Logo is viewable from every page of the entire wiki, I think it should be replaced by something better. No offense to whoever created the current picture, but for me, it just doesn't fit. So, I created a possible alternative to it which you can see here: [3] It's a mix between Wikipedia's logo and Mario's head. I'm not saying that the current logo has to be replaced with my version, just that it has to be replaced. But if you all like my new logo, I wouldn't mind seeing it on the wiki.

Proposer: Nelde (talk)
Voting start: 4 July, 2010, 16:10
Deadline: 23:59, 13 July, 2010

Support

  1. Nelde (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. Nerfman2227 (talk) I think the new logo is genius, and, personally, I don't think people would see the logo and say that we are affiliated w/ Wikipedia. Most people should immediately recognize Mario's trademark moustache.
  3. Damariogamr (talk) Not bad, but it looks a little more like Starship Mario. But that's not a complaint.
  4. Iamthedude (talk) This looks good. It may not get chosen, looks like we are a bit outnumbered. However, that logo up there has simply been there a little too long. Every company or website should change their logo at least once in their lifetime. Infact, I wonder if it is even necessary to put the words underneith it, this logo is so well made it describes what the site is without them- a version of wikipedia dedicated to Mario knowledge. Though I oppose the old logo, I give kudos to whoever made it. The background scenes combined with the logo in front is pretty genious.
  5. Lu-igi board per all. also, wikipedia's logo isn't copyrighted. the simpsons wiki for example uses it humourously.
  6. Platitudinous (talk) The old logo is kind of boring. I like the idea of a new logo.
  7. Legendkid48 (talk) I agree with Platitudinous (talk), the old one WAS dull!
  8. Tigertot (talk) Yes, I agree. The current logo is dull. In fact, we need a fresh new logo!
  9. D3bates (talk) I agree. The current logo is pretty good, but the effect of it is starting to wear out.
  10. NathanMan2000 (talk) I agree. The background of the logo doesn't look like it's from a Mario game at all!
  11. Killer Axe (talk) I liked the current logo, but it got boring after a while. I don't like the proposed logo, but I think the current one should be changed.
  12. LeftyGreenMario (talk) The current logo: I bet I can make a similar picture. If the logo gets replaced with the Mario cap one, I will be super happy. Look at the thumbnails below and disregard the ugly ads. Unfortunately, too many people in the opposing section misunderstood the proposal. Maybe you should make a new proposal and reword it more clearly.
  13. KS3 (talk) Go here. The people at NIWA like the cap ones. Per LGM. The cap one is at least better then the SMG one.

Oppose

  1. Commander Code-8 (talk) I think the current logo is fine. And Per the users in the comments who believe that the new image basically copies Wikipedia.
  2. Twentytwofiftyseven (talk) We're not affiliated with Wikipedia. This logo will likely make many people new to the wiki think the opposite.
  3. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! I get where you're comming from but even though the logo is original the current one we have is fine and original also and KS3 I looked at your link and only one person liked it in that thread because there is only one other person. Zero signing out.
  4. Walkazo (talk) - Per all. Also, since our logo is used in NIWA affairs, changing it requires a fair bit of effort all over the place, so unless something is so great that it just has to be our new logo, it would be best to stick with the current design.
  5. Edofenrir (talk) - Per 2257, per Walkazo, and per myself in the comments section.
  6. Stooben Rooben (talk) - Per all, including myself in the comments section below.
  7. BluePikminKong497 (talk) Per Stoob.
  8. 4DJONG (talk) Well, we are not affiliated with Wikipedia, and it looks somewhat like what would happen if Mario received a head-cracking head shot. Plus, we are not a ripoff of Wikipedia. Also, the current logo has only been there a few years, and it looks fine. It might need an update in two to three years, and remember, that is some time from now.
  9. Alexfusco5 (talk) Maybe a new logo wouldn't be a terrible idea but the Wikipedia one is not a good alternative and I'm pretty sure its a copyvio
  10. LuigiMania (talk) Per all.
  11. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Per all.
  12. MeritC (talk) Per all. That logo itself that I see wouldn't be one that I'd recommend using.
  13. Mario jc (talk) Per all. Nice logo, Nelde, but the original is fine.
  14. M&SG (talk) – Image might look good, but there will be copyright issues if it gets used; logo is the property of Wikipedia, which the Mario Wiki isn't affiliated with.
  15. (Green Falcon) The current logo is too beautiful to be replaced.
  16. GalacticPetey (talk) per all, I don't like copycats. Its a cool image but per M&SG
  17. Paper Yoshi (talk) - Per all.
  18. Mario Fan 123 (talk) - Great work! But... per all.
  19. Pseudo-dino (talk) - Per Mario Fan 123.
  20. Gruffen (talk)- I am defenetly not against the logo but there will probably be a copyright lawsiut filed by Wikipedia since we are copying the logo.
  21. ChillGuy (talk) We do need a new logo but that one is a little bland.
  22. Baby Mario Bloops (talk) - Lets not steal from Wikipedia. Also, I'm pretty sure that we changed the logo a few years ago. Anyways, I think this logo is fine for another year.
  23. Gamefreak75 (talk) Per all.
  24. Mr bones (talk) This is just a matter of taste. Per all.
  25. Frostyfireyoshi (talk) Why, just why? As far as I know, the Wiki IS NOT related to Wikipedia, plus I'm sure that proposed logo is copyright infringement. Per all.
  26. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) I don't hate the new logo, but the current one is more related to Mario, and more colourful and exciting.
  27. MechaWave (talk) No. Just... no.
  28. YoshiEgg (talk) I really like it, but I like the current one better.
  29. MoomooYoshi (talk)Per Green Falcon
  30. Big Shot (talk) Yeah, this current logo works just fine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  31. Somebody500 (talk) Cool image, but I per all.
  32. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) Congrats on the work you did! But, unfortunately, it looks too much Wikipedish. I said that originality is nice. I won't say it again.
  33. T.c.w7468 (talk) Per all.
  34. Red Mario (talk) Per all. Wikipedia sucks and we can't dare to look them. Besides, this logo is really good already.
  35. Bowser's luma (talk) Look, somebody took Starship Mario, put it in Photoshop or something, and made it look like piece-of-Pianta-poo wikipedia. Per all. No way.

Comments

This was really a hard one to decide on. I personally am in favor of the idea of replacing the logo but not with the proposed logo. Gruffen (talk)

I like originality, though. I think the current logo is fine too. But, it's a matter of taste, not objective facts. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Personally, I don't like borrowing logos. I mean, the logo you created was borrowed from wikipedia and Mario's face was borrowed from Starship Mario. Besides, that Mario head is creepy, in my opinion. Make the Mario head a mushroom, and I'll be happy! LeftyGreenMario (talk)

@LeftyGreenMario: Which Mario head do you mean? The one above the mushroom emblem? Nelde (talk)
The whole logo is Mario's head with pieces flying away at the top. LeftyGreenMario (talk)

It reminds me of the logo of Earthbound Wiki (anyone at NIWA should know this)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by KS3 (talk).

Er... is it just me or does the lower left of the picture have the Pikmin logo from brawl? LuigiMania (talk)

I am Zero! @LuigiMania: That is Daisy's emblem. At first I thought this was a joke proposal, but I like the originality also, but that logo will do better if when you enter the SMW it will be similar to Wikipedia, instead of the main page, a page with nothing but that logo and a search bar if you understand. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)

@Zero: So basically this? BTW, I like the logo but the current logo is just as good - logos are logos; they all depict different things but pretty much all work. May I also suggest that if this proposal does not pass, you make a personal Monobook.css page and then implement your logo? Marioguy1 (talk)

It's a fine logo - I personally like it - but I agree with LeftyGreenMario. I think we should run this by Porplemontage/Steve - the wiki's creator. Bowser's luma (talk)

I don't really have a problem with our old logo. 'tis fine. A logo is a statement about a website, and your logo basically states "Look here, we are a rip-off of Wikipedia!". I don't want to be a rip-off of Wikipedia, though. - Edofenrir (talk)

You know, if you don't like the logo, you can just change it in your monobook. -- Stooben Rooben (talk)

His logo is freaking awesome. Booderdash (talk)

Well, @Edofenrir: I agree, and I still think this logo is inappropriate because there are 5 year olds on the wiki, the proposed logo looks like Mario is receiving a head-cracking head-shot with no blood. 4DJONG (talk)

It looks like Starship Mario, Earthbound Wiki's logo, and Wikipedia's logo combined.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by KS3 (talk).

I feel that the image should be replaced, but not with that. The current one feels cluttered and unfocused, yet the proposed one looks awkward and unMario-like. I would think that it would be nice to see a cycling main image, such as cycling between various identifiable protagonists and antagonists - ie, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Luigi, DK, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, Toad, and Daisy. - NARCE 05:46, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

@Baby Mario Bloops, the logo was changed sometime during 2008-2009. It can be found on MarioWiki:Userboxes, as the "Nostalgic user" userbox created by Tucayo. Frostyfireyoshi (talk)


You guys, this is not a proposal about replacing our current logo with that potatoman (no offense to whoever made it on the potatoman part), this is a proposal about replacing the logo in general. For example, I whipped up this monstrosity. Homestar Runner (talk)

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Hi everyone. I am WarioSuperstar (brother of patroller Arend) and I created our logo, but I don't think it is a perfect logo. I have only one reason for my opinion, because our logo is not a really logo. It is just a picture with Super Mario Wiki on it. All the other NIWA wikis have real logos. A logo has to be simple, functional and timeless. Our logo isn't perfect so I made a new logo for our wiki. What do you think about this? I think it is simple, functional and it's a real logo.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arend (talk).

Dude, that logo ROCKS. BluePikminKong497 (talk)
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Why thank you! Here is a picture of how it would look if it would be used. But if I look at the results of this proposal, there will not come a new logo. Signed by WarioSuperstar, brother of Arend (talk)

For some reason, I just don't think it looks good in the corner there. I don't know why. I might just need to get used to it... Fawfulfury65 (talk)

Well, my logo does have a really red colour. That may be the reason why you think it doesn't look good. Also I used Internet Explorer in this screenshot, but in Firefox or Google Chrome it would probably look better because of the rounded boxes. I also recommend looking at the full size of the picture if you only watched the small preview. It will look a bit different. EDIT: I toned down the (dark) red colour of the logo. Signed by WarioSuperstar, brother of Arend (talk)
That logo looks a lot better than the one we have currently! LeftyGreenMario (talk)
Okay, I admit that is better than this current one in many ways, but I think that our logo still has life to this wiki to last another six months or so. I just don't think is the time to change our logo yet. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)

I'm not against changing the logo, I think we do need something that we can easily be recognised by, not just a picture with 'Super Mario Wiki' on it, although I'm against that Mario head that looks like the Wikipedia logo. I don't like the colour and its just generally ugly (no offence to the guy who made it). I like the red mario cap logo above a LOT more, it just needs modifying on some way so it won't look so out of place in the corner. Windspyro (talk)

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Check out the full view!
Hey people! WarioSuperstar here again. Baby Mario Bloobs said "I just don't think is the time to change our logo yet." I agree with his statement. It can still go a few months. But if we want a new logo for our Mario Wiki, it should be changed on a good date. For example on August 13 (the Mario Wiki anniversary) or January 1 (New Year), but not on a random day. Fafulfury and Windspyro both said the new logo looked out of place in the corner. I keep modifying the logo so it won't look out of place. But after 2 to 3 hours working on it, I simply came to the conclusion that you need to get used to the logo because Mario Wiki always had a square logo in the corner, but the new logo is totally different. Signed by WarioSuperstar, brother of Arend (talk)
I do reason with that logic and all, and the new one right above this message is really amazing and all. Yet, I really don't know what Porple has in mind, and really it is up to him about this topic. And, It's Bloops not bloobs (lol). Baby Mario Bloops (talk)
You are right Bloops. I guess only the highest ranked users of Mario Wiki can decided which logo will be used on the Mario Wiki and on top of that, most users don't see the point of changing the logo (see the proposal results). But as you probably already noticed, designing logos is really a passion of mine and I got a bit carried away. And sorry for misspelling your name (and Fawfulfury's name). Signed by WarioSuperstar, brother of Arend (talk)

Whoa this logo down here looks TONS better! ForeverDaisy09 19:58, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Where's my logo? Birdo beauties (talk)

Didn't we already change the logo...at least once? I mean, we had a one before this one and it's a scenery of a sprite of Mario and the words: Super Mario Wiki. I don't want to change again. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

I thought this proposal is finished. The deadline was 23:59 July 13, 2010. It's 1:31 July 15 2010. Turtwig A (talk)

Broader Process

I feel that if we want a new logo, we need to invoke a much broader process to change it because the randomly proposing logos here will not work. If it is decided we need a new logo, then it must be done on a separate page with a process specific to creating a new logo. Any method involving a logo change on this page will be a mess that won't get anything done. Alexfusco5 (talk)

How about the sandbox? KS3 (talk)
I mean something like a page in which there are a handful of potential logos that people can vote on. A process like that would get much better results. Alexfusco5 (talk)

I agree Birdo beauties (talk)

I also agree. And if people had actually read my proposal they would've seen that it wasn't about replacing the logo with my version but replacing it in general. Though I have to admit that the wording may have been a bit unfortunate. --Nelde 12:56, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Should we get a vote on whether to invoke the process or just make the page and include the current logo? Alexfusco5 (talk)
Niwa

Also, if you go here you would see a bunch of pictures. The second one links to the Super Mario Wiki, and it sucks on there. I personally think that the caps work much better then the current SMG logo thingy. KS3 (talk)

This is probably a reason why my brother made the cap logo. I think he told that earlier. Arend (talk)
There is this discussion going up over there (someone said that the cap logo looks great) and I'm waiting for more people from here to join in the discussion and then we'll see...
I am Zero! @KS3 I do agree that the SMW logo looks obscure with its squared-shape figure while the others have a unique shape and form to it, but I don't like the cap logo and the first idea by Nelde, though it's original now that I look at it, it's rather dull and boring in color compared to the other logos in NIWA. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)
Our current logo looks really bad with the other logos, IMO. The cap one meshes with the other ones better. LeftyGreenMario (talk)
I am Zero! True but..... probably my opinion but the cap logo looks a bit childish. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)

TPPs on Main Page

allow on main page 6-3

A week or two ago their were no proposals up so nothing appeared on the proposal box on the main page, so I propose when that happens then we should put the TPPs into the proposal box on the main page when no proposals are made. See when their are no proposals then the box is blank with nothing in it except "No proposals at the time", to a visitors point of view a blank box only saying that looks obscure and unprofessional, it make it look like if we don't do that much to better improve the SMW.

Proposer: Zero777 (talk)
Voting start: 6 July, 2010 15:30
Deadline: 13 July, 2010 15:30

Support

  1. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! Per proposal. Zero signing out.
  2. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per the proposal.
  3. KS3 (talk) Per proposal and Coincollector's comment.
  4. Baby Mario Bloops (talk) - I like the idea, and it will show us the TPP's that are currently out. That will be a lot easier than having to go to here just to click the link to the talk page.
  5. Pseudo-dino (talk) - Per proposal.
  6. Mr bones (talk) Per Zero.

Oppose

  1. Bowser's luma (talk) I disagree because when it says there are no propals, it made me think that when a visitor would see that, they would know that the wiki is in a "time of peace," somewhat, where there really isn't anything major to be fixed/removed/added. It would show to me that this is a stable wiki where things are running smoothly.
  2. Edofenrir (talk) - Per Bowser's luma, and per myself in the comments section.
  3. NathanMan2000 (talk)} Per Bowser's luma, and per myself in the comments.

Comments

I'd vote and support but I'm not to sure about the time as I'm Austraian. I'll wait till tomorrow. Commander Code-8 (talk)

I'm not entirely sure if switching back and forth between two different topics depending on if there is a current proposal or not will make us look any more professional. It might seem random and confusing to guests to see a proposal on one day, and a list of things on the other. Maybe that's just me, tough, I probably need to see it in practice. - Edofenrir (talk)

Maybe we should have a section underneath the proposal about the TPPs. KS3 (talk)
No, that would add needless clutter to have Proposals and TPPs on the Main Page. Maybe we should just choose one TPP (the one ending soonest) and make a blurb about it on the main page as if it were a regular proposal: then the template would be consistent and almost always in use: everyone gets what they want. - Walkazo (talk)
I am Zero! @Walkazo, no I'm not saying to add the TPPs into the proposal box while a proposal is there, I'm saying when their are no proposals then we put the TPP list in. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)
I knew that: my opening comment was addressing KS3's suggestion to have both. - Walkazo (talk)

Erm... what ARE TPPs? LuigiMania (talk)

Milk shake those abbreviations. It's Talk Page Proposals. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Do you ever remember that I had the same idea before? [4] For some reason Steve removed it despite the question. Coincollector (talk)

And if you click "Older revision" it still has it? Coincollector, it's been on there for a long time.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by KS3 (talk).
@KS3: Well, duh, everything that has been changed on any article is in "Older revision" no matter if it is removed later. It is an edit, not an entire page removable and then recreated. If Porple deleted it, then he had a reason for it. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)
@Bowser's Luma: Yes, but your talking about a double meaning view. It could mean peace, but it could show us that we aren't doing anything to our wiki, and that can be seen as very bad. We really don't want people to think that we aren't doing all we can to improve the Wiki, as the wiki is always at work, never really peace. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)
It's a matter of opinion. That is pretty much what proposals are about. Bowser's luma (talk)

People should know that when there are no TPP's, that there are no TPP's. NathanMan2000 (talk)

I am Zero! I don't get what you're saying. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)

Next in line

vetoed by the administrators
Featured Images will be removed once the Poll Committee has fully formed. Therefore, this proposal is not needed.

When I took a look at the main page today I saw that the Wario World image was on the featured image section, that was nominated a day or two before it was there, so I propose that when it comes to showing a new image on the featured image section on the main page that we show the next picture at the top of the feature image page. See, when I looked at that image featured, it looked like favortism and that is unfair, so choosing the next image on top of the feature image page is more fair; this may avoid images staying nominated for months.

Proposer: Zero777 (talk)
Voting start: 16 July, 2010, 14:00
Deadline: 23 July, 2010, 14:00 Date Withdrawn: July 16, 2010, 01:21 GMT

Support

  1. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! Per proposal. Zero signing out.

Oppose

Comments

So we would be showing both images, the current one and next in line in the Main Page? Supermariofan14 (talk)

What in the name of Dry Bowser did you just say in that proposal? I'm confused! Bowser's luma (talk)

I am Zero! Let me reword that. Zero signing out. Zero777 (talk)

This proposal is useless. This is obsolete since The Featured Images are going to be deleted anyways in favor of Polls. HereThis explains it Booderdash (talk)


Reduce focus on content only somewhat related to Mario

DELETED — Proposer was banned

In looking at the Kirby article, I see quite a bit of content that is related to the Super Smash Bros. series. Now while I do not think that all of it should be removed, I feel that we needn't discuss content that is related only to Kirby or other series. It should only focus on the relevant references made to Mario by Kirby's powers, trophies, etc. My proposal is to remove such content unless it is related to Mario in some way [ie, mentioning that Kirby has various copy powers taken from Mario series characters]. But also - create a kind of affiliation between this site and the Smash Bros. Wikia. This way, instead of putting "amateur coverage" of Smash Bros. content, we can direct the readers to a site that covers the Smash Bros.-related content much more deeply. In turn, they can send readers our way for Mario-related content.

Proposer: NARCE (talk)
Voting start: 12 July, 2010 21:11
Proposed Deadline: 19 July, 2010 21:11
Date Withdrawn: July 17, 2010, 00:58 GMT

Support

  1. NARCE (talk) As the proposal creator.

Oppose

  1. Tucayo (talk) - We will not have any affiliation with Wikia.
  2. Gamefreak75 (talk) - Well, not necessarily wikia Tucayo, but I see no use in doing this.
  3. Mr bones (talk) I see there are two proposals. Anyway, both are unecessary.
  4. 4DJONG (talk) Well, we are not affiliated with Wikia, and the Smash Bros. Wiki is, so we can not affiliate with them in any way. Also, we should keep the Smash Bros. information on the pages because Smash Bros contains characters from Mario's series. If we were to go through with this, we would have to remove all the Wario, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi series information, and affiliate with there respective Wikis.
  5. KS3 (talk) Per all.
  6. Bowser's luma (talk) Per all.
  7. Booderdash (talk) Just the Smash Bros. wikia? How about Kirby wikia, Zelda wikia, Final Fantasy wikia, Kingdom heart wikia, Pokemon wikia, phineas and ferb wikia, Resident Evil wikia, or Spongebob wikia? -_-
  8. Edofenrir (talk) - While we need to take care of our unorganized Super Smash Bros. content eventually, I highly doubt this is the right way.
  9. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! Per Tucayo and I took a look at the Kirby article and their wasn't anything like what you talked about there. Zero signing out.
  10. Baby Mario Bloops (talk) - We aren't wikipedia where you actually have to hunt for information about Mario to here. Also, we are not about to just drop all the hard work we did on those not really related articles of Mario just to gain an affiliation with Wikia or Super Smash Bros Wiki.
  11. Walkazo (talk) - As a member of the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance, we can not affiliate with a Wikia. A goal of NIWA is to create traffic between the wikis, and SSB is a prime way to do that, though each wiki will still include the basics. But for now, I think our comprehensive coverage of the non-Mario SSB content is perfectly reasonable.
  12. Commander Code-8 (talk) Per all.
  13. T.c.w7468 (talk) Per all.
  14. Stooben Rooben (talk) - Per Walkazo.
  15. Turtwig A (talk) I thought Smash Wiki on Wikia was planning to move off wikia's servers. But, on this subject, I'm opposing because of this. It says that every information of character x who apppeared in a cross-over featuring Mario will get coverage of everything in that game.
  16. Coincollector (talk) - Unecessary, and the info around wikia-based wikis sometimes talk in a roundabout way (for example look at the "Mario Kart" wikia). I'd rather keep that info under our guidelines.
  17. Dry dry king (talk) - I'd rather not... It just seems wrong to me...

Comments

The use lies in creating more focused content. As opposed to attempting to give subpar coverage of non-Mario content, we give hits to the site that actually provides incredibly detailed content, and vice versa for the Mario series. - NARCE 17:04, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

As I said, no. We won't have any type of affiliation with Wikia. Tucayo (talk)
Did you read the proposal? The act would involve CREATING an affiliation. - NARCE 18:25, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
We are an independent Wiki, the Smash Wiki is not. Therefore, we won't have any affiliation with them. Fawfulfury65 (talk)
Since it requires affiliation with a non-independent Wiki, then I suppose I'll withdraw a proposal. Someone did mention something above, however; is Smash Wikia splitting out? - NARCE 02:50, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
It was something I heard when browsing NIWA forums. I'm not really sure if they are going to, I saw the post a couple of months ago. Turtwig A (talk)