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Block on wiki = block on forum

vetoed by the administrators
The wiki administration and forum administration operate independently of each other and have different rules which are not mutually applicable. A ban on the wiki does not equate to a ban on the forum unless the user has broken the rules on both venues and vice versa.

(not sure if this belongs in Changes or Miscellaneous; please move if necessary)
Normally, when a user gets blocked on the wiki, nothing happens to their forum account if they have one. Now that most people have both wiki and forum accounts, it should be considered that if a user does something stupid that gets him/her blocked on the wiki, he/she might go straight to the forum and complain about it (which isn't allowed), or do the same thing he/she did on the wiki in the forum, so therefore maybe this policy should be introduced.

Proposer: Lord Bowser (talk)
Proposed Deadline: August 10, 2013, 23:59 GMT.
Date Withdrawn: August 4, 2014, 03:29 GMT

Ban on both only when permabanned on wiki

  1. Pwwnd123 (talk) Sounds fair to me.

Ban on both in all instances for same amount of time

  1. Lord Bowser (talk) Per proposal.

Ban only on wiki (do nothing)

  1. Yoshi876 (talk) I think it'd be better to go for a case-by-case standard for something like this. If the user was trolling the wiki, then sure a ban on the forum as well would probably be the best course of action seeing as they'll likely do the same on the forum. However, if it's something like adding false information repeatedly or using edit summaries in a non-constructive manner then I think it'd be pretty mean to bar them for all corners of the wiki.
  2. 'Shroom64 (talk) Per Yoshi876; if someone's not doing anything wrong on the forum they shouldn't be banned there for malicious wiki activity.

Comments

You forgot a "Do Nothing" section, which would probably be best as there are instances of people being blocked on forum and not on wiki. If the user gets themselves blocked on the wiki, but still acts in a gracious manner on the forums then I don't see why they should be banned there. Yoshi876 (talk)

The "ban only on wiki" section is pretty much the "do nothing" section; sorry if that wasn't clear. LBsig.png LB (talkeditsforum) 03:39, 3 August 2014 (EDT)
Okay, thanks :) Yoshi876 (talk)
It would probably be better if there was something like "Ban if they were using excessive language on the wiki", because that's the only way I see it working. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 04:37, 3 August 2014 (EDT)
Or like I said, trolling, especially seeing as there is no rule against swearing on the forum so it'd be stupid to ban them because of that. Yoshi876 (talk)
I meant excessive excessive swearing on the wiki. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 07:34, 3 August 2014 (EDT)
Still no rule against it on the forum, so it'd be pretty mean to ban them from that for it. Only way swearing would get banned from both is through flaming. Yoshi876 (talk)
I guess I should of just said flaming. But the "Do nothing" still doesn't work, as it says "Only on Wiki", when they could of been banned from the forums. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 08:23, 3 August 2014 (EDT)
I think that kind of discussion should be left to the admins themselves. You should have PMed an admin telling him the idea, and left the final decision to them instead of jumping into an open proposal.--
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05:28, 3 August 2014 (EDT)

Allow the upload of voice clips

allow 14-0

So, I am a bit busy, but I will spend more time in the wiki, as how it was...OK, so, I was thinking about uploading some (NOT A LOT!) of voice clips, I mean, voice clips for people hear and see the difference between voice actors. Example: Upload a Peach voice clip from SM64 and one from SMG.

My idea is have a small number of voice clips.

  • Voice clips may be with.no background GFX/SFX.

useful places to get voices: the sounds resource, the kittycorps meowmix forums, MFGG, youtube.com, ripping (use BrawlBox, SZS modifier, etc) anx trought glitches (MK8) and SSB3DS will have a voice tool like MP games.

Proposer: Ashley and Red (talk)
Deadline: August 26, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Ashley and Red (talk)Per proposal
  2. Pwwnd123 (talk) Per proposal. It is a an awesome idea. It'll be convenient. For instance we could cover most of Jen Taylor's voice clips for Peach and Samantha Kelly's Peach voice clips.
  3. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Yeah, I think it might be nice. It's not really that big a thing, but then again wynaut?
  4. 'Shroom64 (talk) Now that the proposal changed, I agree with this. Sound clips are a good idea to include.
  5. Mario (talk) Mmmm, yeah, why not. It's a good idea to supplement those quote pages with some voices.
  6. Tsunami (talk) Per 'Shroom64, now that the limit is gone, I agree. 7 in total was too low.
  7. Ninelevendo (talk) Next time, overhaul the proposal and start again instead of changing it without anyone knowing. Per all.
  8. Baby Luigi (talk) Per proposal. Though SZS Modifier CANNOT rip SFX as far as I'm concerned.
  9. Vommack (talk) Per all.
  10. Koopakoolklub (talk) Per all
  11. Lumastar (talk) Per all.
  12. BabyLuigi73 (talk) We should do what we did with quotes. List a few in the article itself, and link to the main voice/sound clip page.
  13. Dashbot (talk) That's actually a great addition, and will benefit the change of voice actors during the years.
  14. Viper26 (talk) Per all.

Oppose

Comments

@Nineelevndo, I understand your oppose...or the major part it. If ripping is hard, it isn't mybproblem: who want to rip, rip. Who doesn't...doesn't rip. Also, most of them can be downloaded anywhere, you just need to credit the ripper. Also, I said a dmall amount because of PC lags. Got it? ;) Ashley DIY2.png Ashley(and Red) My 3d world.png

If we aren't going to do much of it, then I don't see a point in a major change at all if it isn't going to be actively used. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 18:08, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
I understand. Maybe upload a few voice clips from alot of games should be better?Ashley DIY2.png Ashley(and Red) My 3d world.png
Given the similarity and sometimes out right sharing of sound resources within a given console generation, it'd suggest considering making one long clip per either system or voice actor that includes many/all samples we have. That is, "Mario's Voice, N64" would be the track name with every voice sample from the start of the N64 era to the end, or "Charles Martinet, 1995 - 2000" with same. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 18:46, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
Uh that's not a good idea. Mario Kart Wii uses about 100 unique voice clips per character, we're not going to document all of them. Just document one per game, that's the best suited for the character. Ninelevendo, ripping voices is easy depending on the system. For Wii, all you need is BrawlBox and a clean .brsar from an .iso, and you can extract voices from sorts of games (Super Sluggers, Mario Party 8, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl). BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 22:32, 20 August 2014 (EDT)
Too be honest, I was going to further suggest that the entire project be moved to the Mario Wiki Youtube account to save on storage space and to prevent us from having crazy long resource articles. But whatever gets the job done. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 04:48, 22 August 2014 (EDT)

Just so you now, there's already a class of subpages for sound clips: "List of X media" pages (like this). Right now, it's only for games and whatnot, but I suppose if enough sound clips of a character are amassed, a subpage could be used for that. However I doubt that would ever be necessary, and it's not very ideal either. Uploading sound clips of voicework in of itself isn't a bad idea, tho: just be choosy about what's worth including. - Walkazo (talk)

OK!Ashley DIY2.png Ashley(and Red) My 3d world.png

It may be nice to have voice clips, thing is, for all the Mario games that will come, the maximum of 7 is too low. I don't know anything on converting and stuff, but it could be nice to have them as .ogg files, just as musics. This way we could have, just like for the games page, a "List of Mario GFXs" and/or "List of GFXs from Super Mario 64". By the way, another reason for not supporting in Ninelevendo's. Why putting so effort for a such difficult thing to do when not so much people will hear it? But yes, I know that GFXs put a variety at the game and are nice to hear with music. P.S. I found a video glitch of MK8 where the music goes off and all the characters voices can be hearded, the ones when you select it. The link is www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUJH3oTDwbE. Hope I helped you if the proposal pass :) YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

I would support if it was just "let voice file be uploaded", however, a subpage and limit makes lets this proposal down. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 02:25, 20 August 2014 (EDT)
In fact, it would be nice to have them, but per Ninelevendo, I'm neutral. Opposing would mean no clips at all. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

The majority of the users on this Wiki are on either Windows XP, Vista and 7 or Mac OS X. I'd see a lag if they were on something older let's say like Windows 2000 or Windows Me, 98 and 95 but that's very unlikely since barely anyone uses Windows 2000 or Windows 9X.I'd see that some people would receive a lag but that is if they were using an old piece of shit Windows 2000,9X or NT 4.0 PC.If someone were using Windows 2000 then this site would look all garbled up and shit like that though the chance is very unlikely for someone to use such older outdated and abandoned OSes. - Pwwnd123(talk|contributions) Windows logo 70 px.png

What has the majority of users using according to some random survey that you made up got to do with why we should allow voice clips that deserve a separate page? And Tsunami, opposing wouldn't mean that, it just means that it won't happen in the same detail given as the proposal states. I'm all for letting voice clips in, but a separate page, I'm not. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 07:48, 20 August 2014 (EDT)
Well, the title says "Allow the upload of voice clips"... I thinked that support means can upload and oppose means can't upload. I probabily get it wrong. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
The title states that, but the rules in the actual proposal say some things that I wouldn't agree with. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png
@Ninelevendo and 'Shroom 64, What I mean by my point is that if someone were to be using an older PC with an outdated abandonware OS like say Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 and Windows 9X then it may be a problem since they could barely even browse the Wiki or have trouble with clip playback or something. Besides that will all depend on their internet connection and how shitty their PC is. This is barely the case since almost everyone uses a modern OS like Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 or Mac OS X versions 10.6 to 10.9 or any Linux distro. You see this lag thing would make perfect sense if someone were using Windows 2000, Me, 98 and NT 4.0 or 95. So is my point very clear. It think allowing voice clips on here wouldn't be a problem. - Pwwnd123(talk|contributions) Windows logo 70 px.png
I agree, but the proposal states more than just allowing them. The idea of separate pages and a 2 second rule makes this proposal fail, but otherwise the idea behind it is great. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 08:34, 20 August 2014 (EDT)
Well, OK, aside from the fact that I didn't see your comments before I wrote my oppose, assuming they were there, I get your point there, and I guess it won't inconvenience most if not all of our viewers and users. But as Ninelevendo just said, subpages aren't a good idea still. Having maybe a few on the main pages like we do with various soundtracks seems better of an idea to me. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png
OK. If we just change the rules and just allow the upload (no subpages) at all? Ashley DIY2.png Ashley(and Red) My 3d world.png

I like this idea...but having entire pages for this? I don't agree. What I DO agree with is using a selected voice clip to color personality sections with characters, so you know what they sound like. I think one voice clip per character on average would be great detailing personality. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 20:54, 20 August 2014 (EDT)

Makes sense. As for showing voices changing throughout the years, which also seems like a worthwhile reason to have them, I like Ghost Jam's suggestion of splicing many little clips together into a smaller number of more substantial clips that can all fit on the main page, once more avoiding the need for subpages. - Walkazo (talk)
You know, I don't think it's too late to rewrite the proposal, since it's the third day. If you can, modify the rules to include the suggestions Baby Luigi and Walkazo put, remove the subpages and 2-sec limit, and then I'll move my vote. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png
Yeah, per Baby Luigi and Walkazo, but I think more than just one is better, like ~10 and also I guess they can be put in a place like for example: In Mario's article, in section "Media", have a subsection "Voice clips", or maybe a subsection to "Portrayals" or whatever and add several ogg files: "Tōru Furuya *insert years here*", "Lou Albano *also insert years here*", and so...--
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18:23, 25 August 2014 (EDT)

Create Separate Articles for Smash Fighters

Don't create 3-10

This is an idea I had, and it's to cut back on the more lengthy articles like Mario. The Smash section for him is cluttered with his moves, Solid Snake convo and Subscape Emissary role, and I feel like it's a little too much. The Smash Wiki has an article for Mario in each different Smash Bros., so I kind of had the idea we could create a Mario (SSB) article where we can go more in depth about just his Smash Bros. roles; moves, trophy, stickers etc.

This would apply to other Marioverse characters in Smash, and doing this would cut back on the length of these already massive articles. It also allows us to redirect the Smash Bros. section for the Koopalings to Main Article: Bowser Jr. (SSB) without having to go into depth about Ludwig's moveset on his own article.

I figure this would only apply to Marioverse characters, as it's not like Link's or Pikachu's article needs to be reduced in size.

Proposer: Paper Jorge (talk)
Deadline: September 24, 2014 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Paper Jorge (talk) It'd offer a much neater look to the Mario, Bowser, Peach articles. I'd say it's worth a try.
  2. Superchao (talk) It seems like a useful idea to save on space, and we already have things like gallery and quotes spun off into their own pages.
  3. Wario land 3 (talk) that seems legit :/

Oppose

  1. Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Very pointless, they are the same thing.
  2. Time Turner (talk) Most characters' sections aren't even that large, comparatively or otherwise. Besides, what about non-Marioverse characters who've appeared in other media, like Link or Kirby or Samus Aran? Where will you draw the line to say which articles deserves to be split and which don't?
  3. Ninelevendo (talk) This sort of thing is best kept on Smashwiki, and by going into more smash related stuff some characters would have hardly any info on them because they only appear in a smash game. Creating one article for all four smash games also isn't that great of an idea, as all the different games would have their information cluttered and split, making it confusing for readers. Also, the name Mario (SSB) would be going against the rule of not using abbreviations.
  4. Mario (talk) I don't understand why exactly the Smash Bros. series needs the split. The Codec part can probably be split from its main article, each special move can go further into detail in another article. There's no need to split off Smash Bros. Smash Wiki splits the articles because the wiki goes far into depth about character move properties, how effective the character is overall, and other technical stuff we don't cover. We cover the basic stuff, and that's not so much we need to split it.
  5. 'Shroom64 (talk) The Mario article is inevitably huge; but as Time Turner said, we have non-Mario articles like Link, R.O.B. and others that would be comparatively weird to have an unnecessary other article for SSB. But why does Ludwig (and the other Koopalings, I guess) have his own section? It is really Bowser Jr., right? Per all.
  6. Toadbrigade5 (talk) I know Smash wiki does it, but hey, its still the same charecter and who cares if the article is huge!
  7. Tsunami (talk) Per all. And I would like to remember we already have links to every SmashWiki page, so they can be checked. And why can't you go depth directly in the article?
  8. Ghost Jam (talk) I agree that some of our more popular articles could stand a trim here or there, but I'm not sure splitting articles up into smaller articles is the way to go about it, especially considering the snowball effect it will create. If it's simply a matter of trying to shorten articles and save space, I would think cutting down the offending sections and truncating sentences when able (both of which are supposed to be standard editing practices) would be a more succinct way of doing that, and that's the method I favor.
  9. Walkazo (talk) - The SSB clutter has always irked me to an extent, but it would be better to just move the Codec and Special Attacks sections to the "List of Profiles and Statistics" subpages that we've already created for the longer articles.
  10. Koopakoolklub (talk) Per all. Again.

Comments

@Tsunami We don't really cover the technical things as, for one, it would make the section really long, but most of the terms (such as "Edge-guarding") could be considered "fan-made names". Plus, we don't really cover things like Hitboxes largely because, well, we aren't Smashwiki, our policy is different to theirs. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 01:26, 18 September 2014 (EDT)

Okey dokey. Thanks a bunch for the clarement :) Since our policy is different, I then don't see the point of following their. Maybe, if ever Smash Bros. will become complex over years, I will support this. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

@Randombob-omb4761: I take your point, but our inclusion policy has traditionally been interpreted as "more articles are better than less articles, if we can pull it off." -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 22:05, 18 September 2014 (EDT)

About the special moves, couldn't we just go back to having separate articles for them? A lot of the reason behind the merge was to minimize Smash Bros. coverage, and there was also talk of stubs being created (which used to be a very scary word). The stub argument is tosh for a bunch of reasons, but the coverage of "minor" Smash Bros aspects is an interesting point that I've always wanted to discuss. We have several characters like stage-specific ones (Ultimate Chimera, Bulborb, the Great Bay turtle) merged, which is because of their small appearances. At the same time, we have SSB enemies like Mites and Like Likes that also have relatively small appearances but are still given articles because they act as full-fledged enemies. By that same token, the special moves are constantly used and being seen, and the wiki's certainly no stranger to giving articles to special moves. After all, giving them articles would clear up some of the section's clutter.

I've prattled on about a subject that I want to discuss with no real point other than that I want to discuss it. What exactly is and isn't "minor" to the point of not covering it is something that I always wanted to discuss. Anyone else wanna make sense of what I wrote and chime in with their own thoughts? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

We used to have separate articles for every individual Smash Bros. move. Sometime during the release of Brawl, something happened that our policy changed, probably a proposal. I'm not exactly sure why though (guessing article lengths?) or if we could change our policy back. Thoughts? Little Mouser.PNGPaper Jorge (Talk·Contribs)
We've overwritten larger polices that have lasted longer in the past. Besides, like Ghost Jam said, our policy has generally been in support of more articles if possible, and it's certainly possible in this case. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
This, guys? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:06, 20 September 2014 (EDT)
That's the same proposal I linked to in my second sentence. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I don't know, it looks like Paper Jorge overlooked your link. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:18, 20 September 2014 (EDT)
Yeah, missed it. Little Mouser.PNGPaper Jorge (Talk·Contribs)

Active rewards

Don't have 0-13

Well I was looking around the Pie for everyone joke proposal, and one of the comments said that a reward would be nice,just not pie.So it hit me why not have a rewards program. In witch active users get rewarded for being active, or editing the most or other things. The prizes witch would be given away buy the breuacrats and could be coustom userbok towers,a signiture makeover,and other little goodies.Some stuff would be easy while others chalanging tempting users to go above and beond.

Proposer: Green 6017 King Of The Slowpoke (talk) (banned)
Deadline: September 28, 2014, 23:59 GMT.

Support

Oppose

  1. Time Turner (talk) Systems like these, besides being annoyingly tedious to manage if not automated and very easy to abuse if automated, always encourage making minor edits across a large amount of articles, rather than putting time effort into a few. They tend to be counterproductive simply because people care more about the rewards than what they're actually doing to get those rewards. Simply put, it's not in our best interests.
  2. Baby Luigi (talk) As some say, intrinsic motivation is a far more powerful indication you want to aid wikis than extrinsic. I can totally see people abusing this system just for the reward and never contribute to the site again. Furthermore, isn't SEEING a page look awesome already rewarding in itself? I certainly felt great when I fixed up Miracle Book and made it featured, as well as Super Duel Mode, shouldn't that be a reward in itself? In the same way modding the game doesn't get you any rewards other than people loving you for what you have done, same should apply to this wiki. We should edit and not expect a thanks in return (though it IS appreciated, I've felt great when other editors complimented my hard work). A simple compliment can make another user's day already.
  3. Ninelevendo (talk) Not only would the prizes or requirements be hard to work out, but it would lower the quality of work in the long run. Instead of people putting their back into fixing articles or adding things, they'll only do whatever is needed in order for them to claim their reward, then leave the project afterwards.
  4. Tsunami (talk) Per all. This means I got reward because I talk a lot and do some minor stuff. If the work is big, acomplishmemt is enough (so per Baby Luigi).
  5. Yoshi876 (talk) Per Baby Luigi.
  6. Walkazo (talk) - Per Baby Luigi and Tsunami. Edit wikis because you want to, not because you want to be rewarded.
  7. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Per all. This could be used as incentive for people to work, but too much incentive in my opinion. Honestly, using this system, I should have a reward for finally making Iggy Koopa a featured article, or maybe my and Tsunami's hard work to get Lakitu featured, but I wouldn't care. Signature makeovers are something already doable on one's own time, and custom userboxes are (aside from friend userboxes) already done. Just look at Tsunami for a whole ensemble of 'em. :) Really, others may not care about the wiki and only want the rewards, which is not at all good when our goal is to be the best Mario series wiki there is. As that is the case, we can't be flooded with users who just want rewards.
  8. Tails777 (talk)Per Baby Luigi. Editing a wiki is not something to get rewarded for. I'm sure most people who take the wiki seriously edit and help out because they just enjoy doing so.
  9. Ghost Jam (talk) Per all. We've actually attempted this in the past (very early years of the wiki). What we found is that it breeds contempt between users, encourages shoddy editing and ends with us finding someone to babysit the system to avoid abuse. In the end, it was all way more trouble than it was worth. Further comments below.
  10. Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Per all.
  11. River Piranha (talk) Per all.
  12. Koopakoolklub (talk) Per everything.
  13. Superfiremario (talk) Per all.

Comments

Truth be told, we tried this more than twice and in various forms. First was an informal barnstar-type system where any users could award something of their choosing to another user they felt was deserving of a more robust thank you (some talk page archives for the oldest users still have a few of these left around, despite our deciding to mass delete them). This ended up creating arguments about who gave who what for what reason and then rivals handing out bad rewards ("You got the Garlic reward cause YOU STINK!" and other crap like that). This tried to evolve into a formal awards system that fell flat on it's face (partly due to left over hostility from the informal system, partly due to apprehension on part of most of the administrative team), which then became version one of the long removed Trouble Center (this one still bugs me, it had so much potential). Other methods have been discussed over the years, on all fronts. One might ask why these attempts keep falling through when larger wikis, such as and pretty much exclusively Wikipedia, don't seem to have this problem, or at least the problem is minor at best. I think it's because of the size of the communities in question. Wikipedia is pretty much a community of communities and, much like what happens in Vegas staying in Vegas, minor award based issues that pop up in various sub-communities are handled by those communities and maybe an ops if it's Friday and Jimbo has had a few. MarioWiki is a much smaller community and intensely more intimate when it comes to it's users. When Martha May Whovier next door gets a shinny new trinket fro her lawn, Betty Lou Who wants one too. But time has proven that we can't play nice about it, so let's just stick with what Walkazo and everyone else said above. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 14:46, 22 September 2014 (EDT)

Even when wikis like this become much bigger that its current state, I'd still be against a rewards system of any kind. You still shouldn't expect to edit wikis to get a reward other than just being a help. People who donate or people who volunteer don't do it for a reward, they do it because it's the morally right thing to do and the reward you get isn't material, it's an intrinsic happiness when you did help out. Feeling that the wiki needs you is certainly a rewarding feeling, and I don't want any sort of rewards. It WOULD be nice, I would admit, to have a virtual image of my star in my user page but I can most certainly live without one just as well. Reputation and this good feeling you get when you help out is more of a better reward than a material one. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 23:46, 22 September 2014 (EDT)
If we could get people over the hump, so to speak, this all might have worked out better. There is a certain allure to having a system in place so we can send lighthearted gifts and heartfelt thankyous to different users for different reasons. It shouldn't be the only reason editors edit, but it's ok for a certain level of adulation to be a reason for doing something, so long as it doesn't become the reason and that's where our community issues started (or it all went ignored, such as with Trouble Center version 2). I'll be honest, if I could ACTUALLY give ever one of our major editors a piece of pie or a T-shirt, I'd do it. But all I can really give is my thanks and support. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 01:05, 23 September 2014 (EDT)
Same here. I am doing a quite difficult and long thing because 1) It is important enough to be noted and 2) Since none did it, and I have some free time, why not? I also do thing for helping out and being rewarded by the nice look of the result, NOT for being recompensed (though Mario T-Shirts are always appreciated ;). Why did I work to feature Lakitu? 1) It's my fav character, and I promised I would not let the nomination fail 2) Helping out to not make the nomination fail, since the article was in good shape. Aaaand... everything what I could say was already said by Baby Luigi. Speking of rewards, you can customize every template by copypasting and modifing the code. Points (just like reputation in some forums) could be an idea (and is the one that makes most sense), but this way the system would be too difficult to handle (still simpler of Pie for Everyone, how could one get pie if not American?). So, this is why the compliments are the best way to credit someone for their work, to feel like it's their own day (Baby Luigi's words). My day was Lakitu's Featuration. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

@TripleK: You HAVE to add a reason there or else it will be removed BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 14:32, 26 September 2014 (EDT)


New Article

Don't create 2-8

I was reading New Super Mario Bros. Wii when it hit me. We should make an Article called New Super Mario Bros. (Series). I mean really, look how muuch installments we have in the series and new ones coming soon. Also, we have Mario & Luigi (series) article, a Mario Kart (series) article and a Mario Party (series) article. So why not we make one for the New Super Mario Bros. Series while it is a popular series. Also, it can provide editorial oppurtunities because millions play it.

Proposer: Iggy Koopa777 (talk)
Deadline: September 30, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Iggy Koopa777 (talk) I Support this Idea
  2. UltraMario3000 (talk)Per proposal. Why the heck not? I think it'd work pretty good.

Oppose

  1. Skittles (talk) - Pretty much agree with what Walkazo said below; the NSMB series is part of the main Super Mario series and should not be separated from the rest of the games just because the gameplay is different. With the sports series and the RPG series, they are separate from the main games, therefore being deserving of a separate article to list the games and details of the series. The main series page we have now is fine and works well.
  2. Mario (talk) We're messing with the foundation of the organization of this wiki. This proposal opens up questions regarding other "subseries" as well, including Super Mario Land, Super Mario 3D "thing", Super Mario Galaxy, and other subseries like that. Your examples describe standalone series, and New Super Mario Bros. is NOT a standalone series; it's a subseries of the "mainstream" Mario platformers. If this proposal passes, we have to acknowledge the existence of this New Super Mario Bros. series, which means we have to reorganize the history sections of a whole lot of articles, reorganize the navigational templates, and other things. Consider, if the door to acknowledging Super Mario Land and Super Mario 3D "thing" is opened because of this proposal, that means further reorganization of the history sections. Call me a slippery-slope spouter, but the amount of supports already, I find kind of alarming, so I'm opposing immediately.
  3. Ghost Jam (talk) The way our lists are currently set up (which, as Walkazo pointed out below, are a mess and in need of maintenance), this would require a little restructuring and will most definitely have a snowball effect on the rest of the series lists. There is also the matter of acknowledging NSMB as a serperat series, what a series is, does it mesh with our current archiving methods, what are the long term effects on the rest of the lists (the snowball effect I mentioned). As Mario put it above, we're messing with the foundation here and I'm not comfortable with messing with the ground we're standing on till I'm sure the house isn't going to fall down as a result. There are various things to consider here and I don't feel that a proposal is going to offer enough time or space to hash them all out. My recommendation is to identify the various issues people are going to have, discuss them with the community on the forums, then bring the agreed upon criteria back here.
  4. Ninelevendo (talk) The New Super Mario Bros Series is a sub-series of a sub-series in a series, which the wiki currently doesn't find applicable of having a page. Changing this would, like the people above said, cause a chain reaction, and end up making a everyone confused as to what deserves a page or not. If you make a proposal on changing how the wiki deals with Sub-series of sub-series (such as Mario Kart Arcade) that sounds reasonable, then this would be a good idea. In other words, per all.
  5. Walkazo (talk) - Per myself in the comments, and per above, and per past proposals and discussions on similar matters. The Super Mario subseries is best read about as a whole, rather than breaking it into chunks; keeping the overall subseries page but making a separate NSMB-only sub-sub-series page isn't a solution to that since it just creates redundant duplication of info. It could also have repercussions on how History sections and other aspects of the wiki are organized, but in these cases too, keeping Super Mario games together makes more sense than splitting them up or getting horribly nested sub-sub-sub-sections and whatnot. Plus, making one sub-sub-series page might lead to more and more getting made, when we should really be focusing on making the series pages we already have actually look good.
  6. Koopakoolklub (talk) Not that any of my votes matter anyway. What I would say has already been said. And in depth.
  7. Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Per all.
  8. Superfiremario (talk) Those series are all larger than the NSMB series. NSMB is still a relatively small series. And per everything else.

Comments

Haven't we been through this? - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 22:22, 22 September 2014 (EDT)

Yeah, exactly, the problem is that NSMB isn't actually a standalone series like the examples listed - it's a sub-series of the overall Super Mario series, and thus, giving it a series page is actually something new and has implications for how we deal with the other sub-sets of Super Mario games. Will the original SMB games they get a series? What about how NSMB is basically just a modern continuation of the oldschool sidescrollers - is it really right to split them up? What about the 3D games, or will only the one with "3D" in the title get their own series page? And what are the implications for History section orders, templates and other wiki-wide organizational systems: right now, everything's pretty consistently going by the overall Super Mario series, and I'm leery of messing around with that. Plus, series pages are currently a mess anyway: I feel like it might be better to focus efforts on fixing up the existing Super Mario series page rather than making one or more new, smaller series pages that are basically just duplicated subsets of the overall series... - Walkazo 22:46, 23 September 2014 (EDT)

Well, the Super Mario 3D series and the Super Mario Galaxy series are (currently!) just duos, but I'm curious about this; We don't have a page for this, and yet its amount of games are up to par with Super Mario Advance if New Super Luigi U isn't counted, and with the current number of Mario vs. Donkey Kong if it is. Is there areason for that? Especially because the SMA games are remakes with Mario Bros. stuck on. So basically, I can't vote yet. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png

Aside: Sorry for the premature deletion, everyone. Seemed like an open and shut violation to me and it probably would have been if a discussion hadn't broken out between us about this very subject at the same time. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 06:32, 24 September 2014 (EDT)

@Mario @GhostJam Erm... you two really have fear of changing some basics? I'm not blaming you at all, but I find it, like, a bit strange. Changing rules is a thing that sometimes in a project (MarioWiki, in this case) happens. By the by, I want to remember proposals can easily change from a win to a lose... YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

But wait, the Super Mario Advance series is just a remake collection. At this point, since NSMB series is, more than a remake, a (sub)series, what should we do? Delete that too? I don't understand the organization anymore. Please, explain it to me. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

Look we made Subseries into pages such as Mario Kart, Mario Party, etc. and there is enough installments (5) so why oppose?
And SMB, SMB2, SMB3 did not have the word "New" in their names so i am not saying "count them" i mean the 5 installments (NSMB, NSMBWii, NSMB2, NSMBU, NSLU) also this series is still pretty popular so let's do it when it is still popular. Iggy Koopa777 (talk)

@Tsunami Advance gets it own series page because it's just a remake series, not a new instalment in the Super Mario Bros. line like the NSMB games are.
@IggyKoopa777 Mario Kart and Mario Party are a completely separate and cut-off sub series from the Super Mario (Bros.) series, wheras the New Super Mario Bros series is a sub series of a sub series. Changing this would result in a lot of chages, and lots of them wouldn't make sense. If we take a while and work something out, then we can understand what would go where. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 08:49, 24 September 2014 (EDT)
@Ninelevendo What? Super Mario Bros. is a subseries? Of what? We don't have "Super Mario 2D (series)". Sorry, I don't get this at all. NSMB could also simply be a continuation of it. I recognize all pseudo-series as series, and the Super Mario series as a whole as a collection of them. I have confusion, so I will be neautral by not voting like BabyLuigi64 does. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

@Iggy Koopa777 I should also add, Mario Kart and Mario Party are MUCH larger than NSMB, both have hit more than ten titles. The Mario Kart games reach a total of 11 games including arcade titles, meanwhile, Mario Party reaches 16, again including arcade games but discounting MP10. Therefore, the articles can be and are much more expansive.
@Tsunami I think Ninelevendo is referring to how the Super Mario Bros. games are a subset of the Mario series as a whole.BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png

And then, if the Super Mario 2D is ever recognized as a series (I know it isn't), where is it placed in the diagram I am starting figuring out? I'm thinking a diagram image should be uploaded to avoid confusion. Not the general one, we already have it. By the way, no, I won't vote again, but remain neautral. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

Just a reminder that new comments always go on the bottom, lest this becomes a total mess. Anyway, as long as a set of games has three or more entries, it can get a series, that's not the problem here: the real question isn't "how much", it's "what". I.e. should a sub-sub-series of the Super Mario sub-series (of the overall Mario series) get a series article like its parent sub-series and other sub-series (like Mario Kart and whatnot), or is that going to cause organizational issues and inconsistencies between articles and series pages, duplication of information, and/or a snowball effect of sub-sub-series pages for increasingly blurry game groupings? I.e. should the original SMB games get a page too? Should SM64, SMS and the Galaxy games be grouped together as the more open-world platformers? Should the 3D games go with them because it's also 3D even if it's a bit more sidescrollery? If they make a third Galaxy game, will it get a separate series page? If they make a third 3D Land/World/etc. game, will it get a page? If they make a 3D Galaxy game then what do we do? And going outside the Super Mario games, should the three Mario Kart Arcade GP games get a page? Or the Super Mario Fushigi arcade party games? Do we really want to start prying open these cans of worms when the series pages we can agree on are already in rough shape? Anyway, the points about there already being a Super Mario Advance (series) are fair, and part of me feels like it'd be easier to just delete that page, but it's a bit different in that it's also got the Yoshi's Island remake in there, so it's not purely a subset of Super Mario-only games. It might be best to have a separate discussion/proposal about that series page... - Walkazo 16:27, 24 September 2014 (EDT)

@TsunamiIt has less to do with fear of change and more to do with apprehension over overhauling an already incomplete system. The fact that we only have one main-sub-series page is endemic of the problem and most of us just aren't comfortable letting it spread without having a discussion about the long reaching effects of such a change. Also, I disagree with this comment at the bottom thing. I can't speak for anyone else, but I find this @[PERSON] crap harder to follow than just having a standard reply indent. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 20:27, 24 September 2014 (EDT)

@Mario @GhostJam Erm... you two really have fear of changing some basics? I'm not blaming you at all, but I find it, like, a bit strange. Changing rules is a thing that sometimes in a project (MarioWiki, in this case) happens. By the by, I want to remember proposals can easily change from a win to a lose... YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

I'm not afraid to change the basics. But this proposal is changing how we organize the wiki, and I don't really like to change multitudes among multitudes of history sections. Plus, it does invite discussions about those other "mainstream" platformer subseries like Super Mario Land. Our system isn't superbly flawed either, so it gives me and several other editors much less incentive to work so much with so little payoff.
As far as I remember, 'kazo, isn't Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island considered part of the "mainstream" Mario platformer games by some guys at Nintendo? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 21:44, 24 September 2014 (EDT)
Yeah, but the consensus was that the wiki was gonna keep it separated for organizational purposes, citing the different gameplay, and the Yoshi Egg logo, and other things like that as reasons why it has more in common with the Yoshi series that followed it, rather than the SM series that spawned it. Plus, it's not in the SMASLE "Super Mario History" booklet (the other three SMA games were included), which is pretty much our only concrete official published Nintendo weigh-in on what's pat of the "Super Mario" series; iirc, Miyamoto said they consider it part of the main series (or something like that) in an interview, which wasn't worth uprooting the wiki's organizational system. And still isn't. - Walkazo (talk)
Sorry for bugging you. I couldn't find an argument against that statement, since I'm also really iffy on that sort of stuff. I don't know how I missed conversations regarding that. So yeah, there's always a new person who needs an explanation. ^^' Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:13, 24 September 2014 (EDT)
The debate was two years ago and was mostly exhausting walls of text by me and rebuttals laced with nasty little barbs from the other guy. The forum thread specifically about the interview actually ended up getting locked and thrown in topic storage, it got so badly derailed. - Walkazo (talk)
Thanks for letting me know. I think it was during the time of my temporary year-long departure (please don't ask why), so yeah, I missed quite a lot there. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 23:20, 24 September 2014 (EDT)
Well, it ended in no change, so you didn't really miss much more than a messy debate. @Ghost Jam: I've seen some really screwed up Comments sections, like with people inserting new arguments about a point that was already discussed below, and posting three new comments when one could be done, and whatnot, and overall, it can make conversations/stances look circular or contrary or just plain messy. It's much easier to just always put stuff at the bottom, and indenting can still be used in addition to "@whoever:" for extra continuity (i.e. if a conversations' very indented and then someone comes and makes some unrelated (unindented) remark, just ignore it and stick with the indenting, although it breaks down if there's lots of remarks between the old post and the response). - Walkazo (talk)

Ok. Let's clear up this confusion. I am NOT talking about old school games like SMB or SML. I mean NSMBU, NSMB, NSMBWii, NSMB2 and and NSLU. And Can't anyone notice the title is called New Super Mario Bros. (Series) notice that "New" part there?, yeah, that is what i am talking about. It says it right there New Super Mario Bros. (Series). NOT Super Mario Bros. (Series). Paper Iggy KoopaMK8 Iggy Icon.png

That's not the problem. The problem is by acknowledging a new subseries, we have to rewrite history sections for a whole ton of articles. Plus, just because it has "new" doesn't mean it's a subseries. By the logic, Super Mario Land and Super Mario 3D "thing" and Super Mario Galaxy may qualify as additional subseries, which will we will further have to accommodate for the changes. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:13, 27 September 2014 (EDT)
The thing you don't understand is that the word "New" doesn't mean that it's a different series, it is still part of the Super Mario [Bros.] (series). - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 17:33, 27 September 2014 (EDT)
We're talking about how we would handle it with other sub-subseries games; we can't make a proposal for one without it affecting similar things. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png
Which is why I suggested moving this to the forums where an organized discussion can take place. Bring the results of that discussion back to here and we'll vote on it again. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 19:27, 27 September 2014 (EDT)

@Ninelevendo Look there is many differences also note that Super Mario Advance is made into a Series article But Wait!, it is just remakes. Also is it in 2D, do you see it's power ups in the old school version? Paper Iggy KoopaMK8 Iggy Icon.png

Do you see Super Paper Mario with turn based battles? Yet it's still a Paper Mario game. Do you see 4 separate characters in Mario Party 9? Yet it's still a Mario Party game. The fact that it's different is a flawed argument. The New Super Mario Bros. Series is a series within a series. Therefore splitting this would question things like the Mario Kart Arcade series. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 22:46, 27 September 2014 (EDT)
Actually, keeping the Mario Kart Arcade series together with the entire Mario Kart series is a debatable argument BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 18:36, 28 September 2014 (EDT)
Yeah, I'd argue for splitting the Arcade series into another series. It wouldn't have as much as a ripple effect since it's a much narrower scope, but... eh? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 18:51, 28 September 2014 (EDT)

@Superfiremario: Size doesn't get factored in as much when it comes to separate series. Mario & Luigi, Mario Strikers, and Mario Baseball have less games than the collective New Super Mario Bros. subseries. Just letting you know. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:43, 28 September 2014 (EDT)

Ok, lets explain something. First, We made Paper Mario into a series page and it has only 4 installments and there is huge differences in this so called "Series". plus the 3DS adaptation is called New Super Mario Bros. 2. Wait wait wait?!, New Super Mario Bros. 2 notice the 2 part there?, it sounds a lot like a series. Paper Iggy KoopaMK8 Iggy Icon.png

I don't get the analogy. From its debut, New Super Mario Bros. is originally something like a "revival" of the traditional 2D Mario platformers. It spawned several sequels bearing the name "new". I agree that New Super Mario Bros. is a sub-subseries, but we're not arguing about that. We're arguing on whenever it deserves its own series page. The way the wiki is structured, we put all the "mainstream" Mario platformers into one group, and I think this organizational structure is going swimmingly. Now, if we were to create a separate series page, we have to reorganize our history sections. Not only this, this proposal will invite discussion on whenever Sunshine and 64 should be grouped as a subseries, whenever the Super Mario Land games should be grouped, whenever the Galaxy games should be grouped, and whenever the Super Mario 3D Land/World games should be grouped. That's the fundamental part of my and several other opposers' arguments, and you're consistently not getting that point.
Finally, such subseries page is redundant with Super Mario (series). Now, now, we do have redundant subseries pages including DK (series), Konkey Dong Country (series), but that's a problem we're trying to deal with and adding this subsubseries as an article is going to add on to our headaches. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 23:12, 28 September 2014 (EDT)
I think the overall DK series (containing DKC/L, Konga, plus other things like Barrel Blast, etc.) is more akin to the overall Mario series rather than any one of its subseries, so it having subseries isn't an issue like the Super Mario subseries potentially having sub-sub-series. Similarly, there's overall Wario and Yoshi series, both of which can have subseries (Wario already does, with Wario Land, WarioWare and standalone things). MarioWiki:Categories and MarioWiki:Coverage both reflect this "big 4" approach. - Walkazo (talk)
One thing: You keep mentioning other series that get pages (Paper Mario, Mario Party, Mario Kart, Mario & Luigi) but they are standalone series. The four are part of no bigger karting/racing, party, or RPG series. As commonly agreed upon, New Super Mario Bros. is an extension/revival of the original quartet of Super Mario Bros. games. Therefore, it is considered a subset of the whole Super Mario Bros. series. It's not that we don't think of the games as a series (oh and by the way, numbers aren't everything in determining a series, look at Paper Mario) but it's a smaller set of another. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png

I doubt this proposal will pass, oh well, at least i tried. Dreams do not come true every day. Paper Iggy KoopaMK8 Iggy Icon.png

If you'd take the advice we're giving you, your dream may come true someday. You're facing two main problems here:
1. This has the potential to turn into something bigger than can be contained in a single proposal. It needs to either be split up into a wider discussion or several more proposals. I'd go with the discussion first.
2. You're fighting the proposal process itself, whether you realize it or not, so you pretty much lost this on day one. This relates to the last point pretty heavily.
If you think this change is best for the wiki, address the concerns we've stated and work for an amicable solution. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 01:33, 1 October 2014 (EDT)
I lost it after a while too. I HAVE to discuss about this with someone... YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

Create articles for the assist trophy characters

Create 7-0

With the influx of SSB4 articles coming in, it needs to be decided now more than ever what to do with the Assist Trophy article. There are a lot of new assist trophies in the newest installment, and that's resulting in more names being added to the ever-growing list. It's gotten to the point where having a list covering all of them simply isn't enough. There are so many avenues of information that could be covered: relevant information on their original seires, their trophy and sticker descriptions, more detailed explanations of their abilities and interactions in fights (especially when some of the new ones basically act as CPU fighters)... These are all things that could easily be done if they were given separate articles. Besides that, there's one thing I'd like to mention.

To put it succinctly, we're giving articles to nearly every other character in the Smash series: the Adventure Mode enemies like Topis and Like Likes, the Subspace Emissary enemies like Mizzos and Floows, the Smash Run enemies like Cuccos and Darknuts, and pretty much every boss that isn't "this character +1 height" (Duon, Giga Bowser, Yellow Devil, etc). They range from being mindless with a single attack to requiring strategies to dodge around their attacks. The assist trophies, on the other hand, encompass all of that and have the added bonus of being items. If we're going by wiki standard, that's two reasons in one why they should have articles.

Judging by the archive of proposals, there's always been a... worry, for lack of a decent word, about covering Smash Bros. articles. There have been proposals to merge and remove and split and delete, all with varying results and decisions, but all arriving to the generally same conclusion: we should cover the Smash series, but within reason. With that said, our standards for what is "within reason" change. There are two proposals up there for not having articles for the Adventure Mode and Subspace Emissary enemies (that have passed, mind you), and yet, there have been recent proposals overriding them. What we can accept for articles has changed, and having articles for the assist trophies is definitely something that we could accept.

Proposer: Time Turner (talk)
Deadline: October 18, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Create the articles

  1. Time Turner (talk) I support my proposal..
  2. Tsunami (talk) Per proposal. I know we have SmashWiki and stuff, but all those elements appeared at least once in the Mario series: because of this, they need coverage. What about items then? I remember when I linked the page to another wiki to not display a red link, but got changed because there was need of a page. Why items get this nice treatment and Assist Trophies not? Having info about them is good, especially because some of them may have got a strange behavior (I didn't understand Kawashima at all). Also, per policy, thus Walkazo and Yoshi876 in the comments, plus Time Turner.
  3. Sonic98 (talk) Per all.
  4. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Finally. Yeah. I want this since they appear in mario game, and I don't care how minor they are. Many, like Mother Brain, already recieved mentions in mario series, like samus's qoute from SMRPG and Woster's list of people who think mushroom king is idiot. So this is good idea.
  5. Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Per Proposal.
  6. The Mario Gamer (talk) Per proposal.
  7. Superfiremario (talk) Per Proposal.

Do not create the articles

Comments

Then what about Pokémon? They should be treated the same way as the Assist Trophy characters. Aokage (talk) 14:38, 11 October 2014 (EDT)

The Assist Trophies alone are a huge step, after many proposals have tussled about it. We'll start off here and then, depending on how this goes, we can move on to the Pokemon. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I highly dunno: however, I still think they should get the same treatment of everthing else. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

How about special moves? How are we going to deal with the currently spotty coverage of it? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:17, 11 October 2014 (EDT)

One major issue about a crossover series that's been argued about for years at a time, please. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
This is SmashWiki stuff in my opinion. Unless we don't merge it with MarioWiki (very likely it will never happen) we should have the basic coverage about it and lead to SmashWiki. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

This is something I can't decide on. I won't vote (for now) but I'm curious to see how this ends. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png

What other NIWA wikis cover doesn't really matter: all our DK info's also being covered by the DK Wiki, but that doesn't mean we should chop it out of our coverage. In fact, according to our coverage policy:
even series that can stand alone as their own series (i.e. SSB) are considered to be partner series of the Mario games. Therefore, all these crossovers are given full coverage: everything appearing in the games gets articles.
Bolded for emphasis to show that, technically, the Assist trophies already could (should?) be given pages within the wiki's official coverage scope. We just haven't gotten around to it yet for one reason or another, but now's as good a time as ever to address the issue, and doing it by proposal is the best way to make a solid decision on it given the back-and-forth history we've had with our SSB content. - Walkazo (talk)
Again, another subject, but what about something more abstract, like special moves? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 18:41, 12 October 2014 (EDT)
What did we do with moves? If we start making moves articles, we should make some for knockback, shield... doing so means we would include everything in SmashWiki. And SmashWiki's method to explain things is different from ours: SmashWiki really looks like a straegy guide, while MarioWiki is againist looking like a guide. I find good what we're doing already: give some coverage on the moves and giving the main link to SmashWiki. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

What would be the point of this? Are we giving any other real information other than who they are and what they do in the game? - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 01:26, 13 October 2014 (EDT)

Looks like not making them is breaking policy. This is the point of making them: they appear in Mario media, and we must cover them. Those info are enough. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
But what he's saying is that they're very minor. Just saying "Oh, they appear in games that prominently enough feature Mario, so let's make an article" isn't good enough. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png
And? Certain enemies in the Mario series are minor, should we delete them? No, policy states that the Super Smash Bros. series gets full coverage, which would mean making articles for things relevant to it, like the Assist Trophies. Yoshi876 (talk)
I'm... not exactly sure what part of this you're questioning. I already gave plenty of examples about what could be included in their articles, and they'd follow the standard used for nearly every other Smash-centric character, which I also mentioned. Who they are and what they do is also the kind of information we would include in any other article, regardless of who the character is, so... help me out here, Ninelevendo. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
@BabyLuigi64 Minor? Wait, what? They're not minor at all. The only circumstance where something is minor enough to not deserve an article is a beta SMS enemy: it never appeared anywhere but in a beta. In my opinion, everything that has a relevance higher than never appeared/not-Mario element that only made 1-3 cameos deserves an article: basically, everyone ever appeared prominently enough in a Mario game. Assist Throphies are prominent enough, or I'm totally wrong? YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
What I mean is, these are trophies that you pick up, throw, and then summon some random who-knows-what that attacks for a few seconds, and then vanishes. How isn't it? These also aren't enemies (in many cases, they're not items (they spawn from). They're minor for Smash Bros. at least to me. BLuigiSluggers.PNGBabyLuigi64Corrin (SSB for N3DS - Wii U artwork).png
That's the definition of at least half of the wiki's items and special moves (hyperbole, but it's not far off), and no matter how obscure the character itself may be, and most of them are certainly not, and no matter how much of an actual enemy they still are, they are still there, doing things, and because they have a presence and they do things, they deserve articles. Look at the NPCs frolicking around in Flipside like Harold or Puck. These guys do absolutely nothing but act as background, scenery so that the player doesn't think the area looks bare. Yet, they have names, so they have articles. Here, the assist trophies are individually collected and activated, all have varied and practical uses, and all make a difference in the fight. Yet, we don't have articles for them. Even in the grand scheme of Smash Bros., they are certainly not minor, and I could point you to a thousand examples of what is truly minor. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Merge all warioware microgames with their respective List of microgames in ___

Don't merge 1-13

Er... Well... I suck at these. But er... User:Tsunami convinced me to do this. I think that it would be a good idea to get rid of microgame articles because number one: There tiny. Stubs. Honestly, we look for so many stubs, but no one mentions the microgames. And most of them are so minor, all you must do is tap something. It's minor, and minor warrents an article, but there are so many of them they clog the random and take up waaaaay too much space. I'm pretty sure Warioware has more articles than the Mario party and kart series have combined. And I don't think anyone who looked up Paratroopa ment the microgame.

So my idea is that we put them all in one article in an organized manor, like the List of implied Characters. We don't need to cut information, we can just copy paste it. Nothing new has to be written. I understand that this will be a MASSIVE merge, something I don't even want to know how to do. But I think it's worth it. Just please, hear me out. And er... don't criticize me for a horrible proposal.

Proposer: Toadbrigade5 (talk)
Deadline: November 2, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Toadbrigade5 (talk) [As proposer.]

Oppose

  1. Time Turner (talk) Regardless of how minor you may consider them to be, and regardless how how many they are, they're still things. That sounds silly, but they are their own individual things with their own individual aspects to them, like their respective designs, their respective music, their respective difficulties, their respective controls, their respective captions, and so on and so forth. I don't see why they should be merged. Besides that, merging them all to giant lists would make them ridiculously cluttered. The largest article with have for implied things has ninety-nine entries, and most of that is usually just a few sentences for each image. The number of microgames per WarioWare series, on the other hand, has a minimum of 177 (for WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase) and 223 (for WarioWare: Twisted!). Keep in mind that, once all of these articles are primed for completion, they will all have infoboxes that list an image, its controls, its in-game caption, and its in-game score to beat, as well as an intro sentence and a few more lines dedicated to the differences between difficulty, and that's not including the potential of describing the actual visuals of the microgame. Transferring all of that into a single list would either make the article enormous, to the point where it'd be more practical to have them separate, or some info would need to be trimmed, which would mean that info would be lost and therefore it would be better to keep them separate. Bottom line is, it's harmless to have individual articles for them, and it's a lot better than mashing it all together into a list.
  2. Walkazo (talk) - Small pages aren't stubs as long as they have all the info, even if it's a small amount. Many small articles is better than a few large ones: they're easier for loading, especially to lower power or older devices, they're better for navigation, they serve most readers better than single massive pages (i.e. if you only want the one microgame, you an go straight to it), and they bring in the search traffic from Google and whatnot. The wiki's stance has been like this for some time: splits, not merges, is the way to go.
  3. Baby Luigi (talk) Per Time Turner and Walkazo
  4. Mario (talk) I agree. Also, small articles are not necessarily stubs. Paper Mario ingredient articles don't get merged, but they contain useful information. Now, there can be a page listing every microgame at a glance, but merging all microgames into a super article is not what I'd like to do. Finally, I'm pretty sure WarioWare has less articles than the massive Mario Party and Mario Kart series combined.
  5. Tails777 (talk) All mini games, no matter how big or how micro, get their own articles. Per all.
  6. Tsunami (talk) Per all. Massive pages are just a nay. And there are some other reasons to not do it, that are already listed. Can't add anything.
  7. Boo4761 (talk) Per all.
  8. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) - Per all.
  9. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Then we should merge Mario Party minigames, but we don't. Per all.
  10. Theshinymew64 (talk) Per all.
  11. Superfiremario (talk) These are for if you only want to look up one. If they all merged, it would take forever to search through a big, huge article and that is a pain. There is no reason to merge.
  12. Iggy Koopa777 (talk) Per BabyLuigi64'
  13. Ghost Jam (talk) Per all, but I do agree that some of these articles are in need of some basic editing.

Comments

@Timeturner Niice Paragraph, but number 1: The massive numbers prove my point. The abundance of nearly identical numbers is clogging the random, and I think having a few giant articles would be easier. It wouldn't be too cluttered, I mean, is the list of implied characters considered cluttered?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Toadbrigade5 (talk).

"Clogging the random"? Is that really such a crucial thing that needs to be addressed? Besides the fact that a lot of people simply ignore the random button, is the fact that some fraction of our articles is covered by the microgames really something that bad? Also, one of my biggest points was that the implied things and the microgames are not comparable. We can scoot away with having articles like the implied character because the info on them ranges from a sentence to a short paragraph. With the microgames, on the other hand, there is a metric ton more info to cover when compared to them. Having giant articles for everything gave us things like Conker (series) and Banjo (series), which (though they are gone now) were amalgamations of nearly every single aspect from those two series and was recognized by everyone as being a cluttered mess. There was nothing more but more images and more info to deal with (in comparison to the implied characters article, by the way), but it ending up being an untamed beast. Now, add infoboxes to the mix, and you'll see why having one superlist for all of it will simply not work. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
Yeah I guess your kinda right. I for one often use the random button, and it annoys me when I get a microgame nobody cares about. But I realize it would get cluttered in one page. Toadbrigade5 (talk) 01:28, 26 October 2014 (EDT)

@Walkazo: Wow. Can't believe I messed up on the definition of a stub. Thanks for clearing a few things up though.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Toadbrigade5 (talk).

@Toadbrigade5 If you understanded and want to close the proposal since there is no way it can pass/you want to oppose too/other reasons, you can ask to do so, as long it is before November 29 00:00 GMT (if I got it right), to an admin, such as Walkazo. Just saying, since by your comments I realize you realized. YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

Yeah, he can remove it himself anytime during its first three days of existence (i.e. between now and Oct. 29, 1:16 GMT, but really, we won't complain if it's later in the day on the 29th), or ask one of us to do it for him after the 29th. It just has to be archived properly, rather than simply removed. - Walkazo (talk)

Captain Toad vs Toad vs Blue Toad Part Deux: The Toadening

cancelled by proposer

(Before you go "not this shit again", please make sure to read this thing in full. Yes, this has been discussed a lot. No, thought-terminating clichés are not a substitute for actual discourse.)

Toad revealing in the chaos and loss of dignity he is causing.

The previous proposal outcomes regarding if the playable Toad in 3D World is Blue Toad or teh Toad are wrong and I want to reverse them. Since determining the identity of an anthropomorphic fungi in a children's video game series warrants only the highest level of intellectual scrutiny, here's a list of the for and againsts:

(Note that in both cases, Captain Toad would still warrant a separate page since he's a separate, distinct persona 'n' shit)

The Blue Toad in 3D World is Toad; Captain Toad is a totally new character

  • A website bios calls the Blue Toad "Mario's lifelong buddy". This is the big one and unambiguous, although the game appears to contradict it (See below).
  • Official material calls the blue toad in 3D World just "Toad".
    • Incidentally, though it's not as consistent, various material for Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker also refer to the PC as just "Toad" (see below).
  • Toad being blue is obviously a homage to SMB 2. This one is questionable:
    • You can still homage the idea of a blue Toad being a PC while using a separate character. Furthermore, Toad was still coloured with red spots in SMB2's promo material, and his sprite is coloured "correctly" in the game's graphically-enhanced rereleases.
    • A developer interview states Peach wasn't initially meant to be playable in 3D World. As such, any supposed homage to SMB 2 is infact unintentional*.
  • Some old interviews have EAD staff stating the Captain Toad character was "introduced" in Super Mario Galaxy
    • This one is also questionable; developers tend to be loose with their usage of "character", either because of translation issues, lack of direct equivalence or vidya designers using jargon. For example, there's an interview with the director of Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat where he unambiguously refers to the inanimate banana collectibles as "characters". Captain Toad is a distinct persona of Toad, and thus a "character" by that train of thought.

Captain Toad is teh Toad; 3D World Toad is Blue Toad

  • Captain Toad and Toad have nearly identical appearances and identical personalities. Replacing a character with a carbon copy isn't uncommon in fiction, but having both exist concurrently is.
  • Captain Toad is paired up with Toadette in Treasure Tracker just like Toad and Toadette are paired up in the sports spinoff.
  • Toad's trading card bios for Super Mario Galaxy says he's the Toad Brigade leader.
  • In the ending of 3D World, Captain Toad and the Toad Brigade appears, minus the blue Toad. Because their Blue Toad is the one adventuring with Mario. Durrrrrrr.
  • In a E3 stream of Treasure Tracker, NOA Treehouse staff directly mention Toad's roles in Smash Bros. and Wario's Woods with the implication that yes, they're the same guy*..

Toad toad toad toad toad toad. Toad.

Based on these last two points, it seems fairly obvious to me what the facts are. Deciding what teh truth is by a vote seems dangerously close to the contemptible concept of wikiality to me, but the time-honored Mariowiki tradition is "throw a vote at it"at anything vaguely contentious. So whatever.

(*In the interest of transparency, I have to thank Wario Forums user Warelander for bringing these points to my attention.)

(P.S: May you burn in hell, Toad.)

Proposer: Glowsquid (talk)
Proposed Deadline: December 13, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Date Withdrawn: December 6, 2014, 14:24 GMT

Captain Toad is the Toad (move 3D World info to Blue Toad (character)

  1. Glowsquid (talk)
  2. Toadbrigade5 (talk) SUper mario trading card+bio, and it is a red toad. Toads can't change color, so why the Toad do we have this disgracement? This has FINALLY come around, so YAY! But I'd say the blue Toad is NSMBWII one!

Captain Toad is a Toad (status-quo)

  1. Madz the Penguin (talk) And Toadette is a Toad, and Toadsworth is a Toad, and Toadbert is a Toad, and Doctor Toadley is a Toad...seriously, we could call any Toad "the Toad". According to games, there are several Toads that look alike. Have you ever heard of Bowser's Inside Story? That has several blorbed Toads that look and act exactly like "the Toad". So, saying Captain Toad is Toad is like saying all those blorbed Toads are "the Toad". Also, Nintendo didn't say if Captain Toad was Toad, while Nintendo did say Dr. Mario was Mario.

Comments

". According to games, there are several Toads that look alike. Have you ever heard of Bowser's Inside Story? That has several blorbed Toads that look and act exactly like "the Toad"."

I've posted several sources that hint captain toad = toad. Your tagent does nothing to disprove anything I've written in the main body.

"Also, Nintendo didn't say if Captain Toad was Toad"

that's exactly what the last point of the 2nd section adress, jesus. --Glowsquid (talk) 20:08, 5 December 2014 (EST)

Skimming has failed me! But still, all of that is just speculation. If it doesn't say he's Toad, he's not Toad. In the instruction booklet for Dr. Mario, it literally says Dr. Mario is Mario. That's why we say the doc is the plumber. We don't know if the explorer is the well-known 'shroom, so unless official sources that say Captain Toad is Toad, we don't say that. Madz the Penguin (talk) 22:01, 5 December 2014 (EST)


Can there be a third option to move all the Blue Toad info (except the oldschool SMB2 stuff) to the Blue Toad (character) page but keep Captain Toad separate from the Toad? And then just leave that page for the singled-out red-capped Toad appearances through the ages, with both Captain Toad and Blue Toad mentioned in the intro as being other iterations of the/a singular character, and only list the games with them in the Possible Appearances section with {{main}} leading to whatever article's applicable. That way, we're not making any judgement calls about which one is the Toad, but instead, presenting both options equally and with as little speculation as possible. - Walkazo (talk)
"but keep Captain Toad separate from the Toad?" I may have not made that clear enough in the OP, but Captain Toad would still warrant a separate page even if we decide him = Toad as it's a distinct and consistent persona, just as Mr. L is a distinct persona of Luigi. --Glowsquid (talk) 20:40, 5 December 2014 (EST)
Well, make it clearer and I'll be more inclined to support. But will saying Captain Toad is The Toad mean all the Blue Toad stuff gets taken off The Toad page, or will they still stick around in Possible Appearances for the sake of covering all the bases? - Walkazo (talk)

I gotta say, I consider the Japanese Mario fans lucky. At least they are not bothered by "character the character" debates. And it shouldn't be a secret that I'm against "character the character" articles. In my eyes, characters that appear as species are all generic unless given specific traits; see Toadette, Toadsworth and most boss enemies, like Kamella. If "the character" articles were merged with their respective "character species" articles, I'm sure we wouldn't have these thousand-times-done deliberations, because then we don't have to complicate things any further than we already have.

"In the ending of 3D World, Captain Toad and the Toad Brigade appears, minus the blue Toad. Because their Blue Toad is the one adventuring with Mario. Durrrrrrr." Okay, no. Spoilers for Treasure Tracker, but Blue Brigader Toad can't be 3D World Toad because they appear in separate places with different appearances. He couldn't be in two places at the same time. Also, Blue Brigader Toad makes a reference to having a poor eyesight without his glasses in Super Mario Galaxy 2. -SmokedChili (Talk) (Thoughts) 05:27, 6 December 2014 (EST)


OK. This is soo confusing, but I agrer with the blue Toad being a separate character, it should also be said, to prove this idea that he isn't ALWAYS wearing glasses. Remember Super Mario Sunshine, I played it for first time yesterday (lol, I am late) and the blue Toad there weren't wearing glasses, but I am.unsure if those guys are the same from the brigade...they have the same colors, so, I asssume they are. However I disagree with the second pary of the proposal: I think the Captain Toad isn't Toad at all. 3D qorld site called him Toad, but all CTTT website calls him Captain Toad. The offcial videos always referred to him as Captain Toad, etc. I agree for moving the 3D World info to Blue Toad, but not with the Captain Toad idea.Ashley DIY2.png Ashley(and Red) My 3d world.png


Split all Smash Bros. special moves into separate articles

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The first article that really brought this to my attention was Falco Lombardi's section, because jesus, but with five individual games to grab information and images from, the special moves for the Smash characters are starting to become a bit bloated. Not to Falco's extent, mind you, but nearly all of them have the potential to be as disorganized. The newest installment introduced two variant special moves for every special move as well, which just further stockpiles more words and images to the sections. It's gotten to the point where having individual articles for them is simply better for tidiness, but individual pages will also allow more fleshed-out explanations of the moves, including images from all the games, more detailed explanations of the moves' intricacies (without seeping too much into SSBWiki's level of detail), better explanations of differences between installments... Besides the fact that we're giving articles to every other Smash Bros. element under the sun, and the fact that we are certainly no stranger to special moves (case in point, we've given articles to everyone's individual basketball dunks), and as mentioned in the coverage policy, "everything appearing in the games gets articles"... This is basically the next step. I'm aware of the previous proposal to merge them all, but as evidenced by recent proposals, our standards for importance have changed.

Proposer: Time Turner (talk)
Deadline: December 6, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Time Turner (talk) Per my proposal.
  2. Mario (talk) I've been wanting to do this for years. As 'kazo said at one point, the more articles, the better. We cover Smash Bros. fully. We should cover all special moves and Final Smashes, especially since all are major aspects of Smash Bros. that are given a name. Hell, Air Dodge, Shield, and Footstool Jump all have articles. This category shouldn't be bare as it is right now, and this proposal will answer questions our potential readers have raised. Also, for those who think we're becoming SmashWiki 2.0, actually, that's a slippery slope argument. SmashWiki talks about strategies, character viability, move viability, combo potential, DACUS, wave-dashing, SHFFL, famous competitive players, famous tourneys, palette swaps, Sakurai angles, and a ton other Smash Bros. jargon and nitty bitty mechanics we won't even breahte on. Special moves, on the other hand are a crucial aspect of Smash Bros. that all players are familiar with unlike the aforementioned crap I've listed. So, yeah, full support for this.
  3. Walkazo (talk) - Per proposal, per policy. The 5th-level header clutter in History sections caused by the SSB Special Moves has bugged me for years, and now that we're giving all the SSB subjects articles again, splitting them out fixes both the clutter and the coverage gap. It ain't 2008 no more: the times have changed.
  4. Toadbrigade5 (talk) If we are doing special moves from Mario:Rpg, we should do these games too.
  5. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Yes please, per all.
  6. Boo4761 (talk) Per all.
  7. Zakor1138 (talk) Per all.
  8. 3D Player 2004 (talk) Per all.
  9. Sonic98 (talk) Per all.
  10. Tails777 (talk) Per all
  11. +-~Rosetta~-+ (talk) Per all.
  12. Yoshi876 (talk) Per all.
  13. Super Mario Bros. (talk) — Per Time Turner and Walkazo. This proposed policy falls within our coverage and will serve to better organize the wiki.
  14. Mario4Ever (talk) Per all.
  15. Glitchy Bowser Jr. (talk) Per all.

Oppose

Comments


Split the Badges of Paper Mario and The Thousand-Year Door into separate articles

split 6-0

Note: This proposal is not advocating to split the lists from the Badge article into separate articles. It is advocating for every single badge in those lists to have their own, respective articles. This is to prevent any confusion.

I'm well aware that I'm going on a bit of a splitting spree with these proposals, but stick with me for a second.

Yes, we already have lists on the main Badge page that seemingly sets up all of the badges' info in a tidy manner, but there are quite a few elements that could be added. Names in other languages, in-game descriptions (both on pick-up and in the journal), synergies/conflicts with other badges, better explanations of where they can be found besides "this whole area"... Besides, is there any real reason why they shouldn't have articles besides consistency? I mean, they're basically regular items that have permanent effects instead of one-off effects (there are quite a few that also act as special moves), and we have plenty of articles on items that are basically masquerading as keys to the next level, or even literal keys. I feel like there's certainly enough information to substantiate each and every one of these badges. For this proposal, the badges from Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will be the only ones covered (though discussion could lead to changes), since there are notable differences between the PM badges and the M&L badges and I'd like to take baby steps before diving in.

Proposer: Time Turner (talk)
Deadline: December 13, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Articles For All

  1. Time Turner (talk) Per.
  2. Pwwnd123 (talk) I agree. It's a good idea.
  3. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Per Time Turner (Is this the first time I said that?)
  4. Baby Luigi (talk) Ok, now that I have understood better than thought before I typed, yes, I agree with this proposal. Badges like this have as much merit has having separate articles as Orbs and candies, both of which are supplemental, yet essential items for the gameplay and have their own names in foreign languages. Split these articles.
  5. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Per all.
  6. Sonic98 (talk)Per all. But the stickers in Paper Mario: Sticker Star will suffer the same treatment?

Articles For None

Comments

@Baby Luigi: I think you've misread what this proposal wants to do... Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Well crap. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 16:31, 6 December 2014 (EST)

Split the ghosts of ScareScraper into separate articles

Don't split 2-4

In recent months the policy of the wiki has changed. We have created a separate articles for all the assistants and the Pokemon Super Smash Bros.. The proposal to create a separate articles for each badge is going well, even Alph also received their own page in spite of Super Smash Bros. is a simple alternate costume. So I think every single ghost deserves its own page.

Proposer: Sonic98 (talk)
Deadline: December 15, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Articles For All

  1. Sonic98 (talk) Per proposal.
  2. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Per proposal, but I'm not helping...

Articles For None

  1. Mario (talk) Alph, while the article's existence is questionable, can maybe, maybe, squeak through for having different announcer names and a different model. These Scarescraper ghosts were merged previously because they were merely recolors for existing boss ghosts. They even appear as normal boss ghosts when you're playing download play (if you're the one without the game cartridge). This is a much different case than Assist Trophies, Pokémon, and badges, which each individual is unique.
  2. Tails777 (talk) Per Mario.
  3. Ghost Jam (talk) In the short, what Glowsquid said below. In the long, having a page for every single alternate costume and color morph that is not a confirmed individual character is stretching our inclusion policy pretty thin and I'm formally against it until someone provides a damn good argument for them. Alph is the (very weak) exception that proves the rule.
  4. Baby Luigi (talk) Per the idiot

Comments

Correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at the Scarescraper page, it looks like each type of Ghost already has its own page. Magikrazy (talk)

They're redirects. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 20:14, 10 December 2014 (EST)

I also don't understand how Alph has his own page either. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 20:16, 10 December 2014 (EST)

Alph is on the teetering edge of what we cover, but despite being nothing more than an alternate costume for Olimar, he is somewhat treated as an individual character, with a fancy name and a fancy announcer call and whatnot, so I'd say he manages to teeter into an article. Back on topic, though, are there any differences at all between ghosts besides colour? Even if it was an incremental stat boost, arguments could certainly be made for it. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
No, they're just palette swaps. As I said earlier, I've played download play earlier. When you're the one without the cartridge, the ghosts appear exactly as the typical Bomb Brother, Creeper Launcher, etc. I didn't even know there were alternate colors until my sister mentioned about the different recolors. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 23:27, 10 December 2014 (EST)

Are people going to use this "the more the merrier" shit to justify making separate pages for all the Koopa Troopa shell colours next? --Glowsquid (talk) 21:21, 10 December 2014 (EST)

sorry for propagating it Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I don't think it was directed at you. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 23:27, 10 December 2014 (EST)
Anyway, playing devil's advocate, but this isn't exactly the same vein as making pages for all Koopa Troopa shell colors since those ghosts have their own special name. But, again, refuting myself, "Red Gobber" is less creative, but it's still a separate name like "Wurdle". Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:08, 11 December 2014 (EST)
Just you wait till my 60 page proposal I'm working on now about just that.Toadbrigade5 (talk) 21:57, 10 December 2014 (EST)

Create separate articles for DKC series and DKL series boss levels

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Alright, this has bothered me for quite some time, so I'd like to try and change it.

Currently, the Donkey Kong series's boss levels are merged with their respective boss articles. Apparently this is due to the fact that the levels are pretty much just a boss fight, and thus don't "deserve" sepate articles. I disagree. Here's some reasons as to why I think they should be split:

1. It's wiki policy that all individual levels get separate articles.
2. Keeping them merged breaks the link between level articles. On level pages, the infoboxes have arrows that link to the previous and the next level's article. However, because the boss levels don't have their own articles, the flow is broken and users must look for the next level elsewhere.
3. We have articles for similar levels in the Mario series, such as Motley Bossblob's Big Battle and A Banquet with Hisstocrat. There's no reason to treat these ones differently.
4. K. Rool's page encompasses 10 boss levels because of this. People looking for a specific one would have an easier time if they had separate articles.
5. It simply seems "incomplete" to not have these articles.

I'd also like to mention that there's one boss level that actually does feature another section before the actual fight: Tiki Tong Terror. This information is nowhere to be seen, however, because there's no article for the actual level, only Tiki Tong.

Proposer: Aokage (talk)
Deadline: January 3, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Create

  1. Aokage (talk) Per proposal.
  2. Kart Player 2011 (talk) per all.
  3. Walkazo (talk) - Per Aokage.
  4. Mario (talk) Seems like we do need these pages. I wonder why they weren't created so far. update: Read Glowsquid's points, Walkazo does bring up a nice rebuttal over the problem of creating redundant pages. After all, levels deserve articles, bosses deserve articles, so bosses in a boss level should have one article on both? Perhaps it's better to create two just for the sake of flow, but maybe redirects can accomplish this? Depends if people really look for bosses rather than the level or the other way around.
  5. Pseudo-dino (talk) Per all.
  6. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Per proposal.
  7. SuperYoshiBros (talk) This has bothered me too. Per all.
  8. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Per Walkazo. *Trololololololol*

Don't create

  1. Glowsquid (talk) - See below.

Comments

this "more the merrier" shit is going too far:

1): The quote-unquote boss levels can be barely called that. They either dump the player directly in the boss fight or (in DKC Returns) consist of a short stretch of land with a DK barrel. Any content they describe would be redundant with the individual boss pages. Standalone pages would be especially problematic for the first DKC's "boss levels", which are flat and (save for the last one) uses the same background graphic.

2): The existence of pages for similarly low-content Mario levels is not a strong precedent. An old proposal established DKC's featureless boss levels shouldn't have a page. Ergo, if the precedent was followed properly, the cited pages should not have been created.

3): The arrow situation sucks, but it's an argument to have the arrow lead to the next "proper" level (something the DKC 3 level pages already do), not create a bunch of useless pages when a simpler solution exist. --Glowsquid (talk) 18:08, 27 December 2014 (EST)

How do you feel about the Tiki Tong Terror level though. I get how you feel that those boss-only levels should not have their own pages but what about the one that has an actual level portion before it. Should that level at least have its own page? 3D Player 2010 18:18, 27 December 2014 (EST)
yeah. --Glowsquid (talk) 18:29, 27 December 2014 (EST)

I'm not going to log a formal vote on this, as I'm stuck between what I want to say and the policies I'm sworn to uphold. On the one hand, policy is firmly in favor of this, it falls right into our inclusion policy and standard editing practices. To bring up Glowsquid's points:

  • 1. Largely isn't an issue as policy doesn't dictate the contents of a level, only that it needs to be a formal level for inclusion. While I agree that this particular instance is going to result in some rather problematic blurb type articles, that's a matter for editorial concern and not an argument we can really have in the proposal setting (or at least not without a lot of forethought from the proposer).
  • 2. I agree that many of the pages in question shouldn't have existed in the first place due to a previous proposal (aside, a review of past proposals and how we keep track of them might be in order), this proposal passing is going to overturn the previous one anyway, so that problem solves itself. The real mess comes if this proposal fails.
  • 3. This is an editorial concern at best, not something that would inhibit the creation of articles.

On the other hand, Glowsquid has a point. We are stretching the inclusion policy as far is it can go to squeeze out every article we can and I debate the supposed quality or non-stub status some of the results have left us with. Generally speaking, lots of articles are great for a museum, but less helpful for an encyclopedia and/or archive and we qualify more as the later than the former.

I feel that we need to have a formal discussion about how we apply our inclusion policy before this gets out of hand, but that's a debate for another time and a different venue. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 20:53, 27 December 2014 (EST)

If we were talking about overlapping articles about the same (or at least similar) subject type, I'd say not to bother with the extra ones, but something doesn't sit right about substituting boss articles for boss-fight level articles. It breaks the flow and navigation (like, you get to Rope Bridge Rumble, and then the page tells you it's the last level, and the infobox bounces you straight to Oil Drum Alley, and not once does it mention there's a boss fight in between: you have to go down to the nav templates and count to figure out which boss you're at (and hope it's never switched to alphabetical order); then if you do go to the boss page, you're dead-ended because there's no level template there), and it seems like an easily fixed gap. - Walkazo (talk)

Add an Easter Egg section to game articles

create 12-0

A while back, there was a proposal for creating sub pages for game easter eggs. A lot of votes mentioned that A. there aren't really enough easter eggs in a game to earn an full on article for them and B. they'd work better as a section in the game article. Well that's where this comes in. May as well start a proposal for adding an Easter Egg section. Not sure if it really needs a proposal but may as well throw it out there. An easter egg section can also cut down on the amount of Trivia a game article has (such as Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for example)

Proposer: Tails777 (talk)
Deadline: January 6, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Tails777 (talk) Do I really need a reason to support myself?
  2. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Per. An easter egg page would look cool.
  3. Madz the Penguin (talk) Long Trivia sections make an article seem unprofessional (some wikis on Wikia, I'm looking at you), so even if I love Trivia sections, an Easter Egg section would make Mario Wiki seem like a more organized wiki. However, with an Easter Egg section, we might need to change the writing guidelines a bit to avoid speculation (ex. saying Bowser's inhale ability is an easter egg to Kirby's inhale wouldn't be allowed due to how different Bowser's inhale is to Kirby's inhale).
  4. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Per all.
  5. Mario (talk) Meh, I've suggested this in the link the proposal provided. I can't say I haven't changed my opinion on this. Nevertheless, I don't see why you need an approval when perhaps creating the section would be good.
  6. Viper26 (talk) Per all.
  7. Pseudo-dino (talk) Per all.
  8. 57sugoi (talk) Some of the things in trivia sections are kind of more like Easter eggs, so that could help this out. Also, adding Easter egg sections would make some things seem more fun and would definetely attract attention.
  9. Megadardery (talk) Per all, the current Easter egg page is terrible, it feels very crowded and having every one of them for their respective pages feels more in form. Also, delete the easter egg page and slap it in the Glossary or something.
  10. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Per all.
  11. Aokage (talk) Per Madz.
  12. Chocolate Mario (talk) Per all; as long as speculation is kept out, this will tidy things up.

Oppose

Comments

Ugh, @MadzthePenguin, I get that you like M@L:BIS but, why does everything you say need a reference? lol,jk Toad-brigade model CTTT.pngToad and his brigade!Toadette model CTTT.png 15:09, 30 December 2014 (EST)

Because I love references. Oh, I also love puns. Wynaut use references, because if I decided Natu, I would feel sad. It feels Fawful when you can't type references, because I Toadley love them. Audino why I just did Mario and Pokemon references and puns in those two sentences. Maybe that's why we need an Easter Egg section! Madz the Penguin (talk) 19:24, 30 December 2014 (EST)
Ok, that is Toadally Toadiffic. I'm going to stoad making Toad-puns Toaday. How you feel is definetly relaTOADable. But really, you must really, I mean, REALLY like BIS. Toad-brigade model CTTT.pngToad and his brigade!Toadette model CTTT.png 19:58, 30 December 2014 (EST)

Didn't we formally decide to move Easter Eggs and trivia sections into the body of articles where able? I seem to recall that. Then again, maybe we were all operating on the assumption that it was a formal decision. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 00:31, 1 January 2015 (EST)

Not formally (at least not that I saw), but we had similar conversion when someone wanted to make a list for them. Yeah, Easter Egg page is terrible, so I support this proposal along with getting rid of that page.--
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13:54, 2 January 2015 (EST)
Wait, we have an Easter Egg page? I just looked at it, and it's terrible for Super Mario Wiki. It's not Le Miiverse Wiki or Haunted Hathoways Wiki terrible, but for a Mario Wiki, ugh. It's like the Sticker Star of Mario Wiki. Madz the Penguin (talk) 14:35, 2 January 2015 (EST)
In that it's decent but doesn't live up to its predecessors? The easter egg page couldn't live up to anything; it's absolutely incomplete if it wants to be a list of easter eggs, and gives such a vague definition to the point where it's confusing and inutile. Still, I think the page could serve as a compilation of easter eggs like List of references in the Mario series or the various outside references lists. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
Are all the things on the list even Easter Eggs? The last one on the list seems like a cool fact rather than an Easter Egg. I've seen worse pages on other wikis, but this is Mario Wiki, also known as one of the best wikis I've seen before. We don't deserve pages like this. Madz the Penguin (talk) 18:31, 2 January 2015 (EST)
I just saw the page, and it definitely should be replaced by sections in articles. That page should be removed, it is unorganized and has little information. WigglerDS.png57sugoiWigglerDS.png 19:25, 2 January 2015 (EST)

Crteate an arcade page

Don't create 2-5

(UPDATE)

Ok, what 1337star said dawned on me as an even better idea. Again as I said in the comments I wrote this at 3 Am and I was so tired I wrote my first idea down without any 2nd thoughts. I don’t know if it’s too late to change but I still am going to change the proposal below to the creation of separate articles on the various different arcade machines that Mario games have been on.


A little while ago I wanted to search for all the Mario arcade games, I typed in the toolbar arcade games and all that showed up was a little category list thing naming the names of the arcade games. Its wired that the wiki with full articles about every platform a Mario game came out on only has a small list for the platform Mario got his start on. The page would be the same as any console or platform a small summary about the platform and how it was involved with the Mario franchise and a list of all Mario and Donkey Kong games. So if the Philips cd-i can gets its own page than arcade games should to.

Proposer: Green6017 Guy (talk)
Deadline: January 28, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Green6017 Guy (talk) Per me as this is my proposal.
  2. Toadbrigade5 (talk) I'm with you on this, and per you. But however, I must point out we don't know much about the arcade games, they simply aren't around anymore. Its likely they aren't here cause no one can find anything on it. I'd like the info, but its going to be really hard to get.

Oppose

  1. 1337star (talk) I don't agree with the proposal as written. As Mario notes in the comments, "arcade" is not a platform, it's a group of platforms. It would be like us making an article on "video game console" (rather than Nintendo Entertainment System or Wii) or "personal computer" (rather than MS-DOS or Apple II). Now I would support articles on the various different arcade machines that Mario games have been on (in fact, we already have one: Nintendo PlayChoice-10), so long as it follows the guidelines of MW:NAP.
  2. Madz the Penguin (talk) Per 1337star. Calling something "arcade games" is very vague and unprofessional, and I would rather mention the actual system it's on. Since we don't exactly know the specific name for it, we can't make an article for it, and we must find other ways to mention the system.
  3. Ghost Jam (talk) Generally, per standard procedure, specifically standard proposal rule 15. Broadly, now that we have some opinions rolling, per 1337star. I see where you're going with this, but it needs to be narrowed down a bit. Generally speaking, "arcade" isn't considered a "system" in the traditional sense, so care needs to be taken in how it's logged in the database. Not against the whole idea, but it requires more discussion than your libel to get in a proposal.
  4. Stonehill (talk) Per 1337star.
  5. Andymii (talk) Per 1337star.

Comments

The proposal is kind of vague when it comes to arcade. Are you talking arcade as a whole or make pages for separate arcade consoles? If the former, then there's the question of consistency: why doesn't handheld get its own page either? If the latter, we might get several articles on arcade consoles, but I'm not sure if that's a good way to do things. For instance, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 uses the Triforce arcade console. P.S. It's also really difficult to read your proposal; do you need help with grammar and spelling? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 01:42, 21 January 2015 (EST)

Sorry I wrote it while I was half asleep at 3 Am in the morning. I was planing on writing it earlier but stuff happend. sorry again and if I have the time Ill rewrite it. 30px Green6017 Guy30px

Just a note here on some of the different arcade boards that already have/could have articles:

These are just the ones I could find from a quick search on Wikipedia (plus other sources when Wikipedia was vague. If you're serious about improving our arcade coverage, doing further research on these five and finding others would be a good start. -- 1337star (Mailbox SP) 15:35, 23 January 2015 (EST)

This proposal is somewhat of a mixed idea in my opinion. We should have another option for giving each individual Arcade platform its own article and that is the option I would support and I'd imagine many other people who are currently opposing this proposal would switch their votes to that option too. Individual users are not allowed to edit other users proposals so we'd need Green6017 Guy to rewrite it to continue. 3D Player 2010 17:25, 23 January 2015 (EST)


Make a new "Out of date" template

cancelled by proposer

I think we should make a new "this page is out of date" template. To avoid confusion, here is why summed up in three reasons:

  • It is needed here- many pages are out of date.
  • Out of date pages should be independent of {{rewrite}}, because putting completely unrelated issues under one template is confusing. This template assures that the template is specific to the problem, unlike {{rewrite}}.
  • It is instantly recognizable and more convenient. Why be confusing when you could be concise and too the point?

Below are two versions. Personally, I like images on templates because they show creativity, but I understand some people disagree on me about images, so I've included a template without an image as well.

Version 1

Version 2

So, what do you guys think?

Proposer: Andymii (talk)
Proposed Deadline: February 15, 2015, 23:59 GMT.
Date Withdrawn: February 9, 2015, 05:52 GMT

Support (Version 1)

  1. Andymii (talk) Per proposal.

Support (Version 2)

Oppose

  1. Chocolate Mario (talk) Per Yoshi876 in the comments. The Super Mario Wiki is generally well maintained and letting articles get out of date is a rare occurrence, so adding another maintenance template would simply be a waste of space, most likely.
  2. Baby Luigi (talk) This proposed template causes several redundancies with existing templates we have. When a page is outdated, it is tagged with a green "recently released" template in corresponding sections already. That should already hint that the said page is outdated. I'm not totally cool on the fact that "oh, someone will come and fix it", otherwise, what's the point of even adding image or rewrite templates? However, this template already does what upcoming or recently released does; hell you can even just tag a rewrite-expand there because that's essentially what it is.
  3. Vommack (talk) Completely redundant. It works well enough in the Rewrite family.

Comments

Can you direct me to a page that is out of date? And how do you mean "out of date? If it's missing info, then someone should be expected to put that information in, even if it's just one sentence. And if it's using a name that isn't widely used anymore then a simple edit is all that's required rather than some poxy template. Yoshi876 (talk)

Take Club Nintendo (rewards program) for instance. The rewards are, well, out of date. Since no one is editing or updating it, this template would fit in perfectly. Andymii (talk) 13:55, 8 February 2015 (EST)

What's all this fuss about "instant recognizably", anyways? Is it really that difficult to just read the template? --Vommack (talk) 16:30, 8 February 2015 (EST)

You know, I've changed my mind. I agree with the people in the "oppose" section. I've cancelled this proposal; sorry. Andymii (talk) 17:54, 8 February 2015 (EST)


Establish a duration rule for music files

Don't establish 1-8

Is this the right place to have unnecessarily long (even 2:00+ long) music samples such as this one? The wiki does not focus on game music. They are just samples, so people usually check them out to get an idea of the song, not to listen to them from the start to the end. Besides, shorter samples make the article seem lighter and do not divert attention from the page for much time. I suggest we make all music files between 0:15 and 0:20 long.

Proposer: Mr. Ice Bro. (talk)
Deadline: February 15, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Mr. Ice Bro. (talk): Per my proposal.

Oppose

  1. Andymii (talk): Well, we are a wiki about all things Mario, and the soundtrack is part of it; the wiki isn't even running out of storage space, anyway. It's not like people would be too lazy to press the pause button if they didn't want to listen to the whole thing. Plus, what is someone did want to listen to a whole song? True, the user could just go to Youtube, but having everything Mario-related on one page is what makes the Mario Wiki special. If a music is a short loop, yes, there is no need for a 5-minute recording, but what you're doing here is putting a cap on all songs, which could cause issues. Shorting down the songs just causes more problems, while having the whole piece is beneficial to all.
  2. Time Turner (talk) As Andymii said, this is the Super Mario Wiki, dedicated to everything that's related to the Mario series, and if the music is a part of a game, it's a part of the series. The focus of the wiki isn't on music, sure, and it also isn't characters, beta elements, enemies, glitches, stages... They're all just naturally covered because they exist within the series. Viewers of the wiki are as likely to want to listen to the songs as they are to look up a character. Also, I don't get the "shorter samples = lighter articles", considering literally the only thing that would change is the tiny minute:seconds timer on the far-right. Also, limiting music samples to just fifteen to twenty seconds long would require people to not only go out of their way to edit the songs (and with the number of music files out there, this will take a while), but there will certainly be arguments about which fifteen/twenty seconds of the song should be used. Simply put, adding the full songs to the wiki is a much simper option that gives convenience to both our editors and our viewers.
  3. Chocolate Mario (talk) Per all.
  4. Boo4761 (talk) It will cut off some parts of music. Per all.
  5. Mario (talk) "Unnecessarily long" has to be defined better since most video game background music (BGM) rarely go over 2 minutes without loops. Youtube doesn't have the highest quality of music and there are several annoying ads you have to sit through to listen to the 3 second loop of 25m. Finally, this rule won't prevent people from embedding Youtube links of the full BGM in the pages, and Youtube embedding puts a lot more strain on the loading times than .ogg files. I find this rule unnecessary at best and convoluted at worst.
  6. Vommack (talk) "Unnecessarily long" is, well, unnecessarily vague, and besides that, this proposal hasn't actually provided a reason as for why a long track is a bad thing.
  7. Marshal Dan Troop (talk) Per all.
  8. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Music files tend to be over 15 - 20 seconds, so if we limit those files to that, we can't hear the full thing, just a short excerpt. It would be great if users didn't have to turn to Youtube or something to hear the whole piece at least once. Also, if someone happens to love, say, Cloudtop Cruise, and goes to the article, they can turn on the audio file and listen to the music as they read. Per all too.

Comments

The ONLY problem we have with our current policy is that we upload like, complete CD rips of game soundtracks when they are clearly copyrighted by Nintendo and are crossing the illegal line. Unlike content here on MarioWiki, on which we use for a clear fair use basic, music is something slightly different; they have soundtracks of it and they WILL mark you for copyright if you upload the complete track on YouTube. Now I'm using YouTube's ----ty copyright claim system but then again, these pieces of music were composed by artists and are copyrighted by Nintendo. Furthermore, our own fair use policy even states that we have only a sample of the soundtrack, like a shorter or a reduced quality version of it.

I admit there's a gray line when it comes to soundtracks of games not officially released but something doesn't sit well with me when we upload clean, nice uploads of complete BGMs when a soundtrack CD of the said game DOES exist. And yes, you can use the typical illegal measures of obtaining CD ripped soundtracks on say, you know those sites. It's almost like we just pick apart the original rip from a CD and reupload it on this wiki.

I entirely disagree with the proposal, regardless. Many people love certain video game bgms and would probably like to listen to the full version of it, which is what this wiki provides, but I'm still a bit skeptical whether we should still provide the full bgm of a song. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 15:19, 8 February 2015 (EST)

I'd say not to upload full rips of games with official soundtracks that can still be easily obtained, like Super Mario Galaxy or SSB4, but for something like, say, WarioWare: Twisted, which hasn't received anything officially in regards to its soundtrack and is a decade old now, I'd go for it. I'm going to retract my lapse of common sense. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I wouldn't support uploading the entire Official Soundtrack (OST) of every game, no matter how old it is. Copyright laws can be pretty bitchy, but again, we're not a database for audio files including .brstms, .wavs, and the other doodads. That being said, I support uploading the more "notable" tracks like the main theme, the basic level theme, and the common theme. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 16:07, 8 February 2015 (EST)

"say, WarioWare: Twisted, which hasn't received anything officially in regards to its soundtrack and is a decade old now, I'd go for it"

No. Fair use doesn't work that way. --Glowsquid (talk) 16:47, 8 February 2015 (EST)

Dunno if it's outlined in any public places, but Porplemontage once suggested (to the admins) that we aim for 15 seconds maximum of tracks longer than a minute (and 25% max of tracks shorter than a minute), rather than full songs, for the same reason that we don't upload entire comics or make full game scripts anymore. Documenting and providing samples of music, art, etc. is one thing, but we don't want to risk legal crap by reproducing full versions of any sort of content - nor is it our place to be a one-stop shop for Mario music: that's not what encyclopedias are about. - Walkazo (talk)

If Steve said that, then this discussion is pretty much over and we need to add shortening sound files to the "to do" list. The idea that someone may "like it" and that's why it's here is irrelevant, we're an encyclopedia, not last.fm. If someone wants to access a full version, it shouldn't be here. Perhaps Youtube or something. -- Shyghost.PNGGhost JamShyghost.PNG 05:26, 9 February 2015 (EST)

If the Mario Wiki is still sticking to the motto of covering "all things Mario," then personally I think the whole piece should exist. But if Porplemontage suggested it, it's sort of hard to argue. However, the idea doesn't seem very favorable, and (I might be looking too deep into this) Porplemontage after all only meant it as a suggestion, not an order. Andymii (talk) 19:31, 9 February 2015 (EST)

When we mean by "all things Mario", we mean "all things that abide by fair use laws". If we're taking it literally, we would also be providing ROMs of games in which is this case is clearly illegal. Sound clips of a short time or clips of a music piece are fine; apparently, the full soundtrack is not. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 19:35, 9 February 2015 (EST)
It's not. The main concern at the time was copying soundtracks sold separately as albums, but even if the tracks are only in the games, full songs are still too much. By "suggestion", I didn't mean it's something that can be disregarded, just that we didn't formally spell it out on a policy page or aggressively go about chopping tracks after the glaring offences were taken care of, since it wasn't really high on anyone's priority list (and then got buried by other concerns). But he very clearly stated we "want users aiming for those values" and that "we don't want the full songs sitting there for too long". Granted, over a year later, many are still sitting there afaik, but that's the Super Mario Wiki for ya... - Walkazo (talk)

This is another topic, but concerning fair use, if we're really going to shorten the music tracks, fine, but we can't leave artworks untouched either due to this line in our fair-use template: "It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of character artwork for commentary on the character in question qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law." Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:06, 10 February 2015 (EST)

Yeah, limiting image resolution has also been discussed, but Porplemontage didn't want to make a snap decision as it'd have pretty wide-reaching consequences. The idea thus far is that since we're not reproducing the gaming experience by showing screenshots and artwork, we're not taking business away from Nintendo, so it should be okay as long as it's all being done for encyclopedic reasons. Same deal with music: full soundtracks are a no-no, but lots of little clips or even the occasional full song, all uploaded for good reasons, are fine. But just as we don't need all the full songs for any given game, we also don't necessarily need giant HD files to show what characters or whatever look like. For both things, uploading in moderation is probably the best way to go, rather than a hard cutoff, but nothing's decided for sure yet. - Walkazo (talk)
My concern with high-resolution images is that people can make a decent profit off these images, which the reason I believe low-resolution images is an aspect of fair-use, right? My whole idea was to NOT upload the entire OST of a game. The only "full" songs, if we allow any, should be the "iconic" songs, typically the first level, recurring themes (Gusty Garden), the first track, that kind of thing. Everything else either doesn't get a song or gets only a short clip. I admittedly love the HD artworks we have here simply because they have such incredible use in personal derivative works but I'd imagine people can profit from derivative works due to the presence of these HD images. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:08, 12 February 2015 (EST)
All of the images that we have here are already posted on Nintendo's official websites or highly-publicized sites like IGN, no? Maybe I'm being an idiot again, but if they're already fully-accessible online, what's the problem with having them here? Hello, I'm Time Turner.
I don't think the images are released as a promotional package, though. It's not "all" of these images. You can't find ultra-high resolution AND transparent artwork by simply searching released artwork at Nintendo's official sites. Generally, they're scaled down and/or have a background. This image is allegedly from Nintendo Assets Library, and looking at the registration information, it states: "This site is for press only. All members of the public registering on this site will NOT be given access." I don't think these images are released to public domain. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:24, 12 February 2015 (EST)
About the music, uploading occasional full tracks for specific reasons (iconic things, rare things, lyrics, for comparison purposes, etc.) while the rest get 15 sec max clips definitely sounds reasonable (and is something I myself have suggested in admin conversations, lol). As for the images, yeah, pretty sure we weren't supposed to be able to get the hi res stuff... - Walkazo (talk)

I'd also like to bring up sprites, but those are more acceptable than HD artworks. I recall an admin from Spriters Resource has stated that Nintendo actually acknowledges the site's existence. Prior to Pokemon Black and White's release, Nintendo has realized that people already ripped the sprites of the Pokemon and all, but actually went in and asked them to refrain from uploading the sprites until or after the game has been released. That's another discussion, ultimately, but it's just an FYI that the existence of sprites doesn't fall into legal concerns compared to the HD artwork or songs. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 18:31, 12 February 2015 (EST)


Protect all user talk pages so that only auto-confirmed users can edit them

cancelled by proposer

I honestly think that this is something that we need to do. Many forms of abuse of this website are in the form of people harassing other users. There are two major independant reasons why we should be doing this in my opinion.

  1. Many ips do nothing but harass users and many people create an account just to do the same. At least two particular users have tried doing that logged out in a failed attempt to conceal their identities, at least one other doing that to continue harassing a user whom their harassment of was what got them banned in the first place. These are just few among many examples.
  2. Why should we let people who have never contributed positively to the wiki use it to talk to other users? Currently, user talk pages can be edited by anyone for that purpose. In addition, when people edit user talk pages like that, the Mariowiki system counts that as an edit towards auto-confirmation processes. This means that users could potentially never contribute positively to the wiki and then become auto-confirmed. By doing this, they now have access to the ability to create a userpage. They have effectively been able to create a userpage without contributing towards the wiki ever. That is unfair to the people who do try to contribute positively towards the wiki for those who don't to be able to have their own userpages just the same way as those who actually earned the privileges.

Proposer: Kart Player 2011 (talk)
Proposed Deadline: March 15, 2015, 23:59 GMT
Date Withdrawn: March 8, 2015, 23:50 GMT

Support

  1. Kart Player 2011 (talk) per proposal

Oppose

  1. Time Turner (talk) This is kind of like saying people shouldn't have accounts because some of them turn out to be vandals. There are many, many more IP's that contribute positively than there are that don't, and alienating all of them just because of the vocal minority is pandering to the people we're absolutely not supposed to pander to. Suppose an IP has a question they'd like to ask about editing, or maybe they have an issue with another user's edits but don't want to start an edit war, or maybe there's an issue with their account and they're forced to use an IP. If this proposal passes, tough luck for them, I suppose. There are other avenues for discussion, like MarioWiki:FAQ, but not only is it simply more convenient to directly ask a user, it's also a more obvious solution than heading to a page that's only visible on a tiny header between a bunch of other links. There are too many detriments and not enough benefits to imposing this. If there's a specific user that's a constant target, they should be free to request protection, but enforcing that on everyone simply would not work.
  2. Baby Luigi (talk) That would break the point of talk pages. This is absolutely counter-productive and doing this is assuming that all BoNs are bad people. Most of the time, they aren't, they are our reliable gnome editors and fixing up minor problems. And if the few bad apples do show up, it's extremely easy to ban them. Besides, some new users legitimately need help and may need assistance from other users: protecting user talk pages would be a major inconvenience for new editors which is poisonous to the upkeep of this wiki.
  3. Pseudo-dino (talk) Per all.
  4. Boo4761 (talk) I oppose this proposal strongly, There are some IPs that contribute and don't troll or vandalize and they might want to talk with some of us.

Comments

A lot of stuff Time Turner pointed out I didn't think about. How do I close proposals? 3D Player 2010 17:41, 8 March 2015 (EDT) So I'm going to start thinking about some ways I can remake this proposal while adding things in it to mitigate some of the problems that Time Turner pointed out in this. I'd like this proposal closed. I might remake this proposal sometime later if I can think of possibilities on additions/changes to this proposal idea to mitigate the flaws Time Turner pointed out. Though I might not be able to figure any way out however in which case this will never be remade. 3D Player 2010 18:09, 8 March 2015 (EDT)


Remove extraneous Super Smash Bros. conversations from articles' main body

move 12-0

The title's unwieldy, but this proposal is specifically covering the Snake's codec conversations and Palutena's Guidance conversations. These conversations are charming bits of dialog between Snake/Pit and their advisers, providing tidbits and small background information on whichever character they're talking about. However, these conversations really don't provide anything groundbreaking, usually saying things that aren't relevant or would have already been mentioned, and yet, all articles have the Snake conversations and the Palutena ones are steadily being added as well. There's really nothing substantial that they're adding; right now, all they're doing is contributing to the mass of headers within the Smash sections. At best, they should be relegated to the articles' "Profile and statistics" headers or they should be removed entirely and kept to the lists I linked to above.

Proposer: Time Turner (talk)
Deadline: March 9, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Move convos. to profiles and statistics

  1. Time Turner (talk) I'd say that the conversations are roughly comparable to the trophies; neat information, but it's probably best to leave it outside of the main body.
  2. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Per proposal.
  3. Baby Luigi (talk) Yeah I was exactly thinking that they should belong under "profiles and statistics" before you mentioned it. I disagree that they "don't provide anything groundbreaking", they're interesting tidbits from an easter egg from the game, they don't necessarily have to be groundbreaking or be relevant or whatever to warrant a space here in MarioWiki. Move them to profiles and statistics, that's what they really are.
  4. Mario (talk) I was about to suggest replacing it with a link, but that would be unnecessary. Per all.
  5. Walkazo (talk) - Per all. The info's definitely comparable to official bios, and the less SSB subheaders cluttering up the History sections, the better.
  6. Toadbrigade5 (talk) - Eh. I don't care as long as the wiki keeps the information somewhere, but I'd rather this than the one below, so I'll support here to just break a tie if there ever is one.
  7. Tails777 (talk) I kinda liked them the way they were, but the proposal is a pretty good point and makes sense so per all.
  8. Megadardery (talk) Per all, but not removing them from the article entirely, but move them to the 'Profile and statistics' section.
  9. Kart Player 2011 (talk) per all.
  10. Stonehill (talk) Per all. Yes, all. Every single one of them. Not a single one left. However, I'm also suggesting we could move the conversations to their own article and edit other pages accordingly. Per all anyway.
  11. Toads Forever! (talk) Per proposal
  12. Yoshi876 (talk) Per all.

Remove convos.

Keep convos.

Comments

@Baby Luigi: I'm not saying that they don't have a place on the wiki, I'm just saying that their place isn't necessarily in the articles' main body. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

@Stonehill: I think what you are describing is this and this. Yoshi876 (talk)


Make a Rule Against Using Too Many Contractions

keep current rules 1-11

This proposal is complicated, so please read this carefully so you know exactly what I am proposing.

Ever since I joined this wiki, one thing I always keep an eye out for is contractions (won't, can't, he'll, doesn't, etc.). We are an encyclopedia, so we should be relatively formal; contractions are generally looked upon as colloquial and informal. So what should we do?

Well, first of all, contractions are completely fine in talk and discussion pages, so any rule against contractions should not apply in those pages. And since contractions have become such an important part of English, a person using a few once in a while by accident should not be penalized. However, when people start using them excessively, sentences start to sound like "Mario'll then grab the item. It'll then transform him into Mini Mario, which'll allow him to run up walls he can't run up otherwise." See how informal it sounds? As one of the premier NIWA wikis, this would be unacceptable here on MarioWiki. The unfortunate truth is that this website is loaded with sentences like these.

So, I propose that contractions in main space pages be generally avoided and using them to excess be worth a gentle Reminder. It will make things admittedly more difficult, but at the end, it is for the good of the wiki.

Contractions are already technically against our standard style, but it has to be raised a notch due to sheer amount of infractions. Pushing it off to the side will not work.

Proposer: Andymii (talk)
Deadline: March 13, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Andymii (talk) Per my own proposal.

Oppose

  1. Baby Luigi (talk) Sorry, but the use of contractions is already against standard style; making a rule specifically for contractions is entirely redundant with the general rules for formal and standard writing. Contractions are what they are: a type of slang, and should already be actively discouraged when writing articles on this wiki.
  2. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Per Baby Luigi.
  3. Walkazo (talk) - Contractions are no more slang than commonplace abbreviations like "etc." (et cetera), "a.m./AM" (ante meridiem), "CD" (Compact Disc), "i.e." (id est), or "laser" (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation). There is nothing wrong with using them on the wiki (check the policies), and rightly so, for it would be an antiquated and pointless waste of time to forbid and remove them. Most users write the way that's familiar to us, and like it or not, contractions are a fixed part of modern language; many outlets of "formal" writing are starting to come around on this matter, and just as we allow users to write according to their different countries' standards of grammar, punctuation and spelling, so too should we allow them to use contractions as they've been taught. Within reason, of course, but using common sense is a given for all aspects of wiki writing, and the odd contraction here and there doesn't make the place illegible or unsightly in the slightest.
  4. Stonehill (talk) Contractions are already hard not to use for some people (such as me), so even a Reminder would be harsh.
  5. Magikrazy (talk) Per Walky.
  6. LudwigVon (talk) Per Walkazo.
  7. Mario (talk) I have to disagree with Walkazo about putting common contractions in the same vein as "etc.", "a.m./AM". "CD". or "laser". This wiki is meant to be as formal as possible, and contractions have a much more breezy tone. If you had to write a term paper or a letter to a company willing to hire you, it's best to avoid the contractions. Contractions are informal and laid-back, so it's probably not appropriate for an encyclopedia. The contractions Walkazo mentioned have hardly any tonal differences compared with the common contractions; they rose as a condensation on otherwise long terms compared to "can't", "won't", which most likely arose from spoken language. Anyway, this proposal is unnecessary, verging on pedantry that penalizes people for simply writing in an informal tone. I allow contractions on articles, but ideally, there should be none.
  8. Boo4761 (talk) Per Walkazo.
  9. Binarystep (talk) Per Walkazo. Contractions are a common part of the English language, not new slang or something.
  10. Ghost Jam (talk) Per Walkazo. If there is a question of overuse in a particular article or poor writing thereof, bring it to attention on the talk page and standard editor consensus will work it out. Additionally, no examples of articles that would otherwise be changed for the better or are currently suffering from contraction over use have been provided (and given the arguments presented so far, I doubt any examples provided would alter my current stance).
  11. Mario4Ever (talk) Per Walkazo.

Comments

I've noticed that you've added a point to your proposal after you voted. Yes, contractions are technically against standardized writing as I had stated (it's not our rules, it's a general rule in formal English writing that every English major should know). It doesn't necessarily need to be raised a notch any more than the forbidden second person/imperative writing nor as a raised awareness of certain styles and dictions used in a very informal manner in this wiki. I agree that more awareness should be raised about lessening the use of contractions in this wiki but it does not necessarily need to be its own rule since it's already a rule in standard, formal writing. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 23:04, 5 March 2015 (EST)


Make notice for animated images

Don't create 5-11

Seeing how Bulbapedia does things, I came up with a cool idea. Maybe we should create a template that should state whether this image is animated. It's purpose? To explain that some browsers are limited to viewing only the first frame of animated images and kindly remind users (especially new users that use old and worn-out browsers) not to change the image, even if it's not moving at all (unless there's really a problem, in which someone good at animated images can help).

A sample of said template can be viewed here.

Proposer: Stonehill (talk)
Deadline: March 11, 2015, 23:59 GMT Extended: March 18, 2015, 23:59 GMT

Support

  1. Stonehill (talk) Per proposal as this would prevent from cluttered image change logs.
  2. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Per proposal.
  3. Toads Forever! (talk) It would mean that Users wouldn't just change (for example) a .gif (animated file) to a .png (solid picture)
  4. Andymii (talk) Sounds nice. Per proposal. This would really be beneficial to people who often edit on mobile devices (like me). "It's a hassle" is NOT a good excuse, as it just sounds like we're being lazy.
  5. Toadbrigade5 (talk) Per all.

Oppose

  1. Mario (talk) This proposal, since it apparently deals with APNGS (and .gifs in mobile browsers), should be moot, thanks to this proposal. Even though it's harmless, creating, maintaining, and implementing this template just piles tedious work with little pay-off. Ideally, every sprite bar animated ones should be in .png, and the the most popular animated format that any browser can read is the .gif. So, I think the template is mostly useless.
  2. Vommack (talk) Per Mario.
  3. Walkazo (talk) - Been thinking it over, and yeah, per Mario above and per Lakituthequick and myself in the comments. While mobile devices can't load GIFs, it'd be far more trouble than it's worth to mark them all. (Plus, while the use of animation is relevant, it still seems too gaudy a template design for me in all honesty.)
  4. Time Turner (talk) Per all.
  5. Lakituthequick (talk) As said in comments.
  6. SuperYoshiBros (talk) Per all.
  7. Megadardery (talk) Unnecessary, if it was dealing with APNG, then it was already decided that this feature should be replaced with GIFs, so no templates regarding it should exist in the first place. If it was dealing with GIFs, then it is pretty unlikely todays to find a web browser that doesn't support simple GIFs, and Mobile users won't probably even care to update an image over their device (since a device that doesn't support GIFs would have troubles working with actual images and such) .
  8. Ghost Jam (talk) Per Mario and Walkazo, while also noting that it was decided a while ago that MarioWiki wouldn't be purposefully optimized for mobile devices, previous arguments noting a lack of gain and a glut of work.
  9. Yoshi876 (talk) Per all.
  10. Boo4761 (talk) Per all.
  11. Turboo (talk) - Per all.

Comments

The idea makes sense, but the template must be consistent in design with other image notices, such as {{map-image}}, {{Award-image}}, {{BJAODN-image}}, etc. Having the whole "if the Goombas aren't moving" explanation also seems unnecessary: just say something like "This image is animated; please do not reupload it as a static image." and maybe an additional note that some brows might erroneously display it as already being a static image, but either way, be succinct. - Walkazo (talk)

Thanks for the heads-up. That was a sample, after all. STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.
15:19, 4 March 2015 (EST)
By the way, why not use another animated image? If you look at File:Evotag.png, you'll understand what I mean. STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.
15:35, 4 March 2015 (EST)
As long as the image doesn't look like crap, it can be whatever (of the two, I'd say the SMB Goomba looks better). But there should only be one image. And again, I still think the "if the Goombas aren't moving" caveat is unnecessary (and it's unnecessary on Bulbapedia too), since even folks who see movement shouldn't reupload static versions of the image, and either way, simpler is better. The excessive !s are also less than ideal and Help:Image has nothing to do with the issue so there's no point in linking to it. Right now, I would suggest this as the design:
Animated-image
This is an animated image. However, it may not display properly on certain browsers and devices. Please be careful to not re-upload it as a static image by mistake.
- Walkazo (talk)}
Yeah, now that I've thought about it in greater depth, I'm pretty sure Walkazo is right. STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.
18:13, 4 March 2015 (EST)
You've got your wish, Walkazo. STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.
18:17, 4 March 2015 (EST)

"To explain that some browsers are limited to viewing only the first frame of animated images and kindly remind users (especially new users that use old and worn-out browsers) not to change the image"

Which browsers don't support animated images? I think most popular browsers (FireFox and Internet Explorer and maybe Safari) supports the basic animated .gif image. Finally, for the notice template, it would be better if the image included has transparency instead of a white background, but it's just my opinion. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 18:30, 4 March 2015 (EST)

The Evotag example Stonehill provided actually doesn't work on Chrome without an extension (but it works in Firefox; dunno about IE), and afaik mobile devices often can't load GIFs. Anyway, I agree about the image: I couldn't do anything before since I was at school, but now that I'm home, I reuploaded it as a transparent GIF. - Walkazo (talk)
Walkazo, the gif has an incorrect frame of animation. Just pointing that out for you. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 23:23, 4 March 2015 (EST)
Yeah, sorry, it saved with the wrong layer mode by accident. It should be better now, but the revisions haven't refreshed for me here or on the file page so I can't tell for sure yet. - Walkazo (talk)
I see it, it works fine now BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 16:18, 5 March 2015 (EST)

Does this count personal images too? It's Peanut Butter Yoshi Time.gifBoo4761 (talk) (edits)

No one should be reuploading someone else's PIs, so tagging them would be unnecessary. - Walkazo (talk)

This matter itches me because there is a point that is missed here. Animated GIFs are supported in any browser since the millenium bug (bar early wearables). However, this template is meant for animated PNGs, which is not supported in all browsers yet, let alone image editors. Bulbapedia uses these APNGs in a manner not crucial to the information, just as eye-candy for those with awesome browsers.
To the matter at hand, the Super Mario Wiki does not have any APNGs at all to my knowledge (a proposal about them even failed a while ago), so while the template and idea are great (my support), no images will have it (my oppose). Lakituthequick (talk) 18:06, 5 March 2015 (EST)

Well, GIFs still break for mobile devices iirc, but the opposite problem you speak of just occurred to me: we have lots of GIFs, and tagging them all seems like a lot of work for very little gain. After all, for the most part, if somethings uploaded as a GIF, it's because its animated (and should actually be reuploaded as a PNG if it's static), so the file type alone should let people know it's supposed to be moving - and most folks viewing with a mobile device probably aren't in a position to try reuploading files anyway. The more I think about it, the more I'm starting to feel that it is unnecessary. - Walkazo (talk)
When mobile devices don't support GIFs it really is an old device. That aside, I do a lot on my phone but I won't go around and edit GIFs on it, so for those devices we don't need such template.
If we ever do things with APNGs (i.e. when browser support is better and when MediaWiki supports thumbnails for then), then sure. Also, this PI is an APNG, for those interested in it. Lakituthequick (talk) 22:16, 6 March 2015 (EST)
@Walkazo, when you say mobile device users aren't in a position to re-upload files, what do you mean? Because I've ironically uploaded most of my files from an iPad. (BTW, gifs run perfectly fine on it, but I'm not sure if this is the case for other mobile users.) Andymii (talk) 10:26, 8 March 2015 (EDT)
I am replying to both your comment and edited vote here.
While yes, it very well is possible to upload files to the Wiki using mobile devices, just not all support it. You can't compare it to yourself either, you uploaded just JPGs lately, we're talking GIFs here.
Honestly though, this proposal is proposing we add something that is only needed for users of Internet Explorer 4 and phones with green LCDs. The need is just not there. Lakituthequick (talk) 17:59, 8 March 2015 (EDT)
Yeah, I wasn't thinking iPads. My point was that if your device can't load GIFs, it probably isn't the sort of thing you're going to be uploading files from anyway. - Walkazo (talk)
Could someone please reword the proposal so that it doesn't deal with animated PNG images? It's just that I didn't know this wiki had a passed proposal removing those kinds of images. STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.
14:37, 13 March 2015 (EDT)
Proposals can only be changed within the first three days of creation: it's too late for this one now. - Walkazo (talk)
Oh, well...Could someone please delete this so that I can try again some other time? STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.
19:01, 15 March 2015 (EDT)
No. "It's going to fail anyway" isn't a valid reason. Just let the proposal fail naturally, and then try again after a month or longer has passed. - Walkazo (talk)

Um... why was this proposal extended? At the time of extension, the vote was 5-10, and proposals should only be extended if the vote is within 3 or less in difference. If no one says anything, I will mark this proposal as failed. Andymii (talk) 21:40, 17 March 2015 (EDT)

The deadline was March 11; the last edit before that was the 10th, at which point the page was in this state: the votes were 6-7, Hence the extension. The proposal is going to die in less than 22 hours anyway: just cool your jets. - Walkazo (talk)