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Should we change "North America" and "Australia" to "Americas" and "Oceania" respectively?[edit]

I'm asking this due to the reasons shown below:

North America: While Nintendo neglected Brazil, due to its massive import taxes, they still sell their products there (even though they release them in a more slower rate there). I've even found more Brazilian people than Greek people in online games and Miiverse. A lot more.

Australia: Excuse me, but where is New Zealand? New Zealand is NOT part of the Australia region. Plus, Oceania has about 14 countries, so yeah. Gold Luigi (talk) 07:48, 12 July 2017 (EDT)

We've decided to keep the Americas separate for regional aspects, but we will go through pages and mark Australia + New Zealand "Oceania" when applicable, like when release dates between the two match up. We'll have to adjust some things like templates, but you are free to help with that in article context if you feel like it. Sorry for the wait :) Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:30, 14 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks. New Zealand ALWAYS gets the same Nintendo content and release dates as Australia; clicking on New Zealand on Nintendo Country Selector will even redirect you to the Australian site. Just pay close attention to the link after clicking New Zealand. So I think you'll need to replace "Australia" with "Oceania" everywhewre it says "Australia". Also, will North America still be called "North America"? I really did not understand the part where you said you'll keep the Americas seperate for regional aspects. Gold Luigi (talk) 04:01, 15 July 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, we're leaving North America and South America as is. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:14, 15 July 2017 (EDT)
Sorry for late reply, but it just came to my head! Are you going to announce the change sometime? If so, will you tell them about the change in other wikis too? Gold Luigi (talk) 18:40, 28 July 2017 (EDT)
I don't think we need to. And what other wikis are you talking about? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:21, 28 July 2017 (EDT)
Well, I'm talking about wikis like Nookipedia, Donkey Kong Wiki, Zelda Wiki, etc., maybe even Wikipedia. They don't know about the change. And I think you should announce it, since some people won't know why we did this change. Gold Luigi (talk) 05:28, 29 July 2017 (EDT)

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I decided to change "Oceania" back to "Australia", since I believe that something just doesn't feel right when I see/say "Oceania". However, I will keep "Oceania" in Australia's flag description, in order to reflect the release dates of Australia. (I also did a similar thing on North America, Europe, and Hong Kong. Check their flag description if you don't know what I mean.) Gold Luigi (talk) 08:45, 18 December 2017 (EST) NOTE: I still haven't finished the revert. However, I do plan to continue it. If you want to help me, go ahead.

After you made a big deal about changing it? Why? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:36, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Yeah. I honestly should be ashamed for myself for even starting such a pointless, and I mean, POINTLESS question. Don't worry though. I 'm still OK, and I can still handle the edit if you like. Gold Luigi (talk) 12:19, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Seems pointless now to switch it all back. Just leave it how it is. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:23, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Nah, it's OK. Plus, most people just say "Australia/New Zealand" instead of "Oceania" or just "Australia" and other times they don't even mention Oceania at all, similar to South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Could you also check the latest question I made yesterday? I really can't stand seeing Chinese occupying the same spot all the time, as it makes it harder for some people, including me, to read the Chinese names. Gold Luigi (talk) 12:36, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Point is, the change from Australia to Oceania was discussed last time, as your point was "Australia" shouldn't be the term to cover all releases in the Oceania region, which we agreed to. Now you want to change it back just...because? If you have a good reason to do this, I'm not seeing it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:40, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Because most people say "Australia" rather than "Oceania". These people will understand the "Oceania" but will find its use kind of odd now that they say "Australia". Gold Luigi (talk) 15:05, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Could you please stop reverting these changes I did? I told you, the majority of the video gaming community says "Australia/New Zealand", "Australia", or they never mention it. Super Mario Wiki is a fanmade wiki that was made by gaming fans, so I want for it to be fulfill the conditions for the majority. Gold Luigi (talk) 17:43, 18 December 2017 (EST)
This was discussed last time, it needs to be discussed again. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:44, 18 December 2017 (EST)
And how can I do that? Gold Luigi (talk) 18:00, 18 December 2017 (EST)
The staff will discuss it, I meant. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:01, 18 December 2017 (EST)
You mean that I should contact an admin if I want to discuss it again? Gold Luigi (talk) 18:03, 18 December 2017 (EST)
No I brought it up already. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:08, 18 December 2017 (EST)
  • sigh* Guess never mind. I'll just stick with "Oceania", like you told me before. Gold Luigi (talk) 07:41, 19 December 2017 (EST)

Can you add a portuguese wiki[edit]

I want to know how can I translate the Mario Wiki to portuguese. There are many brazilians fans and they can't obtain knowlege if they don't speak english. Please, can any moderator help me?

OBS: I will translate as I can
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Hello. Unfortunately, I don't believe there is a Portuguese version of the wiki made. Sometimes we have Portuguese names listed in the "Names in other languages" section on some pages, though. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:17, 7 September 2017 (EDT)
Hello. I want to create a new wiki related to this wiki, how can I do it? DyeffersonAz


Why the CAPTCHA is slower than on most websites? 07:29, 10 September 2017 (EDT)

It is probably the coding. Felicia Fan777 (talk) 20:54, 12 September 2017 (EDT)

How do you cite sources?[edit]

I am rather ashamed to admit that I have been around for half a year and I don't know how to cite sources. Can someone link me to a tutorial page? -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:51, 19 November 2017 (EST)

The process is explained on MarioWiki:Citations. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 23:52, 19 November 2017 (EST)
Okay, thanks! -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:53, 19 November 2017 (EST)

How to change from .jpg to .png?[edit]

So I uploaded this image in .jpg format, and then I recaptured it in .png format. However, the system won't let me change the file type! How do I change it? Is it even possible? -YFJ (talk · edits) 13:15, 25 November 2017 (EST)

According to this policy, it is against the rules to convert a JPG file to a PNG file anyways. I'd suggest reading more about it on that page. LuigiMaster123's signature icon. LuigiMaster123 13:18, 25 November 2017 (EST)
It's against the rules to directly convert an image from .jpg to .png. It's not against the rules to replace an old .jpg image with a new .png image. However, if you want to upload a file in a different format, it must be uploaded as an entirely separate file. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 13:20, 25 November 2017 (EST)
I didn't use a file converter; I just retook the screenshot. But I have to upload an entirely new file? I guess I shouldn't worry about it too much. -YFJ (talk · edits) 13:23, 25 November 2017 (EST)
You cannot change file extensions on MarioWiki for the same file. If you want to use a different format, upload a separate file with the different format you like. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 13:58, 25 November 2017 (EST)


Hello, I have been wondering, if this wiki will ever change their host to Gamepedia as the ZeldaWiki. It would be great but this is not my decision. ThaumicTom (talk) 05:32, 7 December 2017 (EST)

After dealing with the various 500 errors Gamepedia has to offer, an individual host is much better than a collective, imo. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:39, 7 December 2017 (EST)
You should ask porplemontage (talk) this as he's the one who deals with this type of stuff BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:04, 7 December 2017 (EST)

Can you separate Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese instead of putting them in the same place?[edit]

I believe that Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese being in the same place in the "Names in other languages" section makes it harder to read their names, especially if they're different from each other. Could you please make them separate in a similar way you separated the European and American variants of the French, Spanish, and Portuguese languages? Gold Luigi (talk) 18:53, 16 December 2017 (EST)

I think that's a good idea. Are they even localized in the same areas, because sometimes, their simplified variants are different. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 15:27, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Yes. Example:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 新庫巴市 (Traditional)
Xīn Kùbā Shì
新酷霸王市 (Simplified)
Xīn Kùbàwáng Shì
New Koopa City

That's how we currently separate the Traditional and Simplified variants of the Chinese language. And Neo Bowser City's Simplified Chinese writing looks so different compared to the Traditional Chinese writing, despite sharing the same name. Gold Luigi (talk) 16:11, 18 December 2017 (EST)

Good catch; we already do this for Spanish/French/Portuguese regoinal differences, so why don't we do the same for Chinese dialect differences? Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 16:19, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Exactly. By the way, which Chinese dialect should be put first in the list? Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese? To be fair, I'm not really sure. Gold Luigi (talk) 16:37, 18 December 2017 (EST)
From what I remember, when I took Chinese in high school, they made me memorize traditional and traditional is always listed first in the books. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 17:07, 18 December 2017 (EST)

A french version[edit]

Hello. I want to help the french community by creating a french version of this wiki. How can I do it, please ? Shimyku (talk) 12:50, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Fonts in signatures[edit]

Can I use fonts in my sig without personal images? If so, how? -YFJ (talk · edits) 20:40, 26 December 2017 (EST)

Yeah, you would type it like this. More info here. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 20:43, 26 December 2017 (EST)
I have a Mario font (“New Super Mario Font U”) on my computer. Would it be possible to use that without a PI? -YFJ (talk · edits) 00:04, 27 December 2017 (EST)
I doubt it. It has to be a font recognized by the database I think, so everyone's device can read it. You can try putting in the name of your font into the span style, but I don't think anything will happen. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:46, 14 January 2018 (EST)

Upload several files at once[edit]

I'm trying to upload a lot of files. Is there a way to speed up the process? Is there a way to upload fifteen files at once? Thanks! -YFJ (talk · edits) 03:03, 14 January 2018 (EST)

Nope: User_talk:Porplemontage#Bulk_Image_Upload Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:44, 14 January 2018 (EST)

Sigh out[edit]

Dear people,

I'm very sorry, but I want to sigh out. I couldn't see any posibility to do that. How can I do that?

-Whomp King

I'm assuming you mean "sign out". There is a "log out" link at the top-right of the desktop page, or in the side menu on mobile. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:09, 31 January 2018 (EST)

No, I meant sigh out. Erase my account.

I've...never heard of that phrase. Anyway, since you don't have a userpage and the only edits you've made are to this page, there's no reason to delete your account. Scramble your password if you want to. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:17, 31 January 2018 (EST)

Yeah, again: I'm sorry. It's just... I don't do anything with my profile. So I can only change my password?

Yep, input a random string of garble. Just be sure it's what you want to do. You may want to come back at a later date. You can just leave your profile alone for now and came back to the wiki whenever. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:26, 31 January 2018 (EST)

Alright. Then I'll just forget about my account for now. Thanks anyway for your help. Perhaps, I'll come back again someday.

Can I get e-mail notifications when there are new nintendo/mario news?[edit]


I would like to get e-mail notifications whenever there are updates to the Nintendo/Mario-news section on the front page. Is this possible?
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Yes, actually. Provided you have your preferences set up to send you notifications, go to Template:News and click the "watch" tab at the top. Every time the template is changed, you will get an email notification. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:49, 4 February 2018 (EST)
To elaborate on what Alex said, here are some step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Go to your user preferences.
Step 2: Click the "User profile" tab.
Step 3: Make sure an email address is registered with your account.
Step 4: Make sure "Email me when a page or a file on my watchlist is changed" is checked. Remember that this emails you when ANY watched page/file is changed.
Step 5: Go to Template:News.
Step 6: Click the "watch" button at the top of the page.
Step 7: Set up your device to send you email notifications.
Step 8: Wait for an email.
I hope this helped! -YFJ (talk · edits) 18:27, 4 February 2018 (EST)

Suggesting categories[edit]

Is it possible to suggest categories? MLSSBMTashrooba.pngVOIDTHIS (talk)MLSSBMShroobRex.png 14:30, 15 April 2018 (CEST)

Sure, what categories do you have in mind? K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 08:43, 15 April 2018 (EDT)
What about tanooki enemies? (Tail Goomba, Big Tail Goomba, Tail Bullet Bill, Tail Bob-omb, Tail Boo, Tail Thwomp, Tanoomba, Tashrooba, Fake Block) MLSSBMTashrooba.pngVOIDTHIS (talk)MLSSBMShroobRex.png 18:30, 23 April 2018 (CEST)
EDIT: Raccoons (or Tanookis) would make more sense. MLSSBMTashrooba.pngVOIDTHIS (talk)MLSSBMShroobRex.png 00:04, 26 May 2018 (CEST)

Becoming an Administrator[edit]

How do I Become an Administrator ?
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It's answered on the FAQ right here. Yoshi876 (talk)

How do I add colours to my signature?[edit]

I want to have a colour in my signature, how do I do that? White Lightning George Jones 12:29, 2 June 2018 (EDT)

<font color=(color name or code)>(text)</font>. For example, this is red text. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:51, 2 June 2018 (EDT)
Here's a list of web colors. if you want to use a color not on here, your image editing program can provide the value. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:07, 2 June 2018 (EDT)

Something I've always wondered[edit]

Why does the Wiki have full coverage of the Donkey Kong series when there's already the DKWiki? RickTommy (talk) 03:05, 8 September 2018 (EDT)

As far as I know, the DK Wiki was created after the Super Mario Wiki to cover all of the DK content which was being covered on the Super Mario Wiki at the time. I think Yoshi and Wario Wikis were also made, however they have since been deleted as much of the content was copied directly from the Super Mario Wiki, which still had the best coverage of the series. DK Wiki is fairly similar, but it's lasted longer as it has more original content. Either way, it's currently being merged back here for the same reason - too many directly copied pages and generally better coverage here. I'm not 100% sure on all of those facts, but I hope that answers your question. :) BBQ Turtle (talk) 03:33, 8 September 2018 (EDT)
DKWiki's currently in the process of being merged with the Super Mario Wiki, so this question's kind of moot :P But yeah, what BBQ Turtle said. DKWiki just proved more popular during that time. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:34, 18 October 2018 (EDT)

Can you feature a page that's been unfeatured? Green Luigi (talk) 20:08, 24 April 2019 (CDT) I was wondering if a featured page that's been unfeatured can be featured again or not

Probaably, if it's improved since the unfeaturing. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 21:20, April 24, 2019 (EDT)

Current Did You Know section on the Main page[edit]

I wasn't sure where to mention then so I guess I'll put it here, the current Did You Know section states "Mario Party 2 and Mario Party DS are the only installments in the Mario Party series to be released on the Virtual Console" although I'm pretty sure Mario Party Advance was also released on the VC. Just wanted to bring this up. Emario407 (talk) 20:00, 4 December 2018 (EST)

Aye, it was. I'll make the corrections. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 20:03, 4 December 2018 (EST)

Will MarioWiki ever get a visual editor?[edit]

I have been on this wiki since 2017, but I’m still not the best with MediaWiki syntax. Over at Wikipedia, I mainly use the visual editor. It’s a lot easier to understand for a beginner like me, and I think it will help quite a lot of people. So, do you think MarioWiki will ever get a visual editor like the one Wikipedia has? Punio (talk) 09:19, 6 February 2019 (EST)

Go into Preferences, then Editing. Then, check the 'Use the wikitext mode inside the visual editor' box and click 'Save'. Supermario12345 02:31, June 1, 2021 (EDT)
-Sorry! That was wrong. MarioWiki doesn't yet have a visual editor. Supermario12345 05:36, June 13, 2021 (EDT)

Combine Spanish (NOA) and (NOE) if the information is the same or not?[edit]

If a character, place, item or something else has the same name in the same language but in different regions (America and Europe), they should be combined without de NOA or NOE, or separated to indicate the different regions? MarioAmericanSpansih (talk) 12:30 12 March 2019 (EST)


Ok, Can I ask something about the forums??? *I am tempbanned and I want to know what the deal is with 1 warning!?* [-]€40 vv@(talk · edits)Hyperluigi.gif 16:57, May 17, 2019 (EDT)


So, how many images should be on a page before a seprate gallery page should be made??? [-]€40 vv@(talk · edits)Hyperluigi.gif 15:48, May 24, 2019 (EDT)

There is not really a specific amount. MarioWiki:Galleries does however say: " If all the images can be included in the subject's main page without creating an excessively long gallery section, a separate page is unnecessary." Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 15:55, May 24, 2019 (EDT)
Well... the Mario Kart Tour gallery is too big... [-]€40 vv@(talk · edits)Hyperluigi.gif 15:56, May 24, 2019 (EDT)
It is indeed. So it can get a separate page, just follow the guidelines on the MarioWiki:Galleries page. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 15:58, May 24, 2019 (EDT)

Is there a 2 person edit function?[edit]

I cant make a page yet, since I have to wait about 5 more days until I'm autoconfirmed, so I was just wondering if Co-op edit was a function. Mad Hunter (talk) 13:12, September 27, 2019 (EDT)

Unfortunately, that's not supported by the wiki software. Sorry. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 13:13, September 27, 2019 (EDT)

Mobile games and new content[edit]

What's the policy on how we handle "unused content" with mobile games that will likely get these characters later on? For example, Dr. Mario World has four unimplemented player characters and eleven unimplemented assistants at the time of posting, but more are supposed to be added. In addition, all the characters so far that have been added were originally in the "pre-release and unused content" section. Mario Kart Tour is another example of this. It just doesn't seem like it should say "pre-release" or "unused". JoeRunner (talk and stuff) 21:23, September 29, 2019 (EDT)

Those Green contribution points[edit]

What are those green contribution points for and how do I become a level above autoconfirmed? Do the points have something to do with it? Is it how many edits I make or the point counter? User:Awesomehippos 22:09 October 16, 2019 (CST)

They're how many bytes of text were added or removed from a page, not edit points (though that sounds like a delightful idea). TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 23:15, October 16, 2019 (EDT)

Darnit. I was getting excited whenever it was a big number. that is disappointing news :( What can you do to increase your rank? Just make more edits correct?

User:Awesomehippos 22:17 October 16, 2019 (CST)

Well, the bureaucrats decide who becomes an admin. Nothing much you can do to become one except be a long-time, well-standing, amazing user; and unsurprisingly enough, I have a guide in my userpage for becoming an amazing user. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 23:22, October 16, 2019 (EDT)

How to add controller buttons[edit]

So how can I add the button icon for controllers such as the switch A button or the d pad buttons? Reecey Boi (talk) 16:51, November 2, 2019 (EDT)

I think what you're looking for is explained here, but for those ones specifically I think you'd need {{button|switch|A}}, {{button|switch|Up}}, {{button|switch|Down}}, {{button|switch|Left}} and {{button|switch|Right}}, which outputs A Button, Up Button, Down Button, Left Button and Right Button. BBQ Turtle (talk) 16:58, November 2, 2019 (EDT)

Why only 5 personal images?[edit]

I was totally unaware about the whole "5 Personal Images" thing until someone warned me about it. Now, I'm curious. Why only 5? Is it so that people don't flood the wiki with unrealted images? --Luigi's head in the map. From Super Mario 64 DS. Cosmic Cowboy was here 07:40, December 17, 2019 (EST)

MarioWiki:Personal files: "We regret having to be legalistic about this (the wiki is supposed to be lighthearted and fun, after all), but we have grown to the point that having a standard is necessary, and simply giving free rein in this area is counter to the goals of the knowledge base." So basically yes. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 07:50, December 17, 2019 (EST)

I can't log in[edit]

I forgot my password and I don't have a recovery email. How do I log back in? 23:44, December 22, 2019 (EST)

First you need to tell us what your account name is. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 04:46, December 23, 2019 (EST)
Its Mushzoom. 14:33, December 23, 2019 (EST)
If you have any email address you currently use at all, send us an email to and we can try to reset its password for you. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 19:48, December 24, 2019 (EST)

Change password[edit]

How do you change your password on mobile/IOS? NintendogsFan (talk) 09:04, December 24, 2019 (EST)

Ask a bureaucrat like Mario jc (talk) for help. They're the only ones that can reset passwords. Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 09:07, December 24, 2019 (EST)
That's not true, Special:ChangeCredentials exists so that any user can change their own password. No bureaucrat required. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 10:12, December 24, 2019 (EST)

Thank you. NintendogsFan (talk) 21:13, December 31, 2019 (EST)

How old do you need to be to edit on Mario Wiki?[edit]

Do we need to be 13 or older to edit on this site? NintendogsFan (talk) 10:38, January 12, 2020 (EST)

As long as you can hold yourself responsibly for your edits and are willing to learn how the wiki works, I don't think it really matters. That said, children should be using the internet with parental guidance. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 10:42, January 12, 2020 (EST)

Noob Help[edit]

I have been working on a fanfiction based on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and I was wondering if it might be published on the wiki, possibly in the ‘Shroom. I already asked on the Smash Wiki and it probably can’t go there. I have no idea if someone has asked this before, or even if it will be liked. I apologize if this isn’t the place for this, also. Magolor04726 (talk) 17:12, January 23, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

The wiki itself does not cover unofficial content. However, it could potentially be published in the 'Shroom. Go to the sign up page for more information. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 17:56, January 23, 2020 (EST)

Great. Thanks! Magolor04726 (talk) 19:55, January 23, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

Whoopee! I'm back. So I typed out an application on Microsoft Word, and I clicked on the link to Mario boards, but I have no idea what to do next. Please help! Magolor04726 (talk) 20:46, January 23, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

If you don't have an account on the boards, you need to make one. Then you click "Start conversation" with this guy and send him the application. He will give you more information. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:03, January 23, 2020 (EST)

Thanks for all the help! Here's hoping I'm smart enough not to need to use this again. Magolor04726 (talk) 21:06, January 23, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

Right, um, sorry to keep bugging you guys. I applied for a position, and while I was waiting for the results, I realized I probably need to become autoconfirmed before I would be allowed to write. Is there a list or table of things that need to be done? Magolor04726 (talk) 19:26, January 30, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

Or will I just have to kind of browse around looking for errors? Magolor04726 (talk) 19:35, January 30, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

You can learn how to become autoconfirmed here (Having an account for seven days + at least ten edits). Anyways, you don't need to be autoconfirmed at all to be a writer, so you're fine regardless. I'm pretty sure there was a writer who didn't have a wiki account one time. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 19:52, January 30, 2020 (EST)
Also, while it's perfectly fine to ask 'Shroom related questions here, you can also ask this user, as they're the current director of the paper. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 19:55, January 30, 2020 (EST)

Nice. To clarify, I can't add, only improve on others' works until I become autoconfirmed. Magolor04726 (talk) 21:02, January 30, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

You can add new information, but you just can't do certain things like creating new pages or editing protected articles until you're autoconfirmed. BBQ Turtle (talk) 16:31, February 2, 2020 (EST)

Just thought of this, does asking questions like this count towards the total edit count needed to become autoconfirmed? Magolor04726 (talk) 16:20, February 4, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

Yes, any edit counts, but don't add comments only for the sake of getting towards this count. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 16:41, February 4, 2020 (EST)
Won't need to. This one is it. Thanks a bunch! Magolor04726 (talk) 17:19, February 4, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

Bestiary like tables[edit]


I'm not sure if I'm comunicating here corectly, but I have a question. I really like how on almost bottom of most pages, creatures and charcters have their stats and profiles throughout different games listed in a very great and easy to navigate in tables. I noticed thou, that Goombas, despite being, well, goombas, don't have one. I assumed that nobody just wanted to take up such a long to do task, seeing how they/ some variant of them, appears in almost every single game. I thought "why not" and tried to do so. Throgh the prosess thou, i found out that nowhere on the wiki, are stats of enemies and allies from bowser's minions series listed. I did some experiments and found out how goombas leveling works. I wanted to make a table, simmiullar to one of those in bestiaries, but I can't figure out how they work and where to look for them. They certainly aren't constructed on bestiary pages, nor are the same thing that is explained on "tables" page in help pages. I also thought, that using game icons for stats, instead of just text, saying "pow" or "HP" would make them even easier to read, but I got a warning, regarding uploading images and not using them anywhere. So here I am asking for help, can a normal member do that, or is it only for higher saff, and if so, how?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by MichaelTheTiger (talk).

Hi again, you don't need to worry about that, it's not a proper warning and you're not in any trouble, I was just letting you know as sometimes people just upload images without a purpose for them, but you've got a good idea and use for them. If it's the raw code for the bestiary templates you're looking for, try clicking the "edit" tab on Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions bestiary and it should come up, you could try to copy and adapt that. You should be able to do it as a regular member, though if you want to make a new page for it, you'll need to be autoconfirmed, which means you need to make at least ten edits and be a member for a week. I don't know exactly how the game works, so I can't give you exact help, but I hope that at least gives you somewhere to get started from. :) BBQ Turtle (talk) 16:27, February 2, 2020 (EST)

Mii Maker Mayhem[edit]

I was appalled to find out that there was no Mii Maker subsection for the Nintendo Switch and I want to change that. Upon further inspection I found there was only subsections for the eShop, Parental Controls, and home menu. I want to either add more subsections(for example, but no limited to; News, Album, and system setting uses like Airplane mode, Users and TV settings), or make a whole new page for the home menu with more subsections in it, or should I make completely new articles for each page? -PrinceFluff (talk) 12:40, February 5, 2020 (EST)

"appalled" seems excessive, but I get what you mean. Sub-sections for Mii Maker, News, Album, and System Settings would work. There is already a Mii Maker redirect that leads to Nintendo 3DS#Mii Maker, so maybe the redirect can be turned into a disambiguation or a full article? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:31, February 5, 2020 (EST)
Sounds good. (I just typed "appalled" because I spent hours playing with the miis as a kid) PrinceFluff (talk) 14:15, February 5, 2020 (EST)

I can try to create those pages for you so you can edit them, Fluff, since you aren't autoconfirmed. Is that OK, Alex? Magolor04726 (talk) 14:17, February 5, 2020 (EST)Magolor04726

Mii Maker is the only one that I think could qualify for an article, but it might be best to bring that up on Mii Maker's talk page. The other ones aren't as big to warrant full articles. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:08, February 5, 2020 (EST)

How do I put images into categories?[edit]

I'm trying to clear the uncategorized files, but I don't know how to put the images into categories. 18:31, June 8, 2020 (EDT)

Simply add the category to the file like you would any other page. Template:Imagecategory-reminder and MarioWiki:Categories should have what you are looking for. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:39, June 8, 2020 (EDT)

Ok, Thanks. 18:41, June 8, 2020 (EDT)


I’m trying to italicize some pages on my phone, but it keeps turning out like this instead of being italicized. DarkNight (talk) 12:43, July 3, 2020 (EDT)

Your device is using curly (smart) apostrophes instead of straight ones. If you're using iOS, you turn that off by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > Smart Punctuation. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 21:53, July 3, 2020 (EDT)


Why are users blocked for the reason “Older, unused account”? 16:10, July 25, 2020 (EDT)

You are only allowed one account. If you create another, and the older one has no edits, the older one will be blocked. If there is a reason why you need to make another account, you should contact an admin first before making one, which you can do so without an account or through Discord, and we will discuss it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 16:18, July 25, 2020 (EDT)

I don't have permission[edit]

Hello, I'm trying to create a page for an item in Paper Mario: The Origami King. The page says I don't have permission to edit this page (that doesn't exist yet), how do I get the permission to create pages? I wanna help the wiki by adding tons of information and filling up empty pages.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by CasperThePancake (talk).

In order to do that, you must be autoconfirmed, which means you have to have at least 10 edits, and have waited one week. --Part 1 of my sigPart 2 of my sig 13:12, August 12, 2020 (EDT)

I don't have permission 2[edit]

Hello, my account is a week old and I've made over 10 edits. I still haven't been autoconfirmed. Please help.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by CasperThePancake (talk).

You've definitely fulfilled the number of edits. However I think you've got just over an hour to go before it has been a full week, if I'm seeing it right. Perhaps check back in 12 hours time to be sure.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 08:36, August 19, 2020 (EDT)

Slow loading[edit]

Has anyone else noticed user contribution pages taking a while to load? Everything else seems to be normal. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 13:59, October 12, 2020 (EDT)

Yeah, that also happens to me on mobile and only certain users/IPs. --Part 1 of my sigPart 2 of my sig 14:39, October 12, 2020 (EDT)
Yeah, I brought that up in Discord a few days ago. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 15:14, October 12, 2020 (EDT)
Looks like it's good now, thanks Porple :) Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 16:15, October 12, 2020 (EDT)

It won't let me edit my own user page and my talk page.[edit]

I made my own account, but it won't let me edit my user page and my talk page.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by MarioBobfan2007 (talk).

Answers in the FAQ. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 00:03, January 8, 2021 (EST)

Visual Editor Opt-in[edit]

So I know I can go into using it via adding ?veaction=edit after the URL, but is there a way of making it the default option when clicking the edit button? I tried multiple combinations of the "Enable the editing toolbar" and "Use the wikitext mode inside the visual editor (instead of the 2010 wikitext editor)" checkboxes in my editing preferences but they didn't set the Visual Editor to default. ACYoshSign.png 03:05, February 2, 2021 (EST)

Ports/ Remake/ whatever in Level Box template[edit]

Are there standards for deciding whether the new game should be included in the levelbox?
World 1-1 (Super Mario Bros. 3) SMA3 and SMAS are not included. Acorn Plains Way NSMBUDX is included.ACYoshSign.png (talk) 12:45, February 14, 2021 (EST)

The description for the parameter reads "The game (s) that the level appeared in.", so yeah, SMA3 and SMAS should be there. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:51, February 14, 2021 (EST)
Whoops meant to be SMA4, but thanks for clarifying! ACYoshSign.png (talk) 11:54, February 16, 2021 (EST)


Hello! Am student and am raeding this Wikipedia and no am can find the artichels is about the Countrys. Examply, the Enjland and the America and the France. Can you are show to me where are this artichels? Thank you a lot!
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Doshdegori (talk).

You can find a list of real life locations that we cover in the Locations on Earth category. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 16:58, February 27, 2021 (EST)

Can you change the email that notifications are sent to[edit]

Hi, I recently got a new email, and I would like to change the email on my account (the one you get notifications from), is it possible to do this? Jaedd

Go to Special:Preferences and you should see the option under "Email" to change your address. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:41, March 5, 2021 (EST)

Page Creation Help[edit]

Why may people need to log in or create an account and be autoconfirmed to start pages? 15:41, April 6, 2021 (EDT)

Curb vandalism. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 15:53, April 6, 2021 (EDT)
Says the vandalism ban evader :P Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:39, April 6, 2021 (EDT)

I have two questions[edit]

A) Why cant't you have multiple accounts? B) Is there a way to delete your account? Broque (talk) 21:09, July 8, 2021 (EDT)

The main reason I believe is because edits should be kept within the same account. Even if you have a warning on one account, it would just be carried over into future accounts. Accounts cannot be deleted, but I have blocked your other two accounts since you're going back to this one. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 21:26, July 8, 2021 (EDT)

Music files[edit]

Why are music files only 30 seconds max? It doesn't include all of it in 30 seconds and that's just trash (see super mario run for an example)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Including the entire length song is a copyright violation and considering Nintendo has been taking down music on YouTube, it's better to be safe than sorry. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:39, July 22, 2021 (EDT)


why is editing on the mario wiki so complicated? why can't it be simpler like editing a google doc or a google slide
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

What in particular are you having trouble with? You can find guides on Help:Contents. Also, please remember to sign your comments by typing ~~~~ at the end. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 21:48, August 16, 2021 (EDT)
It's just the software that our wiki uses to present the pages as you see them-- stick around and start tinkering with the small stuff, and with practice you'd be able to edit many other websites with the same kind of code.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 03:03, August 17, 2021 (EDT)
Unless you're trying to build a template or mess with the css, most of what you'll see is pretty easy, since it's really just a lot of basic text. And if you make a mistake, someone will be around to fix it. So it is kind of like a Google Doc, in that sense, just a Google Doc with fancy boxes. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 03:38, August 17, 2021 (EDT)


How do I add images to pages?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by BananaBarrels (talk).

Help:Image for single images next to text, and Help:Gallery for a gallery. If you mean uploading images, go to Special:Upload (the "Upload file" link under tools on the left navigation bar). K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 21:58, September 5, 2021 (EDT)

The preceding unsigned comment was added by BananaBarrels (talk).

Are fan sites eligible for articles?[edit]

I would like to create an article for the long-running, but now defunct, fan site SMBHQ. Is this something that would be allowed, as it was unofficial? Thank you.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

That definitely doesn't warrant an article here, since we don't cover anything fan-made. Bowser Nightwicked Bowser Bowser emblem from Mario Kart 8 14:09, September 15, 2021 (EDT)

Ads refusing to close[edit]

When I try to close an ad on the bottom, it refuses to close, no matter how many times I click the X.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Hey, I've let the proprietor Porplemontage know and he says it seems to be an issue on the ad provider's side, so he's reported it. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 19:49, December 10, 2021 (EST)

How to create a French version?[edit]

Hello, I speak French and English and I would like to translate some pages into French. How can I do it ? It would be with pleasure. Cordially

Bonjour, je parle français et anglais et je souhaiterais traduire certaines pages en français. Comment puis-je le faire ? Ce serait avec plaisir. Cordialement
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Richaringan (talk).

Question about Meta Categories[edit]

How do we remove meta categories from a page? Specifically I've been shortening some audio files as per media guidelines, but I don't see a way to take the relevant pages out of "Articles with audio files over 30 seconds". I've never messed around with meta categories so I'm probably missing something obvious, how do I do this? Tmjjmt (talk) 17:22, December 8, 2022 (EST)

If you're referring to the articles you just edited, usually it takes a while for them to be delisted from the category (They're gone now). If an article still has the category, making a dummy edit (an edit without making any changes) to the article should get rid of it. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 00:00, December 9, 2022 (EST)
Thank you, yes that's what I meant! I didn't realise it was automatic, that's all. Tmjjmt (talk) 11:14, December 9, 2022 (EST)

Syntax highlighter[edit]

Just found this page, so I was hoping one of y'all could help me. Recently, the syntax highlighter changed - I actually thought it was removed, but I guess the change knocked it out of my preferences so I had to re-enable it. Even when I did, though, it was different. The old one bolded, italicized, and colored the text based on format: turning bold and italicized text the proper colors, turning links blue, turning reference tags green and templates purple, et cetera; as opposed to this new one, which highlights the text in various colors. (I think the old one did that too, but only when you had a template inside a template, or similar situations.) In any case, while I am happy I've finally managed to turn on some kind of syntax highlighting, I think the old system worked better for me. I admit there was room for improvement with how it handles images, but I like how it distinguishes the start and end of references and templates from the rest of them, and how with potholes (I think we call them "piped links" 'round here?), it distinguishes the page it's linking to from the text of the link. Is there some way to get that syntax highlighter back? I wouldn't mind installing a Firefox plugin if that's what it takes. Ahemtoday (talk) 14:42, March 6, 2023 (EST)

Super Mario 64 Big Star Secret[edit]

I was wondering if anyone here has downloaded the video Super Mario 64 Big Star Secret since it's now lost media and I thought this would be my best chance at finding it. If you have it, reuploading it somewhere would be super awesome. (Also sorry if this isn't the kind of question to be asked here; this is the best place I could find on here to ask it.) (sorry for posting this so much. It wasn't getting answered so I decided to post it again to get a reply) 13:06, April 9, 2023 (EDT)

Hopefully this doesn't come off as rude, but...[edit]

Why isn't anyone answering my question above? 13:55, April 9, 2023 (EDT)

Found a swearing userpage[edit]

Will an admin please fix this page?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lofiguy (talk).

Swearing is allowed as long as it isn't excessive, and this is their own userpage, so there's no problem here. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 23:30, September 28, 2023 (EDT)

I don’t understand how to nominate a featured article.[edit]

Can someone please explain what I need to write? Thanks!
The preceding unsigned comment was added by DaxMax (talk).

To nominate a featured article, go to the article you wish to nominate and input the Featured Article template

{{FASTAT}} at the very top of the article. Next, go to MarioWiki:Featured articles and go to the "How to nominate" section. At the bottom of the section you will see a box you can type into. Most of it is already filled in, so you only have to type the name of the article you wish to feature there (for example, if you want to nominate Mario, the box should read MarioWiki:Featured articles/N/Mario). Then, you must fill in the article to get the correct information. The {{substPAGENAME}} template should be the name of the article you wish to nominate. In the template, |nominated should have the correct time that you nominate it (it should go Hour and minute, month, day, year. For example: 16:55 January 1, 2024). Under the "Support" section, input your username there in a template with a hashtag in front of it (for example, #{{User|(Username)}}). Give out your reasons as to why the article should be featured. Other users can support or oppose your nomination.

Hope this helps! link:User:Sparks Sparks (talk) link:User:Sparks 22:10, February 10, 2024 (EST)

Wordfilter problems for Peach Showtime, leading to Error Code Plessie[edit]

So, I reached autoconfirm status yesterday (5 March 2024), but when I was working on A Parade on Ice, I noticed something strange. I simply could not add any mentions of the name of the Ribbo*er no matter what, because apparently the wordfilter thought I was writing "bo*er", leading to "Error code: Plessie" and instantly logs me out too. Meanwhile, it appears a fair few other users could mention his name without workarounds, e.g.

So I think that particular Theet's name has to be whitelisted in the wordfilter as soon as feasibly possible; while at the same time I wonder if I must've missed out on some important information, if other autoconfirmed users seem able to mention his name, while I cannot. DandelionSprout (talk) 01:18, April 6, 2024 (EDT)

As far as goes, it seems to have been fixed by now, for which I'm thankful regardless of how it got fixed. DandelionSprout (talk) 15:06, April 9, 2024 (EDT)

Attacked users[edit]

My user, Arthur3 Has a Attacked password and I need help 09:43, April 6, 2024 (EDT)

On Mario Boards......[edit]

Why my IP Address is banned on the website 09:52, April 25, 2024 (EDT)


I've been hit with the captcha a few times. And I'm faced with the fact that I don't know enough about Mario (I've played maybe 10 of the games listed here in any depth, and mostly ones from last century), so some of the captchas are trivia I just don't know. And when I try to reload the captcha to get a question I can answer, I run into "you're doing that too frequently" error messages soon enough. This raises a few questions:

  • If I don't know enough to answer all the captchas, should I take that as an indicator that I'm not qualified to edit this wiki?
  • I've been to other websites where they did something like "To prove you're a human answer this question. The answer can be found *here*(link)" Does MarioWiki have something like that?
  • What kind of edits require captcha? Does it depend on what level of user I am? Is this already documented somewhere on MarioWiki?

--Bsammon (talk) 00:05, May 20, 2024 (EDT)

Leaked and spoiler info[edit]

Is adding stuff based on leaks or datamining a game before it comes out even allowed? I've seen some updates on the TTYD remake and related subject pages that seemed to added base on those. Metalmario991 (talk) 11:40, 21 May 2024 (EST)

I think there should be a penalty for anyone adding datamined content before the day of release. It puts the wiki at risk of getting takedown notices as well. Super Mario RPG (talk) 23:43, May 21, 2024 (EDT)
See MarioWiki:Spoilers - information with reliable sources is allowed, but not files until the game is released. K.K. Slider costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 23:51, May 21, 2024 (EDT)