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Should This Be Merged with Toadies?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Count Caterpie (talk).

Actually, thats a good idea. Can an op mergificate them?GreenKoopa - Comments or questions?

Seeing as they behave and look differently, they're probably a different species. And while the article could use some expanding upon, I don't think it should be merged. But, for future reference, normal Users can merge articles: just move the information and then turn the old page into a redirect. If there's not too many pages linking to the redirect, try orphaning it, and then labeling it for a deletion. - Walkazo 20:28, 1 September 2008 (EDT)
No, Walkazo. You're never suppoed to intentionally orphan a page. :\ Marcelagus (TCE) It's... against common sense...
Unless you're DELETING the page. Doing it before the page is deleted just saves the Sysops the trouble of doing away with the red links themselves. - Walkazo 21:27, 1 September 2008 (EDT)
Whoever said we're deleting it? Nice of your consideration to admins, but I really think it to be unnecessary. Marcelagus (TCE)

We're not deleting this page, I said "for future reference", since GreenKoopa seemed to think merging articles was an op-only job. - Walkazo 21:38, 1 September 2008 (EDT)

Separate or same Toadies[edit]

I think that Green Toady and Solo Toady are different species. Yes, i know that Nep-Enut and what called Submarine Nep-Enut is actually a Nep-Enut, and Balloon Boo and Blue Boo which is actually Balloon Boo considered as different species, but these Toadies appear to have a different color. Green Toady, as it name implies, it is green. It has a pale yellow skin and blue shoes. Solo Toady is magenta with purple skin and pink shoes. Should we consider them as separate enemies? --83.156.220.80 03:39, 27 June 2018 (EDT)

There's a reason the "split" template is on the page, because of the color difference as well as the behavioral. And the "Submarine Nep-Enut" actually was in reference to a particular underground Nep-Enut that could not be reached while it was shrunk down due to there being no gapes to get to the surface of the water, hence the reason the guide referred to that one as cowardly. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 03:43, 27 June 2018 (EDT)
I was also talking about Balloon Boo and Blue Boo though. --83.156.220.80 03:45, 27 June 2018 (EDT)
That one did seem to be a fudging on the guide's part, and as such was irrelevant to what I was saying. To be fair, the string isn't visible in the castle area, though the nozzle is, but without context that might be a little hard for some to interpret. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 03:50, 27 June 2018 (EDT)
My bad, it's Boo Balloon. Balloon Boo is from New Super Mario Bros. --83.156.220.80 03:53, 27 June 2018 (EDT)
I'm in support for splitting the pages. The current article could use with splitting. The HD Guy (talk) 08:09, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
Hmm... The color and behavioral difference reminds me largely of Koopa Troopas, but LinkTheLefty translated the Advance 3 guidebook entry for me, and it only mentions the Green Toadies (with the sprite too). I'm starting a proposal.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by FanOfYoshi (talk).

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Are you sure they appeared in Yoshi's New Island? I didn't saw magenta Toadies with purple skin and pink shoes and/or Green Toadies with pale yellow skin and blue shoes. I only saw yellow skinned Toadies with either red wearing or purple wearing. Do you mean that the Toadies who wear purple are the Solo Toady? --83.156.220.80 04:06, 5 July 2018 (EDT)

Presumably. Were they alone? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:25, 5 July 2018 (EDT)

I didn't watch a whole playthrough you know. --83.156.220.80 04:28, 5 July 2018 (EDT) I would like to propose that a nice separate model rip of this Bowser minion. https://www.models-resource.com/3ds/yoshisnewisland/model/13348/ The Solo Toady must be separated from the regular one. And yes, in response to your above questions, they are alone. --Hamshamcart (talk) 16:39, 21 September 2018 (EDT)

Split Green Toadies from Solo Toadies[edit]

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don't split 1-7
Proposer: FanOfYoshi (talk)
Deadline: November, 23, 2018 23:59 GMT

They are two different species in which the parent species is Toady. 1st, the Advance 3 Guide only mentions the Green Toady. 2nd, the Japanese names don't always make them the same thing. Take exemple on Bukubuku and Blurp. Bukubuku is the Japanese name of a green fish wearing goggles, and that of a shark-like fish.

Support[edit]

  1. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal.

Oppose[edit]

  1. Waluigi Time (talk) The only difference between these is that the pink ones appear out of nowhere, while green ones are already in the level. Not different enough to split, if you ask me.
  2. WeirdDave13 (talk) Per Waluigi Time.
  3. Niiue (talk) Per all.
  4. LinkTheLefty (talk) In retrospect, Green Toady is a color variation of the pink Toady, which we generally don't split. If anything, Solo Toady can be merged with Toady for consistency.
  5. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all.
  6. Bazooka Mario (talk) Merge to Toady.
  7. bwburke94 (talk) Per all. No reason to split.

Comments[edit]

For future reference, LinkTheLefty added the split template, not Doc von Schmeltwick. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 13:43, 9 November 2018 (EST)

Yeah, I added so many I got confused about which ones were actually mine. Anyways, while they do seem to be different in English, it can be argued that this is more akin to "Seedy Sally," with having the same Japanese names; even Bouncing Bullet Bill got a rename in Japan for YNI. I think that's grounds for some continued discussion, as these are somewhat similar to a red-green Troopa situation, but with three examples. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:56, 9 November 2018 (EST)
Seedy Sallies and Short Fuse didn't differ physically from Grinders and Ukikis. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 03:04, 10 November 2018 (EST)
Red-Green Troopa? It might not be a bad idea to merge these with the regular Toady page due to shared JP names and being recolor behavior differences, if you look at it from that angle....not advocating that, just noting it. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 03:28, 10 November 2018 (EST)
As far as i remember, a Japanese source had normal Toadies with a different Japanese name. "Kamek no Teshita". --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 03:41, 10 November 2018 (EST)
I don't see it that much as Koopa Troopa. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 04:09, 10 November 2018 (EST)
Also your Bukubuku example doesn't check out, given these are from the same game. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:30, 10 November 2018 (EST)

Admittedly, Green Toady is more AGGRESSIVE in its attempts to bring back Snufit Ball steal the baby, and we have Bandit and Coin Bandit split. I don't think we should have Green Toady not getting a distinct Japanese name be basis for keeping them together, when they originally all shared the same name as regular Toady, and Green Toady simply hasn't reappeared since they were all considered the same sort of thing in Japan. Similar to how, also in Japan, Bullet Bill, Bouncing Bullet Bill, and Missile/Bull's-Eye Bill were all considered the same thing as each other, but aren't anymore, and the only "Boo Buddy" types from SMW to have distinct names in Japan even now are the Circlin' Boo Buddies and Block Boos. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:48, 10 November 2018 (EST)

Then how you explain Spiked Fun Guys and Needlenoses have the same Japanese name that the normal Pokey do? --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 03:55, 12 November 2018 (EST)
Those are clearly different iterations of the normal Pokey, which they didn't bother to distinguish. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 05:14, 12 November 2018 (EST)
And Flutters and normal Wigglers? They clearly have the same Japanese names, but are different in appearance, and slight behavior change. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 03:59, 13 November 2018 (EST)
@Link, a few source called normal ones in Japanese (i romanize) Kamek no Teshita, and were not only called "Kokameck". This is similar to Potted Spiked Fun Guy in which had a different Japanese name from normal Spiked Fun Guys.--Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 07:08, 13 November 2018 (EST)
I'm pretty sure Flutters should have been called "Pata Hanachan" in Japanese. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 10:27, 13 November 2018 (EST)
The original Shogakukan guide gives their name as Kokamek while describing them as Kamek no Teshita, which tells me that the terms are basically interchangeable. Also, it should be noted that Wiggler and Flutter did not originally appear together, so they did not need to have separate names. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:00, 13 November 2018 (EST)
The Advance guide treats both as separate, and the name "Kamek no Teshita" isn't the description, but added itself as the main name. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 11:06, 13 November 2018 (EST)
What that shows is that both versions of the book are contradicting sources, similar to whether Puchipuchi L refers to the extra-large enemy in the Marching Milde boss battle or simply the semi-common big version of Milde (which we amalgamate as either size). LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:21, 13 November 2018 (EST)

"Kamek no Teshita" seems to specifically refer to the quartet of Toadies that Kamek sends out at the beginning and appear whenever the countdown ends. If anything, "Kamek's Toadies" should be split from the regular Toady article as a specific group, and not be seen as a "species," per se, similar to how the seemingly-more-individual-than-the-bosses Tap-Tap the Golden is still a generic enemy listed there. Or do something like we have for the Draggadon page.... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 12:49, 16 November 2018 (EST)

I'll also point out that in the original, these aren't technically recolors of regular Toady, as they have prominent shoes and seem to be missing a few parts of the graphics. These missing parts were added in SMA3 it seems, but the shoes remain distinctive. Observe:


Now unfortunately we don't have an SMA3 generic Toady sprite, but they looked like the originals with desaturated colors. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:04, 16 November 2018 (EST)

This seems clunky since the Yoshi's New Island guidebook only mentions the Solo Toady (the purple cloaked one in YNI are indeed Solo Toadies hence their behavior) --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 06:51, 17 November 2018 (EST)

I'd agree with splitting Kamek's Toadies from Toady and merging Solo Toady with the main article. LinkTheLefty (talk) 15:29, 17 November 2018 (EST)

Are we allowed to restart a proposal that failed? Results May Vary said that he supported a split above. They're different enough to be split. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 13:33, 23 November 2018 (EST)
In four weeks. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:11, 23 November 2018 (EST)
Four weeks if there isn't already a proposal occuring. Should i change the reason of the proposal after restarting one? Or should i let Results May Vary do it? He may know a bit more about it. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 14:15, 23 November 2018 (EST)
Doesn't really matter. Anyways, the only reason I'd see to split is that technically, the name "Solo Toady" doesn't seem to have ever been officially applied to the green one specifically. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:20, 23 November 2018 (EST)
I see what you mean. Yeah, even though they both have prominent shoes, the Green Toadies have never been officially applied to Solo Toady. I'd add that in the next proposal. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 14:24, 23 November 2018 (EST)
If they aren't both merged with Toady by then. I can see either way, particularly as in the games after SMA3, They appear to fully be recolors of regular Toady. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:28, 23 November 2018 (EST)
Hope so. As you mentioned, they aren't just recolored sprites, because they have shoes. Normal Toadies are barefeet. Hope the page doesn't get merged at this point. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 14:33, 23 November 2018 (EST)
They're barefoot nowadays, though. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:08, 23 November 2018 (EST)

Split Green Toady from Solo Toady: Attempt 2[edit]

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canceled by proposer
Ok, this is getting a bit more intensive than the first one. While the Koopa Troopa gets only one entry in the Advance Guide, Toadies have two. one for normal Toady, and one for Green Toady, but not Solo Toady. Solo Toady is neither referred in the Green Toady's, nor getting an entry. Since i'm not a fan of how they we're handled in Super Famicon guides, i think it's better to trust the Advance 3 Guide. Doc von Schmeltwick sees a reason to split. In this guide, Kokameck refers to Green Toady. According to Doc von Schmeltwick, Green Toady not ever officially applied to Solo Toady.


Please read the proposal before voting.

Proposer:FanOfYoshi (talk)
Deadline:January, 24, 2019, 23:59 GMT
Date canceled:January 10, 2019

Support[edit]

  1. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal.

Oppose[edit]

Comments[edit]

At the same time, I see that guide as potentially referring to the quartet in the "normal" entry and not the species. I can go either way, really, as it's not as clear-cut as other color things. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:20, 10 January 2019 (EST)

In the previous proposal, you said that the only reason you see to split is that both have never been officially applied to each other. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 02:28, 10 January 2019 (EST)
Something that merging both to Toady would also solve. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 02:32, 10 January 2019 (EST)
In this guide, Kokameck refers to Green Toady. And as i said, Solo Toady hasn't been applied to it. I do disgress that the Super Famicon guides doesn't do the same thing, but since it's a remake, i think that they decided to call Green Toady "Kokameck". As i said, the only reason you'd see to split is that the name "Solo Toady" wasn't ever officially applied to Green Toady. I don't think it was ever officially applied to Green Toady. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 02:35, 10 January 2019 (EST)
Anyways, it's your choice. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 02:49, 10 January 2019 (EST)
"Kokameck" refers to generic Toadies in JP. Which umbrellas all three colors. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 03:11, 10 January 2019 (EST)
I kinda oppose the merge, and also, i disagree to split Kamek's Toadies. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 11:15, 10 January 2019 (EST)

Merge to Toady[edit]

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Merge to Toady and split Kamek's Toadies 1-1-0-5-2-0
So, during my Bubble Dayzee proposal, i saw LinkTheLefty mention it, so decided to make a proposal about this while i'm at it. The fact that both were merged together bothered me for a while, now. They should have either have been split, or merged to Toady altogether in the first place. I know about the feet thing, but that's neither an indication of them being the same or different subspecies at all. Or neither that they're separate from the normal Toadies. As i realised Doc von Schmeltwick was right about the fact that the large Raven in Yoshi's New Island was presumably a reference to/being Raphael the Raven himself, i think merging it could work. However, i'm kinda on the fence with Kamekku no Teshita, but that's a story for another day. Or is it?
Proposer: FanOfYoshi (talk)
Deadline: November 16, 2021, 23:59 GMT

Split Solo and Green Toady[edit]

  1. Chester Alan Arthur (talk) Per koopa

#Koopa con Carne (talk) Went ahead and changed ship.

Merge to Toady altogether[edit]

  1. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per proposal.

Split along with Kamek's Toadies[edit]

Merge to Toady and split Kamek's Toadies[edit]

  1. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) As Touch & Go shows, the purple ones are hardly obligately "solo," as they travel in utterly massive groups in that game. "Kamek's Toadies" seem to be a recurring group with a distinct name in English and Japanese (Kamek no Teshita), but the color seems to be an inconsistently functioning green-red Troopa-type thing.
  2. LinkTheLefty (talk) I'll be blunt: the main article is currently an unorganized mess that begged for a long-overdue restructure. Right now, "Toady" is an overall nebulous non-subject. Is it about Toady the species/enemy, or Kamek's Toadies the notable group? There is an obvious parent/member difference, but it presently lacks focus, and unlike Koopa (species), there honestly isn't really any good reason for such generalization. Green Toady merged with not-always Solo Toady, I think, we've agreed is basically a done deal as a color variant, yes? Then all this is doing is trading a poor, directionless article for ones of clearly better substance. And to the opposition, I kindly ask: what's the plan after keeping things as is (with such considerate rationale as, I quote, "Nope.")? Surely you must have some other idea in mind if you truly believe this is not the optimal solution here, because if not, doing nothing is not at all very condusive to the wiki in my estimation.
  3. Blinker (talk) Per all.
  4. Koopa con Carne (talk) Per the sources presented and Doc's clarification in the comments. I will kindly request, though, that any rebuttals made in future discussions be more civil.
  5. FanOfYoshi (talk) Second option, per all, mostly LinkTheLefty. Was at first on the fence with Kamek's Toadies, and thought i'll warrant another discussion, but i think it's fine adress them now.

Keep as is[edit]

  1. Waluigi Time (talk) Same reasons for opposing the Bubble Dayzee merge apply.
  2. Chester Alan Arthur (talk) 2nd best option i think per wt

#Koopa con Carne (talk) Nope.

Just split Kamek's Toadies[edit]

Comments[edit]

Why is there no option to leave the page as-is? --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 13:34, November 2, 2021 (EDT)

Oh, sorry, i forgot. Gonna put it right now. --Ski Yoshi FanOfYoshi A Dr. Freezegood 13:35, November 2, 2021 (EDT)

@LinkTheLefty:
"Is it about Toady the species/enemy, or Kamek's Toadies the notable group? There is an obvious parent/member difference, [...]"
It seems clear to me that Kamek's Toads are an assembly of generic, red-clad Toadies. As it stands, no other red Toadies are present in the game as solo enemies, so it's only sensible to have said assembly described on the main Toady page. The Solo Toadies and Green Toadies are some sort of vigilantes that strike you independent of any of Kamek's goons--they're "species" derivative of the red Toadies, and pretending they are the same enemy essentially means ignoring different traits that factor into gameplay.
Also, it would be better if you kept comments within boundaries of courtesy. The irrascible tone does not do you or anyone else any service. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 18:52, November 3, 2021 (EDT)

So let me see if I understand this take correctly: Kamek's Toadies—which, as well-established, even had physical differences from the other types of Toady in the same game—are better off being loosely defined/covered in the main article, because they, contrary to what Japanese (read: most) sources have to say on the matter, represent the "base" form of Toady, meaning that in fact the Solo/Green Toady is derived from a generic, imaginary "parent" that only appears in this game as...Kamek's Toadies. And somehow, this is superior to the way the wiki has handled every other similar article...how, exactly? Also, forgive me if that quick "Nope." rubs me the wrong way, but come on man, it takes more effort to type that than a simple "per" acknowledgment. LinkTheLefty (talk) 20:10, November 3, 2021 (EDT)
Kamek's Toadies are the "base" Toadies. Solo and Green Toadies are derived from them. That is my reasoning. Regardless of how loosely one feels the concept is being described on the Toady article, the thing I'm getting at is that Solo and Green Toadies are different enough from each other that they shouldn't be lumped together in the same page, and most definitely do not need to be arbitrarily decided by Mario Wiki intelligentsia as being the base Toadies when no sources claim such thing. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 03:45, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
You've just restated yourself while utterly side-stepping the issues I've pointed out with writing of the article. All right then, allow me to break it down further. No official source claims that Solo Toady and Green Toady are color variants while Kamek's Toadies are a distinct entity? That's untrue. Here is another example of them being treated as color variants, something that the wiki historically does not split without very strong reasoning (totally absent here) - note the orange and grey Tap-Taps on the same exact page, which I can guarantee are never getting separate articles. Heck, it's visible right there in the English name provided by the SNES Player's Guide: Green Toady (your spontaneous "vigilantes independent of Kamek" claim being, by the way, wild fanfiction). Let's not lie to ourselves here. And again, sorry, the current article is just plain bad writing and someone has to tell it how it is for it to get anywhere (and no, this is not something that's being "arbitrarily decided by Mario Wiki intelligentsia" [no comment], but the wiki's own fact-based standards). Kamek's Toadies are merged to the main Toady article for the sole sake of Solo/Green Toady being their own, while at the same time they are recurring and, yes, notable members of their species. The main article muddies the waters such that Kamek's Toadies are not characters in their own right, yet it also covers (solo) Toadies that appear later in the franchise, despite the similar Kamek Krew getting their own article. In practically every other case would the regular enemy be the main article that the wiki would accept as the "base" example of the standard species and unique characters be derived separately. Why, precisely, does Toady have to be different? I'm still not getting a solid answer, so I have no choice but to take it that the opposition has none. Instead, I have to remind them that this situation is more complicated than the Bubble Dayzee proposal they came from and has more at stake. Fortunately, there happens to be an easy fix for this right in front of everyone. LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:25, November 4, 2021 (EDT)

your spontaneous "vigilantes independent of Kamek" claim being, by the way, wild fanfiction

Thought we decided not to put much stock into what that book says—why did the narrative suddenly take a turn? Regardless, “vigilante” is just a frivolous, amusing word I chose to frame their singularity as an enemy. I did not think the connotations of such word would seriously factor into my argument.

Why, precisely, does Toady have to be different? I'm still not getting a solid answer, so I have no choice but to take it that the opposition has none

I did give you an answer, but I suppose it either wasn’t ample or clear enough. Kamek’s Toadies are base Toadies, who all happen to be in a group and act in congruence. To wit, the base “enemy” is a collective entity that kidnaps Baby Mario once the timer reacher zero. Some of these red-robed Toadies appear on their own in later spin-offs. The other, differently-coloured Toadies that appear in the Yoshi’s Island game are visibly disparate things derivative of the base entity.

No official source claims that Solo Toady and Green Toady are color variants while Kamek's Toadies are a distinct entity? That's untrue

They are very obviously indexed separately in those pages you laid down and I have zero idea as to how you were informed of the contrary. The former page shows a red Toady, simply called “Kamek” (indicating a base/vanilla species), who (as Google Translate would reveal) is explicitly described in its adjacent bio as part of the larger assembly of red Toadies that shows up from off-screen to kidnap Baby Mario; the latter page, on the other hand, shows a green Toady and describes it as an enemy that functions on its own, implying a detachment from the aforementioned “Kamek” Toady. Admittedly, this guide does not appear to make a distinction between the green and purple Toadies, instead seemingly covering them both as “little Kameks”, but:

Here

there is an actual distinction being made. I don’t think these two guides rebut, in any way, what I or the quoted English guide have stated on the matter. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 09:52, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
It's not just called "Kamek" in that page. It's Kamek no Teshita. "Kamek's Toadies." Solo/Green Toadies are Kokamek ("Small Kamek,") which is what red Toadies are called in games outside of the Yoshi's Island series, like the Mario Party series. Meaning they are the same subject according to the games' respective original development teams. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 10:31, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
So there has been a consistent vision as to how generic Toadies are identified across games... That does change things up quite a bit, so I guess I'm moving my vote. Regardless, not sure why Google Translate found it appropriate to adapt the Japanese writing for "Kamek no Teshita" to "Kamek" on my end. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 11:04, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
First of all, don't use indentations: there is only so much real estate that the comments can reasonably take up, and it's making it unreasonably harder than it has to be to follow along. Now, in regards to: "Thought we decided not to put much stock into what that book says—why did the narrative suddenly take a turn? - excuse me, but what propels you to convince yourself there is some grand "narrative" against the book? No one has ever denied at any point that it is an officially licensed source - what people have been pointing out is that the SNES-era Nintendo Power guide makes far too many little distinctions that are outright contradicted by other officially licensed sources, sometimes even the GBA-era Nintendo Power guide and later the Yoshi's Island DS ones (English!), and the wiki as a whole no longer treats every single instance from that solitary source as splitting grounds. "Regardless, “vigilante” is just a frivolous, amusing word I chose to frame their singularity as an enemy. I did not think the connotations of such word would seriously factor into my argument." Look, I would love to believe that if this really was "just a frivolous, amusing word," but the fact that this phrased out as "vigilantes that strike you independent of any of Kamek's goons" (direct quote)? Please refrain from backpedaling. "I did give you an answer," no, you've modified it and given two. Let me explain. You said before that "Kamek's Toads are an assembly of generic, red-clad Toadies" - meaning that you do see Kamek's Toadies as an "assembly" (ie. notable, recurring group) and that other generic, red-clad member debuted in the same game off-screen. Then later, you've said that Kamek's Toadies are flat-out the "base" species, when the red-clad solo Toadies that appear in, say, the Mario Party series aren't always members of the same group. See what the problem is? That literally operates backwards from how the wiki organizes every other species/member subject relationship when it doesn't have to be, and it desperately confuses the identity of the subject of the article. "The other, differently-coloured Toadies that appear in the Yoshi’s Island game are visibly disparate things derivative of the base entity." Again, the wiki never treated characters as the parent entity. By Yoshi's New Island, the visual features have been erased so that the only difference is color. I'll reiterate: time and time again, the wiki historically does not split color variants without very strong reasoning. To touch on Solo/Green Toady - they act identically, with the only tangible difference being how they are encountered. Something like that is par for the course for traditionally merged color variants. "Google Translate" - I insist that you do not. Apologies, but I seriously lack the time to be cleaning up junior mistranslations left lying around. The former is describing 「カメックの手下」 (Kamekku no Teshita, Kamek's minions, ie. Kamek's Toadies) as the four that come to nab the baby when your stars run out, and the latter is describing 「コカメック」 (Kokammekku, Little Kamek/Magikoopa, ie. Solo/Green Toady or just plain Toady in other appearances) as the main enemy. Either way, the broom-riding, propeller-less Kamek/Magikoopa is a separate subject, considered a parent of sorts to the latter rather than the former. I'm very sorry about this, but at the moment, I have my books in storage, so these proposals come at a bad time for me. However, my distinct recollection is that every enemy is listed in each level, and the ones that this book treats as color variants are all under the same umbrella. As an example, Koopa Troopa comes in green and red shells, yet they are only represented by one graphic and name. Therefore, the book treats Solo and Green Toadies as one and the same. Take my word for it or not, but I'm not the one looking at this and trying to spin it around as anything other than what is ultimately labeled as a (parenthetical) color variant. I'm sorry if by chance this got outdated in the time I typed this all out but I just got edit-conflicted and I'm in too much of a rush to read what happened, no hard feelings I just have other stuff going on. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:16, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
I know very well what I said regarding that Toady assembly, and I sense you are too wound up in semantics to properly decipher my intention with those statements. My claim before Doc's above clarification was that the Toady quartet, in and of themselves, are a template, or a root "species", for the other Toady enemies found in the game. Calling them a "base species", while somewhat of a misnomer in the context of our wiki, was merely an attempt at evoking a group of enemies that overlapped 1:1 with the concept of Kamek's Toadies, but excluded Solo/Green Toadies. This claim of mine has since been proven unfounded once Doc essentially pointed out that Google Translate's interpretation of what I construed as base Toadies from that Japanese guide ("Kamek") was incorrect (being, in fact, explicitly "Kamek's Toadies"). Seeing as how I've been educated on this misinterpretation and that I duly changed my vote in consequence, I don't think there is a point in this discussion continuing further. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 11:46, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
EDIT: "'Google Translate' - I insist that you do not. Apologies, but I seriously lack the time to be cleaning up junior mistranslations left lying around." That is just rich of you to comment, considering you, as someone who reputably knows Japanese, made no effort to explain these sources but rather left me to my own devices to research the names and bios presented therein. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 12:02, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
Cut him some slack, he's in the middle of moving and as such lacks much time and doesn't have his guides handy. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:43, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
I understand it's difficult to keep oneself composed at such junctures, and I wish him good omen in accommodating to the new place. My gripe is that I found that particular choice of words insensitive, which is unwarranted regardless of what may occur to one's life in parallel. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 13:53, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
I said before that I didn't have a lot of time to proofread my earlier comments. It frankly slipped my mind since I've had those scans on the wiki for quite a while and thought I had openly established their use. I wasn't expecting others to try to re-decipher them, so when you subsequently came back with something else, I misconstrued what you were trying to do. I abhor misinformation, and sure, I'm aware that these things are small, but my attitude is that small things in all forms can snowball. You could've simply stopped and asked if you weren't sure of what I was presenting. Still, I was being thoughtless. I don't know if this will make up for the undue stress, but let me give you a pointer. Gogol Translate is sometimes okay for real-world Japanese words now and then if you lack a good dictionary, but it usually tends to break characters and syntax, and most other times it's just plain wrong. In my experience, it's much more trouble than it's worth to use, and made-up names and sentences are more often than not rendered unreliably. It's basically a beginner's trap; people have literally written books on it for humor (which supposedly helps improve it over time, but that seems miniscule at best). If you need to use a machine translator, my recommendation is the newer DeepL machine translator that I found out about recently. It's not perfect either - you should never fully trust a machine to translate for you since the tech isn't there yet - but I find that its Japanese language support is way more mature, and it made my life a little easier a handful of times already. Anyway, I think the other part about letting things go is the note to end things on. LinkTheLefty (talk) 19:26, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
Good mates, this is a children's character. No need to get so petty, heated and childish about what is ultimately the decision to merge or keep split a fan page of a singular character from children's games. It does not matter in the slightest, nor is it remotely important, so I would advise you to calm down and reexamine why you reacted in such a manner. If you mates continue to have attitudes so intense over something so petty, then take them somewheres else. You are going closer and closer to violating courtesy. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 16:00, November 4, 2021 (EDT)

This is, of course, not a specific advisory. In general, all users here should understand the relative unimportance of what we do here. Relax, calm down, do not bring unnecessary intensity. Such intensity and anger not only damper the site but risk violating courtesy. Just watch what you say before you post it. Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 16:20, November 4, 2021 (EDT)

While I can’t speak for LinkTheLefty, I must express that I take umbrage at your statement. I disagree that our discussion has been “childish” or “petty”; unless you take the somewhat sarcastic usage of “Mario Wiki intelligentsia” to be some kind of childish retort (the phrase being moreso derived out genuine awareness of my discussion partners’ aptitutes and intended to point out what I previously mistook as an otherwise small lapse in their judgement), you will be hard-pressed to find any directed oaths in my discourse. In fact, I advocated for civil discourse through and through. Your attempt to belittle the scope of our discussion as “not even remotely important” also feels demeaning and runs counter to the wiki’s inherent mission. (NOTE: This was written before you wrote the addendum, which I agree with in general terms.) -- KOOPA CON CARNE 16:33, November 4, 2021 (EDT)
I've notified Doomhiker to be less abrasive and to keep it professional when addressing this dispute on the Discord staff channel but yeah, please don't continue the dispute (you may continue with the debate of your stance of course, for clarification). We'll step in again if it is necessary to do so, such as if we continue to see sarcastic remarks and ad hominems being directed at each other. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 17:29, November 4, 2021 (EDT)