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OoOoOoOoOhhh... Nice idea! 3D

Look out for a featured star image and a MarioWiki:Featured articles page soon. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 16:49, 11 December 2006 (EST)
North American box art for Mario Party DS

Mario Party DS is the fourteenth installment in the Mario Party series, the third for handheld consoles, and the only one for the Nintendo DS. This is the last Mario Party game to be developed by Hudson Soft, which was succeeded by NDcube in 2012. This Mario Party game is unique for having the characters to be shrunken down to a very small size and competing in a "mega world" for the majority of the game. It includes more than 70 new minigames and five new game boards. Its functions include touch control, microphone control and dual-screen challenges. It is possible for up to four players to play in wireless mode using only one game card. This would be the only handheld installment to feature the traditional Mario Party gameplay and the last installment overall to feature it until Super Mario Party, released for the Nintendo Switch (which is both a home console and a handheld console) eleven years later. (more...)

Could we try putting a box around it? User:Yoshi Time/sig 13:13, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

Steve doesn't want the FA to take up all the space and distract all the important links on the Main Page. I'm afraid a table would do just that. I did preview it, but it looked a bit messy. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 13:37, 18 April 2007 (EDT)


Feel free to mess around with the image size to see what looks better on the front page. -- Son of Suns

Hmm, I tried any comments? Mario riding YoshiXzelionETC

Huh... Shouldn't the featured article be K. Rool? Glowsquid


Didn't mean to mess up the rotation (still a couple FAs to go before SSBM), I apologize. But how are we so far behind on the rotation, anyways? Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 11:34, 1 January 2008 (EST)

I don't know, I think we somehow forgot about the FAs in the last days and weeks (Luigi's Mansion and SPM should have been featured earlier). That's why there are some articles waiting in the queue. Time Questions 11:42, 1 January 2008 (EST)

Spoiler Tags[edit]

Just a quick question, since we have a final boss up today: what's our policy on spoiler tags for the FA template? I'm trying to remember back from when the boss of Super Paper Mario was up. Stumpers! 12:19, 24 May 2008 (EDT)

Dimentio? This article has no spoiler tags. As for Tabuu, in my opinion we certainly don't need spoiler tags in the template. I mean, if we actually considered putting them there, we should rather consider not to feature the article at all. Good question though, 'cause featuring article that are spoilers seems like a contradiction. Time Questions 12:29, 24 May 2008 (EDT)
Ok, not technically a spoiler template, but here you go: Check out the history page. Stumpers! 12:35, 24 May 2008 (EDT)
Thanks. I could live with such a notice. But do we actually need it? Is the fact that Tabuu is the final boss a spoiler? (I'm just asking, because I have no clue.) Time Questions 12:39, 24 May 2008 (EDT)


I think we should make the FA the same font as the rest of the Main Page so the Main Page looks more organized. We want our guests to have a good first impression when they see the Main Page. --Clay Mario (talk)

Featured Image[edit]

Wouldn't it make more sense to have the image in this template linking to the Featured Article rather than the image itself? What do you think? Time Questions 08:30, 28 March 2009 (EDT)

I have an idea[edit]

Lets use {{random}} so each time the page's purged it's changing to another Featured Article and we no more need to change it every week! I think it's a good idea, but I'm need to discuss it before I do so. SWFlashSWFlash.svg


Why is this template 100% protected?

"Please read: If you are going to replace the current information on the Featured template, please see here before doing that and look at which order our next FA's will be put on this page. "

"Help us maintain the page"

Who, me? Why should I care if I can't do that?

Besides, isn't it weird that the other main page templates aren't protected?

Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 14:08, 15 April 2012 (EDT)

Moving risk[edit]

Shouldn't this template be protected for preventing page move, but still allowing editing? --NewSMBU (talk) 05:51, 19 April 2012 (EDT)


Does the FA rotation every Saturday go by GMT time?

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 22:14, 21 December 2012 (EST)

Believe it's by EST time.

Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko

Okay, thanks. Should it be mentioned on the template or {{UpcomingFA}} to avoid future confusion?

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 22:21, 21 December 2012 (EST)

April Fools![edit]

Time for April Fools Day 2014!

For April Fools Day, we need to have fake news (presumably good news that will get excitement) with links to pages that would be created, fake or bad trivia, bad poll, and a fake featured article. Please post some ideas below that can be used tomorrow! Artwork of Bowser in Fortune Street (also used in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games)M a r i oArtwork of the Lucky Seven symbol.(talkϟedits) 18:38, 31 March 2014 (EDT)


Shouldn't the current featured article on the main page be Super Mario 3D World? It looks like it got skipped to me. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 18:03, 30 April 2017 (EDT)

Questioning about something[edit]

I've recently found out from fellow user RickTommy that the article excerpt on the template can be changed slightly compared to the original article. I heavily oppose that finding for several reasons. Every single time before now, he/she/it would make the slightest adjustment and then it's usually reverted for the simple reason that is "it must match the original article exactly." I honestly wonder if there should be a rule that effectively discourages changing even the slightest bit of information from the template. It would discourage making things slightly different on the front page and the article in question, and to maintain consistency and all that. What do the rest of you think? – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 21:32, June 23, 2019 (EDT)

If an improvement can be made to the text in the featured article, the same improvement can be made to the actual article. Not much of a problem here. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:34, June 23, 2019 (EDT)