The 'Shroom:Issue 101/Pipe Plaza
Hello 'Shroom readers! Welcome to Issue 101, the Issue that comes after Issue 100 and before Issue 102.
There are some slight change-ups to this month's (and future months) sections. As mentioned last issue, the Community Report was just a once off guest submission, so that section is open for application alongside UPdate and Projects Seeking Contributions. Pyro Guy (talk) has been replaced by Paper Yoshi (talk) as the writer for Upcoming Games and that section will be submitted every three months. We also have no New Articles section this month, I'm afraid.
Due to me going on holiday last month I wasn't able to fully thank all of those who submitted sections, so better late than never. Thank you to Ghost Jam (talk) for submitting a NIWA News section (the first one since September 2013) and thank you to Crocodile Dippy (talk) for her new regular section: Birthday Wishes which as one can imagine informs readers on the birthdays of notable users in the month of publication.
Section of the Month
Announcements regarding the site's anniversary.
Greetings 'Shroom readers, and welcome to another issue of the Monthly Report. Nothing special this month, so let's compare this month's statistics to last month's.
Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Paper Yoshi (talk) for the table coding (I based this off of Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, and Paper Yoshi when they wrote in this section.).
Hello 'Shroom readers and welcome back to another edition of Featured, unfortunately there's not a lot to really report here, but I'll still give it to you anyhow.
No new articles have been featured in the past month.
No new articles have become re-featured.
There are no ongoing Featured Article Nominations.
Failed FA Nominations
No new articles have failed the featuring process.
Two new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.
There are no ongoing Unfeature nominations.
Failed Unfeaturing Nominations
No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.
Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.
Tip of the Month
When writing a proposal, keep in mind the subject matter. Does this item involve major edits to multiple articles, or an editing change made to the entire community? Put it on the Proposals page. Does this item involve a single/few pages to be moved/split/shifted? Put it on said item's Talk Page.
Welcome once again to the Forum Update! There's no news of any changes this month, so let's get straight into everything else.
This month we're covering July. So let's see if my mission to return activity to the forum was a success.
Thread of the Month
July's Thread of the Month went to itt: sum up your life with a single picture by BEEEEEAAARRRS (Toadbert101 (talk)), which offered a rare yet shocking insight into the often-bleak but always interesting lives of the MarioBoards populace. An incredibly moving moment from said thread came when it was revealed that Toadbert and Crash both, coincidentally, get turned on by danger. Or pictures of a bored-looking Colin Mochrie that imply he gets turned on by danger. QuizmoManiac's contribution also inspired interest, along with a little confusion, in those who visited the thread.
MarioWiki: The Skype Group, which was started by Pyro (Pyro (talk)), also generated considerable interest this month. Amazingly enough, the group did not die in two days, and even has uses beyond just chatting - for example, organising online games of Super Smash Bros. or Quiplash.
Currently ongoing are:
Completed this month:
Thanks for reading.
Welcome to an all new edition of Anniversary Announcements. For as far as you can still call it that.
The Awards Ceremony was on 14 August, and we'd like to thank everyone involved for the work they've put into it!
As there isn't a lot to tell about that besides a "read it if you didn't yet", I'll go to Tournaments.
The game has started on the 7th of this month.
Doubles are going on now, and are currently in the fourth round out of four. The deadline for players is 26 August.
The deadline was set for 10 August, but not all battles were played yet at that date.
These Tournaments award participants with Tokens to spend on prizes based on their performance. These prizes do not come from Yoshi Eggs, so if you are interested in donating such prizes, please contact Hypnotoad or Smasher on the Boards. Recommended items include all sorts of gift cards and Steam items. We are grateful for any donations! The prize-awarding is soon upon us!
And that makes it for the (probably) last edition of Anniversary Announcements this year! I hope you enjoyed it and the celebrations as much as I did, and I'll see you around next year! Stay fresh!
All information above is correct as of 20 August.
Hello, readers, and welcome to Upcoming Games!! Yes, I am indeed back to writing this section, and I'm very pleased and excited to once again join the Pipe Plaza Team.
However, I won't be here all the time, unfortunately. In order to be able to deliver this amazing section to all readers of the paper in a timely fashion and with great content, I needed to draw limits to my position as Upcoming Games writer, which basically consist in writing the section every three months, approximately (that'd be four to five sections per year). I'd love to turn in a new section every month of the year, but, the way everything's going right now, I cannot commit to such a schedule, only to change it in the blink of an eye.
Anyway, I've surpassed my limit of boring text, so let's get to what matters...
As you may have heard (if not, then I'm telling you now!), there's a very special Mario game coming up in September for the Wii U, called Super Mario Maker, which "simply" allows anyone with a Wii U to create his/her very own Super Mario level.
Super Mario Maker includes four different level styles, based off four different Super Mario games: the design that started it all, hailing from Super Mario Bros.; the one which made everyone love having a tail, from Super Mario Bros. 3; the one which introduced the very best
Players are able to build levels in any of those styles, using all sorts of objects from the aforementioned Mario games. The great majority of them may be added to any level created, while some are exclusive to either one or two styles.
While I won't go into detail about everything that can be done in the game, as the possibilities are pretty much endless, some features in Super Mario Maker certainly caught my attention while reading about the game, and I would like to talk about them for a bit.
There are two interesting power-ups exclusive to Super Mario Bros. levels debuting in SMM: the Mystery and Luigi Mushrooms. The first one allows Mario to transform into a certain character when the corresponding amiibo is tapped onto the GamePad, such as Link or Yoshi; meanwhile, the second 'shroom, as its name suggests, makes Mario gain Luigi's abilities, such as his higher jumps, while getting slimmer in the process (just like Luigi!). I also found awesome being able to put enemies into Koopa Clown Cars, and riding it sounds amazing as well. Additionally, I like how they included just a few exclusive power-ups from each of the games featured in Super Mario Maker, in order to keep everything clean, without a whole ton of Mario transformations (I'm looking at you, NSMB series).
(Disclaimer: I'll list every Mario game released earlier in 2015, as we've only had two Upcoming Games in 2015 so far)
Well, I guess that's all for now, folks!! I'll see you later this year, in another issue of Upcoming Games!! Until then, take care!
"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"
Hello, readers! I'm your Spotlight manager and Pipe Plaza Director, Yoshi876. Welcome to Retro Feature, a section in which I delve deep into the archives to bring you the best blasts from the past. This time I bring you a section from Neurario (talk)!
Neurario joined the MarioWiki on 23rd January 2008 and made his 'Shroom debut during Issue XXIV in the Main Team. Neurario’s first section was Music Supplier, a section that had never been featured in The ‘Shroom before, in it Neurario supplied readers with some music tracks from different games. Neurario would go on to write Music Supplier once more. He also submitted a Special section in Issue L, which was a recount of his time on the wiki.
However, you’re not here to learn about the history of Neurario, you’re here to a view a classic section from issues gone by, so without further ado here is Neurario’s Music Supplier from Issue XXVI.