The 'Shroom:Issue 103/Pipe Plaza
Hello 'Shroom readers! This is Issue 103, which is filled with to the brim with Halloween goodies. Now, I hear you ask "How can Pipe Plaza be scary?" Of course we can't do anything themed really, but what we can do is put adjectives in front of everything.
So yes, welcome to Pipe Plaza, the home of spooky stats, terrifying tables and creepy colours.
Last month we saw the triumphant debut of Banjo 'N' Gutseh's Late-Night Actually Legit Interviews, sadly, due to some real life issues it won't be present in this issue. I'm sure you all join me in wishing things are swiftly sorted out for Banjo. This month we also see the triumphant return of New Articles, with Viper26 (our current Monthly Report writer) now writing it.
Section of the Month
Happy Fall/Spring, readers, welcome to
Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Paper Yoshi (talk) for the table coding (I based this on Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, and Paper Yoshi when they wrote 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.
One new article has been featured in the past month.
No new articles have become re-featured.
There are three ongoing Featured Article Nominations.
Failed FA Nominations
No new articles have failed the featuring process.
No new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.
There is one ongoing Unfeature nomination.
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.
Alright 'Shroom readers, I'm in charge of New Articles now. This section will be similar to my Monthly Report section, which I'm still obviously doing. So get used to my tables. The articles that I'll feature come from when the last 'Shroom issue came out to when I send this section in. Enjoy the article!
Tip of the Month
When starting an editing project, consider how big it's going to be. Are you filling in a lot of information on a game? Perhaps you've just picked up a brand new game and are the first one to be filling in information for it. Or you're creating a lot of pages of information at once that all link back to a single page, and it might take you a few weeks to finish it. When you're working on a project as big as this, use the
Poll Committee Discussion
Hello all! :') Welcome to a brand new Pipe Plaza section, dedicated to an important part of our community! I am referring to the Poll Committee, who are a group of users put together to create the polls seen on the Main Page. This new section, each month, will be spent giving updates on our committee, in terms of members, new polls/archived polls, and updates on our system. We are responsible for creating the polls, releasing them to the public on the main page, and archiving each poll once their lifespan runs out. Our group is made up of the following seven people – one being the poll chairman, and another being the vice chairman:
We at the Poll Committee, already in our first few months, have adopted a brand new poll system and have officially ushered it in with our polls! How the committee used to work prior to my election was that a week was spent on nominating polls, and then the next week was spent voting on which of those polls to use. Whichever poll received the highest number of votes from the rest of the committee was then selected to be used as the poll on the main page.
Instead of using this format, an idea spawned by our very own Viper26 was pushed into action by our vice-chairman, Andymii: that polls come out weekly instead of biweekly. Between all of us collaborating, we have reached new guidelines and a new, faster polling system that includes the following:
We would also like to stress the fact that you, yes, you, the user, can submit polls to us! Your polls will go through the same path that the rest of our polls do – be put up for nomination, we will determine if it is usable or we will suggest possible fixes that could be made to the poll, and then if everything goes smoothly, we will vote on the poll to be added on the queue system! The user who submitted the poll will receive full credit for their creation. If you are interested in submitting a poll, please send a PM to either Andy or I on the forums! You can send me a PM on the forums through this link, OR you can send Andy a PM on the forums through this link!
As I previously mentioned at the beginning of this section, we will also be archiving the polls that have reached the end of their week. Along with placing those polls on the Polls page, we will also be showing those archived polls/results here in this section! The archived polls will mark the end of this section, so… to end this, I hope you all look forward to these monthly Poll Committee sections! :’D
So, how about we get started on those archives?!
Price of Mario Kart/Smash Bros. DLC (MrConcreteDonkey (talk), August 31, 2015)
Do you preorder Mario games? If so, why? (Baby Luigi (talk), September 13, 2015)
Paper Jam (MrConcreteDonkey (talk), October 4, 2015)
Welcome to the Forum Update! I'm MCD, as always, and this month we'll be looking at what happened in September.
Thread of the Month
September's Thread of the Month is Nabber's Undertale (plz click this topic <3), made about a recent game, created by Toby Fox, which has gained a large amount of popularity on the forum. As someone who has played part of the demo, I can personally say this: "its good". And surely no positive review can be worth half as much as The 'Shroom's Forum Update Thread of the Month Award. Right?
Speaking of positive reviews, a close runner-up was SiFi's Scottish Mario: Origin, providing insight on one of the deepest and most important characters in the entirety of the Mario series. Although only the prologue and first chapter have been released, Scottish Mario: Origin has been entertaining so far and it'll be interesting to see where it goes next.
"Elections are forbidden." - Porplemontage on democracy.
"best dad" - MST3K's description of Bowser.
"almost forgot to shitpost today" - Nysic.
"my favorite thing that's ever been said on the topic of fonts is "Kitschy, cheap and vile, Papyrus has no place in your designs.", because it's hilarious to me to imagine someone getting this worked up about fonts, particularly when their argument boils down to "it's objectively bad because i personally find it aesthetically displeasing"" - 2257.
"Det är Tors dag idag. Därmed måste vi hylla Tor, en av de bättre asagudarna. Om vi inte gör det så kommer han att inkludera åskmolnet från Funky Motorcykel Wii i alla framtida Mario Kart spel." - Pi.
Nothing happened last month in terms of Mafia. Like, literally nothing. There's not even any current games. The forum is dead. And you killed it.
Thanks for reading.
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 Dark Lakitu 789 (talk)!
Dark Lakitu 789 joined the MarioWiki on 26th April 2007 and made his 'Shroom debut during Issue XIX (Sep. 2008), writing Fangamers Report, a section that he would go on to write a further six times. This would be the only section that he would write and he would write it until he left The 'Shroom in Issue XXV (Apr. 2009). Over the course of his writing, Dark Lakitu 789 gave reviews on Mario Forever, Super Mario: Blue Twilight DX, Super Mario Flash, Super Mario World Flash, Super Mario Bros. Revenge of Bowser, a demo of a game similar to Paper Mario and Paper Mario World.
However, you’re not here to learn about the history of Dark Lakitu 789, you’re here to a view a classic section from issues gone by, so without further ado here is Dark Lakitu 789's Fangamers Report from Issue XIX.