The 'Shroom:Issue 106/Pipe Plaza
Happy new year! And what could be a better way to start off 2016 than reading through the brilliance that is Pipe Plaza? Nothing, that's what.
So we have four new writers this month!! Paper Yoshi (talk) is now writing Monthly Report, LudwigVon (talk) is now writing Community Report, Time Turner (talk) is now writing New Articles, and Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) debuts a new section: The 'Shroom Report. So make sure to check all of them out! Sadly, however, Late Night Interviews are not available in this issue.
Section of the Month
|Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH|
|2nd||Poll Committee Discussion||4||27%||Andymii|
|3rd||Upcoming Games||3||20%||Paper Yoshi|
|3rd||Banjo 'N' Gutseh's Late-Night Actually Legit Interviews||3||20%||Banjo and Gutseh|
In loving memory of Lana (February 16th, 2004 – October 19th, 2015), the Robin to Lili's Batman, the jelly to Lili's peanut butter, and a doggy heroine on her own.
Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Viper26 (talk) for the table coding (I based this on Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, myself, and Viper26 when each one of us wrote this section).
|End of 2015 Statistics|
|Statistic||As of 30 December 2015 (08:30)*|
|Edits per Page||13.32|
|October — End of 2015 Statistics|
|Statistic||As of 4 October 2015 (09:48)*||As of 30 December 2015 (08:30)*||Percentage Change|
|Edits per Page||13.27||13.32||+0.377%|
Hello 'Shroom readers and welcome back to another edition of Featured, the only place this side of the Mario Wiki where you'll get news about the Mario Wiki Featured Articles.
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.
No new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.
There is one ongoing Unfeature nomination.
- Honeyhive Galaxy was nominated on December 18th.
Failed Unfeaturing Nominations
One new article has failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.
- Kolorado failed on December 28th.
Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.
Tip of the Month
Tip of the Month: When you're putting an image in an article, look at how the article flows. Will the placement of your image make the formatting look disrupted? You can change what side of the page your image will appear on with a simple change to the image's code. Here's what your code should look like if you want to put an image in a specific place:
Specifically, where you see 'left,' you can put 'right' or 'center,' although you wouldn't ever put an image in the center of a proper Wiki article.
Poll Committee Discussion
Happy 2016! Welcome to Poll Committee Discussion, where we analyze questions we polled the community on. Packy is still not here, which has been my introductory sentence for pretty much every issue, but is nevertheless noteworthy. So yeah, I'm doing this again. Once he returns, I’ll probably continue to do this anyway. I like power.
There's nothing too eventful this time. However, we still encourage the public to submit external poll ideas! Since our current committee started in August, we have had a record of 0 externally given polls, which is kind of sad, really. We're working on a better suggestion system, but for the time being, feel free PM me on the forums (my username's Andymii) or here on my talk page.
Anyhow, we have the results from the holiday poll and others from last month, so you might want to check them out!
Mario Maker levels (MrConcreteDonkey (talk), January 10, 2016)
|How many Super Mario Maker levels have you uploaded to Miiverse?|
|None; I haven't got round to it yet.14.89% (381 votes)|
|None; I don't own the game. 36.97% (946 votes)|
|4 or less. 16.45% (421 votes)|
|5-9. 16.26% (416 votes)|
|10-14. 8.21% (210 votes)|
|15 or more. 7.23% (185 votes)|
|Total Votes: 2,430|
|Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII was recently confirmed to be a new fighter in Super Smash Bros! How do you feel about his inclusion?|
|This is amazing! I couldn't be happier for his inclusion! 20.94% (468 votes)|
|I'm glad that he's in, but it's nothing to go crazy about. 21.66% (484 votes)|
|He's a good choice, but I'd much rather have another character instead of him. 20.09% (449 votes)|
|I don't like his inclusion. There are so many more characters more worthy of a spot than him. 10.16% (227 votes)|
|This is terrible! Cloud never even appeared on a Nintendo console! He doesn't deserve the spot! 6.58% (147 votes)|
|Who's Cloud Strife? 20.58% (460 votes)|
|Total Votes: 2,430|
|Do you consider the New Super Mario Bros. series to be a continuation of the original Super Mario Bros. series?|
|Yes! Because of the same play style, it's obviously a continuation, just "newer." 67.12% (1,631 votes)|
|Nope. From different artwork to different music, they are two separate series. 15.72% (382 votes)|
|Because all Mario games are so different from each other, I doubt either are valid series to begin with. 6.63% (161 votes)|
|I'm undecided. 10.53% (256 votes)|
|Total Votes: 2,430|
|What Mario game released in 2015 would you love the most for this holiday season?|
|Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam 32.57% (884 votes)|
|Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 3.76% (102 votes)|
|Yoshi's Woolly World 11.61% (315 votes)|
|Super Mario Maker 34.78% (944 votes)|
|Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition 1.29% (35 votes)|
|Mario Party 10 4.16% (113 votes)|
|Other 5.2% (141 votes)|
|None 3.94% (107 votes)|
|I don't celebrate the holidays. 1.51% (41 votes)|
|I think video games make pretty unintelligent gifts. 1.18% (32 votes)|
|Total Votes: 2,714|
Mario Maker levels: This poll's pretty self-explanatory. Not much to say here.
Cloud in Smash Bros: I do not know who Cloud Strife is. Apparently, nor do 20% of you people. It really shows how many young/casual video game players visit this site, and it also shows that I really need to start playing non-Mario games.
NSMB Debate: This poll was inspired by this proposal. While voters of the proposals absolutely agreed that New Super Mario Bros. is not its own series, our Main Page Poll showed a completely different story, with 67% of voters saying that is its own series. This is actually really interesting, as it shows what type of people are drawn into formal wiki matters, such as the proposal system.
Christmas!: From the start, we knew it would be a close race between Paper Jam and Mario Maker. Paper Jam was leading for a long time, but Mario Maker caught up near the end, fulfilling Bazooka Mario (talk)'s mystic prediction. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Mario Party 10 are as low as expected, though I wasn't expecting Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition to be so unpopular. It didn’t even get that bad reviews!
…And, that's about it. It's pretty short this time. Thank you for reading this month's Poll Committee Discussion, and please check back next month!
Welcome to the first Forum Update of 2016! I'm MCD and I'm here to provide you with all the stats, quotes and those two other things I do.
So, join me on a magical journey through time, going back to the far-off, long-gone year of "2015", where we will see what happened on the forum in December.
- 157 topics were created in December, bringing the total amount of topics created in 2015 to 2876.
- The largest amount of topics created in one month was 254, in January. The smallest was 109, in September.
- 9119 posts were made in December - 165052 were made in 2015 as a whole. (Last year, that total was 313150.)
- The largest amount of posts made in a single month was 22293, also in January. The smallest was 6891, also in September.
- 19 new users joined in December, which brought the year's total to 194.
- July had the most new users (24), while June had the least (10).
- The most users online at once in December was 194; the highest amount in 2015 (and in the history of the forum) was 891, back in March.
TOP TOPIC STARTERS
MOST TIME ONLINE
(Bold means new entry and Italics means inactive for at least the past month.)
Thread of the Month
Thread of the Month went to Tucayo's The official "Look at our old selves and cry" thread, which inspired me to dig through pages of my old posts: an absolutely daunting, yet eye-opening, experience.
Other candidates for Thread of the Month included Crocodile Dippy's Official MarioWiki TransUser Club, Turboo's Mario Boards Secret Santa III: The Reckoning: Infinite (in which one of the gifts was a download link for GIMP) and Joseph's Mario Wiki.
- "I had my first drunk experience last night. Found out that when I get drunk, I give people lap dances." - Yoshi876
- "Don't compare that thing to the mighty Pink Gold Peach." - Cirdec, on the Mercedes Benz
- "Don't compare that thing to the mighty Mercedes Benz." - Glitchy, on Pink Gold Peach
- "all of my miis have likely starved to death" - Time Turner, on Tomodachi Life
- "I'm just passing by to warn the public that what Dippy is neglecting to mention is that Australian kittens are extremely venomous." - Snack
Thanks for reading.
Hello, it's me, LudwigVon, who is here today to present the Community Report, which shows you the latest goings ons around the Super Mario Wiki. Now it 's time to present it to you.
The Community Report show to our readers the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals of the Super Mario Wiki.
|Affected User||Previous Rank||Current Rank||Promoter/Demoter||Date|
|RandomYoshi (talk)||Autoconfirmed||Patroller||Glowsquid (talk)||December 13, 2015, 15:53|
|Phoenix (talk)||Administator||Autopatrolled||Walkazo (talk)||December 19, 2015, 00:24|
|Mario4Ever (talk)||Patroller||Autopatrolled||Walkazo (talk)||December 19, 2015, 00:25|
RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS:
- No proposals was made between issue 105 and now, other than talk page Proposals.
RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
|LudwigVon (talk)||Decide if Spikes are a derived species of Koopas
Proposal to decide if Spikes are a species of Koopa. It was decided that that Spikes look enough like Koopas to be grouped with them.
|2-10 (read more)||December 28, 2015, 23:59|
ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
|RandomYoshi (talk)||Split Tightrope from Rope
Proposal to split Tightrope from Rope, the proposal argues that the tightrope is included on this page for no reason at all other than it’s a rope and how the paragraph for the tighrope section opens like it already is its own article.
|6-6 (read more)||December 29, 2015, 23:59 GMT|
|Baby Luigi (talk)||Split The Brain from Poltergeist
Proposal to split The Brain from the Poltergeist page, the proposal explains that "The Brain" is a bigger variant of the Poltergeists, and he is the sole, final boss of any Scarescraper that isn't endless, unlike the other Scarescraper variations which are randomized and that the forcefield attack, the HP difference, and the fact that he is always the definitive final boss of Scarescraper is enough good reasons he should be split.
|8-0 (read more)||December 31, 2015, 23:59 GMT|
|Mario jc (talk)||Split Arcade Bunny from Sales Bunny, or remove Sales Bunny altogether
Proposal to split Arcade Bunny from Sales Bunny arguing that there's no evidence that the bunny from StreetPass Mii Plaza and Nintendo Badge Arcade are the same bunny, and saying that the change in its appearance just doesn't suffice. The proposer gives two options, either Split Arcade Bunny from Sales Bunny and remove Sales Bunny info or Split Arcade Bunny info from Sales Bunny and leave the Sales Bunny info.
|8-0-0 (read more)||January 1, 2016, 23:59 GMT|
|LudwigVon (talk)||Split the Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. into a new page named Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series)
Proposal to split the Trophy Information from the Super Smash Bros. series from Trophy into a new page named Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series). Argues that the two types of trophy covered on this page are different enough to be separated.
|6-0 (read more)||January 1, 2016, 23:59 GMT|
|Niiue (talk)||Merge Nep-Enut (Yoshi's Woolly World) with Nep-Enut
||10-0 (read more)||January 4, 2016, 23:59 GMT|
|Niiue (talk)||Merge Short Fuse and Seedy Sally with Ukiki
Proposal to merge Short Fuse and Seedy Sally with Ukiki arguing that they haven't been considered different in North America since a Nintendo Power guide (the same one that misnamed Spikes as "Mace Penguins", renamed Cheep Cheeps to "Flopsy Fish", and listed Boo Balloons twice).
|3-0 (read more)||January 11, 2016, 23:59 GMT|
NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of December 29th.
That’s all for this edition of the Community Report! Thank you for taking the time to read it.
|January 5th||Yoshi876 (talk)||Current MarioWiki Patroller, Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, Current 'Shroom Pipe Plaza Director, Current 'Shroom Writer|
|January 12th||Scarecrow von Steuben (talk)||Former Userpedia Bureaucrat, Former Forum Lurker, Occasional 'Shroom Guest Writer, Musician|
|January 16th||Rise Up Above It (talk)||Occasional Chatroom Lurker|
|January 26th||Stargazing (talk)||Prominent Forum Lurker|
|January 31st||Lakituthequick (talk)||Prominent Forum Lurker, Modeller|
|First article:||Fake TV, Issue XXIII|
|Last article:||Random Image of the Month, Issue LXII|
|Sections Written:||Main Team: 20
Fake News: 97
Palette Swap: 12
Pipe Plaza: 15
|Positions held:||Fake News Director, Statistics Manager, Contributor|
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 a section from a previous Fake News Director, and Statistics Manager: Ralphfan.
Ralpfan joined the wiki on 13 November 2008 and he joined The 'Shroom in Issue XXIII, which was released on February 14th 2009, writing Fake TV, he would go on to write this section seven more times. Other sections he would write for Fake News included: Cooking Guide (9), Director's Notes (23), Fake Games (3), Fake Music (3), Fake Sports (31), Fake Weather (3), Interview (5), Obituaries (4) and Updated Info (11). He also wrote an Awards Committee Commentary, a Monthly Mulligan and several reviews of games for the Main Team, a Special Section as well as a Special Interview, and in 2012 he covered the World Cup with Henry Tucayo Clay (talk). In Palette Swap he wrote Random Image of the Month for 12 issues and wrote the Anniversary Annoucements and Forum Update for Pipe Plaza.
However, you're not here for the history of Ralphfan, you're here to view an old section from years gone by, so today I bring you Ralpfan's Review Corner from Issue LII!!
Hello again! This month I will be reviewing a game that has captured the Best Remake award every single year in the Mario Awards, Super Mario 64 DS! This game was released in the US in November 2007 as a remake of Super Mario 64, a game released in 1996. Many changes were made between the original and the remake.
Yoshi arrives at Peach's Castle. Not only is Peach missing as usual, but Mario is too! Yoshi has to find Mario, and the two then have to work together to find Luigi and Wario over the course of many 3D levels. Super Mario 64 was the first 3D platformer in the Mario series, and Mario was the only playable character. The game includes multiple battles with Bowser and other bosses and a total of 150 stars to collect. 80 stars must be collected to reach the final boss fight. The game is broken up into 15 worlds of 7 stars each, and there are also 30 secret stars scattered around the castle. Each level also includes a star that can be earned by collecting 100 coins, which all adds up to 150.
This game has a tough learning curve, but it becomes more and more fun as you unlock more levels. I prefer the camera angles in this game over the angles in any of the other 3D platformers just because it's easier to adjust (holding the L button and pressing the D-pad). Players can easily pick the camera angle of their choice.
Of the many changes between the original game and the remake, the most notable are:
This is a fun game because it has lots of original bosses, interesting level layouts and creative puzzles to complete. I give it a 9.5/10. The only drawback is the learning curve.
The 'Shroom Report
HI! I'm your informative writer, Tucayo, here with a new section called The 'Shroom Report! On this section I'll give you the news regarding our first-time writers, writing milestones, records for most sections written, as well as some 'Shroom trivia. All of that with the help of our wonderful Writer History, which was created by Ralphfan (talk) and then later maintained by Mario4Ever (talk), RandomYoshi (talk), Turboo (talk), and myself. To further explain: in the First-time Writers section, I will mention those writers who had their first ever section featured in our last issue; for the Milestones section, writers will get mentioned every 10 sub-team sections and every 50 all-time sections, teams will get mentioned every 100 sections, and The 'Shroom will get mentioned every 500 sections; and, for Most Sections Written, every single section ever written by that user is counted. Since this the first edition of this section, I will be covering Issues 104 and 105.
|Fantanoice (talk)||Fantanoice Interview|
|Meta Knight (talk)||It's aMAZEing!|
|PowerKamek (talk)||Marioverse Reviews|
|Roy Koopa (talk)||Insider 64|
|FunkyK38 (talk)||70 Pipe Plaza sections|
|Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)||100 Main/Staff sections|
|120 Fun Stuff sections|
|Hypnotoad (talk)||20 Fake News sections|
|Paper Yoshi (talk)||110 Pipe Plaza sections|
|Stooben Rooben (talk)||10 Strategy Wing sections|
|Super Mario Bros. (talk)||110 Main/Staff sections|
|200 all-time sections|
|Yoshi876 (talk)||40 Main/Staff sections|
|30 Fake News sections|
|50 Pipe Plaza sections|
|200 all-time sections|
|Main Team/Core Staff||1200 all-time sections|
|Fake News||700 all-time sections|
|Most Sections Written|
|Team||Writer||Number of Sections|
|Main/Staff||Super Mario Bros. (talk)||118|
|Fake News||Ralphfan (talk)||97|
|Fun Stuff||Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)||120|
|Palette Swap||FunkyK38 (talk)||96|
|Pipe Plaza||Paper Yoshi (talk)||110|
|Critic Corner||Crocodile Dippy (talk)||67|
|Strategy Wing||Stooben Rooben (talk)||10|
|Overall||Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)||270|
|FunkyK38 (talk) has the longest active streak of writing for one given team. She has written for Pipe Plaza from Issue LV (October 2011) to date; that is, 51 consecutive issues.|
|The 'Shroom 106|
|Staff sections||Opening Statement|
|The 'Shroom Spotlight • Directorial Address|
|Sub-teams||Fake News • Fun Stuff • Palette Swap • Pipe Plaza • Critic Corner• Strategy Wing|
|Specials||Ultimate Character Tournament|