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
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).
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.
Failed Unfeaturing Nominations
One new article has failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.
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)
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!
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.
(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.
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.
RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS:
ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
That’s all for this edition of the Community Report! Thank you for taking the time to read it.
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!!
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.