The 'Shroom:Issue 107/Pipe Plaza
Welcome 'Shroom readers to this February edition of Pipe Plaza. This edition is where we spread the love. Unless you don't love tables, statistics and old writers, but if you don't what kind of person are you?
Last month this section was filled with good news, sadly though in the month of love we have quite a bit of sad news. Banjonator1 and GutsehMan are on hiatus from the Late Night Interviews due to schoolwork, but they promise to be back after all of that is done and sorted. The Forum Update is sadly missing from this issue. And last, but not least, Paper Yoshi has retired from Upcoming Games, he will still be writing Monthly Report for now though.
Section of the Month
First and foremost, I apologize for the lack of an introductory paragraph last month. As you can see, the recent discovery of a past event overshadowed pretty much everything I was up to in late December, so I really wasn't in the mood of writing a nice intro.
Anyway, I must say I'm thrilled for this second run of statistics collecting, and I honestly hope I can keep it up for a reasonable amount of time.
So, what are we waiting for? Let's check the Wiki's stats for February, and see how they compare to the final 2015 numbers!
(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 is one ongoing Featured Article Nomination.
Failed FA Nominations
No new articles have failed the featuring process.
One new article has 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.
Tip of the Month
Creating an archive for a page that gets edited often, such as your talk page, is an easy way to keep things organized if you don't want to have to scroll through 200 messages to find a new one. All you have to do is create a new page with your username, like so: User:Username/Archive 1, then copy and paste all the information you want to archive onto that new page. Make sure to leave yourself a link somewhere where you can find it easily, and there you go, your own archive.
Poll Committee Discussion
Welcome to Poll Committee Discussion! There are some quick, newsworthy things to discuss this month, along with the poll archives themselves, so let's get started.
As you may know, the Poll Committee Chairperson (as elected in July 2015) was Palkia47 (talk). However, he has been mostly inactive since last November, and there has been no way to contact him. Because of this, I am Chairperson until Packy formally returns. For now, we have no Vice-Chairperson; however, this is manageable.
New Poll Committee Discussion Writers
I've been writing Poll Committee Discussion for a few months now, but we think it would be better if different writing styles and opinions were expressed. As a result, from now on, we will be rotating Poll Committee members to write this section. The rotation will go alphabetically like this:
This issue is considered my rotation, so Baby Luigi will be writing Poll Committee Discussion next time. Look forward to her version!
Prankster Comets in the Super Mario Galaxy games (RandomYoshi (talk), January 31, 2016)
Corrin and Bayonetta (Stargazing (talk), January 24, 2016)
Which Mario Party minigame set is your favorite? (Baby Luigi (talk), January 17, 2016)
Favorite Mario RPG Game: It was expected that this poll would come down to either Paper Mario or Mario and Luigi. Both series are very humorous; however, in my opinion, Paper Mario games have a richer narrative. To be fair, I've never owned a Mario and Luigi game, and poll showed that Mario and Luigi came out on top. Super Mario RPG garnered a surprisingly low amount of votes; this is surprising, given that many consider it a classic in the Super Nintendo's library. Of course, there's also Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition trailing way behind, receiving just 2.4% of votes. I guess that Mario fans just aren't that interested in Candy Crush-esque style shuffle games.
Prankster Comets in the Super Mario Galaxy games: While the results seems to show that a vast majority of people loves prankster comets, it's a little misleading; in fact, only 40% of voters completely approved of prankster comets. Many liked them, but thought there was simply too many of them. And around 30% had a general dislike for them, probably considering them filler content.
Corrin and Bayonetta: As a completionist, I find it infuriating that Nintendo keeps releasing Smash DLC at such an outrageous price, that, if every DLC was bought, it would cost you more than $100 (plus the originally game at $60). Of course, not everyone's a completionist, and most voters said they would consider buying the DLC anyway. Unrelatedly, many were annoyed that the characters simply weren't that good. Seriously, I don't even know who Corrin is.
Which Mario Party minigame set is your favorite?: I guess nobody likes teamwork, because Free-For-All easily won the poll at around 50%. The next closest favorite, 1 vs. 3, was a very distant second at just 15%.
Welcome to the Forum Update! I'm MCD, and wow. You wait for something interesting to happen on the Super Mario Boards then like a million things happen at once. So let's ask - just what happened in the first month of 2016?
(I had this written out but somehow lost it, which is a shame because I'm pretty sure I made a kinda okay joke somewhere around here. But that's gone now.)
Secondly, a new sub-board of Off-Subject Discussion for ask threads has been created. It's called Ask Board, strangely enough. Two other new boards have been created: the Mario Awards X board and its corresponding Awards Staff board. The Mario Awards IX board was archived.
A new smiley, :ashley: (), has been added.
(Bold means new entry and Italics means inactive for at least the past month.)
Thread of the Month
January's Thread of the Month goes to Yoshi876 for 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said (2016) - he's kept up threads like these for the past few years, updating almost every day, and that's quite a serious achievement.
(Me picking this thread is in no way connected to the fact that Yoshi876 is the director.)
SonicMario's Google Feud (Play Family Feud with Autocomplete Google Searches) was a runner-up, as it managed to distract me from whatever work I should've been doing for a good while. Nabber's post fruit was also a fun thread, especially if you like fruit.
"...Interesting" Thread of the Month
DragonFreak's In which I predict the next official OTP on the forums... wins this special award. If you want to read through it, then, uhh, good on you!
Thanks for reading.
Hi, welcome to the February edition of the Community Report, which shows you the latest goings ons around the Super Mario Wiki.
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:
RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
That’s all for the February edition of the Community Report! Thank you for taking the time to read it and now, take the time to look and participate in the current proposals.
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 our current Critic Corner Director and Affiliates Manager: Crocodile Dippy.
Ralpfan joined the wiki on 24 May 2007 and she joined The 'Shroom in Issue LVI, which was released on November 19th 2011, writing Non-Marioverse for the main team. Crocodile Dippy is still writing this section to this day, however, it has since been renamed to Crocodile Style Reviews, and the section is also no longer in the Main Team, it has been moved to Critic Corner. Other sections that she would write for the Main Team included: an Awards Committee Commentary which was submitted in Issue LXVI; a Chairperson Speech was was submitted in the special 64 Issue; Dippy's Matilda which was later moved to Critic Corner; a Feedback Survey, the introduction of The 'Shroom mascot, Poochy; our Satoru Iwata tribute; the Scavenger Hunts; some Section of the Month articles; The 'Shroom achievements; a Special Interview; as well as various special sections, including a core staff Travel Guide; and several Upcoming Games sections.
She has also wrote for every sub-team: she wrote two Cooking Guide sections in Fake News alongside SMB and Packy and also submitted a Fake Weather Report for the team. She submitted a Quiz and Riddles section for Fun Stuff alongside two Non-Marioverse crosswords and in Pipe Plaza she submitted a Community Report section. Currently she writes Composer Spotlight, Birthday Wishes, Crocodile-Style Reviews and Pocket Handbook for the Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner and Strategy Wing teams respectively.
Crocodile Dippy also made a name for herself on the wiki as she was a patroller and administrator before retiring from these positions. She's also been a chatroom op, a poll committee chairperson and has held various staff positions over on Userpedia. She's currently a global moderator on the Userpedia forums and the Head Honcho over at the Xephyr Board.
However, you're not here for the history of Crocodile Dippy, you're here to view an old section from years gone by, so today I bring you Crocodile Dippy's Non-Marioverse Review from Issue LII!!
The 'Shroom ReportWriter History spreadsheet (our other sheets can be found here).
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. This section will cover Issue 106.
All Staff sections and notes are not included. Review Corner is not included as it branched off into many sections. Information from Section History spreadsheet.