The 'Shroom:Issue 108/Pipe Plaza
Welcome 'Shroom readers to this March edition of Pipe Plaza.
Some bits and bobs for news this month. New Articles is not present in this issue alongside Forum Update and Birthday Wishes. Also, Lakituthequick (talk) will be writing Anniversary Announcements again. Hooray!
Section of the Month
All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
Hi, everyone, and welcome to the March issue of Monthly Report!! No news on the section just yet, so let's compare this month's stats to the ones from February!
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.
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.
Tip of the Month
Tip of the Month: Have you ever started off a sentence with a few spaces from your space bar? It looks fine in your Microsoft or Mac programs, but on the Wiki, space bar spacing will leave
this lovely box
around your text until you hit the 'enter' key again. Which means if you tried to indent an entire paragraph using your space bar, your entire paragraph will appear in this gray box. Even if it's half a page long. So leave the indenting for your English papers and never begin a paragraph with a space from your space bar!
Poll Committee Discussion
Hello everyone! Due to a small change to how we write sections in the Pipe Plaza, Baby Weegee is currently writing this month's Poll Committee section! We're going to rotate between our members on who gets to write this section from now on, unless things change back in the future if this new system doesn't work out for us. Baby Weegee hopes you'll enjoy this month's section.
The Final Hard Levels (Baby Luigi (talk), February 28, 2016)
Nintendo Badge Arcade (Bazooka Mario (talk), February 14, 2016)
Well, only four polls this time around, mostly due to the release schedules and whatnot, but it's loads of fun to discuss these poll results! Next month, look forward to Baby Weegee's
Hi, welcome to the March edition of the Community Report. It shows our the latest goings-on around the Super Mario Wiki — 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 this edition of the Community Report! Thank you for taking the time to read it and take the time to look and participate in the only proposal.
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 G.narron (talk).
G.narron joined the wiki on 12 October 2009 and joined The 'Shroom in Issue XXXII which was released on 10 November 2009. G.narron has a short history here with The 'Shroom as you can tell they only contributed two sections and both of them were for the same issue, however, both sections are quite important. Monthly Report is still written today and has its home here in Pipe Plaza, and A History of Video Games was a highly popular section back when it was being written.
However, you're not here for the history of G.narron, you're here to view an old section from years gone by, so today I bring you G.narron's A History of Video Games from Issue XXXII!!
The 'Shroom Report
HI, everyone! I'm your illustrious Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with this month's installment of The 'Shroom Report, your one-stop for 'Shroom stats! As a reminder, in 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. All information is based off our Historical Sheets. This section will cover Issue 107.
Since I love stats, and I found the ones above to be very interesting, I will provide some insight this month. It should be no surprise the Main Team has an average that high: after all, that's where most staff and special sections go and it used to host the vast majority of our sections until they were gradually moved to other teams. However, that number will be slowly dropping, as only Special Issues will have more than a handful of sections in the Main Team. To some it may come as a surprise that Fun Stuff has appeared on more issues than Fake News; this is because FN didn't feature on seven issues between Issue X and Issue XXII due to a lack of writers. Critic Corner has the lowest average, which could be due to the fact CC sections are usually lengthier. That's all from me, until next month!
Did you stay fresh?
Hello there, welcome back to Anniversary Announcements! To quickly recap on what this section does, Anniversary Announcements serves to inform you about the behind-the-scenes developments that drive the Awards. This involves everything from changes in the Awards and nominees to tournaments and prizes.
Lets meet the important people of the Awards Committee first.
A full list of all members of the Committee can be found here. You can contact any of these people if you have questions, if they don't know the answer, they will pass it through as needed. For questions or suggestions relating to Anniversary Announcements, you can contact me (Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile)).
So what happened in February and the first half of March. Some general ideas and suggestions were coined, such as back-upping all images and other materials used in presentations should they go offline. Also coined is how to deal with favourite courses and levels from various different kinds of games. Super Mario 64 was released 20 years ago and has its courses put together with Super Mario Sunshine from 2002, galaxies from both Super Mario Galaxy games are put together in one award, and there are 117 levels in Super Mario 3D World, too many to make an easy or outstanding choice.
Several tournaments have also been mentioned, and some are already half-confirmed. Uniju :D (Talk Page · Forum Profile) and Toadbert101 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) have indicated that they are going to host a Minecraft tournament, DragonFreak (Talk Page · Forum Profile) is planning on hosting Yu-Gi-Oh again, Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile) is planning a scavenger hunt, Cirdec (Talk Page · Forum Profile) has mentioned Pokémon, Stargazing (Talk Page · Forum Profile) plans to do Mario Kart 7 again and Groden (Talk Page · Forum Profile) is going to host Super Smash Bros. 4. Also listed are the Art Contest and Awesomenauts, hosted by Hypnotoad (Talk Page · Forum Profile), and Guess the Results.
Now for the meetings that occurred in the last month. In the first meeting the bigger overall idea's were discussed first, before going on to the individual awards.
In the second meeting the Mario Awards were continued, immediately removing Favourite Galaxy for the reasons mentioned earlier. The favourite levels for Super Mario 64, Sunshine and 3D World were also removed. Favourite Koopaling is now in the dangerzone.
And that will be it for this year's first Anniversary Announcements! I hope I got to inform you well and I look forward to seeing you in April. Be careful for Cake-in-the-boxes on the first of that month. Ciao!
All information above was correct as of 2016-03-15.