The 'Shroom:Issue 109/Pipe Plaza
Welcome 'Shroom readers to this April edition of Pipe Plaza.
Section of the Month
All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
Hello, readers, and welcome to another issue of Monthly Report! As usual, there are no announcements regarding this section, so let's see what has changed on the wiki stats since March!
(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: Wiki formatting is usually different than your computer's word processing engine, whether you are on Windows or Mac. The biggest thing to watch out for are apostrophes when you are trying to adjust your font appearance (bold, italics, etc.) Most often, they will appear as regular apostrophes that won't have the effect of what you're trying to do. If you have a large amount of text that you've pre-written in a word processor, make notes where you want to insert special text characteristics so you know what to look for when you're editing the actual article on the wiki.
Poll Committee Discussion
Welcome with bibbangs! For this month, I, Bazooka Mario will not be writing a section on the analysis of our recent polls.
Before you load and fire your lycopene-filled ammunition at a poor plumber who has only a small white flag proclaiming "BANG!" for ammunition, however, let me shoot you a recent run-down of our poll results. Oh, don't worry, the bullets won't hurt, April Fools or not.
Starlow (Stargazing (talk), March 20, 2016)
Paper Mario: Color Splash (Bazooka Mario (talk), March 27, 2016)
We appreciate any sort of questions and comments on this poll. We've actually been considering improving the quality of the polls, as we've received a fair few unflattering complaints about them. If you have ideas, don't be afraid to shoot a personal message in our forums or a message in the talk pages of the Poll Committee members. Stay tuned for the next Poll Committee analysis with MrConcreteDonkey (talk) behind the wheel. Hope you have a blast!
Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of the Forum Update, which has returned triumphantly(?) after I failed to send in a section last month. Of course, this means I'm going to cover both February and March.
I became a Global Moderator. I now have access to every board. Bow before your new rule- I mean, uh, I'm totally going to use this power for good. ban smasher
In February, 167 topics were created. 7578 posts were made - 4258 posts less than January. 14 new members joined. The most users online at once was 214 - exactly the same as January's.
In March, 161 topics and 7799 posts were made. 16 new members joined, and the most online at once was 209.
(Bold means new entry and Italics mean inactive for at least the past month.)
Thread of the Month
Thanks for reading.
Hi readers! Welcome to the April issue of the Community Report. It shows our the latest goings-ons around the Super Mario Wiki – the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals.
RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS:
RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of April 11th.
That’s all for the April edition of the Community Report. Thank you for taking the time to read it and take the time to look and participate to 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 MrYoshbert.
MrYoshter joined the Super Mario Wiki on 9 September 2009 and joined The 'Shroom in Issue XXI writing the Fading Into Obscurity section for the main team. This would sadly, however be his only contribution to The 'Shroom, which is a shame because as you can see below it is actually quite a good section. It has also become quite a popular section with several writers having written it, most recently KP (talk). However, like the section MrYoshter himself has faded into obscurity, as he doesn't feature within our own Writer History.
The 'Shroom Report
Hello, and welcome to another issue of The 'Shroom Report. 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 108.
On 27 March, our dear veteran MarioWiki staff member, Walkazo (talk), has passed away in a traffic accident. Words cannot describe the feeling we, and with us a lot of other people in the community, felt upon hearing this news.
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night dear reader. You've come to the place where the (imaginary) cookies are. Oh, and the latest news about the Awards of course. But also cookies.
First of, there has been a small shift in the committee. Super Mario Bros. (Talk Page · Forum Profile) has stepped down from his position as host of the 'Shroom Awards because he lacks the necessary time to properly handle the task. In his place has come our fellow RandomYoshi (Talk Page · Forum Profile). SMB hasn't left us though, and will still be present within the committee.
Then a big change in the Awards: the Userpedia Awards have been rebranded as the User Awards. Userpedia itself has become more of an archive, but the community is still bustling as ever.
The User Awards' first Award, Favorite Retired User, will not be present this year, and it's spot will instead be dedicated to Walkazo. The User Awards will also be held before the 'Shroom Awards for this.
Meetings' time. Kamek and Paper Kamek have been added to A15 Hardest Boss and Shiny RoboBowser has been added to A27 Favorite Boss Battle. After that, A1 Favorite Game Soundtrack was renamed Best Sound Design so also covers in-game sound effects that create the entire ambience. Lots of idea's for the Fail Awards have been coined, to be discussed in Meeting 4.
Refer to this document for a full list of nominees. All that is marked in yellow in this document is yet to be discussed.
Meeting 4 consisted mostly of filling in nominees for new awards and removing several Fail awards. Favorite Art Direction was revamped as Favorite Art Style to better suit the theme.
In the fifth meeting, the favourite game awards were finalized, and the Fail Awards were continued. Two were removed, and two were redefined.
The sixth meeting was dedicated to the Fail Awards, most notably the adding of nominees for new awards.
The main focus of the seventh meeting where the User and 'Shroom Awards, in addition to a few Fail Awards.
And that was Anniversary Announcements for this month. Stay tuned for a new edition next month! Adieu!
All information above was correct as of 21 April 2016.