The 'Shroom:Issue 111/Pipe Plaza
Welcome 'Shroom readers to this special edition of Pipe Plaza.
This issue is dedicated to Walkazo, and whilst Pipe Plaza might not be the best place to remember her, she was most certainly one of the most memorable users we have had on this site. May she rest in peace.
Also, you may notice that our interviews are again absent, this is due to Banjo resigning from the section. There is, however, some good news - Gutsehman (talk) is willing to continue the section, provided he get another co-host. So think you could do it? Then get in touch with him and find out!
Section of the Month
All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
Hi, everyone, and welcome to this month's issue of Monthly Report! Still no news on this section, so it's time to check how the wiki stats have changed since last month!
(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.
One new article has been featured in the past month.
No new articles have become re-featured.
There is one ongoing Featured Article Nominations.
Failed FA Nominations
No new articles have failed the featuring process.
One new article has been unfeatured in the past month.
There are no ongoing Unfeature nominations.
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
When saving images to your computer to put on the Wiki, remember to save them as a .png file instead of a .jpg file for better resolution. Images should also have a transparent background (if they don't have a specific background already, like character art), and as much of that background should be as cropped as possible.
Poll Committee Discussion
Hiya, this is the Poll Committe Discussion, and I'm Nyrie, the one who was forced to write it this month.
Time to go over the 3 fantastic polls from this month.
Have you ever watched The Super Mario Bros. Super Show? (Baby Luigi (talk), May 15, 2016)
Favourite part of the Mario series (Stargazing (talk), May 22, 2016)
Which Nintendo video game generation is your favorite? (Baby Luigi (talk), May 29, 2016)
Tune in next month, when the fat-astic Packy will be writing this section.
Hey, welcome to the Forum Update! Today, we're looking at May.
In May, 163 new topics were created and 8403 posts were made. 28 new members joined - the most so far this year - and 209 was the most online.
(Bold means new entry and Italics mean inactive for at least the past month.)
Thread of the Month
▄▀▄▀▄▀Ａ Ｅ Ｓ Ｔ Ｈ Ｅ Ｔ Ｉ Ｃ Ｔ Ｈ Ｒ Ｅ Ａ Ｄ▄▀▄▀▄▀ by GBAToad wins Thread of the Month. No question.
The only game currently ongoing is BMB's Steven Universe Mafia.
Thanks for reading.
Hi readers! Welcome to the Community Report section. It shows our the latest goings-ons around the Super Mario Wiki – the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals.
RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:
NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of June 19th.That’s all for this issue of the Community Report. Thanks readers to take the time to read this section and remember to participate to ongoing 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 a Walkazo, who sadly died this March, cutting her great talent short.
Walkazo joined the wiki on 27 July 2007 and she submitted a piece of artwork to The 'Shroom in Issue LX, which was released on 17 March 2012. She would contribute four special sections for The 'Shroom, the first being an overview of the evolutionary history of Koopas; then the genetic history of Bowser's family; then a comparison of Koopa species; before finally concluding with further science. Walkazo formally joined The 'Shroom 18 April 2015 in Issue XCVII, writing Mario's Boombox, a section she would continue to write up until her death. Her other Palette Swap section: The Adventures of Little Mario debuted in Issue 100, but sadly this issue marks the final time we will see her creative doodles and imagination.
Walkazo was a much bigger name on the wiki instead of in The 'Shroom, though. She was promoted to administrator on 21 January 2009 and to a bureaucrat on 22 July 2011. With those positions she acted as a kind and mature overseer, voting regularly on proposals and helping to make the wiki a much better place. And we will miss her for all of those reasons and more.
And hopefully a fitting tribute to her would be to bring you back in time to look at one of her scientific analysis of the Koopa species. I hope you enjoy reading it.
The 'Shroom Report
Hello, everyone, I'm your Statistics Manager, Tucayo, 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 110.
Hi there dear readers. Welcome to another edition of Anniversary Announcements, where the facts check themselves and the sources actually matter to a certain extend.
We'll start off with the 12th and last meeting of the year. The full review was once again continued and was finished also in this meeting.
For some general announcements. Most important of course: the polls have been opened! For the coming month, you will be able to vote on your favourite and least favourite Mario elements, and on your favourite elements of The 'Shroom and the Super Mario Wiki community. Click here to go straight to the polls!
Next, multiple users, primarily from Europe, have indicated that they would prefer the ceremony to happen a bit earlier on the day, because most of it happens during the night in these areas. Following this, a poll has been created on the forum to gauge about how many people are for this. The results of the poll are not binding, but are taken into consideration. You can find the poll here.
Lastly, due to this issue of The 'Shroom being postponed by a week, it was removed from S9 Favorite Special Issue.
Next on the list are tournaments. Since last month, a lot more tournament threads were made on the Mario Awards X board on the forums. In below table you can find an overview of all currently planned tournaments, along with links to their respective threads.
There is also a topic on Pokkén Tournament here, to gauge interest, but this is not a confirmed tournament yet.
You may also notice that there are two items on Pokémon. It was brought to attention that multiple people had interest in hosting a tournament for the same game. To only have one happening per game, it was decided that while there can be multiple sign-up threads, the one that sparks the most interest will be the one that runs.
Let's go over each tournament briefly.
Anyone can submit one piece of art to the host until 11 July, after this a public vote will be opened. Art is distributed over three tiers, Beginner, Amateur and Experienced.
Awards Mafia VI
A game of Mafia without a specific theme, anything may appear as a role. Innocent and Mafia parties are included, as well as some other parties. Locations also return again and can be visited during Day-phases.
Mario Kart 7
Racers will be put in brackets of 4-6 people, of which the top 2-4 will proceed to the next round. Individual matches will be raced in one-off in-game Communities.
Mario Kart 8
The players will be divided into brackets that race at specified times. The top 3 of each bracket will proceed to the next round. Individual matches will be raced in a room hosted by the host.
A set of (mini)games on a Minecraft map, including classics like Capture the Flag, Spleef and building contests, as well as fishing and racing competitions, and others.
There are two topics for this game. Based on the interest both attract, only one will be green-lit.
There are two parts of this tournament, Single battles and Double battles. All Pokémon will be locked to level 50, and teams are locked as the tournament starts. The Swiss tournament system will be used. In order to allow for Mega Evolutions, this tournament will only feature Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
All Pokémon will be locked to level 50, and teams are locked as the tournament starts. The Swiss tournament system will be used. This tournament features all Generation 6 games, and as such doesn't allow Mega Evolutions. Only Single battles are currently planned, though Doubles are possible with enough demand.
People will play bet-of-three Turf Wars in teams of two, and continue to the next round on win. At the end, the winning team will compete 1 to 1 to determine the winning player as well.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Best-of-five matches are played in Swiss tournament style, one-on-one. Stages are limited to neutral stages, matches are played without items on a 8 minute clock.
Best-of-three matches in Round Robin tournament style. Everyone uses the same deck of cards throughout the tournament, with several types of cards disallowed to balance matters.
These are a lot of tournaments all right, but that only makes things more fun! You can win tokens with each tournament and you can get prizes with these after the main events have happened.
Now that we are talking prizes, you should know that these don't come out of Yoshi Eggs. If you are interested in donating such prizes, please contact Hypnotoad, Mr. Edo or Twentytwofiftyseven on the Boards. Recommended items include all sorts of gift cards and Steam items. We are grateful for any donations!
Well, I think that's all for today, thank you for reading, and have a nice day.
All information above was correct as of 21 June 2016.