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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Hello and welcome back to Pipe Plaza! And as this is Halloween, I've pulled out all of the stops to make this edition terrifying, unfortunately all the decorations got lost in the post so nothing's actually arrived, not even a funky banner.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Projects Seeking Contributors 3 23% YoshiKong
2nd Forum Report 2 15% MrConcreteDonkey
2nd Retro Feature 2 15% Yoshi876
2nd The 'Shroom Report 2 15% Henry Tucayo Clay
2nd Anniversary Announcements 2 15% Lakituthequick
3rd New Articles 1 8% Alex95
3rd Poll Committee Discussion 1 8% Freakworld




MarioWiki Sections

A look over the wiki's stats of the past month.
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Recent news on the Featured Articles.
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A helpful tip for wiki editors.
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The month gone by in promotions and proposals.
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All of the new articles created in the past month.
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All the unanswered talk page questions and improvement topics.
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Non-Wiki Sections

The news about the poll committee.
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A trip back in The 'Shroom's past.
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All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
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Monthly Report

Written by: Paper Yoshi (talk)
Hello, readers, and welcome to the October Issue of Monthly Report! Unfortunately, as Yoshi876 told you in the previous issue, I was unable to write my section last month, but now that everything has been sorted out, I'm back to bring you all the wiki stats from October, along a comparison between the August and October stats.

(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)

October Statistics
Statistic As of 9 October 2016 (15:55)*
Content Pages 17,380
All Pages 143,381
Files 73,932
Edits 1,930,290
Edits per Page 13.46
Registered Users 22,203
Active Users 301
Bots 3
'Shroom Writers 39
Autopatrolled 38
Patrollers 4
Administrators 11
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


August — October Statistics
Statistic As of 17 August 2016 (07:55)* As of 9 October 2016 (15:55)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 17,252 17,380 +0.742%
All Pages 140,644 143,381 +1.946%
Files 72,395 73,932 +2.123%
Edits 1,898,485 1,930,290 +1.675%
Edits per Page 13.50 13.46 -0.296%
Registered Users 21,981 22,203 +1.01%
Active Users 305 301 -1.311%
Bots 3 3 0%
'Shroom Writers 35 39 +11.429%
Autopatrolled 38 38 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 11 11 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Featured

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

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.

Featured Articles

No new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There are no ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

One new article been unfeatured in the past month.

  • Kart was unfeatured on 21 September 2016. It was unfeatured due to the article mainly being an inconsistent gallery..

Unfeaturing Nominations

There is one ongoing Unfeature nominations.

  • Rawk Hawk was nominated on 5 October 2016. It was nominated due to having a short introduction paragraph as well as poor writing..

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

Written by: FunkyK38 (talk)

Spacing on the wiki is different than spacing would be on a regular word processor like MS Word. Today I'll go over a few spacing effects that you should be aware of while you're editing articles. (DISCLAIMER: This is written for most PCs. From what I know of Apple they shouldn't vary too much, but just double-check if you're on an Apple computer before writing a novel.)

  • See this nice bullet list? You can create one by using an asterisk (SHIFT + 8 on most keyboards). You shouldn't usually need to make a list in a regular article, as that's what section headers are for, but here it is for reference.
  • Unlike most English teachers I've ever known have said, you don't need to start a paragraph off with an indent when you're writing here. The TAB button is not really helpful here. I usually just stay away from it entirely.
  • Don't start a sentence/paragraph/text block off with a space from the SPACEBAR. Just don't. You'll get
 this ugly blue box

around all of the text contained in that block, which looks awful and will cause pages to display incorrectly when loaded.

  • If you're trying to separate paragraphs, most often you'll need an extra line space (press ENTER on most keyboards). When you're trying to space paragraphs, press ENTER twice after the last sentence of the first paragraph to get the correct spacing for the start of the second. Using the preview button is a good way to get a feel of how the spaces look and if you need more or less.

Community Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hi readers and welcome back 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.

(credit to YoshiKong (talk) for previously developing this coded table system and to Crocodile Dippy (talk) for the alterations made)


PROMOTIONS AND DEMOTIONS
AFFECTED USER PREVIOUS RANK CURRENT RANK PROMOTER/DEMOTER DATE
None


RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Move TOC to various Infobox templates.

A proposal to move TOC into various Infobox templates. The proposer argues that the default spot where the TOC shows up is before the first header to the left and this gets in the way if images are put in a similar spot and creates white space.

1-3 (read more) September 8, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Implement Reminder template about categorizing images by game.

A proposal to implement a Reminder template about categorizing images by game. The proposer argues that categorizing images helps us keep track of uploads better and allows us to save time identifying duplicates. The proposer also argues that some people forget to add an additional category when uploading images, such as those from Category:Images by game.

7-1 (read more) September 10, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Time Turner (talk) Allow certain implied sections to be split from the "List of implied ..." articles.

A proposal to allow some sections from the "List of implied..." articles to be split and get an article. The proposer argues that there are plenty of subjects that would benefit greatly from having full-fledged articles and that some implied subjects have had much more of an impact than others, so they deserve an article.

9-1 (read more) September 19, 2016, 23:59 GMT
NSY (talk) Split all remaining courts/boards based on recurring places from their parent articles.

A proposal to split courts/boards based on recurring places from their parent articles. The proposer argues that articles based on new places from sports games and Fortune Street get their own article, but those based on recurring locations are merged with the article about those recurring locations. Whereas, recurring locations that appear in popular games such as Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. get their own articles, creating an inconsistency.

4-0 (read more) September 24, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) Pixl Queen, Waffle Kingdom, and Croacuses (rulers).

A proposal to split Pixl Queen, King Croacus I, Queen Croacus II, King Croacus III and Waffle Kingdom from the list of implied characters and list of implied locations respectively. The proposer argues that Pixl Queen had a major part of the story before Super Paper Mario happened, that Croacuses are former rulers of Floro Sapiens, a location that appears in Super Paper Mario and that in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, characters from the Waffle Kingdom appear in the game.

VETOED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS (read more) October 8, 2016, 23:59 GMT


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
Niiue (talk) Stop calling Sky-Blue Spinies relatives of Buzzy Beetles.

A proposal to stop calling Sky-Blue Spinies, relatives of Buzzy Beetles. The proposer argues that the only evidence of Sky-Blue Spinies being a relative of Buzzy Beetles is because of the German name.

10-1 (read more) September 10, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Niiue (talk) Merge Mini Bob-omb with Bob-omb.

A proposal to merge Mini Bob-omb, an enemy from Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, with Bob-omb. The proposer argues that Mini Bob-omb looks and acts exactly like a regular Bob-omb and that the only real evidence they're different is that they're smaller.

8-0 (read more) September 10, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Qyzxf (talk) Stop referring to the Koopalings with their full names.

A proposal to stop referring to the Koopalings with their full names (Ludwig von Koopa to Ludwig). The proposer argues that only a few games ever actually use these names and explains how the article of Princess Peach is called Princess Peach instead of Princess Peach Toadstool, because the surname is not used anymore.

3-15 (read more) September 10, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Merge List of Sammer Guys with Duel of 100.

A proposal to merge the list of Sammer Guys with Duel of 100. The proposer argues that the list is actually the Duel of 100 and having two separate articles may be in violation of MarioWiki:Once and only once.

1-5 (read more) September 11, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Tails777 (talk) Either rename Duke, Lulu and Rockman to The Dino Riders or split the three characters into separate articles.

A proposal to decide if the article Duke, Lulu and Rockman should be renamed to The Dino Riders or if each character should have an article. The proposer argues that the article name could be better. The proposer also argues that renaming the article is better, because not enough is known about them individually and the fact that they are always together means they aren't worth having separate articles.

8-1-0 (read more) September 18, 2016, 23:59 GMT
LudwigVon (talk) Move Fred (boss) to Furious Fred de Fillet.

A proposal to rename the article "Fred (boss)" to Furious Fred de Fillet. The proposer argues that we should not take into consideration how Kamek names the bosses, (which was the reason why it was moved to Fred (boss) ), because sometimes, instead of name them by their full names, he nicknamed some bosses.

11-0 (read more) September 24, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Lord Bowser (talk) Merge Shy Guy (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!) with Shy Guy (toy).

A proposal to merge Shy Guy (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!) with Shy Guy (toy). The proposer argues that besides the spear that those Shy Guys carry in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!, there isn't any real difference between these Shy Guys and the rest of the Shy Guy toys in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.

6-0 (read more) October 3, 2016, 23:59 GMT
A51_Trooper (talk) Split Banana Coin from Banana Bunch Coin.

A proposal to oppose the split of Banana Coin and Banana Bunch Coin. The proposer argues that the only difference between a Banana Bunch Coin and a Banana Coin is that the former has a picture of a banana bunch on it, the other has a single banana. The proposer also argues that both coins shares the same purpose, so they should not be split.

CANCELLED BY PROPOSER (read more) October 9, 2016, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
Time Turner (talk) Create or delete categories about an area's citizens.

A proposal to decide if we should create categories others than Category:Rogueport Denizens and Category:Glitzville Denizens for others areas of RPG games or if we should delete the two existing categories. The proposer argues that it seems rather inconsistent for these two areas, densely populated as they are, to be the only ones to group an area's characters together.

3-5-3 (read more) October 9, 2016, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
RickTommy (talk) Add lists of implied species from franchises other than Pokémon.

A proposal to decide if we should remove the "List of implied Pokémon" section or if we should add relevant sections for every other franchise. The proposer argues that we have a section for Pokémon that are mentioned in passing in SSB trophy descriptions, but not such sections for any other Super Smash Bros. franchise.

7-1-0 (read more) October 11, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Coin Ring - Split Super Mario 64 (and DS) with Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World.

A proposal to either move Super Mario 64 content into Water Ring or keep Coin Ring for Super Mario 64 but move Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World content to a different page. The proposer argues that the Super Mario 64 content should be moved to Water Ring because it comes from a Manta and the jet stream underwater. The proposer also argues that the coin rings in Super Mario 64 operate very differently than the coin rings in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World, where in those two games, the Coin Ring gives the player five coinss.

10-1-0 (read more) October 13, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) Split Croacus rulers from List of implied characters.

A proposal to split the Croacus rulers from list of implied characters. The proposer argues that the Croacuses are the former rulers of Floro Sapiens. Despite that the players only meets the fourth one, the other three are mentioned on portraits of them with their reign in Super Paper Mario.

3-0 (read more) October 17, 2016, 23:59 GMT
YoshiKong (talk) Merge Mad Scienstein with Arewo Shitain-hakase.

A proposal to merge Mad Scienstein with Arewo Shitain-hakase. The proposer argues that a three-part translation emerged, which translates the Wario interview seen on the official Japanese Wario Land 4 gamepage. According to the translation, Arewo Shitain-hakase confirmed himself to be Mad Scienstein.

5-0 (read more) October 20, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Alex95 (talk) Merge content of Bomb Toss with the appropriate segment.

A proposal to merge the contents of Bomb Toss with Bomb (item). The proposer argues that the usage of the bomb is already covered on Bomb (item).

2-0 (read more) October 20, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Time Turner (talk) Retool Category:Children.

A proposal to retool the category for young characters. The proposer argues that this category is being used for two groups of people: anyone whose parents have been seen or mentioned and anyone who looks particularly young, but this category also lists people who never had parents or characters that are too old to be called children.

7-0-0 (read more) October 20, 2016, 23:59 GMT


NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of October 8th.

That’s all for this issue of the Community Report. Thanks readers to take your time to read this section and remember to participate to ongoing proposals. See you again in November.


New Articles

Written by: Alex95 (talk)

Article Creator Date Description
Robbin' Hood Ruins Yoshi876 (talk) September 13 An area from… some sort of Yangus Dragon Quest game that makes its appearance as a board in Fortune Street.
Rescue V: Fearless Color Defenders AfternoonLight (talk) September 13 A video series about the Rescue Squad V in Paper Mario: Color Splash that has been going on Nintendo's official YouTube channel.
World 1-1 (Super Mario Run) Geoteve (talk) September 13 A layout description of the first level in Super Mario Run.
Katakata Spanner Heihō LinkTheLefty (talk) September 13 A black-colored Shy Guy that appears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
Switch Block (Super Mario 3D World) Toa 95 (talk) September 13 A switch block found in Super Mario 3D World that changes the track layouts in the game.
Chain Link Toa 95 (talk) September 13 An chain gate-like obstacle found in Super Mario 3D World.
Fire Up the S.S. Brass Paper Jorge (talk) September 14 A minigame found in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.
Fan (Mario's Time Machine) Time Turner (talk) September 15 A fan item in Mario's Time Machine. …That's about it, really.
Metronome (Mario's Time Machine) Time Turner (talk) September 16 An item given to Mario in Mario's Time Machine.
Monocle Time Turner (talk) September 16 Time Turner's playing Mario's Time Machine, isn't he? Here's another item from the game.
Time Attack (Mario Party: Island Tour) Owencrazyboy9 (talk) September 16 A mode in Mario Party: Island Tour were you beat mini-games as quick as you can!
Super Mario Bros. (board) Yoshi876 (talk) September 17 A board in Fortune Street based on world 1-1 and world 1-2 from the original Super Mario Bros.
Ladida Plains 1-1 Yoshi876 (talk) September 18 The very first level of Super Princess Peach…which came out in 2006. …We didn’t have this page already?
Blackout Ultimate Mr. L (talk) September 18 The event that occurs in Luigi's Mansion when the entire mansion goes dark.
Fire Breath (Power Shot) Ninelevendo (talk) September 18 Bowser's Offensive Power Shot in Mario Power Tennis. Originally was just part of the main Fire Breath page.
Alefgard Yoshi876 (talk) September 19 The overworld of the first Dragon Quest appears as a board in Fortune Street.
Music (Mario's Time Machine) Time Turner (talk) September 19 Another item from Mario's Time Machine. …Can music be an item?
Ludwig van Beethoven Time Turner (talk) September 21 A great music composer who appears in Mario's Time Machine. He's also the guy Ludwig von Koopa is named after.
Bowser Stadium (Mario Party Advance) & Bowser Stadium (Super Mario Strikers) Time Turner (talk) September 22 Two soccer stadiums with the Bowser motif. Mario Party Advance's is a minigame stadium, where as the one in Super Mario Strikers is where the finals take place.
Colossus Yoshi876 (talk) September 25 A dungeon from Dragon Quest IV that appears as a board in Fortune Street.
Sea Urchin JakeB2503 (talk) September 26 A purple sea urchin found in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Shunned Guy Lampent5 (talk) September 26 A color-sucking Shy Guy from the upcoming Paper Mario: Color Splash.
List of Paper Mario: Color Splash staff Koopalmier (talk) September 27 It's a list of people who worked on Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Ladida Plains 1-2 to 1-6 Yoshi876 (talk) September 29 Five levels in Super Princess Peach that take place in the Ladida Plains.
Hoo's Wood 2-1 to 2-4 Yoshi876 (talk) September 29 Four levels that take place in Hoo's Wood from Super Princess Peach.
Wild Dino Rhino TheHelper1000 (talk) September 29 A version of the Dino Rhino that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Music Player AfternoonLight (talk) September 29 The music player from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. This page has the full list of songs!
Five Fun Guys Arnold232 (talk) September 30 A group of Toads from Paper Mario: Color Splash that, essentially, play a game of Hide-and-Seek with Mario. What fun!
Buzzy Beetle Tower TheHelper1000 (talk) September 30 A stack of Buzzy Beetles that originally appeared in Super Mario Maker, but became a proper enemy in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Dodge Fuzzy, Get Dizzy Baby Luigi (talk) September 30 A new minigame in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Defense Time Turner (talk) October 1 A stat seen in most RPGs that determines how much damage you or the enemy take during battles.
Power Time Turner (talk) October 2 A stat seen in most RPGs that determines how much damage you or the enemy give out during battles.
Shine Block (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time) and Shine Block (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door) Time Turner (talk) October 3 Originally, they were one article, but they had different properties, so they were split into two. …Sounds like a bad love story when I write it like that, heh.
List of Paper Mario: Color Splash pre-release and unused content Baby Luigi (talk) October 4 Cut content pertaining to Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Star Balloon Baby Luigi (talk) October 4 Special balloons that award the player Stars in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Luigi's Mansion (Mario Sports Mix) NSY (talk) October 5 A court based on Luigi's Mansion appearing in Mario Sports Mix.
Marmalade Valley Sergio-Yoshi (talk) October 5 An archeological area in the new Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Character Museum Baby Luigi (talk) October 5 A mode in Mario Party: Star Rush where you can view the models of and information about the characters in the game.
Sunset Express Sergio-Yoshi (talk) October 6 A train that get hijacked by Larry Koopa in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Masanobu Matsunaga Leo Sasumura (talk) October 6 A music composer from Intelligent Systems who worked the WarioWare and Paper Mario games.
Cobalt Base AfternoonLight (talk) October 7 An area in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Port Prisma Snowy3611 (talk) October 7 An area in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Erika Strobel Glowsquid (talk) October 7 A writer for a few episodes of the Donkey Kong Country tv series.
List of Mario Party: Star Rush minigames Baby Luigi (talk) October 7 A list of minigames playable in Mario Party: Star Rush. Convenient, no?

And that’d be it! A lot of pages made within the last month. Excellent! That’s what we want to see! Keep in mind the writing guidelines for new articles when you create a page. We don’t want any one-line articles, you hear?


Projects Seeking Contributors

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Written by: YoshiKong (talk)

G'day 'shroomers, YoshiKong here. I would like to welcome you to a spoooky new edition of Pipe Plaza's Projects Seeking Contributors, a monthly section which summarises the latest projects, collaborations and important discussions which concern the MarioWiki. All readers, regardless of experience or position within our community, are invited to share their opinions and valuable input on the following projects and discussions.

This section of Pipe Plaza is designed to make it easier for you to quickly identify different types of available projects. All projects are organised under three different headers, as presented below. Each header contains a neat table which provides the name of the topic concerned, with a brief summary of what that topic is about and what you can do to help. The sections are further split into projects being discussed on the wiki or the community's forum respectively.

Projects Seeking Contributors

The following are a selection of projects or special requests which are taking place on wiki talk pages. Please see here for a complete list.

Topic Description
Talk:Game Over
Help us upload and list any "Game Over" screenshots which are missing from the article.
Talk:List of PMTTYD glitches
Players of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door are asked to double check how a described glitch is performed. Ideally it should also be added to the article's list.
Talk:Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
A screenshot showing the use of SPD-Up in the game Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story has been requested.
Talk:Mario Party: Island Tour
It has been found that certain in-game rules differs between regions for Mario Party: Island Tour minigames. PAL-region players have been asked to place their region's version of the minigame rules.
Talk:Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Help us format the reception section of Paper Mario: Sticker Star with a proper table, as per MarioWiki:Reception and sales.
Talk:Softnica
Help clarify the relationship between "Softnica" and "Pax Softnica". It has been requested that a user who is fluent in Japanese should provide a translation of several given webpages, which may contain information of assistance.
Talk:Super Smash Bros.
Help us find the correct Australian release date of Super Smash Bros.
Talk:Tetris DS
Help source better quality versions of several given images. Also, it has been suggested that Tetris DS be merged with the "List of Mario references in video games" article.
Talk:SandWorm
Discuss the validity and correct usage of the title "Big Scorper", in regards to conflicting sources.
Talk:Yoshi's Safari
It has been suggested that TOSE Software Co. may have developed Yoshi's Safari. Any users who can confirm this with a reliable source have been invited to respond to this discussion.


The following have been taken from the Wiki Collaborations forum board.

Topic Description
Translation request thread
This month, a translation has been requested for some "KC Deluxe" Japanese manga content.
Manga coverage: Donkey Kong Country CoroCoro Comics
Discuss how the Japanese publishing company "CoroCoro Comics" may be covered by the wiki, as well as a recently found two volume Donkey Kong Country TV series manga.
Japanese object names from the Mario Encyclopedia
The Japanese Mario Encyclopedia may confirm some official names for those which are currently conjectural. Any users who own the book are asked to share the relevant pages, and translations where official names could potentially be found.
Collab: Articles for all of the levels
Individual world missions, such as those seen in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, should be split into separate articles as per policy. Check out which missions still require an article, and help fulfill this goal.

Discussions Seeking Input

The following are a selection of discussions on the wiki which are in need of input from users. Please see here for a complete list.

Topic Description
Talk:Clampy
Discuss whether Clam and Clampy should share a single article.
Talk:Grab Block
Discuss whether the Ice Block appearance from Super Mario Bros. 3 should be merged with Grab Block, due to their identical in-game usage.
Talk:Heronicus
Help decide whether Heronicus's implied Flopside version should receive its own entry on the "List of implied characters", or keep the information merged on his main article.
Talk:Mega Toss
Help source the original article title "Power Throw", which has since been moved to "Mega Toss" as seen in a more recent game appearance.
Talk:Mist
Please help us clarify when the "mist" effect is triggered in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, so this information may be added to the article.
Category talk:Nintendo DSi XL Images
Provide input on the necessity of this category, and the usage of other subsystem categories.
Category talk:Politicians
Provide input on the necessity of this category, due to crossovers with Category:Mayors.
Talk:Pure Heart
Give input about a reanalysis of the "Sources of love" information on the Pure Heart article.
Talk:Shell Helmet
Discuss whether the Shell Helmet article should be rewritten as a transformation of Mario ("Shell Mario"), rather than the conjecturally-named power up object.
Talk:StreetPass Mii Plaza
It has been suggested that StreetPass Mii Plaza should be merged with List of Mario references in video games and Nintendo 3DS.
Talk:Super Mario Galaxy 2
Provide input on whether Super Mario Galaxy 2 should be referred to as a "sequel" by definition.
Talk:Warp Whistle
Discuss whether the title of the Warp Whistle article should be moved to "Recorder", due to the recent appearance in Paper Mario: Color Splash, as well as its original name in The Legend of Zelda.
Talk:Wario's Woods
Discuss how information about a secret "Challenge Mode" should covered as part of the game Wario's Woods.


The following have been taken from the Wiki Collaborations forum board.

Topic Description
Articles for the implied subjects
Discuss which individual subjects may be elibible for an individual article, rather than exclusively remaining on the "list of implied" pages.
Artwork hunting!
A unique artwork of Yoshi has been discovered, although the physical source where the artwork comes from is currently unknown. Any users who may know where the artwork came from have been asked to post their input.

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These are long-running projects, areas of discussion or collaborations which are continuously being worked on towards achievement. They will feature in this section every month.

Subject Description
Holy Grails
The "Holy Grails" is a list of elusive article subjects, where information is extremely difficult to find. Please take a look at the list, and let us know if you are able to provide us with information on any of these subjects.
'Shroom Spotlight
Check out this month's edition of The 'Shroom Spotlight. It brings attention to a small group of articles which need improvement. Each of the articles are normally taken from a different improvement category, such as rewriting an article or adding more images. So there is always something for everyone's interests and abilities.
Category:Stubs
Stubs are articles or sections which are currently too short due to missing information. We invite you to take a look at the category, and contribute content to any subjects that you may be familiar with.
MarioWiki:Proposals
Be sure to check the Proposals page (as well as any current talk page proposals) where you can vote for, and give your opinions on proposed changes to the wiki. Such as new policies and features, splits and merges of articles, and deletions.


And that concludes a new edition of Projects Seeking Contributors. I hoped you enjoyed viewing the section. I want to know what you think of the design and arrangement in how projects are presented, so therefore I invite all readers to leave me feedback. You can send me a personal message, or simply fill out this form (external website). My goal is to continuously improve the section's presentation.

Thank you! And have a happy Halloween!
– YK


Poll Committee Discussion

Written by: Roy Koopa (talk)

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why you had to hide away for sooo looong – oh come on, stupid phone, of course you have to start ringing during my happy song! Hello? Yup. Ok. I'll be there. Well, looks like I have to go write a 'Shroom section...I guess there is some responsibility attached to these pink stars. Oh well, let's put Mr. Blue Sky back on while I write. Anyway, good mornafternight to all you pyorples who decided to read the page here. I think they call it Pipe Plaza or something? Eh, let's just get to it.

Committee News™

The only thing really worthy of noting this paragraph is our *professionally made * banner on our homepage! It really looks snazzy, so if you haven't seen it in the forum thread, I highly recommend checking it out. That's all the Committee News™ that I have, so let's see how our polls turned out for last month!

Poll Archives

What's your opinion on Mario making the move to mobile with Super Mario Run? (Andymii (talk), September 11, 2016)

Mario Party: Star Rush will be released next month; what are your expectations for it?

I support this decision. This is a smart investment for Nintendo. 42.65% (772 votes)

I am cautiously optimistic about this; it could go either way. 34.09% (617 votes)

I do not support the decision, but I think it is a smart move from Nintendo. 9.67% (175 votes)

I do not support it, and I think it will be bad for Nintendo. 4.86% (88 votes)

This will not change Nintendo significantly. 8.73% (158 votes)

Total Votes: 1,810


Which of these Mario spin-off series do you think needs the most improvement? (Roy Koopa (talk), September 18, 2016)

Which of these Mario spin-off series do you think needs the most improvement?

Mario Party 26.98% (673 votes)

Mario Kart 6.17% (154 votes)

Paper Mario 36.17% (902 votes)

Mario & Luigi 3.37% (84 votes)

Mario & Sonic 14.84% (370 votes)

Other 2.85% (71 votes)

None. All the Mario spin-off series are doing well. 9.62% (240 votes)

Total Votes: 2,494


MarioWiki's demographic by age (Wiki poll; Andymii (talk), September 25, 2016)

The MarioWiki Staff would like to know more about our audience! Please select your age.

Below 9 1.48% (44 votes)

10 to 12 9.44% (281 votes)

13 to 15 21.16% (630 votes)

16 to 18 23.47% (699 votes)

19 to 21 17.86% (532 votes)

22 to 24 9.27% (276 votes)

25 to 27 6.28% (187 votes)

Above 28 4.43% (132 votes)

I prefer not to say. 6.61% (197 votes)

Total Votes: 2,978


Nintendo NX features (The Pyro Guy (talk), October 2, 2016)

With the release of the Nintendo NX approaching, what features would you like to see in the upcoming Nintendo platform?

Just improved hardware, software, and controllers 36.83% (635 votes)

Something innovative that would make games more interesting to play 25.81% (445 votes)

A collaboration with a different company, like Sega or Sony 4.87% (84 votes)

A focus on ways to have a lot of games easily available to buy and play 8.06% (139 votes)

A focus on compatibility with other, older Nintendo console games 14.04% (242 votes)

Other 4.41% (76 votes)

I'm not interested in the Nintendo NX. 5.97% (103 votes)

Total Votes: 1,724


Analysis

  • Move to mobile: Even though someone screwed up the title of this poll so it has the MP:SR poll question in the collapsible box, let's ignore that. Apparently the minorjority (most people, but still less than 50% - like how Bill Clinton got into office) agrees that Super Mario Run is a good idea and that it will further Nintendo without being cautious about it. And look, they're releasing it on Android! Now you have one happy fan right here. Even though I don't wanna wait, it might be a reasonable investment. Anyway, it seems like most people think this is a step in the right direction – cautiously optimistic or not. I still think they should put it on Android though.
  • Franchise most in need of improvement: When I first submitted this poll, I wasn't expecting so many people to say that Mario & Sonic needed more improvement, but I haven't played that one there that they released last winter yet, so uh...yeah. Anehweh, I did actually kinda predict that the winner would be Paper Mario. Sticker Star was so panned that I could practically see the future that PM would win by a huge margin, but then people decided that Mario Party was failing. I personally disagree, but somehow people actually hated MP9. MP8 was worse. Welp, apparently I'm in the minority about that. I mean, it's not like it's ever going to matter much.
  • Demographic: When I saw that only 6.61% of the voters didn't say how old they were, I almost fainted. If you could see the Poll Committee Discussion board on the forum, you could see the nomination thread where I said something like “I think too many people will say they prefer not to say.” So much for that theory. Anyway, at 14, apparently I'm part of the second most common age group 'round these parts. Only the drivers, 17-year-olds, and people who are old enough to drink (all these stats coming from America because that's where I'm from) beat out the rising teens, people who are as old as me, and people who are 15 years old. I was also pretty surprised to find that 44 kiddos – or more likely, their parents – voted for the <9 option, but it's good to know that there's still people who aren't too overprotective to let their kids tell us how old they are. I know what it's like to have one o' them.
  • Stuff for the NX: Well apparently people hated the Wii U's hardware, software, and controller, or else they wouldn't have voted that as what they want. Hooray for coming to logical conclusions, am I right? No? Well, still, that's what the dudes want, and it may or may not be what the dudes get. Oh yeah, and you can't forget that 25.81% of said dudes want something innovative. Then there's the 103 dudes who aren't interested in the NX, so uh, I guess those 103 dudes are leaving Nintendo. Or at least the NX. I know I'm too busy watching game shows to really keep up with Nintendo news, so we'll see. I would have to vote for “bring back Camera Shy in MP11” because that minigame was the best Nintendo has ever offered, so if they do that, then my local GameStop can shut up and take my money because I'd buy anything that had that game in it. Like, really, you should play that game.

The End

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Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

DyegoHalliwell IceMario12
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First article: Fake Characters, Issue XLII
Last article: Fake Characters, Fake Music, Issue XLIX
Sections Written: Fake News: 10
Positions held: Contributor

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 you a section from someone who quite possibly has the longest username on the wiki: DyegoHalliwell IceMario12.

DyegoHalliwell IceMario12 joined the wiki on 11 June 2010, and joined The 'Shroom In Issue XLII, which was released on 12 September, 2010. When he joined he only wrote Fake Characters alongside MrConcreteDonkey, and he would write this section until he departed from The 'Shroom in Issue XLIX, which was released on 16 April 2011. In his final two months he also contributed two Fake Music sections alongside his Fake Characters.

Anyway, you're not here to hear about the history of DyegoHalliwell IceMario12, so instead I'll just have you enjoy one of his Fake Characters sections, more specifically the one from Issue XLV.


Fake Characters

by DyegoHalliwell IceMario12 (talk)

Hola America, Asia, Africa, Oceania y otros que leen The Shroom.
It's DyegoHalliwell (Dyego Simpson Halliwell Russo for short) or IceMario, with two of the things that everyone has expected, oh, sorry, just one: The December's Issue of The Shroom!
There are potential bloggers that are trying to make me say what was the second expected thing, so I'm gonna say it, it was Joe singing to Demi "I wanna get back" but Demi is in rehab, and Joe died 345 seconds ago, sorry bloggers. Returning to the issue:
This month, the enemies have their turn to appear but footless.

Hyper-Rolling Mecha Koopa

Hyper-Rolling MechaKoopa.

This brand new enemy is the special, stupid, footless, Rolling MechaKoopa. He is known for being addict to the potions, and this weakness, made him an Hyper-Rolling Mecha Koopa. This new class of Mecha Koopa was made for a top secret game: Super Mario Galaxy 3. The only advantage of this enemy, is that, when he charges his attack, he makes you invincible. His most powerful ability is Drivingyoucrazy, which means you can't defeat him at least you want to make a deal with Bowser and die in the try (?). If this Mecha Koopa gives you hell when rolling, just sing about it and stop bothering Luigi.

Olite Parooctemba

Olite Parooctemba.

Made for Paper Mario: The 3D Adventure, is the Olite Parooctemba, but with some fails, he has no wings, no feet, and no other power than Headbonk. This new Goomba was made by a Shadow Toad, who wants revenge for being confused with Black Toad. But he left his new Goomba half-made cause Black Toad killed himself. Olite Parooctemba can be found in Brainless Town, and can be defeated by throwing water at him, or telling him "a simple Octoomba". He can shapeshift to any being without wings or foots, meaning, himself with different colors, and different voices. Beware of him when becoming a 2.5-D Goomba, or he will be Supervincible.

A final message for readers, hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year See you all on January's Issue.

by MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Yoshi the Red Nosed Reindeer

Yoshi the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Yoshi the Red Nosed Reindeer is the son of a Yoshi and Tap-Tap the Red Nosed, which ovbiously explains while that Yoshi is still in extreme agony. Unlike regular Yoshis, this special Yoshi is able to fly. He also has antlers, apparently due to an extreme accident, where God (or whoever your god is if it isn't God) put them there. I have been asked to put it across that this was most certainly not a stupid joke and the Yoshi is a half Yoshi, quarter Tap-Tap, and half reindeer and that was also not mathematically inaccurate. If you don't want to see the image, he's a Green Yoshi with a glowing red nose and antlers.

However, this Yoshi's significance is yet to come. One day, Santa Claus caught swine flu and couldn't deliver any Christmas presents. So everyone got sad and it caused a huge depression, until this Yoshi was caught on someone's mobile phone camera falling onto a tree and getting stuck by his antlers in the tree. It soon spread to the Internet, and everyone laughed and forgot that they were sad. And so, every Christmas, some guy remembers this Yoshi. He also helped pull Santa's sleigh when all his reindeer got swine flu, but that doesn't matter much.

Weirdo the Mole and his Cheap Effects

Weirdo the Mole.

Nobody in the Mushroom Kingdom knows exactly who this guy is. Even I don't, and I'm writing about him. He is apparently a Monty Mole. He speaks like Professor E. Gadd, so he is very creepy. One day he just appeared and acted like him and Mario knew each other. He is made of metal. Apparently people start listening to him because his eyes tell them to.

On his stomach, he has a face. The face has been seen opening its mouth and blinking, but nobody has heard its voice... It looks just like the face on the Koopa Clown Car and ovbiously has been cropped very badly from that. He also has cheap emboss and invert effects that could have been from Paint. Currently, he lives in the moat in Peach's Castle's grounds. One day, he got a Metal Cap, but, unsure what to do with it, he ate it. He then went for one of his regular swimming trips in the Cavern of the Metal Cap, but he turned metal permanently. Then, a huge wave knocked him down the waterfall.

In conclusion, this guy is really creepy. Avoid him at all costs if you value your sanity.


The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Tucayo (talk)

HI, everyone! I'm your courteous Stats Manager, Tucayo, here with The 'Shroom Report! In case this is your first time tuning, or if you have simply forgotten, here's a quick reminder: in the Milestones section, writers will get mentioned every 10 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 114.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
None


Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
FunkyK38 (talk) 80 Pipe Plaza sections
10 Critic Corner sections
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 100 Fake News sections
PowerKamek (talk) 10 Critic Corner sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 50 Main/Staff sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 131
Fake News MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 100
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 105
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 118
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 76
Strategy Wing Stooben Rooben (talk) 18
Overall Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 299


'Shroom Trivia
The record for most sections in a team (excluding the Main Team) is 14, set by the Fake News on Issue L.




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