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Director’s Notes

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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas 'Shroom readers! I hope you enjoy this "festive" edition of Pipe Plaza, because we certainly enjoyed writing it for you.

Like I mentioned last month Alex95 (talk) resigned from New Articles, well his position has now been taken by LudwigVon (talk). Shokora (talk) was unable to contribute Projects Seeking Contributors this month, and Forum Update is back in the paper.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Poll Committee Discussion 4 27% The Pyro Guy
1st The 'Shroom Report 4 27% Henry Tucayo Clay
2nd Community Report 3 20% LudwigVon
3rd Projects Seeking Contributors 2 13% Shokora



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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Non-Wiki Sections

The month(s) gone by in forum news.
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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 last Monthly Report of 2016!! Things are pretty much the same here, so let's see the wiki stats for December, along with a comparison between them and the stats from 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)

December Statistics
Statistic As of 12 December 2016 (12:20)*
Content Pages 17,664
All Pages 145,965
Files 75,577
Edits 1,963,352
Edits per Page 13.45
Registered Users 22,458
Active Users 251
Bots 3
'Shroom Writers 40
Autopatrolled 38
Patrollers 4
Administrators 11
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


November — December Statistics
Statistic As of 19 November 2016 (16:40)* As of 12 December 2016 (12:20)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 17,611 17,664 +0.301%
All Pages 145,252 145,965 +0.491%
Files 75,179 75,577 +0.529%
Edits 1,952,108 1,963,352 +0.576%
Edits per Page 13.44 13.45 +0.074%
Registered Users 22,386 22,458 +0.322%
Active Users 270 251 -7.037%
Bots 3 3 0%
'Shroom Writers 39 40 +2.564%
Autopatrolled 38 38 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 11 11 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

I hope you all have enjoyed this section as much as I did while writing it!! Happy Holidays everyone!!!


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

Two new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There is one ongoing Featured Article Nomination.

  • Equipment was nominated on 11 December, 2016.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are two ongoing Unfeature nominations.

  • Super Mario 3D Land was nominated on 16 December, 2016. The article was nominated because it is mainly just comprised of lists and paragraphs, with little to no details. There are also issues with the power-up table, empty staff section, and overly long trivia section.
  • Kiddy Kong was nominated on 23 December, 2016. It was nominated because the article has a rewrite template on it.

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)

When your talk page grows too long, it can be difficult to find important messages and sort through any you may not have responded to yet. There is a way to de-clutter your talk page. You archive the contents of your talk page into a new page, something like "User:XXX/Archive1". To do this, simply copy everything on your page, then paste it onto the new page. You can delete everything on your current talk page after you save the archive, unless you have conversations that are still active.


Community Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hello, readers! Welcome to December's Community Report. It shows our the latest goings-ons around the Super Mario Wiki – the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals.

(credit to Shokora (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
Bazooka Mario (talk) Allow .APNGs and create a notice template related to them.

A proposal to allow the APNG format for images and to create a notice template. The proposer argues that the GIF format reduced the quality of images that use semi-transparent values making them resemble poorly-cropped images that go against Super Mario Wiki's policy on transparent images. The proposer also argues that since the APNG format lacks universal browser support, a template on APNG should be create to warn users who use browsers without APNG support.

CANCELLED BY PROPOSER (read more) November 25, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Eldritchdraaks (talk) Redesign the Bestiaries.

A proposal to redesign the bestiaries. The proposer argues that in order to make it simpler to create future bestiaries, they should use templates rather than tables. Each template should be based on the RPG infoboxes to keep the enemy stats consistent between the bestiary and infobox and all RPG infoboxes will use transclusion to display stats directly from the bestiary to assure the infoboxes will have the same stats as the bestiary.

17-0 (read more) November 29, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Mister Wu (talk) Clarify the Wiki's policy on APNG images in .png files.

A proposal to clarify Super Mario Wiki's policy on APNG images. The proposer argues that a final clarification on this special kind of image should be done and the creation of two policies could be created.

VETOED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS (read more) December 3, 2016, 23:59 GMT


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Split into Adult Shine Block and Small Shine Block.

A proposal to split Shine Block (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time) into Adult Shine Block and Small Shine Block. The proposer argues that Adult Shine Block and Small Shine Block are the official name for these blocks and they should get an article corresponding to their official names. The proposal also offers the the possibility of having an article corresponding to one of the two blocks and having the other block as a subsection.

12-3-1-0 (read more) December 1, 2016, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) GIF vs. PNG Sprites: What to Keep/Delete.

A proposal to choose which sprites between the GIF format or PNG format that should be kept or deleted. The proposer argues that it is redundant to have both a static PNG and animated GIF of the same enemy uploaded for the bestiary.

2-1-5-1 (read more) December 17, 2016, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
DKPetey99 (talk) Split Expresso from Expresso (Donkey Kong Country 2).

A proposal to split Expresso from the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest into his own page. The proposer argues that in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2, Cranky Kong said that he bought a new ostrich which means they are two different characters despite both ostriches sharing the same name and look.

2-6 (read more) December 17, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Alex95 (talk) Merge Giant Stu with Stackin' Stu.

A proposal to merge Giant Stu with Stackin' Stu. The proposer argues that Giant Stu and Stackin' Stu appear to be one of the same, and they both appear as one enemy group.

1-3 (read more) December 21, 2016, 23:59 GMT
DKPetey99 (talk) Split Category:Super Mario 64 into Category:Super Mario 64 and Category:Super Mario 64 DS.

A proposal to split Category:Super Mario 64 into Category:Super Mario 64 and Category:Super Mario 64 DS. The proposer argues that they are two different games and that Super Mario 64 DS brings new features and for those reasons, this game should have its own category.

8-0 (read more) December 21, 2016, 23:59 GMT
LudwigVon (talk) Delete Beehive and move Beehive (item) to Beehive.

A proposal to delete Beehive article. The proposer argues that the article has a partconjecture template and a rewrite template because this article needs to be about a concise topic and there is no specific beehive to talk about. The proposer therefore suggested moving Beehive (item) to Beehive after the deletion.

5-0 (read more) December 29, 2016, 23:59 GMT


NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of December 16th.

That’s all for this issue of Community Report. See you again next year.


New Articles

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hello! Welcome to New Articles. I’m LudwigVon, the new writer of this section, and I’m here with an up to date about all the new articles created within the past month. So, we got plenty of new articles and it’s great. Be sure to keep in mind Super Mario Wiki’s Manual of Style when you create an article.

Article Creator Date Description
World 1-1 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 13 The first board of World 1 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 3-1 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 13 The first board of World 3 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 1-2 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 13 The second board of World 1 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Nami Funashima The RPG Gamer (talk) November 14 A voice actress who voiced Fawful in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Popple in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
List of Mario Golf: Advance Tour star courses Tempest Tales (talk) November 15 A list of unlockable star courses in Mario Golf: Advance Tour.
Fury Volcano 4-4 Alex95 (talk) November 15 The fourth level of Fury Volcano, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Fury Volcano 4-5 Alex95 (talk) November 15 The fifth level of Fury Volcano, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Coinado Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) November 16 An item from Mario Party: Star Rush which steals five coins from the player who land on it.
Donkey Kong Country: Rumble in the Jungle Shokora (talk) November 16 A 1995 novel written by Michael Teitelbaum, illustrated by Lief Peng and published by Troll Communications.
Zoe Nelson The RPG Gamer (talk) November 17 A voice actress who voiced the Sprixie Princesses and the Sprixies in Super Mario 3D World.
List of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam pre-release and unused content Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) November 18 A list of content that was supposed to appear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
Holo-Peach LTIan (talk) November 19 A type of messaging system found in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Mario Kart 7 item probability distributions Mister Wu (talk) November 20 A list of the probabilities of obtaining a certain item in Mario Kart 7.
Joe Bellan Alex95 (talk) November 21 An actor who played Tommy Lasagna in the episode Two Bums from Brooklyn of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
Yarn Block Wildgoosespeeder (talk) November 21 A special kind of block seen in Wario Land 3.
X-Punch The RPG Gamer (talk) November 21 An explosive rocket and stronger variant of X-Fist from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Fury Volcano 4-6 Yoshi876 (talk) November 26 The sixth and final level of Fury Volcano, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Wavy Beach 5-1 Yoshi876 (talk) November 26 The first level of Wavy Beach, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Pogo Stick Time Turner (talk) November 27 An item in Leaping Lizards, the second title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
World 1-3 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 27 The third and final board of World 1 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Coin Balloon Baby Luigi (talk) November 27 A board feature found in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Shy Guy Shop Baby Luigi (talk) November 27 An area where players can buy items in the Toad Scramble and Balloon Bash modes of Mario Party: Star Rush.
Double Medal Baby Luigi (talk) November 27 An item from Mario Party: Star Rush which temporarily doubles the amount of coins obtained.
Charge Blast Toa 95 (talk) November 28 One of Mii Gunner's special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Flame Pillar Toa 95 (talk) November 28 One of Mii Gunner's special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Map 1 Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 The first board of the Balloon Bash mode from Mario Party: Star Rush
Lunar Launch Toa 95 (talk) November 28 One of Mii Gunner's special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Map 2 Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 The second board of the Balloon Bash mode from Mario Party: Star Rush.
Echo Reflector Toa 95 (talk) November 28 One of Mii Gunner's special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Map 3 Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 The third and final board of the Balloon Bash mode from Mario Party: Star Rush.
Duel Balloon Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 A board feature found in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 3-3 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 The third and final board of World 3 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 4-3 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 The third and final board of World 4 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
List of Paper Mario: Color Splash quotes Owencrazyboy9 (talk) November 28 A list of quotes spoken in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
World 3-2 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 28 The second board of World 3 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 4-1 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 29 The first board of World 4 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 4-2 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 29 The second board of World 4 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 2-1 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 29 The first board of World 2 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 2-2 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 29 The second board of World 2 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 2-3 (Mario Party: Star Rush) Baby Luigi (talk) November 29 The third and final board of World 2 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Laser Blaze Toa 95 (talk) November 29 One of Mii Gunner's special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Super Mario Backpack Buddies Time Turner (talk) December 1 A series of figurines produced by Paladone and distributed by UCC Distribution.
Shine Block (disambiguation) Wildgoosespeeder (talk) December 2 A disambiguation page for subjects named or containing in their name Shine Block.
Adult Shine Block Wildgoosespeeder (talk) December 2 A type of block with a Shine Sprite symbol found in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Small Shine Block Wildgoosespeeder (talk) December 2 A type of block with a Shine Sprite symbol found in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Lake Trilobite Time Turner (talk) December 2 A body of water found on Dinosaur Land in Dinosaur Dilemma, the seventh title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series .
Kong Klan DKPetey99 (talk) December 3 The Kongs that appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development MarioKartDoubleDash (talk) December 3 A division of Nintendo. It was formed from the merger of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and Nintendo Software Planning & Development.
S.S. Moreltania Time Turner (talk) December 3 A royal cruise ship in Flown the Koopa, the eighth title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Cat LUIGIRULES71 (talk) December 4 A species that appears in some Mario games.
Bag of Popcorn Time Turner (talk) December 4 An item in Flown the Koopa, the eighth title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Remote Control Time Turner (talk) December 5 An item in Flown the Koopa, the eighth title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Memory Challenge: Super Mario Edition Time Turner (talk) December 6 A card game developed by USAopoly.
Chance Shot Baby Luigi (talk) December 6 A special type of shot from the Mario Tennis series.
Orleans Time Turner (talk) December 7 A city where Mario travels in Mario's Time Machine.
Dynamo DKPetey99 (talk) December 7 A power generator located in Wario City, a location in Mario Super Sluggers.
Florence Time Turner (talk) December 8 A city where Mario travels in Mario's Time Machine.
Keep Walking Wildgoosespeeder (talk) December 9 A downloadable microgame in WarioWare: D.I.Y. and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.
List of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS staff Leo Sasumura (talk) December 10 A list of people who worked on Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.
Postcard Time Turner (talk) December 10 An item in the SNES and PC versions of Mario's Time Machine.
Thirteen Mushroom Colonies Will X (talk) December 11 A country ruled by King Koopa and the Koopa Pack in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
Shy Guy Stack Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A stack of Shy Guys that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Pry Guy Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A Shy Guy who appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Slurp Snifit Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A variant of Snifit that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Wavy Beach 5-2 Yoshi876 (talk) December 12 The second level of Wavy Beach, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Koopa Paratroopa Stack Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A stack of Koopa Paratroopas that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Whistle Snifit Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A variant of Snifit that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Small Buzzy Beetle Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A type of enemy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Blooper Stack Eldritchdraaks (talk) December 12 A stack of Bloopers that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Wavy Beach 5-3 Yoshi876 (talk) December 12 The third level of Wavy Beach, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Wavy Beach 5-4 Yoshi876 (talk) December 12 The fourth level of Wavy Beach, a world in Super Princess Peach.
World 0-1 Baby Luigi (talk) December 13 The first board of World 0 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 0-2 Baby Luigi (talk) December 13 The second board of World 0 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
World 0-3 Baby Luigi (talk) December 13 The third and final board of World 0 in Mario Party: Star Rush.
Laundry Guy Mario jc (talk) December 13 A Shy Guy who appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Possessor Alex95 (talk) December 13 A group of five ghosts that appear in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
Telegram Time Turner (talk) December 14 An item in the SNES and PC versions of Mario's Time Machine.
Football (Mario's Time Machine) Time Turner (talk) December 14 An item in the SNES and PC versions of Mario's Time Machine.
Scissors (Mario's Time Machine) Time Turner (talk) December 14 An item in the SNES and PC versions of Mario's Time Machine.
Menlo Park Time Turner (talk) December 14 A place where Mario travels in Mario's Time Machine.
Hitoshi Yamagami Leo Sasumura (talk) December 15 A video game developer and producer who works for Nintendo.
Black Coin Shokora (talk) December 15 A type of Challenge Coin in Super Mario Run.

Forum Update

Written by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
Welcome back to the Forum Update! This month, we're looking back at September, October and November - that's an entire autumn's worth of forum updates you're getting! And if you think that's not a suitably festive gift for Christmas, then yyyyyeah you're probably right

News

Ban Log

Temporary
  • Topmaniac: Banned for 30 days for spamming and using racial slurs. His ban expired on December 10th.
Permanent
  • mikethedude4002: Banned on October 19th for being a joke account.

Statistics

September

Statistic September
Topics created 130
Posts made 6570
New members 22
Most online 270

October

Statistic October
Topics created 132
Posts made 6098
New members 21
Most online 332
  • 332 is the most online so far this year.

November

Statistic November
Topics created 80
Posts made 5771
New members 16
Most online 331
  • 80 isn't just the lowest amount of topics created so far this year - it's the lowest since January 2008, when the forum was created - and only existed for four days. Try harder, guys.
  • Also, 5771 is the lowest amount of posts made since February 2010.

TOP POSTERS
1 Smasher Claus
(Smasher (talk))
55636
2 Salazzle
(DragonFreak (talk))
45067
3 Baby Luigi
(Baby Luigi (talk))
36041
4 Nabber
(Nabber (talk))
35870
5 Decidueye
(Neptune99 (talk))
34837
6 MCS
(Mileycyrussoulja (talk))
32542
7 Ralph
(Ralphfan (talk))
30465
8 Rosy the Rascal
(UltraMario3000 (talk))
28248
9 GalacticPetey
(GalacticPetey (talk))
27217
10 Yohane Tsushima
(Lily x (talk))
25874
BEST TOPIC STARTERS
1 Puddin
(Puddin (talk))
1075
2 Magikrazy
(Magikrazy (talk))
722
3 Nabber
(Nabber (talk))
693
4 Nanu
(EctoBiologist (talk))
667
5 Lario
(Mr. Guy (talk))
631
6 Colin
(LN1 (talk))
627
7 SiFi
(SiFi (talk))
623
8 Ralph
(Ralphfan (talk))
608
9 New Super Mario
(New Super Mario (talk))
596
10 Pyro
(Pyro (talk))
568
MOST TIME ONLINE
1 Uniju
(Uniju :D (talk))
456d 3h 19m
2 Northern Verve
(SonicMario (talk))
438d 21h 56m
3 Mienshao
(MST3K (talk))
427d 18h 31m
4 Smasher Claus
(Smasher (talk))
393d 5h 18m
5 Colin
(LN1 (talk))
371d 17h 8m
6 Gladion
(Turboo (talk))
329d 6h 28m
7 Yapyap
(Gabumon (talk))
320d 4h 38m
8 Time Turner
(Time Turner (talk))
316d 18h 33m
9 Guzma
(Gamefreak75 (talk))
311d 7h 1m
10 Olivia
(Master Crash (talk))
299d 10h 34m


Bold means a new entry. Italics mean inactive for at least a month. Bold and italics mean there's a glitch in the Matrix.

Thread(s) of the Month(s)

Baby Luigi's Do you prefer Waluigi's classic or modern design? won September's Thread of the Month - an exploration of the history of Waluigi and his vast characterisation. Runner-ups included SiFi's Today I went to this arcade game-type exhibit thing. (long story with pictures) and Freakworld's THE YEAR OF POOCHY.

Thread of the Month for October goes to Freakworld's THE MOST BROKEN THREAD ON THE FORUM, containing use (and, eventually, an explanation) of a glitch in the forum's BBCode that was discovered during 'Shroom Mafia III. NSY's proof that marioboards is dying was a runner-up (despite attempting to do my job for me), as was Nabber's post javelin quotes.

November's Thread of the Month goes to Anton's Since not all of you have me on facebook and can't see my late-night ramblings, a few funny observations on his own life. I didn't want to give it to an election-related thread, but Stargazing's If you feel at all threatened because of the results of this election... was a runner-up, as well as Nysic's just hell.

Quotes

  • "who needs 1080p when your screen is going to get cracked anyway" - Nabber, on the iPhone 7
  • "well like they say in brooklyn, early to youtube, early to catch the meme" - SiFi, on 2007
  • "Once I saw a guest deleting a topic on WhosOnline. I didn't sleep that night." - YoshiKong
  • "CNN: *inception noise* ONLY 38 MINUTES UNTIL ONE HOUR UNTIL WE HAVE A CHANCE TO START MAKING PREDICTIONS *10 minutes of ads* *dramtic music* *anderson cooper squinting* LETS LOOK AT EXIT POLLS *inception noise* BREAKINGG NEWS KEY RACE ALERT *Its kentucky* 1% HAS BEEN COUNTED TRUMP HAS WON MAYBE" - GBAToad, on the election
  • "no, see, it was the coveted Mario Fanbase Vote that put trump over the edge to win" - Superchao

Mafia


Thanks for reading.


Poll Committee Discussion

Written by Baby Luigi (talk)

What better way to write for the polls of this month than having a literal child in green write a 'Shroom section for the month of Holli Jolli Christmas? Uh, maybe Santa Claus himself but we all know he has a very busy schedule, and I guess I contribute it for having a particularly large wishlist filled with a bunch of toys.

Anyway, I'm here to talk about polls and stuff. Not sure if it's on anyone's actual wish list (and if it is, please give me a call and I'll say you're welcome) but here we go.

Committee News

I don't think anything in particular happened aside from hot delicious egg nog being served. We did host the usual Christmas-themed poll in the week of Christmas so I hope you voted what you want, and we'll make sure we mail the results to Santa so you can get the game you want.

Poll Archives

How often do you patrol our MarioWiki Recent Changes? (Wiki poll; Baby Luigi (talk), November 27, 2016)

How often do you patrol our MarioWiki Recent Changes?

All the time 11.29% (127 votes)

Most of the time 14.67% (165 votes)

Sometimes 18.76% (211 votes)

Rarely 14.76% (166 votes)

Not at all 40.52% (456 votes)

Total Votes: 1,125

How often do you buy Downloadable Content (DLC)? (Roy Koopa (talk), November 20, 2016)

How often do you buy Downloadable Content (DLC)?

I buy every DLC pack for games I own. 10.07% (161 votes)

I buy a lot of DLC, but not every single one. 21.2% (339 votes)

I sometimes buy DLC. 32.4% (518 votes)

I buy DLC very occasionally. 19.57% (313 votes)

I don't ever buy DLC. 16.76% (268 votes)

Total Votes: 1,599

Do you tend to agree or disagree with Metacritic scores of Mario games? (Baby Luigi (talk), November 13, 2016)

Do you tend to agree or disagree with Metacritic scores of Mario games?

Metacritic always represents my personal opinion about Mario games. 3.66% (51 votes)

I'm mostly satisfied with how Mario games are rated. 11.42% (159 votes)

Most of the time I don't agree with the scores. 3.38% (47 votes)

I don't like at all how Mario games are received on Metacritic. 1.36% (19 votes)

I'm not interested in Metacritic scores. 52.73% (734 votes)

Total Votes: 1,392

Future Paper Mario titles (Niiue (talk) (guest submission) and LudwigVon (talk), November 6, 2016)

What do you want from future Paper Mario titles now that Paper Mario: Color Splash is released?

Keep the series as it is now, and add new elements to future installments. 6.71% (126 votes)

Bring some elements from previous games, but keep the series as it is. 18.32% (344 votes)

Bring the series back to its roots. 49.68% (933 votes)

It does not matter to me, as long as it is fun. 16.51% (310 votes)

I have never played a Paper Mario game. 8.78% (165 votes)

Total Votes: 1,878

Analysis

  • Future Paper Mario titles: Unsurprisingly, people prefer that the Paper Mario series would stick back to its original roots than the series continue to be a experimental mash-up of different colors to see which color looks the best. Paint and stickers should be kept as part of the aesthetics, not be part of the central gameplay.
  • Do you tend to agree or disagree with Metacritic scores of Mario games?: Despite how much publishers love to advertise Metacritic scores on the front of their boxes and how much internet wars have been started over brightly colored numbers in boxes (I mean seriously, just look at the user review scores for some games, namely Mafia III and No Man's Sky), the vast majority of people simply do not care about the quantitative value the game has to random reviewers. It's nice to agree to disagree, isn't it?
  • How often do you buy Downloadable Content (DLC)? The ever so controversial practice of including DLC has only been in a select few Mario games. According to the poll results, people are lukewarm to the idea of DLC, but they're not frothing at their mouths at the opportunity to pay for much additional content. More people apparently don't ever buy DLC than people love to buy it but it's only by, like, a hair or so.
  • How often do you patrol our MarioWiki Recent Changes? The results of this poll indicates that the majority of users who vote in these polls are not regular editors and therefore, do not ever need to check our highly addictive drug so you can watch like a hawk to see which useless prey to devour and undo their edits. Lucky ducks, I say.

Conclusion

None of these poll results are particularly surprising, but it's still always interesting to see the results of mindsets of random people who vote in our convenience sampling poll because you never know when you'll achieve surprising results which does happen.

We'll be looking forward to what Mario game you want the most for Christmas. And if not, maybe a nongame Mario product like various amiibo will suffice. I know for sure that I want some new Mario amiibo. So uh, have a great Christmas, with the closing of 2016, and we all hope your cookies and milk will be gone by sunrise of December 26th. Check out next year, 2017, with Andymii (talk) and he'll show you what he's got.


Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Marioguy1
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First article: Featured, Issue XXXIII
Last article: Fading into Obscurity, Issue LXVI
Sections Written: Main Team: 42
Pipe Plaza: 50
Positions held: Contributor; Pipe Plaza Director; 'Shroom Spotlight Director

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 a previously featured writer: Marioguy1.

I'm not going to delve into the history of Marioguy1, as I've done that before, instead I'm going to let you enjoy one of my favourite sections from The 'Shroom: Fading Into Obscurity. Sadly, that section seems to have faded into obscurity.


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Fading Into Obscurity

by Marioguy1 (talk)

’Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mous...er???

This guy aint no sugarplum!

Hey everybody! Marioguy1 here for another issue of Fading into Obscurity, with a pretty big character from the past of the Mario series for this Christmas issue, Mouser!

Mouser first came to light in Super Mario Bros. 2 - the ancient game between Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 that nobody knows anything about other than "they threw vegetables". He was the final boss of worlds 1 and 3, throwing not vegetables, but bombs at the Mario bros.

Mouser made his next appearance as King Koopa's main accomplice in the mysterious Super Mario Bros. Super Show! wherein he appeared a lot, serving as his his boss's henchman. He also made appearances in the outdated Nintendo Comics System as a species, known as "Mice". But, along with Super Mario Bros. 2, the Mario TV series and Mario comics, Mouser has mostly faded into obscurity...

Merry Christmas to all!
And to all, a good night.



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The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Tucayo (talk)

HI, everyone! I'm your gift-wrapped Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with a very festive version of The 'Shroom Report! What's festive about it, you ask? There will be Christmas trees 🎄. To refresh your memory, here's how this section works: 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 116 🎄.

This is the perfect place to mention an error that was pointed out to me in the Writer History spreadsheet and other mistakes that were noticed by me after learning of that error. Yoshi876 (talk) and YoshiKong (talk) were mistakenly credited with five Main/Staff sections written in 2009 (before they were both registered). This error was due to the cell coloring being accidentally copied from Yoshario (talk)'s row, which had happened before. When counting all of the remaining sections, the totals are brought to 47 and 19, respectively. Similarly, Icemario11 (talk) was credited for a nonexistent section in 2007 and Groden (talk) had one in 2009. These errors have been corrected, I apologize for this situation. If you see any errors in any of our spreadsheets, please let me know.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
Mr Squid (talk) Guess That Game!


Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
Andymii (talk) 40 Fun Stuff sections
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 120 Main/Staff sections
20 Palette Swap sections
Hypnotoad (talk) 50 all-time sections
LudwigVon (talk) 10 Fun Stuff sections
Meta Knight (talk) 10 Critic Corner sections
Paper Yoshi (talk) 120 Pipe Plaza sections
200 all-time sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 50 Palette Swap sections
40 Critic Corner sections
300 all-time sections


From Issue I (January '07) to VIII (October '07), it was WarioLoaf who held the record for most sections written; from VIII to XXIII (February '09) it was Xzelion; then came Stoob to tie on Issue XXIII; then it was myself from Issue XXIV (March '09) to 116 (November '16); and now, starting with Issue 116, it's going to be none other than Yoshi876, and there truly is no one more deserving of this honor than him. From his first section in Issue LXXVI (July '13), he has gone on to write a staggering 306 sections, having written a substantial amount of sections for each of our teams and over 120 sections this year alone. That's an average of over ten sections per issue, which is more than most teams have each month. And don't think for a second they're short sections, I can assure you they are detailed, well-written, and interesting sections. Congratulations to 876, may we have many more of his sections!

Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 131
Fake News MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 102
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 107
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 120
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 76
Strategy Wing Stooben Rooben (talk) 18
Overall Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and Yoshi876 (talk) 306


'Shroom Trivia
Anton's Half-Baked Reviews is the first section ever to debut with two consecutive Staff SOTM's (Issues 104 and 105).


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The 'Shroom: Issue 117
Staff sections Staff NotesThe 'Shroom SpotlightEnd-of-the-Year AwardsDirector Election
Features Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Specials Ultimate Music BattlePaper Sham, Sour Jam

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