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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Happy New Year 'Shroom readers! Yes, it's 2017, although not a lot has been happening so far. However, I am now 20, and hopefully this keeps me full of energy so I continue running this sub-team for you.

No major news here either, some sections are missing and some aren't, but enjoy what we do have on offer for you.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st The 'Shroom Report 3 33% Henry Tucayo Clay
2nd Poll Committee Discussion 2 22% Baby Luigi
3rd Community Report 1 11% LudwigVon
3rd New Articles 1 11% LudwigVon
3rd Forum Update 1 11% MrConcreteDonkey
3rd Retro Feature 1 11% Yoshi876



MarioWiki Sections

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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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 two ongoing Featured Article Nomination.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

One new article has been unfeatured in the past month.

    • Super Mario 3D Land was unfeatured on 27 December, 2016. The article was unfeatured 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.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There is one ongoing Unfeature nomination.

  • 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)

Start the New Year off with some tips to help you land the section you want on the 'Shroom!

1. Spelling and grammar matter. Period. The Core Staff is more likely to reject your article if it's littered with mistakes. Make sure you proofread!

2. Give us specific details! Especially if you're writing for Critic Corner, saying "I liked this game because of the pretty graphics" is not enough! What stages? Which parts of the graphics? "I liked World 6-3 for it's gorgeous background of a multicolored mystical mountain" is better!

3. Length is also important, depending on the section. If it's a short one like this, you don't have to write a novel, but you do need to give us a good gauge of the average size of your section. If it's too short, there is often not enough content there to make the section really stand out. If you give us too much, however, it can get boring. Have a friend read your article before you send it in and get their honest opinion.

4. Proper coding is a must. I recommend that you type up your article, then paste it onto your user page or talk page (without saving edits, of course) to preview how it will look published. Good wiki coding gets major points.

5. Show that you care. Make us really believe that you want this job. We want to see your passion for the section, so make sure you show us how much you want the job!

Above all else, if you don't make it on your first try, ask the director of the team you applied for for more tips. They should be able to enlighten you on what you should improve on!


Community Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hi! Welcome to 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
Shokora (talk) Administrator Bureaucrat Glowsquid (talk) January 7, 2017, 17:07


RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS
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Wildgoosespeeder (talk) GIF vs. PNG Sprites: What to Keep/Delete.

A proposal to choose which sprites between the GIF format or PNG format should be kept, and which should be 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.

2-1-7-1 (read more) December 18, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Toadette the Achiever (talk) Expand the "Outcome template" rule to appeal outcomes.

A proposal to expand the Outcome template to appeal outcomes from MarioWiki:Appeals. The proposer argues that introducing a template for the appeal outcomes could simplify the archiving of the appeals system. The proposer also argues that the Super Mario Wiki already has this kind of template for proposal outcomes, and there is no particular reason to not make it for appeal outcomes.

10-0 (read more) January 7, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) {{media link}} Template.

A proposal to create a {{media link}} template. This template would be used as a way to add a link to the image's page while having the image indicated as used in the page containing the link.

10-0 (read more) January 8, 2017, 23:59 GMT


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
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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.

2-7 (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.

1-5 (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.

14-0 (read more) December 21, 2016, 23:59 GMT
LudwigVon (talk) Delete Beehive and move Beehive (item) to Beehive.

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

10-0 (read more) December 29, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Andymii (talk) Split Purple Coin from Super Mario Run and Purple Coin from Super Mario Galaxy.

A proposal to split Purple Coin into Purple Coin (Super Mario Run) and Purple Coin (Super Mario Galaxy). The proposer argues that just because both coins are purple doesn't make them the same item and that the developers of Super Mario Run probably just picked three colors for their bonus coins and so they aren't referencing Super Mario Galaxy's Purple Coin in any way.

3-11 (read more) January 2, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Toadette the Achiever (talk) Split Pink Coin into Pink Coin (Super Mario Maker) and Pink Coin (Super Mario Run).

A proposal to split Pink Coin into Pink Coin (Super Mario Maker) and Pink Coin (Super Mario Run). The proposer argues that both coins have different functions and because of this, they should be separate.

10-1 (read more) January 3, 2017, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING PROPOSALS
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ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
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NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of January 16th.

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


New Articles

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hello! Welcome to New Articles. 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 that’s great. Be sure to keep in mind Super Mario Wiki’s Manual of Style when you create an article.

Article Creator Date Description
Super Mario Bros. Monopoly Time Turner (talk) December 15 A board game developed by USAopoly.
Mini T. A gossip-loving Toad (talk) December 16 An olive-spotted Toad kid from Paper Mario.
Mushroom Court Baby Luigi (talk) December 18 An unlockable court skin in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
Sand Court Baby Luigi (talk) December 18 An unlockable court skin in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
Ice Court Baby Luigi (talk) December 18 An unlockable court skin in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
Rebound Court Baby Luigi (talk) December 18 An unlockable court skin in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
Morph Court Baby Luigi (talk) December 18 An unlockable court skin in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.
Greg Morton Glowsquid (talk) December 19 A Canadian comedian who worked as a voice director for every DIC Entertainment's Mario animated series.
Up 'n' Down Desert Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 20 The eighth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Rally Ticket Green Mario (talk) December 20 A type of item in Super Mario Run.
Mine Cart Ruins Rumble Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 20 The ninth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Knot-Wing the Koopa's Fort Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 21 A level that involves a battle against Knot-Wing the Koopa in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Sherbet Sea Mr Squid (talk) December 22 A court in the party game Smash Skate from Mario Sports Mix.
Rowdy Raft Mr Squid (talk) December 22 A court in the party game Smash Skate from Mario Sports Mix.
Fire Mountain (Mario Sports Mix) Mr Squid (talk) December 22 A court in the party game Smash Skate from Mario Sports Mix.
Multi-Vator Mayhem Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 23 The tenth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Flip Panel Footpath Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 23 The eleventh course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Rock Block Badlands Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 24 The twelfth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Completion Glowsquid (talk) December 24 A page that details how full completion is achieved in Mario games.
Secret of the Golden Realm Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 24 The thirteenth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Shy Guy Shadow Den Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 24 The fourteenth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Unrevisitable locations Zootalo (talk) December 24 Locations that are inaccessible after a certain point.
Challenge Coin Ryan Portelli (talk) December 25 A special type of coin that is found in Super Mario Run.
Pause Block Ryan Portelli (talk) December 25 A type of block found in Super Mario Run.
Razzle-Dazzle Slider Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 25 The fifteenth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Sumo Robots! Wildgoosespeeder (talk) December 25 A downloadable microgame in WarioWare: D.I.Y. and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.
Wavy Beach 5-5 Yoshi876 (talk) December 25 The fifth level of Wavy Beach, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Wavy Beach 5-6 Yoshi876 (talk) December 25 The sixth level of Wavy Beach, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Gleam Glacier 6-1 Yoshi876 (talk) December 25 The first level of Gleam Glacier, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Poison Canal Cannon Run Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 25 The sixteenth level of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
World 1-1 (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS) Yoshi the Space Station Manager (talk) December 25 The first level of Super Mario Challenge's first world in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.
1-3 Remix (Athletic) ZeldaStarfoxfan2164 (talk) December 26 The twenty-third sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Gleam Glacier 6-2 Yoshi876 (talk) December 27 The second level of Gleam Glacier, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Gleam Glacier 6-3 Yoshi876 (talk) December 27 The third level of Gleam Glacier, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Fright Train Flight Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 28 The seventeenth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
No Sleep at Magikoopa Keep Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 28 The eighteenth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Filament Time Turner (talk) December 29 An item in the SNES and PC versions of Mario's Time Machine.
Twisty-Turny Planet Quizmelon (talk) December 29 The twentieth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Ghost Gallery Gambit Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 29 The twenty-first course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Touchstone Turmoil Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 29 The twenty-second course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Color Crate Carousel Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 29 The twenty-third course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Trick-Track Hall Quizmelon (talk) December 30 The twenty-fourth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Deep-Space Gyromajig Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 30 The twenty-fifth course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
List of bean spots in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story A gossip-loving Toad (talk) December 30 A list of the locations for the Beans in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
Scalding Scaffold Sinkhole Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 31 The twenty-seventh course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Wingo's Whackdown Toadette the Achiever (talk) December 31 The twenty-eighth and final course of Episode 3 in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Benjamin Franklin Time Turner (talk) January 1 One of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He made an appearance in Mario's Time Machine.
Donut A gossip-loving Toad (talk) January 2 An item that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story during Bowser's battle against Midbus.
Toad Brigade to Trick-Track Hall! Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 2 The sixth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Philadelphia Time Turner (talk) January 2 A city where Mario travels in Mario's Time Machine.
Snowflake Super Radio (talk) January 3 Crystallized ice formation encountered in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour Glowsquid (talk) January 3 A 2013 video produced by Nintendo of America as viral marketing for New Super Luigi U.
Pink Coin (Super Mario Run) Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 3 A type of Challenge Coin in Super Mario Run.
Vienna Time Turner (talk) January 3 A city where Mario travels in Mario's Time Machine.
Horned Toady Super Radio (talk) January 4 An enemy which appears in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
UNO Super Mario Mister Wu (talk) January 4 A card game released in 2016 by Mattel Games.
Pizza Time Turner (talk) January 4 An item in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series..
Ryuichi Nakada Glowsquid (talk) January 5 A graphic artist and designer who works for Nintendo.
Tape (Brain Drain) Time Turner (talk) January 5 An item in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Mushroom Elementary School Time Turner (talk) January 6 An institution in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Toad Brigade to Bullet Bill Base! Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 6 The seventh level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Fungus Freeway Time Turner (talk) January 7 A long highway in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
List of Mario vs. Donkey Kong pre-release and unused content MarioMario456 (talk) January 8 Cut content pertaining to Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
List of Mii Headgear Alex95 (talk) January 8 A list of headgears for the Mii Fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Mushroom Stadium (Brain Drain) Time Turner (talk) January 8 A stadium in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Doctor Sigmund Shrinkasaurus Time Turner (talk) January 8 A self-proclaimed nose, foot, elbow, and brain specialist in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Independence Hall Time Turner (talk) January 9 The gouvernment building of Philadelphia which appears in Mario's Time Machine.
Wrench (Brain Drain) Time Turner (talk) January 10 An item in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Punch Piranha Super Radio (talk) January 10 Predator fish found in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Plumber's Oath Time Turner (talk) January 11 An item in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Toad Brigade to Magikoopa Keep! Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 11 The eighth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Wall-Kicking It Underground LemmyCB4 (talk) January 11 The second level of Super Mario Run which takes place inside a cave.
Swan Inn Time Turner (talk) January 12 A hotel in Vienna which appears in Mario's Time Machine.
Super Mario Odyssey Jjrapper100 (talk) January 12 An upcoming Super Mario game for the Nintendo Switch.
Inkling CSR (talk) January 13 A squid-like human from the Splatoon series.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Glowsquid (talk) January 13 An upcoming Mario Kart game for the Nintendo Switch.
Koopa Command Center Time Turner (talk) January 13 A fort held by Iggy Koopa in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
New Donk City Lord Bowser (talk) January 13 A location featured in Super Mario Odyssey, the upcoming Super Mario game for the Nintendo Switch.
Urchin Underpass Alex95 (talk) January 13 A battle course in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the upcoming Mario Kart game for the Nintendo Switch.
Battle Stadium Alex95 (talk) January 13 A battle course in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the upcoming Mario Kart game for the Nintendo Switch.
Mummy-Me on Flip Panel Footpath Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 13 The ninth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
WMUSH Time Turner (talk) January 14 A radio station in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Mummy-Me on Drop-Road Dash Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 14 The tenth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Mummy-Me at Pyropuff Peak Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 14 The eleventh level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
World 1-6 Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 14 A disambiguation page for subjects that refer to the sixth level of the first world in a game.
Episode 1 Prologue Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 14 The twelfth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Episode 2 Prologue Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 14 The thirteenth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Episode 3 Prologue Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 14 The fourteenth level of the Bonus Episode in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
PR Toad A gossip-loving Toad (talk) January 15 A Toad character who makes an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
Spiky Stroll Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 15 The fifth level of the second world of Yoshi's Woolly World.
Fungus Up Time Turner (talk) January 15 A soda in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Paratroopas in Mushroom Valley Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 15 The third level of Super Mario Run.

Projects Seeking Contributors

Written by: Shokora (talk)

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Hey, and welcome to a new edition of Projects Seeking Contributors. This is a monthly section which summarizes 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.

All projects are organized 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 this page 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 "SPD-Up" status effect in the game Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story has been requested.
Talk:Mega Toss
Help source the original article title "Power Throw" from the Wario series, which has since been moved to "Mega Toss" as seen in a more recent game appearance.
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:Scott Burns
Help us provide a reliable source for Scott Burns voicing Bowser in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Talk:Super Smash Bros.
Help us find the correct Australian release date of Super Smash Bros.
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: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
Yoshi's Woolly World designs table
The article List of Yoshi designs in Yoshi's Woolly World is currently missing images from several different amiibo characters. Help us fill them in.
Mario Kart series in-game data
Help us source missing data on vehicle statistics and item probabilities from the Mario Kart series of games.
Super Mario trading card bios
Recently, users have been gathering character and item description from the back of official trading card sets, which include Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy. Help us by reviewing the list of wanted descriptions, and post a comment with the description of any trading cards that you may own.
Translation request thread
A translation has been requested for some "KC Deluxe" Japanese manga content.
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 or clarification from other users. Please see this page for a complete list.

Topic Description
Talk:Fire Power (Yoshi)
Provide input on including information about Yoshi breathing fire in the Yoshi's Island series of games, rather than just having the Super Mario 64 DS info on the article.
Talk:List of missable content
Discuss some potential coverage for the list of missable content page.
Gallery talk:Mario
Due to its extremely large size, Gallery:Mario may need to be split up into multiple gallery pages. Help discuss a solution.
Talk:Nintendo Power
Provide input on whether the North American magazine line "Nintendo Force" is officially licensed by Nintendo, and whether it should receive an article.
Talk:Paper Mario: The
Thousand-Year Door
Discuss how the red book seen in the game's intro should be covered by the wiki.
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.
Category talk:Super Mario Bros. 3 Species
Discuss whether Category:Super Mario Bros. 3 Species is necessary.
Talk:Unrevisitable locations
Provide input on whether the unrevisitable locations article should be moved to a different title.
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
Changing the wiki's logo
A discussion has recently been raised on changing the wiki's logo: contribute your input on the proposed designs!
Project: Banners
Help provide your input on new ideas to redesign a group of page banners used on the wiki.
Articles on technical concepts
Share your thoughts about having wiki articles which describe technical in-game concepts, such as "sequence breaking".
Articles for the implied subjects
Discuss which individual subjects may be eligible for an individual article, rather than exclusively remaining on the "list of implied" pages.

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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.

Topic 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. If you had any comments or suggestions towards improving the section, please contact me through my talk page, or alternatively feel free to send me a personal message. My goal is to continuously improve the section's presentation.

Thank you!
Shokora


Poll Committee Discussion

Written by Andymii (talk) and the Poll Committee

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Welcome to Poll Committee Discussion! I’m Andymii, the Vice-Chairperson of the Poll Committee. The last time I wrote this section was nearly a year ago. I’m excited to be writing again, especially since due to timing, I get to review the unusually high amount of six polls this month!

Please Continue Submitting Ideas!

Everything is under control as of now, and more free than ever to take poll ideas submitted from the general public. Please know that Tucayo and I read through each submission personally. Additionally, we’ll now notify you (if you give your username) whenever your poll goes live, so you’ll know exactly when to check the front page of the wiki.


Recent Polls

What is your opinion on ports and remakes? (Tucayo (talk), January 8, 2017)

What is your opinion on ports and remakes?

They are a great way of introducing new generations to older games. 47.46% (908 votes)

I only like them if they have at least some new content. 20.7% (396 votes)

I don't like them; companies should focus on making new games. 2.56% (49 votes)

It largely depends on the game. 24.88% (476 votes)

I have no particular opinion on this subject. 4.39% (84 votes)

Total Votes: 1,913

Who is your favorite party member in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door? (LudwigVon (talk), January 1, 2017)

Who is your favorite party member in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door?

Goombella 11.88% (248 votes)

Koops 4.98% (104 votes)

Flurrie 1.01% (21 votes)

Yoshi 21.36% (446 votes)

Vivian 16.95% (354 votes)

Admiral Bobbery 8.33% (174 votes)

Ms. Mowz 1.68% (35 votes)

I have never played Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. 33.81% (706 votes)

Total Votes: 2,088

Do you have an account on the wiki? If not, would you consider creating one? (Wiki poll; Shokora (talk), December 25, 2016)

Do you have an account on the wiki? If not, would you consider creating one?

Yes, I have an active account (I have made at least one edit within the past month). 6.44% (89 votes)

I have an account, but I am not an active editor. 15.69% (217 votes)

I have an account, but I am banned. 1.45% (20 votes)

I do not have an account, but I may create one in the future. 26.61% (368 votes)

I do not have an account, and I do not intend to create one. 49.81% (689 votes)

Total Votes: 1,383

Which of these Mario games released in 2016 do you want for the holidays? (Roy Koopa (talk), December 18, 2016)

Which of these Mario games released in 2016 do you want for the holidays?

Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 8.59% (187 votes)

Mario Party: Star Rush 13.83% (301 votes)

Super Mario Maker for 3DS 24.8% (540 votes)

Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge 2.53% (55 votes)

Paper Mario: Color Splash 24.62% (536 votes)

None of these 25.63% (558 votes)

Total Votes: 2,177

Should Miis get more appearances in Mario games? (LudwigVon (talk), December 11, 2016)

Should Miis get more appearances in Mario games?

Yes, Miis are great and should appear in a lot of Mario games. 27.03% (539 votes)

Yes, but only in the spin-offs. 36.66% (731 votes)

No, they should only appear in Mii-centered games. 15.45% (308 votes)

No, Nintendo should stop using Miis. 5.97% (126 votes)

I'm indifferent. 14.54% (290 votes)

Total Votes: 1,994

Which character do you use the most in Super Mario 64 DS? (Baby Luigi (talk), December 4, 2016)

Which character do you use the most in Super Mario 64 DS?

Mario 24.86% (541 votes)

Luigi 30.51% (664 votes))

Yoshi 18.7% (407 votes)

Wario 5.97% (130 votes)

I haven't played Super Mario 64 DS. 19.94% (434 votes)

Total Votes: 2,176

Analysis

What is your opinion on ports and remakes? – Like most people who voted, I feel that ports (such as Virtual Console) are a wonderful way for newer generations to play older games. Of course, not all old games stand the test of time; understandably, many people said that it largely depended on the game.

Who is your favorite party member in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door? – I haven’t played TTYD before, like the vast majority of voters. Besides that, a majority of the votes went to Yoshi. From what I’ve seen on his MarioWiki page, Yoshi is a great convenience, most prominently being able to transport Mario around the map faster, along with being able to cross gaps. Yoshi’s speed makes him anything but situational; instead of being used in solely gimmicky situations, he is useful throughout the game.

Do you have an account on the wiki? If not, would you consider creating one? – Unsurprisingly, the majority of our voters are unregistered MarioWiki users. However, around 26% of voters expressed interest in creating an account in the future. The poll also shows that a small amount of banned users (at least 20) were still visiting the sight.

Which of these Mario games released in 2016 do you want for the holidays? – Hopefully everyone got the gift they wanted! A near equal amount of people wanted the 3DS port of Super Mario Maker and Paper Mario: Color Splash. Just as many people were not interested in any Mario games, most likely being disappointed in the 2016 lineup. Hilariously last is Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge. After all, pretty much every game with “amiibo” in its title means that it will be incredibly tedious.

Should Miis get more appearances in Mario games? – More than half of voters supported Miis being in Mario games in some form, although many wanted them only in the spinoffs. Personally, I think that Miis are a silly way for the player himself to be reflected in-game; with this mentality, playing with them becomes much more fun.

Which character do you use the most in Super Mario 64 DS? – This is another game I have not played (I’ve played the original on Virtual Console). To the voters who had played the game, Luigi was the most popular, most likely due to his comfortable control and strengths. Luigi controls essentially like Mario, except he can jump higher and longer. He can even briefly walk on water!


That's all the analysis I've got for now. Thank you for reading this month's Poll Committee Discussion, and we'll be back next month with Mariofan169 (talk). Thanks for reading!


Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

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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 the flag contest.

Flags are something we all have in common, every country has them, and I think certain towns and other places do as well. That's why back in 2010, The 'Shroom held a flag contest. The contest was to see who could design a flag for the Super Mario Wiki, and was won by MrConcreteDonkey (talk), even if he did vote for himself. Join me in looking at some flags.


Flag Contest

As part of our end‐of‐the‐year festivities, we have decided to organize a contest! The goal is to create a flag to represent the Mario Wiki! Here are the rules:

  • Create a flag to represent the Wiki!
  • The flag can be based off a real national, state, etc. flag, though it must be altered in some way.
  • Designs that are completely original are also accepted.
  • Accepted dimensions for the flags are:
    • 500px by 1 000px
    • 630px by 990px
    • 600px by 1 000px
  • The more, the merrier! There is no limit to the number of flag designs you can submit.
  • To avoid bias, the artists’ names will be kept anonymous during voting, though the names will be revealed following the end of the contest.

To send me your flag, create the image on Photoshop, GIMP or some other image editing software. Then, upload it to Imageshack. It’s a great site for image hosting, and you can get a free account there. Once you have uploaded your flag, PM it to me on the forum. Along with the flag, please include a brief description of the flag. For example, if you were describing the American flag:

The American flag.

In the top‐left corner of the flag (the canton), there is a blue square with 50 white stars, one for each state. Thirteen stripes, alternating red and white, take up the rest of the flag. The 50 stars represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies.

It doesn’t need to be very detailed. A basic description like that is all you need.

Entries will be open from now until November 7th. No late entries will be accepted! Following the entry period, the voting round will start, and it will end November 14th.

If you are looking for flags to base your design on, use these sources:

Voting is closed

Voting

To vote just use the {{user}} template, preceded by a #, and place your name under a flag, without any comments. You may only vote for one flag. The flag with the most votes by next Sunday will win. NO anonymous votes, you may vote for your flag, but you may not say it is your flag.

Entry 1

Flag1.png

Artist: Mr bones (talk)

The M symbol represents the main series we cover, the emblems on the corners represent the other important series we also cover. The Japanese words, the NIWA logo, is to show our Wiki is a part of NIWA. The five mushrooms represents the Wiki's age.

Votes

Votes: 0
Tied for 5th Place

Entry 2

Flag2.jpg

Artist: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

This flag is a flag. The red "M" is symbolising Mario, the yellow "W" for Wario, the purple "S" for Waluigi, and the green background for Luigi. SMW spells Super Mario Wiki. The heads of the main Mario characters surround the letters.

Votes

  1. New Super Mario
  2. Marioguy1 (talk)
  3. Super103 (talk)
  4. SKmarioman (talk)
  5. Smasher 101 (talk)
  6. Fawfulfury65 (talk)
  7. luigiyoshi (talk)
  8. SWFlash (talk)

Votes: 8
2nd Place

Entry 3

Flag3.png

Artist: Mario Fan 123 (talk)

Description: A striped flag with a Mushroom in the middle. The colours represent Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi's colours and the fact that the wiki is multicultural. There are Mario and Luigi's hats on each side.

Votes

  1. Mario Fan 123

Votes: 1
Tied for 3rd Place

Entry 4

Flag4.jpg

Artist: Sh1ny EL3ctr0de (talk)

Votes

Votes: 0
Tied for 5th Place

Entry 5

Flag5.png

Artist: Edofenrir (talk)

Daisy's Pastel Dream, a composition by me.

The Princess is presenting herself from her best side tonight. She is sporting a dream of decent pastel colors, a lovely and tender veil of soft colors that soothe the human eyes. It's modest appearance contrasts sharply with the wild and vibrant colors of the messages in the background. On top of this delicate fabrication of sensationsrests a distinct, yet graceful touch of bold ebony letters on top of a pearl-white gleam. This masterful symphony of shapes and colors leads the viewer with a firm, yet pleasant grasp, until their journey of awe comes to a circle in the bottom left corner, where Princess Daisy meets the beholder's gaze and greets them merrily. The lady herself is wearing a mustard-colored dress with puffy sleves which resonate tactfully with the princess' main accessory: The megaphone. All in all this astounding composition is an ode to the grace of mankind's society, as well as an inspiring metaphor for the meaning of words.

Thank you for the attention. I'll be selling prints for $3000.00 per piece for the rest of the evening.

Votes

  1. Gamefreak75

Votes: 1
Tied for 3rd Place

Entry 6

Flag6.jpg

Artist: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

It is based off of the Welsh flag. I have changed the boring red dragon to Porple's colors, because he is the founder of the Wiki. I have also changed the green to red, because that is the color associated with the Mario series.

Votes

  1. Tucayo (talk)
  2. Edofenrir (talk)
  3. Zero777 (talk)
  4. Ralphfan (talk)
  5. Fuzzipede27 (talk)
  6. Hatena Kid (talk)
  7. MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  8. Count Bonsula (talk)
  9. Rise Up Above It (talk)
  10. guprad (talk)
  11. Baby Mario Bloops (talk)

Votes: 11
1st Place


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The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Tucayo (talk)

HI, everyone! I'm your faithful Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with a brand-new edition of The 'Shroom Report! If this is your first time reading, 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 117.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
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Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
Baby Luigi (talk) 20 Palette Swap sections
Shokora (talk) 20 Main/Staff sections
The Pyro Guy (talk) 10 Palette Swap sections
Palette Swap 500 all-time sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 131
Fake News MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 104
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 108
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 121
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 76
Strategy Wing Meta Knight (talk) 19
Overall Yoshi876 (talk) 318

Congratulations to Meta Knight (talk), who now holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written!


'Shroom Trivia
Crocodile Dippy (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and Yoshi876 (talk) are the only users to have written for every team.




The 'Shroom: Issue 118
Staff sections Staff NotesThe 'Shroom SpotlightDirectorial Address
Features Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing

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