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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Isn't Pipe Plaza lovely? Isn't Pipe Plaza beautiful? Isn't Pipe Plaza precious? Sorry there... got a bit carried away what with it being Valentine's Day earlier in the week. I had a fairly quiet one, stayed inside watching films and TV, but it was still a special day. And Pipe Plaza is a special section in The 'Shroom, because where else will you find great stats, fantastic tables, and ripped dinosaurs? Okay, don't answer that last point, apparently it pops up everywhere in The 'Shroom.

Only one big announcement, and that's a thank you to all our readers. As you'll soon read below one of our sections got nine votes! Now this may not sound like much, but usually we struggle to get ten votes overall, so thank you all for tuning in, and I hope you continue to read Pipe Plaza, we may not be the most fun of sections, but our writers still pour everything into their sections, and it'd be a shame to miss them.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Poll Committee Discussion 9 41% Andymii
2nd Tip of the Month 4 18% FunkyK38
2nd The 'Shroom Report 4 18% Henry Tucayo Clay
3rd Projects Seeking Contributors 2 9% Shokora
3rd Retro Feature 2 9% Yoshi876




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

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)

Hi, everyone, and welcome to the February Issue of Monthly Report!! I wasn't able to write this section in January, but now things are back to normal, which means...

...it's time to check the current wiki stats, and see how they measure up to the ones from December 2016!!

(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)

February Statistics
Statistic As of 16 February 2017 (12:40)*
Content Pages 17,966
All Pages 148,337
Files 77,507
Edits 1,989,767
Edits per Page 13.41
Registered Users 22,797
Active Users 314
Bots 3
'Shroom Writers 40
Autopatrolled 38
Patrollers 3
Administrators 12
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


December — February Statistics
Statistic As of 12 December 2016 (12:20)* As of 16 February 2017 (12:40)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 17,664 17,966 +1.71%
All Pages 145,965 148,337 +1.625%
Files 75,577 77,507 +2.554%
Edits 1,963,352 1,989,767 +1.345%
Edits per Page 13.45 13.41 -0.297%
Registered Users 22,458 22,797 +1.509%
Active Users 251 314 +25.1%
Bots 3 3 0%
'Shroom Writers 40 40 0%
Autopatrolled 38 38 0%
Patrollers 4 3 -25%
Administrators 11 12 +9.091%
Bureaucrats 3 4 +33.333%
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

Two new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There are three ongoing Featured Article Nomination.

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.

  • Kiddy Kong was nominated on 23 December, 2016. It was nominated because the article has a rewrite template on it.
  • Mario Kart Wii was nominated 14 February, 2017. It was nominated due to being disorganized, and mot measuring up to the quality of other similar featured articles.

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)

Looking at a page you edited and something seems off? Maybe the formatting is a bit wonky? You can compare past revisions of a page with the current revision by using the "History" tab at the top of the screen. You can compare two revisions at once, and you can undo a current revision to restore a page to a past revision. You should only use this option if a page has been drastically changed, or vandalized. Minor edits can be made through normal editing. Note that protected pages, such as the Main Page, can only be accessed through admin authority, so if you spot a problem on a protected page, it's best to let an admin know about it.


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
Mario jc (talk) Patroller Administrator Shokora (talk) February 2, 2017, 19:08


RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
Alex95 (talk) Split galleries that exceed 50,000 bytes.

A proposal to split galleries that exceed 50,000 bytes. The proposer argues that once a gallery page reaches a certain number of bytes, it starts to lag on loading time.

14-0 (read more) January 27, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Prohibit converting between GIF, JPEG, and PNG formats.

A proposal to prohibit converting between GIF, JPEG, and PNG formats. The proposer argues that converting between image formats is pointless and unconstructive maintenance, because quality doesn’t improve at all and there’s also misunderstandings over how each image format works.

4-0 (read more) January 30, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Eldritchdraaks (talk) Changing the Super Mario Wiki logo.

A proposal to change Super Mario Wiki's logo. The proposer argues that the new logo, that is of a Super Mushroom, is the symbol of the Mushroom Kingdom as a whole, similarly to how the wiki covers the entire franchise as a whole. The proposer also argues that the proposed design won’t become dated in a few years.

23-1 (read more) February 1, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Gabumon (talk) Amend/Re-examine the proposal to change Super Mario Wiki’s logo.

A proposal to re-examine the proposal to change Super Mario Wiki’s logo. The proposer argues that that he believes that this change still needs more discussion and that the previous proposal failed to examine all the factors of this debate.

WITHDRAWN BY THE PROPRIETOR (read more) February 8, 2017, 23:59 GMT


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
None


ONGOING PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
None


ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
None


NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of February 14th.

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 this month 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
Lava Scarves and Red-Hot Blarggs Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 16 The sixth level of World 2 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Small Cheep Cheep TheFlameChomp (talk) January 16 A type of enemy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Morel Moxie Time Turner (talk) January 16 A soda in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Lichen Cola Time Turner (talk) January 17 A purple-colored soda in Brain Drain, the twelfth and final title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
The Desert Pyramid Beckons! Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 18 The seventh level of World 2 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Goomby and Foomby Time Turner (talk) January 18 A pair of Goomba Troopas in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Treasure of the Sierra Brooklyn Paper Jorge (talk) January 19 The fiftieth live-action segment of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
The Magic Love Paper Jorge (talk) January 19 The thirty-fifth live-action segment of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
Magma Burger TheFlameChomp (talk) January 19 An item found in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
List of Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World staff Jasmaniac (talk) January 19 A list of people who worked on Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.
Hall of Horrors Time Turner (talk) January 19 An attraction of the Koopa and Kailey Circus in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Water Bomb (Super Mario 64) Alex95 (talk) January 20 Large cannonball-like objects in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Elmo Time Turner (talk) January 20 A red Koopa Troopa in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Gleam Glacier 6-4 Yoshi876 (talk) January 21 The fourth level of Gleam Glacier, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Gleam Glacier 6-5 Yoshi876 (talk) January 21 The fifth level of Gleam Glacier, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Gleam Glacier 6-6 Yoshi876 (talk) January 21 The sixth level of Gleam Glacier, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Trampoline Shy Guy TheFlameChomp (talk) January 21 A variant of Shy Guy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Bunson the Hot Dog's Castle Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 21 A level that involves a battle against Bunson the Hot Dog in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Soopa Koopa Paratroopa Time Turner (talk) January 21 A species of Koopa Paratroopas in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Perils of the Perplexing Pyramid Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 22 The special level of World 2 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Bowser's Castle Hangout Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 22 The fourth level of Super Mario Run.
Goombomb Time Turner (talk) January 22 A species in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Prisma Fountain SpicyToad (talk) January 23 A major tourist attraction in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Animal Trainer Shy Guy TheFlameChomp (talk) January 23 A variant of Shy Guy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
World 1 (Super Mario Run) Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 23 The first world of Super Mario Run.
Goomba Troopa Time Turner (talk) January 23 A species in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
IQue A gossip-loving Toad (talk) January 24 A Chinese video game company founded in 2002.
Koopa Troopa Stack TheFlameChomp (talk) January 24 Stacks of Koopa Troopas that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Yoshi and Cookies Yoshi876 (talk) January 24 The first level of World 3 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Key (Doors to Doom) Time Turner (talk) January 24 An item in Doors to Doom, the sixth title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Go on a Ghost Hunt Alex95 (talk) January 25 The first mission of Big Boo's Haunt in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Wobble Mobile Jaunt Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 25 The second level of World 3 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Gold Pen Time Turner (talk) January 25 An item in Monster Mix-Up, the third title in the Nintendo Adventure Books series.
Small Hammer Bro TheFlameChomp (talk) January 26 A type of enemy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Metal-Head Wario can Move! Alex95 (talk) January 26 The third mission of Hazy Maze Cave in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
List of Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards Baby Luigi (talk) January 26 A list of amiibo cards in the Mario Sports Superstars line of amiibo.
Boil the Big Bully Alex95 (talk) January 27 The first mission of Lethal Lava Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Bully the Bullies Alex95 (talk) January 27 The second mission of Lethal Lava Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces Alex95 (talk) January 27 The third mission of Lethal Lava Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Hot-Foot-It into the Volcano Alex95 (talk) January 27 The fifth mission of Lethal Lava Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Juggler Bro TheFlameChomp (talk) January 27 A variant of Hammer Bro that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Circus Bro TheFlameChomp (talk) January 27 A variant of Boomerang Bro that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Castle Town Item Shop Time Turner (talk) January 28 A location in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
Unicycle Shy Guy TheFlameChomp (talk) January 29 A variant of Shy Guy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Scarf-Roll Scamper Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 29 The third level of World 3 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Little Fungitown Item Shop Time Turner (talk) January 29 A location in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
Super Mushroom (Mario & Luigi) Time Turner (talk) January 30 Consumables that appear in the Mario & Luigi series.
Giddy Sky 7-1 Yoshi876 (talk) January 30 The first level of Giddy Sky, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Giddy Sky 7-2 Yoshi876 (talk) January 30 The second level of Giddy Sky, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Giddy Sky 7-3 Yoshi876 (talk) January 30 The third level of Giddy Sky, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Giddy Sky 7-4 Yoshi876 (talk) January 30 The fourth level of Giddy Sky, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Ghost-Door Deception Toadette the Achiever (talk) January 30 The first level of World 2 in Super Mario Run.
Ice dragon Super Radio (talk) February 1 An airborne entity serving Lord Fredrik in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Stand Tall on the Four Pillars Alex95 (talk) February 1 The fourth mission of Shifting Sand Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Free Flying for 8 Red Coins Alex95 (talk) February 1 A mission in the Shifting Sand Land course in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Chests in the Current Alex95 (talk) February 2 The second mission of Dire, Dire Docks in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Pole-Jumping for Red Coins Alex95 (talk) February 2 The third mission of Dire, Dire Docks in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Chill with the Bully Alex95 (talk) February 2 The second mission of Snowman's Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Whirl from the Freezing Pond Alex95 (talk) February 2 The fourth mission of Snowman's Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Shell Shreddin' for Red Coins Alex95 (talk) February 2 The fifth mission of Snowman's Land in Super Mario 64.
Snowman's Silver Star Alex95 (talk) February 3 The fifth mission of Snowman's Land in Super Mario 64 DS.
Into the Igloo Alex95 (talk) February 3 The sixth mission of Snowman's Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Card Connoisseur Toad TheFlameChomp (talk) February 3 A purple Toad that wears glasses in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Vince Joly Glowsquid (talk) February 3 A 3D artist and animator employed by Retro Studios.
Top o' the Town Alex95 (talk) February 3 The second mission of Wet-Dry World in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Stephen Dupree Glowsquid (talk) February 3 A game designer employed by Retro Studios.
5 Secrets in the Shallows & Sky Alex95 (talk) February 3 The third mission of Wet-Dry World in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Go to Town for the Red Coins Alex95 (talk) February 3 The fifth mission of Wet-Dry World in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Toadmaster General TheFlameChomp (talk) February 3 A Toad that owns Port Prisma's post office in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Moto Yoshi Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 3 One of Yoshi's transformations in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Mole Yoshi Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 3 One of Yoshi's transformations in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Sky Pop Yoshi Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 3 One of Yoshi's transformations in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Donkey Kong Country: Rescue on Crocodile Isle Shokora (talk) February 4 A 1997 chapter book written by Michael Teitelbaum, illustrated by Leif Peng and published by Troll Communications.
Breathtaking View from the Bridge Alex95 (talk) February 4 A mission of Tall, Tall Mountain in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Dry Bones Stack TheFlameChomp (talk) February 5 Stacks of Dry Bones that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Fuzzy Stack TheFlameChomp (talk) February 5 Stacks of Fuzzies that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Scaredy Rat Stack TheFlameChomp (talk) February 5 Stacks of Scaredy Rats that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Big Montgomery's Bubble Fort Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 5 A level that involves a battle against Big Montgomery in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Fluffin' Puffin Babysitting Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 5 The fifth level of World 3 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Stomp on the Thwomp PhGuy12 (talk) February 6 The fourth mission of Tick Tock Clock in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Stop Time for Red Coins PhGuy12 (talk) February 6 The sixth mission of Tick Tock Clock in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Sky-High Lifts and Leaps! Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 6 The second level of World 2 in Super Mario Run.
Tricky Triangles! Alex95 (talk) February 7 The fifth mission of Rainbow Ride in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
Giddy Sky 7-5 Yoshi876 (talk) February 7 The fifth level of Giddy Sky, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Giddy Sky 7-6 Yoshi876 (talk) February 7 The sixth level of Giddy Sky, a world in Super Princess Peach.
A-Mazing Post Pounding Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 7 The sixth level of World 3 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Bowser's Villa 8-1 Yoshi876 (talk) February 7 The first level of Bowser's Villa, a world in Super Princess Peach.
World 3-6 Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 7 A disambiguation page for subjects that refer to the sixth level of the third world in a game.
Bowser's Villa 8-2 Yoshi876 (talk) February 7 The second level of Bowser's Villa, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Bouncy Tucks Super Radio (talk) February 8 An type of enemy that appears in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Stage Extra Super Radio (talk) February 8 A stage exclusive to the Coleco Adam version of Donkey Kong Jr..
Fanciful Fluff and Feathers Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 9 The seventh level of World 3 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Accordion Goomba TheFlameChomp (talk) February 9 A type of enemy that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Amiibo Token NikitaGamer64 (talk) February 10 A type of item in amiibo Party, a mode in Mario Party 10.
Thorny Fish Shokora (talk) February 10 An enemy in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
School of Fish Shokora (talk) February 10 A harmless creature in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Abby Time Turner (talk) February 11 An employee at the D.I.Y. Shop in WarioWare: D.I.Y..
Treasure-Hoarding Swoops Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 12 The third level of World 2 in Super Mario Run.
Leif Peng Shokora (talk) February 13 A Canadian cartoonist and illustrator who has created artwork for Nintendo.
Thomas Jefferson Time Turner (talk) February 13 One of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He made an appearance in Mario's Time Machine.
Flying Fowl Shokora (talk) February 13 An enemy in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
High Tide Ride Mario jc (talk) February 14 The second level of Sea Breeze Cove in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
List of Huey quotes TheFlameChomp (talk) February 14 A list of quotes spoken by Huey.
Mountain Climbing Permit TheFlameChomp (talk) February 14 An item found in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Chariot Bro TheFlameChomp (talk) February 14 A variant of Hammer Bro that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Chariot Snifit TheFlameChomp (talk) February 14 A variant of Snifit that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Waterfall Climber Shokora (talk) February 14 An enemy in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Hachisuke Paper Jorge (talk) February 15 The mascot of the video game developer company Hudson Soft.
Miss Cluck the Insincere's Castle Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 15 A level that involves a battle against Miss Cluck the Insincere in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Secret switch Shokora (talk) February 15 An object in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Thorn Rocket Shokora (talk) February 15 An enemy in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
List of Paper Mario: Color Splash glitches Toadette the Achiever (talk) February 15 A list of the bugs in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Big Blob Shokora (talk) February 15 A mini-boss that appears in Virtual Boy Wario Land.

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:Kurokyura
The bat "Minikyura" which accompanies Kurokyura in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins should be split into its own article.
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
Rewriting the Donkey Kong Land and Country level articles
Many of the level articles for the Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land series of games are currently very poorly written. Help us improve them! This thread is also a focus for this month's 'Shroom Spotlight edition.
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:List of missable content
Discuss some potential coverage for the List of missable content page.
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:Nintendo Power 20th Anniversary Comic
Discuss whether this article is necessary, or whether it should be merged elsewhere.
Talk:Paper Mario: Color Splash
Help provide evidence of "Fire Bro 8-Stacks" existing in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
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
There are two points to discuss on this page.
  • Provide input on whether the unrevisitable locations article should be moved to a different title.
  • Help revise whether the page should only cover locations which are permanently unrevisitable, or to include locations which are only unrevisitable to a certain point in the game.
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 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 Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and the Poll Committee

HI, readers! I'm your graceful Poll Committee Chairperson, Tucayo, here unexpectedly writing this month's edition of Poll Committee Discussion. We have some news and some exciting news so let's get right to it!

Committee News

This is just fresh out of the oven: the Poll Committee has a new member, it's none other than Lord Bowser (talk)! We are very excited to welcome him into the team, I'm sure you'll soon be seeing some of his polls on the Main Page! This addition to the team came after we had to make a difficult choice between all applicants. It's great to see there's so much interest in this part of the community, and to everyone else who applied I want to tell you to please do so again the next time there's an opening in the Committee!

Poll Archives

The Super Mario Wiki has a new logo! What do you think of it? (Eldritchdraaks (talk) and Andymii (talk), February 5, 2017)

The Super Mario Wiki has a new logo! What do you think of it?

I prefer the old logo. 33.78% (1,166 votes)

I prefer the new logo. 32.24% (1,113 votes)

I like both logos equally. 23.46% (810 votes)

I dislike both logos equally. 1.04% (36 votes)

I'm neutral on both logos. 9.47% (327 votes)

Total Votes: 3,452


What is your primary internet browser? (Wiki poll; Baby Luigi (talk), January 29, 2017)

What is your primary internet browser?

Internet Explorer 5.96% (134 votes)

Mozilla Firefox 16.33% (367 votes)

Google Chrome 63.51% (1,427 votes)

Safari 9.48% (213 votes)

Opera 0.93% (21 votes)

Other 3.78% (85 votes)

Total Votes: 2,247


How often do you use the 3D feature when using your 3DS or New 3DS? (The Pyro Guy (talk), January 22, 2017)

How often do you use the 3D feature when using your 3DS or New 3DS?

I always use it. 10.14% (231 votes)

I use it regularly. 6.8% (155 votes)

I sometimes use it. 25.29% (576 votes)

I never use it. 34.46% (785 votes)

It depends on the software. 10.67% (243 votes)

I don't have a 3DS or New 3DS. 12.64% (288 votes)

Total Votes: 2,278


Which upcoming Mario game are you the most excited for? (Tucayo (talk), January 15, 2017)

Which upcoming Mario game are you the most excited for?

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World 3.18% (90 votes)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 16.87% (478 votes)

Mario Sports Superstars 3.18% (90 votes)

Super Mario Odyssey 73.21% (2,074 votes)

I'm not excited for any of these games. 3.56% (101 votes)

Total Votes: 2,833


Analysis

  • The Super Mario Wiki has a new logo! What do you think of it?: As you have surely noticed, we got ourselves a new logo, designed by Eldritchdraaks (talk) with input from members of the Wiki. One week after its debut we asked you for your opinion on it, and it's good to see more than half of voters indicated a positive feeling towards this logo, this includes voters who prefer this logo and users who like both this and the old one equally. If we add voters with a neutral sentiment we go practically to two thirds of the total votes. Changes are always polemic, and it takes people some time to get used to them. It's great to know that around 66% of our visitors have a positive or neutral feeling towards the new logo, and I'm certain that number will only go up from here as old visitors get more familiar with it and as new users come to the site.
  • What is your primary internet browser?: January's Wiki poll shows us Google Chrome is by far the most popular browser among our visitors. This information will be very relevant for future discussions regarding features not supported by a given browser, as was the case with the recent debate on APNG files. It's now clear the vast majority of our visitors browse the site on Chrome, so it's a good thing we didn't go for APNG files.
  • How often do you use the 3D feature when using your 3DS or New 3DS?: The 3DS' main innovation is only regularly used by less than 20% of the console's owners. I don't own a 3DS myself, but from the few times I have played it I know I would end up turning the 3D eventually. It's fun for a while but it's not really necessary and it doesn't do much in the way of improving gameplay.
  • Which upcoming Mario game are you the most excited for?: This poll came just after Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe were announced. The results for this were entirely predictable, of course the main-series game has the most people excited for it, especially when it was confirmed as a spiritual successor to Super Mario 64 and the Galaxy games. Let's be honest, it's not like the competition was super strong either; there were two ports and one sports game. Admittedly, one port has Poochy, the other one is Mario Kart, and Mario sports games are becoming more popular now that they are friendlier to play, but still, they were no match for 2001: A Mario Odyssey.

That's all for this busy month! Be sure to read us next month; Freakworld (talk) will be here!


Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

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First article: Quiz, Issue X
Last article: Caiman Gaimin, Issue LX
Sections Written: Quiz, Monthly Inquisition, Mario Knowledge, Caiman Gaiman
Positions held: Contributor, Fake News 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 former well-known user: Xluidi (talk), or Xpike.

Xluidi joined the wiki on the 14 October 2007, and joined The 'Shroom in Issue X, writing the Quiz, a section he would write twice more. Xluidi's contributions to The 'Shroom were sporadic, with him writing a section a couple of times, before never returning to it. Other than Quiz he wrote two Monthly Inquisitions, a Mario Knowledge section and two Caiman Gaimin sections, a section that we will look back at below. It's also worth noting that for a few months he was the director for Fake News.


Caiman Gamin'

by Xpike (talk)

Hello fellow users, I think have been a little nonexistent for the past few, um, years, only popping out of my rock when something interesting happens or I’m bored, so I’ll start by introducing myself. My name, in case you haven’t noticed, is Xpike, and I’ve been a user here for…what? 5 years I think? I was previously the director of the Fake News on this newspaper and I used to actually edit articles.

With all that unnecessary introduction out of the way, I’ll tell you what I’m doing here. I’m gonna write a second non-Mario review each month alongside Crocodile Dippy. Now, you may ask, why? Well, there’s a variety of reasons, but I think the main one is that there can be a variety of opinions. There is also the fact that no one is getting paid for this so we don’t have unlimited budget to buy every new game that comes out, so having 2 people should make the expenses a little bit lower. Now, with all that said, let’s start the review itself, shall we?

Today I’m gonna review one of my favorite fighting games, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which came out last November for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and this January for the Playstation Vita at a budget price of 40$ because it is a re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which came out last February. The game is a fighting game in which you use teams of three made up of various Capcom and Marvel characters to duke it out in style.

Characters like Frank West have unique gimmicks like leveling up.

Now, just because I said the words “fighting game”, I think that most of the people closed this tab and went to play Zelda or something else, since fighting games have the bad reputation of being really complicated to play, with 7 button combinations needed to throw a kick. And that is where the popularity of the Marvel series lies in. The fighting system is really easy to pick up and play, and you can be making 50+ hit combos after 2 matches, yet the game is still deep enough to attract hardcore fighting game fans waiting for a challenge.

The plot of the game is non-existent, Dormammu fuses the Capcom and Marvel worlds together so that makes Galactus come and try to devour them or something like that.

Characters like Frank West have unique gimmicks like leveling up.

The point of the game is a cool vs. awesome battle between your favorite Marvel and Capcom characters, including fan favorites like Deadpool, Phoenix Wright, Amaterasu, Mike “Major of Earth” Haggar, Dr. Strange and Dormammu. Now, because the game doesn’t have anything resembling a plot doesn’t mean the characters don’t have any amount of personality. Pre- and post- fight dialogues have the characters referencing past events, them reacting to fighting their friends, example: Iron Man vs. Captain America, or simple, plain insanity, like everything Deadpool says every moment he opens his mouth.

The game itself also provides you with a tiny database showing information about all 48 characters unlocked right from the start, along with their music, artwork, and sound effects. While this may sound like a great thing, the information, especially on Capcom’s side, isn’t as accurate as it could be, and it still won’t allow you to enjoy a lot of the hidden nods between characters.

The graphics of the game are gorgeous, looking like a comic book that has come to life, with every single object in the game detailed with extensive care. The stages look beautiful, with continuity nods all over the place. But enough about that, let’s focus on the fighting itself, shall we?

The fighting system is based on three main buttons: Low, which makes quick, low damaging attacks that are really easy to combo, Medium, that makes an attack with medium range and medium damage and is mostly used to combo into high attacks, and High, which are slower but powerful attacks that normally end a combo, which are always color based to that they’ll be even easier to remember. The game also has a Special, or S, button, which launches the opponent in the air for you to follow in if you hold it down, or launches the opponent to the ground if you press it in the air.

This simplified layout makes combat faster paced than other Capcom fighting games like Street Fighter, and makes the ability to do ridiculous shit like launching a player in the air, juggling him between all your teammates and then throwing him into the ground again real easy to pull off. And while it seems easy, there’s also a huge meta game in it, with each character having the ability to win a match if put into the right hands (except Hsien-Ko, poor chick).

Fights are 3-on-3 battles until all 3 characters on one player’s team are knocked out. This means that you can switch the character you are using in mid-game in order for the previous one to recover health, or call them as Assists in order for them to make a single special move to help you, adding another layer of strategy to the game and making you think up what teams have good chemistry together.

The fighting also improves on Marvel vs. Capcom 2’s cinematic, comic-style, Hyper Combos, making them faster-paced, non-spam-able, and something you can use to bring in another teammate instead of only finishing it.

For non-fighting game fans that just want to kick their friends’ asses in a party, there’s also the Simple mode, which can be selected before choosing your team. This simplifies combat ever more, making the Low button make a simple combo, the Medium button launches the opponent in the air, and the High button makes a hyper combo. The Special button lets you use a special attack without making the motion. But there are some downsides for this mode, more specifically that you can’t use more than 2 special attacks and your combo ability is severely limited.

Now, this seems like a really long list of shit to learn, but it isn’t, and you actually learn most of it in the first 5 to 10 minutes, with the in-game Mission Mode helping you choose which characters fit your gamestyle better and teaching you how to build decent combos.

I just made this sound like the best goddamn fighting game you’ve ever seen, right? Well, not everything is happy and shit. Like I said earlier, this is a re-release of a game that came out 8 months earlier, which means that Capcom may pull this shit again and release another, third, version of the same game in the future, making this one obsolete. There’s also the matter of Capcom’s nickel-and-diming, asking you to pay ridiculous prices for the downloadable content, like 4$ for each costume pack, which don’t add anything to the game, or 5$ for each new character.

There’s also the matter that the game itself is dry of content, with only a robust arcade mode in it for you to play alone, and an online mode with not much to do except play with strangers unless your friends also got the game, in which case you can also join an 8-player lobby to play. And let me tell you that playing with strangers isn’t fun, because 99% of the time it’ll be either a spammer or a guy playing with the cheapest characters in the game.

In conclusion, this is a fantastic game to pick-up and play, with great attention to detail in almost all areas. While the lack of modes can make it boring sometimes, it is still a great example of what makes fighting games fun to play. I hope you enjoyed my first review, and if you didn’t, I promise to make a better one next time because I sure didn’t know how to really write one this time.


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The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Tucayo (talk)

HI, everyone! I'm your gentle Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with 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 118.

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
Andymii (talk) 50 overall sections
Meta Knight (talk) 20 Strategy Wing sections
50 overall sections
The Pyro Guy (talk) 10 Fake News sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 90 Pipe Plaza sections
20 Strategy Wing sections
Pipe Plaza 600 all-time sections
Strategy Wing 100 all-time sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 131
Fake News MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 105
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 109
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 121
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 76
Strategy Wing Meta Knight (talk) 22
Overall Yoshi876 (talk) 330



'Shroom Trivia
Issue 100's Please Understand: A Satoru Iwata Memorial is the single section written by the most users in the history of the newspaper.




The 'Shroom: Issue 119
Staff sections Staff NotesThe 'Shroom Spotlight
Features Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing

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