Hello everyone, and welcome to this month’s edition of the Community Report! I’m Bop1996, and I’ve recently signed up for this section after remarking on how easy it seemed compared to the rest of the available sections.
Policy changes and updates:
A new policy known as MarioWiki:Upcoming content concerned with properly referencing sources and adding upcoming information on upcoming ‘’Mario’’ installments was passed by community vote as a Writing Guideline. This will help regulate what information is appropriate to add to articles on upcoming subjects and how to add it properly.
A minor clarification was made to the Warning policy. This revision states outright that joke warnings and other improper usages of warning templates are considered abuses of warning privileges and are not allowed at all.
The administration has agreed that all scrollboxes are to be removed from all Talk Page Proposal archives and the Proposal archives for three main reasons:
The scrollboxes do not work on any mobile devices.
They are not needed on Proposal archives due to a new archiving system
Tails777 (talk)’s Proposal to move .ogg media files to their own subpage on articles passed easily, 8-2.
Ultra Koopa (talk)’s Proposal to reorganize the navigation templates’ colors narrowly passed, 9-6. However, the changes have not been enforced until a draft of a policy outlining the necessary changes is made and approved.
Hello, and welcome again to Forum Update! Happy New Year! December certainly had some interesting stories for us on the Super Mario Boards, so let's get started right away.
Top Stories: Noah (Noahp89 (talk)) has been banned again, infinitely, from the MarioWiki Forum, after returning for only about a week. He was banned based on the content of some of his posts, and recent chat events. Baby Time (Mario Super Sluggers (talk)) and Marwikedor (Marwikedor (talk)) were also banned, both for a month.
The forum has changed its type of Spoiler tags (
(click to show/hide)
). Up until recently, to open them, they only had to be hovered over. Now, a button must be clicked to open them.
Statistics: In December, there were 863 new topics made, which is an all-time high. 36053 posts were made, 47 new users joined, and 134 was the largest amount of users online at once.
In 2011, overall, 6212 new topics were made. 359371 posts were made, and 1334 members registered. 591 was the most online.
Tip of the Month:
Using a signature when you leave comments makes it easier for the person you're trying to talk to to reply back. A good signature should contain a link to your talk page and your user page, and it shouldn't have huge pictures in it. Any other pages you link to shouldn't be pages intended to cause harm to the follower, whether by leading to an inappropriate page or site or a page that can send a virus to the other person's computer.
Unfortunately, the NIWA forums are currently out of commission and have been replaced for the time being. This should not discourage your posting, which you should be doing!
The N-Wiki needs help! NIWA is organizing an improvement drive for the N-wiki - the main wiki for all of NIWA. Make sure you go and help out, to give NIWA's main wiki a good image! Go help them! You know you want to!
While NIWA may not have a lot done this month, there are a ton of plans for the future so stay tuned!