The 'Shroom:Issue LXVI/Pipe Plaza
Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the September Issue of Pipe Plaza!! Before proceeding any further, I have something to say.
Thank you so much for all your votes on the 'Shroom Awards, and thank you for choosing me as the Favourite (Sorry, Americans) Pipe Plaza writer. This may seem like a repeat from last year, but the feedback from everyone who voted really compels me to keep writing for the Pipe Plaza team, aside from managing the sub-team itself. Also, let's not forget those guys and girl:
Two of them – or only one, if you consider Marioguy1's position as NIWA News writer – may not be on the team anymore, but they did a lot for the Pipe Plaza, especially Marioguy1 (talk), who directed the Pipe Plaza for twenty-nine issues, fifteen of which with Super Mario Bros. (talk) as Co-Director. The other three writers continue to work hard for the Pipe Plaza, always producing excellent sections and never missing a deadline without a good reason.
Furthermore, I'd like to thank everyone who voted for the Pipe Plaza on Favourite Sub-Team and for myself on Favourite Sub-Team Director. Even though we did not win, being among the top three is something to celebrate.
Section of the Month
August's Section of the Month poll got 26 votes, 14 less than last month. The winner, with 12 votes (46.2% of the total) is...
...Upcoming Games, for the second time in a row!!
Last month, Upcoming Games covered a few new details from the three (at the time) upcoming Mario games: New Super Mario Bros. 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The second-placed section was once again Mario Calendar, with 5 votes (19.2%). Forum Update got third place, with 4 votes (15.4%).
Also, Upcoming Games is once again absent from the Pipe Plaza due to lack of news. It will return once we have more news on the upcoming Mario games.
Well, I guess that's all for now. I hope you all enjoy this issue!
Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello, readers, and welcome to this issue's not-really-monthly Monthly Report!! This is the Pipe Plaza Director, Paper Yoshi (talk), speaking, and I'm here to show you the wiki's statistics from both August and September, and then a comparison between both sets. I said this Report isn't really monthly because only eighteen days have passed from the day I got the August statistics to the day I got the September statistics; however, that will be fixed in future issues, while adapting to the due and release dates for each month.
So, here are the site-wide statistics for August and September:
(Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk) and Super Mario Bros. (talk) for the table coding. Stooben originally created it when writing this section back in Issues XXIII, XXV and XXVI, and SMB based his coding for Issues XXXIX, XL and XLI – which I am using in this issue – off of Stooben's coding.)
Hello, welcome to September's edition of Community Report.
Policy Changes and Updates
Proposals from the Past Month
Proposals and TPPs in Progress
Sitenotices from the Past Month
Promotions and Demotions
Featured (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello everyone, and welcome to Featured!! This section – whose last writer was the former Pipe Plaza Director, Marioguy1 (talk), back in Issue LI (June 2011) – hasn't been featured (get it?) on the paper for over an year, and so I decided to write it this month.
The new Featured Articles for 2011 and 2012 are:
Those are the former Featured Articles that were re-featured in 2011 and 2012:
The active Featured Article Nominations are:
Failed FA Nominations
These are the failed Featured Article Nominations from 2011 and 2012:
And now for the articles which lost their FA status! Those are the unfeatured articles from 2011 and 2012:
There are only two active FA Unfeaturing Nominations, which are:
Failed Unfeaturing Nominations
And last, but not least, the failed FA Unfeaturing Nominations:
And that concludes this issue of Featured!! I hope you have enjoyed it!
Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))
Hey, guys, it's MrConcreteDonkey, and welcome back to the Forum Update, your monthly update on the upkeep of ancient Roman forum...wait, no, that's not right. Anyway, in case you haven't noticed, August is over, so I've got to do something about the erosion of the cliffs of the...wait what?
Rule #9, a new rule, has been added, following a recent incident where a user revealed the personal information of another user. The rule is as follows:
"In addition to the harassment rule, there is to be no posting of user's personal information without their consent. This includes, but is not limited to, their name, telephone number, address, medical conditions, et cetera. This does not apply to information that the user has already made publically available."
Statistics: In August, 15 square miles of land fell into the sea...uh...hold on...
In August, 550 topics were made, along with 28095 posts. 46 new members joined, which ties with May for the highest so far this year. 135 was the most online, and that was on the 4th of August.
Smasher (Smasher (talk)) –36685
Rat (Ralphfan (talk)) – 26246
MCS (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 24965
Pinkie Pie (UltraMario3000 (talk))– 22147
Don Pianta (Superjeff64 (talk)) – 16233
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 16082
Solar Blaze (SolarBlaze (talk)) – 15875
Phantom L (Lily (talk)) – 15650
Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 14187
Herr Shyguy (Shyguy27 (talk)) – 12273
Green signifies the user is at a higher position than last month.
Blue signifies the user is at the same position as last month.
Red signifies the user is at a lower position than last month.
Bold signifies the user is a new entry to the top 10.
Mafia: Currently ongoing are Reverse Mafia's Pyro (Pyro (talk)), Epic Nitwit's (does he have a wiki account?) Mafia, Lakituthequick's (Lakituthequick (talk)) Mafia and New Super Mario's (New Super Mario (talk) Magnificent Mafia.
Well, that's all for my Fishing Update. Next time, you'll learn how to build a LEGO cupboard to store all of your fortune telling supplies in. Bye now!
When adding information to articles, make sure you don't go overboard using Wikipedia links. One or two is fine, if they are really needed, but try to steer clear of them. I stumbled upon an article that had a section about the music. Nearly every word in that paragraph was a Wikipedia link, from the style of the music to the instruments used. So, try to steer clear of Wikipedia links if you can.
Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello once again, readers, and welcome to this month's Mario Calendar!! After twelve months, we're back to where it all started: September. Exactly one year ago, I was announced as the new Mario Calendar writer for the Pipe Plaza, and this section has been featured in every Pipe Plaza issue since then, except this year's January issue. However, I will still write every issue from scratch, as if each one were the first Mario Calendar for the corresponding month.
So, here are the Mario, Yoshi, DK and Wario games released in September:
And that's all for this Pipe Plaza issue! See you in October!