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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the November Issue of Pipe Plaza!! I have nothing special to say right now, expect for one little thing...

The Pipe Plaza team needs more writers! There are currently three open spots, which are Featured, Projects Seeking Contributors and Anniversary Announcements, so please consider signing up for one of those. The process is really simple: all you have to do is send me a PM on the Super Mario Boards or leave a message in my talk page here in the Super Mario Wiki. I will then send you the application form, in which you must inform the position(s) you wish to sign up for, agree to the terms of writing for The 'Shroom and provide a demo for each section you want to write. The Core Staff will then proceed to review your application and decide if you're fit for the position(s).

Section of the Month

Last month, the Section of the Month poll got a measly 19 votes. Feedback is highly appreciated in The 'Shroom, and that's not different for the Pipe Plaza, so please make sure you cast your votes in this issue's poll!

The winner, with 10 votes (52.6% of the total) is...

...Upcoming Games, for the third time!!!

The October Issue of Upcoming Games covered news on the Wii U, including specifications, prices and release dates for each region; and Nintendo's decision to make first-party retail Nintendo 3DS games, such as Mario Kart 7 or Star Fox 64 3D, available in the Nintendo eShop. The second-placed section was Community Report, written by Bop1996 (talk), with 4 votes (21%). Monthly Report, written by myself, Paper Yoshi (talk), got third place, with only 2 votes (10.5%).

Well, that's all I wanted to say! Now go on and read this month's issue!

More Info

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hey, everyone, and welcome to this month's issue of Monthly Report! I don't really have anything to say regarding this section, so here are the wiki's statistics for September, October and November:

(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.)

November Statistics
Statistic As of 9 November 2012 (11:45)*
Content Pages 12,613
All Pages 102,507
Files 39,972
Edits 1,225,048
Edits per Page 11.95
Registered Users 25,779
Active Users 454
Bots 1
Autopatrolled 35
Patrollers 5
Administrators 13
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


October Statistics
Statistic As of 10 October 2012 (17:40)*
Content Pages 12,533
All Pages 101,335
Files 39,565
Edits 1,212,908
Edits per Page 11.97
Registered Users 25,451
Active Users 515
Bots 1
Autopatrolled 19
Patrollers 6
Administrators 12
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


September Statistics
Statistic As of 10 September 2012 (16:10)*
Content Pages 12,351
All Pages 99,950
Files 38,766
Edits 1,200,111
Edits per Page 12.01
Registered Users 25,154
Active Users 540
Bots 1
Autopatrolled 17
Patrollers 6
Administrators 13
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


October — November Statistics
Statistic As of 10 October 2012 (17:40)* As of 9 November 2012 (11:45)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 12,533 12,613 +0,64%
All Pages 101,335 102,507 +1.156%
Files 39,565 39,972 +1.03%
Edits 1,212,908 1,225,048 +1%
Edits per Page 11.97 11.95 -0.167%
Registered Users 25,451 25,779 +1.29%
Active Users 515 454 -11.845%
Bots 1 1 0%
Autopatrolled 19 35 +84.21%
Patrollers 6 5 -16.667%
Administrators 12 13 +8.333%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%


September — November Statistics
Statistic As of 10 September 2012 (16:10)* As of 9 November 2012 (11:45)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 12,351 12,613 +2.121%
All Pages 99,950 102,507 +2.56%
Files 38,766 39,972 +3.111%
Edits 1,200,111 1,225,048 +2.078%
Edits per Page 12.01 11.95 -0.5%
Registered Users 25,154 25,779 +2.485%
Active Users 540 454 -15.926%
Bots 1 1 0%
Autopatrolled 17 35 +105.88%
Patrollers 6 5 -16.667%
Administrators 13 13 0%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Community Report (Bop1996 (talk))

Hello, welcome to November's Community Report.

Policy Changes

Proposals

  • Glowsquid (talk)'s proposal to create a flat two month deadline for Featured Article nominations passed, 15-0.
  • Glowsquid (talk)'s TPP to delete Virtual Boy Mario Kart passed, 8-0.
  • YoshiKong (talk)'s TPP to merge Bell Kritter with Kritter passed, 5-0.
  • GreenDisaster (talk)'s TPP on deciding whether to keep, trim, or delete Dragon passed in favor of trimming the article, 0-8-0.
  • LuigiBlubber (talk)'s TPP to bring back Featured Images failed, 7-2.
  • GreenDisaster (talk)'s TPP to merge Fish (Balloon Fight) to Summit passed, 6-3.
  • GreenDisaster (talk)'s TPP to merge Palutena to Pit passed, 7-0.
  • Yoshi K (talk)'s TPP to create an article for Giant Shy Guy passed, 7-0.
  • Vommack (talk)'s TPP to split Spoing, Sprangler, and Klamber from Scuttle Bug passed in favor of splitting Spoing and Sprangler into one article and Klamber into another, 5-0-0-0.
  • 1337star (talk)'s TPP to split Shrinker Pipe from Warp Pipe passed, 10-0.

Proposals in Progress

Sitenotices

Promotions/Demotions

Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

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Doesn't it look...somewhat edible?

Hey, guys, and welcome to a very special Forum Update! Why is this a special Forum Update? Because, this month, I'll have been writing this section for a whole year! Time sure flies when you're not writing 'Shroom sections! Anyway, such a joyous occasion for all mankind deserves some kind of celebration. Too bad it happens in November, though, there's nothing special about this month.

Of course, you all realise I expect a gift for this, right?

Anyway, enough of that, let's take a look at what's been happening on the forum in the last month.

Top Stories
So, starting off, Marioguy1 has resigned from his position of Global Moderator. This was because of his lack of contribution to moderating outside the Mafia board. Marioguy1 will return to the position he held earlier this year, as a Local Moderator of the Mafia board (and the fairly new Mafia Archives board).

The eighth rule of the Forum, Rule 8, has been updated. The new version of the rule is: "Show respect towards ALL members, no matter who they are. Do not insult, belittle, flame, or harass people, and don't bait them into flaming you. Don't be a troll. No racial slurs or any type of prejudicial comments."

New Super Yoshi was banned for a month, for harassing other users. His ban expires around December 1st.

MKGirlism (YamiHoshi) was banned for racist remarks. Her ban lasts for 14 days, and it ends on November 19th (contrary to what her avatar may tell you).

Legault and ColonelKR's bans expired. Unfortunately for the latter, the thread he posted in a lot about the Mario movie was locked soon after his return.

Finally, Waluigi has been elected President of the Super Mario Boards. Despite meddling by Mitt Romney, Porplemontage finished with about -47 votes.

Special Annual Statistics
Yes, you heard right, the statistics this month are going to be special, because, after all, it is my first Forum Update birthday, and celebrate we must! How are they special? Uhh...

In October, 602 topics were made. 33243 posts were made, which is the highest amount so far this year. 282 was the highest amount of people online at once, which has also been the highest amount this year! Yet, coincidentally, 29 new members joined, which is the lowest so far this year.

TOP 10 POSTERS
Meowth (Smasher (talk)) – 39373
Rat (Ralphfan (talk)) – 26988
MCS (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 26322
Pinkie Pie (UltraMario3000 (talk))– 22147
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 18354

Phantom L (Lily (talk)) – 17069
The Little Traitor Dudes
For Children's Defense (Superjeff64 (talk)) – 16776

Solar Blaze (SolarBlaze (talk)) – 15926
Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 15118
Yoshidude99 (Yoshidude99 (talk)) – 12871
TOP 10 TOPIC STARTERS
Mason Voorhees (Mason (talk)) – 628
Rat (Ralphfan (talk)) – 579
ugozima (Aiko Heiwa (talk)) – 494
Lario (Lario (talk))– 484
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 483
ThreeThousand (MST3K (talk)) – 415
New Super Mario (New Super Mario (talk)) – 403
Gir (Pyro (talk)) – 395
SiFi (SiFi (talk)) – 339
Guiliant (Moogle (talk)) – 335
TOP 10 MOST TIME ONLINERS
Uniju (Uniju :D (talk)) – 215d 6h 10m
Northern Verve (SonicMario (talk)) – 192d 22h 55m
ThreeThousand (MST3K (talk)) – 192d 7h 27m
Meowth (Smasher (talk))– 189d 10h 22m
Mason Vorhees (Mason (talk)) – 166d 13h 0m
Dusknoir (Gamefreak75 (talk)) – 162d 11h 25m
Christian Brutal Sniper (Marcelagus (talk)) – 159d 6h 48m
Herr Shyguy (Shyguy27 (talk)) – 137d 5h 23m
Tyrannosaurus Debt (Marshal Dan Troop (talk)) – 136d 6h 6m
Super Mario Bros. (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) – 126d 12h 53m
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. Italics signify the user is banned.

Mafia and Forum Games
I'm going to extend this to include other Forum games, such as User Big Brother and Vote to Win and such.

Currently ongoing Mafia games are Northern Verve's (SonicMario) Star Wars Mafia and Super Mario Bros'. (what do I do here with the apostrophe?!) a!lphab!et Mafia!, as well as the Mafia portion of Gir's (Pyro) Forum Game Triathlon.

Currently ongoing Vote to Wins include Meowth's (Smasher) V2W: Forum's Choice IV, Doc Louis' (Magikrazy (talk)) V2W: Gamecube Games and Time Turner's (GreenDisaster (talk)) V2W: Video Game Characters.

Other games that are ongoing include Phantom L's (Lily) User Big Brother 4, which is currently in Week 4, the most recent evictee being Monobear (Bop1996 (talk)), and The Undertaker's (GutsehMan (talk)) Vote to Redemption.

  • Portal Mafia, hosted by Nabber, was won by the Innocents.
  • The Innocents won Tyrannosaurus Debt's (Marshal Dan Troop) Shoey Mafia.
  • It's not all bad news for the Mafia, however, as New Super Mario's Magnificent Mafia was won by the Mafia.
  • Groudon won the Legendary Pokémon KO a Character.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic won V2W: TV Shows.
  • Kid Buu won the Dragon Ball Z KO a Character.
  • The Mario Kart Tracks pentathlon was won by Airship Fortress.

And that does it for my Forum Update...no, for my SUPER HYPER ULTRA ANNIVERSARY FORUM UPDATE Mk.II 2.0 57 9.24!! Thanks for reading, and see you next month!

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

When you are posting pictures in an article, always think about the size of your picture. If you are adding to a gallery, you do not have to enter a pixel size. Anything else, you do, including side illustrations and templates. If you make your picture in a template too big, it will stretch out the entire template, which will look bad. Bigger pictures in an article also stand out because they can sometimes displace to wording of the article, which can confuse readers or make them miss information they might be looking for. Always remember the pros vs. cons of image sizes. Smaller images are sharper, but harder to see. Bigger images are easy to see, but expanding many images too much will cause them to become pixelated and blurry. Sprites should not be expanded past their set size, because they are especially susceptible to pixelation.

Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, readers, and welcome to Mario Calendar! Once again, as we approach Black Friday and the Holiday Season as a whole, the list of games in this section only tends to get bigger and bigger. So, here are all the Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Wario games released in November:

Abb. Region
NA North America
JP Japan
EU Europe
AU Australia/New Zealand
KO Republic of Korea
CN People's Rep. of China

And that's all for this month's issue! I hope you have enjoyed it!



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