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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, readers, and welcome to another issue of Pipe Plaza!! I have some important announcements to make, so let's get to those quickly!

First of all, a new system has been created to choose the Anniversary Announcements writer. Every year, the Awards Committee Director and Sub-Director, in conjunction with the Pipe Plaza Director, will choose an AC member to be the Anniversary Announcements writer for that year. That process should be repeated each and every year, considering the AC member list may change.

After implementing said system a few days ago, the Awards Committee Director appointed the Anniversary Announcements writer for 2013. Please welcome Statistics Manager RandomYoshi (talk) to the team!!

Additionally, both Community Report and Forum Update are absent from this issue, due to Bop1996 (talk) and MrConcreteDonkey (talk) being extremely busy with school.

Section of the Month

The SotM poll for the January issue got only 19 votes. That's a very low voting turnout, so please be sure to cast your vote in this issue's poll.

Anyway, the January Section of the Month, with 6 votes (31.58% of the total), is...

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

Upcoming Games covers all sorts of news on the upcoming Mario games, as its name suggests. Last month, it covered the newest WarioWare title, Game & Wario, and listed Virtual Console releases for the Nintendo 3DS. Community Report, a guest section written by YoshiKong (talk), got second place, with 4 votes (21.05%), while Tip of the Month, written by Music & Artwork Director FunkyK38 (talk), got third place, with 3 votes (15.78%).

Well, I guess that's all for now, so go on and read the other sections!!

More Info

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the February Issue of Monthly Report!! I don't really have anything important to say, so let's check the wiki stats for the last three months, along with comparisons between those sets of statistics:

(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.)

February Statistics
Statistic As of 9 February 2013 (23:15)*
Content Pages 12,876
All Pages 96,560
Files 41,625
Edits 1,270,701
Edits per Page 13.16
Registered Users 13,844
Active Users 437
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 40
Patrollers 6
Administrators 11
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

January Statistics
Statistic As of 10 January 2013 (13:15)*
Content Pages 12,807
All Pages 95,675
Files 41,120
Edits 1,252,834
Edits per Page 13.09
Registered Users 13,587
Active Users 509
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 37
Patrollers 6
Administrators 12
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

December Statistics
Statistic As of 10 December 2012 (22:00)*
Content Pages 12,954
All Pages 103,385
Files 40,534
Edits 1,240,103
Edits per Page 11.99
Registered Users 26,144
Active Users 522
Bots 1
Autopatrolled 35
Patrollers 5
Administrators 13
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

January — February Statistics
Statistic As of 10 January 2013 (13:15)* As of 9 February 2013 (23:15)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 12,807 12,876 +0.539%
All Pages 95,675 96,560 +0.925%
Files 41,120 41,625 +1.228%
Edits 1,252,834 1,270,701 +1.426%
Edits per Page 13.09 13.16 +0.535%
Registered Users 13,587 13,844 +1.891%
Active Users 509 437 -14.145%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 37 40 +8.108%
Patrollers 6 6 0%
Administrators 12 11 -8.333%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%

December — February Statistics
Statistic As of 10 December 2012 (22:00)* As of 9 February 2013 (23:15)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 12,954 12,876 -0.602%
All Pages 103,385 96,560 -6.601%
Files 40,534 41,625 +2.691%
Edits 1,240,103 1,270,701 +2.467%
Edits per Page 11.99 13.16 +9.758%
Registered Users 26,144 13,844 -47.047%
Active Users 522 437 -16.283%
Bots 1 2 +100%
Autopatrolled 35 40 +14.286%
Patrollers 5 6 +20%
Administrators 13 11 -15.385%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Projects Seeking Contributors (YoshiKong (talk))

Hey and what's up? Welcome to Projects Seeking Contributors. This section will bring attention to any new and active projects on the wiki where input and general discussion are needed. Let's start with the most active and recent projects seen on the Wiki Collaborations forum board.

Topic Started by... Description
Collab/Request - PMSS List of Stickers, Kersti's Tattles, Level Info Pyro
Pyro (talk)
The article Paper Mario: Sticker Star is currently missing much needed info and images about the Stickers, Kersti's advice and levels seen in the game. Help us out!
Unused files MCS
Mileycyrussoulja (talk)
There are currently hundreds of unused files on the wiki that shouldn't be there. Help us decide what can be done with them.
Collab: Good writing Enobarbus
Bop1996 (talk)
A collaboration to rewrite and bring attention to poorly written articles which go against the policy MarioWiki:Good writing.
Collab: Fixing pages with the wrong tense ThePremiumYoshi
ThePremiumYoshi (talk)
There are many articles on the wiki which are written in the incorrect tense. All articles should be written in present tense, as per the Manual of Style. Help us to maintain this consistency across the wiki.
Request: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Stage Icons LTIan
LTIan (talk)
A request for several different stage icon sprites from the game New Super Mario Bros. 2, which are to be uploaded onto the wiki.
Words consistently used wrong on the wiki Glowsquid
Glowsquid (talk)
This thread brings attention to several words where the meaning is being misinterpreted on the wiki's articles, such as "prequel" and "remake".
Request: Bigger Pictures of the following things LTIan
LTIan (talk)
A request to obtain larger images of those seen in the thread, which are to be uploaded onto the wiki.
Discuss: New and Returning enemies NSY
NSY (talk)
Discuss how we could organize the "Enemies" section on the articles of recent Mario games, beside splitting them into "New" and "Returning" enemies.
Bad Walkthrough-style Writing Enobarbus
Bop1996 (talk)
A collaboration to improve articles which are currently poorly written in a walkthrough-style matter, such as this for example.
Collaboration: Unstubify Knife
Knife (talk)
A collaboration to help clear the stub list, which is currently at around 160 articles.

And that's it for the forum's Wiki Collaborations. Once again, see the forum board for the complete list. Next up, we have the discussions which are currently taking place on article talk pages. These can be seen at Category:Talk pages with unresolved issues. The list is as follows.

Talk page discussion Started by... Description
Talk:Blue Toad (Super Mario Galaxy) Banon (talk) Discuss the official name for the Blue Toad which appears in the Super Mario Galaxy series.
Talk:Green Boo Banon (talk) Discuss whether the names Green Boo, Red Boo and Black Boo (seen in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe) are official names.
Talk:List of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door beta elements Glowsquid (talk) A source is requested for a piece of info regarding a "sick status effect" seen on the beta elements page of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Talk:Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters Baconator (talk) Help us find the correct release date for the game Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters. It is believed to be around 1993-1994.
Talk:Planet Bomber 1337star (talk) Discuss whether the article Planet Bomber should be moved to Bomberland, as that is the title seen in Mario media such as the game Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!.
Talk:Rabbit Mario Ultimate gamer (talk) It has been suggested that the article Rabbit Mario should cover info about the effect of the Bunny Hood in the Super Smash Bros. series.
Talk:Reversible Platform Banon (talk) Rename the article Reversible Platform (which came from a French translation) to the more suitable translation Flip-Swap Platform.
Talk:Roof Bop1996 (talk) Discuss possible ways to split Roof into more appearance-specific articles.
File talk:SM64DS-First Floor Map.GIF Megadardery (talk) There are two versions of a picture which maps out the first floor of Peach's Castle in Super Mario 64 DS. Help us decide which one to keep and which one to delete.
Talk:Softnica Glowsquid (talk) Discuss the relationship between the companies Softnica and Pax Softnica, including trying to find the correct release date of the company as multiple sources give different dates. A user fluent in Japanese is requested to translate several pages which may give clarification between the two companies.
Talk:Spiny Shell (Mario Kart) Banon (talk) Discuss whether the article Spiny Shell (Mario Kart) be moved to a non-identifier title, while the currently named article Spiny Shell be given the identifier title.
Template talk:World Banon (talk) Template:World is currently missing several icons from recent games. As a temporary substitute, said icons are being reused from past games. Please help up obtain and upload these icons!

And that's all this month's Projects Seeking Contributors. If you think you could help out with any of the issues above, please take part in the said discussion taking place. We'll be updating this section next issue with any new discussions that need attention.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

When filling in character info boxes, copy and paste the basic box into your page. Once you have that in place, all you have to do is fill in the spaces. Be sure to leave the correct amount of space in between the formulas.

Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another issue of Mario Calendar!! We're here once again to see all the Mario, Yoshi, DK and Wario games that were released during February, so, without further ado, here is this month's list:

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

And that concludes the list!! We'll meet again in Upcoming Games, so see you there!

Anniversary Announcements (RandomYoshi (talk))

Hello readers of the 'Shroom, RandomYoshi here to keep you updated on the Anniversary, what is currently being discussed by the committee and what has been confirmed to be included in the main event, plus anything else of interest that relates to the Anniversary.

To start off, Super Mario Bros. (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message) will be hosting the 'Shroom Awards this year, as opposed to Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message) who was the 'Shroom Awards host of last year. Jumping in to host the Userpedia Awards instead of Super Mario Bros. who hosted it last year, will be Hypnotoad (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message). Like last year, Gamefreak75 (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message) will still host the Fail Awards, and Turboo (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message) will still host the Mario Awards. No changes in the line-up for the Awards have been made this far.

On the tournament-side of things, a few ideas for tournaments have been suggested. One of those is a Team Fortress 2 event confirmed to be hosted by Groden (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message), who comments that it will ideally be more organised and less prize-breaking than last year's event. Another one of those is a Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon event, which New Super Mario (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message) is looking into hosting. He states that he will only be interested in hosting if enough users get the game and would be interested in playing it. Proposed by the same user, a Mario Kart 7 event has been taken up, though nothing has been made official on those matters yet. Additionally, a Super Smash Bros. Brawl event has been mentioned, though nothing has been structured around that statement. Another tournament suggested has been a Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed tournament, and a possible Mario Kart Wii tournament to be held. No interest in the hosting of the lastly mentioned tournaments has been shown at the moment. The idea of a Mafia game has been discussed a little. It has been proposed the game be started much earlier than last year. However, unlike last year, Stooben Rooben (talk) (Forum ProfilePersonal Message) will most likely not be looking into hosting the game. Nobody has shown interest in hosting the Mafia game at the time. In summary, a lot of events have been suggested, though nearly nothing has been set in stone yet.

We are also looking forward to work with the Poll Committee. They will help us to find data pertaining to when most people are able to participate in the main event. There were several complaints raised by some British users who were unable to attend last year. That is exactly what we are trying to fix by collaborating with the Poll Committee.

Upcoming Games (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, and welcome to the February Issue of Upcoming Games!! This issue is all about news, so let's start now!

More Mario News

Last month, during a Nintendo Direct conference, Satoru Iwata – President of Nintendo – announced three brand new Mario games are currently under development. Those are a 3D Super Mario game, a Mario Kart installment and a new Yoshi title, all for the Nintendo Wii U. Additionally, it was announced that the next Super Smash Bros. installment, set to be released for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, will be playable in this year's E3, along with the new Super Mario and Mario Kart titles.

Aside from that, two games previously covered here have gotten release dates. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 20th (as Luigi Mansion 2), in North America on March 24th, and in Europe and Australia in March (as Luigi's Mansion 2), although no specific release date has been announced for those two regions. Game & Wario will be released for the Wii U in Japan on March 28th.

Release Dates

  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
    • Japan: March 20th
    • North America: March 24th
    • Europe and Australia: March 2013
  • Game & Wario
    • Japan: March 28th
    • Other Regions: Wii U launch window

I apologize for this short section, but, unfortunately, that's all for this issue of Upcoming Games. The March Issue will cover more details on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, as we near its release dates.

Anyway, I hope you all have enjoyed this issue!! I'll see you in March!!

"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"

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