Hello, everyone, and welcome to the March Issue of Pipe Plaza! This is your arsonist Director, Paper Yoshi, speaking. I don't really have news to share this month, except for one little thing...
As you may have noticed, Bop1996 (talk) hasn't written Community Report since December of last year. So, in order to have a good coverage of everything wiki-related during his absence, fellow writer YoshiKong (talk) will take on that position temporarily, after guest-writing the section in January.
Section of the Month
Last month's SotM poll got 21 votes, two more than last month.
The February Section of the Month, with 7 votes (33.33% of the total), is...
...Upcoming Games, for the fifth time overall, the second in a row!!
Upcoming Games, written by myself, brings fresh news on all the upcoming Mario games, always including useful information, such as the main features and release dates. Last month, it covered the announcement of three new Mario games in development, along with release dates for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Game & Wario. The runner-up, with 6 votes (28.57%), was Anniversary Announcements, written by Statistics Manager RandomYoshi (talk). Projects Seeking Contributors and Monthly Report, written by YoshiKong (talk) and myself, respectively, were the third-placed sections, with 3 votes (14.29%).
And that's all for the notes!! I hope you enjoy this issue!!
Hello, and welcome to another issue of Monthly Report!! Once again, there is no news regarding this section, so let's go on and see the wiki statistics for March, February and January, followed by February-March and January-March comparisons.
(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.)
Hey and welcome to the Community Report. I’m filling in for Bop1996 (talk) while he’s busy with school stuff. The Pipe Plaza team weren’t able to write a Community Report last issue, so to catch up we'll be covering all that took place in the last two months. Now let's begin, shall we? These are the most recent changes we have had to MarioWiki Policy.
The Warning Policy has been updated. Basically, don't issue warnings to anonymous users. If you see an anon breaking rules or vandalizing articles, either informally explain to them what they are doing wrong, or just tell an admin so they can be given a temporary ban. Also, anons are not allowed to issue warnings.
The Naming Policy has been updated to include standards for article identifiers. This will override the previous guidelines where an identifier must match the game it appears in. An identifier is when the same title for a subject is shared across multiple articles on the wiki, brackets are used in the title to identify them. For example, Funky (Super Mario World). Recently some users have noticed that a game identifier won't always be the most suitable title. So now, what appears in the brackets will depend on the type of article.
The Userspace Policy has a new point. Users are not allowed more than six YouTube videos on any given page, as excessive YouTube videos may easily crash other user's computers. Users who exceed this limit may be asked to remove the additional videos, or they will be removed for them. As an alternative to embedding, users are permitted to have as many direct links to said videos as they want.
If you have any questions or concerns about these polices, feel free to post a comment on this forum thread. Next up, these are the most recent proposals which have reached a consensus.
Glowsquid (talk)'s proposal to remove the "Affiliation" parameter from infoboxes passed 21-0.
Megadardery (talk)'s proposal to add a navbar to navigation templates failed 1-10.
YoshiKong (talk)'s proposal to unprotect the Help pages was withdrawn at a score of 7-0.
GreenDisaster (talk)'s proposal to delete the redirects to various "Mario References" articles failed 0-3-9.
NewSMBU (talk)'s proposal to force "show preview" before saving pages was withdrawn as a score of 1-3.
Byllant (talk)'s proposal to use wikitables as a consistent way to organize the series articles passed 15-0-0-0-0.
Turboo (talk)'s proposal to increase the file size limit when uploading OGG video files passed 8-5. However, it is the ultimate decision of the proprietor Porplemontage (talk) whether the limit increase is carried out or not.
Goomba (talk)'s proposal to have an identification feature on recent changes to quickly find admins passed 15-0. Admins on recent changes now appear in a different color to regular users.
YoshiFan1200 (talk)'s proposal to have a feature which identifies a user's rank on their talk page failed 1-9.
Hey, and welcome to the Forum Update! Sorry I couldn't be with you last month, I was really busy and, honestly, there wasn't much to talk about except smilies (KILL), so yeah. Don't worry though, I'll cover anything I missed.
Post-Damage Invincibility, who you may remember from being banned in January's issue, was unbanned. The permanent ban became temporary because, while he was suspected of being Rudnicki, a common troll of the community, there was no physical evidence towards this. Or at least until the 'Shroom banned him. He subsequently admitted he was Rudnicki and was banned, and has probably made another sockpuppet while you've been reading this. That was your fault. Stop reading this.
YamiHoshi's temporary ban expired.
Souda-kun was temporarily banned on March 9th, for creating havoc and personal attacks on forumgoers. The ban ends after two weeks, on March 23rd.
A child board of General Discussion for the seventh Mario Awards was created. Additionally, a child board of Forum Games was created for Elimination games. This includes Vote to Win, KO a Character, Hurt and Heal and anything else. Finally, a child board of HelpDesk was created for Resolved problems.
Loads and loads of smilies were added. Characters like Rosalina, Shy Guy, Diddy Kong, Toadette and...Keyzer? now have their own smilies. The whole thing did go a bit too far, and some of the added smilies were removed, such as :drosh:, who you may remember from the previous issue, :trickster:, a frankly horrendous interpretation of Mario, and, saddest of all (probably because it's the only good one they removed), :barkley:.
Goodnight, sweet prince...
In January, 523 topics were created. 28096 posts were made. 32 new members joined, and the most online was 264. These have all been the highest amounts so far this year. In February, 451 topics were posted and 23334 posts were made. 22 users joined and 100 was the most online.
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.
Nabber won User Big Brother 4, so Smasher's game, imaginatively titled User Big Brother 5 (and currently somewhere near Week 2), began. Toad85's User Big Brother World also began, and is currently at Week 2 as well. Smasher also won User Total Drama Island 2 but if Smasher won it, it must've been easy.
Currently ongoing Mafias are my Mafia 2101, Rocker64's Rocker Mafia, Nabber's Forum's Choice Mafia and Smg2daisy's My Little Pony: Friendship is Mafia...again?.
The Mafia won Yoshi K's Yoshi K Mafia.
The Mafia lost Pyro's Volcano Mafia I, which was one by the Innocents...and BMB.
The Mafia did, however, win LuigiNo1's Just Another Mafia.
The Mafia also won Epic Nitwit's Rhythym Thief Mafia, though shared their victory with LTQ and Crackin. Reluctantly, I assume.
The Mafia also won BMB's Nostalgia Mafia. I was Mafia. I managed to roleclaim a role that already existed. I'm not sure whether I should feel proud or stupid.
The Mafia also also won LTQ's Second Mafia, though shared their victory with Crackin again (they must like him) and Neptune (who does like him?).
The Mafia, however, lost Tucayo's Mafia badly. It was won by the Werewolves, though Smasher tagged along for some obscure reason.
The Mafia weren't even involved in SonicMario's Day vs. Night Mafia. The Lunar Republic beat the Solar
The Mafia went downhill after this, losing NSY's Sonic the Hedgehog Mafia to the Innocents. Seriously, losing to the third party is acceptable, but the innocents?
The Mafia also were defeated by the Innocents in Cirdec's Mario Party 9 Mafia.
So, after that extensive list, it seems my work here is done. Oh wait, I've missed one of the most important news stories in the entire history of the MarioWiki: A new pope has been elected on the forum!
Yeah, that's it. What are you waiting for? Goodbye. Scram. Leave.
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.
When infoboxes are larger than the article, it doesn't really look too nice. This happens a lot more often in the minigame pages, because those articles are generally shorter. Help us incorporate the Game Rules from the infoboxes into the article according to the guidelines seen in the thread.
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:Unresolved talk pages. The list is as follows.
There is currently no official source to confirm whether the playable Blue Toad from the New Super Mario Bros. games and the one that hosts the minigames in Mario Party 9 are the same character. Discuss what could be done.
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.
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 months 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.
Be sure to read all userspace guidelines before putting your pages together. This includes your signature as well. Failure to be informed of the rules is not an acceptable excuse, as they are all lined out. If your page does not comply, it will be edited, possibly without your consent, so be sure to follow the rules!
Hello, readers, and welcome to the March Issue of Mario Calendar!!
I wanted to have a table with all the consoles and stores to the right, akin to the region table, but it didn't work the way I planned, so there's nothing new regarding this section (except the italicized titles, which were added last month). Anyway, here are all the Mario, Yoshi, DK and Wario games released during the third month of the calendar year:
Hello again, RandomYoshi here to bring you the news on what the Awards Committee has decided on since the last issue of The 'Shroom.
To kick things off, there have been some discussion related to Awards Mafia III. Smasher (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) has stepped forward and is willing to host said game. There is a need for a co-host, though. The game will be quite large; every applicant for co-hosting is welcomed. Ralphfan (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) is so far the only co-host applicant. Smasher has commented that, if there is no one else willing to be a co-host, he is fine with co-hosting it with Ralphfan. It has also been mentioned that it needs to start earlier than last year. There has been no discussion in regards to other tournaments or events.
To see if any rewards have changed, consult the table found below. Do keep in mind that if the award is not listed, it has yet to be discussed by the committee.
There were no added or removed entries to or from this award
Favourite Supporting Character
There were no added entries to this award.
There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
The Master (Final Form)
There were no removed entries from this award.
*The way this was agreed on was to specify the four courses in question. Because there is a Rainbow Road, a Bowser Castle, a Mario Circuit, and a Luigi Circuit in every game, only one of them needs to be voted for.
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another issue of Upcoming Games!! This month, we have plenty of news to cover, and most of the announcements revolve around a certain plumber from the Mushroom Kingdom...
And that is... Luigi, without a doub--wait, you thought it was Mario? Who on Earth would possibly think I was referring to Mario? Only fools would do that!
The Year of Luigi
Anyway, moving on... Last month, during yet another Nintendo Direct conference, held on February 14th, the President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, declared 2013 to be the Year of Luigi, and he, along with Game Producer Shigeru Miyamoto, unveiled some new games and details regarding previously announced games to celebrate the event.
The video kicked off with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Mr. Miyamoto showed gameplay footage and discussed a few details on various aspects of the game, such as controls and game modes. In addition to the single-player campaign, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will feature a brand new multiplayer mode, called ScareScraper, on which up to four players will be able to cooperate or compete in order to achieve the different goals from each of the game modes within ScareScraper itself.
Afterwards, Mr. Iwata announced two new Nintendo 3DS titles starring Luigi, although not as the main character. The first one was the fourth installment in the Mario & Luigi RPG series, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The game shifts between the regular overworld and a special world, much like Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story; however, this time the game revolves around Luigi's dream world, as opposed to Bowser's body. While controlling Mario inside Luigi's dreams, players will have to interact with the sleeping plumber in order to solve puzzles and defeat various types of enemies. The game is set to be released this summer.
The other 3DS title featuring Luigi is Mario Golf: World Tour. Little has been revealed about this game, aside from some playable characters, which include, so far, Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Wario, Donkey Kong and Waluigi. This game will also be available this summer in North America.
Additionally, the President of Nintendo announced new Downloadable Content for New Super Mario Bros. U to celebrate the Year of Luigi. It'll be called New Super Luigi U, and will feature Luigi as the playable character. Seeing as it is a large-scale DLC package, similar to full software, development will take some time to finish, but the DLC will be available for download later this year.
Last, but not least, two additional Nintendo 3DS titles were unveiled. The first one of them is Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, another installment in the Mario and Donkey Kong series. It will be released this year for the Nintendo eShop. The second and last game, unveiled by none other than President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, is Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, a remake of the 2010 Wii title Donkey Kong Country Returns. No details have been revealed, aside from a Summer 2013 release date.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Japan: March 20th (as Luigi Mansion 2)
North America: March 24th
Europe and Australia: March 28th (as Luigi's Mansion 2)
Game & Wario
Japan: March 28th
Other Regions: Wii U launch window
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Golf: World Tour and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
North America: Summer 2013
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move and New Super Luigi U (DLC for NSMBU)
North America: 2013
Well, I guess that's all for now! We shall meet again in April, so take care!!
"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"