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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the April Issue of Pipe Plaza!! I have sad news to share with you, so let's get to that now.

As some users may know, our former Statistics Manager, RandomYoshi (talk), has left the community, which means he has also left his position as Anniversary Announcements writer in the Pipe Plaza team. It's very sad to see a beloved member go, and I personally wish him the best of luck on his life. However, that does not mean Anniversary Announcements is vacant once again, as Turboo (talk) has taken over RandomYoshi's position, in order to keep readers informed of everything anniversary-related.

Section of the Month

The SotM poll for the March Issue got 25 votes, four more than the February poll.

The March Section of the Month, with 13 votes (52% of the total), is...

...Upcoming Games, for the sixth time overall, the third in a row (a new record, by the way)!!!!!!

As its name says, Upcoming Games, written by myself, Paper Yoshi (talk), covers news on the upcoming Mario games, listing details regarding those games, such as titles and release dates. Last month, we talked about the Nintendo Direct conference from February 14th, in which a ton of new games and new features for previously announced games were unveiled by Game Producer Shigeru Miyamoto and President Satoru Iwata. Community Report, written by Spotlight Manager YoshiKong (talk), got second place, with 6 votes (24%). RandomYoshi (talk) clinched a second Top 3 win before leaving: his last Anniversary Announcements section got third place, with 3 votes (12%).

Well, I guess that's all, folks!! Now go on and read this issue!!

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, and welcome to the April Issue of Monthly Report! This is Paper Yoshi, here to show you the wiki statistics for April, along with March-April and February-April 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.)

April Statistics
Statistic As of 13 April 2013 (10:05)*
Content Pages 13,137
All Pages 99,103
Files 43,293
Edits 1,310,760
Edits per Page 13.23
Registered Users 14,342
Active Users 481
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 41
Patrollers 6
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

March Statistics
Statistic As of 8 March 2013 (09:30)*
Content Pages 12,946
All Pages 97,394
Files 42,208
Edits 1,283,866
Edits per Page 13.18
Registered Users 14,025
Active Users 428
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 40
Patrollers 6
Administrators 11
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

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

March — April Statistics
Statistic As of 8 March 2013 (09:30)* As of 13 April 2013 (10:05)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 12,946 13,137 +1.475%
All Pages 97,394 99,103 +1.755%
Files 42,208 43,293 +2.571%
Edits 1,283,866 1,310,760 +2.095%
Edits per Page 13.18 13.23 +0.38%
Registered Users 14,025 14,342 +2.26%
Active Users 428 481 +12.383%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 40 41 +2.5%
Patrollers 6 6 0%
Administrators 11 10 -9.091%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%

February — April Statistics
Statistic As of 9 February 2013 (23:15)* As of 13 April 2013 (10:05)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 12,876 13,137 +2.027%
All Pages 96,560 99,103 +2.633%
Files 41,625 43,293 +4.007%
Edits 1,270,701 1,310,760 +3.152%
Edits per Page 13.16 13.23 +0.532%
Registered Users 13,844 14,342 +3.597%
Active Users 437 481 +10.069%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 40 41 +2.5%
Patrollers 6 6 0%
Administrators 11 10 -9.091%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Community Report (YoshiKong (talk))

Hey and welcome to the Community Report, here to keep you updated on the latest wiki happenings. So to begin, we've only had a slight change in MarioWiki Policy this month. Per a recently passed proposal, all fan votes for FA nominations will be removed on sight.

These are the most recent proposals which have reached a consensus.

And the following are talk page proposals which have recently reached a consensus.

We now bring you the talk page proposals currently in progress.

And lastly, these are the most recent changes we've had to user rights.

And that's it for this month's Community Report! We hope that you enjoy the rest of the issue.

Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of the Forum Update. As you may have noticed, April Fools day took place earlier this month. To celebrate this, I'll be doing something. But enough of this, why don't we see what happened in March on the Super Mario Boards?

Top Stories
Super Mario Bros. (talk) resigned from his position as an administrator.

A tab linking to the chatroom was added under the banner. Yeah, that's how boring March was. That seriously is the second most interesting thing that happened. I'll have to make up news if we keep being this boring.

Souda-kun's temporary ban expired.

In March, 542 topics were made - that's the most so far this year. 30832 posts were also made - that's also the most so far this year. Maybe there's some sort of connection? I'm scared. Either way, 38 users - also the most so far in 2013 - registered in March. Thankfully, only 123 was the highest amount of users online. We are safe from the cupboardmen today. But they'll be back. Probably.

Smasher (Smasher (talk)) – 44366
MCS (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 29703
Ralph (Ralphfan (talk)) – 28531
Turbo-Tastic (UltraMario3000 (talk))– 24922
Gundam Tanaka (Nabber (talk)) – 23698
Phantom L (Lily (talk)) – 19886

Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 17400
Staraptor (Superjeff64 (talk)) – 17140
Solar Blaze (SolarBlaze (talk)) – 16100
Rock Knight (Marshal Dan Troop (talk)) – 15568

Carlos (Puddin (talk)) – 685
Ralph (Ralphfan (talk)) – 594
Gundam Tanaka (Nabber (talk)) – 525
Lario (Lario (talk))– 503
ugozima (Aiko Heiwa (talk)) – 494
Finland (Pyro (talk)) – 451

Owain (MST3K (talk)) – 443
Virion (New Super Mario (talk)) – 441
Turbo-Tastic (UltraMario3000 (talk)) – 432
Panne (EctoBiologist (talk)) – 408

Uniju (Uniju :D (talk)) – 239d 7h 26m
Northern Verve (SonicMario (talk)) – 238d 17h 30m
Smasher (Smasher (talk))– 231d 17h 15m
Owain (MST3K (talk)) – 211d 6h 32m
Looker (Gamefreak75 (talk)) – 185d 21h 35m
Carlos (Puddin (talk)) – 179d 8h 37m
Rock Knight (Marshal Dan Troop (talk)) – 176d 21h 56m
Christian Brutal Sniper (Marcelagus (talk)) – 166d 11m
Tharja (Master Crash (talk)) – 158d 23h 19m
Super Mario Bros. (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) – 140d 15h 44m

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.

Forum Games
Smasher's User Big Brother 5 is currently at Week 3. Xerneas (Baby Mario Bloops) was the first out, evicted on Week 1. NSY (New Super Yoshi) was expelled on Week 2, and Phantom L (Lily) was evicted later that week. RandomYoshi finally walked earlier this week when he left the forum. In Toad85's User Big Brother World, NSY walked out of the competition in the first week, later in which Pokemon Trainer Red was evicted, and, at the end of Week 2, RandomYoshi was evicted. It's currently at Week 4. Time Turner's (GreenDisaster) User Total Drama Action also started, and BMB won Virion's (New Super Mario) User Trivial Pursuit.

Currently ongoing Mafias are Saul Slendamann's (my) Mafia 2101, Time Turner's DigiMafia Adventure 2.0, Lily's (and, up until recently, co-hosted by RandomYoshi) Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mafia and Virion's Magnificent Mafia 2.0.

  • Rocker Mafia, hosted by Garrus Vakarian (Rocker64) ended in the Innocents and Smasher winning.
  • The Innocents also won Gundam Tanaka's (Nabber) Forum's Choice Mafia.
  • The Innocents also won Smg2daisy's My Little Pony: Friendship is Mafia...again?.
  • Souda-kun's Ball Pit Mafia, NSY's Another Team-Based Mafia, Spike's (Yoshi K) Yu-Gi-Oh Season 1 Mafia and RandomYoshi's Mathemafia were cancelled.

Well, that's all for now. Have a great April.

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
Post Sticky Icon.png Holy Grails Glowsquid
Glowsquid (talk)
A request for valuable information to help expand articles article subjects which are hard to come by. If you are knowledgeable about any content outlined in the thread, then please let us know.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: Removing uppercases Banon
Banon (talk)
As per a new guideline, only the first word and proper nouns should be capitalized in article section titles. This is a big change, and we need users to collaborate and get all the articles on the wiki to follow this standard.
Post Normal Icon.png Translation request: WarioWare Smooth Moves "blog" Glowsquid
Glowsquid (talk)
A Japanese blog regarding the characters seen in the game WarioWare: Smooth Moves has been requested to be translated.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: Figuring out potential Mario reference in Yu-Gi-Oh manga Charmander
Kibago (talk)
A scan of an English Yu-Gi-Oh manga shows a reference which is made to the Mario Bros. The original Japanese page scan is requested, to confirm that that the reference wasn't added only in the unofficial translation.
Post Normal Icon.png 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.
Post Normal Icon.png 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.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: Empty Section Policy Baby Luigi
BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
A collaboration to help articles comply with the Empty Section Policy.
Post Normal Icon.png 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.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: Official enemy name YoshiKong
YoshiKong (talk)
An official name is requested for a purple enemy which is seen in the game Yoshi Topsy-Turvy.
Post Normal Icon.png 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.
Post Normal Icon.png Collaboration: Unstubify Knife
Knife (talk)
A collaboration to help clear the stub list, which is currently at around 150 articles.

And that's it for 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 (character) Toa 95 (talk) 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.
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:Chomp Banon (talk) Help find the source of the name "Incoming Chomp", which currently redirects to the Chomp article.
Talk:Green Boo Banon (talk) Discuss whether "Green Boo" is an official name.
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 (film character) Banon (talk) Discuss whether this article may be more suitably named "Mario (Super Mario Bros. film)".
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.
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!
Talk:Yoshi Banon (talk) Discuss whether the Yoshi from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is the character Yoshi, or the non-individual Yoshi.

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.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Do you have an idea about how something can be improved? Do you want others' opinions on changes made to articles? Make a Proposal! If you have an idea about a specific article, place it on that article's Talk Page and include a link to it on the main Proposals page. If your idea concerns the Wiki as a whole, place it on the main Proposal page. Please be sure your idea is relevant to the entire Wiki and not just a smaller idea that could be fixed by talking to an administrator.

Anniversary Announcements (Turboo (talk))

Hello there, I'm Turboo with this month's Anniversary Announcements.

First off, RandomYoshi (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) has unfortunately left the community, and as a result, both the Awards Committee and his position as Anniversary Announcements writer. Following a vote in #mwikiawards, Uniju :D (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) was kicked off the committee 9 to 1. YoshiKong (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) has also resigned due to a busy schedule.

In tournament-related news, Ralphfan (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) has been named as Awards Mafia III's co-host. He will be hosting the game along with Smasher (talk) (Forum Profile · Personal Message) sometime later this year.

The table below lists award changes since the last issue of the 'Shroom. If an award is not listed, it has not yet been discussed by the committee.

Award Description Changes
Added Removed
A14 Favorite Item
A15 Favorite Mario RPG There were no removed entries from this award.
A16 Favorite Mario Party Game There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
A17 Favorite SSB Character
A18 Favorite Sports Game There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
A19 (old) Most Innovative Concept/Game This award was removed and replaced with A19: Favorite Puzzle Game.
A19 (new) Favorite Puzzle Game New award. Nominees are:
A20 (old) Favorite Spin-Off Game This award was removed and replaced with A20: Favorite Koopaling.
A20 (new) Favorite Koopaling New award. Nominees are:
A21 Favorite Kong
A22 Favorite Super Mario 64/Sunshine Level
A23 Favorite Mini-Boss There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
A24 Favorite Place There were no removed entries from this award.
A25 Favorite Game
F1 Worst Character There were no removed entries from this award.
F2 Worst Mario Party Board There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
F3 Worst Item There were no added entries to this award.
F4 Worst Paper Mario Sidekick There were no removed entries from this award.
F5 (old) Worst Koopaling This award was removed and replaced with F5: Worst Level Concept.
F5 (new) Worst Level Concept New award. Nominees are:
  • Ice Levels, Water Levels, Autoscrolling Levels, Ghost Houses
  • Rolling Ball Galaxies, Purple Coin Levels, SMS “Secret of _” Levels, Fortresses/Castles/Towers
F6 Worst Spin-Off There were no added or removed entries to or from this award.
F7 Worst Enemy There were no removed entries from this award.
F8 (old) Worst Baby This award was removed and replaced with F8: Worst Mario Kart Course.
F8 (new) Worst Mario Kart Course New award. Nominees are:
F9 Worst Sub-series
  • Mario Edutainment Games (Early Years, Fun With Numbers, Teaches Typing 1 & 2,
  • Mario’s Time Machine, Mario Is Missing)
There were no removed entries from this award.
F10 Worst Game Mechanic Was originally Worst Concept. Nominees added are: There were no removed entries from this award.
F11 Worst Galaxy There were no removed entries from this award.
F12 Worst Quest Was originally Worst Sidequest. Nominees added are:
F13 Most Underwhelming Boss
F14 Worst Location There were no removed entries from this award.
F15 Worst Game
U1 Favorite Retired User There were no removed entries from this award.
U2 Favorite Written Fiction
U3 Favorite Comic
U4 Favorite User Design
U5 Favorite Artist
U6 (old) Best Article This award was removed and replaced with U6: Favorite Musician.
U6 (new) Favorite Musician New award. Nominees are:
U7 (old) Favorite User-Created Site This award was removed and tentatively replaced with U7: Favorite Community Event.
U7 (new) Favorite Community Event Please note that this award is undergoing revision and may not be on the final list. Current nominees are:
  • Awards Ceremony, April Fool's Day, TF2 Tournaments, (More TBD)
U8 Favorite Non-User
  • Nice Cage
There were no removed entries from this award.
U9 (old) Favorite Fad This award was removed and replaced with U9: Favorite Forum Game.
U9 (new) Favorite Forum Game New award. Nominees are:
  • KO a Character, Vote To Win, Hurt and Heal, Mafia, User Big Brother, User Total Drama
U10 Lifetime Community Achievement Award

Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Mario Calendar! As you can see, I finally got the console/store table idea to work, so that's something positive for this section.

But let's not waste time; here are the Mario, DK, Yoshi and Wario games released in an April day:

Abb. Console/Store
NES Nintendo Entertainment System
SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System
N64 Nintendo 64
GCN Nintendo GameCube
Wii Nintendo Wii
GB Game Boy
GBC Game Boy Color
GBA Game Boy Advance
NDS Nintendo DS
VC Wii Shop - Virtual Console
3DSVC Nintendo eShop - Virtual Console
Abb. Region
NA North America
JP Japan
EU Europe
AU Australia/New Zealand
KO Republic of Korea
CN People's Rep. of China

Upcoming Games is absent from this issue due to lack of news, so that's all for the April Issue of Pipe Plaza!! See you next month!!

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