The 'Shroom:Issue LXXIX/Pipe Plaza

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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the October Issue of Pipe Plaza!! Before anything else, I need to say something I should have said in the last issue, but forgot to due to being extremely busy and overwhelmed by everything I had to do (which included papers and exams and this). Or just for being incredibly stupid. Your choice.

Anyway, I really wanted to thank everyone who voted for me, for the Pipe Plaza and for other fellow Pipe Plaza writers in the 'Shroom Awards!! Being chosen as the Favourite Veteran Writer means a lot to me, and that simply compels me to improve my sections and keep doing my best here in The 'Shroom. As for my managerial role in the paper, I must be doing a good job at it, as MrConcreteDonkey (talk) and I were the second-placed users in the Favourite Sub-Team Director award. Again, thank you so much for your votes, guys. And last, but not least, thanks to everyone who helped the Pipe Plaza team get third place once again in the Favourite Team award.

In regard to the Pipe Plaza itself, I have nothing new right now, so let's check the...

...Section of the Month!

Last issue's SotM poll got, once again, 11 votes. That's a low voting turnout, so please choose your favourite section and cast your vote in this month's poll!

The September Section of the Month, with only 4 votes (36.37% of the total), is...

...Community Report, for the first time ever!!!

Community Report, written by YoshiKong (talk), presents readers with all the wiki-related events from the past month, such as promotions, passed proposals or ongoing proposals. The second-placed sections, with 2 votes (18.18%), were Projects Seeking Contributors, also written by YoshiKong, and NIWA News, written as a guest section by Henry Tucayo Clay (talk). Featured, written by Yoshi876 (talk), Tip of the Month, written by FunkyK38 (talk) and Monthly Report, written by myself, got third place, with a single vote (9.09%).


Well, I guess that's it for now, folks! I hope you all enjoy this issue as much as I did!!

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, and welcome to the October Issue of Monthly Report!! I still have nothing new to announce regarding this section, so let's check the wiki stats from October, September and August, followed by 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.)

October Statistics
Statistic As of 9 October 2013 (19:10)*
Content Pages 13,891
All Pages 107,112
Files 49,141
Edits 1,424,910
Edits per Page 13.30
Registered Users 15,821
Active Users 410
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 44
Patrollers 4
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


September Statistics
Statistic As of 11 September 2013 (17:20)*
Content Pages 13,749
All Pages 105,908
Files 48,348
Edits 1,410,241
Edits per Page 13.32
Registered Users 15,629
Active Users 450
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 43
Patrollers 4
Administrators 11
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


August Statistics
Statistic As of 8 August 2013 (20:40)*
Content Pages 13,626
All Pages 104,844
Files 47,697
Edits 1,391,096
Edits per Page 13.27
Registered Users 15,369
Active Users 531
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 44
Patrollers 4
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


September — October Statistics
Statistic As of 11 September 2013 (17:20)* As of 9 October 2013 (19:10)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 13,749 13,891 +1.033%
All Pages 105,908 107,112 +1.137%
Files 48,348 49,141 +1.64%
Edits 1,410,241 1,424,910 +1.04%
Edits per Page 13.32 13.30 -0.15%
Registered Users 15,629 15,821 +1.228%
Active Users 450 410 -8.889%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 43 44 +2.325%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 11 10 -9.091%
Bureaucrats 4 3 -25%
Proprietor 1 1 0%


August — October Statistics
Statistic As of 8 August 2013 (20:40)* As of 9 October 2013 (19:10)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 13,626 13,891 +1.945%
All Pages 104,844 107,112 +2.163%
Files 47,697 49,141 +3.027%
Edits 1,391,096 1,424,910 +2.431%
Edits per Page 13.27 13.30 +0.226%
Registered Users 15,369 15,821 +2.941%
Active Users 531 410 -22.787%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 44 44 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 10 10 0%
Bureaucrats 4 3 -25%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Community Report (YoshiKong (talk))

Hey guys, and welcome to the spoooooky October issue of the Community Report! Boo!! Okay, now toughen up and listen. Veteran admin Coincollector has resigned from his bureaucrat position on the wiki, after having served a term of almost four and a half years. Good luck Coincollector, and thank you for all that you've done for the wiki. You will be missed by many. In other news, we have had a notable change in wiki policy. As explained here, we are disallowing full uploaded soundtracks and game script pages, as well as any other media which goes beyond sampling the content. Check out the linked post for more details.

This month, I've made some changes to the formatting of the proposals. Rather than the bulleted list we have had in past editions, the information will now be spread out over a neat table. Don't ya just love progress?

These are the past month's proposals which have reached a consensus.

Proposer Summary Outcome
Yoshi876 (talk) Enforce a standard for American and British English spelling differences. Deleted by proposer
Time Turner (talk) Stop considering Amps as part of the Chain Chomp species. 12-0
Megadardery (talk) Make a template encouraging non-users to create accounts. 4-15
PPLToast (talk) Use a more correct term than "beta" as page titles. Proposal vetoed
Megadardery (talk) Create a Writing Guideline for Image Maps. 9-3
Time Turner (talk) Add Pokemon and Assist Trophy characters to the Super Smash Bros. templates. 3-0-9
Megadardery (talk) Make the maintenance categories hidden on the pages they appear on, to have the focus on the actual article categories. 2-6
Mario7 (talk) Re-create the deleted script pages. Proposal vetoed

And these are the talk page proposals currently in progress:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
Time Turner (talk) Delete "Category:Characters Named for their Species". Read more... October 20, 2013, 23:59 GMT
YoshiKong (talk) Split "Propeller Box" from the Propeller Box. Read more... October 25, 2013, 23:59 GMT

And that's all for the Community Report! See y'all next month.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, and welcome to this spooky addition of Featured. As it’s Halloween I’ve decided to make my section scary, so I’ve got a little spider in my room. Now without further ado let’s start.

Featured Articles

No new articles have been featured.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have been featured.

FA Nominations

There are two ongoing Featured Article Nominations. Baby Mario was nominated for Featured Article Status on September 29th and Mystic Forest was nominated on October 15th.

Failed FA Nominations

Neo Bowser City (Nominated 31 July, failed September 29). It failed because the article was too short and incorporated trivia made the article feel like it needed a rewrite template.

Unfeatured Articles

One article has become unfeatured in the past month. Super Mario 64 (September 27th). It was unfeatured because it lacked item coverage, abilities and courses were told in “bare-bone” detail and its Trivia section was too long.

Unfeaturing Nominations

No new articles have been nominated to become unfeatured.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

No unfeaturing nominations have failed in the past month.

Thanks for reading, hope you weren’t scared.

Projects Seeking Contributors (YoshiKong (talk))

Hey and welcome to the spooooooooky October edition of Projects Seeking Contributors. It's so spooky, you will die within seven days of reading it. But this side effect can immediately be reversed if you vote me for section of the month. Moving on, these are the most recent, notable and active projects seen in 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 Sticky Icon.png 'Shroom Spotlight Hobbes
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)
Read about the latest updates and progress on the 'Shroom Spotlight project. Users are welcome to post feedback and suggestions for future editions.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: Make "List of Quotes by Character" Pages Mega
Megadardery (talk)
A collaboration to create quote pages for specific characters (as per a passed proposal), rather than limiting quotes pages to games only was done in the past.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: SM3DW Stamp Requests LTIan
LTIan (talk)
A request for obtaining high-quality Stamp collection images from the game Super Mario 3D World.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: Donkey Kong Land images Agent Smith
Yoshi876 (talk)
A request for certain sprites from the game Donkey Kong Land, which will be used to fill the missing images in the table.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: Screencaps of M&L:DT Enemies LTIan
LTIan (talk)
A request for screenshots of the many enemies found in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: Merchandise Images Drift
Driftmaster130 (talk)
A collaboration to add the {{aboutfile}} template and correct categories to merchandise images.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: MW:Galleries Kylie Koopa
GBAToad (talk)
A collaboration to help adjust the Gallery pages to comply with the recently implemented policy.
Post Normal Icon.png COLLAB: Get rid of Images' redirects Mega
Megadardery (talk)
A collaboration to help update the links to all image redirects on the wiki.
Post Normal Icon.png Ongoing collab: Adding correct licensing and categories to new files Mr. Grumpy
YoshiKong (talk)
An ongoing collaboration to help add game image categories and correct licenses to the most recently uploaded files.
Post Normal Icon.png Translation request: WarioWare Smooth Moves "blog" Glowsquid
Glowsquid (talk)
A request to translate several pieces of Japanese content from the WarioWare series and related spin-offs.
Post Normal Icon.png Removing refs to the Super Mario Daijiten? Glowsquid
Glowsquid (talk)
A now-defunct Japanese fansite called the "Super Mario Daijiten (Big Dictionary)", was used as a reference for many names of enemy articles found on the wiki. The site's credibility for official names is being questioned.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: Empty Section Policy Baby Luigi
Baby Luigi (talk)
A collaboration to help articles comply with the empty section policy.
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. Discussions which concern specific issues of articles and pages can be found at Category:Unresolved talk pages. Sections of the pages which have a {{Talk}} template require input to resolve an issue. And that's all for this spoooooooooky edition of Projects Seeking Contributors. We'll see you back here next month (if you survive) with any new issues and collaborations which need input.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Even if you don't agree with another user's ideas, at least listen to them when they bring something up. You might rethink your own ideas and end up agreeing with them!

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