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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hi, dear readers, and welcome to the November Issue of Pipe Plaza!! I guess I have no news about the Sub-Team itself, so let's keep on going to see the Section of the Month results!

Section of the Month

Last month's SotM poll got 11 votes for the third time in a row.

The October Section of the Month, with 5 votes (45.46%), is...

Community Report, for the second time overall, and twice in a row!!!

Community Report, written by YoshiKong (talk) from January to April as a guest writer, and since May as the official writer, brings news on what happened on the wiki in the previous month, listing any staff changes, and listing proposals that have reached a consensus, as well as the ongoing ones, for example.

Additionally, three sections got second place: Tip of the Month, written by FunkyK38 (talk), Projects Seeking Contributors, also written by YoshiKong, and Monthly Report, written by myself. They all got 2 votes (18.18% of the total).


And that's it for this month's notes!! I hope you like this issue!!


Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hi, everyone, and welcome to another issue of Monthly Report!! There are no announcements regarding this section, as usual, so let's see the wiki's statistics from November, October and September, along with October-November and September-November 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.)

November Statistics
Statistic As of 12 November 2013 (16:50)*
Content Pages 13,998
All Pages 108,248
Files 49,876
Edits 1,440,584
Edits per Page 13.31
Registered Users 16,071
Active Users 413
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 45
Patrollers 4
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


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


October — November Statistics
Statistic As of 9 October 2013 (19:10)* As of 12 November 2013 (16:50)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 13,891 13,998 +0.77%
All Pages 107,112 108,248 +1.06%
Files 49,141 49,876 +1.496%
Edits 1,424,910 1,440,584 +1.1%
Edits per Page 13.30 13.31 +0.075%
Registered Users 15,821 16,071 +1.58%
Active Users 410 413 +0.732%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 44 45 +2.273%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 10 10 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%


September — November Statistics
Statistic As of 11 September 2013 (17:20)* As of 12 November 2013 (16:50)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 13,749 13,998 +1.811%
All Pages 105,908 108,248 +2.21%
Files 48,348 49,876 +3.16%
Edits 1,410,241 1,440,584 +2.152%
Edits per Page 13.32 13.31 -0.075%
Registered Users 15,629 16,071 +2.828%
Active Users 450 413 -8.222%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 43 45 +4.651%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 11 10 -9.091%
Bureaucrats 4 3 -25%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Community Report (YoshiKong (talk))

Hey guys! This is the November edition of the Community Report, bringing you the latest in wiki news. We've had two brand new policy pages created since last edition, as well as an update to a current one. The first being MarioWiki:Don't shoot your foot off. Now, don't be taken aback by the unusual name. This page is more of a disclaimer than a policy, which fills the smaller gaps in other policy pages with an overall statement of "if most people see it as unreasonable, it doesn't need to be written down in policy to not be allowed", rather than having to specify everything that users can and can't do. The second policy page which was created this month was MarioWiki:Reception and sales, which was an outcome of this proposal. This policy page outlines how to correctly record reception and sales data on game articles. We have also had an update to a pre-existing policy page. MarioWiki:References had some changes made to cover guidelines about identifying references of one game within another. This change was also made as a result of a passed proposal.

There are the proposals from the past month which have reached a consensus (with that spunky new table coding included, yay!).

Proposer Summary Outcome
Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Allow users to issue warnings to IP addresses. Failed 1-9
Megadardery (talk) Create {{DidYouKnow}} and {{News}} archive subpages. Deleted by proposer
MegaKoopa (talk) Create a guideline for what is and what isn't a reference to another game Passed 10-0
Walkazo (talk) Trim the "Relationships" sections on articles. Passed 9-0
Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Split "Nintendo 2DS" from the Nintendo 3DS article. Failed 4-10
Glowsquid (talk) Create a writing guideline for reception and sales sections. Passed 12-0

And these are the talk page proposals which have reached a consensus since last month's edition.

Proposer Summary Outcome
Time Turner (talk) Delete "Category:Characters Named for their Species" Passed 11-0
YoshiKong (talk) Split "Propeller Box" from the Propeller Block article. Passed 10-0
Baby Luigi (talk) Split "Mario Kart Arcade GP (series)" from the Mario Kart (series) article. Failed 4-6

And these are the talk page proposals currently in progress.

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
Zootalo (talk) Delete "Category:Characters Named for their Species". Read more... November 12, 2013, 23:59 GMT
SuperFlameGuy (talk) Delete "Sea Side King". Read more... November 13, 2013, 23:59 GMT
Baby Luigi (talk) Rename "list of enemy stats in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team" to "Mario & Luigi: Dream Team bestiary". Read more... November 15, 2013, 23:59 GMT
Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Rename "list of enemy stats in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story" to "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story bestiary". Read more... November 15, 2013, 23:59 GMT

To wrap things up, we've had only one change in user rights since last edition. We would like to put a good word in for TeridaxXD001 (talk), a positive contributor to the community whose edits have recently been made autopatrolled. Congratulations! And that's all for this month's edition of the Community Report!

NOTE: The information, such as dates of deadlines included in this report is correct as of November 9th, 2013.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, and welcome to this edition of Featured. I hope you went to the toilet before coming, because I’m not stopping at the next service station so you can go. Now without further ado let’s start.

Featured Articles

Mystic Forest was featured on November 9th.

Re-Featured Articles

Baby Mario was re-featured on November 9th.

FA Nominations

There are three ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the nomination process in the past month.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have become unfeatured.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are two ongoing Unfeaturing nominations.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process.


Thanks for reading and see you next month.

Projects Seeking Contributors (YoshiKong (talk))

Hey guys, welcome to the November edition of Projects Seeking Contributors! To begin, these are the most recent, notable and active 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 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 Super Mario 4koma Manga Theater Baby Luigi
Baby Luigi (talk)
A collaboration to give further coverage to the Super Mario-Kun series of manga books.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: Super Mario Illustration Requests (Both SM3DW and Merchandise) LTIan
LTIan (talk)
A request for obtaining higher-quality illustrations seen on official Mario merchandise items, as well as Stamp collection images from the game Super Mario 3D World.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: List organization Porplemontage
Porplemontage (talk)
A collaboration to help organize lists on the wiki in accordance to a new guideline.
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: Make "List of Quotes by Character" Pages Megadardery
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 Collab: MW:Galleries GBAToad
GBAToad (talk)
A collaboration to help adjust the Gallery pages to comply with policy.
Post Normal Icon.png Request: Donkey Kong Land images Demidevimon
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 Ongoing collab: Adding correct licensing and categories to new files Daskarzine
YoshiKong (talk)
An ongoing collaboration to help add game image categories and correct licenses to the most recently uploaded files.
Post Normal Icon.png Collaboration: Unstubify Knife
Knife (talk)
A collaboration to help clear the stub list, which is currently at around 150 articles.
Post Normal Icon.png Collab: Empty Section Policy Baby Luigi
Baby Luigi (talk)
A collaboration to help articles comply with the empty section policy.

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 concludes this edition of Projects Seeking Contributors. We'll see you back here next month!

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Make your voice heard! The MarioWiki is a community that votes and decides things together. Making your opinion heard is as easy as commenting on an issue you feel strongly about. We won't know how you feel about something until you say something, so speak up!

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