The 'Shroom:Issue LXXXIX/Pipe Plaza

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Co-Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Well, hello everyone, and welcome to the August Issue of Pipe Plaza. Yoshi876 and I don't have anything new to report to you regarding the Sub-Team as a whole, although I do have some news of my own to share with you guys.

After leaving my position as Mario Calendar writer, I started thinking about my future in the paper, and when I would leave the last three positions I currently hold here: Monthly Report writer, Pipe Plaza Co-Director and Upcoming Games writer (that's still me, even though I've been on hiatus for quite some time).

As I told Yoshi876 and the rest of the Core Staff (and I'm using basically the same words here), I originally intended to leave all my positions this month. However, about one hour after deciding that way, I slightly tweaked my decision. Regarding my writing positions, I will still leave them both after this issue is released, but I'll try to write some sort of special Upcoming Games section by the end of the year, as it's a very special section for me, the first one I ever wrote for The 'Shroom back in January 2011, as a matter of fact. One the other hand, regarding my directing position here in the Pipe Plaza, I ultimately decided to leave it next month, as that'll mark my 30th month as Pipe Plaza (Co-)Director, and we can all agree that that's a pretty number, and thus the perfect occasion to leave the team, right?

I'll have the opportunity to write these notes one more time, so I'll have plenty to say then. Anyway, before wrapping up, I would like to thank everyone who voted for Upcoming Games and Monthly Report during the time I wrote those sections, helping them reach the Top Three 12 times each, with 9 wins for Upcoming Games and a single win for Monthly Report. Hopefully, when things start to look better for me, I will be back to write those two sections once again...

And that's all for now, folks. I will have one final opportunity to write those notes, so I'll have plenty to talk about then. See you around!

Section of the Month (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Wait, that's not it, guys! I still have to deliver the Section of the Month results (you'd guess that by the header, right?), so I'll be quick about it, as I'm running late with a legal petition from my internship here.

Last month's poll got only 9 votes, so, as I've told you countless times, please be sure to vote for your favorite section in all future polls!!

The Sections of the Month for July's Special Issue are... Featured and Tip of the Month, for the third and fourth time ever, respectively, with 4 votes each!!!! The third-placed section was Monthly Report, with a single vote.

So, congratulations to the winners, Yoshi876 (talk) and FunkyK38 (talk)!! Well done, guy and girl!!

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to my last issue as Monthly Report writer. As I have just said in my notes, I will leave it this month. So, for the last time, let's check the wiki statistics from May, June and July, along with comparisons between those sets of stats.

(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.)

July Statistics
Statistic As of 1 August 2014 (10:45)*
Content Pages 15,138
All Pages 117,840
Files 55,931
Edits 1,582,021
Edits per Page 13.43
Registered Users 18,187
Active Users 427
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 3
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

June Statistics
Statistic As of 3 July 2014 (16:40)*
Content Pages 15,097
All Pages 117,153
Files 55,434
Edits 1,569,562
Edits per Page 13.40
Registered Users 18,005
Active Users 514
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

May Statistics
Statistic As of 1 June 2014 (19:00)*
Content Pages 15,025
All Pages 115,587
Files 54,234
Edits 1,549,044
Edits per Page 13.40
Registered Users 17,737
Active Users 491
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

June — July Statistics
Statistic As of 3 July 2014 (16:40)* As of 1 August 2014 (10:45)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 15,097 15,138 +0.271%
All Pages 117,153 117,840 +0.586%
Files 55,434 55,931 +0.896%
Edits 1,569,562 1,582,021 +0.794%
Edits per Page 13.40 13.43 +0.224%
Registered Users 18,005 18,187 +1.011%
Active Users 514 427 -16.926%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 4 3 -25%
Administrators 9 10 +11.111%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%

May — July Statistics
Statistic As of 1 June 2014 (19:00)* As of 1 August 2014 (10:45)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 15,025 15,138 +0.752%
All Pages 115,587 117,840 +1.949%
Files 54,234 55,931 +3.129%
Edits 1,549,044 1,582,021 +2.129%
Edits per Page 13.40 13.43 +0.224%
Registered Users 17,737 18,187 +2.537%
Active Users 491 427 -13.035%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 4 3 -25%
Administrators 9 10 +11.111%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Community Report (Driftmaster130 (talk))

Hey folks, this is Driftmaster130, with the August edition of Community Report. Since I was having a grand old time traveling around the world for the past two months and bragging mostly away for June and July, this will also include everything from those months as well.

Toa 95 (talk) was promoted from Patroller to Sysop in July, great job and congratulations. Other than that, there were no other major changes in wiki policy. Now, the moment you've all been waiting for the recent proposals:

(Credit to YoshiKong for previously developing this coded table system)

Proposer Summary Outcome
Mr. Ice Bro. (talk) Change the design for species infoboxes. 1-7 (read more)
Mario7 (talk) Change the naming system for retro Mario Kart courses. 1-5 (read more)
Walkazo (talk) Separate confirmed and possible appearances for generic characters. 13-0 (read more)
Stonehill (talk) List Mario Party mini games where certain enemies appear. 4-0-1 (read more)
Stonehill (talk) Create mother articles from both gliders and tires. 9-0 (read more)
RickTommy (talk) Write ambiguous quotes in a more formal manner. 1-14 (read more)
UhHuhAlrightDaisy (talk) Change the sub-series sections on the Mario (franchise) page. 4-12 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Add a "Game Design History and Innovations" section to The 'Shroom. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
Mario7 (talk) Create a page for E3. 6-10 (read more)
Peanutjon (talk) Have a "rumors" section for articles. 1-13 (read more)
John G (talk) Create a page listing Mario references in amusement parks/rides. 4-0-11 (read more)
John G (talk) Create a Mario Answers page. 1-9 (read more)
Dashbot (talk) Delete the pages on game ratings boards. 16-0 (read more)
SeanWheeler (talk) Separate features crossover pages from features Mario pages 3-10 (read more)
Green 6017 King Of The Slowpoke (talk) Allow users to write badly for BJAODN. 3-6 (read more)
Time Turner (talk) Clean up infobox padding in articles. 5-0 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Either merge the Mii gear in Mario Golf: World Tour with the game article or or split the Mario Tennis Open gear to its own article 0-10-0 (read more)
Luigidaisy1 (talk) Allow embedding of gameplay videos in articles. 1-7 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Add game manual scans to galleries. 2-6 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Create video tutorials for new users. 3-10 (read more)
Peanutjon (talk) Remove swearing from quotes on popular pages. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Delete accounts of blocked vandals. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
Tsunami (talk) Improve Mario Party board articles. 5-0 (read more)
Tsunami (talk) Write WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame descriptions as quotes instead of sections. 2-5 (read more)
Peanutjon (talk) Create separate pages for Easter Eggs in games. 2-9 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Rewrite the help pages to make them less complicated. 1-7 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Disallow long and complicated proposals with too many options. 1-7 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Have an EULA (end user license agreement) for new users to accept before registering. 1-14 (read more)
Pwwnd123 (talk) Create NEC and PC-88 pages. 1-5-1 (read more)
Lord Bowser (talk) Have a block on the wiki for a user result in a block on the forum as well. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)

The TPP's (Talk Page Proposals) that recently came to a close:

Proposer Summary Deadline Outcome
Billy-Luigi (talk) Change Mario Kart 8 weight classes. June 1, 2014, 23:59 GMT 3-15 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Merge Toad City with Toad's Turnpike. June 9, 2014, 23:59 GMT 10-0 (read more)
SmokedChili (talk) Merge Green Star with Green Star (Super Mario 3D World). June 14, 2014, 23:59 GMT 3-9 (read more)
Ninelevendo (talk) Consider Toad from Super Mario 3D World as "the Toad". June 16, 2014, 23:59 GMT 13-2 (read more)
RickTommy (talk) Stop considering Mario's Tennis as part of the Mario Tennis series. June 19, 2014, 23:59 GMT 15-1 (read more)
SmokedChili (talk) Merge Piranhacus Giganticus with Big Piranha Plant. June 21, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-4 (read more)
Mario7 (talk) Whether yard enemies in Yoshi's Woolly World should be considered separate from regular enemies. June 24, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-9 (read more)
Misty (talk) Split the Bros. Move "Mini-Mario" from the power-up Mini Mario article. June 24, 2014, 23:59 GMT 9-0 (read more)
Stonehill (talk) Have a separate color to mark joke proposals in the archives. June 24, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-6 (read more)
Peanutjon (talk) Merge King Boo (Super Mario Sunshine) with King Boo. July 2, 2014, 23:59 GMT 2-12 (read more)
Sonic98 (talk) Split Para-Galoomba from Paragoomba. July 2, 2014, 23:59 GMT 8-1 (read more)

Sonic98 (talk) Split Koopa Kid in Koopa Kid (character) and Koopa Kid (species). July 9, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-9 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Merge Gold Mario with Gold Mario (form). July 9, 2014, 23:59 GMT 13-4 (read more)
Vommack (talk) Merge Kat and Ana's swords with Kat and Ana. July 10, 2014, 23:59 GMT 8-0 (read more)
Toadbrigade5 (talk) Merge Giant Star with Grand Star. July 13, 2014, 23:59 GMT 2-14 (read more)
Vommack (talk) Merge Dribble and Spitz's taxi with Dribble and Spitz July 15, 2014, 23:59 GMT 8-0 (read more)
Vommack (talk) Delete Super MakerMatic 21. July 15, 2014, 23:59 GMT 10-1 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Merge The Goodwill Ambassador with Cackletta. July 19, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-7 (read more)
Toadbrigade5 (talk) Split Blue Luma, Red Luma and Green Luma from Luma (species). July 19, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-7 (read more)
Joseph (talk) Move Cheep Cheep Lagoon to a new name. August 6, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-13 (read more)
Mario (talk) Delete Master (title) August 7, 2014, 23:59 GMT 1-13 (read more)
Mario (talk) Merge Moving Tree to Luigi's Mansion (course). August 7, 2014, 23:59 GMT 16-0 (read more)

And as of the first week of August, there are currently no TPP's currently ongoing.

NOTE: All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of August 11th.

And that's all for the rather long (blame me) August edition of Community Report! See you guys next time.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, Shroom readers. I can tell your Summer holidays (if you're on them) aren't going well. How you ask? Simple, instead of soaking up the rays you're in here reading about the Featured Articles. However, they are very interesting so I'll let you off.

Featured Articles

No new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

One new article has become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There are four ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

Two new articles have become unfeatured.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are three ongoing Unfeature nominations.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

One new article has failed the unfeaturing process.

  • Kart failed on July 23rd.

Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Ever seen the commercial that says, "They can't put anything on the internet that isn't true!"? Well, that statement is clearly false, but don't forget: Not everything you read on the internet is a lie. If you're unsure about something in an article, ask someone else for help. It's better to get a clarification from another person than to tick someone else off by deleting something that they wrote that's actually true.

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