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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, readers, and welcome to the April Issue of Pipe Plaza!! This month, I do have news not related to Section of the Month, so let's get to that!

I had this in mind ever since the beginning of the year, but ended up forgetting about it for the past three months. I finally remembered to talk to the staff a few days ago, presenting my idea, and so we have decided to make UPdate, written by Super Mario Bros. (talk) as a guest section in the December 2013 Issue, a regular section in the Pipe Plaza Sub-Team. It will open for sign-ups immediately after this issue is released, so be sure to start working on an application if you're interested in the section!

Anyway, that's all for now about the team, so let's check this month's...

Section of the Month!!

The SotM poll from the last issue got a measly 9 votes. Please be sure to vote for your favorite section this month, guys!!

Anyway, the March Section of the Month, with 4 votes (44.45% of the total) is...

...Community Report, for an impressive fifth time in the past seven months!!!

Currently written by Driftmaster130 (talk), Community Report presents readers readers with all sorts of wiki-related news, such as new policies, promotions and demotions and proposals that have reached a consensus. The second-placed section was Yoshi876 (talk)'s Featured, with 3 votes (33.33%). Both Tip of the Month, written by FunkyK38 (talk), and Monthly Report, written by myself, got third place, with only 1 vote each (11.11% of the total).

And that's all, everyone!! I hope you like this issue!! See you in May!!!

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hi, everyone, and welcome to this month's Monthly Report!! I guess I have no special news to share with you guys, so let's see the wiki statistics from mid-February, late-February and March, along with comparisons between those sets of stats. Here they are:

(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.)

March Statistics
Statistic As of 2 April 2014 (22:20)*
Content Pages 14,805
All Pages 112,987
Files 52,511
Edits 1,514,770
Edits per Page 13.41
Registered Users 17,260
Active Users 464
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1

End-of-February Statistics
Statistic As of 1 March 2014 (17:40)*
Content Pages 14,619
All Pages 112,002
Files 51,835
Edits 1,497,151
Edits per Page 13.37
Registered Users 17,026
Active Users 465
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 8
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1

February Statistics
Statistic As of 11 February 2014 (11:20)*
Content Pages 14,453
All Pages 111,170
Files 51,526
Edits 1,485,788
Edits per Page 13.37
Registered Users 16,862
Active Users 423
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 8
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1

End-of-February — March Statistics
Statistic As of 1 March 2014 (17:40)* As of 2 April 2014 (22:20)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 14,619 14,805 +1.272%
All Pages 112,002 112,987 +0.88%
Files 51,835 52,511 +1.304%
Edits 1,497,151 1,514,770 +1.177%
Edits per Page 13.37 13.41 +0.299%
Registered Users 17,026 17,260 +1.374%
Active Users 465 464 -0.215%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 8 9 +12.5%
Bureaucrats 3 4 +33.333%
Proprietor 1 1 0%

February — March Statistics
Statistic As of 11 January 2014 (08:45)* As of 2 April 2014 (22:20)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 14,453 14,805 +2.435%
All Pages 111,170 112,987 +1.634%
Files 51,526 52,511 +1.912%
Edits 1,485,788 1,514,770 +1.951%
Edits per Page 13.37 13.41 +0.299%
Registered Users 16,862 17,260 +2.36%
Active Users 423 464 +9.693%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 8 9 +12.5%
Bureaucrats 3 4 +33.333%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Community Report (Driftmaster130 (talk))

Hey folks, this is Driftmaster130, and I'm sorry to say that this is my last time writing this section because I'm leaving the community forever April fools jklololol it was two weeks ago but who cares bringing you April's edition of Community Report.

Not one, not two, but three changes to the wiki staff were made: Turboo (talk) was promoted from patroller to administrator for his great work fighting vandalism, Yoshi876 (talk) was made a patroller, and Phoenix (talk) was given a bureaucrat rank. Good luck to all of you.

A minor rule change was made to the Proposals page: the No-Signature Policy is no longer in effect there when commenting.

Speaking of proposals, here are the ones which were recently resolved:

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

Proposer Summary Outcome
Byllant (talk) Change the identifier for Mario Kart courses. 1-0-11 (read more)
Mario7 (talk) Merge all features using Nintendo Network onto a single page. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
YoshiToad04 (talk) Disallow modified templates in userspace. 1-12 (read more)
Mario (talk) Allow user signatures in comments on proposals. 12-0 (read more)
ExPower (talk) Create a mobile version of the wiki. 3-7 (read more)
Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Remove the restrictions on certain warnings that can only be issued by admins. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
TVTrash (talk) Create a separate page for debug menus. 2-7 (read more)
Ashley and Red (talk) Merge articles for character emblems and caps onto one page. 3-6 (read more)
Dashbot (talk) Change the Signature rules. 1-14 (read more)
Ghost Jam (talk) Pie for Everyone (revisited). VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)

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

Proposer Summary Link Deadline Outcome
Mario (talk) Delete Planet. (read more) March 29, 2014, 23:59 GMT 6-0
Time Turner (talk) Delete Pasta. (read more) March 29, 2014, 23:59 GMT 9-0
Mr. Ice Bro. (talk) Split Super Star (power-up) from Yoshi's Island. (read more) April 5, 2014, 23:59 GMT 9-0
YoshiCookie (talk) Merge Grinder (enemy) with Ukiki. (read more) April 8, 2014, 23:59 GMT DELETED BY PROPOSER

The TPP's that are currently ongoing:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
Fizzle (talk) Merge Expresso (Donkey Kong Country 2) with Expresso the Ostrich (read more) April 12, 2014, 23:59 GMT
RickTommy (talk) Delete list of bogey types. (read more) April 18, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Vommack (talk) Split Mario K'Nex from Gallery:Toys. (read more) April 19, 2014, 23:59 GMT

NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of April 8th.

And that's all for the April edition of Community Report! See y'all next time.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, Shroom readers, looks like hay fever season has started and an incredibly high pollen count of Featured Article stuff has recently blown in, so let's take a look at it.

Featured Articles

One new article was featured in the past month.

  • Pauline gained Featured Article status on April 11th.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become refeatured.

FA Nominations

There are ten ongoing Featured Articles Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

Two new articles have failed the featuring process.

  • Coin failed on March 17th. This was because a lot of the sections were short, and the article was lacking images.
  • Diddy Kong failed on March 20th. This was because the nomination had been inactive for a month.

Unfeatured Articles

Two new articles have become unfeatured.

  • Princess Daisy was unfeatured on April 9th. It was unfeatured due to an awkwardly worded relationships section, many short sections, and too many images which made the article look cluttered.
  • Princess Peach was unfeatured on April 15th. It was unfeatured because some sections needed expansion, there weren't enough images, there were problems with tense and some speculation in the relationships section.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are three ongoing Unfeature nominations.

  • Beldam was nominated on February 24th.
  • Geno was nominated on March 11th.
  • Culex was nominated on April 2nd.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

Two new articles have failed the unfeaturing process.

  • Rawk Hawk failed on March 19th, after being inactive for a month.
  • Waluigi failed on March 25th.

Thanks for reading see you next month, for more new Featured Articles. This has been Yoshi876, good night.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Whether writing an article, making a minor edit, leaving a comment on another user's page, or even just editing your own page, spacing can sometimes get very irritating. To avoid the blue dashed outline around your text that looks

like this

be sure to never begin a line with a space-bar space. Using a tab space is fine, but the space bar will leave your text looking sloppy, unprofessional, and out of place.

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