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Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the May Issue of Pipe Plaza!! As with last month, I have news for you, so let's not waste time!

After a lot of thinking, and with all the problems I've been facing for a long time, I decided it was time to change. I clearly couldn't do this on my own anymore, so I started looking for crazy users who wanted to work alongside me. After considering the options we had, the staff and I finally chose the new Co-Director around last month's issue release.

Although he's already part of the team, please welcome Yoshi876 (talk) as the new Pipe Plaza Co-Director!! He has done a great job both as Co-Manager of the 'Shroom Spotlight (along with GBAToad (talk)) and as Featured writer, so I'm certain he'll greatly help the Pipe Plaza team...

...starting right now! Yoshi876 will begin his duties as Co-Director by presenting you guys the Section of the Month results this time around. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this issue! See you in June!!

Co-Director's Notes (Yoshi876 (talk))

Thank you Paper Yoshi, it will be great working alongside you.

So without further ado, here are the results for last month’s Section of the Month. Community Report, written by Driftmaster130 (talk) came first with 5 votes; Featured written by myself got second place with 4 votes; whilst Monthly Report, written by Paper Yoshi (talk) and Tip of the Month, written by FunkyK38 (talk), both got third both gaining 1 vote.

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello there, and welcome to another issue of Monthly Report!! I still have nothing new to announce, so let's check the Mario Wiki stats from February, March and April, followed by 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 3 May 2014 (18:30)*
Content Pages 14,927
All Pages 114,152
Files 53,287
Edits 1,532,342
Edits per Page 13.42
Registered Users 17,514
Active Users 501
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 4
Proprietor 1


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


March — April Statistics
Statistic As of 2 April 2014 (22:20)* As of 3 May 2014 (18:30)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 14,805 14,927 +0.824%
All Pages 112,987 114,152 +1.031%
Files 52,511 53,287 +1.478%
Edits 1,514,770 1,532,342 +1.16%
Edits per Page 13.41 13.42 +0.075%
Registered Users 17,260 17,514 +1.472%
Active Users 464 501 +7.974%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 9 9 0%
Bureaucrats 4 4 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%


End-of-February — April Statistics
Statistic As of 1 March 2014 (17:40)* As of 3 May 2014 (18:30)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 14,619 14,927 +2.107%
All Pages 112,002 114,152 +1.92%
Files 51,835 53,287 +2.801%
Edits 1,497,151 1,532,342 +2.35%
Edits per Page 13.37 13.42 +0.374%
Registered Users 17,026 17,514 +2.866%
Active Users 465 501 +7.742%
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, with the May edition of Community Report.

Nothing to see this month with promotions, demotions, or major policy changes, blah, so let's move on to the proposals which recently reached an agreement:

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

Proposer Summary Outcome
Ashley and Red (talk) Crate a page listing all regional differences in games. 1-6 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Crate separate articles for Standard Kart and Standard Bike. 10-0 (read more)
Lord Bowser (talk) Remove listings of all glitches involving Nintendo WFC. 1-13 (read more)
Koopakoolklub (talk) Change the current limit for number of disambiguation pages. DELETED 12-0
(read more)
Ninelevendo (talk) Change all race courses with terms like "course" and "court" in their names to "tracks". 2-8 (read more)
John G (talk) Create a separate article for Mario toys from McDonald's. 1-6 (read more)
Ashley and Red (talk) Merge 9-Volt and 18-Volt. 1-8 (read more)
Ashley and Red (talk) Move Rosalina to Princess Rosalina. DELETED 3-6
(read more)

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

Proposer Summary Deadline Outcome
MegaKoopa (talk) Reorganize list of advertisements in the Mario Kart series into a gallery format. May 1, 2014, 23:59 GMT 7-0 (read more)
Ninelevendo (talk) Make an infobox template for tennis courts. May 7, 2014, 23:59 GMT NO QUORUM 3-0
(read more)
DaisyLuigi (talk) Merge Frog Mario with Frog Koopa. May 10, 2014, 23:59 GMT 2-3 (read more)

The TPP's that are currently ongoing:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
LinkTheLefty (talk) Re-merge Star Hill with Star Hill (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time) (read more) May 13, 2014, 23:59 GMT
MegaKoopa (talk) Change the format of course tables in the Mario Kart series. (read more) May 15, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Ashley and Red (talk) Move Rosalina to "Princess Rosalina" (read more) May 16, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Ninelevendo (talk) Merge Bowser X (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team) to Bowser X (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story). (read more) May 16, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Mario (talk) Split Mario Land into three separate articles. (read more) May 23, 2014, 23:59 GMT

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

And that's all for May's edition of Community Report! See you next time as we blast into summer.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, Shroom readers, and welcome to Featured. I can’t come up with anything witty to say here so just enjoy the section.

Featured Articles

Two new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become refeatured.

FA Nominations

There are six ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

Five new articles have failed the featuring process.

  • Baby Donkey Kong failed on April 19th. It failed because the article was bare, and without padding the opening paragraph would be too short.
  • Gus failed on April 19th. It failed because it didn’t have enough images, game screenshots mainly, and it was also padded.
  • Shadow Queen failed on April 22nd. It failed because a lot of the writing was awkwardly worded.
  • Queen Bee failed on May 3rd. It failed because the article looked too short.
  • Mario Party 7 failed on May 16th after being inactive for a month.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have become unfeatured.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There is one ongoing Unfeaturing Nomination.

  • Culex was nominated on April 2nd.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

Two new articles have failed the unfeaturing process.

  • Beldam failed on April 25th.
  • Geno failed on April 27th after being inactive for a month.

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

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

One of the most frustrating mistakes a new writer can make is writing a major article on a game, say, its story mode, then trying to submit it to the wiki only to see that their session has timed out. Trust me, I know how that feels. For an easier time, try typing your article in a word-processor first. That way, you'll get spelling proofread for you!

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