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Director’s Editor's Notes

Heya, this is Gabumon, and I am here to present a grand novum: Actual news within the director's notes of our news column! Very exciting, I know.

Sadly, the computer of our beloved Pipe Plaza director, Yoshi876, has malfunctioned and thus he will not be back with us in time for this month's release. Let us all join together in wishing his hardware a speedy recovery. Until then, I am here to fend off the silence with my incessant blathering.

GabuGabu.png Gabumon (talk)

Section of the Month

We've received 9 votes last month, and Lakituthequick (talk)'s Anniversary Announcements won SOTM with 4 of them, which amounts to 44.44%. Lumastar (talk)'s New Articles came in second with 3 votes (33.33%), followed by Yoshi876 (talk)'s Featured with 2 votes (22.22%). 44444, 33333, 22222, these numbers look ridiculous, I call hax.

Monthly Report (Viper26 (talk))

Welcome back to the Monthly Report. Today, I will show the statistics for this month only to save time and because of feedback. Then, I will compare this month's statistics to the statistics for last month.

Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Paper Yoshi (talk) for the table coding (I based this off of Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, and Paper Yoshi when they wrote in this section.).

June Statistics
Statistic As of 6 June 2015 (17:15)*
Content Pages 15,989
All Pages 127,453
Files 63,184
Edits 1,706,450
Edits per Page 13.39
Registered Users 19,748
Active Users 343
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 3
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


May — June Statistics
Statistic As of 6 May 2015 (21:20)* As of 6 June 2015 (17:15)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 15,899 15,989 +0.567%
All Pages 126,564 127,453 +0.702%
Files 62,508 63,184 +1.081%
Edits 1,693,980 1,706,450 +0.737%
Edits per Page 13.38 13.39 +0.074%
Registered Users 19,609 19,748 +0.709%
Active Users 385 343 -10.909%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 40 39 -2.5%
Patrollers 3 3 0%
Administrators 9 10 +11.111%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

This month, I'll be giving a basic tutorial on how to link to other pages in the MarioWiki. You have to know how to do this when writing an article, and it comes in very handy in many other places! When you're linking, double check that you've spelled the title of the desired page correctly, or you'll end up with a broken link!

A basic link, such as this: Mario, is coded like this:
[[Mario]]
Use this type of link to lead readers to other articles on the wiki. If you want to redirect to a page, but have the link say something else, like this, type:
[[Luigi|this]]
Usually this is used when you're talking about the character/item in question without stating their name or the title of the article, for example, referring to Princess Peach as just Peach.

You can also use this format for links in templates if the title of the redirected article is too long for the template box, such as linking to "List of games released in 2015," which might unbalance your template. You can instead use the above format to set the link to just "2015" in your template. Just make sure that when you use this type of link, you don't mislead readers with what you're redirecting them to!

Don't forget to check that the brackets you use on the end of your links are the boxes, [[ ]]! If you use {{ }}, you will get something completely different! If, for the first link, I had typed in
{{Mario}}
you would have seen a broken link. When linking within articles, all you really need are the [[ ]] links. Using {{ }} will show a broken link to a template that hasn't been created.

New Articles (Lumastar (talk))

Welcome to this month's issue of New Articles, The 'Shroom's dedicated section to (you guessed it) new articles on the wiki.

You may have noticed that I extended the time frame covered this month due to E3 2015. We now have four/five new titles in the Mario franchise, including Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (out now on the Nintendo e-Shop!), Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. We also got a ton more details on Super Mario Maker (changed from its previous title of Mario Maker) and a few more on Yoshi's Woolly World. My wish from last month that Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition would be covered well was happily granted.

Like last month, I will give a shout-out to user for their hard work. I thought about shouting out to Zootalo last month, but I'm glad I waited; he made 22 new articles this month and wins the new MVP award. In addition to what I mentioned above we also got lots of new articles related to the Super Smash Bros. and Paper Mario series this month among others. As usual, please take a look.

I like to give advice each month, so here's some for anyone wanting to make a new article on the wiki: If possible, please add images. Sometimes I make an article, upload images, and edit the article so that they are included. If you cannot find images, please tag the article so that someone else can try to find and get some for it.

If you want to see some changes or additions to new articles, please contact me. Either PM me on the forums (I'm right here [1]) or leave me your suggestion on my talk page. The former will likely yield a quicker response, but I will make sure to check both areas for what you might have to say. Here is the list of articles as well as more information:

MVP of the Month= Zootalo (with 22 articles including the extension, but still the winner without it)

Month-to-Month Comparison= 59 (+5) (Note that this is only based on articles made before the thirteenth due to the extension.)

Article Description Type Date Created Creator
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 2 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter 2 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Enemy formations in RPGs 5/12/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 3 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter 3 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. (My favorite chapter BTW.) Enemy formations in RPGs 5/12/2015 Zootalo
World 7-3 (New Super Mario Bros.) A level in the original New Super Mario Bros. Level 5/13/2015 PowerKamek
List of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX staff The people that brought you Mario Kart Arcade GP DX for arcades. Staff credits 5/13/2015 Leo Sasumura
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 4 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter 4 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Enemy formations in RPGs 5/13/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 5 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter 5 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Enemy formations in RPGs 5/14/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 6 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter 6 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. (Another chapter I really like.) Enemy formations in RPGs 5/14/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 7 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter 7 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. (My least favorite chapter.) Enemy formations in RPGs 5/14/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 8 The where and how of enemies appearing in Chapter of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Enemy formations in RPGs 5/15/2015 Zootalo
Target Blast A Stadium game/mode in both versions of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Mode 5/16/2015 Burningdragon25
Paper Mario: Sticker Star bestiary A list of enemies in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Bestiary 5/17/2015 Binarystep
Pocket Villager's neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/17/2015 Toa 95
Lloid Rocket Villager's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/17/2015 Toa 95
Timber (move) Villager's down special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/17/2015 Toa 95
Balloon Trip (move) Villager's up special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/17/2015 Toa 95
Hammer Throw (badge) A badge in Paper Mario and [[[Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door]]. Badge (Paper Mario) 5/18/2015 Time Turner
F=MA An item in Mario's Time Machine. Item 5/18/2015 1337star
Edmund Halley An wonderfully historical item in Mario's Time Machine. Item 5/18/2015 1337star
Lens An wonderfully historical item in Mario's Time Machine. Item 5/19/2015 1337star
Principa An wonderfully historical item in Mario's Time Machine. Item 5/19/2015 1337star
World 7-4 (New Super Mario Bros.) A level in the original New Super Mario Bros. Level 5/19/2015 PowerKamek
Bowser's Hammer Slammer A Bowser Battle minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 5/20/2015 CSR
Bouncy Cloud A bouncy cloud appearing in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Object 5/20/2015 Arceus88
List of characters in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Characters appearing in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. List of characters 5/20/2015 Zootalo
Mario Quiz Cards Cards featuring Mario elements meant to quiz and teach you. Merchandise 5/22/2015 T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas
Hammer Slammer (disambiguation) A disambiguation page for subjects named or containing in their name Hammer Slammer. Disambiguation 5/23/2015 RickTommy
Little Sun Sun Island A location and level in DK: Jungle Climber (which is IMHO pretty underrated). Level 5/23/2015 Lumastar (It's-a me!)
Mario Bros. (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) A stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Stage (Super Smash Bros.) 5/23/2015 Lumastar
Billy (NES Open Tournament Golf) A playable character in NES Open Tournament Golf. Character 5/27/2015 DearlyStars
Calculus Book An wonderfully historical item in Mario's Time Machine. Item 5/27/2015 1337star
Sun Salutation Wii Fit Trainer's neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/27/2015 Toa 95
Header Wii Fit Trainer's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/27/2015 Toa 95
Super Hoop Wii Fit Trainer's up special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/27/2015 Toa 95
Deep Breathing Wii Fit Trainer's down special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/27/2015 Toa 95
Banana Peel (move) Diddy Kong's down special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 5/27/2015 Toa 95
Wonder Wool A collectible item in Yoshi's Woolly World. (BTW, you might want to really collect these all if you get the game.) :) Item 5/30/2015 MegaLuis33
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games A disambiguation page for the two different versions of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Disambiguation 5/31/2015 Nerdy Arianator
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U) A new game in the Mario & Sonic series. Game 5/31/2015 MarioKero345
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS) A new game in the Mario & Sonic series. Game 5/31/2015 Nerdy Arianator
Gold Boo An enemy Enemy 5/31/2015 TheHelper100
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure A new game in the Dr. Mario series. Game 6/1/2015 Nerdy Arianator
World 7-3 (New Super Mario Bros.) A level in the original New Super Mario Bros. Level 6/2/2015 PowerKamek
Bowser's High Dive A Bowser Battle minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 6/2/2015 CSR
World 1 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The first world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/2/2015 Zootalo
World 2 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The second world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/4/2015 Zootalo
Time Kinoko An item appearing in Mario & Wario. Item 6/4/2015 1337star
Game Arts A video game company that helped develop Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Company 6/8/2015 User:Time Turner
Bowser's Clawful Climb A Bowser Battle minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 6/9/2015 CSR
Winged Pikmin Olimar's up special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 6/9/2015 Toa 95
Stage 1-3 The third stage in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. Level 6/10/2015 Pandg2
Stage 1-4 The fourth stage in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. Level 6/10/2015 Pandg2
World 3 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The third world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/10/2015 Zootalo
Mercedes-Benz x Mario Kart 8 A free DLC pack for Mario Kart 8. DLC 6/11/2015 Phoenix
Mommies Curse A live-action segment from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Episode 6/11/2015 1337star
World 4 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The fourth world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/11/2015 Zootalo
World 5 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The fifth world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/12/2015 Zootalo
World 6 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The sixth world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/12/2015 Zootalo
World 7 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The seventh world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/12/2015 Zootalo
World 8 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The eighth world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/12/2015 Zootalo
Bowser's Roulette Rage A Bowser Battle minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 6/13/2015 CSR
Ryu A DLC newcomer appearing in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Fighter (Super Smash Bros.) 6/13/2015 CSR
List of Shine Sprites in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door The Shine Sprites appearing in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. List of items in RPGs 6/14/2015 User:Another gossip-loving Toad
Special World 1 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The first special and ninth world overall of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/15/2015 Zootalo
Suzaku Castle A new DLC stage appearing in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Stage (Super Smash Bros.) 6/15/2015 CSR
Blazer (Fire Emblem) Roy's up special move in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 6/16/2015 Toa 95
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam A new title in the Mario & Luigi series that crosses over with the Paper Mario series announced E3 2015. Game 6/16/2015 Sonicyay2
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash A new title in the Mario Tennis series announced at E3 2015. Game 6/16/2015 Baby Luigi
Special World 2 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The second special and tenth overall world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/16/2015 Zootalo
Special World (disambiguation) A disambiguation page for Special Worlds in the Mario franchise. Disambiguation 6/16/2015 Zootalo
Zazz One of the Deadly Six appearing in Sonic Lost World and set to appear in the upcoming Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Character (Sorry, that's all we know right now.) 6/18/2015 Joebro64
Special World 3 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The third special and eleventh overall world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/18/2015 Zootalo
Special World 4 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The fourth special and twelfth overall world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/18/2015 Zootalo
Special World 5 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The fifth special and thirteenth overall world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/18/2015 Zootalo
Special World 6 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) The sixth special and fourteenth overall world of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. World 6/19/2015 Zootalo

Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

And a jolly good day to you good ma'am. Or sir. Today is a great day to be on this globe. Not only is it almost the longest day of the year, it is also time for a new edition of Anniversary Announcements.

Most important of all: the polls have opened! The polls will remain open until July 17. If you are voting on the Userpedia and 'Shroom Awards, be sure to check out their respective dossiers that are also in this edition of 'The 'Shroom.

Click here to vote!

Also, presentation sign-ups for those awards open at July 1.

Then: Tournaments! While I kept things at a simple table last month, this time we go deeper into all of them, unless they have already started or closed sign-ups, or if they don't have a forum thread yet on the Awards Board.

Art Contest

Host: Hypnotoad
Date: 1 June - 1 August
Click here to visit the forum thread
Click here to read the special section

Submissions open now.

All participants can submit a piece of art to the host over the course of 6 weeks. After that, a public vote over the submissions will be held, the names of the artists will be hidden.
There are three skill tiers: Beginner, amateur and experienced. One can only submit one piece of art, regardless of which tier it is submitted for.

Awards Smash 2015

Game: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Host: Groden
Date: TBD
Click here to visit the forum thread

Singles have already started, this is about doubles.

This tournament is item-less, in a Swiss-game style, that is, teams will be matched with teams of about equal score, and the winners will rise on the ranklist.
Rounds last 8 minutes, no custom fighters, best of 3.

Awards Retro Smash 2015

Game: Super Smash Bros.
Host: Groden
Date: July
Click here to visit the forum thread

This tournament will focus on competitive play without items, Dream Land only, probably in a Swiss-game style, that is, players will be matched with players of about equal score, and the winners will rise on the rank list. Project64 emulator will be used for this tournament to enable online multiplayer.
Note: this tournament is not yet confirmed, as it's gauging interest at the moment.

Awards Mafia

Game: Mafia
Host: MrConcreteDonkey, Superchao and Smasher
Date: Start late July, early August
Click here to visit the forum thread

A game of Mafia without a specific theme, everything may appear as a role. Innocent and mafia parties are included, other parties may also be present. Locations also return and can be visited during day-phases.

Awesomenauts Tournament

Game: Awesomenauts
Host: Hypnotoad
Date: 8 July - 12 August
Click here to visit the forum thread

The general flow of this tournament goes by a modified Swiss system, that is, players will be matched with players of about equal score, and the winners will rise on the rank list. Based on those results, a ranking will determine the winner.

Guess the Results

Host: Awards Committee
Date: 17 June - 14 August
Click here to visit the forum thread

Here you can vote on what you think will be the top 3 entries of all the awards. For every correct guess you'll get tokens, and for every trifecta you will get bonus tokens.

Mario Golf: World Tour

Game: Mario Golf: World Tour
Host: Icemario
Date: July / early August
Click here to visit the forum thread

This tournament will go by the Round Robin principle; everyone plays everyone else once. Also planned are some side tournaments according to in-game features.

Mario Kart 7 Tournament

Game: Mario Kart 7
Host: Stargazing
Date: Late June / early July
Click here to visit the forum thread

Racers will be put in brackets of 4-6 people, of which the top 2-4 will proceed to the next round. Individual matches will be raced in one-off in-game communities.

Mario Kart 8 Tournament

Game: Mario Kart 8
Host: Lakituthequick
Date: Second half of July
Click here to visit the forum thread

The players will be divided into brackets that race at specified times. The top 3 of each bracket will proceed to the next round. Individual matches will be raced in a room hosted by the host.
Racing rules are 150cc, all items enabled.

The tournaments not listed here because they already started are: Pokémon (Gen 6), hosted by Palkia47; Yu-Gi-Oh, hosted by DragonFreak.
Another not listed is: Minecraft, hosted by Pyro and Freakworld.

As I said last month, these tournaments award participants with tokens to spend on prizes based on their performance. These prizes do not come from Yoshi Eggs, so if you are interested in donating such prizes, please contact Hypnotoad or Smasher on the boards. Recommended items include all sorts of gift cards and Steam items. We are grateful for any donations!

And for a last minute update: we added Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash‎ and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam to A9 Most Anticipated Upcoming Game.

And that shall be all the things for the past month. Be sure to vote on the polls before they close, join the tournaments and enjoy the Awards! Until next month, Lakituthequick signing off.

All information above is correct as of June 18.

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