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Director’s Notes

Good day to you ‘Shroom readers. Welcome to Pipe Plaza, here we will handle all of your statistics and other wiki-related things. Unfortunately, we do not extend this service to pipes.

As you may be aware a new section debuted last month, and this month the new writer for it, Lumastar (talk) is debuting, make sure to give him a warm welcome. We also have Lakituthequick (talk) as our new Anniversary Announcements writer. Let’s hope that Pipe Plaza can continue to expand!

If you wish to join Pipe Plaza, look over here, pick a section you think you could do, so long as someone doesn’t already write for it, and PM me here.

Section of the Month

Last month we had a voting increase, so let’s keep that trend going. Six of you folk voted, and three of you voted for New Articles written by myself to be SoTM. FunkyK38 (talk) came in second with two votes and Driftmaster130 (talk) got the final vote for a third place finish.

Community Report (Driftmaster130 (talk))

Hey folks, this is Driftmaster130, here with the LUCKY (:v) March issue of Community Report.

Again, no significant changes in policy, so let's move onto the recently passed proposals:

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

Proposer Summary Outcome
Andymii (talk) Add a rule against using too many contractions. 1-11 [more)]
Mr. Ice Bro. (talk) Establish a duration rule for audio/music files. 1-8 [more)]
Kart Player 2011 (talk) Protect user talk pages so that only autoconfirmed users can edit them. WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER [more)]
Time Turner (talk) Remove extraneous Super Smash Bros. conversations from articles' main body 12-0 (read more)

The TPP's currently in progress:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
Binarystep (talk) Merge Flopsy Fish with Cheep Cheep. (read more) March 18, 2015, 23:59 GMT
WiiURob (talk) Move Workshop Store to Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. (read more) March 19, 2015, 23:59 GMT
Binarystep (talk) Merge Parabuzzy with Para-Beetle. (read more) March 23, 2015, 23:59 GMT
LudwigVon (talk) Create a page for the Green Toad from Mario Party 9. (read more) March 29, 2015, 23:59 GMT

NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of March 18th.

And that's all for the the March edition of Community Report! Stay tuned for next month.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, Shroom readers. Welcome to this edition of Featured. We have goings on in nearly all of the Featured parts, and we even have some articles unfeatured due to being deleted, which is a first!

Featured Articles

One new article has been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There is one ongoing Featured Article Nomination.

Failed FA Nominations

One new article has failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

Three new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.

  • List of Tayce T. Recipes by ingredient was deleted on February 28th.
  • List of Saffron and Dyllis Recipes by ingredient was deleted on February 28th.
  • List of Zess T. Recipes by ingredient was deleted on February 28th.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are two ongoing Unfeature nominations.

  • List of Bonuses in Super Smash Bros. Melee was nominated on February 15th.
  • Kirby was nominated on March 13th.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

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


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

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Templates can be tricky to use, especially for character boxes. Get one character wrong and the whole thing turns into a mess. I would definitely recommend that preview button, and also having a separate tab open to make sure your finished template codes just like the original, only with the information you needed to put in it.

New Articles (Lumastar (talk))

It's Party Time!

Welcome to this month's issue of New Articles. I am your new writer, Lumastar (or Luma for short). Before we begin, I might as well give a short introduction. I joined last June, I am on the forums, and I am a member of the Poll Committee, which handles the polls that appear on the wiki's main page.
Anyway, the big thing on the wiki has been the upcoming release of Mario Party 10, the 13th/16th entry in the Mario Party series. As such, it has contributed and will contribute in the upcoming months many new articles. It's not the only Mario release this month, as cross-buy title Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars enters the ring with its many free star levels. This month has also featured the creation of articles for Mario Party: Island Tour, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and even Paper Mario. In one sentence, it has been a busy month for new articles. While only time will tell what the future will bring, I expect wiki-active users to continue to create needed pages on the wiki in the months and years to come. We still need a ton of pages to be started, and any help is welcome here.

Article Description Date Created Creator
Paddle Skedaddle A minigame in Mario Party: Island Tour. 2/19/2015 Alseides
Shrub Hubbub A minigame in Mario Party: Island Tour. 2/19/2015 Alseides
Yasunori Mitsuda A video game composer whose works include the Chrono Trigger series, the Inazuma Eleven series, and the Xeno series. He has also worked on music in both the Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. series. 2/20/2015 CSR
Miiverse (stage) An upcoming downloadable stage for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 2/22/2015 Newbee
Prison Key A key item in Paper Mario. (I'm sorry.) 2/22/2015 Lumastar
Mechanical Cricket A robotic cricket appearing in one of the minigames in Mario Party: Island Tour. 2/23/2015 Super Radio
Warp Pipe Space A space exclusive to amiibo Party in Mario Party 10. 2/24/2015 LudwigVon
List of Mario Party beta elements A list of beta elements for Mario Party. 2/25/2015 SethAllen623
Cursed Mini Mario A Kong-notized version of the Mini Marios appearing in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. 2/26/2015 MegaLuis33
Package An item featured in one of Koopa Koot's quests in Paper Mario. 2/27/2015 Another gossip-loving Toad
1-2-3 Slow Dice Block A Dice Block in Mario Party 10. 3/2/2015 LudwigVon
Double Dice Block A Dice Block in Mario Party 10. 3/2/2015 LudwigVon
Cannon Kong A Kong toy in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. 3/4/2015 Lumastar
Clear Pipe Puzzleplex A level in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. 3/5/2015 Viper26
Mini Fly Guy Mechanical Fly Guys in Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move. 3/6/2015 MegaLuis33
75m (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) A stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 3/6/2015 Andymii
Battle Tower Blitz A level in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. 3/6/2015 Shy Guy in a Bush
Haunted Trail A board in Mario Party 10. 3/6/2015 LudwigVon
Chaos Castle A board in Mario Party 10. 3/6/2015 LudwigVon
Arcfire Robin's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/7/2015 Toa 95
Elwind Robin's up special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/7/2015 Toa 95
Nosferatu Robin's down special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/7/2015 Toa 95
Pair Up Robin's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/7/2015 Toa 95
Whimsical Waters A board in Mario Party 10. 3/7/2015 LudwigVon
Airship Central A board in Mario Party 10. 3/7/2015 User:LudwigVon
Rolling Hills A world and level theme in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. 3/8/2015 The Blue Boo
Palutena's Temple A stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 3/8/2015 Toa 95
Wrecking Crew (stage) A stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. 3/8/2015 CSR
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario The where and how of enemy appearances in Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Prologue-Toad Town The where and how of enemy appearances in the prologue and hub of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 1 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 1 of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 2 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 2 of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 3 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 3 of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 4 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 4 of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
Upperdash Arm Pit's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/10/2015 Toa 95
Power of Flight Pit's up special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/10/2015 Toa 95
Guardian Orbitars Pit's down special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/10/2015 Toa 95
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 5 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 5 of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 6 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 6 of Paper Mario. 3/9/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 7 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 7 of Paper Mario. 3/11/2015 Zootalo
List of Mario Party 10 minigames A list of the minigames appearing in Mario Party 10. 3/11/2015 Tag365
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario/Chapter 8 The where and how of enemy appearances in Chapter 8 of Paper Mario. 3/11/2015 Zootalo
Silver Bow Dark Pit's neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/11/2015 Toa 95
Electroshock Arm Dark Pit's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/11/2015 Toa 95
Dark Pit Staff Dark Pit's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. 3/11/2015 Toa 95
Mario Kart 8 Original Sound Track A soundtrack containing songs from Mario Kart 8. 3/12/2015 Baby Luigi
Peepa Panic A minigame in Mario Party 10. 3/14/2015 The Mario Gamer

Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

I hear you thinking, "Anniversary Announcements? But it's March!" And you are right, it is! But the Awards Committee is already busy making sure there are enough paper planes folded preparing for our ninth celebration, which happens to celebrate our 10 years of existence.

To quickly recap on what this section does, Anniversary Announcements serves to inform you about the behind-the-scenes developments that drive the Awards. This involves everything from changes in the Awards and nominees to tournaments and prizes.

We already were busy in February, discussing necessities about Favorite Portrait Ghost, SM64/SMS/SM3DW Level, and Galaxy, with more new and more relevant things available to choose from. Also, Favorite Game has been discussed to be split in two, Classic and New. Where exactly the border will be is not entirely sure yet, it is either around the year 2000 or systems of around that period.

For tournaments, ideas have popped up for Pokémon, Team Fortress 2, Yu-Gi-Oh, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Mario Kart 8. Mafia and new concepts on other things have also been mentioned. Nothing is finalized yet on that department.

During the first meeting we have mainly discussed the Mario Awards, details can be found in the table below. The most notable things are the removal of Favorite Luigi Game and Rosalina's upgrade from Supporting to Major Character. Also, a heated discussion arose about the identity of Toad. You can find full logs here, and the complete list of Awards right here (undiscussed Awards are marked beige).

Meeting 1 (6 March 2015) detailed results
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
A1 Favorite Game Soundtrack Mario Kart 8, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Mario Kart 7, Super Mario Bros. 3
A2 Favorite Mario Kart Game - -
A3 Favorite Mario Platformer Super Mario 64 (DS) -
Because SM64DS is a remake of SM64, it was decided to include them both as one.
A4 Favorite Mario Kart Course Rainbow Road (N64), Mount Wario, Hyrule Circuit, Mute City Luigi Circuit (GCN), Moonview Highway
We will get back to this after the release of the second DLC pack.
A5 Favorite DK Game Donkey Kong Jungle Beat -
A6 Favorite Wario Game - -
A7 Favorite Yoshi Game Yoshi's Woolly World -
A8 Favorite Luigi Game (removed)
This Award was removed for two reasons: The Year of Luigi is over, and some of the nominees were really pulling straws.
A9 Most Anticipated Upcoming Game - All
It is yet to be seen if any new games will be announced.
A10 Favorite Partner Developer Sega, Retro Studios Paon
A11 Favorite Major Character Rosalina -
A12 Favorite Supporting Character Captain Toad Rosalina
A13 Favorite Galaxy Toy Time Galaxy -

The second meeting started with Galaxy. Most notable are the change of A14, from Favorite Enemy to Favorite Species, and the addition of Super Smash Bros. 4 newcomers to A19. Also unlike previous meeting, Smasher's (talkboards) Internet didn't die.

Meeting 2 (14 March 2015) detailed results
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
A13 Favorite Galaxy Toy Time Galaxy -
A14 Favorite Enemy Species Yoshis, Toads, Lumas, Magikoopas Piranha Plants, Thwomps
It was decided that we want to add others next to just enemies, thus broadening to species.
A15 Hardest Boss Master Core/Fortress, Phantamanta, Boolossus -
A16 Favorite Item - -
A17 Favorite Mario RPG Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (tentative) -
A18 Favorite Mario Party Game Mario Party 10 -
A19 Favorite Super Smash Bros. Character Toon Link, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Rosalina & Luma, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer -
A20 Favorite Sports Game - -
A21 Favorite Puzzle Game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition -
There is going to be a vote about the splitting (or not) of Mario vs. Donkey Kong games on the staff board. As of writing this, "Don't split" is in majority.

The Userpedia Staff has started discussing their respective Awards over at their forum.

And that's all folks! Until next month, keep that Control Stick smokin'! Or that Touch Screen.

All information above is correct as of 18 March.

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