The 'Shroom:Issue XXXIII/Pipe Plaza

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Pipe Plaza

Director's Notes

Hey guys, this is SMB. Turns out this will be a monthly project, so that's pretty good. I'm sorry to all of those who had confusion, I was busy with other things and I couldn't create a warning to send out, so nobody is in trouble for not sending in their sections (as it is my fault). MG1 is co-directing the Pipe Plaza from now on with me, so please make sure you send all of the sections to him as well as me.


We have a few interesting things going on this month, I'm pleased to see that my background idea got implemented (this is based on the one from the special issue, so credit goes to 2257 for the original white and silver background.


Anyway, here is the first Pipe Plaza section that will be released on The 'Shroom. Enjoy!


Featured (MG1)

OK, here's my section Featured



Hello there! I am Marioguy1 (talk) and I am so excited to be both the user in charge of this position and the sub-director of the Pipe Plaza team! I hope I can do as well as all of the other directors have done in the past. Anyhow, I'd better get on to doing my job and listing all the featured stuff this month.

This month we have had a surprising amount of featured articles articles which passed the nominations considering the pace we've been going at. There was a total of three new FAs and they are:

There were no articles unfeatured this month (that's a surprise ).


In the way of Featured Images we had many pass and fail so I will list them below:

That gives a total of 10 fails and 3 passes.

This month on the main page we have had several articles and images including:

There's four articles and three images on the main page.

OK, that's all that happened this month! I'll see you again next month with some new featured articles but until then, read on!

Maintenance (Tucayo)

Hi readers, and welcome to this first issue of the Pipe Plaza, I will bring you for this only occasion the Maintenance section. Here, you will see some tips to edit the wiki. Let’s start.


Signatures are a very important part of the wiki, almost everyone has them. To create it you just have to edit this magic page. However, sigs do have rules, here they are:

  1. They MUST link to your userspace, they cant link to other user page.
  2. They can’t have more than 2 images.
  3. They must fit in this box . Check if yours fits ->
    {{User:Special:Mypage/sig/sig}}
    .
  4. They can’t have more than 1 variable.
  5. Images can’t be larger than 35px.

Now, we need to use it obviously. You can always out in the pages {{User:Blah/sig}}, however, it is easier just to click on the sig button. To make it work you have to go to the Preferences page (Top of the page), and now, in the Signature box you just paste this: {{SUBST:nosubst|User:Username/sig}} (Changing username with your actual username). Next, you check the Raw signature box. If you don’t do so, all the code will be pasted instead of just the template.
And now your sig is ready! However, if you want even MORE personalization, there are things you can do.

If your sig has a variable, take mine for example, sometimes you are just too busy to write something, so there are 2 things you can do:

  1. Make your sig so that if you don’t write anything it automatically fills with something (Like in mine). You just write this : {{{1|Text you want to see}}}. And voile! Don’t write anything and the default text will show up.
  2. You can also make it so that if you don’t write anything, that variable disappears, like in Stooby’s sig. You just need to write this: {{{1|}}}. So there it is, don’t write anything and it will disappear.

For even more custom stuff you can change the cursor that appears in the links. Normally, we have the boring hand (in windows, at least). You can change it to any other cursor, just do this, lets use my sig:

[[MarioWiki:The_'Shroom/XXXIII/Director_Election|<span style="font-family:font; color:Green; cursor:help; font-variant: small-caps; hover:first-letter;"><font>{{{1|Vote for me!}}}</font></span>]]


We have the span style tag, and in there, we have something saying “cursor:help”, you can change that text so different cursors appear, like:
default , crosshair , e-resize , hand, help ,move , n-resize , ne-resize , nw-resize , pointer , s-resize, se-resize, sw-resize, text , w-resize or wait.

There are also even more stuff to do, like font-variant, where you can change the text style, like the small caps my sig has, the font, or more! But unfortunately, my section ends here. Goodbye and have fun editing your sig.

Main Collaboration (SMB)

Hello 'Shroomers! Welcome to another awesome edition of The 'Shroom. As of today (the release date), here are articles nominated to be featured (on a side note, there are no articles nominated for unfeaturing):


As for collaborations, you should go check out the New Games PipeProject, which is for adding content to newly released Mario-games, and getting the latest information on the articles. I recommend this especially because Super Mario Galaxy 2 is coming out soon, so it would be helpful if as many people possible could help expand these articles when new details are announced.

Mario Calendar (Sunshineisles2)

Date unknown:
  • Super Mario Bros.+Duck Hunt+World Class Track Meet (1990)
  • Mario's Time Machine (1993)
  • Super Mario All Stars+Super Mario World (1994)
  • Tetris and Dr. Mario (1994)
  • Dr. Mario (1990)
NES:
  • Wario's Woods (December 10, 1994)
SNES:
  • Wario's Woods (December 10, 1994)
GameCube:
  • Mario Party 6 (December 6, 2004)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (December 1, 2001)
Game Boy Advance:
  • Mario Tennis: Power Tour (December 5, 2005)
Nintendo DS:
  • Game & Watch Collection (December 15, 2005)