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how do I edit my user page?

Hide an edit?

One innapropriate edit was made on the Vibe Scepter article earlier, can you hide it? --APA TKB 250px-197Umbreon.png 10:06, 30 October 2013 (EDT)

Ok --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 17:59, 30 October 2013 (EDT)

Hey I edited and I want you to hide it, can you hide it?MarioKart7player (talk)

Sorry for the wait...

Hey man. Just noticed the change! It's a great way tho celebrate Luigi! Anyways, about my new icon, I wanna pitch it to you by December 23rd. That way, if you DO like it, we could use it for 2014. I really like it, and I think you'll like it too! However, I've run into a problem. I can't create the logo. Got any suggestions? Stickers4U.pngStickers4U (talk)

I have no suggestions. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:51, 1 December 2013 (EST)

Sinking Feeling

I noticed you moved Sinking Feeling to Sinking Feeling (microgame), but there is another microgame with the same name in WarioWare: Touched!. Are you fine with me moving the Sinking Feeling (microgame) to Sinking Feeling (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!), as that is the other game it appeared in? Yoshi876 (talk)

My mistake; I moved it back. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 12:14, 12 November 2013 (EST)

Hide another edit?

An inappropriate comment was made on an edit on the Super Mario 3D World article, can you hide it?

--NJE 14:00, 19 November 2013 (EST)Nickicksbutt7

Hmm ok --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 15:42, 19 November 2013 (EST)

Two questions

  1. Um... What was that again...I'll come up with it.
  2. A user named Wajoshi joined not too long ago and I feel it might be impersonation. Do you know? OrangeYoshiTTYD.png Me, GK Inc.!Gonzales Mario Kart.png(talk! · edits!) I feel stupid for not remembering that question...


do you become an admin? I am currently not an admin and I would like to know. Please leave the answer on my talk page. Sincerely, UnshyGuy

here OrangeYoshiTTYD.png Me, GK Inc.!Gonzales Mario Kart.png(talk! · edits!) {{{1}}} 08:10, 27 November 2013 (EST)


I friend requested you on my 3DS. Think u could answer? YoshiAwsumness (talk) 18:59, 3 December 2013 (EST)

Wouldn't I need to add your number? --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:58, 3 December 2013 (EST)
Precisely. You'll find it on my userpage. YoshiAwsumness (talk) 21:13, 3 December 2013 (EST)


Hey there Steve, It seems that the Mario Wiki has been a target of major vandalism lately... may I propose you promote more users to Administator/Sysop status? At times when I've been online, there's not been a single admin online. Also, may I suggest an account be created in order to edit wiki pages? Most vandals aren't logged in. Thanks レシイラムtalk 19:32, 4 December 2013 (EST)

Bureaucrats can promote people if they want. I'd rather have an IP vandalize since they have to answer the captcha on every edit, which slows them down a little bit. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 00:13, 5 December 2013 (EST)


You know Wiki staff: Proprietor, Bureaucrats, Administrators, Patrollers on the recent changes how did you get that to appear on there? --N64 Logo.svgdude 18:52, 21 December 2013 (EST)

The usual MediaWiki:Recentchangestext. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 18:54, 21 December 2013 (EST)

Ok how did you get the colours for the userights? --N64 Logo.svgdude 18:56, 21 December 2013 (EST)

Corresponding MediaWiki:Common.css. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 18:58, 21 December 2013 (EST)

Online ID ideas

I see you play on PlayStation Network as well. I just got a PS3 yesterday, and I've been a viewer of this wiki for quite some time. I think your name is pretty cool and unique, but me? Well, I'm not to good with usernames, so, I was wondering if maybe you could give me some ideas of what I should use as my Online ID for PSN maybe? Thanks. 17:23, 26 December 2013 (EST)

I'm thinking Dripdash. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 17:44, 26 December 2013 (EST)
Lol I'm guessing you took a stroll down memory lane, huh? Still, I need a name I can use while playing games like Battlefield 4, not Minecraft. Just one different name, and I'll leave. Come on, Porple. 17:51, 26 December 2013 (EST)


What extension did you use to install Auto Refresh? --N64 Logo.svgdude 16:50, 31 December 2013 (EST)

It's not an extension but rather a script in MediaWiki:Common.js. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 16:54, 31 December 2013 (EST)

Just a heads up

You forgot to change the "supermariowiki" background back to normal. ;)--UM3000 E-102 Gamma.png

Thanks I never read that thing. Congrats on first edit of the new year (server is on east coast). --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 02:20, 1 January 2014 (EST)
Oh wow, I got so caught up in editing I didn't even realize! '^_^. P.S. Yay for New Jersey!--UM3000 E-102 Gamma.png

Two new spam users

Names are AudreyRoberge and TrevorStonehous, check the user creation log and their talk pages. Lord Grammaticus (talk) 23:11, 2 January 2014 (EST)

This has been taken care of.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 23:25, 2 January 2014 (EST)

Right, thank you. A potential third one may have just been created, I'd suggest keeping an eye on it. Lord Grammaticus (talk) 23:27, 2 January 2014 (EST)


some Steven guy is vandalizing! The Chain Chomp (talk) 20:47, 5 January 2014 (EST)

Re: Vandal

This is their IP before they went and created an account, it should be blocked as well. Lord Grammaticus (talk) 16:10, 11 January 2014 (EST)

Marshall Dan Poop

Porplemontage, would you find that Marshall Dan Poop IP Address and block it so that he can't create anymore accounts on this wiki to vandalized it? aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) 08:55, 20 January 2014 (EST)

There this one user named LumaMaster who keep speculating about Mario Party 11, can you block him/her? aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) 19:00, 28 January 2014 (EST)
Block this revision's edit summary and protect my userpage to autoconfirmed will you? aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) 15:01, 6 February 2014 (EST)

Block the revision to Zess Special, Marshall Dan Poop even said it in the summary

Walkazo already did it, Chain Chomp. -_- aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) 23:43, 30 January 2014 (EST)

Please clean the delete category. There are too many pages/images that are tagged with it. aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) 16:02, 13 February 2014 (EST)

This is my 3rd time asking.......

Why are some people who are usually online not?? File:Tvtrashsig.png (aka TVTrash)


Block The Chain Chomp because it is one of Marshall Dan Poop's socks, which would be me! I can't edit from that because the admins think I'm a normal user but I want you to block me and delete the user page of the Ztar Power account, another one of my sockpuppets!


I have made a proposal on the Forum. Most people (if not all) agree with it. It is about adding "likes" (originally "dislikes", too, but people said there would be some spamming, so...) If it is within your power to, can you put this into existence? For more details, look @ Suggestions for Improvement (like you don't know that, LOL)

Hi! I'm Shadow rocks!

I don't like to install mods (or extensions on the wiki) unless they really provide something useful to the site. Especially with SMF, this keeps the installation less-complex and helps to prevent problems like mods going out-of-date or being abandoned, or having to upgrade around the mods. The status quo is heavily favored, and the more complex a mod is the harder it is to get approved (but some things do get through, like the mobile site). Now, if you're going to propose a new feature, you really have to propose the actual mod you're talking about. So let's talk about the one mentioned here. Even though I don't think a Like system is really necessary, I wanted to try it out to see if it's worth considering. I wasn't really impressed, and combine that with what I just said, it's a no-go. The mod is patching-in quite a bit of new functionality, and it felt sloppy to me. Here's an example: If you double-click the Like button, it shows that two people have liked the post (you and 1 other) and shows your name twice (pic). Stuff like that degrades the quality of the site. I could try to fix all the issues I have, but I wasn't crazy about the idea of installing the mod to begin with, so my desire to install it and fix it is even lower. If something like this is built-in to SMF 3.0 (or whatever) then I wouldn't mind trying it out, but adding a Like system through a mod doesn't seem worth it to me. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 19:27, 28 January 2014 (EST)

Pinkie and Random

because of aka Pinkie Pie The Zombie Bros. (talk · edits) and ~~ Boo4761 I now have 4 talk archives. Can you stop them from spamming? R O Y 19:20, 9 February 2014 (EST)

Mind you?

Would you mind applying (if possible) the Nearest Neighbor to the images if zoomed? so the Super Mario Land Mario.PNG for example when zoomed become more clearer?--

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08:26, 14 February 2014 (EST)

It's already applied. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:22, 26 February 2014 (EST)
[1]. I can see it currently using the Bilinear filtering. It would be more clearer if it used the Nearest-neighbor.--
User:MegadarderyUser talk:MegadarderyDashbot.png
08:29, 2 March 2014 (EST)
We have a ton of CSS for it here. Not all browsers support it. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 08:48, 2 March 2014 (EST)
Oh, it DOES work on Mozilla.. Must be an issue with Chrome.--
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07:37, 5 March 2014 (EST)

Major moves

So, are you going to use a bot to update all redirects, or should we do it manually?--

User:MegadarderyUser talk:MegadarderyDashbot.png

11:53, 26 February 2014 (EST)

It's going to have to be done manually. At least the double-redirects were fixed by bot. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:22, 26 February 2014 (EST)

Ok MDP is getting annoying

Block MDP main account that was banned for a year to foreverBiSFireMario.PNG User:TrickyMario7654 BiSfireluigi.PNG

Cool photo

Cool Photo huh?BiSFireMario.PNG User:TrickyMario7654 BiSfireluigi.PNG


When I was moving some back I forgot to change the destination and so some (two I believe) remain in the template namespace, can you please delete the redirect and move them back to their proper place. I believe the two are Bonfire Block and Macho Grubba. Yoshi876 (talk)

OK, thanks for cleaning up. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 06:17, 2 March 2014 (EST)

User:TrickyMario7654 BiSfireluigi.PNG VIDLogo.jpg

Could you?

I am Gonzales Kart Inc., but I changed my password for the annual password change, and then I forgot it. So could you please block the old account? Thanks. CoolYoshi27 (talk)

Did you provide an email address? He could reset your password and you could salvage the old account. Rosalina Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Epic Rosalina Tanooki Rosalina.png 08:24, 7 March 2014 (EST)

I think so, but I forgot the password for that too. CoolYoshi27 (talk)

New design

Any plans for a new design? TurkeyRocks (talk) 20:48, 8 March 2014 (EST)


Hello Porplemontage. I was wondering if I could become an admin here anytime soon, because I could design the main page. I'm great with polls, and featured articles.

Thank you for your time! -

Adminship Question

Hello. I had a quick question about adminship. If I wanted to become an admin, how many edits would I need in all?

DaisyLuigi, becoming an admin doesn't involve doing millions of edits. What's needed is hard work, dedication and helpful contributions. Masking edits is supposed to be main idea of the wiki, not being promoted. When people think you're good enough, they'll make you an admin. Although I think everyone wants to be an admin, which is probably why this system works like this. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 08:34, 13 April 2014 (EDT)


How are you today? :) .::Toadette::. (talk) 10:20, 13 April 2014 (EDT)


Hello! I am greek and I want Greece to have a mario encyclopedia. Can you help?--Antasma1 (talk) 17:17, 26 April 2014 (EDT)

What aspects do you need help with? I can't do it for you. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 23:35, 26 April 2014 (EDT)
To tell me how to create a greek version of Super Mario wiki.--Antasma1 (talk) 04:51, 27 April 2014 (EDT)
Get a domain, get hosting, install MediaWiki. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 07:00, 27 April 2014 (EDT)


Glad you came just in time! I thought I was fighting with vandal alone.. Thanks :)CSRLady Bow PM2.pngBoo-piranha.jpg 03:19, 29 April 2014 (EDT)

Of course. Thank you for reverting the edits. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 03:21, 29 April 2014 (EDT)


Hey Porple, how do I'm trying to feature an article that has previously failed, and when I put the FASTAT template on, it takes me to the old one. Could you please tell me how to fix it, since you're the most reliable person online right now? - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 01:57, 6 May 2014 (EDT)


More or less a CTRL + V from here: An issue has been boggling me for quite some time - I own another wiki, entirely separate from anything to do with Mario, or Nintendo in general. More or less, I'd like to know: How did you (Or whoever did it) manage to assign custom text to wpUploadDescription from within the uploads page? The one that adds Template:aboutfile. I'm looking to do something similar, so that users may give proper attribution when uploading. How exactly, and where did you modify the wpUploadDescription class? --SM64DSMK (talk) 13:49, 10 May 2014 (EDT)

It's custom JavaScript - first thing on MediaWiki:Common.js --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 14:16, 10 May 2014 (EDT)
Ah, thank-you. I wasn't aware Wikipedia had the same function either, or that the class had nothing to do with it. Thanks again. --SM64DSMK (talk) 14:20, 10 May 2014 (EDT)


I an trying to feature the White Mage article, however people is saying that the article is smaller than Baby DK and Shigeru Miyamoto articles. Could you take a look into the article and list the isssues or remove the opposes? Thanks anyway, looks like people respect you more than anyone heree. (You are the wiki owner duh)., so I'll do the same Ashley DIY2.png Ashley(and Red) My 3d world.png

Broken link?

Try to type "" in the URL and you end up on the Main Page. It needs a fix! Tsunami (talk)

It must be some kind of MediaWiki problem [2]. The URL for ? Switch is --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 18:13, 7 June 2014 (EDT)
Another MediaWiki problem is typing ":" in the search bar and strike the "ENTER" key. Once again, you end up on the Main Page... World of Tsunami!

Hey Porplemontage

Um,can you please update the MediaWiki software to version 1.23.0? Just asking,this version behaves like a modern website and has some modern website elements and it makes certain editing tasks easier. - Pwwnd123 (talk)

We always update to the latest branch, just not right away. You don't need to ask about it. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 18:13, 7 June 2014 (EDT)


Can you protect this page? Toad - Mario Party 10.pngToadAwesome12Toad - Mario Party 10.png

New Wikis Ideas

Hey guy! I have some ideas to expand NIWA with 2 new wikis (still to be created) (YES, I do know that I need to ask this to NIWA forums (browsing around), but since I'm not going to make any forum accounts (for now), I'll ask this to you, since you're the founder).

Name Reason
Skylanders Wiki The Skylanders series is surely a series that needs an its own wiki. It currently have 4 console titles, 1 upcoming, all of which was released in Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It is clearly a series that have something to Nintendo and deserves its own wiki. Also, amiibos are based upon Skylanders, but still Activision is planning to make games for Nintendo.
Nintendo Fanon Wiki Nowdays, some people wonder on wanting to making fanon games. Seriously, there are many (Fantendo is a good example). Also, I think that this is a great opportuity to socialize... usually there are more than a person to make a game, right? The same shall apply here, as users can make "teams" in order to make games! However, is still an idea, as most of Fantendo users (if not all) make games alone. The main reason to making this is because the Pikmin series (which have 3 games) have its own fanon wiki (with over 2000 pages!), while the Mario series, which have about 100 games (probabily overcounting, but probabily more) do not have one. It's pretty unfair.

How about the ideas? I think that we can make a great Sixth Wave of wikis ^_^ (also, do you know how to make a text inside a table NOT bold? Thanks!) YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png


Please block User:This wiki freaking sucks right now. - Ninelevendo.png BlueLightning.png 05:39, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

Proposal Comments

This is something I noticed when someone edits the comment section of a proposal. On Recent Changes, when you press the arrow to go to the section, it goes to the Comments of the first proposal seen when scrolling down instead of the Comments section that was actually edited. Was this intentional or a mistake? --BowserJrPaperJam.gifTriple K, Skye 20:38, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

It's a MediaWiki bug. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 21:44, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

Do You Have an Old Wiki Backup

Uh, hey. Do you happen to have any wiki backups of the old Super Mario Wiki (circa. 2007-2009). I have recently got this bizarre interest in old wikis, and I think it's fun to compare them from then and now. The HD Guy (talk) 11:43, 10 July 2014 (EDT)

talkpage deletion

Hi. I would like to have my talkpage deleted, including archives. Do you allow it? Or are eu laws ("right to be forgotten") not applicable here since this site is based in the US? Maybe I am wrong. --NewSMBU (talk) 09:20, 6 August 2014 (EDT)


Hello! Just wanted to remind you that the Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner in the shroombox template in non-linked and says "MK: WTC". Please Fix this. Toad - Mario Party 10.pngToadAwesome12Toad - Mario Party 10.png 16:06, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

New question. You know that file,

Gate Planet.png

I wanna upload a better version of this file, and it's not letting me cuz of the file extention. I tried to move it but it said I couldn't. Help! Toad - Mario Party 10.pngToadAwesome12Toad - Mario Party 10.png 09:39, 11 August 2014 (EDT)

Just upload the file separately and mark the other one for deletion. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 16:46, 11 August 2014 (EDT)


Hello. I ask you this since you are the Proprietor and will know better what to do... Help:Table says perfectly how to make one, but doesn't talk at all about the many things you can custom the table, e.g. Sortable class, set width, no bold (thing that I cann't overcome)... do you think that it could be expanded to let the users know about all those types? This also applies for many other things (that gradient thing, that lets something be displayed with more colors, was found by we by browsing. Should be somewhere). YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png


I was editing the talk of Mini Scuttle Bug, but when I submitted the lastest comment, a message showed something like "A query database error has occured. This could be a bug in the software" or similar. When I refreshed the page, it was 100% normal. What was that? (Also, I haved some problems to write this, because the software strangely slows down) YoshiCGicon.pngTSUNAMIPlessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png

Hello' porplemontage.

I have a few things to say.

1.Thanks for creating this wiki!

2.Friend request on 3DS. (Name is porple because porplemontage is too long.) My friend code is 317970724338.

3.I'm on a tablet' so I can create videos easily. I try to make those videos GIFS' but it doesn't work. Is there another way' or it does work? I want to make gameplay for games. Reply here or on my talk.

Also' some of my friends are coming over' and want an account' so how do you know IP addresses? Joseph (talk) (contribs) Joseph's mii.jpg

sig help

HEY I was just wondering how you change the font on your sig? And 2 why havent we added a chart for colors and fonts on the SIG page.Thanks for makeing the wiki a wonderful place 30px Green6017 Guy30px


Hello there, I wrote a mail to you. I hope you can help me. Rociante (talk), 22:50, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I really can't help you, sorry. Maybe post in the NIWA forum about the logo or collaborate with the English F-Zero wiki admins, and ask the Fire Emblem or Kid Icarus wiki admins about their skin. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 17:11, 16 October 2014 (EDT)
Thank you for the message. I'll open a new thread there. Rociante (talk, 15:28, 24 October 2014 (EDT)

How do you create a Wiki?

I want to create a Wiki, but not a "Wikia". I noticed how successful this Wiki turned out, so I'm just thinking if I should make one myself. But I'm not really sure because I don't know if the search engine you used is free or not. If so, please link me to the search engine you used to create "Super Mario Wiki". Please reply back as soon as possible so I know you have got this message.

                                    --Lucas R. (talk) 10:43, 4 November 2014 (EST)
Uh, it's not free. Get a domain, get hosting, install MediaWiki. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 15:04, 4 November 2014 (EST)



I am Klap Trap from the Germany Wikia MarioWiki and have used some screenshots from here, because I thought that this is allowed. Now one of our admins got a complaint that it was not allowed and I should ask here if the MarioWikia may keep these screenshots or not. Should they not be allowed to keep, then sorry! In this case, the corresponding screenshots will deleted soon.

If you're not the bureaucrat here, so I please you to say him this message.

Klap Trap (talk) 11:01, 18 November 2014 (EST)

Hi! I would ask the individuals who uploaded the screenshots here. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 11:51, 18 November 2014 (EST)


Per MarioWiki talk:FAQ: How does a bot on this wiki work? How can I help create and fix a bot? And is there anything else I need to know about bots? Thanks, Sofa.king (talk) 17:18, 3 December 2014 (EST)

I use this bot, you can too I guess. Everything about it is there. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 00:30, 4 December 2014 (EST)
Wow, that seems very useful! Thanks very much!! :) Sofa.king (talk) 08:34, 4 December 2014 (EST)


I keep getting Kicked out of #mwchat for no reason and the server says i come to troll, it's my first time and it just plain hates me....can you fix it?...I can understand if you cannot Paper Iggy KoopaMK8 Iggy Icon.png 7:53 AM, December 18, 2014

Golden Sun Linking

I was told that I needed to speak with you about interwiki linking, and in this case, there's a problem with linking to the Golden Sun Wiki. Any links to the wiki need a "/wiki" in front of them to work properly, like on Isaac's article. Otherwise, they redirect to a 404 page. Would you be able to fix this? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Yes, it is fixed. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 17:09, 4 January 2015 (EST)

Ads are very resource-heavy

I have no problem with a lot of ads covering the site. I know things are expensive, and I will never use adblock because I know you guys need the money. But can you guys please police them a little bit? At the bottom of almost every page there are two ads side-by-side that play a full-length, fairly high-definition video. Even one of these makes it difficult to browse the site, but TWO next to each other makes it almost impossible to browse at all. It's like having two embedded Youtube videos playing at the same time, it takes a HUGE hit to my browser's performance.

Thank you. 23:41, 14 January 2015 (EST)

Thingy thing...

so I was for some reason looking through the zombie bros use page and at the top of the page theres a neat header that says wich users are online, upcoming events, and so forth. Instead of trying (and failing) to duplicate it, I decided to ask a person who knew what he was doing. If you dont understand what I mean by header you can go the zombie bros page you cant miss it.

Thanks, 30px Green6017 Guy30px 23:06, 20 January 2015 (EST)

User Bestiary List

I would like a list of users w/ their own user stats. Or at least do something like get more users to make their own bestiaries. DREAMYDARKBOWSER777 (talk) 08:42, 29 January 2015 (EST)

Can you do it?MarioKart7player (talk) 10:33, 8 Febuary 2015 (EST)

Hey there

Hey I am only 10 years old and I will not be editing much is this okay? MarioKart7player (talk) 20:41, 8 February 2015 (EST) I will be mostly editing Talk and UserTalk pages. MarioKart7player (talk) 20:43, 8 February 2015 (EST)

April Fools 2015

For April Fools 2015, can you make my Fantendo game, New Super Mario Kart 3D? Please reply on my page! Captain Toad (his mail box) Getting my own game soon! 11:07, 20 February 2015 (EST)

Patrollers, Administrators

Hi Porplemontage... Who choose to someone to be Patrollers or administrators? (It's not because I want to be patrollers, I don't want anyway to this time) I just want to know about this.

Thanks to answer my question. --LudwigVon (talk) 19:13, 16 March 2015 (EDT)


Could you take a look at this for a moment? STONE-HILL!!! At last, the rock fell.

Permission to use a template you created for another wiki

Hello Porplemontage, do I have permission to use Template:TOCtop for an article on Starfy Wiki? I also asked this on the talk page for that template, but I wasn't sure if you saw it. Thanks in advance! Chickasaurus (talk) 17:16, 27 March 2015 (EDT)

Sure thing! --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 19:24, 27 March 2015 (EDT)
Cheers! :) Chickasaurus (talk) 20:22, 25 April 2015 (EDT)

Name change

How do i change my name?

YoshiDance.gif John YoshiDance.gif 09:46, 4 April 2015 (EDT)


Hi, I'd like you to answer my question which is there, it is a request for an opinion like you you're the proprietor's Super Mario Wiki. :-) ----25px Captain Yoshi (Yes ?)25px 14:31, 11 April 2015 (EDT)


I sent a welcome message to my dad, is that okay? My dad is this guy. -Cool190 (Talk · Contribs)


There is a vandal named Torey who keeps putting bad stuff on my talk page. Please help! PowerKamekSignature.png(talk|contribs) 00:41, 5 May 2015 (EDT)

Japanese characters

Is there a way to incorporate Japanese hiragana and katakana characters into the "special characters" in the box above the editing field? It would be more convenient for editors to include and transcribe Japanese characters if they need to without resorting to copy-pasting or using an external source to incorporate Japanese characters. Thanks! Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 22:43, 8 June 2015 (EDT)

I followed this page and came up with the JavaScript below, but it doesn't work. If anyone can get this working on their user JS then we can customize it and add it to the main JS.
var customizeToolbar = function() {
	$( '#wpTextbox1' ).wikiEditor( 'addToToolbar', {
		'section': 'characters',
		'pages': {
			'emoticons': {
				'layout': 'characters',
				'label': 'Emoticons',
				'characters': [ ':)', ':))', ':(', '<3', ';)' ]
	} );
/* Check if view is in edit mode and that the required modules are available. Then, customize the toolbar */
if ( $.inArray( mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ), [ 'edit', 'submit' ] ) !== -1 ) {
	mw.loader.using( 'user.options', function () {
		// This can be the string "0" if the user disabled the preference
		if ( mw.user.options.get( 'usebetatoolbar' ) == 1 ) {
				mw.loader.using( 'ext.wikiEditor.toolbar' ), $.ready
			).then( customizeToolbar );
	} );
--Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 00:57, 9 June 2015 (EDT)
Okay, thanks for responding and helping! Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:53, 9 June 2015 (EDT)

Possible security hole question

I was directed here by Walkazo to ask this question. Earlier, I was messing around on the MarioWiki when I came upon this page. Obviously, I'm not testing it out, but it appears that could reset anyone's password (not just yourself), given that you know their username. Of course, the new password would be sent straight to the targeted user's email, but until the targeted user figures that out, they could potentially be locked out. Is this possible? --Andymii (talk) 23:02, 11 June 2015 (EDT)

No, the original password will continue working. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 23:41, 11 June 2015 (EDT)

Okay, thanks. --Andymii (talk) 15:38, 12 June 2015 (EDT)


Omg you are like a celebrity to me! Can I have the esteemed privilege to know how/why you started this wiki, your opinion on user pedis, and if you think that smwiki is dying slowly? --Robokoopa (Messich meh)Robo.pngBoshii.gif-- 13:58, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

Cool, thanks! I started the site by purchasing some web hosting and installing MediaWiki. The reason was because I was really interested in wikis and decided to start one for one of my favorite game series. I'm happy that our community is vibrant and close enough for something like Userpedia to exist. The wiki is steadily growing, not dying. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 14:12, 3 July 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for making this wiki! I think this is my favorite website that I've ever been on! PowerKamekSignature.png (talk|contribs) Kamek Power! 14:23, 3 July 2015 (EDT) It's my favorite too!!! Marioguy (talk) 18:01, 7 July 2015 (EDT) Marioguy


Is it possible to download the Super Mario Wiki? Another gossip-loving Toad (talk) 03:16, 3 August 2015 (EDT)

Proposal system problem...

Hello Porplemontage! Some proposals rules are a little difficult to understand, said that the rule No. 5. The rules applicable to all users, including administrators, am I right? So how apply Rule # 5 on an admins, if a votes can only be eliminated by the admins, for my part, I think he used a bit of superiority. I propose little changed to the proposal system. As I studied law and I live in Canada What I will use an example to the proposal of the Canadian democratic system for what I propose.

  • Admins should remain neutral, Some proposals which did have lots of vote and when an administrator vote, many users will vote with "Per, admins username" without clear their positions, like if they wait for an admins to vote. By remaining neutral, users will clairify their arguments, rather than relying solely on an administrators arguments.
  • As the admins are those involved in developing the rules and ensure that they apply and may Feeding Deny As already some proposals, I will use the Canadian democratic system pay my example. House of Commons: Wiki Users vote on proposals, whether the proposal in question passes the house (Users) must await the final decision of the senate (the admins) and if admins are for the change in question of the proposal, so the proposal in question occurs, if the admins voted against, the change does not pass. It will give the chance to the admins have the final decision.
  • If not, create a Proposals committee.
  • Also change name "comments" for "debate" since most proposals ends with a debate rather than simply dragging comments on the subject.

I wish you reply me, thank you for giving me a bit of your time to give me answer. Thank you!--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 14:30, 6 August 2015 (EDT)

Hi there. Users become admins because they know the wiki well. I don't want to remove those voices from the voting/discussion process. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 03:48, 7 August 2015 (EDT)
Well, yes, I forgot that point, by the way, thanks for creating Super Mario Wiki, I found it really userful!--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 10:05, 7 August 2015 (EDT)

August, 13 2005

10 years in August 13, 2005 :-) --Captain Yoshi 25px 08:40, 7 August 2015 (EDT)

Today.... 10 YEARS ! Happy birthday d'or the Wiki ! :-) --Captain Yoshi 25px 16:32, 13 August 2015 (EDT)


I don't know why, but Wikipedia doesn't use things like BoxTop and their pages still look fine. Another gossip-loving Toad (talk) 08:41, 15 August 2015 (EDT)

My user page... is weird.

Hi there,

This has been bugging me for a while. When you load my user page (here), you may notice that the placement of things is off. Do you have any idea why?

Yours, UserPyroGuy.png (T · C) 13:31, 19 August 2015 (EDT)

Thanks! Much appreciated. UserPyroGuy.png (T · C) 03:07, 20 August 2015 (EDT)

Problem with laptop or wiki?

Hi Porple, Im trying to load pages and any pictures (including the wiki logo) don't load. Also, the "loading" icon on the tab thingamajobby keeps spinning and spinning and spinning. Does this happen to you? Also, if it helps, I am using Win8.1. Thanks! SM64 Mario Sidekick.png Don't Get Zonked! Question Block 3D.png (blabbing · what i do) 13:52, 9 September 2015 (EDT)

I would say the problem is on your end. Reset your router? --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:02, 1 October 2015 (EDT)

I found a glitch

For some reason, occasionally when I try to open a navigation template, I get the editing screen. Editing Screen? Yes. Open template? No. Do you know why this would happen? RoyNSMBU.png Roy Koopa 15:53, 23 September 2015 (EDT)

Can you point me to a page where it happens consistently? --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:02, 1 October 2015 (EDT)

Problem !

Hi Porplemontage, Is Captain Yoshi, have a problem: I forgot my password and i know hop to connect now ! 😢😭 Then i a su a colleague, Glowsquid indicate a relationship:, I have been in the link my indicate Glowsquid, I put m'y username (Captain Yoshi) , Then he put me his:

A password reset email vas already been sent, within the last 24 hours. To prevent abuse only one password reset email will be sent per 24 hours.

Short 😒, you can quickly answerd me please, thank you and good day ! ☺ -- 15:24, 26 September 2015 (EDT) --Captain Yoshi

You would need to provide me with an email address to send the new password to. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:02, 1 October 2015 (EDT)

My forum password was nullified

Now it doesn't work. Did you change it when remaning me JLuigi.pngJ-Luigi (talk) 19:57, 1 October 2015 (EDT)

Yes, when a user is renamed a new password is sent to their email address. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 20:02, 1 October 2015 (EDT)
Problem: the current address is outdated. Could you send it to the one on Glowsquid's talk page please? JLuigi.pngJ-Luigi (talk) 22:14, 2 October 2015 (EDT)
I updated the email address so you should be able to recover the password. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 12:37, 4 October 2015 (EDT)


please: how to create a wiki?

I want to create a wiki Mario in Portuguese Yoshiman2 (talk) 13:29, 28 October 2015 (EDT)

Buy a domain, buy hosting, install MediaWiki. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 18:21, 28 October 2015 (EDT)
which is a good place to host a wiki? Yoshiman2 (talk) 16:03, 29 October 2015 (EDT)
I've used HostDime and Hivelocity, that's all I can speak to, they worked fine. Any budget hosting should be fine to start out with - HostGator, etc. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 01:26, 7 November 2015 (EST)
Thank you! Yoshiman2 (talk) 10:13, 8 November 2015 (EST)

Return to page problem

I've been commenting on the construction template proposal, and whenever I post, it goes to the comments section from the 2012 proposal. This works with any TPP on a page with more than one. Any idea why? JLuigi.pngJ-Luigi (talk) 22:19, 6 November 2015 (EST)

This is an age-old MediaWiki bug that annoys me too. They're not too keen on fixing it, apparently. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 01:26, 7 November 2015 (EST)
ugh. Sounds like it isn't going away anytime soon then. JLuigi.pngJ-Luigi (talk) 16:07, 7 November 2015 (EST)


Hi, I am Marioguy. I forgot my password and I can't log in. Can you help? P.S. I don't have an email either to get a password to get my password since I forgot that when logging in.

If you provide me with an email address, I can add it to your account so you can recover the password. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 08:30, 17 November 2015 (EST)
I emailed you the new password and removed the edit. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 18:29, 17 November 2015 (EST)

Thanks I'm back!!! Marioguy (talk) 21:32, 18 November 2015 (EST)


I noticed a user is continuously saying in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that Blaze is in with no source but since I'm not an admin then I can't say anything or I get a reminder/warning, can you help? Marioguy (talk) 21:45, 18 November 2015 (EST) Hello, did you leave? :-/ Marioguy (talk) 22:24, 18 November 2015 (EST) Oh, the person who did it is User: Ma321. Marioguy (talk) 17:34, 19 November 2015 (EST)

Please direct this to another admin. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 19:09, 19 November 2015 (EST)

A message from another user

Hey Porplemontage, I have a message from A gossip-loving Toad, a member from China that has this wiki blocked.

Hi Porplemontage, It has been confirmed that the Super Mario Wiki, as well as several other wiki of yours, is blοcked in Сhina. There is a discussion about it in a Сhinese Mario forum:

I myself has joined the Wiki on August 2014, and since then the Wiki is blocked on May 2015 but then unblocked in a week, on June 2015 but then unblocked on about August 2, on August 8 but unblocked then on an unknown time, and blocked again two weeks ago. I miss this Wiki very much.

- User:A gossip-loving Toad

--Zootalo (talk) 13:01, 22 November 2015 (EST)

Wow, that is terribly unfortunate for our Chinese users. Thanks for letting me know. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 17:52, 22 November 2015 (EST)

IP Spammer This guy clearly isn't trying. CrashBash (talk) 03:33, 30 November 2015 (EST)

MediaWiki: Latest Version and a Useful Plug-in

Two things:

  1. What is the version of MediaWiki MarioWiki is using? I'm just wondering making sure MarioWiki is at top-notch performance software-wise
  2. I have been noticing a lot of vandals and bannings are regular here. On Bulbapedia, it seems like they use a system to detect malicious edits and block malicious editors automatically. Here is the page. I think this is the plug-in. This should help prevent vandals from making those edits (blanking pages, disallowed usernames, etc.). I don't think you have this installed (Special:AbuseFilter). If you already know about this, I'm just going to assume there might have been a compatibility or some other issue in the past. Just trying to help prevent wrongful use of this Wiki. If you can't do anything about this plug-in, please forward this to the right person! ;)

--Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 20:45, 6 January 2016 (EST)

So uh

What just happened? Serpent King (talk) 03:41, 14 January 2016 (EST)

MySQL crashed and was unable to restart automagically. Unfortunately, I was asleep, but I eventually woke up from the emails and fixed it. Glad we're back! Please report if there are any lingering issues.. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 03:47, 14 January 2016 (EST)
Will do, thanks ! Serpent King (talk) 03:51, 14 January 2016 (EST)

Ugly article space

Dude, the ads on this wiki are pushing the text over to the right on my screen. I know you need support from ads, but can't you put them somewhere else instead of on the sides of the article space? It looks so ugly. Why not just position the ads like you do on your other wikis, like on Halopedia, for example? Halopedia doesn't have shifted text and seems to be doing just fine. Are you trying to mimic Wikia's practices by substituting content space for ads? 01:48, 30 January 2016 (EST)

It's pretty simple: The two units need to be placed above the fold, or without scrolling on a typical monitor, to earn enough to support the site. There's no way to do that without shifting the text in some way, or completely moving the sidebar below an ad unit. Halopedia has significantly less traffic, so it earns quite a bit less from ads. Moving that ad up wouldn't improve overall earnings in a significant-enough way to justify it, so it's down where it fits best with the layout. Since MarioWiki gets the most traffic by a good amount, shifting the ad here would put a significant dent in earnings to the point where we can't afford to do it. Each site does not exist in a vacuum, they all contribute, but in different ways. In terms of amount of content per screen real estate, we're much better than Wikia because we take up the full width of your monitor, just minus some horizontal space for the sidebar and ad unit. Wikia's fixed-width solution means non-content-space on the left and right, and more scrolling. Which I guess they did so they could sell those ads that take up the whole page background (in addition to their video ads that take up the entire screen). So, no, we're not trying to mimic Wikia. Thanks for your concern, though. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 02:25, 30 January 2016 (EST)

Hide revision

Hi, can you hide the vandal's edit made on my talk page.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 15:24, 31 January 2016 (EST)

RE: Images

Thanks. This is going to be a BIG task! I've done quite a few already. I'm done for now but will resume later. Please refresh the cache. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 02:36, 30 March 2016 (EDT)

It is quite an undertaking - thanks for your help. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 12:09, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
I could use some help with this. I wasn't anticipating that many images to fix. And there are still images tagged with {{game-sprite}}, {{game-3Drender}}, {{game-cover}}, {{game-logo}}, and maybe a few others in Category:Image copyright tags. :P --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 13:59, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
Only the game screenshots category has been removed since it's being done one template at a time. You can start a wiki collab on the forum for help. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 14:34, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
I see that you restored {{game-screenshot}} to have a category again. Let's do {{game-sprite}} next (even though it was mostly L151 (talk) :P). Below, I have included a tracking system of sorts just to keep track of what is complete. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:59, 7 April 2016 (EDT)
Yup. The first ones to go through are these with redundant categories, some tagged as screenshots with additional sprite category, etc. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 22:22, 7 April 2016 (EDT)
Mission complete. Category is empty. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 00:42, 8 April 2016 (EDT)

Refresh the cache please. Got quite a few images done in the past few hours. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 21:45, 10 April 2016 (EDT)

Awesome! Done. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 22:05, 10 April 2016 (EDT)
Yeah, I know I have been neglecting it. It just became mentally taxing to do them all. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 14:47, 26 April 2016 (EDT)
OK, took out most of them in Special:UncategorizedFiles. Refresh the cache. There are some images I didn't know where to place. Those are the ones that remain. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 00:53, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
Great, thanks! --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 00:59, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
Not entirely sure we need Category:Family BASIC Images. I think the two sprites belonging to that category are for Donkey Kong (game). --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 01:33, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
The file pages, Gallery:Mario, and Gallery:Pauline clearly say they're from Family BASIC, so I'm not making it up. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 01:38, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
I never said that you were. What I am referring to is we never organize game sprites by game system but rather by what game they come from. Unless what you are trying to say is that the case is similar to File:Famicom Disk System Main Menu.png where the Mario and Luigi sprites in that screenshot used in the Famicom Disk System boot-up screen didn't come from a game at all. In that case, I would think the images in Category:Family BASIC Images should be in Category:Famicom Images or we should create Family BASIC instead of linking to Wikipedia like you did. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 03:10, 27 April 2016 (EDT)
I considered the software/cartridge that it comes with to be a "game" like Mario Paint is a "game." It really doesn't matter to me if you want to do something different with it. Let me know when you're up for the next templates - possibly all at once if it doesn't look like a lot. You can take a break if you want! --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 03:40, 27 April 2016 (EDT)



A user named Arceus trolled me on my talk page with some very crude language, I already game him a warning so if he does it again could you please block him thanks. Fawful's Minion (talk)


May I create my userpage? Also, are you the founder of SmashWiki?


I think there should be a report button on user pages. I know they can be very easily abused, but it'll make what just happened a bit easier to work with. Instead of constantly complaining to an admin (like I am here), we can just hit the report button. Sound good? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:32, 20 April 2016 (EDT)

well now, another ip needs to be blocked, check the recent changes BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 22:33, 20 April 2016 (EDT)
I don't know - is there even an extension for that? --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 22:45, 20 April 2016 (EDT)

Nuke system

Do you think we should install a nuke system? I think it would be beneficial into cutting down the history and crap of clear vandal accounts. Also, since their history won't be recorded, they literally won't have any impact at all. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 22:35, 20 April 2016 (EDT)

No, that extension is sloppily maintained and dangerous in general. The best solution is just more patrollers to block them quickly. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 22:45, 20 April 2016 (EDT)
Well, I'm sure there are people who are always willing to help. :) Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 23:01, 20 April 2016 (EDT)

Bandwidth issues.

Excuse me, but a couple of users are wondering, is there currently any limited bandwidth to work with? Like should we avoid uploading large images and generally prefer decent-sized images instead?--

User:MegadarderyUser talk:MegadarderyDashbot.png

15:09, 21 April 2016 (EDT)

The server does have a bandwidth limit, but we are comfortably under it every month. Images can be large, we can afford the bandwidth. We probably don't need HUGE images, like character artwork thousands of pixels in height/width. Native resolution screenshots are good, there's no need to scale those down before uploading. Basically, the status quo is fine. It isn't something we need to be actively concerned about. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 19:22, 21 April 2016 (EDT)


Glad to meet you!SuperLuigi (talk) 00:25, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

A few questions.

Is there a German branch of the Mario Wiki? Do I go by my username on the German Branch if it exists? And where is the link to it? TabuuandPeach's father (talk) 15:31, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

Pinkie pie's ban

He says he will stop breaking the rules. He should be unbannedSuperLuigi (talk) 21:49, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

Mobile Edit

On edit summaries, I've been seeing the words 'tags mobile edit.' What does this mean, does it mean the user edit via phone or is it something else I don't know about. Fawful's Minion 35px 00:04, 23 April 2016 (EDT)


Can I ask why the images-linked were removed? They appear to be working for me on photobucket, and if not, I have reuploaded them to imgur temporarily until they are properly uploaded to the wiki. 12 I feel that I'm missing something.--

User:MegadarderyUser talk:MegadarderyDashbot.png

05:04, 26 April 2016 (EDT)

Thank you. Both pages looked like this. --Steve (talk) firefox_27x15.png 07:38, 26 April 2016 (EDT)
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