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I've been thinking that the wiki could hold a contest to design a brand new logo for the Super Mario Wiki. It's a new year, and as far as I know, the current logo is the only one to ever be used (again, as far as I know). --EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 02:08, 3 January 2017 (EST)

We've actually had this logo previously to our current one (I think it was changed about eight years ago). Anyway, it would depend entirely on whether there is enough community interest to change it again. Recently, the banners at MarioWiki:Maintenance and MarioWiki:Proposals have been redesigned, due to the strong community interest at the wiki's forums (see here and here). So I think that any pitch to change the wiki's logo would require that same involvement. If you wanted to pursue it, then I'd suggest bringing up within the "general discussion" topic on the forum's collaboration board. Because ultimately, the admins wouldn't really organise it without that pre-momentum from the community. – Shokora 06:04, 3 January 2017 (EST)
I'm not really the type of person that can handle building momentum, i.e. I'm not a leader; I nearly didn't do the bestiary proposal. Someone else should head to the forums for this, not me. What were the circumstances around changing the logo the first time? I also came up with a couple of design logos: Imgur (I like the second one more). --EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 15:00, 3 January 2017 (EST)
I'm not sure on the process of how the last logo was changed, I wasn't even around that far back. Your logos are nice; it would just be a matter of you asking people for their yay/nay opinion on them, and then tending to any suggestions for improvement. And then if there was enough support from other people, then perhaps they would be willing to help you take it further. – Shokora 07:24, 4 January 2017 (EST)
Is it too late to add on The 'Shroom under Discussions Seeking Input that there's an ongoing discussion about the wiki logo?

Not at all! I'll update it once I get home. – Shokora 20:12, 21 January 2017 (EST)

Thank you! It's important that it gets recognition. Right now, almost everyone over there has said they support the mushroom logo design.--EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 20:23, 21 January 2017 (EST)

Done. – Shokora 07:09, 22 January 2017 (EST)

a whatchamacallit term...[edit]

Hi. Do you happen to know if there is a term for an easy-to-recognize concept in RPG games? It's this: when the player moves in the field, usually the camera moves as the player does, but sometimes the camera stops moving when the player reaches the edge of a certain kind of region, and if the player crosses the region, the screen turns black and then resumes with the player in the next. (In Partners in Time, the Lakitu cameraman speaks of "rooms", but this doesn't always work. In Bowser's Inside Story, such regions are denoted by rectangles on the map and uncovered one by one.) Does "screen" work, or maybe there is a better word for such "regions"? --A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 10:23, 3 January 2017 (EST)

I've asked around, and it seems that the smaller, split-up areas within RPG games are appropriately referred to as "chunks". And I think the action of darkening the camera when moving from one chunk to another could just be called a "transition". – Shokora 07:51, 4 January 2017 (EST)

RE:VBWL[edit]

Sure! I wasn't aware at all that you are working on those articles. Sorry for that! Also, what do you think of Horned Toady? Is it written well? -- Super Radio

Alright, I listened to your suggestions. Said and done. Thanks! -- Super Radio
Also, let me know when you finish your work on VBWL. I am curious too see the results because there's so much content from that game that has missed coverage on the wiki... -- Super Radio

Deletion of Upload Wars (Continued)[edit]

You never got around to deleting a lot of the file history for these files before archiving the discussion! Also both the edit history and file history of File:Pnp-logo.png need removal of certain edits pertaining to piracy websites. I think it is against policy to link to or reference such locations on the internet. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:52, 4 January 2017 (EST)

I'm sorry about that! I'll get around to them as soon as I can. – Shokora 00:24, 5 January 2017 (EST)
It's fine. We all forget to do something occasionally. Thanks for getting it done. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:46, 5 January 2017 (EST)

File:SM64 BitDW M25.png - Megadardery (talk) reverted once. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 18:47, 8 January 2017 (EST)

File:Super Mario 64 Wiggler Boss Nintendo 64.png - Starting to get ridiculous. Also it might be a good idea to remove "hack" images (120+ stars, widescreen hacks, etc.). --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:49, 5 February 2017 (EST)

File:BulletBillWii.png - Cumbersome list of revisions, especially by B.wilson (talk), who was blocked indefinitely from this wiki for trolling (reverted more than tried to make the image better). Delete those revisions along with any other revisions by others. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 20:05, 6 February 2017 (EST)

Seems like there's been an upload war with File:Star.GIF as well. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 23:33, 6 February 2017 (EST)
Taken care of the above two requests. – Shokora 23:56, 6 February 2017 (EST)

File:Super Mario 64 (U).png - There's a few reverts. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 18:58, 8 February 2017 (EST)

File:Pinball.PNG - Get rid of Brandondorf9999 (talk)'s edits and other members' reverts. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 01:15, 10 February 2017 (EST)

File:Pit Yoshi.PNG - Not really an upload war but rather probably someone impatient trying to upload something. Not exactly sure what caused such a thing to happen. Maybe talking with this user could give us an idea what went wrong on his end. I'd prefer you do it because you know me. I'm not really good at talking to people about issues I am noticing. Paper Mario Dizzy.png --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 17:32, 17 February 2017 (EST)

Thanks. I'd already approached him asking what issue he was experiencing. – Shokora 03:05, 18 February 2017 (EST)

File:Secret of the Village Underside.PNG - One revert by Henry Stickmin (talk). --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 16:49, 18 February 2017 (EST)

A few mistakes on Help and Mariowiki pages[edit]

There are two pages that have mistakes and I can't edit them because they are protected so only admins can edit so I want you to fix them. In Help:CSS, in the last section it says If you want to add comments (text that the CSS won't read), put it inbetween /* and */. There should be a space in between inbetween. In Mariowiki:Bots, you will find that there should be the letter s after the word email at the end (the second email). Mr Squid sig.PNG Mr squid Talk Edits 10:00, 5 January 2017 (EST)

Thanks for pointing those out! They've been corrected. – Shokora 08:03, 6 January 2017 (EST)

RE:Shadoo Reversion[edit]

Ah, okay. Yeah, Glowsquid (talk) explained that pretty well. The section was removed back in May and wasn't undone since until yesterday. I saw it as a bunch of speculation as none of it is truly confirmed, but there does seem to be a significant amount of backstory to this, doesn't there? Apologies for all the confusion. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 12:41, 6 January 2017 (EST)

RE: Super Mario Galaxy game guide[edit]

Hey! There's no enemy list in the SMG1 guide (at least for the Premiere Edition; not sure about the Collector's Edition), so I had to look through the levels they appeared in to see if they'd mention "Metallic Goombas" or "Octobeetles". So far, I haven't found any mentions of these two names (The RPG Gamer (talk) added the "Octobeetle" name; might want to ask him when his block expires), but I did find these:

  • "Watch out for the robot Goombas on the planetoid's surface. Mario can spin to knock these little menaces into the black hole or tip them over with a stomp on the unguarded underbelly to earn a coin." (pg. 83; level is Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor)
  • "These robots wander around a warp pipe. Spin to knock the robots on their backs, then stomp their vulnerable undercarriages." (pg. 268; level is Dreadnought Galaxy)

The Buoy Base Galaxy section doesn't seem to mention them at all. If I do run into any of those two names, or if there are any more levels they're found in that come to mind, I'll let you know.

As for Kingfin, the guide does indeed only refer to it as "the Bonefin" (odd considering the mission is called "Kingfin's Fearsome Waters"). Some references:

  • "When Mario splashes down on the planet, the Bonefin swims into view." (pg. 248)
  • "After Mario lands two hits on the Bonefin, the behemoth calls in reinforcements." (pg. 248)
  • "After landing the fifth hit on Bonefin, the leviathan crumbles and all his skeletal minions disappear." (pg. 249)

Hope this helps! SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 07:03, 7 January 2017 (EST)

Found one of them!
  • "Watch out for the metallic Goombas on the twin discs. They'll try to needle Mario as he explores the area." (pg. 104; level is Battlerock Galaxy)
There doesn't seem to be one definitive name for it, as the guide goes back and forth exclusively between names with generic descriptors like "robot" and "metallic". (Also on the same page: "Robotic Goombas wander the discs, complicating Mario's mission.") SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 08:00, 7 January 2017 (EST)

Congrats![edit]

Hey, congrats on the promotion! I knew you'd be one one day. (Sorry I wasn't there to lend my support!) SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 17:36, 7 January 2017 (EST)

Way to go!--EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 17:40, 7 January 2017 (EST)

Thanks, guys! – Shokora 17:42, 7 January 2017 (EST)

I go to see Star Wars and I come back to see you've been promoted! Way to go! I was only gone three hours Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 18:53, 7 January 2017 (EST)

At first, I thought it was a demotion (wanted, not deserved), but I guess the ranks were different than I thought. The reason the misconception was occurring is that administrators were doing most of the work that regular users or patrollers couldn't do. Rarely did I see a bureaucrat do those things for the time I was active here. Guess order at which it appears here matters. I'm so dumb Paper Mario Dizzy.png. Anyways, congrats! --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 01:06, 8 January 2017 (EST)

  • Step 1: Called you Shokoroach for real in the proposal.
  • Step 2: You get sad.
  • Step 3: You get promoted.

Therefore, I shall hereby call you Shokoroach from now to promote your good fortune. ;) Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 01:19, 8 January 2017 (EST)

Archived Talk Pages Protected[edit]

For the proper archival of talk pages, I think that Special:WhatLinksHere/File:Petey Pirahna Ground Idle.gif should be looked at and associated pages be edited to use File:Petey Piranha Ground Idle.gif instead. This was all caused by a move and redirect deleted. I can't edit these. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 01:26, 8 January 2017 (EST)

All done. – Shokora 23:36, 8 January 2017 (EST)
Thank you! I didn't expect you to do the edits for user pages though. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 00:25, 9 January 2017 (EST)

Proposal passed[edit]

The proposal I made about creating a template for appeal outcomes has passed, so could you temporarily unprotect the archive pages so that I can apply the necessary changes? P.S.: There's also a template that might will need permanent protection, considering that the feature it was used for was shot down around five-and-a-half years ago. MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 11:14, 8 January 2017 (EST)

I'd prefer to avoid having to protect-unprotect the two archives, so I've just went and did it myself. Also, the Featured Image template has been now protected. Thanks. – Shokora 20:38, 9 January 2017 (EST)

Wiki Maintenance things[edit]

I have some ideas on how to improve the writing on some of the category listings on the Wiki maintenance page, along with some typos I've found:

"Articles that are yet to be created will be shown as a red link. New articles must follow the Manual of Style, and may only be created by autoconfirmed users."

The "are" should be changed to "have" and "may" should be changed to "can" (as "may" suggests an option otherwise).


"Users who have created stub articles should receive a {{new stub-reason}} reminder, so that they can understand how their future articles may be improved."

Should this instead say the following to be clearer?

"Users who have created stub articles without marking them as such should receive a {{new stub-reason}} reminder, so that they can understand how their future articles may be improved."

"Articles that are tagged with the {{construction}} template are not fully finished"

The "are" is missing.


I think it should be noted in the "Orphaned Pages" box that a majority of them are disambiguations and don't exactly need a link to them.

That's all I caught right now, but I'll let you know if I find any more. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 19:11, 8 January 2017 (EST)

Thank you, those are all very good suggestions. They've now been applied. – Shokora 06:25, 10 January 2017 (EST)

Unlicensed Images is missing a link to its category.
Maybe it should be noted that only Autoconfirmed Users can vote in talk page proposals in the Pending discussions section?
Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 13:16, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Unlicensed images don't actually have its own maintenance category, hence why that entry just listed categories that unlicensed images wouldn't appear in. Nethertheless, I have noted the exception. The autoconfirmed part has also been added. – Shokora 17:57, 14 January 2017 (EST)

PMTTYD bestiary help[edit]

I'm going through and replacing the enemy templates with the proper code to transclude from the bestiary, but for some reason all the PMTTYD enemy templates are transcluding with hp=2}} afterwards and I can't seem to find the source of it.--EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 15:24, 9 January 2017 (EST)

I've had a quick skim through the page's coding, and I didn't spot any issues yet. Perhaps check if the <includeonly> and similar tags are all closed properly? – Shokora 06:25, 10 January 2017 (EST)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you so much, i only created this account about 2 hours ago after being a long time fan of Nintendo and the Super Mario Wiki and was having a bit of trouble with adding things such as text. Now I know what to do and probably wont encounter that problem again.

Thanks again, Alex

What the...?[edit]

So I was looking at the bureaucrat list and I see the normal ones, Glowsquid, Walkazo... SHOKORA!? Then I went here and saw that you were promoted 3 days ago. Therefore, even though I'm late compared to some other users, CONGRATULATIONS!
Luigi 64DD.png(talk·edits) 23:44, 10 January 2017 (EST)

Why thanks! :) – Shokora 00:31, 11 January 2017 (EST)

Late Birthday Present Please[edit]

NSMB Warp Pipe.PNGHi, Shokora!NSMB Warp Pipe.PNG

Please PM your Pipe Plaza section(s) to me on the forums (our forums, which one did you think?) by no later than January 19th (I'd even suggest sending it in by January 17th). If you can't then contact this dino and we'll work something out! *cough* overtime *cough*.¸


Yours truly,

The Numbered Yoshi
Yoshi876 (talk)

Re: Partners in Time screenshot[edit]

Whoops, sorry about that. I guess the answer is yes, according to Wildgoosespeeder. Is it possible to restore the JPG that got replaced? DeSmuME's OpenGL rendering option doesn't play well with my Windows 7 environment. In any case, I'll try Linux soon and maybe I can retake the screenshot free of emulator glitch. --A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 05:18, 12 January 2017 (EST)

RE: On issuing warnings[edit]

Perhaps I am a bit uptight about how things are run on MarioWiki. I feel this way because I think some things that happen here are too relaxed compared to other Wikis I have edited. Or maybe I am so used to tighter control that it bugs me more than it should and other people get annoyed by my actions. Whatever the case, I am sorry for that though.

I had a feeling I was overusing those templates considering that many of them I issued are getting overturned within the past few months. I thought I understood how to use them and understood policy enough to issue them. The warnings I have been giving were mostly related to images, if I remember right. The overturning records tell a different story though. I started to issue them less frequently with the introduction of {{uncategorized}}. Ultimate Mr. L (talk) was an example where it was doing more good than issuing warnings. As for templates such as {{aboutfile-reminder}} and {{imagecategory-reminder}}, I will continue to issue those because they are more instructional than for keeping a track record of performance, unless you feel differently of course.

The last warning I gave at this time, which was for Toadette the Achiever (talk), I thought was more justified than the previous ones I was issuing because I think they were aware I was in the process of archiving. I don't know where the user was coming from where they said it was just a few minutes in between. I saw hours. Oh well, have to let that one go.

Anyways, thanks for confirming with me that I am being too harsh with my warning issuing. I hope that I can improve how to spot real behavioral issues instead of perceived ones. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:30, 12 January 2017 (EST)

I have flooded the recent changes page! >:D[edit]

Thanks! Had some spare time today. :) SMB Smallmario.png Mario JC 23:50, 15 January 2017 (EST)

Vandal[edit]

It is possible for you to enable "change visibility" in order to remove the vulgar contents?

Okay Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko transparent WC98.png

Re: iQue[edit]

Thanks! I'm thinking about a history section now. Neither the Chinese nor the English Wikipedia has had such a section, but the 52Poké wiki (the Chinese affiliate of Bulbapedia) has a detailed one (from a Pokémon point of view), and I plan to write an abstract of it. By the way, there's actually have a question I've always wanted to ask: if a citation applies to a whole section (instead of just one sentence), where would the best place to put it? --A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 06:41, 24 January 2017 (EST)

Passed Proposal[edit]

So, the proposal of mine has passed, which means MarioWiki:Galleries needs to be updated to reflect the change.

Also, uh, what do I do with the proposal itself now? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 19:26, 27 January 2017 (EST)

Thanks! Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 19:45, 27 January 2017 (EST)

Request[edit]

Apologies if I messed something up. I'm on mobile.

Hey, my internet is down for the next couple of days, at least til Wednesday. So I'm not able to do any major edits for a while, which includes the layouts of the SM64 levels and missions, until it gets fixed (using my mom's phone at). So, um, make sure no one does my work for me until I get back? Just a heads up. - Alex95

Sure, I can keep an eye out for you. Hope to see you around again soon! – Shokora 02:41, 29 January 2017 (EST)

Proposal Passed, Need Assistance[edit]

My proposal passed and I need some assistance modifying MarioWiki:Image use policy, but also to reflect a very old but still enforced proposal about prohibiting bad/fan transparency. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:30, 30 January 2017 (EST)

Okay, I will update the page with the outcome of your proposal. But I will wait until my image use policy draft is finished to make a "transparency section" (I'd prefer to have it all updated in one go). – Shokora 20:24, 30 January 2017 (EST)
Sounds good to me. Can't wait for the changes to be added. The transparency part should have been included already, at least since M&SG (talk)'s 2011 proposal passed. At least you can include more to your draft with the image format conversion bit that is now prohibited. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 20:36, 30 January 2017 (EST)
What about cases like File:Paper Mario Japanese logo.png? It seems to involve switching format back and froth. --A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 21:30, 30 January 2017 (EST)
My proposal already covered such a case. That was uploaded before the proposal. As things are discovered, deal with them on a case by case basis. Just one for now. Either keep {{image-quality}} or upload the GIF as-is. The proposal was meant more for JPEG to PNG but I decided to do GIF to PNG as well to be consistent. I have seen many sprites and screenshots in static GIF form that need a proper PNG. I'm also guilty of doing GIF to PNG, but I later regretted it. Unfortunately, I can't remember what images I converted from GIF. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 22:31, 30 January 2017 (EST)

Seeing as how the proposal is in effect, can you restore File:Rocket Start (Mario Kart 8).jpg and delete File:Rocket Start (Mario Kart 8).png? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 23:02, 30 January 2017 (EST)

Upon closer inspection, I see how AfternoonLight (talk) got the JPEG converted to PNG down to size. Color reduction. My guess is 8-bit color (256 color mode). Now the need to restore the JPEG is much higher. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:01, 31 January 2017 (EST)

I see MarioWiki:Image use policy was updated. Just to clarify one point about bullet point 2, might want to indicate that quality doesn't increase after the bloated file size. See my sandbox if you are unsure what I mean. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 18:01, 31 January 2017 (EST)

Glowsquid (talk) did it for you. Still looking to resolve restoring that JPEG. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:34, 31 January 2017 (EST)
Great! – Shokora 19:36, 31 January 2017 (EST)
I hate to bug you again but is there any reason File:Rocket Start (Mario Kart 8).jpg is not being restored? File:Rocket Start (Mario Kart 8).png has been found to be tampered with to display in 256-color mode and prior was JPEG converted to PNG. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:32, 2 February 2017 (EST)
Sorry, that slipped my mind. – Shokora 19:36, 2 February 2017 (EST)
Thank you. I thought something was wrong. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:37, 2 February 2017 (EST)
Oh, I was just looking for the restore. Didn't know you would edit the pages as well. I would have just tagged the PNG with {{delete}} and any sysop could have gotten to it later. Thanks again. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:53, 3 February 2017 (EST)

upscaled screenshots[edit]

The image use policy favors actual hardware resolution to upscaled screenshots. Does this "upscaled" include HD renderings like File:FlowerFieldsPM.png, or is it just for consoles like NES, GBA and Nintendo DS where things will be pixelated if upscaled? --A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 10:38, 7 February 2017 (EST)

February, You're My Valentine[edit]

NSMB Warp Pipe.PNGHi, Shokora!NSMB Warp Pipe.PNG

Please PM your Pipe Plaza section(s) to me on the forums (our forums, which one did you think?) by no later than February 15th (I'd even suggest sending it in by February 13th). If you can't then contact this dino and we'll work something out! *cough* overtime *cough*.¸


Yours truly,

The Numbered Yoshi
Yoshi876 (talk)

Template name help[edit]

I'm trying to use the template that goes "For other uses of [so-and-so], see [bleh]." but I don't know the name of it. ...Help? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 23:29, 8 February 2017 (EST)

Is it Template:Articleabout? – Shokora 23:33, 8 February 2017 (EST)
Huh. I guess so. Finally found an example in Wario World and, uh, yep. Thanks! :P Yeah, I guess I was thinking of a non-existent shorter version of that. {{articleabout}} was the one I was trying to find. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 23:58, 8 February 2017 (EST)

Wario Land 4 "Super Hard" TAS[edit]

Hey, what's up? :)

I don't know if you like watching TAS videos, but this one just came out and I thought you might want to know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8yXPg4_aa0

Cheers!
Banon (talk · edits) 10:51, 9 February 2017 (EST)

Bolded edits[edit]

In the recent changes, I've noticed that some edits are bolded. What does this mean? Mr Squid sig.PNG Mr squid Talk Edits

Some edits either appear bold in red or green, when more than 500 bytes of page information has been added or removed. – Shokora 23:01, 10 February 2017 (EST)

RE: SMS[edit]

Thank you! I used to do oversized ones, at least with GCN games, but I started to experiment with Dolphin's capabilities a bit more and found out that a certain graphical mode might be producing screenshots more closely to what real hardware can produce, but at a cost of being extremely slow. The oversizing was due to Dolphin's shoddy implementation of screenshots and me trying to cover it up with something nicer. To get technical and keep things understandable, I think that the GCN's graphical instructions being converted into something that a computer's GPU can understand is a bit off with Dolphin when using OpenGL, Direct3D, or Vulkan because it thinks that native resolution is 640x528 for all games when really it isn't. I even made a note of it in my WIP. I still do this oversizing with Wii games because widescreen is faked on real hardware. Resizing the window to be exactly at native is a pain in the butt and too involved so that is why I still recommend oversizing. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:18, 10 February 2017 (EST)

RE: Virtual Boy Screenshots[edit]

I don't know what to think of this. VBjin is the easiest to get into so that is why I selected it. I'm not a fan of including MS-DOS-like elements in the GUI, like ZSNES (also an inaccurate and garbage SNES emulator compared to Snes9x and bsnes). It's a shame that VBjin doesn't have a palate swap feature like FCEUX. The colors are so very slightly off that it's almost undetectable and not worth worrying about. There are a few remedies to this issue of color. You could select the coloring to greyscale and isolate the four shades and apply the correct colors manually. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 14:54, 11 February 2017 (EST)

RE: Art[edit]

Regarding the Dr. Mario art, yeah it all seems to be from Nintendo Power. Meanwhile the Mario Clash and Super Mario Land art is all from their instruction manuals. Admittedly, I didn't scan them myself, this lovely Tumblr did. Little Mouser.PNGPaper Jorge ( Talk·Contribs)

Renaming vandals[edit]

Hey, I saw something Walkazo said a while back (which I can't find now) that said something along the lines of "if we rename a vandal to something like 'Noname', then the original name can be taken by another vandal." Would it be a good idea to just keep the vandal's name as is, however inappropriate it may be, and let it fade into obscurity, so another vandal can't take it? Or is there something more to it? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png Mpsrart20.png 17:46, 12 February 2017 (EST)

Hmm, I think that if you choose to allow redirects to the new name (I didn't), then a new account shouldn't be able to be registered with that name. For example, after I was renamed, a new account couldn't register with the name "YoshiKong" (because that name already redirected to my talk and user page). The main benefit of renaming such users, is that the inappropriate name is hidden in the public block log and new user log. – Shokora 17:52, 12 February 2017 (EST)

Re: Userspace Catorization[edit]

I'm sorry for the late response. Thanks for telling me! I'll keep that in mind for the future. PowerKamekSignature.png(talk|contribs) 12:04, 15 February 2017 (EST)

delete[edit]

Can you delete these images? --EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 18:11, 16 February 2017 (EST)

It should be worth noting that I was trying to keep the old versions of the files: User talk:Eldritchdraaks#Bestiary Work I'm starting to think Eldritchdraaks (talk) and I keep having editing conflicts over the course of this bestiary overhaul. I mean I keep seeing things show up in Special:UnusedFiles and I am trying to clean that up as much as I can and keep it that way. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 18:15, 16 February 2017 (EST)

I've deleted the images. – Shokora 02:59, 17 February 2017 (EST)

Thank you.--EldritchdraaksSig.png TCS 09:12, 17 February 2017 (EST)

Re: Magic word help[edit]

You mean select what sections will have the edit link and which ones won't? I don't think that is possible. Your best bet is to check the documentation. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 03:39, 18 February 2017 (EST)

My best work-around is to create a template for headers+content and protect it. Remember that headers can have between 1 and 6 = signs for each level. Only down side is that admins can still see the edit link. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 03:51, 18 February 2017 (EST)
Using e.g., <h3> for ===, might do the trick:

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--A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 06:12, 18 February 2017 (EST)
Beautiful! Thanks. – Shokora 06:51, 18 February 2017 (EST)

Fixing FA title[edit]

Hi. Could you move to MarioWiki:MarioWiki:Featured Articles/Unfeature/N1/Geno to MarioWiki:Featured articles/Unfeature/N1/Geno without leaving a redirect? I contacted L151 (talk) about performing this action, but I don't think she'll be able to answer my request fast enough, so that's why I'm notifying you. Doing that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 21:31, 18 February 2017 (EST)

Looks like L151 beat me to it :) – Shokora 22:16, 18 February 2017 (EST)

Should Shroom Images Be Considered Bot Uploads?[edit]

Should images for The Shroom be considered bot uploads, even though technically it wouldn't be bot uploading? Currently, this can make Special:NewFiles kind of challenging to sort through whenever such images are getting uploaded. We can talk to Porplemontage (talk) and other shroom writers to see what we can work out. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 01:10, 19 February 2017 (EST)

I'm not sure whether that would be possible to implement. And I don't think it's very necessary: I doubt the uploads for The 'Shroom fill much more than half a page of the recent changes. And it would be easier on the 'Shroom staff to be able to easily view what they've uploaded so far. – Shokora 04:26, 19 February 2017 (EST)

Make An Edit[edit]

Hi,

I wanted to make an edit to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but I can't edit it (I assume because I'm obviously a new member), so maybe you can do it for me? :)

I recently found a discovery with the game watching this video on YouTube. At the very end of the video, you can see the racer getting inked by the Blooper after finishing the race, which is a change from Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. On the Wii U version, when a Blooper is about to ink a racer as they cross the finish line to finish the race, the blooper just disappears instead. Rjlefty96 (talk) 04:00, 19 February 2017 (EST)