The 'Shroom:Issue LXXXIV/Pipe Plaza


Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

And it's the "next month" already!! Welcome to the March Issue of Pipe Plaza, everyone!

Once again, there is no news for this month, so it's time for...

Section of the Month!

Forget what I said about having no news for you, because last month's Section of the Month poll marked a first in the Pipe Plaza team. It got a total of 8 votes (be sure to vote in this issue's poll!), which were exactly divided between two sections.

The February Sections of the Month, with 4 votes each (50% of the total), are...

...Featured and Tip of the Month, for the first time ever for both!!!

Yoshi876 (talk), who writes Featured, presents readers with details regarding the Featured Articles process every month. Those include, but aren't limited to, the articles which have recently reached FA status, as well as the ones facing an unfeaturing process at the time of writing. FunkyK38 (talk), on the other hand, gives readers a helpful tip to aid them on venturing the different aspects of the Super Mario Wiki each and every month on Tip of the Month.

That's all for now, readers! I hope you enjoy this issue!!

P.S.: Once again, be sure to cast your vote in this month's poll!

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the March Issue of Monthly Report!! Unlike the previous months, I actually have something to tell you regarding this section, so that's certainly a plus. :P

As you can see in the first table, I have changed the date in which I collect the statistics, moving it to the first of each month, in order to get an accurate monthly overview of the statistics, showing the data from the preceding month's end.

Well, that's all for now! Let's check the stats from January, mid-February and late-February, followed by comparisons between those sets of stats:

(Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk) and Super Mario Bros. (talk) for the table coding. Stooben originally created it when writing this section back in Issues XXIII, XXV and XXVI, and SMB based his coding for Issues XXXIX, XL and XLI – which I am using in this issue – off of Stooben's coding.)

End-of-February Statistics
Statistic As of 1 March 2014 (17:40)*
Content Pages 14,619
All Pages 112,002
Files 51,835
Edits 1,497,151
Edits per Page 13.37
Registered Users 17,026
Active Users 465
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 8
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1

February Statistics
Statistic As of 11 February 2014 (11:20)*
Content Pages 14,453
All Pages 111,170
Files 51,526
Edits 1,485,788
Edits per Page 13.37
Registered Users 16,862
Active Users 423
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 4
Administrators 8
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1

January Statistics
Statistic As of 11 January 2014 (08:45)*
Content Pages 14,290
All Pages 110,123
Files 50,967
Edits 1,470,511
Edits per Page 13.35
Registered Users 16,656
Active Users 513
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 38
Patrollers 4
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1

February — End-of-February Statistics
Statistic As of 11 February 2014 (08:45)* As of 1 March 2014 (17:40)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 14,453 14,619 +1.148%
All Pages 111,170 112,002 +0.748%
Files 51,526 51,835 +0.6%
Edits 1,485,788 1,497,151 +0.765%
Edits per Page 13.37 13.37 0%
Registered Users 16,862 17,026 +0.973%
Active Users 423 465 +9.93%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 8 8 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%

January — End-of-February Statistics
Statistic As of 11 January 2014 (08:45)* As of 1 March 2014 (17:40)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 14,290 14,619 +2.302%
All Pages 110,123 112,002 +1.706%
Files 50,967 51,835 +1.703%
Edits 1,470,511 1,497,151 +1.812%
Edits per Page 13.35 13.37 +0.15%
Registered Users 16,656 17,026 +2.221%
Active Users 513 465 -9.357%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 38 39 +2.631%
Patrollers 4 4 0%
Administrators 9 8 -11.111%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Hello, Shroom readers, for those of you with a nervous disposition or a weak heart, skip this section because the amount of articles nominated and featured this month may just blow your mind, scare you silly or give you a heart attack.

Featured Articles

Four new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become refeatured.

FA Nominations

There are six ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have become unfeatured.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are seven ongoing Unfeaturing Nominations.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process.

Thanks for reading see you next month, provided you made it through all of that.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

When writing articles, remember to write objectively and only state factual information, not personal opinions. The wiki is a place for information, and your preferences on games and characters can be addressed in the forums or on chat.

Community Report (Driftmaster130 (talk))

Hey folks, this is Driftmaster130, new Community Report writer after YoshiKong (talk) left his position. Welcome to the March issue, here's what's been going on at the wiki lately:

YoshiKong, who previously wrote this section retired from his admin position on the wiki in early February. Best of luck to you in real life YK.

Also, some updates were made to the wiki's policy: First, MarioWiki:Good writing was changed to address the "Captain Obvious" issue, meaning editors should try not to explain what can already be easily assumed from the article. Going indepth with small puns that make up an article name are also discouraged. And secondly, the arbitrary rule in MarioWiki:Featured articles stating that an article must be 9000 bytes or more to be nominated, was removed. ...

Now for the proposals which recently ended:

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

Proposer Summary Outcome
Iggy Koopa Jr (talk) Create disambiguation pages for New Super Mario/Luigi (Bros.) U levels. 6-0 (read more)
John G (talk) Split Record Books in List of references in publications to a separate page. 1-5 (read more)
Driftmaster130 (talk) Semi-protect the galleries of high-traffic pages. 4-10 (read more)
Gonzales Kart Inc. (talk) Delete the disambiguation pages for the badges in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. 1-4 (read more)
Electrical Bowser jr. (talk) Allow users to vote others for promotions. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Split the X Bosses in Dream Team/Bowser's Inside Story from the original ones. 8-0 (read more)
Electrical Bowser jr. (talk) Have userspace redirects for user nicknames. 1-10 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Remove character references in "references to other games" heading. DELETED BY PROPOSER (read more)
Bumpynintendo (talk) Add a link for Bowser's minions to the "browse" sidebar. 0-10 (read more)
RickTommy (talk) Move all pages "List of implied" pages to "List of mentioned". 1-10 (read more)
Bumpynintendo (talk) Bring back Featured Images. 1-9 (read more)
Glowsquid (talk) Further separate appearance listing by medias. WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more)
Coooool123 (talk) Create a page for the Toadette species. WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more)
Mario (talk) Move the long "Official profiles and statistics" sections to a separate page. 22-1 (read more)
Demonic KB (talk) Move short lists of glitches on game pages to their respective glitch pages. WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more)
Megadardery (talk) Create a new template for unconfirmed glitches. 7-10 (read more)
Koopa The Quick (talk) Make a fanon wiki for the Mario series. VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more)
Ashley and Red (talk) Allow the removal of oppose votes if an FA nomination has a certain amount of support votes. 1-9 (read more)
Coooool123 (talk) Merge articles containing similar information into lists. 2-10 (read more)
Mario7 (talk) Reorganize list of wikis on the {{NIWA Main}} template by alphabetical order. 8-0 (read more)
Megadardery (talk) Create a category for files with a broken {{Aboutfile}} template. 8-2 (read more)
Time Turner (talk) Delete all the templates covering real-world animals. 9-0-0 (read more)
Tails777 (talk) Delete the pages for generic enemies from Mario Party Advance. WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more)

And for the TPP's (Talk Page Proposals) that recently came to a close:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline Outcome
Baby Luigi (talk) Have a separate page for Rocky Wrench (Super Mario Galaxy). (read more) January 31, 2014, 23:59 GMT 8-0
Glowsquid (talk) Delete Mushroom Universe. (read more) February 04, 2014, 23:59 GMT 11-1
Mario7 (talk) Change the board table layout for Mario Party: Island Tour back to the original one. (read more) February 5, 2014 23:59 GMT 6-0
Randombob-omb4761 (talk) Stop considering Mattermouths as Dry Bones. (read more) February 6, 2014 23:59 GMT 11-7
Megadardery (talk) Merge Bat (Luigi's Mansion) with Bat (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon). (read more) February 10, 2014, 23:59 GMT 6-2
Time Turner (talk) Delete List of Adventure Mode enemies. (read more) February 20, 2014, 23:59 GMT 6-0
Mario (talk) Delete Holerö. (read more) February 20, 2014, 23:59 GMT 10-0

The TPP's that are currently ongoing:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
Epic Rosalina (talk) Delete Poop. (read more) March 9, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Whybee (talk) Split Flower into two pages. (read more) March 17, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Time Turner (talk) Delete Pizza (read more) March 17, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Glowsquid (talk) Clean up Mushroom World, removing fanon content and repurposing the page so that it focuses on the term itself. (read more) March 19, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Mario (talk) Delete Plumber (read more) March 20, 2014, 23:59 GMT

NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of March 7th.

And that's all for the March edition of Community Report!

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