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So, do you want to write for The 'Shroom? Well, you've come to the right place! Here are some steps that you should follow if you want to start writing for the paper.

  • If you need to stray from the release schedule you agreed to when applying for any reason (such as going on vacation or handling an emergency off of the wiki), be sure to contact the Core 'Shroom Staff member that you submit your sections to: we will work something out.
  • Feel free to suggest new section ideas or even apply for an already filled position, for we don't mind two different perspectives on a similar subject.
  • If you have any more questions about signing up and writing for The 'Shroom, please contact Superchao.

The application form is as follows:

1.) Which position would you like to apply for?

2.) Writers have the choice to submit sections monthly, bi-monthly (every other month), or volunteer-based (one-time submission). Please select which section plan you would like to observe.

3.) The staff reserves the right to remove writers from their position if their actions reflect badly on The 'Shroom. Actions like these include extensive misbehavior on any part of the community. Do you accept this condition?

4.) Please write a full-length demo of your section. That way, we can have a bit of your work to decide if you can be on the team. Your demo section and all sections that follow must comply with our policies at The 'Shroom:Manual of Style. Failure to do so may result in the immediate rejection of your demo.

The Core Staff will have a week to review your application, and you will receive your results within a couple of days after the week passes.

Staff Team[edit]

Position Details Position
Director Sets plans and goals for The 'Shroom and leads the Core Staff in order to carry them out. Receives and reviews applications for main sections, sends out {{Shroomwarning}} to writers one week before the due date, compiles and releases new 'Shroom editions, writes a commentary for every issue, and updates various templates related to The 'Shroom. Superchao (Talk) im_off.gif
Sub-Director Provides general assistance to the Director in planning and releasing each issue. Turboo (Talk) im_off.gif
Statistics Manager Manages spreadsheets, reports, and statistics for the Core Staff to refer to. Assists in the creation of the Feedback Surveys. Mario4Ever (Talk) im_off.gif
Activities Manager Manages special events, elections, and other various activities assigned by the Director. Writes the Activity Announcements each month. Marshal Dan Troop (Talk) im_off.gif
'Shroom Spotlight Manager Coordinates The 'Shroom Spotlight and provides updates on the project. Yoshi876 (Talk) im_off.gif
Fake News Director Collaborates and edits Fake News sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. MrConcreteDonkey (Talk) im_off.gif
Fun Stuff Director Collaborates and edits Fun Stuff sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. Super Mario Bros. (Talk) im_off.gif
Palette Swap Director Collaborates and edits Palette Swap sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. FunkyK38 (Talk) im_off.gif
Pipe Plaza Director Collaborates and edits Pipe Plaza sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. Yoshi876 (Talk) im_off.gif
Critic Corner Director Manages and organises all review and opinion sections. Palkia47 (Talk) im_off.gif

Main Team[edit]

Section Details Member Shroombull.png
Director Sets plans and goals for The 'Shroom and leads the Core Staff in order to carry them out. Receives and reviews applications for main sections, sends out {{Shroomwarning}} to writers one week before the due date, compiles and releases new 'Shroom editions, writes a commentary for every issue, and updates various templates related to The 'Shroom. Superchao (Talk) ShroomDirector.png
Sub-director Provides general assistance to the Director in planning and releasing each issue. Turboo (Talk) Shroombull.png
Retro Feature A trip into the newspaper's past. Yoshi876 (Talk)
Interview Each month interviewing one of our users. Superchao (Talk)
From the Mushroom Vaults Tips, secrets, cheats, and codes for Mario games, new and old. Position is vacant. V
Character Comparison Comparisons of Nintendo characters from all generations. Position is vacant. V
Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner Gives you Tracks, Characters, and Vehicles info, some useful tips for your race, and shortcuts to improve your records! V
Mario Calendar Lists all past Mario games that were released in history during the month that the newest issue is released. Position is vacant. V
Upcoming Games An article about upcoming and recently released games including main characters, box art, and the release dates for all countries. Position is vacant V
A History of Video Games A review of different events during the 67 year history of video games. Position is vacant. V
Fading into Obscurity A look at some of the forgotten or obscure characters of the Mario games, like Tatanga from Super Mario Land or Wart from Super Mario Bros. 2. Position is vacant. V
Beyond 120 Stars Extra challenges for you to perform in Super Mario 64 Dashbot (Talk)

Fake News[edit]

Section Details Member Shroombull.png
Director Collaborates and edits Fake News sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. MrConcreteDonkey (Talk) Shroombull.png
Travel Guide A travel brochure or review of a location in the Marioverse. Most aspects of the location need to be described, like the temperature, costs, lodging prices, atmosphere, etc. Section has to be convincing like a real traveling pamphlet. Packages, insurance, and other minor details are optional. Position is vacant. V
Hot Records A description of 1-2 fake music albums or songs. The songs are related to users or characters in the Mario series. Position is vacant. V
TV Tomorrow A description of 1-2 fake TV shows, related to either Wiki users or characters in the Mario series. The description can include a dialogue from an episode and/or screenshots. Position is vacant. V
Game Corner A description of 1-2 fake Mario games for the Wii or DS. Position is vacant. V
Police Blotter A section including crime reports, deaths, and injuries regarding Mario Characters, as well as a wanted poster about a Mario character. All general information must be included, such as reward money, dead or alive status, crime committed, etc. All Wanted Posters must have WANTED at the top. Physical traits, skin color, and hair color can be described. Position is vacant. V
Cooking Guide A cooking section about a Mario-themed recipe, such as recipes from the Paper Mario series. This section can include chefs from the Paper Mario series. Position is vacant. V
Peddler's Place Creator of 1-2 advertisements regarding Mario-related products. Toadbert101 (Talk)
Monthly Inquisition An interview with a character from the Mario series. Position is vacant.
Sport Report Covers a sporting event involving characters from the Mario series. Position is vacant.
Weather Forecast A weather report regarding weather-related occurrences in a game from the Mario series. Position is vacant. V
Character Parade Describes 1-2 fake characters that could appear in the Mario series. Pictures are optional. Position is vacant. V
Shop Scout A description of items from the Paper Mario series or a Mario Party shop. Position is vacant. V
Obituaries A recount of a fictional death which occurred in the Mushroom Kingdom. Yoshi876 (Talk)
Dear Anton Answers questions and advice sent in by users. Hypnotoad (Talk)
News Flush A Mario-themed newspaper report about a fictional occurrence. You don't need to sign up for this position. Just write a report and send it to the Fake News director. If it meets the requirements (in length, content, and quality), it will be published. No sign up required

Fun Stuff[edit]

Section Details Member Shroombull.png
Director Collaborates and edits Fun Stuff sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. Super Mario Bros. (Talk) Shroombull.png
Trivia Little known information on topics such as games, characters, or other appearances involving a lot of different character, scenes, and games. There will be about five to ten bits of information in every issue. Marshal Dan Troop (Talk)
Quiz A five to ten-question quiz about the Mario series. Yoshi876 (Talk)
Guess Who! Clues that describe a character. Position is vacant. V
Mystery Image Part of an image that you guess. At least 5+ images. Position is vacant. V
Mind Bogglers A game where you must find a certain amount of characters hidden in a picture. Position is vacant. V
Find the Differences A photoshopped puzzle where you have to find the five differences in a pair of pictures from a Mario Screenshot, artwork, etc. Pyro (Talk)
Hiding Koopa Look for the Koopa in the given picture. Position is vacant. V
Guess That Game! Try to guess what the game is with the help of some clues. YoshiToad04 (Talk)
Picross A fun puzzle to find the hidden character. Mario7 (Talk)
Crossword Creates a Mario-themed crossword puzzle Position is vacant. V
Word Search Creates a Mario-themed word search puzzle Palkia47 (Talk)
Non-Mario Crossword Creates a crossword puzzle about other video game series Position is vacant. V
Jokes Jokes about the Mario series Position is vacant. V
Riddles Mario themed riddles Position is vacant. V

Palette Swap[edit]

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Director Collaborates and edits Palette Swap sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. FunkyK38 (Talk) Shroombull.png
What's on the Box? The user who holds this position finds quality box-art of a game and explains why it is the box-art of the month. Yoshi876 (Talk)
Featured Character Artwork The user who holds this position finds quality character artwork and explains why it is the character artwork of the month. Position is vacant. V
Music Factoid The user who holds this position includes some facts on five pieces of music from a game each issue. Position is vacant V
Sprite of the Month The user that holds this position finds a video-game sprite and submits it to the director. A brief description about the sprite should be included. FunkyK38 (Talk)
Game Soundtrack Reviews A review about a selected video game soundtrack. Position is vacant V
Webcomic A webcomic for The 'Shroom. Position is vacant V
Ongoing Fan Projects Details new fan-art galleries on the forum, requests threads, comics, and other artistic projects Yoshi876 (Talk)
Sketch Related to Mario This user hand-draws an image related to Mario and uploads it specifically for this section. No sign up required
Advertisements The various artists of the community will have a chance to advertise their work! No sign up required

Pipe Plaza[edit]

Section Details Member Shroombull.png
Director Collaborates and edits Pipe Plaza sections and announces firings, open positions, etc. Yoshi876 (Talk) Shroombull.png
Monthly Report Posts site-statistics (such as how many new articles, how many new users, etc.), and then compares it to the previous month's statistics. Position is vacant V
Community Report This position would include any community-based, wiki-related events (such as promotions/demotions, a list of proposals that are going on and a list of what passed and failed and a brief description of how it will/would have affected the community, etc.). Driftmaster130 (Talk)
UPdate Lists updates on Userpedia's ongoing projects, which include improvement projects for the website itself, as well as updates to the community's comics and stories. Position is vacant V
Featured Lists any nominations that passed or failed (as well as any Featured Articles which were unfeatured). Yoshi876 (Talk)
Forum Update A section documenting all the recent happenings of the Super Mario Boards. Position is vacant V
Projects Seeking Contributors Gives a link to the Wiki Collaborations board and lists any new Projects and Discussions that need attention. Position is vacant V
Tip of the Month This person would give a good, helpful, and informative tip that can aid someone in his or her adventures in editing. FunkyK38 (Talk)
Anniversary Announcements A temporary article; to be held around August. It will cover the progress of the MarioWiki's Anniversary ceremonies including the awards, game tournaments and all other festivities of the awards. Awards Committee

Critic Corner[edit]

Section Details Branches Member Shroombull.png
Director Manages and organises all review and opinion sections. Palkia47 (Talk) Shroombull.png
Marioverse Reviews In-depth reviews of some of the hottest games new and old. bloo52's reviews bloo52 (Talk)
Position is vacant V
Entertainment Section Writing about the clips related to Mario from YouTube or in SWF file that are made by Mario fans. Position is vacant V
Character Reviews A review of a character from the Mario (or related) series. Yoshi876 (Talk)
Virtual Console Reviews A review of all sorts of Virtual Console classics. Position is vacant V
Non-Marioverse Reviews A review about a game from other series (e.g.: The Legend of Zelda). Hottest Reviews Around Pyro (Talk)
Position is vacant V
Opinion Pieces Personalised sections offering critical analysis on a variety of topics and issues relating to the entertainment industries. Position is vacant V
Game Comparison An analysis on the similarities and differences between two titles with a connecting theme. Position is vacant V
Movie Reviews A review about the hottest in cinema; latest, oldest, and all years between. Position is vacant V
Book Reviews A review about the hottest in literature, both old and new. Position is vacant V
Wiki Fiction Reviews A review about Super Mario Wiki fanfiction, from the forums or Userpedia. Position is vacant V


The last row is used to signify special notes. Some symbols that will probably be seen on this page:

  • ShroomDirector.pngDirector – The Director is in charge of The 'Shroom; articles must be submitted to this user. This user also delegates his or her power and responsibility onto other users by appointing them to Core Shroom staff.
  • Shroombull.pngCore Staff – The Core Staff assists in making important decisions for The 'Shroom. Some Core Staff members direct divisions of the writing team called "Sub-teams" and articles should be submitted to these users; they will ensure that the section is prepared to be posted on the release date.
  • VVacant – position is currently vacant.
  • BBi-monthly – the writer sends in a section every other month.
  • HHiatus — the writer is currently on a hiatus from this section.

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