Welcome to The 'Shroom Spotlight!
This is a monthly 'Shroom section which places the "spotlight" on a small group of pages which are selected from various maintenance categories (such as rewriting an article, or adding more images). Due to the project's broard coverage, there is always a good choice of focuses which appeals to everyone's interests and abilities. Progress on improving these articles are reviewed in the following month's edition, and a new group of articles are selected.
Please check out our current Spotlight edition!
'Shroom Spotlight editions usually focus on six different pages, each requiring a specific sort of improvement. Single article focuses have been covered in the past, and may still be done upon requests by readers.
The following improvement categories are currently covered by the Spotlight project:
Have any questions or feedback about the Spotlight? Would you like to suggest a focus for our next edition? If you have a forum account, please post in our dedicated project topic. Alternatively, feel free to use the project's talk page. If you would prefer to contact members of management individually, then please use the links provided below:
Formation of The 'Shroom Spotlight
The 'Shroom Spotlight project all started with an idea from Xzelion (talk), who first brought it up among the wiki staff members in April, 2011. Originally referred to as "Wiki Game of the Month", it was proposed that this new project could focus on improving articles relating to a game which has already been released for some time, aiming to recreate the rush of activity from users who were covering content for the newest game releases. At the time, the PipeProjects system was the main method of forming new user collaborations, although it was understood that such projects weren't always successful in gaining widespread input from users. To attract ongoing community engagement, it was suggested that this new monthly project should have its own section within The 'Shroom community paper.
“Having it be part of the 'Shroom will give it a basis in the community. Part of the reason that PipeProjects don't work so well is that they aren't big enough - they don't "boom".”
After deciding on "The 'Shroom Spotlight" as a project title, it was planned that the monthly section was to be co-ordinated by the wiki staff, and users were initially able to sign up to show their interest in contributing to the project. Early editions focused only on a specific game every month, and readers were invited to collaborate on improving the articles lacking in content which are related to that game. Today, Spotlight covers a very broad selection of articles in each edition, with each focus normally coming from a different maintenance category.