The 'Shroom:Spotlight

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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 next month's edition, and a new group of articles are selected.

Please check out our current Spotlight edition!

Project coverage

'Shroom Spotlight editions usually focus on six different pages, each requiring a specific sort of improvement. Note that a single article focus may still be covered upon requests by readers.

The following improvement categories are currently covered by the Spotlight project:

Contact us

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 imitate the activity rush 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 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".”
Marioguy1, April 2011

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 every edition, each normally coming from a different improvement category.

The Spotlight Lakitu seen in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga became the official symbol of the project in June, 2013.
Management timeline
  • April 2011: The Spotlight project was founded by Xzelion (Talk) and managed by Marioguy1 (Talk), with the first edition appearing in the May 2011 special edition of The 'Shroom. Due to lack of user participation, the section was soon abandoned after appearing in three 'Shroom editions.
  • April 2013: The project was relaunched with YoshiKong (Talk) as the new manager, who introduced several changes to how the Spotlight is run.
  • January 2014: After writing eight editions of Spotlight, YoshiKong stepped down from his management position, and nominated Yoshi876 (Talk) and GBAToad (Talk) to co-manage the project as his successors.
  • September 2014: GBAToad resigned from his co-management position, although he still co-writes for 'Shroom special issues.
  • July 2016: YoshiKong rejoined the Spotlight management team, and the first Spotlight section co-written by YoshiKong and Yoshi876 appeared in the August 2016 edition of The 'Shroom.

Project archives

Edition Focuses
Issue L Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Issue LI Super Mario Galaxy
Issue 64 Super Mario 64
Issue LXXIII Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Issue LXXIV Beanbean Kingdom, Goombario, Donuts and Eggs, Gearmo
Issue LXXV WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Issue LXXVII Several Yoshi's Island DS levels
Issue LXXVIII Dusty Dune Galaxy, F.L.U.D.D., Mystic Forest, Gritzy Caves
Issue LXXIX Krow, Giga Bowser, Takashi Tezuka, Pillow Fight
Issue LXXX Bad Rap, Mario Party, Spooky Attic, Use the Magnet to Get Rich Quick!
Issue LXXXI Slip Slidin' Away, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Koopa Klaus
Issue LXXXII Densetsu no Starfy 3, Wish, Dreadnought Galaxy, Jarvis, File:Hiroji Kiyotake Mii.png, Chet (Mario Tennis: Power Tour)
Issue LXXXIII Jungle Hijinks, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Banana, Donkey Kong Land, File:Acrobatic Banana.PNG, Mt. Dynamite Remix
Issue LXXXIV Magma Castle, Yoshi, Yoshi's Island (place), Yoshi's Cookie, File:Yoshi'sSafariBox.png, Ball Yoshi
Issue LXXXV Picross 2, List of Luigi's Mansion beta elements, Itty Bits, Ice Block, File:Alienshyguys.JPG, Design
Issue LXXXVI Toad Highlands, Crystal Cup, Mario Golf (series), Rough, File:Diddy Kong MGTT.png, Elf's Short Course
Issue LXXXVII The Cave, WarioWare D.I.Y., Buzzy Beetle, Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, File:Speedyspirit1.jpg, Sinking Feeling (minigame)
Issue LXXXVIII Bowser Castle 4, Mario Kart (series), Mario Kart Arcade GP, Ramp, Tilt-a-Kart, Mario Kart 7, File:Mk8larry.png, Rainbow Cup
Issue LXXXIX Jet Wario, Bowser in the Fire Sea, Cellar (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon), Pi'illo, Lord Crump, Keeper Catch
Issue XC Warp Pipe, Magic Paintbrush, Hot Foot, Poochy, File:1-UpMushroomNSMB2.png, Lost Mangroves
Issue XCI The Forest, Peach (item), Little Mac, Princess Zelda, Assist Trophy, Iridescent Glint Beetle
Issue XCII Lady Lima, World 4 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels), Red Paragoomba, Ghostly Galaxy, Yoshi Lake, Petilil
Issue XCIII Flame (enemy), World 5-1 (New Super Mario Bros.), Gleam Glacier, File:Mushrooma.png, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS), Cryogonal
Issue XCIV Goomba Biker Gang, The Bitlands, Green Yoshi, File:Mtobirdocostume.png, Boo Woods, Pyrosphere (stage)
Issue XCV Tippi, Poltergust 3000, Toy Express, File:Pokey head.jpg, Mario Tennis Open Mii Gear, Prison Key
Issue XCVI Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher, Coin Cache, Endurance Alley, File:Gameball.jpg, Utter Nonsense
Issue XCVII Super Mario World, Flower Fields, Golf, File:Badminton Doubles.JPG, The Mark of Zero, Zip-Line Shrine
Issue 100 Green Yoshi, Poochy, Ukiki, Takashi Tezuka, Rainbow Cup, Super Mushroom, Kremling, Scrapbook, Mushroom Park, Kung Fu
Issue 101 Kootie Pie Rocks, Club Nintendo (rewards program), Baby Wario, George Washingtoad, Lanky Kong, Snowboard Slopestyle
Issue 102 File:BlooperNSMB.png, Sacred Cylinder of Cheese, Mount Must Dash, Ski Lift Leap, Watch the Skies, George Washington Slept Here
Issue 103 File:MiiBYWerehog.jpg, Shiftier Boo Mansion, Ghost Rider, The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming!, Wario, Ashley's Creepy Crew
Issue 104 File:Bitsize Candy.JPG, Peach's Bedroom, Coin Edit, Toy Time Galaxy, Volcannon, Amsterdam
Issue 105 File:PDSMBE-YellowWarpPipeIn.png, Pyramid, Superstar Road, Nintendo 3DS, Everfrost Peak, World 5 (Yoshi's Woolly World)
Issue 106 File:1500metres.JPG, AR Games, Jet the Hawk, Dreamy Bowser, Jessica Chisum, World Coin-4 (New Super Mario Bros. U)
Issue 107 File:TLoF-OoT Mario3.jpg, Lucario, Rolling Ride Run, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Crab (character), Snot Bomb
Issue 108 Mario's Cap, Shadoo, Plane, Quest for Pizza, Fire and Ice, Worm Food
Issue 109 Sunshine Airport, Grandmaster Galaxy, Drift, Stilt Guy, Shrub Hubbub, Frosty Fruits
Issue 110 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, The Great Gold Coin Rush, Stove Canyon, Toy Field, Shy Guy Limbo, NAMCO Circuit
Issue 111 Janbi, Fort Francis, Skeleton Goonie, Roy's HardBrick Hotel, Koopa Troopa, File:Ruffin' Tumble Patch.jpg
Issue 112 Gigantic Seasick Wreck, Co M.C., Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, Hop! Step! Jump!, Waluigi Pinball, File:Kikaandbobwegee.jpg, Volcano Shot

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