MarioWiki:Anniversary/2009

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OFFICIAL MARIO AWARDS III CEREMONY

OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS II CEREMONY

OFFICIAL FAIL AWARDS CEREMONY

THE RESULTS

Ceremony: OVER

See festivities from 2008


1 What? Why?   2 Sign-Ups   3 Voting!   4 Awards Committee   5 Userpedia Awards 6 Contact

What? Why?

The Super Mario Wiki was created on August 12th, 2005, 13:47 EDT. On August 12th, 2006, this wiki was off to a good start, but still there was only a small amount of active users. On Saturday August 11th, 2007 with a userbase finally forming, we celebrated our wiki's existence with an awards show on 30 of our favorite Mario topics, including favorite games, music, items, series, moments, enemies, and more.

Last year, we expanded this magnificent event by including much of our userbase with Userpedia Awards I, and on August 8th, 2008, it turned out to be an even bigger success. And you've bet we've grown some more since then – we reached an astounding 9 digits in the page view count (100,000,000!) and increased that total number, accomplished in almost 3.5 years, by 10% in just two months (110,000,000 and rising!). As such, the time has come again to plan another big event to celebrate the wiki – and hopefully bigger!

Sign-Ups

Award Presentations

The following is similar to the instructions given out last year, but veterans, please read the all-bold terms of agreement.

During the Awards Show next month, the ceremony will reveal 50 award results based on the results of an average of 700-800 unique voters (Userpedia: a modest 100+). However, to spice up the show, instead of making it plain, you get to customize a couple of award results to your liking [you must be both a forum user (to actually do it in the ceremony thread) & a wiki user (to sign up here), sorry guests]. What can you do? Remember that the idea is to have an Oscar-like presentation with all the big stars (us!) who made this wiki what it is today coming. Suggestions:

  • You come on the stage to announce the results, using your writing style and even having other members commenting/insulting you while giving out the nominees, even interrupting you. Here you can respond back and make a big funny script out of it.
  • Have a Mario character come out to present the award (i.e. let Marioverse characters interact with us). There's some nice possibilities here – having users interrupt the character to ask it questions, for example.
  • Create a comic to present the results, using whatever sprites you want, user or real, possibly incorporating the ideas above. This is particularly desirable for Userpedia Awards.

You may do anything you want, not limited at all to the above, but please try to do something, and not be just plain. You should at least give out the nominees and have something like "The WINNER is..." and a few line breaks down for suspense (not too much).

There will be short 3-5 minute breaks in-between each presentation. The idea is that users can comment on the previous presentation as well as continue script ideas spurred from past presentations or even have separate scripts off-stage, perhaps in chat as well. It's all supposed to be one big party AND show both in chat and on the forum.


THE FOLLOWING IS CRITICAL TO YOUR ROLE AS A PRESENTER THIS YEAR AND IS THUS IN ALL-CAPS. DUE TO COMPLICATIONS AND MAJOR HASSLE LAST YEAR, I AM TIGHTENING THE POLICIES. THIS IS A MUST READ.

TERMS OF AGREEMENT: YOU ARE BY SIGNING UP FOR ANY AWARD OR BACKUP SLOT ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY AGREE TO:

1. AWARD SLOT: PRIVATE MESSAGING ME YOUR PRESENTATION(S) BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2009, NOON EDT. IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR AWARDS TO A BACKUP USER, NO EXCEPTIONS.
2. ALL: NOT RELEASE ANY RESULTS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL IT IS TIME TO PRESENT. VIOLATION OF THIS MUTUAL TRUST WILL LEAD TO THE STRIPPING OF YOUR PRESENTATIONS FOR THIS AND ALL FUTURE AWARD SHOWS, AS WELL AS A BAN FROM BOTH FORUM AND CHAT FOR THE ENTIRE DAY OF AUGUST 14, THEREBY ELIMINATING YOU FROM THE FESTIVITIES.
3. BACKUP SLOT: SHOULD BE PREPARED TO COMPLETE ANY PRESENTATIONS LEFT OVER IF AND AS SOON AS THEY ARE GIVEN TO THEM ON AUGUST 4TH.

Sorry for the caps, but I must be dead-strict on this based on the past two years. You may use email or another means to send me the presentations, but since you should have a forum account to present, it would be best to send it there. I am simply "Wayoshi" on there, no weird characters. Therefore, I am also requesting you put your exact forum nickname – copy and paste the exact odd characters if you used them – next to your ~~~ so I don't get caught not knowing where to send your results. You may put in an email or AIM screenname as an alternative. Thanks for understanding, everyone.


Awards Slots

A1. Favorite Game Soundtrack (Original) – Girrrtacos (Girrrtacos)
A2. Favorite Mario Party Game(s) – Boo Mario Super Mario Galaxy 2.pngɮ Ø Ø ɱ Λ П™King Boo Artwork MSS.png{{{1}}} (Mr.Saturn)
A3. Favorite Mario Kart Game – WarioLoaf (talk)
A4. Favorite Mario 2D Platformer – Super Mario Bros. (talk)
A5. Favorite Mario 3D Platformer – Super Mario Bros. (talk)
A6. Favorite DK Game – WarioLoaf (talk)
A7. Favorite Wario Game – Shrooby GreenDance.gif Talk (Greedy Punk)
A8. Series with Best Multiplayer – WarioLoaf (talk)
A9. Favorite Yoshi Game – Luigifreak (talk)
A10. Best Other Medium – SpriteYoshi (talk)
A11. Favorite Major Character –WarioLoaf (talk)
A12. Favorite Minor Character – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben Rooben)
A13. Favorite Koopaling – Yoshario (Yoshario)
A14. Favorite Enemy – Daniel Webster
A15. Hardest Boss – Shrooby GreenDance.gif Talk (Greedy Punk)
A16. Favorite Power-Up – SpriteYoshi (talk)
A17. Favorite Mario Kart Item – Snack
A18. Favorite Mario RPG – Luigifreak (talk)
A19. Most Anticipated Upcoming Game – Xpike (talk) (Xpike)
A20 Favorite SSB Veteran – SonicMario (SonicMario)
A21. Favorite SSB Newcomer – SonicMario (SonicMario)
A22. Best Remake – Superstar Daisy(Spirit in the Sky)
A23. Favorite Sports Game – Superstar Daisy (Spirit in the Sky)
A24. Most Innovative Concept/Game – Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y
A25. Favorite Spin-Off Game – Superstar Daisy(Spirit in the Sky)
A26. Favorite PM Partner – - Turboo (Talk) SMG Spooky Speedster Artwork.png (TCBY)
A27. Favorite Series – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben Rooben)
A28. Favorite Mini-boss – Hyper Guy (talk)
A29. Favorite Place – Uniju :D (Brie Loader)
A30. Favorite Game (Overall) – Tucayo (Tucayo)




F1. Worst Character – Daniel Webster
F2. Worst Platformer – Luigifreak (talk)
F3. Worst Item – Uniju :D (Brie Loader)
F4. Worst PM Sidekick – Ralphfan (talk)
F5. Worst Final Smash – Xpike (talk) (Xpike)
F6. Worst Spin-off – Ralphfan (talk)
F7. Worst Enemy – Ralphfan (talk)
F8. Worst Baby – Ralphfan (talk)
F9. Worst Other Medium – SonicMario (SonicMario)
F10. Worst Game (Overall) – Uniju :D (Brie Loader)




U1. Favorite Fad – Superstar Daisy(Spirit in the Sky)
U2. Favorite Wiki Host – Jdrowlands (talk) (Jdrowlands)
U3. Favorite Comic – Jdrowlands (talk) (Jdrowlands)
U4. Favorite Game – SonicMario (SonicMario)
U5. Favorite Non-User – Snack
U6. Favorite Rename of a User – Snack
U7. Favorite Spriter – Xpike (talk) (Xpike)
U8. Favorite Location – Uniju :D (Brie Loader)
U9. Favorite Artist – Xpike (talk) (Xpike)
U10. Favorite Retired User – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben Rooben)

I tried to make myself as clear as possible on my intentions for user scripts, but sometimes I don't make myself clear enough – if you feel any confusion, contact me via user talk, forum PM, or chat, and I'll try to make to explain it more to you. Thanks, and enjoy! Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y

SSBB & MKWii Tourneys

Once again, we will try to organize some tourneys. The conductor of Brawl is Xpike; me and WarioLoaf will handle the MKWii one. Please note that these are very tentative right now and need committed users to make it happen, so signing up shows a general interest. The tourneys will occur the day before or after August 14th but not on it. Similar alternate contact would be helpful.

Tourney Slots

Brawl

BRAWL TOURNEY CANCELED DUE TO DIRECTOR INCOMPETENCE

Mario Kart Wii: Saturday 8/15, 3p EDT

Only 8 people came...see forum thread.

Voting!

Voting is now CLOSED! Thanks for participating everyone, all the results will be revealed on August 14th. We managed to break 1000 voters on one Mario award, averaging well into the 800s overall.

Awards Committee

Awards Committee work is over for this year, and helped greatly for the third year in constituting the awards. Major contributors: Stooben Rooben, RAP, Master Lucario, Neurario, Turboo, Ralphfan, Grapes, Plumber.

Userpedia Awards

Very sadly, the wiki farm Scribblewiki did not back up their servers properly – a big no-no in online business. When the warehouse where their servers were caught fire, their backups did not function properly, and they were forced to completely shut down in shame. Nothing could be recovered, and it left everyone irate. Userpedia, thriving still at the time, went to nothing.

Since, after several wiki farm experiments failed, Userpedia has found a new home, but many users have been lost in the hopping from sucky farm to suckier farm. It is currently here, and relatively active, but it is nowhere close to where it was a year ago.


Contact

marioawards@gmail.com
Suggestions Thread on Forum

You are free to bring up anything with us if you feel it appropriate. Suggestions to make the awards more interesting? Issues from last year that need to be resolved? Please, let us know.