MarioWiki:Anniversary/2010

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OFFICIAL MARIO AWARDS IV CEREMONY

OFFICIAL USERPEDIA AWARDS III CEREMONY

OFFICIAL FAIL AWARDS II CEREMONY

OFFICIAL 'SHROOM AWARDS CEREMONY

THE RESULTS

Ceremony: OVER

See festivities from 2009


1 What? Why?   2 Awards Committee   3 Sign-Ups

4 Voting! 5 Userpedia Awards and Game Tournaments   6 'Shroom Awards   7 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.

In 2008, 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!

Last year, we expanded this event even more by including a new category called "Fail Awards". These awards were a huge success as well, and brought the amount of awards we presented up to 50.

Awards Committee

As veterans may have come here to do, it's time – Awards Committee sign-up! This is the only sign-up right now. What the committee decides over the next 10-12 weeks will influence what other sign-ups will come in June, but we will have exact dates of things for you well in advance, so watch this page to keep track of announcements.

There are a few minimal requirements to be an AC member this year:

  • You must have a registered username on the Darkmyst network. This is a Nickserv function. This way, you can be listed as an operator in the chatroom and you can get messages sent out to the entire AC.
  • You must be a forum member. We will be utilizing an underground forum to discuss meeting times and keep track of progress.
  • You must be able to make yourself available on Friday and/or Saturday nights (good time-range: 8-10p EDT). If you know you can't get to too many meetings, please don't sign up. I would like to do a meeting a week, but I know some of us actually do have lives (amazing, I know), so we can skip a couple of weeks or move a Friday to a Saturday or vice versa. Again, we'll use the forum to discuss adjustments.

Mainly, the AC decides what awards will be voted on in June. However, there are important matters as well, see below the sign-up list.

And now...the list! We are only allowing 13 members in the Awards Committee this year to avoid having ties in certain discussions. All 13 positions are filled up! Below is a list of members in the Awards Committee.

  1. Wayoshi (talk)
  2. Stooben Rooben (talk)
  3. Ralphfan (talk)
  4. Marioguy1 (talk)
  5. Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  6. Uniju :D (talk)
  7. Edofenrir (talk)
  8. Tehchomps (talk)
  9. Gamefreak75 (talk)
  10. RAP (talk)
  11. SonicMario (talk)
  12. Fawfulfury65 (talk)
  13. Tucayo (talk)

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 210-265 unique voters (Userpedia: a modest 80+). 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 along the lines of "THE WINNER IS..." and a few line breaks down for suspense (not too much). After declaring the winner, feel free to include the full results at the bottom of the script. See here if you want some examples of scripts.

There will be short 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 THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 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 13, 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 6TH.

Sorry for the caps, but we must be dead-strict on this based on the past few years. Last year, one of the major awards was left without a script after a complicated series of events involving Wayoshi and the user who signed up to present the award. Finish scripts must be send on the forum to both Ralphfan and Stooben Rooben. Their respective forum names are Oaktown Mojo and Stooben. From there, they will be sent to another AC member. Super Mario Bros. (McDonalds Bros.) and Marioguy1 are in charge of the Userpedia Awards and Tucayo is in charge of the 'Shroom awards. Though the forum must be used to send scripts to the AC members, extra copies can also be e-mailed to them at marioawards@gmail.com.

To sign up, please use the following format: {{User|your name}} (your forum name). Place this between the – and the <br>.

On July 15th and the days following, Ralphfan will tally the results. After the results are complete, he will PM you the results so that you can include them in your scripts.

Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can sign up for a maximum of four awards. There are also backup slots. You can sign up for these regardless of how many awards you sign up for. They do not count towards your four presentations. If anyone, god forbid, doesn't have their script sent in by August 5th, their script will be assigned to a backup presenter who will create a script that must by sent in by August 10th, noon EDT. If you sign up for a backup script, remember that you are a contingency plan, and you may not be required to write one.


Awards Slots

A1. Favorite Game Soundtrack (Original) – Ralphfan (talk) (Oaktown Mojo)
A2. Favorite Mario Generation – Baby Mario Bloops (talk) (Baby Mario Bloops)
A3. Favorite Mario Kart Game(s) – RAP (talk) (RAP)
A4. Favorite Mario Platformer – Super Mario Bros. (talk) (McDonalds Bros.)
A5. Favorite Move – Uniju :D (talk) (Uniju)
A6. Favorite DK Game – RAP (talk) (RAP)
A7. Favorite Wario Game – BluePikminKong497 (talk) (BPK497)
A8. Favorite Yoshi Game – Xluidi (talk) (Xpike)
A9. Series With Best Multiplayer Experience – Gamefreak75 (talk) (Fassad)
A10. Most Anticipated Upcoming Game – Tucayo (talk) (Tucayo)
A11. Favorite Major Character – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)
A12. Favorite Supporting Character – Baby Mario Bloops (talk) (Baby Mario Bloops)
A13. Favorite Koopaling – Marioguy1 (talk) (Marioguy1)
A14. Favorite Enemy – Xluidi (talk) (Xpike)
A15. Hardest Boss – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)
A16. Favorite Power-Up – Gamefreak75 (talk) (Fassad)
A17. Favorite Mario Kart Item – Marioguy1 (talk) (Marioguy1)
A18. Favorite Mario RPG – Edofenrir (talk) (Edofenrir)
A19. Favorite Species – Baby Mario Bloops (talk) (Baby Mario Bloops)
A20. Favorite SSB Character – Tehchomps (talk) (Tehchomps)
A21. Favorite Retro Game – SonicMario (Ronald_Reagan)
A22. Best Remake – Xluidi (talk) (Xpike)
A23. Favorite Sports Game – Ralphfan (talk) (Oaktown Mojo)
A24. Most Innovative Concept/Game – Uniju :D (talk) (Uniju)
A25. Favorite Spin-Off Game – Snack (talk) (Snack)
A26. Favorite PM Partner – Edofenrir (talk) (Edofenrir)
A27. Favorite Series –Baby Mario Bloops (talk) (Baby Mario Bloops)
A28. Favorite Mini-boss –BluePikminKong497 (talk) (BPK497)
A29. Favorite Place – Uniju :D (talk) (Uniju)
A30. Favorite Game (Overall) – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)



F1. Worst Character – Ralphfan (talk) (Oaktown Mojo)
F2. Worst Platformer – Gamefreak75 (talk) (Fassad)
F3. Worst Item – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)
F4. Worst PM Sidekick – Ralphfan (talk) (Oaktown Mojo)
F5. Worst Koopaling – Gamefreak75 (talk) (Fassad)
F6. Worst Spin-off – Edofenrir (talk) (Edofenrir)
F7. Worst Enemy – Gamefreak75 (talk) (Fassad)
F8. Worst Baby – Ralphfan (talk) (Ralphfan)
F9. Worst Other Medium – Super Mario Bros. (talk) (McDonalds Bros.)
F10. Worst Game (Overall) – Ralphfan (talk) (Oaktown Mojo)



U1. Favorite User Design – BluePikminKong497 (talk) (BPK497)
U2. Favorite Rename of a User – Xluidi (talk) (Xpike)
U3. Favorite Retired User – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)
U4. Favorite User-Created Site – Uniju :D (talk) (Uniju)
U5. Favorite User Creation – Super Mario Bros. (talk) (McDonalds Bros.)



S1. Favorite Director – Super Mario Bros. (talk) (McDonalds Bros.)
S2. Favorite Writer – BluePikminKong497 (talk) (BPK497)
S3. Favorite Sub-Team – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)
S4. Favorite Issue – Tucayo (talk) (Tucayo)
S5. Favorite Section – Marioguy1 (talk) (Marioguy1}



Backup Scripts:


1. – Stooben Rooben (talk) (Stooben)
2. – Ralphfan (talk) (Oaktown Mojo)
3. – Tucayo (talk) (Tucayo)
4. – Gamefreak75 (talk) (Fassad)
5. –

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!
Ralphfan (talk) and Stooben Rooben (talk)

Voting!

It's time to vote! Polls will stay open until July 15. This year's awards consist of 30 Mario awards, 10 Fail awards, 5 Userpedia awards and 5 'Shroom awards. Once again, polls will be embedded for each award. If there is an award you don't want to vote on, simply don't click the "Vote" button (though we encourage you to vote on all the awards).

Some notes:

  • The "other" option has been excluded on polls where all eligible candidates are listed.
  • Try to use proper grammar, spelling, conventions in Other votes so it's easier to add all the matching ones up later. I will discount stupid write-ins.
  • Cookies are in effect for repeat voting. If you are on a network (like a school system) and are blocked, personal computer at home should work. Please contact us if there is significant trouble in this.

ALL POLLS ARE CLOSED.

Userpedia Awards and Game Tournaments

Game tournaments was something that we hoped to materialize last year, particularly in Brawl, but it didn't pan out. But with each year, we grow, get more people, and do better...however...

NOTE: Game tournaments are not a guarantee for Mario Awards IV. The Awards Committee will decide the inclusion or exclusion of these functions.

'Shroom Awards

Much discussion had been going on for the recognition of our local newspaper, and it was decided that there will be 5 awards to represent important topics of The 'Shroom and to celebrate its existence and importance to the community; it is also considered to compensate for the decrease in the amount of awards presented for Userpedia.

Contact

marioawards@gmail.com

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.