The 'Shroom:Issue 100/Pipe Plaza

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Director’s Notes

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

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Hello 'Shroom readers! It is great to see you here, and hopefully throughout the past 99 issues, as today is the 100th issue of The 'Shroom.

Some readers may have noticed that I was absent last issue, well that technical mishap has now been sorted and I'm back again. However, I'd like to continue something started by Gabumon (talk) last issue, and that is actual news for these notes. We start on a sad one as Driftmaster130 (talk) has been fired from his position of Community Report, which means that any of you people can send me an application on the forums and apply. We also do not have New Articles this issue. Now onto happier news, Crocodile Dippy (talk) has sent in a guest Community Report, so at least that feature is present in this month's issue, we also have Upcoming Games return to Pipe Plaza with Pyro Guy (talk) still writing it, and we also have the Forum Update return as MrConcreteDonkey (talk) is now filling that position again.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Anniversary Announcements 3 30% Lakituthequick
1st New Articles 3 30% Lumastar
3rd Monthly Report 2 20% Viper26
3rd Tip of the Month 2 20% FunkyK38




MarioWiki Sections

A look over the wiki's stats of the past month.
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The recently passed proposals, as well as other wiki news.
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Recent news on the Featured Articles.
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A helpful tip for wiki editors.
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An update from Ghost Jam on NIWA happenings.
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Non-Wiki Sections

The monthly news on the forum.
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Announcements regarding the site's anniversary.
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All the news on the latest Mario games.
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A trip back in The 'Shroom's past.
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Monthly Report

Written by: Viper26 (talk)

Hello 'Shroom readers, and welcome to the 54th Monthly Report section written on The 'Shroom. The only thing I have to say before going to the tables is that if I continuously write this section, then the 100th Monthly Report section would happen in Issue 146, 3 years and 10 months later. Anyways, I will show this month's statistics and compare them to last month's statistics. Let's-a go!

Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Paper Yoshi (talk) for the table coding (I based this off of Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, and Paper Yoshi when they wrote in this section.).

July Statistics
Statistic As of 6 July 2015 (11:05)*
Content Pages 16,035
All Pages 128,638
Files 63,791
Edits 1,721,429
Edits per Page 13.38
Registered Users 19,904
Active Users 403
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 39
Patrollers 3
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


May — June Statistics
Statistic As of 6 June 2015 (17:15)* As of 6 July 2015 (11:05)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 15,989 16,035 +0.288%
All Pages 127,453 128,638 +0.929%
Files 63,184 63,791 +0.960%
Edits 1,706,450 1,721,429 +0.878%
Edits per Page 13.39 13.38 -0.074%
Registered Users 19,748 19,904 +0.709%
Active Users 343 403 +0.790%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 39 39 0%
Patrollers 3 3 0%
Administrators 10 10 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.



Community Report

Written by: Crocodile Dippy (talk)

Allo allo, this here be Crocodile Dippy, your beloved Critic Corner director (shameless plug) who is here to keep YOU, as our dear readers, up-to-date on all the latest goings ons around the Wiki. Or at least in terms of its recent proposals, which is basically all I'm covering because very else of major interest has actually happened; only one promotion happened and it was months ago, so y'know, we're a bit lacking in the exciting stuff that gets our blood pumping, chanting for more like the Romans did in the Coliseum. But hey, plenty of proposal action going on, and hopefully this can bring you back into the groove of what changes are geared for the Wiki, and what you may be able to contribute to yourself.

Oh also, remember that the MarioWiki's 10th Anniversary is coming up soon, so be sure to check out the Awards Ceremony being prepared for the occasion. It'll be a good one this year, I just know it!

Now... ONWARDS!

(credit to YoshiKong (talk) for previously developing this coded table system, with some alterations by me)

PROMOTIONS/DEMOTIONS

Affected User Previous Rank Current Rank Promoter/Demoter Date
Phoenix (talk) Autoconfirmed Administrator Glowsquid (talk) May 23, 2015, 22:45


RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Outcome Deadline
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (talk) Remove four proposal rules

Proposed to remove rules eight to 12, deeming them as unnecessarily dragging on and trivialising the process. Offered five possible options to be voted on.

VETOED BY ADMINISTRATION (read more) June 26, 2015, 23:59
Pyro Guy (talk) Change the proposal system

Proposed to amend the entire proposal system by removing vote by consensus, and instating a system where voters give individual reasons which are then evaluated by a proposal committee.

WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more) June 27, 2015, 23:59
Kart Player 2011 (talk) Change the way rule number 9 of the proposal system works

Proposed to amend rule 9 which states that a tied proposal would have its deadline extended by a week, with the intended amendment being that tied proposals with multiple proposed changes would remove the change with the least votes, leaving only one proposed change and the opposition.

WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more) June 28, 2015, 23:59
SeanWheeler (talk) Lessen Crossover Coverage

Proposed to reduce or outright remove all Super Smash Bros. and Mario and Sonic content on the Wiki, to both focus primarily on Mario content and to avoid competing with the NIWA Affiliate Smash Wiki.

WITHDRAWN BY PROPOSER (read more) June 30, 2015, 23:59
Bazooka Mario (talk) Change intro standards for mainspace ex-subpages

Proposed to add more informative introductions for subpages like Quotes or Gallery pages, suggesting that the one-liners were stating the obvious and felt unnecessary.

1-7 (read more) July 1, 2015, 23:59


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Outcome Deadline
Time Turner (talk) Split the Paper Mario boos into a separate article

Proposed to split Atomic Boo from the Big Boo page, insisting that it was different enough to be covered in its own article. Two potential changes were proposed, the first intending to give each Atomic Boo a separate page, and the second intending to simply have the one page for each Atomic Boo.

0-11-5 (read more) May 30, 2015, 23:59 GMT
Binarystep (talk) Merge Blurp (Yoshi's Story) with Cheep Cheep

Proposed merging the Blurp page with the Cheep Cheep page due to their similarities and the likelihood of its name being a translation error.

8-2 (read more) June 21, 2015, 23:59 GMT
1337star (talk) Expand page SSB4 and rename accordingly

Proposed to add the Palutena's Guide conversations from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U to the Radio conversation characters page, and the page be renamed to Smash Taunt Characters.

5-0 (read more) July 3, 2015, 23:59 GMT
LinkTheLefty (talk) Merge Red Blurp with Boss Bass or split Red Blurp and Blue Blurp

Tying in to the previous Blurp proposal, this one proposed two possible means to reorganise Red Blurp and Blue Blurp, either by identifying Red Blurp as Boss Bass in accordance with Blurps being identified as Cheep Cheeps, or simply splitting the two into their own individual pages.

1-10-1 (read more) July 11, 2015, 23:59 GMT
LinkTheLefty (talk) Split between Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii forms

Proposed to split the Ice Mario page into separate articles for the Ice power-up from Super Mario Galaxy and the Ice power-up from New Super Mario Bros. Wii

17-0 (read more) July 11, 2015, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
LudwigVon (talk) Create a New Super Mario Bros. (series) page

Proposing to create a page covering the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series in general, akin to the Donkey Kong Country series page.

9-9 (read more) July 14, 2015, 23:59 GMT
The Super Mario Super User (talk) New 3DS separate article try 2

Proposing to create a new article entirely for the New Nintendo 3DS, arguing the case is similar to how the Nintendo DSi has its own page distinct from the Nintendo DS.

2-8 (read more) July 23rd, 2015, 23:59 GMT


NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of July 12th.


Featured

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Hello 'Shroom readers and welcome back to another edition of Featured, unfortunately there's not a lot to really report here, but I'll still give it to you anyhow.

Featured Articles

One new article has been featured in the past two months.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There are no ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have been unfeatured in the past two months.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are no ongoing Unfeature nominations.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

One new article has failed the unfeaturing process in the past two months.


Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.



Tip of the Month

Written by: FunkyK38 (talk)

Welcome, readers! For this monumental issue of The Shroom, I'd like to give a few tips on how to make your Shroom application piece the best it can be for when you submit it!

1. Fill out all of the requirements, especially the full-length demo section. Write this part as if you had already been accepted and this is your regular-length article. If you don't give the editors enough to read, they're going to doubt what you as a writer can do, especially if the section in question needs to be a longer section, like a video game or music review.

2. Use correct spelling and grammar. This one should come as a no-brainer, but if your writing is hard to read, you won't be accepted. In addition, if you are submitting a longer section, make sure to put paragraph breaks in. No one likes reading a straight wall of text with no breaks in it at all, and it can be confusing if you lose your place in the middle.

3. Use proper Wiki Coding. Trust me, it makes a massive difference when you link to an article of the game you're talking about, or if you italicize something that needs to be italicized. Write the section like you're writing an article on the Wiki

4. Keep in mind the rules for explicit content. Occasional swearing is fine, but you need to put a warning template with your article if you do decide to include profanity.

5. Be creative! This is your chance to sound more alive than when writing a regular wiki article. Let your normal style and attitude come through. People are more willing to read your work if you sound like an actual person with a personality rather than a piece of wood.


NIWA News

Written by: Ghost Jam (talk)

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Good day, readers! This is Ghost Jam, one of the resident undead and longtime staffers here on Super Mario Wiki! I thought I'd talk a little about NIWA this time, if you all don't mind.

If you're unaware of NIWA, or have maybe seen the link boxes here and there on the wiki but never clicked, here's a brief summary of what NIWA is and what it does for us. NIWA stands for Nintendo Independent Wikis Alliance and its main goal is to foster cooperation and collaboration between the various Nintendo themed Wikis around the internet. This connection between fandoms allows users to expand what they know, who they know, and help build all new bodies of information. In short, it helps us all to grow. This is apt, when we consider that NIWA is also the Japanese word for "garden", and, like any garden, it will only flourish with care.

And on that note, please allow me to introduce our newest friends. Covering the still young but nonetheless amazing franchise Splatoon, I ask that all reading extend a hardy MarioWiki hello to the newest flower in the garden, Inkipedia. Brought to us by the kind Lumoshi, Inkipedia seeks to become a hub for all things Splatoon. Already they have a number of interesting, well-written articles, and show signs of growing by the day, and I hope we'll all be working together in making them feel welcome, perhaps even signing up for their forums, helping to edit articles, or participating in their Splatoon competitions.

A few notes for local editors, when linking articles to Inkipedia, please phrase your links as:
[[inkipedia:PAGE TO BE LINKED TO|name of article]]

That's about it for this month, but don't worry. As we evolve and grow, so to will NIWA and the many flowers within. I encourage all our readers to spread out and explore this lovely community garden we're all tending together and see for yourselves what can be found.


Forum Update

Written by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Hi, I'm MCD, and welcome back to the Forum Update! Well, I say back...I did stop writing for this section about, uh, two years ago? But I'm sure you all remember that I used to write this...right? Guys? I think I won Section of the Month once!

Unfortunately, since I've left, the Super Mario Boards have become a lot more boring. Nobody's getting fired, few people are getting banned, the whole Mafia thing seems to be slowing down...

Of course, the reason this has happened is because I have stopped writing the Forum Update. There's no other possibility; this is the only thing that could have happened. Therefore, the only solution is for me to start writing this again. And so it must be.

So, what happened on the forum in June?

Top Stories

To answer that, a grand total of one things happened on the Forum in June! Congratulations, guys, not one of you managed to get banned! Try harder next month. Please.

Rule 12 (regarding advertising) was lifted for the Fan Creations board, as people would often apply it to threads about fangames or YouTube channels (which do come under Fan Creations).

That's seriously everything. I'm not lying.

Statistics

203 new topics were created in June, and 14010 new posts were made. Amazingly enough, only 10 new users joined during June - that's the lowest in a full month we've ever had (only five joined in January 2008 but the forum was only up for four days by then). Again, I am entirely to blame for this and I will not accept any other conclusion. The most online at any point during June was 230.

TOP POSTERS
Meowth (Smasher (talk)) – 54729
Sapphire (DragonFreak (talk)) – 40866
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 33037
Ultron (Neptune99 (talk)) – 32878
MCS (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 32523
Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 31371
Ralph (Ralphfan (talk)) – 30465
Rosy the Rascal (UltraMario3000 (talk)) – 28248
Haruichi Kominato (Lily x (talk)) – 25352
GalacticPetey (GalacticPetey (talk)) – 25051

TOP TOPIC STARTERS
Ruby (Puddin (talk)) – 1010
Magikrazy (Magikrazy (talk)) – 646
Nabber (Nabber (talk)) – 642
Amethyst (EctoBiologist (talk)) – 640
Lario (Mr. Guy (talk)) – 622
Ralph (Ralphfan (talk)) – 608
New Super Mario (New Super Mario (talk)) – 595
SiFi (SiFi (talk)) – 567
Pyro (Pyro (talk)) – 566
LN1 (LN1 (talk)) – 566

MOST TIME ONLINE
Northern Verve (SonicMario (talk)) – 366d 20h 57m
Threek (MST3K (talk)) – 359d 6h 25m
Meowth (Smasher (talk)) – 350d 2h 32m
Uniju (Uniju (talk)) – 346d 4h 53m
Gamefreak75 (Gamefreak75 (talk)) – 284d 21h 0m
Yuki Nagato (Master Crash (talk)) – 274d 18h 1m
LN1 (LN1 (talk)) – 262d 8h 16m
Peridot (Gabumon (talk)) – 258d 18h 50m
Ruby (Puddin (talk)) – 254d 9m
Ganondorf (Raven Effect (talk)) – 249d 1h 26m

Thread of the Month

This is a new feature - basically, I'll choose my favourite thread of each month.

June 2015's Thread of the Month is... Ruby's (Puddin (talk)) is being angry about *bleep*posting a meme? (censored for innocent ears). Be aware that, as this thread is in Mindless Junk, you have to be a registered user to view it.

This thread definitely went everywhere, exploring deeply the concept of memes themselves and when something can be considered a meme. It also brought forward many difficult questions: for example, "is mayonnaise a meme?", courtesy of Nabber (Nabber (talk)). However, what truly made the thread was the joke Walkazo (Walkazo (talk)) made, which is kinda hard to understand without the full context.

Otherwise, Captain Falcon's (Lord Bowser (talk)) daily "would you rather?" questions thread has also proven popular, as did Nabber's (Nabber (talk)) e3 leak generator thread.

Quotes

"OH HEY DID YOU KNOW IT'S 4AM CAW CAW CAW CAW SQUAWK SQUAWK AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CAW CAW AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" ~ Derpl Zork (Hypnotoad (talk)) on birds

"i am looking of the good"' ~ BEEEEEAAARRRS (Toadbert101 (talk))

"Let's cut off the gulf stream! That *bleep*er's been messing with the climate for too long! It is time we claim the coldness that is rightfully ours!" ~ Peridot (Gabumon (talk)) on the recent heatwave

"s-support with me, 3k-sama" - GBAToad (GBAToad (talk))

Mafia

Well, it's impossible to talk about Mafia without talking about Awards Mafia V, hosted by myself, Smasher and Superchao. Of course, by now, sign-ups will be closed, but that doesn't mean you can't sign up as a replacement. Once the game starts and half of the players don't actually do anything, I'm sure you'll have a great time.

Currently ongoing are:

Games that finished:

  • LN1's (LN1 (talk)) Gyakuten Kenji 2 Mafia was won by the Innocents.
  • Lyn's (Icemario (talk)) Switcharoo Mafia was cancelled.

Thanks for reading.



Birthday Wishes

Written by: Crocodile Dippy (talk)

G'day everyone, a simple section I thought might be nice for the community; Birthday Wishes, a concise collection of the birthdays for every notable User in the community for each month! In this issue, we're in the middle of July, so here are all the folks who have added another year to their existences, alongside what they're notable around the Wiki and its extensions for. Hope you enjoy!

Date User Contributions
July 1st Glowsquid (talk) Current MarioWiki Bureaucrat; Current Mario Boards Global Moderator; Former 'Shroom Director; Creator of Bad Jokes and Other Dumb Nonsense (BJAODN)
July 5th Marshal Dan Troop (talk) Current 'Shroom Activities Manager; Former 'Shroom Fun Stuff Director; Current 'Shroom Writer for Trivia, Shoey's Shoetacular Reviews, and Fightin' Footwear; Former MarioWiki Patroller
July 10th Hypnotoad (talk) Current MarioWiki Awards Director; Current #mwchat Operator; Current 'Shroom Writer for Dear Anton and Fightin' Footwear; Current Userpedia Bureaucrat]
July 12th aregularforumuser Active Mario Boards User and Mafia Player
July 14th Ralphfan (talk) Former MarioWiki Awards Director; Former 'Shroom Statistics Manager
Smasher (talk) Current MarioWiki Awards Sub-Director; Current Mario Boards Global Moderator; Current #mwchat Operator; Former 'Shroom Palette Swap Director; Former 'Shroom Fun Stuff Director; Former 'Shroom Activites Manager
July 18th Crocodile Dippy (talk) Current 'Shroom Critic Corner Director; Former MarioWiki Administrator; Former 'Shroom Affiliates Manager; Current 'Shroom Writer for Crocodile Style Reviews, Composer Spotlight, Pocket Handbook, and Birthday Wishes; Former Poll Committee Chairperson; Former Userpedia Administrator
July 23rd Rocker64 Current Mafia Hosts Guild Member
July 24th Paper Jorge (talk) Former MarioWiki Administrator; Former Userpedia Patroller; Creator of the popular Wiki Comics Friday Night Live and The Tonight Show; Perpetrator of the Nuke DPL Incident on Userpedia
July 27th Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) Former MarioWiki Administrator; Former 'Shroom Director; Former 'Shroom Sub-Director; Former 'Shroom Statistics Manager; Former Userpedia Administrator; Former 'Shroom Writer for Crossword, Mystery Images, Hiding Koopa, Picross, Ask Tucayo, What's On the Box?, and Retro Feature

Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

I still can't get over it. As you may know, Satoru Iwata, Global President of Nintendo Co., Ltd., has passed away on 11 July. We all have good memories of him, and Nintendo will not be the same without him. My condolences go to all of his family, friends, and colleagues.
Thank you, Iwata-san. You will always be in our hearths.

Welcome to a new edition of Anniversary Announcements.

Before I go on about the Awards, I'd like to congratulate the staff team of The 'Shroom with this milestone of the 100th issue! Congratulations guys, that many may follow!

So the polls have closed at the 17th, and the results are being calculated. That doesn't end the fun however, because earlier this month, the presentation sign-ups have opened. This means that you, yes you, can present the results of up to four awards at the Ceremony next month. Sign up here! But note, full is full.

Tournaments Department.

Awards Mafia 2015

Sign-ups have been closed, and the game will start after British Mafia ends on the regular Mafia board.

Awards Smash 2015

Single Battles have ended, and have produced winners! Congratulations to Timmy for winning the Nintendo 3DS version and to Cirdec for winning the Wii U version! Sign-ups for Double Battles have closed.

Awesomenauts

Sign-ups have closed and the tournament has begun.

Art Contest

The deadline to send in art was extended by one week, giving people until the 17th this month to submit art. Now the polls for the submitted art have opened. There are three polls, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced artwork tiers. Submitted art is also showcased in this edition of The 'Shroom, click here to view the section.

Mario Golf: World Tour

Sign-ups closed and the tournament started at the 14th.

Mario Kart 7 Tournament 2015

Sign-ups have closed and the first groups have been posted. The races happen as planned by the individual groups.

Mario Kart 8 Tournament 2015

Sign-ups have been closed and the schedules for the first round have been posted. The dates for the tournament have been particularized to the period from 20 July to 2 August.

Pokémon (Gen 6) 2015 Tournament

The Single Battles have ended, and we congratulate Timmy with his victory! The Double Battles have started after this one.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament 2015

This tournament started on the 14th.

These Tournaments award participants with Tokens to spend on prizes based on their performance. These prizes do not come from Yoshi Eggs, so if you are interested in donating such prizes, please contact Hypnotoad or Smasher on the Boards. Recommended items include all sorts of gift cards and Steam items. We are grateful for any donations!

And that shall be it for this monthly update on stuff that happened in the past month. Until next month and enjoy the rest of this special Issue!

All information above is correct as of 15 July.


Upcoming Games

Written by: Pyro Guy (talk)

Hello, readers, and welcome to the newest article of Upcoming Games. Today, I'll be talking about Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, and also Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, both games that were announced at E3 this year. There were a few more Mario related games featured, but I'm only doing these two.

The main cast of Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam.
The fifth game in the Mario and Luigi series, and the second series game for the 3DS, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam is set not only in the world of the Paper Mario RPGs, but also the Mario and Luigi RPGs too. The short but simple story is as follows; Luigi knocks over a book. The world of Paper Mario falls out. Silly Luigi! Characters like Starlow are confirmed to appear in-game, and most main characters like Bowser and Toad will have a paper-like form. What is new to the series is to be able to play as three characters simultaneously: Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario! (Partners in Time does not count, because you never control all four at the same time, only two at a time) And this time, the trio have some new tricks up their cotton/paper sleeves- for instance, they can hammer each other's Hammers to create a larger, even explosive shockwave. Another new gimmick is Paper Mario's new ability to clone himself into a dozen Paper Marios, able to unleash stronger and more complex attacks. And the same goes for any paper enemies, such as Koopa Paratroopas.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam will be released in all regions in Spring 2016.

Next, we have Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. This Wii U exclusive is set to be released in all regions in the holidays, and contains new features, updated graphics, and a new technique- the Jumpshot. Right now, the only playable characters are Mario, Peach, Bowser and Toad, there is only one confirmed court (a generic grass one), but there should be lots more on the way. A new gameplay addition is using a Mega Mushroom to... power up... your game, leaving us to assume that many more iconic power-ups, old and new, will appear too. To sum up, this looks like it could be a "reimagining" of Mario Tennis sticking close to the original formula while adding new things too.

Unfortunately, that's it for this month, but stay tuned for more articles on Upcoming Games!


Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Hello, readers! I'm your Spotlight manager and Pipe Plaza Director, Yoshi876. Welcome to Retro Feature, a section in which I delve deep into the archives to bring you the best blasts from the past. This time I bring you something slightly different. I bring you The 'Shroom.

The 'Shroom started out as a community project in 2006, albeit only as an introduction to what it would be, its first formal issue was on January 6th 2007, under the direction of Wayoshi (talk). Since then the newsletter has had seven different directors: Sadahuru (talk), Plumber (talk), Glowsquid (talk), Stooben Rooben (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Superchao (talk).

The 'Shroom has run continuously since its first issue, and although it has gone through times of hardship like writer droughts, late sections, and even a proposal trying to close it down forever, it has survived all of these and always comes out stronger.

When The 'Shroom started out, it had two teams: the Main Team and Fake News, but since then it was grown substantially. Fun Stuff was introduced in Issue XXIII, Palette Swap (originally under the name Music & Artwork) was introduced in Issue XXIX, Pipe Plaza was introduced in Issue XXXIII, Critic Corner was introduced in Special Issue 64, whilst the latest sub-team to join us: Strategy Wing was created this issue.

The 'Shroom has had over 188 different writers writing for it over its history, and that means many quality sections for you readers to enjoy over the course of several years. And I'm sure that all the previous writers, all the current writers, and all the future writers thank you for reading The 'Shroom and we all hope that you will continue to do so, so without further ado here are the beginnings of The 'Shroom.

The 'Shroom


Volume 1, Issue 1 July 24, 2006 - August 11, 2006 About The 'Shroom

What's New Who's New Your World




Status Report

By HK, 24 July 2006

On the night of July 23, 2006, Bureaucrat Porplemontage okayed a Community Portal. I contacted Sysop Son of Suns, and informed him of the development, as he had been reccomended for the job. Well, in a turn of events, I became head of the project.

After some brainstorming, the name had been chosen, and I began searching code. The real work began on the morning of July 24. I was informed that Son of Suns was leaving on vacation. He wished me luck, and was gone. His other trustee, Wayoshi, was leaving the next day. This left me in charge of many things. Partially maintaining the wiki. Answering questions. And the Portal.

Wayoshi arrived on the scene, and helped out with a new template, the {{helpme}}. It reads:

I am looking for help!

Use {{helpme}} on your own talk page and ask your question below
For more on how to use this feature, click here.

Note to helpers: once you have offered help, please remove this template.

You place the template on your talk page, and ask the question below. Sysops and experienced users check the helpme category and respond. When resolved, the template is removed by the sysop or experienced user.

Afterwards, the Trouble Center was added to the portal. Its where you can find all sorts of pages in need, and where to go to help them. You can also propose a project. Soon the 'Shroom will join the Trouble Center.



New Users

By HK, 26 July 2006

User sign-up has recently skyrocketed an amazing 13%.
What with all the new Users, why shouldn't they be introduced?

  • Ryodin
  • Darth Goomba
  • Sifuneel
  • Wikada
  • Rafuka
  • S.M.O.G
  • Whirlwind
  • Gl
  • Koomeet
  • SaturnYoshi
  • Mdawg1
  • Kamek Koopa
  • Baker
  • KIFulgore
  • Superluis64
  • Gamefan74



Editorial

By HK, 11 August 2006

Now, you may be thinking, "What's up with this? Aren't these Wikipedia Standards?" And, of course, you have the right to think this. But you're wrong. These are our standards. "Why?", you may ask? Because its required. By law. And because it should be there. And its easy. Just do it, or your work, no matter how common the knowledge is, no matter how factual, clean, informative it is-it will be deleted. So, please, cite your sources. Because that's life. And life goes on. And even after I've left, I expect cited sources.



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Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next month for another trip back in time.


The 'Shroom 100
Staff sections Opening Statement
The 'Shroom SpotlightThe 'Shroom AchievementsPoll Chairperson AddressIntroducing Poochy
Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
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