The 'Shroom:Issue 111/'Shroom Awards Dossier

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'Shroom Awards Dossier

On this article you will find detailed information about all nominees for each of this year's 'Shroom Awards. Please read each section and visit the suggested articles where applicable before placing your vote. The polls close on July 17th and the winners will be announced in this year's Awards Ceremony.

S1. Favorite Directing Staff

S1. Favorite Directing Staff

This Award is designed to recognize the Directors and/or Sub-Directors that have had a better impact on The 'Shroom during their directorhood. This award doesn't factor contributions made by these users when they weren't directors.

Nominee Summary/Description
Sadaharu (talk)
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Directed Issues XXIII, XXIV, XXVIII, and XXXIV to XLVI.
  • Upgraded the Fun Stuff to a Sub-Team.
  • Strengthened activity standards for writers.
  • Started the 'Shroom Awards Ceremony.
  • Introduced the Poll Chairperson Election.
  • Created the Core Staff concept.
  • Got The 'Shroom Staff Discussion board in the forums authorized.
  • Set section limits.
  • Brought back the Editor-in Chief.
  • Started the application process.
  • Switched the focus of the newsletter to Wiki News.
  • Set the basis for the End-of-Year Awards and 'Shroom Achievements.
  • Introduced The 'Shroom namespace.
  • Third and fifth Sub-Director.
  • Sub-Director from Issue XXV to XXVII, and from Issue XXIX to 2009 Holiday Special.
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)
  • Directed Issues XXV to XXVII, XXIX to Holiday, and LXXI to LXXXII.
  • Was never elected by the community, taking on the directing position to fill in or as a co-director.
  • Introduced the Contact Us feature.
  • Started the Special Issues system.
  • Created the 'Shroom chatroom.
  • Introduced the Guest Writers system.
  • Started Feedback Surveys.
  • Got The 'Shroom child board in the forums authorized.
  • Authorized the Music & Art (now Palette Swap) and Pipe Plaza Sub-Teams.
  • Second, fourth, and sixth Sub-Director.
  • Sub-Director on Issues XXIII, XXIV, XXVIII, and from Issue XXXIV to XLVI.
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Directed Issues XLVII to LXXXII, and XCV to 111.
  • Has won the most elections; five.
  • Has both the longest consistent run as Director, as well as total run as Director.
  • Introduced the Statistics Manager, Affiliates Manager, Social Networking Manager, Activities Manager, Programming Manager, and Graphic Design Manager positions.
  • Authorized the Critic Corner and Strategy Wing Sub-Teams.
  • Started the Section of the Month system and later shifted it to be reader-voted.
  • Created the 'Shroom Spotlight project.
  • Managed to get the 'Shroom Awards upgraded from five to ten awards.
  • Started the End-of-Year Awards.
  • Kicked off the 'Shroom Achievements system.
  • Redesigned the Main Page.
  • Directed the largest issue to date.
Superchao (talk)
  • Directed Issues LXXXIII to XCIV.
  • Revised the Fake News, Fun Stuff, and Critic Corner layouts.
Twentytwofiftyseven (talk)
  • Seventh Editor-in-Chief; position was later abolished and merged with the Sub-Director's duties.
  • Editor-in-Chief from Issue XXXV to XLVI.
  • Seventh and ninth Sub-Director.
  • Sub-Director from Issue XLVII to LIV, and from Issue LXXVI to LXXVIII.
  • Responsible for much of the coding and formatting on the Main Page and Critic Corner.
Edofenrir (talk)
  • Eighth and eleventh Sub-Director.
  • Sub-Director from Issue LV to LXX, from Issue LXIII to LXXV, and from XCV to 106.
  • Responsible for much of the artwork used in the 'Shroom, including staff portraits, icons, and some banners.
  • Created the updated navigation template.
Turboo (talk)
RandomYoshi (talk)
S2. Favorite Team

S2. Favorite Team

This awards aims to acknowledge what readers think is our best team. This includes all six sub-teams.

Nominee Summary/Description
Fake News

Started in the first official ‘Shroom release by the now-banned user WarioLoaf (talk) on January 6th, 2007, Fake News was the first of the sub-teams to be founded, designed to allow writers to flex their fiction-writing muscles by making up news stories about upcoming Mario game releases or inventing creative stories surrounding the various characters of the Mario universe. Having survived the long test of time, Fake News continues to be a huge draw for the newsletter, currently headed by its longest-running director MrConcreteDonkey (talk), and sustained by its ongoing writers Toadbert101 (talk) (Peddler's Place), Yoshi876 (talk) (Obituaries), The Pyro Guy (talk) (Cooking Guide), YKMR3000 (talk) (Game Corner), NEXandGBX (talk) (Monthly Inquisition), MST3K (talk) (Ask '3K), Freakworld (talk) (The Clogged Pipe), and SpearGuy729 (talk) (Travel Guide). Here is a historical list of Fake News sections.

Fun Stuff

Fun Stuff began in the third issue under the name of Fun Section, founded by the 'Shroom’s director at the time, Plumber (talk), on March 3rd, 2007. Fun Stuff was created to provide interactive games and activities for the community, such as riddles, trivia, or quizzes, eventually growing over time to incorporate visual games such as crosswords and picture matching games. Fun Stuff is currently run by Andymii (talk) (who also writes Guess Who! and Silly Stories, By You!), and it's supported by its writers Meta Knight (talk) (It's aMAZEing!), Yoshi876 (talk) (Quiz), and The Pyro Guy (talk) (Picross). Here is a historical list of Fun Stuff sections.

Palette Swap

Originally under the moniker of Art and Music, and later Music and Artwork, before reaching its current name, Palette Swap was created in the 29th issue by the current 'Shroom Director Super Mario Bros. (talk), on August 13th, 2009. Palette Swap’s focus is also on the community’s creativity, but with a focus on multimedia such as music and artworks, both official and fan-made. While it was initially simply a showcase of screenshots and artwork from around the Wiki, the past couple of years have seen more substance added to the sub-team, with commentary, user-created music and fanart, and occasionally artwork competitions. Palette Swap is currently directed by FunkyK38 (talk), and its current permanent staff are Yoshi876 (talk) (Ongoing Fan Projects), The Pyro Guy (talk) (What’s On the Box?), Palkia47 (talk) (Packy's Packtastical Musical Adventures), and Baby Luigi (talk) (Game Mods). Here is a historical list of Palette Swap sections.

Pipe Plaza

Pipe Plaza actually used to be a separate sector of the Wiki, a portal with the intention of keeping the community up to date on recent events and various aspects of the wiki in need of tidying up or improvement. Due to its considerable inactivity, it was decided via Proposal to add it in to The 'Shroom in the 32nd issue run by Super Mario Bros. (talk), but it didn’t get any content until the the next issue, whereupon Marioguy1 (talk) was added as a co-director. Keeping true to its roots, Pipe Plaza details all the changes in the Wiki as well as its forum in the past month, often with very rigid formatting rules for simplest readability, making it the most code-heavy sub-team in the newsletter. Pipe Plaza is currently headed by Yoshi876 (talk) (who also writes the sections Featured and Retro Feature), and its current writers are LudwigVon (talk) (Community Report), MrConcreteDonkey (talk) (Forum Update), Paper Yoshi (talk) (Monthly Review), FunkyK38 (talk) (Tip of the Month), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) (The 'Shroom Report), the Poll Committee (Poll Committee Discussion), and Lakituthequick (talk) (Anniversary Announcements [seasonal]). Here is a historical list of Pipe Plaza sections.

Critic Corner

This Sub-Team was founded in the 64th issue special by the former Affiliates Manager Crocodile Dippy (talk) on July, 2014, Critic Corner was devised to help reduce the crowding of the main page by pulling all review and analyst-style sections into a single page. As a result, Critic Corner tends to be the wordiest of the sub-teams, but has also struggled at times with getting a consistent writer base; however, it’s also noted as the most stylised sub-team, due in large part to the coding assistance of Twentytwofiftyseven (talk). Critic Corner is run by Crocodile Dippy (talk), and its permanent writers are Yoshi876 (talk) (Character Reviews; Movie Reviews), DragonFreak (talk) (DragonFreak's Review Quest), FunkyK38 (talk) (Graphic Novel Reviews), PowerKamek (talk) (Marioverse Reviews), Meta Knight (talk) (Meta Knight's Boss Battle Review), and Stooben Rooben (talk) (The Stoob Tube). Here is a historical list of Critic Corner sections.

Strategy Wing

The most recent Sub-Team, Strategy Wing was debuted in the 100th Issue by former Director Stooben Rooben (talk) as a place to get together sections related to tips, tricks, hints, cheats, guides, walkthroughs, and more. Issue 100 has been the biggest issue for this Sub-Team, and while other issues haven't had as much content as it, the sections in it are always of good quality; from the all-time classics like FTMV to the new sections like Pocket Handbook. Strategy Wing has been directed its whole run by Stooben Rooben (talk) (who also writes From the Mushroom Vaults, and its current permanent writers are Superchao (talk) (Let's Play Showcase), Paper Yoshi (talk) (Mario Calendar), Yoshi876 (talk) (Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner), and Crocodile Dippy (talk) (Pocket Handbook). Here is a historical list of Strategy Wing sections.


S3. Favorite Core Staff

S3. Favorite Core Staff

This Award aims to acknowledge some of the most prominent Core Staff members, both managers and sub-team directors.

Nominee Summary/Description
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director, started on Issue LV.
  • Twelfth Fake News Director.
  • Longest-tenured Sub-Team Director to date.
  • Initiated Fake News' redesign in Issue LXXXIII
Crocodile Dippy (talk)
  • Affiliates Manager from Issue LIX to LXIII.
  • Critic Corner Director from Issue 64 to Issue LXXIX, and from Issue XCV to the current issue.
  • Second (and also final) Affiliates Manager.
  • First and third Critic Corner Director.
  • Longest-tenured Critic Corner Director to date.
  • Responsible for the groundwork of the Main Page redesign used from Issue 64 to date.
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, started on Issue LXXXII; initially shared with GBAToad.
  • Current Pipa Plaza Director, started on Issue LXXXVI.
  • Second 'Shroom Spotlight Manager alongside GBAToad.
  • Fourth Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Third 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous positions.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Current Palette Swap Director, started on Issue LXXI.
  • Seventh Palette Swap Director.
  • Longest-tenured Palette Swap Director to date.
  • Made the Sketch Related to Mario section a No Sign Up Required section.
  • Started the Art and Music Contests featured in Palette Swap.
  • Reworked the focus of What's on the Box?, Featured Sprite, and Artwork of the Month to feature fan-made content.
Marshal Dan Troop (talk)
Palkia47 (talk)
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
GBAToad (talk)
Superchao (talk)
Gabumon (talk)
  • Fake News Director from Issue XLVII to Issue LIV.
  • Graphic Design Manager from Issue 107 to the current one.
  • Thirteenth Fake News Director, and coined the majority of the Fake News section names.
  • First Graphic Design Manager.
  • Drew the headers and icons for Fake News sections.
  • Consistently provides artwork for The 'Shroom.
Twentytwofiftyseven (talk)
  • Programming Manager from Issue 105 to the current one.
  • First Programming Manager.
  • Responsible for most of the coding on The 'Shroom.
Andymii (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue 107 to the current one.
  • Eleventh Fun Stuff Director.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue XLII to Issue XLVI.
  • Statistics Manager from Issue LX to LXX and from Issue 107 to the current one.
  • Social Networking Manager on Issue LIX.
  • Second Fun Stuff Director.
  • Second and seventh Statistics Manager.
  • First (and only) Social Networking Manager.
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue 100 to the current one.
  • Affiliates Manager from Issue L to LVIII.
  • First Strategy Wing Director.
  • First Affiliates Manager.
Turboo (talk)
  • Statistics Manager from Issue XCIX to 106.
  • Fifth Statistics Manager.
RandomYoshi (talk)


S4. Favorite Retired Writer

S4. Favorite Retired Writer

This Award is designed to recognize the best writer whose tenure with The 'Shroom has long since passed, so as to honour the achievements they made during their time with us.

Nominee Summary/Description
Gamefreak75 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Fake Ads section for the Fake News sub-team from Issue XXXIII to Issue LII; signed up for Word Search in the Fun Stuff sub-team from Issue L to Issue LXXVI.
  • Has written 92 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Has also written three Fake Reports, six Fake Shops, two Travel Guides, a Fake TV, a Cooking Guide, a Crossword, two Non-Mario Crosswords, and several Special Sections.
  • Had a special issue dedicated to him; Issue LXXV, themed after his favourite Nintendo franchises.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, and Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Chivi-chivik (talk)
Coincollector (talk)
Timmy (talk)
Hypnotoad (talk)
Marshal Dan Troop (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Trivia section from Issue LIX to Issue 106; later signed up for Fightin' Footwear from Issue 100 to Issue 106, on a bi-monthly basis with Anton; also signed up for Shoey's Shoetacular Reviews from Issue 100 to Issue 103.
  • Has written 73 sections since joining, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Has also written four Guess That Character, three Guess That Game!, two Headline News, three Non-Mario Trivia, and one News Flush.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Toad, and Golden Yoshi in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Bowser and a Diamond Toad in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Toad and Golden 'Shroom in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Golden Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Golden Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Walkazo (talk)


S5. Favorite Veteran Writer

S5. Favorite Veteran Writer

This Award aims to recognize those users who have been writing their sections for prolonged periods of time.

Notes:
  • Special Sections means any section that doesn't fit one in the Sign-Up page.
  • In the "has also written" bullet, sections for which the user wasn't a regular writer indicate how many times the user wrote the section; sections for which the user was a regular writer show no number. (e.g. "Has also written three FTMV and Interview" means the user wrote three FTMV sections as a guest and had signed up for Interview.)
Nominee Summary/Description
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Brawl Tactics section on Issue XXXII.
  • Currently writes Sprite of the Month, Tip of the Month, and Book Reviews.
  • Has also written Graphic Novel Reviews.
  • Has written 241 sections overall since joining, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Palette Swap sections written.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, and Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Bowser, and Golden Shroom in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Golden 'Shroom in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Golden Peach, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Golden Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Golden Peach, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Fake Characters and Fake TV sections in the Fake News sub-team on Issue XLII.
  • Has also written most of Fake News sections as a guest writer.
  • Has written 153 sections overall since joining, winning 16 SOTM awards.
  • Known for his elaborate and comedic Directors Notes, which are, some times, longer than the actual Fake News sections themselves.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, Golden Toad, and the Golden Shroom in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Peach, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi and a Diamond Toad in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi and Diamond Toad in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, Golden Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Paper Yoshi (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Upcoming Games section on Issue XLVI
  • Currently writes Mario Calendar and Monthly Report.
  • Has also written Random Image of the Month, Crossword, and Ask Paper Yoshi.
  • Has written 191 sections since joining, winning 22 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Pipe Plaza sections written.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, and a Golden Shroom Honorable Mention in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Peach, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Peach, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and a Golden 'Shroom in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Peach, Diamond Yoshi, and Golden Toad in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi and Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Has won the most End of Year awards.
  • Sample section.
Toadbert101 (talk)
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Obituaries in the Fake News sub-team on Issue LXXVI.
  • Currently writes Quiz, Ongoing Fan Projects, Featured, Retro Feature, Character Reviews, and Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner.
  • Has also written What’s on the Box? and several guest sections.
  • Has written 247 sections since joining, winning 43 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most SOTM awards.
  • Has written the most simultaneous sections of any writer of The 'Shroom.
  • Won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Golden Peach, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Golden 'Shroom in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Golden Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Peach, Golden Peach, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Palkia47 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Word Search in the Fun Stuff sub-team on Issue LXXVII.
  • Has also written Sport Report and several guest sections.
  • Has also written two First Impressions and a special section.
  • Has written 70 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Won a Diamond Luigi and Diamond Toad in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi and Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Crocodile Dippy (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Upcoming Games on Issue VII.
  • Has also written Crocodile Style Reviews, Dippy’s Matilda, Composer Spotlight, Pocket Handbook, and several special sections.
  • Has written 150 sections since joining, winning 17 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Critic Corner sections written.
  • Won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, Diamond Toad, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond ‘Shroom in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Golden ‘Shroom in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Peach, Golden Peach, Diamond Toad, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond 'Shroom in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Only writer to have won two Diamond 'Shrooms.
  • Sample section.
Andymii (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Guess Who? on Issue XCIII.
  • Currently writes Guess Who? and Silly Stories, By You!.
  • Has written 30 sections since joining, winning 16 SOTM awards.
  • Won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Peach, and Diamond Toad, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond 'Shroom in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the From the Mushroom Vaults section on Issue XI.
  • Currently writes 8-Bit Amphitheater, The Stoob Tube, and From The Mushroom Vaults.
  • Has also written Obituaries, Interview, and several special sections.
  • Has written 87 sections, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
  • Won a Diamond Luigi and Diamond Toad in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Peach, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Golden 'Shroom in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Crossword section on Issue XVI.
  • Currently writes The 'Shroom Report.
  • Has also written Mystery Images', Hiding Koopa, Picross, Ask Tucayo, What’s On the Box?, Retro Feature, and several special sections.
  • Has written 280 sections since joining, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Fun Stuff sections written.
  • Holds the record for most sections written overall.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach and Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Toad in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Superchao (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Quiz section on Issue III.
  • Currently writes Let's Play Showcase.
  • Has also written Interview and several special sections.
  • Has written 77 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Has also written a Special Section, an Awards Committee Commentary, and Anniversary Announcements.
  • Won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and a Diamond 'Shroom in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Luigi and Diamond Toad in the 2014 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Toad in the 2015 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample section.
Freakworld (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Guess Who? and Guess That Game! sections on IssueLXVIII.
  • Currently writes The Clogged Pipe.
  • Has written 27 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Diamond Bowser, and Golden Yoshi in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Sample sections.


S6. Favorite New Writer

S6. Favorite New Writer

This Award aims to recognize those writers who weren't part of the team twelve issues ago.

Nominee Summary/Description
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Joined in November 2015 as writer of the It's aMAZEing! section on Fun Stuff.
  • Also writes Meta Knight's Boss Battle Reviews on Critic Corner.
  • Has written 11 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
PowerKamek (talk)
  • Joined in December 2015 as writer of the Marioverse Reviews section on Critic Corner.
  • Has written six sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Joined in September 2015 as writer of the Picross section on Fun Stuff.
  • Also writes Cooking Guide on Fake News and What's on the Box? on Palette Swap.
  • Has written 16 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Baby Luigi (talk)
  • Joined in December 2015 as writer of the Game Mods section on Palette Swap.
  • Has written 14 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
Time Turner (talk)
  • Rejoined in August 2015 as writer of the Location, Location section on Critic Corner.
  • Has also written New Articles on Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
DragonFreak (talk)
  • Joined in January 2016 as writer of the DragonFreak's Review Quest section on Critic Corner.
  • Has written six sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
NEXandGBX (talk)
  • Joined in October 2016 as writer of the Monthly Inquisition section on Fake News.
  • Has written four sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
YKMR3000 (talk)
  • Joined in April 2016 as writer of the Game Corner section on Fake News.
  • Has written two sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Spearguy729 (talk)
  • Joined in April 2016 as writer of the Travel Guide section on Fake News.
  • Has written two sections since joining.
  • Sample section.


S7. Best Use of Images

S7. Best Use of Images

This Award aims to recognize those users who use their own images in their sections, whether hand-drawn or screenshot directly by them.

Nominee Art Sample
Peddler's Place (Toadbert101 (talk))
Dear Anton (Hypnotoad (talk))
Various Fake News sections (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))
Cooking Guide (The Pyro Guy (talk))
It's aMAZEing! (Meta Knight (talk))
The Adventures of Little Mario (Walkazo (talk))
Word Search (Palkia47 (talk))
Silly Stories, By You! (Andymii (talk))


S8. Fav. Written Section of the Past Year

S8. Favorite Written Section of the Past Year

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Nominee Summary/Description
Crocodile Style Reviews (Crocodile Dippy (talk))
  • A review of non-Mario games with Dippy's characteristic writing style and humour.
  • Appeared eight times in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
Mario's Boombox (Walkazo (talk))
  • A look into video game music in Walkazo's usual detailed style and excellent writing.
  • Appeared nine times in the past twelve months, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
8-bit Amphitheater (Stooben Rooben (talk))
  • Stoob presented chiptunes composed by him inspired on his favorite music and video game tunes.
  • Appeared seven times in the past twelve months.
  • Sample section.
DragonFreak's Review Quest (DragonFreak (talk))
  • DragonFreak reviews current and classic role playing games in this section.
  • Appeared five times in the past twelve months.
  • Sample section.
Guess Who! (Andymii (talk))
  • Andymii provides entertaining clues for users to guess a character.
  • Appeared 11 times in the past twelve months, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Location, Location (Time Turner (talk))
  • A funny look into some of the most interesting locations in Mario games.
  • Appeared six times in the past twelve months, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
The 'Shroom Report (Tucayo (talk))
  • Tucayo provides current and historical stats for The 'Shroom, as well as trivia.
  • Appeared five times in the past twelve months.
  • Sample section.
Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))
  • Each month Funky gives us a helpful tip on wiki editing.
  • Appeared 11 times in the past twelve months.
  • Sample section.
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))
  • LTQ details the work of the Awards Committee and all the planning for this year's Awards Ceremony.
  • Appeared five times in the past twelve months, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Obituaries (Yoshi876 (talk))
  • Yoshi876 has turned this very funny section into a Fake News standard.
  • Appeared ten times in the past twelve months, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
The Stoob Tube (Stooben Rooben (talk))
  • Stoob poured his heart out into these very detailed reviews of his favorite TV shows.
  • Appeared three times in the past twelve months, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Pocket Handbook (Crocodile Dippy (talk))
  • Dippy recommends Pokémon in a section that appeals even to readers who don't play the games.
  • Appeared nine times in the past twelve months, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Dear Anton (Hypnotoad (talk))
  • Anton continued with the Dear/Ask series and gave it his own twist for a memorable section each month.
  • Appeared seven times in the past twelve months, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Fightin' Footwear (Hypnotoad (talk) and Marshal Dan Troop (talk))
  • Shoey and Anton's styles contrasted hilariously in our first-ever fashion section.
  • Appeared five times in the past twelve months.
  • Sample section.


S9. Favorite Special Issue

S9. Favorite Special Issue

This award is to recognize the many special issues The 'Shroom has held during its long history, those moments in the year when the staff and writers make a big splash.

Nominee Summary/Description
Special Issue XXX (30)
  • Released September 12th, 2009.
  • The very first Special Issue to be released for The 'Shroom.
  • Commemorating the 30th Issue of The 'Shroom.
  • Directed by Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and Stooben Rooben (talk).
  • Had 12 main sections, three sub-teams, two special sections, and four staff sections.
  • 27 writers participated in it.
Special Issue L (50)
  • Released May 21st, 2011.
  • Commemorating the 50th Issue of The 'Shroom.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Twentytwofiftyseven (talk)
  • Introduced the Section of the Month process.
  • Introduced the 'Shroom Spotlight project.
  • Hosted the sign-ups for the second 'Shroom Mafia game.
  • Had eight main sections, four sub-teams, one game, seven special sections, and eight staff sections.
  • 28 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 64
  • Released July 21st, 2012.
  • Commemorating the 64th issue of The 'Shroom.
  • Themed after the Nintendo 64, with each team themed after a different Nintendo 64 Mario game; Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Yoshi's Story, and Super Smash Bros.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Gabumon (talk).
  • Introduced a completely overhauled main page design, designed by Crocodile Dippy (talk) and coded by Twentytwofiftyseven (talk).
  • Introduced an updated 'Shroom Calendar, made by Crocodile Dippy (talk).
  • Introduced an overhauled About page.
  • Introduced new side-banners, made by Master Crash (talk).
  • Introduced the Critic Corner sub-team, with the Affiliates Manager Crocodile Dippy (talk) becomming its Director.
  • Featured the results of the second Poll Chairperson Election, with the winning ticket being Crocodile Dippy (talk) and her co-chairperson Master Crash (talk).
  • Had nine main sections, five sub-teams, 13 special sections, and 10 staff sections.
  • 41 writers participated in it.
Special Issue LXXV (75)
  • Released June 15th, 2013.
  • Themed after Gamefreak75 (talk), with each sub-team based on his favourite Nintendo franchises; The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin, Pokemon, MOTHER, Kirby, and Waluigi (WAH).
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and their sub-director Gabumon (talk).
  • Marshal Dan Troop (talk) resigned from his position as Fun Stuff Director, with Superchao (talk) taking his place.
  • Revamped the Director’s Notes into Opening Statements and Closing Statements, typically with each split to the Director and the Sub-Director.
  • Hosted the third Poll Chairperson Election, with the winning ticket being Super Mario Bros. (talk) and his co-director Henry Tucayo Clay (talk).
  • Hosted a Zelda Drawing Contest in the Palette Swap sub-team.
  • Hosted the first 'Shroom Awards Dossier and Userpedia Awards Dossier, to ensure the voterbase was informed on the nominees.
  • Had three main sections, five sub-teams, three special sections, and six staff sections.
  • 27 writers participated in it.
  • Marked the last issue of Gamefreak75 (talk).
Special Issue LXXXVIII (88)
  • Released July 19th, 2014.
  • Directed by Superchao (talk) and Turboo (talk).
  • Hosted the results of the fourth Poll Chairperson Election, with the winning ticket being Mario4Ever (talk).
  • Had four main sections, four special sections, five sub-teams, and 10 staff sections.
  • 23 writers participated in it.
Awards Issue XC (90)
  • Released September 20th, 2014.
  • The fourth Awards Special Issue to be released for The 'Shroom.
  • Commemorating the eight Awards Ceremony.
  • Directed by Superchao (talk) and Turboo (talk).
  • Featured Awards Commentaries, event recaps, an awards-related game, and interviews with winners of various Awards-related events.
  • Hosted the third Awards Director Election, with the winning ticket being Hypnotoad (talk) and his co-directors Smasher (talk) and Superchao (talk).
  • Paper Yoshi (talk) resigned from his position as Pipe Plaza Director, with his co-director Yoshi876 (talk) taking his place.
  • GBAToad (talk) resigned from his position as 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, with his co-director Yoshi876 (talk) taking his place.
  • Had four main sections, five sub-teams, seven special sections, and 11 staff sections.
  • 20 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 100
  • Released July 18th, 2015.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Gabumon (talk).
  • Dedicated to Satoru Iwata.
  • Largest issue to date.
  • Strategy Wing debuted in this issue.
  • Layout and structure were revised.
  • 'Shroom cursor was introduced.
  • Introduced Poochy as The 'Shroom's mascot.
  • 'Shroom Achievements were reintroduced.
  • Had six sub-teams, 20 special sections, six staff sections, and a dedication.
  • 37 writers participated in it.
Holiday Issue 105
  • Released December 26th, 2015.
  • The seventh Holiday Special Issue to be released for The 'Shroom.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Gabumon (talk).
  • Hosted the ninth 'Shroom Director Election, with the winning ticket being Super Mario Bros. (talk) and his sub-director RandomYoshi (talk).
  • Hosted the fifth End-of-the-Year Awards, with the Diamond 'Shroom award going to Crocodile Dippy (talk) for Composer Spotlight.
  • Had six sub-teams, ten special sections, and five staff sections.
  • 30 writers participated in it.
  • A release party was held in chat.
Issue 107
  • Released February 20th, 2016.
  • Mini-special issue with a "Zeldámon" theme (Zelda + Pokémon).
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and RandomYoshi (talk).
  • Hosted a Pokémon Art and a Zelda Music contest.
  • Had six sub-teams, four special sections, and three staff sections.
  • Had the first guest writer from another NIWA wiki.
  • 19 writers participated in it.


S10. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2015-2016

S10. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2015-2016

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize those who have had the biggest impact on the newsletter during the past 12 months.

Nominee Summary/Description
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • 'Shroom Director from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as 'Shroom Director.
  • Longest serving 'Shroom Director overall.
  • Hosted the latest edition of the Ultimate Character Tournament.
  • Has written 47 sections in the past 12 months, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff sections written.
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager from Issue 100 to Issue 111; current Pipe Plaza Director from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as 'Shroom Spotlight Manager.
  • Longest serving 'Shroom Spotlight Manager overall.
  • Currently writes Retro Feature, Obituaries, Featured, Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, Ongoing Fan Projects, Quiz, and Character Review.
  • Has written 108 sections in the past 12 months, winning 12 SOTM awards.
  • Has won the most SOTM awards overall.
  • Has written the most sections in the past 12 months.
Crocodile Dippy (talk)
  • Critic Corner Director from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as Critic Corner Director.
  • Longest serving Critic Corner Director overall.
  • Has written 70 sections in the past 12 months, winning ten SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Critic Corner sections written.
Gabumon (talk)
  • Current Graphic Design Manager from Issue 107 to Issue 111. 'Shroom Sub-Director from Issue 100 to Issue 106.
  • Created several artwork, such as backgrounds, banners, and staff portraits.
  • Longest serving Sub-Director overall.
  • Has written 8 sections in the past year.
Hypnotoad (talk)
  • Has written 16 sections in the past 12 months, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Has written Dear Anton and Fightin' Footwear in the past 12 months.
  • Has a distinctive style of formatting his Ask sections, placing both the questions and answers in a large image with humorous images related to the questions.
  • Has overseen The 'Shroom Awards VII as a consultant.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Current Palette Swap Director from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as Palette Swap Director.
  • Longest serving Palette Swap Director overall.
  • Has hosted several art and music contests in Palette Swap.
  • Currently writes Sprite of the Month, Tip of the Month, and Book Reviews.
  • Has written 36 sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds the record for most Palette Swap sections written.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Longest serving Fake News Director overall.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as Fake News Director.
  • Has held the longest consecutive staffing term of any staff member to date.
  • Has written 34 sections in the past 12 months, winning five SOTM awards.
Palkia47 (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue XCV to Issue 106.
  • Has written 13 sections in the past 12 months, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Ninth Fun Stuff Director.
Toadbert101 (talk)
  • Current Fake Ads writer from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Has written 11 sections in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM award.
  • Noted for his highly eccentric sense of humor and proficiency at drawing expressions.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Current Statistics Manager from Issue 107 to Issue 111.
  • Currently writes The 'Shroom Report.
  • Has written 22 sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds the record for most Fun Stuff and Overall sections written.
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Strategy Wing Director from Issue 100 to Issue 111.
  • Launched the Strategy Wing Sub-Team.
  • Currently writes 8-Bit Amphitheater, The Stoob Tube, and From The Mushroom Vaults.
  • Has written 33 sections in the past 12 months, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
Andymii (talk)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director from Issue 107 to Issue 111.
  • Currently writes Guess Who? and Silly Stories, By You!.
  • Has written 23 sections in the past 12 months, winning ten SOTM awards.
RandomYoshi (talk)
Twentytwofiftyseven (talk)
  • Programming Manager from Issue 105 to Issue 111.
  • Has written three sections in the past 12 months.
  • Responsible for the most of the coding and layout of the newspaper.
Master Crash (talk)
  • Drew a banner for Issue 100.
  • Has written 4 sections overall.



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