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The 'Shroom Spotlight

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk) and YoshiKong (talk)

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Evil MediaWiki spirits grabbing innocent users.

Hello readers! YoshiKong here, and welcome to our spooktacular October edition of The 'Shroom Spotlight, where we bring attention to a small selection of articles and images. Each of these come from spooky wiki improvement categories, which are normally only braved by the most courageous of users. They say that the last user who entered the stub article category... came out as white as a ghost and speechless. The story goes that he became haunted by evil MediaWiki spirits until the next time he cleared his cache. But it's just a folk legend, I'm sure we're all brave enough to take on this edition of the Spotlight. If anyone was looking for a true scare, just ask us for a quick look at our paycheques.

Anyway! Let me throw you to Yoshi876, who's gonna give you a kinda spooky review on our progress from last month's edition.

Boo! Hope I didn't scare you too much, if I did then blame YK, he put me up to it. We managed to fix two articles last month: Spirit Ball was rewritten by Baby Luigi (talk), whilst the trivia on Daytripper was fixed by L151 (talk). The other are still feeling pretty terrified due to their improvement tags. We might call Ghostbusters on them for another issue.

Making an effort to lighten up this dark and terrifying issue a bit, we would like to proudly present to you an all new color-coding system that the 'Shroom Spotlight will now be using in all future editions. Different types of improvement focuses shall now each receive a unique color! This aims to make it easier for readers to be able to glance at new editions, and immediately tell what types of focuses we are coving. For example, users who are interested in working with the wiki's images should look for the yellow focuses, and those who enjoy taking the time to sit down and rewrite content should pay attention to the blue focuses. And if you like creating articles, or even expanding existing articles which have very limited amounts of information, red is your color! For a complete list of other colors that we may use in future editions, please see our project page.

Without much further ado (or aBoo), here are October's set of focuses:

Article Category Focuses
Switch Shock Circus
Stub article
Our first Spotlight focus for this month is expanding the (spooky) Super Mario 3D World level Switch Shock Circus. This level is spooky because of three elements: switches (ghosts can switch lights on and off sometimes), shocks (I'd be shocked to see a ghost), and circuses (because clowns are scary). The article's "layout" section is currently a section stub. Actually, calling the section a stub would be too generous: the section is currently empty. How did this happen, you ask? The ancient legend says that the author was scared away by some ghosts before he could finish the article. Yeah, let's just blame everything on the ghosts for this issue.
Ghostly Galaxy
Rewrite required
Many people see ghosts, and seeing as the information in the planets section gets repeated a lot, maybe I'm just seeing the ghosts of writing past. Anyway, it needs a bit of ghostbusting.
Ghost Valley 3
Rewrite and expansion required
A terrifying trifecta of problems: rewrite-expand, more images and a section-stub all in one. Those ghosts sure are cheeky to take all that information away.
Doopliss
Long trivia section
This ghost may have stolen The letter "p", but someone needs to steal all that trivia away and return it to its rightful sections.
Dead-End Space
Image requested
The title of this Mario Party: Island Tour board space would make a good name for a horror film. "You have reached the dead-end space, there is no escape!"

Anyway, we're looking for a good image for the article, showing the party board's space in use.

File:Pest Control.jpg
Image quality requested
That godzilla-like monster in WarioWare: Smooth Moves's microgame "Pest Control" is scary enough to warrant a place in this month's edition. If the image was a lot larger and clearer, I'd probably have vivid and high-resolution nightmares about this thing.


Thank you all for surviving tuning in to our latest edition of The 'Shroom Spotlight! Be sure to check back here next month, where we'll be reviewing the progress on each of these spooky articles. If you have any questions or suggestions about this month's set of article focuses, then please get in touch through the dedicated topic if you have a forum account. If not, then please contact Yoshi876 or YoshiKong on their wiki talk pages. You are also welcome to make suggestions on what you think we could focus on in our next edition!

Thank you, and have a happy Halloween!

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