The 'Shroom:Issue 123/Community Awards Dossier

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Community Awards Dossier

On this article you will find detailed information about all nominees for the first ever Community Awards. This year, User Awards and 'Shroom Awards have been combined into the same ceremony, therefore we only need this one dossier. 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.

C1. Favorite 'Shroom Directing Staff

C1. Favorite 'Shroom 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 directorship. 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 (23), XXIV (24), XXVIII (28), and XXXIV (34) to XLVI (46).
  • Sub-Director from Issue XXV (25) to XXVII (27), and from Issue XXIX (29) to 2009 Holiday Special.
  • Upgraded the Fun Stuff to a 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.
Tucayo (talk)
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Directed Issues XLVII (47) to LXXXII (82), and XCV (95) 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 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)
2257 (talk)
Mr. Edo (talk)
Turboo (talk)
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Director from Issue 119 to the current issue.
  • Sub-Director from Issue 115 to Issue 118.
  • Tenth Director.
  • Fourteenth Sub-Director.
  • Current Director.
C2. Best 'Shroom Section Artwork

C2. Best 'Shroom Section Artwork

This award recognizes 'Shroom sections with excellent visual art as either the bulk of the section or an integral accompaniment.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Anton (talk))
Cooking Guide (The Pyro Guy (talk))
Dear Anton (Anton (talk))
Game Corner (YKMR3000 (talk))
Game Mods (Baby Luigi (talk))

Issue 106 / Issue 112 / Issue 115

Hot Records (Banjonator1 (talk))
Isaac Synergies (DragonFreak (talk))
It's aMAZEing (Meta Knight (talk))
Lord Bowser's Inside Story (Lord Bowser (talk))
Monthly Inquisition (Lord Bowser (talk))
Peddler's Place (Toadbert101 (talk))
Picross (The Pyro Guy (talk))
Police Blotter (Lord Bowser (talk))
Sport Report (Alex95 (talk))

Issue 117 / Issue 118 / Issue 120

C3. Favorite Artist

C3. Favorite Artist

This award recognizes some of the many artists in this community, each with unique talents, styles, and media.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton (talk)
Lakituthequick (talk)
Lord Bowser (talk)
MeritC (talk)

M.C.'s "Mario Music" SNES Arrangement Gallery

Meta Knight (talk)
Mr. Edo (talk)
Neptune (talk)
Niiue (talk)
Smg2daisy (talk)
Stargatedalek (talk)
The Pyro Guy (talk)
Toadbert101 (talk)
Uniju :D (talk)
Walkazo (talk)
C4. Favorite 2016 Awards Presentation

C4. Favorite 2016 Awards Presentation

Nominee
M5. Favorite DK Game - Shokora
M12. Favorite Supporting Character - Mr. Edo
M13. Favorite Level Theme - Mr. Edo
M17. Favorite Mario RPG - Nabber
M18. Favorite Mario Party Game - Banjonator1
M19. Favorite SSB Character - Stooben Rooben + thefreshprince
M22. Favorite Mario Maker Design Element
M29. Favorite Classic Game (N64/GBC or older) - thefreshprince + Toadbert101 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
M30. Favorite Modern Game - Anton + N64dude
F1. Worst Character - Mr. Edo
F6. Worst Spin-off - Freakworld
F14. Worst Setting - GBAToad
F15. Most Disappointing Game - Uniju
S2. Favorite Team - Tucayo
S8. Favorite Written Section of the Past Year - MrConcreteDonkey
S10. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2015-2016 - Mr. Edo
U6. Favorite 2015 Awards Presentation - Neptune
U7. Favorite Community LPer - Freakworld
U8. Favorite Mafia Game 2015-2016 - Mr. Edo
C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2017

C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2017

This award recognizes various editors and contributors for their work on the Mario Wiki in 2016/2017.

Nominee Summary/Description
A gossip-loving Toad (talk)
  • Active in discussions and on the wiki in general.
  • Skilled at filling niches in coverage; often adds foreign names to articles.
  • Pays careful attention to formatting.
Alex95 (talk)
  • Very on top of recent changes and discussions.
  • Active editor who often contributes to projects as well.
Baby Luigi (talk)
  • Near-daily editing.
  • Involved in proposals and projects.
  • Works with models and screencapping.
Eldritchdraaks (talk)
  • Contributes to many projects on the wiki.
  • Was a driving force behind overhauling the wiki’s game bestiaries.
  • Is a solid contributor to the Paper Mario: Color Splash articles.
Glowsquid (talk)
  • Frequent mainspace edits and maintenance.
  • Works with a fair amount of wiki projects.
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)
  • Steady activity.
  • Makes quality mainspace edits.
LeftyGreenMario (talk)
  • Made consistently high-quality edits.
  • Provided models and screenshots.
L151 (talk)
  • Solid editor and image contributor.
  • Does lots of maintenance work, such as updating Main Page templates.
Mario jc (talk)
  • Regularly fine-tunes and adds good information to articles.
  • Reverts unsavory edits.
Mister Wu (talk)
  • Great fact checker.
  • Translates obscure material.
  • Particularly amicable.
Niiue (talk)
  • Solid image contributor.
  • Works with sprites.
Shokora (talk)
  • Extremely prolific editor with a variety of contributions.
  • Always involved in discussions, proposals, and/or projects.
TheFlameChomp (talk)
  • Consistently active contributor.
  • Does content-heavy work on pages.
  • Often scans articles for quality issues and updates them accordingly.
Time Turner (talk)
  • Collects strategy guides for the wiki and obliges requests for information from them.
  • Creates a lot of articles.
Toa 95 (talk)
  • Active copy editor.
  • Frequently adds or notably expands sections on pages.
Toadette the Achiever (talk)
  • Skilled at filling in gaps in content; heavily involved in the creation of level articles.
  • Active in wiki discussions.
  • Pays careful attention to enforcing wiki policy in articles.
Wildgoosespeeder (talk)
  • Specializes in uploading high-quality screenshots.
  • Frequently does maintenance on images and articles.
C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team

C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team

This award honors

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 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 Lord Bowser (talk) (Police Blotter and Monthly Inquisition), FunkyK38 (talk) (Weather Forecast), Yoshi876 (talk) (Obituaries), Quizmelon (talk) (TV Tomorrow), YKMR3000 (talk) (Game Corner), The Pyro Guy (talk) (Cooking Guide), and Hypnotoad (talk) (Dear Anton). 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 it's supported by its writers Yoshi876 (talk) (Quiz), Mr Squid (talk) (Guess That Game!), Marshal Dan Troop (talk) (Trivia), LudwigVon (talk) (Word Search and Mystery Images), Lord Bowser (talk) (Hiding Koopa), The Pyro Guy (talk) (Picross), and Meta Knight (talk) (It's aMAZEing!). 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 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) (What's On the Box? and Ongoing Fan Projects), Tucayo (talk) (Take Cover!), Lord Bowser (talk) (Game Soundtrack Reviews), and Palkia47 (talk) (Packy's Songs of the Month). 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 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) (New Articles and Community Report), FunkyK38 (talk) (Tip of the Month), Alex95 (talk) (Upcoming Games), MrConcreteDonkey (talk) (Forum Update), the Poll Committee (Poll Committee Discussion), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) (The 'Shroom Report), and Lakituthequick (talk) (Anniversary Announcements [seasonal]). Here is a historical list of Pipe Plaza sections.

Critic Corner

This 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 teams. It started the trend for updated team designs due in large part to the coding assistance of Twentytwofiftyseven (talk). At the start it struggled to gather a consistent writer base, but within the last year has enjoyed plentiful sections by many dedicated writers. Critic Corner is run by Hypnotoad (talk) (who also writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews), and its permanent writers are Rosalina1999 (talk) (Marioverse Reviews), DragonFreak (talk) (DragonFreak's Review Quest), Lord Bowser (talk) (Lord Bowser's Inside Story), Yoshi876 (talk) (Character Reviews and Movie Reviews), Meta Knight (talk) (Meta Knight's Boss Battle Review), FunkyK38 (talk) (Book Reviews), Alex95 (talk) (Could Have Been), and Luigi 64DD (talk) (Countdowns). Here is a historical list of Critic Corner sections.

Strategy Wing

The most recent 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 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 Pokédex Power. Strategy Wing is currently directed by Meta Knight (talk) (who also writes Galactic Expedition and Party Trick!), and its current permanent writers are Yoshi876 (talk) (Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner and Pokédex Power), DragonFreak (talk) (Isaac Synergies), and Roserade (talk) (Challenger Approaching!). Here is a historical list of Strategy Wing sections.

C7. Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff

C7. Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff

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

Nominee Summary/Description
2257 (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.
Anton (talk)
  • Critic Corner Director from Issue 112 to the current one.
  • Fourth Critic Corner Director.
  • Drew the most recent banners for the teams.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Palette Swap Director from Issue LXXI (71) to the current one.
  • 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.
GBAToad (talk)
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Strategy Wing director from Issue 112 to the current one.
  • Second Strategy Wing Director
  • Fifth 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous staff positions.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Fake News Director from Issue XLVII (47) to Issue LIV (54).
  • 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.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director, started on Issue LV (55).
  • Twelfth Fake News Director.
  • Longest-tenured Team Director to date.
  • Initiated Fake News' redesign in Issue LXXXIII (83)
Paper Yoshi (talk)
Packy (talk)
RandomYoshi (talk)
Shoey (talk)
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue 100 to the current one.
  • Affiliates Manager from Issue L (50) to LVIII (58).
  • First Strategy Wing Director.
  • First Affiliates Manager.
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
Superchao (talk)
Tucayo talk)
  • Fun Stuff Director from Issue XLII (42) to Issue XLVI (46).
  • Statistics Manager from Issue LX (60) to LXX (60) and from Issue 107 to the current one.
  • Social Networking Manager on Issue LIX (59).
  • Second Fun Stuff Director.
  • Second and seventh Statistics Manager.
  • First (and only) Social Networking Manager.
  • First 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous staff positions.
Turboo (talk)
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, started on Issue LXXXII (82); initially shared with GBAToad.
  • Current Pipa Plaza Director, started on Issue LXXXVI (86).
  • Second 'Shroom Spotlight Manager alongside GBAToad.
  • Fourth Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Third 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous positions.
C8. Favorite Retired ‘Shroom Writer

C8. Favorite Retired 'Shroom 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
Baby Luigi (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Game Mods section on Palette Swap on Issue 105.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Sketch Related to Mario, Poll Committee Discussion, and one special section.
  • Sample section.
Crocodile Dippy (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Upcoming Games section on Issue VII (7).
  • Has written 156 sections since joining, winning 17 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Critic Corner sections written.
  • Has also written Crocodile Style Reviews, Dippy's Matilda, Cooking Guide, Fake Weather, Riddles, Composer Spotlight, This Month in Albums, Birthday Wishes, Pocket Handbook, and several special sections
  • Sample section.
Freakworld (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Guess That Game! and Guess Who? sections for Fun Stuff on Issue LXVIII (58).
  • Has written 33 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Has also written The Clogged Pipe and Poll Committee Discussion.
  • Sample section.
Gamefreak75 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Fake Ads section for the Fake News team on Issue XXXIII (33).
  • Has written 92 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Word Search, Fake Report, Fake Shop, Travel Guide, Fake TV, Cooking Guide, Crossword, Non-Mario Crossword, and several special sections.
  • Had a special issue dedicated to him; Issue LXXV, themed after his favorite Nintendo franchises.
  • Sample section.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Fake Games section for the Fake News team on Issue XXXVII (37).
  • Has written 78 sections since joining, winning 10 SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Monthly Inquisition, News Flush, Fake Weather, Find the Differences, Sketch Related to Mario, and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the From the Mushroom Vaults section on Issue XI (9).
  • Has also written 8-Bit Amphitheater, The Stoob Tube, Obituaries, Interview, and several special sections.
  • Has written 93 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Character Battle section on XXVI
  • Has written 215 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff sections written.
  • Has also written Calendar of Events, Cooking Guide, Fake Shop, '?Crossword, Guess That Game!, Guess Who?, Mystery Images, Featured Character Artwork, Monthly Report, and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
Superchao (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Quiz section on Issue III (3).
  • Has also written Let's Play Showcase, Interview, and several special sections.
  • Has written 92 sections since joining, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Time Turner (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Guess Who? section in the Fun Stuff team on Issue XXXIII (33).
  • Has also written Trivia, Location, Location and New Articles.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Toadbert101 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Peddler's Place section in the Fake News team on Issue XIV (14).
  • Has written 55 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Walkazo (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Mario's Boombox on Issue LIX (59).
  • Wrote 29 sections, winning 16 SOTM awards.
  • Has also written The Adventures of Little Mario and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer

C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer

This award aims to recognize those writers who have been part of the team for longer than a year.

Nominee Summary/Description
Andymii (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Guess Who? on Issue XCIII (93).
  • Currently writes Guess Who?.
  • Has written 59 sections since joining, winning 27 SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Anton (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Dear Anton on Issue LXXXVII (87).
  • Currently writes Dear Anton and Anton's Half-Baked Reviews.
  • Has written 64 sections since joining, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
DragonFreak (talk)
  • Joined as writer of DragonFreak's Review Quest on Issue 106.
  • Currently writes DragonFreak's Review Quest and Isaac Synergies.
  • Has written 16 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Brawl Tactics on Issue XXXII (32).
  • Currently writes Tip of the Month, Weather Forecast, Graphic Novel Reviews and Book Reviews.
  • Has written 277 sections since joining, winning 12 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Palette Swap sections written.
  • Sample section.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Shop Scout on Issue LXXIII (73)
  • Currently writes Police Blotter, Monthly Inquisition, Find the Differences, Game Soundtrack Reviews, and Lord Bowser's Inside Story.
  • Has written 27 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Joined as writer of It's aMAZEing on Issue 104.
  • Currently writes It's aMAZEing, Meta Knight's Boss Battle Reviews, Galactic Expedition, and Party Trick!.
  • Has written 78 sections since joining, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
  • Sample section.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Fake Characters and Fake TV on Issue XLII (42).
  • Currently writes Forum Update.
  • Has written 173 sections since joining, winning 23 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Fake News sections written.
  • Sample section.
Packy (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Guess That Game! section on Issue XVIII (18).
  • Currently writes Packy's Songs of the Month
  • Has written 72 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Paper Yoshi (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Upcoming Games on Issue XLVI (46).
  • Currently writes Monthly Report and Mario Calendar.
  • Has written 207 sections since joining, winning 25 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Pipe Plaza sections written.
  • Sample section.
PowerKamek (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Marioverse Reviews on Issue 105.
  • Currently writes Marioverse Reviews.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Shoey (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Trivia on Issue LIX (59).
  • Currently writes Trivia.
  • Has written 77 sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Picross on Issue 102.
  • Currently writes Picross and Cooking Guide.
  • Has written 50 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Crossword on Issue XVI (16).
  • Currently writes Take Cover! and The 'Shroom Report.
  • Has written 327 sections since joining, winning 11 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Fun Stuff sections written.
  • Sample section.
YKMR3000 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Game Corner on Issue 109.
  • Currently writes Game Corner.
  • Has written eight sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Obituaries on Issue LXXVI (76).
  • Currently writes Obituaries, Quiz, What's on the Box?, Ongoing Fan Projects, Featured, Retro Feature, Character Reviews, Movie Reviews, Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, and Pokédex Power.
  • Has written 381 sections since joining, winning 63 SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most overall sections written.
  • Sample section.
C10. Favorite New 'Shroom Writer

C10. Favorite New 'Shroom Writer

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

Nominee Summary/Description
Alex95 (talk)
  • Joined in August 2016 as writer of the Sport Report section on Fake News.
  • Also writes Upcoming Games on Pipe Plaza and Could Have Been on Critic Corner.
  • Has also written Community Advertisements on Palette Swap and New Articles on Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 18 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
LudwigVon (talk)
  • Joined in January 2016 as writer of the Community Report section on Pipe Plaza.
  • Also writes Mystery Images and Word Search on Fun Stuff, New Articles on Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Poll Committee Discussion on Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 47 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Luigi 64DD (talk)
  • Joined in April 2017 as writer of the Countdowns section on Critic Corner.
  • Has written three sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Mr Squid (talk)
  • Joined in November 2016 as writer of the Guess That Game! section on Fun Stuff.
  • Has written ten sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Quizmelon (talk)
  • Joined in June 2016 as writer of the TV Tomorrow section on Fake News.
  • Has written 12 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Roserade (talk)
  • Joined in May 2017 as writer of Challenger Approaching! on Strategy Wing.
  • Has written two sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
C11. Best 'Shroom Section Design

C11. Best 'Shroom Section Design

This award aims to acknowledge the writers who put care into making their 'Shroom sections visually appealing and well-crafted, whether through imagery, design, or wiki coding.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 109 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Community Report (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Dear Anton (Anton (talk))

Issue 119 / Issue 120 / Issue 122

DragonFreak's Review Quest (DragonFreak (talk))

Issue 114 / Issue 119 / Issue 120

Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

Issue 114 / Issue 117 / Issue 121

Lord Bowser's Inside Story (Lord Bowser (talk))

Issue 117 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Monthly Report (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Issue 117 / Issue 119 / Issue 120

Mystery Images (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

New Articles (Alex95 (talk))

Issue 114 / Issue 115 / Issue 116

New Articles (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Ongoing Fan Projects (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Pokédex Power (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Poll Committee Discussion (The Poll Committee)

Issue 116 / Issue 119 / Issue 120

Projects Seeking Contributors (Shokora (talk))

Issue 116 / Issue 118 / Issue 119

The 'Shroom Report (Tucayo (talk))

Issue 112 / Issue 114 / Issue 119

C12. Favorite 'Shroom Written Section of the Past Year

C12. Favorite 'Shroom Written Section of the Past Year

This award recognizes 'Shroom sections that feature written text as the bulk of their piece.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 111 / Issue 120 / Issue 122

Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Anton (talk)

Issue 115 / Issue 119 / Issue 120

Community Report (LudwigVon (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Dear Anton (Anton (talk)

Issue 117 / Issue 121 / Issue 123

DragonFreak's Review Quest (DragonFreak (talk))

Issue 108 / Issue 109 / Issue 112

Galactic Expedition (Meta Knight (talk))

Issue 114 / Issue 116 / Issue 120

Guess Who! (Andymii (talk))

Issue 119 / Issue 120 / Issue 121

Isaac Synergies (DragonFreak (talk))

Issue 119 / Issue 120 / Issue 122

Let's Play Showcase (Superchao (talk))

Issue 109 / Issue 111 / Issue 113

Lord Bowser's Inside Story (Lord Bowser (talk))

Issue 117 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Obituaries (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

Pokédex Power (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

The 'Shroom Report (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk))

Issue 117 / Issue 120 / Issue 121

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Issue 120 / Issue 121 / Issue 122

C13. Favorite Special Issue

C13. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 teams, seven special sections, and 11 staff sections.
  • 20 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 100
  • Released July 18th, 2015.
  • Dedicated to Satoru Iwata.
  • Directed by Super Mario Bros. (talk) and Gabumon (talk).
  • 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 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 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 teams, four special sections, and three staff sections.
  • Had the first guest writer from another NIWA wiki.
  • 19 writers participated in it.
Special Issue 111
Special Issue 123
  • Released June 17th, 2017.
  • Directed by Meta Knight (talk) and Superchao (talk).
  • Had six teams, one special section, and three staff sections.
C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2016-2017

C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2016-2017

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
2257 (talk)
  • Programming Manager from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Responsible for the most of the coding and layout of the newspaper.
Andymii (talk)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Currently writes Guess Who? and Silly Stories, By You!.
  • Has written 27 sections in the past 12 months, winning ten SOTM awards.
Anton (talk)
  • Current Critic Corner Director from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Currently writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews and Dear Anton.
  • Has written 26 sections in the past 12 months, winning ten SOTM awards.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • Current Palette Swap Director from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Currently writes Tip of the Month, Book Reviews, and Weather Report.
  • Has written 33 sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds the record for most Palette Swap sections written.
  • 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.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Current Director from Issue 119 to Issue 123; current Strategy Wing Director from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Sub-Director from Issue 115 to Issue 119.
  • Currently writes It's aMAZEing, Meta Knight's Boss Battle Reviews, Galactic Expedition, and Party Trick!.
  • Has written 63 sections in the past 12 months, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Current Graphic Design Manager from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Has written one section in the past year, winning one SOTM award.
  • Created several artwork, such as backgrounds, banners, and staff portraits.
  • Longest serving Sub-Director overall.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Currently writes Forum Update.
  • Has written 18 sections in the past 12 months, winning one SOTM award.
  • 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.
Superchao (talk)
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Currently writes Cooking Guide and Picross.
  • Has written 30 sections in the past 12 months, winning 5 SOTM awards.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Current Statistics Manager from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Currently writes The 'Shroom Report and Take Cover!.
  • Has written 38 sections in the past 12 months, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Fun Stuff sections written.
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager from Issue 112 to Issue 123; current Pipe Plaza Director from Issue 112 to Issue 123.
  • Currently writes Retro Feature, Obituaries, Featured, Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, Ongoing Fan Projects, Quiz, Character Review, Pokedéx Power, and What's on the Box?.
  • Has written 127 sections in the past 12 months, winning 11 SOTM awards.
  • Has won the most SOTM awards overall.
  • Has written the most sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds record for most Overall sections written.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as 'Shroom Spotlight Manager.
  • Longest serving 'Shroom Spotlight Manager overall.
C15. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

C15. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of various members of the community. They all are unique in their experiences and what they’ve done, having volunteered their time in all parts of the community in a number of ways. It should be noted that many nominees have expansive lists forged over the years, and while this may be impressive, please consider recent achievements and their greater relative impact today. This is not an exhaustive list of every position and achievement, just the most notable and relevant.

Nominee Summary/Description
2257 (talk)
  • Current #mwchat Admin.
  • Former Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards X (2016))
  • Current Programming Manager for The 'Shroom (December, 2015 - Present)
  • Current Userpedia Bureaucrat (28 January, 2013 – Present); Sysop (30 December, 2010 – Present)
  • Helped design Userpedia’s new theme and provides substantial technical help.
  • Former MarioWiki Sysop (7 April 2009 – 5 August, 2011) and Bureaucrat (20 July 2010 – 5 August, 2011)
  • Current #userpedia Admin.
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director for various years.
Anton (talk)
  • Current Awards Committee Director (Mario Awards XI (2017)), Former Co-Director (Mario Awards IX (2015), Mario Awards X (2016))
  • Current #mwchat Founder (June 2014 – Present) and Admin (3 November, 2010 – Present)
  • Current Critic Corner Director (July 2016 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Steward (18 November, 2012 – Present); Sysop (2 March, 2012 – Present), Bureaucrat (18 Nov, 2012 – Present)
  • UP Awards Host (2014, 2015); User Awards Host (2016)
  • Current #userpedia Founder (18 November, 2012 – Present) and Admin.
Crocodile Dippy (talk)
  • Former Critic Corner Director for The ‘Shroom and Contributing Writer (Crocodile Style Reviews, etc.) (July 2012 – August 2013; February 2015 – June, 2016); Affiliates Manager (21 January, 2012 – 21 July, 2012)
  • Former Poll Committee Chairperson.
  • Former MarioWiki Patroller (17 August, 2007 – 31 October, 2007), and Sysop (31 October, 2007 – 20 June, 2008)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (2007 – 26 November; 27 June, 2010 – 5 November, 2010) and Bureaucrat (18 October, 2008 – 11 January, 2009)
  • Former Assistant Administrator (28 March, 2009 – c. December, 2010; 5 January, 2012 – 21 March, 2012) and current Head Honcho (21 March, 2012 – Present) on The Xephyr Board.
Gamefreak75 (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (20 December, 2010 – Present)
  • Current Marioboards Global Moderator.
  • Current #mwchat Admin (12 September, 2010 – Present)
  • Former Fun Stuff Director for The ‘Shroom (February 2011 – January 2013)
  • Former Fail Awards Host (2011 – 2015)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (30 December, 2010 – 3 April, 2015)
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Current Global Moderator (23 March, 2016 – Present)
  • Current Fake News Director (15 October, 2011 – Present)
  • Current Super Mario Wiki Patroller (October 2011 – Present)
  • Member of the sixth Poll Committee (July 2012 – Present); Vice-Chairperson of the fifth Poll Committee
  • Current #mwchat Operator (3 September, 2011 – Present)
Porplemontage (talk)
  • The Proprietor/Owner of MarioWiki, along with several others—Donkey Kong Wiki, Halopedia, Kingdom Hearts Wiki, Pikipedia, SmashWiki, and, as of December 2012, Destinypedia.
  • He pays the bills that keep the site online.
Shokora (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Bureaucrat (7 January, 2016 – Present); Admin (4 May, 2013 - Present)
  • Reformed and managed the 'Shroom Spotlight project (April, 2013 – 7 January, 2014), which has been successful in improving over a hundred wiki articles to date.
Smasher (talk)
  • Former Awards Committee Co-Director (Mario Awards IX - 2015)
  • Current Forum Global Moderator (30 April, 2013 – Present)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (5 April, 2011 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Sysop (13 January, 2013 – Present) and former Patroller (18 April, 2011 – 13 January, 2013)
  • Former ’Shroom Core Staff (Music & Artwork, Activities Director, and Fun Stuff)
Stooben Rooben (talk)
  • Former Strategy Wing Director (18 Jul, 2015 – 18 June, 2016)
  • Former Marioboards Global Moderator (22 Dec, 2008 — 1 Nov, 2011)
  • Former 'Shroom (Co-)Director (14 Feb, 2009 — 16 Jan, 2011)
  • Current Userpedia Steward (29 May, 2009 — Present), Bureaucrat (16 Oct, 2008), and Sysop (16 Apr, 2008 — Present)
  • Current Xephyr Board Head Honcho (25 Nov, 2008 — Present)
  • Former MarioWiki Bureaucrat (1 Dec, 2008 — 22 Jul, 2011) and Sysop (21 Sep, 2008 — 4 Aug, 2011)
  • ’Shroom Mafia III Host (Oct 16, 2015 — Jun 18, 2016)
Superchao (talk)
  • Current Global Mod on the Marioboards (2012 – Present)
  • Former Mario Awards Sub-Director (2012 – 2015)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director (2014)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (1 May, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (9 June, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Activities Manager for the 'Shroom (23 January, 2016 – Present)
  • Awards Mafia IV, V, and VI host
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Former Director of The ‘Shroom (2011, 2012, 2015, 23 January, 2016 – June 18, 2016) and Former Co-Director, making him the longest serving Director.
  • Former Marioboards Admin.
  • Former Sysop of MarioWiki (29 June, 2010 – 11 March, 2013)
  • Former Poll Committee Chairperson (2010/2011, 2011/2012, and 2013/2014)
  • Former Sub-Director of the Awards Committee (2011 and 2012)
  • Former Founder of #mwchat (10 December 2009 – June 2014)
  • Former Userpedia Steward (21 August, 2010 – 18 November, 2012), returning later as a Bureaucrat (11 August, 2013)
  • Former Founder of #userpedia.
Tucayo (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (13 December, 2009 – 1 July, 2010; 28 July, 2010 – 17 January, 2011; 17 January 2013 – 1 January 2014; 2 December, 2015 – Present) and former Patroller (22 April, 2009 – 28 May, 2009; 15 June, 2009 – 13 December, 2009)
  • Current ‘Shroom Statistics Manager (12 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011; 20 February, 2016 - Present)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director and Co-Director (April 2009 – June 2009; August 2009 – 7 January 2010; February 2013 – January 2014), and former Sub-Director (February 2009 – March 2009; July 2009; February 2010 – January 2011)
  • Current Poll Committee Chairperson (July 2016 – Present)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (5 October, 2009; 20 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011)
Turboo (talk)
  • Current Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards XI (2017))
  • Current Sysop (19 March, 2014 – Present) and former MarioWiki Patroller (30 April, 2013 – 19 March, 2014)
  • Current Fail Awards Host (2016), and Former Director of the MarioWiki Anniversary Awards Committee (2012 – 2014)
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director (October 2013–January 2015)
  • Current #mwchat Admin (5 July 2010 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (March 2015–Present) and former Userpedia Sysop (October 2009)
Walkazo (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Bureaucrat (22 July, 2011 – Present); Sysop (21 January, 2009 – Present), with the 2nd longest term behind Porple.
  • Quite an active policy-maker, known for her lengthy explanations.
  • Co-Author of Dragon Problem, a very popular comic within the community, winner of U3 Favorite Comic (2015)
  • Contributing Writer for The ‘Shroom (Mario’s Boombox, The Adventures of Little Mario)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (9 May, 2008 — 19 Jan, 2009) and Bureaucrat (2 Sep, 2008 – 19 Jan, 2009)
  • Global Mod on Xephyr (July 2010 – Present)
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • An avid 'Shroom Writer (14 July, 2013 – Present), currently holding down 8 sections as of typing this.
  • Current Pipe Plaza Director (16 May, 2014 – Present)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager (7 January 2014 – Present)
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (22 June 2017 - Present) and former Patroller (22 March 2014 – 22 June 2017)
  • Has the most sections written for The ‘Shroom.

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