The 'Shroom:Issue 159/Community Awards Dossier

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Community Awards Dossier

Written by: Hooded Pitohui (talk) and the Core Staff

In this article, you will find detailed information about all nominees for this year's Community Awards XIII. This ceremony honors users for their contributions to The 'Shroom and wider elements of the community. The Community Dossier is presented as a tool so that readers may cast informed votes for the Community Awards. Please read each section and visit the suggested articles where applicable before placing your vote. You may vote once a week in each poll. The polls close on July 14th and the winners will be announced in this year's Awards Ceremony on August 14th.

(Please note that, due to a quirk of the calendar this year, links to issue 159 of The 'Shroom will not function until the issue is released on July 20th. Some nominees have requested that examples be taken from issue 159, so please be sure to return after the issue's release and factor in its articles!)

C1. Favorite Active 'Shroom Writer

C1. Favorite Active 'Shroom Writer

This award recognizes the efforts of writers who have regularly contributed sections to The 'Shroom in the past six months. Though some writers have extensive histories with The 'Shroom, their submissions within the past year should be the primary consideration for this award.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Dear Anton on Issue LXXXVII (87).
  • Currently writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews in Critic Corner
  • Has written 146 sections since joining, winning ten SOTM awards this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Superchao (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Quiz section on Issue III (3).
  • Currently writes Mach Speed Mayhem in Strategy Wing
  • Has also written Interview in Pipe Plaza and Touhou (Remix) Project in Palette Swap.
  • Has also written several special sections.
  • Has written 192 sections since joining, winning five SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Mario’s Boombox on Issue 124.
  • Currently writes Mario’s Boombox in Palette Swap and 'Shroom Recap in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Shop Scout in Fake News, and several special sections
  • Has written 68 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • First wrote Mario Kart Tournament Recap on Issue LXVI (66), later joining as a regular writer of Anniversary Announcements in Issue XCVI (96).
  • Currently writes Anniversary Announcements in Pipe Plaza and It's aMAZEing in Fun Stuff.
  • Has written 79 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Koops (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Travel Guide on Issue 125.
  • Currently writes Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire in Strategy Wing.
  • Has also written several special sections.
  • Has written 17 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample Section
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Fake TV and a co-writer of Fake Characters on Issue XLII (42).
  • Currently writes 'Shroom FM in Critic Corner.
  • Has also written Hot Records in Fake News, Should Have Been in Critic Corner, and several special sections.
  • Has written 215 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
BBQ Turtle (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Anagrams on Issue 128.
  • Currently writes Anagrams in Fun Stuff.
  • Has written 31 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Ninja Squid (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Community Report on Issue 106.
  • Currently writes Guess Who! and Hiding Koopa in Fun Stuff.
  • Has also written Quiz, Word Search, and Mystery Images in Fun Stuff.
  • Has also written Community Report, Monthly Report, and New Articles in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 145 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards this cycle.
  • Sample section.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • First co-wrote Brawl Tactics on Issue XXXII (32), later joining as a regular writer of Brawl Tactics, Sprite of the Month, and Tip of the Month in Issue XXXVI (36).
  • Currently writes Graphic Novel Review and Book Review in Critic Corner, and Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? in Fun Stuff.
  • Has written 389 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards in this cycle
  • Has also written Weather Forecast in Fake News.
  • Sample section.
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Obituaries on issue LXXVI (76).
  • Currently writes Obituaries in Fake News, What's on the Box? in Palette Swap, and Racing Like the Staff and Pokédex Power in Strategy Wing.
  • Has also written Character Reviews and Movie Reviews in Critic Corner, Quiz in Fun Stuff, and Retro Feature in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written numerous special sections.
  • Has written 646 sections since joining, winning twelve SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Alex95 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Sport Report on issue 113.
  • Currently writes NIWA News in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Could Have Been in Critic Corner and Upcoming Game and NIWA Spotlight in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written 81 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award in this cycle.
  • Sample section
Zange (talk)
  • Joined as a regular writer of Hot Pot Reviews on issue 142.
  • Currently writes Hot Pot Reviews in Critic Corner.
  • Has also written several special sections.
  • Has written 18 sections since joining.
  • Sample section
Coffee
  • Joined as a writer of Peddler's Place on issue 155.
  • Currently writes Peddler's Place in Fake News.
  • Has written four sections since joining.
  • Sample section
Quizmelon (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of TV Tomorrow in issue 111.
  • Currently writes TV Tomorrow in Fake News.
  • Has written 49 sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Shy Guy on Wheels (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of SGoW's Declassified Mario kart Wii Survival Guide in issue 156.
  • Currently writes SGoW's Declassified Mario Kart Wii Survival Guide in Strategy Wing.
  • Has written one section since joining, winning one SOTM award this cycle.
  • Sample section.
winstein (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Drawn and Pressed on issue 156.
  • Currently writes Drawn and Pressed in Palette Swap.
  • Has written three sections since joining, winning one SOTM award in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Magolor04726 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of World of Plight on issue 155.
  • Currently writes World of Plight in Palette Swap.
  • Has written four sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
GPM1000 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Mario Calendar on issue 129.
  • Currently writes Mario Calendar in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has written sixteen sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Shop Scout on Issue LXXIII (73)
  • Currently writes News Flush in Fake News.
  • Has also written Police Blotter, Monthly Inquisition, Find the Differences, Game Soundtrack Reviews, Lord Bowser's Inside Story, Go With the Flow, and several special sections.
  • Has written 70 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Goombuigi (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Picross on issue 157.
  • Currently writes Picross in Fun Stuff and Monthly Inquisition in Fake News.
  • Has written two sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
C2. Favorite Retired 'Shroom Writer

C2. Favorite Retired 'Shroom Writer

This award is designed to recognize those writers who have retired from their positions and no longer regularly submit sections to The 'Shroom.

Nominee Summary/Description
Andymii (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Guess Who? on Issue XCIII (93).
  • Has written Guess Who?.
  • Has written 63 sections since joining, winning 27 SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Baby Luigi (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Game Mods 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.
Raregold (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Selling Out on Issue 131.
  • Has written Selling Out in Fake News and previously co-wrote 'Shroom Recap in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written several special sections.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining.
  • Sample Section
Smasher (talk)
  • First joined as one of the contributors to Awards Committee Commentaries in issue LIV (54).
  • Has written Smashing Reviews in Critic Corner.
  • Has also written several special sections.
  • Has written 36 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section
Tucayo (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Crossword on issue XVI (16).
  • Has written Take Cover in Palette Swap, Ask Tucayo in Fake News, The 'Shroom Report and NIWA News in Pipe Plaza, Book Reviews in Critic Corner, Hiding Koopa and Mystery Images in Fun Stuff, and several special sections.
  • Has written 361 sections since joining, winning ten SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for the most Main Team/Staff sections written and the record for the most Fun Stuff sections written.
  • Sample section
YKMR3000 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Game Corner on issue 109.
  • Has written fifteen sections since joining, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Sample section
Luigi 64DD (talk)
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of It's aMAZEing on Issue 104.
  • Has also written Galactic Expedition, Meta Knight's Dream Land Journal, and Party Trick in Strategy Wing and several special sections.
  • Has written 146 sections since joining, winning 14 SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Fake Games on Issue XXXVII (37).
  • Has written 81 sections since joining, winning 12 SOTM awards.
  • Has also written Monthly Inquisition, News Flush, Fake Weather, Find the Differences, Sketch Related to Mario, and several special sections.
  • Sample section.
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Picross on issue 102.
  • Has also written Ongoing Fan Projects in Palette Swap and Cooking Guide in Fake News.
  • Has also written several special sections.
  • Has written 101 sections since joining, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Shoey (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Trivia on issue LIX (59).
  • Has written Trivia in Fun Stuff, Virtual Console Reviews in Critic Corner, Fightin' Footwear in Fake News, and So You Want to Conquer Japan? in Strategy Wing.
  • Has written 98 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Roserade (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Challenger Approaching! on Issue 122.
  • Has written 29 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Shokora (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Projects Seeking Contributors in Pipe Plaza on Issue LXIX (69).
  • Has also written Community Report, and several special sections.
  • Has written 57 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Mariofan169 (talk)
Super Mario Bros. (talk)
  • Joined as writer of the Character Battle section on issue XXVI (26).
  • Has written 215 sections since joining, winning eight SOTM awards.
  • 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.
MsRetroGeek (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of G. T.V. on issue 139.
  • Has also written Poll Committee Discussion and several special sections.
  • Has written twenty sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Toadbert101 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of the Peddler's Place on issue XIV (14).
  • Has written 56 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Parakoopa144
  • Joined as a writer of PK144's Course Corner in issue 139.
  • Has also written PK144's Corner in Critic Corner.
  • Has written eight sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
C3. Favorite Artist

C3. Favorite Artist

This award recognizes some of the many artists in this community, each with unique talents, styles, and media. Please click on the sample images here for a larger view.

Nominee Summary/Description
Anton (talk)
Lakituthequick (talk)
Fawfulthegreat64 (talk)
GBAToad (talk)
Koops (talk)
BBQ Turtle (talk)
ZelenPixel (talk)
Mr. Edo (talk)
Roserade (talk)
Magolor04726 (talk) | "Slip, Slip, Slipping Away"
Smg2daisy (talk)
Zange (talk)

Sample Song One | Sample Song Two |Sample Song Three

The Pyro Guy (talk)
Toadbert101 (talk)
Turboo (talk)
Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
Moldomré (talk)
C4. Favorite 2019 Awards Presentation

C4. Favorite 2019 Awards Presentation

This award recognizes the creativity, humor, and work put into the presentations revealed at the 2019 Awards ceremony.

Nominee
M10. Favorite Lyrical Song - Zange
C10. Outstanding Community Achievement Award - Mr. Edo & Roserade
C9. Favorite Written 'Shroom Section of the Past Year - Roserade
M8. Favorite Art Style - BBQ Turtle
C3. Favorite Artist - Anton
M3. Favorite Mario Platformer - Fawfulthegreat64
C7. Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff - Hooded Pitohui
F9. Worst Direction of Series - Mr. Edo
M30. Favorite Modern Game (Wii/DS and newer) - Snack
C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2019 - Meta Knight
C8. Best 'Shroom Section Design - Lakituthequick
F5. Worst Level Concept - Turboo
M13. Favorite Level Theme - The Pyro Guy
M15. Favorite Instrumental Track - Anton
M22. Favorite Battle Course - Mr. Edo
F14. Worst Setting - GBAToad
F4. Worst RPG Area - Alex95
F7. Worst Enemy - The Pyro Guy
C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2020

C5. Wiki Contributor Award 2020

This award recognizes various editors and contributors for their work on the Mario Wiki in 2019/2020.

Nominee Summary/Description
Lord Grammaticus (talk)
  • Very active Wiki contributor user in the past Awards Cycle
  • Has consistently contributed to discussions on the Wiki
  • Has focused on improvements to the quality and writing of many articles
Alex95 (talk)
  • Very on top of recent changes and discussions.
  • Active editor who often contributes to projects as well.
Baby Luigi (talk)
    • Frequent editing, typically done in large batches.
  • Involved in proposals and projects.
  • Works with models, screencapping, and ripping game assets; uploads many Mario Kart images in particular.
BBQ Turtle (talk)
  • Extremely involved in uploading Mario Kart images and editing the series' pages.
  • In the past year, had led a project to expand coverage of the Mario and Sonic titles.
  • Often fixes links and creates pages for other sports games.
  • Performs quality control edits on a variety of pages.
Bye Guy (talk)
  • A major contributor to the effort to add Play Nintendo information to the Wiki
  • Active editor who often contributes to Donkey Kong Country, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, and Super Smash Bros. articles.
  • Edits extremely frequently, typically adding chunks of profiles and statistics, and has created a large amount of Mario vs. Donkey Kong level articles.
Doc von Schmeltwick (talk)
  • Frequent editor who works on many articles & images across the board; typically heavily details changes in edit summaries.
  • Tries to fact-check edits and pieces of information, and contributes to Talk page discussions actively.
Doomhiker (talk)
  • Has made a large number of high quality edits
  • Has shown a great dedication to work as an editor and a patroller
  • Combines engagement with the Wiki with engagement in other areas of the community
Glowsquid (talk)
  • Frequent mainspace edits and maintenance.
  • Works with a fair amount of wiki projects.
  • Created the BJADON, where humorous edits and mistakes are collected for amusement.
  • Runs the Super Mario Wiki's Twitter account, making creative posts and engaging the Wiki with a wider audience.
  • Leads the Wiki's April Fool's projects and is a major contributor to April Fool's articles.
The Mansion (talk)
  • Has created a large proportion of the Wiki's new articles in the period stretching over 2019 and 2020
  • Made many of the Wiki's Yoshi's Crafted World articles.
  • Has rewritten a number of existing articles.
LinkTheLefty (talk)
  • Typically performs batch maintenance on articles, mostly relating to name corrections.
  • Heavily involved in ensuring that all names on the wiki are from official material whenever possible.
LuigiMaster123 (talk)
  • Regular contributor who works on articles, images, and sprites. Uploads many Ultimate spirits and Super Mario Maker images.
  • Heavily involved in working with categories; often creates new ones and adds them to pages for easier sorting.
Mario jc (talk)
  • Regularly fine-tunes and adds good information to articles; cuts down on redundancy.
  • Reverts unsavory edits & ensures policies are properly followed.
Mister Wu (talk)
  • Great fact checker.
  • Translates obscure material.
  • Particularly amicable.
TheFlameChomp (talk)
  • Consistently active contributor.
  • Does content-heavy work on pages.
  • Often scans articles for quality issues and updates them accordingly.
Scrooge200 (talk)
  • Has done extensive work cutting audio clips down to 30 seconds to comply with policy
  • Has started on a project to improve Paper Mario: Color Splash location articles
  • Has added a number of images to Paper Mario: Color Splash location articles
Waluigi Time (talk)
  • Active voter in talk page proposals
  • Provides informative edit summaries
  • Does fact-checking work across the Wiki
Infinite8 (talk)
  • Experienced contributor who has worked on a wide range of articles
  • Has made extensive contributions to the Wiki's coverage of Mario Kart and Mario Tennis
  • Currently working on expanding the Wiki's coverage of Mario Kart Tour and Dr. Mario World
MarioComix (talk)
  • Experienced contributor who offers detailed edit summaries
  • Has done extensive work on Mario kart Tour coverage.
Obsessive Mario Fan (talk)
  • Has worked to expand the Wiki's coverage of Dr. Mario World
C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team

C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team

This award honors the different teams that are a part of The 'Shroom.

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 thirteenth Director, Doomhiker (talk), and sustained by its ongoing writers Yoshi876 (talk) (Obituaries), Quizmelon (talk) (TV Tomorrow), Coffee (Peddler's Place), and Lord Bowser (talk) (News Flush). 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 Roserade (talk), and it's supported by its writers BBQ Turtle (talk) (Anagrams), Ninja Squid (talk) (Guess Who! and Hiding Koopa), Goombuigi (talk) (Picross), FunkyK38 (talk) (Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?) and Lakituthequick (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 then-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 its longtime Director, FunkyK38 (talk), and its current permanent staff are Yoshi876 (talk) (What's On the Box?), Magolor04726 (talk) (World of Plight), Hooded Pitohui (talk) (Mario's Boombox), and winstein (talk) (Drawn and Pressed). 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 Zange (talk), and its current writers are Alex95 (talk) (NIWA News), the Poll Committee (Poll Committee Discussion), Hooded Pitohui (talk) ('Shroom Recap), GPM1000 (talk) (Mario Calendar) 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 2257 (talk). Over the past year there has been a large shift in the Team's writers, but it continues to have 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 FunkyK38 (talk) (Book Reviews and Graphic Novel Reviews), Zange (talk) (Hot Pot Reviews), and MrConcreteDonkey (talk) ('Shroom FM). In addition, the team welcomes additional one-time reviews from a variety of authors. 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. It provides analytical and instructional sections, with a continued focus on videogames. The past year has seen the team remain at a consistently large size thanks to a core group of dedicated writers. Strategy Wing is currently directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk), and its current permanent writers are Yoshi876 (talk) (Pokédex Power and Racing Like the Staff), Koops (talk) (Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire), Superchao (talk) (Mach Speed Mayhem), and Shy Guy on Wheels (talk) (SGoW's Declassified Mario Kart Wii Survival Guide). 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.
Roserade (talk)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director, started from from issue 139.
  • Thirteenth Fun Stuff Director.
  • Current Sub-Director, started from issue 155.
  • Sixth 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous staff positions.
  • Oversaw overhaul of the Manual of Style and Sign-Up page.
Anton (talk)
  • Current Critic Corner Director, started from issue 112.
  • Fourth Critic Corner Director.
  • Drew the most recent banners for the teams.
  • Has overseen the change which made basic reviews No Sign Up Required sections.
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.
Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Current Strategy Wing Director, from issue 139.
  • Third Strategy Wing Director
  • Current Director, started from issue 155.
  • Seventh 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous staff positions.
  • Oversaw overhaul of the Manual of Style and Sign-Up page.
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • Current Website Manager, started from issue 131.
  • First Website Manager.
  • Regularly develops new templates and coding for The 'Shroom, and offers expertise on technical issues.
Lord Bowser (talk)
Ninja Squid (talk)
  • Current Statistics Manager, started from issue 131.
  • Eighth Statistics Manager.
  • Highly active and engaged in staff discussions, often proposing new projects and ideas.
  • Created the 'Shroomfest concept
Meta Knight (talk)
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Fake News Director from issue XLVII (47) to issue LIV (54).
  • Graphic Design Manager from issue 107 to issue 135
  • Thirteenth Fake News Director, and coined the majority of the Fake News section names.
  • First Graphic Design Manager.
  • Social Media Manager, from issue 143 to issue 158.
  • Drew the headers and icons for Fake News sections.
  • Consistently provides artwork for The 'Shroom.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Twelth Fake News Director from issue LV (55) to issue 154.
  • Longest-tenured Team Director to date, serving as Fake News Director for one hundred issues.
  • Initiated Fake News' redesign in issue LXXXIII (83)
Doomhiker (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director, started from issue 155.
  • Thirteenth Fake News Director.
  • Contributed suggestions to overhaul the Manual of Style and Sign-Up page.
Zange (talk)
  • Current Pipe Plaza director, started from issue 151.
  • Sixth Pipe Plaza Director.
Superchao (talk)
The Pyro Guy (talk)
Smasher (talk)
Turboo (talk)
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, started on issue LXXXII (82); initially shared with GBAToad.
  • Pipe Plaza Director, from issue LXXXVI (86) to 130.
  • Second 'Shroom Spotlight Manager alongside GBAToad.
  • Fourth Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Third 'Shroom staff member to hold more than one simultaneous positions.
C8. Best 'Shroom Section Design

C8. 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
Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Anton (talk))

Issue 153 / Issue 156 / Issue 158

Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 145 / Issue 148 / Issue 159

'Shroom FM (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

Issue 156 / Issue 157 / Issue 158

Dear Anton (Anton (talk))

Issue 123 / Issue 127 / Issue 129

Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire (Koops (talk))

Issue 157 / Issue 156 / Issue 154

Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk))

Issue 156 / Issue 157 / issue 158

TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk))

Issue 158 / Issue 157 / Issue 156

News Flush (Lord Bowser (talk))

Issue 158 / Issue 157 / Issue 156

NIWA Spotlight (Alex95 (talk))

Issue 149 / Issue 147 / Issue 145

Hot Pot Reviews (Zange (talk))

Issue 158 / Issue 154 / Issue 150

Pokédex Power (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 153 / Issue 151 / issue 148

Poll Committee Discussion (The Poll Committee)

Issue 151 / Issue 152 / Issue 155

Picross (Goombuigi (talk))

Issue 157 / Issue 158 / Issue 159

Mach Speed Mayhem (Superchao (talk))

Issue 148 / Issue 152 / Issue 155

Monthly Report (Ninja Squid (talk))

Issue 147 / Issue 148 / Issue 149

Meta Knight's Dream Land Journal (Meta Knight (talk))

Issue 145 / Issue 147 / Issue 150

Selling Out (Raregold (talk))

Issue 137 / Issue 139 / Issue 143

It's aMAZEing (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 137 / Issue 157 / Issue 158

Anagrams (BBQ Turtle (talk))

Issue 115 / Issue 121 / Issue 134

C9. Favorite Written 'Shroom Section of the Past Year

C9. Favorite Written 'Shroom 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 145 / Issue 148 / Issue 158

Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk))

Issue 156 / Issue 157 / issue 158

Mach Speed Mayhem (Superchao (talk))

Issue 151 / Issue 152 / Issue 154

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

Issue 148 / Issue 151 / Issue 157

World of Plight (Magolor04726 (talk))

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C10. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

C10. 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
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.
  • Owns and manages several community outlets, including the Super Mario Wiki, the Super Mario Boards, and the Super Mario Wiki Discord server.
  • He pays the bills that keep the site online.
2257 (talk)
  • Current #mwchat Admin.
  • Former Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards X (2016))
  • Awards Committee Staff Consultant (2017 - Present); provides technical and programming support.
  • Current Programming Manager for The 'Shroom (December, 2015 - Present)
  • Former Userpedia Bureaucrat (28 January, 2013 – 31 December, 2017); Sysop (30 December, 2010 – 31 December, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director for various years.
  • Programming Manager from Issue 124 to present.
  • Responsible for the most of the coding and layout of the newspaper.
Walkazo (talk)
  • Current MarioWiki Bureaucrat (22 July, 2011 – Present); Sysop (21 January, 2009 – Present), with the 2nd longest term behind Porplemontage.
  • 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)
Turboo (talk)
  • Current Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards XI (2017) - Mario Awards XIV (2020))
  • 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)
  • Former Userpedia Patroller (March 2015–31 December 2017) and former Userpedia Sysop (October 2009)
Anton (talk)
  • Current Awards Committee Director (Mario Awards XI (2017) - Mario Awards XIV (2020)), 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)
  • Userpedia Steward (18 November, 2012 – 31 December, 2017); Sysop (2 March, 2012 – 31 December, 2017), Bureaucrat (18 Nov, 2012 – 31 December, 2017)
  • Responsible for the preservation of Userpedia
  • UP Awards Host (2014, 2015); User Awards Host (2016)
Superchao (talk)
  • Current Global Mod on the Marioboards (2012 – Present)
  • Former Mario Awards Sub-Director (2012 – 2015)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director (2014 & 15 October, 2016 - 18 February, 2017 & June 15, 2019 - 15th February, 200 )
  • Former 'Shroom Sub-Director (23 July, 2016 - 15 October, 2016 & 18 February, 2017 - 19 January, 2019)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (1 May, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (9 June, 2013 – 31 December, 2017)
  • Former Activities Manager for the 'Shroom (23 January, 2016 – 16 September, 2017)
  • Awards Mafia IV, V, and VI host
  • Host of Awards Killing Game II
  • Responsible for the creation of a project to create a backup archive of The 'Shroom, and assists with its implementation.
  • Driver of community engagement with The 'Shroom through Mach Speed Mayhem voting system.
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)
  • Former 'Shroom Sub-Director (15 June, 2019 - 15 February, 2020)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (13 January, 2013 – 31 December, 2017) and former Patroller (18 April, 2011 – 13 January, 2013)
  • Former ’Shroom Core Staff (Music & Artwork, Activities Director, and Fun Stuff)
  • Host of Awards Killing Game II
Yoshi876 (talk)
  • A prolific 'Shroom Writer (14 July, 2013 – Present) who has written more sections for The 'Shroom (with 646) than any other user
  • Former Pipe Plaza Director (May 2014 – January 2018)
  • 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 won the most SOTM awards overall.
  • Has written the most sections in the past 12 months.
  • Holds record for most Pipe Plaza sections written.
  • Holds record for most Critic Corner sections written.
  • Holds record for most Strategy Wing sections written.
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as 'Shroom Spotlight Manager.
  • Longest serving 'Shroom Spotlight Manager overall.
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)
  • Former ‘Shroom Statistics Manager (12 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011; 20 February, 2016 - January 2018)
  • 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)
  • Former Poll Committee Chairperson (July 2016 – July 2017)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (5 October, 2009; 20 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011)
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff sections written.
  • Holds the record for most Fun Stuff sections written.
MrConcreteDonkey (talk)
  • Former Global Moderator (23 March, 2016 – 31 March 2020)
  • Fake News Director (15 October, 2011 – 15 February, 2020)
  • Former Super Mario Wiki Patroller (October 2011 – April 2017)
  • Member of the sixth Poll Committee (July 2012 – Present); Vice-Chairperson of the fifth Poll Committee
  • Current #mwchat Operator (3 September, 2011 – Present)
  • Has held the longest consecutive term as Fake News Director.
  • Longest serving Fake News Director overall, directing Fake News for one hundred issues.
  • Has held the longest consecutive staffing term of any staff member to date.
Lord Bowser (talk)
  • Chairman of the Eighth Poll Committee (July 2017 – June 2018)
  • Member of the Seventh Poll Committee (February – June 2017)
  • Former Fun Stuff Director (August 2017 – September 2018)
  • Hosted the Awards Killing Game.
  • Hosted the Awards Killing Game II.
  • Hosted the 'Shroom Holiday Scavenger in 2017.
  • Hosted the Super Mario Odyssey Photo Contest and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Photo Contest for The 'Shroom.
GBAToad (talk)
  • Former 'Shroom Spotlight co-host (January 2014 – September 2014)
  • 'Shroom Killing Game host.
  • Awards Killing Game II host.
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • Website Manager from Issue 131 to present.
  • Current Awards Record Keeper
  • Prepares and hosts logs of Awards Committee Meetings
  • Assisted in hosting the 'Shroom Holiday Scavenger in 2017 and hosted in 2018. k6cERn3.png
  • Assists with coding and technical aspects of The 'Shroom
  • Awards Killing Game III host.
  • Highly active and engaged member of The 'Shroom staff who has crafted solutions to many technical challenges.
  • Responsible for the archival of Userpedia and a the creation and maintenance of a backup archive of The 'Shroom.
Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Current #mwchat Admin.
  • Former Graphic Design Manager from Issue 124 to Issue 135.
  • Created several pieces of artwork for The 'Shroom, such as backgrounds, banners, and staff portraits.
  • Longest serving 'Shroom Sub-Director overall.
  • Current Social Media Manager, from issue 143.
  • Awards Consultant
  • Prolific Awards presenter, having made numerous presentations in a variety of multimedia styles and regularly taken up the role of a backup presenter.
Glowsquid (talk)
  • Current Bureaucrat of the Super Mario Wiki
  • Highly active in managing the affairs of the Wiki
  • Runs the Super Mario Wiki Twitter account, making informative and interesting posts
  • Created the BJAODN, a collection of unusual and humorous edits and mistakes from the Wiki.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Former 'Shroom Director from Issue 124 to Issue 142
  • Former Strategy Wing Director from Issue 112 to Issue 138.
  • Longest serving Strategy Wing Director overall.
Ninja Squid (talk)
  • Current Statistics Manager from Issue 131 to the present.
  • Chairman of the 10th Poll Committee
  • Highly engaged and active member of The 'Shroom staff, offering various new ideas and input on discussions.
  • Created a the 'Shroomfest concept
The Pyro Guy (talk)
  • Pipe Plaza Director from issue 131 to issue 150.
  • Current Graphic Design Manager from Issue 137 to the present.
  • Has made numerous pieces of artwork for The 'Shroom
  • Prolific Awards presenter, having made numerous presentations in a variety of multimedia styles.
Roserade (talk)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director from issue 139 to present.
  • Current Sub-Director of The 'Shroom from issue 155 to present.
  • Global Moderator on the Super Mario Boards forum.
  • Awards Killing Game III host.
  • Vice-Chair of the Ninth Poll Committee and Tenth Poll Committee
  • Extensive promoter of community engagement with community projects
  • Prolific Awards presenter, taking on the role of a backup presenter and creating presentations in a variety of styles and media.
Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Current Strategy Wing Director from issue 139 to present.
  • Current Director of The 'Shroom from issue 155 to present.
  • Awards Killing Game III host.
Doomhiker (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director, from issue 155 to present.
  • Patroller on the Super Mario Wiki.
  • A record of taking firm stances and disciplinary actions against users who behave in a manner deeply inconsistent with core community values.


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