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Community Awards Dossier

Written by: Hooded Pitohui (talk), Waluigi Time (talk) and The 'Shroom Staff

Hello, readers of The 'Shroom! In collaboration with the Awards Committee, we're once again proud to present the Community Awards Dossier for the Community Awards XVII. Whether you've voted for ten years in a row or this is your first year voting, we ask that you please read the following paragraphs to learn about how Community Awards voting works.

Here, you'll find detailed information on all of the nominees for this year's Community Awards XVII. The Community Awards recognize and honor users for their contributions to The 'Shroom and to other areas of the community. The Community Dossier offers summaries and links so that readers may refresh their memories of the nominees and their contributions so that they may cast informed votes. Please read the presented information and follow the links before placing your votes, and, when viewing images, please remember to click them to view them at a larger size.

As with last year, the Community Awards polls will be open for only one week, closing at the end of the 22nd of June. As you only have one week to vote, you will be able to cast up to four votes at once in any given poll. You may cast these votes in any way you please. If you only want to cast one vote on a given poll, or three votes on a given poll, for instance, you are able to do that. Just remember, once you cast your votes, you will not be able to recast them, so make sure you check all the nominees you want to cast a vote for before you submit your votes!

The winners of these polls will be announced in this year's Awards Ceremony on August 16th. We hope to see you there!

C1. Favorite Active 'Shroom Writer

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

Nominee Description and Sample Section
Anton (talk)
  • First wrote Dear Anton in Issue LXXXVII (87).
  • Currently writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews in Critic Corner.
  • Has written 246 sections since joining, winning ten SOTM awards this cycle.
  • Sample section.
BBQ Turtle (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Anagrams in Issue 128.
  • Currently writes Anagrams in Fun Stuff.
  • Has also written A Community Character Celebration as a special feature for Issue 200.
  • Has written 88 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
  • Joined as a writer of Sport Report in Issue 185.
  • Currently writes Cooking Guide in Fake News and Sport Report: The Movie in Palette Swap.
  • Has also written Sport Report and News Flush in this cycle.
  • Has written 37 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Flygon64 (talk)
  • Joined as writer of The Big Cheeses of the Mushroom Kingdom in Issue 175.
  • Currently writes Monokuma, Public Instigator in Palette Swap.
  • Has also written The Big Cheese is Baaack in Fake News for Issue 200.
  • Has written 9 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
FunkyK38 (talk)
  • First co-wrote Brawl Tactics in 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 Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? in Fun Stuff and Graphic Novel Review/Book Review in Critic Corner.
  • Has written 517 sections since joining, winning five SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Goombuigi (talk)
  • First wrote Picross in Issue 157.
  • Currently writes The Mariospective in Critic Corner.
  • Has also written The 'Shroom's Special Saga as a special feature in this cycle.
  • Has written 61 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
GPM1000 (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Mario Calendar in Issue 129.
  • Currently writes Mario Calendar in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written 12 Months of Mario - From Worst to Best in Critic Corner for Issue 200.
  • Has written 66 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Mario's Boombox in Issue 124.
  • Currently co-writes Mushroom Tribune in Fake News, writes The People of Isle Delfino in Pipe Plaza, and writes Four Steps for a 3D World, Pitohui's Pokémon Academy, and An Octet Gazette in Strategy Wing.
  • Has also joined as a guest contributor to Shmaluigi, Private Investigator and Hall of Shame in this cycle, and wrote numerous special sections for Issue 200.
  • Has written 302 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Koops (talk)
  • First wrote Travel Guide in Issue 125.
  • Currently writes Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire in Strategy Wing.
  • Has written 44 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • First wrote Mario Kart Tournament Recap in Issue LXVI (66), later joining as a regular writer of Anniversary Announcements in Issue XCVI (96).
  • Currently writes Anniversary Announcements in Pipe Plaza.
  • Has also written Site Seeing in Palette Swap in this cycle.
  • Has written 136 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Legend 8
  • Joined as writer of The Sorcery Show in Issue 200.
  • Currently writes The Sorcery Show in Fake News.
  • Has written 6 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
MarioMorty (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Crossword in Issue 171.
  • Currently writes Crossword in Fun Stuff.
  • Has written 32 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
MCD (talk)
  • First wrote Fake TV and co-wrote Fake Characters in Issue XLII (42).
  • Currently writes 'Shroom FM in Critic Corner.
  • Has also written Hot Records and Shop Scout in Fake News for Issue 200.
  • Has written 266 sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Meta Knight (talk)
  • First wrote It's aMAZEing in Issue 104.
  • Currently writes Galactic Expedition in Strategy Wing.
  • Has also written Meta's Poem in Palette Swap in this cycle and numerous special sections for Issue 200.
  • Has written 179 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Quizmelon (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of TV Tomorrow in Issue 111.
  • Currently writes TV Tomorrow in Fake News.
  • Has written 99 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Roserade (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Challenger Approaching! in Issue 122.
  • Currently writes Connections in Fun Stuff.
  • Has also written Challenger Approaching! as a special feature in this cycle, and A Budew's Brawlers as a special feature for Issue 200.
  • Guest writer for Hall of Shame.
  • Has written 142 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Shoey (talk)
  • Joined as a writer of Trivia in Issue LIX (59).
  • Currently writes Word Search and Trivia in Fun Stuff, What's in a Campaign?, Forgotten Stars of a Golden Age, and Archie Sonic Comic Shoebox in Pipe Plaza, and File City Files and The Anatomy of a Pikmin in Strategy Wing.
  • Also co-writes Mushroom Tribune and Overlook Mountain Auction House Presents in Fake News.
  • Has also written Random Image of the Month in Palette Swap, Van Shoeul's House of Ghouls and A Report on the Effectiveness of Power-Ups in Critic Corner, and has written or co-written multiple volunteer submissions.
  • Wrote over 100 sections in the course of 2023.
  • Has written 385 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
  • Joined as writer of The Sunshine Travel Guide in Issue 196.
  • Currently writes The Sunshine Travel Guide in Fake News.
  • Has written 11 sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
Waluigi Time (talk)
  • Joined as writer of Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown in Issue 166.
  • Currently writes Dear Waluigi Time in Fake News, Hiding Koopa in Fun Stuff, Waluigi Time Comic and Shmaluigi, Private Investigator in Palette Swap, The 'Shroom Report in Pipe Plaza, and Shine Get in Strategy Wing.
  • Co-writes Overlook Mountain Auction House Presents in Fake News.
  • Has also written Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown and Consumer Corner in Fake News, Community Report in Pipe Plaza, and numerous special sections.
  • Wrote over 100 sections in the course of 2023.
  • Has written 333 sections since joining, winning fifteen SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
winstein (talk)
  • First wrote Drawn and Pressed in Issue 156.
  • Currently writes The ? Panel in Palette Swap.
  • Has written 55 sections since joining, winning nine SOTM awards in this cycle.
  • Sample section.
C1. Favorite Active 'Shroom Writer

C2. Favorite '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 Sample Links
An Octet Gazette (Hooded Pitohui (talk))

Issue 205 / Issue 206 / Issue 207

Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 194 / Issue 195 / Issue 206

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

Issue 202 / Issue 204 / Issue 205

Connections (Roserade (talk))

Issue 204 / Issue 206 / Issue 207

Crossword (MarioMorty (talk))

Issue 205 / Issue 206 / Issue 207

Dear Waluigi Time (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 203 / Issue 206

Four Steps for a 3D World (Hooded Pitohui (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 203 / Issue 204

Galactic Expedition (Meta Knight (talk))

Issue 200 / Issue 205

Hiding Koopa (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 200 / Issue 202 / Issue 204

Hint Art (ViableBunnyBudd)

Issue 205 / Issue 206 / Issue 207

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

Issue 197 / Issue 198 / Issue 203

Overlook Mountain Auction House Presents (Shoey (talk) and Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 196 / Issue 198 / Issue 206

Pitohui's Pokémon Academy (Hooded Pitohui (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 203 / Issue 207

'Shroom FM (MCD (talk))

Issue 200 / Issue 202 / Issue 206

Site Seeing (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 193 / Issue 195 / Issue 198

The ? Panel (winstein (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 204 / Issue 206

The Mariospective (Goombuigi (talk))

Issue 203 / Issue 204 / Issue 205

The 'Shroom Report (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 201 / Issue 204 / Issue 206

The Sorcery Show (Legend 8)

Issue 200 / Issue 205 / Issue 206

Waluigi Time Comic (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 196 / Issue 200 / Issue 203

C2. Favorite 'Shroom Section Design

C3. Favorite Written 'Shroom Section of the Past Year

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

Nominee Sample Links
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 195 / Issue 197 / Issue 206

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

Issue 197 / Issue 199 / Issue 200

Archie Sonic Comic Shoebox (Shoey (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 204 / Issue 205

Dear Waluigi Time (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 196 / Issue 199 / Issue 203

File City Files (Shoey (talk))

Issue 197 / Issue 200 / Issue 205

Four Steps for a 3D World (Hooded Pitohui (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 204 / Issue 206

Graphic Novel Reviews/Book Reviews (FunkyK38 (talk))

Issue 200 / Issue 202 / Issue 206

Meta's Poem (Meta Knight (talk))

Issue 195 / Issue 199 / Issue 201

Mushroom Tribune (Shoey (talk) and Hooded Pitohui (talk))

Issue 199 / Issue 204 / Issue 205

Pitohui's Pokémon Academy (Hooded Pitohui (talk))

Issue 203 / Issue 205 / Issue 206

Poll Committee Discussion (13th Poll Committee)

Issue 198 / Issue 199 / Issue 201

Shine Get (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 203 / Issue 206

Shmaluigi, Private Investigator (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 196 / Issue 200 / Issue 201

Sport Report (ClawgripFan9001)

Issue 196 / Issue 198 / Issue 204

The Anatomy of a Pikmin (Shoey (talk))

Issue 198 / Issue 200 / Issue 201

The Mariospective (Goombuigi (talk))

Issue 202 / Issue 203 / Issue 204

The Sorcery Show (Legend 8)

Issue 200 / Issue 201 / Issue 205

The Sunshine Travel Guide (TheBlueCatMenace)

Issue 201 / Issue 202 / Issue 203

TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk))

Issue 195 / Issue 198 / Issue 206

What's in a Campaign? (Shoey (talk))

Issue 199 / Issue 202 / Issue 205

C3. Favorite Written 'Shroom Section of the Past Year

C4. Favorite Retired 'Shroom Section

This award recognizes the hard work and creativity poured into sections that have not appeared in The 'Shroom within past year, as written by a particular writer. Please note that links to issues prior to issue 100 do not jump directly to the relevant section; scrolling may be required.

Nominee Sample Links
All-Time Smash Merit Ranking (Northern Verve (talk))

Issue 190 / Issue 193 / Issue 194

Ask Cappy (MaximumRK (talk))

Issue 175 / Issue 176 / Issue 177

Cooking Guide (TPG (talk))

Issue 117 / Issue 118 / Issue 125

Dear Bowser (Doomhiker (talk))

Issue 168 / Issue 169 / Issue 170

Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk))

Issue 184 / Issue 186 / Issue 187

Interview (Superchao (talk))

Issue 144 / Issue 147 / Issue 153

It's aMAZEing (Lakituthequick (talk))

Issue 127 / Issue 158 / Issue 163

Mach Speed Mayhem (Superchao (talk))

Issue 183 / Issue 185 / Issue 188

Monthly Inquisition (Koohitsu (talk))

Issue XCV (95) / Issue XCVI (96) / Issue 131

Musical Quiz (WildWario (talk))

Issue 188 / Issue 189 / Issue 190

Obituaries (Yoshi876 (talk))

Issue 173 / Issue 174 / Issue 175

Picross (Goombuigi (talk))

Issue 180 / Issue 181 / Issue 183

Poetry Puzzle (The Shamancer (talk))

Issue 188 / Issue 190 / Issue 192

Rose's Quarantine Reviews (Roserade (talk))

Issue 169 / Issue 171 / Issue 174

SIMulation (Ray Trace (talk))

Issue 180 / Issue 181 / Issue 182

Super Mario Maker Showcase (Goombuigi (talk))

Issue 172 / Issue 176 / Issue 180

Super Ninelevendo Entertainment Reviews (Ninelevendo (talk))

Issue 175 / Issue 178 / Issue 181

The Devious Workings of Phineas J. Shoe (Shoey (talk))

Issue 172 / Issue 192 / Issue 194

To Infinity and Beyond (Waluigi Time (talk))

Issue 185 / Issue 186 / Issue 190

World of Plight (Magolor04726 (talk))

Issue 158 / Issue 167 / Issue 185

C4. Favorite Retired 'Shroom Section

C5. Favorite 'Shroom Team

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

Nominee Summary/Description
Fake News

Fake News is designed to allow writers to flex their fiction-writing muscles by making up news stories about Mario games 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. The team is currently headed by Waluigi Time (talk) (who also writes Dear Waluigi Time and co-writes Overlook Mountain Auction House Presents), and is sustained by its writers ClawgripFan9001 (Cooking Guide), Quizmelon (talk) (TV Tomorrow), Hooded Pitohui (talk) (Mushroom Tribune), Shoey (talk) (Mushroom Tribune and, with Waluigi Time, Overlook Mountain Auction House Presents), Legend 8 (The Sorcery Show), TheBlueCatMenace (The Sunshine Travel Guide), Boo1268 (The Spectral Lens), and various guest contributors submitting sections such as News Flush. Here is a historical list of Fake News sections.

Fun Stuff

Fun Stuff provides interactive games and activities for the community, such as riddles, trivia, quizzes, and visual games such as crosswords and picture matching games. Fun Stuff is currently run by Roserade (talk) (who also writes Connections), and it is supported by its writers BBQ Turtle (talk) (Anagrams), Waluigi Time (talk) (Hiding Koopa), Shoey (talk) (Trivia and Word Search), MarioMorty (talk) (Crossword), ViableBunnyBudd (Hint Art), and FunkyK38 (talk) (Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?). Here is a historical list of Fun Stuff sections.

Palette Swap

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, more substance has been added to the team, with commentary, user-created music and fanart, written fiction, user-made levels in games, website design, and occasionally artwork competitions.Palette Swap is currently directed by its longtime Director, FunkyK38 (talk), and its current writers are winstein (talk) (The ? Panel), Waluigi Time (talk) (Waluigi Time Comic and Shmaluigi, Private Investigator), ClawgripFan9001 (Sport Report: The Movie), and Flygong64 (talk) (Monokuma, Public Instigator). Additionally, Shoey (talk) often writes Random Image of the Month. It also receives support from a number of community members sending in one-off editions of art and short stories. Here is a historical list of Palette Swap sections.

Pipe Plaza

Originally created to keep the community up to date on recent events and various aspects of the wiki in need of tidying up or improvement, Pipe Plaza has moved from being a statistics hub for the community to being the general factual team of The 'Shroom. Pipe Plaza now covers a broad range of topics, allowing community members to share information on a variety of interests. Pipe Plaza is currently headed by Zange (talk), and its current writers are Waluigi Time (talk) (The 'Shroom Report), the Poll Committee (Poll Committee Discussion), GPM1000 (talk) (Mario Calendar), Shoey (talk) (What's in a Campaign?, Archie Sonic Comic Shoebox, and Forgotten Stars of a Golden Age), Hooded Pitohui (talk) (The People of Isle Delfino), and Lakituthequick (talk) (Anniversary Announcements [seasonal]). Here is a historical list of Pipe Plaza sections.

Critic Corner

Critic Corner features review and opinion sections, and tends to be the wordiest of the teams as a result. The team continues to have plentiful sections by many dedicated writers. Critic Corner is run by Anton (talk) (who also writes Anton's Half-Baked Reviews), and its current writers are FunkyK38 (talk) (Book Reviews and Graphic Novel Review), Goombuigi (talk) (The Mariospective), and MCD (talk) ('Shroom FM). In addition, the team receives numerous one-time reviews from a variety of community members. Here is a historical list of Critic Corner sections.

Strategy Wing

Strategy Wing features sections related to tips, tricks, hints, cheats, guides, walkthroughs, and more. It provides analytical and instructional sections, instructing readers on how to carry out tasks, providing tips, or doing deep dives into the history of a topic. The past year has seen the team continue to cycle through coverage on a variety of games. Strategy Wing is currently directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) (who also writes Pitohui's Pokémon Academy, Four Steps for a 3D World, and An Octet Gazette), and its current writers are Shoey (talk) (File City Files and The Anatomy of a Pikmin), Meta Knight (talk) (Galactic Expedition), Koops (talk) (Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire), Waluigi Time (talk) (Shine Get), and Sparks (talk) (An Overly Detailed and Funny Walkthrough of Mega Man). Here is a historical list of Strategy Wing sections.

C5. Favorite 'Shroom Team

C6. Favorite 'Shroom Special Issue

This award recognizes the special issues of The 'Shroom released within the past five years.

Nominee Summary/Description
Special Issue 160
Holiday Issue 165
  • Released December 19th, 2020.
  • Themed after Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
  • Directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Roserade (talk).
  • Hosted the third 'Shroomfest, with Sunlight and Moonlight as the opposing teams.
  • Had two special sections.
Special Issue 171
  • Released on June 19th, 2021.
  • Themed after art and music to celebrate FunkyK38 (talk)'s 100th issue as Palette Swap Director.
  • Directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Roserade (talk).
  • Hosted the fifth 'Shroomfest, with Warm Colors and Cool Colors as the opposing teams.
  • Hosted Ultimate Location Battle.
  • Had four special sections.
Issue 175
  • Released on October 16th, 2021.
  • Featured Trick-Or-Treating With The 'Shroom, with extensive art assets made by TPG (talk).
  • Directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Roserade (talk).
  • Had four special sections.
Holiday Issue 177
  • Released on December 18th, 2021.
  • Themed after the Yoshi franchise.
  • Directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Roserade (talk).
  • Hosted the sixth 'Shroomfest, with Dogs and Birds as the opposing teams.
  • Had two special sections.
Special Issue 181
Special Issue 183
  • Released on June 18th, 2022.
  • Themed after Super Mario Sunshine to celebrate the game's 20th anniversary, and summer generally.
  • Directed by Ninja Squid (talk) and Waluigi Time (talk).
  • Featured the Blooper Race, as well as a special footer created by GBA (talk) and Lakituthequick (talk), alongside other graphical assets.
  • Had three special sections.
Holiday Issue 189
  • Released on December 17th, 2022.
  • Themed after racing games, with Mario Kart prominently featured.
  • Directed by Waluigi Time (talk) and Roserade (talk).
  • Featured an edition of The 'Shroom Holiday Scavenger, created by Lakituthequick (talk), in which Mario Kart-style items submitted by readers and illustrated by GBA (talk) were hidden throughout the paper.
  • Had two special sections.
Special Issue 195
  • Released on June 17th, 2023.
  • Themed after movies and cinema, in acknowledgement of the recent The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
  • Directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Waluigi Time (talk).
  • Featured a special piece of art titled Coming Soon, an action movie-style poster made by Mr. Edo (talk) and typeset by GBA (talk) meant to promote and foreshadow elements of the coming issue 200.
  • Also featured a special footer and opening curtain made by GBA (talk) and Lakituthequick (talk).
  • Had three special sections.
Issue 200
  • Released on November 18th, 2023.
  • A milestone issue focused on celebrating the longevity of The 'Shroom and its surrounding community, with an emphasis on fireworks, representing the fireworks seen after reaching the goal in Mario games.
  • Directed by Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Waluigi Time (talk).
  • Featured two staff collaborations in the form of The 'ShrooMall and a SOTM Retrospective, with the former including a special footer and musical assets made by TPG (talk).
  • Also featured numerous JavaScript animated fireworks styled after 'Shroom staff past and present made by GBA (talk) and Lakituthequick (talk).
  • Introduced new, sharper SVG backgrounds for the paper, made by TPG (talk).
  • Introduced the Poochy's Picks system for writer recognition.
  • Overhauled the look of the main page.
  • Had twenty-eight special sections, as well as numerous guest submissions within the teams.
  • Largest 'Shroom issue to date.
C6. Favorite 'Shroom Special Issue

C7. Favorite Issue 200 Guest Section

This award recognizes the many guest sections submitted to the Issue 200 milestone issue of The 'Shroom, which were included within one of the six main teams and appeared exclusively in the milestone issue within the past year.

Nominee Summary and Link
12 Months of Mario - From Best to Worst (GPM1000 (talk)) A ranking of the overall quality of each month's Mario releases
A Digimon World Soliloquy (Shoey (talk)) A review of Digimon World for the PlayStation
And That's the Tea: An Intro to the Loaded Tea Craze (Zange (talk)) An explanation of the pitfalls of the loaded tea industry, and how to acquire it in other ways
An Overview of Triangles (Meta Knight (talk)) A basic trigonometry lesson with accompanying problems to test your newfound knowledge
Digging Deeper (Waluigi Time (talk)) A guide to living full-time in the Nether in Minecraft
Dogs in Nintendo Games (HedgehogGaming) Brief bios of some of the dog characters appearing in Nintendo's games
Fading Into Obscurity (Shoey (talk)) A look at the disappearance of the Koopa Kids from the Mario Party series
From the Composer of... (Mario jc (talk)) A look at the composers who have worked on Mario games and some of their lesser-known works
Guess Who: Issue 200 Special! (Andymii (talk)) A one-off return of Guess Who, featuring Mario characters with prominent roles from 2016 onward
Happy 200th 'Shroom Issue! (Toadettefan) A special drawing to commemorate Issue 200, with commentary on the artistic process
Horrorscopes (GBA (talk)) Another round of horoscopes from Merlthazar the Oracle (and sandwiches!)
Hot Records (MCD (talk)) Discover the music topping the Mushroom Kingdom's charts!
Logic Puzzle (Meta Knight (talk)) A puzzle where you're given some details about minions and have to figure out the rest
Our Leaders (Shoey (talk)) A fictional account of the military leadership of Blue Bowser
Peddler's Place (Morgan) An unusual advertisement for the + Clock
Peddler's Place (Toadbert101 (talk)) Unusual advertisements for the Bros. Ball technique and the Odd Dinner
Rising From Obscurity (Waluigi Time (talk)) A look at the return of the Koopalings to a prominent place in the Mario franchise
Shop Scout (MCD (talk)) A tale of MCD's trip to a CD store carrying hits from the Mushroom Kingdom
Sonic Origins Ranking (Meta Knight (talk)) Ratings of each level from the four original Sonic the Hedgehog games
The 'Shroom Recap (Hooded Pitohui (talk)) A recap of Meta Knight's history as a 'Shroom writer and staff member
C7. Favorite Issue 200 Guest Section

C8. Favorite Issue 200 Special Feature

This award recognizes the many standalone special features included in the Issue 200 milestone issue of The 'Shroom.

Nominee Summary and Link
A Budew's Brawlers (Roserade (talk)) A look back on a Smash Bros. roster made long ago, with commentary
A Community Character Celebration (BBQ Turtle (talk)) A hand-drawn mural featuring numerous characters featured in the community's games and stories
All's Fair in Love and Robattle (Glowsquid (talk)) A comprehensive introduction to the Medabots battling robots franchise
Beginner's Guide to Debian Xfce (MiracleDinner (talk)) A guide on installing and customizing the Debian OS
Building The 'Shroom HQ (Waluigi Time (talk)) A tour of The 'Shroom's headquarters, as built in Minecraft, with design commentary
Fireworks Viewing (Lakituthequick (talk) and GBA (talk)) Get an unobstructed view of a fireworks show featuring 'Shroom staff members through the years
In Cinemas Now (Mr. Edo (talk), GBA (talk), and Hooded Pitohui (talk)) Learn more about the movie poster promoting the 200th issue of The 'Shroom
Love Live! Mario Wiki Project (TFP (talk), Turboo (talk), NEXandGBX (talk), Snack (talk), Power Flotzo (talk), and Superchao (talk)) Various members of the Mario Wiki community reflect on their experiences with Love Live!
MarioBoards: The Immersive Gaming Experience (InsaneBlathers) A working visual novel experience featuring a number of characters from community forum games
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Randomizer (Meester Tweester (talk)) A tool which generates a random combination of character, kart, and course for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario: The Musical (TPG (talk)) An exploration of how music is intertwined with presentation and gameplay in Mario games
Message from Porple (Porplemontage (talk)) A message of congratulations and a walk back through the computer set-ups from which the Mario Wiki has been administered
MightyMario's Standalone Story Special (MightyMario (talk)) A series of short stories, with the premises of the stories having been suggested by the community
SOTM Retrospective (Meta Knight (talk), Waluigi Time (talk), Roserade (talk), FunkyK38 (talk), Zange (talk), Anton (talk), and Hooded Pitohui (talk)) Summarizing and reflecting on 100 issues of the Section of the Month system
So, You've Summoned a Persona (Meta Knight (talk)) A collection of flippable cards featuring artwork bringing together community members and the Persona franchise
So, You Want to Raise a Pokémon? (Hooded Pitohui (talk)) A guide on raising a Pokémon from a fresh hatch to fully-trained in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The Countdown Ends (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) Reflections on over a decade of 'Shroom history, from the 26th issue to the 200th
The 'ShrooMall (Lakituthequick (talk), Waluigi Time (talk), Roserade (talk), FunkyK38 (talk), Zange (talk), Anton (talk), Hooded Pitohui (talk), and GBA (talk)) The 'Shroom HQ has been rebuilt into a mall; see the stores and services that await inside.
The 'Shroom: Issue 200 Community Playlist (Meta Knight (talk)) A collection of 43 pieces of music, all taken from community submissions and compiled into a playlist
The Wrestling Shoeserver (Shoey (talk)) A detailed history of Bob Backlund's 1994 run as a heel and the many events leading up to it
C8. Favorite Issue 200 Special Feature

C9. Favorite Artist

This award recognizes some of the many artists in this community, each with unique talents, styles, and media. Emphasis is placed upon recently active artists, who have presented their art within the community over the past year. Please click on the sample images here for a larger view to see the images at their full size. Some GIFs may not work unless they are clicked.

C10. Favorite 2023 Awards Presentation

This award recognizes the creativity, humor, and work put into the presentations revealed at the 2023 Awards ceremony.

C11. Favorite BJAODN Entry

The funniest, most nonsensical, or otherwise memorable entry in our repository of bad jokes and other deleted nonsense.

The BJAODN archive, which can be viewed in full here, is a repository which preserves humorous edits made to the Super Mario Wiki, as curated by the wiki's editors. Shorter selections are compiled into articles grouped by category, while some larger selections have their own pages.

In the table below, you will find links to the nominees for these categories, as well as a brief description of what is behind the link. Please click the links and read the entries in full before casting your vote. Unless appearing in quotes, the descriptions are not excerpts from the archive.

Nominee Notes
"Crotch-Face Guy"
  • An interesting "character" from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show
1989 Mushroom Kingdom massacre
  • A detailed account of political violence in the Mushroom Kingdom in 1989
Baby Waluigi
  • How strange can Baby Waluigi possibly look?
  • Learn exactly what a barrel is
Blackout Basement
  • "Donkey Kong holds a barrel in the darkness."
Bombarded by Bob-ombs
  • Welcome who? Welcome him how?
  • Some dramatic descriptions of the Koopa King
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
  • He's an eveil [sic] scientist man...
Funky Kong
  • What you need to know about this Kong is...
Giga Lakitu
  • Advice on fighting the Giga Lakitu
Kong for a Day
  • "Klump evily throws a banana on the floor."
Mario (DK Wiki)
  • The now-defunct DK Wiki had a rather barebones article on Mario...
Mario (species)
  • Some information about behavior to be expected in your Marios
Mushroom Kingdom
  • When Mario Kart gets political
  • The Phantom of the Bwahpera has a what inside of him?
Pirate Goomba
  • Pirate Goomba is a pirate Goomba.
Princess Peach's voice
  • Princess Peach's voice, clearly so complex it takes an account of a game's entire plot to describe
Snufit Ball
  • What do you mean that this highly important projectile is too minor to have its own page?
  • Applying for a reality television show on the Super Mario Wiki
  • Some very dramatic writing about the Super Smash Bros. Brawl villain
C11. Favorite BJAODN Entry

C12. Favorite Wiki April Fool's Event

This award recognizes Mario Wiki's annual April Fool's jokes.

Nominee Summary/Description
Mario FPS game (2013)
  • Focused on the development of a grittier reboot of the mainline Super Mario series, with the creation of an article for a first-person shooter game simply titled Mario. It featured a new spin on classic characters and elements of the franchise.
  • Began the tradition of annual April Fool's jokes, as well as the inclusion of bizarre (yet real) facts about the Mario franchise on the main page's Did You Know section, which would be used in most subsequent years.
  • BJAODN archive
Year of Waluigi (2014)
  • Focused on the Year of Waluigi, celebrating "the most important Nintendo character", accompanied by various Waluigi-themed announcements. Articles were created for Waluigi to Fitness, a personal trainer application for the Wii U, and Waluigi's Warehouse, a Luigi's Mansion-esque game with more horror elements.
  • BJAODN archive
Great Ape War (2015)
  • An article was created for the upcoming release of a collectors book known as The Book of Kongs, featuring unused material created by Rare during development of the Donkey Kong Country games. This material notably included content on the "Great Ape War", which also received its own article.
  • BJAODN archive
Nintendo Cinematic Universe (2016)
  • An article was created for the development of the Nintendo Cinematic Universe in cooperation with Sony Pictures, a spoof of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with films based on Mario, Pikmin, Super Smash Bros., and Pokémon in the works. The Mario film received an article as well, featuring a reimagining of the events of Super Mario Bros. with Luigi as the main villain, along with promises of other dark and horror elements.
  • The first year to feature an April Fool's poll on the main page, with an unrelated poll about Poochy worship.
  • BJAODN archive
Crash Bandicoot Wiki (2017)
  • The wiki was changed to the Crash Bandicoot Wiki, complete with changes to its logo and background. An article covering the Crash Bandicoot franchise was also created.
  • The April Fool's poll now coincided with the greater theme, with a poll about which version of Crash should be added to the franchise, poking fun at variants of Mario characters.
  • The 'Shroom was rebranded as "The Wumpa Fruit", with new graphics and renamed teams on Issue 120's main page.
  • BJAODN archive
New Funky Mode (2018)
  • A "New Funky Mode" graphic was added on the main page, which would take readers to the Funky Main Page, themed after Funky Kong. An article was also created for a script for a film loosely based on the Mario Kart series, known as Fit and Funky.
  • This year's poll asked readers about their favorite feature of Funky Kong.
  • BJAODN archive
We Are Pink Donkey Kong Jr. (2019)
  • The wiki was changed to "We Are Pink Donkey Kong Jr.", complete with a new logo, referencing the wiki's long-running in-jokes around the pink palette swap of Donkey Kong Jr. from Donkey Kong Jr. Math. The main page implied that this was due to a takeover from Reggie Fils-Aimé himself.
  • The main page poll focused on which upcoming educational Mario games readers were most excited about, inspired by Pink Donkey Kong Jr.'s origins in a math game.
  • The 'Shroom was rebranded as "The Simian Sum", featuring new art assets on the main page.
  • BJAODN archive
Free to Peruse (2020)
  • The wiki announced that it would be restructuring to a "free to peruse" business model in 2021, asking readers to pay real money to view content. Badges were added for purchase, with varying humorous effects, including being able to bypass blocks, temporarily take over another user's account, and enabling the fabled Pie Button.
  • Additionally, an article was created for a datamine that uncovered several Mario Kart Tour costumes from the history of the franchise, including drunk Donkey Kong from Donkey Kong Planet, and Luigi and Wario cosplaying as Sailor Moon characters from the KC Mario manga.
  • The main page poll asked readers what their favorite cosmetic item for Mario was.
  • BJAODN archive
Super Wiki (2021)
  • Based on the jokes of Mario dying on March 31st surrounding the end of sale for Super Mario 3D All-Stars, all mentions of Mario were removed from the entire wiki with JavaScript, and the wiki was rebranded simply to the "Super Wiki". Without Mario, a new article was created for the Luigi franchise, with the introduction of "Blue Luigi" as the second player. An article was also created for the upcoming Super Luigi Galaxy 3 game, complete with a custom-made render of Luigi.
  • The main page poll asked readers who should become the new "Super Mario" in the wake of Mario's death.
  • BJAODN archive
Mario film leaks (2022)
  • The wiki claimed to have received a full plot synopsis of Illumination's Mario film from an attendee of a test screening. A new article was created for the leaked plot, based on tropes from similar movies, which was linked on both the wiki's main page and the page for the film.
  • The main page poll asked readers which rumored villain they would like to see in the sequel, with various villains from the Mario series, along with Miyamoto, as options.
  • BJAODN archive
The super Mario Wiki (2023)
  • The wiki temporarily rebranded itself from being a wiki about the Super Mario franchise to being a super Mario Wiki, a superlative collection of information on everyone and everything bearing the name "Mario". An April Fool's article was created for Mario Segale, the real-estate developer who inspired the name of Mario, the videogame character. At the bottom of this article, a navigation template listed many people (and even some objects) named "Mario".
  • The main page poll asked readers to select their favorite quality about Super Mario, but referred to the accomplishments and traits of many named "Mario" other than the videogame character.
  • BJAODN archive
Mushroom Kingdom Hearts (2024)
  • An article was created for a fake crossover game between the Kingdom Hearts series and the Super Mario franchise known as Mushroom Kingdom Hearts. The article was extremely detailed in its explanation of the story and gameplay mechanics, and featured original artwork and fake screenshots of the game.
  • The main page poll asked readers about their favorite Keyblade from the game, taken from the list of Keyblades created for the Mushroom Kingdom Hearts page.
  • BJAODN archive
C12. Favorite Wiki April Fool's Event

C13. Favorite Community Character

This award recognizes characters that have been brought to life by members of the community, such as by appearing in forum games, roleplays, 'Shroom sections, and other projects. It celebrates both original characters and pre-existing characters from other media that have had effort put into their writing and portrayals.

Please click on the images to view them at a larger size.

Nominee Summary/Description
AC Hubbub and Pillar Panache
Agent 30
  • A master of disguise, taking on a seemingly endless range of personas to solve the mysteries he finds himself. His most notable mission was being assigned to infiltrate a group of mystery-solving girlbosses to help take down the villainous Organization.
  • Created by: Reverse Input
  • Notable Appearances: MarioBoards Investigations 4: Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • Notes: Agent 30 is based on actor Steve Buscemi, notably his role in 30 Rock. His connections to a larger organization were revealed and explored here.
  • Agent 30 uses his skills to unmask a crime boss
Banana Man
  • The instigator and "final boss" of the last Investigations chapter. As an act of revenge against the investigative girlbosses, he stole a pair of "mechanical hands" and vowed the destruction of every known universe. When the murder mystery was solved and he began to lose his powers, he ensured the finale would be a chaotic and explosive conclusion.
  • Created by: Roserade (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: MarioBoards Investigations 4: Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • Notes: He first appeared in MarioBoards Investigations 1 as an irrelevant joke character, before returning as a villain.
  • Banana Man reintroduces himself near the start of Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • An advanced AI who was previously fused together with Sou Hiyori, or "Midori," while stuck in the Killing Game taking place on the S.S. Circinus and Circitus Island. Her bombastic personality led her to "buzzing around" Herlock Sholmes and frequently coming to odds, and developing a strange friendship(?), with his partner Dr. Bushroot.
  • Having now separated into her own body, she currently lives above her means in London. She traveled to Neo Bowser City for a vacation, only to get roped into the mystery surrounding the events at Trick Tower.
  • Portrayed by: Turboo (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: MarioBoards Investigations 4: Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • Notes: She has taken to referring to Midori as Matcha in the years following the Killing Game, and is able to contact the dead just as she could in AKGO... albeit to very questionable results in Investigations 4.
  • BB tells Nadie and Candace a little about herself
  • Drawn from: Fate/Grand Order
Big Wheel
  • Alter-ego of Jackson Weele and an enemy of Spider-Man, noted for the signature wheel he drives. Although he attempted to mend his ways, he was drawn back into a life of villainy by the Wheel of Misfortune Killing Game. By random chance, he ended up gaining the superpowers of his nemesis, and was ultimately able to escape the game with his newfound allies.
  • Portrayed by: Reverse Input
  • Notable Appearances: Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Big Wheel recounts his night and returns to his villainous ways
  • Drawn from: Spider-Man
  • The spirit of a young woman, once kept alive through a healthy fusion with a cyborg. After her demise, her body continued to roam the earth, controlled by the still-active drone inside her, hunting down the organization responsible for her untimely death.
  • After returning to the mortal realm, she sought to make peace with the people most familiar with her... corpse, and ultimately reconciled with her unique condition, happily passing on.
  • Created by: TPG (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: MarioBoards Investigations 4: Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • Notes: Her former self, C.A.N.D.I.C.E., appeared in MarioBoards Investigations 3: Slay Down in Kokomo.
  • Candace reflects on her passing.
Cayde Shilen
  • Cayde is just a normal girl who loves animals and generally is a happy person. However, some things cause her to be sad and overwhelm her with negative emotions. To help with this, her boyfriend Zerris is always there to guide her through it and make her happy again.
  • She placed 15th in the Mario Boards Mega Brawl, defeating the Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown champion Grunt for the first time in recorded history.
  • Created by: MightyMario (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Mushroom City Car Wash, Mario Boards Mega Brawl, MightyMario's Short Stories
  • Cayde's appearance in the three stories making up MightyMario's Standalone Story Spectacular
Dr. Alexander Wexlyn
  • A professional psychologist, fantasy enthusiast, and Killing Game survivor, Dr. Alexander Wexlyn found himself thrust into yet another strange death game by the mysterious Teller Vision. With his newfound power to warp the laws of reality with a vote - and some strange allies in the form of Enby, Hekki, Satoru, and the rest - Dr. Wexlyn battled through his second Killing Game, taking out Teller Vision once and for all.
  • Created by: Fun With Despair (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Notes: Originated from KG8
  • Dr. Wexlyn shares his backstory as the endgame approaches
  • Also known as: ♡♪!?
  • A forlorn warrior from the heavens sent on a holy quest at the behest of the enigmatic goddess Mother Luma. Inhabiting the form of a derelict plush rabbit, Enby must hunt down the elusive entity known as "the Errant Star" while making unexpected friends and grappling with his past as "♡♪!?". In the end, his bonds with Hekki, a sea monster named Shippy, and the newly-formed Legion of Metal Punchers allow him to overcome the forces that orchestrate his misery and set himself free in the process.
  • Created by: Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Enby makes his introduction in ARKG: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Hektate "Hekki" Magicka Blotte is a young Magiblot woman with a passion for art. Between jobs and tight on money, she signed on for a gameshow hosted by Teller Vision which turned out to be a Killing Game.
  • Though nervous around strangers and crowds, she was able to forge a bond with a heaven-sent Enby, helping him to carry out a plan to defy the fate planned for him by the goddess he served. Afterwards, in cooperation with the rest of the Legion of Metal Punchers, she defied Teller and his boss to escape the studio and the KG.
  • Created by: Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Notes: The color of her eyes, her hands, and the white diamond on the back of her head changes with her emotional state.
  • Hekki reflects on Enby's fate and shares her account of the night the morning after killing him in an agreed-upon scheme
  • An aspect of a fourth-dimensional Thalassic alien entity being taking the appearance of a young woman. She exhibits a chill demeanor and enjoys Taco Bell, though she possesses great powers and will use them to protect what's important to her. Appearing prominently in the MarioBoards Investigations series, she is a member of a group of mystery-solving girlbosses.
  • Through her relationships with them, she has at least partially quelled some insecurities about her nature and her old assumptions she may have been bringing about negative consequences for those around her. She ended her arc leaping out of the falling skyscraper and descending a series of tendrils hand-in-hand with Viola.
  • Created by: Snack (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: MarioBoards Investigations 4: Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • Notes: Design is by Turboo. Alternate design can be seen here
  • Nadie reflects on her personal history and insecurities, then introduces herself to the new faces in the skyscraper
  • Oda Nobunaga, as she appears in the Fate series, thrown into a world of mysteries here. Acting on advice from Detective Sakomoto, she chain-summoned an unlikely team of girlboss investigators to help solve a case, and now travels with them frequently. Worries about her relevance to the narrative and threatens to burn any case she can't solve to the ground.
  • Thrust into another investigation in the Trick Tower skyscraper, she began to contemplate what she had gained from the various trials and mysteries she and the other girlbosses had been put through, questioning her growth compared to the others, her relevance to the narrative, and the meaning of the journey. She decided that this mystery and the Trick Tower would be her final resting place, concluding her arc by launching herself into the flying skyscraper and hitting a button to cause an explosion to consume it and herself.
  • Portrayed by: GBA (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: MarioBoards Investigations 4: Neo Bowser Sleuthing
  • Notes: Nobu
  • Nobu makes a determination as to the meaning of her quest, and resolves to make the Trick Tower its end.
  • Drawn from: Fate/Grand Order
Pyrokles and Kroop
  • Pyrokles, Eighth Legend of Koopa Kingdom (better known as Pyro) refers to himself as the "most skilled magical manipulator of King Bowser's whole army" and is a Magikoopa practitioner of the art of "not magic". He is quite insistent that there is no such thing as magic, insisting that "not magic" can only be achieved by abandoning logic and shaping the world purely to one's imagination.
  • Alongside his sardonic companion Kroop (a flaming Dry Bones skull), he hosts The Sorcery Show, putting his magical skills to use in front of audiences and carrying out various schemes which often comically backfire.
  • Created by: Legend 8
  • Notable Appearances: The Sorcery Show
  • The debut of Pyrokles and Kroop
Satoru Fujinuma
  • A young man with a strange power he calls "revival". When tragedies occur, he is sometimes sent back in time to a point a few minutes before they occur. He was swept up into Teller Vision's Killing Game, bonding with others like Enby and Dr. Wexlyn over the course of the game and his reflections on life. He was killed early, only for his revival powers to activate.
  • He was selected for execution a second time, though he managed to cling to life and, with the game's survivors taking him along for their escape and a mysterious interloper named Berdly advising him, he was able to make it to a hospital and recover. He awoke reminiscing on his memories of the game and his allies in it.
  • Portrayed by: InsaneBlathers
  • Notable Appearances: Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Notes: Sprites drawn by Flygon64.
  • Satoru reacts to Enby's death
  • Drawn from: Erased
  • Shmaluigi is a private investigator, typically portrayed with an internal monologue reminiscent of a noir detective. Since first appearing in Rogues in Rogueport Mafia, he has reappeared in multiple forum games, Awards presentations, and the ongoing Shmaluigi, Private Investigator 'Shroom section.
  • Created by: Waluigi Time (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Shmaluigi, Private Investigator
  • Notes: Despite appearances, he is not related to Waluigi.
  • One edition of Shmaluigi, Private Investigator
Soccer Dad Vector
  • A big-mouthed, fast-talking bruiser determined to balance his demanding sports coach job with his responsibilities as an adoptive father. This iteration of Vector the Crocodile served as the host of the Scribble Scrabble 2023, wherein he drove the players around in his trusty bus and eventually got them sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Has a bachelors degree in social engineering and once fought alongside Dr. Alexander Wexlyn and a talking Italian cat in the rabbit apocalypse war.
  • Created by: Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Scribble Scrabble 2023
  • Soccer Dad Vector introduces himself
Teller Vision
  • The television-headed automaton built to host the Wheel of Misfortune Killing Game program. He loves randomness and the spotlight to a fault, and doesn't care much for morals or ethics when it doesn't suit him. His original body was ultimately destroyed by the surviving contestants during the program's climax as they made their escape.
  • Created by: Waluigi Time (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Teller introduces himself to the contestants
  • Toadette is the assistant manager at the Mushroom City Car Wash. Though she can be quite bossy at times, a lot of the employees respect her kind and friendly attitude towards customers and co-workers. If anyone needs a helping hand, she's willing to lend assistance and keep things organized.
  • Portrayed by: Toadettefan
  • Notable Appearances: Mushroom City Car Wash, Mario Boards Mega Brawl, "Before the MBMB"
  • Notes: Has the ability to assume a slime form.
  • Toadette trains for the MBMB with a practice battle
TPG2 and Kingsbournes
  • A walking, talking oven robot, brought to life by the spirit of scribbling. Ruler of the Kingdom of Sunset Gold (and later, the entire world), he uses his ever-rising power levels to maintain order and balance.
  • After suffering a mortifying defeat at the hands of a great evil, the Kingsbournes, his cute mechanical children, recovered and attempted to restore his legacy and body.
  • The small Kingsbournes are referred to as (left to right in above image) Alpha, Sigma, Oumega, and Gamma.
  • Created by: TPG (talk)
  • Notable Appearances: Scribble Scrabble 2023, Scribble Labs 2024, Mario Boards Mega Brawl
  • Notes: Outside of the Scribble canon, they are simple dinner-making bots and, when unsupervised, serve as illegal overseas weapons vendors.
  • The King introduces a new batch of Kingsbournes to his dungeon
C13. Favorite Community Character

C14. Favorite Community Event 2023-2024

This award aims to acknowledge the best group events held by the community and for the community in the past year.

Nominee Summary/Description
April Fool's Day 2024
  • Planned and made by the Wiki Staff and Porplemontage (with assistance from the Poll Committee)
  • Themed around Mushroom Kingdom Hearts, a fake crossover between the Mario franchise and the Kingdom Hearts series
  • The Wiki staff posted a detailed article for the game including the story, gameplay mechanics, and specially made images
  • RHG1951 (talk) provided a wealth of information for the event, and took the lead on writing the article.
  • The Main Page poll asked users to pick their favorite Keyblade from the game
  • Link to the preserved Mushroom Kingdom Hearts article
Awards Ceremony 2023
  • The ceremony where users presented the results of votes in the seventeenth Mario Awards celebration
  • Consisted of user-made presentations covering the results of the Mario Awards XVII (20 awards), the Fail Awards XV (10 awards), and the Community Awards XVI (15 awards)
  • Additionally featured the debut of "Bonus Stars", special bonus presentations recognizing unusual moments from the year or interesting results
  • Managed by Roserade (Awards Director, Mario Awards host), Superchao (Awards Sub-Director, Fail Awards host), Hooded Pitohui (Community Awards host), Lakituthequick (Directing Staff, Technical Manager)
  • Included ongoing chat party where users could discuss the award presentations and results
  • Mario Awards XVII (party logs), Fail Awards XV (party logs), and Community Awards XVI (party logs)
Awards Randomizer Killing Game: Wheel of Misfortune
  • Users participated in an RP-heavy, relatively freeform murder-mystery game hosted by Waluigi Time (talk) and Roserade (talk)
  • Unlike previous Killing Games in the community, all role powers and map locations were submitted anonymously and chosen at random
  • Despite a light narrative, the game maintained a committed playerbase that put a great deal of effort into their characters
  • Lounge thread and game thread
Mario Boards Mega Brawl
  • A narrative event consisting of a free-for-all battle between characters who were relevant to community projects
  • Hosted by Roserade (talk), Superchao (talk), and Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Users were allowed to submit up to two of their own characters to appear in the event
  • Had a weighted RNG voting system where participants could vote for characters to influence their ranking
  • Forum thread
Minecraft Games 2023 + Minecraft Winter Games 2024
  • Various games hosted in Minecraft, including Spleef, Murderer, Hockey, and Hunger Games, as part of the Awards season
  • Games were linked by a specially-constructed hub known as Camp Sedonia, built by the hosts of Minecraft Games 2023, GBA (talk) and 2257 (talk)
  • Introduced Project DREAMB, where players were given plots to make their own builds which were shown off during the Games, with their entrances hidden around the hub
  • DREAMB was coordinated by GBA (talk), who also did daily reveals of DREAMBs as the hub MC, with technical work by 2257 (talk) and additional support by TPG (talk)
  • Later followed up by Minecraft Winter Games hosted by TPG (talk), featuring a new hub known as Port Pailassos
  • The Minecraft Winter Games featured additional activities for players, a number of original characters as NPCs, and additional DREAMB constructions
  • Awards thread
  • Winter Games schedule post
Mushroom City Car Wash
  • The largest freeform roleplay on the Super Mario Boards, created by Cosmic Cowboy
  • Began with the basic premise of Luigi working at the Mushroom City Car Wash, but has since expanded and now encompasses a huge variety of stories and locations
  • Notable characters include Vidro (portrayed by Meowkie), Oxide (Toadettefan), Cayde (MightyMario), Ako (Power Flotzo), and Taylor (TheBlueCatMenace)
  • Roleplay thread
Scribble Labs
  • An experimental game in the Scribble format hosted by TPG (talk) to try out new gimmicks and rulesets
  • Featured rounds included adding your opponent's color to your palette, drawing in only 20 minutes, completing a partially finished drawing instead of receiving a text prompt, being able to use three colors but not black or white, and a bonus round where opponents swapped their chosen colors
  • Scribble time was reduced from 4 hours in previous games to 2 hours
  • Forum thread
Scribble Scrabble 2023
  • The third iteration of the Scribble Awards tournament format, which continued to maintain a focus on letting artists of all skill levels compete over a period of weeks
  • Hosted by Mr. Edo (talk)
  • Participants were paired off during each round, with users voting to choose their favorite of the two pieces put forward by each matchup
  • Artwork made for this tournament took the form of "scribbles," which were limited to a 600px or 10cm canvas, three colors (black, white, and a color unique to each participant), and a four-hour time limit
  • Users were given an overall theme for the round, and had to organize a time where they could receive their specific prompt (which would begin the four-hour time limit), with both users in a given matchup receiving the same prompt
  • Featured a narrative of Soccer Dad Vector taking the scribblers to see an ancient artifact 1,000 years after the events of 2022's Scribble Showdown
  • Incorporated Discord prompts (with assistance from LTQ) so that users could receive their prompts from a bot at any time
  • Awards thread
C14. Favorite Community Event 2023-2024

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
GBA (talk)
  • Former Graphic Design Manager of The 'Shroom (Issue 179 - Issue 203)
  • Global Forum Moderator from March 15th, 2023 to present
  • Strategy Board Local Moderator from January 28th, 2019 to present
  • Makes the backgrounds and many of the art assets that The 'Shroom uses, including the more art-intensive Main Pages of special issues within the past year (e.g., 195, 200)
  • Contributed extensively to the planning and development of issue 200's visuals, including proposing and developing the fireworks theme and introducing a new typeface for headings
  • Created many of the visual assets of issue 200, including the fireworks, the main page background, the issue's footer, a new Archives banner, and more.
  • Retooled the GD Manager role into the Design Manager, emphasizing coordinating many volunteer artists over a primary artist being responsible for the bulk of the paper's assets
  • Pioneered the Scribble awards tournament concept
  • Hosted Minecraft Games 2023, and was a co-developer of the DREAMB concept with 2257 (talk)
  • Promotes community engagement widely and contributes expertise, skills, and advice extensively to many parts of the community, from Awards to the 'Shroom to forum games
Hooded Pitohui (talk)
  • Current Strategy Wing Director of The 'Shroom (Issue 139 - present)
  • Current Awards Committee Sub-Director
  • Former Director of The 'Shroom (January 18, 2020 - January 15, 2022; January 21, 2023 - January 20th, 2024)
  • As Director in 2023, he oversaw the planning and execution of issue 200, contributing an immense amount of work behind the scenes to manage the issue and associated projects
  • Writes and provides editing for a significant number of 'Shroom sections
  • Takes the helm on various Awards projects such as creating necessary threads and managing the Community Awards Dossier
  • Previously served as Awards Committee Sub-Director in 2022
  • Member of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Poll Committees
  • Extensive promoter of community engagement with The 'Shroom, Mario Awards, and other community games and projects
  • Provides advice and mediation for community members in difficult situations
Lakituthequick (talk)
  • Current Website Manager of The 'Shroom (Issue 131 - present)
  • Current Programming Manager of The 'Shroom (Issue 184 - present)
  • Current Awards Record Keeper and member of the Awards Directing Staff
  • Prepares and hosts Awards Committee meetings this year
  • Prepares and hosts logs of Awards Committee Meetings and Awards Chat Parties
  • Assists extensively with coding and technical aspects of The 'Shroom
  • Made possible the technical execution of issue 200, including overseeing the addition of JavaScript to the paper, overhauling the main page, and enabling fireworks
  • Highly active and engaged member of The 'Shroom staff who has crafted solutions to many technical challenges
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of a backup archive of The 'Shroom
  • Responsible for the preservation of all community Pastebin pastes and community Imgur images
  • Highly engaged with the community as a whole, offering technical advice and assistance to game and tournament hosts, wiki editors, and others
  • Recently has been assisting the Wiki with overhauling table formatting on select pages
Meta Knight (talk)
  • Current Sub-Director of The 'Shroom (October 15th, 2016 - January 21st, 2017; January 20th, 2024 - present)
  • Current Statistics Manager of The 'Shroom (September 17th, 2022 - present)
  • Former Director of The 'Shroom (January 21st, 2017 - January 19th, 2019)
  • Highly engaged with potential 'Shroom writers and applicants, providing significant encouragement and aid to anyone with interest in the paper
  • Contributed extensively to issue 200 in multiple ways, including submitting a combined ten guest sections and special sections
  • Managed an extremely high number of applications and submissions for issue 200 in a professional, kind, and effective manner
  • Provided technical support to issue 200, including the creation of a JavaScript card-flipping animation
  • Made the tools which made the overhaul of The 'Shroom Archives in issue 200 possible and created the overhauled Archives
  • Extensively promoted engagement with issue 200 and heavily promotes engagement with The 'Shroom as a whole as Statistics Manager and Sub-Director
MightyMario (talk)
  • Current Poll Committee Chairperson (14th Poll Committee; March 2024 - present)
  • Stepped into a community leadership position for the first time
  • Has created a new thread to facilitate more casual and regular talk among the Poll Committee in order to keep activity up and ideas flowing
  • Reliably communicated absences to Poll Committee members and has set up a system to ensure polls are put up as scheduled in these cases
  • Promotes engagement with a wide variety of community projects
Porplemontage (talk)
  • The Proprietor/Owner of the Super Mario Wiki, along with several others—Halopedia, Kingdom Hearts Wiki, Pikipedia, SmashWiki, and 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 and updates the sites regularly
  • Stays engaged enough to respond to requests from staff and administration
  • Gave The 'Shroom staff wide latitude in crafting issue 200, and supported the issue by offering technical advice and by submitting a special section to the issue
Roserade (talk)
  • Current Fun Stuff Director of The 'Shroom (Issue 139 - present)
  • Current Awards Director
  • Has overseen an effort to make Awards more responsive to community energy levels and to better match tournaments to the community's desires for more flexible, smaller games
  • Oversaw the implementation of Bonus Stars in 2023's Awards ceremonies
  • Former Sub-Director of The 'Shroom (January 18, 2020 - January 15, 2022)
  • Stepped back into Sub-Director role from August 20th, 2022 to January 21st, 2023 as Waluigi Time ascended to Director
  • Global Moderator on the Super Mario Boards forum from April 5th, 2020 to present
  • An active consultant for the Thirteenth Poll Committee, and major contributor to the 2024 April Fool's poll
  • Extensive promoter of community engagement with community projects, assisting with and promoting games, tournaments, events, The 'Shroom, Awards, and more
  • Has an extensive history of offering feedback and perspective to users or events during times of difficulties
Shoey (talk)
  • Current Director of The 'Shroom (January 20th, 2024 - present)
  • Has overseen efforts to give writers and contributors more recognition, moving Poochy's Picks to its own page and adding a Credits page to every issue to facilitate this
  • Has expanded the extent of the Staff Consultant role, inviting users who have worked with The 'Shroom extensively to become Staff Consultants for The 'Shroom
  • Has started an initiative to more heavily advertise The 'Shroom on the Mario Wiki Twitter account, highlighting specific sections in weekly posts between issue releases
  • A major, intensive contributor to The 'Shroom
  • Contributed a massive amount of writing to issue 200, submitting 19 total guest sections and special sections
  • Does a massive amount of writing for the paper, writing in almost every team or in every team on a monthly basis, sometimes with multiple sections per team
  • Regularly reaches out to potential writers and invites them to begin writing
  • Highly involved in reaching out to contributors to issue 200
TPG (talk)
  • Former Graphic Design Manager of The 'Shroom (Issue 137 - Issue 178)
  • Has made numerous pieces of artwork for The 'Shroom
  • Contributed immensely to issue 200, providing numerous artistic assets and stepping in to assist in multiple areas as a Staff Consultant
  • Made the new SVG backgrounds that issue 200 made a standard for the paper
  • Also made a footer and music for The 'ShrooMall staff collaboration
  • Prolific Awards presenter, having made numerous presentations in a variety of multimedia styles
  • Backup presenter in multiple Awards ceremonies, making numerous quality presentations in a short span of time
  • Hosted Scribble Labs, as well as Minecraft Winter Games 2023
  • Heavily involved in a wide variety of community projects, offering art, music, technical advice, feedback, and encouragement
  • A regular backup across the community who has stepped in to bolster many projects in need of an extra set of hands
Waluigi Time (talk)
  • Current Fake News Director of The 'Shroom (Issue 183 - present)
  • Former Mario Wiki administrator (August 24th, 2021 - August 16th, 2023)
  • Former Sub-Director of The 'Shroom (January 15th, 2022 – August 20th, 2022; January 21st, 2023 - January 20th, 2024)
  • Stepped into Director role from August 20th, 2022 to January 21st, 2023, when Ninja Squid retired from his Directorial term early
  • As Sub-Director in 2023, he oversaw the planning and execution of issue 200, contributing an immense amount of work behind the scenes to manage the issue and associated projects
  • Massively contributed to issue 200 as a writer, contributing a total of 22 guest and special sections
  • Awards Directing Staff
  • Promotes The 'Shroom, awards, and other community activities heavily, reaching out to new users to invite them to participate and offer advice
  • Provides editing assistance to 'Shroom writers who need it
  • Prolific writer for The 'Shroom, prolific presentation-maker for Awards, active on the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Poll Committees
  • Has provided art for many community members and community projects
  • Often fills in gaps, offering to reduce the workload of others and to do work that others have had to drop
C15. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

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Art made by Waluigi Time (talk) for last year's ceremony!
The 'Shroom: Issue 207
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