The 'Shroom:Issue 64/Retro Feature
HI, readers! I am your friendly neighbor, Tucayo, and I welcome you to the first ever Retro Feature. Before we get started, let me explain what this section is. When I unexpectedly announced I would be running for Director in the past Election, one of my proposals was to create a new section where past sections from our most notable writers were featured. What I had in mind with this was to allow new readers to better know the writers that have greatly contributed to The ‘Shroom, with high-quality sections.
For this first issue, we’ll take a look at the first-ever Fun Stuff Director, Z3r0 Tw0 (talk), also known as Volke and Luigi001. Z3r0 Tw0 joined the wiki on June, 2008 and three months after joining he wrote his first article, Beta Elements. He started on Issue XIX and wrote Beta Elements for 11 issues. However, Z3r0 Tw0 gave his section a twist, making it the first section to directly encourage readers’ feedback, this by adding a “feedback” header where readers could say what they thought about the Beta Elements mentioned (this started in Issue XXIII). But more than that, Z3r0 Tw0 established Fun Stuff as a team, despite only writing two sections for it. When the Fun Section was transformed into the Fun Stuff sub-team by Stooben Rooben, Z3r0 Tw0 was appointed as the first director and directed it from Issue XXIII to Issue XLI (19 issues!) at its time, it was the longest tenure for a Sub-Team Director. Shortly after leaving his position as Sub-Team Director, Z3r0 Tw0 returned to write a farewell, which also announced his retirement from the Super Mario Wiki and its community.
Z3r0 Tw0 was a great person to work with, and now, for those who aren’t familiar with his sections, or simply want to remember them, I present you Z3r0 Tw0’s Beta Elements article from Issue XXII, where, honoring Glowsquid (then called Blitzwing), he reviewed Super Mario 64/DS. Take a look.
That’s it for this month’s Retro Feature. Stay tuned for next month’s feature, where I’ll show you the work of another of the users who has contributed greatly to this paper. BYE!