The 'Shroom:Issue LX/Director's Notes

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Director's Notes

Welcome back for another issue of The 'Shroom, everybody! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My first order of business is to apologize to both Nabber (talk) and Xpike (talk). To Nabber, because he sent in an application and it got lost in my inbox (which resulted in a decision not being reached in time its inclusion in the March issue). To Xpike, because he sent in his section, but due to a lack of my preparing a back-up version of the section, it was not able to go up on time (although it will be released for this issue). The staff will ensure that this does not happen in the future.

Ralphfan (talk) has left the Core 'Shroom Staff after several years of serving on the team. Thank you for your service, Ralphfan! Tucayo (talk) will become the new Statistics Manager, and the Social Networking Manager position will be merged into the Affiliates Manager position that Crocodile Dippy (talk) holds. We feel that given the size of the paper, the amount of writers we have, and the amount of staff we actually need, having a position dedicated only to maintaining the Twitter and Facebook accounts is not necessary at this point.

A new position, the Activities Director, has been added for the purpose of majorly assisting in the planning of Special Issues, to plan different events for different times (such as the Poll Chairperson Election and special 'Shroom games on the forum), and to manage The 'Shroom Spotlight (among other various duties). Marioguy1 (talk), who pretty much grandfathered the idea for the position, will be the Activities Director from now on. Paper Yoshi (talk), who has been a dedicated member of the community for many years and a writer for the Pipe Plaza team for a while now, will be taking over as the Pipe Plaza Director.

Selection of the Section of the Month will now be handled by the readers: after every issue is released, a link will be provided to a form in which every reader may submit the name of their favorite section for that issue. After three weeks of collecting votes, the poll will be closed and the results tallied up, and the winner of the most votes will receive the award. A process for determining Honorable Mentions is being developed.

The process of inviting individuals to write guest sections every month (an idea that Tucayo came up with) has started. Shyguy27 (talk) was invited to write the first guest section in this program, and he was able to do so for this issue. Please be sure to check out Shyguy Does a Thing!

The Core Staff hopes to bring more updates next month. We will be working towards introducing new projects and fixing up things, and we have some pretty exciting ideas that we hope to implement. Be sure to check back next month on April 21st, 2012 to see the progress that will have been made!

Until next month,

Super Mario Bros. (talk)

Activities Director's Notes

Hello everyone! It's Marioguy1 in his new position as Activities Director! Now I know what you guys are thinking: What on earth is an Activities Director? Well, let me describe it to you. The Activities Director is responsible for all things hosted by The 'Shroom that fall outside the timeline from the actual issue - this means any special events we hold, the Poll Chairperson Election and The 'Shroom Spotlight.

Now, I know what you're thinking: Wow, that sounds cool! But what do you have planned for us? Well, let me explain it to you. For one thing, I mentioned a project in my directorial campaign. Now that I have this position, that project is most definitely back on track. Secondly, starting next month, The 'Shroom Spotlight will be back on track to see how it really works out. For this month, just check it out at this page and work on Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Now, I know what you're thinking: That secret project sounds interesting... Well, let me enlighten you about it. It's a secret so I'm not telling you. Now, I know what you're thinking: Wow, this guy is psychic! Well, let me reveal something to you - it's part of my job description.

Now, I know what you're thinking: I should probably read on with the issue and enjoy the amazing content our writers have to offer! Well, you would be right. Now go!