The 'Shroom:Issue LXXV/'Shroom Awards Dossier

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'Shroom Awards Dossier

This document was created by the 'Shroom Core Staff as a guide to help voters in the 'Shroom Awards IV understand the categories and nominees. Please note all information reflects changes made before June, anything after June 1st will be reflected in next year's awards.

S1. Favorite Director

This Award is designed to recognize the Director that has had a better impact on The 'Shroom during their directorhood. This award isn't factor contributions made by these users when they weren't directors.

Nominee Summary/Description
Sadaharu
  • Created The 'Shroom.
  • Directed 2006 Beginnings and Issue VI.
Wayoshi
  • Directed Issues I to V.
  • Changed The 'Shroom from a small userspace project to a major area of the Super Mario Wiki.
  • Created the Sign Up system.
  • Introduced the Single Page design.
  • Started the monthly system.
  • Fake News Sub-Team started on his term.
  • Introduced the Editor-in-Chief rank.
  • Redesigned the Main Page.
Plumber
Glowsquid
  • Directed Issues XII to XXII.
  • First community-elected Director.
  • Introduced the Sub-Director position.
  • Started setting activity standards for writers.
Stooben Rooben
  • Directed Issues XXIII, XXIV, XXVIII, and XXXIV to XLVI
  • Upgraded the Fun Stuff to Sub-Team.
  • Strengthened activity standards for writers.
  • Got the 'Shroom Awards started.
  • Introduced the Poll Chairperson Election.
  • Created the Core Staff concept.
  • Got The 'Shroom Staff Discussion board in the forums authorized.
  • Set section limits.
  • Brought back the Editor-in Chief.
  • Started the application process.
  • Switched the focus of the newsletter to Wiki News.
  • Set the basis for the End-of-Year Awards and 'Shroom Achievements.
  • Introduced The 'Shroom namespace.
Henry Tucayo Clay
  • Directed Issues XXV to XXVII, XXIX to Holiday, and LXXI to the current issue.
  • Was never elected by the community.
  • Introduced the Contact Us feature.
  • Started the Special Issues system.
  • Created the 'Shroom chatroom.
  • Introduced the Guest Writers system.
  • Started Feedback Surveys.
  • Got The 'Shroom child board in the forums authorized.
  • Authorized the Music & Art and Pipe Plaza Sub-Teams.
Super Mario Bros.
  • Directed Issues XLVII to the current issue.
  • Has won the most elections, three.
  • Has the longest run as Director.
  • Introduced the Statistics Manger, Affiliates Manager, Social Networking Manager, and Activities Director positions.
  • Authorized the Critic Corner Sub-Team.
  • Started the Section of the Month system and later shifted it to reader-voted.
  • Created the 'Shroom Spotlight project.
  • Managed to get the 'Shroom Awards upgraded from five to ten awards.
  • Started the End-of-Year Awards.
  • Kicked off the 'Shroom Achievements system.
  • Redesigned the Main Page.

S2. Favorite Team

This awards aims to acknowledge what readers think is our best team. This includes all five sub-teams plus the Main Team.

Nominee Summary/Description
Main Team
Fake News
Fun Stuff
Music & Artwork
Pipe Plaza
Critic Corner

S3. Favorite Sub-Director/Leading Staff

This Award aims to acknowledge some of the most prominent Sub-Directors and managers, past and present.

Nominee Summary/Description
Sadaharu
  • Editor-in-Chief from Issue II to V.
  • First Editor-in-Chief.
  • Stepped in for Wayoshi to direct Issue VI.
Xzelion
  • Editor-in-Chief from Issue VII to IX.
  • Second Editor-in-Chief.
Marcelagus
  • Sub-Director from Issue XIX to XXII.
  • First Sub-Director.
Henry Tucayo Clay
  • Sub-Director on Issues XXIII, XXIV, XXVIII, and from Issue XXXIV to XLVI.
  • Second, fourth, and sixth Sub-Director.
  • Social Networking Manager on Issue LIX.
  • First Social Networking Manager.
  • Statistics Manager from Issue LX to LXX
  • Second Statistics Manager.
Stooben Rooben
  • Sub-Director from Issue XXV to XXVII, and from Issue XXIX to Holiday.
  • Third and fifth Sub-Director.
  • Affiliates Manager from Issue L to LVIII.
  • First Affiliates Manager.
Yoshario
  • Editor-in-Chief for Issues XXXIII and Holiday.
  • Fifth Editor-in-Chief; first since the position was abolished in 2007.
Twentytwofiftyseven
  • Editor-in-Chief from Issue XXXV to XLVI.
  • Seventh Editor-in-Chief; position was later abolished and merged with the Sub-Director's duties.
  • Sub-Director from Issue XLVII to LIV.
  • Seventh Sub-Director.
Edofenrir
  • Sub-Director from Issue LV to LXX, and from Issue LXIII to the current one.
  • Eight Sub-Director
Crocodile Dippy
  • Affiliates Manager from Issue LIX to LXIII.
  • Second Affiliates Manager.
Marioguy1
  • Activities Manager from Issue LXI to LXX.
  • First Activities Manager.
RandomYoshi
  • Statistics Manager for Issues LXXI and LXXII.
  • Third Statistics Manager.
Smasher
  • Activities Manager from Issue LXXI to the current one.
  • Second Activities Manager.
YoshiKong
  • Shroom Spotlight Manager from Issue LXXIII to the current one.
  • First official Shroom Spotlight Manager.

S4. Favorite Sub-Team Director

This Award is designed to recognize the most notable users who have served as directors of any of our Sub-Teams.

Nominee Summary/Description
WarioLoaf
  • Directed Fake News from Issue I to III
  • First Fake News Director.
  • First Sub-Team Director.
  • Started the Fake Characters, Fake Games, Fake Music, Fake Sports, Headline News, Local News, Obituaries, and Poll sections.
Confused
  • Directed Fake News from Issue IV to VI.
  • Second Fake News Director
  • First opened a Sub-Team for sign ups.
  • Introduced the Cooking Guide, Fake Interview, and Travel Guide sections.
Stooben Rooben
  • Directed Fake News from Issue XIII to XVIII; was set to direct Issue XXII.
  • Fifth and seventh Fake News Director.
  • Introduced the Fake Ads section.
Volke
  • Directed Fun Stuff from Issue XXIII to XLI.
  • First Fun Stuff Director.
  • Introduced the Games, Guess That Game!, Guess Who?, Picross, and Word Search sections.
Ralphfan
  • Directed Fake News from Issue XXVI to XXXVI, and XXXVIII to XLVI.
  • Tenth Fake News Director.
  • Longest tenured Fake News Director.
  • Introduced the Ask, Character Battle, Fake Movies, Fake Police Blotter, Fake Shop, and User Brawl sections.
Super Mario Bros.
  • Directed Music & Art from Issue XXIX to XXXII, and XL to XLVI.
  • Directed Pipe Plaza from Issue XXXIII to XLVI.
  • Served as backup Fake News Director on Issue XXXVII.
  • First and fourth Music & Art Director.
  • First Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Introduced the Box-Art of the Month, Character Artwork of the Month, Photoshopped Image of the Month, Random Image of the Month, Screenshot of the Month, Sketch Related to Mario, Soundtrack of the Month, and Sprite of the Month sections to Music & Art.
  • Introduced the Featured, Links, Main Collaboration, Maintenance, NIWA News, Projects Seeking Contributors, and Tip of the Month sections to Pipe Plaza.
Marioguy1
  • Directed Pipe Plaza from Issue XXXIV to LX.
  • Second Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Longest tenured Sub-Team Director.
  • Introduced Anniversary Announcements, Community Report, and NIWA News sections.
Gamefreak75
  • Directed Fun Stuff from Issue XLVII to LXX.
  • Third Fun Stuff Director.
  • Longest tenured Fun Stuff Director.
  • Introduced the Guess That Character and Non-Mario Crossword sections.
Fawfulfury65
  • Directed Music & Art from Issue XLVII to LXI.
  • Fifth Music & Art Director.
  • Longest tenured Music & Art Director, along with Paper Pikachu (talk).
Edofenrir
  • Directed Fake News from Issue XLVII to LIV.
  • Eleventh Fake News Director.
  • Introduced the Fake Report section, a No Sign Up Required section.
Smasher
  • Directed Music & Art from Issue LXII to LXX.
  • Sixth Music & Art Director.
Paper Yoshi
  • Current Pipe Plaza Director, started on Issue LXI.
  • Third Pipe Plaza Director.
MrConcreteDonkey
  • Current Fake News Director, started on Issue LV.
  • Twelfth Fake News Director.
  • In June will tie Ralphfan for longest-tenured Fake News Director.
Crocodile Dippy
  • Current Critic Corner Director, started on Issue 64.
  • First Critic Corner Director.
  • Introduced the Book Reviews, Dippy's Matilda, Virtual Console Reviews, and What Could Have Happened If... sections.
FunkyK38
  • Current Music & Art Director, started on Issue LXXI.
  • Seventh Music & Art Director.
  • Made the Sketch Related to Mario section a No Sign Up Required section.
  • Started Drawing Contests.
Marshal Dan Troop
  • Current Fun Stuff Director, started on Issue LXXI.
  • Fourth Fun Stuff Director.

S5. Favorite Veteran Writer

This Award aims to recognize those users who have been with us for over a year.

Notes:
  • Special Sections means any section that doesn't fit one in the Sign-Up page.
  • In the "has also written" bullet, sections for which the user wasn't a regular writer indicate how many times the user wrote the section; sections for which the user was a regular writer show no number. (e.g. "Has also written three FTMV and Interview" means the user wrote three FTMV sections as a guest and had signed up for Interview.)
Nominee Summary/Description
Coincollector
  • Joined as writer of the Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner section on Issue XXXIX.
  • Has written 33 sections overall since joining, and has won four SOTM awards.
  • Has also contributed a Special Artwork.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, and a Golden Shroom Honorable Mention in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner.
Crocodile Dippy
  • Joined as writer of the Upcoming Games section on Issue VI; after a hiatus rejoined as Non-Marioverse Review writer on Issue LVI.
  • Has written 67 sections overall since joining, and has won eight SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Critic Corner sections written.
  • Has also written four Special Sections, a Travel Guide, and two Non-Mario Crosswords, as well as several staff sections.
  • Won a Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, and a Golden Shroom Honorable Mention in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Peach, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, Golden Bowser, and the Diamond Shroom in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Has won the most EoY Awards, along Paper Yoshi (talk).
  • Currently writes Crocodile Style Reviews and Dippy's Matilda.
FunkyK38
  • Joined as writer of the Brawl Tactics section on Issue XXXII.
  • Has written 114 sections overall since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, and Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Bowser, and Golden Shroom in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Brawl Tactics, Sprite of the Month, and Tip of the Month.
MrConcreteDonkey
  • Joined as writer of the Fake Characters and Fake TV sections on Issue XLII.
  • Has written 86 sections overall since joining, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Has also written two Special Sections, a Fake Police Blotter, three Fake Reports, three Fake Shops, two Headline News, as well as some staff sections.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, Golden Toad, and the Golden Shroom in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Peach, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Forum Update and Should Have Been.
Toadbert101
  • Joined as writer of the Fake Ads section on Issue XIV; after a hiatus returned to the same section on issue LX
  • Has written 14 sections overall since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Won a Golden Mario and a Golden Shroom in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Fake Ads.
Gamefreak75
  • Joined as writer of the Fake Ads section on Issue XXXII.
  • Has written 83 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Has also written four Special Sections, a Cooking Guide, five Fake Reports, five Fake Shops, a Crossword, and two Non-Mario Crosswords.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Word Search.
General Bob-omb
  • Joined as writer of the Hiding Koopa section on Issue XXXIV.
  • Has written 31 sections, winning nine SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most consecutive SOTM awards.
  • Won a Golden Mario and Golden Bowser in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, Golden Peach, and Golden Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Hiding Koopa.
Tucayo
  • Joined as writer of the Crossword and Mystery Images sections on Issue XVI.
  • Has written 219 sections, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Main/Staff, Fun Stuff, and overall sections written.
  • Has also written eleven Special Sections, Calendar of Events, a FTMV, Retro Feature, three Top 10, Ask Tucayo, two Polls, Hiding Koopa, Picross, a Random Artwork of the Month, a Random Image of the Month, a Maintenance, a Monthly Report, a Tip of the Month, NIWA News, and three Book Reviews, as well as several staff sections.
  • Won a Golden Mario, a Golden Bowser, a Golden Peach, and a Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Diamond Mario, a Diamond Luigi, a Diamond Yoshi, a Diamond Toad, and a Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Mystery Images and Box-Art of the Month.
Marshal Dan Troop
  • Joined as writer of the Word Scramble section on Issue LIX.
  • Has written 34 sections since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Has also written a Special Section, two Headline News, Guess That Character, Guess Who, Trivia, and Virtual Console Reviews.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
Pyro
  • Joined as writer of the Fake Interview section on Issue L.
  • Has written 33 sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Has also written a Fake Report and Character Artwork of the Month.
  • Won a Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Travel Guide, Find the Differences, and Hottest Reviews Around.
Paper Yoshi
  • Joined as writer of the Upcoming Games section on Issue XLVI.
  • Has written 78 sections since joining, winning eleven SOTM awards.
  • Has won the most SOTM awards.
  • Holds the record for most Pipe Plaza sections written.
  • Has also written a Special Section and three Featured.
  • Won a Golden Mario, Golden Luigi, Golden Bowser, Golden Peach, and a Golden Shroom Honorable Mention in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Peach, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Diamond Bowser in the 2012 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Has won the most EoY awards, along Crocodile Dippy (talk).
  • Currently writes Ask Paper Yoshi, Crossword, Random Image of the Month, Monthly Report, Mario Calendar, and Upcoming Games.
Edofenrir
  • Joined as writer of the Find the Differences section on Issue XXXVI.
  • Has written 51 sections since joining, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Has also written a Special Section, Fake Games, a Fake Music, a Fake Police Blotter, three Fake reports, two Fake Shops, a Fake Sports, a Fake Weather, a Word Search, three Sketches Related to Mario and several staff sections.
  • Won a Golden Toad in the 2011 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes the Monthly Inquisition section.

S6. Favorite New Writer

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

Nominee Summary/Description
Superchao
  • Joined as writer of the Interview section in January 2013, after last writing for The 'Shroom in June 2007.
  • Has written four sections since rejoining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Iggy Pattel
  • Joined in July 2012 as writer of The Pits.
  • Has written two sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Alexneurshorn
  • Joined in February 2013 as writer of the Police Blotter section on Fake News.
  • Has written three sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Marioman1213
  • Joined in February 2013 as writer of the Police Blotter section on Fake News.
  • Has written two sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Yoshi K
Goomba
  • Joined in April 2013 as writer of the Fake Shop section on Fake News.
  • Has written one section since joining.
  • Sample section.
Megadardery
Freakworld
YoshiKong
YoshiMonsta
  • Joined in October 2012 as writer of the Entertainment Section on Critic Corner.
  • Has written three sections since joining, winning two SOTM's.
  • Sample section.

S7. Favorite Guest Writer

This Award aims to recognize those users who used some of their time to write a special section for us.

Nominee Summary/Description
Mario4Ever
Super-Yoshi
Phoenix
Walkazo
Count Bonsula
Uniju
Snack
QuizmoManiac
Super Mario Bros.
Lakituthequick
Scarecrow von Steuben
Groden
MST3K
Twentytwofiftyseven
Smg2daisy

S8. Favourite Issue of the Past Year

Here we be honouring the last 12 months of the ‘Shroom’s history, specifically from June of 2012 to May of 2013. This is barring the special issues in July and December, which are instead a part of S9. Favourite Event. I'll try to avoid detailing too much so this is readable, but yeah, here you go.

Nominee Summary/Description
June 2012
  • Poll Chairperson Election 2012 was held in this issue.
  • Last issue to feature the original main page format.
  • Last issue to feature the Affiliates Manager position.
  • Dippy's Matilda (written by Crocodile Dippy (talk)) won the Section of the Month.
  • Kibago (talk) started writing Fake Interview for Fake News; MrConcreteDonkey (talk) started writing Forum Updated for Pipe Plaza; and Paper Yoshi (talk) started writing Random Image of the Month for Music and Artwork.
August 2012
  • Had a small Mario Kart theme to honour the series 20th anniversary.
  • First regular issue to feature the new main page format.
  • First regular issue to feature the Critic Corner sub-team, directed by Crocodile Dippy (talk).
  • First regular issue to feature individual Section of the Month polls for each sub-team and for the main sections, running parallel with an overall Section of the Month poll encompassing all sections.
  • A History of Video Games (written by Toad85 (talk) won the Main Team Section of the Month.
  • Baja (talk) started writing Weather Forecast for Fake News.
September 2012
October 2012
November 2012
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
  • Interview (written by Superchao) won the Main Section of the Month.
  • Paper Yoshi (talk) started writing Crossword for Fun Stuff; NewSuperMario (talk) started writing NSM's Review Corner for Critic Corner; Pyro (talk) started writing Hottest Reviews Around for Critic Corner; Yoshi K (talk) started writing What Could Have Happened If... for Critic Corner.
April 2013
May 2013
  • The "Leading Staff" designation was removed.
  • FunkyK38 (talk) and Superchao (talk) tied for the Main Section of the Month Award, with Brawl Tactics and Interview, respectively.
  • Yoshi K (talk) started writing Fake Sports, and Paper Yoshi (talk) started writing Ask Paper Yoshi.

S9. Favorite Event

Throughout the course of the past year we had several events, this award is aimed to recognize the best event, as chosen by the readers.

Nominee Summary/Description
Issue 64
  • Released July 21st, 2012.
  • Was themed after the Nintendo 64, with a special set of backgrounds.
  • With nine main sections, thirteen special sections, five staff sections, and five sub-teams, it is the largest issue.
  • Forty writers participated in it.
  • Main Page redesign was introduced.
  • The Critic Corner sub-team was created.
  • Team SOTM awards were introduced.}
  • Marked the debut of Mario4Ever (talk), Iggy Pattel (talk), McZaky29 (talk), GreenDisaster (talk), Soniccity08 (talk), and marioboy14 (talk).
Holiday Issue LXIX
  • Released December 22nd, 2012.
  • Fourth holiday-themed issue.
  • Had six main sections, ten special sections, six staff sections, and five sub-teams.
  • Twenty-eight writers participated.
  • A release party was held in chat.
  • 'Shroom Achievements were introduced.
  • Marked the debut of YoshiKong (talk).
  • Marked Stooben Rooben (talk), Chivi-chivik (talk), and Bop1996 (talk)'s last issue.
Poll Chairperson Election
  • Took place in June-July 2012.
  • The winner of the election is named Poll Chairperson, and is set to run the Poll Committee for a year.
  • Third Poll Chairperson Election.
  • The nominated tickets were: Crocodile Dippy (talk) and Master Crash (talk), Tucayo (talk) and Kibago (talk), Toad85 (talk), and Purity Essence (talk).
  • The Crocodile Dippy/Master Crash ticket won the election with 12 votes.
  • This has been the Poll Chairperson Election with the most nominees.
Scavenger Hunt
  • Held in the December 2012 issue.
  • Readers were invited to find several hidden items.
  • First event of its kind.
  • A prize would have been given to whoever was able to find all the items.
Awards Director Election
  • Took place in September-October 2012.
  • The winner of the election is named Awards Committee Director, and will run the following year's ceremonies.
  • First Awards Director Election.
  • Turboo (talk) and Superchao (talk) were the only nominated ticket, and won the election with 14 votes.
'Shroom Director Election
  • Held in December 2012 - January 2013.
  • The winner of the election is named 'Shroom Director for the following year.
  • Sixth 'Shroom Director Election.
  • The candidates were Tucayo (talk) and Super Mario Bros. (talk).
  • Super Mario Bros. won the election with 16 votes.
  • Closest election in the Super Mario Wiki, with only 2 votes (6.6%) separating the candidates.
End-of-Year Awards
  • Held in the December 2012 issue.
  • Second installment of the awards.
  • Designed to recognize the writers, based on several criteria.
  • Categories were increased from six to seven.
  • A second tier of awards was created for five categories, having a total of twelve awards.
  • Ninety-nine awards were handed out, thirty-one more than in their first installment.

S10. Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize those who have had the biggest impact on the newsletter.

Nominee Summary/Description
Confused
  • Former Fake News Director.
  • Created the concept of Sub-Teams as we now know them.
  • Wrote 13 sections overall.
Plumber
  • Former Director and Editor-in-Chief.
  • Created the 'Shroom Director Elections.
  • Wrote 13 sections overall.
Stooben Rooben
  • Former Director, Sub-Director, Fake News Director, and Affiliates Manager.
  • Got the 'Shroom Awards started.
  • First implemented quality standards, greatly improving the quality of the newsletter.
  • Created The 'Shroom namespace.
  • Wrote 54 sections overall.
Henry Tucayo Clay
  • Current Director; former Sub-Director, Fun Stuff Director, Statistics Manager, and Social Networking Manager.
  • Started Special Issues.
  • Longest serving writer.
  • Has written 222 sections overall.
Ralphfan
  • Former Fake News Director.
  • Rescued the Fake News Sub-Team from its greatest writer drought.
  • Has written 144 sections.
Super Mario Bros.
  • Current Director; former Music & Artwork Director, Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Got the Music & Artwork and Pipe Plaza Sub-Teams started.
  • Started the Section of the Month process and the End of Year Awards.
  • Longest serving Director.
  • Has written 100 sections overall.

Don't forget to vote in the 'Shroom Awards IV and the Userpedia Awards V.



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