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'Shroom Awards Dossier

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
  • 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 LXXXII
  • 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.
Superchao
  • Directed Issues LXXXIII" to the current issue.
  • Revised the Fake News layout.

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.
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, and from Issue LXXVI to LXXVIII.
  • Seventh and ninth Sub-Director.
Edofenrir
  • Sub-Director from Issue LV to LXX, and from Issue LXIII to LXXV.
  • Eight Sub-Director.
Marioguy1
  • Activities Manager from Issue LXI to LXX.
  • First Activities Manager.
RandomYoshi
  • Statistics Manager for Issues LXXI and LXXII.
  • Third Statistics Manager.
YoshiKong
  • Shroom Spotlight Manager from Issue LXXIII to LXXXI.
  • First official Shroom Spotlight Manager.
Superchao
  • Activities Manager from Issue LXXVIII to LXXXII.
  • Third Activities Manager.
Turboo
  • Sub-Director from Issue LXXIX to the current one.
  • Tenth Sub-Director.
GBAToad
  • 'Shroom Spotlight Co-Manager alongside Yoshi876, from Issue LXXXII to the current one.
  • Second 'Shroom Spotlight Manager.
Yoshi876
  • 'Shroom Spotlight Co-Manager alongside GBAToad, from Issue LXXXII to the current one.
  • Second 'Shroom Spotlight Manager.
  • Current Pipe Plaza co-director alongside Paper Yoshi.

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.
  • 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, and then became the current Fun Stuff Director in Issue LXXXV.
  • First and fourth Music & Art Director.
  • First Pipe Plaza Director.
  • Eighth Fun Stuff 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).
Smasher
  • Directed Music & Art from Issue LXII to LXX.
  • Directed Fun Stuff from Issue LXXIX to LXXXII.
  • Sixth Music & Art Director.
  • Sixth Fun Stuff Director.
Paper Yoshi
  • Current Pipe Plaza Co-Director, started on Issue LXI.
  • Third Pipe Plaza Director.
MrConcreteDonkey
  • Current Fake News Director, started on Issue LV.
  • Twelfth Fake News Director.
  • Longest-tenured Fake News Director.
Crocodile Dippy
  • Directed Critic Corner from Issue 64 to LXXIX.
  • 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
  • Directed Fun Stuff Director from Issue LXXI to Issue LXXV.
  • Fourth Fun Stuff Director.
Palkia47
  • Curent Critic Corner Director, started on Issue LXXX.
  • Second Critic Corner 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
FunkyK38
  • Joined as writer of the Brawl Tactics section on Issue XXXII.
  • Has written 137 sections overall since joining, winning five 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; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and Golden 'Shroom in the 2013 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 eleven 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; won a Diamond Luigi and a Diamond Toad in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.
Toadbert101
General Bob-omb
  • Joined as writer of the Hiding Koopa section on Issue XXXIV.
  • Has written 39 sections, winning eleven 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; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Golden Peach, and Diamond Bowser in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Hiding Koopa.
Marshal Dan Troop
  • Joined as writer of the Word Scramble section on Issue LIX.
  • Has written 35 sections since joining, winning three SOTM awards.
  • 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; won a Diamond Bowser and a Diamond Toad in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Trivia.
Pyro
  • Joined as writer of the Fake Interview section on Issue L.
  • Has written 37 sections since joining, winning seven SOTM awards.
  • Has also written a Fake Report and Character Artwork of the Month, as well as a Special Section.
  • 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; won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Bowser, Golden Peach, Diamond Yoshi, and Diamond Toad in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Currently writes Find the Differences and Hottest Reviews Around.
Paper Yoshi
  • Joined as writer of the Upcoming Games section on Issue XLVI.
  • Has written 136 sections since joining, winning twenty-one 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; won a Golden Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Diamond Peach, Diamond Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and a Golden 'Shroom in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.
  • Has won the most EoY awards.
  • Currently writes Ask Paper Yoshi, Monthly Report, Mario Calendar, and Upcoming Games.
Superchao
  • Joined as writer of the Interview section on Issue LXX.
  • Has written 19 sections since joining, winning four SOTM awards.
  • Has also written a Special Section, an Awards Commitee Commentary, and Anniversary Annoucements.
  • Won a Diamond Mario, Diamond Luigi, Diamond Bowser, Golden Yoshi, Diamond Toad, and a Diamond 'Shroom in the 2013 End-of-Year Awards.


S6. Favorite New Writer

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

Nominee Summary/Description
Lord Bowser
  • Joined in April 2014 as writer of the Monthly Inquistion.
  • Has written one section since joining, winning one SOTM award.
  • Sample section.
KP
  • Joined in March 2014 as writer of Fading into Obscurity, signed up for From the Mushroom Vaults in April 2014 and Guess Who? in May 2014.
  • Has written four sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Yoshi876
  • Joined in July 2013 as writer of Obituaries, signed up for Featured in September 2013, What's on the Box? in March 2014, and Ongoing Fan Projects in May 2014.
  • Has written 24 sections since joining, winning six SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
Palkia47
  • Joined in August 2013 as writer of Word Search.
  • Has written eight sections since joining.
  • Sample section.
Driftmaster130
  • Joined in March 2014 as writer of Community Report.
  • Has written three sections since joining, winning two SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
New Super Mario
  • Rejoined in July 2013 as writer of NSM's Review Corner, also writes Smash Time on an irregular basis.
  • Has written 13 sections since rejoining, winning five SOTM awards.
  • Sample section.
YoshiToad04
  • Joined in May 2014 as writer of Guess That Game!
  • Has written one section since joining.
  • 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
Super-Yoshi
Super Mario Bros.
Lakituthequick
Groden
Smg2daisy
Henry Tucayo Clay
Palkia47
Gamefreak75
Cirdec
Turboo

S8. Favourite Issue of the Past Year

Here we be honouring the last 12 months of the ‘Shroom’s history, specifically from July of 2013 to May of 2014. This is barring the special issues in June 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
July 2013
August 2013
  • Cirdec (talk) won the Zelda Drawing Contest.
  • New Super Mario (talk) began writing Smash Time for Critic Corner.
  • NIWA News was removed from being a regular Pipe Plaza section.
September 2013
October 2013
  • Twentytwofiftyseven (talk) resigned from his Sub-Director position, being replaced by Turboo (talk).
  • Superchao (talk) and Smasher (talk) traded places, with Smasher becoming the new Fun Stuff Director and Superchao becoming the new Activities Manager.
  • The Sign-Up page was revamped to seperate the 'Shroom Core Staff from the Main Team writers.
  • Icemario11 (talk) was hired for TV Tomorrow and Cooking Guide in the Fake News.
November 2013
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
  • KP (talk) began writing Fading into Obscurity for the Main Team, Yoshi876 (talk) began writing What's on The Box? for Palette Swap, and Driftmaster130 (talk) began writing Community Report for Pipe Plaza.
April 2014
May 2014
  • Yoshi876 (talk) was hired as the Pipe Plaza Co-Director.
  • KP (talk) began writing Guess Who? for Fun Stuff, YoshiToad04 (talk) began writing Guess That Game! for Fun Stuff, and Yoshi876 (talk) began writing Ongoing Fan Projects for Palette Swap.

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
Poll Chairperson Election
Scavenger Hunt
  • Held in the December 2013 issue.
  • Readers were invited to find several hidden items.
  • Second 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 2013.
  • The winner of the election is named Awards Committee Director, and will run the following year's ceremonies.
  • Second Awards Director Election.
  • Turboo (talk) and Superchao (talk) were the only nominated ticket, and won the election with 9 votes.
'Shroom Director Election
  • Held in December 2013 - January 2014.
  • The winner of the election is named 'Shroom Director for the following year.
  • Seventh 'Shroom Director Election.
  • Superchao (talk) was the only nominee, and won the election with 8 votes.
End-of-Year Awards
  • Held in the December 2013 issue.
  • Third installment of the awards.
  • Designed to recognize the writers, based on several criteria.
  • Ninety-four awards were handed out.
Special Issue LXXV
  • Released June 15th, 2013.
  • Themed after Gamefreak75 (talk), with themes of Zelda, Pikmin, Pokemon, Mother, Kirby, and Waluigi.
  • Had three main sections, five sub-teams, three special sections, and six staff sections.
  • Twenty-seven writers participated in it.
  • Marked the last issue of Gamefreak75 (talk).
Special Holiday Issue LXXXI
  • Released December 21st, 2013.
  • Fifth holiday-themed issue.
  • Had five main sections, five sub-teams, six special sections, and eight staff sections.
  • Twenty-two writers participated in it.
  • A release party was held in chat.

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
  • Former 'Shroom Director, Sub-Director, Fun Stuff Director, Statistics Manager, and Social Networking Manager.
  • Started Special Issues.
  • Longest serving writer.
  • Wrote 264 sections overall.
Ralphfan
  • Former Fake News Director.
  • Rescued the Fake News Sub-Team from its greatest writer drought.
  • Wrote 144 sections overall.
Super Mario Bros.
  • Current Fun Stuff Director; former 'Shroom Director Music & Artwork Director, and 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 126 sections overall.

Polls

'Shroom Awards (10)
S1. Favorite Director S2. Favorite Team S3. Fav. Sub-Director/Leading Staff S4. Favorite Sub-Team Director S5. Favorite Veteran Writer
S6. Favorite New Writer S7. Favorite Guest Writer S8. Fav. Issue of the Past Year S9. Favorite Event S10. 'Shroom Lifetime Achievement Award



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