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Director’s Notes

Welcome one, welcome all, to the only place in the paper that’s 100% facts. So when I say we have quality sections for you, I mean it. And we have quality sections for you this month, although Driftmaster130 (talk) was unable to send in Community Report due to schoolwork, but hopefully it will be back in June.

If you wish to join Pipe Plaza, look over here, pick a section you think you could do, so long as someone doesn’t already write for it, and PM me here.

We have three great sections for you to join: UPdate, which details the goings on of the comics and other aspects over on Userpedia; Forum Update, which details what is going on over on the forum; and Projects Seeking Contributions, which details new threads in the Wiki Collaborations board on the forum as well as any updates to existing projects, as well as bringing attention to articles on the wiki with a {{Talk}} on it.

Section of the Month

Thank you to all of those who voted last month. We received seven votes, and you three of your chose Lakituthequick (talk)’s Anniversary Announcements to be the Section of the Month for April 2015. Two of you chose Viper26 (talk)’s Monthly Report, whilst another two chose Lumastar (talk)’s New Articles. Again, thanks for all of you who voted, and we hope you vote again.

Monthly Report (Viper26 (talk))

Greetings 'Shroom readers, and welcome to the Monthly Report. Today, I'll show you this month's statistics, as well as last month's. Then I'll compare them. I'll also change the background of the tables depending on the season.

Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Paper Yoshi (talk) for the table coding (I based this off of Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, and Paper Yoshi when they wrote in this section.).

May Statistics
Statistic As of 5 May 2015 (21:20)*
Content Pages 15,899
All Pages 126,564
Files 62,508
Edits 1,693,980
Edits per Page 13.38
Registered Users 19,609
Active Users 385
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 40
Patrollers 3
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


April Statistics
Statistic As of 5 April 2015 (20:40)*
Content Pages 15,777
All Pages 125,954
Files 62,112
Edits 1,680,259
Edits per Page 13.34
Registered Users 19,462
Active Users 394
Bots 2
Autopatrolled 40
Patrollers 3
Administrators 9
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


April — May Statistics
Statistic As of 5 April 2015 (19:40)* As of 6 May 2015 (21:20)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 15,777 15,899 +0.773%
All Pages 125,954 126,564 +0.484%
Files 62,112 62,508 +0.638%
Edits 1,680,259 1,693,980 +0.817%
Edits per Page 13.34 13.38 +0.300%
Registered Users 19,462 19,609 +0.756%
Active Users 394 385 -2.284%
Bots 2 2 0%
Autopatrolled 40 40 0%
Patrollers 3 3 0%
Administrators 9 9 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Featured (Yoshi876 (talk))

Welcome to Featured ‘Shroom readers! Below you will find everything you could possibly want to know about what’s going on with our Featured Articles.

Featured Articles

No new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There is one ongoing Featured Article Nomination.

Failed FA Nominations

Two new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

One new article has been unfeatured in the past month.

  • Kirby was unfeatured on April 22nd.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There is one ongoing Unfeature nomination.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.


Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Sometimes images are uploaded at a massive size, too big to be used properly in an article. So, if you want to scale it down (or up, in some cases), you can add a pixel size to the end of your code, like so: [[image:example.png|250px]]. Remove all the spaces, and there you go. You can experiment with how big or small you want the image, but remember: Small image= clearer but harder to see, big image=easier to see but blurrier.

New Articles (Lumastar (talk))

Welcome to this month's issue of New Articles, The 'Shroom's dedicated section to (you guessed it) new articles on the wiki. Despite a drop in numbers from last month (likely due to the dying/dead minigame article craze), good progress was made this month. I am happy to announce that y'all handled both the releases of Mario Party 10 and the Animal Crossing-themed DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 (I highly recommend the latter; be cautious about the former). Hopefully we see similar results with Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. This month, I would like to do a few new things. One of these things is calling out users who have devoted a good amount of time making articles over the last few months. This month I have two users who stand out in particular. The first is Stonehill for his large contribution toward the creation of articles for each of Mario Party 10's many minigames. Second, I would like to give a shout-out to Toa 95 for his work in giving many of the Special Moves featured throughout the Super Smash Bros. series their own articles on the wiki. To all of you, I hope you continue to work hard on the wiki and make it better than it already is (SPOILERS: it's pretty good right now, but not perfect). In addition to what I mentioned above this month also gave us quite a few articles for Mario & Wario, Paper Mario, and its sequel Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (the latter of which happens to be my favorite Mario game and one of my favorite games of all time). There are also quite a few other games this month, so be sure to glance at the list below.

As I mentioned above, I want to try a few new things this month. That's why I am asking you now if you want to see some changes or additions to New Articles. I already have a few ideas myself, but I want to get a little more open. To contact me, either PM me on the forums (I'm right here [1]) or leave me your suggestion on my talk page. The former will likely yield a quicker response, but I will make sure to check both areas for what you might have to say. With that, my statement this month is through. As usual, the list of articles is below:

Article Description Type Date Created Creator
List of Mario Party 10 staff The people who brought us Bowser Party and everything else in Mario Party 10. Staff List 4/13/2015 L151
Dodorigesu Jr. An enemy from Mario & Wario (released only in Japan) similar in appearance to Pidgits. Enemy 4/15/2015 Binarystep
Revolving Relay A 2-vs-2 minigame from Mario Party 10. Minigame 3/15/2015 Stonehill
Crossing Cup A cup from Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. It includes the track Animal Crossing, which is based on the Animal Crossing series. Cup 4/15/2015 PhGuy12
Bell Cup A cup from Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. It includes the track Big Blue, which may be familiar to players of F-Zero and Super Smash Bros Melee/Brawl. Cup 4/15/2015 PhGuy12
Tsubōn An enemy in the Japan-only Mario & Wario. Enemy 4/16/2015 LinkTheLefty
Komorin An enemy in the Japan-only Mario & Wario. Enemy 4/16/2015 LinkTheLefty
Dice 'n' Dash A Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/16/2015 Stonehill
Guriguri An enemy in Mario & Wario, a game only released in Japan. Enemy 4/16/2015 LinkTheLefty
Fūsen Block An enemy in Mario & Wario, a game only released in Japan. Enemy 4/16/2015 LinkTheLefty
Nebaneba Block An enemy in Mario & Wario, a game only released in Japan. Enemy 4/16/2015 LinkTheLefty
Super Bell Subway A new track in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Race Track 4/16/2015 Creepyhappy2
Big Blue A new track in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Race Track 4/16/2015 User:PhGuy12 (I just had to show off the unintentional (as far as I know) emoticon at least once. Can you find it?)
Steal the Beat A 1-vs-3 minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/17/2015 Stonehill
Bowser Jr.'s Bonk Battle A Bowser Jr. minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/17/2015 Stonehill
Bowser Jr.'s Clobber Cage A Bowser Jr. minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/17/2015 Stonehill
Jewel Drop An Extra minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/17/2015 Stonehill
Wild Woods A new track in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Race Track 4/17/2015 Mustard of Doom
Badminton Bash An Extra minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/21/2015 Stonehill
P-Wing (kart) A new kart body in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Vehicle Body 4/21/2015 Baby Luigi
Psystrike Mewtwo's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 4/21/2015 Toa 95
Bodyslam Koopa A sub-species of Koopa appearing in the NES version of Mario's Time Machine. Enemy 4/22/2015 Binarystep
Walking Turnip A walking Turnip appearing as an enemy in the NES version of Mario's Time Machine. Enemy 4/22/2015 Binarystep
Fuzzy Fliers A Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/22/2015 Stonehill
Doctor Finale Dr. Mario's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 4/22/2015 Toa 95
Fruit Cahoots A Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/23/2015 Stonehill
Foo Me Once A Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/23/2015 Stonehill
Bone Rattler A new ATV/quad body in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Vehicle Body 4/23/2015 M&SG
Streetle A new kart body in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Vehicle Body 4/24/2015 Toa 95
Paper Glider A new glider in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Glider 4/24/2015 SmashFan48
Leaf Tires A new wheel type in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Wheels 4/24/2015 SmashFan48
Bullet Bill Bullies A 1-vs-3 minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/24/2015 Stonehill
Ground Pound Pals A Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/24/2015 Stonehill
Bouncy Bounty A 2-vs-2 minigame in Mario Party 10. Minigame 4/24/2015 Stonehill
City Tripper A new bike body in Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. Vehicle Body 4/24/2015 SmashFan48
Counter (Fire Emblem) The down special move of every Fire Emblem character but Robin in the Super Smash Bros. series. Special Move (Super Smash Bros.) 4/25/2015 Toa 95
HP Drain (badge) A badge in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Badge 4/26/2015 Time Turner
Memory Block A minigame appearing in Fortune Street. Minigame 4/28/2015 Yoshi876 (AKA my boss)
Punch Ball An item appearing in Punch Ball Mario Bros. and fading into obscurity soon after. Item 4/28/2015 Epiccataquack
Giant Land Paragoomba Tower A group of enemies (with quite the wordy name) appearing in Mario Maker. Enemy 4/30/2015 Super Radio
Jumpman (badge) A badge appearing in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (not to be confused with this guy). Badge 5/1/2015 Time Turner
Sprite The species of Wanda from Mario & Wario (and a possible relative of the Sprixies)? Species 5/3/2015 LinkTheLefty
List of hidden blocks in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door A helping guide so you don't accidentally hit your head. List of various objects 5/4/2015 Zootalo
Spinwheel Sky Fort A level in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Level 5/8/2015 Viper26
Regen A positive status effect, short for regeneration, appearing in the Paper Mario series. Status Condition 5/9/2015 Arnold232
World 2-Airship (Super Mario Bros. 3) The final level in World 2 of Super Mario Bros. 3 (another favorite of mine). Level 5/10/2015 ShyGuy8
Slurpodrome A minigame in Fortune Street (I always try to go for the spotted Slime). Minigame 5/10/2015 Yoshi876
World 8-5 (New Super Mario Bros.) The fifth level of World 8 from New Super Mario Bros.. Level 5/11/2015 ShyGuy8
World 7-1 (New Super Mario Bros.) The first level of World 7 from New Super Mario Bros.. Level 5/12/2015 ShyGuy8
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door A list of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. List of enemies 5/12/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Prologue-Rogueport A list of enemy formations in the Prologue of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. List of enemies 5/12/2015 Zootalo
List of enemy formations in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Chapter 1 A list of enemy formations in Chapter 1 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. List of enemies 5/12/2015 Zootalo
World 7-2 (New Super Mario Bros.) The second level of World 7 from New Super Mario Bros.. Level 5/12/2015 ShyGuy8
Peekaboo (badge) A badge in Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Badge 5/12/2015 Time Turner

Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))

You have reached your destination. The place where you learn all about Awards-related activities in the past month.

To start off with the biggest change, the token system has received the addition of a new expiration policy. To directly quote Hypnotoad (talk):

Anyone with tokens 2 or more years old with a sum greater than the highest priced prize is subject to our new expiration policy

  • The excess tokens above the threshold will receive a 50% cut.
  • This will take place after the prize distribution (ex. at the end of 2016, rather than at the beginning, tokens earned in 2014 and older will be subject).
  • This will not include any new tokens earned in the total, each group of which will be kept track of here.


For example, if this year's current highest priced prize is 200 tokens, that would mean that this would apply to anyone with tokens from 2013 or older with a sum greater than 200. Someone has 500 tokens total, with 50 earned in 2015 and 100 earned in 2014, with 350 tokens earned from before. As the 350 is higher than the highest prize of 200 it would be subject to this. Out of 350, 200 of them are set aside as that's the highest prize amount, and the remaining 150 would receive a 50% deduction --> 75, leaving the person with 275 old tokens total, and a net of 425.

This policy is to encourage the spending of tokens as opposed to just keeping and leaving them, and to help prevent the token economy from breaking and inflating. Also keep in mind that you are able to donate as many tokens as you like to anyone you want. If you swim in them and don't want much stuff, give them away to someone who is the opposite of that!

Next, the Awards Committee and The 'Shroom Staff have agreed a firm collaboration in advertising tournaments and the dossiers for 'Shroom and Userpedia Awards. This will both be by mentions in this section, as well as dedicated special sections. The September issue will once again be Awards-themed.
Also, next month, when the polls open, The 'Shroom will once more host the Userpedia and 'Shroom Awards dossiers, which contain detailed information about the nominees in respective awards. This will be to allow informed votes, even if the voters aren't familiar with the nominees.

As for tournaments, there are currently twelve tournaments in the making.

Tournament Host(s) Links
Art Contest Hypnotoad Topic
Awards Mafia V MrConcreteDonkey, Superchao, Smasher Topic
Awesomenauts Hypnotoad Topic
Guess The Results Awards Committee
Mario Golf: World Tour Icemario Topic
Mario Kart 7 Stargazing Topic
Mario Kart 8 Lakituthequick Topic
Minecraft Pyro, Freakworld
Pokémon X/Y/OR/AS Red Barchetta, Smasher Topic, Guest section
Super Smash Bros. Groden Topic
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Groden Topic
Yu-Gi-Oh DragonFreak Topic

There are more tournaments and events being planned, so if you are interested, please check out the Mario Awards IX board on our forums.

For the last years, these tournaments have been awarding tokens to the players based on their participation and successes. These tokens can then be exchanged for prizes donated by the community, after the events. If you are interested in donating such prizes, please contact Hypnotoad or Smasher on the boards. Recommended items include Steam games and trading cards, Nintendo eShop cards, iTunes cards or any other type of gift card that can be exchanged online (be aware of region locks on some items, always mention the usable regions). The list of last year's prizes can be found here. Any donation will be highly appreciated!

Then there were our lovely get-togethers and the discussed awards. In meeting no.7 the 'Shroom Awards where reviewed. Former S1 and S3 were merged into S1: Favorite Directing Staff, and S3 and S4 were merged into S3: Favorite Core Staff. That proves how double-edged S3 was. S7: Favorite Guest Writer and S9: Favorite Event were removed. A complete list of awards and nominations can be found right here.

Meeting 7 (17 April 2015) detailed results (logs)
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
F11 Biggest Missed Opportunity Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Reader Cards, Sony Partnership Failure, Transphobia (Vivian, Birdo) -
U8 Favorite Mafia Game Mother 3 Mafia (DragonFreak), Magnificent Mafia 2 (NSM), MW Werewolf: Take IV (Stooben), Mafia 2101 (MCD), Fire Emblem: Awakening Mafia (Lily), Tucayo Mafia (Tucayo), Mafia Finale (Marioguy1 & Bop), Dangan Ronpa Mafia (Bop & Superchao), Courage Mafia (SonicMario), Digimafia 2 (Time Turner), Skyward Sword Mafia (BMB), WarioWare Mafia (GBAToad) -
S1 Favorite Directing Staff (new) Sadaharu (talk), Stooben Rooben (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), Superchao (talk), Twentytwofiftyseven (talk), Gabumon (talk), Turboo (talk) -
The result of a merge of S1: Favorite Director and S3: Favorite Sub-Director/Leading Staff. For the sake of clarity, only the resulting nominees are listed here.
S2 Favorite Team - -
S3 Favorite Core Staff (new) MrConcreteDonkey (talk), Crocodile Dippy (talk), Yoshi876 (talk), FunkyK38 (talk), Mario4Ever (talk), Marshal Dan Troop (talk), Palkia47 (talk), Paper Yoshi (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), GBAToad (talk) -
The result of a merge of S3: Favorite Sub-Director/Leading Staff and S4: Favorite Sub-Team Director. For the sake of clarity, only the resulting nominees are listed here.
S4 Favorite Retired Writer (new) Superchao (talk), General bob-omb (talk), Paper Yoshi (talk) -
S5 Favorite Veteran Writer Yoshi876 (talk), Palkia47 (talk), Driftmaster130 (talk), Crocodile Dippy (talk) General bob-omb (talk), Paper Yoshi (talk), Superchao (talk)
S6 Favorite New Writer Hypnotoad (talk), Gabumon (talk), Andymii (talk), Lumastar (talk), Walkazo (talk), Viper26 (talk) Lord Bowser (talk), KP (talk), Yoshi876 (talk), Palkia47 (talk), Driftmaster130 (talk), New Super Mario (talk), Yoshi Toad04
S7 Favorite Guest Writer (removed)
S7 Best Use of Images (new) - -
Nominees for this new Award have not been determined during this meeting and will be handled by the 'Shroom Staff.
S8 Favorite Issue of the Past Year June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015 July 2013, August 2013, September 2013, October 2013, November 2013, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014
S9 Favorite Event (removed)
S9 Favorite Special Issue (new) Issue XXX, Holiday Issue 2009, Holiday Issue XLV (2010), Issue L, Awards Issue LIV, Holiday Issue LVII (2011), Issue 64, Awards Issue LXVI, Holiday Issue LXIX (2012), Issue LXXV, Awards Issue LXXVIII, Holiday Issue LXXXI (2013), Issue LXXXVIII, Awards Issue XC, Holiday Issue XCIII (2014) -
S10 'Shroom Lifetime Achievement Yoshi876 (talk), Crocodile Dippy (talk), Gabumon (talk) -
It is to be determined if this award will get similar treatment as U10, which would mean lowering the bar and being more recent.

In meeting no. 8, the last things about the 'Shroom Awards have been finalized. Discussions about relations with The 'Shroom also occurred, details above. Also discussed was the token system, details also above.

Meeting 8 (25 April 2015) detailed results (logs)
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
S4 Favorite Retired Writer Gamefreak75 (talk), Stooben Rooben (talk), Chivi-chivik (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), MST3K (talk), Coincollector (talk), Timmy (talk) -
S5 Favorite Veteran Writer Gabumon (talk) Driftmaster130 (talk)
S6 Favorite New Writer Megadardery (talk) Gabumon (talk)
S7 Best Use of Images Peddler's Place (Toadbert101 (talk)), Peddler's Place (Gamefreak75 (talk)), Dear Anton (Hypnotoad (talk)), Monthly Inquisition (Koohitsu), Cooking Guide (Chivi-chivik (talk)), Crocodile Style Reviews (Crocodile Dippy (talk)), Various Fake News entries (MrConcreteDonkey (talk)) -
S10 Person of the Year 2014-2015 Super Mario Bros. (talk), Hypnotoad (talk), FunkyK38 (talk), Mario4Ever (talk), MrConcreteDonkey (talk), Palkia47 (talk), Paper Yoshi (talk), Toadbert101 (talk) Confused (talk), Plumber (talk), Stooben Rooben (talk), Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), Ralphfan (talk)
Previously known as 'Shroom Lifetime Achievement, this Award was redubbed to be for recent accomplishments.

The ninth meeting was all about checking all the awards once more. This time we covered all of the Mario Awards.

Meeting 9 (1 May 2015) detailed results (logs)
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
A4 Favorite Mario Kart Course Animal Crossing Kalimari Desert
A5 Favorite Donkey Kong Game Donkey Kong '94 (Game Boy)
A14 Favorite Species Koopa Troopas Koopas
A19 Favorite Super Smash Bros. Character - Wii Fit Trainer
A30 Favorite Modern Game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Donkey Kong Country Returns

The tenth meeting continued with the rest of the Awards. This also was the last ordinary meeting. After the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in June there will be another meeting to discuss any announcements by Nintendo.

Meeting 10 (9 May 2015) detailed results (logs)
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
F1 Worst Character Baby Rosalina -
F3 Worst Item Coin (Mario Kart) -
F12 Worst Quest Star/Moon Coin Challenges (MGWT) -
F15 Worst Game Mario Party 10 -
U3 Favorite Comic Space Pizzas ate Monday Master Wikians
U5 Favorite Artist Totodile3456 (w b u) -
U8 Favorite Mafia Game Ace Attorney Mafia (GBAToad), Packy Mafia (Red Barchetta) WarioWare Mafia (GBAToad)

And that brings us to the end of yet another successful edition of Awards Announcements. Once again, be sure to check out the tournaments, keep an eye out for updates on the boards and spend those tokens. See you all next month.

All information above is correct as of May 16.

The 'Shroom XCVIII
Staff sections Opening Statement
The 'Shroom Spotlight
Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Main sections Retro FeatureMario Calendar
Specials Pokémon (Gen 6) 2015 Tournament
Closing Statement

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