The 'Shroom:Issue XXII/Director Election

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Director Election

Our current director is retiring, so we have.... *drumroll* a Director Election!

Director Election

It's that time of the year again, the Director Election!

What is This?

  • This is an election to decide the new director of The 'Shroom. Naturally, the one with the most votes wins the title.
  • If a director retires, then an election is held again in the latest issue of The 'Shroom.
  • An election takes place every December Issue regardless whether an election has already been held that year.
  • The current director may run in elections if they wish.
  • This election will start December 20nd.
  • In the January issue (18:00 Jan. 19), the winner will be announced, and they will have at most a week to announce their Core Staff in the comments section at the bottom of the page, as well as their calendar.
  • There will be a debate between the candidates, please also state when you can participate in the debate in order to get this to work.
  • You must submit your campaign at least a week ({{{2}}}) before the release of the January issue, or else it will be considered invalid and removed by the Core Staff!
It is currently 14:50, March 1st (EST/EDT)

This election ends {{{3}}} (EST/EDT)
Candidate Rules
  • Anyone may run for director during any time of the election (except in Overtime), but they must have a forum account.
  • A user may only run for themselves, another user cannot nominate them.
  • All candidates must say what changes will they make. They can also campaign to promote voting for them.
    • Campaigns must use acceptable grammar (judgment is given to the Core Staff).
    • Campaigns must be original. Nobody is allowed to steal another candidate's ideas. However, if campaigns, for the most part, differ from each other or have key elements to which the candidates disagree on, then sharing a few ideas here and there is allowed.
    • No joke campaigns are allowed to be ran.
    • No bribing voters is allowed.
  • Candidates can also hold debates among them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
  • This is what a voting section should look like:
What will you do, etc.

So as you can see, that candidate has three votes.

Voter Rules
  • Voters may vote with their username, no signatures allowed, or they opt to list themselves as X ('''X''') in order for their vote to not be immediately identifiable– note that people may see who voted in such a manner in the page editing history.
  • Anonymous editors (who do not sign in to edit) are not allowed to cast votes. If you have an account and are simply logged out, please sign in to your account. If you want to vote and you do not have an account, simply create one, sign in, and vote!
  • Voters may only cast one vote.
  • Voters may change their vote at any time while the election is in progress.
  • In the case of a tie, the Core Staff will establish a runoff election for another week between the tying candidates. Ties beyond that will be handled if they come up by a process decided by the Core Staff.
Duties of the Director

This is what you must do if you win, so read carefully.

  • The director must accept or decline all new writers' ideas for sections they want to write.
  • The director assigns a section to users who want to write, but don't know what to write.
  • The director gives out a warning to users who have not yet sent in their sections one week before The 'Shroom is due.
  • The director puts The 'Shroom together, and edits the front page, the single page, the 'Shroombox template, and the Shroom Issue template.
  • The director writes the Director's Notes section, which comments about the month's issue.
  • The director includes the due date of the next 'Shroom in the Director's Notes, and in the Shroomwarning template.
  • The director gets to choose their Core Staff, this is: Fake News, Fun Stuff, Music & Art, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner directors and Sub-Director.
  • The director must send applications to users who want to become writers.

Looks easy? It is not. So get ready.

Now get out there and go!


Stooben Rooben

  1. Super-Yoshi
  2. Phailure
  3. Jaffffey K. Kool
  4. Xpike
  5. Luigi001
  6. Glitz Hawk
  7. Guy Tim
  8. Glitchman
  9. Mametchi-Lover
  10. Palkia47
  11. Cheep-Cheep
  12. ralphfan
  13. Dom
  14. SLNO
  15. 3DD
  16. Storm Warrior
  17. User:PrincessWave
  18. MrsDaisyLuigi
  19. Yoshi Boo 118
  20. X
  21. The Chozo Yoshi
  23. Randoman123456789
  24. Mateus 23
  25. Fire MARIO bros
  26. 1337Yoshi
  27. Nega-Mario
  28. Luigiman
  29. Shyguy27
  30. Supertroopa
  31. Bloc Partier
  32. SmartyGuy11
  33. Dark Lakitu 789
  34. x
  35. Agent A
  36. Dry Paratroopa
  37. Luigifreak
  38. KnJ4E
  39. YellowYoshi398
  40. Mario3v
  41. Zafum
  42. TutiFrutti112
  43. supermario6449
  44. SilverYoshi95
  45. Toad4566
  46. Angeloblaze
  47. Luigi 128

Garlic Man

  1. Mario304
  2. Kamicciolo
  3. The Gravitator



  1. Supermariofan14
  2. Yoshi301
  3. Blitzwing
  4. Boozooka
  5. X


A lot of good choices... ill have to think about this for a bit. Luigifreak
I have to truthfully say, I didn't expect so many support votes. O_O — Stooben Rooben 17:40, 21 December 2008 (EST)
thats rite. C???
Wow 32 people voted for St00by! He's in the lead. GrapesGrapes Grapes

Stooben will phail like the others, but... McWolf

How wonderfully optimistic! Thanks so much for your helpful views! :\ I believe in you, Stooby. BLOC PARTIER.
Wow, MCDimentio being a trolling moron. Surprise? --Blitzwing 13:04, 22 December 2008 (EST)
It's comments like that that'll make it even more certain that I'll do my best, just to prove him wrong. — Stooben Rooben 23:36, 23 December 2008 (EST)
McDimentio? Don't you mean Mc Wolf? GrapesGrapes Grapes
He got a name change. BLOC PARTIER.
Oh. GrapesGrapes Grapes

I feel that Stoob really does deserve to be Director, but if he is only going to be on 1 hr. a day, will he be able to do his work on time? MisterJaffffeyPeteyPiranhaBanana.gif G0 Issue XXII/Director Election

yah come on hes st00by he can do anything :O C???

=D Lol. GrapesGrapes Grapes

Yeah, although I feel sorry for the other competitors being up against the most popular User on the entire Wiki... I really want Stooben in charge. (He payed me to vote for him.) th_DimentioSigLeft.png Dom »» McTalk th_SMKDimentiobyStooben.png

Jaffffey: I've rearranged my schedule quite a bit, so I should actually be on for around 3 hours a day, which is more than enough time to get things situated. :D S-Y: lol Dom: I actually feel some guilt about that too. While I have the feeling that some of my support votes may be "fan votes" (for lack of a better term), I feel more than confident that I won't let any of my supporters down. — Stooben Rooben 21:50, 3 January 2009 (EST)
Yeah, even though Stooben is popular, i think he is responsible and hardworking. Luigifreak

Yeah, it's a good thing Stooben is both popular and reliable, as I wouldn't support him even if he was my friend but not a good User worthy of being a Director. He has both of these qualities, which is a rare and wonderful combination. th_DimentioSigLeft.png Dom »» McTalk th_SMKDimentiobyStooben.png

Well, thank you! I appreciate everyone's kind comments. =) — Stooben Rooben 00:39, 6 January 2009 (EST)
Hey, you deserve 'em Stoobs! :D Good luck with the job. LuigiZ3r0 Tw0Zerotwo.jpg

I really hope you win Stooben, you really deserve to win the Director Election. Mario5x.pngMario5x (talk)Mario5x.png

Thanks, guys. All this encouragement is making me feel even more able for the job! — Stooben Rooben 22:40, 7 January 2009 (EST)

I'm rooting for you, Rooben Stooben! I looked at everyone's userpage, and you are definitely the one for the job. I think you are both dedicated and skilled. TutiFrutti112

Stooben so far it look like you are going to win, lets all hope it stays that way, you have to win i'm ROOTING for you, we are all ROOTING for you k. Mario5x.pngMario5x (talk)Mario5x.png

Go Stooben Rooben! I'm going to wish you good luck! Fire MARIO bros babyfiremariolb2.png

  • Good luck, everyone! I wish you all the best of luck!


Thanks! TucayoSig.png Though luck will barely help here :(

Stoob reallie deserve to be the new Director! And, wow, that isn't a little number of votes... Minishyguy.PNG Guy Tim Minishyguy2.PNG

Stooben you are going to win, I mean look you have 47 votes currently but, Stooben would you add more ideas if you win or would you just leave it, but still I am ROOTING for you dont forget it k. Mario5x.pngMario5x (talk)Mario5x.png

I appreciate the support guys, thanks! As for new ideas, I do have a few. I thought a section where users could submit questions, suggestions, and comments on the paper could be cool; then the next month, the Director/staff of the paper could respond. I also think after my talk with Son of Suns that a section that allowed fan work should be allowed. As he pointed out, and I have always thought, a lot of The 'Shroom contains information that can be found in articles already. There's a few other ideas in the rough, but I'm still working on them. — Stooben Rooben 20:46, 15 January 2009 (EST)

Thats good Stooben, as for the rough ideas I am sure you will be able to work on them with no problem k. Mario5x.pngMario5x (talk)Mario5x.png

How bout adding a non-mario game review?? TucayoSig.png It sounds good to me
Not a bad idea. I might try that. — Stooben Rooben 23:18, 16 January 2009 (EST)

Stooben, you have good ideas! What's a journal without the everyone's part? Minishyguy.PNG Guy Tim Minishyguy2.PNG

hey stoob, are you still gonna send the warnins? I rely on those like pancakes. MisterJaffffeyPeteyPiranhaBanana.gif G0 Issue XXII/Director Election

Just a slightly nervous question: When will the first Shroom section under your rule... er, direction... be due? I noticed today is the election deadline (well, in my far-ahead-of-the-US-timezone-in-Australia), and obviously you have won it, Stooben (woot!).

th_DimentioSigLeft.png Dom »» McTalk I rely on warnings like muffins. th_SMKDimentiobyStooben.png

Yeah, I guess I did win! :D Awesome. The next issue of The 'Shroom? Well, I was thinking maybe February 14th? I thought it'd be easy to remember because it's Valentine's Day. — Stooben Rooben 04:57, 19 January 2009 (EST)
Phew, that's heaps of time! But I'd better do it while still on holidays, else my amnesia will curse me. Bleck... Valentine's Day... a day of nothing but self-hate for me. Oh, and I'm very glad you won, Stooben! You'll be an awesome director... but are you sure you can handle it with your status and stuff? th_DimentioSigLeft.png Dom »» McTalk th_SMKDimentiobyStooben.png I have a problem when I try using the sig code... :/
Cool, I can't wait to get your section in. Thanks again! Yeah, I can handle it. If anything, I'll have to wait until Friday to know exactly when The 'Shroom is due. I'm going to try and work the due dates to fit my schedule, as well as make it easier for others. Also, what problem is that? — Stooben Rooben 05:18, 19 January 2009 (EST)

I just noticed that the Main Page is out of date, as it says we're currently having a director election. Can someone remove that (probably a protected template)? th_DimentioSigLeft.png Dom »» McTalk th_SMKDimentiobyStooben.png