The 'Shroom:Manual of Style
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We here at The 'Shroom aim to balance the quality of content presented in the newsletter and helping our writers improve their writing skills. To do so, we must have a base standard for the content allowed in this newsletter.
If you are unsure about anything concerning the newsletter or its guidelines, feel free to contact the 'Shroom Core Staff. We're more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
The 'Shroom strives to release the best issues each month, which means having well-formatted articles. While the core staff members do edit sections with formatting errors, all writers are expected to do their best to maintain their own section quality before sending them in. To properly format your section to match the 'Shroom's standards, we advise you to:
While we encourage our readers to follow our guidelines on number formatting, we consider them just that; suggestions that don't necessarily need to be followed 100%.
The 'Shroom has a few mandatory content rules to ensure our sections are well-written and bulky enough to be worthy reads. We will offer leniency to our writers concerning minimum content standards, but don’t consider that an invitation.
Due to the 'Shroom's status as the MarioWiki's official newsletter, our main coverage is of course the Mario series, the MarioWiki itself, and its community. But in the interests of appealing to the broadest possible audience, we are open to coverage of video games, art, books, movies, music, television, comic books, and fan material of any of the previously mentioned media.
Strong Content is defined as any material seen as potentially offensive to any person or group of persons, such as swearing, crude humour, spoilers, sexual references, and other such terms. The 'Shroom is not against the use of strong content to a degree in the newsletter, but we have guidelines to ensure our writers don't go overboard.