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You don't have to ask, you can read the posts right above yours and his final interactions in his posts

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Let's just make it clear that this is happening because you don't want to face the consequences of your disparaging comments coming into the open in a way that you're now aware of despite a whole *bleep*load of us being in-the-know about it for some time.  I'm not gonna let this cordial goodbye be a nice send-off for everyone to forget what happened with time for forgiveness to return with splendor by next weekend.  The reason this place feels foreign and unattached is because you're afraid that some people here are gay and/or trans and you can't deal with it.

I hope you grow from this and become a better person in life, because otherwise this track will lead you straight to darkness.

🏳️‍🌈 happy early pride month, be sure to vote in the polls come June 🏳️‍🌈

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Fan Creations / Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:19:57 PM »
i already told you what i think you should do but i asked my sister and she said "paris is known for shopping and art museums but he must know that already" and "i really liked the bus tour because you could ride around all day and get on and off wherever you wanted"

We're gonna do some nighttime boat ride on the seine, and shopping is A+++++, I just uhhhhhhh don't know where.  There's apparently some hugeass mall that's like the Celadon Department Store, as well as a Monoprix and Carrefour on every block, but I don't know what else to really look for or where.  Even specific bakeries and food shops are hard to figure out which one is worthwhile without some kind of direction, as all of the guides online really only point towards the tippity top that I don't really need to go to and are just expensive tourist traps at this point.

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Fan Creations / Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton
« on: April 19, 2019, 04:54:14 PM »
Hey guys, time for me to flex 💪

This summer I'm going to blow literally ALL of my money going on a trip to Paris because the opportunity presented itself and I don't think I could live with myself if I passed it up.  Now, the reason I'm posting this here is because I have limited plans.  I need things to try, things to do, things to see, and I will take those suggestions and turn them into a review or two later on down the road.  If you have any ideas, such as choking on strange cheeses, being assaulted in a hammam for the sake of beauty, and vending machine baguettes, please let me know!

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: Suggestion Box
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:12:49 PM »
https://www.marioboards.com/index.php?topic=40791.0

gonna need a bit more than that, my boy

if you would like to set up a tournament, you can start by checking out how other tournaments in the past were set up and provide us with some rules, guidelines, a timeline for the schedule, etc.

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: Tournaments
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:32:27 PM »
Confirming the note from the OP, in the latest meeting we have officially decided to retired the Token and Prize system for Anniversary tournaments.  Rather than rewording everything, I'll just copy and paraphrase what Edo graciously posted in the staff board prior to our discussion:

It's been talked about for a while, it's been sort of on the agenda, but now it is finally coming. (...) This means all tokens currently in circulation will be nullified, the prize list will be abolished, and there will no longer be awards-sponsored material incentive given out for participation in awards tournaments.

Why is this happening?

If you look at the prize list, an overwhelming amount of items are provided by one person, with help from a small number of others. This is not sustainable. We cannot thrust the full weight of supporting this system onto one to a few poor sods who have to pay all of this out of their own pocket, without even getting so much as a thank you. Frankly, it's kind of appalling that we even did this for so long. Only through the generosity of a few select individuals did this system survive until now without collapsing. All attempts to reach out to people to contribute prizes of their own have failed; people like getting them, but not so much giving them. This is not a fair system.

Additionally, Steam has really *bleep*ed up people's ability to hold onto games and gifting them, making the buying of new prizes very inconvenient. We'd have to invest a lot of effort into finding a suitable alternative method, and ultimately it's not really worth it.

Additionally additionally, we waste weeks, if not months each year going through the lists and asking each person for their prize selection, hunting down inactive users, and dealing with Steam's bull*bleep*. It's an ordeal.

tl;dr: It's a huge waste of time, effort, and money (of a select few people who bear all the costs).

Why do this now?

We've talked a bit about this possibility during last year's suggestion thread, and the notion has been met with cautious optimism. The general vibe was "we like to play in tournaments to engage with the community, and prizes are just a side thing". This presents us with a good opportunity to continue from that vibe and get this process done smoothly and painlessly. Shift focus to the social aspect.


Will this affect tournament participation?

It's possible. I would like to think that our community is strong enough to want to play games with their fellow users without being promised a reward, but a few people might jump off as a result. However, that's not really something we should concern ourselves with if the alternative comes at an unreasonable cost. I don't think the hit will be that noticable.

And if it's a huge concern, tournament hosts are not prohibited from offering their own prizes if they so wish. But I don't think it will be necessary.


What will this mean for 'Shroom tokens?

With the abolishment of the prize list and awards tokens, the 'Shroom will no longer have a prize pool to draw from. The 'Shroom staff will have to discuss amongst themselves if they want to continue their token system or come up with an alternative. In case of the former they will have to create their own prize pool. But that decision ultiimately lies with the 'Shroom staff, and the awards committee has no influence on it.


If there are any questions, comments, concerns at all please feel free to post here or send me a message about this.  Retiring this system will allow for the development of the ceremony to be of much more ease, and that lack of stress trickles down to tournaments hosts who don't have to worry about token rates and me breathing down their necks for numbers.  All I'd need to see is an outline for tournament rules and we can help coordinate and schedule it.

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: General Discussion
« on: April 06, 2019, 05:48:23 PM »
Meeting tonight in about 2 hours! :pgp:

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Forum Games / Re: Workin' at the Car Wash [Roleplay]
« on: March 31, 2019, 08:34:49 PM »
*swings large hammer, smashing everyone into the sky*

(Giant)

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Forum Games / Re: Workin' at the Car Wash [Roleplay]
« on: March 31, 2019, 08:33:38 PM »
`

>tgm

God Mode disabled.

(The Dragonborn)

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Forum Games / Re: Workin' at the Car Wash [Roleplay]
« on: March 31, 2019, 06:13:36 PM »
*pulls in*

*reverses*

*drives out*

(Person who missed his exit)

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Mario Awards XIII / Meeting Logs
« on: March 29, 2019, 10:24:57 PM »

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20:24      *** WikiGuest54 joined #mwchat Mibbit@uhj-03ev19s9.dyn.optonline.net
20:26   WikiGuest54   Does anybody knows which mario characters have been fogortton?
20:27   Gabumon   I forgot

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: General Discussion
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »
This year's Awards Committee has been formed!  Members include:

*Hypnotoad (Anton) (Director)
*Turboo (Turboo) (Sub-Director)
*Raregold (Raregold) ('Shroom Awards Host)
*Gabumon (Mr. Edo) (Awards Staff Consultant)
*2257 (2257) (Awards Staff Consultant)
*Lakituthequick (Lakituthequick) (Awards Record Keeper)
*Superchao (Ritsuko Akizuki)
*Smasher (Smasher)
*Gamefreak75 (Gamefreak75)
*Hooded Pitohui (Hooded Pitohui)
*Parakoopa144 (cokecan)
*Roserade (Roserade)
*MsRetroGeek (Amy Rose)
*BBQ Turtle (BBQ Turtle)
*Meta Knight (Meta Knight)

The first AC Meeting is planned for March 29, 2019, 08:00:00 PM (Friday, March 29th 8:00pm-10:00pm EDT) in #mwikiawards on irc.darkmyst.org. Do note that European Daylight Savings begins on March 31st, so the first couple of meetings will shift for those east of the Atlantic. If you don’t already know how to join that channel, click this link, enter your name, and then type “/join #mwikiawards”.

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Fan Creations / Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:18:01 PM »
New review :pgp:

Issue 144 - March 2019 - Germany: Strudel, Streussel, Nussecken, Linzer Torte, Almond Horn, Leberkäse Sandwich

Even though I'm booked for pretty much the rest of the year, I am still open to suggestions!  Specifically I'm looking for Halloween and Autumn stuff to review, but anything else works and I'll find a way to do it in a timely manner!

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: AC Application
« on: March 16, 2019, 03:24:59 PM »
Sign-ups are now closed!  There's potential for late joins depending on participation in meetings by non-members, but we'll see you all in a couple weeks!  Thanks for your interest!! :bowser:

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: AC Application
« on: March 14, 2019, 04:04:30 PM »
Last day to sign up!  If you're considering it and not sure, feel free to ask questions and try it out!

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Forum Games / Re: Workin' at the Car Wash [Roleplay]
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:20:28 PM »
*kicks the door down*

FBI

'NEPTUNE POSIODEN' YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR INSIDER TRADING AND FRAUD

*attaches handcuffs and carts you off to await trial*

hey while I'm at it I'll need my Dodge Charger I bought with all of my military school tax credits to be washed for my weekly drive around town to show off how large and impressive my muscles are; don't worry, I won't tip, because this is AMERICA

(Crew Cut FBI Man, one-shot Plot Device cameo)

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: AC Application
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:20:28 PM »
A few more days left to sign up!  We could use some more people to help out!  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask :pgp:

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Mario Awards XIII / Re: General Discussion
« on: March 05, 2019, 03:53:12 PM »
So far, Raregold will be heading the Community Awards, Turb will be Fail Awards, and I'm set for Mario Awards

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