Looking forward to issue 183? Grand! We've got quite a bit to share with you! As a result, however, we also have quite a bit to double-check and test. It's going to take a little time to get the paper completely ready today, so expect it a little later in the day than usual. Currently, we're estimating release in 4-5 hours, but this is subject to change. The issue will be out today, though, so be sure to check the forum later today - it'll be worth the wait!
As a reminder, the 'Shroom Director Election is still ongoing! The nomination period closes in a few hours now. Currently, Ninja Squid and Waluigi Time are the only ticket in the running. If you have questions you'd like to ask them, the question and answer thread is wide open!
A merry Christmas, Mario Boards, to those of you who celebrate the holiday (and who are in a timezone where we've rolled over to the 25th)! And, to all, a happy holiday season!
Coinciding with the holiday, the voting period has opened for our Director Election, so, whether during the holidays or early into the new year, spare some time to ask candidates questions and cast your votes. The nomination period doesn't close for some time yet, so other interested parties can join in until January 8th, but you don't have to wait to get involved with your questions!
We're a week out! From what? Special issue 177 of The 'Shroom! Get hyped for this year's special holiday issue! If you have an idea for a special contribution you want to squeeze in, feel free to send it our way. Otherwise, just prepare yourselves to see what all of your fellow community members have put together for the holidays!
Hey, there's about a week left to sign-up! If you want to be featured in an activity in The 'Shroom in October, don't delay, check out the linked thread and send Rose, TPG, and myself a PM sooner than later!
174 issues of the paper! That's just astounding to think about, isn't it? This little community has kept a monthly project running for fifteen years, unbelievable as that is.
A big, big thank you to all of you here today who continue to contribute to this project and keep it going. This community is filled with great people, and you deserve a round of applause for supporting one another and keeping this place vibrant and encouraging the creativity of people here.
(A big thank you to Porplemontage, too, for letting us run this newspaper on his wiki through all these years.)