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Protocol for WikiProject Wikipedia Awards[edit]

What's the typical protocol for the creation of a new WikiProject barnstar? Proposal within a project first and then getting someone to create it? Is there a list of users who would be willing to design barnstars? Upjav (talk) 05:14, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Whoever wants one to be designed, will be willing ot. there is no straight-out protocal. you could however ask a member who made one in the past to make one for you. Lucia Black (talk) 05:20, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
To answer your question, perhaps a bit belatedly, WikiProjects are governed by WP:LOCALCONSENSUS. Simply put, WPWPA exists simply to help WikiProjects connect to graphic artists (It seems Lucia is willing to help, but for posterity I've always found The Graphics Lab be be a good resource) and listing WikiProject Awards as they are created. Achowat (talk) 16:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

New Barnstar[edit]

This is a barnstar I created for the admins who do a lot of work in deleted non-encyclopedic pages.

Gnome-edit-delete.svg The deletion barnstar
Nice job in the field of deleting non-encyclopedic pages.

This could be an alternative of an existing barnstar or an all new one together. NickGibson3900 - Talk - Sign my Guestbook 06:55, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

If an admin is doing good admin-only work, I'd much rather see them be given The Admin's Barnstar. Just hitting the delete button isn't really something that seems worthy of recognition; but sifting through deletion discussions or understanding WP:CSD or WP:PROD enough to know to hit the right button, that's much more about being a good Admin than just deletion. Achowat (talk) 05:11, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Guestbook Barnstar[edit]

How about a barnstar for signing guestbooks. It could be an standard barnstar with all the info in it such as; This user signed "Example"'s guestbook! Be the next to sign" and we could use the guestbook logo. Mirror Freak 15:28, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

This is what it could look like.

Guestbook barnstar "Examples" Guestbook Barnstar
This user signed "Example's guestbook! Be the next to sign!

Mirror Freak

Mirror Freak 15:37, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Sounds like a personal user award to me. In fact, it's already listed there. Achowat (talk) 05:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Not only does it already exist, it's a pretty sad thing to award. Chris Troutman (talk) 05:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Agree that this seems more like a PUA. I do think that ways of encouraging more friendly communication between editors are good for Wikipedia (we're more likely to resolve conflicts efficiently if we're already friends with the person we're arguing with), but it is precisely the personal nature of such relationships that makes them better suited for the personal user space. RomanSpa (talk) 05:52, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Animation Barnstar[edit]

I believe that an Animation Barnstar should be added. The Film Barnstar is too narrow, since animation can be found on television as well. It would also be nice to recognize work on articles about related topics, such as video games based on animated works and music that was written for or has become associated with animated works. Eight other editors (Pedro thy master, Khanassassin, Nirinsanity, ElectroPro, Fortdj33, Paper Luigi, Ogram, and Wrk3) have voiced support for this idea. We had a design ready, but unfortunately, it seems to have disappeared (I intended to open this discussion much earlier, but have had too many distractions lately). I'll try to find it again, but if it's no longer available, then I'm open to new suggestions. --Jpcase (talk) 19:38, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Is this the kind of award that WP:TOON would want as their WikiProject Award? Achowat (talk) 18:12, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, six of the eight supporting editors are members of the Animation WikiProject (the other two have been heavily involved with related articles, but haven't technically joined the WikiProject). Is there a difference between a Barnstar and a WikiProject Award? --Jpcase (talk) 18:25, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
It comes down to WP:LOCALCONSENSUS. A WikiProject Award gets listed as soon as that WikiProject starts using it. A barnstar needs wider community consensus to be listed at WP:*. Achowat (talk) 22:54, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Wider consensus than we already have? What exactly would be considered a "wide enough" consensus? And are you saying that we need to create the award and start giving it out to people, before it can be listed here? --Jpcase (talk) 23:03, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
No, not at all. What I'm saying is that if WikiProject Animation wanted this to be their WikiProject Award, then it'd be listed on that page without hesitation. The process for a Topic-specific barnstar is, for better or for worse, a little more complicated. Achowat (talk) 07:47, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
So, basically, I just have to illustrate that WikiProject Animation wants this award? How would I go about doing that? --Jpcase (talk) 16:09, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
A conversation at WT:TOON would seem enough. Achowat (talk) 18:09, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
I actually opened a discussion there, but I never received any replies. Perhaps the talk pages for other WikiProjects are more active. I then personally approached all of the members of WikiProject Animation, and the above-mentioned editors supported my proposal. The others simply didn't reply. I don't know how many editors would be expected to participate in a discussion at WT:TOON, but I assume that if eight had joined the discussion, then that would have been enough - am I right? So do you think that eight supporting editors (nine including myself) marks a strong enough consensus? --Jpcase (talk) 18:53, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
I don't think there is enough strong consensus here. If there isn't enough, I would possibly abandon it. JJ98 (Talk) 18:46, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not going to abandon it, because I really think that this would be a good idea, and others seems to like it as well. If nine people doesn't count as a consensus, then how many people do I need? --Jpcase (talk) 21:23, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I replied at your talk page. JJ98 (Talk) 07:53, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Topical Barnstar - For improving botany and plant related articles[edit]

I would like to propose this barnstar award for contributions improving botany and plant related articles.

Mentzelia laevicaulis 2.jpg The Blazing star barnstar
For stellar contributions that improve botany and plant related articles.

FloraWilde (talk) 22:40, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Might it make sense to see if WP:PLANT wants this is a WikiProject Award? Achowat (talk) 23:00, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Good point. I posted a notification at the WP:Plant Project's talk page. FloraWilde (talk) 18:56, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Sure! Looks nice/why not? Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:25, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

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I tried copying the formatting above, but I did something wrong[1]. Can anyone help fix it? FloraWilde (talk) 23:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Please wait until you have an actual consensus. One editor is not a consensus. It looks good to me as well and I will support it, but give this more time please.--Mark Miller (talk) 23:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. I was using WP:Silence as consensus (notice was also posted at the very active WP:PLANT talk page - Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Plants#Discussion_of_a_proposed_Barnstar_-_For_improving_botany_and_plant_related_articles. FloraWilde (talk) 00:08, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I have fixed the list entry, but I do not think the link in the barnstar title is a good idea. That's what caused the problems with the entry. Huon (talk) 00:24, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Now you have a pretty good consensus. I also agree the link is not a good idea though.--Mark Miller (talk) 00:32, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
The reason for the link is an inside WP:PLANT joke, since the common name "blazing star" applies to several species, but the link goes to giant blazing star, an added compliment to the awardee. FloraWilde (talk) 17:12, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I am not part of any consensus to create this barnstar. In fact, in its current state I'd rather tend to oppose it. The image is among the least barnstar-like compared to the others, the "star barnstar" wording is awkward, and in general the title should give a good indication of what type of edit the barnstar is awarded for, without the need of an explanation, much less a link. Huon (talk) 22:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I support the idea of having a barnstar for contributions to plant related articles, but I have to agree with some of Huon's objections. The name and image, while both creative, should be changed. According to Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Guidelines, the design should be based on a pre-existing template and use stylized clipart, rather than photographs of actual objects. I don't find the wording of the title awkward, and in fact, I think that it's kind of fun. But it's a little too vague and I don't think that it should be named for any one plant - something more general would be better. --Jpcase (talk) 23:09, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Should I add in more?[edit]

I noticed that there are a LOT of barnstars in Category:Barnstar award templates that are not on this page. Does anyone object to my adding them in? Asarelah (talk) 15:22, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I just saw the thing saying that there needs to be discussion here before barnstars are added. I'll create a list of barnstars that I think are worth adding in my sandbox and come back and propose them here. Asarelah (talk) 14:45, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposed Barnstar to add to this article[edit]

I have found a barnstar template that would be good to add to this list:

Does anyone have any objection to this addition? Asarelah (talk) 17:48, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Question about WikiProject Barnstars[edit]

Do I have to be a member of a specific Wikiproject to award the barnstar to someone I feel is deserving of it? I wanted to check first. Asarelah (talk) 13:13, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Nope. You can give any award to anyone you feel deserves it!--Mark Miller (talk) 00:34, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you. How I do I get consensus on adding a new barnstar to the page, as per the Anthropod barnstar? Also, shouldn't they be sorted by subject or something to make locating them easier? Asarelah (talk) 14:32, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
A master list would really come in handy. Asarelah (talk) 14:35, 17 September 2014 (UTC)