The Exceptional Newcomer Award
I, HeBhagawan, present you with this award for your outstanding contributions to Hinduism. This award is meant to recognize your good editing decisions, and above all your willingness to work cooperatively with others. Congratulations!
The Barnstar of Diligence
This is for your consistency with high quality and frequent edits on the Hinduism article! ॐ नमःशिवाय Śaiva Sujīt सुजीत ॐ 08:01, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
The Hindu Firestar Thank You Award
Namaste! I, Buddhipriya, humbly thank you for helping me get started as a contributor to Hinduism. You were one of the first people I communicated with when I began using Wikipedia. You quickly helped my create the Ganesha Purana page which was just featured as a DYK. It is only due to your guidance that the page has any merit. If you have any further advice or comments for me, please post me a message at my talk page. Thank you for your kindness! -- Buddhipriya
I award you this Barnstar for your contributions to wikipedia on India-related articles. =Nichalp«Talk»= 12:08, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
you, sir, are an excellent editor. Your maxim of "stop worrying and love the trolls" cracked me up, and shows deep understanding of Wikipedia's secret of success :) dab(𒁳) 08:15, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Presented to User:Abecedare on 25th March, 2008, an overdue barnstar for his brilliant message , and great contributions. Thanks & Regards. Bhadani (talk) 18:17, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For making me smile really wide! DRosenbach(Talk | Contribs) 03:22, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
The Helping Hand Barnstar
For being extraordinarily helpful and patient with new users! Shreevatsa (talk) 15:54, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Peace
For quickly killing a dispute between me and an IP and setting things strait. Marx01Tell me about it 01:41, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
The Indian Barnstar of National Merit WP:INDIA sincerely thanks User:Abecedare for his contributions to the WikiProject. And congrats again for the recent successful RFA. We are proud of you! -- TinuCherian - 10:20, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
The Order of the Upholder of Wiki
I Fowler&fowler, award Abecedare this barnstar for upholding wikipedia's core goals and values. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 19:25, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
For your fantastic start as an admin. Keep up the great work. Aaroncrick (talk) Review me! 06:16, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
But why should I contribute to an article? I'm no expert.
That's fine. The Wikipedia philosophy can be summed up thusly: "Experts are scum." For some reason people who spend 40 years learning everything they can about, say, the Peloponnesian War -- and indeed, advancing the body of human knowledge -- get all pissy when their contributions are edited away by Randy in Boise who heard somewhere that sword-wielding skeletons were involved. And they get downright irate when asked politely to engage in discourse with Randy until the sword-skeleton theory can be incorporated into the article without passing judgment.