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It is the custom to reward Wikipedia contributors for hard work and due diligence by awarding them a Barnstar. To give the award to someone, just place the image on their talk page (or their awards page), and explain why it was given. If you are sure the barnstar is appropriate, don't be shy!

The barnstar is not unique to Wikipedia. Some years ago, some wiki-based communities began to give their users awards called barn stars, using a star anchor to represent the concept of the shared work experience, as in barn raising. The concept of the barnstar as a Wiki award was created by SunirShah on MeatballWiki.[1][2] Web designers were invited to incorporate a similar barn star design into their project as Easter eggs.[3]

Wiki barnstars were introduced to Wikipedia in December 2003 by MartinHarper.[4] Since then, the concept has become ingrained in the Wikipedia culture. These awards are part of the Kindness Campaign and are meant to promote civility and WikiLove. They are a form of warm fuzzy: they are free to give and they bring joy to the recipient.

While awarding a barnstar, remember to provide relevant text as to why you are awarding it. The following are some of the barnstars and awards currently in use. If you don't feel any of these covers the topics you are concerned with, you can always design your own award (using these examples, if you like). If you have questions, WikiProject Wikipedia Awards is a group of volunteers who help guide these pages.

There are many types of barnstars. Please make sure that your choice is fair and appropriate, which will help prevent over-use. Remember that there are other ways of showing simple appreciation to someone, such as a comment on the user's talk page, and alternative awards such as cookies in Personal user awards.

Adding a Barnstar[edit]

A cast iron barnstar

If you would like a barnstar to be added to the list, please discuss it at WikiProject Wikipedia Awards talk page. Please don't add it without a consensus! Barnstars without consensus will be removed. There is a guideline at Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Guidelines how to create a Barnstar 2.0.

Barnstars[edit]

Barnstars are listed in chronological order, that is, in the order in which they were introduced to the English Wikipedia. Please add any new barnstars to the bottom of the appropriate section.


General Barnstars[edit]

General Barnstars are awarded for work or contributions that do not fall into a specific Wikipedia category, but instead that describe contributions or editing along a specific theme.

They can be sorted by title by clicking the button next to "Title and description".

Image What to type Title and description
Barnstar 1.0 Barnstar 2.0
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The Original Barnstar
The Original Barnstar
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Original BarnstarThe Original Barnstar

This barnstar, the first on Wikipedia, is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated.

Introduced by Martin Harper on December 19, 2003, and later modified by Silsor on February 17, 2004.

The Editor's Barnstar
The Editor's Barnstar
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Editor's BarnstarThe Editor's Barnstar

The Editor's Barnstar is awarded to individuals who display particularly fine decisions in general editing. This is occasionally known as the Exclusionists' Barnstar. Sometimes, expert text removal is the most effective editing.

Introduced by Guanaco on June 18, 2004.

The Working Man's Barnstar
The Working Man's Barnstar
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The Working Wikipedian'sThe Working Wikipedian's Barnstar

The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar may be awarded to those who work tirelessly and endlessly on the more laborious or repetitive of Wikipedia tasks.

This barnstar's name can now be gender-specific by supplying 'm' for Man's, 'w' for Woman's or 'n' for Wikipedian's in place of the gender option. Leaving this option blank will first determine if the user has a gender set, and if not, uses the default "Wikipedian's".

Introduced by Blankfaze on July 6, 2004.

Minor Barnstar
Minor Barnstar
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Minor BarnstarThe Minor Barnstar

Minor edits are often-overlooked, but essential, contributions to Wikipedia. The Minor Barnstar is awarded for making minor edits of the utmost quality.

Introduced by Spencer195 on July 13, 2004, and slightly modified by MattTM.

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
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Random Acts of Kindness BarnstarThe Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar may be awarded to those that show a pattern of going the extra mile to be nice, without being asked.

Introduced by TheCustomOfLife on August 2, 2004.

Barnstar of Diligence
Barnstar of Diligence
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Diligence, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Diligence

The Barnstar of Diligence may be awarded in recognition of a combination of extraordinary scrutiny, precision and community service.

Introduced by Pedant on August 13, 2004, and touched up by Wapcaplet at the request of Neutrality.

Surreal Barnstar
Surreal Barnstar
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Surreal BarnstarThe Surreal Barnstar

The Surreal Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian who adds "special flavor" to the community by acting as a sort of wildcard.

Introduced by Merovingian on August 14, 2004.

Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Tireless Contributor Barnstar
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Tireless Contributor BarnstarThe Tireless Contributor Barnstar

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar may be awarded to especially tireless Wikipedians who contribute an especially large body of work without sacrificing quality.

Introduced by Trainspotter on October 26, 2004.

The Photographer's Barnstar
The Photographer's Barnstar
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Photographer's BarnstarThe Photographer's Barnstar

The Photographer's Barnstar is awarded to those individuals who tirelessly improve Wikipedia with their photographic skills and contributions.

Introduced by Grunt on November 27, 2004.

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
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Defender of the Wiki BarnstarThe Defender of the Wiki Barnstar

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar may be awarded to those who have prevented Wikipedia from being used for fraudulent purposes, or who have defended Wikipedia against threats not covered by other barnstars. The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar was created after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, when a fraudulent charity tried to take advantage of the widespread media coverage of the article.

Introduced by Alkivar on January 8, 2005. An expansion of the scope of the barnstar was proposed by Pine in December 2011 and was uncontroversial.

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
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Anti-Vandalism BarnstarThe Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar may be awarded to those who show great contributions to protecting and reverting attacks of vandalism on Wikipedia. For more information on fighting vandalism, please see Wikipedia:Vandalism.

Introduced on February 27, 2005 by brian0918, and designed by Deathphoenix.

The Barnstar of Good Humor
The Barnstar of Good Humor
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Good Humor, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Good Humor

The Barnstar of Good Humor may be awarded to particularly light-spirited Wikipedians who, by their unshakably good humor, consistently and reliably lighten the mood, defuse conflicts, and generally make Wikipedia a better place to be.

Introduced on April 26, 2005 by Sango123.

The Rosetta Barnstar
The Rosetta Barnstar
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Rosetta BarnstarThe Rosetta Barnstar

The Rosetta Barnstar may be given to any editor who exhibits outstanding translation efforts on Wikipedia.

Introduced on June 1, 2005 by Harðor, and was designed by David Levy.

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
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Graphic Designer's BarnstarThe Graphic Designer's Barnstar

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar may be awarded to those who work tirelessly to provide Wikipedia with free graphic files, either original or a version of a known design (e.g. a country's flag).

Introduced by Redux on August 15, 2005. Original design by Sango123, later modified by L'Aquatique. Complete redesign by Rectilinium introduced on April 12, 2009.

The Vitruvian Barnstar
The Vitruvian Barnstar
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da Vinci BarnstarThe da Vinci Barnstar

The da Vinci Barnstar may be awarded to anyone who has enhanced Wikipedia through their technical work (programming and tools, bot building, link repair, Mediawiki developers, etc.). This award may also be given to Cabalists, Mediators and Arbitrators – whose work is essential to the functioning of Wikipedia. Alternative: {{The Technical Barnstar}}

Suggested by EWS23 and Covington, designed by The Man in Question and introduced on March 6, 2006.

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Half BarnstarThe Half Barnstar

The Half Barnstar is awarded for excellence in cooperation, especially for productive editing together with someone who holds diametrically opposed viewpoints. Both users get one half of the star; when cooperating they hold a full one.

It was thought of in September 2006 by Radiant!, but not actually handed out until April 2007.

The Copyeditor's Barnstar
The Copyeditor's Barnstar
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Copyeditor's BarnstarThe Copyeditor's Barnstar

The Copyeditor's Barnstar is awarded for excellence in copyediting.

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Spelling grammar and punctuation are, important
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important!

Suggested by Trusilver, designed by Kathryn NicDhàna with input from members of the League of Copyeditors and introduced on March 8, 2007. Retouched by H3llkn0wz in June 2010.

The Special Barnstar
The Special Barnstar
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Special BarnstarThe Special Barnstar

The Special Barnstar may be awarded to a user as a gesture of appreciation for a specific reason, when there is no other barnstar which would feel appropriate.

Introduced by Rhanyeia on May 14, 2007. Co-created with Suvi Ylioja.

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar
The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar
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What a Brilliant Idea! BarnstarThe "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar should be awarded to a user who figures out an elegant solution to a particularly burdensome bottleneck or problem, or who identifies a means to improve Wikipedia in a profound way.

Adapted from the technology barnstar by The Transhumanist in May 2007, image design by download.

The "Articles for Creation" Barnstar
The "Articles for Creation" Barnstar
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Articles for Creation BarnstarThe "Articles for Creation" Barnstar

The "Articles for Creation" Barnstar is awarded to users who have demonstrated great effort and dedication in reviewing articles and/or other related work for the Articles for creation process.

This award was created by Hersfold in July 2007.

The Peace Barnstar
The Peace Barnstar
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Diplomacy, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Diplomacy

The Barnstar of Diplomacy is awarded to users who have helped to resolve, peacefully, conflicts on Wikipedia.

Introduced by Defender 911 in August 2007, image design by Hersfold.

The Invisible Barnstar
The Invisible Barnstar
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Invisible BarnstarThe Invisible Barnstar

The Invisible Barnstar is awarded to users who make significant and helpful contributions to the project, but have kept to the background without seeking recognition or reward for their work.

Designed and introduced by Hersfold in August 2007.

The Civility Barnstar
The Civility Barnstar
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Civility Barnstar The Civility Barnstar

The Civility Barnstar is intended to reward users for civility. The aim is to award good civility, and not to just warn against bad civility.

It was conceived and designed by Concordia in August 2007.

Wikipedia Motivation Award
Wikipedia Motivation Award
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Motivation BarnstarThe Motivation Barnstar

The Motivation Barnstar is awarded to users who

  • do a considerable amount to promote Wikipedia beyond the site, or
  • do wonders in "gee-ing up the troops" either through general motivation of Wikipedians, or
  • motivate Wikipedians by way of tools, contests, and other such things

This medal was introduced in August 2007 and designed by brian0918.

The Socratic barnstar
The Socratic barnstar
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Socratic BarnstarThe Socratic Barnstar

The Socratic Barnstar is awarded to those editors who are extremely skilled and eloquent in their arguments.

Designed and introduced by Martinphi in September 2007.

The Rescue Barnstar
The Rescue Barnstar
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Rescue BarnstarThe Rescue Barnstar

The Rescue Barnstar is awarded to people who rescue articles from deletion. This can be independent of or in cooperation with the Article Rescue Squadron.

Proposed by Le Grand Roi des CitrouillesTally-ho! in October 2007 and officially listed July 2008.

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N/A {{subst:The Real-Life Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Real-Life BarnstarThe Real-Life Barnstar

The Real-Life Barnstar is awarded to editors who make contributions both online and offline, by organizing wiki-related real-life events.

Designed and introduced by TexasDex in November 2007.

The Barnstar of Recovery
The Barnstar of Recovery
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Recovery, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Recovery

The Barnstar of Recovery is awarded to editors who make contributions to articles during their deletion reviews, thus saving the article from deletion. It has the international sign for first aid as its background.

Designed and introduced by Ryan4314 on January 7, 2008.

The Content Creativity Barnstar
The Content Creativity Barnstar
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Content Creativity BarnstarThe Content Creativity Barnstar

The Content Creativity Barnstar is given to Wikipedians in recognition of their work in content submission.

Introduced by Nothing444 on February 10, 2008, and modified by same on March 22, 2008.

The Citation Barnstar
The Citation Barnstar
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Citation BarnstarThe Citation Barnstar

The Citation Barnstar is awarded to users who provide references and in-line citations to previously unsourced articles.

It was created in March 2008 by J.delanoy.

The Redirect Barnstar
The Redirect Barnstar
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Redirect BarnstarThe Redirect Barnstar

The Redirect Barnstar is awarded to those who have created and/or maintained useful redirects.

It was introduced by J.delanoy on March 8, 2008, and has undergone redesign.

The Anti-Flame Barnstar
The Anti-Flame Barnstar
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Anti-Flame BarnstarThe Anti-Flame Barnstar

The Anti-Flame Barnstar is awarded for users that have kept cool in conflicts, as well as resolving them.

Originally designed on Wikimedia Commons. Introduced on English Wikipedia by Nothing444 on March 22, 2008.

The Anti-Spam Barnstar
The Anti-Spam Barnstar
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Anti-Spam BarnstarThe Anti-Spam Barnstar

The Anti-Spam Barnstar is awarded to users who fight spam.

Introduced by Od Mishehu on March 27, 2008, image design by download.

Writer's Barnstar
Writer's Barnstar
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Writer's BarnstarThe Writer's Barnstar

The Writer's Barnstar may be awarded to two groups of Wikipedians: Wikipedians writing articles about writers and books, and Wikipedians writing a large number of articles/edits.

Introduced by Kubek15 on April 2, 2008, and designed by Penubag.

The Guidance Barnstar
The Guidance Barnstar
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Guidance BarnstarThe Guidance Barnstar

The Guidance Barnstar may be awarded to users who help others locate valuable resources, information, or assistance.

Introduced by Scartol on April 13, 2008.

Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Your Opinion is More Important than You Think BarnstarThe Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar

This barnstar was created for awarding to Wikipedians who don't realize that something they have said has helped make Wikipedia better. It is suggested, since the recipient of this award does not realize that they have helped, that you inform the recipient what change has come about as a result of whatever it was they said that was so noteworthy.

Introduced by Bob the Wikipedian on April 14, 2008. Image redone by SimpsonsFan08 on April 25, 2008.

The Audio Barnstar
The Audio Barnstar
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The Audio Barnstar may be awarded to editors who make a significant contribution to the wiki by creating and/or adding original or rare audio files. Historical recordings, self-made music, self-made examples of sound effects or musical styles, natural sounds, etc.

Designed and introduced by Yintan on May 24, 2008.

The All-Around Amazing Barnstar
N/A {{subst:All-Around Amazing Barnstar|message ~~~~}} All-Around Amazing BarnstarThe All-Around Amazing Barnstar

The All-Around Amazing Barnstar is awarded to editors who are all-around amazing in most—if not all—parts of Wikipedia. These users have exemplified what it means to be a true Renaissance man or woman of Wikipedia, being active in more than one part of the Wikipedia community, and understanding that a true Wikipedian is more than just an editor of articles.

This barnstar was originally created on June 24, 2008 for BranStark by Angel caboodle for his continuing contributions in all aspects of Wikipedia.

The Modest Barnstar
The Modest Barnstar
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Modest BarnstarThe Modest Barnstar

The Modest Barnstar is an award suitable for any editing feat that makes a modest improvement to Wikipedia.

Introduced on July 1, 2008 by Meisfunny with the image from Pedant.

The Home-Made Barnstar
The Home-Made Barnstar Barnstar
{{subst:Home-Made Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Home-Made BarnstarThe Home-Made Barnstar

The Home-Made Barnstar is awarded to people who do a lot of work in difficult areas and do it well. Recipients are able to think outside the box, the original intention of the WP:IAR principle, and their interventions are always, or almost always effective in resolving or progressing difficulties and disputes.

Introduced in July 2008 by John.

The Red Link Removal Barnstar
The Red Link Removal Barnstar
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Red Link Removal BarnstarThe Red Link Removal Barnstar

The Red Link Removal Barnstar may be awarded to editors who show diligence in removing red links in articles by creating new articles, correcting the links to connect to appropriate existing articles or deleting links to articles that should not exist because they do not satisfy Wikipedia:Notability guidelines.

Proposed by Dogcowsaysmoof and introduced by Neptune5000 on September 29, 2008.

The Cleanup Barnstar
The Cleanup Barnstar
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Cleanup BarnstarThe Cleanup Barnstar

The Cleanup Barnstar may be awarded to users who clean up articles.

Introduced by Neptune5000 on October 13, 2008, image design by download.

The WikiLink Barnstar
The WikiLink Barnstar
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Wikilink BarnstarThe Wikilink Barnstar

The Wikilink Barnstar may be awarded to users who either add useful links or remove unnecessary links in articles.

Introduced by Neptune5000 on October 14, 2008.

The Admin Barnstar
The Admin Barnstar
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Admin's BarnstarThe Admin's Barnstar

The Admin's Barnstar may be awarded to administrators who made a particularly difficult decision, did a tiresome but needed admin task, cleared some nasty backlog or just to show an administrator that you think they are doing good work in a particular area of "the job" and that their work is appreciated. To be used when other, more specific, barnstars do not apply to the reasons at hand.

Introduced by SoWhy on November 14, 2008, and redesigned by Rectilinium on May 8, 2009.

The Teamwork Barnstar
The Teamwork Barnstar
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Teamwork BarnstarThe Teamwork Barnstar

The Teamwork Barnstar may be awarded when several editors work together to improve an article.

Introduced in November 2008 by JaGa.

The Barnstar of Integrity
The Barnstar of Integrity
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Integrity, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Integrity

The Barnstar of Integrity may be awarded to those editors who have shown to be a person of integrity and honor. Or, more simply, a stand-up guy/gal.

Introduced by Shirulashem on December 30, 2008.

The Typo Team Barnstar
The Typo Team Barnstar
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Typo Team BarnstarThe Typo Team Barnstar

The Typo Team Barnstar may be awarded to any editor who has exceptional contributions in fixing typos.

Suggested by Jason Quinn and designed by Sophus Bie February 9, 2009.

The Press Barnstar
The Press Barnstar
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Press BarnstarThe Press Barnstar

The Press Barnstar may be awarded to any editor whose contributions to an article were cited by one or more news services off Wikipedia. Alternatively, it may be awarded to a Wikipedian or Wikiproject whose contributions have earned Wikipedia praise from the media. As the focus of this barnstar is off Wikipedia praise it should not be awarded to those who have contributed to internal news services like the Signpost or Wikiproject news letters, nor to those who actively edit articles concerning the press in general.

It may also be used for editors who have done good work in contributing to Journalism-related subjects.

Suggested by TomStar81 and designed by Chamal N February 15, 2009, and introduced February 20, 2009.

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
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Copyright Cleanup BarnstarThe Copyright Cleanup Barnstar

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar may be awarded to those contributors who have gone the extra mile in clearing up copyright concerns on Wikipedia.

Suggested by Moonriddengirl and designed by ArielGold on March 17, 2009.

The BLP Barnstar
The BLP Barnstar
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BLP BarnstarThe BLP Barnstar

The BLP Barnstar is for users who work to diligently source and maintain neutrality in biography articles, ensuring they adhere to the Biographies of Living Persons policy.

Requested by Enigmaman, and designed by ArielGold on April 2, 2009.

The Curator Barnstar
The Curator Barnstar
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Curator BarnstarThe Curator Barnstar

The Curator Barnstar may be awarded to those who have a long history of improving Wikipedia by finding and/or restoring historical files (illustrations, photographs, documents, sounds...).

Introduced by Ksempac on August 11, 2009.

The Recent Changes Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Recent Changes Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Recent Changes BarnstarThe Recent Changes Barnstar

The Recent Changes Barnstar is for users who have been doing a lot of helpful work while patrolling Recent changes.

Introduced by Porchcrop on October 8, 2009.

The Disambiguator's Barnstar
The Disambiguator's Barnstar
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Disambiguator's BarnstarThe Disambiguator's Barnstar

The Disambiguator's Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian who is a prolific disambiguator.

Introduced by Quinxorin on June 16, 2010; original idea by Extra999

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The Checkuser Barnstar
{{subst:The Checkuser's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Checkuser's BarnstarThe Checkuser's Barnstar

The Checkuser's Barnstar may be awarded to checkusers who tirelessly work to keep Wikipedia free from sockpuppets.

Introduced by Reaper Eternal on April 11, 2011.

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The Philosophy Barnstar
{{subst:The Philosophy Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Philosophy BarnstarThe Philosophy Barnstar

The Philosophy Barnstar is awarded to users that make extremely wise, and sometimes unusually clever, decisions regarding matters on Wikipedia.

The Mediator Barnstar
The Mediator Barnstar
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Mediator BarnstarThe Mediator Barnstar

The Mediator Barnstar is awarded to users that served well as a mediator between heated debates on the talk pages of articles and users.

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The Reviewer Barnstar
{{subst:The Reviewer Barnstar|message ~~~~}} NEW BarnstarThe Reviewer Barnstar

The Reviewer Barnstar is awarded to users who diligently review new or newly improved articles for errors/mistakes.

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The Premium Reviewer Barnstar
{{subst:The Premium Reviewer Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Premium Reviewer BarnstarThe Premium Reviewer Barnstar

The Premium Reviewer Barnstar is awarded to users that have achieved more than three Reviewer Barnstars or are given to users who have diligently reviewed an article or set of articles very closely to ensure its good quality on Wikipedia.

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The Eraser Barnstar
{{subst:The Eraser Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Eraser BarnstarThe Eraser Barnstar

The Eraser Barnstar is awarded to those who remove unnecessary information from images or descriptions.

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The Feather Barnstar
{{subst:The Feather Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Feather BarnstarThe Feather Barnstar

The Feather Barnstar is awarded for the creation of good articles for a long period of time.

The Purple Barnstar
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Purple BarnstarThe Purple Barnstar

The Purple Barnstar is awarded to those who have endured undue hardship (e.g., incessant harassment) on Wikipedia but still remain resolute in their commitment to the project and its ideals.

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The Valued Picture Barnstar
{{subst:The Valued Picture Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Valued Picture BarnstarThe Valued Picture Barnstar

The Valued Picture Barnstar is awarded to users that uploaded a free image to Wikipedia that is considered wonderful, valuable, and crucial.

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The Detective Barnstar
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Detective BarnstarThe Detective Barnstar

The Detective Barnstar to be awarded for exceptional work in investigating matters of interest to Wikipedia.

Original idea by ChrisO remastered by Antonu.

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The Instructor's Barnstar
{{subst:Instructor's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Instructor's BarnstarThe Instructor's Barnstar

The Instructor's Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians for stellar work in the area of writing or improving instructional material, such as how-to and help pages, documentation of templates or of Wikipedia tools, or Wikipedia processes, policies and guidelines. (See also the Helping Hand Barnstar for providing individual assistance to new editors, and the Guidance Barnstar for helping other editors of any experience level find already-existing resources.)

Introduced by SMcCandlish on December 18, 2011.

The Stub Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Stub Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Stub BarnstarThe Stub Barnstar

The Stub Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians for exceptional work in the area of Stub creation, expansion and sorting.

Introduced by BigPadresDUDE in September 2009.

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The Excellent New Editor's Barnstar
{{subst:The Excellent New Editor's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Excellent New Editor's BarnstarThe Excellent New Editor's Barnstar

The Excellent New Editor's Barnstar is awarded as part of editor retention efforts to new Wikipedians using best practices from the very beginning!

Introduced by Mark Miller on December 31, 2012 as inspired by John from Idegon.

Topical Barnstars[edit]

A Topical Barnstar is for a topic or area of substantial interest to users of Wikipedia.

Image What to type Title and description
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The Running Man Barnstar
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The Running Man Barnstar

The Running Man Barnstar may be awarded for distinguished efforts in sports-related articles. This barnstar is intended for those who give 110% in order to advance Wikipedia's coverage of the world of sports.

Introduced on February 15, 2005, and designed by Deathphoenix and brian0918.

The Barnstar of National Merit
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The Barnstar of National Merit

The Barnstar of National Merit may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of any given country.

Proposed by Redux on February 23, 2005, and designed by Zscout370.

For national variations, see Barnstar of National Merit or , the national variations.

The Technology Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Technology Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Technology Barnstar

The Technology Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine Technology-related contributions.

Introduced on March 3, 2005 by brian0918 and ClockworkSoul, image design by brian0918 and download.

The Oddball Barnstar
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The Oddball Barnstar

The Oddball Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who creates a particularly fine article regarding a subject that is odd, whimsical, or is otherwise something that one wouldn't expect to find in more traditional encyclopedias.

Introduced on March 22, 2005 by ClockworkSoul, and designed by Riffsyphon1024 and brian0918.

The Society Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Society Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Society Barnstar

The Society Barnstar is intended for those whose work advances the general understanding of any given society one may attain by consulting Wikipedia. Introduced on March 23, 2005 by Clockworksoul and designed by grm_wnr.

The Feminism Barnstar
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The Feminism Barnstar was created to reward those who advance the goals of WikiProject Feminism.

Introduced on October 20, 2014 by Maranjosie, who also designed it.

The Barnstar of High Culture
N/A {{subst:The Barnstar of High Culture|message ~~~~}} The Barnstar of High Culture

The Barnstar of High Culture may be awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine culture-related contributions. Introduced on March 23, 2005 by brian0918 and ClockworkSoul, and designed by AllyUnion and brian0918.

The Epic Barnstar
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The Epic Barnstar

The Epic Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine History and Events- related contributions.

Introduced on April 15, 2005 by brian0918 and ClockworkSoul and designed by ClockworkSoul.

The E=mc² Barnstar
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The E=mc² Barnstar

The E=mc2 Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine contributions regarding mathematics- or science-related topics.

Introduced on April 22, 2005 by brian0918 and ClockworkSoul.

The Current Events Barnstar
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The Current Events Barnstar

The Current Events Barnstar may be awarded to editors who make substantial contributions to current events articles, helping accurate information get through when it is most needed.

Introduced by Kizor on July 7, 2005, and designed by Zscout370, David Levy and Sango123.

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The Video Games Barnstar
{{subst:VG Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Video Games Barnstar

The Video games Barnstar is the award given to Wikipedians recognized for their efforts to improve and to develop, including their contributions to video game related articles.

Introduced by Kizor on July 7, 2005, and designed by Zscout370, David Levy and Sango123.

The Bio-Star
N/A {{subst:bio-star|message ~~~~}} The Bio-Star

The Bio-star is awarded in recognition of exceptional article contributions in the life sciences. This award was proposed by Francisco Valverde on April 1, 2006, and the design was created on May 4, 2006 by LiquidGhoul.

The Geography Barnstar
The Geography Barnstar
{{subst:The Geography Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Geography Barnstar

The Geography Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of Geography. It may also be awarded to those who create a particularly fine article of any given country.

Introduced by Piotrus on July 4, 2006. New design by Simply south and Jza84 on July 1, 2008.

The Business and Economics Barnstar
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The Business and Economics Barnstar

The Business and Economics Barnstar may be awarded to anyone who makes a major, good and balanced contribution to the pages on business, economics or related matters.

Suggested by Major Bonkers, the first design looked like this, and the current design by Smurrayinchester was unveiled in August 2006.

The Barnstar of Liberty
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The Barnstar of Liberty

The Barnstar of Liberty may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of human rights, liberty or freedom of expression.

Proposed by evrik 2005, and designed by Smurrayinchester in August 2006.

The Film Barnstar
The Film Barnstar
{{subst:WikiProject Film Award|yourname=~~~|theirname=|extra=|awarded=~~~~~}} The Film Barnstar

The Film Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who improves Wikipedia's film coverage, or who does an excellent job on an article about a film or film-related topic.

The barnstar was originally created in November 2006 by Cbrown1023; the design has since been revised.

The LGBT Barnstar
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The LGBT Barnstar

The LGBT Barnstar is awarded to editors who make significant contributions about LGBT-related topics, including homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender; LGBT life and culture; LGBT people, events, and movements; societal issues; and population statistics.

Proposed by Dev920 on November 11, 2006, and designed by Ouro.

The Fauna Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Fauna Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Fauna Barnstar

The Fauna Barnstar is awarded to editors who make significant contributions to either wild or domestic animal related articles that expand Wikipedia’s knowledge about various animal species, habitats, behavior/characteristics, endangerment, and population statistics.

Proposed and designed by Persian Poet Gal in December 2006.

The Environmental Barnstar
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The Environmental Barnstar

The The Environmental Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have made significant contributions towards environment-related articles, raising environmental awareness in Wikipedia, or assisting in Wikipedia:WikiProject Environment.

The award was introduced and designed by User:OhanaUnited. It was introduced on April 27, 2007.

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The Mixed Drinks Barnstar
{{subst:Mixed Drinks Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Mixed Drinks Barnstar

The Mixed Drinks Barnstar is awarded to contributors who have tirelessly expanded and improved mixed drinks related articles, projects, templates and other related subjects.

Introduced on January 14, 2007, and designed by Willscrlt.

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The Biography Barnstar
{{subst:The Biography Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Biography Barnstar

The Biography Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who exhibit exceptional effort and dedication to articles related to biographies.

The award was suggested by Warlordjohncarter and created by Mr.Z-man on May 19, 2007.

The Literary Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Literary Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Literary Barnstar

The Literary Barnstar barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes significant contributions to articles about literature.

Designed by Scartol in September 2007.

The Royalty and Nobility Barnstar
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Royalty and Nobility Barnstar

The Royalty and Nobility Barnstar is awarded to editors who make significant contributions to royalty and nobility related articles that expand Wikipedia’s knowledge about the biographies of people belonging to royalty and/or nobility.

Developed by BolinhasFofas in September 2007, with a major design change in 2008.

The Fraternity and Sorority Barnstar
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The Fraternity and Sorority Barnstar

The Fraternity and Sorority Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes excellent contributions to articles dealing with fraternities or sororities.

This award was introduced and designed on November 28, 2007 by Miranda.

The Tao Barnstar
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The Tao Barnstar

The Tao Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes or posts helpful information about the eastern religion of Taoism.

Introduced on December 27, 2007 by Rbpolsen

The Barnstar of Fine Arts
N/A {{subst:The Barnstar of Fine Arts|message ~~~~}} The Barnstar of Fine Arts

The Barnstar of Fine Arts may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of visual arts.

Introduced by VegitaU on January 9, 2008.

The Music Barnstar
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The Music Barnstar

The Music Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians that exhibit exceptional effort and dedication to music-related articles. Introduced on January 13, 2007 by Patman2648; designed by Rama

The Cryptobarnstar
N/A {{subst:The Nessie Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Nessie Barnstar

The Nessie Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians that exhibit exceptional effort and dedication to cryptozoology related articles.

Suggested by Gniniv; idea by Kayau and Kendroche, designed by H3llkn0wz. Was introduced August 22, 2010.

The Christianity Barnstar
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The Christianity Barnstar

The Christianity Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes or posts helpful information about the religion of Christianity.

Introduced on February 1, 2008 by Rbpolsen

The Human Rights Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Human Rights Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Human Rights Barnstar

The Human Rights Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve an article related to human rights.

Suggested by Susanbryce. Introduced by Rbpolsen on February 1, 2008.

The Buddhism Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Buddhism Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Buddhism Barnstar

Originally created as the Buddha Barnstar in February 2008, this was modified in September 2009 and renamed the Buddhism Barnstar. This barnstar may be awarded to an editor who significantly contributes helpful information about the eastern religion of Buddhism.

The Islamic Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Islamic Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Islamic Barnstar

The Islamic Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes or posts helpful information about Islam.

Designed and introduced by JuanMuslim in May 2006.

The Charity Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Charity Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Charity Barnstar

The Charity Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve an article related to charity.

Suggested by Susanbryce. Introduced by Rbpolsen on February 16, 2008.

The Human Sexuality Barnstar
N/A {{subst:HumanSexualityBarnstar|message ~~~~}} The Human Sexuality Barnstar

The Human Sexuality Barnstar may be given to editors who contribute well to articles or the project, relating to human sexuality.

Designed and introduced on April 6, 2008 by Simon Speed.

The Peace Barnstar
The Peace Barnstar
{{subst:The Peace Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Peace Barnstar

The Peace Barnstar is to be awarded to users who create articles about or on subjects relating to peace, nonviolence, and tolerance.

Introduced by Dudemeister1234 on June 22, 2008, then retouched by L'Aquatique.

The Jewish Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The New Jewish Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Jewish Barnstar

The Jewish Barnstar may be awarded to editors who greatly and positively contribute to articles relating to Jews and Judaism-related topics.

Designed by L'Aquatique in June 2008.

The Hinduism Award
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The Hinduism Barnstar

The Hinduism Barnstar is awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to Hinduism-related content.

Introduced by Gizza and designed by Priyanath, in June 2008.

Workers' Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Workers' Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Workers' Barnstar

The Workers' Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who edit, or improve wikipedia's information on Socialism or Communism.

Introduced by CindyTalk on July 3, 2008.

The Emo Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Emo Barnstar|message}} The Emo Barnstar

The Emo Barnstar may be awarded for work on any page in Emo musical groups.

Idea for topic created by Shapiros10; image created by EE in July 2008.

The SVG Barnstar
The SVG Barnstar
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The SVG Barnstar

The SVG Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes significant contributions to converting raster images into vector images.

Introduced on July 26, 2008, and designed by pbroks13.

Jainism Award
N/A {{subst:Jainism Award|message ~~~~}} The Jainism Barnstar

The Jainism Barnstar is awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to Jainism-related content.

Introduced by Qmwne235 and designed by Anish Shah in August 2008.

The Wine Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Wine Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Wine Barnstar

The Wine Barnstar may be awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to articles on wine or wine-related subjects.

Introduced by Murgh on February 3, 2009.

The Food and Drink Barnstar
The Food and Drink Barnstar
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The Food and Drink Barnstar

The Food and Drink Barnstar is awarded to contributors who have tirelessly expanded and improved food and drink related articles, projects, templates and other food and drink related subjects.

Introduced on February 4, 2009 by Jerem43, image design by Jerem43 and download.

The Science Fiction Barnstar
The Science Fiction Barnstar
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The Science Fiction Barnstar

The Science Fiction Barnstar may be awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to science fiction articles. Proposed by j@5h+u15y@n, designed and introduced by Sophus Bie on February 10, 2009.

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N/A {{subst:The Women's History Barnstar|message ~~~~}}
The Women's History Barnstar

The Women's History Barnstar is awarded to people who advance the goals of WikiProject Women's History. It features a painting of Clio, the muse of history, painted by Artemsia Gentileschi.

Introduced on October 9th, 2014 by Maranjosie, who also designed it.

The WikiProject Albums Barnstar
N/A {{subst:WikiProject Albums Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The WikiProject Albums Barnstar

The WikiProject Album Barnstar may be awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to album articles or to project maintenance.

Proposed by Zidane tribal, designed by Maen. K. A. on April 16, 2009.

The Space Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Space Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Space Barnstar

The Space Barnstar may be awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to astronomy and spaceflight articles, including planets, stars, unmanned & manned space missions, launch vehicles, spacecraft, and so on.

Introduced on April 17, 2009 by Colds7ream, design by Rectilinium

The Toy Barnstar
The Toy Barnstar
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The Toy Barnstar

The Toy Barnstar may be awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to toy related articles.

Introduced and designed on June 19, 2009 by Abce2

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The World War Barnstar
{{subst:World War Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The World War Barnstar

The World War Barnstar is for users who contribute especially well to World War related articles.

Barnstar idea by Kayau, and design by Kingpin13, 11:40, July 9, 2009 (UTC).

Zoroastrianism Barnstar
Zoroastrianism Barnstar
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The Zoroastrianism Barnstar

The Zoroastrianism Barnstar is awarded to those who make outstanding contributions to Zoroastrianism-related content.

Requested by Warrior4321. Designed and introduced by ThaddeusB on September 8, 2009.

Anime and Manga BarnSakura
N/A {{subst:BarnSakura Award|message ~~~~}} The Anime and Manga BarnSakura

The Anime and Manga BarnSakura is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to anime and manga related articles.

Barnstar proposed by Ynhockey on October 23, 2005, and designed by Mitsukai on March 28, 2006.

China Barnstar
N/A {{subst:PRC Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The PRC Barnstar

The PRC Barnstar is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to People's Republic of China related articles.

Barnstar proposed and designed by Ohconfucius on January 14, 2010.

iPhone OS Barnstar
iPhone OS Barnstar
{{subst:iOS Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The iOS Barnstar

The iOS Barnstar is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to iOS-related articles.

Barnstar proposed and designed by NerdyScienceDude on January 25, 2010.

Automotive Barnstar
Automotive Barnstar
{{subst:Automotive Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Automotive Barnstar

The Automotive Barnstar is awarded to those who have improved featured or regular automobile-related articles.

Barnstar proposed by Pomgut on March 11, 2010.

The Metal Music Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Metal Music Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Metal Music Barnstar

The Metal Music Barnstar is awarded to those who have helped to improve and significantly contribute to Heavy Metal music and related articles.

Barnstar proposed and designed by Deftonesderrick on March 16, 2010.

The Schools Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Schools Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Schools Barnstar

The Schools Barnstar is awarded to those who have helped to improve and significantly contribute to school-related articles.

Barnstar proposed and designed by Jh12 on September 11, 2008.

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The Telecommunications Barnstar
{{subst:Telecommunications Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Telecommunications Barnstar

The Telecommunications Barnstar is awarded to those who have helped to improve and significantly contribute to telecommunication-related articles.

Barnstar proposed by RichardOwen97 on March 7, 2010, and designed by NerdyScienceDude on March 20, 2010.

The Comics Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Comics Star|message ~~~~}} The Comics Barnstar

The Comics Barnstar is rewarded to those who have helped to improve and significantly contribute to comic-related articles.

Barnstar designed by Steveblock on January 17, 2006.

The Industrial Barnstar
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The Industrial Barnstar

The Industrial Barnstar is awarded to those who have worked to improve industrial music related articles.

Originally designed by Torchiest on April 4, 2010.

Oklahoma Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Oklahoma Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Oklahoma Barnstar

The Oklahoma Barnstar may be awarded to users who have great edits to articles related to the state of Oklahoma.

Introduced by Kiddo27 on 21:19, April 21, 2010 (UTC).

The Geology Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Geology Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Geology Barnstar

The Geology Barnstar acknowledges editors who have made extraordinarily nice contributions to geology articles.

Introduced by Gyrobo on June 7, 2010. Image designed by H3llkn0wz on June 8, 2010.

The Psychology Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Psychology Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Psychology Barnstar

The Psychology Barnstar was created to reward editors who advance the goals of WikiProject Psychology.

Introduced by MartinPoulter on 16 July 2010. Image designed by Orionist on April 12, 2011.

The Cast Iron Engineering Barnstar
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The Cast Iron Engineering Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have made significant contributions to engineering-related subjects.

Introduced by Dr.K. on November 21, 2011.

The Chemistry Bond Star
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The Chemistry Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of users to the coverage of chemistry subjects on Wikipedia. Proposed by Extra999; created by Antonu.

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The Internet Barnstar
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The Internet Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of users to the coverage of Internet-related subjects on Wikipedia.

Original idea and proposed by Kusaga; created by mabdul.

The Professional Wrestling Star
N/A {{subst:The Professional Wrestling Star|message ~~~~}} Professional Wrestling StarThe Professional Wrestling Star

The Professional Wrestling Star is awarded to appreciate the contributions of users to the coverage of professional wrestling-related subjects on Wikipedia, or assisting in WikiProject Professional wrestling.

Proposed by GIGGAS2; created by Lakes on April 7, 2007.

The Blazing star barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Blazing star barnstar|message ~~~~}} Blazing star barnstarThe Blazing star barnstar

The Blazing star barnstar for stellar contributions that improve botany and plant related articles.

Original idea and proposed by FloraWilde on 4 September 2014. created by FloraWilde on September 4, 2014.

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The Animation Barnstar
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The Animation Barnstar is awarded to editors who have made significant contributions to Wikipedia's coverage of animation.

Proposed by Jpcase on September 3, 2014. Design by Wrk3.

Wikipedia-space Barnstars[edit]

These barnstars are given to editors for things done behind the scenes, in those corners of the Wikipedia project unseen by the general public, helping to keep things moving along.

They can be sorted by title by clicking the button next to "Title and description".

Image What to type Title and description
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Template Barnstar
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The Barnstar Barnstar

The Barnstar Barnstar was created to recognize Wikipedians who have contributed to Wikipedia by creating and awarding barnstars. As of January 2012, this barnstar is made more specific to be the project barnstar for WikiProject Wikipedia Awards.

This award was introduced on December 23, 2005 by Cyde, and the design was modified by Sango123. The description was updated in January 2012 by Pine.

Template Barnstar
Template Barnstar
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The Template Barnstar

The Template Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to create or improve useful templates and infoboxes.

Introduced by Smurrayinchester on January 8, 2006.

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Excellent User Page Award

The Excellent User Page Award is given to those who put in that extra effort on their user page, whether in terms of design, writing, or content. If you find a user page that is unusually entertaining, useful, informative, beautiful, or otherwise noteworthy, let them know with this award.

Introduced by Frater5 on May 29, 2006.

MOTD Barnstar
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The Motto of the Day Barnstar

The Motto of the Day is to be awarded to frequent participants of WP:Motto of the day.

Introduced by ~AH1(TCU) on February 16, 2007. New design by Madhero88 on April 7, 2009.

The Commons Barnstar
The Commons Barnstar
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The Commons Ambassador Barnstar

The Commons Ambassador Barnstar is awarded to users who make exceptional contributions to the synergistic relationship of English Wikipedia with Wikimedia Commons by searching through Commons to find suitable pictures to add to English Wikipedia or finding free-use images on English Wikipedia and moving them to Commons.

Suggested by Johntex, designed by Smomo and introduced on March 6, 2007.

The Categorisation Barnstar
The Category Barnstar
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The Categorisation Barnstar

The Categorisation Barnstar is to be awarded to users who dedicate themselves to pruning, maintaining and caring for our category structure, helping it to grow, or who devote themselves to categorising articles to better aid our readers.

Suggested by Iuio on April 16, 2007[5] and introduced by Hiding T on April 12, 2008. Redesigned by Rectilinium in April 2009.

The Tip of the Day Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Tip of the Day Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Tip of the Day Barnstar

This barnstar should be awarded to a user who participates beyond the call of duty in the Tip of the day department.

It was adapted from the technology barnstar by The Transhumanist in May 2007.

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N/A {{subst:The Translation Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Translation Barnstar

The Translation Barnstar is awarded to those who contribute to Wikipedia:Translation.

This award was introduced by OhanaUnited on June 3, 2007, and designed by Chaza93.

The Adopt-a-User Barnstar
The Adopt-a-User Barnstar
{{subst:Adopt-a-user Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Adopt-a-User Barnstar

The Adopt-a-User Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who go above and beyond as adopters or in improving the Adopt-a-User program.

The award was created by CA387 for his adopter, Bencherlite on June 3, 2007.

The Reference Desk Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Reference Desk Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Reference Desk Barnstar

The Reference Desk Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes a contribution to the Wikipedia Reference Desks that is exceptionally useful to a person who seeks assistance there.

Introduced on December 16, 2007 by SteveBaker.

The Red Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Red Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Red Barnstar

The Red Barnstar is awarded to users who have created a new, "revolutionary" policy in Wikipedia.

Introduced by Styrofoam1994 on February 17, 2008.

The WikiProject Barnstar
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The WikiProject Barnstar

The WikiProject Barnstar is for users who have done a great job in WikiProjects overall, either A) in a WikiProject that does not have a specific barnstar, or B) someone who makes great strides in improving WikiProjects. This could also be given to a person who starts a very successful WikiProject.

Introduced by Soxred93 on February 22, 2008.

The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar
N/A {{subst:The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar

The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar is an award for people who create great barnstars.

Introduced on July 1, 2008 by Meisfunny, and updated on July 15, 2008 by Angel caboodle. Designed by DeadEyeArrow on February 2008 and used for the first time on March 2008. Title was updated by Pine per an uncontroversial proposal in December 2011.

The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar
N/A {{subst:adopteebarnstar|message ~~~~}} The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar

The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar may be awarded to exemplary candidates currently undergoing adoption by an experienced user through the Adopt-a-User scheme or when the candidate has effectively "graduated."

The award was created by BranStark on July 2, 2008.

The Main Page Barnstar
The Main Page Barnstar
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The Main Page Barnstar

The Main Page Barnstar is awarded to people with extensive contributions in editing the Main Page.

The award was created by Electrical Experiment on July 5, 2008, and was proposed by Genius101 Wizard.

The Account Creation Barnstar
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The Account Creation Barnstar is to be awarded to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to creating accounts for users at WP:ACC. Account creators are often overlooked and rarely receive any form of acknowledgement for their work, which, at times, can be very repetitive and tedious.

The award was created by BranStark on July 24, 2008.

The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar
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The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes a contribution to one of the dispute resolution forums that exceptionally furthers the aims of the project.

The award was created by Dendodge on September 1, 2008.

The Userpage Shield
N/A {{subst:Userpage Shield Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Userpage Shield

The Userpage Shield may be awarded to editors who work to protect the userpages and talk pages of other editors from vandalism.

Introduced by Nutiketaiel on October 14, 2008, image modified by download.

The Helping Hand Barnstar
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The Helping Hand Barnstar

The Helping Hand Barnstar is to be awarded to users who frequently help new users.

Introduced by Maniadis on November 5, 2008.

The Signpost Barnstar
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The Signpost Barnstar

The Signpost Barnstar is for users who make outstanding contributions to the Wikipedia Signpost.

Introduced by Ragesoss on February 19, 2009.

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar
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The New Page Patroller's Barnstar may be awarded to users who do great work patrolling new pages. This may be improving, tagging for deletion, tagging for issues, etc.

Introduced by Kingpin13 on May 8, 2009.

The Reviewer's Barnstar
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The Reviewer's Barnstar

The Reviewer's Barnstar is for users who have been outstanding reviewers of pages with pending changes. It could be given to a new reviewer who hasn't received much attention, though they've been doing everything right.

Introduced by Endofskull on October 16, 2010.

Featured Sound Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Featured Sound Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Featured Sound Barnstar is in recognition of users who contribute significantly to Featured sounds by recording, nominating, or giving constructive criticism on Featured sound candidates.

Introduced by Ancient Apparition on April 6, 2011. Graphic designed by Sven Manguard. Description update in January 2012 by Pine and H3llkn0wz.

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The Portal Barnstar
{{subst:Portal Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Portal Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have made significant contributions to topic portals.

Introduced by Notyourbroom on August 5, 2010.

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MediaWiki SysAdmins Barnstar
{{subst:Barnstar SysAdmins|message=|S=—~~~~}} The MediaWiki SysAdmins Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who make outstanding contributions to the MediaWiki third-party wikis community.

Introduced by Varnent on December 12, 2011.

MediaWiki Extensions Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Barnstar ExtensionsDev|message=|S=—~~~~}} The MediaWiki Extensions Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who make outstanding contributions to the development of MediaWiki extensions.

Introduced by Varnent on December 12, 2011.

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The Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar
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The Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar may be awarded to campus or online ambassadors in recognition of excellent service.

Introduced by Sross (Public Policy) on Sept 21, 2010, and added to this main barnstar list by Pine on January 25, 2012 after multiple requests.

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The Research Participation Barnstar
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Research Participation Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian that contributed to Wikipedia Research, whether as a participant or as a researcher.

Introduced by Tsikerdekis on February 15, 2012

Diligent Librarian Barnstar
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Diligent Librarian Barnstar may be awarded to a Wikipedian who helps deliver reliable sources at Resource Exchange.

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Feedback Responder Barnstar
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The Feedback Responder Barnstar Barnstar is awarded to users who have demonstrated great effort and dedication in responding to feedback on the Feedback Dashboard and/or other related work for the Feedback Dashboard.

Variations[edit]

Editors are free to use variations as appropriate. Best created by subst: the barnstar of your choice then customizing the layout to suit the purpose. This is just a partial list designed to inspire barnstar creativity. Please consider adding your more creative mixtures of barnstars to this list or to Wikipedia:Personal user awards.

The small barnstar, for gnomish work[edit]

The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is for... ~~~~

Usage: Pick your barnstar, then go back and change the size to 50.

The Multiple Barnstar[edit]

The Teamwork Barnstar The Editor's Barnstar The Working Man's Barnstar
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar The Barnstar of Diligence The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
The Multiple Barnstar
Six barnstars for everyone who worked on eliminating the backlog. Good work team. sign here please

Usage: See the documentation.

Multiple-barnstars are particularly good for WikiProject awards, where the first barnstar is the Project barnstar and the additional ones are for the specific task. They are also useful in conjunction with The Teamwork Barnstar.

Barnometer[edit]

This is an example of a Barnometer. You can check the coding and then tweak it according to your own needs. Hold your mouse pointer over each barnstar to read each greeting.

Barnometer™
The Sitting Duck Award. Wikipedia is not a sitting duck for quacks. In recognition of your efforts the sitting duck award. - JFW 00:29, 26 December 2005 (UTC) The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Presented to BullRangifer on September 25, 2006 for your tireless persistence in editing with precision and style and defending the difficult articles while encouraging others to do the same. A true wikipedian! - Dematt 21:38, 25 September 2006 (UTC) The E=MC² Barnstar. To BullRangifer, for being a scientist in the very best meaning of the word; been proud to work with you. - Gleng 16:28, 28 September 2006 (UTC) For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award. Originated by Pedia-I. - StoptheDatabaseState 20:58, 11 December 2006 (UTC) The Resilient Barnstar. I award the Resilient Barnstar to BullRangifer for his continual good nature and his willingness to persist in improving Wikipedia despite continual personal attacks. It's great to have you here. - Maustrauser 13:41, 13 January 2007 (UTC) The Purple Barnstar. For pushing through trials and tribulations to become a better editor - Shot info 00:25, 28 March 2007 (UTC) Barnstar. I Angelbo award you this Barnstar for your article about Reindeer hunting in Greenland. That is a fantastic article you created there. - Angelbo 12:32, 29 April 2007 (UTC) The Original Barnstar. I'm awarding you this barnstar for your help in rewriting the homeopathy article. It is now implemented and hopefully will improve even further in the near future. Great job! - Wikidudeman 14:48, 1 September 2007 (UTC) Angel Heart Barnstar. This is for all the kindness and help you have given to me and others. -- Crohnie 13:55, 25 September 2007 (UTC) The Resilient Barnstar. I, Durova, award BullRangifer the Resilient Barnstar for starting a new article that got into "Template:Did you know" after a hard journey through arbitration.  Here's to a strong comeback! Durova 02:16, 29 September 2007 (UTC) The E=mc² Barnstar. To BullRangifer: for fairness and knowing your stuff.  Sincere thanks for all your contributions here. Jim Butler 01:06, 27 January 2008 (UTC) The Copyeditor's Barnstar. For doing some great, painstaking copyediting on several articles. Keep up the good work! Eustress 01:43, 15 April 2008 (UTC) The Peace Barnstar. For continued handling of contentious areas in a helpful and civil manner, and especially for the ability to find and encourage solutions to disputes. Shell 01:19, 26 October 2008 (UTC) The Content Creativity Barnstar. For everyone here [1] - you've done an incredible job working hard at working together.  The section is coming together without any edit wars; there've been no personal remarks and in general, everyone has been incredibly civil and helpful.  This is a very impressive way to turn things around - feel free to yank this barnstar and put it in your own user space :) Shell 19:21, 22 November 2008 (UTC) The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar. For your contributions to medicine and science articles, and those articles that would otherwise make claim to be such. Verbal 09:46, 1 April 2009 (UTC) The WikiMedal for Janitorial Services shall be awarded to BullRangifer for good janitorial work, shown by adding an appropriate and much-needed image to this article. Mootros 09:19, 23 October 2009 (UTC) The Surreal Barnstar. Great addition to the new essay Wikipedia:An article about yourself is nothing to be proud of. Sebwite 17:13, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
noob involved been around veteran seen it all older than the Cabal itself

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shah, Sunir. "Wikimania 2006 : Archived Toronto bid". Wikimedia meta-wiki. Retrieved 30 April 2013. [I] created the BarnStar[...] 
  2. ^ "User:SunirShah". Wikipedia talk pages. Retrieved 30 April 2013. A BarnStar, for bringing us the modern wonder that is the BarnStar. 
  3. ^ ""Barnstar Subterfuge"". Web.archive.org. 2003-04-01. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  4. ^ "MeatballWiki: WikipediaExile". 2003. Archived from the original on 2004-11-08. Retrieved 2013-07-10. Attempting to use Meatball's BarnStar on Wikipedia might help here. I've uploaded it - must add some appropriate text and start awarding it. --MartinHarper 
  5. ^ "Wikipedia:Barnstar and award proposals/New Proposals". Retrieved September 6, 2011. 

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