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The reward board is an informal page where users who want a specific task related to Wikipedia (such as the promotion of an article to featured article status or the editing of an image) can offer a reward to editors willing to take on the task. The execution and details of the transaction are the responsibility of the participating parties, and the reward can be monetary, goods (books, cookies, etc.), barnstars, or tit-for-tat editing (like improving another article).

Reward board is similar to the defunct Bounty board; however, instead of a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation, payment is made directly to a specific editor.

The Wikimedia Foundation is not hiring contributors and no payments are made by the Foundation. This is purely a page for editors to offer rewards to other editors. Challenges may remain open for a maximum duration of one year. After that period of time, the challenge will be moved to expired requests; however, the author of the challenge may repost the challenge with a new expiration period. The aim of this policy is to keep the board clutter-free, ensure editors are available to fulfill such challenges, and to ensure the challenges are still valid.

See Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for information about monetary compensation and possible conflicts of interest.

How to offer a reward[edit]

If you would like to offer a reward such as the ones below, simply add an entry below. Add all the details that you feel are relevant to the reward, in a format similar to this pattern:

===Reward title===
*'''Offeror''': ~~~
*'''Date offered''': ~~~~~
*'''Request''': What needs to be done to claim the award.
*'''Reward''': The reward you are offering.
*'''Limit on rewards''': In the case of possible multiple rewards, any limit set.
*'''Expires''': Date until which your offer is valid. Max expiration date is one year from offer date.

In the case of a monetary offer, please specify country currency. Numerous countries use the same symbols.

Please place new entries in chronological order of expiration. See Wikipedia:Reward board fulfilled requests for past rewards.

Active requests[edit]

Stanton Foundation[edit]

  • Offeror: Stanton By Your Man (talk)
  • Date offered: 13:11, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Request: Currently, Wikipedia has no article about the Stanton Foundation, the over $200-million offspring of the Ruth and Frank Stanton Fund. Please create a suitable "Start" article about the foundation.
  • Reward: $5 for an appropriate 3- to 5-sentence lede, plus $3 per reliably-sourced sentence of follow-up detail regarding this topic, up to $21.
  • Limit on rewards: Multiple recipients are eligible, but maximum payout will be $26. No rewards will be paid if the article is deleted or merged to Frank Stanton (executive) within 30 days of its creation.
  • Expired: July 4, 2014
  • I would move this request to "Expired requests" since it expired yesterday, but it appears that it was fulfilled. I emailed Stanton By Your Man on how he was going to carry out the reward but I did not get a response from him. I'm not sure what to do. GamerPro64 05:41, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to quickly point out that my e-mail inbox lacks any notification of being contacted by you, GamerPro64; but regardless, I appreciate this reminder that the offer has expired. By my reckoning, User:Eddymason is entitled to $5 for starting an appropriate 3- to 5-sentence lede, plus $9 for three additional reliably-sourced sentences of follow-up detail. I then calculate that User:The Devil's Advocate is entitled to $12 for adding approximately four additional sentences, although it is a little difficult to determine exactly because of much over-writing of Eddymason's content. This would sum to $26, which was the maximum payout. I will also note that User:Geraldshields11 added a heavy dose of incorrect information, attributing the Stanton Foundation (tax EIN number 133598005) to a doppelganger namesake in Jackson, Michigan, which has nothing to do with the Ruth and Frank Stanton body. If it is not too much trouble, I would ask that this notice (which I've now marked "Expired") stay in place until payments can be authenticated. - Stanton By Your Man (talk) 12:23, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I believe I actually added more like eight sentences. Six in the activities section and two in the history section.--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 15:53, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
That is entirely possible. However, with Eddymason accounting first for $14 of the maximum $26, there was only $12 remaining for the additional sentences, anyway. I understand from my financial assistant that the two beneficiaries from this request have been paid via PayPal, so it can be moved to "Expired". Also, just to play devil's advocate for a moment, it may be appropriate to point out here that The Devil's Advocate seems to have been in violation of the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, which specify:
"...with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation. You must make that disclosure in at least one of the following ways:
a statement on your user page,
a statement on the talk page accompanying any paid contributions, or
a statement in the edit summary accompanying any paid contributions."
Eddymason's edits predated the Wikimedia Foundation's new Terms of Use which focus on paid editing, so that is why I am only mentioning The Devil's Advocate. It seems that a more explicit reminder of the Wikimedia Foundation Terms of Use should be placed on this Reward Board page. I don't feel like a long-enough contributor in good standing to have the authority to make substantial changes to the preamble on this page. - Stanton By Your Man (talk) 12:46, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
I reverted my edits. Geraldshields11 (talk) 14:01, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Terraria for Terraria[edit]

Note: I am not affiliated with Terraria in any way. I simply have extra copies of it in my Steam inventory.
  • I'm curious: why these games? The articles for Terraria and Amnesia don't look too far from GA status as they are. Tezero (talk) 06:14, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
    • Y'know what, never mind. I do want to play Terraria. I'll message you. Tezero (talk) 21:35, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
      • These articles were chosen because they are in the Survival genre and because they need(ed) improvement. --Odie5533 (talk) 04:55, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
        • Ah. Anyway, to other potential takers, I'm doing Don't Starve. I'm not sure if Odie5533 has other copies of Terraria. Tezero (talk) 22:34, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
          • Don't Starve is now a GA. Tezero (talk) 17:57, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Checking up on this request. Tezero, did you ever get that copy of Terraria from User:Odie5533? GamerPro64 17:17, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I did. It's fun enough, though I haven't played more than a few hours yet. Tezero (talk) 17:37, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
@Odie5533: Do you have other copies to give away for this reward, or should I archive it? Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 13:04, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Camper Van Beethoven Improvement[edit]

  • Offeror: APerson (talk!)
  • Date offered: 23:02, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Request: Take Camper Van Beethoven to GA. Or, take at most 3 of the articles listed at {{Camper Van Beethoven}} (the version as of this request), to DYK (if you must create the article, use AfC).
  • Reward: The {{Music Barnstar}} for Camper Van Beethoven at GA. For the other 3 articles, the Music Barnstar if you took it to DYK and the Original Barnstar if you had to create it first.
  • Limit on rewards: 4 barnstars per contributor.
  • Expires: 27 December 2014.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown for article improvements (two copies available)[edit]

Vladimír Remek to B-class[edit]

  • Offeror: C679
  • Date offered: 16:30, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Request: Remek was the first person in space from a country other than the USA and USSR. Get the article on him to B-class by the end of 2014 (assessment must be conducted by a member of WP:CZ).
  • Reward: The Ribbon of National Merit
  • Limit on rewards: None.
  • Expires: 31 December 2014.

The International (video gaming) to GA[edit]

  • Offeror: DARTHBOTTO talkcont
  • Date offered: 01:20, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Request: The page for The International is currently sub-par for its status as a part of the Dota series, which has the very likely potential of becoming a Featured topic. Approach The International as a sports topic similar to the Super Bowl or World Cup and bring it up to par with a Good Article, in the very least.
  • Reward: One ticket to The International event following the completion of this request, as well as the Barnstar of Diligence and Video Game Barnstar.
  • Limit on rewards: Two barnstars and an event ticket of the VIP variety.
  • Expires: January 1, 2015
To clarify, do you mean a ticket of attendance or an in-game ticket? Samwalton9 (talk) 18:32, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
An attendance ticket. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 01:43, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Post proof you hold a ticket.--Vaypertrail (talk) 21:27, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Why is that necessary? bobrayner (talk) 21:53, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Channel Islands[edit]

Stub expanson (revised)[edit]

Doge (meme) and dogecoin[edit]

  • Offeror: Retartist (talk)
  • Date offered: 09:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Request: Promote Doge (meme) or Dogecoin to featured article
  • Reward: 1 Dogecoin
  • Limit on rewards: One coin per article.
  • Expires: 1 April 2016. 8 April 2015

Stub expansion[edit]

  • Offeror: Matty.007
  • Date offered: 18:57, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Request: Frederick Edward-Collins, at present a stub, get to start-class. There are multiple references at the bottom of the article in hidden text to make the task easier.
  • Reward: The stub barnstar and a topical barnstar
  • Limit on rewards: Two barnstars per person (collaborating is encouraged)
  • Expires:06.07.2015

See also[edit]