Please do not nominate users for awards here. Instead, please be bold and give an award to the user you have in mind using the templates listed on pages such as WP:*, WP:WPPA, WP:ORA and WP:PUA. Thanks!
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)
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)
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. MirrorFreak 15:28, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
This is what it could look like.
"Examples" Guestbook Barnstar
This user signed "Example's guestbook! Be the next to sign!
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)
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)
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)
Topical Barnstar - For improving botany and plant related articles
I would like to make a Blazing Star Barnstar for contributions to plant related articles from this image of a flower called "Blazing Star" (Mentzelia laevicaulis). But I do not know how to format it like a barnstar award. Can anyone help? FloraWilde (talk) 01:17, 4 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)