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Proposed WikiProject Games Barnstar[edit]

The Games Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who support the goal of WikiProject Games in advancing knowledge and understanding of all games.

I'm working to bring the Games WikiProject fully back online by the end of the month. Any thoughts about using Tic Tac Toe? It's a classic and doesn't favour any particular area of games. I'm open to suggestions if there are better options. My feeling is that it needs to be simple yet instantly recognisable. All feedback and ideas are more than welcome.

Cheers. - Mattwheatley (talk) 15:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

It seems to me that the people who would be best to define the visual identity of a WikiProject would be that WikiProject itself. It seems that they've taken Backgammon as their visual marker, per their Talk page tag, Userbox, and WikiProject logo. I'd say build a consensus over at WT:GAMES and then just let us know about it. Our job, especially for WikiProject Awards (per WP:LOCALCONSENSUS) isn't to approve WPPA's, just to curate the list and help where we can. Achowat (talk) 02:54, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I see your point. It's just me in the project at the moment and I didn't want to step on any toes. Especially since there doesn't seem to have ever been a barnstar for the project. I'll set aside some time to create an svg version of the backgammon icon and put something together. Shortens the approval process, at least. Thanks again for the advice. - Mattwheatley (talk) 16:04, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. As the only member of WP:GAMES at the moment, this will be the project barnstar until I can rustle up some more members. Thanks again for the advice. Cheers. - Mattwheatley (talk) 15:21, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Um, sorry, where's the best place to add it on the Barnstar lists? Thanks. - Mattwheatley (talk) 15:30, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

WP:WPPA, and good work on the design. Achowat (talk) 04:29, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Clip art[edit]

Are there any particular sources for clip art to use in creation of barnstars? Does it have to be clip art, or can it be text or other images (assuming you remove background and such)? I have an idea for one, but wasn't sure about image sources. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 04:09, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Iconfinder is a good source for free icons. Just make sure to check the licenses before adding them to your design. --Xyzerb (talk) 01:13, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
@Xyzerb: Thank you! EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 01:40, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar proposal: Mastodon Tamer[edit]

The Mastodon Tamer Barnstar may be awarded to those that assume good faith, show civility, and work tirelessly to help transform angry mastodons into helpful contributors.

I propose adding a "Mastodon Tamer" barnstar for contributors that work tirelessly to help others, even if they are initially angry or openly hostile to the editorial process.

Background: I was initially very frustrated with Wikipedia's editorial process and by, what seemed to me at the time, arbitrary interpretations of policy. This resulted in my transformation into an "angry mastodon" for a short period. Just as I was about to delete my account and give up, several kind editors appeared and worked with me despite my angry rhetoric.

My guess is that this might be a common story here, so I would like to create this barstar in honor of those that are willing to walk into the "mastodon pen" and help users, even if it means enduring a bit of goring. --Xyzerb (talk) 21:53, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

We already have awards for helping people: we have two. Achowat (talk) 04:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. Many of the existing barnstars could be classified as awards for helping people. This would be a unique award because, unlike any of the other awards, it indicates a willingness to help users even when they are angry or highly resistant to the editorial process. --Xyzerb (talk) 05:29, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Checking in to see how things are moving along. Do I need to submit this design to an approval committee of some sort? Xyzerb (talk) 19:17, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar 2.0 for the Wine Barnstar, Buddhism Barnstar, Feminism Barnstar, Comic Barnstar, Real Life Barnstar[edit]


I recently created these Barnstars. This is the 2.0 version of the Originals. Someone please add this to the table.

Thank You Komchi 18:13, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

It's been about a day, so unless anyone has any issue with these, I'm going to throw them on the table. Good work, Komchi! Achowat (talk) 07:55, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
@Achowat:I have edited the sign before that it was like 1 month or so. Anyway thanks a lot!Komchi 12:27, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

"The UK Barnstar"[edit]

I'd quite like to see a barnstar like The PRC Barnstar for British related articles, as they are a lot!  — ₳aron 08:18, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Like Template:UK Barnstar? Achowat (talk) 08:37, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah okay thanks! I was searching CTRL=F using Britain, British etc. haha. Although I can't see it in Wikipedia:Barnstars?  — ₳aron 08:41, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
It, like all National-style awards, can be found at Wikipedia:Barnstars of National Merit, conveniently linked to in the big box to the right on WP:*. Achowat (talk) 04:51, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed Animal Rights Barnstar[edit]

The Animal Rights Barnstar was created to reward those who advance the goals of Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights .

Please let me know what you think. Maranjosie (talk) 15:35, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Wait, is the point of this being a WikiProject Award for WikiProject Animals? Because they already have and use {{The Fauna Barnstar}}. Achowat (talk) 04:48, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
No, this proposed award is a WikiProject Award for WikiProject Animal rights. Maranjosie (talk) 16:00, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Then the proper place to discuss whether this should be the official award of that group is there. I see you've started that discussion. Per WP:LOCALCONSENSUS, once you build consensus there, feel free to add it at WP:WPPA. Achowat (talk) 22:05, 18 May 2015 (UTC)