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Filipino American articles[edit]

Propose a Filipino American Barnstar for dedicated work on this topic, to begin by awarding one to editorRightCowLeftCoast for this subject. Castncoot (talk) 02:26, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

LGBT Barnstars[edit]

Just flicking through the various Barnstars and noticed we have both an LGBT Barnstar and an LGBT Studies Barnstar. Should we rationalise? --Legis (talk - contribs) 03:48, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
The Studies one is for the WikiProject LGBT studies specifically, while the other one is more general. Maranjosie (talk) 14:23, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

It was added pretty recently per WP:Silence, so opening up a discussion about removing it seems reasonable. I happen to support removing the LGBT Studies Barnstar, on the grounds of tremendously redundant (exactly the same reason I opposed adding it). Achowat (talk) 04:29, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Removing it per the same WP:Silence argument that put it there. Achowat (talk) 04:32, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Burkina Faso Barnstars[edit]

Hi, I've never given a barnstar before but I thinkStamboliyski has made some great contributions to Wikipedia articles related to the Politics of Burkina Faso over the past week and half. I think he should get a star for creating the half dozen or so pages that he has contributed to Wikipedia on Burkina Faso.Monopoly31121993 (talk) 20:02, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

I think, as a general rule, all sovereign nations get to have a listed Barnstar of National Merit. If you're looking for help creating the image, maybe the blokes over at the Graphics Lab can help. Achowat (talk) 05:47, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Academia and Wikipedia[edit]

We have recently held an Edit-a-thon at my university and I wanted to award some of the academic participants a barnstar as a thank you for sharing their research specialisms (and weekend) with Wikipedia. Is there currently an Academic Wikipedian barnstar? If not, would their be any object to creating one? I think it would be a nice thank you and encouragement to academics to get involved. Mhbeals (talk) 21:54, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Do you mean an barnstar to be given to Academics? Because then just give them the barnstar that best suits their work. Remember, we want to recognize the edits, not the editors. If you mean a barnstar for editors who cover Academics, I only question if that topic is broad enough for a barnstar. I mean, there isn't even a dedicated WikiProject. Achowat (talk) 05:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
I meant academics who engage in Wikipedia Education, such as integrating editing into classes or holding university events like edit-a-thons. There was, if I remember correctly several individuals at Wikimania 2014 pushing for greater involvement of Academics in improving Wikipedia and I think having something like this would help encourage regular participation via their institutions rather than just as private citizens Mhbeals (talk) 10:43, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
The real life barnstar is quite close. HalfHat 13:44, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Idea, Polished Barnstar[edit]

For making Wikipedia look nicer. If I get the time and you like the idea I'll try and design one. HalfHat 10:08, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

"Look nicer"...Do you mind giving us a few, even hypothetical, examples of the kind of edits that might warrant such an award? Achowat (talk)
Well I'm thinking of things like whitespace, pictures (and arrangement) largely formatting that makes the article more readable. More readable is a better way to put it. I just thought it'd be a neat (pun intended) thing to have. HalfHat 16:28, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Somewhat, but also sort of WikiFairy I don't think redundancy is too much of a problem, there is already a degree of overlap between awards, and multiple designs for awards. I just like the idea for some reason. HalfHat 22:06, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

the guardian barnstar[edit]

Hello! I would like to propose a new barnstar. The title will be "The Guardian Barnstar." This barnstar is spcifically for those users who devote their time and energy to helping certain users in a guardian angel type of way. I have a specific user in mind, but I think this would be a nice addition that anyone would be glad to award. I will design it in photoshop. I was thinking something simple; just the star with wings. Am I able to do this? And, could you walk me through the steps? Thank you! Snaudrey (talk) 02:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

I like the idea, but don't give my opinion too much weight, I'd give it a halo and sword though. HalfHat 10:49, 28 November 2014 (UTC) editted at 11:10, 28 November 2014 (UTC)