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I would like to propose the Worcestershire Project Barnstar.
The Worcestershire Project Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of subjects related to Worcestershire. It may also be awarded to those who created a fine article about particularly this county and this way contributed to the development of WikiProject Worcestershire - WP:WORCS. Chris Oxford (talk) 21:49, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
WORCS Barnstar (new version).
I think a Worcestershire barnstar is a good idea. I like the 3D texturing but perhaps not on the coat of arms which currently isn't very clear. You could also try making the circle larger, as in this template, so more of the horizontal striping is visible, particularly if you keep the shield the same size. Most county barnstars are stars with ribbons (Template:WikiProject Bedfordshire Barnstar, Template:WikiProject Cornwall Barnstar, Template:Dorset Barnstar) so if you want some consistency, you could experiment with that. It's all good though, whatever you decide and I'll happily support any barnstar for this Wikiproject.--Ykraps (talk) 09:20, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
@Ykraps,I know what you mean: I thought about it myself and the first version of Worcestershire Barnstar has been designed exactly in the way described by you: clear lines, without any 3D “medal” look, which - I agree - in this particular case, is giving too much additional details, what is destructive for the visual perception of the image. So now I’m convinced, that the first version was correct and I will work on it and then will replace current version with the first one. Great thanks for the right suggestion.Chris Oxford (talk) 12:08, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I support the creation of a Worcs. barnstar, and I like the idea of it being consistent with the examples given by Ykraps. — dukwon (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Great thanks to all Editors, who discussed, appreciated and supported the WORCS Barnstar. Due to the absence of objections I am closing the discussion. Chris Oxford.Chris Oxford (talk) 10:21, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
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Hi, WikiSquirrel42! In response to your question: I think that "barnstarfish" is a good pun! However, more practically, as barnstar descriptors (those pieces of text which say what type of barnstar a barnstar is - I think that just coined the term) currently always come before the word Barnstar, I think that having any descriptors after the word Barnstar might be confusing. Also, since there different Barnstar versions (currently Barnstar 1.0 and Barnstar 2.0), this could cause confusion if Barnstars as a whole were updated, but Barnstarfish were not.
Example: Barnstars get updated to 3.0. Barnstarfish do not. Later, Barnstars get updated to 4.0. So do Barnstarfish. Is the Barnstarfish which is a Barnstar 4.0 a Barnstarfish 4.0, despite never having had a third version, or is it a Barnstarfish 3.0, since this is its third version (despite being a Barnstar 4.0)?
@WikiSquirrel42: Thanks for the clarification! Are you suggesting that the Fauna Barnstar (maybe 2.0) should somehow resemble a starfish, rather than its current amalgam of animal patterns? Thanks again for the clarification! Noah Kastin (talk) 02:43, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I meant. I can see why that might be a bit confusing. This was actually just meant as a pun, but I'm still really glad it was taken seriously! This should definitely be a thing. WikiSquirrel42 (talk) 01:45, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the update, WikiSquirrel42! Now I suppose that the next question would be: How would the barnstar resemble a starfish? I can think of a few ways that it could do that:
It could be starfish-colored (and maybe starfish-patterned) and have a hole through its center to indicate that it is a barnstar.
Alternatively, it could have a starfish mouth in its center instead of a hole.
It could have a picture of a starfish in its center.
What do you think of these suggestions?
If you would prefer another design that I haven't thought of, please let me know!
Now to answer your other question: As for suggesting that another person receive a barnstar, usually no suggestion is necessary. As Wikipedia:Barnstars says:
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!
In this case, Widr, the user you seemed to be nominating for a barnstar, has all of their awards on their user page, which is currently fully protected. This means that only administrators can edit Widr’s user page. However, you could try dropping a barnstar on Widr’s talk page, with a note (not in the message slot) asking Widr to move it to their user page.
One final note: Before giving out a barnstar, you might want to consider whether you should give a barnstar, or instead give some smaller token of appreciation. Other types of ways of showing appreciation towards other users' efforts include Personal user awards (such as WikiCookies), the Thanks feature), and simple talk page comments stating appreciation. However, as Wikipedia:Barnstars says, and I quoted earlier:
If you are sure the barnstar is appropriate, don't be shy!
I occasionally come across a barnstar which uses a non-free image. Most of these appears to be one-time things created for a specific purpose, but non-free content is only allowed to be used in the article namespace per WP:NFCC#9. Is there any guidance given to using images in barnstars? Can something be added to it about non-free image use if it's not already mentioned? -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:39, 28 April 2017 (UTC)