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!
How would you guys feel about having a "Real Life Barnstar", awarded in recognition to contributions made for the benefit of Wikipedia, in real world ? I have created a template at Template:Real Life Barnstar. P.S. this page is not in my watchlist therefore please ping. --Saqib (talk) 18:14, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
A lot of work has been done over the past several months by many editors to expand and improve articles on the Presidents of the United States and their presidencies. I've created (and uploaded to Wikimedia commons) a barnstar—the POTUSbarnstar—to recognize those making significant contributions to these articles, and wanted to share it with you, and ask that it be added to the barnstar list. Cheers. Drdpw (talk) 20:05, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Looks okay for the WikiProject awards list. It does feel very narrow scoped though -- presidents for one country; may be expand to US politicians in general or something? The disc could be a bit bigger. — HELLKNOWZ ▎TALK 19:03, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
I noticed that we both have the Rescue and Recovery barnstars. My impression when reading their description is that they both are to award those who manage to improve articles when they are undergoing a deletion discussion. The Rescue one appears to be associated to the Article Rescue Squadron project, however. Input welcome on if those are really redundant or not. If they are and we decide to phase out one, we'd have to make sure that all existing uses have been substituted (they normally should be) and to not delete the image. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 23:11, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
We should not substitute existing usages, this isn't like an article image. Barnstar awards are subst:ed for a reason -- we don't retroactively change them, most are in archives and on user pages. The old image can stay, we just won't list it or put it in WP:PUA or something. — HELLKNOWZ ▎TALK 10:34, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Adding The Running Woman Barnstar to the list
The Running Man Barnstar already exists as a barnstar for sports in general, so making a barnstar for sports specifically related to women seems somewhat redundant. (If sports actually is a large enough category that it should have sub-category barnstars like the proposed one, I would suggest adding this barnstar as well as one for sports specifically related to men, but I don't think that sports is a large enough category to warrant sub-category barnstars, so I would rather not add this one.)
If the reason for making a new barnstar is that The Running Man Barnstar contains the word "man", and that that somehow excludes women, then I would suggest the following: Rather than making a new barnstar just to have a different name, Template:The Running Man Barnstar should gain a gender parameter like the one at Template:The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar, allowing The Running Man Barnstar to be written alternatively as The Running Woman Barnstar or The (gender-neutral equivalent) Barnstar.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my comment.