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The Real Life Barnstar[edit]

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)

@Saqib: We already have that—see Template:The Real-Life Barnstar and its entry here. RileyBugz会話投稿記録 18:29, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

New barnstar[edit]


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)

I noticed that Wikipedia:WikiProject_United_States#Barnstar exists which may possibly be redundant. Interestingly that one is not listed at Wikipedia:Barnstars/Barnstar_of_National_Merit. I like the look of your barnstar, although at its 100px size (commonly used in barnstars) the eagle details are not visible. The eagle shape itself is still recognizable. I'll let others comment. —PaleoNeonate – 20:53, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
I could enlarge the disc a little. Drdpw (talk) 18:52, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Note: I now added the missing barnstar to Wikipedia:Barnstars/Barnstar_of_National_Merit. —PaleoNeonate – 21:03, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
If yours is related to presidents, it may be distinct (non redundant) from the general one mentioned above. —PaleoNeonate – 21:05, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, this barnstar is related specifically to presidents as described in the Wikiproject Presidents of the United States lead. Drdpw (talk) 22:25, 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)
@Hellknowz: by "the WikiProjet awards list" do you mean listing it at Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Presidents's page under an Awards subsection, or that there's another public list it could go on? Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 03:31, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
WP:WPPA and I guess wherever the project wants to. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 10:25, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
I could go ahead and create the template and link it. I would like to first determine the names for the template as well as for the title. Suggested:
POTUSbarnstar.png The U.S. Presidents Barnstar
PaleoNeonate – 10:09, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
@Drdpw: {{The United States Presidents Barnstar}} was created and added at WP:WPPA and at WP:USP#Awards. Thanks, and sorry for the delay, —PaleoNeonate – 16:27, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Cheers. Drdpw (talk) 01:59, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Rescue and Recovery barnstars[edit]

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[edit]

Any objections to adding Template:The Running Woman Barnstar to the list? It is based on the alt version of Template:The Running Man Barnstar. Hmlarson (talk) 07:45, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

@Hmlarson: Thanks for asking!
My personal opinion would be to avoid adding The Running Woman Barnstar to the list, for the following reasons:
  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
Thanks again for asking!
Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 09:38, 9 September 2017 (UTC)