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!
I have to agree with this, and suggest it be put to a proper vote somehow -- although I wasn't aware WP:Other awards was even a page, I spend a fair amount of time over on WP:RIBBON, and any of the ones, on all the pages SMcCandlish has linked that have ribbon equivalents are present on that one, singular page. Mesmerus📬📷 05:48, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
@SMcCandlish: your proposal seems appealing to me. I would like to understand a bit better the context. You say that the page has no longer a reason to exist. That implies that it used to have a reason. What was it? Thanks. (talk) user:Al83tito 03:30, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@Al83tito: as I understand it, the page was for all other awards that weren't barnstars but were given like barnstars. They've since become ubiquitous, however, which means they basically are barnstars (just without being in the shape of a barnstar). Although SMcCandlish may have another way of putting it, I think the idea is the same. Mesmerus📬📷 06:01, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@Mesmerus: I'd like to add that I'm pretty sure that the Other Awards and User Awards (I'm not sure about Awards by WikiProject) aren't identical to barnstars, as barnstars are generally for larger tasks than Other Awards and User Awards. For example, one might give a user a cookie for a single nice task when a barnstar would be reserved for a pattern of nice tasks. I should add that I'm not against the idea of merging WP:Other awards into the pages that SMcCandlish suggested, as Other Awards are pretty much identical to User Awards in most cases (and, perhaps, to Barnstars or Awards by WikiProject in a few); I just would like to clear up what exactly is the difference between a User Award/Other Award and a barnstar before any misconceptions arise. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 06:07, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
I admit that I'm also confused a bit by this merge request. I had the impression that User and Other were about to be merged, then noticed that Barnstars too. I think that user/other awards are less official than barnstars and may best remain separate (perhaps that merging user and other would be a good idea, but I'm not sure about merging with barnstars). —PaleoNeonate – 08:36, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you all for the background explanations. So the question seems whether the "Barnstars" inclusion criteria should only be limited to awards given based on paterns of good work, or also expanded to single tasks. If the more expansive inclusion criteria is favored, the distiction could be made clear in the top paragraphs, as well as in the Table of Contents. Also, I wonder if the "barnstars" article should be renamed to "Barnstars and Other Awards".
One other consideration: I assume that this merge is being considered assuming that the normal guidelines of WP:SIZERULE either does not apply to wiki community articles, or this particular article is being exempted from it.
In general, I do lean towards favoring the merge. Thanks.(talk) user:Al83tito 16:10, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
I always just understood 'Barnstars' to be awards for helping on the site, whether on mainspace, articles, back stuff (Wiki space, template, etc.) -- Perhaps the distinction we're looking for is barnstars for major, consistent work, and something like "horseshoes" for one-off, good contributions? Either way, it's a naming distinction and I still say it all belongs all together on one page. If we do that, we could make the alternate name page just redirect so they all have one pile to sit on. Mesmerus📬📷 06:57, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
┌─────────────────────────┘ WP:STAR is already a hefty 124kB and you want to add another 10kB? Should probably look at slimming that page down, now bulking it up even further. jmho - wolf 12:52, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
@Thewolfchild: Would splitting out each of the three Barnstar tables into its own page—which would then be transcluded onto or linked from WP:STAR—fix the problem? Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 00:32, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
Anything but make that page larger. I"m dont really have an opinion on how to do it. I would 'oppose' any merge and 'support' any suggestion, like yours, that offers a means to lighten that page up. - wolf 01:52, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
@Luístro: I'd say the Graphic Designer's Barnstar already covers the creation of topicon artwork, and the Barnstar Creator's Barnstar (or another) could be used to cover ideas for topicons. Do you think there's something warranting a new award for this? Mesmerus📬📷 05:58, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
@Mesmerus: The first is for both WikiProject Userboxes and WikiProject Topicons. It is as a multiple-barnstar for userboxes and topicons. I am more focused on adding the second, that will be for the WikiProject Topicons. I didn't understood why the Barnstar Creator's Barnstar covers topicon ideas. Luístro☎️ 12:48, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
I propose adding the Submarine barnstar to the topical list. Any thoughts? L293D (☎ • ✎) 16:29, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
@L293D: What sort of edits would this barnstar be used to reward? Since there isn't a WikiProject Submarines, I'm a bit confused; would this simply be a standalone barnstar for rewarding users who make submarine-related edits? Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 22:43, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, this would be for editors who make significant contributions in submarine-related articles. L293D (☎ • ✎) 13:56, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
@L293D: Thanks for the clarification! With that in mind, if no one has any objections, it should probably be fine to make the barnstar, as there aren't currently any submarine-related barnstars. (I'm not exactly sure what the usecase would be due to the lack of WikiProjects related to this, but if you want to go ahead and no one complains, that should be fine.) Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 05:48, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
Since no one has objected after ten days, I have added the barnstar. L293D (☎ • ✎) 03:26, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
I would like to propose an award for community members who volunteer their time (and sometimes their sanity) to help others test new features. Whether a someone is building a new gadget or skin, working on redesigning a special page, or coming up with another type of new feature entirely, we (as designers and developers) rely on each others' feedback and collaboration. Looking through the WP:Awards page I am unsure if this type of award should be a type of WP:*, WP:PUA, or something else? I also played around with the "Make your own" option in the Wikilove widget, but that seems like more of a one-time solution.
The idea for this award came about through my work at the foundation, since I rely on community collaboration in order to design useful things, and am therefore often asking community members for feedback. However I imagine it being used by any type of community member (not just foundation designers).
@AHollender (WMF): The award sounds like a useful one, and—as far as I can tell—it's not one that exists already, so I support the creation of this award. As to whether it should be a barnstar, PUA, or something else, I'd say that that depends on the scope of the barnstar. If it's being given as a one-time "wow, thanks for the help on this one thing" award, it should be a PUA; on the other hand, if it's being given as a "wow, thanks for having continually helped us out over the past couple of weeks with making this work", it should probably be a barnstar; and, of course, there's a whole range in-between. That's my two cents. If you have any more questions, feel free to let me know! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 20:48, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I would like to add a barnstar to reward editors who are great at responding to questions or debates on multiple talk pages across multiple topics A 10 fireplane (talk) 17:51, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@A 10 fireplane: You're in luck; there are actually a number of barnstars that could serve that purpose in slightly different circumstances! Depending on the circumstances, you might want to use any of the following barnstars: