Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Wikipedia Awards

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Expansion award idea[edit]

I've come up with an idea for an award given to editors who expand an article 100-fold? This would be counted by readable prose (naturally) and nominations for the award could be posted somewhere like Wikipedia talk:100x Expansion Award. Smaller awards for 50x and 25x expansions could be also given. This also wouldn't could people expanding articles they created (because the creation of the article would expand it by ∞-fold anyway). It also wouldn't apply to redirects and disambiguation pages. What do you think? --Jakob (talk) 20:47, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

How frequently does this kind of expansion happen? I mean, 100x the readable prose seems almost impossible under any other circumstances. Achowat (talk) 02:39, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
@Achowat: It is possible if you start out with a microstub. Earlier this month, I expanded Kettle Creek (Pennsylvania) about 155x. The main award is meant to be difficult to attain (and there is certainly precedent with very rare and difficult-to-attain awards). And there are also 50x and 25x awards, which are naturally much easier. --Jakob (talk) 11:46, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Great idea. But only to be awarded if expanding text is supported by necessary citations. We certainly do not need to motivate further large-scale cut and paste cribbings, to increase article volume. LeProf (talk) 05:10, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Warrior Barnstar[edit]

I'd like to create a "Wiki Warrior Barnstar" - awarded to those who fight to the death for (constructive) edits and are willing to go all the way to the end (within wiki policy of course) to see it through.

Vjmlhds (talk) 01:41, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Unlisted barnstars that are in use already[edit]

These have been in use for some years, but are not listed on the barnstar page. FunkMonk (talk) 11:23, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar for completing a tutorial[edit]

So we have students awarding themselves barnstars. Please comment. Chris Troutman (talk) 06:01, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Comment placed at the Talk page to which you have linked. LeProf (talk) 05:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar for combating plagiarism and un-referenced material[edit]

Please help me identify the most suitable Barnstars for calling attention to those who help identify cribbed (plagiarized) material, and its close trust-me-its-true cousin, longstanding material without proper attribution. Such unheralded, and even combatively resisted editing effort is central to whatever hope we might have, for Wikipedia to become a reliable source of information for academic use. LeProf (talk) 04:51, 17 April 2014 (UTC)