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Barnstars for work on various religions, but not for atheists/humanists/agnostics?[edit]

I am not even sure if/how such an award would be earned, but while there are Barnstars for beliefs including (this list is probably not exhaustive) Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jewish/Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism, there do not appear to be any awards for editors who make outstanding contributions to content that is atheist, humanist or agnostic in nature - or deliberately anti-religious.

Is this a solution in search of a problem? Is it an overstretch to ensure that there is balance in The Force (which in fact brings to mind an idea for another award, but I will leave that to others), or should there be such awards?Ambiguosity (talk) 04:40, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Something like Template:Wp atheism barnstar, which has been around for 9 years? Achowat (talk) 20:58, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
This historical barnstar privileges an image of an atom, which is references a biased view of science, energy, technology, and nuclear legacy --- these are not the same as atheism at all; nor are they neutral in relation to belief systems. A revision of the barnstar is in order, at least to a way of thinking about atheism. Netherzone (talk) 02:49, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
And is used on the headstones of atheist soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery (see File:USVA headstone emb-16.svg) and used by American Atheists. It's a commonly used symbol for atheism and I'd oppose a dramatic redesign. Wouldn't mind cleaning it up a little, though. Achowat (talk) 22:10, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Bravery Barnstar (design completed with Celtic Shield)[edit]

Unanimously approved. Chris Oxford (talk)Chris Oxford (talk) 11:42, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Bravery Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of Editors to the coverage of subjects, related to the theme of bravery and courage, including moral courage, on Wikipedia.

I would like to open discussion on the Bravery Barnstar. The idea of Barnstar belongs to DennisPietras, design completed with Celtic Shield, presents a symbol of protection from danger - as a symbol of bravery, proposed and executed by Chris Oxford.

Bravery Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of Editors to the coverage of subjects, related to the theme of bravery and courage, including moral courage, on Wikipedia.

Can be also awarded to appreciate the personal moral courage of Editors, demonstrated in the course of contributing to Wikipedia.Can be also awarded to appreciate the personal moral courage of Editors, demonstrated in the course of contributing to Wikipedia.Chris Oxford (talk) 21:27, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Support: Will serve as a useful barnstar to award to those that suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous editors. To take to the keyboard against a sea of verbiage, And by opposing end them. To die: to log-out; No more. --Aspro (talk) 20:13, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support some may baulk at the use of Celtic symbology, but I think it is a great idea and this is a worthy design. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:34, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support As a way to acknowledge personal fortitude when it comes to dealing with trolls and those who make unhelpful edits. It may seem trivial, but I think it's taking on increased importance in the era of "alternative facts".
Billmckern (talk) 00:34, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support It takes courage to continuously deal with malcontent editors. A specific barnstar for this is a great way of letting someone know their efforts are both noticed and appreciated.KMJKWhite (talk) 01:21, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Wonderful design, and I can think of some times it would be appropriate to use it. Mortee (talk) 19:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Minor Admin's Barnstar[edit]

A barnstar for minor administrator activities.

I just made the Minor Admin's Barnstar, any comments? Also, it is my first upload to commons, so it would be nice to know if I have violated copyright or something. Thanks! RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 00:20, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

I don't see any value to it. If it's a minor action performed by an admin, just use the minor barnstar. If it's a specifically admin action worthy of praise, make it the Admin's barnstar. I mean, if this is to believed, shouldn't there be another version of every barnstar, just with a mop? Achowat (talk) 22:06, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
It is for an admin action that is routine, like checking ANI occasionally and deleting articles with speedy deletion templates. It isn't like the Admin's Barnstar, which is rewarded for difficult decisions or backlog clearing and such. RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 22:22, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
If it's routine, then why are we giving a barnstar for it? Achowat (talk) 22:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
@Achowat: Well since minor edits are routine, why do we give people barnstars for them? RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 22:55, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Minor edits are not routine. And making minor edits is something that can be recognized. There are no 'minor' things that Admins do that aren't just "click that button," that aren't just 'routine.' Achowat (talk) 01:07, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
This looks like it's literally the same as File:Administrator Barnstar Hires.png but shrunk down and with whitespace around it. I don't really see the point when we could just display the main one at any size.
Hi-res version, resized
In regards to using it, I tend to agree with Achowat, though I don't mind if it's made with a unique design and is added to WP:PUA. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 16:04, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Worcestershire (WP:WORCS) Barnstar.[edit]

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)

Trophies?[edit]

Should Wikipedia have trophies as one of their awards? UpsandDowns1234 06:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

We have a lot of stuff at WP:PUA. But we don't have a specialized "trophy" group. The barnstars are essentially the trophies on Wikipedia. I don't think there is any merit in adding an additional group. Would it serve any additional purpose that barnstars don't? —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 12:59, 18 March 2017 (UTC)