User talk:Antonu/Archive/2011

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I want to ask if you could create a high-quality version of these images:
Water Polo Barnstar.png Harry Potter Barnstar.png StarfishBarnstar.png Barnstar-scherma.png Barnstar - Star Wars.png Barnstar-rotating-psychology.gif

Let me know. Thanks a lot! Angelus (talk) 22:42, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Hello Angelus! Currently I'm working on your barnstars.--Antonu (talk) 07:30, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Great! Thank you! Angelus (talk) 11:52, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Water Polo Barnstar Hires.png Harry Potter Barnstar Hires.png Starfish Barnstar Hires.png Fencing Barnstar Hires.png Environment Barnstar Hires.png BoNM - Galactic Republic Hires.png Psychology Barnstar Hires.png

 Done Water Polo Barnstar.--Antonu (talk) 15:04, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Harry Potter Barnstar.--Antonu (talk) 15:17, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Starfish Barnstar.--Antonu (talk) 16:01, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Fencing Barnstar.--Antonu (talk) 17:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done There is already Geografia/Environment v2.0 Barnstar.--Antonu (talk) 17:23, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Galactic Republic.--Antonu (talk) 17:49, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Psychology Barnstar.--Antonu (talk) 17:23, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Your works are beautiful as always! But I have two requests for you, could you remove the white areas in the center of the "Fencing Barnstar Hires" and insert a stellar cruiser (like this, like this, like this or like this) at the center of the barnstar in "BoNM - Galactic Republic Hires"?
Face-smile.svg Thank you Angelus (talk) 17:57, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done At the request of fans stellar cruiser added --Antonu (talk) 07:04, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Great job! However, could you remove the white areas in the center of the "Fencing Barnstar Hires" and the black area between the wings of the stellar cruiser? Face-smile.svg Thank you Angelus (talk) 14:16, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Glad you like my job. I dont see white parts in the Fencing Barnstar. You mean the places that I noted in red? If yes, they are transparent already. And about the ship, I can not remove this shadow. Moreover, is seems to me that with shadow looks even better. --Antonu (talk) 16:38, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Here's an example: EXAMPLE. Best regards! ;-) Angelus (talk) 17:03, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I get it now. It is  Done. --Antonu (talk) 18:01, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
May I ask you to create the templates for new barnstars and the description for them here and/or here. Thank you. --Antonu (talk) 18:04, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Galactic Republic.
 Done Psychology Barnstar.
 Done Harry Potter Barnstar. ;-) Angelus (talk) 19:36, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Fencing Barnstar. Angelus (talk) 19:52, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
I entered all the Barnstars in the Italian Wikipedia, but I don't know how to insert the Water Polo Barnstar and the Starfish Barnstar in the English Wikipedia. Angelus (talk) 13:49, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Hi there! Now I realize that the shade you had in mind. Then I did not notice it. Of course, it was necessary to remove the shadow, I redid the layout and unloaded a clearer version. --Antonu (talk) 16:30, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Not quite sure what exactly the problem with the Water Polo Barnstar and the Starfish Barnstar barnstars...Problem with creating a template? --Antonu (talk) 16:33, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
I don't know where I can insert them and I don't know what to write in the description. xD Angelus (talk) 17:39, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Understood. Water Polo Barnstar can be inserted here. Description: Wikipedia:WikiProject Swimming/Water polo work group. Starfish Barnstar can be inserted here. Description: Wikipedia:WikiProject Biology. --Antonu (talk) 19:29, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
 Done Water Polo Barnstar.
 Done Starfish Barnstar. I finished, I hope it goes well. :-D Angelus (talk) 11:47, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Great! Thank you! --Antonu (talk) 13:19, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your excellent work!
Angelus (talk) 14:03, 13 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi again I have another request since your good with making barnstars. Could you make a barnstar for Lithuania? Spongie555 (talk) 02:15, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

 Done. BoNM - Lithuania Hires.png and the template is also  Done. Antonu (talk) 08:28, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Also could you make one for North Korea and Chile. Spongie555 (talk) 09:51, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
 Done. BoNM - Chile Hires.png BoNM - North Korea Hires.png and the templates Chile and North Korea are also  Done. Antonu (talk) 20:01, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. You should really make barnstars for ever country that doesn't have one just to make it easier then asking you every time someone wants one. Spongie555 (talk) 01:13, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
Could you also please make one for Canada and Mexico? ~NerdyScienceDude 05:53, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
 Done. BoNM - Canada Hires.png BoNM - Mexico Hires.png and the templates Canada and Mexico are also  Done. Antonu (talk) 07:57, 4 January 2011 (UTC)


Hey. Your new barnstars look great! I was looking to see if you have been able to do the Tireless Contributor Barnstar or if there have been problems with the animation. Also, I wanted to request the Epic Barnstar, too. —Ed!(talk) 06:55, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

<TPS> For your information, you may want to request it at WT:WPWPA. Antonu is active there so he can see it. Kayau Voting IS evil HI AGAIN 08:20, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar-stone2-noback.png Epic Barnstar Hires.png Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif

It was really hard to create the correct animation but it is  Done. And I prefer Barnstar 2.0 requests on my talk page. Antonu (talk) 10:42, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

One more?

I have another request. Could you make a barnstar for Chula Vista? Maybe using the flag? It could be a Barnstar of National merit style or regular it doesnt matter. 05:24, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

 Done. BoNM - Chula Vista California Hires.png and the template is also  Done. Antonu (talk) 08:38, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I have some suggestions...

for new barnstars on the Barnstars 2.0 talk page. Can you take a look and let me know if the ideas are any good?--The Wing Dude, Musical Extraordinaire (talk) 22:23, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the idea! I like some of them! Antonu (talk) 06:23, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Estonia barnstar request

Hello, I have seen you've made great barnstars. Could you make one for Estonia and/or Estonian football? Pelmeen10 (talk) 15:24, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

 Done. BoNM - Estonia Hires.png and the template is also  Done. --Antonu (talk) 19:11, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Cultural Heritage of Serbia

Hello, Antonu! Great, fantastic work with barnstars! Can you help me in creating one barnstar? It is for Wikipedia:WikiProject Cultural Heritage of Serbia, and you may use this image for it, or some other appropriate image that you may invent! :) If you need any advice, i will gladly respond, and i am already looking forward to see your marvelous creation! :) --WhiteWriter speaks 22:02, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

 Done Here are 4 different types. Let me know which one you like and I will upload it to commons in high-resolution png. As for me I like type 1 and 3. --Antonu (talk) 08:49, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
AAAaaaah, you are fantastic! I looooove them! I like type 1 much much more then the other ones, and the rest are also very nice! Well, i vote for No 1.! :) --WhiteWriter speaks 18:14, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
 Done. Cultural Heritage of Serbia Barnstar Hires.png and Template:The Cultural Heritage of Serbia Barnstar is also  Done. --Antonu (talk) 19:23, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
And, for a gratitude, i can give you just the barnstar! But i think that only one is not enough, so i will give you few!
The Cultural Heritage of Serbia Barnstar WikiProject Cultural Heritage of Serbia Barnstar
To the creator of this marvelous barnstar! Visit out main designation page. Thanks, my Russian friend! WhiteWriter speaks 20:50, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar Barnstar Barnstar
For your great help and wonderful contribution to the wikipedia WhiteWriter speaks 20:50, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Design Barnstar.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For your PNG files, and great visual improvement of the barnstar system. WhiteWriter speaks 20:50, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'll copy that to my userage. You dont mind if I'll use 2.0 version Design Barnstar Hires.png instead 1.0 Design Barnstar.png? --Antonu (talk) 08:57, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
You may use whatever you like!! It is my mistake to give you old one! :) :) :) All best, man! --WhiteWriter speaks 13:23, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Alt barnstars

Hi Antonu,

With help from User:RobinHood70 at Wikipedia:WikiProject Templates, I have updated most of the barnstar templates that weren't working for WP:Barnstars 2.0 so that they work now correctly now. It wasn't too complicated, and you can see what changes are necessary in this diff if you want to do it yourself for future designs. It should just be a matter of copying the line out of the diff and replacing the file names. (And then maybe making a second, separate, basically useless edit, like adding or removing a space, to get your computer to show the changes properly.)

Thanks for your beautiful work. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:05, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Just for the record, the second edit can actually just be clicking "Save Page" literally without doing anything at all, or using the Purge function if you know how to do that (the most common method is if you have the clock UI Gadget installed, just click on it). The latter is preferable, but I wasn't thinking of that at the time I mentioned it to WhatamIdoing (sorry).
While I'm here, I'd like to second WhatamIdoing's really have an excellent artistic eye! RobinHood70 talk 03:24, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the info, I'll have it in mind. And thanks for the compliment!--Antonu (talk) 16:32, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Great Work

Your work on the page Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikipedia Awards is comendable. I looked up the source but I didnt understand, how you designed this one of the most beautful page. I mean the basic template. Any assistance would be really appreciated . Thanks Dr. Ankush BUZZ ME! 12:13, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello! Many thanks for your appreciation. The secret lies in using a Template:Cartella, beautiful icons and hand-made ​​graphics. I used this style in the following portals / projects. Portal Liberalism, Portal Capitalism, WikiProject Human rights and WikiProject Transhumanism --Antonu (talk) 12:37, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. You seems to be working really hard at Russian pages. Keep up the good work and keep sharing your knowledge. Do tell Me when you create other Templates like Template:Cartella. Im a big fan of nice artwork:) Dr. Ankush BUZZ ME! 16:32, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks very much

Thanks for creating such a nice I.R.I National merit. I really appreciate it. Razghandi (talk) 05:26, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome :) --Antonu (talk) 07:10, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you for remastering the Burkie barnstar! Looks beautiful! – Lionel (talk) 12:01, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome :) --Antonu (talk) 12:06, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Pharmacology Barnstar

Thanks from WP:PHARM, too! --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 13:56, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome :) --Antonu (talk) 18:03, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you

SVG Barnstar Hires.png The SVG Barnstar
Good work updating the barnstars! -Mabeenot (talk) 17:36, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Antonu (talk) 06:11, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

How do you do it?

I was trying to play around with making a new US national merit barnstar (stars over stripes, ala shield on presidential shield), and I can't figure out how in the heck you get the ripple effect. I'm using Gimp, but have given up. So how do you do it? VIWS talk 09:20, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm working in Photoshop, and you can get the ripple effect using layer options. Here's the PSD photoshop file with that effect. By the way, I can make barnstar for you, just let me know what exactly do you need. You can also upload your Gimp result to any free photo hosting, give me the link, and I'll remaster your barnstar with ripple effect. --Antonu (talk) 09:32, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
You know, I got so mad I went back and tried to figure out how to make my own mask, and I think it came out pretty good. You can catch it at File:BoNM_USA_Hires_alt.png. The flag just doesn't seem to quite fit in that horizontal direction, even though I compressed it about 80% in the vertical. Ah well. Let me know what you think. VIWS talk 10:34, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

PS, I made hires versions of the Industrial and Reviewers' barnstars at File:Industrial Barnstar Hires.png and File:Reviewer's_Barnstar_Hires.png. I'll have a look at the templates to see about getting them in as alts. VIWS talk

Yeah, that was easy. VIWS talk 10:52, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


We are looking to create a barnstar similar to the tireless contributor barnstar for WikiProject Wikify. Can you take File:Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif and create it with File:Ultimate Wikification Barnstar.png. Basically we would like the star to rotate inside the wikilink brackets. Ryan Vesey Review me! 04:04, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello, I can propose your the following types type 1 and type 2. I do not support the creation of animated stars. I would like to make all others barnstars in a non-animated style. --Antonu (talk) 19:45, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
I actually like those two proposals, Ryan. What do you think? We could use both (first for highest word count, second for first place overall). Swarm u | t 05:32, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Here are 5 types:
Bronze - 10-29 articles
Silver - 30-59 articles
Gold - 60-89 articles
Platinum - 90 or more articles
Ultimate - to the person who wikifies the article with the highest word count in each drive.
Let me know which one you like and I will upload it to commons in high-resolution png. --Antonu (talk) 07:30, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

I would be in favor of Bronze for 30-59, Silver for 60-89, Gold for 90 or more, Platinum for leaderboard, and Ultimate for both a first place appearance and for the editor who wikifies the article with the highest word count. Ryan Vesey Review me! 16:24, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Alright, thanks, Anton, we'll decide on the details and get back to you. Swarm u | t 17:12, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I have a few more requests if you don't mind. :) First, do you think you could manage to make a barnstar like the "ultimate" one above, that includes a trophy of some kind (or something like that)? (struck, we're going to do with a non-barnstar award, I think) Second, could you do a 2.0 version of the Iron star? It would be greatly appreciated. Other than that, I'm pretty sure we'll be using all of the above. :) Thank you, Swarm u | t 19:50, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

 Done Iron. --Antonu (talk) 07:38, 9 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Antonu. You are one of editors who write the article ГУЛаг in the Russian Wikipedia. In this article, its editors used Igor Pykhalov’s article “Каковы масштабы «сталинских репрессий»?” which is located on the website praising Stalin and is not published in any academic journal. One of editors who write the article Gulag in the English Wikipedia, said: “This source seems hardly reliable. We have good quality English sources that tell about 14 million passed through the camps, and 4-5 through the colonies.” However, in the article ГУЛаг, the statement “Таким образом, опираясь на приведённые архивные данные ОГПУ — НКВД — МВД СССР, можно сделать вывод: за 1920—1953 годы через систему ИТЛ прошло около 10 млн человек” is still based on Pykhalov’s article. By the way, from the article about Игорь Пыхалов in the Russian Wikipedia, I have got to know that he is not a historian. Psychiatrick (talk) 23:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Surprisingly, one of his writings was included in Federal List of Extremist Materials, probably because that was a court in Ingushetia. What a list!. I especially like the quote from Thomas Jefferson as justification of the list. Biophys (talk) 02:27, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Hello! Yes, I am interested in this topic. Pyhalov is just a politically engaged writer, he is not a historian, and therefore can not be considered an authoritative source. I want to note a significant shift in the Russian Wikipedia in the direction of pro communist positions. I'm planning a substantial processing of the article "Gulag", in particular the removal of references of that publicist. --Antonu (talk) 14:36, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Another request

Hi Antonu, thanks for all your work with making and touching up barnstars. May I request that you make a barnstar of national merit for the International Criminal Court? – Zntrip 02:54, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

 Done. BoNM - International Criminal Court Hires.png and the the template is also  Done. --Antonu (talk) 06:01, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so much! – Zntrip 06:33, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Dear Antonu, can you create this image using this file, as this simbol is new world wide logo of human rights? Thanks in advance! --WhiteWriter speaks 00:29, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

I also propose Russian and French version also... :) --WhiteWriter speaks 00:30, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
WOOOWW!! Bravo, i'ts great! You are fantastic! --WhiteWriter speaks 12:34, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Can i be rude? You are so fantastic that i cannot say thank enough times. This is the last one for this project, but now also with bird/hand... :) --WhiteWriter speaks 12:37, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
 Done Here are 6 different types. Let me know which one you like and I will upload it to commons in high-resolution png. As for me I like type 5 and 6. --Antonu (talk) 14:05, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Uuf, yes, i agree, type 5 is fantastic! You are so talented! I vote for type 5! --WhiteWriter speaks 14:48, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for appreciating my contribution :) And the barnstar is  Done Human Rights International Barnstar Hires.png --Antonu (talk) 16:02, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Human Rights International Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Liberty
You created numerous barns for countries and editors all over the world. You approached to them equally. That is the definition of human liberty, where we all live in harmony. Keep up the good work! WhiteWriter speaks 22:08, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks again :) --Antonu (talk) 04:51, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

New Barnstars of National Merit

Hi, Antonu. I've been looking at what people have been adding to some Central Asian pages and would like to give out a barnstar of national merit or two... but they don't exist yet for some of these countries. Here are the missing countries of Central Asia, with a link to their flag on the Commons:





The rest of the Asian countries without a barnstar are:









Nepal (difficult...)




Sri Lanka



I know doing them all would entail a lot of work, so don't worry about the latter list. I just dream of seeing the whole globe covered one day. It would be an honour to be one of the first to give these out if you do create them.

Thanks, Antonu. PhnomPencil (talk) 15:15, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi! No problem, I will create the missing barnstars. May I also ask you to create the templates for new barnstars and the description for them here? --Antonu (talk) 16:19, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Of course! I'll copypasta an existing barnstar's template with the new image and country name so everything is standardized. Do as many missing ones as you want; I'll make the templates for you. PhnomPencil (talk) 02:53, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

BoNM - Bahrain Hires.pngBoNM - Brunei Hires.pngBoNM - Iraq Hires.pngBoNM - Jordan Hires.pngBoNM - Kuwait Hires.pngBoNM - Kyrgyzstan Hires.png

BoNM - Laos Hires.pngBoNM - Malaysia Hires.pngBoNM - Maldives Hires.pngBoNM - Nepal Hires.pngBoNM - Oman Hires.pngBoNM - Qatar Hires.png

BoNM - Singapore Hires.pngBoNM - Sri Lanka Hires.pngBoNM - Syria Hires.pngBoNM - Tajikistan Hires.pngBoNM - Timor-Leste Hires.pngBoNM - Turkmenistan Hires.png
--Antonu (talk) 16:21, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Wow I'm gobsmacked. Thanks, Antonu. Have a Bahrain barnstar... the fist barnstar template I've made, so making sure it works.
BoNM - Bahrain Hires.png The Bahrain Barnstar of National Merit
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. PhnomPencil (talk) 03:53, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
If you ever want to make more like these, send me a message on my talk page and I'll make the templates for you.
PhnomPencil (talk) 03:53, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok and thanks for the barnstar. --Antonu (talk) 06:21, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I've added the national barnstars to the Simple English Wikipedia. Obviously a much smaller project, but hey these could still be in use decades from now so I think it's worth it. PhnomPencil (talk) 12:44, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok. Agree, it's worth it. --Antonu (talk) 14:11, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Kursk Region Barnstars

Help, please! Kursk region barnstar --Velesss (talk) 20:15, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

 Done. BoNM - Russian Federation Kursk Oblast Hires.png There is also type 2, but I like the first one. --Antonu (talk) 09:41, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Velesss (talk) 19:14, 30 November 2011 (UTC)