Wikipedia:Barnstars

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The barnstar is not unique to Wikipedia. Some years ago, some wiki-based communities began to give their users awards called barn stars, using a star anchor to represent the concept of the shared work experience, as in barn raising. The concept of the barnstar as a Wiki award was created by SunirShah on MeatballWiki.[1][2] Web designers were invited to incorporate a similar barn star design into their project as Easter eggs.[3]

Wiki barnstars were introduced to Wikipedia in December 2003 by MartinHarper.[4] Since then, the concept has become ingrained in the Wikipedia culture. These awards are also part of the Kindness Campaign and are meant to promote civility and WikiLove. They are meant as a form of warm fuzzy: they are free to give and are intended to bring joy to the recipient.

And please remember that there are also other ways of showing simple appreciation to someone, such as a comment on the user's talk page, a "thank" notification from an article's history page, as well as alternative awards displayed in Personal user awards.

How to give a barnstar[edit]

To award someone a barnstar, just place it on their talk page, and explain why it was given. If you are sure the barnstar is appropriate, don't be shy!

You can use the following text (in wiki markup):

{{subst:barnstarname|1=message ~~~~|2=alt}}

The barnstarname parameter should be replaced with the name of the barnstar you want to give.

The message parameter should be replaced with the message you want to accompany the barnstar.

The 2 parameter, when set to the value alt (2=alt), makes the barnstar appear as a Barnstar 2.0. If the parameter is omitted, the barnstar will appear as a Barnstar 1.0.

See the Barnstars section for examples of barnstars.

Adding a barnstar to this list[edit]

If you don't feel any of these barnstar awards covers the topics you are concerned with, you can always design your own (using these examples, if you like).

If you have any questions concerning barnstars, or would like a barnstar to be added to this list, please see WikiProject Wikipedia Awards - a group of volunteers who help guide these pages.

Barnstars are listed in chronological order, that is, in the order in which they were introduced to the English Wikipedia. Any new barnstars should be added to the bottom of the appropriate section. Note: Barnstars added without consensus may be removed.

Barnstars[edit]

These lists can be sorted by title by clicking the button next to "Title and description".

When awarding a barnstar, please remember to provide relevant text as to why you are awarding it.

General barnstars[edit]

These are barnstars which are not for any specific contribution or task. (For barnstars for specific types of contributions, see #Specific editing contributions, below.)

Image What to type Title and description
Barnstar 1.0 Barnstar 2.0 or alternate version
The Original Barnstar
The Original Barnstar
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Original BarnstarThe Original Barnstar

The Original Barnstar, the first on Wikipedia, is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated.

Introduced by MartinHarper on December 19, 2003, and later modified by Silsor on February 17, 2004.

The Editor's Barnstar
The Editor's Barnstar
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Editor's BarnstarThe Editor's Barnstar

The Editor's Barnstar is awarded to individuals who display particularly fine decisions in general editing. This is occasionally known as the Exclusionists' Barnstar. Sometimes, expert text removal is the most effective editing.

Introduced by Guanaco on June 18, 2004.

The Working Man's Barnstar
The Working Man's Barnstar
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The Working Wikipedian'sThe Working Wikipedian's Barnstar

The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar may be awarded to those who work tirelessly and endlessly on the more laborious or repetitive of Wikipedia tasks.

This barnstar's name can now be gender-specific by supplying 'm' for "Working man's", 'w' for "Working Woman's", 'n' for "Hard worker's" and 'wiki' for "Wikipedian's" in place of the gender option. Leaving this option blank will first determine if the user has a gender set, and if not, use the default "Wikipedian's".

Introduced by Blankfaze on July 6, 2004.

Minor Barnstar
Minor Barnstar
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Minor BarnstarThe Minor Barnstar

Minor edits are often-overlooked, but essential, contributions to Wikipedia. The Minor Barnstar is awarded for making minor edits of the utmost quality.

Introduced by Spencer195 on July 13, 2004, and slightly modified by MattTM.

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
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Random Acts of Kindness BarnstarThe Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar may be awarded to those that show a pattern of going the extra mile to be nice, without being asked.

Introduced by TheCustomOfLife on August 2, 2004.

Barnstar of Diligence
Barnstar of Diligence
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Diligence, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Diligence

The Barnstar of Diligence may be awarded in recognition of a combination of extraordinary scrutiny, precision and community service.

Introduced by Pedant on August 13, 2004, and touched up by Wapcaplet at the request of Neutrality.

Surreal Barnstar
Surreal Barnstar
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Surreal BarnstarThe Surreal Barnstar

The Surreal Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian who adds "special flavor" to the community by acting as a sort of wildcard.

Introduced by Merovingian on August 14, 2004.

Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Tireless Contributor Barnstar
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Tireless Contributor BarnstarThe Tireless Contributor Barnstar

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar may be awarded to especially tireless Wikipedians who contribute an especially large body of work without sacrificing quality.

Introduced by Trainspotter on October 26, 2004.

The Barnstar of Good Humor
The Barnstar of Good Humor
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Good Humor, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Good Humor

The Barnstar of Good Humor may be awarded to particularly light-spirited Wikipedians who, by their unshakably good humor, consistently and reliably lighten the mood, defuse conflicts, and generally make Wikipedia a better place to be.

Introduced on April 26, 2005 by Sango123.

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Half BarnstarThe Half Barnstar

The Half Barnstar is awarded for excellence in cooperation, especially for productive editing together with someone who holds diametrically opposed viewpoints. Both users get one half of the star; when cooperating they hold a full one.

It was thought of in September 2006 by Radiant!, but not actually handed out until April 2007.

The Special Barnstar
The Special Barnstar
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Special BarnstarThe Special Barnstar

The Special Barnstar may be awarded to a user as a gesture of appreciation for a specific reason, when there is no other barnstar that would feel appropriate.

Introduced by Rhanyeia on May 14, 2007. Co-created with Suvi Ylioja.

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar
The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar
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What a Brilliant Idea! BarnstarThe "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar should be awarded to a user who figures out an elegant solution to a particularly burdensome bottleneck or problem, or who identifies a means to improve Wikipedia in a profound way.

Adapted from the technology barnstar by The Transhumanist in May 2007, image design by download.

The Peace Barnstar
The Peace Barnstar
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Diplomacy, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Diplomacy

The Barnstar of Diplomacy is awarded to users who have helped to resolve, peacefully, conflicts on Wikipedia.

Introduced by Defender 911 in August 2007, image design by Hersfold.

The Invisible Barnstar
The Invisible Barnstar
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Invisible BarnstarThe Invisible Barnstar

The Invisible Barnstar is awarded to users who make significant and helpful contributions to the project, but have kept to the background without seeking recognition or reward for their work.

Designed and introduced by Hersfold in August 2007.

The Civility Barnstar
The Civility Barnstar
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Civility BarnstarThe Civility Barnstar

The Civility Barnstar is intended to reward users for civility. The aim is to award good civility, and not to just warn against bad civility.

It was conceived and designed by Concordia in August 2007.

Wikipedia Motivation Award
Wikipedia Motivation Award
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Motivation BarnstarThe Motivation Barnstar

The Motivation Barnstar is awarded to users who

  • do a considerable amount to promote Wikipedia beyond the site, or
  • do wonders in "gee-ing up the troops" either through general motivation of Wikipedians, or
  • motivate Wikipedians by way of tools, contests, and other such things

This medal was introduced in August 2007 and designed by brian0918.

The Socratic barnstar
The Socratic barnstar
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Socratic BarnstarThe Socratic Barnstar

The Socratic Barnstar is awarded to those editors who are extremely skilled and eloquent in their arguments.

Designed and introduced by Martinphi in September 2007.

The Content Creativity Barnstar
The Content Creativity Barnstar
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Content Creativity BarnstarThe Content Creativity Barnstar

The Content Creativity Barnstar is given to Wikipedians in recognition of their work in content submission.

Introduced by Nothing444 on February 10, 2008, and modified by same on March 22, 2008.

The Anti-Flame Barnstar
The Anti-Flame Barnstar
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Anti-Flame BarnstarThe Anti-Flame Barnstar

The Anti-Flame Barnstar is awarded for users who have kept cool in conflicts, as well as resolving them.

Originally designed on Wikimedia Commons. Introduced on English Wikipedia by Nothing444 on March 22, 2008.

Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
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Your Opinion is More Important than You Think BarnstarThe Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar

The Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar was created for awarding to Wikipedians who don't realize that something they have said has helped make Wikipedia better. It is suggested, since the recipient of this award does not realize that they have helped, that you inform the recipient what change has come about as a result of whatever it was they said that was so noteworthy.

Introduced by Bob the Wikipedian on April 14, 2008. Image redone by SimpsonsFan08 on April 25, 2008. 2.0 version designed in July 2017 by Noah Kastin.

The All-Around Amazing Barnstar
The All-Around Amazing Barnstar
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All-Around Amazing BarnstarThe All-Around Amazing Barnstar

The All-Around Amazing Barnstar is awarded to editors who are all-around amazing in most—if not all—parts of Wikipedia. These users have exemplified what it means to be a true Renaissance man or woman of Wikipedia, being active in more than one part of the Wikipedia community, and understanding that a true Wikipedian is more than just an editor of articles.

This barnstar was originally created on June 24, 2008 for BranStark by Angel caboodle for his continuing contributions in all aspects of Wikipedia.

The Modest Barnstar
The Modest Barnstar
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Modest BarnstarThe Modest Barnstar

The Modest Barnstar is an award suitable for any editing feat that makes a modest improvement to Wikipedia.

Introduced on July 1, 2008 by Meisfunny with the image from Pedant.

The Home-Made Barnstar
{{subst:Home-Made Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} Home-Made BarnstarThe Home-Made Barnstar

The Home-Made Barnstar is awarded to people who do a lot of work in difficult areas and do it well. Recipients are able to think outside the box, the original intention of the WP:IAR principle, and their interventions are always, or almost always effective in resolving or progressing difficulties and disputes.

Introduced in July 2008 by John.

The Teamwork Barnstar
The Teamwork Barnstar
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Teamwork BarnstarThe Teamwork Barnstar

The Teamwork Barnstar may be awarded when several editors work together to improve an article.

Introduced in November 2008 by JaGa.

The Helping Hand Barnstar
The Helping Hand Barnstar
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The Helping Hand Barnstar

The Helping Hand Barnstar is to be awarded to users who frequently help new users.

Introduced by Maniadis on November 5, 2008.

The Barnstar of Integrity
The Barnstar of Integrity
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Integrity, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Integrity

The Barnstar of Integrity may be awarded to those editors who have shown to be a person of integrity and honor. Or, more simply, a stand-up guy/gal.

Introduced by Shirulashem on December 30, 2008.

The Philosophy Barnstar
The Philosophy Barnstar
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Philosophy BarnstarThe Philosophy Barnstar

The Philosophy Barnstar is awarded to users that make extremely wise, and sometimes unusually clever, decisions regarding matters on Wikipedia.

The Mediator Barnstar
The Mediator Barnstar
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Mediator BarnstarThe Mediator Barnstar

The Mediator Barnstar is awarded to users that served well as a mediator between heated debates on the talk pages of articles and users.

The Purple Barnstar
The Purple Barnstar
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Purple BarnstarThe Purple Barnstar

The Purple Barnstar is awarded to those who have endured undue hardship (e.g., incessant harassment, personal issues, etc.) on or outside Wikipedia but still remain resolute in their commitment to the project and its ideals.

The Detective Barnstar
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Detective BarnstarThe Detective Barnstar

The Detective Barnstar to be awarded for exceptional work in investigating matters of interest to Wikipedia.

Original idea by ChrisO remastered by Antonu.

The Excellent New Editor's Barnstar
The Excellent New Editor's Barnstar
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The Excellent New Editor's BarnstarThe Excellent New Editor's Barnstar

The Excellent New Editor's Barnstar is awarded as part of editor retention efforts to new Wikipedians using best practices from the very beginning!

Introduced by Mark Miller on December 31, 2012 as inspired by John from Idegon.

The Winnowing Fan Barnstar
{{subst:The Winnowing Fan Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} Winnowing Fan BarnstarThe Winnowing Fan Barnstar

The Winnowing Fan Barnstar is awarded to those who work to separate Wikipedia's "wheat" from its "chaff".

Introduced by KDS444 on 7 December 2016 following consensus on talk page.

The Anti-Wikibullying Barnstar
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Anti-Wikibullying BarnstarThe Anti-Wikibullying Barnstar

The Anti-Wikibullying Barnstar may be awarded to editors who stand up against Wikibullying (bullying on Wikipedia).

Introduced by Revirvlkodlaku on June 11, 2019.

The Most Improved Editor's Barnstar
The Most Improved Editor's Barnstar
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The Most Improved Editor's BarnstarThe Most Improved Editor's Barnstar

The Most Improved Editor's Barnstar is awarded as part of editor retention efforts, to editors striving to learn and adopt best practices of the project, aiming to improve their contribution.

Introduced by Santasa99 in January 2021.

The Turning Wikipedia Green Barnstar
{{subst:The Turning Wikipedia Green Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Turning Wikipedia Green BarnstarThe Turning Wikipedia Green Barnstar

The Turning Wikipedia Green Barnstar is awarded to an editor who adds encyclopedic content at rapid or large rates, resulting in many of their contributions being green.

Introduced by FormalDude on August 22, 2021.

The Systemic Bias Barnstar
{{subst:Systemic Bias Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Systemic Bias BarnstarThe Systemic Bias Barnstar

The Systemic Bias Barnstar is awarded to editors who help reduce Wikipedia's systemic bias. (For specifically writing about women, see the goddess barnstar.)

Introduced by Sdkb on March 17, 2022, and designed by FormalDude.

Specific editing contributions[edit]

These barnstars are awarded for specific types of contributions or editing which improve Wikipedia that do not fall into a specific article topical category in the encyclopedia.

Image What to type Title and description
Barnstar 1.0 Barnstar 2.0 or alternate version
The Photographer's Barnstar
The Photographer's Barnstar
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Photographer's BarnstarThe Photographer's Barnstar

The Photographer's Barnstar is awarded to those individuals who tirelessly improve Wikipedia with their photographic skills and contributions.

Introduced by Grunt on November 27, 2004.

The Spoken Barnstar
The Spoken Barnstar
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The Spoken Barnstar

The Spoken Barnstar is awarded to editors who produce recordings of Wikipedia articles.

Introduced by Chameleon on 1 June 2005.

The Rosetta Barnstar
The Rosetta Barnstar
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Rosetta BarnstarThe Rosetta Barnstar

The Rosetta Barnstar may be given to any editor who exhibits outstanding translation efforts on Wikipedia.

Introduced on June 1, 2005 by Harðor, and was designed by David Levy.

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
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Graphic Designer's BarnstarThe Graphic Designer's Barnstar

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar may be awarded to those who work tirelessly to provide Wikipedia with free graphic files, either original or a version of a known design (e.g. a country's flag).

Introduced by Redux on August 15, 2005. Original design by Sango123, later modified by L'Aquatique. Complete redesign by Rectilinium introduced on April 12, 2009.

Template Barnstar
Template Barnstar
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The Template Barnstar

The Template Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to create or improve useful templates and infoboxes.

Introduced by Smurrayinchester on January 8, 2006.

The Copyeditor's Barnstar
The Copyeditor's Barnstar
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Copyeditor's BarnstarThe Copyeditor's Barnstar

The Copyeditor's Barnstar is awarded for excellence in copyediting.

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spelling grammar and punctuation is, important
Spelling grammar and punctuation are, important
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important!

Suggested by Trusilver, designed by Kathryn NicDhàna with input from members of the Guild of Copy Editors and introduced on March 8, 2007. Retouched by H3llkn0wz in June 2010.

The Citation Barnstar
The Citation Barnstar
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Citation BarnstarThe Citation Barnstar

The Citation Barnstar is awarded to users who provide references and in-line citations to previously unsourced articles.

It was created in March 2008 by J.delanoy.

The Redirect Barnstar
The Redirect Barnstar
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Redirect BarnstarThe Redirect Barnstar

The Redirect Barnstar is awarded to those who have created and/or maintained useful redirects.

It was introduced by J.delanoy on March 8, 2008, and has undergone redesign.

The Categorisation Barnstar
The Category Barnstar
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The Categorisation Barnstar

The Categorisation Barnstar is to be awarded to users who dedicate themselves to pruning, maintaining and caring for our category structure, helping it to grow, or who devote themselves to categorising articles to better aid our readers.

Suggested by Iuio on April 16, 2007[5] and introduced by Hiding T on April 12, 2008. Redesigned by Rectilinium in April 2009.

The Guidance Barnstar
The Guidance Barnstar
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Guidance BarnstarThe Guidance Barnstar

The Guidance Barnstar may be awarded to users who help others locate valuable resources, information, or assistance.

Introduced by Scartol on April 13, 2008.

The Audio Barnstar
The Audio Barnstar
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Audio BarnstarThe Audio Barnstar

The Audio Barnstar may be awarded to editors who make a significant contribution to the wiki by creating and/or adding original or rare audio files, such as historical recordings, self-made music, self-made examples of sound effects or musical styles, natural sounds, etc.

Designed and introduced by Yintan on May 24, 2008.

The SVG Barnstar
The SVG Barnstar
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The SVG Barnstar

The SVG Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes significant contributions to converting raster images into vector images.

Introduced on July 26, 2008, and designed by pbroks13.

The Red Link Removal Barnstar
The Red Link Removal Barnstar
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Red Link Removal BarnstarThe Red Link Removal Barnstar

The Red Link Removal Barnstar may be awarded to editors who show diligence in removing red links in articles by creating new articles, correcting the links to connect to appropriate existing articles or deleting links to articles that should not exist because they do not satisfy Wikipedia:Notability guidelines.

Proposed by Dogcowsaysmoof and introduced by Neptune5000 on September 29, 2008.

The Cleanup Barnstar
The Cleanup Barnstar
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Cleanup BarnstarThe Cleanup Barnstar

The Cleanup Barnstar may be awarded to users who clean up articles.

Introduced by Neptune5000 on October 13, 2008, image design by download.

The WikiLink Barnstar
The WikiLink Barnstar
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Wikilink BarnstarThe Wikilink Barnstar

The Wikilink Barnstar may be awarded to users who either add useful links or remove unnecessary links in articles.

Introduced by Neptune5000 on October 14, 2008.

The Typo Team Barnstar
The Typo Team Barnstar
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Typo Team BarnstarThe Typo Team Barnstar

The Typo Team Barnstar may be awarded to any editor who has exceptional contributions in fixing typos.

Suggested by Jason Quinn and designed by Sophus Bie February 9, 2009.

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
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Copyright Cleanup BarnstarThe Copyright Cleanup Barnstar

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar may be awarded to those contributors who have gone the extra mile in clearing up copyright concerns on Wikipedia.

Suggested by Moonriddengirl and designed by ArielGold on March 17, 2009.

The BLP Barnstar
The BLP Barnstar
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BLP BarnstarThe BLP Barnstar

The BLP Barnstar is for users who work to diligently source and maintain neutrality in biography articles, ensuring they adhere to the Biographies of Living Persons policy.

Requested by Enigmaman, and designed by ArielGold on April 2, 2009.

The Curator Barnstar
The Curator Barnstar
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Curator BarnstarThe Curator Barnstar

The Curator Barnstar may be awarded to those who have a long history of improving Wikipedia by finding and/or restoring historical files (illustrations, photographs, documents, sounds...).

Introduced by Ksempac on August 11, 2009.

The Disambiguator's Barnstar
The Disambiguator's Barnstar
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Disambiguator's BarnstarThe Disambiguator's Barnstar

The Disambiguator's Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian who is a prolific disambiguator.

Introduced by Quinxorin on June 16, 2010; original idea by Extra999.

The Eraser Barnstar
The Eraser Barnstar
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Eraser BarnstarThe Eraser Barnstar

The Eraser Barnstar is awarded to those who remove unnecessary information from images or descriptions.

The Valued Picture Barnstar
{{subst:The Valued Picture Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} Valued Picture BarnstarThe Valued Picture Barnstar

The Valued Picture Barnstar is awarded to users that uploaded a free image to Wikipedia that is considered wonderful, valuable, and/or crucial.

The Stub Barnstar
The Stub Barnstar
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The Stub BarnstarThe Stub Barnstar

The Stub Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians for exceptional work in the area of Stub creation, expansion and sorting.

Introduced by BigPadresDUDE in September 2009.

The Feathered Quill Barnstar
The Feathered Quill Barnstar
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Feathered Quill BarnstarThe Feathered Quill Barnstar

The Feathered Quill Barnstar may be awarded to two groups of Wikipedians: for writing a large number of articles/edits, or for the continued creation of good articles over a long period of time.

Scholarly Barnstar
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The Scholarly Barnstar is awarded in recognition of contributions based on high-quality academic sources.

Introduced by Noah Kastin on July 25, 2017, based on an idea by Eperoton.

The Short Description Barnstar
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The Short Description Barnstar may be awarded to those who put much effort into writing high-quality, clear, and concise short descriptions for articles.

Introduced by Noah Kastin on June 11, 2019, based on an idea by Trekker and ZLEA.

Administration and patrol[edit]

These barnstars are awarded to editors who help adminstrate or patrol the encyclopedia.

Image What to type Title and description
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The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
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Anti-Vandalism BarnstarThe Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar may be awarded to those who show great contributions to protecting and reverting attacks of vandalism on Wikipedia. For more information on fighting vandalism, please see Wikipedia:Vandalism.

Introduced on February 27, 2005 by brian0918, and designed by Deathphoenix.

The Anti-Spam Barnstar
The Anti-Spam Barnstar
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Anti-Spam BarnstarThe Anti-Spam Barnstar

The Anti-Spam Barnstar is awarded to users who fight spam.

Introduced by Od Mishehu on March 27, 2008, image design by download.

The Userpage Shield
{{subst:Userpage Shield Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Userpage Shield

The Userpage Shield may be awarded to editors who work to protect the userpages and talk pages of other editors from vandalism.

Introduced by Nutiketaiel on October 14, 2008, image modified by download.

The Admin Barnstar
The Admin Barnstar
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Admin's BarnstarThe Admin's Barnstar

The Admin's Barnstar may be awarded to administrators who made a particularly difficult decision, did a tiresome but needed admin task, cleared some nasty backlog or just to show an administrator that you think they are doing good work in a particular area of "the job" and that their work is appreciated. To be used when other, more specific, barnstars do not apply to the reasons at hand.

Introduced by SoWhy on November 14, 2008, and redesigned by Rectilinium on May 8, 2009.

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar
The New Page Patroller's Barnstar
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The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar may be awarded to users who do great work patrolling new pages. This may be improving, tagging for deletion, tagging for issues, etc.

Introduced by Kingpin13 on May 8, 2009. Graphic updated by MereTechnicality on February 9, 2017.

The Recent Changes Barnstar
The Recent Changes Barnstar
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Recent Changes BarnstarThe Recent Changes Barnstar

The Recent Changes Barnstar is for users who have been doing a lot of helpful work while patrolling Recent changes.

Introduced by Porchcrop on October 8, 2009.

The Reviewer's Barnstar
The Reviewer's Barnstar
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The Reviewer's Barnstar

The Reviewer's Barnstar is for users who have been outstanding reviewers of pages with pending changes. It could be given to a new reviewer who hasn't received much attention, though they've been doing everything right.

Introduced by Ancient Apparition on April 6, 2011. Graphic designed by Sven Manguard. Description update in January 2012 by Pine and H3llkn0wz.

The Checkuser Barnstar
{{subst:The Checkuser's Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} Checkuser's BarnstarThe Checkuser's Barnstar

The Checkuser's Barnstar may be awarded to checkusers who tirelessly work to keep Wikipedia free from sockpuppets.

Introduced by Reaper Eternal on April 11, 2011.

The Oversight Barnstar
The Oversighter Barnstar
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Oversighter's BarnstarThe Oversighter's Barnstar/The (information removed) Barnstar

The Oversighter's Barnstar (alternative name The (information removed) Barnstar) may be awarded to oversighters who tirelessly work to keep Wikipedia free from highly disruptive material.

Introduced by Mifter on December 1, 2018. 2.0 version designed in September 2022 by Vikipolimer.

The Padlock Barnstar
{{subst:The Padlock Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Bot Creator BarnstarThe Padlock Barnstar

The Padlock Barnstar is awarded to an administrator who secures Wikipedia by placing a padlock in accordance with Wikipedia:Protection policy.

Introduced by Jerium on July 23, 2019.

The Patroller's Barnstar
{{subst:The Patroller's Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Patroller's BarnstarThe Patroller's Barnstar

The Patroller's Barnstar is awarded to an editor for patrolling on the encyclopedia.

Introduced by Vikipolimer on September 12, 2021.

The Closer's Barnstar
{{subst:The Closer's Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Closer's BarnstarThe Closer's Barnstar

The Closer's Barnstar is awarded to editors who've made particularly tough or tedious discussion closures or otherwise demonstrated principles of good closing.

Introduced by FormalDude on December 19, 2021.

Wikipedia-space barnstars[edit]

These barnstars are given to editors for helping out with things done behind-the-scenes, in those corners of the Wikipedia project typically unseen by the general public.

Image What to type Title and description
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The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
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Defender of the Wiki BarnstarThe Defender of the Wiki Barnstar

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar may be awarded to those who have prevented Wikipedia from being used for fraudulent purposes, or who have defended Wikipedia against threats not covered by other barnstars. The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar was created after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, when a fraudulent charity tried to take advantage of the widespread media coverage of the article.

Introduced by Alkivar on January 8, 2005. An expansion of the scope of the barnstar was proposed by Pine in December 2011 and was uncontroversial.

The Barnstar Barnstar
The Barnstar Barnstar
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The Barnstar Barnstar

The Barnstar Barnstar was created to recognize Wikipedians who have contributed to Wikipedia by creating and awarding barnstars. As of January 2012, this barnstar is made more specific to be the project barnstar for WikiProject Wikipedia Awards.

This award was introduced on December 23, 2005 by Cyde, and the design was modified by Sango123. The description was updated in January 2012 by Pine.

The Copyright Barnstar
The Copyright Barnstar
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The Copyright Barnstar

The Copyright Barnstar is awarded to editors for keeping Wikipedia legal, and defend the rights of creators and authors.

Introduced by Scott MacDonald on 16 January 2006.

The DYK Barnstar
The DYK Barnstar
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The DYK BarnstarThe DYK Barnstar

The DYK Barnstar is awarded to editors who make a valued contribution to Wikipedia:Did you know.

Introduced and created in March 2006.

The Vitruvian Barnstar
The Vitruvian Barnstar
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da Vinci BarnstarThe da Vinci Barnstar

The da Vinci Barnstar may be awarded to anyone who has enhanced Wikipedia through their technical work (programming and tools, bot building, link repair, Mediawiki developers, etc.). This award may also be given to Cabalists, Mediators and Arbitrators – whose work is essential to the functioning of Wikipedia. Alternative: {{The Technical Barnstar}}

Suggested by EWS23 and Covington, designed by The Man in Question and introduced on March 6, 2006.

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The Userpage Barnstar
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Excellent User Page Barnstar

The Excellent User Page Barnstar is given to those who put in that extra effort on their user page, whether in terms of design, writing, or content. If you find a user page that is unusually entertaining, useful, informative, beautiful, or otherwise noteworthy, let them know with this award.

Introduced by Frater5 on May 29, 2006.

MOTD Barnstar
MOTD Barnstar
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The Motto of the Day Barnstar

The Motto of the Day Barnstar is to be awarded to frequent participants of WP:Motto of the day.

Introduced by ~AH1(TCU) on February 16, 2007. New design by Madhero88 on April 7, 2009.

The Commons Barnstar
The Commons Barnstar
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The Commons Ambassador Barnstar

The Commons Ambassador Barnstar is awarded to users who make exceptional contributions to the synergistic relationship of English Wikipedia with Wikimedia Commons by searching through Commons to find suitable pictures to add to English Wikipedia or finding free-use images on English Wikipedia and moving them to Commons.

Suggested by Johntex, designed by Smomo and introduced on March 6, 2007.

The Tip of the Day Barnstar
The Tip of the Day Barnstar
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The Tip of the Day Barnstar

The Tip of the Day Barnstar should be awarded to a user who participates beyond the call of duty in the Tip of the day department.

It was adapted from the technology barnstar by The Transhumanist in May 2007, then later the image from the "What a Brilliant Idea!" barnstar was adopted.

The Translation Barnstar
The Translation Barnstar
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Translation Barnstar

The Translation Barnstar is awarded to those who contribute to Wikipedia:Translation.

This award was introduced by OhanaUnited on June 3, 2007, and designed by Chaza93.

The Adopt-a-User Barnstar
The Adopt-a-User Barnstar
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The Adopt-a-User Barnstar

The Adopt-a-User Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who go above and beyond as adopters or in improving the Adopt-a-User program.

The award was created by CA387 for his adopter, Bencherlite on June 3, 2007.

The AFC Barnstar
The AFC Barnstar
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The Articles for Creation Barnstar

The Articles for Creation Barnstar is to be awarded to a user who has demonstrated great effort and dedication in reviewing articles and/or other related work for the Articles for creation process.

Introduced by Hersfold on 23 July 2007.

The Rescue Barnstar
The Rescue Barnstar
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Rescue BarnstarThe Rescue Barnstar

The Rescue Barnstar is awarded to editors who rescue articles from deletion, or from being delisted from either Good Article or Featured Article status. This can be independent of or in cooperation with the Article Rescue Squadron.

Proposed by Le Grand Roi des CitrouillesTally-ho! in October 2007 and officially listed July 2008. Span broadened by casliber in August 2018.

Real-Life Barnstar
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Real-Life BarnstarThe Real-Life Barnstar

The Real-Life Barnstar is awarded to editors who make contributions both online and offline, by organizing wiki-related real-life events.

Designed and introduced by TexasDex in November 2007.

The Reference Desk Barnstar
The Reference Desk Barnstar
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The Reference Desk Barnstar

The Reference Desk Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes a contribution to the Wikipedia Reference Desks that is exceptionally useful to a person who seeks assistance there.

Introduced on December 16, 2007 by SteveBaker.

The Red Barnstar
{{subst:The Red Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Red Barnstar

The Red Barnstar is awarded to users who have created a new, "revolutionary" policy in Wikipedia.

Introduced by Styrofoam1994 on February 17, 2008.

The WikiProject Barnstar
The WikiProject Barnstar
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The WikiProject Barnstar

The WikiProject Barnstar is for users who have done a great job in WikiProjects overall, either A) in a WikiProject that does not have a specific barnstar, or B) someone who makes great strides in improving WikiProjects. This could also be given to a person who starts a very successful WikiProject.

Introduced by Soxred93 on February 22, 2008.

The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar
{{subst:The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar

The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar is an award for people who create great barnstars.

Introduced on July 1, 2008 by Meisfunny, and updated on July 15, 2008 by Angel caboodle. Designed by DeadEyeArrow on February 2008 and used for the first time on March 2008. Title was updated by Pine per an uncontroversial proposal in December 2011.

The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar
{{subst:Adopteebarnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar

The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar may be awarded to exemplary candidates currently undergoing adoption by an experienced user through the Adopt-a-User scheme or when the candidate has effectively "graduated."

The award was created by BranStark on July 2, 2008.

The Main Page Barnstar
The Main Page Barnstar
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The Main Page Barnstar

The Main Page Barnstar is awarded to people with extensive contributions in editing the Main Page.

The award was created by Electrical Experiment on July 5, 2008, and was proposed by Genius101 Wizard.

The Account Creation Barnstar
{{subst:ACCbarnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Account Creation Barnstar

The Account Creation Barnstar is to be awarded to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to creating accounts for users at WP:ACC. Account creators are often overlooked and rarely receive any form of acknowledgement for their work, which, at times, can be very repetitive and tedious.

The award was created by BranStark on July 24, 2008.

The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar
{{subst:The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar

The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes a contribution to one of the dispute resolution forums that exceptionally furthers the aims of the project.

The award was created by Dendodge on September 1, 2008.

The Signpost Barnstar
The Signpost Barnstar
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The Signpost Barnstar

The Signpost Barnstar is for users who make outstanding contributions to the Wikipedia Signpost.

Introduced by Ragesoss on February 19, 2009.

The Press Barnstar
The Press Barnstar
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Press BarnstarThe Press Barnstar

The Press Barnstar may be awarded to any editor whose contributions to an article were cited by one or more news services off Wikipedia. Alternatively, it may be awarded to a Wikipedian or Wikiproject whose contributions have earned Wikipedia praise from the media. As the focus of this barnstar is off Wikipedia praise it should not be awarded to those who have contributed to internal news services like the Signpost or Wikiproject newsletters, nor to those who actively edit articles concerning the press in general. (See The Signpost Barnstar)

Suggested by TomStar81 and designed by Chamal N February 15, 2009, and introduced February 20, 2009.

The In The News Barnstar
The In The News Barnstar
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The In The News Barnstar

The In The News Barnstar may be awarded to recognise significant long-term contributions by an editor to the In The News section.

Designed by Melesse and Neutralhomer and introduced in August 2010.

The Portal Barnstar
{{subst:Portal Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Portal Barnstar

The Portal Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have made significant contributions to Portal:Contents/Portals.

Introduced by Notyourbroom on August 5, 2010.

MediaWiki SysAdmins Barnstar
{{subst:Barnstar SysAdmins|message=|S=—~~~~}} The MediaWiki SysAdmins Barnstar

The MediaWiki SysAdmins Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who make outstanding contributions to the MediaWiki third-party wikis community.

Introduced by Varnent on December 12, 2011.

MediaWiki Extensions Barnstar
{{subst:Barnstar ExtensionsDev|message=|S=—~~~~}} The MediaWiki Extensions Barnstar

The MediaWiki Extensions Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who make outstanding contributions to the development of MediaWiki extensions.

Introduced by Varnent on December 12, 2011.

The Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar
The Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar
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The Wikipedia Ambassador BarnstarThe Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar

The Wikipedia Ambassador Barnstar may be awarded to campus or online ambassadors in recognition of excellent service.

Introduced by Sross (Public Policy) on Sept 21, 2010, and added to this main barnstar list by Pine on January 25, 2012 after multiple requests.

The Reviewer Barnstar
The Reviewer Barnstar
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NEW BarnstarThe Reviewer Barnstar

The Reviewer Barnstar is awarded to users who diligently review new or newly improved articles for errors/mistakes.

The Premium Reviewer Barnstar
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Premium Reviewer BarnstarThe Premium Reviewer Barnstar

The Premium Reviewer Barnstar is awarded to users that have achieved more than three Reviewer Barnstars or are given to users who have diligently reviewed an article or set of articles very closely to ensure its good quality on Wikipedia.

The Instructor's Barnstar
{{subst:Instructor's Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Instructor's BarnstarThe Instructor's Barnstar

The Instructor's Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians for stellar work in the area of writing or improving instructional material, such as how-to and help pages, documentation of templates or of Wikipedia tools, or Wikipedia processes, policies and guidelines. (See also the Helping Hand Barnstar for providing individual assistance to new editors, and the Guidance Barnstar for helping other editors of any experience level find already-existing resources.)

Introduced by SMcCandlish on December 18, 2011.

The Research Participation Barnstar
{{subst:Research Participation Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Research Participation BarnstarThe Research Participation Barnstar

Research Participation Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian that contributed to Wikipedia Research, whether as a participant or as a researcher.

Introduced by Tsikerdekis on February 15, 2012.

Diligent Librarian Barnstar
Diligent Librairan Barnstar
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The Diligent Librarian BarnstarThe Diligent Librarian Barnstar

The Diligent Librarian Barnstar may be awarded to a Wikipedian who helps deliver reliable sources at Resource Exchange.

Feedback Responder Barnstar
{{subst:The Feedback Responder Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Feedback Responder BarnstarThe Feedback Responder Barnstar

The Feedback Responder Barnstar is awarded to users who have demonstrated great effort and dedication in responding to feedback on the Feedback Dashboard and/or other related work for the Feedback Dashboard.

Kevin Gorman Education Program Barnstar
{{subst:Kevin Gorman Education Program Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Kevin Gorman Education Program BarnstarThe Kevin Gorman Education Program Barnstar

The Kevin Gorman Education Program Barnstar is named for User:Kevin Gorman, an active member of the community who came to Wikipedia as a student editor and became one of the foremost champions for Wikipedia's importance in education. It is awarded to users for any activity related to the use of Wikipedia in education, either inside or outside of the Wikipedia Education Program.

Proposed by Tryptofish on August 1, 2016, and designed by Rhododendrites on August 5, 2016.

The Banstar Barnstar
The Banstar Barnstar
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Kevin Gorman Education Program BarnstarThe Banstar Barnstar

This Banstar Barnstar is reserved for editors that have been either temporarily or permanently banned from public databases due to incessant fact-checking, due diligence, data collection, and/or general curiosity. Keep up the good work (after finding a proxy).

Introduced by Tom.Reding on November 18, 2016.

Teahouse Barnstar
{{subst:Teahouse Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Teahouse BarnstarThe Teahouse Barnstar

The Teahouse Barnstar is awarded to editors who have contributed to or made excellent contributions related to the Teahouse.

The Women in Red Barnstar
{{subst:The Women in Red Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Women in Red Barnstar

The Women in Red Barnstar is awarded to users who create quality articles and significantly improve articles as part of the Women in Red project.

Introduced by Netherzone on 6 February 2017.

The Bot Creator Barnstar
{{subst:The Bot Creator Barnstar|1=message ~~~~}} The Bot Creator BarnstarThe Bot Creator Barnstar

The Bot Creator Barnstar is awarded to editors who created a bot.

Introduced by Jerium on September 19, 2019.

The Technician's Barnstar
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The Technician's Barnstar is awarded to editors who participate in the maintenance of the encyclopedia.

Introduced by Vikipolimer on September 17, 2021.

Other Barnstar templates[edit]

Editors may use these alternate templates as appropriate. Best created by subst: the barnstar of your choice, then customizing the layout to suit the purpose. This is just a partial list designed to inspire barnstar creativity. Please consider adding your creative alternative barnstar templates to this list.

The Barnstar Userbox[edit]

This is an example of a barnstar userbox. For other barnstars, just replace the image and related text with the barnstar of your choice. (And don't forget to sign.)

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The Original Barnstar - This barnstar is given to recognise particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated.

The Small Barnstar[edit]

The small barnstar, for gnomish work

Usage: Pick your barnstar, then go back and change the size to 50.

The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
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The Multiple Barnstar[edit]

Multiple-barnstars are particularly good for WikiProject awards, where the first barnstar is the Project barnstar and the additional ones are for the specific task. They are also useful in conjunction with The Teamwork Barnstar.

The Teamwork Barnstar The Editor's Barnstar The Working Man's Barnstar
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar The Barnstar of Diligence The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
The Multiple Barnstar
Six barnstars for everyone who worked on eliminating the backlog. Good work team. sign here please

Barnometer[edit]

This is an example of a Barnometer. You can check the coding and then tweak it according to your own needs. Hover your mouse pointer over each barnstar to read each greeting. Hope you will like it.

Barnometer™
The Sitting Duck Award. Wikipedia is not a sitting duck for quacks. In recognition of your efforts the sitting duck award. - JFW 00:29, 26 December 2005 (UTC) The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Presented to BullRangifer on September 25, 2006 for your tireless persistence in editing with precision and style and defending the difficult articles while encouraging others to do the same. A true wikipedian! - Dematt 21:38, 25 September 2006 (UTC) The E=MC² Barnstar. To BullRangifer, for being a scientist in the very best meaning of the word; been proud to work with you. - Gleng 16:28, 28 September 2006 (UTC) For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award. Originated by Pedia-I. - StoptheDatabaseState 20:58, 11 December 2006 (UTC) The Resilient Barnstar. I award the Resilient Barnstar to BullRangifer for his continual good nature and his willingness to persist in improving Wikipedia despite continual personal attacks. It's great to have you here. - Maustrauser 13:41, 13 January 2007 (UTC) The Purple Barnstar. For pushing through trials and tribulations to become a better editor – Shot info 00:25, 28 March 2007 (UTC) Barnstar. I Angelbo award you this Barnstar for your article about Reindeer hunting in Greenland. That is a fantastic article you created there. - Angelbo 12:32, 29 April 2007 (UTC) The Original Barnstar. I'm awarding you this barnstar for your help in rewriting the homeopathy article. It is now implemented and hopefully will improve even further in the near future. Great job! - Wikidudeman 14:48, 1 September 2007 (UTC) Angel Heart Barnstar. This is for all the kindness and help you have given to me and others. -- Crohnie 13:55, 25 September 2007 (UTC) The Resilient Barnstar. I, Durova, award BullRangifer the Resilient Barnstar for starting a new article that got into "Template:Did you know" after a hard journey through arbitration. Here's to a strong comeback! Durova 02:16, 29 September 2007 (UTC) The E=mc² Barnstar. To BullRangifer: for fairness and knowing your stuff. Sincere thanks for all your contributions here. Jim Butler 01:06, 27 January 2008 (UTC) The Copyeditor's Barnstar. For doing some great, painstaking copyediting on several articles. Keep up the good work! Eustress 01:43, 15 April 2008 (UTC) The Peace Barnstar. For continued handling of contentious areas in a helpful and civil manner, and especially for the ability to find and encourage solutions to disputes. Shell 01:19, 26 October 2008 (UTC) The Content Creativity Barnstar. For everyone here [1] – you've done an incredible job working hard at working together. The section is coming together without any edit wars; there've been no personal remarks and in general, everyone has been incredibly civil and helpful. This is a very impressive way to turn things around – feel free to yank this barnstar and put it in your own user space :) Shell 19:21, 22 November 2008 (UTC) The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar. For your contributions to medicine and science articles, and those articles that would otherwise make claim to be such. Verbal 09:46, 1 April 2009 (UTC) The WikiMedal for Janitorial Services shall be awarded to BullRangifer for good janitorial work, shown by adding an appropriate and much-needed image to this article. Mootros 09:19, 23 October 2009 (UTC) The Surreal Barnstar. Great addition to the new essay Wikipedia:An article about yourself isn't necessarily a good thing. Sebwite 17:13, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
noob involved been around veteran seen it all older than the Cabal itself

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shah, Sunir. "Wikimania 2006 : Archived Toronto bid". Wikimedia meta-wiki. Retrieved April 30, 2013. [I] created the BarnStar[...]
  2. ^ "User:SunirShah". Wikipedia talk pages. Retrieved April 30, 2013. A BarnStar, for bringing us the modern wonder that is the BarnStar.
  3. ^ "Barnstar Subterfuge". April 1, 2003. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "MeatballWiki: WikipediaExile". 2003. Archived from the original on November 8, 2004. Retrieved July 10, 2013. Attempting to use Meatball's BarnStar on Wikipedia might help here. I've uploaded it – must add some appropriate text and start awarding it. --MartinHarper
  5. ^ "Wikipedia:Barnstar and award proposals/New Proposals". Retrieved September 6, 2011.

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