Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikipedia Awards

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WikiProject Wikipedia Awards is a project dedicated to helping people develop the creation and use of Barnstars and other awards within the Wikipedia community. These awards are part of the Kindness Campaign and are used to help promote Civility and WikiLove.
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Goals
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  1. Keep all awards in a tidy, easy-to-navigate directory.
  2. Help users who are keen to make new awards.
  3. Maintain all awards and templates related to them.
  4. Promote the use of Barnstars and other awards throughout Wikipedia.
  5. Make sure that all awards are used in the proper manner.
Awards
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Original Barnstar Hires.png Barnstars

are used on Wikipedia to reward users who make outstanding contributions in a particular area. To give someone an award, all you have to do, is copy the code from the table onto the talk page of the person you want to give the award to, and tell them why you have given it to them. There are many types of barnstar to choose from; if you are sure your choice is appropriate - don't be shy!

Wikipedia Administrators Award The Wikipedia Administrators Award, or WAA,

was started by BlueCaper. The current version includes the puzzle-globe logo of Wikipedia and a mop, as administrative tools are often likened to a janitor's mop. It is usually given by non-administrators to administrators whose help and contributions have been greatly appreciated.

The WikiProject Barnstar A WikiProject's award

is awarded for substantial contributions towards a particular WikiProject.

The Featured Article Medal Other Related Awards,

In addition to barnstars, there are several other awards as well. While barnstars are generally reserved for a long-standing pattern of excellence, the following awards are more often given to honor specific actions or events.

The order of the day award The Order of the Day

Is usually awarded annually to a Wikimedia developer or technical person for exceptional service to the community. Often, but not always, awarded for a specific achievement, it was most recently awarded to Justin Knapp for being the first person to make 1,000,000 edits.

The WikiCookie Personal User Awards

In the Personal User Awards there is a wide range of awards to choose from, from the "Golden Wiki" award, for users who have made outstanding contributions, to the "Son of Jimbo" award, for users with the last name "Wales". So the next time you think a user has made a significant contribution, or basically anything else, why don't you give them a reward to show your gratitude?

Almighty Looshpah Service awards

May be self-awarded dependent upon number of contributions and the length of service.

Current Projects
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1.  Done Find all Barnstar 2.0s that do not comply with Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Guidelines and change their status to Barnstar 1.0s.

Barnstar 2.0s which do not comply with the Barnstar 2.0 guidelines
  1.  Done The Eraser Barnstar, as it has only half of a barnstar icon.
  2.  Done The Winnowing Fan Barnstar, as its clipart is so large that the barnstar can barely be seen.
  3.  Done Template:Bravery Barnstar, as its background is white and it is a .jpg file. Note that this is an explicit, direct violation of Wikipedia:Barnstars 2.0/Guidelines, which says to "Use the PNG format with transparent background".
  4.  Done The Mixed Drinks Barnstar, as its barnstar is 1) a barnstar 1.0 and 2) not centered.
  5.  Done Question? Optional The Telecommunications Barnstar, as its clipart is not centered.

2. Make 2.0 versions of all barnstars that only have 1.0 versions. This includes barnstars that were formerly Barnstar 2.0s, but are now Barnstar 1.0s, as a result of minor goal 1.

Barnstars needing a new 2.0 version
  1.  Done The Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar.
  2. The All-Around Amazing Barnstar.
  3. The Home-Made Barnstar.
  4. The Recent Changes Barnstar.
  5. The Eraser Barnstar. Note that this is a member of the step 1 list.
  6. The Winnowing Fan Barnstar. Note that this is also a member of the step 1 list.
  7. clock In progress The Bravery Barnstar. Note that this is yet another member of the step 1 list.
  8.  Done The Technology Barnstar.
  9. The Society Barnstar.
  10. The Barnstar of High Culture.
  11. The Bio-Star.
  12. The Mixed Drinks Barnstar. Note that this is a member of the step 1 list.
  13. The Literary Barnstar.
  14. The Barnstar of Fine Arts.
  15. The Nessie Barnstar.
  16. The Human Rights Barnstar.
  17. The Islamic Barnstar.
  18. The Charity Barnstar.
  19. The Human Sexuality Barnstar.
  20. The Jewish Barnstar.
  21. The Workers' Barnstar.
  22.  Done The Emo Barnstar.
  23. The Jainism Barnstar.
  24. The Women's History Barnstar.
  25. The WikiProject Albums Barnstar.
  26. The Space Barnstar.
  27. The Anime and Manga BarnSakura.
  28. The PRC Barnstar.
  29. The Metal Music Barnstar.
  30. The Schools Barnstar.
  31. The Oklahoma Barnstar.
  32. The Geology Barnstar.
  33. The Psychology Barnstar.
  34. The Professional Wrestling Star.
  35. The Blazing star barnstar.
  36. The Architecture Barnstar.
  37. The Bangladesh Barnstar.
  38. The Mineralogy Barnstar.
  39. The Taiwan Barnstar.
  40. The Tip of the Day Barnstar.
  41. The Translation Barnstar.
  42. The Adopt a User Barnstar. Note that this barnstar already has both a 1.0 and a 2.0 version; however, its 2.0 version needs to have its clipart enlarged, as its clipart is too small.
  43. The Reference Desk Barnstar.
  44. The Red Barnstar.
  45. The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar.
  46. The Exemplary Adoptee Barnstar.
  47. The Account Creation Barnstar.
  48. The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar.
  49. The Userpage Shield Barnstar.
  50. The MediaWiki Extensions Barnstar.
  51. The Kevin Gorman Education Program Barnstar.
  52. The Banstar Barnstar.

3.  Done Find a better picture for this template's folder than File:Yellow check.svg.

New Awards
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If you have a design for a new award, you can propose the award on the project talk page.

It is recommended that new Barnstars be shared at the talk page; many users have posted Barnstars at WP:BS without realizing that their Barnstar idea had already been in place.


If you have a new idea for an award, but don't possess any graphic programs with which to make said award, then you can either:

  • Pick a user from the above list and ask them individually

or

Participants
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Participants may use this code: {{User WPAwards}} to get this userbox:

Anyone who is interested in maintaining the Awards page and proposals, and helping out with the project in general, is welcome to add their name at the bottom of the list (Do NOT add your name if you have the intention of only contributing once or twice!) using {{user2|User name here}} ''Optional Comment''

  1. Mwilso24 (talk · contribs · count) - I'll help out
  2. Piotrus (talk · contribs · count) - feel free to ask for my help
  3. Snowolf (talk · contribs · count)
  4. Elipongo (talk · contribs · count)
  5. Barkjon (talk · contribs · count) - not good at graphics but willing to give out barnstars. If you have anyone for me to put a barnstar on their page, just tell me who and give me a copy of the barnstar.
  6. Eustress (talk · contribs · count)
  7. Angel caboodle (talk · contribs · count) - Graphics and advice about graphics!
  8. P.Marlow (talk · contribs · count) - I can make and edit Barnstars. Also I can make WikiAds for projects.
  9. Matt Lewis (talk · contribs · count) - Critical of over-use!
  10. ReviewDude (talk · contribs · count) - I love to reward others for their hard work, I'm in.
  11. Abce2 (talk · contribs · count) - I'm back
  12. Kingpin13 (talk · contribs · count)
  13. Kayau (talk · contribs · count)
  14. Tripodero (talk · contribs · count) - I can create, edit, or provide images for Barnstars. Just ask.
  15. SoWhy (talk · contribs · count)
  16. RichardOwen97 (talk · contribs · count)
  17. Extra999 (talk · contribs · count)
  18. Quinxorin (talk · contribs · count) - Just ask. I have created the Disambiguator's Barnstar.
  19. Antonu (talk · contribs · count) - I'm running a project to remaster all major barnstars in Wikipedia
  20. Hazard-SJ (talk · contribs · count) - Sure! I love giving awards (and getting them too)
  21. Skibden (talk · contribs · count) - In general has a lot of knowledge of "real" medals, and have my own database-website over Danish medals. Ask for my service, and I shall provide.
  22. ElijahBosley (talk · contribs · count) - Some simple graphics, and template experience. I try to be helpful.
  23. Awardgive (talk · contribs · count) I'll help when i'm needed
  24. ZxxZxxZ (talk · contribs · count) Just ask.
  25. Benzband (talk · contribs · count) Around :-)
  26. Achowat (talk · contribs · count) Watching the Talk Page to propose extant alternatives to new proposals
  27. mabdul (talk · contribs · count)
  28. Northamerica1000 (talk · contribs · count)
  29. TBrandley (talk · contribs · count)
  30. Captain Miles (talk · contribs · count) - At the moment I'm learning much new stuff about wikipedia and this will be my first project I'm participating. Maybe I'll focus on Ribbons.
  31. Inkbug (talk · contribs · count) SVG ribbons.
  32. Mark Miller (talk · contribs · count) We need more balance to all the complaining. LOL! Lets give some Wikilove!
  33. TonyTheTiger (talk · contribs · count) I am the director of WP:FOUR and WP:WAWARDS.
  34. Skibden (talk · contribs · count) Real life medal-nerd, having made a lot of the small ribbons at
  35. Indonesia124 (talk · contribs · count)
  36. Androptrnt (talk · contribs · count) Indonesian music awards freak
  37. VMS Mosaic (talk · contribs) Long time editing WP:SERVICE.
  38. lucy idegwu (talk · contribs · count) -this is more like a pleasure than a task!Lucy (talk) 12:16, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
  39. WikiPancake (talk · contribs) - I have created award templates before, I wish to help out!
  40. Ritesh Chandra Sahu (talk · contribs · count) I want to be a contributor to Wikipedia projects.
  41. Chris Oxford (talk · contribs · count) Observation of the process of dispuites, regarding proposed New Awards, and support of reasoned, competent and polite conduct of discussions about the proposed New Awards.Chris Oxford (talk) 11:23, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
  42. Vanellaphantom04 (talk · contribs · count) I want to be a part of this (^^)
  43. Noah Kastin (talk · contribs · count) I enjoy trying to help people at the talk page for this project.
  44. PaleoNeonate (talk · contribs · count) — I wrote {{Useraward}}, one of the 2.0 barnstars is a derivative work I made, the talk page is now on my watchlist, so why not Face-smile.svg. I think that efforts to award worthy contributors can always be improved.