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Barnstar proposal: SAARC[edit]

Barn Star for SAARC.png I propose Barn Star BarnStar of SAARC for users who have made important and extraordinary contributions to SAARC

Full disclosure barnstar?[edit]

I'd like to be able to reward someone for disclosing a conflict of interest (by posting on an article's talk page or on the talk page of a project covering that article) instead of simply going ahead and starting editing. I used the 'Integrity' barnstar for this recently, but was wondering if this is such an unusual act of integrity that it deserves a dedicated barnstar? I think the temptation to edit an article for which you have a COI must be a really big temptation. Plus sometimes someone who discloses but goes ahead and edits afterward doesn't really deserve the integrity barnstar but maybe at least still deserves to be recognized for the disclosure. valereee (talk) 12:33, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

If it's unusual, then I think it's a bad candidate for being a Barnstar. Part of the standards that should be used for Barnstars is whether or not a lot of different kinds of people. Maybe a Personal User Award is more in keeping with such a limited awardee base. Achowat (talk) 03:35, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, I meant unusual as in 'particularly deserving' not as in 'particiularly uncommon,' but I get your point. I've seen it twice in the past week, hadn't really been counting before that. In one case the person disclosed and asked someone else to edit (gave her the integrity barnstar), in the other case the person disclosed but edited non-neutrally. The integrity barnstar didn't seem quite right, but I felt as if this user should be at least rewarded for the fact he'd disclosed.  :) valereee (talk) 12:21, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Accessibility Barnstar[edit]

Accessibility Barnstar Hires.png

Proposing this barnstar for (1) use by WikiProject Accessibility and (2) to recognize contributions to further increase accessibility to Wikipedia.

I might alter the colors a tad, but this is the basic idea. Tried to choose colors that are contrasting enough and distinguishable to people with colorblindness. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 02:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure the red and blue have high enough contrast; while that's not a major issue in a decorative design, it might be worth fixing, given the topic.Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:31, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll tweak the colors (meant to be orange and blue). EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 18:47, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Colors updated to yellow/blue. I used the Colour Contrast Analyser program to view with protanopia and deuteranopia (stays about the same). Yellow appears pink for tritanopia but seems contrasty enough. Grayscale seems okay. The dark borders of the inner blue circle make the border distinct enough and the human figure is easily distinguishable. (May need to clear cache by doing ctrl-F5). EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 19:06, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
If the goal is to use this as the award for WP:WCAG, the right place to start this discussion is at WT:WCAG, to see if the editors there even want an award like this. Achowat (talk) 05:08, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Achowat: Thank you. I'll post there asking. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 15:58, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Achowat: After 10 days there appears to be support for the barnstar at WP:WCAG. See WT:WCAG#Barnstar_Proposal. How do I proceed from here? EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 17:29, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Just add it at WP:WPPA. Good work, all around. Achowat (talk) 04:47, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

How do I create a new Barnstar?[edit]

Hi, how do I create a new barnstar? The only instructions I have found are on User:Kingpin13/How to create a barnstar. I followed them to the letter and it didn't work (see the result: Template:Tirelessly Helpful Barnstar), and Kingpin13 has been inactive for two months. Can anyone tell me how to create a new barnstar? Thanks! Softlavender (talk) 11:46, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

@Softlavender: I just downloaded the hi-res version of the original barnstar and used Paint.NET to edit it. It seems that if it's a general barnstar, propose it here on this talk page. If it's a barnstar related to a WikiProject, first discuss it on that project's talk page and then propose it here if the project wants it. I'd be happy to answer questions about image editing on my talk page if you like. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 17:31, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
@Softlavender: User:Kingpin13/How to create a barnstar says to use {{BS auto temp}} but it was deleted in 2010. I'm not sure why it was deleted but it was a redirect to User:Kingpin13/How to create a barnstar/Template template so you could try this to get started:
{{subst:User:Kingpin13/How to create a barnstar/Template template|File:Barnstar anime manga 2.png|Tirelessly Helpful Barnstar}}
PrimeHunter (talk) 01:53, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Proposed: COI Editor Barnstar[edit]

I propose the COI Editor Barnstar with the following descriptive text: The COI Editor Barnstar may be awarded to those editors who, having a conflict of interest in an article or topic, meticulously follow the WP:CONFLICT guidelines and best practices in contributing to that article or topic.


COI Editor Barnstar.png COI Editor Barnstar
Awarded to Darth Vader for faithfully following conflict-of-interest guidelines while contributing to Death Star. LavaBaron (talk) 09:12, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

LavaBaron (talk) 09:12, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Same issues as the 'Full Disclosure Barnstar' above. How often does this really happen? Achowat (talk) 21:28, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Pretty much all the time in the circles I run in. I've given out three barnstars to COI editors in the last 2 weeks and had to use the generic barnstar for all of them. And I didn't notice Valereee's suggestion until you mentioned it so that seems to indicate this is exceedingly common if we spontaneously had two identical suggestions within a short period of each other. LavaBaron (talk) 08:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Cascadia barnstar[edit]

Cascadia barnstar

So sorry, I just noticed the instructions to get consensus before adding a new barnstar to the list. The Cascadia Barnstar is presented for discussion. The barnstar idea originally was discussed on the Cascadia Wikimedians User Group mail list earlier this month as an award for the stub contest, that could be awarded for that and other Cascadia-related contributions. Other Wikipedians who were involved in its execution include Happybluemo. — Brianhe (talk) 06:00, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Support Just out of curiosity, Brianhe, what constitutes a Cascadia-related contribution? Any article related to WA/OR/BC/NorCal, or specific topics? LavaBaron (talk) 16:33, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Support the idea, but the image is quite difficult to distinguish. Perhaps making the tree a light color to enhance contrast, or the star behind it? EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 21:33, 31 August 2015 (UTC)