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Minor Admin's Barnstar[edit]

A barnstar for minor administrator activities.

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

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

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

Approved. Chris Oxford (talk)Chris Oxford (talk)Chris Oxford (talk) 10:57, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

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

I would like to propose the Worcestershire Project Barnstar.

The Worcestershire Project Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of subjects related to Worcestershire. It may also be awarded to those who created a fine article about particularly this county and this way contributed to the development of WikiProject Worcestershire - WP:WORCS. Chris Oxford (talk) 21:49, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

WORCS Barnstar (new version).
I think a Worcestershire barnstar is a good idea. I like the 3D texturing but perhaps not on the coat of arms which currently isn't very clear. You could also try making the circle larger, as in this template, so more of the horizontal striping is visible, particularly if you keep the shield the same size. Most county barnstars are stars with ribbons (Template:WikiProject Bedfordshire Barnstar, Template:WikiProject Cornwall Barnstar, Template:Dorset Barnstar) so if you want some consistency, you could experiment with that. It's all good though, whatever you decide and I'll happily support any barnstar for this Wikiproject.--Ykraps (talk) 09:20, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
@Ykraps,I know what you mean: I thought about it myself and the first version of Worcestershire Barnstar has been designed exactly in the way described by you: clear lines, without any 3D “medal” look, which - I agree - in this particular case, is giving too much additional details, what is destructive for the visual perception of the image. So now I’m convinced, that the first version was correct and I will work on it and then will replace current version with the first one. Great thanks for the right suggestion.Chris Oxford (talk) 12:08, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I support the creation of a Worcs. barnstar, and I like the idea of it being consistent with the examples given by Ykraps. — dukwon (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Great thanks to all Editors, who discussed, appreciated and supported the WORCS Barnstar. Due to the absence of objections I am closing the discussion. Chris Oxford.Chris Oxford (talk) 10:21, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

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


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

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

Barnstar etiquette: 4/4/17 UTC[edit]

Hi! I wanted to ask a couple of questions about what someone are allowed to do if someone gives them a barnstar.

  1. Can they place the barnstar on their user page or a subpage of it?
  2. Can they thank ofher users?
  3. If the barnstar was given out as a result of a GOCE drive or similar effort, in which barnstars are given out methodically, does this affect either of the above questions?


Noah Kastin (talk) 07:56, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

A suggestion you barnstar people have probably gotten before, but should read anyway, just in case[edit]

Why is the Fauna Barnstar not a barnstarfish?

WikiSquirrel42 (talk) 03:41, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi, WikiSquirrel42! In response to your question: I think that "barnstarfish" is a good pun! However, more practically, as barnstar descriptors (those pieces of text which say what type of barnstar a barnstar is - I think that just coined the term) currently always come before the word Barnstar, I think that having any descriptors after the word Barnstar might be confusing. Also, since there different Barnstar versions (currently Barnstar 1.0 and Barnstar 2.0), this could cause confusion if Barnstars as a whole were updated, but Barnstarfish were not.
Example: Barnstars get updated to 3.0. Barnstarfish do not. Later, Barnstars get updated to 4.0. So do Barnstarfish. Is the Barnstarfish which is a Barnstar 4.0 a Barnstarfish 4.0, despite never having had a third version, or is it a Barnstarfish 3.0, since this is its third version (despite being a Barnstar 4.0)?
At any rate, thanks for asking!
Noah Kastin (talk) 23:59, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Oh. I meant the image. The name can stay the same, and it's still a barnstar. Also, each barnstar's image should, in my opinion anyway, be updated separately.
WikiSquirrel42 (talk) 21:44, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
@WikiSquirrel42: Thanks for the clarification! Are you suggesting that the Fauna Barnstar (maybe 2.0) should somehow resemble a starfish, rather than its current amalgam of animal patterns? Thanks again for the clarification! Noah Kastin (talk) 02:43, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I meant. I can see why that might be a bit confusing. This was actually just meant as a pun, but I'm still really glad it was taken seriously! This should definitely be a thing. WikiSquirrel42 (talk) 01:45, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the update, WikiSquirrel42! Now I suppose that the next question would be: How would the barnstar resemble a starfish? I can think of a few ways that it could do that:
  1. It could be starfish-colored (and maybe starfish-patterned) and have a hole through its center to indicate that it is a barnstar.
  2. Alternatively, it could have a starfish mouth in its center instead of a hole.
  3. It could have a picture of a starfish in its center.
What do you think of these suggestions?
If you would prefer another design that I haven't thought of, please let me know!
Thanks again for the update!
Noah Kastin (talk) 06:47, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Use cases/Utilization of barnstars[edit]

I'm new to editing, and not sure how to put in barnstars or suggest that another person (Widr) receive one. Can someone help me? Thx in advance!

Creeper Ninja (talk) 01:13, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Creeper Ninja! Thanks for asking! In reply to your questions:
To give someone a barnstar, you can use the following text (in wiki-markup):
{{subst:barnstarname|1=message ~~~~|2=alt}}
barnstarname should be replaced with the name of the barnstar you want to give.
message should be replaced with the message you want to accompany the barnstar.
2 is a parameter that, when set to 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.
Here is an example of a barnstar:
Actual barnstar:
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For great awesomeness. Noah Kastin (talk) 10:50, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Wiki markup used to create it:
{{subst:The Original Barnstar|1=For great awesomeness. ~~~~|2=alt}}
For a list of all barnstars, see Wikipedia:Barnstars#Barnstars.
Now to answer your other question: As for suggesting that another person receive a barnstar, usually no suggestion is necessary. As Wikipedia:Barnstars says:

To give the award to someone, just place the image on their talk page (or their awards page), and explain why it was given. If you are sure the barnstar is appropriate, don't be shy!

In this case, Widr, the user you seemed to be nominating for a barnstar, has all of their awards on their user page, which is currently fully protected. This means that only administrators can edit Widr’s user page. However, you could try dropping a barnstar on Widr’s talk page, with a note (not in the message slot) asking Widr to move it to their user page.
One final note: Before giving out a barnstar, you might want to consider whether you should give a barnstar, or instead give some smaller token of appreciation. Other types of ways of showing appreciation towards other users' efforts include Personal user awards (such as WikiCookies), the Thanks feature), and simple talk page comments stating appreciation. However, as Wikipedia:Barnstars says, and I quoted earlier:

If you are sure the barnstar is appropriate, don't be shy!

If you have any questions, please let me know.
Noah Kastin (talk) 10:50, 21 April 2017 (UTC)