Please do not nominate users for awards here. Instead, please be bold and give an award to the user you have in mind using the templates listed on pages such as WP:*, WP:WPPA, WP:ORA and WP:PUA. Thanks!
I propose adding the Submarine barnstar to the topical list. Any thoughts? L293D (☎ • ✎) 16:29, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
@L293D: What sort of edits would this barnstar be used to reward? Since there isn't a WikiProject Submarines, I'm a bit confused; would this simply be a standalone barnstar for rewarding users who make submarine-related edits? Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 22:43, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, this would be for editors who make significant contributions in submarine-related articles. L293D (☎ • ✎) 13:56, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
@L293D: Thanks for the clarification! With that in mind, if no one has any objections, it should probably be fine to make the barnstar, as there aren't currently any submarine-related barnstars. (I'm not exactly sure what the usecase would be due to the lack of WikiProjects related to this, but if you want to go ahead and no one complains, that should be fine.) Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 05:48, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
Since no one has objected after ten days, I have added the barnstar. L293D (☎ • ✎) 03:26, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
I would like to propose an award for community members who volunteer their time (and sometimes their sanity) to help others test new features. Whether a someone is building a new gadget or skin, working on redesigning a special page, or coming up with another type of new feature entirely, we (as designers and developers) rely on each others' feedback and collaboration. Looking through the WP:Awards page I am unsure if this type of award should be a type of WP:*, WP:PUA, or something else? I also played around with the "Make your own" option in the Wikilove widget, but that seems like more of a one-time solution.
The idea for this award came about through my work at the foundation, since I rely on community collaboration in order to design useful things, and am therefore often asking community members for feedback. However I imagine it being used by any type of community member (not just foundation designers).
@AHollender (WMF): The award sounds like a useful one, and—as far as I can tell—it's not one that exists already, so I support the creation of this award. As to whether it should be a barnstar, PUA, or something else, I'd say that that depends on the scope of the barnstar. If it's being given as a one-time "wow, thanks for the help on this one thing" award, it should be a PUA; on the other hand, if it's being given as a "wow, thanks for having continually helped us out over the past couple of weeks with making this work", it should probably be a barnstar; and, of course, there's a whole range in-between. That's my two cents. If you have any more questions, feel free to let me know! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 20:48, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I would like to add a barnstar to reward editors who are great at responding to questions or debates on multiple talk pages across multiple topics A 10 fireplane (talk) 17:51, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@A 10 fireplane: You're in luck; there are actually a number of barnstars that could serve that purpose in slightly different circumstances! Depending on the circumstances, you might want to use any of the following barnstars: