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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

Barnstar proposal: Mastodon Tamer[edit]

The Mastodon Tamer Barnstar may be awarded to those that assume good faith, show civility, and work tirelessly to help transform angry mastodons into helpful contributors.

I propose adding a "Mastodon Tamer" barnstar for contributors that work tirelessly to help others, even if they are initially angry or openly hostile to the editorial process.

Background: I was initially very frustrated with Wikipedia's editorial process and by, what seemed to me at the time, arbitrary interpretations of policy. This resulted in my transformation into an "angry mastodon" for a short period. Just as I was about to delete my account and give up, several kind editors appeared and worked with me despite my angry rhetoric.

My guess is that this might be a common story here, so I would like to create this barstar in honor of those that are willing to walk into the "mastodon pen" and help users, even if it means enduring a bit of goring. --Xyzerb (talk) 21:53, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

We already have awards for helping people: we have two. Achowat (talk) 04:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. Many of the existing barnstars could be classified as awards for helping people. This would be a unique award because, unlike any of the other awards, it indicates a willingness to help users even when they are angry or highly resistant to the editorial process. --Xyzerb (talk) 05:29, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Checking in to see how things are moving along. Do I need to submit this design to an approval committee of some sort? Xyzerb (talk) 19:17, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed Animal Rights Barnstar[edit]

The Animal Rights Barnstar was created to reward those who advance the goals of Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights .

Please let me know what you think. Maranjosie (talk) 15:35, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Wait, is the point of this being a WikiProject Award for WikiProject Animals? Because they already have and use {{The Fauna Barnstar}}. Achowat (talk) 04:48, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
No, this proposed award is a WikiProject Award for WikiProject Animal rights. Maranjosie (talk) 16:00, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Then the proper place to discuss whether this should be the official award of that group is there. I see you've started that discussion. Per WP:LOCALCONSENSUS, once you build consensus there, feel free to add it at WP:WPPA. Achowat (talk) 22:05, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

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)