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Art+Feminism Barnstar[edit]

We created the graphic for an Art+Feminism barnstar, but never went through this process of formally creating the barnstar and template. This barnstar is to be given to editors who make contributions about art and feminism. I don't know how to create the actual template, or if I was supposed to do that prior to this request... but if not, can someone help me, or point me in the right direction in how to create that template.

Art+Feminism Barnstar 2

--Theredproject (talk) 23:12, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion!
I support the creation of this template, but only if its main purpose is for rewarding efforts during the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon. If it is meant to be for rewarding more general efforts about art and biographies of women, we have the Barnstar of Fine Arts and the Bio-Star for those, so I would not support adding an additional barnstar just for covering those two topics, as it would be somewhat redundant.
Thanks again for the suggestion!
Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 17:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Noah Kastin, I spaced out on checking back on this, and then got swept up in the A+F activities for the month. It is just for rewarding efforts during the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon. --Theredproject (talk) 21:36, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
@Theredproject: In that case, I am completely in support of the barnstar, as the edit-a-thon should have some kind of reward for its participants. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 18:26, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin: did I do this correctly: Template:AF_Barnstar--Theredproject (talk) 16:41, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
@Theredproject: Looks good! I would have done things a bit differently, but how you did it is perfectly good. Let's go with what you made! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 20:27, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin: what else do I have to do in order to get it on the Wikipedia:Barnstars page? --Theredproject (talk) 02:12, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
@Theredproject: Just add it to the bottom of the list at Wikipedia:Barnstars#Topical barnstars in the same general format as each of the other 1.0 barnstars there. To make things easier, you could copy the source code for the entry on the Eastern Barnstar (the third from the bottom of the list), paste it in at the bottom of the list, and substitute its specifics (picture, link, and text) with your own. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 02:15, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin: OK cool. I figured that the page was admin protected or something. Will do! Thanks for your help and guidance on this.--Theredproject (talk) 02:17, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
@Theredproject: Any time. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 02:18, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

SVG Edition of The Template Barnstar[edit]

New Edition of Template Barnstar

Hi, I created a new edition of the Template Barnstar, for the old one is low resolution. But I couldn't learn the words in the old editon (for its low resolution). Is it applicable to Template Barnstar?--HFWMan (talk) 09:02, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

@HFWMan: Thanks for putting up this new version of the award!
If you're asking if your picture would be acceptable as the 2.0 version of the barnstar, then I would say yes, I would expect so. However, if what you're asking is what the words in the original version said, I can't help you with that. I'm pinging Smurrayinchester, the creator of the original barnstar, to see if he can help you on this matter.
If you have any more questions, please let me know.
Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 16:51, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin: Thanks for reply, I has asked the question about the words of the old version template barnstar, but no one knew (and the author hasn't logined for long time). Alright, actually it needn't any words, with the words being introduced, the font of the words will be a new problem. if current version of my work is acceptable as the new version, then thank you very much. --HFWMan (talk) 01:22, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
@HFWMan and Noah Kastin: The text is All your base are belong to us, but it was deliberately made small enough that it was unreadable - I just wanted some generic text that didn't mean anything. Smurrayinchester 12:26, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
@Smurrayinchester: Thanks for letting us know what the text in question is! It's always nice to know these sorts of things.
@HFWMan: If you're fine with your version of the barnstar, I would say: go for it, put up the barnstar! If you need any help adding it to the barnstars list, I'm happy to help.
Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 21:39, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

More barnstars to add[edit]

I propose these be added to the page:

Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 09:13, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jjjjjjdddddd: Thanks for asking!
You'll be pleased to know that all of the barnstars except for the Soviet Barnstar are actually already on the Barnstars list.
As for the Soviet Barnstar, I personally have nothing against adding it, so if no-one else has any problems with adding it, I'd say that you're good to go!
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 23:52, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
Wait, I didn't think this through, I was thinking of them being added to Wikipedia:Barnstars/Barnstar of National Merit. I did not notice the redirect. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 00:04, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jjjjjjdddddd: Thanks for clearing that up! It looks like the PRC Barnstar and the Soviet Barnstar already have Barnstars of National Merit, but I see no problem with adding the other four to Barnstars of National Merit (apart from the fact that someone would have to draw the Barnstar of National Merit variants, that is). Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 19:33, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
I see there's a redundancy there, but why not add both? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 21:40, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jjjjjjdddddd: Technically, we could add both, but I would advise against it, as it would provide extra would for the artists of the barnstars with only minimal benefit for people who would want to award the barnstars. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 23:37, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin:I've since proposed some of these barnstars for merge. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 07:05, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jjjjjjdddddd: That makes sense. Thanks for letting me know! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 07:11, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Update of the Purple Barnstar's purpose[edit]

I've taken upon myself to extend the qualifications of the Purple Barnstar: awarded to those who have endured undue hardship (e.g., incessant harassment, personal issues, etc.) on or outside Wikipedia but still remain resolute in their commitment to the project and its ideals. Recently I have given this award to two seperate Wikipedians who have disclosed that they suffer from health issues and still make tremendous efforts here. I think this falls into the scope of what this Barnstar is truly about: acknowledging the virtue of a dedicated editor who faces tremendous hardship and still contributes on. Just like the real-world equivalent, the US Purple Heart, the expanded-definition Purple Barnstar rewards sacrifice and dedication. Double Plus Ungood (talk) 08:38, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Looks good, thanks! Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 22:31, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

The hidden subpage barnstar[edit]

This is a barnstar specifically for users who find hidden subpages on user pages.There is no image for this barnstar yet,so can I have help w/that?I was thinking like the top half of a barnstar sticking out of a dresser drawer. Do you like it?Plzplzplz consider it!NOTE: There was a barnstar that served that purpose,but it seems to have vanished overnight. Lol2.gif Me at my happiest! 11:30, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

What, like finding ancient drafts? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 22:31, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure this idea has much merit in that case, or if @CrazyMinecart88: is referring to control pages (such as sidebar, navbar, etc. that commonly get transcluded onto other pages in one's userspace). Barnstars are not self-awarded, with the exception of Service Awards. They're given to an editor by another for something they did that was appriciated, and usually constructive to improving the Wiki. Finding such control pages, or finding ancient drafts in itself isn't really an accomplishment nor does it improve anything. And if they were to use that older draft to make improvements to the live page, there are already other barnstars for making good edits. Mesmerus 📬 📷 04:39, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Michigan Barnstar[edit]

So, I was thinkinğ that, because there's already a Minnesota Barnstar, there should be a barstar for Wikiproject Michigan with the same requirements. Michigan specifically, as opposed to any other Midwestern state, because it's my homeland, and I don't see why not. I'm a bit unfamiliar with the processes and templates used for creatinğ a barnstar, which is why I'm asking for it here. I also haven't created the image file(s) necessary yet, but I plan to have those soon if someone else doesn't already; I don't know if I should make it as a Barnstar 2.0, or otherwise, and I probably lack the photo-editing software & expertise used for making one. Anyway, thank you for considerinğ this! -User:Учхљёная (talk,philosophy,edits). 03:02, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

@Учхљёная: This certainly sounds like a perfectly fine thing to make. I would suggest making it as a Barnstar 2.0 rather than as a Barnstar 1.0, as the end result of a Barnstar 2.0 is far more recognizable as a Barnstar than that of a Barnstar 1.0. Aside from that, go ahead! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 03:06, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Noah Kastin: Okay, I finished and uploaded the Barnstar 2.0 and a Textured Ribbon to accompany it, but the latter was just hastily thrown together off of the Working Wikipedians' Ribbon. What do you think?
The Michigan Barnstar.png
Michigan Barnstar Ribbon 2.png
-User:Учхљёная (talk,philosophy,edits). 21:20, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Учхљёная: Very well done on the barnstar -- eligent, yet to the point! The ribbon is good too, but I think I can help improve that. I've been upgrading many of the existing ribbons to shadowed varients. I did File:WikiProject_Illinois_Ribbon_Shadowed.png a while back; really just upscaled the mini one that somebody else had made so they were akin. In the case of yours, I think starting with the Illinois Ribbon or something like the File:Kazakhstan Ribbon Shadowed.png could work better, and set it more apart from the Working Wikipedian Ribbon, if you'd like that. Or it could be more bold, using something like File:Copyeditor_Ribbon_Shadowed.png as a base, more of the promenent colors up front, with the barnstar color in the background. Those colors actually kinda match the red and blue in the state seal, which is kind of funny!
Just suggestions; every ribbon I've made is on my gallery; if you want to just pick a design and colors, I can pop off a shadowed ribbon for you to use to mint the new award with! I should ask what "Tuebor!" means though; is that latin or a slogan for the state? Mesmerus 📬 📷 23:31, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Учхљёная: I agree with Mesmerus; great job on the barnstar! Well done.
@Mesmerus: Apparently, "tuebor" is indeed Latin, and is the first-person singular future active indicative (whatever that means) of "tueor", which means:
  1. I look or gaze at, behold, watch, view.
  2. I care for, guard, defend, protect, support, compensate or make up for.
  3. I uphold, keep up, maintain, preserve.
Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 02:34, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
@Учхљёная: The Minnesota Barnstar was created for Wikiproject Michigan. Click/follow the link to the Template for the Minnesota Barnstar that you made in your OP, and its even in the description. Methinks you missed it! ;)I cannot read, and shouldn't try to edit without caffeine. Bad things occur! Mesmerus 📬 📷 04:36, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Mesmerus: "This barnstar recognizes editors who have made contributions towards WikiProject Minnesota or generally relating to the U.S. State of Minnesota.", I don't see any mention of Michigan, even the original suggestion doesn't contain any mention of Michigan. I don't really get your point?
@Учхљёная: And in reality, it was I that made the mistake of missing it! This is what happens when I try to edit without caffeine --- Minnesota != Michigan
Sorry about that! To answer your other question, I agree with Noah; a 2.0 Barnstar is nicer, and more recognizable, but if you feel more comfortable making a 1.0/Raster, then go for that. There are people lurking about who love converting to 2.0/vector for people! :) If you just need a pointing finger, I like Inkscape for vector work, but I always fall to GIMP for raster work (I also have Krita installed on my system, but GIMP just allows for more tools on the screen at once). Mesmerus 📬 📷 15:33, 4 May 2018 (UTC)