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Bravery Barnstar[edit]

Bravery Barnstar

@Antonu and Aspro:Hi! I desperately want to give somebody (who shall remain nameless) a barnstar for Bravery. The person "took the bull by the horns" and acted bravely while the person's peers simply looked on. I think this one is perfect! Comments? DennisPietras (talk) 21:59, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

I actually dislike this barnstar very much. It shows a human involved in an act which could be described as animal cruelty, not bravery. There must be better images out there. DrChrissy (talk) 20:49, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
@DrChrissy:I'm embarrassed to write that the thought of animal cruelty never occurred to me. My wife and I are bunny people. I actually viewed this more like an MMA bout, after which the combatants shake hands. But, you're right. People could see it that way. I had hoped to find an image of a firefighter rushing into a burning building, but couldn't find a good free one. So, I withdraw this image for discussion as a barnstar. Thanks, DennisPietras (talk) 21:11, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
@DennisPietras: Hi Dennis - not a problem. We all lose sight of other perspectives at some time. It does not make us bad people. Pity you could not find the image you wanted. Did you see this one over at Commons? Feuerwehreinsatz-gan1.jpg DrChrissy (talk) 21:47, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
The vision I had in my mind was not a back view of firefighters, but a side view of someone rushing into the front door of a building while fire was coming out of windows. Don't bother spending any more time on this. Thanks, DennisPietras (talk) 01:01, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
DennisPietras (talk · contribs) I couldn't find a 'going into a burning building' picture, but here's a sea rescue that might suit a bravery barnstar, in case you'd still like to make one:
Redningssvoemmere.jpg
. I tried mocking up a barnstar image with it but I don't really have the graphical skills. Mortee (talk) 21:31, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: Usually a photo overlain on a barnstar doesn't look too good. I think that a graphic would be better, and perhaps something like the art off of Greek Pottery of young men leaping over the horns of a bull or something -- or just a fire extinguisher and a flame... or something... Montanabw(talk) 20:47, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: A classical symbol of bravery is the lion. A more contemporary symbol is the iron cross. I agree a simple photo should be avoided. --Mindfrieze (talk) 23:01, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

@DennisPietras. Please, have a look at the following implementation of your much appreciated idea: Bravery Barnstar with the image of Celtic shield, which is universally used, as a symbol of protection from danger, thus it will designate the courage of defender, manifested in any sphere of human activity. Here I totally agree with Editors Montanabw and Mindfrieze, that the Bravery Barnstar should be done without visual concretisation of the courageous defender occupation, but should be presented by abstract symbolic image. Chris OxfordChris Oxford (talk) 12:24, 12 February 2017 (UTC) The idea of Bravery Barnstar belongs to Dennis Pietras and design by Chris Oxford.Chris Oxford (talk) 13:15, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Bravery Barnstar with the image of Celtic shield, which is universally used, as a symbol of protection from danger, thus it will designate the courage of defender, manifested in any sphere of human activity.
Chris Oxford et al I vote in favor of the version with the Celtic shield. DennisPietras (talk) 15:51, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

@DennisPietras. Very good to know, that you choose the version of Bravery Barnstar with the image of Celtic shield. In this case I should open a new discussion, where the editors will be welcome to consider already completed version of the Bravery Barnstar, containing the Celtic Shield as a symbol of protection from danger — as a symbol of bravery.Chris Oxford (talk) 21:10, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I like it too. Well done Chris Oxford. Very professional looking . Also, well done to DennisPietras for his persistence. All we need now is to get it vetted (ho ho) by DrChrissy --Aspro (talk) 19:31, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

@DrChrissy-Aspro. Thank you for the appreciation.Chris Oxford (talk) 21:31, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

I like this new Barnstar as well. BZ on the artwork, Chris Oxford
What's the intent behind this barnstar? To whom would it be awarded and for what? I think the design is fine -- I'd like to more about the rationale behind it before I offer an opinion about it.
Thanks,
Billmckern (talk) 22:23, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


@Billmckern, Thank you very much for your reply and for the appreciation of design. Thing is, that a complete description of the meaning of the Star and to whom it should be awarded and for what, is in the open discussion in the end of the same page. The place, where you left your message was more for the discussion of the design between the author of idea - Editor Dennis Pietras and Editors, who offered him different version of designs, as I did. Then Editor Dennis Pietras decided to choose the version of the Bravery Barnstar, which I offered.

So in the end of the same page you will see the discussion open for voters.

All the best.Chris Oxford (talk) 22:22, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

@DrChrissy, Aspro, Chris Oxford, Mindfrieze, Montanabw, and Mortee:I've just requested that this file be deleted from the commons. I hope I did that right! DennisPietras (talk) 19:24, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
It's your file, delete it if you like :-) I think the Chris Oxford design is really great so I'd stick with that and delete your version as an earlier draft, myself. Either way, I'm glad to see a 'bravery branstar' inaugurated. I think it could have several deserving recipients. Thank you for suggesting it. Mortee (talk) 19:38, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Barnstars for work on various religions, but not for atheists/humanists/agnostics?[edit]

I am not even sure if/how such an award would be earned, but while there are Barnstars for beliefs including (this list is probably not exhaustive) Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jewish/Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism, there do not appear to be any awards for editors who make outstanding contributions to content that is atheist, humanist or agnostic in nature - or deliberately anti-religious.

Is this a solution in search of a problem? Is it an overstretch to ensure that there is balance in The Force (which in fact brings to mind an idea for another award, but I will leave that to others), or should there be such awards?Ambiguosity (talk) 04:40, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Something like Template:Wp atheism barnstar, which has been around for 9 years? Achowat (talk) 20:58, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
This historical barnstar privileges an image of an atom, which is references a biased view of science, energy, technology, and nuclear legacy --- these are not the same as atheism at all; nor are they neutral in relation to belief systems. A revision of the barnstar is in order, at least to a way of thinking about atheism. Netherzone (talk) 02:49, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
And is used on the headstones of atheist soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery (see File:USVA headstone emb-16.svg) and used by American Atheists. It's a commonly used symbol for atheism and I'd oppose a dramatic redesign. Wouldn't mind cleaning it up a little, though. Achowat (talk) 22:10, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Islamic Barnstar 2.0[edit]

This is simple, I wish to update the Islamic barnstar. It features the star and crescent which has been historically used, and I have incorporated these historic symbols into a barnstar in order to suit it.

File:2.0 Islam Barnstar.png
2.0 Islamic Barnstar.

(talk) 22:58, 01 February 2017 (GMT)

  • Comment: Can you also show us the old one so we can compare them? Thanks! Montanabw(talk) 21:08, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red barnstar[edit]

WiR Barnstar

Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red is a well-established and thriving project which produces redlists of women for whom wikipedia lacks a biography, and which organises IRL and virtual editathons. We now desire to have a Women in Red barnstar (WiR talk: Barnstar), such that we may selectively reward wikipedians who are conspicuous in trying to close the pitiful gender-gap on wikipedia. The image to the right is our current proposal - it features the WiR logo. We know of no similar or otherwise appropriate barnstar. Grateful for feedback so that we can go ahead without concern about WiR barnstars later disappearing. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 13:01, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Support I love the idea of us having our own barnstar. There is often a time I want an award and can find none that is appropriate. SusunW (talk) 15:41, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: WikiProject Women in Red has been an active WikiProject since July 2015. According to the WikiProject Council, we are, in fact, one of the most active WikiProjects on en-wiki. We've given out barnstars to each other from time to time, using the ones already in existence. I guess we've been too busy to think about creating something unique to us, that is, until yesterday. This barnstar incorporates our logo (c:File:Women in Red logo.svg), set against a light blue background (the color #ABCDEF), which is also unique to our branding. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:46, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support What a great idea! I love the unique star for our very active WikiProject! Our editors will definitely enjoy using this award. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:00, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Active and important WikiProject, well-designed barnstar. Funcrunch (talk) 17:02, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Women in Red is a well-orchestrated and very active WikiProject. It has contributed hundreds of articles on notable women across disciplines, nations, cultures, and centuries. There is significant teamwork on the project with the common goal of raising the inclusiveness and over-all quality of the encyclopedia. Netherzone (talk) 17:40, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: Much needed for editors who do tremendous work here. Montanabw(talk) 20:45, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: Nicely designed Barnstar for good Project, what is not only lively itself, but liven up others WikiProjects, including Wikipedia Awards Project as well. As the author of two articles about notable women, I’m gladly giving my support to Women in Red Barnstar.Chris Oxford (talk) 12:37, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: I uploaded the newer version of the barnstar after discussion on the Women in Red talk page. It was decided a red star, rather than a brown star was more aligned with the vision and image of the WiR WikiProject. Netherzone (talk) 02:53, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Bravery Barnstar (design completed with Celtic Shield)[edit]

Bravery Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of Editors to the coverage of subjects, related to the theme of bravery and courage, including moral courage, on Wikipedia.

I would like to open discussion on the Bravery Barnstar. The idea of Barnstar belongs to DennisPietras, design completed with Celtic Shield, presents a symbol of protection from danger - as a symbol of bravery, proposed and executed by Chris Oxford.

Bravery Barnstar is awarded to appreciate the contributions of Editors to the coverage of subjects, related to the theme of bravery and courage, including moral courage, on Wikipedia.

Can be also awarded to appreciate the personal moral courage of Editors, demonstrated in the course of contributing to Wikipedia.Can be also awarded to appreciate the personal moral courage of Editors, demonstrated in the course of contributing to Wikipedia.Chris Oxford (talk) 21:27, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Support: Will serve as a useful barnstar to award to those that suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous editors. To take to the keyboard against a sea of verbiage, And by opposing end them. To die: to log-out; No more. --Aspro (talk) 20:13, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support some may baulk at the use of Celtic symbology, but I think it is a great idea and this is a worthy design. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:34, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support As a way to acknowledge personal fortitude when it comes to dealing with trolls and those who make unhelpful edits. It may seem trivial, but I think it's taking on increased importance in the era of "alternative facts".
Billmckern (talk) 00:34, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support It takes courage to continuously deal with malcontent editors. A specific barnstar for this is a great way of letting someone know their efforts are both noticed and appreciated.KMJKWhite (talk) 01:21, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Wonderful design, and I can think of some times it would be appropriate to use it. Mortee (talk) 19:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

I made this barnstar- could someone take a look/ give comments?[edit]

So, I made this barnstar in the sandbox; any comments? It's for editors who both patrol new pages and recent changes. 68.233.214.74 (talk) 21:47, 13 February 2017 (UTC) Barnstar:
The Patroller's Barnstar
NPP Barnstar.png Recent changes.png You deserve a barnstar for patrolling both recent changes and New pages! 68.233.214.74 (talk) 21:47, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

the images are the Recent change patroller's barnstar and the New page patroller's barnstar. 68.233.214.74 (talk) 21:49, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Gave it to User:Excirial already, BTW 68.233.214.74 (talk) 22:59, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
needs better picture 68.233.214.74 (talk) 23:02, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

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)