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This is an award for people who do a considerable amount either (a) to promote Wikipedia beyond the site, acting as "unofficial spokesperson" for it; or (b) who do wonders in "gee-ing up the troops" either through their general motivation of Wikipedians or through assistance by way of tools, contests, and other things that actually make us 'ground troops' want to go out and write, improve, and wikify - in both cases basically people who help move Wikipedia forward.

The Cheerleader Award

Category: Other

The The Cheerleader Award is awarded to users who do a considerable amount either (a) to promote Wikipedia beyond the site or who do wonders in "gee-ing up the troops" either through their general motivation of Wikipedians or through assistance by way of tools, contests, and other things that actually make us 'ground troops' want to go out and write, improve, and wikify - in both cases basically people who help move Wikipedia forward.

This award was introduced on December 20, 2004 by Grutness, and was designed by Zscout370 .

Shall we accept this? Yes or no:

  1. no votes yet
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Neutral for now. The picture and name is fine, but the caption wording isn't exactly the way I'd like it to be. --Deathphoenix 4 July 2005 15:25 (UTC)

You know what, I am about ready to scrap this one. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 4 July 2005 20:10 (UTC)
How come? I hope it wasn't because of my comment. --Deathphoenix 4 July 2005 20:33 (UTC)
I tried to get this passed three times. Just like on a FAC I was involved in three times, it seems like this award is getting nowhere. A regular Barnstar will suffice. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 4 July 2005 20:35 (UTC)
Oh, okay. If you want to scrap it completely, I suppose it'll be time to move it to the archives? --Deathphoenix 4 July 2005 21:02 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Possible image

I've attempted to create a ninja barnstar image, although I'm sure others could do a better job. This would be for outstanding contributions to countering vandalism on Wikipedia. Another possibility might be a closeup of a ninja holding a star between his index and middle fingers, right in front of his face. --brian0918™ 19:52, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I personally think this is a bad idea, since we have Barnstars that can be used to award people who combat vanadlism. Zscout370 20:00, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I like the idea: vandalism is so common, that that act of fighting it deserves its own barnstar. I don't know how I feel about the proposed name and image though... I always imagined the vandalism barnstar would be The Barnstar on Wheels (a reference to that icon: Willy on Wheels. Just a thought. – ClockworkSoul 21:21, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I agree that a barnstar for fighting vandalism would be good. However, I don't really like having a highly animated barnstar like this appearing on my user page. There's a huge difference between this and the lightly-animated Tireless Contributor Barnstar. I know it wasn't initially created as such, but perhaps Defender of the Wiki could be refactored for this purpose. The name invokes feelings of defending Wikipedia from attackers, and this could be applied to vandalism as well as attempts at fraud. What do you think?
If not, I have an idea for a vandalism-specific barnstar. I was thinking that a lot of anti-vandalism work involves reverting changes. So how about an eraser (perferably at the end of a pencil) erasing a piece of graffiti (a red spraypaint, probably a "W") over the original barnstar? Or perhaps two different-coloured halves of a barnstar, one the original colour, and the original some other "vandalism" colour (like red, purple, black, or take your pick) with the same eraser scrubbing away the vandalism. --Deathphoenix 06:37, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I definitely agree that that animation is not something I want on my user page. About broadening the scope of the Defender of the Wiki, I'm on the fence about it. On one hand, I understand that having too many types of barnstars cheapens the whole purpose of them. On the other, we put a good deal of work into The Defender. I would like to hear what its creator thinks. Finally, regarding your barnstar design idea: I like the second one (the half and half barnstar) the best, but maybe as half pretty and shiny, and half crap rusted out metal with spray paint on it? – ClockworkSoul 06:57, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
This turned out to be more difficult than I expected, probably because of the small size of the image. I'm still not sure I like it. Maybe another suggestion? -- BRIAN0918  19:09, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Also, with respect to having too many barnstars, while I understand your concern, I believe that we should at least have a barnstar for each major topic, especially if we're going to have a Sport-specific barnstar. Then, there should at least be ones for art, literature, history, science (or maybe take the Category suggestions: Culture | Geography | History | Life | Mathematics | Science | Society | Technology). If anyone else agrees, I may just get to work on these :)  BRIAN0918  21:10, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Hmm... I kind of like this idea! We could separate barnstars into "task barnstars" and "topic barnstars" (just for the sake of organization, of course). I'll start a new thread, and see if it takes off. – ClockworkSoul 00:49, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
The more I think about it, the more I prefer a specific vandalism barnstar. Reverting vandalism is such a huge part of what people do here, and its effects can certainly be felt if someone happened upon a page and saw the vandalism (incidentally, that's how I did my first revert). I was thinking of going with the half and half idea, but instead of an eraser, I'd use a paintbrush or paint roller instead. A lot of people that clean up real-life vandalism do it that way. I think a good candidate for a shiny new barnstar would be silver (much shinier than what I have below), and the other half would be a darker, possibly pitted version of it (with spray paint vandalism, of course). --Deathphoenix 07:34, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Seeing as the tireless contributor barnstar rotates clockwise, the revert barnstar could simply rotate counterclockwise... -- BRIAN0918  07:39, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Personally, I'm not a big fan of any animated gifs. I find them a bit tacky. Plus, that image would be almost indistinguishable in that if an editor forgot which direction meant, he owuld have to look it up. – ClockworkSoul 00:49, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion (Deathphoenix)

Here's what I had in mind (the name is just something I slipped in and is not fixed or anything). One end of the barnstar is heavily vandalised, and there's a pencil erasing the vandalism. I can change the level of vandalism, the colours of the base barnstar, the position and slope of the pencil, but overall, I think it fit in quite nicely. I placed the pencil based on the position of eraser, it was a nice coincidence that the middle line of the pencil fit the image corner exactly. What do you think? --Deathphoenix 21:54, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Can you verify the copyright status of the pencil part of the image? -- BRIAN0918  00:32, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
If you can, I kind of like the way this idea is progressing. I think the left side of the star should maybe be metal-colored, though. – ClockworkSoul 00:49, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Revert Barnstar  BRIAN0918 

Here's my obligatory take on it. I liked the eraser idea by DP but didn't think it made sense for it to be erasing color graffiti (maybe I just need to develop an imagination? :)). So, to make it slightly humorous, I have the pencil erasing a sketch of the barnstar. Calling it "Revert Barnstar" can thus mean "barnstar of reversion" or the act of "reverting (erasing) a barnstar" (another weak attempt at humor.....) I can reposition the pencil, eraser bits, and section that's erased. Any comments? -- BRIAN0918  01:25, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

To answer your question, Brian, yes, that drawing is completely copyright-free, since I drew it myself (I probably spent more time on the pencil than I should have). I don't have my image editor of choice here at this machine, but I should have a few more images up in, oh, about eleven or twelve hours. I'll have a few stars ready by then. --Deathphoenix 02:28, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion #2 (Deathphoenix)
Here's another Barnstar of Reversion (#2) with the vandalism on the opposite side (top left). I agree it looks better this way, and I tried to make it look like the eraser is erasing the vandalism. Also, I touched up the eraser cap thingy to make it look more realistic. --Deathphoenix 13:56, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Death, this looks very good. I personally like it, since this clearly shows that vandalism is being erased. Zscout370 19:35, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback, Zscout. I like this one too. --Deathphoenix 20:46, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I think it works! – ClockworkSoul 22:16, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
But doesn't the Editor's Barnstar already cover this area? It's purpose description includes work in reversions as meritorious of it. Regards, Redux 23:15, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
After some time thinking about this, I'm on the fence as to whether we need a vandalism barnstar: after all, it is already covered by the editor's barnstar. Plus, I'm not sure that I can think of a single person that has so dedicated themselves to the squashing of vandalism that they deserve such a star. – ClockworkSoul 01:42, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I think that fighting vandalism is enough of an activity that it warrants its own barnstar. I used to do RC patrolling, and it's tough work. I can already envision a few people that would deserve this barnstar. --Deathphoenix 17:33, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Since my computer is dead, I cant show off... :( But I suggest a semi vandalised barn star restored. An eraser does not do it. How about some one clearing it with cloth as one would a graffiti? --Cool Cat My Talk 00:24, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • How about some painters with white paint cleaning up the mess? White barnstar = cleanliness. -- Riffsyphon1024 07:34, Apr 9, 2005 (UTC)
      • It was something I was thinking about, but I prefer the eraser: it implies that we are restoring it to its previous condition, not merely covering it up with a layer of paint. Revert = restore. :-) --Deathphoenix 17:33, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • I think that we should go ahead and vote on this Barnstar. Do I hear a second? Zscout370 02:43, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • What if we combined both the Revert Barnstar and the Barnstar of Reversion? Realistic pencil erasing the graffiti? -- Riffsyphon1024 20:12, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)
Combining Revert Barnstar and Barnstar of Reversion
      • A Combo Proposal
        • For some reason, I can't get the PNG to show. N00bie needs help. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:20, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
          • You're using IE, aren't you? IE consistently has problems with PNG images. I don't know how to kick it into shape, but I can recommend that you download a much better browser: Mozilla Firefox. Trust me, try it. You'll never look back. – ClockworkSoul 12:50, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
            • It would be much easier for me to send the file to someone to upload. -- Riffsyphon1024 18:24, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
    • Riff, send it to me via email and I will fix it up for you. Zscout370 (talk) 18:59, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • Thank you Zscout370. Now how does it look? -- Riffsyphon1024 04:28, Apr 28, 2005 (UTC)

Vote or die!

As you asked Zscout370. -- Riffsyphon1024 03:02, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)

Image selection board

No deadline; boards will be closed when a clear consensus is reached. – -- Riffsyphon1024 03:02, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)

1. Ninja Barnstar
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2. Rust-Gold Barnstar
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3. Barnstar of Reversion
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4. Revert Barnstar
  1. brian0918™ So do I :)
  2. ClockworkSoul It's a tough decision, though!
5. Barnstar of Reversion 2
  1. Deathphoenix I like this one. I'd rather erase vandalism than the star. :-)
  2. Zscout370
  3. Bratschetalk random I agree with Deathphoenix, don't erase the barnstar!
  4. Redux 12:26, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  5. AllyUnion (talk) 03:07, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
Combine 4. Revert Barnstar and 3. Barnstar of Reversion
  1. Riffsyphon1024 (changing vote to combination)

Ok, I've voted on the image I find more interesting. But I really must insist that we address the point about the scope of this award already being covered by the Editor's Barnstar. I had mentioned it above, but only ClockworkSoul commented on it (and indeed he was in doubt about this award). Regards, Redux 12:26, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I would also like to point out that we have another award that looks like this: Defender of the Wiki. The Editor's Barnstar is mainly used to honor people who do very good edits (add, delete, merge, redirect, etc.) while the Defender award is used to honor those who prevent Wikipedia to be hijacked by those who wish to use it for harm, and to combat those who are tyring to take Wikipedia down (e.g. vandals, spammers). Zscout370 (talk) 17:20, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
That is true. So we have two already existing awards that would have unclear boundaries with this one in terms of their scopes. I believe that the awards should have at least one aspect that completely sets it apart from others. So, even if we had two awards for work in geography-related articles (for example), there should be at least one aspect of at least one of these awards that defines clearly when one should be awarded instead of the other. I fear this distinction is not all that clear for this award in relation to the Editor's Barnstar and the Defender of the Wiki Barnstar. So, it could be that, once this award is installed, it will be forgotten by the community, which will stick to the more traditional, pre-existing awards (especially the Editor's Barnstar), or it will canibalize the other two, as it centralizes all of the awardings for revert work. I don't think we'd want either of these to happen. Regards, Redux 03:34, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I agree with you Redux. The Barnstar of Reversion, in my view and once I started to look at it, will only be rewarded for revsions based on vandalism. If that is the case, I wish for that to be clear, since we have many people who revert all of the time. We do not want this award to be handed out in the middle of revert wars. And if the only case is vandalism, then the Defender of the Wiki could be more suited for that. Zscout370 (talk) 23:05, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I see, but aren't the other two, when awarded for revert work, also intended for those who dedicate themselves to undoing vandalism? I mean, I don't believe the awards would be intended for those who revert other people's work solely because they disagree with the contents, or the logic of the work that is being reverted (revert wars are, of course, an exacerbation of this disagreement). You could say that the Defender of the Wiki Barnstar would go for those who fight "radical vandalism", if you can call it that (as it was necessary after an anon vandalized repeatedly the article on Pope Benedict XVI), and the Editor's Barnstar would be for those who revert the smaller things, such as misguided contributions (off topic, for instance) or the occasional nonsense or just plain wrong pieces of information. So I believe that the two pre-existing awards already cover those basis. The distinction I've talked about are of my own devise, of course, since this is how I'd separate them if I were to award people for their work in reverting stuff (which I never actually did this far). Regards, Redux 05:13, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
Is this vote going nowhere? Was it even my job to close the vote? If we do, then number 5 wins. -- Riffsyphon1024 08:22, Jun 12, 2005 (UTC)
Go ahead and close it, I will not oppose it. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 21:09, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)
This vote is now officially closed. The chosen star was the 2nd Barnstar of Revision.

Ok, Now what do we call it?

Sorry that this really took a long time to finish. I'll admit I forgot about it cause I got caught in another wiki. But now is the time to wrap this section up. What do we call it? -- Riffsyphon1024 04:08, Jun 13, 2005 (UTC)

Ah, it's been a while since I was here. Thanks to Bratsche for the heads up. Anyways, I've often heard adminship described, not as a special rank or status, but as janitorial duties. I say we call this the Janitor's Barnstar, or the Eraser Barnstar. --Deathphoenix 13:59, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I thought we had something like a Janitor's barnstar already. I'm probably wrong, considering how long I've been gone. If its not used already I would support it. I also would like to see Housekeeping Barnstar. -- Riffsyphon1024 07:20, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
I like the sound of Maintenance Barnstar. Sango123 13:24, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
But I thought this was more of an anti-vandalism and reversion barnstar, rather than a janitorial one. Maybe we should have a name along those lines. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 13:36, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
Bratsche has a point; there's already The WikiMedal for Janitorial Services for janitorial work. This barnstar was proposed as an award granted to those with "outstanding contributions to countering vandalism on Wikipedia". I think The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar does a nice job of summing up what this barnstar was designed for. Sango123 14:00, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
In a way it's a shame it's another star, since Wiki vandal shield or some variant on that would be a good name. How about the Stainless Barnstar? Grutness...wha? 14:07, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Concur with Sango. The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar sounds fine. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 17:26, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
I also agree with Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 18:42, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I agree with Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:22, Jun 15, 2005 (UTC)

Vote or Die

I thought I'd call this vote, since the time was ripe for a vote. Careful, if you don't vote, Barney-star will come and get you! Bratschetalk 5 pillars 01:49, Jun 18, 2005 (UTC)

Housekeeping Barnstar
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Maintenance Barnstar
  1. no votes
Stainless Barnstar
  1. Deathphoenix 04:29, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC) Okay, so I like names that are a little different.
Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
  1. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 01:49, Jun 18, 2005 (UTC)
  2. AllyUnion (talk) 09:39, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 14:22, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  4. Sango123 14:53, Jun 18, 2005 (UTC)
  5. Riffsyphon1024 02:51, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC) Support, and please no Barneystar.
Eraser Barnstar
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Insert other choices

This vote is closed. The name chosen is the Anti-Vandalism Barnstar.

Ok, here's the final proposal.

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Category: General Barnstars

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar may be given to any editor who shows great contributions to protecting and reverting attacks of vandalism on Wikipedia.

This award was introduced on February 27, 2005 by brian0918, and was designed by Deathphoenix.

Shall we accept this? Yes or no:

  1. Bratschetalk 5 pillars June 29, 2005 23:54 (UTC)
  2. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 30 June 2005 04:12 (UTC)
  3. Aye. Deathphoenix 30 June 2005 04:20 (UTC)
  4. Sango123 June 30, 2005 15:07 (UTC)
  5. Anti-vandalism work can be difficult, and should be rewarded. --Durin 1 July 2005 17:28 (UTC)
  6. The preservation of existing content is as important as the introduction of new content. —Lifeisunfair 4 July 2005 18:43 (UTC)
  7. Arrr. It's got my vote, however I did promote this with a real eraser that noone wanted. -- Riffsyphon1024 July 4, 2005 21:40 (UTC)
  1. no votes yet

Is it just me, or is there a full consensus? :) Sango123 July 5, 2005 21:08 (UTC)

Yeah, I'll add it. --Deathphoenix 5 July 2005 21:21 (UTC)
Okay, I also updated Template:Barnstars. Let's leave the discussion up for a couple more hours before archiving it for others to see. Sango123 5 July 2005 21:35 (UTC)

Archive time! Sango123 July 6, 2005 14:39 (UTC)

The Wikimedal of Contribution/Featured Article Barnstar

Name maybe needs a slight change? Maybe: The Featured Article Status Medal of Honor? Taken from Wikipedia talk:Featured articles#The_medal -- AllyUnion (talk) 02:59, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • It is a good idea, however, I think we need to see how this medal is used in the other Wikipedia's and also the name of the medal. Zscout370 19:53, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • I'm not very sure about replacing the barnstar with this new medal, though. The barnstar has something of a tradition that I would hate to lose. Aside from that, I have no doubt that we could find an excellent place for this. – ClockworkSoul 23:05, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • I seen this used on featured articles, and generally, Barnstars are awarded for personal effort. Clockwork, your right, we could find a place for this, but just how it will be done, I am not certain yet. Zscout370 00:06, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • Maybe this could be a medal awarded to people that have contributed to, say, three or more featured articles? – ClockworkSoul 15:43, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • I have posted my idea. A 10-point barnstar which kinda looks like a Medal of Honor. Comments? -- Riffsyphon1024 01:15, Mar 19, 2005 (UTC)
    • I hate to break it to you that this idea does not resemble the American Medal of Honor at all. The Medal of Honor has the five pointed star upside down. I personally think we can use the Wikimedal for specific articles and use the Barnstars for individual efforts. Zscout370 01:37, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
      • I was just saying, it "kinda" did, but then I haven't seen one in a while. Guess that means I outta look it up. But can a 10-pointer be something else. -- Riffsyphon1024 03:58, Mar 19, 2005 (UTC)
      • Perhaps, but I would prefer to have a reason for a barnstar followed by the creation of a barnstar, rather than have the creation of a barnstar followed by a reason... – ClockworkSoul 04:51, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • I like the name, actually... like I said up above (and probably buried up there): Maybe this could be a medal awarded to people that have contributed to, say, three or more featured articles? Its a great idea for something that's a medal, but not a barnstar, and I'm very glad that we're also thinking along those lines. – ClockworkSoul 04:33, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • I think we should call it the Featured Article Award and just like ClockworkSoul said, give it to Wikipedians who had a major role in making articles becoming Featured Articles. About 3 should be the min. amount, but we can always use the Barnstar for those who made a contribution to one or two. I think the medal design should be used, since it is something Wikipedia uses already and this is a very special award for a very special group of articles. Zscout370 15:05, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Incorporate it with below item maybe? Like that star being the Elite Rank? --Cool Cat My Talk 04:49, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
While medal of honor is a very distinguished US military award I dont think we are supposed to use things that refer to a nation. --Cool Cat My Talk 04:50, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)

New idea: I found this image of a star being formed, which is used for the Featured Article templates. I was wondering if something like this will work. (Note: See picture three) Zscout370 21:28, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Final Proposal

Ok, this should be my final proposal. After this (and once a few more items are cleared from our plate, I will ask for yet another Vote or Die situation)

The Featured Article Medal

The Featured Article Medal

Category: Featured Articles

The Featured Article Medal may be awarded to an editor who makes great contributions to three or more articles that have a Featured Article status.

This award was introduced on March 142005 by AllyUnion, and was designed by Ausir and Kimbar.

  • I don't think that this should be a "barnstar", per se. A regular award would be more appropriate, I think. – ClockworkSoul 01:22, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • At least this looks like a Barnstar, unlike the motivation award I discussed earlier. Zscout370 (talk) 01:28, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • It's a nice idea, but I prefer the medal. Plus, I really don't think that this necessitates a full barnstar either. – ClockworkSoul 18:41, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

New idea, once again: Ok, since I did a medal design based on US medals last time, now I will be NPOV and use one based on a Soviet template. It looks like the Hero of the Soviet Union, but this medal design is used by various Soviet medals (and Warsaw Pact). I did a sqaure version of the logo. It is getting late here, and System of a Down is making me tired/upset, so just comment and send me messages so I can see bright orange before I head off to class tomorrow morning. Zscout370 (talk) 03:34, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I received a notice on my talk page to go with the first medal idea. What do yall think? Zscout370 (talk) 17:28, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • I support this idea, but I think that the barnstar is a too big to be put on an article page. Look at the bottom of this french article fr:Galaxie to see how the french one looks like. 500LL 09:50, Jun 3, 2005 (UTC)
    • You have a point. Perhaps this should have two versions: the large (original size) medal is given to actual editors, while the smaller, framed version (which is easy to do if you include the Wikicode as a cut and paste right on the image page) is placed at the end of the article itself. --Deathphoenix 14:03, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • We have something like that already. The main star used for the FA's is about 60-80 pixels big. There is a smaller version that is used in a template called fa {{fa}}. Of course, I mainly want the medal to award the people who did the major work on FA articles, but we should still use the Star on the FA talk pages and other areas. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 13:55, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • In that case, this template should be fine. If we still need to reach consensus, perhaps the time has come for another Vote or Die --Deathphoenix 04:32, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Vote or die

Okay, ladies and germs, time for another vote! Do we accept the final result of the medal as given in the above "Final proposal"? --Deathphoenix 15:20, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  1. Deathphoenix 15:20, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. astiquetalk 15:26, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Sango123 15:37, Jun 18, 2005 (UTC)
  4. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 19:11, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  5. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 20:09, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)
  1. No votes yet

Vote closed. I have added this to the Other Awards section of the Barnstar page. Thanks to all who voted, whether they feel this was necessary or not. ;-) --Deathphoenix 15:28, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The Resilient Barnstar

Possible image. (Sango123)

The Resilient Barnstar is awarded to those who boldly but respectfully make their differing opinions heard in discussions, learn and improve from criticisms, or merely dare to make a difference for the better in the Wikipedia community. Recipients of this Barnstar never let mistakes or blunders impede their growth as Wikipedians, are always ready to contribute whenever it is fit, and have the ability to recover/finish with a smile. What do you think? ^_^ Sango123 20:00, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)

  • Great idea. If we have an award for newcommers, then we can have a "Most Improved Wikipedian" award. Zscout370 (talk) 20:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
We do have the Exceptional Newcomer Award, but I like the idea of a barnstar for a person who is always nice, courteous and polite, and the Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar wouldn't seem appropriate. The image is good, though I'd stray away from the background a bit. Bratschetalk random 20:39, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
I got a barnstar idea for the idea you came up with Brat, but I think that this one right here, if you get rid of the background, it will look like the The Editor's Barnstar or The Surreal Barnstar. I think the background should stay. Zscout370 (talk) 20:49, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
No background. (Sango123)
  • I cleaned up the background. Though the Resilient Barnstar does bear resemblance to The Editor's Barnstar or The Surreal Barnstar, as mentioned by Zscout370, I think the inverted shading sets it somewhat apart. Sango123 21:49, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
    • Alright, I like this one. What does everyone else think? Zscout370 (talk) 21:56, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Mmm, I think it looks too much like the Editor's/Surreal stars. What about a different color, say, purple or orange? Bratschetalk random 22:06, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
How about green (green for growth). Zscout370 (talk) 22:08, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • That's a great idea, Zscout370! But let's consider these options first. Sango123 22:21, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
  • I like the orange and the green. But is this award for user growth? I thought it was like a respectful/talk page barnstar.
    • Actually, Zscout, I think they look more like lollipop heads. Bratschetalk random 23:00, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
      • The award is for growth, since the user "bounces back" and "learn and improve from criticisms." Whoever receives this do not "let mistakes or blunders impede their growth as Wikipedians." Zscout370 (talk) 23:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • Cool. I vote green, then. The name's good, too. Bratschetalk random 23:11, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
        • I agree. Wikipedians who receive this Barnstar experience growth and have the ability to recover/finish with a smile (inspiring attitude, sanguine souls, etc.). While on the topic of "sanguine", should the red Resilient Barnstar also be an option since "sanguine" refers to both being optimistic and of the color red? Sango123 23:19, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
          • A brighter red might work better for that idea. Sango123 23:19, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
            • You lost me, but ok. Zscout370 (talk) 23:23, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
              • Well, all I know is that sanguine stems from the Latin word for blood. Maybe this would not be the best choice? Bratschetalk random 23:25, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)
      • Let's just stick with the original reasoning/criteria and the green color, since that is something we all agree on. I can try to get Redux, Riff, Clockwork and others in on this so we can have another Vote or Die session. Zscout370 (talk) 23:28, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • Okay, thanks! ^_^ Sango123 23:30, Apr 26, 2005 (UTC)

Well, I'm new to this discussion, but here's what I think: First, if I had to pick one of the images proposed thus far, I'd go with Sango123's version of the original image but without a background. But if I may suggest, maybe we could go beyond just coloring the Barnstar, maybe we could make something (in the shape of a Barnstar, of course) that evokes resilience (maybe something highly resistant but very maleable at the same time, such as aluminium). Second, and I'm in doubt about this: the adjective "resilient" is in reference to the "always finishing with a smile in one's face" or to maintaining one's opinion and making it heard, as it was put? Because if it's about one's ability to always finish graciously, even if one was wrong or had to concede to someone else, which would mean that one didn't really "maintain the previous shape", as "resilient" is described in dictionaries ("shape" here being a metaphor for "opinion"), it would be perhaps better to call it "The Enlightened Barnstar", or something, which would make reference to one's constant search of personal growth, which propels a constant openess to reviewing one's views and opinions. I got a little confused with the final part of Sango's original proposal for the scope, which makes reference to not allowing mistakes hinder growth. Maybe I'm overthinking this. Regards, Redux 05:32, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Nah, you are not over thinking this. I agree with Redux that trying to award people with POV issues might go against Wikipedia polcies. Maybe we should drop that part of the award criteria and just keep with the idea that this Barnstar should be awarded to those who do not let mistakes hinder their growth. I am still sticking with the green star design, for right now, though I think a design that looks like a rubber band could be better. Zscout370 (talk) 14:21, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
    Aluminum (Sango123)
    • I crossed out the parts in the proposal that deal with the POV issues. I couldn't draw the rubber band design suggested by Zscout, but here's a possible image along the lines of Redux's aluminum theme. Or maybe we could create another design that keeps the green star but adds a vine or plant entwined around it to further designate growth. Sango123 15:32, May 1, 2005 (UTC)
      • I like Sango's strong metal look, though perhaps I'd like it to look more like iron (specifically, cast iron). In spite of its tendancy to rust, I still think of iron as a symbol of strength and resilience. :-) --Deathphoenix 14:05, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Cast iron (Sango123)

Thanks for a long-awaited response! :D The image to the right is about as cast iron-like as I can get it. But for "resilience", which metal is better suited?

  • Aluminum - Structural components made from aluminium are vital to the aerospace industry and very important in other areas of transportation and building in which light weight, durability, and strength are needed.
  • Iron - Iron is the most used of all the metals, comprising 95 percent of all the metal tonnage produced worldwide. Its combination of low cost and high strength make it indispensable, especially in applications like automobiles, the hulls of large ships, and structural components for buildings.

Sango123 19:34, Jun 13, 2005 (UTC)

Ah, thanks, Sango. I like the look of cold, hard iron. --Deathphoenix 05:41, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Changing concepts again, how about a bonsai plant, a bouncing Barnstar ball, or Barnstar-on-a-spring? (SEWilco 05:08, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC))

The bonsai plant might be a little too obscure for people to get, but maybe you could rig up something for the latter two so we could have a look at them? --Deathphoenix 04:27, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

No new images have been proposed for 17 days. Should we open a Vote or Die and accept one of the existing images? Sango123 June 30, 2005 16:13 (UTC)

Good idea. It's been a while. --Deathphoenix 1 July 2005 00:13 (UTC)

Vote or die!

Okay ladies and germs, we've all done this before. I've put in the images that you seemed to prefer, but as always, if you want to vote on anything else, just enter it into a blank table cell. No real deadline; we'll just continue until we reach a clear consensus. I think we all agree on Resilient Barnstar, right? --Deathphoenix 1 July 2005 00:13 (UTC)

Image:Resilient-barnstar2.png (blue)
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Image:Resilient Barnstar.png (aluminium)
  1. I think the "shininess" factor works well with resilience. Sango123 July 1, 2005 01:54 (UTC)
  2. I have to say that I like the green one too, but this one seems the most "resilient." Scott5114 4 July 2005 20:39 (UTC)
  3. Ok, I see your point. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 4 July 2005 20:40 (UTC)
  4. Oh, what the hay. I like silver (aluminium) anyway. Deathphoenix 5 July 2005 13:44 (UTC)
  5. Aye. This one looks the most different from the other, existing barnstars, too. Bratschetalk 5 pillars July 5, 2005 20:50 (UTC)
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The Resilient Barnstar

The Resilient Barnstar

Category: General Barnstars

The Resilient Barnstar may be given to any editor who learns and improves from criticisms, never lets mistakes or blunders impede their growth as Wikipedians, or has the ability to recover/finish with a smile.

This award was introduced on April 26, 2005 by Sango123.

Shall we accept this? Sango123 July 5, 2005 21:14 (UTC)

Yes. Looks good to me. --Deathphoenix 5 July 2005 21:19 (UTC)
I agree. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 6 July 2005 19:29 (UTC)
Then I'll move this to the main Barnstar page in a couple of hours. Sango123 July 7, 2005 16:26 (UTC)


Spoken Wikipedia Barnstar

Unknown Wikipedian Barnstar

As discussed on the discussion page this barnstar would be awarded to a specific contribution or contributions by anonymous users ? While it would admittedly be difficult to separate those IP's, particularly from AOL, which contribute legitimate articles and those from random vandalism there are many IP addresses that use a single address. For shared IP's I would suggest specifying the article in question. I certainly look forward to any comments on the subject. 21:01, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • I personally think this is not a good idea and this is my reasoning why:
  1. Very hard to keep track of. With many people sharing and changing IP's, this will be a hard task to do.
  2. Those who do many great edits to Wikipedia usually are invited to create an account.
  3. We have an award for those who are new to Wikipedia: The Excelent Newcommer award.

Though many edits by IP's benefit Wikipedia, but I just think a Barnstar for them is not really a good idea at all. Zscout370 (talk) 22:14, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • If they don't agree to join the Wikicommunity with a user name that can be tracked, then they deserve nothing. -- Riffsyphon1024 22:38, Apr 30, 2005 (UTC)
    • I more or less agree with the sentiments of Zscout and Riffsyphon. While many anons have contributed some excellent work to Wikipedia, the very fact that they want to stay anons implies that they don't want any "recognition" applied to their identities. If they wanted barnstars (which is a form of recognition), they should create an account to receive these barnstars. :-) --Deathphoenix 05:23, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

The General Alexander Haig Medal of Honor


The General Alexander Haig Medal of Honor is awarded to those exceptional individuals who take control.

This award was introduced by Xiong on 2005 May 7.


I moved it from the main Barnstar pages, since this has been added without any debate. I have no vote now, but I seriously think this award will be rejected. Zscout370 (talk) 16:54, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

First off, what exactly is meant by "individuals who take control"? Sango123 23:04, May 7, 2005 (UTC)
Probably take control of an issue, situation or problem. However, the Medal of Honor is not awarded for taking charge, but to perform actions that are above and beyond the call of duty, while engaging the enemy at a time of war. Zscout370 (talk) 02:09, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, isn't that covered by a normal barnstar? I fail to see any purpose for this award. Certainly, it could be covered by the Working Man's, Diligence, or Editor's Barnstar. I guess it could be used as Xiong's personal award, since some users have these sort of things. Bratschetalk random 02:24, May 8, 2005 (UTC)
It's probably also related to some of the cases he's been involved with (I won't mention where or with whome, in the interests of Wikilove). If he wants to use it as a personal award to give to others, he can go right ahead, but I don't think this should be an "official" Barnstar. --Deathphoenix 04:27, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

Well, sorry. I didn't know we had a formal process for award creation. {sigh} Kinda takes the fun out of it.

No, this award has nothing to do with anything related to me personally. This is not a barnstar at all, but a humorous award, similar to the Atlas Award For Raking the Sandbox Clean. (No insult intended to recipients, but Sandbot does, after all, obliterate even the worst Sandbox content.) This being a humorous award, it contains humorous references; and once you explain a joke, I think it is no longer funny. {sigh} Often, this community seems very gray and stolid. We really need more funny stuff. I'm not talking about sawing the legs off chairs, but yes, Laughter is the Best Medicine©.

Anyway, there is an explicit rule against incorporating real awards into WP-sanctioned awards -- not a rule I would endorse, but I'm not going to slug it out here. For the record, the photo was taken by Stars and Stripes during Al Haig's tour of duty as top man at NATO. The medal is the original 1862 design of the Army Medal of Honor. The medal has gone through several versions since that time. If you want to understand this award's significance anyway, you may want to research Haig, the history of the Medal of Honor, and for good measure, see the Talk page of the user to whom I awarded it.

Sorry for any bother. I assume I may still be permitted to make the award; just not allowed to list it here. — Xiongtalk* 11:01, 2005 May 8 (UTC)

You can make, give it to whoever, but until an award goes through this process, it cannot be listed at the Barnstar page. It is ok, but thanks for stopping by Xiong. Zscout370 (talk) 12:43, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
You are free to make any award you wish and give it to anyone you wish (I think someone's awarded a moldy cheese or bread to a few people), but if you want your award to be listed in the official Barnstar page, you gotta put it through the proposal process (which it's going through right now). --Deathphoenix 12:58, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

There's no process to complete. A specific restriction is violated and I certainly am not going to debate that restriction or claim an exemption. Dieser award ist kaput.

If anybody cares about my opinion, it is that two distinct classes of awards exist -- those created by a single user, and those endorsed by the community. The former should be reduced in number, not increased. Multiple variant barnstars contribute to barnstar inflation. I would not desire to add to the former class. I carelessly put this Frankenstein's Monster on Wikipedia:Barnstars on Wikipedia#Other awards because I thought that, by definition, such other awards were not barnstars, therefore not to be taken seriously at all. If the Atlas Award is to be taken seriously as a quasi-barnstar, then perhaps barnstar inflation has passed the point of no return. — Xiongtalk* 01:30, 2005 May 9 (UTC)

Well, if you wish to create a page of User awards and allow for people to add awards there, that is fine with us. However, those who contribute here created a policy on how awards are dealt with. Zscout370 (talk) 01:36, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

The crown of 1337

Template:1337: "This user has been awarded the crown of 1337 by {{{1}}}". I found this one created by Let's see if people find it useful. If not → WP:TFD. Although Leet can be seen as a dialect of English, I think it generally should be avoided on this Wikipedia. Or is the crown of 1337 the crown of Duke (see 1337) ?-) Wipe 10:54, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

People can use it, but I do not think it can qualify as a Banrstar. Plus, how long do you wish to give it before it is placed at TFD? Zscout370 (Sound Off) 13:59, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Since I'm not a regular on the Barnstar project I was just hoping someone else would do it (if appropriate). I'd vote for deleting. Wipe 20:38, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, this should definitely go on WP:TFD. It has no real purpose, and shouldn't be a template. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 22:45, Jun 15, 2005 (UTC)
Your right, let's kill it. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 01:52, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Who shall have the honors? Sango123 01:59, Jun 16, 2005 (UTC)
You do. I am trying to sort things out with my girlfriend. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 02:08, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I'll have it done by tomorrow. Unfortunately, sleep comes first. Sango123 02:33, Jun 16, 2005 (UTC)

Done - See WP:TFD#Template:1337 Sango123 15:22, Jun 16, 2005 (UTC)

Heh, I guess it was good to post this here first for review, because the TFD deletionists jumped on it and speedied the deletion. Wipe 03:31, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

So award someone the Crowned Barnstar of 1337 Cleanup? (SEWilco 03:48, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC))
And give out free barnstars to every single person who has nominated a template for deletion? ;) Sango123 03:54, Jun 17, 2005 (UTC)
It won't be free. First someone has to create the CB7C. (SEWilco 04:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC))
See the 'Barneystar' at my talk page (scroll to bottom). Perhaps that can serve as the award? Sango123 13:54, Jun 17, 2005 (UTC)
As for a "deletionists" barnstar, why not just have a blank image for it. Plus, I know some people on here do not like to be called deletionists, so we need to tread carefully on this one. Plus, we still got other Barnstar ideas to take care of. I am hoping to get my Featured Article Barnstar idea through. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 13:59, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
And some discussions on Wikipedia:Barnstar_and_award_proposals/Category_barnstars have been neglected for over a month. I think the Technology Barnstar is ready for a vote. Sango123 14:04, Jun 17, 2005 (UTC)
Then can we stop all talk about these ideas and focus on the neglected ones? Zscout370 (Sound Off) 02:59, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I think we should stop discussion in this section (The crown of 1337) since we're not really "working" and the template was taken care of. That way, we can focus more on other ideas. Maybe some opened "Vote or Die" situations could add some motivation. Sango123 15:35, Jun 18, 2005 (UTC)

Vandal Whacking Stick

The Vandal Whacking Stick. (Created by MathKnight and Essjay

For users who have been attacked by vandals who didn't lose their cool. Click it and see who it's been awarded to. Example: I got one when a user surfaced called Redwolf24isgay who would blank my page or just write OMG YOURE GAY for example. Redwolf24 11:53, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

I awarded it to Redwolf24 and several others for vandalism fighting; I'm not exactly sure where Mathknight entered into it. I move that the proposal be amended to extend the award to users who have been attacked, and those who have helped them. -- Essjay · Talk 12:29, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

In my opinion, this should not qualify as an official award. The actions covered by this award fall under both the Resilient Barnstar and the Anti-Vandalism barnstar. Tell you what: I'm going to create a page that can contain a whole bunch of user awards. You can place the award there. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 13:15, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

I agree. This can, of course, be an unofficial award (just like many others out there), but as an official award, this is already covered under the freshly-minted Resilient and Anti-Vandalism Barnstars, not to mention the Wiki Wiffle Bat and the Barnstar of Good Humour. I know it may wrong for a Barnstar contributor to say this, but we're getting pretty close to award/barnstar creep here. :-) --Deathphoenix 14:03, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

You know, that's the second time in twenty four hours that I've been accused of instruction creep; I'm going to have to figure out what it means! Really, I didn't expect it to be official, but I believe in supporting others, so when Redwolf24 nominated it, I felt it was appropriate to support. -- Essjay · Talk 14:41, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps I can make an award for instruction creep. However, I'll need a ten point criteria and six steps to giving the award. --Deathphoenix 14:52, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

The stick is cool, but I let Ess and Red know we have the anti-Vandalism Banrstar now. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 15:49, 12 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Looks more like the Vandal Impaling Mace. (I really dispise those people.) -- Riffsyphon1024 20:20, July 12, 2005 (UTC)

Star Trek Barnstar

I know this seems a bit excessive... but um, I made this for fun, and awarded 23skidoo for his hard work efforts in Star Trek articles. I'd hate for it to be solely be the barnstar just for the WikiProject Star Trek, so I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for the use of this particular barnstar. -- AllyUnion (talk) 11:15, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Violently oppose. Sorry. — Chameleon 12:50, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Keep it. Even if it doesn't become an official barnstar, you can still award it to others. (e.g. - PrankStar). Sango123 13:11, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC)
I agree with Sango: I think this Barnstar might be a little too specific to be a Category barnstar on the barnstar page, but I think it's perfectly acceptable as one of the "unofficial" awards I see given to users. Maybe keep a copy of it on the WikiProject Star Trek page so its contributors know to award it to their colleagues. :-) --Deathphoenix 18:52, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I agree. I know a few people who deserve this one myself. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 21:14, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Do we have a list of unofficial barnstars? -- AllyUnion (talk) 06:20, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
No, but we can always make one. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 22:26, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Well I can always award the contributors at the Star Wars Wiki (albeit the much better space fiction) with some sort of SW-based awards, but award Trekkies here? Let them do that at Memory Alpha. -- Riffsyphon1024 16:02, Jun 22, 2005 (UTC)
What about creating a science fiction barnstar, so that it wouldn't just be Star Trek, but all sci-fi?--Quadraxis

ODM Related Articles

Just for formality sakes, I will create a special user award. It is called the ODM Article award. ODM is short for Orders, Medals and Decorations. The criteria is that the user needs to either create or contribute greatly to three or more articles in the above category. Titles, like Hero of the Soviet Union, qualify for this award. I do not wish for it to be listed on the main awards page. I created the medal design myself, so if you have any comments, let me know. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 01:23, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I am changing the ribbon from red to white, so it will not be confused with the FA award. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 01:42, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Done. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 01:45, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I had a request to make it a Wikipedia award. Would anyone object to it? Zscout370 (Sound Off) 29 June 2005 21:40 (UTC)

Looks like no one is objecting. How about going ahead with a final proposal? Sango123 July 6, 2005 14:43 (UTC)
Ok, give me a few mins please. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 6 July 2005 19:26 (UTC)


The Orders, Decorations, and Medals Barnstar

The ODM Article Award

Category: Topical Barnstars

The Orders, Decorations, and Medals Barnstar may be given to any editor who makes significant contributions to articles related to Orders, Decorations and Medals. This award was introduced and designed on June 27, 2005 by Zscout370.

I think this award might be a bit too specific. We created the category barnstars partly to avoid a rush of topic-specific stars. Wouldn't ODM articles fall under either historical articles, or articles dealing with society matters? Please don't take offense at this, Zscout (it's well designed and intentioned), but I don't think this should be a standard 'star. Bratschetalk 5 pillars July 6, 2005 19:49 (UTC)

Well, this could also fall under military topics (Camapign medals), war (Medal of Honor), nations (recently featured Order of Canada), religions (Papal orders), groups (Eagle Scout), etc. So, that's why I switched it to a topical barnstar. Plus, it was going to be a user award until I had a comment by User:Husnock to make it an official award. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 6 July 2005 19:53 (UTC)
This is a pretty neat Barnstar and there is a high amount of interest on Wikipedia for articles about military orders and decorations. Not that many people have commented on this. I say make it offical. -Husnock 21:16, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Peace Dove

Not really an award, just a peace offering to somebody you've gotten into a fight with recently Borisblue 8 July 2005 23:35 (UTC)

This is an excellent idea, but I suggest using the second image. —Lifeisunfair 9 July 2005 12:15 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a Wikipedia award. It would most likely be a great asset to Wikipedia:WikiProject Kindness Campaign though. Sango123 03:01, July 10, 2005 (UTC)

I am siding with Sango on this one. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 03:03, 10 July 2005 (UTC)
Well, if no one objects, I'll propose this on WP:KC, giving credit to User:Borisblue for the idea, of course. Sango123 00:08, July 13, 2005 (UTC)
Well, I don't know; actually before "creating" this award I was looking around to see whether one already existed. The first (only) place I looked was of course the barnstar and award page. Will ppl who want to use this know to go to WP:KC?Borisblue 15:48, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
Oh, btw to see an example of its use see User:Fenice's talk page.Borisblue 15:52, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
WikiProject Kindess Campaign has 26 participants and is visibly growing, and users who give out barnstars sometimes leave a link to WP:KC in the award description. The Peace Dove was implemented very nicely on Fenice's talk page, and as they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words". However, being involved in a dispute doesn't exactly call for an award, so I think it would be more fit to list the Peace Dove on the Kindness Campaign page. Sango123 15:59, July 13, 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, good point. If you move it to KC it's fine with me. But i still think it would be a good idea to list all these "commemoration"-thingies in one central location, even if they aren't strictly awards. Borisblue 03:11, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
It would be difficult to collect all the commemoration thingies on Wikipedia, but the Barnstar page is pretty close. Have you met Maestrosync's Moldy Sandwich award? :) I'll propose the Peace Dove on the WP:KC talk page shortly. Sango123 15:44, July 14, 2005 (UTC)
Nah, I don't think so. If you cannot seem to create the "User award/other things page," then I can do it. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 16:21, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
It's been done! See Wikipedia:Personal user awards or WP:PUA for more. I'd appreciate any help in adding other user's awards to this page. Bratschetalk 5 pillars 01:47, July 16, 2005 (UTC)