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It is the custom to reward Wikipedia contributors for hard work and due diligence by awarding them a barnstar. To give the award to someone, just place the image on their talk page (or their awards page), and say why you have given it to them. If you are sure the barnstar is appropriate, don't be shy!

The barnstar is not unique to Wikipedia. Some years ago, some wiki-based communities began to give their users awards called barn stars, using a star anchor to represent the concept of the shared work experience, as in barn raising. The concept of the barnstar as a Wiki award was created by SunirShah on MeatballWiki. Web designers were invited to incorporate a similar barn star design into their project as Easter eggs.[1]

Wiki barnstars were introduced to Wikipedia in December 2003. Since then, the concept has become ingrained in the Wikipedia culture. These awards are part of the Kindness Campaign and are meant to promote civility and WikiLove. They are a form of warm fuzzy: they are free to give and they bring joy to the recipient.

While awarding a barnstar, remember to provide relevant and polite text as to why you are awarding it. The following are some of the barnstars and awards currently in use. If you don't feel any of these covers the topics you are concerned with, you can always design your own award (using these examples, if you like). If you have questions, WikiProject Wikipedia Awards is a group of volunteers who help guide these pages.

There are many types of barnstars. Please make sure that your choice is fair and appropriate, which will help prevent over-use. Remember that there are other ways of showing simple appreciation to someone, such as a comment on the user's talk page, and alternative awards such as cookies in Personal user awards.


Adding a Barnstar

If you would like a barnstar to be added to the list, please discuss it at WikiProject Wikipedia Awards talk page. Please don't add it without a consensus! Barnstars without consensus will be removed.


Barnstars are listed in chronological order, that is, in the order in which they were introduced to the English Wikipedia. Please add any new barnstars to the bottom of the appropriate section.

General Barnstars

General Barnstars are awarded for work or contributions that do not fall into a specific Wikipedia category, but instead that describe contributions or editing along a specific theme.

They can be sorted by title by clicking the button next to "Title and description".

Image What to type Title and description
The Original Barnstar
{{subst:The Original Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Original BarnstarThe Original Barnstar

This barnstar, the first on Wikipedia, is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikipedia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated.

Introduced by Martin Harper on December 19, 2003 and later modified by Silsor on February 17, 2004.

The Editor's Barnstar
{{subst:The Editor's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Editor's BarnstarThe Editor's Barnstar

The Editor's Barnstar is awarded to individuals who display particularly fine decisions in general editing. This is occasionally known as the Deletionists' Barnstar. Sometimes, expert text removal is the most effective editing.

Introduced by Guanaco on June 18, 2004.

The Working Man's Barnstar
{{subst:The Working Man's Barnstar|message ~~~~|gender}} Working Man's BarnstarThe Working Man's Barnstar

The Working Man's Barnstar may be awarded to those who work tirelessly and endlessly on the more laborious or repetitive of Wikipedia tasks.

This barnstar's name can now be gender-specific by supplying 'm' for Man's, 'w' for Woman's or 'n' for Wikipedian's in place of the gender option. Leaving this option blank will first determine if the user has a gender set, and if not, uses the default "Man's".

Introduced by Blankfaze on July 6, 2004.

Minor Barnstar
{{subst:The Minor Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Minor BarnstarThe Minor Barnstar

Minor edits are often-overlooked, but essential, contributions to the Wikipedia. The Minor Barnstar is awarded for making minor edits of the utmost quality.

Introduced by Spencer195 on July 13, 2004 and slightly modified by MattTM.

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
{{subst:The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Random Acts of Kindness BarnstarThe Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar may be awarded to those that show a pattern of going the extra mile to be nice, without being asked.

Introduced by TheCustomOfLife on August 2, 2004.

Barnstar of Diligence
{{subst:The Barnstar of Diligence|message ~~~~}} Diligence, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Diligence

The Barnstar of Diligence may be awarded in recognition of a combination of extraordinary scrutiny, precision and community service.

Introduced by Pedant on August 13, 2004 and touched up by Wapcaplet at the request of Neutrality.

Surreal Barnstar
{{subst:The Surreal Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Surreal BarnstarThe Surreal Barnstar

The Surreal Barnstar may be awarded to any Wikipedian who adds "special flavor" to the community by acting as a sort of wildcard.

Introduced by Merovingian on August 14, 2004.

Tireless Contributor Barnstar
{{subst:The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Tireless Contributor BarnstarThe Tireless Contributor Barnstar

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar may be awarded to especially tireless Wikipedians who contribute an especially large body of work without sacrificing quality.

Introduced by Trainspotter on October 26, 2004.

The Photographer's Barnstar
{{subst:The Photographer's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Photographer's BarnstarThe Photographer's Barnstar

The Photographer's Barnstar is awarded to those individuals who tirelessly improve the Wikipedia with their photographic skills and contributions.

Introduced by Grunt on November 27, 2004.

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
{{subst:The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Defender of the Wiki BarnstarThe Defender of the Wiki Barnstar

The Defender of the Wiki may be awarded to those who have gone above and beyond to prevent Wikipedia from being used for fraudulent purposes. It was created after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, when a fraudulent charity tried to take advantage of the widespread media coverage of the article.

Introduced by Alkivar on January 8, 2005.

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
{{subst:The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Anti-Vandalism BarnstarThe Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar may be awarded to those who show great contributions to protecting and reverting attacks of vandalism on Wikipedia. For more information on fighting vandalism, please see Wikipedia:Vandalism.

Introduced on February 27, 2005 by brian0918, and designed by Deathphoenix.

The Barnstar of Good Humor
{{subst:The Barnstar of Good Humor|message ~~~~}} Good Humor, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Good Humor

The Barnstar of Good Humor may be awarded to particularly light-spirited Wikipedians who, by their unshakably good humor, consistently and reliably lighten the mood, defuse conflicts, and make the Wikipedia a generally better place to be.

Introduced on February 28, 2005, and designed by Deathphoenix and Redux.

The Resilient Barnstar
{{subst:The Resilient Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Resilient BarnstarThe Resilient Barnstar

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.

Introduced on April 26, 2005 by Sango123.

The Rosetta Barnstar
{{subst:The Rosetta Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Rosetta BarnstarThe Rosetta Barnstar

The Rosetta Barnstar may be given to any editor who exhibits outstanding translation efforts on Wikipedia.

Introduced on June 1, 2005 by Harðor, and was designed by David Levy.

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
{{subst:The Graphic Designer's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Graphic Designer's BarnstarThe Graphic Designer's Barnstar

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar may be awarded to those who work tirelessly to provide Wikipedia with free graphic files, either original or a version of a known design (e.g. a country's flag).

Introduced by Redux on August 15, 2005. Original design by Sango123, later modified by L'Aquatique. Complete redesign by Rectilinium introduced on 12 April 2009.

Vitruvian Barnstar.png
{{subst:The da Vinci Barnstar|message ~~~~}} da Vinci BarnstarThe da Vinci Barnstar

The da Vinci Barnstar may be awarded to anyone who has enhanced Wikipedia through their technical work (programming and tools, bot building, link repair, Mediawiki developers, etc.). This award may also be given to Cabalists, Mediators and Arbitrators - whose work is essential to the functioning of Wikipedia.

Suggested by EWS23 and Covington, designed by The Man in Question and introduced on March 6, 2006.

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{{subst:The Left Half of the Half Barnstar|message ~~~~}}
{{subst:The Right Half of the Half Barnstar|message ~~~~}}
Half BarnstarThe Half Barnstar

The Half Barnstar is awarded for excellence in Cooperation, especially for productive editing together with someone who holds diametrically opposed viewpoints. Both users get one half of the star; when cooperating they hold a full one.

It was thought of September 2006 by Radiant!, but not actually handed out until April 2007.

{{subst:The Copyeditor's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Copyeditor's BarnstarThe Copyeditor's Barnstar

The Copyeditor's Barnstar is awarded for excellence in Copyediting.

speling grammer and punctunctuacion is, importent
spelling grammar and punctuation is, important
Spelling grammar and punctuation are, important
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important!

Suggested by Trusilver, designed by Kathryn NicDhàna with input from members of the League of Copyeditors and introduced on March 8, 2007.

The Special Barnstar
{{subst:The Special Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Special BarnstarThe Special Barnstar

The Special Barnstar may be awarded to a user as a gesture of appreciation for a specific reason, when there is no other barnstar which would feel as appropriate.

Introduced by Rhanyeia on May 14, 2007. Co-created with Suvi Ylioja.

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar
{{subst:What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar|message ~~~~}} What a Brilliant Idea! BarnstarThe "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar should be awarded to a user who figures out an elegant solution to a particularly burdensome bottleneck or problem, or who identifies a means to improve Wikipedia in a profound way.

Adapted from the technology barnstar by The Transhumanist in May, 2007, image design by download.

The "Articles for Creation" Barnstar
{{subst:AFC Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Articles for Creation BarnstarThe "Articles for Creation" Barnstar

The "Articles for Creation" Barnstar is awarded to users who have demonstrated great effort and dedication in reviewing articles and/or other related work for the Articles for creation process.

This award was created by Hersfold in July, 2007.

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{{subst:Diplomacy_Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Diplomacy, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Diplomacy

The Barnstar of Diplomacy is awarded to users who have helped to resolve, peacefully, conflicts on Wikipedia.

Introduced by Defender 911 in August of 2007, image design by Hersfold.

Invisible Barnstar.png
{{subst:InvisibleBarnstar|message ~~~~}} Invisible BarnstarThe Invisible Barnstar

The Invisible Barnstar is awarded to users who make significant and helpful contributions to the project, but have kept to the background without seeking recognition or reward for their work.

Designed and introduced by Hersfold in August of 2007.

Civility barnstar.png
{{subst:CivilityAward|message ~~~~}} Civility BarnstarThe Civility Barnstar

The Civility Barnstar is intended to reward users for civility. The aim is to award good civility, and not to just warn against bad civility.

It was conceived and designed by the late Concordia in August of 2007.

Wikipedia Motivation Award
{{subst:MotivationAward|message ~~~~}} Motivation BarnstarThe Motivation Barnstar

The Motivation Barnstar is awarded to users who

  • do a considerable amount to promote Wikipedia beyond the site, or
  • do wonders in "gee-ing up the troops" either through general motivation of Wikipedians, or
  • motivate Wikipedians by way of tools, contests, and other such things

This medal was introduced in August 2007 and designed by brian0918.

Socratic Barnstar.png
{{subst:The Socratic barnstar|message ~~~~}} Socratic BarnstarThe Socratic Barnstar

The Socratic Barnstar is awarded to those editors who are extremely skilled and eloquent in their arguments.

Designed and introduced by Martinphi in September of 2007.

{{subst:The Rescue Barnstar 3|message ~~~~}} Rescue BarnstarThe Rescue Barnstar

The Rescue Barnstar is awarded to people who rescue articles from deletion. This can be independent of or in cooperation with the Article Rescue Squadron.

Proposed by Le Grand Roi des CitrouillesTally-ho! in October 2007 and officially listed July 2008.

Real Life Barnstar.jpg
{{subst:The Real Life Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Real Life BarnstarThe Real Life Barnstar

The Real Life Barnstar is awarded to editors who make contributions both online and offline, by organizing wiki-related real-life events.

Designed and introduced by TexasDex in November of 2007.

CPR Barnstar.png
{{subst:The Barnstar of Recovery|message ~~~~}} Recovery, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Recovery

The Barnstar of Recovery is awarded to editors who make contributions to articles during their deletion reviews, thus saving the article from deletion. It has the international sign for first aid as its background.

Designed and introduced by Ryan4314 on January 7, 2008.

The Content Creativity Barnstar
{{subst:CCBarnstar|message ~~~~}} Content Creativity BarnstarThe Content Creativity Barnstar

The Content Creativity Barnstar is given to Wikipedians in recognition of their work in content submission.

Introduced by Nothing444 on February 10, 2008 and modified by same on March 22, 2008.

The Citation Barnstar
{{subst:The Citation Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Citation BarnstarThe Citation Barnstar

The Citation Barnstar is awarded to users who provide references and in-line citations to previously unsourced articles.

It was created in March 2008 by J.delanoy.

The Redirect Barnstar
{{subst:The Redirect Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Redirect BarnstarThe Redirect Barnstar

The Redirect Barnstar is awarded to those who have created and/or maintained useful redirects.

It was introduced by J.delanoy on March 8, 2008 and has undergone redesign.

The Anti-Flame Barnstar
{{subst:The Anti-Flame Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Anti-Flame BarnstarThe Anti-Flame Barnstar

The Anti-Flame Barnstar is awarded for users that have kept cool in conflicts, as well as resolving them.

Originally designed on Wikimedia Commons. Introduced on en.Wikipedia by Nothing444 on March 22, 2008.

The Anti-Spam Barnstar
{{subst:Anti-Spam Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Anti-Spam BarnstarThe Anti-Spam Barnstar

The Anti-Spam Barnstar is awarded to users who fight spam.

Introduced by Od Mishehu on March 27, 2008, image design by download.

Writer's Barnstar
{{subst:The Writer's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Writer's BarnstarThe Writer's Barnstar

The Writer's Barnstar may be awarded to two groups of Wikipedians: Wikipedians writing articles about writers and books, and Wikipedians writing a large number of articles/edits.

Introduced by Kubek15 on April 2, 2008 and designed by Penubag.

The Guidance Barnstar
{{subst:Guidance Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Guidance BarnstarThe Guidance Barnstar

The Guidance Barnstar may be awarded to users who help others locate valuable resources, information, or assistance.

Introduced by Scartol on April 13, 2008.

Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
{{subst:Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Your Opinion is More Important than You Think BarnstarThe Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar

This barnstar was created for awarding to Wikipedians who don't realize that something they have said has helped make Wikipedia better. It is suggested, since the recipient of this award does not realize that they have helped, that you inform the recipient what change has come about as a result of whatever it was they said that was so noteworthy.

Introduced by Bob the Wikipedian on April 14, 2008. Image redone by SimpsonsFan08 on April 25, 2008.

The Modest Barnstar
{{subst:The Modest Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Modest BarnstarThe Modest Barnstar

The Modest Barnstar is an award suitable for any editing feat that makes a modest improvement to Wikipedia.

Introduced on July 1, 2008 by Meisfunny with the image from Pedant.

{{subst:Home-made Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Home-Made BarnstarThe Home-Made Barnstar

The Home-Made Barnstar is awarded to people who do a lot of work in difficult areas and do it well. Recipients are able to think outside the box, the original intention of the WP:IAR principle, and their interventions are always, or almost always effective in resolving or progressing difficulties and disputes.

Introduced in July 2008 by John.

{{subst:Red Link Removal Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Red Link Removal BarnstarThe Red Link Removal Barnstar

The Red Link Removal Barnstar may be awarded to editors who show diligence in removing red links in articles by creating new articles, correcting the links to connect to appropriate existing articles or deleting links to articles that should not exist because they do not satisfy Wikipedia:Notability guidelines.

Proposed by Dogcowsaysmoof and introduced by Neptune5000 on September 29, 2008.

{{subst:The Cleanup Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Cleanup BarnstarThe Cleanup Barnstar

The Cleanup Barnstar may be awarded to users who clean up articles.

Introduced by Neptune5000 on October 13, 2008, image design by download.

{{subst:The Wikilink Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Wikilink BarnstarThe Wikilink Barnstar

The Wikilink Barnstar may be awarded to users who either add useful links or remove unnecessary links in articles.

Introduced by Neptune5000 on October 14, 2008.

Admin Barnstar.png
{{subst:The Admin's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Admin's BarnstarThe Admin's Barnstar

The Admin's Barnstar may be awarded to administrators who made a particularly difficult decision, did a tiresome but needed admin task, cleared some nasty backlog or just to show an administrator that you think they are doing good work in a particular area of "the job" and that their work is appreciated. To be used when other, more specific, barnstars do not apply to the reasons at hand.

Introduced by SoWhy on November 14, 2008 and redesigned by Rectilinium on May 8, 2009.

The Teamwork Barnstar
{{subst:The Teamwork Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Teamwork BarnstarThe Teamwork Barnstar

The Teamwork Barnstar may be awarded when several editors work together to improve an article.

Introduced in November 2008 by JaGa.

The Barnstar of Integrity
{{subst:The Barnstar of Integrity|message ~~~~}} Integrity, Barnstar ofThe Barnstar of Integrity

The Barnstar of Integrity may be awarded to those editors who have shown to be a person of integrity and honor. Or, more simply, a stand-up guy/gal.

Introduced by Shirulashem on December 30, 2008.

The Press Barnstar
{{subst:The Press Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Press BarnstarThe Press Barnstar

The Press Barnstar may be awarded to any editor whose contributions to an article were cited by one or more news services off Wikipedia. Alternatively, it may be awarded to a Wikipedian or Wikiproject whose contributions have earned Wikipedia praise from the media. As the focus of this barnstar is off Wikipedia praise it should not be awarded to those who have contributed to internal news services like the Signpost or Wikiproject news letters, nor to those who actively edit articles concerning the press in general.

Suggested by TomStar81 and designed by Chamal N February 15, 2009, and introduced February 20, 2009.

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar
{{subst:The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Copyright Cleanup BarnstarThe Copyright Cleanup Barnstar

The Copyright Cleanup Barnstar may be awarded to those contributors who have gone the extra mile in clearing up copyright concerns on OurMed.

Suggested by Moonriddengirl and designed by ArielGold on March 17, 2009.

The BLP Barnstar
{{subst:The BLP Barnstar|message ~~~~}} BLP BarnstarThe BLP Barnstar

The BLP Barnstar is for users who work to diligently source and maintain neutrality in biography articles, ensuring they adhere to the Biographies of Living Persons policy.

Requested by User:Enigmaman, and designed by User:ArielGold on April 2, 2009.

The Curator Barnstar
{{subst:The Curator Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Curator BarnstarThe Curator Barnstar

The Curator Barnstar may be awarded to those who have a long history of improving OurMed by finding and/or restoring historical files (illustrations, photographs, documents, sounds...).

Introduced by Ksempac on August 11, 2009.

The Recent changes Barnstar
{{subst:RCBarn|message ~~~~}} Recent changes BarnstarThe Recent changes Barnstar

The Recent changes Barnstar is for users who have been doing a lot of helpful work while patrolling Recent changes.

Introduced by Porchcrop on October 8, 2009

The Wikipedian's Barnstar
{{subst:The Wikipedian's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Wikipedian's BarnstarThe Wikipedian's Barnstar

The Wikipedian's Barnstar may be awarded to Ourmedians whose contributions are appreciated (all types of users), who tries to prevent vandalism from ruining OurMed (administrators), and improving Wikipedia. It may also be awarded to a dedicated and trusted OurMedian who was rewarded their own day.

Introduced by Pômgut on March 13, 2010.

Topical Barnstars

A topical barnstar is for a topic or area of substantial interest to users of Wikipedia.

The Technology Barnstar
{{subst:The Technology Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Technology Barnstar

The Technology Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine Technology-related contributions.

Introduced on March 3, 2005 by brian0918 and ClockworkSoul, image design by brian0918 and download.

The Oddball Barnstar
{{subst:The Oddball Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Oddball Barnstar

The Oddball Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who creates a particularly fine article regarding a subject that is odd, whimsical, or is otherwise something that one wouldn't expect to find in more traditional encyclopedias.

Introduced on March 22, 2005 by ClockworkSoul, and designed by Riffsyphon1024 and brian0918.

The Template:Varserif=Template:Varserif² Barnstar
{{subst:The EMC² Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The E=mc² Barnstar

The Template:Varserif=Template:Varserif2 Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine contributions regarding mathematics- or science-related topics

Introduced on April 22, 2005 by brian0918 and ClockworkSoul.

The Current Events Barnstar
{{subst:The Current Events Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Current Events Barnstar

The Current Events Barnstar may be awarded to editors who make substantial contributions to current events articles, helping accurate information get through when it is most needed.

Introduced by Kizor on July 7, 2005 and designed by Zscout370, David Levy and Sango123.

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{{subst:Bio-star|message ~~~~}} The Bio-Star

The Bio-star is awarded in recognition of exceptional article contributions in the life sciences. This award was proposed by Francisco Valverde on April 1, 2006, and the design was created on May 4, 2006, by LiquidGhoul.

The Human Sexuality Barnstar
{{subst:HumanSexualityBarnstar|message ~~~~}} The Human Sexuality Barnstar

The Human Sexuality Barnstar may be given to editors who contribute well to articles or the project, relating to human sexuality.

Designed and introduced on April 6, 2008 by Simon Speed.

OurMed-space Barnstars

These barnstars are given to editors for things done behind the scenes, in those corners of the OurMed project unseen by the general public, helping to keep things moving along.

Template Barnstar
{{subst:Barnstar Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Barnstar Barnstar

The Barnstar Barnstar was created to recognize OurMedians who have contributed to OurMed by creating and awarding barnstars.

This award was introduced on December 23, 2005 by Cyde, and the design was modified by Sango123.

Template Barnstar
{{subst:The Template Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Template Barnstar

The Template Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to create or improve useful templates and infoboxes.

Introduced by Smurrayinchester on January 8, 2006.

Userpage barnstar.png
{{subst:Userpagebarn|message ~~~~}} Excellent User Page Award

The Excellent User Page Award is given to those who put in that extra effort on their user page, whether in terms of design, writing, or content. If you find a user page that is unusually entertaining, useful, informative, beautiful, or otherwise noteworthy, let 'em know with this award.

Introduced by Frater5 on May 29, 2006.

The Translation Barnstar
{{subst:The Translation Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Translation Barnstar

The Translation Barnstar is is awarded to those who contribute to Wikipedia:Translation.

This award was introduced by OhanaUnited on June 3, 2007 and designed by Chaza93.

The Adopt-a-User Barnstar
{{subst:Adopt-a-User Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Adopt-a-User Barnstar

The Adopt-a-User Barnstar may be awarded to Ourmedians who go above and beyond as adopters or in improving the Adopt-a-User program.

The award was created by CA387 for his adopter, Bencherlite on June 3, 2007.

The Reference Desk Barnstar
{{subst:The Reference Desk Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Reference Desk Barnstar

The Reference Desk Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who makes a contribution to the Ourmed Reference Desks that is exceptionally useful to a person who seeks assistance there.

Introduced on December 16, 2007 by SteveBaker.

The Red Barnstar
{{subst:The Red Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Red Barnstar

The Red Barnstar is awarded to users who have created a new, "revolutionary" policy in Ourmed.

Introduced by User:Styrofoam1994 on February 17, 2008.

The OurMedProject Barnstar
{{subst:The OurMedProject Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The OurMedProject Barnstar

The OurmedProject Barnstar is for users who have done a great job in OurmedProjects overall, either A) in a OurMedProject that does not have a specific barnstar, or B) someone who makes great strides in improving OurMedProjects. This could also be given to a person who starts a very successful OurMedProject.

Introduced by Soxred93 on February 22, 2008.

The Creator of the Barnstar
{{subst:The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Creator of the Barnstar

The Barnstar Creator's Barnstar is an award for people who create great barnstars.

Introduced on July 1, 2008 by Meisfunny, and updated on July 15, 2008 by Angel caboodle. Designed by User:DeadEyeArrow on February 2008 and used for the first time on March 2008.

The Categorisation Barnstar
{{subst:The Categorisation Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Categorisation Barnstar

The Categorisation Barnstar is to be awarded to users who dedicate themselves to pruning, maintaining and caring for our category structure, helping it to grow, or who devote themselves to categorising articles to better aid our readers.

Introduced by Hiding T on April 12, 2008, and redesigned by Rectilinium in April, 2009.

The Main Page Barnstar
{{subst:Main Page Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Main Page Barnstar

The Main Page Barnstar is awarded to people with extensive contributions in editing the Main Page.

The award was created by Electrical Experiment on July 5, 2008 and was proposed by Genius101 Wizard.

The Admin coaching barnstar
{{subst:Admin coaching barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Admin Coaching Barnstar

The Admin Coaching Barnstar may be awarded to admin coaches by one of their coachees in thanks.

The award was created by Dendodge on September 1, 2008.

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{{subst:Userpage Shield Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Userpage Shield

The Userpage Shield may be awarded to editors who work to protect the userpages and talk pages of other editors from vandalism.

Introduced by Nutiketaiel on October 14, 2008, image modified by download.

The Helping Hand Barnstar
{{subst:The Helping Hand Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Helping Hand Barnstar

The Helping Hand Barnstar is to be awarded to users who frequently help new users.

Introduced by User:Maniadis on November 5, 2008.

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar
{{subst:The New Page Patroller's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar may be awarded to users who do great work patrolling new pages. This may be improving, tagging for deletion, tagging for issues etc.

Introduced by User:Kingpin13 on May 8, 2009.


Editors are free to use variations as appropriate. Best created by subst: the barnstar of your choice then customizing the layout to suit the purpose.

Some examples:

  • The small barnstar, for gnomish work:
The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is for... ~~~~

Usage: Pick your barnstar, then go back and change the size to 50.

The Teamwork Barnstar The Editor's Barnstar The Working Man's Barnstar
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar The Barnstar of Diligence The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
The Multiple Barnstar
Six barnstars for everyone who worked on eliminating the backlog. Good work team. sign here please

Usage: See the documentation.

Multiple-barnstars are particularly good for WikiProject awards, where the first barnstar is the Project barnstar and the additional ones are for the specific task. They are also useful in conjunction with The Teamwork Barnstar.

This is just a partial list designed to inspire barnstar creativity. Please consider adding your more creative mixtures of barnstars to this list or to Wikipedia:Personal user awards.

See also


External links

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