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Remember, any user can give out barnstars!

It is the custom to reward Commons 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, and say why you have given it to them.

Some wiki-based communities give their users an award called a "barnstar", as a continuation of the "barn raising" metaphor. The concept of the barnstar as a wiki-award was created by SunirShah on MeatballWiki. Web designers were invited to incorporate a similar barnstar design into their project as Easter eggs.[1] Wiki barnstars were introduced to the English Wikipedia in December 2003 and Commons in February of 2008 (officially). Since then, the concept has become ingrained into the culture. They are a form of warm fuzzy; they are free to give and they bring joy to the recipient.

Wiki barnstars are really star anchors (not real barnstars), but we don't care.

While awarding a barnstar, remember to say 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). For many more barnstars, check out Category:Barnstars.

Barnstars[edit]

Image What to type Description
The Original Barnstar {{subst:The Original Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Original Barnstar

The tried and true original barnstar.

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

To recognize particularly fine contributions to Commons.

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

The Photographer's Barnstar is awarded to those who improve Commons with their photographic skills and contributions.

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

The Audio Barnstar is awarded to those who put in the effort to consistently contribute quality audio files (of any kind).

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

The Video Barnstar is awarded to those who put in the effort to consistently contribute quality video files (of any kind).

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

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar is awarded to those whose work provide Commons with free graphic files illustrations.

The Featured Picture Barnstar {{subst:The Featured Picture Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Featured Picture Barnstar

The Featured Picture Barnstar is awarded to those who contribute media that the Commons community has awarded the Featured picture status.

The Featured Picture Candidate Barnstar {{subst:The Featured Picture Candidate Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Featured Picture Candidate Barnstar

The Featured Picture Candidate Barnstar is awarded to those who make especially fine contributions to Featured Picture Candidates.

The Quality Image Barnstar {{subst:The Quality Image Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Quality Image Barnstar

The Quality Image Barnstar is awarded to those who contribute media that the Commons community has awarded the Quality images status.

The Valued Image Barnstar {{subst:The Valued Image Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Valued Image Barnstar

The Valued Image Barnstar is awarded to those who contribute media that the Commons community has awarded the Valued images status.

The Historical Media Barnstar {{subst:The Historical Media Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Historical Media Barnstar

The Historical Media Barnstar is awarded to those who do excellent work in historic media, whether through finding images, scanning them, restoration work, or other similar work.

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

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar given to the tireless Commoners who keep up the hard work day after day.

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

To recognize categorization work.

Commons-barnstarW.png {{subst:The Commons Ambassador Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Commons Ambassador Barnstar

The Commons Ambassador Barnstar awarded for those who spend their energy bringing Commons to the masses. Additionally for bringing quality images back for local language Wikipedias.

Peace Barnstar 6.png {{subst:Barnstar of peace|message ~~~~}} The Barnstar of Peace

The Barnstar of Peace is awarded for those who keep Commons a happy and peaceful place to work.

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

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

The Rosetta Barnstar is awarded to those who contribute a great deal towards having a multilingual Commons (Translating templates, image descriptions, etc).

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

The Defender Barnstar is awarded to those who valiantly fight day and night to protect Commons from evil.

The Copyright inspector Barnstar {{subst:The Copyright inspector Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Copyright inspector Barnstar

For users who help in finding copyright violations and tag images as copyvio.