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I was surfing through a few other wikis over the weekend and found that a few had their own version of the Barnstar used over on the main Wikipedia, such as Wookieepedia's Wookiee Cookiee. It got me to thinking; should something like that be introduced here to recognise the achievements of various editors and reward them for their hard work? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 10:31, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

That's a great idea - Prefect badges? Awards of Merit, like what Riddle received? Squeaking Sugar Mice (from Flitwick!)? Mafalda Hopkirk 19:57, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Prefect badges could work, and I was thinking of the Order of Merlin. In addition, anyone who helps battle vandalism could have one along the lines of Honourary Member of the Dark Force Defence League. We don't need loads like Wikipedia or Wookieepedia, but a couple would be nice. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 20:43, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

I like the idea, I think that it should be an Order of Merlin award wiht your 1st be ing 3rd class, 2nd being 2nd class, and so on. I also think that we should give additional awards to new users that are going above and beyond, as well as awards dto veteran users. Maybe we could also give notice to inactive users to try to gett them into contributiong again.-Harry Potter Fantic 1

I like the idea behind the Order of Merlin 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes, with each Class representing something (for instance, a 3rd class could be for continued good contributions, a 2nd could be for assisting in areas of the wiki that need attention like creating wanted pages, and a 1st for outstanding clean-ups, rewrites, etc). - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 09:09, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
I like the idea. Use Order of Merlin for outstanding edits (as you just stated above) and Prefect Badge for battling vandalism. Can't think of any others at the moment... -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 13:48, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

I like the idea of Order of Merlin and I think stuff like prefect badges should be given to those who, well, are most like prefects -help keep rules, patrol the forums/articles ect. (basically, I agree with DarkJedi613). Perhaps the one who is voted most helpful could even be made HeadBoy/HeadGirl.
If your anything like Fred and/or George you might take being given a prefect badge as an insult. Snoops619

I think we need to keep it as informal as possible, i.e. no voting. John Reaves (talk) 21:39, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
I agree with John on the voting issue. Also, I am working on a preliminary design, but if anyone out there has any experience in creating similar art, please let us see! - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 22:12, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

There are a few ideas on Cavalier One's talk page if anyone would like to see.Snoops619

Prefect badge - awarded to those who help combat vandalism, and generally help to keep the Wiki in order

Thanks to Snoops619 (take a bow), we have a couple of images to chose from for this barnstar.

Basic vote on which image should be used for the barnstar. I will incorporate the winner into a proper template. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:16, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Place votes under your choice of badge

So, is this sudden yet lengthy break in posting supposed to indicate that everyone who cares has voted? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Snoops619 (talkcontribs).

It could also be the holidays. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 17:31, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Holidays is probably a safe bet. I'll hold the vote open until sunday, and post a message in the header bar encouraging people to vote. As a side note, check User:Cavalier One/Scratch for a basic template to hold the Barnstar. It currently uses badge idea 1 since this is the current vote leader. Note that this is not an endorsement of the design - I intend to abstain from the vote so I can close it without bias. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 11:45, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Speaking of your scratch page, I used that same template with the other image, and it looks way better by far...-Matoro183 (Talk) 00:07, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Voting closed

Ok, two days later than planned, but done nevertheless. The winner of the vote is badge design 2. Thank you to everyone who voted. I will be incorporating it into the template and creating the barnstar as soon as possible. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:12, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

The new award is live. You can find it at Template:Prefect. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 13:14, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
I changed my mind, i like 2 a lot better now that i see it on Cav's scratch page. it looks great! Mafalda Hopkirk 13:16, 8 January 2008 (UTC)