User:Solari/Proposal:DJBWiki Awards

From Wikipedia of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood, an online Star Wars Club

Establishing a number of fun awards for members of the Dark Brotherhood who contribute to the DJBWiki. These are not official (i.e. will not appear on member dossiers but will be placed on user pages.


"[The] DB being exclusively merit-based and competition-based with regards to how we award medals."
— Muz Ashen, GM Report (11/22/2009)
The criteria for awarding Dark Side Scrolls for activity on the DJBWiki is touch and go (currently not even in practice). The Dark Brotherhood is an environment where members participate in an activity and are rewarded for said activity and when rewards do not come the user member is reluctant to do that activity again.


The aim of this proposal is to set out a plan in to establish a number of fun awards which can be awarded by Wiki Staff to users (on their user page) so that:

  1. Members know that their contributions are noticed and valued.
  2. Members feel rewarded for their actions.
  3. (Effect of #2) Members want to continue using the wiki.
  4. Members can aim to achieve something via wiki use.

Proposed awards

Image Image Name Name & Description

The Editor's Award The Editor's Award is awarded to individuals who display particularly fine decisions in general editing. Sometimes, expert text removal is the most effective editing.


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

Minor The Minor Award

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


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


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


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


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


The Award of Good Humor The Award 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 DJBWiki a generally better place to be.


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


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


The da Vinci Award The da Vinci Award may be awarded to anyone who has enhanced DJBWiki through their technical work (programming and tools, bot building, link repair, Mediawiki developers, etc.).


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

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


The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Award The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Award 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 DJBWiki in a profound way.


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


The Invisible Award The Invisible Award 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.


The Quote Award The Quote Award is awarded to users who submit quotes which are picked by the Wiki Tribune to be featured on the main page. Note: This award will not be back dated to quotes used prior to this award being created


The Motivation Award The Motivation Award is awarded to users who

  • do wonders in "gee-ing up the troops" either through general motivation of Wikipedians, or
  • motivate Wikipedians by way of tools, competition, and other such things

The Rescue Award The Rescue Award is awarded to people who rescue articles from deletion.


The Writer's Award The Writer's Award may be awarded for writing a large number of articles/edits.


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


The Red Link Removal Award The Red Link Removal Award 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.


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


The Admin's Award The Admin's Award 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, Awards do not apply to the reasons at hand.


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


The Award of Integrity The Award 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.


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


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


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

Receiving Multiple Ribbons

Image name Image
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The star is intended to represent when a user has received a particular award 10 or more times. Double digit numerals could easily crowd the ribbon and obscure its identifying colors, making it more difficult for users to know which award it represents. As being awarded the same award ten times is rather rare, this isn't expected to be a common problem.


  • For only one award, leave the Number field blank.
  • Numbers over 9 will display a star, this will allow us to track how many of these a user has if we need to check in the future. (may or may not be working, if it doesn't work write star instead of a number)

When awarding a ribbon, place a notification on the user's talk page explaining why they were awarded it. Group under the heading "==DJBWiki Awards==".


  1. A page listing the awards and what they are awarded for.
  2. Wiki staff being informed on when and how to award wiki awards.
  3. (Alternative to point two)Two or three staff members dedicated to rewarding users.


Starwars-esk images could be created by the Herald staff or a volunteer from the Brotherhood membership.



In the name of the Iron Throne,

The Much Honored, Battlelord Solari


SBL Vexxtal (Sith)/AED/Cestus of Tarentum

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