Wikivoyage:Barncompasses

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The traditional barnstar, from Meatball Wiki

One great tradition in wiki culture is the barnstar. This is a simple image of an iron star, as used for decoration on barns in the northeastern United States. This comparison arises from the fact that wiki community building is often compared to barn raising -- coming together to work on a project.

As Wikivoyage is centred around the traveller and improving the experience of travel, we have created the Barncompass. Used in the same way as barnstars, the Barncompass commemorates not only the wiki tradition of barnstars with its similar appearance, but also the compass - the voyager's friend for centuries. Much like the barnstar on other wikis, the Barncompass is a symbol of community-mindedness, and is an informal "award" to recognize a user's exceptional community and content work.

For contributions which are perhaps not significant enough for a Barncompass, or if you just want to let the community know you have completed a noteworthy contribution, you can celebrate the occasion on this page.

A full list of barncompasses can be found at User:SHB2000/List of Barncompasses.

Giving a Barncompass[edit]

Any Wiki community member can give a Barncompass to any other for any reason whatsoever. If you think someone's done exceptional work on Wikivoyage, plunge forward and let them know with a Barncompass.

To add the Barncompass, use the following Wiki markup on the user's User talk: page. Feel free to customize the text, of course.

{{Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Barncompass.png The Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

Barncompasses may be awarded privately, but if you wish to announce the award to the Wikivoyage community, this may be done by adding a short note on the Project:Celebrate a contribution page.

Continent barncompasses[edit]

This is just a list of all continent barncompasses.

The Oceanian Barncompass[edit]

This is an example of a continent Oceanian/Australian Barncompass
{{Oceanian Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on Oceanian articles on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Barncompass-Australia & Oceania.png The Oceanian Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Oceanian articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

The European Barncompass[edit]

This is an example of a continent European Barncompass

{{European Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on European articles on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Barncompass-Europe.png The European Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on European articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

The North American Barncompass[edit]

This is an example of a continent Americas Barncompass
{{North American Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on North American articles on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Barncompass-North America.png The North American Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on North American articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

The African Barncompass[edit]

{{African Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on African articles on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Barncompass-Africa.png The African Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on African articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

The Asian Barncompass[edit]

This is an example of a continent Asian Barncompass
{{Asian Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on Asian articles on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Barncompass-Asia.png The Asian Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Asian articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

Other barncompasses[edit]

The Sysops Barncompass[edit]

{{Sysops Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your great work on being a great Sysop on Wikivoyage. --~~~~}}

How this appears:

Voy-Sysop-barnstar.png The Sysop's Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on being a great Sysop on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

The Silver and Gold Barncompasses[edit]

These don't have any sort of intrinsic category attached. You can use them for any topic that you think goes above and beyond the call of an ordinary barncompass.

{{Silver Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your ''really'' great work on Wikivoyage! --~~~~}}

{{Gold Barncompass|This [[Project:Barncompasses|Barncompass]] is to show appreciation for your ''fantastic'' work on Wikivoyage! --~~~~}}

How these appear:

Barncompass-Silver.png The Silver Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your really great work on Wikivoyage! --Username - Time
Barncompass-Gold.png The Gold Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your fantastic work on Wikivoyage! --Username - Time