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.

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.

Additionally, to award a country barncompass (e.g. Aussie Barncompass), use the following Wiki markup on the user's User talk: page. Feel free to customize the text, of course.

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

How this appears:

Sydney Opera House, botanic gardens 1.jpg The Aussie Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work editing Aussie articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

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

Country and continent barncompasses[edit]

The North American Barncompass[edit]

{{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 South American Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Barncompass-South America.png The South American Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on South 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 European Barncompass[edit]

{{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 Asian Barncompass[edit]

{{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]

The Oceanian Barncompass[edit]

{{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]

Aussie barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Sydney Opera House, botanic gardens 1.jpg The Aussie Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work editing Aussie articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

British Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Houses.of.parliament.overall.arp.jpg The British Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on British articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

American Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Statue of Liberty, NY.jpg The American Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on British articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

Kiwi (New Zealand) Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Kiwi bird in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2002-01-01.jpg The Kiwi Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Kiwi articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - Time

French Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Tour eiffel at sunrise from the trocadero.jpg The Wikivoyage Barncompass de français
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on French articles on Wikivoyage. --Username - [Time]

Cambodian Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

20171126 Angkor Wat 4712 DxO.jpg The Cambodian Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Cambodian articles on Wikivoyage. --SHB2000 (talk) 10:37, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Greek Barncompass[edit]

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

How this appears:

Erechtheum Acropolis Athens.jpg The Greek Wikivoyage Barncompass
This Barncompass is to show appreciation for your great work on Greek articles on Wikivoyage. --SHB2000 (talk) 10:40, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

User rights 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 patrollers barncompass[edit]

The helpful IP's barnstar[edit]

Other barncompasses[edit]

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]