BattleTechWiki:Awards

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Awards

May only be awarded to registered members (no IPs). Some awards may require the member to be active within 30 days previous to the award receipt). They are displayed, as individual awards, on a user's talk page by the person awarding the ribbon and also displayed on the user's main page within either an Awards or Retired Awards Board (see Boards below). Those displayed on the user's main page may only be placed there by an Admin or the user him/herself.

Founder's Awards

(see Founders Gallery)
(see 2009, 2010 & 2011 Founder's Awards)

These awards may only be granted by the Founder Nicjansma and may be nominated by Admins (though nominations are not required)

  • Founder's Consistent Service Award: awarded to a member for tireless and ongoing efforts to improve BattleTechWiki
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awarded only one time to a member
may be awarded at any time
  • Founder's Outstanding Member of the Year Award: awarded in January for the previous year's efforts
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sequential awards are represented separately
  • Founder's Superior Editor of the Year Award: awarded in January for the previous year's efforts
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sequential awards are represented separately
  • Founder's Superior Writer of the Year Award: awarded in January for the previous year's efforts
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sequential awards are represented separately
  • Founder's Exceptional Ambassador of the Year Award: awarded in January to the member who worked the hardest to promote Sarna's existence, strengths and capabilities to other BattleTech communities
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sequential awards are represented separately
  • Founder's Honorable Mention Award: awarded in January to candidates warranting special recognition for the previous year's efforts
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awarded to selected nominees of the Outstanding, Superior & Exceptional awards (above) (as of 2012 period)
sequential awards are represented separately

Admins' Awards

These awards may only be granted by an Admin and specific awards may have additional requirements.

  • Leadership Award (not yet released): awarded to the Project Lead of a WikiProject recognized for vastly improving BattleTechWiki under his/her direction
requires Awards Committee consensus
may not be self-nominated
  • Diligence Award (not yet released): awarded in recognition for detail, precision AND community service (see Community Service award for details)
requires Awards Committee consensus
may not be self-nominated
  • Tireless Contributor Award (not yet released): awarded for the contribution of especially large bodies of work, without sacrificing quality
requires Awards Committee consensus
may be self-nominated
  • Community Service Award: awarded to a member recognized for the addition or completion of an activity that enhances the productivity of BattleTechWiki (such as site design work, added functionality, policy & related efforts)
may be awarded by any Admin
CommServ.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/CommunityServiceAwardGallery)
may be self-nominated (but not self-awarded)
  • Superior Article Award: awarded for the creation of a superior article of appropriate length and information & multiple sources, with no need of additional editing or referencing (may be jointly awarded when article is a work of collaboration).
SupArt.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/SuperiorArticleAwardGallery)
requires Awards Committee consensus
may not be self-nominated
  • WikiProject Award (not yet released): awarded to members of a WikiProject that has completed a milestone within their purview
must have been active during the period recognized
nomination may be via the Project Lead or any Awards Committee member
  • Good Article Award: awarded for the creation of an article of appropriate length and information, with very little or no need of editing or referencing (awarded generally only to a single author).
GdArt.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/GoodArticleAwardGallery)
may be awarded by any Admin
may not be self-nominated
  • Good Conduct Award: awarded to a member who responded to a personal attack with dignity, aplomb and the intent to solve the problem
GdCndct.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/GoodConductAwardGallery)
may be awarded by any Admin
may not be self-nominated
  • Recruiter Award: awarded to a member who is credited with bringing in a new Editor (usually by the newer Editor), who makes at least 10 honest, improving edits to BTW.
RA.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/RecruiterGallery)
may be awarded by any Admin
may be self-nominated (but not self-awarded)
not available for a Founder's device
  • Image Import Award: awarded to a member who has demonstrated dedication to improving the visual aspects of BattleTechWiki
ImgImp.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/ImageImport Award)
may be awarded by any Admin
may be self-nominated (but not self-awarded)
  • Problem Solver Award: awarded when an Admin witnesses one Editor/Admin solve an editing issue for someone else through direct action
PS.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/ProblemSolverGallery)
may be awarded by any Admin
may not be self-nominated
Admin-equivalent of Assistance Appreciated Award
  • Helping Hand Award: awarded when an Admin witnesses one Editor/Admin direct another to the correct answer (or guidance)
HH.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/HelpingHandGallery)
may be awarded by any Admin
may not be self-nominated
Admin-equivalent of Direction Appreciated Award

Editors' Awards

These awards are granted by any member to any other member, with no nomination process necessary. They should be awarded on the recipient's talk page, along with a statement (and possible link) as to why the award is being recived. The recipient may then copy it to his Awards Board (or the awarding editor may ask an Admin to do so). If the recipient has not yet had an Awards Board installed, the awarding Editor must request an Admin to do so (rather than install it on the recipient's page unrequested).

  • Vandal Cop Award: when an Editor quickly responds to counteract attempts to harm BattleTechWiki by a vandal thru spamlinks or other acts
VC.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/VandalCopGallery)
  • Assistance Appreciated Award: when an Editor assists another Editor by solving an editing issue himself
AA.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/AssistanceAppreciatedGallery)
not available for a Founder's device
  • Direction Appreciated Award: when an Editor assists another Editor with solving an editing issue (via direction to the appropriate source)
DA.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/DirectionAppreciatedGallery)
not available for a Founder's device
  • Substantial Addition Award: granted when a substantial addition is made to a pre-existing article, adding more than casual value.
SubAdd.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/SubstantialAddition Award)
  • Casual Edit Award: awarded whenever an Editor witnesses another Editor making a minor addition or correction to any random article
CE.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/CasualEdit Award)
  • Surreal Award: awarded by one Editor to another Editor with a flair for making things interesting (in a positive way)
Sur.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/Surreal Award)
  • Good Humor Award: awarded to particularly light-spirited Editors
GH.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/GoodHumorGallery)
  • All Purpose Award: when an Editor feels like someone else needs to be awarded a ribbon for any stated reason
AP.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/AllPurposeGallery)
  • Random Act of Appreciation Award: when an Editor feels like someone else needs to be awarded a ribbon for no reason at all
RAA.jpg (see BattleTechWiki:Awards/RandomActAppreciationGallery)

Automatic Awards

These awards are earned through time and effort and should be recognized as they occur. They may be awarded by other Editors (especially to bring attention to the Awards system), but individual Editors may choose to award themselves at the appropriate benchmarks.

  • Edit Count Award:
EC1.jpg (see Edit Count Award Gallery)
  • when superseded by superior ribbon, 'retired' to the Retired Awards Board (with last displayed)
  • may be self-awarded
  • not available for a Founder's device
  • as determined through the UserScore special page.
100 edits: EditRibbon #1
each additional 100 edits: bronze triangle (for up to 400 edits & 3 triangles)
500 edits: EditRibbon #1 w/ silver star
each additional 500 edits: additional silver star (for up to 1,500 edits & 3 stars)
2,000 edits: EditRibbon #1 w/ gold diamond
at 4,000 edits: additional gold diamond (for up to 2 diamonds)
5,000 edits: EditRibbon #2
at 7,500 edits: gold coin
10,000 edits: EditRibbon#3
at 15,000 edits: gold coin
20,000 edits: EditRibbon#4
at 30,000 edits: gold coin
  • Time In Service Award:
TIS1.jpg (see Time In Service Award Gallery)
  • breaks in service are not recognized, though member must be active (within last 30 days) at time mark is met and award is received
  • when superseded by superior ribbon, 'retired' to the Retired Awards Board (with last displayed)
  • may be self-awarded
  • not available for a Founder's device
1 month mark: TISRibbon#1
no additions; superseded by TISRibbon#2
3 month mark: TISRibbon#2
at each additional 3 months: bronze triangle (for up to 9 months and 2 triangles); superseded by TISRibbon#3
1 year mark: TISRibbon#3
at each additional year: silver star (for up to 4 years and 3 stars); superseded by TISRibbon#4
5 year mark: TISRibbon#4
at each additional year: gold diamond (for up to 9 years and 4 diamonds); superseded by TISRibbon#5
10 year mark: TISRibbon#5

Precedence

Awards are displayed in the Awards Board posted by an Admin on a User Page (one of the few authorized reasons for modifying a User's page by another member). The order of precedence (vice chronological award order) will be followed in this board, as stated:

  • Founder's Consistent Service Award
  • Founder's Outstanding Member of the Year Award
  • Founder's Superior Editor of the Year Award
  • Founder's Superior Writer of the Year Award
  • Founder's Exceptional Ambassador of the Year Award
  • Founder's Honorable Mention Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Diligence Award
  • Tireless Contributor Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Superior Article Award
  • WikiProject Award
  • Good Article Award
  • Good Conduct Award
  • Recruiter Award
  • Image Import Award
  • Vandal Cop Award
  • Problem Solver Award
  • Assistance Appreciated Award
  • Helping Hand Award
  • Direction Appreciated Award
  • Substantial Addition Award
  • Casual Edit Award
  • Surreal Award
  • Good Humor Award
  • All Purpose Award
  • Random Act of Appreciation Award
  • Edit Count Award
  • Time In Service Award
Awards in bold are Founder's awards, italicized are Admins' awards and underlined are Editors' awards.

Devices

Except where otherwise stated, multiple receipts of awards are displayed with the appropriate devices:

  • 1st award: ribbon (no attachments)
  • 2nd award: 1 bronze oakleaf
  • 3rd award: 2 bronze oakleaves
  • 4th award: 3 bronze oakleaves
  • 5th award: 1 silver oakleaf
  • 6th award: 2 silver oakleaves
  • 7th award: 3 silver oakleaves
  • 8th award: 4 silver oakleaves
  • 9th award: 1 silver coin
  • 10th award: 1 gold coin

Additional receipts (beyond the 10th) of the same award lead the original '10th award' ribbon to be 'retired' to the Editor's Retired Awards Board, with a new '1st award' ribbon taking its place on the Active Board.


Founder's Frame: Admin and Editor awards may be granted by the Founder, Nicjansma, as he sees fit. Due to their special nature, they are not recognized as additional awards and regular devices are not utilized. Instead, the ribbon with the Founder's device, the Gold Frame (or "Founder's Frame"), is displayed separately. If multiple Founder's devices are received, they are displayed in the Retired Awards Board. Founder's Devices take precedence over their immediate counterparts in the display. Awards not eligible for the Founder's device are:

  • Founder's Consistent Service Award
  • Founder's Outstanding Member of the Year Award
  • Founder's Superior Editor of the Year Award
  • Founder's Superior Writer of the Year Award
  • Founder's Exceptional Recruiter of the Year Award
  • Recruiter Award
  • Edit Count Awards
  • Time In Service Awards
  • Assistance Appreciated Award
  • Direction Appreciated Award

Boards

Boards are used to display the acquired awards on the user's main page. They (and the awards on them) may only be placed there by an Admin or the user him/herself. The code provided below is to be placed anywhere desired by the user on that main page, with award code (as depicted in the above individual galleries) displayed by precedence and every third award followed by the <br> code. The final row of awards will be balanced automatically by the template.

As discussed above (in Devices), some awards may be 'retired' to the Retired Awards Board. When that board is employed, use the same code guidance as for the Awards Board.

Code: Awards Board

Copy the following code onto the user's main page:

<div id="awardsboard"><div id="awardsboardheader">Awards Board</div>

replace this with the ribbon code

<br> </div>

Code: Retired Awards Board

Copy the following code onto the user's main page:

<div id="awardsboard"><div id="awardsboardheader">Retired Awards Board</div>

replace this with the ribbon code

<br> </div>


To see an example of awards boards depicting the correct precedence and repetition, please visit the Example Board.

Nomination Procedures

Each category of award (Founder's, Admins', Editors', Automatic) has its own procedures for recognition and some awards within the categories differ in those procedures, as well. Each award's requirements are provided above, in the award descriptions, but for summary purposes, they are generalized below:

  • Founder's Award: nominated by Admins to Nicjansma, and presented by him directly. Pre-nominations may be considered by individual Admins, for further nomination to Nic.
  • Admins' Awards: nominated to an active Admin, either by an interested second party or by the specific individual, some of these awards require Awards Committee consensus, while others may be individually awarded by an Admin whom feel it is appropriate. Those forwarded for committee consensus are generally presented by the nominating Admin.
  • Editors' Awards: these are presented by any Editor to any other Editor (unregistered IPs being the exception to this), as deemed appropriate by the individual. They may not be self-awarded.
  • Automatic Awards: these two awards may be provided by any other Editor, or self-awarded (and updated) by the receiving Editor. As these are received for accomplishing set benchmarks (edits or time), there is no negative connotation associated with self-awarding (as long as the benchmarks are actually met).


Awards Committee

Some of the Admins' Awards require consensus of the Awards Committee. The committee is made up of the active body of Admins, with a required quorum of three Admins coming to a consensus before the award is provided. (The exception to the quorum requirement of three is if the Founder is one of the attending Admins.) An Editor is nominated for an award to an active administrator, either on that admin's talk page or through board email (ex: Special:EmailUser/AdminName). The receiving Admin delivers the nomination to the committee for approval. If consensus for the award cannot be reached, the committee may agree to choose an alternate award, if appropriate. Once consensus has been reached, the nominating Admin shall inform the recipient upon the recipient's talk page (with the displayed award) and on the recipient's main page (providing the Awards Board, where necessary).