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"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon" - Napoleon.
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In all seriousness, it's a nice idea, but who/what determines the differences between, say, helping and helping greatly? I very much doubt the admins are willing to go through every user's edit log and see if they made great contributions before letting them collect their medal. So must we apply for the medal and then they'll look over it or what? [[User:Epochalyptik|Epochalyptik]] 22:26, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
   
 
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Forums: Index War Room Medal System (incentive)
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As you all know, mainspace editing has died down greatly, even though there is a large overhaul project going on.

Chiafriend12 and I have been discussing a medal system for a while now, and it is going to be implemented now.

Chia has made 300px. This medal is awarded to the editors who have been User of the Month before.

You can stick these on your userpage, wherever you want.


I apologize to the other admins that we did not discuss this with (namely, all of you), but Chia and I felt that it needed to be implemented to keep the mainspace editing flowing in our community.

More medals will be produced sooner or later.

-- 35pxEightOhEight Talk35px 00:28, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

Great work. I do hope you realize Darkman and I had a great discussion about an award system on the Soldier of Fortune Wiki, at about the time the idea was conceived, so we knew it would happen. I'm happy they have been implemented and hopefully we can see more action where it's needed now.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  00:31, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
As of right now, awards will probably only be given out by admins. Callofduty4, I'd appreciate it if you could help me go through the UOTM list and add Template:Award/UOTM to their page. Also, can you add the Award/UOTM button to my monaco.js? -- 35pxEightOhEight Talk35px 00:32, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Sure.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  00:34, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
This award program seems like a good idea. It might promote mainspace editing. PvtPvt. Dunn 00:36, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I fully support the idea. It's much more accessible and fair than a Rank system and it provides another avenue of rewarding good editors besides the once-a-month UotM. --Scottie theNerd 02:58, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I also fully support the idea, per Scottie & Dunn. US Army OF-21st Lt. CôdExpert Talk 03:00, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
This seems like an excellent idea, Per Scottie & Dunn. 20pxSgt.Maj.Delta 4-7USSOCOM 03:02, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I think it'll work. Per Scottie and everyone else. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 10:03, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

I like it, except I have no medals, not even a 6 month good conduct medal.AdvancedRookie 21:26, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Further Explanation

Due to the good responses that this thread has gotten, I'll go into further detail.

Right now, Chia has ribbons for being active for periods of time (6 months, 12 months, 24 months).

We're not going to create medals for edit counts because that'll encourage edit whoring.

There'll be medals for participating in the overhaul project that is going on, just to encourage helping. For these, you must provide proof that you actually helped out.

-- 35pxEightOhEight Talk35px 03:11, May 23, 2010 (UTC)


I have a question. With the ribbons for being active for certain amounts of time, do you have to have never been inactive, even for a few days? Sorry if it's a stupid question, I'm just wondering. PvtPvt. Dunn 03:14, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

If you go a few days without making any edits it's not like you've left the community, so unless you go long periods of time without doing a thing it will probably still count. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 03:29, May 23, 2010 (UTC)


Hmm....It is an interesting concept which i like very much. Great work guys,great work! Can someone post up the rest of the ribbons so we can see them? File:20PX SIG.gif Talk 03:19, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

All of the ribbons so far:

  • 60px for being or having been a User of the Month
  • Medal, Six Month Good Conduct for having six months of good conduct
  • Medal, Twelve Month Good Conduct for having twelve months of good conduct
  • Medal, Twelve Month Good Conduct with Oak Leaf for having twenty-four months of good conduct

The device on the ribbon for twenty-four months of good conduct is an oak leaf cluster which indicates that a said medal has been awarded to the same person more than once. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 03:29, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

I think we could make these a little fancier, but otherwise this gets a thumbs up from me. Nice work Chia. 20pxSgt.Maj.Delta 4-7USSOCOM 04:12, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

I do think they could be jazzed up a bit. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 10:04, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Two things:
1. Great work Chia and Eight on the award system! But Ukimies is right. Jazz it up a notch!
2. Can awards be given to non-admins? Gloss Grenade emblem MW2DevilWarrior112Gloss Grenade emblem MW212:06, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I agree, let's Jazz them up. And how do we collect medal's that we are applicable for. Also we need a page for them. Good job Chia GenCain sig T C E B 11:21, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I personally like the ribbons as they are. They're based off real military decorations, which aren't meant to be snazzy. I'm glad to keep it simple and clear. --Scottie theNerd 11:53, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Per Scottie, I was just coming here to say that they're based off real Navy good conduct medals. They should stay as they are. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 14:41, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Speaking of real medals, I suggest a WWII Campaign medal for the Overhaul project. Other historical campaign medals could be used if more projects are needed (e.g. improvement drives, etc.). --Scottie theNerd 15:24, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
How about a victory medal? ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 15:28, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
We're actually only using ribbons to stay organized. -- 35pxEightOhEight Talk35px 18:49, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I got one, for reporting 100+vandals you get a purple heart GenCain sig T C E B 15:29, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe a defense medal instead of a purple heart. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 15:31, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
The difficulty of awarding medals based on vandal reports is that no one's keeping count. --Scottie theNerd 15:43, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
While that is difficult, I've gotta say that I'm counting. But most likely no one else is, so it is difficult. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 17:09, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
I agree, it would take me 8 min to find out GenCain sig T C E B 17:12, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, there isn't a uniform method of combating vandalism, so many users won't have any means to keep record. Some users revert, others place vandal tags, others go straight to admins. Again, the actual number of reports isn't as important as the effort behind it. That's why a general good conduct ribbon is more appropriate for general distribution than specific task-based awards. Unless you want to add a V for Vandalism emblem :) --Scottie theNerd 02:26, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Here's another medal ribbon:

  • Medal, Usergroup Usefulness for contributing greatly to a usergroup's cause

This medal would be awarded by senior members of usergroups to other members of the group that they believe have done a lot to help the group and its cause.

To prevent users from specifically doing something just to receive an award, all the medals so far are based on acts that are not quantitative, but either qualitative or something that cannot be rushed. With the idea of a medal for anti-vandalism, I agree that having to count to see if a user has reached the required count would be tiresome, and instead I think such a thing should just be given if someone else notices that the user in question is just doing an all-around great job.

Feel free to shoot ideas at me. These things aren't particularly hard to make. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 04:27, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

I believe that Whiskey should receive this for his Welcoming work. Warpig3|1|2 04:39, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Another good medal. I like it. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 05:03, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

CDW Lt

CoD Wiki Lieutenant (Senior User) casual ribbon

Hope you guys like it Warpig3|1|2 05:36, May 24, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but anyone can be a senior member of a group as long as they've made the group. Also, it's not themed. -- Eight-Oh-Eight 05:46, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Dsm This is the real Distinguished Service Medal used by the US Military, it would be awarded to users who have been active in the War Room, Overhaul, Anti-Vandal work (variations with acronyms maybe?). Warpig3|1|2 05:56, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Some ideas:

Of course, we should have a page listing all available medals and how they are obtained. We can't give medals to everyone for any reason, so we need to be stringent as to what criteria an editor needs to fulfil. It's greatly important that we look at quality not quantity, as Chiafriend said. I've seen lots of sites develop simplistic quantitative measurements, and it really doesn't promote anything other than spam. --Scottie theNerd 07:31, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

I don't think ribbons for an edit count helps anything. Like Scottie said, it just promotes spam. ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 10:52, May 24, 2010 (UTC)
Do administrators need a medal, though? They already have several templates and just the act of being an administrator doesn't say anything about the user being good or bad in how they act. Perhaps a medal for good administrating, but I don't think there should be a medal for being in the administration. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 01:45, May 25, 2010 (UTC)
Even better, how about medals for "6/12/xx months of continual service to the community as an administrator"? --Scottie theNerd 07:08, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

So, how would you be awarded metals? Just add them yourself? Doltensig 01:48, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

So far, some administrators have sent out templates to users to tell them that they've received such an award. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 02:17, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

Combat Action Ribbon for notable anti-vandal work? -- USMC-E3 Griever0311 United States Marine Corps 03:14, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

Seems good, thanks Chia. Griever, one like that is needed. Doltensig 12:04, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

Three new medals:

  • Medal, Antivandalism Work for dealing with vandalism exceptionally
  • Medal, User Helpfulness for continuously helping other users when needed
  • Medal, Notable Image Contributions for greatly contributing with images

I held out on your ideas, Scottie, since you had so many and I wanted to do simpler things first. US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman Signatures/Chiafriend12 06:12, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

Of course. Just adding to the brainstorm :) --Scottie theNerd 06:28, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

How long untill we start sending out awards? Doltensig 21:55, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

I've given out some already. We need to make the medals into templates...  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  22:14, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

Would non-admins be permitted to submit their own for an admin's approval? 20pxSgt.Maj.Delta 4-7USSOCOM 22:20, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

Sure, try to make them in line with the other award templates, some of which you can find at Template:Award/UOTM and Template:Award/24 months.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  22:50, May 30, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe a Purple Heart of sorts for not responding to flamebait?TanknlmgrTank 23:39, May 30, 2010 (UTC)
Funny you should mention Purple Hearts, as I just uploaded two ribbons based off of the real-world Purple Heart medal:
  • Medal, Green Heart for helping out during the recent Overhaul project
  • Medal, Green Heart with Oak Leaf for helping out greatly during the recent Overhaul project
--US Army WWII MSGTSgt. ChiafriendRifleman 05:54, May 31, 2010 (UTC)


"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon" - Napoleon. In all seriousness, it's a nice idea, but who/what determines the differences between, say, helping and helping greatly? I very much doubt the admins are willing to go through every user's edit log and see if they made great contributions before letting them collect their medal. So must we apply for the medal and then they'll look over it or what? Epochalyptik 22:26, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Medal List

A more organized list of medals currently available to users of this wiki:

Images

  • 60px. This medal is awarded to the editors who have been User of the Month before
  • Medal, Six Month Good Conduct This medal is awarded for having six months of good conduct
  • Medal, Twelve Month Good Conduct This medal is awarded for having twelve months of good conduct
  • Medal, Twelve Month Good Conduct with Oak Leaf This medal is awarded for having twenty-four months of good conduct
  • Medal, Usergroup Usefulness This medal is awarded for contributing greatly to a usergroup's cause
  • Medal, Green Heart This medal is awarded for helping out during the recent Overhaul project
  • Medal, Green Heart with Oak Leaf This medal is awarded for helping out greatly during the recent Overhaul project

  Hax 217    talk-page  21:22, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Templates

I suggest that a page for the medals be created, like Call of Duty Wiki: Userboxes for the userboxes   Hax 217    talk-page  21:23, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for putting the list up Hax. It was really unorganized before.Cpl. Dunn(Talk)

Do good conduct medals start from when the metals were created, or since the user has been good? And I think we do need a page for them. Doltensig 21:53, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

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