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English: The WikiThanks may be awarded as a way to say thank you to other Wikipedians.

The original image was created by Anthere.

This award was introduced by MattTM on September 9 2004. However, Anthere started using the small picture during summer 2004 as a thank you note on meta user pages.
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Some background

For the story, I wandered in a sunflower field in spring/summer 2003, and took many pictures. You may see a consequence of that day in the sunflower splashscreen I made after that trip here. Soon after, Eloquence launched the wikipedia logo contest, and had an idea of a logo himself... but no flower to use for it. He asked me for one... and here is the flower I sent him. The logo had success during the contest, but did not make the final winner for wikipedia... still, it became our software Mediawiki logo ( Anyone may see this little flower on all wikis using our Mediawiki soft.

Sometimes during summer 2004, I felt the need of a very small picture which could be used to paste, just to say thank you to editors. Not a big barnstar to display, but just a tiny little thing one can distribute as much as desired.

It was first used on meta, to thank Raul654. Then it spread on several of our projects and there is even an editor using it in his signature.

I am delighted that people use it. It gives a splash of sunny happiness on a talk page ;-)

File history at en.wikipedia

(cur) 02:54, December 16, 2005 . . Locke Cole (Talk) . . 43x39 (3531 bytes) (smaller) (del) (rev) 01:22, April 21, 2005 . . Postdlf (Talk) . . 43x39 (4747 bytes) (Reverted to earlier revision) (del) (rev) 01:21, April 21, 2005 . . Golbez (Talk) . . 43x39 (4747 bytes) (Reverted to earlier revision) (del) (rev) 04:29, April 20, 2005 . . Nivedh (Talk) . . 43x39 (4747 bytes) (Reverted to earlier revision) (del) (rev) 01:39, July 27, 2004 . . Stevertigo (Talk) . . 43x39 (4747 bytes) (User:Anthere's flowa. WikiMedia logo) SweetLittleFluffyThing


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current06:39, 13 June 2020Thumbnail for version as of 06:39, 13 June 2020115 × 115 (18 KB)ManitarskiNew version
14:28, 12 June 2020Thumbnail for version as of 14:28, 12 June 2020106 × 106 (10 KB)ManitarskiVersion 2.0
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10:36, 18 July 2005Thumbnail for version as of 10:36, 18 July 200543 × 39 (5 KB)MidomReverted to earlier revision
05:15, 9 July 2005Thumbnail for version as of 05:15, 9 July 200543 × 39 (5 KB)Aphaiacreated by User:Anthere {{GFDL}} Category:Wikimedia

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