This may be a bit of a vanity page, but I decided to move my awards here to reduce clutter. Nonetheless, if anyone would like to leave me an award, please do so on my talk page. Also, feel free to check if I have a barnstar for a similar reason. I don't see myself turning down an award, but I like to have some variety to pretend I'm well-rounded. Thanks.
Below are all the awards others saw fit to present to me for my contributions to Wikipedia. I decided to group these together with WikiProjects rather than chronologically.
Hundreds of studies by behavioural economists and psychologists show that praise motivates constructive behaviour. This can be particularly useful in a volunteer community which lacks tangible rewards. Excessive use of praise can, however, reduce its value if it is perceived to be undiscerning or exaggerated. While praise can be a motivating factor, honest criticism can also be invaluable in guiding individuals toward constructive behaviour.
On Wikipedia, a general practice of collegial editing was expanded by the Kindness Campaign into a system of recognizing editors by awarding barnstars for various acts and achievements, and strategies to measure such praise with criticism and to promote peace and understanding amongst editors. Although it takes a certain amount of time and energy to recognize editors, I feel that this is returned several times in overall participation.
Thanks for your valuable time given for reviewing my work and pointing out areas that can be improved. Thank you sir. :) Vr parashar (talk) 21:56, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
The Guidance Barnstar (×3)
The Guidance Barnstar was awarded for:
Thank you very much for your polite, prompt, detailed and uncondescending assistance proffered to a brash newbie. It is much appreciated. I strongly suspect that I am far from the first to receive this unassuming support. It helps make Wikipedia the kind of place that people want to come back to. With kind regards, Simon Gog the Mild (talk) 9 January 2018
For your excellent guidance and firm reviews during October Blitz 2018, which helped me to learn better copyediting and stay motivated, I award you the Guidance Barnstar as a token of respect. Suman chowdhury 22 (talk) 21 October 2018.
For guiding me through three drives and two blitzes, and overall, giving me feedback on my copy edits. Thanks for the help, and good editing! – Ben79487 (talk) 2 April 2019
The Barnstar Barnstar
By the authority invested in me by me I hereby award you the Barnstar Barnstar in recognition of your diligence over an extended period in identifying good work in others and encouraging it by the timely but discerning bestowal of barnstars. Long may you continue to award deserved barnstars. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:48, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Dear Reidgreg, Thank you very much for your recent contributions to the Typo Team! What a neat solution to such an obscure problem! I admire the care and determination you showed from beginning to end, and also the congenial way in which you worked with our fellow editor 117Avenue and with the Language reference desk to complete the task. Thank you for all your other contributions to our encyclopedia, and good luck with all your Wikiprojects. With kind regards; Patrick. Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 16:08, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
This was my first barnstar, awarded a few weeks after I registered my useraccount. To some extent, I feel this may be an "enthusiastic newcomer's award" but it was a nice show of early encouragement while I was learning how Wikipedia functions. Not a lot of editors have received this award, and it's a bit of a distinction to be recognized for this sort of obsessive-compulsiveness by fellow obsessive-compulsives.
Most of these were earned from participating with the Guild of Copy Editors (GOCE) in twenty-four blitzes and twenty-four drives, copy editing 891 articles for a total of 1,899,503 words (or 2,690,953 words with bonuses). Awards are presented in a gallery format to save space and avoid repetition.
The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star (×24) for copy edits totalling over 100,000 words per drive
Leaderboard Award (Gold) (×34) for 1st place on drives, including a Quintuple Crown in Sept 2017
Leaderboard Award (Silver) (×86) for 2nd to 5th place on drives
The 10k Copy Edit Barnstar (×8) for copy editing an article of over 10,000 words during a blitz
Order of the Superior Scribe for copy edits of 40,000 words in the June 2018 blitz
The Barnstar of Diligence for copy edits of 30,000 words in the June 2017 blitz
The (modern) Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (×4) for copy edits of 20,000 words in the December 2016, February, April and December 2018, and June 2020 blitzes
The (old school) League of Copy Editors Barnstar (×3) for copy edits of 15,000 words in the October 2016, April and June 2019 blitzes
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar (×2) for copy edits of 10,000 words in the February 2017 and October 2018 blitzes
The Cleanup Barnstar (×5) for copy edits of 6,000 words in the April and August 2017, December 2019 and February and August 2020 blitzes
The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar (×4) for copy edits of 4,000 words in the December 2017, February and August 2019, and April 2020 blitzes
The Modest Barnstar (×2) for copy edits of 2,000 words in the October 2017 and October 2019 blitzes
The Minor Barnstar for copy editing an article in the August 2018 blitz
The Copyeditor's Barnstar (×4)
The Copyeditor's Barnstar was awarded by individual editors:
For your amazing fluff-trimming edit to Tere Mere Beech. It removed unnecessary plot details and compressed long passages in a truly awe-inspiring fashion, as well as fixing a slew of other problems. I believe you deserve at least a cookie, if not more. Noah Kastin, 7 April 2017
It is with great pleasure that I award this barnstar jointly and severally to Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Reidgreg and Tdslk. It has been earned by the serene grace with which these editors guide GOCE through the choppy waters of Wikipedia while no doubt paddling like crazy beneath the surface. Both the paddling and the calm are much appreciated. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:21, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
The Featured Article Medal
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this award in recognition of the tremendous amount of work you have done to ensure that November's TFAs are in as good a condition as they can be before they hit the main page. Thank you. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:47, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Most of the small number of articles I've written have fallen under WikiProject Canada. I've also helped with maintenance and coordination on the usergroup's 10,000 Challenge, cleaning up the pages, advertising and promoting the challenge, and giving out awards to participants. For these and other efforts, I received the following awards:
The Bronze Maple Leaf Award
This maple leaf is awarded to Reidgreg for outstanding collaboration throughout the edit drive and improvement of articles during The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:58, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Hey Reidgreg, thanks again for your help with the Canadian Comedy Awards page a few months ago. And congrats on all your Barnstar awards! We just announced our nominees in the 18th CCAs and I was wondering when might be a good time to make additions to that page. If your offer of help is still available. sifr4 (talk) 00:29, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for you help with the Canadian Comedy Awards. Hopefully we can get other years done. Again, let me know what I can help with with anything you are specifically working on when it comes to the Canadian Comedy Awards. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 02:28, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
For your contributions to bring Poutine (estimated annual readership: 750,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Three-Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! — Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 23:39, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
Reidgreg, I am awed by your diligence, dedication, and expertise in developing and sourcing Canada-related content. Your contributions were invaluable for bringing The Precious Legacy to GA status and the Wayne and Shuster comedy routines to main page appearances on DYK. I am also grateful for your willingness to help! Wishing you much success in all your endeavors. Best, Yoninah (talk) 10:59, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Women in Red (WIR) seeks to write women's biographies to remove redlinks and some of the gender bias on Wikipedia. In November 2017 I took part in WIR's The World Contest which was their most-successful editing drive at that time. I placed 16th overall, 3rd for North American biographies and 4th (tied) for women in healthcare, earning $45 in prizes. I only ranked 19th for prize earnings, as I didn't split into subcategories very effectively. (I ranked 1st for Canadian articles but there was no prize for that.)
While this is not a subject of particular competence for me, this WikiProject is very organized and really has its act together. They have many resources and set an example for other user groups to follow. It is a pleasure to work with them.
For scoring an impressive and monothematic 513 points in the WikiProject Military history 2020 edit-a-thon March Madness, I am pleased to award you this token of appreciation from the Project. Thank you, and well done. Gog the Mild (talk) 10:26, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the recent DYK review. But the reason why I'm awarding you this barnstar is because I looked into the recent outstanding contributions you've done in other areas of this encyclopedia. I noticed you didn't have this barnstar, so now you can add it to your collection! Happy editing, MX (talk) 15:56, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
This is for mass message delivery: June 12, 2019, and recent contributions... Stalin SunnyTalk2Me 16:33, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
The above barnstar was for catching a delivery error with a mass message, manually creating a temporary list for the missed recipients and re-sending. Mass messages is one of those quiet little corners of Wikipedia, and only gets a few requests per month as most users who regularly send newsletters can easily get the user right to do it themselves. It's sort of in my wheelhouse, though, as I can copy edit and cleanup outgoing newsletters, and it's nice to see what other WikiProjects are doing.
I've only ever been self-trouted, but I have occasionally taken a wrong turn into Dramatown. I thought to include some of this poetry for a little balance. I try not to bear grudges and have kept names out of it, though diff links are provided for attribution requirements.
CC-BY-SA declaration; the following was copied from a talk page by Reidgreg (originally posted 12 Oct 2018, diff).
Wikipedia should stop the vandalism of my work by Reidgreg. No other Wikipedia user appears worried with my article offering up the most accurate and detailed Discography in existence.
CC-BY-SA declaration; the following was copied from a talk page by Reidgreg (originally posted 14 Feb 2019, diff).
Gosh. You're revealing that it isn't only Chemistry you are ignorant of. On what grounds did you revert? I really don't want to get into an edit-war, but you're approaching vandalism here by adding something we know to be untrue.
CC-BY-SA declaration; the following was copied from a project talk page by Reidgreg (originally posted 8 Nov 2019, diff).
Unfortunately, Reidgreg there is no established certainty that you would recognise a problematic passsage; your request here was little more than trolling. "Those who can't, teach": or in this case, "those who can't, fuck about with it" :D
CC-BY-SA declaration; the following was copied from a talk page by Reidgreg (originally posted 15 Dec 2019, diff).
What obession with irrelevances and utter hubris. FFS.