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Nice work! Your contributions reflect the kind of awesome work we SmashWikidians like to see!
Hey! Thanks a lot for your help on clarifying the difference between a Smash Ball and a ballin' smasher! For the longest time I couldn't tell them apart!

This template is called a shining star and it is a reward tool, built on the same principles as Wikipedia's barnstar. A lot of work goes on behind-the-scenes at SmashWiki and it's not always easy to acknowledge an individual's contributions...until now!

Who gets shining stars??

Award shining stars to SmashWikidians that you feel deserve a little extra recognition every now and again. Let's say User:Alan8tor goes over to the tier list article and notices how asymmetrical and ugly it looks with two distinctly different-sized tables running down both sides creating an oblong eyesore for the dedicated SmashWiki reader. In this hypothetical scenario, Alan is a very diligent editor and takes some time out of his day to clean up the article and split/widen the tables so they have a section of their own, one after the other. The article looks much nicer thanks to the efforts of Alan!

Now, then the original author of the article (User:XIF) comes along to see what a beautiful piece of art his work has turned into with the help of the community over time. Noting the most recent contributions from Alan, XIF head's over to Alan's talk page and creates a new section called "Golly gee, you're the man!" and in that section he includes the tag: {{shiningstar}}

The result is the image you see above appearing on their talk page and acknowledging to both the author and the community at large that this user has made contributions that have been both noticed and appreciated. Shining stars will help to strengthen the core of the SmashWiki community--it feels good to get a congratulations or a thank you now and then.

Don't abuse it, of course, but don't ignore it either. A user doesn't have to make a huge article revision to deserve a shining star--it's more about the quality of the edits made.

Who gives shining stars?

Anyone can give anyone else a shining star.

And as long as you're congratulating someone for putting in some effort, why not put some effort into your congratulations and tell them why by adding a reason to your shining star:

{{shiningstar|reason=Thanks for fixing those double redirects!}}

Makes it a little more personal, ya know?

Rise and shine, SmashWikidians--press on and together we'll make this the best darn smash resource around!

Source Code

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reflect</font> the kind of awesome we SmashWikidians like to see!'''</font><br>
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