Wikipedia:Service awards
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This page in a nutshell: Some editors choose to acknowledge their service to Wikipedia by displaying a service award which denotes time served and number of edits made. These awards are unofficial – displaying the wrong one carries no penalty (except possible disapproval from other editors) and displaying the right one does not indicate authority or competence.
Service awards are a simple way of acknowledging an editor's level of contribution based on two specific benchmarks: the number of contributions that the editor has made to Wikipedia and the length of time registered. One academic has described Wikipedia's service award schema as a way to award the self.[1] One may also think of them as auto-attained milestones.
This award is unlike other awards given from one editor to another in a show of appreciation; it is intended to be given to yourself, although it can also be given by a second party. It is achieved by a strictly mechanical count of time registered and number of edits. There is no process for receiving these awards; you just determine the grade to which you are entitled, then display it on your user page. Typically, both the time and edit-count requirements are met before considering oneself eligible for each award level.
Please remember that neither the number of edits nor the length of time from when an account was created is a good indicator of the quality of an editor's contributions or diplomatic ability. Hence, service awards do not indicate any level of authority whatsoever; "master" editors are not bestowed with more authority through this award than "novice" editors.
Award levels
Overview
There are currently 22 award levels. The first level serves as a base level. The "Signator-to-Cardinal-Gom-ATE" track is a humorous alternative for those who find the more formal titles too staid.
For the first five levels, there are also incremental service awards to use between the major service awards. There are 20 incremental service awards, with four levels of incremental service award for each of the first five service awards.
For the sake of variety, three badge variants are provided for each level: a medal, a book, and a ribbon (thanks to Wikipedia:Ribbons). To keep the validity and status of the major service awards, a ribbon is the only variant for incremental service awards. Editors may display the badge of their preference, a combination of badges, or none at all.
To learn your edit count and the date of your first logged edit, click Preferences where this information will appear under View global account info. A more detailed edit counter is the User Analysis Tool (a replacement for X!'s edit counter); there are also other edit counters and analysis tools. These tools do not always provide equal numbers because they rely on different methods of calculation.
Requirements
The following table lists the requirements for each award level. Both the length of service and total number of edits must be met for each award level.
°AwardAlternative AwardMinimum number of editsLength of service
1Registered EditorSignator11 day
2Novice EditorBurba2001 month
3Apprentice EditorNovato1,0003 months
4Journeyman EditorGrognard2,0006 months
5Yeoman EditorGrognard Extraordinaire4,0001 year
6Experienced EditorGrognard Mirabilaire6,0001.5 years
7Veteran EditorTutnum8,0002 years
8Veteran Editor IIGrand Tutnum12,0002.5 years
9Veteran Editor IIIMost Perfect Tutnum16,0003 years
10Veteran Editor IVTutnum of the Encyclopedia20,0003.5 years
11Senior EditorLabutnum24,0004 years
12Senior Editor IIMost Pluperfect Labutnum28,5004.5 years
13Senior Editor IIILabutnum of the Encyclopedia33,0005 years
14Master EditorIllustrious Looshpah42,0006 years
15Master Editor IIAuspicious Looshpah51,0007 years
16Master Editor IIIMost Plusquamperfect Looshpah Laureate60,0008 years
17Master Editor IVLooshpah Laureate of the Encyclopedia78,00010 years
18Grandmaster EditorGrand High Togneme Vicarus[a]96,00012 years
19Grandmaster Editor First-ClassGrand High Togneme Laureate[a]114,00014 years
20Vanguard EditorGrand Gom, the Highest Togneme of the Encyclopedia[a]132,00016 years
21Senior Vanguard EditorSupreme Gom, the Most Exalted Togneme of the Encyclopedia150,00018 years
22Ultimate Vanguard EditorCardinal Gom, the August Togneme of the Encyclopedia175,00020 years
^ a b c Before December 2019 these Alternative Awards used "Lord" instead of "Grand", and uses of the original terms may still be seen in the wild. See Wikipedia talk:Service awards/Archive 7#Inclusivity? (or, Gender-Neutral Service Award Titles).
Exposition on the requirements
What is counted?
How to count your edits is up to you. It is generally assumed that all edits, even including edits by bots and deleted edits, are okay to count. If you want to count edits on other Wikimedia projects, that is okay too. If you began as an anonymous IP editor and want to count from the time of your first IP edit, that is also okay. If you run or ran more than one account, you may choose to include the edits for your other user accounts as well. If you are or were an administrator, you can count your administrative actions as edits if you want. You may also begin counting the amount of time you have been an editor from an older account or IP address of yours. It is all based on the honor system, so do what you think gives you the most fair and accurate award level.
To clarify, though, both the edit count and the time for a given level are required to achieve that level.
Rationale for the requirements
The edit count requirements for the levels are based on what, in the opinion of the editors who formulated the requirements, could be achieved by a human editor working with considerable regularity and diligence using the default tools and a fairly typical editing pattern. The awards for the first two years require a considerably lower edit rate than those for the later years.
Bots and editors using certain tools or editing patterns may achieve higher rates, while editors using certain editing patterns (such as mainly posting completed articles with a single edit and so forth) may have lower rates, and of course editors who do not edit regularly may have lower rates.
Thus not all editors will see a good match between service time and edit counts (some editors may be eligible for a high level by service time but not by edit count, while other editors may be eligible for a high level by edit count, but not by service time). This is an imperfection which is an inherent consequence of the decision to use an uncomplicated system for determining eligibility for each award.
Images, userboxes, and top icons
You can place the {{Service awards}} template on your user page to show the image, userbox, or top icon most appropriate for your time of service and edit count. For it to calculate the time you have been registered with Wikipedia, you must give it |year=, |month= and |day= parameters specifying your registration date. You must also give your edit count using an |edits= parameter, and update this each time your edits pass one of the service award levels. The |format= parameter can be used to specify the display format. See the template's documentation for details.
The {{Service award progress}} template can show your progress towards the next service award. Like {{Service awards}}, it also requires |year=, |month=, |day= and |edits= parameters to specify when you registered and how many edits you have made.
Alternatively, you can pick an award template from the following table:
Registered Editor (or Signator)
This user is a
Registered Editor
and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Registered Editor}}
This editor is a Signator and is entitled to display this Scroll of Signatures.
{{Signator}}
This editor is a Registered Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Registered Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Signator and is entitled to display this Scroll of Signatures.
{{Signator Userbox}}
{{Registered Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib01.svg]]

{{Registered Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 1 edit and
  • 1 day of service
Incremental service award ribbons are also available, starting at 50 edits and 8 days of service.
Novice Editor (or Burba)
This editor is a
Novice Editor
and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Novice Editor}}
This editor is a Burba and is entitled to display this First Book of Wikipedia.
{{Burba}}
This editor is a Novice Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Novice Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Burba and is entitled to display this First Book of Wikipedia.
{{Burba Userbox}}
{{Novice Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib02.svg]]

{{Novice Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 200 edits and
  • 1 month of service
Incremental service award ribbons are also available, starting at 400 edits and 1 month 15 days of service.
Apprentice Editor (or Novato)
This editor is an
Apprentice Editor
and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Apprentice Editor}}
This editor is a Novato and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Story Book.
{{Novato}}
This editor is an Apprentice Editor and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Apprentice Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Novato and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Story Book.
{{Novato Userbox}}
{{Apprentice Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib03.svg]]

{{Apprentice Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 1,000 edits and
  • 3 months of service
Incremental service award ribbons are also available, starting at 1,250 edits and 3 months 23 days of service.
Journeyman Editor (or Grognard)
This editor is a
Journeyman Editor
and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Journeyman Editor}}
This editor is a Grognard and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.
{{Grognard}}

This editor is a Journeyman Editor and is entitled to display this
Service Badge.
{{Journeyman Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Grognard and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Little Red Book.
{{Grognard Userbox}}
{{Journeyman Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib04.svg]]

{{Journeyman Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 2,000 edits and
  • 6 months of service
Incremental service award ribbons are also available, starting at 2,500 edits and 7 months 15 days of service.
Yeoman Editor (or Grognard Extraordinaire)
This editor is a
Yeoman Editor
and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
{{Yeoman Editor}}
This editor is a Grognard Extraordinaire and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Vest Pocket Edition.
{{Grognard II}}
This editor is a
Yeoman Editor
and is entitled to display this
Service Badge.
{{Yeoman Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Grognard Extraordinaire and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Vest Pocket Edition.
{{Grognard II Userbox}}
{{Yeoman Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib05.svg]]

{{Yeoman Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 4,000 edits and
  • 1 year of service
Incremental service award ribbons are also available, starting at 4,500 edits and 13 months 15 days of service.
Experienced Editor (or Grognard Mirabilaire)
This editor is an
Experienced Editor
and is entitled to display this
Service Badge.
{{Experienced Editor}}
This editor is a Grognard Mirabilaire and is entitled to display this 1937 Wikipedia First Edition.
{{Grognard III}}
This editor is an
Experienced Editor
and is entitled to display this
Service Badge.
{{Experienced Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Grognard Mirabilaire and is entitled to display this 1937 Wikipedia First Edition.
{{Grognard III Userbox}}
{{Experienced Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib06.svg]]

{{Experienced Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 6,000 edits and
  • 1.5 years of service
Veteran Editor (or Tutnum)
This editor is a
Veteran Editor
and is entitled to display this
Iron Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor}}
This editor is a Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge.
{{Tutnum}}
This editor is a Veteran Editor
and is entitled to display this
Iron Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge.
{{Tutnum Userbox}}
{{Veteran Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib07.svg]]

{{Veteran Editor I topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 8,000 edits and
  • 2 years of service
Veteran Editor II (or Grand Tutnum)
This editor is a
Veteran Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor II}}
This editor is a Grand Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain.
{{Tutnum II}}
This editor is a
Veteran Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Bronze Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor II Userbox}}
This editor is a Grand Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain.
{{Tutnum II Userbox}}
{{Veteran Editor II Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib08.svg]]

{{Veteran Editor II topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 12,000 edits and
  • 2.5 years of service
Veteran Editor III (or Most Perfect Tutnum)
This editor is a
Veteran Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor III}}
This editor is a Most Perfect Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain and Cigarette Burn.
{{Tutnum III}}
This editor is a
Veteran Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor III Userbox}}
This editor is a Most Perfect Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain and Cigarette Burn.
{{Tutnum III Userbox}}
{{Veteran Editor III Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib09.svg]]

{{Veteran Editor III topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 16,000 edits and
  • 3 years of service
Veteran Editor IV (or Tutnum of the Encyclopedia)
This editor is a
Veteran Editor IV
and is entitled to display this Gold Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor IV}}
This editor is a Tutnum of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, and Chewed Broken Pencil.
{{Tutnum IV}}
This editor is a
Veteran Editor IV
and is entitled to display this
Gold Editor Star.
{{Veteran Editor IV Userbox}}
This editor is a Tutnum of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, and Chewed Broken Pencil.
{{Tutnum IV Userbox}}
{{Veteran Editor IV Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib10.svg]]

{{Veteran Editor IV topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 20,000 edits and
  • 3.5 years of service
Senior Editor (or Labutnum)
This editor is a
Senior Editor
and is entitled to display this Rhodium
Editor Star.
{{Senior Editor}}
This editor is a Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, and Sticky Note.
{{Labutnum}}
This editor is a Senior Editor
and is entitled to display this
Rhodium Editor Star.
{{Senior Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, and Sticky Note.
{{Labutnum Userbox}}
{{Senior Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib11.svg]]

{{Senior Editor I topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 24,000 edits and
  • 4 years of service
Senior Editor II (or Most Pluperfect Labutnum)
This editor is a
Senior Editor II
and is entitled to display this Rhodium
Editor Star.
{{Senior Editor II}}
This editor is a Most Pluperfect Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, and Bookmark.
{{Labutnum II}}
This editor is a Senior Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Rhodium Editor Star.
{{Senior Editor II Userbox}}
This editor is a Most Pluperfect Labutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, and Bookmark.
{{Labutnum II Userbox}}
{{Senior Editor II Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib12.svg]]

{{Senior Editor II topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 28,500 edits and
  • 4.5 years of service
Senior Editor III (or Labutnum of the Encyclopedia)
This editor is a
Senior Editor III
and is entitled to display this Rhodium
Editor Star.
{{Senior Editor III}}
This editor is a Labutnum of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, Bookmark, and Note from Jimbo.
{{Labutnum III}}
This editor is a Senior Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Rhodium Editor Star.
{{Senior Editor III Userbox}}
This editor is a Labutnum of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain, Cigarette Burn, Chewed Broken Pencil, Sticky Note, Bookmark, and Note from Jimbo.
{{Labutnum III Userbox}}
{{Senior Editor III Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib13.svg]]

{{Senior Editor III topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 33,000 edits and
  • 5 years of service
Master Editor (or Illustrious Looshpah)
This editor is a
Master Editor
and is entitled to display this Platinum
Editor Star.
{{Master Editor}}
This editor is an Illustrious Looshpah and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge.
{{Looshpah}}
This editor is a Master Editor
and is entitled to display this
Platinum Editor Star.
{{Master Editor Userbox}}
This editor is an Illustrious Looshpah and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge.
{{Looshpah Userbox}}
{{Master Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib14.svg]]

{{Master Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 42,000 edits and
  • 6 years of service
Master Editor II (or Auspicious Looshpah)
This editor is a
Master Editor II
and is entitled to display this Platinum
Editor Star.
{{Master Editor II}}
This editor is an Auspicious Looshpah and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix.
{{Looshpah II}}
This editor is a
Master Editor II
and is entitled to display this
Platinum Editor Star.
{{Master Editor II Userbox}}
This editor is an Auspicious Looshpah and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix.
{{Looshpah II Userbox}}
{{Master Editor II Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib15.svg]]

{{Master Editor II topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 51,000 edits and
  • 7 years of service
Master Editor III (or Most Plusquamperfect Looshpah Laureate)
This editor is a
Master Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Bufonite Editor Star.
{{Master Editor III}}
This editor is a Most Plusquamperfect Looshpah Laureate and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix and Errata Sheet.
{{Looshpah III}}
This editor is a
Master Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Bufonite Editor Star.
{{Master Editor III Userbox}}
This editor is a Most Plusquamperfect Looshpah Laureate and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix and Free Errata Sheet.
{{Looshpah III Userbox}}
{{Master Editor III Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib16.svg]]

{{Master Editor III topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 60,000 edits and
  • 8 years of service
Master Editor IV (or Looshpah Laureate of the Encyclopedia)
This editor is a
Master Editor IV
and is entitled to display this
Orichalcum Editor Star.
{{Master Editor IV}}
This editor is a Looshpah Laureate of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix, Errata Sheet, and Author's Signature.
{{Looshpah IV}}
This editor is a
Master Editor IV
and is entitled to display this
Orichalcum Editor Star.
{{Master Editor IV Userbox}}
This editor is a Looshpah Laureate of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge with Secret Appendix, Free Errata Sheet, and Author's Signature.
{{Looshpah IV Userbox}}
{{Master Editor IV Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib17.svg]]

{{Master Editor IV topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 78,000 edits and
  • 10 years of service
Grandmaster Editor (or Grand High Togneme Vicarus)
This editor is a
Grandmaster Editor
and is entitled to display this
Lapis Philosophorum Editor Star
with the
Neutronium Superstar.
{{Grandmaster Editor}}
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Vicarus and is entitled to display the Book of All Knowledge: 2nd Edition.
{{Togneme}}
This editor is a
Grandmaster Editor
and is entitled to display the
Lapis Philosophorum Editor Star with the Neutronium Superstar.
{{Grandmaster Editor Userbox}}
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Vicarus and is entitled to write the Book of All Knowledge: 2nd Edition.
{{Togneme Userbox}}
{{Grandmaster Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib18.svg]]

{{Grandmaster Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 96,000 edits and
  • 12 years of service
Grandmaster Editor First-Class (or Grand High Togneme Laureate)
This editor is a
Grandmaster Editor
First-Class
and is entitled to display
this
Mithril Editor Star
with the
Neutronium Superstarhologram.
{{Grandmaster Editor FC}}
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Laureate and is entitled to display the Book of All Knowledge: 3rd Edition and attach the library barcode.
{{Togneme II}}
This editor is a
Grandmaster Editor First-Class
and is entitled to display this Mithril Editor Star with the NeutroniumSuperstar hologram.
{{Grandmaster Editor FC Userbox}}
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Laureate and is entitled to write the Book of All Knowledge: 3rd Edition and attach the library barcode.
{{Togneme II Userbox}}
{{Grandmaster Editor FC Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib19.svg]]

{{Grandmaster Editor First-Class topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 114,000 edits and
  • 14 years of service
Vanguard Editor (or Grand Gom, the Highest Togneme of the Encyclopedia)
This editor is a
Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Unobtainium
Editor Star
with the
Neutronium Superstarhologram.
{{Vanguard Editor}}
This editor is Grand Gom, the Highest Togneme of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to keep the floor plan of The Great Library of Alecyclopedias, including its ancient access keys.
{{Gom}}
This editor is a
Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Unobtainium Editor Star with
the Neutronium Superstar hologram.
{{Vanguard Editor Userbox}}
This editor is Grand Gom, the Highest Togneme of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to keep the floor plan of The Great Library of Alecyclopedias, including its ancient access keys.
{{Gom Userbox}}
{{Vanguard Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib20.svg]]

{{Vanguard Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 132,000 edits and
  • 16 years of service
Senior Vanguard Editor (or Supreme Gom, the Most Exalted Togneme of the Encyclopedia)
This editor is a
Senior Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Duranium Editor Star
with the
Neutronium Superstarhologram.
{{Senior Vanguard Editor}}
This editor is Supreme Gom, the Most Exalted Togneme of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to keep the floor plan of The Great Library of Alecyclopedias, including its cardboard carrying tube.
{{Supreme Gom}}
This editor is a
Senior Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Duranium Editor Star with
the Neutronium Superstar hologram.
{{Senior Vanguard Editor Userbox}}
This editor is Supreme Gom, the Most Exalted Togneme of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to keep the floor plan of The Great Library of Alecyclopedias, including its cardboard carrying tube.
{{Supreme Gom Userbox}}
{{Senior Vanguard Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib21.svg]]

{{Senior Vanguard Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 150,000 edits and
  • 18 years of service
Ultimate Vanguard Editor (or Cardinal Gom, the August Togneme of the Encyclopedia)
This editor is an
Ultimate Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Meitnerium Editor Star
with the
Neutronium Superstarhologram.
{{Ultimate Vanguard Editor}}
This editor is Cardinal Gom, the August Togneme of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to keep the floor plan of The Great Library of Alecyclopedias, signed by Jimbo with a silver marker, and including its cardboard carrying tube.
{{Cardinal Gom}}
This editor is an
Ultimate Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Meitnerium Editor Star with
the Neutronium Superstar hologram.
{{Ultimate Vanguard Editor Userbox}}
This editor is Cardinal Gom, the August Togneme of the Encyclopedia and is entitled to keep the floor plan of The Great Library of Alecyclopedias, signed by Jimbo with a silver marker, and including its cardboard carrying tube.
{{Cardinal Gom Userbox}}
{{Ultimate Vanguard Editor Ribbon}}


[[File:Editorrib22.svg]]

{{Ultimate Vanguard Editor topicon}}
Requirements:
  • 175,000 edits and
  • 20 years of service
See also
References
^ Ashton, Daniel (January 3, 2011). "Awarding the self in Wikipedia: Identity work and the disclosure of knowledge". First Monday. 16 (1). Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
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