< Stewards‎ | Confirm‎ | 2013
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  • Personal info: Unfortunately, I could not have been as active as in the last years. That's mostly due to my work at university and academy and my changed focus in the Wikiversum: I always want to learn about new parts of the Wikiversum and try to improve their structure and effectivity. Hence, I'm currently working as a member of the board of Wikimedia Deutschland.

    Regarding steward work, we currently have more active users than in the last years so that my main focus changed to teaching and helping them if necessary. Thank you all for your tremendous work! Since some trolls could be prevented from disturbing our projects, the focus of most stewards switched from fighting vandals to locking spambots and blocking open proxies. Although that's useful for our projects, it doesn't give great pleasure to me. Instead, besides assisting my fellows, I helped a bit on SWMT, SRGP, and on IRC and our mailing list.

    Furthermore, I co-organized the annual steward meetup at Wikimania where we planned some improvements for our work. My part was to write a script for a planned global rename policy. Due to some fixes by Hoo man, the script could have been used on secure server when this policy had been accepted (and I still hope that this will happen soon). With deactivating the secure server, the time-consuming programming was all for nothing because the script cannot be used elsewhere. But luckily, the WMF developers are currently working on a global rename tool (or hopefully at least on a rename API).

    I recently became a member of the steward election committee (a job I did in the last couple of years too) and thus hope to approve some new fellows elected by the global community. I'd be happy to serve the community and my beloved fellows with my experience for the next term. Thank you!
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  • Informationen zur Person: Leider konnte ich im letzten Jahr nicht mehr so viele Stewardaktionen durchführen wie in den letzten Jahren. Das liegt vor allem an meinen anderen Verpflichtungen in Universität und Akademie und meinem veränderten Fokus im Wikiversum: Mir liegt viel daran, neue Bereiche in diesem kennenzulernen und deren Strukturen und Effektivität zu verbessern. Daher arbeite ich derzeit beispielsweise als Präsidiumsmitglied von Wikimedia Deutschland.

    Im Bereich der Stewards haben wir momentan mehr aktive Benutzer als in den letzten Jahren, sodass sich mein Hauptaugenmerk auf die Unterrichtung und Unterstützung (wo nötig) meiner Kollegen verschob. Vielen Dank euch allen für eure beeindruckende Leistung! Seit einige Trolle erfolgreich daran gehindert werden konnten, unsere Projekt zu stören, hat sich aber eh der Fokus der meisten Stewards von normaler Vandalenbekämpfung zum Sperren von Spambots und Offenen Proxys verschoben. Obwohl natürlich auch dies hilfreich für unsere Projekte ist, bereitet mir das nicht so viel Freude. Stattdessen helfe ich neben der Unterstützung meiner Kollegen im SWMT, bei SRGP, im IRC und auf unserer Mailingliste gerne aus.

    Daneben habe ich das jährliche Stewardtreffen auf der Wikimania mitgestaltet, auf der wir einige Verbesserungsvorschläge für unsere Arbeit diskutiert haben. Meine Aufgabe war es, ein Skript für die geplante Richtlinie zur globalen Umbenennung zu schreiben. Dank einiger Überarbeitungen durch Hoo man hätte das Skript auch verwendet werden können, sobald die Richtlinie akzeptiert worden wäre (und ich hoffe immer noch, dass das bald passieren wird). Mit Deaktivierung der Secure-Server war diese zeitaufwändige Programmierung allerdings vergeblich, weil das Skript auf einer anderen Plattform nicht benutzt werden kann. Glücklicherweise arbeiten die WMF-Entwickler aber gerade an einem Tool zur globalen Umbenennung (oder schreiben hoffentlich zumindest eine Umbenennschnittstelle).

    Kürzlich wurde ich erneut Mitglied des Stewardwahlkomittees (wo ich in den letzten Jahren schon öfter helfen konnte) und hoffe daher, einige neue von der globalen Gemeinschaft gewählte Kollegen bestätigen zu können. Es wäre eine Freude und Ehre für mich, ihnen und der Gemeinschaft mit meiner Erfahrung im nächsten Jahr dienen zu können. Vielen Dank!

Comments about DerHexerEdit

  •   Keep because I love you :-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 00:00, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Thehelpfulone 00:03, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep hurra! per Quentinv57 ;-) Vogone (talk) 00:05, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Ignacio   (talk) 00:07, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Iste (D) 00:22, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep absolutely :) His insights into steward and policy history are invaluable. Snowolf How can I help? 00:25, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Rschen7754 01:01, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 01:07, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep White Master (es) 06:18, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep--Morning Sunshine (talk) 08:43, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm slightly concerned about your acting as a steward in your home wiki, including changing userrights with no indication on Meta except for the log entry [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8], and to the point that people from dewiki are asking other stewards not to intervene if the request was made to you personally [9]. Stewards are not intended to be local superusers and IMO home wiki actions should be left to uninvolved stewards to ensure impartiality. All that said, current steward policy seems to allow this and since you do a lot of good work I support your confirmation again this year. Jafeluv (talk) 09:18, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
    The first ones have been done according to our policy that says that non-controversial returns of sysop rights can be done on homewikis. The other ones have been done to serve the community as much as possible (so no super rights for myself), mostly including import rights that have been given out by me since years (and thus is more or less a rule which could be changed of course), and confirmed status which should be non-controversial (and in these cases urgently needed) too but should be handled by local bureaucrats instead, imo. Regarding the Hozro case, other people were wondering why Müdigkeit rushed to meta (I don't know whether he supported Hozro's return of his sysop rights, I regret it) because I usually handle these self-removal requests within the next 48 hours respecting the cool-down period of 24 hours that stewards agreed on a couple of years ago. As you might remember, that reduced some dramaz in the past and did so last year too. If it's controversial or I'm too much involved, I always point users to meta. I also do that (or point them to my user talk page) with requests on IRC or per mail to maximize transparency. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:43, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
    Thanks for the response. Wrt the confirmed flag, it might be worth considering making it an admin-assignable group like on enwiki. After all, dewiki admins can already assign much more restricted rights like editor and autochecked user. Certainly a better solution than finding a friendly steward every time someone needs the confirmed flag, although that's of course ultimately for the local community to decide. Jafeluv (talk) 11:14, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
    Sure. I'll bring that into discussion of the community asap. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:21, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
    + 1, every sysop should be able to do that, not only bureaucrats. Is there a discussion about that yet (didn't find one)? Do we need an MB for that or just a PD with link from there, this should be uncontroversial. --Geitost diskusjon 22:17, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
    Well, I partly disagree: Every sysop (who wants to) needs to learn how to use importupload first. This is a powerful, and very dangerous tool (in fact, much more dangerous than all other sysop tools). More helping hands are always useful but currently the importers on dewiki are working very well (without my assistance). But there's no need that I have to teach them myself nor that I assign the rights. But the ones who do should know what this userright affects, shouldn't they? ;-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:03, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
    I don't understand. What has the importupload right to do with the confirmed right? Autoconfirmed gets every user automatically after 4 days, so where's the problem with confirmed? Why should a sysop first learn the importupload thing for being able to assign confirmed rights? Are we talking about the same? If someone may assign passive editor, editor and IP block exception rights, then confirmed rights are more uncontroversial than these three. Perhaps we should continue to discuss that on de.WP? --Geitost diskusjon 00:31, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
    We obviously don't. :-D I was talking about the importer user right I assigned. The confirmed status should be assigned by bureaucrats, or sysop, right. :-) —DerHexer (Talk) 01:18, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep What Quentinv57 said. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 10:11, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep because I share his feelings towards me ;) Wojciech Pędzich Talk 10:18, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep micki 10:19, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep. Bennylin 10:30, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --FriedrickMILBarbarossa (talk) 10:53, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Hosiryuhosi (talk) 11:18, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Höstblomma (talk) 11:46, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Confirm - You already belong to the steward inventory, just like some stewardtools. ;-) -Barras talk 13:39, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Wnme (talk) 14:09, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Sure. odder (talk) 14:18, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:09, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Love you too! --Jyothis (talk) 17:40, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Strong keep. Obviously. Savhñ 17:45, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep naturlich, ich liebe dich auch (or something). PeterSymonds (talk) 18:13, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep every steward I've collaborated with this year. Elfix 18:20, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep for his loviness Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:07, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Per PeterSymonds. Verdammt, ich lieb' dich. ;) Trijnsteltalk 22:32, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Keep up the good work. --Meno25 (talk) 22:45, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep love-machine! Theo10011 (talk) 02:49, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   I love you. MBisanz talk 02:54, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep :D Sotiale (talk) 03:10, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 10:21, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Sure, great user --Poco a poco (talk) 16:33, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep whole lotta of love ;) Pundit (talk) 17:11, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep -- Tegel (Talk) 17:49, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep-- Mar del Sur (talk) 19:45, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep--Heubergen (talk) 22:41, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep + Botulph (talk) 09:29, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --cyrfaw (talk) 10:49, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep -- Avi (talk) 13:35, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Millosh (talk) 13:59, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 14:30, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:22, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   KeepArkanosis 17:33, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Techman224Talk 21:26, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep - In my capacity as a volunteer. --Philippe (talk) 03:51, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Holder (talk) 06:37, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep. The steward. --Deskana (talk) 15:47, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep. Redlinux (talk) 22:54, 12 February 2013 (UTC) keep - no doubt)
  •   Keep --Vituzzu (talk) 23:30, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Fəaliyyətini qənaətbəxş hesab edirəm. --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 05:03, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep We're overwhelmed with love! - εΔω 13:52, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:24, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep gold — billinghurst sDrewth 13:39, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 14:00, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Good work. I don't mind the instances of using rights on homewiki much - he hasn't done anything super-controversial. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:39, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  • --Jan eissfeldt (talk) 18:51, 14 February 2013 (UTC) goes without saying
  •   Keep Hurricanefan24 (talk) 18:01, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep John F. Lewis (talk) 18:07, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Christianrueger (talk) 20:08, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep per Quentin57 :-) Lukas²³ (talk) 22:20, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep  Hazard-SJ  ✈  23:45, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep A very good veteran steward. --Bsadowski1 (talk) 11:15, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Of course. --Niklas 555 (talk) 12:47, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep--Jusjih (talk) 13:20, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep es:Magister Mathematicae 17:08, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep--Emergency doc (talk) 12:57, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Melos (talk) 17:41, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep--Alan ffm (talk) 00:30, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Roy 06:11, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 22:01, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Schwäbin (talk) 14:54, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Enst38 (talk) 00:37, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Yarl (talk) 21:14, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep--Wolfgang Pehlemann (talk) 13:00, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep. Always good to read your advice, old man.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 08:23, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep Angrense (talk) 11:26, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep --Tomás66 (talk) 10:01, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
  • KEEP MoiraMoira (talk) 20:56, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep. LeinaD (t) 21:07, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   unbedingt behalten, denn was würden wir sonst ohne ihn machen?What would we do without him? (can't imagine that). .oO See also Snowolf, didn't read all of the rest here. Das mit dem Inventar stimmt auch, der wird die Knöppe erst los, wenn er sie selbst irgendwann mal wegwirft (und das hoffentlich noch nicht so bald). ;-) --Geitost diskusjon 22:07, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
  •   Keep, natürlich. πr2 (t • c) 23:32, 27 February 2013 (UTC)