Stewards/Confirm/2020

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The 2020 steward elections are finished. No further votes will be accepted.

The 2020-21 Confirmation will begin on 8 February, and will finish on 28 February.

The 2020-21 Steward Confirmations are an opportunity for the Wikimedia community to comment on the performance of existing stewards. To make the process as smooth as possible, the confirmations are organized as follows.

To comment, please log in with an account that has edits (on any wiki) before 8 February. During the 2020 Elections, please mention if you are comfortable or unhappy with the use of steward tools of any of the people listed below and why.

After the election, stewards (including the newly-elected ones) are invited to review the confirmation comments and to give their impression of the outcome (consensus to confirm/remove etc.) on Talk:Stewards/Confirm/2020 for every steward who stood for confirmation. Of course, they are not required to do this for every candidate and will be especially careful to do it regarding someone about whom they expressed strong opinions in the confirmation. Non-steward comments are welcome outside of the "Final Decision" section, subject to the usual expectations of civility. Confirmation discussions will last one week after the appointment of the newly elected stewards. This may be extended to two weeks for one or more confirmations at the discretion of the Election Committee if the committee believes further input is required before concluding. The Election Committee will close these discussions and implement the outcome (which also means making a decision in non-obvious cases).

All stewards elected before February 2020 will undergo this process.

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logs: rights, globalauth, gblblock, gblrights | translate: translation help, statement

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: ko, en-3
  • Personal info: Hey, revi as usual. I was trying to find a right balance between full-wikimedia mode and full-real life mode. I think I found a good balance, but I am still making changes. This means, I took less time on Wikimedia in general (to focus on real life), but I believe I have maintained the suitable level of activity and thus eligible to stand again for reconfirmation. Last year, I spent most time on responding to immediate help requests on IRC and other venues, responding to OTRS requests (though Trijnstel is the Champion here), dealing with daily SR backlogs, restarting StewardsBots family. I will continue to do this.

    I may have (occasionally) made some comments that would be better not left. I was too emotional at that moments, and I regret what I've done back then. I've learned from the past, and I will do better in future.

    Full disclosure

    Yes, I still work for / provide service to the WMF (see my SE2018 / Confirmation 2019 statements), but my contract is scheduled to end sometime this year, again. However, as I have some anticipated life events beyond 2021 (which won't affect my ability to serve as a Steward, though), I will not extend my contract beyond the end of calendar year 2020, if I am still employed by that moment.

    — regards, Revi 21:51, 20 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments about -revi edit

+ yep -jkb- 23:27, 23 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


logs: rights, globalauth, gblblock, gblrights | translate: translation help, statement

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: uk-N, ru-4, be-3 (only understanding), en-2.5, fr-0.5, es-0.5, nl-0.5, ja-0.5, ukl-0.5
  • Personal info: Ante scriptum. I am currently at Bukovel with my off-wiki world colleagues, I did not manage to write my statement earlier.

    This is my first confirmation as a steward.

    In 2019, I was moderately but quite irregularly active with some noticeable gaps. During the tenure I responded to some steward queue OTRS, handled some part of SRP and SRGP requests. I also participated in a couple of Steward/Trust and Safety calls, did some maintenance on steward wiki and managed some user rename requests, especially for requests originating from uk or ruwiki as well as participated in some of the discussions stewards had on the mailing list or at IRC. I the list above is not exhaustive, but I did not get involved in other activities notably enough (yet). Not directly a steward activity, but I also tried to make it more clear what stewards are for for the people I interacted with, mostly Ukrainian Wikipedia contributors.

    In my stewardship, I tried to support nominations from the small wikis more, to be more verbose in case of self-removals, I do not like it when we just mention some cryptic "on hold for one day per standard practice" without highlighting what is it good for, I also tried to make as little deal of global IP block exception flag as I possibly could, putting potential help of contributors from censored areas over potential risk of them being LTAs (as in the latter case GIPBE does not give them a lot of merit actually). I am also happy that I have made my own and other stewards' life a bit easier with a small gadget on Steward wiki related to GIPBE flag management.

    I am satisfied with my tenure for all but being able to maintain stable activity. I remember that it was voiced as one of the concerns during my election. I tried to address other things mentioned then, and I am now going to address this one too. I want to believe that I have good baseline to build activity on, that includes being more active with what I already did and also getting involved in some things which I did not cover yet.

    Be it that I am confirmed or not, I hope I was an asset to the steward team and I thank everyone for the support and criticism they have shown me at different stages of my stewardship from the election last year to the confirmation now. It is important for me. I also intend to help the stewards group regardless of me being technically one or not, be that with some technical (e.g. one needs a script for something) or social (e.g. steward usergroup needs some help) things as long as I am welcome to do that.

Comments about Base edit

*Remove Remove I think, any people who has potential dangerous to the Crimea should retired from this group. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


logs: rights, globalauth, gblblock, gblrights | translate: translation help, statement

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: English
  • Personal info: This will be my 9th steward confirmation. I have been mostly active handling long-term abusers and spambots. I plan to continue that this year with the current stewards and the upcoming ones.

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<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: pt-N, en-2, es-1
  • Personal info: I was elected in 2017 and, since then, deal with cross-wiki abuse/vandalism/spam/LTAs and process steward requests. I would like to serve as a steward for another year if the community is willing to confirm me. Comments and suggestions about how I could improve my work are always welcome. Thanks for considering and don't hesitate to provide feedback.

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logs: rights, globalauth, gblblock, gblrights | translate: translation help, statement

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: de, en-3, es-1
  • Personal info: I was elected a steward in 2007. Since then my main focus of steward activities changed a couple of times. I still help fight some long-time vandals and be available for various tasks (like serving in the ElectCom again) but I am now more focused on outreach of the stewards. I am one of the co-organizers of the Wikimedia Stewards User Group which I helped set up, and I co-organized one of the Spaces at Wikimania about “Thriving in Safety”—a topic which will become even more relevant in the future in company with the WMF. I do support the group with my good contacts to the Wikimedia Foundation. All in all, I still enjoy playing a part in the stewards group although I am not anymore one of their most active members and I would like to provide my service once again. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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