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Stewards (2020 Confirmations)
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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-revi

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<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)

Comments about -revi


Base

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
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  • 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

  • Hi Base. I'd like to vote keep because you did a fine job, but absent a statement from yours saying whether you want to prolong your stewardship or not it is difficult to cast a comment one way or another. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:28, 8 February 2020 (UTC) Keep Keep; thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:05, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- CptViraj (📧) 14:39, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Per MarcoAurelio--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:43, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Keep Keep Seen some good work around at SRP, I will say activity needs to be more but sufficient as per normal confirmation needs, although 1st year stew is a little low. I am glad for their statement.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:57, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Waiting for a statement. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:47, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Keep Keep now that the statement is made. Like what others have said, I'm willing to give Base another chance to improve his activity. Real life gets in the way sometimes. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:25, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove--Turkmen talk 15:04, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove --Herby talk thyme 16:39, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove no statement. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:57, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove as much as I hate opposing people due to activity, I don't see a need for someone to retain tools specifically in the Steward set when they have't been used in 3.5 months and prior to that, an almost 7 month gap which is the bulk of the 2019 term. A statement, I do not feel would change this for me. Sorry. Praxidicae (talk) 18:19, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I want you to keep your steward right, but since there's no statement I'm remaining neutral. Keep Keep --Stïnger (会話) 18:32, 8 February 2020 (UTC).
  • Keep Keep This is a tough call as activity is a bit below what I expect from a first-year steward (usually they are more energized and low activity now often indicates a further drop in future years) but I'm willing to give Base another year to increase activity. --Rschen7754 00:16, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Meiræ 01:23, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

*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)

  • Out of curiousity, what kind of danger do you believe Base could potentially impose on Crimea? --Vogone (talk) 04:35, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove --Minorax (talk) 04:04, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep for this year. Lack of a public logged steward actions, but I guess activity is not aggressive reason for remove from the team. When the steward hopes continuing that, We should be gives second chance.--rxy (talk) 04:33, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Base is a chill dude. TonyBallioni (talk) 05:05, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:27, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Eatcha (talk) 11:32, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Gereon K. (talk) 12:02, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Judging from their contributions, Base is always ready to help when requested and consistently clueful and careful. It's normal for someone who's been active on Meta for almost 10 years to sometimes go a bit slower. Nemo 13:45, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Armbrust (talk) 16:06, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep DraconicDark (talk) 16:11, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep As long as all the Base(s) belong to you. --Ruthven (msg) 16:49, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Maksim L. (talk) 16:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Miniapolis 17:38, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep --*Youngjin (talk) 18:02, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Linedwell [talk] 19:10, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove --Dostojewskij (talk) 21:44, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Willing to give Base a chance. Hiàn (talk) 22:32, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Per Nemo. Sure, why not another chance? --Kostas20142 (talk) 02:03, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.--HakanIST (talk) 06:02, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Lower activity in one year shouldn't be a problem. Ankry (talk) 06:12, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep with the expectation that they'll be more active. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 07:22, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep BASED!--AldnonymousBicara? 11:49, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --cyrfaw (talk) 13:31, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep La coince (talk) 20:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Tymon.r (talk) 01:03, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Abbad (talk) 02:13, 11 February 2020 (UTC).
  • Keep Keep Sintakso (talk) 09:37, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep KeepJTs (talk) 10:15, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 18:24, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Arbnos (talk) 20:32, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Garam talk 22:04, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Geonuch (talk) 04:57, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:20, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep OhKayeSierra (talk) 04:35, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. —Sgd. Hasley 14:33, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.--Jusjih (talk) 20:28, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Poti Berik (talk) 08:01, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep masti <talk> 18:57, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral It seems that Base has little activity but still tried to do steward actions duty every month. So I can't give full support. --Uğurkenttalk 19:43, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


Bsadowski1

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<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
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  • 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.

Comments about Bsadowski1


Defender

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

<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.

Comments about Defender


DerHexer

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.

Comments about DerHexer


Einsbor

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: pl-N; en-3; fr-2
  • Personal info: This was the first term after re-joining the team. I do not have any special area of activity, just trying to do what is needed (locking of spambots, x-wiki vandalism, but also ArbCom elections scrutineering). Since August I am less active than before, due to private issue. I will keep this level of activity on different fields. I am ready to do the job for next year, if the community wants me to do so. einsbor talk 07:44, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Comments about Einsbor


Green Giant

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: en-N, fr-2, de-1
  • Personal info: Hello all. This is my second confirmation. I have been active in tackling cross-wiki abuse/vandalism/spam (through both SRG and the abuse filter logs), and attending to the OTRS queue, which is often quite backlogged (I’ve answered over 700 tickets in 2019). Compared with last year I have had an easier time at work because the build-up to Brexit was paused for political games. With Brexit almost certain to happen by the end of January, I anticipate that over the next year, my workload will ease off considerably (I’ll probably be unemployed!). I would like to continue as a steward for the coming year, with the intention of tackling crosswiki abuse and the backlog on OTRS. Thank you for reading this far (again). --Green Giant (talk) 12:24, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Comments about Green Giant


HakanIST

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: tr, en-4, az-3, es-2, de-1
  • Personal info: Hello, this is my third confirmation. As previous years, this year I've worked on protecting Wikimedia projects against crosswiki vandalism/spam and LTA activity. I'm available on IRC most of the time and also monitoring OTRS queue along with onwiki requests. I wish to serve another year with same level of activity.

Comments about HakanIST


Hoo man

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: de-n, en-3
  • Personal info: I have been a Wikimedian since 2008 and a steward since 2014. On top of my steward activities I serve as Wikidata administrator and volunteer by helping to maintain MediaWiki extensions. Also I have access to the Wikimedia foundation's servers which I also occasionally use to support steward actions.

    Besides my volunteer activities, I'm employed by Wikimedia Germany as software developer for Wikidata.

    In 2020 I plan to increase my activity in tackling incoming stewards requests and hope to continue helping out with technical matters. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 19:06, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

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Jon Kolbert

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: en, fr, es-1 de-2
  • Personal info: Hello all,

    I would like to take this opportunity to request confirmation from the community. My home projects are the English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. The majority of my steward actions are in relation to countervandalism and anti-spam. Given the cross-wiki nature of these activities, the ability to use the steward tools is an asset in achieving these tasks.

    I speak English and French, and continue to improve my language abilities in Spanish and German (slowly but surely).

    A current project I am working on is to help improve the messages and instructions that users receive when impacted by a global block – so that they may continue editing projects by following the detailed steps. I have filed a phabricator ticket on this issue here to make it technically possible display custom block templates globally with specific instructions for legitimate users who are impacted.

    I look forward to the opportunity to work with the communities to grow our projects and helping where I can by minimizing disruption and implementing countermeasures against malicious actors. Thank you.

Comments about Jon Kolbert

Turkmen, any reason why you're in favor of removal? Vermont (talk) 11:44, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
Although Steward elections started, the user did not write anything in the Personal info. That's why I voted this way. Responsibility is important. :) --Turkmen talk 14:36, 12 February 2020 (UTC)


Jyothis

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: en, ml, hi
  • Personal info: Hello Everyone! Yet another year went by and we had a wonderful 2019. As I was hoping for during the 2018 confirmation, I was able to be more active in 2019 than the previous year. As ever, I am glad to be part of this community and if the community still has trust in me, I am happy to continue supporting the community for another year in this role. As always, I use this as an opportunity to take feedback and get better, so please keep them coming!

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Linedwell

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: fr, en-3, it-2
  • Personal info: Wikimedian since February 2008, this term have been my fourth as steward. As the previous years, my activity was mainly focused on LTA/cross-wiki/spam and rights management requests. If I'm confirmed, for a fifth term, I plan to continue the activity started for 2019 Admin Activity review aswell as my other regular activity as a Steward.

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MarcoAurelio

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: es, en-2, fr-2 (can read and understand an, ast, ca, gl, pt and few other romanic languages).
  • Personal info: Hello. My routine has not changed much, therefore in 2019 I have continued to help in the areas I used to in the past. As such cross-wiki countervandalism and processing on wiki requests have been my main area of activity with also some spam blacklist and title blacklist management activity. I'm also keeping an eye on edit filter logs and others to catch the never ending problem of spambot registration and spamming which does not seem to get resolved at the technical level yet and which consumes ridiculously large ammounts of our time (although it looks some planning/progress might be finally happening). Sidework have included: participating in discussions, global bot policy implementation, oversight and checkuser requests. I have also continued to help with requests for wiki configuration changes at Phabricator and uploading configuration changes at Gerrit. I still feel I can give a hand in the steward duties and therefore I would like to ask for your support for another term if you think that's okay. Thank you.

Comments about MarcoAurelio


Mardetanha

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: fa, az, en, tr-2- ar-1
  • Personal info: Dear all, like most of years before I was acting as an steward and helping wmf movement throughout my capacities, I would like to serve as steward in upcoming year as there is no special change in my life is expected, in the past year I was avaiable on IRC helping with emergencies and my focus also was on proxy detection.

Comments about Mardetanha

  • Neutral Neutral Activity was okay but I can't support after their closing of Requests for comment/Do something about azwiki which basically consisted of a supervote. Rschen7754 14:08, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • About the points raised below: I'm not really sure what to think. I think the concerns are legitimate, but that is something for WMF to make a ruling on, not us. But I think we are putting ElectCom in a difficult position: the concerns could be dismissed as irrelevant, but at some point you have to consider whether the community trusts Mardetanha in general, and the lower the support percentage gets the harder it is to make an affirmative declaration. If the concerns were expressed on the election side, they probably would cause the candidacy to fall below 80%.
    • This could be spun as a wisdom/judgment issue (should candidates be in outreach to both the Iran government AND have access to private data?) and then could be considered relevant. But if it remained a legal issue, this could preclude anyone in Iran having CU/OS, which would have significant consequences for fawiki. A lot to think about here. --Rschen7754 07:41, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
      • But that all being said I really don't like the defensive attitude Mardetanha is putting on here, it's not the first time this has come up before (see Meta:Requests for adminship/Mardetanha 2 and related discussions). These are legitimate concerns and getting defensive isn't going to help. --Rschen7754 07:51, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
        • As of the issue of CU/OS preclusion, I had emailed T&S for them to clarify. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:13, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
      • User:Rschen7754. The policy of Persian Wikipedia is no CU living inside Iran, under no circumstances. No one has even become CU in fawiki while being in Iran. Even CUs travelling to Iran give back their rights temporarily (and almost all CUs we have ever had are anonymous making them safer while travelling to Iran, so the chance of people taking over their account and saying "oh I'm back in Germany, give me my rights" is lower). I'm not anonyms but I haven't visited Iran since I got my rights and I'm not planning to do it in any foreseeable future. HTH Amir (talk) 21:22, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Weak Keep Keep I deliberated quite a fair bit, activity is definitely good, but I hope the above mentioned case doesn't repeat again. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:09, 8 February 2020 (UTC) striken per needing more time to think through all the issues raised. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:30, 9 February 2020 (UTC) strike full vote, will elaborate on my new viewpoint below--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:15, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep per Camouflaged Mirage. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:30, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Neutral Neutral I really like you as a person, but the concerns mentioned are rather grave and alarming. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:30, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
      Striking my neutral vote here to avoid confusion. I have elaborated my views below. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 02:49, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:53, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    Remove Remove Concerns raised by Amir are valid. I think they should volunteerly resign for personal safety and measure to stop Iranian government if they wanted to extract information from them. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:20, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • to be fair, that was the entire stewards list saying they weren’t going to implement the consensus and he just got stuck delivering the message. It was a super vote, but I can’t blame the messenger. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:00, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • I get that, and I am disappointed in stewards as a group for doing that but - nobody made Mardetanha deliver the message. --Rschen7754 18:46, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Since I spoke the languge (azeri native), I think others kinda thought I should do it Mardetanha talk 20:28, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Turkmen talk 15:07, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep per TonyBallioni. -- CptViraj (📧) 15:17, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    Neutral Neutral -- CptViraj (📧) 01:44, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep What Tony says is correct, in the first place what he did is already considered outreach activity, which not many stewards willing to do.
    -- Sorry struck my comment until Mardetanha can answer Amir Oppose in a satisfactory manners, that oppose is quite a strong one and he did make sense.--AldnonymousBicara? 16:18, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove. I like mardetanha and in an ideal world my vote would have been different but given his heavy involvement with the Iranian government, like having a session with the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance that caused controversies like this and giving interviews on behalf of Wikipedia and Wikimedia in the state TV that is famous for cooperating with the IRGC in violating human rights (torture, kill, Soviet like forced interviews, etc.). I think he should not have access to users' private data. As an Iranian Wikipedian I know for a fact that the government is interested in manipulating Wikipedia and he would be great asset in that regard, for his safety and other users living in iran, I don't think he should keep the right. Note, I'm CU in fawiki, I know what I'm saying Amir (talk) 16:05, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Comment Comment I did my best in my capacity to advocate for what I believe in and I did my best to raise awareness about Wikipedia around the world not only Iran, I was unfortunate to be born in country like this and I am not happy about it, I have been a steward for about decade now. I have been always carefull with what I do and how should protect my online activities. Other fellow steward oversight my activity, Ombudsman commission also oversight. My goverment is bad but it has nothing to do with me, I should be judged based on my actions. Heavy invlovtment is a Big Lie, WMF closley looked at the incident, and Reperoted this back. The allegations of government interference in these media articles were examined by Persian Wikipedia volunteers and Wikimedia staff, but were found to be unsubstantiated. There was an event held at the Iranian Ministry of Culture in collaboration with volunteers in September 2018 centered on outreach and public awareness. In our conversations with volunteers on Persian Wikipedia, they confirmed this was the focus and intent of the event.

Mardetanha talk 20:26, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

As another Iranian, this has nothing to do with country of your birth, and nothing with the government you suffer from, I know this better than anyone else. You didn't chose your country or your place of residence (it's sometimes out of your control) but the fact still remains that you closely work with the Iranian government and not for bad or inhumane purposes, it's just outreach but still it's unacceptable for me. You can't deny that you had a session with the ministry of "Culture and Islamic guidance". You can't deny that you went and gave an interview with the State TV while practically everyone asked you not to do (which happened after the link you mentioned above). Regarding oversight of your actions, I still can think of ways that your rights can be abused without anyone noticing (I'm a CU, right?), I wouldn't publicly explain what but I can share my concerns with Ombs Com or other stewards. Amir (talk) 20:55, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
We have been 100 % transparent about our activities and will continue to do our work in Iran. Mardetanha talk 21:07, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Great and as long as WMF thinks this is not violating US laws or the agreement terms, it's okay for me but I think doing outreach work with an oppressive government and having access to the private data can not go together. If you were a rather unknown user in Iran, my vote would have been different but you chose to do this kind of collaboration with the government. Amir (talk) 21:20, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Again this is a pure false allegation, Me (also other group members) have never been working with Iranian Goverment and I deny this accusation as it is 100% false. WMF looked to this allegation and provided the feedback that it was false. Instead of being judged by my action as 10 years long steward, I am being judged beucase of my bad goverment Mardetanha talk 21:25, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Mardetanha, this has nothing to do with the possibility of you voluntarily releasing information, an issue where I fully trust you. The problem is that the Iranian government knows your identity, and knows the information they can extract from you if they consider it necessary. Let's put it simply: you, as a steward, have basically all userrights on all Wikimedia projects, and you live in a country with a government infamous for its disregarding of human rights in favor of seeking expansion of it's power. The possibility of problems comes not from you, but from your government coercing or forcing you to give them private information or take certain onwiki actions. Vermont (talk) 03:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep JackPotte (talk) 16:38, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Amir. Mahir256 (talk) 17:23, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral There are some concerns here. But since you're a good user I'm remaining neutral. --Stïnger (会話) 18:39, 8 February 2020 (UTC).
  • Remove Remove Ladsgroup shared his concerns with me in private because as a CU/OS on another project I can see some of his concerns. I unfortunately agree with his assessment that this level of closeness to the government poses an unacceptable level of risk based on actions that cannot be logged or overseen by stewards or OC. I’m really sorry. I don’t want to oppose, but there are very valid RL safety concerns here. Let me also clarify that I think nothing wrong has been done as of yet, and that my concern here is the risk that Amir has pointed out. I am still open to reconsidering things as this goes on, but because of risk this is where I am now. TonyBallioni (talk) 21:15, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove I was waiting for Mardetanha's response before deciding but I cannot in good conscience support the candidacy of someone who undermines neutrality and facts in favor of state sponsored propagandaand I am deeply concerned by the issues brought up by Amir and the real world consequences of such things. Praxidicae (talk) 21:22, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
I've amended my statement as I misinterpreted some things that were said but I still stand by my other concerns about sensitive data access. I don't think we should punish people for their government but there are also a real life consequences for thousands of other editors and people fulfilling this role that is not compatible with access to such data at this time. Praxidicae (talk) 14:23, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove ToBeFree (talk) 21:37, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep experienced Wikimedian, I see no reason to be against him. Kindly, --Mehman 97 21:47, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Amir. — Hamid Hassani (talk) 22:10, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Amir stwalkerster (talk) 22:21, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - Though I see the concerns given, I do not see a change in the danger, and see that Mardetanha has been a steward for a long time without a problem. I trust he can do his job. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 23:16, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Yes, but stewards have more access to private data than they did in the past. (Not going into specifics here). --Rschen7754 05:23, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
    • And for me what changed is his involvement and outreach work with the government. I don't think he's a bad person or he has been doing anything wrong but I think the threshold of risk has passed this year for me. Amir (talk) 09:12, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -J. Ansari Talk 03:27, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

*Neutral Neutral I'd love to know if there are some good news for the de facto bad Azerbaijan-Armenia relations or not. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:43, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Remove Remove --Minorax (talk) 04:07, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove I do not trust the government of Iran. I have nothing against Mardetanha, but I do not want my personal information in the hands of Islamic Republic of Iran. per Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran -- Eatcha (talk) 04:25, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove 1989 (talk) 04:35, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - I am shocked that appearance on TV and outreach is considered as bad for one Wikipedian. - Violetova (talk) 11:02, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
    User:Violetova: This is not just any other TV. Read this report done by a human rights organization on the state TV and what they have been doing. Amir (talk) 00:59, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
    But the result of presenting user's image in any other public TV, on Commons or anywhere else is exactly the same: the user image becomes known to Iranian as well as to any other government. Maybe, the concerns raised here are valid, but I would prefer te see T&S opinion it this matter than random users' (from various communities) opinions. There are much more stewards whose image is known to governements, see images from Wikimania Steward Meeteng on Commons.
    At the moment I see some discriminative issues here, like "while you live in a hostile enviroment, you should not support Wikimedia this way" position. Ankry (talk) 06:56, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
    User:Ankry: Regarding "At the moment I see some discriminative issues here": I am myself Iranian and lots of people voting to remove here also not just Iranian but some live in Iran as well. This is matter of being afraid of our own safety. Let me say it this way, if we have a steward living in Russia, I would be cool with it but not with a steward who lives in Russia and gives interviews under real name and such in RT. I hope that's clear that this is not discriminative in any sense. Amir (talk) 01:12, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Gereon K. (talk) 12:09, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment I have given this a through thought. This issue isn't that simple. I had fully considered Amir viewpoints and Mardetanha responses. I will note that in the diff that Mardetanha given, WMF seems to have cleared him. It is relatively unclear if Mardetanha have any links with govt of Iran. I am wondering how that will affect us here. For me, the government knows my name, address, and etc including medical information as well as security information. What is the difference between normal government information gathering vs the Iran approach, will Iran force Mardetanha to give up sensitive CU information on detractors of Iran (I recall a previous case involving Turkey/Eygpt - just can't recall it)? Will it be cater Blanche that every one living in such a nation with less than ideal press freedom / human rights record to be denied a functionary position and stewardship? How objective are those standards? In the west, given the current FISA omissions documentated in DOJ IG report, such surveillance will take place even if there is free press and good human rights record. (Pardon my POV here). I wonder did Amir asked T&S/WMF to intervene earlier and why wait till now. I am of the viewpoint that this confirmation isn't the right platform to deal with this. I will think we need to hear in depth from both sides and hence, the most appropriate forum is either a global RFC if this can be heard in public or the OC/T&S for private evidences. The azwp close is not ideal, the choice of messenger is not the best, but to be honest I cannot see any fault in Mardetanha other action. I will not say keep/remove, just stating Amir point is important and may hold a preceedence in future confirmations and we ought to investigate it better before passing any judgements as the consequences may be far reaching.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:27, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Camouflaged Mirage for your fair assessment, I will try to respond to 3 main allegations here. I am the founder of User Group in Iran and have been active for many years in the area raising awareness about Wikipedia and sister projects in Iran and other countries. Our user group holds 100% transparency policy which means what we do are reported on meta, our twitter, Telegram channel, Instagram and more of Wikipedia itself, in summer 2018 we were invited to the bureau of media studies and planning (me + 3 long-term wikipedians), The bureau is academic venue which holds regular meeting for different scholars and academics and Media people. We accepted their offer and took part in the meeting as I advocate for Wikipedia in every opportunity I get, two days after the meeting I have uploaded pictures to commons, we are video recorded and voice recorded the event. it has been our policy since the beginning if it was a covert operation or anything the first rule is to be secretive about it. after that meeting, I had another steward reconfirmation last year and the issue was not brought up. WMF trust and safety later issued a statement about this and they cleared us from everything.
  1. This year we had Farsi Wikipedia 16th birthday in Tehran, A journalist from Iranian TV channel 4 (which is a scientific channel by essence) invited me to participate in a live program about Wikipedia, The program is called charkh which focuses on Technology and engineering, Medical science, Fundamental science, Cognitive sciences, philosophy and history of science Environment and natural resource. Before accepting their offer I had a lengthy discussion with other User group members and we decided to accept the offer, After acceptance of the offer, I also had 30 minutes online discussion with Trust and safety team and it was cleared that I need to use my own assessment to go or not which I did, the program is available online and almost everyone was happy with outcome and my discussions there.
  2. [ REDACTED — regards, Revi 22:15, 12 February 2020 (UTC) ]
  3. I have been an elected local CU on Meta and Commons in the past, I am local oversight in Fawiki, I am currently serving as Wikimedia Foundation elections committee and Wikimania 2020 Scholarship Committee. For many years I have been dealing with sensitive data and signed multiple NDAs. My Government is bad but I should be judged based on activities. Thanks Mardetanha talk 15:40, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
    [ REDACTED — regards, Revi 22:15, 12 February 2020 (UTC) ] Amir (talk) 12:48, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • I should have explained things in a clearer way, that's my fault and let me try to give another shot at it. There are two different things that should be seen separately and then together. 1- Doing outreach and collaboration with the Iranian government. 2- Having access to the private data. 1 is not bad per se, while as matter of principle I would never do it but as long WMF T&S, legal and other parts are okay. I have no say in it (I leave it to the experts). It can be useful for Wikipedia, it can change mindsets, etc. WMF cleared him of wrongdoing in 1 (I also need to mention that WMF didn't clear him of giving an interview in the state TV, that happened after the WMF statement) I never thought it was a wrongdoing either. 2 is not wrong on its own either, even for a person living in Iran, if you lay low, even if you tell a handful of people your real identity, it's, for me, on the level of "acceptable risk" (we can never be sure a system is 100% safe, we can say it's safe enough). The problem arises when 1 and 2 combines. You can't be in contact with the government on regular basis and at the same time have access to sensitive data putting lives of real people in danger. It's not even the satellite orgs of the government (like the national library). It's the ministry itself, it's the state TV itself.
    I have been living in Germany for a couple of years now and while I understand no government is perfect and it's more of a spectrum but the Iranian government plays in a different league, they shut down the whole internet in Iran for a week and killed more 1500 people in streets by opening fire on protests. Comparing it with other governments would reduce the severity of the situation.
    Regarding intervention of WMF, I have been talking to them but I don't think WMF should intervene in community processes (liked demoting elected stewards) unless absolutely necessary, we, the community, have the responsibility to care about our users privacy. Just leaving it on hands of WMF is not right IMO. HTH Amir (talk) 14:01, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
    As per my comments above and Jianhui67 did a good analysis below too, I know that Mardetanha made some sort of assurance that that person operating the account is in a safe environment (which is rightly oversighted alongside Amir following comments). If stewards group can have another way to ensure he is operating safely and appropriately (not that method that is OSed - as it is out in the public for a while), I will say Keep Keep. I did emailed T&S about the suitablity of candidates from certain country and ask them to make a decision but they still didn't replied me which is understandable given the complexity of this types of cases (and I did receive an acknowledgement they are looking into it). Barring any announcements from T&S, this will be my final take in this confirmation.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:12, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment I don't see sufficient elements above to understand why people are opposing confirmation. From the linked interview I understand that people don't appreciate Mardetanha's skills as communicator or PR person, but that's not something I'd like to judge stewards for. If we establish that being too close to a national government is incompatible with being a steward, that's fine, but by the standard applied above we'd also need to remove any steward who organised an editathon for a federal USA institution or any of the other many collaborations wikimedians had with USA federal agencies etc. I understand that some people may have written less than they know out of respect of privacy. Nemo 13:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Actually we do frequently have issues with data access of individuals living in countries with Authoritarian regimes. See these examples. This isn't a reflection on Mardentanha for the same reasons it was't a reflection of zhwp checkusers. Praxidicae (talk) 14:23, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Nemo, I vaguely remember we have egyptian/arabic checkuser who got detained because government want to use this user CU access, we are just worried about Mardetanha wellbeing in the real world.--AldnonymousBicara? 14:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Aldnonymous I am fully aware of my situation and I think I can assess it better than anyone, couple of years ago a french admin was detained and forced to delete an article, are we going to de-steward everyone from France? Mardetanha talk 15:45, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Not to mention that, to date, the most relevant case of a wikimedian who died as direct consequence of government persecution is Aaron Swartz in USA. We might want to remove the bits from all users in USA for their security, but it wouldn't necessarily serve our mission.
If we want to protect our users, we can add special logging for anomalous activity, especially from Five Eyes countries. Nemo 08:46, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Surprizi (talk) 16:12, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Mikheil Talk 16:42, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Bojana Wiki PG (talk) 16:47, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --BoMaric (talk) 09:24, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Hatorcat (talk) 16:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per TonyBallioni and others. Too much drama for a functionary. Miniapolis 18:01, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Jaba1977 (talk) 18:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Linedwell [talk] 19:15, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep As sysop in Farsi Wikpedia and Tajik wikipedia, I knew Mardetanha better than anyone, I have been working with him for 10 years and he has been nothing but trustworthy and helpfull. Darafsh Kaviyani (Talk) 19:19, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Steward actions are under control by other stewards. We cannot assume that if somebody can be enforced to do anything against rules, then they will do that. This can happen to anybody anywhere, not only in Iran. I believe that Mardetanha will drop their rights when being supposed to misuse the rights. I trust them and I am against preventive actions. Ankry (talk) 19:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Has my trust, especially in the light of other stewards being able to watch out for him and any other steward on duty. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 20:08, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep What next? Shall we get rid of the stewards from Russia or Turkey? Gdarin | talk 20:12, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Amir, Tony, and the bizarre close of that RfC. ST47 (talk) 20:45, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Mohsen is a person I trust a lot and I never saw or heard any suspicious behavior from him that would make me change my mind so far. Regards -- Anass Sedrati (talk) 21:24, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--David1010 (talk) 05:37, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Whilst sympathetic to your difficult situation. -- BlackcurrantTea (talk) 09:36, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--MacedonianBoy (talk) 10:41, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove As Mardetanha's personal information is known publicly and by the Iranian government, it is an extreme security risk to maintain his steward rights. There are a few keep comments above that mention trust; this has nothing to do with our trust of Mardetanha, and rather with our trust of the Iranian government not to detain or force Mardetanha to release private information. And when viewed from that angle, as the Iranian government is aware that Mardetanha has access to nearly all private information on Wikimedia projects, I see an extreme net negative in retaining them as a steward. Vermont (talk) 11:08, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Vermont, I think this is not fair, I have been a steward for the past 10 years, currently second-longest-serving steward, I have been able to protect my rights since the first day, nothing has changed since years before for me and the government, we have stewards from Bangladesh, Ukraine, Turkey, jordan, Russia ... all with a bad records of human rights, are we going to lose all of them because of their government? sorry this inhumane and unfair, should I suffer because of my government atrocities? Mardetanha talk 12:38, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Do other stewards in those countries involve heavily in government activities? Like giving interview on the state TV? Ten years ago I voted yes to your stewardship, something I don't regret because you were rather unknown in Iran, you weren't doing such public and government-related activities but these you do and that's the difference. Amir (talk) 12:52, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Amir you have already stated your opinion and you keep repeating government-related activities nonsense which is far from the truth, it is time for you to cool down Mardetanha talk 12:56, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Trusted steward and i think there is't reason to be against him.--eldarado 12:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --cyrfaw (talk) 13:34, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--MichelBakni (talk) 15:12, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I haven't any concerns about Mardetanha, unnecessary worries. Sakhalinio (talk) 17:04, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove La coince (talk) 19:57, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support It will take a lot for me to oppose someone just because of his government, even though I agree that the concerns are bizarrely valid. That being said, I would enforce 2FA at the very least, and ask him to let other stewards know if at all he is in danger of having to do something that he shouldn't. Leaderboard (talk) 23:28, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep for as long as Mardetanha has been a steward, there has been no issues with Iranian government interference or access to his account, and the trail of breadcrumbs given above seems unconvincing to me. If there are serious issues with the integrity of Mardetanha's account, I think that those concerns should be forwarded to T&S, rather than be decided upon by a bunch of people who have no expertise or real basis for their opinions here. Just my 2c, I know we're all here with best intentions, but I think these comments are missing the mark. No concerns with Mardetanha's experience or contributions as a steward. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:49, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Vermont. Lepricavark (talk) 06:43, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Based on concerns raised by Ladsgroup, thank you for your work though. Sintakso (talk) 09:30, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. The Living love (talk) 10:11, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral The whole Iranian government situation has put me in a limbo. It seems to be a lot of anti-Iran narratives being pushed around, so I'm abstaining from opposing... but I'm not ignoring the poor track-record of human rights in Iran. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:32, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I've decided to just bite the bullet and trust Mardetanha, Mard has never let me down and I decide to trust him again. Go! Do what you think is right!--AldnonymousBicara? 16:54, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I read the whole thread with great interest, and I really am dumbfounded by the concerns Amir has raised here. Let me give a perspective from my country (Greece), which is not in the category of Iran or Turkey or Egypt or Ukraine etc. as concerns human rights (BTW excellent points raised by the users who mentioned other countries with a track record of HR violations). I am an active Wikipedian, I have presented numerous times in venues and events loosely associated with the government, and my driving force has always included promoting Wikipedia as a counterweight to fake news and a force for unbiased and well-referenced knowledge. Governments have shady operations in ALL countries (thanks to the user who mentioned France and an article that was forcibly deleted, the same thing almost happened in Greece). I don't see why Mardetanha should miss an opportunity for outreach at invitation from state-related authorities: the gains for the public at large are much greater than the potential risks. ANYONE of us is at risk in that context, regardless of his state of residence: let's not forget the plight of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, both from countries with a "clean" track record. It would be grossly hypocritical to have him removed on grounds of "working with" the Iranian government. As for access to sensitive data: his decade-long track record as a steward is proof enough that he knows how to handle the situations that he has encountered.--Saintfevrier (talk) 07:34, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove - I read all the above comments. I am an admin on fawiki and I have concerns similar to Amir and others. Because while Mardetanha's involvement with the Iranian government has raised, repression in Iran has gotten worse and worse. You may say we trust Mardetanha and he has a good record, ok, BUT the problem is not trusting him, but trusting Iran's situation.
Unfortunately my country is in cold war with the USA, and this has led to more suppression. Two months ago we saw street demonstrations, the next day the internet went off for a whole week. All news agencies, social media, messengers and even search engines were inaccessible! When internet came back after a week, not only 1500 people were killed by the government, but much more were arrested, including many journalists and students!
Or last week, a student was called to her university's guard and she got lost then. after a few days she announced her family that she has been moved to the prison!
Notice that when they arrest journalists and students, they take all their electronic devices and request people to give their passwords. Then they review their chats, social media and etc.
In this situation, one who is careless and shows his face on governmental TV, or holds a session in governmental "office for media studies and planning", for having sensitive access, endangers all wikipedians. and such carelessness can't be ignored.--Taranet (talk) 13:51, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 18:38, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Geonuch (talk) 12:52, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral I read all comments above. But I still cannot choose anything now. --Garam talk 22:29, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep As a fawiki regular, I have known the real-world identity of User:Mardetanha since 2010. It really takes no efforts to know their real identity, so nothing has changed recently. As for the Iranian government, granted, that is far from perfect, but I see a lot of exaggerations here. For example, consider this TV appearance. I watched the whole interview and it was benign. I can't believe that some people want to sanction users for appearing on television. As for the Ministry session and the hype put forward by Justice for Iran, I simply translate my initial reaction to this debacle on the fawiki Village Pump, "I read the original report and its translation, and found it weak and baseless. I also listened to the recorded audio of the session. (130 minutes!) Sure, Persian Wikipedia is biased, but not towards the claimed side. The history of article Yezid I from June until September 2019 proves my point." Finally, some points should also be known regarding this issue: User:Ladsgroup was the person who gave an interview to Deutsche Welle Persian and somehow "helped" in circulating this baseless media hype regarding fawiki. I was the person who contacted the WMF and asked them to make an announcement for the fawiki community. I also contacted the OTRS administrators and informed them about this issue. User:Mardetanha and the Iranian Wikimedians User Group have fixed some of their past mistakes (such as removing the word "official" from their Twitter account) and I am happy with these fixes now. 4nn1l2 (talk) 06:25, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I know him for 12 yrs now from wiki and 10 yrs in person. He is a great asset to this movement, it would be sad to have his flag removed only bc his bad goverment. I think he can handle well his situation just like he did within the past decade.--OrsolyaVirág (talk) 09:11, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Cautious Keep Keep. I have read the article which Amir provided in detail, and I understand his concerns. His concerns cannot be dismissed as invalid, and should be taken into consideration. Looking at the article which Amir posted above, there seems to be POV issues in the Persian articles. The editor is concerned that there may be a connection between Persian Wikipedia and the Iranian government, and that Persian Wikipedia is a tool used by the Iranian government to promote their views. There is no substantial evidence for that. Another issue raised in the article is public events which were held by Persian Wikipedia volunteers over the years. An event titled "A professional meeting on the application of Wikipedia tactics in communications", which was held in September 2018, seems to be the main factor which escalated the issue further. Mardetanha was present at the event. Many issues were brought into consideration during the interview. According to the article, one of them is how to protect the personal pages of officials from coordinated “attacks and campaigns” by “the troublemakers”. Mardetanha offered a solution to this, which is protecting the articles. It was written as "lock the pages" in the article. When I read this part, I was a bit shocked by how the editor represented and described Wikipedia. There seems to be misrepresentation in the article, which led the editor to believe that government officials "enjoy full impunity and protection from the system". I believe that Mardetanha had Wikipedia's interests in mind when he offered that suggestion. From what I heard, this interview was conducted in Persian. The editor might have translated Mardetanha's words incorrectly, thus causing this confusion and controversy. I believe everyone knows that Wikipedia is a community, and anyone (including anonymous editors) can edit it. Persian Wikipedia is not made up of a few administrators and editors. Anyone can edit the articles. With that being said, I think the POV of the articles should be investigated thoroughly to prevent future conflicts. There are many things to consider here, like what Rschen7754 said above. Are the concerns relevant to Mardetanha's expertise as a steward? Looking at the discussion above, most of the oppose rationales revolve around Mardetanha's relations with the Iranian government. How will Mardetanha's work as a steward be affected? Will the Iranian government coerce Mardetanha to release private information? We are seeing a lot of hypotheses here, and votes are cast according to assumptions. There is no sign of government interference throughout Mardetanha's term as a steward. I have discussed the issue with Amir and Mardetanha before making a judgement. When I first saw Amir's vote, I have to admit that I was shocked and perplexed, and had qualms about supporting Mardetanha. That's why I retracted my vote. I have been following this discussion for several days. After much consideration, I have decided to support Mardetanha. He has been transparent throughout the entire process, and I believe that he will continue to serve well as a steward. Like Ajraddatz and Ankry, I have trust in Mardetanha. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 17:33, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
    troublemakers sounds like a loose translation of vandals; in which case his answer is completely justified. –MJLTalk 19:07, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, mostly per Jianhui67. Mardetanha has served the community as a steward for quite some time, and has not given any indication that he wouldn't act with Wikimedians' best interest in mind. Wikimedia has had stewards and functionaries from hostile countries in the past and even now, I think losing someone as a steward that has fully worked towards the same goal that we all are (free and open knowledge for all) would be a true loss. There hasn't been an issue with Mardetanha in the past, and if he's confident that it's not an issue, I see no reason not to assume good faith and take him at his word for it. OhKayeSierra (talk) 04:29, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. (I would feel terrible if my trustworthiness would be called into question because of the government of my country.) - Xbspiro (talk) 02:57, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.--Jusjih (talk) 20:39, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove. I am concern about data protection like Amir and other said. Poya-P (talk) 00:07, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Have reviewed the concerns expressed re. Iranian state access to data (a matter clearly best left to WMF legal) and re. supervoting (explained above that the group's closure message really needed to be written in the local language). This is a hard-working steward who deserves reconfirmation; concerns raised do not convince. --AGK ■ 10:58, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep with same caveats as expressed by Jianhui67. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:51, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep per all of the above. One of the most active users in general, and a hard-working steward (per AGK). -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 14:09, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep My primary interest in the meta-side of Wikipedia is the intersection of IRL politics and the projects. I say this as an active politician myself.
    Look, I want to make clear how bad it would be if Mardetanha was secretly working with the Iranian government to further their own ends. However, that is absolutely no more likely to occur in Iran than it is in any other country. I know that to my very core to be true. It's just everyone tries to do this, and this particular nation-state is not uniquely equipped to extract information from a Wikimedia volunteer.
    I mean, what is exactly preventing a Steward from working with the CIA to provide info on Mardetanha himself for "national security" reasons?[1][2] At the very least, we know at least one enwiki admin has worked with journalists to leak private information...[3] and presumably no coercion was involved there.
    In my experience in Connecticut, the number one tactic used by politicians to get favorable coverage on Wikipedia is to just get a low-level staffer to edit the page. Those calculations do not change just because you have an oppressive regime; it's easier and cost-effective to just make the edit without needless risk.[4]
    There's more that I could potentially say,[5] but I ultimately want it clear that threats of torture and retaliation are not uncommon tactics within Iranian society today. The decision to put himself at risk resides with Mardetanha alone, and I am confident he would ensure the security of all accessible data to prevent it from being used for maligned purposes.
    Regards, –MJLTalk 19:07, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove or Keep with caveats. I like Mardetanha, he is always helpful and a nice guy but concerns raised by Amir and Taranet are valid. Iranian regime is ruthless and infamous for disregarding of human rights. In this case security concerns should be taken seriously. (PS) I am also an admin on fawiki. --Gnosis (talk) 20:15, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Amir and Taranet. Atheist (talk) 05:18, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

* Neutral Neutral --Poti Berik (talk) 08:28, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Remove Remove per Amir and Taranet. --Poti Berik (talk) 08:34, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I do not understand this year's run the remove Mardetanha's rights. Nothing has changed in political situation in last year, BTW disclosing his citizenship is a violation of secrecy with have to keep, never ever anyone had any doubt about his ability to keep the promise to protect the movement. This is a strong keep masti <talk> 19:05, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Stewards/Confirm/2020
  1. For those who aren't up-to-date on geopolitical politics, the United States considers Iran to be one of its number one adversaries especially within the emerging field of cyber warfare. If the CIA believed the accusations made in the Open Democracy article, then they most certainly would be interested in finding out more about a user such as Mardetanha. FISA would permit them to find out this information even without a court order depending on your interpretation of the law (mine being its unconstitutional regardless).
  2. I doubt they could become a Steward themselves considering many networks operated by the DoD are currently blocked from editing thanks to a certain unnamed LTA.
  3. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-wikipedia-page-editor.html
  4. Wikipedia's free ability to edit approach makes it unique among media.
  5. I liked the azwiki RFC close for example, and I did see it lead to some decent improvements.



Masti

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: pl-N, en-4, de-3, ru-2, several other European-1
  • Personal info: I am keeping my work in cross wiki vandalism mainly concentrating on Long Term Abusers and crosswiki spambots. Also trying to help with checkuser function on small wikis. My actvity was lower in the second half of the year but I am coming back to my normal activity level. I am easily available on stewards IRC so can react quicly on the incoming requests. I think I will be able to keep with at least same level of activity in the coming year. masti <talk> 21:34, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

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Matanya

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: He, en, es-1
  • Personal info: Hello, similar to past years, I have done mainly anti-vandalism/spam and patrolling. I also help in other stewards work such as on phabricator and technical spaces like stewardsbots. In addition am in touch with various stakeholders in the movement to help in steward-related work and advice. I'm on IRC regularly and try to be helpful. I'm planning to remain active this year. questions and comments are welcome. best Matanya (talk) 20:44, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

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Matiia

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: es, en-2
  • Personal info: Hello. I can't believe I've been a steward for 3 years. I've not been as active as in the past due to University, but I'm still around both here and on IRC, and I'd like to continue for another year, if you let me to do so :). I'm mainly active dealing with LTA's and spammer, but I try to help out in other areas when I can. Feel free to make any comment that you think would be appropriate. Regards. Matiia (talk) 00:49, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Comments about Matiia

  • Keep Keep -- CptViraj (📧) 14:01, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Sure!--MrJaroslavik (talk) 14:09, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Sure, thanks for your help in all areas.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:10, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Rschen7754 14:21, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:28, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove basically as per my weak keep last year, but I’ll change it to remove this year for the reason that steward activity has been down, and culturally we don’t need someone who looks for every reason to say no to taking action rather than looking for reasons to help. Matiia is also extremely biased against large wikis and removing them from the team would help the culture in that regard. With the recent state of SRG, something needs to change, and if you had to pick a steward who was least likely to offer you help it’d be Matiia, so this seems like a good place to start with change. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:30, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Matiia is also extremely biased against large wikis and removing them from the team would help the culture in that regard. Could you give me some examples? this doesn't make sense to me, specially as I come from a large wiki (Spanish Wikipedia) and I've worked with lots of admins from multiples large wikis during my time as a steward and a GS/GR. Matiia (talk) 14:39, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
      • See our dust up at SRG last year over global renamer and your complaints that too many en.wiki admins were requesting it. You also give off an impression of actively trying to be unhelpful when people from large projects ask you questions to the point where I’ve told multiple large projects users who are trying to become active cross-wiki to ignore anything you say and just ask another steward in a few hours. Most of this is on IRC so can’t be diffed, but your hostility towards anyone from a large project is striking, and while I don’t expect you to be removed, my advice to anyone is still going to be to ignore what you say and just ask another steward because you can’t be trusted to put aside your biases against people’s home projects. To be fair, it might be that you’re just hostile to any new user trying to become active cross-wiki and it just appears to be anti-large project since that’s where most of them are. That’s still an issue and in my view is a big enough one that you shouldn’t be a steward. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:46, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
        • I'd have done the same comment about any wiki, as I think it's a bit inefficient to handle it in that way (and can you can see on the comments, I was not the only user who thought that way. It wouldn't be the first time that when a user come when a need, we look for other ways to handle it, although I agree it's not the best place). I can have reasons not to do something, but I've not had any issue when someone else do it, and when I'm asked why, I always give my reason and I've had not issue doing it, if they prove me I'm wrong. After all, we all have our criteria based on our experience. There are not too much I can say about your comment about me being hostile to new users, we would have to ask every new user I've talked with, not just your impressions. Matiia (talk) 15:15, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
          • Sure; the issue is that from the start you look for every reason not to do something rather than for reasons to provide help. There’s not much of a reason to have a steward who acts like that when you can just email or PM someone else and they’ll take action without a second thought. We need stewards who want to collaborate and help all Wikimedia projects and who have experience with the issues that sysops on projects with active communities face. Unfortunately, I don’t think that you meet that, and I’ve reached the point where I think Wikimedia is better with you not being a steward. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:24, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:36, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Reasonably active, competent and helpful. – Ammarpad (talk) 14:41, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:55, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Matiia is still net positive to the stewards team.--AldnonymousBicara? 15:27, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep JackPotte (talk) 16:38, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Continúa con el buen trabajo. --Stïnger (会話) 18:41, 8 February 2020 (UTC).
  • Remove Remove I consider that his work as a steward has been good over the years, but his profile consists of a meta-only user. He comes from eswiki (and may still consider that his homewiki), but barely has content experience, besides very low activity. I am against of using Wikimedia as a sort of countervandalism network. The purpose of Wikimedia is to produce free content, and the "janitorial part" is necessary too, but it shouldn't be the main aim of volunteers. There has been concerns about users with a profile similar to Matiia's requesting global rights, and if that wants to be solved, I think stewards with this kind of profile should be removed. Esteban16 (talk) 18:42, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. —Sgd. Hasley 20:32, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep tufor (talk) 21:59, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep --*Youngjin (talk) 00:43, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep KeepKPFC💬 01:27, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Minorax (talk) 04:07, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:02, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Eatcha (talk) 11:38, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Thibaut (talk) 11:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Armbrust (talk) 16:20, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Miniapolis 18:06, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Linedwell [talk] 19:17, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Hiàn (talk) 22:49, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.--HakanIST (talk) 05:59, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Udo T. (talk) 11:21, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --cyrfaw (talk) 13:34, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Taichi - (あ!) 15:05, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove La coince (talk) 19:59, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.The Living love (talk) 19:44, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 18:40, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Geonuch (talk) 12:52, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Garam talk 21:28, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep No major upsets or concerns to note. OhKayeSierra (talk) 04:44, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your service. Keep per TonyBallioni and Esteban16. Let's give Matiia a chance to serve another year to take down that concerns. I personally don't have any concern, and I feel he is still a perfect candidate for Stewardship. Thank you for your service! Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:13, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Ontzak Flags of Bilbao and the Basque Country.png (Bilbo ta Bizkai guztia) 13:26, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.--Jusjih (talk) 20:40, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep masti <talk> 19:14, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


Melos

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: it, en-3
  • Personal info: My experience as stewards has started ten years ago. During these years many improvements were made and many things have changed but my desire to serve the community as a steward is the same as in the first day I was elected. My main activity is fighting cross wiki vandalisms, long term abuses and fighting spambots. I also partecipate to maintain active some tools, that helps stewards and cvn members in fighting vandalisms, in stewardbots project and I contribute with tech people to improve our platform with my steward experience. I'm ready to serve the community in the best way and I would like to support it for another year. Feel free to contact me for questions and help. Thank you --Melos (talk) 15:16, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

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NahidSultan

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: bn-N, en-3, bpy-1, as-1
  • Personal info: Hey, I have been a steward since 2016 and this is my 4th confirmation. In 2019, I was mainly active in handling anti-vandalism, spams and LTAs including some rename requests. Here is the CheckUser statistics I performed on loginwiki. I’m fairly present in multiple IRC channels. If confirmed I would like to continue helping the community as a steward. Thank you for your feedback.

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Pmlineditor

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: en-4, bn, hi-2
  • Personal info: Hello everyone. I've been a steward since 2015, so this will be my 5th confirmation. In the past year, I was intermittently active, primarily in handling spam & LTAs. I was busy in real life from the end of the year and expect to be busy till April of this year. I was unsure whether I should stand for confirmations given that I was not very active last year, but I decided to since I'm hopeful that I'll be able to be active post April. If re-elected, I'll try my best to be more involved in tasks requiring steward attention. Thank you. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:40, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

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QuiteUnusual

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: en, it-1, fr-2, es-
  • Personal info: I've been a Wikimedian since October 2006 and have completed six terms as a steward. I have a record of attracting little or no controversy, both as a Steward and in my work on my main content projects (the English Wikipedia and Wikibooks). I've maintained a steady activity level throughout the year. I continue to be active most days checking on the night's spamming attempts and watching the noticeboards. I'm happy to continue and believe I have maintained an adequate level of activity and competence. There's no reason to believe anything will change during 2020 in terms of activity (or competence!).

Comments about QuiteUnusual

  • Keep Keep Good job with the spambots.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:12, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Rschen7754 14:21, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:27, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:37, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:03, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep no issues. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:05, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- CptViraj (📧) 15:23, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep JackPotte (talk) 16:38, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Stïnger (会話) 18:43, 8 February 2020 (UTC).
  • Keep Keep. —Sgd. Hasley 20:34, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep stwalkerster (talk) 22:12, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep --*Youngjin (talk) 00:44, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:50, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Minorax (talk) 04:08, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --rxy (talk) 04:54, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:59, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Eatcha (talk) 11:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Sotiale (talk) 12:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Armbrust (talk) 16:22, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Linedwell [talk] 19:18, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Miniapolis 19:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Esteban16 (talk) 22:21, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Udo T. (talk) 11:26, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --cyrfaw (talk) 13:36, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Ahmadtalk 17:31, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep La coince (talk) 20:16, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Geonuch (talk) 11:30, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 18:42, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Garam talk 21:22, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Thanks for your help on Wikiversity! --Marshallsumter (talk) 00:44, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep due to activity, but please remember: if a spammer has uploaded an image, then speedy deletion is not the only option, in non-obvious cases regular deletion request is more appropriate. Taivo (talk) 15:19, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Question: As a former steward and former bureaucrats on up to 4 wikis, I have seen smaller Chinese wikis having zero bureaucrat still with good efficiency and no localized power monopoly, so I consider having any bureaucrat on English Wikibooks optional. Thus please explain your plan to be an active steward and an active and the only bureaucrat on English Wikibooks. What is your plan in case of going away for long time if remaining the only bureaucrat? How many days are other stewards to wait per Stewards policy#Don't promote users on projects with existing bureaucrats?--Jusjih (talk) 20:59, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --AGK ■ 10:48, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep masti <talk> 19:15, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


RadiX

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, it-2, gl-1, sk-1, (sq, ms, hi)-0.5
  • Personal info: Hi, everyone. Five years have passed since I became a steward. Time flies when we are doing something we really enjoy - I'm glad to be part of this awesome team and I learned a lot from it. I believe I've been reasonably active in 2019 by dealing with steward requests pages on meta-wiki, locking, blocking, fighting LTA/spambots, doing cross-wiki countervandalism work, changing user rights and trying to help the way I could - despite having a gap in activity in the middle of the year due to some health issues I already mentioned before - since 2018 I have this problem that tends to get worse in winter, but now hopefully it won't come back due to a new treatment. As a cu-list/cu-wiki/irc administrator I also do a lot of behind the scenes stuff. And I am reachable on IRC whenever I am around for dealing with emergencies or daily requests. So, if I can count on your support, I would like to continue for one more year as I feel I still can be of help in the steward tasks. I would appreciate reading any comment that could help me to improve as a volunteer. Thank you all for participating!

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Ruslik0

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: ru-N, en-3
  • Personal info: Almost nine years have passed since I became a steward – quite a long time indeed. Nevertheless I think that in the past year I were reasonably active in almost all areas, which stewards are responsible for. In particular I was active in the user local and global right management as well as in the processing global lock/unlock requests and global IP blocks. In addition to these areas I from time to time handled checkuser requests and answered to local assistance requests on the SRM boards. So, I think that I am still capable of serving one more year as a steward. Thank you.

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rxy

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: en-1, ja-N
  • Personal info: Hello. This is my second confirmation as a Wikimedia steward. Thanks for confirmation in last year. However I made the wrong judgement about of handling for steward's global user permission. I did this without internal stewards consensus. After that, the other steward were revert that my action. Then I promised to another stewards at internal stewards mailing list about of I'll got consensus for things before when I having change of some global permissions unless that is clearly emergency things. I'd like to continue steward works in this year almost same amount with the last year if the Wikimedia Community confirmed for me. Also steward tools are useful for finding MediaWiki development and Security investigations. e.g. phab:T222036 (gerrit:514758, CVE-2019-12469), phab:T222038 (gerrit:507870. CVE-2019-12470), phab:T230402 (gerrit:530433, CVE-2019-16738) Thanks.--rxy (talk) 03:08, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Comments about Rxy

  • Keep Keep I think the incident is once off and glad they had mentioned it themselves. Good work in dealing with LTA/CVN.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:14, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Rschen7754 14:22, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep The "incident" mentioned is a minor testimonial mistake and you acted in good faith thinking that was the best course of action. It does not outweight the great ammount of work both visible and behind-the-scenes you do. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:24, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep per MarcoAurelio. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 14:25, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--5LZ 14:25, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:02, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep no issues. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:07, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Turkmen talk 15:12, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Per MA. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:22, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- CptViraj (📧) 15:29, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep JackPotte (talk) 16:38, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, no biggie, we should blame Schniggendiler instead, it is instead provide us with some good laughter.--AldnonymousBicara? 16:51, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep SQLQuery me! 17:44, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep キープ --Stïnger (会話) 18:45, 8 February 2020 (UTC).
  • Keep Keep. —Sgd. Hasley 20:35, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep stwalkerster (talk) 22:13, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep --*Youngjin (talk) 00:46, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:51, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Minorax (talk) 04:08, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep No concerns, live and learn. ~riley (talk) 08:09, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:53, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Eatcha (talk) 11:41, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Katietalk 12:25, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ひがしアジアタイムゾーンの利点を含め、私はあなたを信頼しています。 --Sotiale (talk) 12:44, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Armbrust (talk) 16:24, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Linedwell [talk] 19:18, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep We learn from mistakes. Miniapolis 20:18, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Esteban16 (talk) 22:24, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--蟲蟲飛♡♡→♡℃Talk 03:54, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep <!--automatic--> --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 05:50, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Udo T. (talk) 11:27, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --cyrfaw (talk) 13:40, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Ahmadtalk 17:32, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove La coince (talk) 20:03, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Meiræ 20:44, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Geonuch (talk) 11:16, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 18:43, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ヨーロッパで朝、アメリカで深夜の時間帯に対処できる方は少ないと思います。同じホームwikiの者として不正な権限行使する人ではないと分かっています。--ぱたごん (talk) 03:32, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Garam talk 20:46, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --miya (talk) 23:50, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Taivo (talk) 19:12, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.--Jusjih (talk) 20:43, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Hamish 12:54, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep masti <talk> 19:12, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


Schniggendiller

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

<2020 (translate this) not available, displaying English (help us translate!).>
English:
  • Languages: de-N, en-3
  • Personal info:
    Hi, this is my first confirmation as a steward.
    It was an interesting year. Some things were as expected, others not (especially the extent of steward's work that doesn't happen publicly, like mailing lists or OTRS). Have I made mistakes? Of course, but I'm willing to learn from it. There's room for improvement, and there are some fields of work I wasn't as active as I wanted to be.
    Due to real life issues, I couldn't be always as active as I wished to (in particular the last two months). But I expect that I'm able to keep my overall activity level or even increase it.
    After all, I very much enjoyed my work as a steward and would like to continue for another term, if I still have your confidence. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 23:39, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

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