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EVula[edit]

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English:
  • Languages: en-N
  • Personal info: Hello, I'm EVula. I've been wiki-active since February 2006, and while I was first introduced to the Foundation via the English Wikipedia, I now have several "home" wikis. I have been a sysop on the English Wikipedia since November 2006, and a bureaucrat since June 2008. I am a bureaucrat on Meta and Wikispecies, and a sysop on the English Wikisource, Commons, English Wikiquote, and Simple English Wikiquote. I have extensive cross-wiki editing experience that comes from maintaining the interwiki links on all WMF projects; as a result, I am extremely comfortable editing in numerous languages, and am familiar enough with the proceesses for language to not be a barrier.

    I'm interested in becoming a steward as the next logical step in my cross-wiki contributions; chiefly, resolving SUL issues, global speedy deletions, and username changes. Given my comfort with foreign languages, my administrative/bureaucrat experiences from the larger wikis, and the fact that I am often available for assistance on IRC, I feel I can be very efficient and helpful steward.
Deutsch:
  • Sprachen: en-N
  • Informationen zur Person: Hallo, mein Name ist EVula. Ich bin aktiv in der Wikipedia seit Februar 2006. Die ersten Erfahrungen mit der Foundation habe ich über die englische Wikipedia gemacht, mittlerweile habe ich allerdings auch mehrere "Heim"-Wikipedias. Seit November 2006 bin ich sysop in der englischen Wikipedia, seit Juni 2008 Bürokrat ebendort. Auch auf dem Metaprojekt und bei Wikispecies bin ich Bürokrat und darüber hinaus sysop auf der englischen Wikisource, den Commons, der englischen Wikiquote, und bei der Simple English Wikiquote. Dementsprechend habe ich vertiefte Erfahrungen im Arbeiten mit den Wikiprojekten untereinander; zumal ich des Öfteren die Interwikilinks auf allen Projekten der WMF (Wikimedia Foundation) setze und bearbeite. Ich liebe es, in den verschiedenen Sprachprojekten zu arbeiten und aufgrund meiner großen Erfahrung sollten Sprachbarrieren für mich nicht zu einem Problem werden.

    Ich möchte Steward werden, da dies der nächstlogische Schritt in meiner Wikipediakarriere ist; hauptsächlich, um Urheberrechtsverletzungen zu klären, Schnelllöschanträgen nachzugehen und Nutzernamen zu ändern. Aufgrund meiner Erfahrungen mit fremden Sprachen sowie meinen Erfahrungen als Administrator und Bürokrat aus den größeren Wikis und meiner hohen Verfügbarkeit für Probleme und Hilfestellungen, denke ich, dass ich ein sehr effektiver und hilfreicher Steward werden kann.
español:
  • Idiomas: en-N
  • Información personal: Hola, soy EVula. Estoy wiki-activo desde febrero de 2006 y, si bien mi primer acercamiento a la fundación fue a través de la Wikipedia en inglés, me encuentro ahora en muchos wikis. Soy un sysop en la Wikipedia en inglés desde noviembre de 2006 y un burócrata desde junio de 2008. Soy burócrata en Meta y Wikispecies y sysop en las Wikisource, Commons, Wikiquote en inglés y en la Wikiquote de inglés simple. Tengo gran experiencia en edición entre wikis, obtenida de mantener los vínculos interwiki en todos los proyectos de la fundación Wikimedia; como resultado, me siento extremadamente cómodo al editar en numerosas lenguas y estoy lo suficientemente familiarizado con los procesos para que la lengua no sea una barrera. Me interesa convertirme en steward como el siguiente paso lógico entre mis contribuciones entre wikis; particularmente, en resolver problemas del SUL, supresiones globales inmediatas y cambios de nombres de usuario. Dados mi comodidad con los idiomas extranjeros, mis experiencias como administrador y burócrata de los más grandes wikis; y el hecho de que suelo estar disponible para asistencias a través de IRC, siento que puedo ser un steward muy eficiente y útil.
français:
  • Langues: en-N
  • Renseignements personnels: Salut, je m'appelle EVula. Je suis actif sur wiki depuis février 2006 et, bien que mon premier contact à la Fondation se soit fait par le wikipédia anglophone, j'ai maintenant plusieurs pages 'home' wiki. Je suis administrateur sur le wikipédia anglophone depuis novembre 2006, et bureaucrate depuis juin 2008. Je suis bureaucrate sur Meta et Wikispecies, et administrateur pour le wikisource anglophone, les commons, le wikiquote anglophone, et le wikiquote en anglais simplifié. J'ai une grande expérience de l'édition dans les nombreux wiki venant du maintien des liens inter-wiki sur tous les projets de la WMF; en conséquence, je suis très à l'aise lorsqu'il s'agit d'éditer en de nombreuses langues, et je suis assez familier avec le processus pour que le langage ne soit pas une barrière.

    Je suis intéressé à devenir steward comme la prochaine étape logique sur mes contributions multi-wiki; en particulier, aider à résoudre les problèmes qui se posent avec le SUL, les suppressions globales immédiates et le changement des noms d'utilisateur. Etant donné mon aisance avec les langues étrangères, mes expériences en tant qu'administrateur et bureaucrate dans les wiki majeurs, et le fait que je suis souvent disponible pour de l'assistance via IRC, je pense que je peut-être un steward très efficace et utile.
italiano:
  • Lingue: en-N
  • Informazioni personali: Salve, mi chiamo EVula. Sono attivo sulle wiki da febbraio 2006, e sebbene il mio primo approccio verso la Foundation sia stato tramite la Wikipedia in lingua inglese, ora ho diverse home wiki. SOno amministratore della Wikipedia in lingua inglese da novembre 2006 e burocrate da giugno 2008. Sono burocrate su Meta e Wikispecies, amministratore su Wikisource in lingua inglese, Commons, Wikiquote in lingua inglese, e Wikiquote "Simple English". Ho una lunga esperienza di editing nelle varie wiki che deriva dalla manutenzione degli interwiki su tutti i progetti della WMF; pertanto mi trovo a mio agio nelle modifiche in numerose lingue e sono ormai a conoscenza di molti accorgimenti per superare le barriere linguistiche.

    Sono interessato a diventare uno steward come passo logico successivo nella mia partecipazione alle varie wiki; in particolar modo per aiutare a risolvere le varie problematiche che emergono con il SUL, le cancellazioni immediate globali e le rinominazioni. Per via del mio agio rispetto alle lingue straniere, per l'esperienza amministrativa maturata come admin/burocrate nelle maggiori wiki, e per il fatto che sono spesso reperibile per assistenza sui canali IRC, ritengo di poter essere uno steward assai efficiente e d'aiuto.
日本語:
  • 言語: en-N
  • 候補者の情報: こんにちは、EVula と申します。ウィキでの活動は2006年2月からで、財団とは英語版ウィキペディアを通じて出会いましたが、現在では「ホーム」のウィキがいくつかあります。2006年11月から英語版ウィキペディアの管理者を、2008年6月からはビューロクラットをしています。メタとウィキスピーシーズのビューロクラットでもあり、また、英語版ウィキソース、コモンズ、英語版ウィキクォート、そしてシンプル英語版ウィキクォートの管理者です。私は財団の全プロジェクトでインターウィキリンクのメンテナンスをしていたため、広範囲にわたるウィキの編集経験があります。その結果、私は多くの言語で編集することが何らの苦痛でもありませんし、言語を障害としないようにするプロセスに十分精通しています。

    私は複数ウィキ間での編集活動における次の論理的なステップとしてスチュワードになることに関心を持っています。何よりも第一に、SUL問題の解決、グローバルの即時削除、そして利用者名の変更です。私の外国語の能力と、比較的規模の大きいウィキにおける管理者ないしビューロクラットとしての活動経験、そしてIRCですぐに連絡が取れることが多いという事実がありますので、とても能率的で有能なスチュワードになれると思っています。
polski:
  • Języki: en-N
  • Informacje osobiste: Cześć jestem EVula. Jestem aktywny na wiki od lutego 2006 i pierwsze doświadczenia z Fundacja zdobyłem poprzez angielską Wikipedię. Obecnie mam kilka "domowych" wiki. Jestem sysopem na angielskiej Wikipedii od listopada 2006 i biurokratą od czerwca 2008. Jestem biurokratą na Meta i Wikispecies i administratorem na angielskich Wikiźródłach, Commons oraz Wikicytatach po angielsku i w uproszczonym angielskim. Mam duże doświadczenie w pracy międzyprojektowej, które pochodzi z utrzymywania linków interwiki na wszystkich projektach WMF. W rezultacie jest mi niezmiernie łatwo edytować w wielu językach i jestem pewien, że język nie będzie bedzie dla mnie problemem.

    Chęć bycia stewardem to następny logiczny krok mojego zaangażowania międzyprojektowego; głównie by rozwiązywać problemy z SUL, globalnym ekspresowym kasowaniem i zmianami nazw uzytkowników. Dzięki mojemu obyciu z językami obcymi, doświadczeniem admistratora/biurokraty z dużych wikipedii oraz temu, ze jestem często dostępny na IRCu czuję, że mogę być bardzo efektywnym i pomocnym stewardem.
português:
  • Línguas: en-N
  • Informações pessoais: Olá, eu sou o EVula. Tenho sido um usuário activo da wikimédia desde 2006, e fui primeiramente apresentado a Fundação através da Wikipédia inglesa, e actualmente tenho várias wiki "locais". Sou administrador na Wikipédia inglesa desde Novembro de 2006, e burocrata desde Junho de 2008. Sou burocrata no Meta e Wikispecies, e administrador no Wikisource em inglês, Commons, Wikiquote em inglês, e Wikiquote em inglês simples. Tenho uma extensa experiência em edições cross-wiki, que advém da manutenção das interwikis entre os vários projectos da WMF; como resultado, estou extremamente confortável em editar em numerosas línguas, e suficientemente familiarizado com os processos para que as línguas não sejam um obstáculo.

    Estou interessado em tornar-me um Stewart, como um passo lógico nas minhas contribuições cross-wiki, e especialmente, para resolver problemas de SUL, eliminações rápidas globais, e renomeações de usuários. Dado o meu conforto com línguas estrangeiras, à minha experiência administrativa/burocratica das maiores wikis, e o facto de estar maioritariamente disponível para assistência pelo IRC, julgo que poderei ser um stewart muito eficiente e prestativo.
русский:
  • Языки: en-N
  • Личная информация: Привет, я - EVula. Я активен в википроектах с февраля 2006 года, изначально познакомился с проектами Фонда через английскую Википедию, а теперь для меня сразу несколько разделов являются "домашними". Я являюсь администратором в английской Википедии с ноября 2006 года, и бюрократом с июня 2008 года. Я бюрократ в Метавики и Викивидах, и администратор в английской Викитеке, на Викискладе, английском Викицитатнике, и Викицитатнике на Simple English. У меня есть опыт активной кросс-вики работы, проистекающий из обслуживания интервики-ссылок всех проектов Фонда; в результате, мне весьма комфортно редактировать на любом языке, и я знаком с процессом редактирования достаточно, чтобы языки не были барьером в общении.

    Я заинтересован в получении флага стюарда как в следующем логичном шаге в моём кросс-вики вкладе; в основном для решения вопросов, связанных с SUL, глобальными быстрыми удалениями, переименованиями участников. Благодаря комфортности в моём отношении к иностранным языкам, моему опыту администратора/бюрократа в больших викиразделах и тому факту, что я часто доступен для запросов о помощи в IRC, я чувствую, что смогу быть очень эффективным и полезным стюардом.


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  1. Support Support Well written statement. Gak 12:53, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  2. DerHexer (Talk) 00:00, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  3. Captain panda 00:03, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  4. --Meno25 00:04, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  5. Lvova 00:05, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  6. Cenarium (Talk) 00:07, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  7. Support Support Definitely has my vote. Cheers, Razorflame 00:10, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  8. Support Support IMatthew 00:12, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  9. Support Support Definitely. —CyclonenimT@lk? 00:15, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  10. Support Support I hope you win! --Aguilac 00:16, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  11. Support Support trustworthy. competent. fair. Kingturtle 00:17, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  12. Support Supportvvv 00:17, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  13. Aleksandrit 00:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  14. BJTalk 00:21, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  15. Support Support ShapiroS10 00:24, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  16. Support Support Willking1979 00:25, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  17. yes. Micha L. Rieser 00:32, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  18. I consider you to be a good candidate and I don’t know why are all these people don’t like you that much. — Kalan ? 01:02, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  19. American Eagle (talk) 01:12, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  20. Support Support nsaa 01:47, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    --Shizhao 01:55, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  21. I don't agree with everything that he says, but he is dedicated and knows the job. Ottava Rima 02:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  22. I trust him and have seen his actions and that all that matters for me. Prashanthns 03:49, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  23. --Sir James 05:54, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  24. I trust EVula, very much so. also, I have to point out that, contrary to your English nom, you are a b'crat on en.wikipedia. Foxy Loxy en: 08:38, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  25. Daniel (talk) 09:14, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  26. of course --.snoopy. 09:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  27. Support Support — Numerous positive interactions with EVula. — RyanCross (talk) 10:18, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  28. Support Support --WIKImaniac 11:26, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  29. Support Support Cirt (talk) 12:57, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  30. Support Support Great track as a crat and admin.Trust the user fully. Pharaoh of the Wizards 16:01, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  31. Support Support Yes.Perfect Proposal 19:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  32. Support Support 100% Yes. HereFord 19:35, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  33. NonvocalScream 20:56, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  34. Evula has my trust. Steve Crossin Talk 20:58, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  35. Support Support. Trustworthy. Philippe 23:40, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  36. Strong support - lots of experience on smaller wikis, especially in languages other than English. John Vandenberg 00:06, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    Like where? Majorly talk 00:17, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    My largest non-English projects are the Portuguese, Polish, and Italian Wikipedias, where I've done a lot of work lately in linking up to new articles that roll out of the Simple English Wikipedia. I've also done significant work (and is likely what John is referring to) on the Korean Wikisource (of which I'm very proud), mapping out their author pages and author categories and linking them up with the rest of the projects (something that the bots don't do, since there's not much for them to "hook" into). Also on Wikisource, I did a massive update to s:en:Template:InterLanguage-AuthorsByLetter,[1] which is a sizable template used to automatically manage the author sorting categories on more than a dozen editions of Wikisource (and also meant that I had to create the template on other language editions [2][3][4]; again, also something the bots can't handle).
    It's edits like these that prompt my boasting of being able to operate in numerous foreign languages, despite the fact that I can't speak these languages. EVula // talk // // 05:05, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    I understand what you're saying, EVula, but it'd be my conjection that the tasks that stewardship presents often require more than just being able to operate on multilingual projects and that interlingual communication is essential to the role. Stewards are meant to, after all, fill the wishes of the local community precisely and effectively and an ability to accurately comprehend requests is what allows stewards to do this. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 10:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    Oh, I get that; trust me, I don't fault anyone that cites my lack of foreign language comprehension as a reason for opposing my stewardship. However, in my opening statement, I highlighted the places that I intend to focus on as a steward; all of them involve being able to operate on multilingual projects, which I can do and is why I think I'd be a particularly efficient steward. One of the stewards I most respect in the role, Lar, manages to do quite well, despite being "only de-1". EVula // talk // // 18:46, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    The Wikisource projects have historically been spawned from Old Wikisource and go on their own way. Sadly Multilingual Wikisource has not had standards like the Incubator does, so these projects started with only a few pages and no structure, and there has not been any where near enough coordination between the diverging projects. Many of the smaller wikisource projects have not developed infrastructure like the bigger projects, such as "Author" pages and templates, or copyright and deletion tags. What is worse is many of these projects dont have an active community. This is a significant problem that affects the entire Wikisource project, as the English project relies on the other sub-domains to host the works that were originally written in other languages. If the Estonian Wikisource sub-domain is not sufficiently developed and documented, it becomes impractical for the original Estonian works to be added to the appropriate Wikisource sub-domain, often resulting in the English Wikisource being a dumping ground for text of all languages. As a result, English Wikisource admins are often confronted with pages that need to be moved to another project, and often the language isnt known, so we need to identify which language the text is written in. A few of the Wikisource team has been slowly bringing the sub-domains together by documenting their infrastructure at oldwikisource:WS:COORD, developing the missing infrastructure and interlinking the sub-domains (especially the project pages). EVula has joined in this meta project. I have also done a lot of this work, so I know that it takes a good appreciation of languages. It often involves working with people with English as a second language. It is not merely "operating" on a different language project -- it is understanding and building the infrastructure in another language, and working closely with people whose primary language is not English. This can not be done with merely automated translation tools - it requires a love of languages and small projects, as a single edit could require hours of research, or many days of networking to find someone competent in another language who is happy to assist with translating and an ability to engage the translator when they have no concept of the context (Wikisource) - this will be especially useful for steward matters when the message to be translated may be sensitive, and so only parts of the message can be given to the translator. For me, there are three main skills required for stewards: experience with small projects, the ability to communicate with people of many cultures and languages without resulting in unnecessary confusion, and experience with the tools. EVula has all three. It is a shame that people competent in two common languages (e.g. en and fr) are considered better suited to the role than a person with one native language who demonstrated a passion and understanding of a very wide array of languages. John Vandenberg 08:30, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  37. FayssalF 02:54, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    Support SupportI trust what he says--Darkeagle7x 06:14, 2 February 2009 (UTC) Uneligible to vote --Lucas Nunes 16:53, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  38. Ryan Postlethwaite 09:53, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  39. Support Support --OosWesThoesBes 14:51, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  40. --Wmrwiki 16:58, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  41. Support Support Juliancolton 17:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  42. Support Support Has some serious clue, and my respect. Hiberniantears 20:03, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  43. The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later on life down through all christian minstrelsy. - Finnegans Wake by James Joyce Synergy 02:57, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  44. I think EVula is caught between a rock and a hard place. There are some folk, like me, who will not support a candidate unless they have some significant experience on more than one wiki, and at least one role that requires trust beyond that which we grant to admins. And there are some other folk who will not support a candidate who has "too many hats", fearful that the candidate is out merely to get the bits for show. So they oppose. If EVula had one less permission, would they support him? How about 2 less? 3 less? Then would he lose the support of those like me? It's a quandary. I think instead the question to ask is... is this candidate a good one? Have his roles so far demonstrated he has a deft touch, and lots of clue? If we grant him stewardship will we regret it later? EVula is not the most humble of fellows. He's good at what he does, and perhaps a bit cocky about it too. But who among us doesn't take pride in their work? I know I do. Should EVula know more languages than he does? Yes, it would be good if he did. And so should I! But you can't teach old dogs new tricks. Learning languages late in life is hard. I try my best. I think he will try his best too. Some people will oppose any candidate, no matter how good, if they know only english. Others will oppose candidates who don't speak english well enough to work with other stewards in a common environment (remember, stewardship is a very consultative role) Do we want to cost ourselves someone with enthusiasm and skill over the language issue? Over the permission issue? I don't know. The opposes think so. Are they wrong? There are some people I respect very highly among the opposes... no they are not wrong to feel strongly as they do. Me, I'm supporting EVula because I think all in all, he'd be a good steward. And if not this year, maybe next. ++Lar: t/c 03:12, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
    Well, as to your point about badge-collecting, I know that I'm not opposing because I think he's showing off, but because I simply haven't seen much usage of the tools he has got, and that makes me question why things would be different in his stewardship. I won't go any further into my views in that regard, but, while I respect his views immensely and he's one of the few left on the projects who has clue, I think the fact that, for example, EVula has made more edits to his Wikisource "admin" page than he has made actual administrative actions on that wiki speaks volumes. Or, at least, it does for me. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 07:41, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
    I'm more than willing to admit that my Wikisource participation hasn't turned out anything like I expected it to. This is chiefly because shortly after that I got the sysop flag on Wikiquote, and while I didn't initially expect to do much there (I only ran an RfA because I'd dealt with a ton of disgusting vandalism which had to sit around for a while until an admin came thru), I found there was ample work to be done; in short, I felt more "needed" there. I have, however, tried to do some gadget work on Wikisource (which requires sysop but isn't in a log), but have run into very strange errors with them not working the way they should.
    However, for the record, I've only made two edits to my /admin page since getting the sysop flag. ;) EVula // talk // // 07:50, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  45. I trust EVula, and he's got ideas for the steward toolkit that don't require significant language skills.--chaser - t 05:14, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  46. Support Support - All my experiences in dealing with him have been overall positive. Kennedy 10:15, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  47. Alex Pereira falaê 12:24, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  48. Tiptoety talk 20:53, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  49. RlevseTalk 02:23, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  50. Support Support—I trust EVula. Nihiltres(t.u) 03:33, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  51. OK. It's too bad he doesn't speak any language but English. However, it just so happens to be the lingua franca of our age. Unfair advantage? You betcha. --Goodmorningworld 15:54, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  52. Support Support - El tiu Cancho 21:36, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  53. Support Support --Zeljko 07:43, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  54. Support Support -- (cypsy) 10:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  55. Support Support -- The relevant question when voting, IMHO, should be, "Do I trust this person with the tools?" Based on my interactions with him, I am confident that EVula will not abuse the tools. J.delanoygabsadds 14:08, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  56. Support Support - active on a number of projects, even if they are all English language. Good work on en.wp, and I'm not concerned by the "too many hats" argument - if this is what EVula feels is the logical next step, then that's good enough for me. Warofdreams 15:16, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  57. --Church of emacs 16:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  58. Support Support It Is Me Here t / c 23:22, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  59. Support Support - jni 09:18, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
  60. Support Support OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:36, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
  61. Support Support --Roberta F. 18:39, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
  62. Support Support --Kralizec! 01:17, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
  63. Support Support He is active and trusted. --Wayiran 19:42, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
    Support Support --§ Snake311 Not eligible to vote, follow all instructions at Stewards/elections_2009/Guidelines#Voters please. --Nick1915 - all you want 11:15, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  64. Support Support Active and trust-worthy, would make a wonderful steward, and would not abuse tools TrevorLSciAct 21:03, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
  65. Support Support en.wiki's The ed17 00:23, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
    Support Support Seems like enough experience to be a steward and serve the community well. --Tauwasser 02:50, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
    Sorry, you are not eligible to vote this year, you must be logged in, have had 600 edits on any project by November 1, and either an SUL account or a link to that account on your userpage. You must also have 50 edits since August 1 and not be blocked here. ST47 02:51, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
  66. Support Support--Jusjih 22:47, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
  67. ok --Rax 23:18, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  68. Support Support Because of the experience. Sp5uhe 11:04, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  69. Support Support - Drboisclair 23:15, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
  70. Support Support rootology (T) 04:33, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  71. Support Support--Thesupermat 09:26, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  72. Support Support - I think EVula can be trusted with the steward bit. --Cspurrier 01:52, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
  73. Support Support - LaraLove 03:57, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  74. Support Support --‍‍Komeil 4life 13:02, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
  75. Support Support --Apteva 03:40, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
  76. Support Support - Punx 07:47, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
  77. Support SupportAitias // discussion 11:52, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram voting oppose.svg No[edit]

  1. --Thogo (talk) 00:05, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  2. Imho the user has not enough experience, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:08, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  3. This might be long, and I apologize for the lengthy statement in advance. First, I think EVula should not be a steward because he has too many roles throughout the Wikimedia Foundation already, such as bureaucrat in en-wikiquote, en-wikipedia, etc. administrator in en-wikipedia, en-commons, etc. This would make him be seen as a "hat collector," in my personal opinion. This could lead to many conflicts of interest. Second, he has no knowledge of other languages. Since the Wikimedia Foundation is a multi-lingual organization, stewards are seen to have some multilingual knowledge. As a steward, you cannot depend on Google and Yahoo Translations to investigate a case or checkuser someone. Third, EVula can be seen as sometimes uncivil to people (i.e. "Hi, I am EVula, and you are not"). This can confuse and frustrate some people who are trying to plead their case. To the general public, Wikimedia/Wikipedia already has a seemingly negative viewpoint as being unreliable and people who are rude. Sorry. miranda 00:15, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    I was going to say exactly the same thing, even though I'm not allowed to vote (despite my over 1,000 article edits on en.wiki) Xasodfuih 00:23, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    Are you sure? Check your eligibility here. NuclearWarfare 00:28, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    Sadly, all my edits are after November 1. Xasodfuih 12:15, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    Just wanted to clarify: the "I'm EVula and you're not" line is a Chevy Chase reference. No offense meant, I just found it amusing (and true). EVula // talk // // 05:01, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    I can understand why one might consider EVula to be lacking in tact at times. However I am certain it is not out of indifference towards civility and general politeness, so much as it is of his general (for lack of a better word) witty nature; which understandably is misinterpreted at times. Perhaps this might not make him a perfect stewart candidate, but EVula does carry himself with a level of diplomacy when dealing with more official matters (eg. bureaucrat statements on en.wikipedia). Additionally, I don't personally see his candidacy for stewartship as the next logical step up, as he does have significant experience on other Wiki's and I see his adminship/cratship on Wikipedia, Wikisource, etc. as a sign that he can be trusted. I am not eligible to vote in this election, but I feel EVula is worthy of the trust of the <strike?WikiaWikimedia community. That, of course, is my opinion and open to disagreement. Master&Expert 08:27, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    I am sure that you meant Wikimedia community, because we aren't Wikia. :) miranda 23:33, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    Crap... thanks for pointing that out. :D Master&Expert 01:02, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    Reluctant oppose - Per Miranda's first point, and the lack of SWMT or checkuser work. NuclearWarfare 00:20, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  4. Sorry, EVula, but this time, I cannot support. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 00:22, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    I'm in perfect agreement with User:Miranda. In my interactions with EVula I have found him to be impolite. Also, I have seen him making polemic comments. Thus, I have to oppose regretfully. — Aitias // discussion 00:27, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  5. I am uncomfortable with EVula's position on desysopping. Even though EVula, to his credit, makes clear that he is more interested in other activities, since there is considerable push on some wikis to involve stewards more in the desysopping process, I must exercise caution and oppose. Chick Bowen 00:31, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  6. Per Miranda´s second point. --Seha 00:34, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  7. GlassCobra 00:38, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  8. No. Being a steward doesn't mean you get promoted. Not much about what you are going to do with the stewardship. Romaine 01:02, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  9. Per Miranda --Ivan Štambuk 01:09, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  10. Sorry, but no. I don't like these Job-collecting. Marcus Cyron 01:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  11. Oppose Oppose per Miranda. neuro(talk) 01:26, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  12. --FollowTheMedia 01:26, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  13. Puntori 03:53, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  14. oppose "as the next logical step" --Revolus Echo der Stille 04:01, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  15. This isn't a popularity contest. Giggy 04:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  16. EVula's general personality isn't real suited to the work a steward does. Prodego talk 04:37, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  17. Oppose 반대 언어상의 문제.--Kwj2772 05:41, 1 February 2009 (UTC) (en: "Because of the language problems".)
  18. Achates 07:23, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  19. relucantly too many hats Gnangarra 08:22, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  20. Against monolingual stewardship. Man77"..."(de) 10:06, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  21. Stewards should speak more than one language (although English is quite helpful of course) and I echo concerns of job-collecting and minor rudeness. Somehow, as much as I appreciate EVula's work, I somehow cannot picture him as a stewart... SoWhy 11:12, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  22. Miranda makes good points, would have supported otherwise. Rudget (talk) 11:22, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  23. Per Miranda. feydey 11:52, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  24. Зачем переводы убрал? --Ahonc 14:12, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  25. --MF-W 14:28, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  26. Too many roles, sorry. Stifle 14:35, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  27. -- Nahum 15:00, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  28. Simply because I expect stewards to speak more than one language. EVula is a fine candidate and has done a lot of good work. Rje 16:04, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  29. Only one language+too many rights. BenceRotating earth (large).gif My Talk 16:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  30. Monolingual, already has too many duties in English projects — NickK 19:19, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  31. Too many hats already and concur with miranda's stance. --Caspian blue 20:47, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    Oppose Oppose: (re issues involving an RfB on Simple English Wikiquote); sorry, EVula.
    Misconstruing/misquoting: EVula said "[Coppertwig]...has already stated that they will not close the RfB at all (much less actually perform the promotion)", but I replied "Correction: I did not state that I would not perform the promotion." What I had actually said was here and here. Since the other administrators on the project don't have bureaucrat buttons, I find it hard to see how that can reasonably be interpreted as a refusal to perform the promotion (e.g. after a non-bureaucrat closure). Regardless of what the procedure ought to be, a steward would need to be able to understand communication about this distinction. If it wasn't clear, EVula could have asked me for clarification or quoted me word-for-word.
    Information that didn't pan out (maybe because of the above). EVula said, "the stewards can perform the promotion", but when the request was made a few days later it was turned down by a steward.
    Contradicting themself: EVula said "local non-bureaucrats should never be the ones to close an RfX", but earlier in the same discussion about the same RfB EVula had said "I'm a bureaucrat on several projects and would be happy to close it (despite not being a bureaucrat here)". and [5] "If I hadn't already participated in it, I'd be more than happy to close it". Coppertwig(talk) 22:00, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
    For the first, that's a breakdown in communication; to me, closing and promoting are the same thing. Your stalwart refusal in the face of the community asking you to fulfill your duties as a bureaucrat is what led to my apparent about-face; when criticized, you remained quiet, and that demeanor came across as contempt for the community (in my eyes). As for the second item, I have to object on the grounds that I cannot be held accountable for there being more than one steward; the folk I asked are not the same ones that promptly said that we had to sort it out on our own (especially since the closing steward pointed out that the SE Wikiquote community had apparently had issues with you being unable to perform your duties in a similar situation in the past, and that it was the community's fault for not resolving the situation then and thereby causing the situation now). EVula // talk // // 05:10, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
    Yes, it was a breakdown in communication: if that's what happens when you try to communicate about a serious matter in Simple English, I worry about your attempting to communicate with users in other languages. A steward definitely needs to understand that a distinction can be made between closing and promoting (even if only in order to be able to refuse to do so).
    For the second item, I feel that you can be held accountable for giving the impression that a steward would close the discussion; although you did use the word "can" rather than "will". You could perhaps have approached the same steward again rather than posting a general request; or, if you were aware of how stewards usually respond to such requests (as one would hope a steward candidate would be; and which matched how I had expected they would respond) you could have used more words to give a stronger impression of the uncertainty involved. You could perhaps have quoted the steward. What you said, with the word "can", was not necessarily actually false, but was unhelpful to the community.
    If you wish to criticize me, and especially if you would like me to reply to your criticisms, please use my talk page on that project, as I've already suggested, not this page nor any other page devoted to discussions on other topics, where I feel it wouldn't be a good idea for me to take up space with my replies. Coppertwig(talk) 01:06, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
    Although, except for this one incident, everything I remember seeing you do has been exemplary. I particularly liked some things you said at WT:RfA on en wp. Coppertwig(talk) 00:28, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
    Withdrawing my vote. I apologize for taking up too much space on this page and for blowing things out of proportion. Coppertwig(talk) 00:06, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
  32. --Jan eissfeldt 22:57, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  33. Needs language skills. --Shizhao 01:13, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  34. --Uwe Gille 09:40, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  35. No. EVula provides a valuable service on en.wikipedia. Other users are in a better position to provide the time required for Stewardship. Also, this statement seems rather disingenuous: "I am extremely comfortable editing in numerous languages", especially when EVula doesn't explicitly state his lack of language skills. Axl 10:27, 2 February 2009 (UTC)(Axl @ Wikipedia)
  36. Listed only English, but is "comfortable" with many foreign languages? Sorry, but no. --FiliP × 12:20, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  37. Oppose Oppose — MrDolomite • Talk 15:15, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  38. Awersowy 19:01, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  39. Symbol oppose vote.svg Contra. QuartierLatin1968 20:33, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  40. Oppose Oppose Try to get an XX-2 in any languge, then try again! HBR 23:51, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  41. Looking for proficiency in two languages or more. - Mailer Diablo 03:57, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  42. Stewards should speak more than one language. --Pjacobi 11:44, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  43. Oppose Oppose--Lighterside 16:09, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  44. Oppose Oppose needs language skills, and from activities on en.wikipedia. Carlossuarez46 20:45, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
    Er, what activities on the English Wikipedia? I've never gotten any negative feedback from there; if there's a problem I'm unaware of, I can't fix it without knowing about it. EVula // talk // // 21:08, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
    Without making more about it than my concerns: your defense of the template {{w:User:Wwagner/Userboxes/Grammar Nazi}} and your negative comments about those who opposed the admin candidacy of a user whose user page was emblazoned with a swastika make me uncomfortable that you understand the depth of hurt such things cause. Carlossuarez46 22:15, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
    I didn't defend the template itself, and I never made negative comments about the people who opposed the admin candidate. I did comment that people were objecting to the userbox's existence and then objecting when he removed the box; it was an unfair situation for the candidate. I myself had the userbox for a while, as I'd never received any complaints about it; the moment I got a complaint, I took it down, true to my word. It should also be noted that that all went down more than a year ago; I'd totally forgotten about it until now...
    It's a moot point; the chances of me becoming a steward this year are pretty slim, but I just wanted to clarify that. EVula // talk // // 23:23, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
    I didn't want to make a big deal out of it, or cause drama. I only answered your question. Suffice to say, that your use of the userbox is fairly interpretable to defending it, and while you had forgotten the episode, I had not. You're free to respond, but I shall no longer spend time discussing the incident: you wanted clarification and I gave it to you. Pour moi, la question est fermé. Carlossuarez46 00:35, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
  45. Oppose Oppose Vodello 20:54, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  46. Oppose Oppose-- Steward with only one spoken language? No, please. JAn Dudík 21:49, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  47. Oppose Oppose Only one language. Gonzolito 11:23, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  48. Oppose Oppose Lack of language skills and some civility concerns. Epbr123 12:13, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  49. --Chenzw 12:33, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  50. Oppose - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 21:18, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  51. Insufficient cross wiki experience & a few of the other concerns raised above. --Herby talk thyme 14:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  52. I'm sorry, it seems you have plenty to do on your home wikis and little cross-wiki experience of the sort I want to see in candidates for steward.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 04:55, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
  53. Oppose Oppose Poco a poco 11:55, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
  54. Oppose Oppose per Ahonc. Speaks only one language and erases links to translations in other. Bogorm 16:14, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
    I reverted myself at Pathoschild's request; the whole reason they were removed from the template[6] was to get the main page (which had all the statement pages transcluded) down to a decent size, so that users weren't loading a very large page. EVula // talk // // 17:49, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  55. I don't think you have enough experience to become a steward. You're a great guy, but I'm not sure that being a Steward is right for you. Malinaccier (talk) 00:07, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
  56. Oppose Oppose - Reluctant Oppose - one language --Captain-tucker 15:59, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  57. One language, and skills better in multiple existing roles. & Nbarth 01:57, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
  58. Oppose Oppose --4wajzkd02 09:48, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
  59. Too many hats and not enough languages. Angus McLellan (enwiki talk) 12:42, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  60. English only, unfortunately. Maedin\talk 20:42, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  61. Oppose Oppose --ysangkok 22:56, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  62. Oppose Oppose Otherwise seems ok, but lack of language skills imminent --Höyhens 02:53, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
  63. Oppose Oppose Just became a bureaucrat. Dusti 06:51, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
  64. Oppose Oppose User hasn't done enough cross-wiki work. Techman224Talk 02:22, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram voting neutral.svg Neutral[edit]

  1. bibliomaniac15 03:22, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  2. For now. Tough choice. flaminglawyerc 05:33, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  3. Avjoska 06:38, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  4. Efbé Je suis un WikiLover 10:34, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  5. Neutral Neutral Vyk 11:23, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  6. Tinucherian 11:45, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  7. Obelix 15:10, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  8. Neutral Neutral --Taichi - (あ!) 03:40, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  9. I respect this user greatly, but Stewards need to be multilingual. RyanGerbil10 18:52, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  10. --Davecrosby uk 00:32, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  11. Seems to be suited for the job, but is unfortunately monolingual. At least 2 languages (even if they are only -1) would be good. --ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 21:49, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  12. Has to learn more languages, comfort not really enough - However, I'll leave it to others the decision, because this is clearly a committed wikipedian who otherwise fits the bill.--Cerejota 05:02, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  13. Language. ...Aurora... 11:30, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
  14. Neutral Neutral PDD 00:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC) BTW some of the opposing votes from German users could be explained by the fact that the next logical step in my cross-wiki contributions is translated as der nächstlogische Schritt in meiner Wikipediakarriere and that this supposed obsession with a wikipedia career sounds rather strange (not just) to German ears.
  15. Ozymandias 09:06, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  16. Neutral Neutral some other languages could be great --Gdgourou 10:25, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  17. Neutral Neutral No real objection, but there is little proof of "comfort with foreign languages" O. Morand 00:23, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  18. --Mayer Bruno 23:06, 13 February 2009 (UTC