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List of current stewards

Last update: 2018-03-04; total number of stewards: 34

+/- Name IRC nick Languages spoken Active from
-revi revi ko, en-3 2018-02-28
Ajraddatz ajr en, fr-1 2014-02-28
Bsadowski1 Bsadowski1 en 2011-02-28
Defender defender01 pt, en-2, es-1 2017-02-28
DerHexer DerHexer de, en-3, grc-3, la-3, es-1 2007-12-21
Green Giant en, fr-2, de-1 2018-02-28
HakanIST HakanIST tr, en-4, az-3, es-2, de-1 2017-02-28
Hoo man hoo de, en-3, it-1, fr-1 2014-02-28
Jyothis Jyothis ml, hi-1, en-3 2010-03-08
Linedwell Linedwell fr, en-3, it-2 2015-02-28
MarcoAurelio MarcoAurelio es, en-2, fr-2, la-1 2015-02-28
Mardetanha Mardetanha az, fa, en-3, tr-2, ar-1, bqi-1, glk-1, mzn-1, tk-1 2009-02-28
Masti masti pl, en-4, de-3, ru-2 several -1 2016-02-28
Matanya matanya en, he 2011-02-28
Matiia Matiia es, en-2 2017-02-28
MBisanz MBisanz en, es-1 2012-02-28
Melos Melos it, en-3, scn-4, es-1, la-1 2010-03-08
Mentifisto mentifis mt, en-4, it-2 2011-02-28
MF-Warburg MF-W de, en-3, fr-1, tet-1, la-1, es-1 2013-02-28
NahidSultan NahidSultan bn, en-3, bpy-1, as-1 2016-02-28
Pmlineditor Pmlineditor bn, en-4, hi-2, de-1, (as, hif, bpy)-0.5 2015-02-28
QuiteUnusual QuiteUnusual en, fr-2, it-2, es-1 2013-02-28
RadiX RadiX pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, it-2, gl-1, sk-1, (sq, ms, hi)-0.5 2015-02-28
Ruslik0 rr0 ru, en-3 2011-02-28
Rxy rxy ja, en-1 2018-02-28
Shanmugamp7 shanmugamp7 ta, en-3 2014-02-28
Sjoerddebruin sjoerddebruin nl, en-3, de-1, fr-1 2017-02-28
Stryn Stryn fi, en-2, sv-1 2015-02-28
Tegel Tegel sv, en-3, da-1 (read), no-1 (read) 2012-02-28
Teles Teles pt, en-3, es-2 2012-02-28
There'sNoTime TheresNoTime en, de-3, es-3, it-3, fr-3 2018-02-28
Trijnstel Trijnstel nl, en-4, de-1, fr-1 2011-10-07
Vituzzu Vito it, scn, en-2, fr-2, la-1, es-1, pt-1 2011-10-07
علاء Alaa ar, en-4, he-1, es-1 2018-02-28


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