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Avraham[edit]

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English:
  • Languages: en, he-2
  • Personal info: It is again with pleasure that I note that the steward body has been able to support the Wikimedia family of projects. My own contribution as steward this past year was less obvious, as I volunteered to support the corpus of Wikimedia projects as a member m:Ombudsman commission. As one of the new volunteers had to withdraw prior to the term starting, I will continue to serve on the commission this year. I request of you the privilege and opportunity to continue to serve Wikimedia as a steward, as I feel I still provide value, whether it be actively on-wiki or through discussions and consensus-building among the stewards as the cases require. As always, I appreciate your collective trust in allowing me this opportunity, and I hope to continue to be worthy of your trust in the coming year.
italiano:
  • Lingue: en, he-2
  • Informazioni personali: È di nuovo con piacere che rilevo che il gruppo degli steward è stato in grado di sostenere la famiglia dei progetti Wikimedia. Il mio contributo come steward lo scorso anno è stato meno evidente, dal momento che mi sono offerto volontario per sostenere l'insieme dei progetti Wikimedia come membro della commissione Ombudsman. Non so se continuerò a farne parte anche quest'anno, dipende dalla risposta alla chiamata per i volontari. Se terminerà il mio lavoro per la commissione, ho intenzione di riprendere essere maggiormente attivo nelle richieste di checkuser cross-wiki checkusering e oversight. Indipendentemente da ciò, chiedo a voi il privilegio e l'opportunità di continuare a servire Wikimedia come steward, dal momento che ritengo di poter apportare un contributo, sia esso attivamente on-wiki o attraverso discussioni e di costruzione del consenso tra gli steward, secondo come i casi lo richiedono. Come sempre, apprezzo la vostra fiducia collettiva nel permettermi questa opportunità e spero di continuare ad essere degno della vostra fiducia nel prossimo anno.
español:
  • Idiomas: en, he-2
  • Información personal: Es para mí un placer de nuevo comprobar que el cuerpo de stewards ha podido dar apoyo al conjunto de proyectos de la Fundación Wikimedia. Mi trabajo como steward durante el año pasado ha quizá pasado algo desapercibido en tanto que he sido miembro de la comisión de inspectores de protección de datos donde continuaré dependiendo del resultado de la convocatoria para su renovación. En caso de abandonar la comisión, pretendo retomar activamente mis tareas y ser más activo en la realización de supresiones y verificaciones de usuarios en múltiples proyectos. Independientemente a ello, os pido el privilegio y la oportunidad de poder continuar sirviendo a los proyectos Wikimedia como steward, en tanto que considero que todavía puedo resultar de utilidad, bien aportando mi punto de vista en las discusiones en las que los stewards tienen algo que decidir, o bien respondiendo solicitudes en la wiki. Y como siempre, aprecio vuestro apoyo colectivo permitiéndome esta oportunidad y espero ser todavía meritorio de vuestra confianza para el año que comienza.
עברית:
  • שפות: en, he-2
  • מידע אישי: עוד הפעם בהנאה אמיתית אני יכול לאמר שגוף הדיילים הצליחו לפרנס משפחת ויקימדיה. התרומה שלי בשנה שעברה הייתה באופן יותר נמוך, מפני שתמכתי משפחת ויקימדיה על ידי שהייתי חבר לועד לנציב תלונות הציבור. אני אהיה חבר בשנה הבאה, שאחד מהמתנדבים החדשים נאלץ להתפטר קודם הזמן. אני מבקש מכם את הזכות והזדמנות להמשיך ולשרת ויקימדיה כדייל, שאני מרגיש שעדיין יש לי מה לתת, בין אם זה יהיה באופן פעיל על הויקי או באמצעות דיונים ובניית פשרות בתוך הדיילים כשיש צורך. כמו תמיד, אני מכיר טוב על האמון שלכם שנתתם לי את ההזדמנות הזאת, ואני מקווה להמשיך להיות ראוי לאמון שלכם בשנה הבאה.
русский:
  • Языки: en, he-2
  • Личная информация: translation needed
Deutsch:
  • Sprachen: en, he-2
  • Informationen zur Person: translation needed
Nederlands:
  • Taalvaardigheid: en, he-2
  • Persoonlijke informatie: Het is opnieuw mijn genoegen op te merken dat de stewardgemeenschap de verschillende Wikimediaprojecten heeft kunnen ondersteunen. Mijn eigen bijdrage als steward was dit jaar minder opvallend, aangezien ik de Wikimediaprojecten ondersteunde als lid van de Ombudsmancommissie. Ik weet niet of ik mij hier dit jaar opnieuw mee ga bezighouden, dat zal afhangen van de reactie op de vraag naar vrijwilligers. Indien ik uit de commissie zou stappen, ben ik van plan mij opnieuw meer bezig te houden met het uitvoeren van CheckUsers en Oversights crosswiki. In ieder geval vraag ik aan u het privilege en de mogelijkheid om Wikimedia als steward te blijven ondersteunen, aangezien ik voel dat ik nog steeds mijn steentje kan bijdragen, zowel onwiki als door discussies en het zoeken naar consensus binnen de stewardgemeenschap. Zoals altijd ben ik dankbaar voor het collectief vertrouwen dat mij wordt gegeven voor deze kans, en ik hoop dat ik dit vertrouwen ook volgend jaar niet zal beschamen.

Comments about Avraham[edit]

  • Remove Remove, since I oppose the ombudsman-steward double role for various reasons. Vogone (talk) 18:00, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Holmium (talk) 18:09, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove I don't agree a steward being member of the OC during the same time. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 18:17, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove low activity on commons (where he hod sysop and os), please become there active before becoming steward again. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:20, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Avraham has often provided a quite helpful mix of experience, sound advice and willingness to question and change things for the better and I for one definitively benefited from their guidance and thought-provoking efforts in the past year. Snowolf How can I help? 18:22, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Not because I do not trust Avraham (I think he's been doing a great job as a Commons oversighter, and I cannot comment on his OC activity due to lack of information), but because I think that being a steward and a member of the Ombudsman Commission is a conflict of interest and violates the principle of separation of powers, given that the OC are supposed to investigate misuse of the CheckUser tool which all stewards have access to. odder (talk) 18:42, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove solely because I don't think that stewards should be on the Ombudsman Commission. Not for the usual reasons of people wanting the auditors and stewards to be different people, but because in the two other recent cases of a steward/OC combination it has not worked out well for them, with a sharp reduction in steward activity, and then a resignation from either stewardship or the OC. I feel that the roles are incompatible because the time needed to serve in both roles is too great, and one or the other gets robbed greatly. Avraham's activity has gone down similar to the other two cases, and with all the other rights they hold and the lengthy track record of inactivity in them, I fear that they will be mostly inactive next term. --Rschen7754 18:43, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep the "double role" issue should be, imho, solved in another way. Please don't forget "oppose" here means he won't be back to be steward without a new election. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:56, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Per Vogone. Eurodyne (talk) 18:58, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove, per Rschen. Érico Wouters (msg) 18:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Uğurkenttalk 19:13, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - If they can handle being on the OC and being a steward, I see no problems. George.Edward.C (talk) 19:17, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Rax (talk) 21:16, 8 February 2015 (UTC) - weak "keep": I do not support the double role and would really favour to see stewards bearing in mind the importance of checks and balances, herewith asking you to reconsider - you are executing as a steward, and IMHO that's not compatible with investigating complaints potentially directed against stewards actions ...
  • Keep Keep - the concerns about holding two roles are understandable but we have many people who hold multiple advanced permissions. As long as someone can recuse themselves when necessary, there isn't really a problem. Green Giant (talk) 21:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, agree with Green Giant. Armbrust (talk) 21:53, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Per above.--DangSunM (talk) 22:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, I believe that double jobbing is acceptable as long as steward voluntarily does not engage in any CU actions that are subject to control of the Ombudsman commission. In my view, this double jobbing should be resolved not by removing the steward bit, but by user him/herself restricting his/her activity — NickK (talk) 23:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Unfortunately, it's with a heavy heart that I must oppose. I believe that he's taken on too many roles and has stretched himself too thin with his available time. As an OTRS agent, from the queues that I can see (info-en, commons, permission) his last activity was over a year and a half ago. As a steward, he's only made about 25 logged actions in the past year, with 4 months of zero activity. As a member of the ombudsman committee, I had sent a concern to the group and follow up emails directly to Avraham. Sadly, it took a few weeks to a month between our correspondences. While I'm greatly appreciative for all of his contributions to the project, I think it would be better for the community if he focuses his efforts. Mike VTalk 23:20, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
    • To be fair, most of the stewards who have "community" OTRS queues are mostly inactive in them too, including myself. --Rschen7754 05:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I've moved to neutral per further conversation with Avraham. Mike VTalk 19:26, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Only Avraham himself knows whether he has time for both roles. He seems to be confident that he does, so that is enough for me. I don't think it is right for the community to tell a user how to manage their time. This, that and the other (talk) 01:17, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Member of OmbCom results me, however, the vanguard of Stewardships. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:20, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral--GZWDer (talk) 01:32, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove OC member should not be a stew. — Revi 04:39, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep As a former ombudsman, I am inclined to think that perhaps separation of roles would not be such a bad idea indeed. But this should be by design, and not through elections. Pundit (talk) 07:09, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --FriedrickMILBarbarossa (talk) 07:41, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Herby talk thyme 09:34, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Avraham is not very active on the front-end of steward work, but he is more active in mailing list discussions and such. We need more stewards who actively engage with meaningful comments in those discussions, which he certainly does. Please be a tad more active this next year though :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 09:42, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
    Change to neutral. If this is the quality I can expect from a steward who is barely active with any of their hats, then that starts to become a problem. The abuse filter system account has been around for quite some time now, and it is rather surprising that you would be unaware of this and further defend your action after thanking it for its service. Ajraddatz (talk) 15:30, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Matanya (talk) 10:35, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • keepDerHexer (Talk) 12:40, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Per Ajr. I ask you - though - to become more active throughout the whole year, and not just close to the confirmations. Trijnsteltalk 13:06, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep KTC (talk) 13:07, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --AmaryllisGardener talk 14:58, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep INeverCry 06:20, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Geagea (talk) 21:05, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Az1568 (talk) 06:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Wearing too many hats might cause silly little things like this. Widr (talk) 12:37, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 06:42, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - has my support and trust. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 13:22, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:17, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:03, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove per Rs Grind24 (talk) 22:30, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Neozoon (talk) 00:04, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep per This, that and the other --Zyephyrus (talk) 00:34, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove JoshuaKGarner (talk) 19:27, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep no issues with being OC and steward at the same time, if one has the time to do both. --თოგო (D) 15:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - Jc37 (talk) 09:30, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral Per Ajr. Also less than 50 logged actions since last march, which is little low (though you are only focusing on user right changes) IMO. Hope Avraham will increase his activity levels--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:05, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral per Shanmugamp7. --Glaisher (talk) 17:54, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove re conflict of interest between roles.--KTo288 (talk) 21:17, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - While I'm certainly in a COI here, I personally see no big issues with stewards being also OC members. I would support if the WMF would suspend the rights during the term as OC member, just as they did it some years ago. However, that is something that probably needs to be discussed with WMF. In my point of view, it's not actually fair to oppose someone because he's a member of another committee. That clearly doesn't influence the quality of his work as a steward. -Barras talk 13:01, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Tremonist (talk) 15:12, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:54, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep All good. Elfix 09:29, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Cube52 (talk) 12:02, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I have worked with Avi as a fellow Ombudsman. I am confident that any misuse of powers because of being both a steward and a member of OC is irrelevant. He is very knowledgable and cautious about matters of privacy, and I trust him 100% in his role as a steward. Huji (talk) 17:59, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Conflict of interest. StudiesWorld (talk) 11:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 01:19, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:42, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, trusted member. - Mailer Diablo (talk) 18:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ///EuroCarGT 01:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral per Ajraddatz Glaisher (talk) 17:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Sidelight12 03:32, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep COI can be minimized by not performing controversial OS / CUs. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Per Pmlineditor. Ruy Pugliesi 17:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)