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Barras[edit]

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English:
  • Languages: de, en-4, fr-1
  • Personal info: This is my fourth steward confirmation, as I've been elected in 2011. I sadly was not as active in this year as in the years before due to some real life commitments. I've used the steward tools for various purposes. Mostly I dealt with vandalism and spam and locked and blocked many users and IPs. I also did some right changes, mostly per request on SRP. The only part of the stewards' work I've not yet really dealt with is the global rename stuff as I feel that there are currently enough qualified people to deal with those requests. Looking at the last years, I really enjoyed the work with my fellow stewards and would love to continue that work for another year. I try to help wherever help is needed, on IRC and also on-wiki. If you've any question, just ask me. Please note that I will be serving on the Ombudsmen commission for the next term. Just want to make sure I don't possibly hide any facts you may want to know before commenting here!
italiano:
  • Lingue: de, en-4, fr-1
  • Informazioni personali: Questa è la mia quarta riconferma come steward, essendo stato eletto nel 2011. Purtroppo non sono stato particolarmente attivo durante questo anno, come negli anni precedenti a causa di alcuni impegni di vita reale. Ho usato gli strumenti degli steward per vari scopi. Per lo più mi sono occupato di vandalismo e spam con lock e e blocchi di molti utenti e IP. Ho anche fatto alcuni cambiamenti di diritti, per lo più per ogni richiesta sulla pagina SRP. L'unica parte del lavoro degli steward che non ho ancora veramente affrontato è la procedura di cambio nome utente globale dal momento che ci sono attualmente abbastanza persone qualificate per affrontare tali richieste. Guardando agli ultimi anni, mi è piaciuto molto il lavoro con i miei colleghi steward e mi piacerebbe continuarlo per un altro anno. Cerco di aiutare ovunque credo sia necessario, su IRC e anche on-wiki. Se avete qualsiasi domanda, basta chiedere.
español:
  • Idiomas: de, en-4, fr-1
  • Información personal: Esta es mi cuarta sesión de confirmación como steward, en tanto que elegido en el año 2011. Este año a mi pesar no he estado tan activo como los años anteriores debido a algunos compromisos personales y familiares. No obstante he usado mis permisos para varios propósitos, principalmente he continuado gestionando actividades de prevención y bloqueo del vandalismo y del spam, bloqueando multitud de cuentas globalmente, así como direcciones IP. También he realizado cambios de permisos de usuarios en SRP. El único aspecto que todavía no he manejado son los cambios globales de nombre de usuario, en tanto que pienso que existe un gran número de personas cualificadas para gestionar las solicitudes. Haciendo una mirada retrospectiva, realmente he disfrutado mi trabajo como steward y mis compañeros y me encantaría poder continuar dicho trabajo por otro año más. Intento ayudar allá donde es necesario, en IRC y en la wiki. Si tenéis alguna duda, por favor no duden en preguntar. Un saludo a todos.
русский:
  • Языки:
  • Личная информация: translation needed
Deutsch:
  • Sprachen: de, en-4, fr-1
  • Informationen zur Person: Das ist meine vierte Stewardwiederwahl, da ich 2011 gewählt wurde. Leider war ich in diesem Jahr aufgrund einiger Verpflichtungen im realen Leben weniger aktiv als in den letzten Jahren. Ich habe meine Stewardfunktionen für viele verschiedene Dinge eingesetzt. Meistens habe ich geholfen Spam zu bekämpfen und habe einige Benutzer global gesperrt als auch IP-Adressen blockiert. Zudem habe ich auch einige Rechteänderungen vorgenommen, meistens nach einer Anfrage auf SRP. Der einzige Teil der Stewardarbeit, mit dem ich mich noch nicht weiter beschäftigt habe, sind globale Umbenennungen, da ich denke, das es genügend sehr qualifizierte Leute gibt, die sich derzeit mit den entsprechenden Anfragen beschäftigen. Wenn ich auf die vergangenen Jahre zurückblicke, habe ich die Arbeit mit meinen Stewardkollegen und der Kollegin sehr genossen und ich würde liebend gern diese Arbeit für ein weiteres Jahr fortsetzen. Ich helfe eigentlich überall, wo meine Hilfe gebraucht wird, egal ob im IRC oder in den Projekten. Falls es noch irgendwelche Fragen gibt, dann stellt sie einfach. Bitte bedenke, dass ich im kommenden Jahr auch Mitglied der Ombudsmann-Kommission bin. Ich möchte damit nur sicherstellen, dass ich nicht möglicherweise irgendwelche Fakten verheimliche, die ihr vor dem Abgeben eures Kommentars gerne schon gewusst hättet.
Nederlands:
  • Taalvaardigheid: de, en-4, fr-1
  • Persoonlijke informatie: Dit is mijn vierde herbevestiging, aangezien ik werd verkozen in 2011. Dit jaar ben ik jammer genoeg niet zo actief geweest als de voorgaande jaren door verschillende bezigheden in het echte leven. Ik gebruikte de stewardhulpmiddelen voor verschillende doeleinden. Ik hield mij voornamelijk bezig met vandalisme en spam en ik heb vele gebruikers en ip’s gelocked en geblokkeerd. Ik voerde ook enkele rechtenveranderingen uit, die werden aangevraagd op SRP. Het enige waar ik mij nog niet mee heb beziggehouden is het globaal hernoemen, aangezien in mijn ogen er zich genoeg getalenteerde personen mee bezig houden. Met de laatste jaren in het achterhoofd, zou ik graag willen verderwerken, aangezien ik genoot van het samenwerken met de andere stewards. Ik probeer te helpen waar hulp nodig is, zowel onwiki als op IRC. Als u vragen heeft, stel ze gerust.

Comments about Barras[edit]

  • Remove Remove, since I oppose the ombudsman-steward double role for various reasons. Otherwise fine. Vogone (talk) 18:00, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Holmium (talk) 18:10, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove I don't agree a steward being member of the OC during the same time. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 18:16, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Barras is very active as always and is a very sound and helpful steward. The Wikimedia community definitively benefits from their hard work. Snowolf How can I help? 18:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral OC member --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:31, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove For exactly the same reasons as regarding @Avraham. odder (talk) 18:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment info He thought appropriate to take part into a local vote about a wheel war involving a fellow steward. However, he had taken part into a handful similar local processes before.[1] --Nemo 18:54, 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 Eurodyne (talk) 18:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Very active. --Uğurkenttalk 19:14, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - No issues. George.Edward.C (talk) 19:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I really don't understand your participation in the global renamers discussion [2]. Not only did you add an additional oppose where Snowolf had already done so (see comments below), but you persisted in doing so even after complaints about this practice had been made on the talk page, on IRC, and on the list; this was needlessly provocative.

    But that being said, my comments about Avraham being on the OC and continuing as a steward also apply here. Remove Remove --Rschen7754 19:29, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Good job as steward.--Syum90 (talk) 19:37, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep As long as he does a good job, being him on the OC is no problem for me.--Enst38 (talk) 20:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Rax (talk) 21:13, 8 February 2015 (UTC) - a bit weak "keep" - really good work as steward and really helpful service (I profited in while doing first formal steps on IRC as CU with clumsy fingers ;) ) - but: 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) 21:38, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Agree with Green Giant. Armbrust (talk) 21:55, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, per Rax. Érico Wouters (msg) 22:53, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Good Work. Why not?--DangSunM (talk) 23:00, 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)
  • Remove Remove, Per Vogone. --Laberinto16 (talk) 23:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • remove Barras and Snowolf have shown impossible behaviour in the first election of global renamers and disappointed me a lot by doing this. Even if the Wikimedia Foundation has given us only a short time frame to organize these elections, all stewards and bureaucrats were invited to discuss on the mailinglists and talk pages the proposed policies and procedures which have been prepared by some stewards. Instead if doing so or raising their concerns on the very same, designated discussion places during the elections, they blatantly opposed the innocent candidates whose user rights we steward have taken over without any compensation, suddenly coming out of nowhere, and who we invited to help us with global renames, sharing knowledge, spreading the workload, etc. By doing this, they did not only do harm to the candidates themselves without any valid reason and confused them, they also harmed the steward by making them look like users who either cannot find consensus or accept it (besides disrespectfully trampling on the preparation work or their fellow colleagues). Briefly, I do not expect from a steward to troll elections simply for making a point. That's what I do not understand as collegial behaviour and worthy of stewards. As far as I remember, they did not apologize for this childish behaviour yet which is inacceptable as well and baffles me. —DerHexer (Talk) 01:09, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
    @DerHexer: I disagree. In first place a policy should be crated before granting _global_ right. The community should decide, and not steward. My 2 cent... --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:22, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
    The name is misleading, the right everything but global. Furthermore, rights were about to be granted to users who held a similar right on their local wikis before, which was revoked forcibly by the WMF. Thus, the communities have decided by appointing bureaucrats, but on meta a chance was given for a metawiki community veto. Vogone (talk) 11:35, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, per above. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep, partly per my comment on Avraham above. As regards DerHexer's comment, I would suggest that, having looked at the relevant page, Barras' "formal opposition" to global renamers was done for what was a good reason at the time, and could not have influenced the results (I'm sure Barras was aware of that when he made the votes). This, that and the other (talk) 01:28, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--GZWDer (talk) 01:33, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Active and does good work. INeverCry 03:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove OC member should not be a stew. — Revi 04:39, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep I don't know why people want to limit participation of others, I mean, if you can get help from others, ain't that good? and Barras is active doing his steward job, although I know he wouldn't be free using his CU and OS as steward checking LTA as OmbCom member.--AldNonymousBicara? 06:56, 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) 07:10, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --FriedrickMILBarbarossa (talk) 07:41, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep White Master (es) 09:07, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep definitely --Herby talk thyme 09:35, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Neutral Neutral As DerHexer, I was very concerned with Barras' blanket opposing of global renamer requests to protest the system. There was ample opporitunity to discuss it prior to that, but he did not engage in much of that discussion. That said, he does good work most of the time, so I won't oppose based on that one incident. I do however think that being able to effectively collaborate with other stewards is an important part of this role, so I am neutral. Ajraddatz (talk) 09:44, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Matanya (talk) 10:36, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Microchip08 (talk) 12:49, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep KTC (talk) 13:07, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Helpful steward who always quickly replies when needed. No issues with the combination steward-ombudsmen. Trijnsteltalk 13:08, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --AmaryllisGardener talk 14:49, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - Southparkfan 19:20, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep KeepArkanosis 21:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep MoiraMoira (talk) 11:23, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Geagea (talk) 21:06, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove - zu umstritten. --ST 23:08, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Strong keep. Perfectly capable user who undoubtedly will be a great addition to the OC. If any situation arises in which a conflict of interest may exist, I am sure Barras will know how to act appropriately. A fine steward, Barras has always been around to help when needed in most (if not all) steward areas, acting with the wiki's interests at heart, doing what he believed to be right. I greatly value this, and whilst it is possible that his actions regarding the global renamers were not fully 'collegial', keeping such a grudge without discussing it with the users in question for over four months isn't IMO 'collegial' behaviour either. With kind regards, Savhñ 23:49, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm a bit disappointed to see my opinions dismissed as part of a "grudge". For me, opposing long-term stewards is not something I enjoy doing, but I firmly believe that collaboration is important to being a steward, because if our "most trusted" users can't work together, how can we expect anyone else to, on a site where we are working together to gather the sum of all human knowledge? It seems that this is merely a difference in opinion and perception. --Rschen7754 06:36, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
      • From what I understood, your comment was based on the OC-steward combination. I find it however surprising that you conclude from that single incident that this steward, who's been a steward for nearly 4 years, does not collaborate well. I find it also surprising that you complain about bad collaboration while it seems there was no communication on this issue during the last four months, but it was kept against him for this round of confirmations (and that's what I understand to be a grudge, though maybe that's because English is not my native language). I firmly believe straightforward communication is essential for proper collaboration, and that criticism should be shared on the moment and on the appropiate pages (his talk page). If then, after having communicated (ie, made an attempt to understand each other) with the user on this issue, the collaboration issues persist, then I believe it would be fair to oppose here based on collaboration issues, but I hardly doubt that would be the case. In my experience, Barras has always attended and been helpful in the nearly 4 years I've worked with him. Savhñ 15:33, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
        • I find these comments of yours quite strange. Have you read the discussions back then even? (September 2014 archive of SRGP and esp. Talk:Global renamers#Discussion as to length of candidacies, where similar comments as now were made) For me such a single incident would not be a reason to claim removal, but you cannot deny there have been attempts of communication … Vogone (talk) 18:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
        • In this case, there were past incidents, though minor, that supported my decision. I didn't list them because I don't want this to be a laundry list of all the mistakes that a particular steward has done, and because often they relate to mailing list discussions or the context is related to something that we are bound not to disclose. --Rschen7754 02:31, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Az1568 (talk) 06:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Minimaxima|talk 14:27, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep of course. Bennylin 21:46, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Taichi - (あ!) 03:54, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Mjbmr (discussioncontribs) 06:43, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep - Absolutely has my trust. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 13:23, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:18, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Matiia (talk) 18:16, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:04, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Grind24 (talk) 22:37, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove --Neozoon (talk) 00:05, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Zyephyrus (talk) 00:36, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep although some of the opposers make good points. Widr (talk) 11:20, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove JoshuaKGarner (talk) 19:28, 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) 16:00, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Berlin-George (talk) 23:06, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Active and available on IRC whenever needed--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:19, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Calak (talk) 09:35, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Glaisher (talk) 17:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove re separation of powers concerns.--KTo288 (talk) 21:23, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep --Tremonist (talk) 15:11, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:55, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep All good. Elfix 09:29, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Enfcer (talk) 11:23, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove Conflict of interest. StudiesWorld (talk) 11:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep -- Wagino 20100516 (talk) 01:20, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep ///EuroCarGT 01:57, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Glaisher (talk) 16:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep KeepDefender (talk) 03:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Remove Remove -- Sidelight12 03:21, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep--Zivax (talk) 19:03, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep Of course Thehelpfulone 01:06, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep COI in OC & Steward roles can be minimized if Barras doesn't use his CU / OS rights for controversial cases. Apart from that, does great work. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep Keep. Ruy Pugliesi 17:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)