Stewards/Elections 2014/Statements/Hoo man
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- Personal info: Hello, I'm Hoo man, I've been a Wikimedian since 2008 and I would like to serve as a steward. I'm currently living in Germany and am usually contactable via IRC whenever I'm on my computer, sometimes until early in the morning. After some time of casual activity mostly on the German Wikipedia, I found out about the Small Wiki Monitoring Team in 2010 and decided to join it. Because of that I later on became a global rollbacker and a global administrator, which I am as of today. From time to time I also help out with maintenance tasks in Wikis without local administrators. On top of that I am a Meta-Wiki Administrator and am serving as a Wikidata-Admin. At some point in 2010 I started developing tools for common global vandalism fighter tasks. Because other users active in global vandalism fighting liked my tools, I kept extending them further. Due to my growing experience in these areas I later on got into the development of MediaWiki and MediaWiki extensions. Nowadays I maintain two MediaWiki extensions related to steward tasks which are used on Wikimedia Wikis: AbuseFilter and CentralAuth (I also hold a talk about these during the Wikimania 2013). Besides, I'm working on the Wikidata project, partly as a contractor to Wikimedia Germany but also as a volunteer. I will use my long term experience with both steward related tasks and the technical side of the steward work to improve the communication between the Wikimedia Foundation developers and the stewards. I also will try to help the stewards with their technical needs. Serving as a steward I will mostly stick to working on global vandalism and abuse cases. Additionally I will help other users on request, for example by performing global locks of reported spam bot accounts.
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