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  • Languages: pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-1, it-1, sk-1, sq-1, ms-1, hi-1
  • Personal info: (English)
    Hello, everyone.

    I started contributing to the Wikimedia projects in January 2008, on the Portuguese Wikipedia. Since then, I involved more and more into administrative tasks and I became a local administrator there and in some few wikis. I have also been a bureaucrat in this project for about four years. In November 2010, I joined the Small Wiki Monitoring Team in order to help out with the global countervandalism stuff. In June 2011, I was given the global rollbacker permission and, in March 2012, the global sysop one. I am also a global renamer.

    My contributions are mainly focused on global patrolling and countervandalism related duties. On a daily basis, I deal with the management of vandalisms and spambots across the small wikis, and I also try to help in other tasks as much as I can.

    As a global sysop, I often take part in many IRC channels under the nick RuyP. I can also be easily reached via my talk pages on different wikis and by email. I was a bit busy in part of 2014, due to health and academic issues. However, I returned in November and I have been keeping very active as before.

    I am a native Portuguese speaker, but I can understand English and Spanish pretty well though, while being able to write in English at a decent level (IMHO). I can also comprehend written French, Galician and Italian, and I have a very basic understanding of Albanian, Slovak, Malay and Hindi.

    I am experienced with bureaucrat, checkuser and admin tools, and I am aware of the policies regarding of CheckUser, Oversight and Stewardry. I was already an ArbCom member and a local checkuser for almost two years (2009-2010), the reason why I am registered in the Identification noticeboard since February 2009.

    I have decided to apply for stewardship because I am willing to do more for Wikimedia projects. Still, the GS toolkit is not enough to deal properly with long-term abuses (LTA). It would be quite useful to handle global (b)locks and even assist with emergency actions in some local wikis. Since I am from the "Global South", sometimes it is a bit hard to find someone to take care of this (even via irc), specially in the time zone where I live in Brazil (-3).

    If I am elected, I also intend to help out with user rights managements (both local and global), Oversight requests, and so on. I am far from perfect, which means sometimes I can make mistakes. However, I always keep myself open to feedback. So, if you have any questions, please, don't hesitate to ask me.

    Thanks for your time and attention, Ruy Pugliesi 22:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

    Links to my account: on meta and on ptwiki.
  • Questions: See Stewards/Elections 2015/Questions#Ruy_Pugliesi