Stewards/Elections 2020/Statements/~riley

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  • Languages: en, es-1, fr-1
  • Personal info: (English)
    Hi everyone, I'm Riley and I have been editing for 8 years. My homewikis are Meta, where I am an sysop as of late, and Commons where I have been a sysop since 2016. As a SWMT member, my area of expertise and consistent activity is countervandalism. Currently, I use global rollback/global sysop permissions to fight vandalism, spam & long-term abuse. I am active on IRC which I view as a important communication tool for stewards to handle time-sensitive requests.

    I speak English but am functional in French and Spanish. Through my time on Commons, I have become comfortable helping editors that speak many different languages as it is a diverse multi-lingual project. When I am not helping on Meta & smaller wikis, I can be found writing content on the English Wikipedia, helping out with autoblocked users/verifying permissions on OTRS and creating accounts with the Account Creations team. Working with OTRS & ACC has taught me the impacts of collateral damage from blocks and this has helped me develop sound judgement when placing blocks. Between my Commons and SWMT experience, I have a well-balanced perspective of the challenges both small and large projects face.

    My primary focus as a steward, after finding an experienced mentor, would be to devote my time in the areas of greatest need and familiarity which I believe to be on IRC at #wikimedia-stewards (vandalism/LTAs), the stewards OTRS queue and steward noticeboards (global [b]lock requests, permissions, etc)

    Admittedly, I have only recently been given the global sysop permissions, however, I view this as a bonus as it appears I will be the only global sysop running for steward this year. Note: now one other GS running this year. ~riley (talk) 09:05, 4 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thank you for your consideration, I hope you can place your trust in me. ~riley (talk) 08:34, 23 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Disclosure: I recently returned to activity after having life altering events over the years that restricted my ability to edit. These life events are long behind me and my activity has been incredibly strong since then. I am committed to maintaining my activity and hope you will give me the chance to prove I will be an active steward. ~riley (talk) 06:31, 11 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Questions: See Stewards/Elections 2020/Questions#~riley