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Stewards/Elections 2022/Statements/Eptalon

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The 2022 steward elections are finished. No further votes will be accepted.


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Please note that the full page with votes can be found at Stewards/Elections 2022/Votes/Eptalon.
  • Languages: de-N, en-5,fr-5, es-2, it-1, la-1
  • Personal info: (English)
    Hello there, I am Eptalon, I have been a user of Wikipedia since 2006 or so. My home Wiki is Simple English Wikipedia, where I hold admin rights, I am also a bureaucrat, a checkuser and an oversighter there. Aside from simple, I also edit English, French, and German Wikipedias from time to time. I have had contact with some of the smaller Wikis such as Alemannic, or Latin. I was a steward in the past, but quit for personal reasons. I want to try again, because I believe that with my near-native levels of English and French, as well as German, I can help Wikipedia as a whole. In Simple English Wikipedia I also saw my tasks as taking a meaningful decision, whether an article should be deleted or kept, to delete the various contributions which only contained meaningless graffitti, and to deal with users who are only here to cause trouble (reasonably: by blocking them or initiating a ban discussion). My task as an oversighter is to hide material that is insulting, or that reveals personal details of an editor (such as the real name behind a pseudonym). Personally, I think that Wikipedia isn't censored, and that editors should be able to deal with obscenities (especially if they have been reverted, and only show up in the edit history). As a Checkuser, I make sure that people don't vote several times (or that if they do, their vote is counted once, at most). Cross-wiki spam is a large problem, which needs to be dealt with globally. Paid editing can be hard to prove. Known torublemakers use different identities, only a checkuser can sometimes tell they are in fact the same user. I grew up on one of the smaller Wikis, and I believe it is time to improve the visibility and understanding of such wikis in the greater Wikimedia community. This community is made of many editors, from many different backgrounds. Being able to communicate with people from many different backgrounds is an enriching experience, where all profit. In short: I have been a steward in the past. I think it is time to nominate myself again.
  • Questions: See Stewards/Elections 2022/Questions#Eptalon