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  • Languages: sv-N, en-3, no-2, de-1
  • Personal info: (English)
    Hi there! For those who are not familiar with me; I am EPIC, a native speaker of Swedish and advanced speaker of English. I have been a Wikimedian since 2019, and I’m currently a sysop on the Swedish Wikipedia, a sysop at Wikidata, a VRT member (with access to the info-sv, renamers and wikidata queues), as well as a global renamer since a while back.

    At first, I didn’t have the intention to run for steward, as I’m not interested in gaining more roles and as I didn’t really have use for the permissions. Until quite recently, I got an encouragement from one of the current stewards in which they thought I should go for it. After that, I thought about it for quite a while, and have since realized that I’ve had use of the tools in multiple situations, and would have use of the tools in future situations too.

    So, after a lot of careful consideration, I am here today. I will start off with an answer to what will likely be one of your first questions; What would be my area of stewardry, if elected? Well, my most active areas would be helping out on IRC (mainly #wikimedia-stewardsconnect) and other counter-vandalism/LTA/spambot work, as well as the Steward requests backlog, mostly SRG and SRP. I am a daily user of SWViewer and frequently report ongoing vandals or cross-wiki abusers to stewards, most of them via IRC and also at SRG. In those cases, where I have approached an insistent vandal or LTA, particularly on smaller wikis, it would be efficient to be able to take countermeasures myself, instead of having to bother stewards or global sysops about it every time. Furthermore, I have experience with measures which can be useful to know as a steward, such as range blocks and proxy blocks. I have some knowledge in other Scandinavian languages, and thus I’m also able to help other Scandinavian users with some tasks, especially users from Norway or Denmark as we have no stewards from these countries.

    I am, and have the ability to be, active during the school hours, when large parts of the daily vandalism are going on but at the same time often can be a lack of online stewards to take actions. In these scenarios, I am often online and thus available to take actions in urgent situations. I’m quite a night owl and available for the most of the day, and my time zone is UTC+1 during standard time and UTC+2 during summer time. As a steward, I will of course keep my activity as frequent as I can. But, in the scenario I ‘’would’’ instead become inactive, which I hope not to be, I will not be running for confirmation and of course accept losing the tools. I am not perfect, and I have made some mistakes in my past, such as not really abiding by en:WP:NOROLLBACK at a few moments in the past, but I have since of course learned from those mistakes. Being able to help other users also makes me very happy and I enjoy communicating with other people. I am also very grateful to receive feedback, since it is something that makes me improve and learn, and I’m always open to cooperate with other users.

    I have read the stewards policy, CheckUser policy, Oversight policy, Access to nonpublic personal data policy and the privacy policy, and I am of course aware of them and will abide by them. I have signed the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information and enabled two-factor authentication for my account.

    So, with that said, I’m ready to take on the responsibilities of being a steward, and I’m looking forward to potentially serving and helping the community as one. Thank you for taking your time reading this, and thank you for your consideration. Any questions you may have, I’ll happily answer. Cheers! :D
  • Questions: See Stewards/Elections 2024/Questions#EPIC