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Candidate details
  • Languages: Finnish, English
  • Region: Northern Europe
  • Active wikis: A few dozen active articles
  • Wikimedian since: 18. January 2011
Selected home wiki {{{home wiki}}}
Type of seat (regional; community-at-large; or both) (division of regional seats) Northern and Western Europe (NWE)
Candidate Introduction
Introductory statement / Application summary (maximum 200 words): Why are you running for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee? What would you contribute? I want us to have information available to the whole world and in as many languages as possible, which they can freely explore and browse. I am involved in this project precisely because free knowledge is the basis of civilization and learning. I will do my best so that the community can do as well as possible and everyone who would have a desire to participate in the development of the community would have the opportunity to participate according to their abilities.
Please describe your Wikimedia experience (such as contributions to the Wikimedia projects, memberships in Wikimedia organizations or affiliates, experience working on conduct issues in your community, activities as a Wikimedia movement organizer, or participation in building Wikimedia policies). I have been creating and editing articles for almost fifteen years now.
Professional Experience, Skills and Education
Please briefly describe 3 situations that show how you worked on, or advised others on, a complex conduct or policy issue. How did you work with others to address the situations?
Leadership Experience
Can you describe a policy, on wiki or off, that you helped to create or change? What did you learn from this experience?
How have you been able to empower people to make their voices heard? In my life, I always try to find ways and solutions to make people's thoughts and opinions heard. There is no single solution, but situations usually have to be faced individually, taking into account the special needs of all parties.
Sometimes in professional situations, there are personality conflicts. Explain how you remain productive even with personality conflicts. In my civilian life, I work with difficult decisions and people so resolving conflicts and finding compromises is characteristic of me.
Strategic Thinking
In your opinion, how can the U4C be a positive influence in the Wikimedia movement? In my opinion, U4C would function as a very specific kind of watchdog of power whose main task would be to maintain a functioning and changing code set of how it would be desirable to behave on platforms and how it would be desirable to implement decision-making. Too much interference in what individual users do would not be desirable, but some control would be desirable for the common good.
How would you help the Universal Code of Conduct develop and improve over time? I want to be able to help with the joint data bank and related sub-organizations as much as possible.