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User Kingboyk
Real name Stephen Kennedy
Location Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Age 34
User page(s) Main: English Wikipedia. Others: Wikipedia in other languages, Meta, Commons, Mediawiki, Wiktionary.
Wikimedia participant since September 2005
Projects in which I participate Wikipedia En, and others. I am also an AutoWikiBrowser developer.
Languages in which I participate English, very basic French
Link to user contribution pages En
My candidate statement I want to see a stronger and more democratic Foundation, better guidance and assistance for volunteers, and a sharpened focus on our core goals. The Foundation needs to be stronger, in terms of its vision, its leadership of our volunteer community, its brand, and its accountability.

As a Board member, I will advocate a roadmap for our future development. I will also focus on expanding our reach outside Europe and North America, and improving collaboration and idea-sharing between wikis. We have much to learn from each other! I will respectfully promote my view that all board members should be elected.

I have been a Wikipedian for 2 years. I'm an administrator on the English Wikipedia, an AWB developer, and I have co-written several Featured Articles. I have experience at a similar level to this role, having been a member of the Student Union Council and the Finance Committee at Brunel University. I live on a small farm in England.

This is a condensed version of my personal statement. Per the election rules, I have prepared a private personal platform statement which I invite all voters to read. Thank you.

For questions, please post here Board elections/2007/Candidates/Kingboyk/questions