Candidate Statement: Hi! I'm Barras, and I've been an administrator on the Simple English Wikipedia for close to four months. I’m a very active user here on simple. My main work here on simple is to help with vandal fighting, because this is very easy. I have requested several oversight actions here on simple, which were done by a steward. I’ve also got some experience in what needs an oversight action and what not, because I have requested on the German Wikipedia several oversight actions and talked to one of the oversighters, who explained some things to me.
I know that I am a person with some different points of view and disagree often with other users.
Well, I think I would be a good choice for an oversighter because I am often around on-wiki and also available on IRC. The extra tools would be very helpful for me, because I often help with the recent changes. With the tool I could handle edits which need oversight action very quickly.
If I get elected by our community, I would post my e-mail address on my userpage, to be available (and not only per Wikipedia-mail) to all users.
Further more, I’ve no problems to identify myself to the Wikimedia Foundation.
I hope I can be trusted with the tools. If not, it isn’t the end of the world for me. Regardless of whether or not I am elected, how I help on this wiki will not change.
Thank you for your time! Best --Barras (talk) 18:13, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Just as a note: I identified myself to the WMF: diff --Barras (talk) 12:29, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Q: What experience do you have that would make you a stand-out candidate for this role? The Rambling Man (talk) 18:14, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
A: Like I mentioned in my self-nom. I requested several oversight actions for this wiki and did this also on dewiki. I also talked to one of the de oversighted, who explained me a few cases. The request oversight action by me on this wiki were all done. I talked also to the stewards about why my request should be done. I think I have now a good understanding, about what needs to be oversighted and what not. Of course, I have not direct experience with this tools, but I am sure I am familar with the oversight policy on meta. I hope I answered you question. Best Barras (talk) 18:19, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Q: How important do you think oversight is to preserve user's privacy? (ie: if a person was concerned info on their workplace was displayed and connected to their id? and were anxious to delete this)
Bubblycanuck (talk) 18:23, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
A: Internet is a very unsecurity place for personal information. The work place of an user is a personal information. If there is a content like ie: "Barras works at xxx" and I've never said this, so it should be oversighted. If this information is public available (ie: per a google search), so it shouldn't be oversighted, but it can be deleted. This would be per our meta oversight policy. Either if I think such informations should be oversighted, even if they can be found on a google search. But this would be against policy. This means, it is a case to case decision. If the posted information in the public available, it should not be oversighted. If the information is not available, if should be oversighted. I hope you understand my anwser. Barras (talk) 18:36, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Good admin to work with; even though he is admin, has not forgotten that our job here is to make this wikipedia better. I trust Barras to handle the added responsibility well. Also note that some steward requests here on simple were done because Barras asked a steward on IRC. --Eptalon (talk) 12:20, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Thought I'd supported already. Good luck, Barras. PeterSymonds (talk) 13:24, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm not going to support or oppose, not that it will make any difference, due to my views that these elections are being improperly conducted. We should not be extending any time periods to get a required amount of votes - that's why we weren't going to start until September. I think we have some power hungry people wanting to get these started early...Goblin 13:05, 10 August 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Shappy!
Well, I accept this, if it is your opinion. For your note, I and also others poke nearly every day a steward to do an oversight here. It is just much easier to handle cases better with local oversighters. Barras || talk 13:09, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
As I've said in the past, it's not that I don't think OS isn't needed, as it clearly is and I support having it, it's the way about which these elections are being conducted that I object to, and so am choosing to comment instead of vote. Goblin 18:49, 10 August 2009 (UTC) I ♥ Chenzw!
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