Congratulations to all new members.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:13 AM, James Alexander <jalexan...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Thanks Patrick for all your work on this and Congratulations to everyone
> coming on board! Thank you Thogo, PhilKnight, Avraham and Alhen for your
> work over the past years. I know I'll see you all around still :).
>
> James Alexander
> Manager
> Trust & Safety
> Wikimedia Foundation
> (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur
>
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 8:13 AM, Tanweer Morshed <wiki.tanw...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Patrick for the announcement. Congratulations to the new members
> as
> > well as the returning members!
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tanweer
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Patrick Earley <pear...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello, everyone.
> > >
> > > I'd like to announce the new and returning members of the 2016
> Ombudsman
> > > Commission (OC), the small group of volunteers who investigate
> complaints
> > > about violations of the privacy policy, and in particular concerning
> the
> > > use of CheckUser and Oversight[1] tools, on any Wikimedia project for
> the
> > > Board of Trustees.
> > >
> > > [1]
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Amending_the_Scope_of_the_Ombudsman_Commission
> > >
> > > I apologize for the length of the announcement. :)
> > >
> > > The application period for new commissioners for 2016 recently closed.
> > The
> > > Wikimedia Foundation is extremely grateful to the many experienced and
> > > insightful volunteers who offered to assist with this work.
> > >
> > > As it has for the past few years, this year’s OC will consist of seven
> > > members, with a two-member advisory team who will guide the new
> > commission.
> > >
> > >
> > > I am pleased to announce the composition of the 2016 OC. First, the new
> > > members are:
> > >
> > > -
> > > User:Alan, who has been a registered Wikimedian for more than three
> > years,
> > > but an anonymous editor since 2006, working primarily across Spanish
> > > language projects. He is a global sysop and global rollbacker, an
> > > administrator on Commons, as well as having been an OTRS volunteer for
> ~3
> > > years. In the past he has served as an administrator and bureaucrat on
> > > Spanish Wikivoyage.
> > >  -
> > >
> > > User:NahidSultan, who has been volunteering on Wikimedia projects since
> > > 2012. He is mostly active on Bengali Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and
> > Meta,
> > > where he holds administrator rights. Besides these roles, he is also
> part
> > > of OTRS, a small wiki monitoring team member and a global
> administrator.
> > > Other than his online contributions to the movement, he is also active
> > > doing Wikimedia work offline, working actively for the Wikimedia
> > Bangladesh
> > > chapter, where he currently serves as a Board member.
> > >  -
> > >
> > > User:Pajz, who has been an active contributor to the Wikimedia projects
> > for
> > > almost a decade. Formerly a bureaucrat on the German-language
> Wiktionary,
> > > he has since mainly focused on contributing to Wikipedia (mostly on
> > topics
> > > from economic theory and copyright law) and helping out on the
> Volunteer
> > > response team ("OTRS team"). He became a Wikipedia administrator and a
> > > Volunteer response team member in 2007, and has served as one of the
> OTRS
> > > administrators.
> > >
> > >  -
> > >
> > > User:Taketa, who has been a Wikimedian since 2008. He mostly works on
> the
> > > Dutch Wikipedia, writing content and organising projects. He was a
> member
> > > of the Dutch Wikipedia Arbitration Committee in 2009/10 and 2012/13.
> > > Currently, he helps as Wikimedia steward, nlwiki bureaucrat, listadmin
> > for
> > > the nlwiki admins and bureaucrats, OTRS volunteer and Wikidata admin.
> > >
> > >
> > > Returning members:
> > >
> > > User:Barras, who is primarily active on the Simple English Wikipedia
> and
> > > Meta. He’s a steward, an Oversighter on Simple English and Meta, and
> > also a
> > > Checkuser on Simple and Meta. Barras joined the OC in 2015.
> > >
> > >
> > > User:Polimerek, who primarily edits Polish Wikipedia (where he is an
> > admin
> > > and former arbitrator), Polish Wikibooks and Wikimedia Commons. He also
> > > serves the Wikimedia movement as the president of Wikimedia Poland and
> on
> > > the Grant Advisory Committee. He is a former Checkuser. Polimerek
> joined
> > > the OC in 2014.
> > >
> > >
> > > User:Rubin16, who primarily edits the Russian Wikipedia, where he is a
> > > bureaucrat and administrator. He is formerly a member of their
> > Arbitration
> > > Committee. He is an administrator on Wikimedia Commons and is a Central
> > > Notice and translation admin on Meta. (He is also a translation admin
> on
> > > Commons.) He is a member of Wikimedia Russia, responsible for press
> > > contacts and financial reporting.
> > >
> > > The 2016 OC’s advisors (this advisory role provides expertise when
> > needed,
> > > but does not participate in all discussions) are:
> > >
> > > -
> > >
> > > User:Gnom, who primarily edits German Wikipedia. Gnom, a licensed
> > attorney,
> > > has previously served Wikimedia as a legal intern for the Wikimedia
> > > Foundation. In 2014, he was elected to the Board of Wikimedia
> > Deutschland,
> > > where he serves as co-Vice Chair. Gnom joined the OC in 2014.
> > >
> > > -
> > > User:Huji, who primarily edits Farsi Wikipedia, where he is an
> > > administrator, bureaucrat and former Checkuser. He has also contributed
> > > substantially to Simple Wikipedia, English Wikipedia and Meta and is a
> > > Wikimedia developer contributing to MediaWiki and WMF Labs projects.
> > >
> > > -
> > > These volunteers' willingness to remain, to bring their familiarity
> with
> > > processes and their experience to the new arrivals, is greatly
> > appreciated!
> > >
> > >
> > > Please join me in thanking the following outgoing volunteers, who have
> > > given substantially of their time to serve the commission:
> > >
> > > -
> > > User:Alhen, who primarily edits Spanish projects. He is a bureaucrat
> and
> > > administrator on the Spanish Wikipedia and Spanish Wikibooks, and is
> also
> > > an administrator on Commons. A prior member of the Spanish ArbCom,
> before
> > > it was dismantled, he is a Checkuser on the Spanish Wikipedia.
> > >
> > > -
> > > User:Avraham, a steward, who primarily edits English Wikipedia where he
> > is
> > > a Checkuser, Oversighter, admin and bureaucrat. He also serves the
> > Commons
> > > as an admin and Oversighter and Meta as an admin. He joined the OC in
> > 2014.
> > >
> > > -
> > > User:PhilKnight, who primarily edits the English Wikipedia. A former
> > member
> > > of its arbitration committee and its mediation committee, he is also a
> > > Checkuser, Oversighter and administrator there.
> > >
> > > -
> > > User:Thogo primarily edits the German Wikipedia, where he is an
> > > administrator and former arbitrator, and has also focused on Meta. He
> is
> > a
> > > former steward and has served as an administrator on several other
> > > projects. He joined the OC in 2011.
> > > -
> > >
> > > I'd also like to say a hearty thank you to those returning and those
> > coming
> > > aboard for the first time, as well as to all those applied. Again, it
> was
> > > an extremely able group of volunteers, and while this mix of users may
> > best
> > > serve the need for this year, I hope that those who applied will
> consider
> > > applying again in future years.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Patrick Earley
> > > Community Advocate
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > pear...@wikimedia.org
> > > (1) 415 975 1874
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> >
> > --
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> > Tanweer
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