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Meisam

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I would like to introduce to you Meisam. Meisam is an experienced contributor with more than 50.000 edits and he is an OTRS-agent so the tools would make his work easier. He is an image reviewer at Commons and an administrator at the Persian Wikipedia since 2009. He speaks some helpful languages, namely Azerbaijani and Persian. We don’t have many admins who speak those languages so his language skills would be a great complement to the current team of administrators.

He knows about copyright and he was even granted the admin tools at fa-wiki back in 2008 to deal with copyright violations. And he used to be a sysop at Wikidata as well. He is trusted and does his work well. He has been active at Commons for years but since April he became really active. He shows good skills when dealing with copyright violations, sock puppets etc.

In short, he would be a great administrator and he should be granted the tools since Commons would benefit from it for sure. Natuur12 (talk) 18:10, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the nomination and your trust in my abilities. I hope to be a help to Wikimedia Commons and all other projects benefiting from it. -- Meisam (talk) 18:16, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Votes

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As nom. Natuur12 (talk) 18:11, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per my suggestion ;-) Trijnsteltalk 18:17, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 18:17, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support trusted user --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:18, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Krd 18:19, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support trusted user and trusted nominator. Nick (talk) 18:32, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Rzuwig 18:38, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -FASTILY 19:06, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support unless you turn inactive like you did on Wikidata! Vogone (talk) 19:43, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Alan (talk) 21:52, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support trusted user who will benefit from the tools. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 22:26, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support trustworthy user with extra languages as a bonus.Green Giant (talk) 23:58, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Right on! AZ and FA knowledge is an additional plus. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:20, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:31, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - JurgenNL (talk) 11:06, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:35, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- sats (talk) 14:37, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Azeri speaker admin is much nedded. Geagea (talk) 01:20, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support variation of administrators is a good thing. Hanay (talk) 09:38, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:58, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:06, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support INeverCry 01:45, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Comments

Pictogram voting question.svg Question Hi, Meisam. I must ask an important question, because you are native speaker of Azerbaijan language. There is freedom of panorama in Armenia and no freedom of panorama in Azerbaijan. What about in Mountain Karabakh? Taivo (talk) 21:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not an expert in this matter. The copyright issue in the case of Nagorno-Karabakh is a bit complicated which mostly relies on the answer to his question: "which country's laws are applicable here?". The NKR affiliates to Azerbaijan under the principle of uti possidetis and is de jure a part of it as ex iniuria ius non oritur. (A detailed analysis can be found in "Heiko Krüger, The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict - A Legal Analysis, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2010 ISBN 978-3-642-11787-9"). IMO it must follow the Azerbaijan's rules for FOP. But you should probably consult a lawyer! -- Meisam (talk) 22:20, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Administrator of Commons must be an expert in copyright matters. We generally do not consult with lawyers, because we must be lawyers ourselves. Let's imagine, that a photo about Nagorno-Karabakh building is presented for deletion with reason "There is no freedom of panorama in Azerbaijan" and the uploader replies "There is freedom of panorama in Armenia". You have three possibilities: 1) close the request as deleted, 2) close the request as kept, 3) do not close the request and let the others to decide. Which one do you choose? Taivo (talk) 08:57, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I won't close the request but add my own opinion as stated above to comments section, to rationalize the enforcement of Azerbaijan FOP laws. -- Meisam (talk) 09:44, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I think, that this is correct attitude. We have some angry Armenians here and if you start to close requests involving Armenian or Karabakh images, then they start to complain, that your decision is politically motivated, even if it is not. Taivo (talk) 09:43, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
I believe Meisam is South Azerbaijan that live in Iran, so I am not sure Nagorno-Karabakh conflict refers to him. By the way, as far as I know South Azerbaijans speaks different dialect of Azeri that written in a Persian Alphabet? Geagea (talk) 02:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please enable Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary in Special:Preferences. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:00, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Thanks for reminding. -- Meisam (talk) 15:47, 31 July 2014 (UTC)