It recently came to my attention that the Wikidata administration team is considered understaffed and new members would be welcomed to deal with tedious everyday tasks. I hereby offer myself for that position and request approval by the Wikidata community to service our project with sysop rights.
I became a Wikimedia editor in November 2012 via German Wikipedia and started to work with Wikidata soon after. Statistical details about my contribution can be found here. In all Wikimedia projects I topically work in sports-related fields, but I also do a lot of general maintenance work to keep things clean and useful. In the case of Wikidata this includes covi page supervision, property and property talk page maintenance, occasionally RC patrolling, item merging, and plenty of other smaller tasks. Furthermore I participate in community discussions and helpdesks, such as WD:Project chat, WD:Forum (German equivalent), as well as WD:Request a query, and try to act as a Wikidata ambassador at German Wikipedia, a community which is unfortunately pretty skeptical about our project. With 228k+ Wikidata edits to my account I have of course been involved in some controversial discussions, but my behavior has never been regarded problematic to my knowledge. I have never been blocked or called to admin attention in any Wikimedia project, and I also do not have or had any other accounts besides this one (User:MsynBot is a designated bot account owned by me, without any edits and with no plans to activate it).
The decision to offer my service to the community was made spontaneously within the past two days after I heard about a shortage of administrative workforce. Since I am involved in many (non-sysop) janitorial tasks at Wikidata anyway, I think that I am generally well prepared for this position. In case of a successful RfA I would thus help the administration team to deal with everyday tasks, particularly item deletion and RC/CVN work (vandal blocks, item protection …). WD:Administrators' noticeboard is already on my watchlist for a prolonged time, so I am somewhat familiar with the topics discussed over there. Since this would be my first sysop position, I’d start with simple cases to familiarize myself with the extra tools and dig deeper into the business with time.
I speak German (native) and English (quite okay). In case of questions feel free to ask. Happy voting! —MisterSynergy (talk) 15:00, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Support Thanks for your good work on cleaning up properties. You should consider making use of that bot account for bulk edits in future, to have that more cleanly separable. ArthurPSmith (talk) 15:28, 19 May 2017 (UTC)