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Welcome to my talk page! All messages are welcome, provided that they are civil and made in good faith. If you would rather converse privately, please email me at vermont@vtwp.org. Thank you.

Request[edit]

I prefer not to even try and attempt to contact any CU directly at this point.. If you received my previous ping at User talk:AFBorchert#FYI you know everything I've said about the matter.

If Magog sends you anything at all privately (I'm a bit at a loss as to what they could possibly send as everything is available on-wiki), I'd like to request a copy. Because I'm still in the dark as well. Alexis Jazz (ping me) 21:09, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

It's highly unlikely that anything is communicated to me privately, but if they do I would not share it with you. I'd hope that any allegations against you that Magog or the rest of the CU/admin team has was communicated to you, or originated from you. In my view, the best thing for you at the moment is to cease communication with any of them, and take a short wikibreak while this issue is sorted. There is no need to try to continue this drama further. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 21:53, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Stewardship?[edit]

Hi. I heard you were promoted to CU on simplewiki so I was wondering. Since it adds to your adminship on two wikis, global sysop-ship, and OTRS and SWMT membership, have you ever considered running for steward, particularly next year? Asking here because Meta-Wiki is the most relevant place for stewards. ミラP 23:47, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Possibly. It really depends on my work load. Last year, I had considered running, but it was a very busy season for me as I focused on obtaining my next level of professional certifications. If I have more time to give to volunteering on Wikimedia projects the next time around, I will reconsider. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 00:00, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

YGM[edit]

Sorry for the trouble caused. Apologies. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:50, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Personal attacks[edit]

[1] Here is a serious calumny. In this section Imjustthere accused me for personal attacks via IP on Incubator etc.
That IP that made those edits is the same IP vandal that harasses whole hr.wiki community, and especially has a pick on users that revert his (of that IP) edits, especially user Tulkas Astaldo and me. I reported that IP vandal some time ago because of his death and rape threats towards me and several colleagues. On the other hand, that user Imjustthere wages his crusade against me and chooses no means to do that (and does nothing else but that for two months???). Here is the extensive list (me and colleagues have collected the data, it is not complete) of that IP vandal's threats [2] with the IP's, timestamps and wikiprojects. That maniac is active since May of 2019, appears almost on daily basis and does not let it go. It hounds his targets across the wikis. My userpage has been vandalized by him on several wikis, including on Meta [3], and he if vandalized the RfC page (besides that globally banned user that threats around, and makes posts about Rocky Marciano), so Camouflaged Mirage had to protect the page on March 18, 2020.
So please, do not rush to conclusions when someone points the finger towards someone and says "he's guilty, it's him". Kubura (talk) 00:12, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Kubura: Yes; it is always bothersome when people associate IPs or vandals with established users without evidence of it. It is important to know that this IP editor is a long-term problem. On another note, relating to the discussion in general, do you harbor any dislike towards those who identify as LGBT? Regards, Vermont (talk) 00:15, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Regarding the users that identify as LGBT, I had nice experiences with LGBT users on wikis. Excellent cooperation and understanding, very willing to hear me what I want to say, and they recognized my problem and fixed things, and I am very satisfied how they solved it. But if someone is offensive and rude and without respect, that that person is offensive and rude without respect, whatever he/she/it/heshe/shehe/ze/hir/zir is; offensive persons appear in all fractions of the society. Kubura (talk) 00:27, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
I forgot this. On that RfC page I reported those attacks on Nov 6, 2019 [4].
"When this process started (somewhat before this RfC, around major Croatian national holidays), simultaneously started strange persistent rude attacks and threats on our wiki pointed to several users, not on Kubura, Speedy and Zeljko, but to other very active admins, as some kind of auxiliary line of attack. Fresh example, repeated many times before, [5] "name1 name2 fa*s I'll slay You all"."
That maniac is thorough and very investigative; he is prone to look for the informations about the family members and dispose it around on wikis. Kubura (talk) 22:00, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Appeal[edit]

I have appealed your ban at [6] and while I hold no ill will against you for imposing it, I have no idea how anyone can not see what the US has done against Haiti as analogous to what scowiki is doing to the Scots language. James Salsman (talk) 04:46, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Hey CheckUser...[edit]

Congrats :) -- CptViraj (talk) 04:03, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! Vermont (talk) 04:08, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Mass-block note to those for whom it is relevant[edit]

I mass-blocked a series of accounts connected to Kubura using the summary "{{checkuserblock}}". Though these accounts are connected to multiple CheckUser investigations, they are not directly checkuser blocks on Meta, so I updated the block reasons to "Abusing Multiple accounts". I apologize if this caused spam in recent changes or IRC channels. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 00:19, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Token for Wikimedia Meet[edit]

Hi Vermont! The group of young Catalan wikipedians was planning on meeting this weekend, and we were hoping to do so via Wikimedia Meet. Could you please send me a token to create an account? Thanks a ton! --Townie (talk) 11:28, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Townie, so sorry for the late response! I had checked this on my phone (thus getting rid of the notification), mentally noted I would do it later, and forgot. Vermont (talk) 20:58, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Block[edit]

Hello, I am Lordluka99. I saw you blocked me, so I felt obliged to explain it to you. I indeed had a sockpuppet few months ago. However, I was blocked for 3 months and I learned my lesson. Contributor Mačak 87 is my first cousin, who is new in wikiworld. You can also see he is not very good in grammar. Why am I writing this? Because I want to plead you to unblock me. I want to help Wikipedia. Best regards! ~ Lordluka99

Steward_requests/Checkuser#Macak87@hr.wikipedia: Indeed a sockpuppet. --Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 17:21, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
The proper place to appeal is your talk page, not by evading your block to leave a message on my talk page. Vermont (talk) 21:03, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Block Cybermb[edit]

Hello, I'm blocked at meta-wiki (why?). I'm user Cybermb on Croatian wiki. I'm contribuing there since 2006, wwith over 20 000 edits (mostly hr.wiki) and over 3 500 new pages (namespaces "Main" and "Dodatak" - hr.wiki)
My contribs:

I hope you'll unblock me, and that whole thing about Global ban for Kubura will be finished (although I think that whole thing is bunch of stupidity, and I deeply disagree with this proposal)

Best regards, Cybermb

Cybermb, I'll communicate over email. Vermont (talk) 21:10, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
It seems you don't have email enabled. In short, you should now be able to edit, and there was no block placed on your account directly. Please email me (vermont@vtwp.org) if you want specifics or have questions. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 21:11, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: Invitation[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

kawiki[edit]

Hello, Vermont. I am writing you because I see you were only person outside from Georgian Wiki, who took interest in this Requests for comment which is still open and undecided. other request was closed without any decision. please, consider, that we do not have local mechanism in kawiki, to solve such problems, sysops always back each other (incl. against wiki rules, as I believe) and we dont have arbitration committe or any other mechanism, so meta is the only place, where kawiki users can seek right decisions. So is there any chance that this Request will somehow decided? thanks in advance --M. (talk) 14:44, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your polite reply here, I won't lie I was slightly puzzled by his first reply and then even more bemused by his second reply but figured it wasn't worth being blocked over lol.
Anyway thanks for calling a spade a spade lol. Hope you and yours are safe and well mate, Take care and all the best, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 18:36, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Hey Davey, thank's for the message. I unblocked Ottawahitech recently as they had been contributing constructively on the English Wikinews. Unfortunately, it seems that the issues which necessitated the original block are still present. Anyways, I'm happy to see you taking part in the Steward Elections, and hope you're doing well. It's unfortunate that we haven't crossed paths very much lately. Best, Vermont (talk) 19:01, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Hey Vermont, Unfortunately I think your good faith may have been wasted on them - His recent edits don't exactly fill me with much confidence and tbh I sense people are becoming more fed up of him as the days go on. To be absolutely honest with you I feel I know this place better than he does yet he edits here frequently whereas I pop by what twice a year if that? ... how does that work ? Face-confused.svgFace-grin.svg,
Yeah I remember seeing a steward banner ages ago on Commons but never visited and only just remembered about it for some reason so ended up searching around here trying to find it lol. Never usually on here unless it's !voting or an important RFC!,
Anyway nice to see a friendly face here! :),
Yeah not too bad thanks lockdown's been driving me bonkers tho, Was sat in the house all day every day from March to October, Come October I started going for walks again and I loved it!. Weather was crap but it was nice getting out ... but then lockdown 3 happened so since January I've been stuck indoors again!, Paranoid about catching it and then giving it to my parents so staying for the time being!,
Anyway hope you and yours have been safe and well as can be, Warm Regards, –Davey2010Talk 19:33, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
With the inter-state travel restrictions, I've basically been stuck except when I'm able to quarantine/get tested, so I haven't been able to do very much lol. Fortunately, ski resorts are still open, so I've got that. Sad to hear you've been stuck inside; at least here in VT there's very low population density, so outdoors are not much of an issue. However, more inside time = more Wikimedia time, eh? Best, Vermont (talk) 21:32, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Sucks not being able to do what you like or where you like :(, Oh cool!, That's one thing I've never done is ski-ing, always wanted too tho :), Haha that's one to look at it lol, Anyway it's been nice hearing from you, No doubt I'll see you around :), Take care mate and stay safe, Warmest Regards, –Davey2010Talk 22:01, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Quick Assistance[edit]

Hey Vermont, quick question. I've been trying to crop images so that I could use them for Deaths in 2021 as I've been doing for the past 4-5 years but all of a sudden I can no longer crop images using crop tool because it says "Upload failed! [api] Received error: autoblocked : Your IP address has been blocked automatically, because it was used by a blocked user" even though I haven't received any notifications let alone any warnings that would suggest this. Crop Tool is the only tool that's giving me problems or mentions that I've been blocked by a user. I can still edit on all other Wikis. I'm confused and a tad frustrated. Would you know how to resolve this? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 06:41, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

TDKR Chicago 101, unfortunately not, but I've passed it on. Best, Vermont (talk) 14:55, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
@Vermont: This has happened to you before? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 14:56, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
TDKR Chicago 101, no it hasn't. Vermont (talk) 14:56, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
TDKR Chicago 101, are you able to edit pages on Commons normally outside of crop tool? Vermont (talk) 14:58, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Vermont Yes I can, I have no banners saying I've been blocked, I've uploaded files recently and have no complications editing. The only time where a block notice appears is when using the crop tool. I just looked at the talk page for crop tool and every use occupying the tool is having the same complication. So it isn't me it appears something is wrong with the tool. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 15:00, 26 March 2021 (UTC)