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Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

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Congratulations, Vermont! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-adminconnect. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta. Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators. You're also allowed to subscribe the metawiki admins private mailing list. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:54, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Congrats. :) --Cohaf (talk) 16:28, 23 June 2019 (UTC)


--ჯეო (talk) 18:28, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

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I visited after almost falling for a scam product advertised on facebook. I was happy to see the website alert its readers about scams on the free trials. I am a daily reader of this website and came to know that the website is blacklisted on Wikipedia. Just because it was spammed with non-existing links.

My question is - How can wikipedia blacklist a website based on something like this?

Does this mean that anyone can spam wikipedia with links and wikipedia will simply blacklist that website?

I think you guys need to re-think about this.

I see no possibility for that website to be used for a legitimate encyclopedic/beneficial purpose. Vermont (talk) 17:33, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

That's what you think as an individual. I am sure the website owner had nothing to offer under the table like other website owners do.

Are you implying we only blacklist sites because they don't pay us money? Vermont (talk) 17:37, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
You've been told repeatedly to sign your edits. Also I'm pretty sure no one cares what the owner of a scammy spam site thinks. Praxidicae (talk) 17:38, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Yea right. Just do a simple search on Google and see how many of your editors take money to add links on Wikipedia. That is not a surprise I guess. BTW, I don't own any website. 17:42, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

You profoundly misunderstand the purpose of any Wikimedia projects. Have a nice day. Praxidicae (talk) 17:44, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

You profoundly have no answer or explanation to what I say. 17:44, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes...those people are breaking the Terms of Use. Editing for money without disclosing it is not permitted. Vermont (talk) 17:45, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

All I can say is ... LOL. I will leave it here. I am not happy how this has been handled. I guess using the "unethical" techniques is only the way to live in this world. Sad... but true. 2406:3400:30F:B9D0:74E2:58C:AAA4:944D 17:49, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Were we to blacklist sites who didn't give us money, wouldn't we give sites the opportunity to give money? That has not happened. Editors who are paid to edit and do so in a harmful manner or do not disclose are blocked indefinitely per the Terms of Use. Your accusations are baseless and you are no longer welcome on my talk page due to your previous comments. Vermont (talk) 17:52, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Truth Hurts :( 2406:3400:30F:B9D0:74E2:58C:AAA4:944D 17:55, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Mis Bloqueos[edit]

Hola Vermont

Muchas gracias por tu explicación.
Pero te agradeceria mucho que me hiciran Checkuser en todas las wikis, con todos los titeres que dicen que tengo por favor
Con la finalidad de desmentir una vez por todas todas las acusaciones falsas en mi contra. Te lo agredecería mucho.
No es para nada exagerado decir que Cuatro Remos ha estado de tras de todos mis bloqueos y de todas las guerras de ediciones
He pisado el palito y le ha resultado fantastico para él.
Lleva años en lo mismo como se puede apreciar facilmente.
Esperando que me hagan Checkuser, te Saluda afectuosamente --Historiadormundo (talk) 21:13, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Yo no soy un checkuser; no puedo ayudar con eso. Yo solicito a tú: por favor, detenes calumniar a Cuatro Remos. Si tu desees a culpar Cuatro Remos para tus problemas, proporcionar evidencia. (No en Meta-Wiki pero a el projecto donde estás bloqueado. Meta-Wiki no es para apelando bloqueados en otros projectos.) De otra manera, puede ser interpretado como un ataque personale. Gracias, Vermont (talk) 23:29, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Hola Vermont Muchas gracias por tu explicación y por tú actuar equilibrado ; lo unico que yo pretento es paz y tranquilidad; coloborar positivamente, y si me equivoco me lo digan en forma razonable y civilizada (no con reversiones reversiones y reversiones), muchas gracias y espero que algún día me desbloqueen en Commons.--Historiadormundo (talk) 14:32, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Requesting AWB access[edit]

Hey Vermont. I was wondering if you would be willing to grant me AWB access here on metawiki? I originally asked at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Archives/2019-08#Requesting AWB access, but that was archived without a response from Base. I intend to use AWB to remove old translation tags from pages that were never actually marked for translation, while making it clear in my edit summary that, if translation is still desired, users should be free to revert my edits. This is so that translation admins don't go through and mark for translation pages that are no longer needed / should not have been translated in the first place. I am familiar with using AWB, and have access on enwiki. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 09:30, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

I saw that Base had concerns with granting access, and being that translations are not an area I work in, I don't feel comfortable accepting this request. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 12:39, 26 August 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Please block this IP (talk · contribs)--WikiBayer 👤💬 12:36, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Done by Tegel. Regards, Vermont (talk) 13:39, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the sincere, concise, and direct discussion[edit]

I appreciate people who are able to understand me quickly, and who can communicate much more meaning in fewer words than I am able to do. Great interaction and thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:05, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Bluerasberry, thanks! One of my favorite characteristics of the wiki model is being able to converse constructively with people of differing opinions. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 15:11, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Re: Pings[edit]

While I accept your apology here, an experienced user like yourself (especially being an administrator here at meta and a global sysop) needs to be able to distinguish the noticeably difference in colour between a regular ping and {{noping}}. More importantly, not checking basic facts before issuing some kind of warning to another similarly (if not more) experienced user is inflammatory, and in your own words, not "constructive" to a civil discourse. Having higher privileges across Wikimedia projects comes with more scrutiny, and I am speaking from experience. I hope I will not be seeing another careless action like that one by you again. Thanks, Alex Shih (talk) 10:56, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your concern. I had neglected to check the wikimarkup, and that is an issue that will not be repeated and one I sincerely apologize for. However, that does not detract from the fact that your comment was hostile in general, not specifically were you to have pinged them. Advocating that "poor editors" who are distressed by Fram is good is quite problematic. I have no comment as to the validity of Fram's actions, however it seems to me as though you are attempting to justify perceived harassment by saying that people who you classify as poor editors deserve to be distressed. This is quite troublesome as well: "Please don't speak on behalf of the "wider community", something in which you have minimal understanding of..." Comments like that, simply put, do not add to the conversation. Fram and others are having serious discussion on their talk page and you interject with a paragraph of insults. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 11:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Greek for your userpage[edit]


Reading Meta:Requests for comment/Multi-lang meta user page, I had a look at your userpage. Just in case you'd like to add some Greek, here is the translation:

Γειά σας είμαι ο Vermont! Είμαι κυρίως ενεργός στην Βικιπαίδεια στα απλά αγγλικά, όπου είμαι διαχειριστής, καθώς και στο SWMT.

Μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί μου σε κάποια από τις σελίδες συζήτησής μου, στο IRC (στο Freenode ως Vermont), ή με email στο

Regards. —Ah3kal (talk) 09:34, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! I'll be sure to add it in later today. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 10:10, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


Hello Vermont, please check your mail. — xaosflux Talk 18:13, 28 September 2019 (UTC)


Hi Vermont, can you please just talk again to Calvinkulit about him doing edits without consensus? I don't want to get into an edit war with him at Wikimedia Commons. Thanks. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 07:24, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm not an administrator on commons; if there are issues with their conduct there, it should be managed by Commons administrators. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 09:56, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Its referring to the page Wikimedia Commons, if I'm not mistaken --DannyS712 (talk) 09:58, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh, thanks, didn't notice that. I'll manage it. Vermont (talk) 10:31, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, sorry for being unclear. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 11:16, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment requested unblock, which I subsequently declined at this time. Also noticed that they are blocked at enWP, through didn't dig into their contributions to see the issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:33, 10 October 2019 (UTC) needs your help again[edit]


we having trouble with anonymous user pasting description of one plant into hundreds of articles about another plants, which is senseless and we considering it as vandalism. We need massive deletion of articles created by this IP:ład/

Thanks in advance, Lajsikonik (talk) 10:16, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Lajsikonik: you should have been able to do that for yourselves. From w:szl:special:contributions/ you should see a link to mass delete/masowe usuwanie. From there you can delete new creations that are kept within RecentChanges.

If this is recurring problem. then I would suggest writing some abusefilters to prevent IP editors creating new pages, and include one or two repeating components of the deleted posts that you can use to identify and prevent the additions. If you need help with filters, then ping me on my talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:24, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

requesting unblock[edit]

wikivoyage a admin bullying me i have skitzoeffective disease.

Baozon90 (talk) 15:07, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Not something I can help with, sorry. Vermont (talk) 15:10, 19 October 2019 (UTC)