User talk:Vermont

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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)