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RFCU case about meEdit

Are there any reasons that that section can't be closed yet? All the doubts are seem resolved, that I don't act anything 117.* did, and however 117.* looks like another sock-master. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:17, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

Bumping?! --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:05, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
Hi Liuxinyu970226. Apologies for the late reply on this. I'm not sure how to respond, as I have no specific comments on this issue. It is, however, quite fortunate that the IP range has not edited since. Best, Vermont (talk) 23:07, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
If so then why not {{Inconclusive}} it? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:06, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
We do not publicly comment on the possibility of connections between accounts and IPs. Vermont (talk) 03:02, 13 October 2021 (UTC)
So how to close that section? I see no benefits to open it for several months. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:28, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Requests for adminshipEdit

I would be interested in being an administrator in Meta, I am already an temporaly administrator in wikiversity, and an active contributor in eswiki and Commons and I would like to collaborate in the fight against vandalism, and I wanted to ask you if I can request this permission without opposition. Thank you in advance for your time. MONUMENTA (talk) 14:40, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

@MONUMENTA: Meta:Administrators Why would want rights here when you hardly edit here. Contribute against vandalism first, build a reputation of competent and trusted actions then put your name forward, not the other way around. There are zero free passes at this wiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:43, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
I greatly appreciate your assessment billinghurst, I was misinformed about the need for administrators here.MONUMENTA (talk) 02:22, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Important noticeEdit


-- TNT (talk • she/they) 02:01, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Advice requestedEdit

Hello. I was wondering what you think the best next step is for the Latvian Wikipedia and climate denial. One of the local admins seems to be going against local consensus on talk to promote climate denial (to be fair, not that much input to properly assess consensus). The discussion is now at the point where he has proposed to replace old climate myths with more modern climate myths. At 51 pageviews / day, I'm not quite willing to let this go yet. Femke (talk) 12:06, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

A second admin has deleted significant denial. Let's wait how this plays out. Femke (talk) 19:09, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
Indeed. Optimally these issues would be decided by local consensus, which hopefully would side with reliable sources rather than personal opinions. Vermont (talk) 01:08, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful new year <3 Vermont (talk) 01:01, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

No regretsEdit

I nominated you for a free T-Shirt.

IAR!!!MJLTalk 06:16, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Aww, thanks! Vermont (talk) 22:15, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Merchandise Giveaway Nomination – SuccessfulEdit


Hey Vermont,

You have been successfully nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work! Please email us at merchandise wikimedia.org and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt. Thanks!

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-- janbery (talk) 21:01, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)


Thx for blocking my user disk. Please see also here (where apparently no one is working ;-)). The request-for-unblocking-path the user mentioned is correct, but it is only one of at least two ways to go for it; there is another one, but his own disk was blocked. But, unblocking the account is highly unprobably since this is a sock of sock of ... so he is exclusively trolling, --He3nry (talk) 07:25, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Interesting. Thanks for letting me know. Vermont (talk) 01:56, 12 February 2022 (UTC)


On being elected a steward! --DannyS712 (talk) 18:37, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

Thanks! :-D Vermont (talk) 21:20, 26 February 2022 (UTC)
Late congrats :) Have fun with the tools :) And a bottle of maple syrup in lieu of a T-shirt Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:44, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

Global IP block exemption deniedEdit

At Steward_requests/Global_permissions#Global_IP_block_exempt_for_MuDavid (which I can’t edit today, even though I’m logged in and have had an account for many years) you say, “That IP is blocked locally on the English Wikipedia, not globally”. Yesterday, though, I was blocked on the Vietnamese Wiktionary, where I often edit, and I tried the Portuguese Wikipedia and I was blocked there as well. They message that appeared said I’d been blocked globally by User:Tks4Fish. You say I was dreaming? MuDavid (talk) 02:39, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

In that case it is likely a global block, but it would not be for the IP that you listed. Please copy or screenshot the block message, next time you see it, and send it to stewards wikimedia org with a note about your gIPBE request. Or, if you are comfortable doing so, pasting the listed IP (in the global block message) here or on the request. Vermont (talk) 02:08, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

Requested for check of IpEdit

Hi ,Dear Vermont , this ip is vandalism the hindi wikipedia after few hours ,when i reverted this iop's edit he abuses my mother and me ,thias is not good for me ,now i'm frustrated about that.please see hi:सदस्य वार्ता:ॶ , hi:सदस्य:ॶ ,hi:सदस्य वार्ता: ,hi:सदस्य: Yadav Official.this my humble request please check this ip.please help me .thanks Aviram7 | ✎  10:13, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Aviram7, this is something best reported to local administrators. Vermont (talk) 00:35, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

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Block usersEdit

Hey Vermont. Sorry to bother you. These two user names are vandalizing around meta: User:With all the men's horses, User:Leopardspots27. I am not sure how block requests work here. I saw you are online. Could you please handle this? Thanks. --Joalpe (talk) 23:35, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Done, thanks! In the future you can request on Meta:RFH, but here works too. Best, Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 23:42, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

m-w CU?Edit

Hi Vermont, I was thinking of running for local checkuser, not sure if there is enough work to require more local users right now - any thoughts on this? Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 20:44, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Hm. Unsure if we *need* another CU per se, but you're certainly a trusted user and there are many times when additional CUs would be helpful, as well as non-Steward CUs. Do you want to discuss this more over email? Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 00:54, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
Xaosflux ping ^. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 00:54, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, I see someone else is running right now, so will probably hold of for a bit - I think I could pass community muster but don't want to just have a hat to not make use of. Thank you for the reply! — xaosflux Talk 09:26, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Unanswered request for bot flagEdit

Hi, I've made a request for a bot flag on Steward requests/Bot status but it's waiting with no action from stewards for more than a week. Would you please take a look? Thanks a lot! روزبه (talk) 11:07, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Hm. I'll pass this along, bot status is not something I'm particularly familiar with so I'm not comfortable making the action myself. Thanks for the message! Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 14:29, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
Thank you very much! روزبه (talk) 00:39, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

Email sent from E.ImanoffEdit

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my esteemed colleagues who took their precious time and expressed their opinion on my withdrawal from the Global Block, so I decided to write here to convey my request to a colleague who can open my block. Dear Vermont, please unblock per all this. Cheers!

Best regards: Elshad Iman  Y 17:20, 22 July 2022 (UTC)
Generally speaking, using an IP to evade a lock is not okay. However, considering the circumstances (lack of abuse with the IP, simply discussing here) I don't think it's beneficial to act on it.
Please email stewards wikimedia.org with your appeal, and if you can cc me on that (vermont vtwp.org). Considering past socking, I'm not comfortable unlocking without a strict one-account restriction. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 17:36, 22 July 2022 (UTC)
I sent it from my official email address as you said. I promise I'll take this seriously.
Best regards: Elshad Iman 20:11, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

Please gblockEdit

Please, please, please globally block, I already reported them to SRG a week or two ago, but I just can't keep up with their vandalism. – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 05:02, 2 September 2022 (UTC)


Why did you say in Requests for comment/Crimean Tatar coverage on ruwiki that there was " No indication that the Russian Wikipedia's content dispute procedures are incapable of handling this"? I listed many examples of Russian Wikipedia's content dispute procedures NOT handling severe issues in a competent manner? Heck, the person who accused the Mubarek zone project of being a hoax invented by Crimean Tatars hasn't received so much as a demerit/talkpage warning against making such absurd accusations about minorities. The deletion nomination that insisted Yaliboylu Crimean Tatars weren't real sat up for YEARS and wasn't handled until the request for comment began to receive significant attention (surely to save face from having not addressed the problem). It is abundandtly clear that administration on Russian Wikipedia is incapable of handling the issue at best (when they're not actively condoning and enabling it). Do you not see a problem that there is no ban on attack pages? And that the entire Russian wikimedia commenity's response was to not be like "Ok, we have an issue here, and we'll try to do better. We'll go for half of the suggestions listed" but rather to make the discussion entirely about me (the ad hominem approach) and lobby for me to be banned on ruwiki for "threatening" Russian Wikipedia and "insulting" other users by using the word "chuavanist" to describe the attitudes reflected? What will you have to say when an article about Crimean Tats (a branch of the CT nation) or Decree 493 is created and then immediatly nominated for deletion with the same absurd claims attacking the Crimean Tatar people, and no admin immediatly gives a stern warning? Do keep in mind that the few non-Russian contributers agreed with the idea that there was indeed a problem on ruwiki going on.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 17:57, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

Можете помочь?Edit

Меня заблокировали за ЗЛОУПОТЕБЛЕНИЕ несколькими учетными записями, но именно злоупотребления не было. Создав новую учетку, я первым делом указал на ней свои старые. Других правил не нарушал. Проблема осложняется тем что вторую учетку (Relaxing50) сначала перепутали с другим заблокированным участником (Блинов Рюрик Петрович). И теперь мою учетку путают с ним опять. Я обратился к заблокировавшему меня администратору User talk:Bookvaedina#Making signs. После долгой переписки он создал консенсус https://ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%92%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C:%D0%9E%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5_%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%8B#%D0%9D%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%81%D1%83%D1%81_%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2 на который не реагируют. Также консенсус создан так, что создается впечатление, что я Блинов Рюрик Петрович, а это другой участник. Я сообщил об этом User talk:Bookvaedina#Консенсус но реакции нет. Помогите пожалуйста. Making signs (talk) 05:05, 9 September 2022 (UTC)


Hello! Could you add gban notice on User:Kolega2357? SummerKrut (talk) 09:13, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

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