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.


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 ?   ,
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 AssistanceEdit

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)

Queering Wikipedia 2021 User Group Working Days: May 14-16Edit

The Wikimedia LGBTQ+ User Group is holding online working days in May. If you’re an active Wikimedian, editing on LGBTQ+ issues or if you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, come help us set goals, develop our organisation and structures, consider how to respond to issues faced by Queer editors, and plan for the next 12 months.

We will be meeting online for 3 half-days, 14–16 May at 1400–1730 UTC. While our working language is English, we are looking to accommodate users who would prefer to participate in other languages, including translation facilities.

More information, and registration details, at QW2021.--Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group 15:48, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Global lock on my accountEdit

Hello. I don't understand why your going to globally lock my account. I do not remember any long term abuse as you stated here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_SockPuppetInvestigatorforSockpuppets

Also, I never heard of this other account: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SockPuppetInvestigatorforSockpuppets

Could you please clarify this? Was all of this a mistake or were you going to lock some other account?