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Request to add to title blacklist

After the result of this RfD discussion, I have this request to make: could the creation of any title that contains any instance of at least two consecutive apostrophes ('') be added to the title blacklist? The fact that any title with those specifications has the potential to cause wiki markup issues when linked in an article seems to outweigh the usefulness of their existence. Steel1943 (talk) 22:27, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

It's doable, and it sounds like a good idea to me. If nobody replies here objecting in a few days, I'll do it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:27, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

By the way, here's a list of all remaining titles with this problem:

Valid chemical names

Jackmcbarn (talk) 05:00, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Also, I noticed that there are a lot of chemicals that really do have multiple consecutive apostrophes in their name, so I tweaked the regex to allow them through while still blocking the rest. Jackmcbarn (talk) 05:46, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Addition to the above request

@Jackmcbarn: I just realized part of my request above that I completely overlooked; should the creation of new usernames with at least two consecutive apostrophes be blacklisted as well? I mean, I can only imagine how annoying it would be for a new user to create their name with at least two consecutive apostrophes ... just to not be able to create their own user page, as well as having their talk page essentially blocked since it could not be created by most editors, including themselves. Steel1943 (talk) 01:20, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Also pinging Technical 13 on this for feedback purposes. Steel1943 (talk) 01:22, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Either that or specify this only applies to article space. Then double ' titles would be valid in User(_talk): — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 04:00, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
    This currently affects pages in all namespaces as well as account creation. Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:05, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm not sure it should. The only cases where apos cause an issue is when there are 2, 3, or 5 of them. Even then, it's not too big of an issue because the server encodes them when used as links and the display title can be overridden to show the actual apos in cases where they are appropriate. Piped links can be used in linking to the articles. Not really sure where the issue for this is, other than making adjustments on pages where it belongs requires some technical know-how and can be an annoyance. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
      @Technical 13: With the exception of the enzymes (which I already added an exception for), I can see no legitimate reason for ever having multiple single quotes in a page title. Can you think of any? Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:16, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Jack, it is reasonable for anything that uses feet and inches or degree, minutes, and seconds to be searched for with '' (double ') and should have redirects from such pages. It's also reasonable for it to be part of a username if the user expected to have that kind of formatting in their name (and there is no policy against having usernames with embedded formatting). — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:35, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
        @Technical 13: If a username (or a page for that matter) is created with that type of formatting, counterintuitively, it will actually break the ability to format the page that way. Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
        • Jack, how so? I'm a bold user. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:51, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
          @Technical 13: Because when you actually visit their user page, the name will show up with the apostrophes and not in bold, and worse, DISPLAYTITLE won't be able to fix it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
          • If they really wanted their user page to look that way, it is possible with a little tinkering. Also, they might not care what the display title looks like. It's not a technical restriction since there are ways to workaround it, it should be up to them. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 21:08, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
            That's a horrific hack (not to mention it doesn't work if the page needs to scroll). Also, it would make it hard for other users to copy and paste their username into places. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:12, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
            • I don't disagree it was a horrific hack, but it would work for users that keep their userpage short enough to prevent scrolling (I could have tinkered with it further to make it work a little better if I was so inclined. I was not. Not that much hard to copy and past the username, simply copy from URL. Anyways. While I agree it is very useful and productive in article space, I think setting restrictions on what users can and cannot have for usernames that aren't documented as having consensus in WP:UPOL is a bad idea. I'll leave it at that. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 21:46, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • My thoughts: links to any page that have consecutive apostrophes are a bad idea due to the original reason why I requested that the titles be blacklisted. User names are no exception to this thought, given that if I want to ping or mention an editor with consecutive apostrophes in their username, I am now adding to the problem, and not by choice. (Well, I could choose not to ping them, but then I would have no way to use the echo system to communicate with them, so it's a lose-lose situation.) Steel1943 (talk) 22:15, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, I thought that this was how this page worked, but I wasn't sure. Perfect! Steel1943 (talk) 18:04, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

TM, R, and SM symbols in usernames

Does anyone have any objections to me adding the following entry?

.*[™®℠].* <newaccountonly|errmsg=titleblacklist-forbidden-new-account>

Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, I do. MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-forbidden-new-account isn't an appropriate message for these usernames. There should be a better explanation as to why it is being rejected (it's using a symbol that indicates it is a product) and should include a link to WP:PRODNAME. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 21:51, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
    @Technical 13: Good point. I'll create a new message for it. Are you okay with the rule itself, though? Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:08, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Of course. I don't object to the idea, I just think that all of the creation rules should be as clear as can be so that people know exactly why the requested name doesn't work... As an account creator, I've had instances when I've ended up wasting way too much time trying to figure out what rule was hit so I can appropriately respond to the requester. Thanks. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 22:13, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
    @Technical 13: I've now implemented this, with MediaWIki:Titleblacklist-forbidden-new-account-trademark as the reason. Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:51, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
    Jack, looks fine to me. :) — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 20:06, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Wilayats of ISIL

Would it possible to add all the titles listed at WP:RFPP rather than trying to protect each one. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 07:29, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

.*Wilayat.*(ISIL|Islamic State).* <casesensitive |errmsg=titleblacklist-custom-isil> #See [[Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents#What_should_be_done_for_pro-ISIL_Wilayat_type_articles.3F|What should be done for pro-ISIL Wilayat type articles?]] to the titleblacklist and MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-custom-wilayat-isil will need to be created with an appropriate text still needing to be determined. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 20:01, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Once someone determines the appropriate text, I'll set it up. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:04, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
repinging CambridgeBayWeather{{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 02:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Is the question Jackmcbarn's post above? Perhaps User:Mhhossein, User:Spirit_of_Eagle, User:Gregkaye or User:Legacypac would be better able to answer than me. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 10:25, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure I was just passing the message on from the request for protection page. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 16:44, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
It might be better to simply create the pages as redirects and protect them. All the best: Rich Farmbrough13:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC).

About talk page creation

I was reviewing a discussion at MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/Archive 3#Talk page creation, and I was just wondering: is it technically possible to have the blacklist restrictions excluded from either talk pages with an existing corresponding pages or talk pages period? (I'm not proposing anything right now; I'm just wondering if it is even possible to do.) Steel1943 (talk) 22:50, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Paul Easter-title black list needed!

Yeah its getting crazy! (Now watch some actual celebrity with this name need a page!) but yes-it needs to be on here! Wgolf (talk) 22:42, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Do you have some links to where these have been created or any additional information? I'm not sure of how widespread this is. Nakon 22:52, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I've found some examples and have now added the entry " .*Paul Easter.* <newaccountonly>" to the blacklist. Nakon 23:23, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Would recommend using something like the existing .*Dav.*\bCote.*(film|movie|director|actor).* (created for a similar socking case) with no newaccount restriction, to catch all plausible formations of an article about him - the sillier stuff at his sockpuppet archive ("Luap Restsae") would be obvious enough not to last long or be taken seriously by readers. --McGeddon (talk) 23:42, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I added .*paul easter.* but not the actor/director matches because the article has been re-created under titles such as "Suffolk director" and "P A U L..." etc. You get the idea. This will cut down some, but the title blacklist is not a silver bullet unfortunately. These people have ceased to try to create an article about this guy, they're just trolling. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 01:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Strike that, I didn't notice Nakon already added an entry. In any case, the point about the titles remains. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 01:35, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
If this party keeps up the article creation, I can move it into the edit filter to obscure the regex. Apologies for not making my addition obvious :) Nakon 01:37, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
@Nakon: Nah, that was me not paying attention :) I'm not sure how we'd encode this in an edit filter, but if you want to give it a go, definitely. Even if it cuts down on the number of re-created titles. Keep in mind though, this guy is just angry at Wikipedia. At this point he's not trying to create an article about himself, he's just being disruptive. So the title is the least of his worries. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 01:41, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
I'll be monitoring it, but I'd ask that anyone involved please hit me up on my talk page if this continues so I can get it included in an edit filter. Nakon 03:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Role accounts

I'd like to see the following added as I have seen a fair few accounts like this, and it saves the user trouble if they are notified up-front:

.*(group|media) <newaccountonly|errmsg=titleblacklist-forbidden-new-account-group-or-role>

With a message

It would be possible to add other likely signs, for example


of course, should someone so desire.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough02:22, 22 February 2015 (UTC).

@Rich Farmbrough: I'd oppose such a change on the grounds that it would likely produce an unacceptable number of false positives. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:20, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Hmm well there are 6,081 accounts ending with "group", 2,616 have ever edited, and of those 1,414 are not blocked. The second hundred are listed at User:Rich_Farmbrough/temp53 of these "User:Bloodgroup" seems acceptable (but actually isn't), and "Basedgroup" understandable (they used the words from the captcha as their account name) but not permitted. A total of 16,910 edits were made by these accounts (so far). The only other acceptable names I can think of are variants of "Agegroup"adn mathematical stuff like "cyclic group" or "infinite group".
I would say that "media" is similar. "massmedia", "magneticmedia" or "mixedmedia" might be acceptable, but the vast majority are not and will result in the editor being told to change their account name. The media accounts have committed 34,761 edits.
All the best: Rich Farmbrough02:13, 2 March 2015 (UTC).
Poke. All the best: Rich Farmbrough02:27, 13 March 2015 (UTC).


Please see Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Proposed_permissions_change:_Edit_Notices regarding a proposal to alter or remove edit notices from this list. — xaosflux Talk 21:54, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Blacklist username

Can someone blacklist usernames beginning with "CiCiDubs" (see: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/CiCiDubsE1). I'm not sure how to do that. Vanjagenije (talk) 23:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Have there been any additional reports since this one was created? Nakon 22:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
@Nakon: I'm not sure what "reports" are you talking about? Vanjagenije (talk) 22:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I should have clarified. Has this username vandal returned since the initial sockpuppet investigation. Nakon 22:56, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
@Nakon: No, but it was yesterday. I just wanted to make sure (s)hre won't return. Vanjagenije (talk) 23:01, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm hesitant to add it to the blacklist unless there's additional occurrences. I won't deny this request should another administrator feel otherwise, but I don't think that this incident is up to the level of abuse that would require blacklisting. Thanks, Nakon 23:03, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Just to let you know that username blacklisting is likely to be managed globally soon and newaccountonly will be disabled in local projects. See phab:T38939. 朝彦 | Asahiko (talk) 00:55, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Olympus µ Tough

Olympus µ Tough is for some reason on the title blacklist, though I do not see "µ" there. (And if possible please move the Olympus µ Though, that my spelling error) — fnielsen (talk) 15:16, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

It looks like this has been taken care of, but for the record, the blacklist entry in question is (?!(User|Wikipedia)( talk)?:|Talk:)\P{L}*\p{Latin}.*[^\p{Latin}\P{L}].* <moveonly> # Latin + non-Latin. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:43, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas

The correct form of this name, Saʿd ibn Abī Waqqās, is inexplicably on this blacklist. Any idea why? Reply here. — LlywelynII 03:45, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Not dissimilarly, I find myself unable to move Lonomaaikanaka to the correct spelling Lonomaʻaikanaka for no clearly discernible reason. How did these names end up getting blacklisted in the first place? ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 22:10, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
In both of these cases, the matching rule is (?!(User|Wikipedia)( talk)?:|Talk:)\P{L}*\p{Latin}.*[^\p{Latin}\P{L}].* <moveonly> # Latin + non-Latin. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:47, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Escort service phone number

Have had a bunch of socks (User:Avikumar333, User:Seemarani12, User:Shivkumar1111) all promoting the same escort service with a phone number in the title, recently. Would suggest temporarily blacklisting titles that contain this phone number, with any form of hyphenation: .*0-?9-?8-?1-?5-?1-?3-?2-?4-?2-?2.* --McGeddon (talk) 15:45, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

This is still ongoing, now with some minor variations of replacing zeroes with Os, so perhaps: .*[O0]-?9-?8-?[l1]-?5-?[l1]-?3-?2-?4-?2-?2.* --McGeddon (talk) 16:55, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Should actually make that first zero optional, as some of the earlier spam doesn't use it: .*[O0]?-?9-?8-?[l1]-?5-?[l1]-?3-?2-?4-?2-?2.* --McGeddon (talk) 17:11, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
 Done MusikAnimal talk 17:14, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Non printable / typeable characters

A couple of recent articles with either unicode titles, or ones that would be nigh impossible to type. Thoughts on what to do with these, both now and for future? which is nonprintable for the character: ͤ

CrowCaw 00:51, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist request: List of Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Requesting that List.+Master.+Bioinformatics be added to the blacklist. Macdorman (talk · contribs) is attempting to create the salted article List of Master of Science in Bioinformatics under a different title. RockMagnetist(talk) 21:03, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

I'm withdrawing this request as there has been no further activity related to this article. Anyway, there doesn't seem to be much point in making a request on this page - I haven't seen a response in over 3 months. RockMagnetist(talk) 16:52, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Requests spp and checkuser and adminship and bship

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/ edit autoconfirmed rights * Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship/ edit autoconfirmed rights * Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/ edit admin rights * Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/ edit admin rights. blanklist. --忍者ポップ (talk) 13:32, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist addition request: Keezy K

Per Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Brianalaflair, requesting that keezy k be added to the blacklist, at least for a while. The non-notable bio has already been recreated with several variations, and the latest Mc Keezy k(Producer) is obviously trivially alterable were it salted. --McGeddon (talk) 22:48, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

  • I've readded the original message by McGeddon as certain editors & IPs had been changing/vandalizing it...., Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 15:29, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist addition request: Lovifm

Request .*Lovi(fm|FM).* - sockpuppet spam for two months, per Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Alex9777777/Archive. --McGeddon (talk) 12:20, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Done. MER-C 01:11, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist addition request: Sachin Tomar

Per Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Iamsachintomar/Archive, requesting that sachin.+tomar be added to the blacklist. Sockpuppets have been creating articles with many trivial variations on the name "Sachin Tomar". --McGeddon (talk) 12:40, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

  • This really, really needs to be done. There are pages made with this name about once a month - there was a gap in January for whatever reason, but they're back now. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:55, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Concur. I would make it Sachin.?[Tt]omar to start with though, to head off a couple of obvious end-arounds. CrowCaw 17:14, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
  • 2 more socks today, already getting sneaky, so now how about (Sachin.*?[Tt]omar)|(Tomar.*?[Ss]achin) CrowCaw 23:55, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
  • And another at Sachin S Tomar. @MER-C: Since you're the only one regularly updating the list, what do you think of adding this? Or is Meta the place for this? Thanks! CrowCaw 16:46, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Done. MER-C 01:13, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Setting a maximum length for new usernames

Back in 2014, the 40-character username limit was removed here per Matma Rex's request. This was under the understanding that the software would enforce a limit of 64 characters regardless. However, due to SUL auto-renaming, the 64 character limit had to be increased to 85. Thus it is now possible for people to register new usernames like:
User:A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet morning
Such long usernames are completely unnecessary, although vandals like User:99 Willys on Wheels on the wall, 99 Willys on Wheels... seem to enjoy them. This is not strictly an aesthetic issue, but also a practical one, as excessively long usernames make it more difficult for reusers to properly credit the authors of articles. Perhaps 40 characters was too restrictive, but I think 85 characters is excessive. I would like to propose re-adding the maximum length limit, but setting it to 50 characters instead of 40. Here is an example of a hypothetical 50 character username:
User:My username is 50 characters and I am fine with it
@Matma Rex, Mr. Stradivarius, The Anome, Xaosflux, Quiddity, MZMcBride, Legoktm, and Stefan2: What say thee? Kaldari (talk) 00:56, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

I say SUL seems to have removed this from enwiki consideration, you can make you username on any other project and use it here. — xaosflux Talk 03:16, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Local title blacklists no longer have the ability to block new account creation, only the global meta titleblacklist can. Legoktm (talk) 04:14, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
I think 50 sounds like a reasonable limit, but it should be done globally and not just on enwiki. (And if Legoktm is right, which he is, of course, then it can only be done globally.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:35, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
If we can't do anything about the username length then can we at least increase the allowable size of an edit summary? It's pretty annoying to revert one of those long-winded usernames and only have a few characters left over for the summary. Meters (talk) 04:54, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
You may wish to subscribe to phabricator:T6715. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:39, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
I've proposed a global limit at meta:Talk:Title blacklist#Excessively long usernames. Kaldari (talk) 21:39, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

User:DumbBOT blocker

Nyttend, a couple years ago you added this entry for DumbBOT action blocking; Tizio has your bot been adjusted such that this is no longer? — xaosflux Talk 06:40, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

OK, I've removed this - we expect bots to edit constructively and not depend on the title blacklist, if it misbehaves it can be shut down. — xaosflux Talk 23:56, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Block Vicky Martin Singh

There's been an attempt to add an article for Vicky Martin Singh under various names, including Vicky martin (Song Writer) and Vickymartin.singh. I've recently blocked an IP that was trying to get around this and post the article on their talk page as well. (I don't think that we could probably do anything about that, but if so then that'd probably be a good idea.) The IP is very likely Vicky85144 evading a block. So far they haven't tried re-making anything in the mainspace but the IP is persistent so I think that it's likely only a matter of time before they attempt doing this again. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:41, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

DumbBOT title blocks

Xaosflux (or any one else who can assist with this), in lieu of the fact that it seems as though DumbBOT's operator may or may not be able to respond in a timely manner, can this edit be reverted, as well as also adding pages that start with "Category:Possibly unfree files from" to the list as it seems that DumbBOT is still creating daily WP:PUF categories even though that has since been shut down? Steel1943 (talk) 23:49, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

 Done - this is being discussed further at WP:BON. -- xaosflux Talk 00:34, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
eraser Undone - it appears that @Tizio: Special:Diff/714723644 resurfaced to repair his bot - please let me know if this is still occurring. -- xaosflux Talk 00:37, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
  • @Xaosflux: For my latter request (the part not involving a revert), see this diff. The bot just created another daily PUF category. Steel1943 (talk) 00:46, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
OK, I put them both in, and will contact the operator--again :( -- xaosflux Talk 00:51, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

I didn't got that there was a second category to stop creation of. I will stop the bot creating that ones as well (maybe another final category will be created this night).Tizio 08:23, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Bajotz sock

See: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Yalexandrov

Request addition of a Bajotz filter. He gets creative with his spelling so something like this to start:

Thanks! CrowCaw 22:31, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist name

We need to have the name Davide Anselmi protected in some format since there are attempts by various socks to get his article recreated. See this, this, and this for the rationale. I'd also recommend protecting against creation of Toward the Tower. It looks like they're used to getting around the title salts, so blacklisting these as titles would be helpful. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:50, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Kean Rabuyo

Please consider adding .*[Kk]ean\s*[Rr]abuyo.* to the blacklist. Several socks of TV5Ozamiz are making attempts to recreate the article (possibly an autobiography) under various titles with parenthetical disambiguation; see [1], [2], and [3]. Sixth of March 07:05, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

More Unicode blocking?

Yesterday I deleted Whаt should be the оff раgе SEO асtіvіtіеѕ for nеwѕ wеbѕіtе tо improve kеуwоrdѕ, which in a move typical of web spam, uses Unicode characters in order to get around various filters. There are likely more of these characters nearby. (Lodging this here as a reminder to look at this later.) MER-C 05:33, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Jodense Valenciano

Requesting for the addition of .*jodense.*valenci[ae]no.* to the blacklist. Articles with such title keep on being recreated by socks of Dakotaparty. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Dakotaparty. Sixth of March 09:03, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Recent socks don't appear to be creating this title. Is it still being created? Nakon 00:45, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Nakon, it's being recreated by Searcher 0077 as "Jodense Valencieno" and "Jodense Sol Valenciano". Sixth of March 15:21, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist addition request

IIRC, this is a target of SPAs, so whether it's paid or not, I don't know, but we've had SPIs and COINs related to the subject before. As far as content goes, IIRC, the first draft was moved into mainspace after being declined and was deleted, it was recreated as Alex Asiedu and deleted, it was recreated as Alexander Asiedu, deleted as recreation of deleted content, requested to be userfied/put back into draft by an editor who then approved it to make a POINT (or BATTLEGROUND), and was AfDed again. I see now that the draft has been recreated with the same material that was deemed unacceptable previously, and declined once again. MSJapan (talk) 18:32, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

plus Added MER-C 09:51, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Killed in

Does anyone know why "killed in" is on the blacklist? I'm asking in response to this request on my talk page. I can't imagine that pattern being so harmful, but more than that I'm genuinely curious. Thanks, -- Tavix (talk) 19:24, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

  • There's a prolific sock who uses that term among others as part of their lulz... "Admins killed in Afghanistan", etc. You may have seen similar patterns already. Feel free to revert me if this is too beansy CrowCaw 21:46, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 3 September 2016

Per this request at WP:EF/R, I believe an entry here would be more appropriate. Could the following be added to the blacklist?


-- samtar talk or stalk 10:35, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. MER-C 10:57, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Cannot move own user subpage?

Hello, I don't seem to be able to move one of my own user subpages, why can't I? Not Invisible (talk) 00:09, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

@Not Invisible: What exactly did you attempt to do? MER-C 07:16, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist ZUUZUZ please (Junior5a harassing followup)

So, the person behind the Junior5a outing is now apparently harassing Zzuuzz by mispelling his name as "ZUUZUZ" into article names. I'm assuming "Zzuzz" is already on the blacklist, but I could be wrong. This is the followup to the repeated Junior5a outing and harassing that made me get "Junior5a" on the title blacklist. If you do add it, thanks. (talk) 23:02, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

He is also bypassing it with "Jr5a" and "Ja" so block those (Though blocking "Ja" might cause collateral) (talk) 00:49, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/log date sorting...

As per WP:SORT#Forcing a column to have a particular data type, please update MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/log/tableheader from:

{|class="wikitable sortable"
!Mask!!Add time{{smd}}!!Expiry{{smd}}!!Add by!!Comment


{|class="wikitable sortable"
!Mask!!data-sort-type="isoDate"|Add time!!data-sort-type="isoDate"|Expiry!!Add by!!Comment

Of course based on MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/log, the log is not being updated anymore anyway (so maybe it would be easier to just unprotect it and the included header; it should be noted those are protected but {{smd}} is not). Thank you. (talk) 23:50, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

I've unprotected those pages, so go for it — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:07, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! (talk) 02:18, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Blacklist addition request for spam (Sept. 20, 2016)

I request to block the titles Jeux Star, Jeux star and, just to be sure, JEUX STAR. My request is related to a massive spam added by SOCINCWORLD, on 11 wikis (all pages deleted and user warned on major WP). He is mainly using some little WP (in terms of active users and articles) to create pages in which spam this company (see for example cr:ᐘᑧᔸᓮᓯ or tw:Jeux Star). All the details of his activity are located here (meta): it's a request for a goblal lock. Anyway, also the jeuxstar's website should be blacklisted (I dunno if this is the right page). IMHO, adding to the blacklist this pages and the webiste, this massive spam should end immediatly, avoiding further sockpuppets that will have no tools to spam again. Regards. --Dэя-Бøяg 03:35, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 21 September 2016

Proposing to add this entry to the blacklist:

Gadget( definition)? talk:.*

Since the Gadget and Gadget definition namespaces are inactive and uneditable pending phab:T31272, it makes a lot of sense to lock their talk namespaces and keep them clean for now. I've occasionally had to G2 pages, or move them back. (If this is not strong enough, perhaps an edit filter may also work.) — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 02:34, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. MER-C 02:53, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Letter prime?

When trying to move Sää´mođđâz to Sääʹmođđâz, the following error is shown: "Sää´mođđâz" cannot be moved to "Sääʹmođđâz", because the title "Sääʹmođđâz" is on the title blacklist. If you feel that this move is valid, please consider requesting the move first.

Why is this title blacklisted?

See the use of the modifier letter prime ʹ instead of symbol acute accent ´ in the introduction line of the article. The substitution of the prime by acute accent comes from a problem with keyboard input since the acute accent is commonly on keyboard layouts while letter prime isn’t, but typographically the letter prime is correct in Skolt Sami. --Moyogo/ (talk) 09:05, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Looks like the Unicode character prime was on the blacklist for move only. Page moved as asked. Consider WP:RMT to request uncontroversial moves. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 03:35, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Addition request

I propose .*(M|m)iss(.*| )?(S|s)upranational.* be added to the blacklist. For the reason why, see the "AFDs for this article" sidebar on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Miss Supranational (2nd nomination). KATMAKROFAN (talk) 23:59, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

At a rate since 2014 of 1 article a year, it appears, I think that a title blacklist would be overkill. The main article has been salted since 2014 anyway. BencherliteTalk 14:47, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Filthy Frank

I was wondering if we could blacklist any title that has the name "Filthy Frank" in it or maybe any article that uses that specific phrase? The reason for this is that there has been a fairly continuous campaign to get Filthy Frank a Wikipedia article outside of Harlem Shake (meme). He originated the meme, but it went far beyond him and he's gone through multiple AfDs that all ended with the consensus to delete the article. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Filthy Frank and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/George Miller (entertainer). We probably can't blacklist George Miller since the name is relatively common, but we can at least prevent someone from trying to get around the article saltings to create a new article.

I'd especially appreciate if we could keep someone from putting the name in another article because there has been a lot of vandalism at Chef (film), from people trying to add two of his videos to the article despite clear indication that they are not notable enough to be added. I've semi-protected the page, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone is working at getting autoconfirmed so they can re-add them, given that attempts to add him to Wikipedia in general have apparently been going on since 2014. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 08:31, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: It may also be worth protecting George Miller (Joji) after it gets deleted - that, or add something like .*?George.*?Miller\s?\(Joji\).*? to here -- samtar talk or stalk 08:47, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm honestly tempted to start blocking people whose only edits are to try to recreate this article. This is pretty ridiculous. I don't think that this is sockpuppetry, rather just a group of nimrod YT viewers who are now deliberately trying to annoy us. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 08:54, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • I blocked the guy who made that article. Given that he tried going around the salted titles and that the fandom seems to be fairly aware of the whole Wikipedia stuff, it's unlikely that he didn't know that doing that would be a bad idea and I'd wager that anyone else that doesn't reserve their FF edits to AfC would likely be equally aware. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 09:08, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm going to ping Rhododendrites just so he's aware of the request. I saw that he had to deal with one of the people at George Miller, which I've protected for three days. I found an attempt to add him into the article Killing of Harambe, which I've removed. I left a note on the talk page about this so that they can keep an eye out. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 09:20, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • @Tokyogirl79: Agree with all the above - if there is significant disruption an edit filter may work, but the addition of (filthy|papa).*?frank(u)? is likely to prevent the majority of creations. Filthy Frank has a number of names -- samtar talk or stalk 09:30, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the ping, but I don't think I really have anything to add here. I came across the first(?) AfD (this), then when it was redirected I saw someone restore his name to List of YouTubers via a different title, George Miller (entertainer). CSD declined so sent it back to AfD. Not familiar with other creations, though I did remove incoming links. I'm a little concerned about blacklisting (and don't know the range of technical options for blacklisting anything beyond specific article titles and external links), since it makes sense to mention him at the Harlem Shake article, and he's mentioned in the biographies of some other youtubers that are notable. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:32, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 15 October 2016

Please see Special:Permalink/744119097#Warning on double-extension file names for some background. Requesting that the blacklist prevent accidental creation of files with double extensions and other minor details involving extensions (such as File:Westworld-S01-E02-Chestnut.jpg.png)


Please sync to the revision dated 14:18, 15 October 2016 of MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/sandbox (effective diff). updated

Examples of filenames that match are "File:Foo .jpg", "File:Foo,.png", "File:Foo.jpeg.svg", "File:Foo,pdf.gif", "File:Foo,tif .tiff", "File:Foo,jpg,.jpg". Extensions come from Special:Upload. I estimate about 12–15 uploads per month with this issue. Some instances: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 The entries would not have any effect on existing titles (folks could edit re-upload to these without a problem). I've tested and verified that the regexes work as expected at the testwiki.


The entries reference MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-custom-file-extension for a custom error message. Requesting that it be created with the following, or something similar:

Extended content
It's [[MediaWiki:Titleblacklist|not possible]] to upload a file with the name specified, likely because the filename incorrectly contains a double-extension, or what resembles two filename extensions, or there is unnecessary punctuation at the end of the filename. Please go back and remove the double extension.

'''Examples of corrections:'''
<!-- feel free to improve this list -->
: [[File:Yes_check.svg|15px]] "File:Foobar.jpg.jpg" → "File:Foobar.jpg"
: [[File:Yes_check.svg|15px]] "File:Foobar.jpeg.svg" → "File:Foobar.svg"
: [[File:Yes_check.svg|15px]] "File:Foobar.jpeg.svg" → "File:Foobar.svg"
: [[File:Yes_check.svg|15px]] "File:Foobar,.gif" → "File:Foobar.gif"
: [[File:Yes_check.svg|15px]] "File:Foobar,pdf .tiff" → "File:Foobar.tiff"

Thanks, — Andy W. (talk) 04:21, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

I endorse this request as the better alternative to an edit filter. I would implement this myself but the title blacklist and what is appropriate for it is a bit outside my expertise, so I would like to get the okay from at least one other admin. Thank you! MusikAnimal talk 05:00, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
Looks good to me. MER-C 06:27, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:54, 17 October 2016 (UTC)