Talk:Spam blacklist/Recurring requests

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Symbol comment vote.svg Links which fit the descriptions in one of the sections below are very likely to be declined when requested for removal. Until the reasons that brought the domain(s) here & resulted in blacklisting are addressed, they will remain blacklisted. Please don't waste our time and yours making pointless requests.

Your domain

If you are the maintainer of the website, or are otherwise involved in the organization the website belongs to, then your request for removal is very likely to be declined.

Typically, we do not remove domains from the spam blacklist in response to site-owners' requests. Instead, we de-blacklist sites when trusted, high-volume editors request the use of blacklisted links because of their value in support of our projects. If you believe that links to your domain will enhance the content of our projects, you should suggest inclusion of the link on the relevant talk page. In addition, some wikis (like English Wikipedia) have WikiProjects. If there is a project for a subject area related to your domain, you can request that the project review the link. If such an editor asks to use your links, I'm sure the request will be carefully considered and your domain may well be removed.

tinyurl.com and other url compressing/redirecting sites

These urls can be used to abbreviate long URLs, which can certainly be handy, but can also be used to circumvent the blacklist to link to sites which have been blacklisted. They get added to the blacklist without question, and sometimes without widespread abuse. Removal is extremely unlikely - since MediaWiki supports link aliasing, using these services is totally unnecessary.

blog.myspace.com

Blacklisted per a request from Jimbo. It was added with good reason, and until those reasons are invalidated, it's not being removed.

suite101.com



Suite101.com was a source of massive spamming (hundreds of links spammed by multiple Suite101.com editors) on en.wikipedia as well as being cross-wiki spammed across many other projects. In the course of investigating the whole affair, it turned out that Suite101.com:

  • Has no editorial oversight and articles are essentially self-published.
  • Offers its authors financial incentives to increase page views
  • Fails core content policies:

Other Wikimedia projects have similar requirements (such as es:WP:VER and es:WP:NFP).

Previous Suite101.com discussions (this is just a partial list):

There's been strong consensus over the last 21 months to keep this domain blacklisted. We continue to get Suite101.com editors trying to get their domains whitelisted. I'd expect another deluge of unreliable spam if we removed this one. Please evaluate critically whether the link enhances the article. If so, request local whitelisting.

fisheaters.com



holocaustresearchproject.org



Associated with the death camps nonsense...

deathcamps.org/death-camps.org





whale.to



A random sampling of pages from 2007:

  • whale.to/m/map.html "Medical Mind Control"
    • "The methods used by Allopathic Monopoly to suppress the truth. Mostly propaganda---lies, hypnotism and Fearmongering. Aka Mind Control"
  • whale.to/w/nat.html "Natural Healing"
    • "80% of my patients were well just after doing my thorough bowel cleansing program."
  • whale.to/a/medical_mafia.html "The Medical Mafia"
    • "The worldwide Elite (Boss) of Allopathy. Aka The Drug Trust, Medical Monopoly, Cartel or Industry. Think IG Farben and Medical Fascism. Only the top people in Allopathy know the whole truth on Allopathic medicine, and covert-vaccine agendas."
  • whale.to/a/wikipedia.html
    • "The Great Lie of Wikipedia: "the....encyclopedia that anyone can edit.""

More whale.to-related stuff:

w:en:User talk:Whaleto -- see page history:

ezinearticles.com



Links to this site are almost never appropriate, however in some cases whitelisting for some content will be worthwhile. Originally, it was attempted to manage the abuse through other methods such as removing the links and dealing with individual problem editors. However, this was deemed to be too costly, and the entire domain has been blacklisted. The volume of spam and other inappropriate linking is simply too great to manage without doing so. Specific articles which meet inclusion criteria can be whitelisted on the appropriate wiki.

Tutorialspoint.com



  1. en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam/2007 Archive Apr#tutorialspoint.com talentgroups.com amrood.com
  2. en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam/2007 Archive Mar#tutorialspoint.com
  3. en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam/2007 Archive May#tutorialspoint.com talentgroups.com amrood.com
  4. Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2007/03#tutorialspoint.com
  5. Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2007/04#www.tutorialspoint.com
  6. Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2007/05/Removals: Not Done#tutorialspoint.com
  7. Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2007/05/Removals: Not Done#tutorialspoint
  8. Talk:Spam_blacklist/Archives/2007-10#tutorialspoint.com (with a quite long discussion)
  9. may 2010