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The associated page is used by the Mediawiki Title Blacklist extension, and lists strings of text that may not be used as page titles for any Wikimedia Foundation projects (as well as many external wikis). Any meta administrator can edit the title blacklist.

For more information on what the title blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Title blacklist/About.

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Proposed additions[edit]

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Javad Ramezani[edit]

This is a serious case of vandalism/spam spanning multiple Wikipedias and Wikidata (from this Google Search you can see the scope of the abuse). The user is very persistent and keeps editing anonymously from a public Iranian DSL network. The vandalism is being tracked here. It would be useful to add to the global blacklist the string:

.*[Jj]avad.*[rR]amezani.*

in order to block any subsequent attempts by the user to create more articles about himself. Mushroom (talk) 10:35, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mushroom, is this still an issue? — M 11:00, 06 December 2014 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: The user has slowed down but not stopped, he is still active on smaller projects where it is more difficult to track him down. In the last few days he created new articles about himself on the Japanese, Aymara, Breton, Karakalpak, Lao, Yiddish, and Zeelandic Wikipedias. A global title block would prevent him from doing it again. Mushroom (talk) 09:55, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
The user is still active. The following articles were (re)created in the last 7 days: Egyptian Spoken Arabic, Asturian, Aymara, Estonian, Persian Wikiquote Finnish, Portuguese, simple. For a list of previous existed articles see d:Wikidata:Administrators'_noticeboard#Global_Pushing --Pasleim (talk) 16:50, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
There are still new additions on an almost daily basis. Can someone PLEASE do something about this? Jared Preston (talk) 07:49, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Please report any further activity to Vandalism reports as it tends to be better watched and able to respond in a crosswiki sense.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:08, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Proposed removals[edit]

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None currently

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

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Likely false positives and outdated entries[edit]

The entries for ".*neoplano.*" and "User(?: talk)?:(?:Moulton" etc. are likely to cause more false positives than intended results - there's a genus of snails (possibly extinct) called Neoplanorbis (with articles in 5 languages so far), with four species (each with articles in 7 languages), and subfamily Neoplanorbinae so I'd suggest excluding those titles from the blacklist entry if possible; the Moulton entry blocks the talk pages of all users whose names start "Moulton" - of 19 accounts in the global users list, only one (Moulton) is locked, another (Moulton 2DFS) is blocked on the only wiki on which it exists, and of the others the six that have edited are almost certainly false positives - it appears to have been intended to block user and talk pages and subpages of accounts just called "Moulton", but not the others. There's also a section in the blacklist with "suggested remove after 2013-10" - this may need updating or removing. Peter James (talk) 23:16, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

I will ask the enWP checkusers to provide an opinion.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Removed neoplano  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Removed Moulton  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

SUL finalization[edit]

What happens to the local username blacklists after SUL finalization? Do we have a process for migrating the local username blacklists to the global blacklist? I remember seeing a bug about it once but can't find it now. --Glaisher (talk) 16:21, 21 December 2014 (UTC)