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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]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a page title be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section. Provide links demonstrating widespread creation by multiple users or IP's. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived.

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)

Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a title be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Remember to provide the specific title or regex blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived. The addition or removal of a title is not a vote, please do not bold the first words in statements.

Unlock.[edit]

The following discussion is closed: not done

Hi everybody. Could you unlock name Alexander Tatarnikov. Some misunderstanding occurred. About this man has links to the media. We ask that you help in unlocking. Misunderstandings will be no more.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Conors7 (talk)

No. The person has spammed and used multiple sockpuppets over a couple of years. There are consequences for abuse.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

What is spam? You are blocking it, just because he founded a new creative style. It is more like a mockery and prejudice.Question about unlocking still remains in force. Personally, right now there is no spam. For all the bad things, people are responsible before God. Conors7

Using multiple sockpuppets and recreating deleted articles may be your interpretation of creative style, I call it abuse. No notability, multiply deleted at multiple wikis for using sockpuppets. The answer is no.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:03, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
To add a note that the user edited the log files of the blacklist in an effort to remove themselves from blacklist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

About this man has links to the media. This person has its significance. You see it all and continue the conflict. It looks like a biased attitude. I insist on the unlock and it should solve other people. We certainly understand that Russua is now empty in the European sanctions, but it is necessary so to show their aversion to russion people.Conors7

We have two years' worth of your additions, and the deletions have been taken by the wikis that you are not notable, and the rest of the attempts. And the fake victim component, hmm, you can stop that as it is not relevant and you well know what you have been doing. Subject closed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
To note that there have been further commentary added by this person and a sock (which has been reverted by admin), with commentary mostly declaring this decision wrong and into personal attacks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:42, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for comments related to problems with the blacklist (such as incorrect syntax or entries not being blocked), or problems saving a page because of a blacklisted title. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).

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)