Talk:Title blacklist

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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.

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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.

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.
.*Mr\.Z-man.*      <newaccountonly>

No longer necessary, preventing me from creating new SUL accounts. Mr.Z-man (talk) 16:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Removed Removed diff --Glaisher (talk) 16:30, 17 August 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).

mediawiki[edit]

.*mediawiki.* <newaccountonly>
^^ Sounds like systemaccount, no need to create such accounts. Example: Special:CentralAuth/Mediawikii --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:49, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree. I've added it to the tbl. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:52, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Likely false positives and outdated entries[edit]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)