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ready steady girls stopped by spam filter[edit]

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I wonder if - a pretty good blog on European female 1960s pop singers imo - is stopped by the spam filter for actual abuse, or if it's caught by some "suspected porn" heuristic based on the domain name? Not a huge deal, but personally/anecdotally I've found this to be a well-kept and information dense website dedicated to female musicians. Moebeus (talk) 16:34, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

@Moebeus: I can try to look this up for you. Did this block an edit you tried to make? If so on which project, to which page, and when? — xaosflux Talk 18:06, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: I only noticed it when I tried to link an artist in Wikidata to an article about her on the site using the ("described at URL"). I was not allowed to save with the UI displaying a red error box explaining that the domain was blocked by the spam filter. It happened yesterday. Thanks in advance! EDIT: The exact page I was trying to link to was http:// /rosalia/ 4544298600 but even the editor here won't let me save it ;) Moebeus (talk) 18:12, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Moebeus: ok I looked up your block, it is:

2019-02-18T18:18:26 Moebeus (talk | contribs) caused a spam blacklist hit on Rosalía (Q5394851) by attempting to add

This was not a Global Abusefilter hit, it is a global Spam blacklist hit. See the header at Talk:Spam blacklist for how to proceed. — xaosflux Talk 18:58, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Aha, thank you for investigating! Moebeus (talk) 19:02, 19 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello, there are several reports of false positives for this filter on frwiki :

Is there any problem with these modifications or is this a false positive of filter ?

Thank you for any information... --Shawn (talk) 14:30, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

There is also a complaint about this filter on Estonian Wikipedia. Abuse log shows 40 disallowed edits by 5 anonymous users over the past week. Among these 40 edits I find only one abusive edit. User:علاء, I see you were the last one to modify this filter, so could you please have look. Pikne 08:18, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello @Shawn and Pikne: Yes check.svg fixed --Alaa :)..! 10:20, 11 July 2019 (UTC)