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The associated page is used by the MediaWiki Spam Blacklist extension, and lists regular expressions which cannot be used in URLs in any page in Wikimedia Foundation projects (as well as many external wikis). Any Meta administrator can edit the spam blacklist; either manually or with SBHandler. For more information on what the spam blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Spam blacklist/About.

Proposed additions
Please provide evidence of spamming on several wikis. Spam that only affects a single project should go to that project's local blacklist. Exceptions include malicious domains and URL redirector/shortener services. Please follow this format. Please check back after submitting your report, there could be questions regarding your request.
Proposed removals
Please check our list of requests which repeatedly get 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. Please consider whether requesting whitelisting on a specific wiki for a specific use is more appropriate - that is very often the case.
Other discussion
Troubleshooting and problems - If there is an error in the blacklist (i.e. a regex error) which is causing problems, please raise the issue here.
Discussion - Meta-discussion concerning the operation of the blacklist and related pages, and communication among the spam blacklist team.
#wikimedia-external-linksconnect - Real-time IRC chat for co-ordination of activities related to maintenance of the blacklist.
There is no global whitelist, so if you are seeking a whitelisting of a url at a wiki then please address such matters via use of the respective Mediawiki talk:Spam-whitelist page at that wiki, and you should consider the use of the template {{edit protected}} or its local equivalent to get attention to your edit.

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Completed requests are marked as {{added}}/{{removed}} or {{declined}}, and are generally archived quickly. Additions and removals are logged · current log 2023/03.

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Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a website be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section, using the basic URL so that there is no link (, not Provide links demonstrating widespread spamming by multiple users on multiple wikis. Completed requests will be marked as {{added}} or {{declined}} and archived.[edit]

"News" website about Turkish TV series, added cross-wiki by some IPs, usually replacing better sources or pasting behind an existing source: [1] (see the article btw), [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]. ~StyyxTalk? 09:56, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Styyx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Johannnes89 (talk) 13:53, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

See gs. Wutsje (talk) 18:58, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Wutsje: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Johannnes89 (talk) 23:05, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

related spam[edit]

seem to be related to the one above, see [8][9] --Johannnes89 (talk) 22:25, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Johannnes89: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Johannnes89 (talk) 23:06, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Repeatedly spammed on (and removed from) multiple projects, already blacklisted on nl:wiki. Wutsje (talk) 18:57, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Wutsje: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Johannnes89 (talk) 14:36, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed additions (Bot reported)[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for domains which have been added to multiple wikis as observed by a bot.

These are automated reports, please check the records and the link thoroughly, it may report good links! For some more info, see Spam blacklist/Help#COIBot_reports. Reports will automatically be archived by the bot when they get stale (less than 5 links reported, which have not been edited in the last 7 days, and where the last editor is COIBot).

  • If the report contains links to less than 5 wikis, then only add it when it is really spam
  • Otherwise just revert the link-additions, and close the report; closed reports will be reopened when spamming continues
  • To close a report, change the LinkStatus template to closed ({{LinkStatus|closed}})
  • Please place any notes in the discussion section below the HTML comment


The LinkWatchers report domains meeting the following criteria:

  • When a user mainly adds this link, and the link has not been used too much, and this user adds the link to more than 2 wikis
  • When a user mainly adds links on one server, and links on the server have not been used too much, and this user adds the links to more than 2 wikis
  • If ALL links are added by IPs, and the link is added to more than 1 wiki
  • If a small range of IPs have a preference for this link (but it may also have been added by other users), and the link is added to more than 1 wiki.
COIBot's currently open XWiki reports
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2070-01-01 05:00:00 0 9

Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a website be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Use a suitable 3rd level heading and display the domain name as per this example {{LinkSummary|}}.

Remember to provide the specific domain blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as {{removed}} or {{declined}} and archived.

See also recurring requests for repeatedly proposed (and refused) removals.


  • The addition or removal of a domain from the blacklist is not a vote; please do not bold the first words in statements.
  • This page is for the removal of domains from the global blacklist, not for removal of domains from the blacklists of individual wikis. For those requests please take your discussion to the pertinent wiki, where such requests would be made at Mediawiki talk:Spam-blacklist at that wiki. Search spamlists — remember to enter any relevant language code

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 link. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).[edit]

Is it really blacklisted accross whole of Wikimedia or is this just for Meta-Wiki? Because it keeps being spammed on Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia (for a very long time) and I thought to propose blocking it, but apparently it is already here. -Vipz (talk) 13:07, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Vipz: that domain is globally blacklisted so it should not be possible to link to it. Do you have a diff showing a recent addition in your wiki to investigate further? Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:53, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@MarcoAurelio: Here is a recent one: sh:Special:Diff/41419454; I believe one is enough as evidence, as it is impossible to dig through thousands of vandalisms to find more of those that happened in the past. -Vipz (talk) 16:01, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vipz: Thanks. Unfortunately SpamBlacklist does not stop adding non-linked external links. As you can see in the diff, this is being posted without the http:// or https:// protocol so MediaWiki does not know that is an external link that needs to be blocked. In this case you'd need to create a local AbuseFilter to prevent even plain text links from being added. If your wiki does not have administrators that know how to create such a filter, you may ask any Abuse filter maintainer (cc: @Billinghurst) or steward at SRM to set up one for you. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:11, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey @Billinghurst, can you set one up on Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia for:
  • en
I've never set or seen one set up, so seeing it in action will be helpful. Thank you so much in advance. -Vipz (talk) 15:41, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vipz: your fellow admin OC Ripper is active and has footprints across your abuse filters. Maybe start with them as there could be existing filters that can be modified without the writing of a new one.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:19, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Billinghurst: can you, kindly please, help me out instead of OC Ripper? They're not as active as you think. I just want some guidance in how to create these abuse filters myself if it doesn't take a lot of time. -Vipz (talk) 20:55, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for discussion of Spam blacklist issues among other users.