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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 and prior blacklisting on at least one. 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.
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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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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.

Couple of recent Commons spam links[edit]

While I found these Commons from the link summaries I see evidence of persistent spamming on the ecosia one. The bestinfo4health is simply unnecessary and has been spammed. Thoughts/actions welcome. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:34, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Declined separately blacklisted one. blacklisted the second individually, whereas the ecosia.zendesk domain is currently used elsewhere. maybe blacklist it locally at Commons?  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:53, 25 April 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Seeing some abuse of subdomains of by spambots. On reviewing the additions in general it would appear that all links have been removed, even where they are not spambot additions. It would seem that the wikipedia communities are not considering this an authoritative link. We can manage this through the spamblacklist, or we can look to manage it with an abuse filter. What do the community think is fairest?  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:44, 25 April 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Czech URL shortener. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:25, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Added Added to Spam blacklist. — regards, Revi 07:29, 25 April 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Slovak URL shortener. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:25, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Added Added to Spam blacklist. — regards, Revi 07:31, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

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
List Last update By Site IP R Last user Last link addition User Link User - Link User - Link - Wikis Link - Wikis 2018-04-25 13:41:42 COIBot 2A04:AE04:E000:7600:A8B0:758E:C678:7D5C 2018-04-25 13:40:45 5 5 0 0 2

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.

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 propo sed (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 for their Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello, i have tried to add website url of El Toro to the their Wikipedia page located at It showing an error, that's why i came here. I'd like to add this as a official website in the infobox. Is there anything you can help? Declined no global block on the domain. The domain looks to be locally blacklisted at Commons and English Wikipedia. Any action needs to be addressed directly to each wiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:40, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Closed Closed  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:40, 11 April 2018 (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 link. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).


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