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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 (example.com, not http://www.example.com). Provide links demonstrating widespread spamming by multiple users on multiple wikis. Completed requests will be marked as {{added}} or {{declined}} and archived.

ferragamofactory.com[edit]



 — billinghurst sDrewth 22:27, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 22:27, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Spambots links[edit]







Spambots redirect links, seems this type of spambots use this three sites together like this and similar sites. Thanks in advance --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 08:52, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

I have blacklisted one, and changed an filter to disallow to lessen the spambot activity. Can we see if that works more than blacklisting the domains.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:09, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
I hope it works. Regards --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 09:14, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

stone-island as regex part[edit]

Spambots are thumping with variations of stone island, redirects and all. Time to send this away. First iteration of regex solution. Link/text requested to be blacklisted: stone-island-  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:14, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 11:14, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

bixly.co[edit]



URL shortener. MER-C (talk) 19:54, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Added AddedDefender (talk) 20:14, 3 August 2018 (UTC)


couple of search regex[edit]

  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: sportsrants\.com/\?s
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: internetbillboards\.net/\?s

 — billinghurst sDrewth 02:43, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 02:43, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Spambots and shortner[edit]



URL shortener



Promotional link

--Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 08:21, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Syum90 (talk) 10:34, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

goo-gl and googl[edit]





redirect sites. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 18:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 18:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

skncosmetics.com[edit]



Cross-wiki cosmetic surgery spam. MER-C (talk) 19:54, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

@MER-C: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Syum90 (talk) 08:39, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

nwwws2013.org[edit]



Spambot link. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 19:59, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Already done through XWiki report. —Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 04:11, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

myminiurl.net[edit]



URL shortener. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 05:46, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 09:14, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

sindo.me[edit]



Hello. It seems that sindo.me is an URL shortener. It has been used in this edit. Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 15:11, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@NicoScribe: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Syum90 (talk) 15:31, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

blogdacleo.com[edit]



Spambot link. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 20:44, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 02:00, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Spambots links[edit]





Spambots links. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 06:53, 10 August 2018 (UTC))

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 16:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

webbuildersguide.com[edit]



Recurring cross-wiki spam. MER-C (talk) 16:51, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

@MER-C: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 09:18, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

.space and .club[edit]









These links are of same pattern of spambot blacklisted here. I suggest a regex that prevents links with <.space> and <.club>. Thanks in advance --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 04:11, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 09:17, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

spambot abused search regex (August)[edit]

  • gameinformer\.com/search Link/text requested to be blacklisted: gameinformer\.com/search
  • speakingtree\.in/search Link/text requested to be blacklisted: speakingtree\.in/search
  • behance\.net/search Link/text requested to be blacklisted: behance\.net/search
  • healthynewage\.com/\?s Link/text requested to be blacklisted: healthynewage\.com/\?s
  • sportsrants\.com/\?s Link/text requested to be blacklisted: sportsrants\.com/\?s
  • shewrites\.com/main/search\/ Link/text requested to be blacklisted: shewrites\.com/main/search\/
  • ourmidland\.com/search Link/text requested to be blacklisted: ourmidland\.com/search

 — billinghurst sDrewth 10:35, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 10:35, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

redirects.ca[edit]



Redirect site, likely malicious. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 05:12, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 11:30, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

spambot abused search regex (August) 2[edit]

  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bdict\.leo\.org/\?search
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bajaxtime\.com/\?s
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: your link contains an '='; please prefix the link with 'link=' within the template to render the link correctly
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bpurevolume\.com/search
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \btopofblogs\.com/tag

 — billinghurst sDrewth 23:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 23:17, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

822b.urls.to[edit]



URL shortener. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 05:22, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 05:30, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

spam bot abused search regex (August) 3[edit]

  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bblogher\.com/search YesY
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bcaringbridge\.org/search
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \brenewableenergyworld\.com/_search\?
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \btraveldescribe\.com/\?s\=
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \btravelpod\.com/s/
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bchaseresults\.com/mail_to_friend
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bphoto.net/gallery/tag-search/search\b
  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bsquidoo\.com/search

All repeating patterns of search links being spambot abused, being of little value, and checked for either no usage, or negligible usage on wikipedias.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:52, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 01:52, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

seeking input on two regex[edit]

  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bphotobucket\.com/images


  • Link/text requested to be blacklisted: \bsearch\.com/search\?q


Spambots are adding the url strings photobucket.com/images and search.com/search?q into their links as a means to try and show some relevance, and sometimes as an indirect link to their spam. Some are easy to eradicate, however, these two have a light, and maybe possibly legitimate usage so I am seeking input on whether others believe there is usefulness in these regexes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:10, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

c:Category:Files from Photobucket
c:Category:Files from Photobucket with OTRS permission
c:Category:Files that mention Photobucket
..not that I expect this to be of much use Alexis Jazz (talk) 10:05, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
My concern is similar to Alexis': Photobucket is a reasonable source of images, for OTRS-with-permission at least (I don't know if they have a mark-your-license option), and outright blacklisting would make it harder to add more such images. Also consider en:WP fair use; someone's picture of a piece of art or of a dead notable person may be a solid candidate for a fair-use claim, and again this request would make it difficult or impossible to add such images. Nyttend (talk) 02:32, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
@Nyttend and Alexis Jazz: I am not suggesting the whole domain, I am suggesting the regex \bphotobucket\.com/images. I have reformatted above to hopefully make that clearer. The LinkSumary templates are added to allow for easier link checking.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:59, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Ban .club[edit]

After 18 (rough count) blacklisted websites with this TLD, and being likely that we'll find none or very few (that can be handled locally) domains that will contain useful encyclopaedit content, I suggest that we outright ban the spammy .club domains. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:03, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: I have already been down that path, then followed it with discussion at Commons and enWP. enWP said that it was problematic, so I reversed that block. As we already have Special:AbuseFilter/162 doing some of that (which was the resulting approach), what I have done is split .club out to a new filter Special:AbuseFilter/175, and we can use that to escalate problem TLDs.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:05, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
and as a note, I have added .space to /175 as I find it equally problematic as a spambot addition, and equally (un)useful.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:59, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
I found four more .club sites, for example 1 and 2:








--Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 05:08, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

clyfc.com[edit]



Spambot link. --Igna Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 05:11, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

@Igna: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 11:09, 20 August 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).

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  • If the report contains links to less than 5 wikis, then only add it when it is really spam
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COIBot[edit]

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
kuriosakuriren.se 2018-08-20 15:05:49 COIBot 185.76.64.185 Aik1337 2018-08-18 19:58:21 97 84 0 0 2
nesf.com 2018-08-20 12:39:10 COIBot 35.164.61.232 R חיים 7 2018-08-20 12:27:10 0 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.

Notes:

  • 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

genetherapynet.com[edit]



I tried adding this and found it was blacklisted here. It seems that someone with a COI to that site and others was spamming it on articles cross wiki. As far as I can tell the editor has not been here for quite a long time (see here, this and Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2011-02). Was wondering if it could be removed. Not sure about the other websites that were blacklisted at the same time as I have not explored them. Aircorn (talk) 06:28, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

@Aircorn: it was being spammed in 2011. A removal needs more than "I want to add it", it usually needs firm reasoning about why it is usable at the sites. You can always ask about whitelisting at w:en:mediawiki talk:spam-whitelist  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:32, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
It is quite hard to find sites that explain genetic engineering and are user friendly. It would make my editing life a little bit easier if I could use it as a reference, but it is not a site I would regularly use as there are much better (although less accessable) resources out there. I figured that since it was (as far as I could tell) only blacklisted due to spamming a long time ago then it would be relatively easy to unblacklist once that was no longer an issue. I will look at whitelisting if I really need it. Thanks for the response. Aircorn (talk) 09:44, 9 August 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).

False positive[edit]



I had a problem saving an archived page from www.iqpc.com — possibly because of the blacklisting of \biqpc\.com\b.
Can this be solved ? --GeeTeeBee (talk) 00:51, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

My apologies — I misread the syntax of the blacklist, and now realise I should have ignored the preceding letter 'b' ... — Would it however be possible to allow the archived version of the page (https://web.archive.org/web/20080704130516/https://www.iqpc.com/UK/luv/ediary) to be linked to in an article ?
By the way, the original is a dead link anyway. --GeeTeeBee (talk) 12:53, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Declined nothing to do at meta or globally. This is blocked by English Wikipedia, so you will need to follow-up at w:Mediawiki talk:Spam-blacklist  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:51, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

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